One of the biggest attractions in London for visitors (and also for those of us who live here) is the musical. As of today there are 50 (YES FIFTY) different musicals on show in London. For those of you who really need to know what they are:
ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR, AVENUE Q, BILLY ELLIOT, BLOOD BROTHERS, BURN THE FLOOR, CAROLINE O’CONNOR: THE SHOWGIRL WITHIN, CHICAGO, CINDERELLA, COMPANY (Concert performance), DARLING OF THE DAY, DIRTY DANCING, DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS THE MUSICAL, FAUST, FELA!, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, GO!GO!GO! SHOW, THE, GREASE, HAIR, HUMAN COMEDY, INTO THE HOODS, INTO THE WOOD, JERSEY BOY, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, LES MISERABLES, LION KING, THE, LOVE NEVER DIES, LOVE STORY, LYNDA CARTER: AT LAST, MAMMA MIA, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, OLIVER!, PASSION, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT – THE MUSICAL, PUSS IN BOOTS, RETURN OF ULYSSES, ROOM ON THE BROOM, SHREK THE MUSICAL, SISTER ACT, STATE FAIR, STOMP, SWEET CHARITY, TAP DOGS, THRILLER LIVE, WE WILL ROCK YOU, WICKED, WIZARD OF OZ, WOLFBOY ……. and that’s quite a list.
You might think it would be really expensive to go there but actually if you turn up at the theatres during the day there are often tickets returned unsold and also don’t forget the theatre booth in Leicester Square which officially sells ‘last minute’ tickets. There you can pick up some fantastic bargains. And what would the UIC recommendations be? If you want to see something famous and traditional then go see The Wizard of Oz, Oliver or Grease. If you want something modern try HAIR and if you want to just have a good sing along try Dreamboats and Petticoats or We will rock you. Wicked is the one for a dramatic spectacular performance. Actually they are all fantastic and don’t forget we often have cheaper tickets in the school – for example this week and next we have a lot of tickets for the afternoon performances of We will rock you and The Lion King.