When living in a city filled to the brim with culture, it’s hard to know what’s worth seeing, and what’s not. Particularly when it comes to the West End. Lucky for you, however, we have friends in high places. So not only can we recommend the best ones to watch, but we can also get you cheap tickets! Yep, we’re not just pretty faces over here at Secret London. Except on a Monday morning…we’re not even that then.
1. The Book of Mormon
Infamous for a reason, The Book of Mormon is a brilliant religious satire musical that has taken London by storm. As it’s by the creators of South Park, you know you’re in for some ribald and ridicule…but it’s not just tongue and cheek, there’s some serious talent knocking about making for an entertaining (and thought provoking) evening. We’d suggest warming up your stomach muscles before you go, though…laughter in full force is an inevitability. So, be the smartie pants that you are and get your tickets for a mere fraction of the usual price!
2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a play adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. Naturally, we were dubious at first as the book is that good, but frankly, it’s equally as stunning. The play reworks the source material by changing its voice and presents the story as a play-within-a-play, using some of the best visual effects we have ever seen. Heart-wrenching, mind altering and truly dazzling, this is an absolutely must see. Tickets at the ready!
3. The Guinea Pig Club @ Boat Show Comedy
Say hello to The Guinea Pig Club, a brand new comedy night that promises to leave you in stitches every Tuesday evening. Make your way down to The Tattershall Castle (a boat…not a castle) and enjoy big names performing their latest material before taking it to TV or on tour! Not only are you getting comedy gold, but also some fantastic views across the Thames! Previous acts at the boat have included Harry Hill, Jack Whitehall, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Hal Cruttenden, Romesh Ranganathan and Zoe Lyons so quick, get your tickets now for only £5!
4. Les Misérables
Do you hear the people sing? No? Well then, you best get down to Shaftesbury Avenue to watch the box office-breaking show that is Les Mis. 28 years running and still going strong, this masterpiece has been by more than 65 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. Prepare to laugh, cry, despair and rejoice in a world-class performance of this look into 19th-century France. Seriously, get your tickets NOW!
Last, but certainly not least, is Wicked. It’s been defying gravity since 2006 and is still wowing London 8 times a week. This magical musical tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda The Good, and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West. If fairytales aren’t your thing, don’t knock it before you’ve tried it. The stagecraft is wicked enough (geddit?) to amaze anyone and everyone. So, before they fly off themselves, get your tickets now!
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