On World Book Day, there are plenty of ways to celebrate – including a trip to the theatre. Here are just a few shows in London that are based on books….

Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatrebased on Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, Matilda tells the story of a little girl who is neglected by her parents and escapes by reading to discover that she has extraordinary powers -which she uses to great effect on Miss Trunchbull and her parents!

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The Kite Runner, Wyndham’s Theatrebased on Khaled Hosseini’s best selling novel and only available to see in the West End until the 11th March, The Kite Runner is a beautifully powerful story about betrayal, friendship and standing up for what is right. Well worth a watch – or a read. (Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Gielgud Theatrehaving its final performance in the West End on the 3rd June, this National Theatre production is based on Mark Haddon’s novel, which follows the story of Christopher who investigates the death of his neighbour’s dog – but along the way undertakes a frightening journey that literally turns his world upside down. (Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk. )

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatrebased on Susan Hill’s haunting book, The Woman in Black is a terrifying tale of lawyer who believes that he has been cursed by the woman in black, gets an actor to help him relive his story. But the further they get into the story, the darker and more mysterious the story becomes. ( Ticketmaster.co.uk, ATG Tickets, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.)

Les Miserables, Queen’s Theatrebefore it was a hit musical, Les Miserables was a book by Victor Hugo. It is a story of love, grief, poverty and revolution that still has an enormous power to affect audiences all across the globe. (Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk. )

The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatrebefore Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical came along, Gaston Leroux came up with the original story for the novel which was first published in 1911. ( Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com,Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk)

4 thoughts on “Theatre Shows You Need to Book for on World Book Day!

  1. I love both Phantom of the Opera and Les Mis. I first saw Phantom of the Opera in the US touring company in 2014. Les Mis, which I love more than Phantom, was a show I actually saw in London two years ago and it was epic, passionate, and brilliant. Both shows I saw with my mom

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      1. I got choked up watching Phantom and my mom said I was spellbound the moment it began and that especially began when the Chandelier revealed itself and the best part was when that Chandelier fell.

        I hope you get to see Les MIs. Seeing the West End production was more than 100% worth it. It was like 110% worth, which was 10x better than the phenomenal production I saw at my community college

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