Here’s our picks of shows to go and see if you are visiting London this week….
Get Up, Stand Up! , Lyric Theatre: discover the story of Bob Marley on stage at the Lyric Theatre in this new musical about his life and career. Performances are set to continue until the 8th January 2023, so you don’t have long left to catch it! The musical features all of his biggest hits such as Exodus’, ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘Waiting in Vain’, ‘Three Little Birds’, ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, ‘Could You Be Loved’ and ‘Redemption Song’ it is the perfect show for Bob Marley fans to enjoy. Find out what the critics thought of it here.
Good, Harold Pinter Theatre: David Tennant stars as John Halder in C.P Taylor’s political play, which is in the West End for a limited run. Directed by Dominic Cooke, the production received mainly positive reviews from critics – some of which can be found here.
The Mousetrap, St Martin’s Theatre: having recently celebrated its 70th anniversary in the West End, Agatha Christie’s play is still proving popular with audiences. The classic murder mystery sees seven individuals snowed in at a stately countryside guesthouse in the wake of a murder and much to their surprise they learn that the murderer is one of them. As the world’s longest running play and with plenty of twists and turns along the way, there are many reasons why you should book to see this show.
Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre: flying out of the West End on the 8th January, there is just a limited time left to see the world’s favourite nanny on stage. Featuring all of the beloved songs from the film as well as new ones, this is fun-filled and entertaining musical that will charm the whole family. Read our full review here.
Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre: with the film version of the musical out in cinemas now, why not catch it where it all began on stage. Featuring original songs by Tim Minchin and based on the beloved Roald Dahl book, Matilda is a heartwarming story about how one little girl is more powerful than she realises.
Life of Pi, Wyndham’s Theatre: based on Yann Martel’s novel, this stunning Olivier Award winning production is captivating from start to finish – thanks to stunning use of puppetry and innovative set designs that make it feel like a completely immersive experience. If you are looking for something that is completely unique to experience in the West End then this is the show for you. Our full review is here.
The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre: ending its extensive run in the West End in March next year, now is a great time to catch this chilling show based on Susan Hill’s book. The show is ending its run after 33 years and has has played over 13,000 performances in the West End and been seen by over 7-million people in the UK. Having originally started as a Christmas production in 1987 at a pub in Scarborough, it then transferred to Hammersmith’s Lyric Theatre in January 1989, before settling at the Fortune Theatre in June 1989. It currently stars Julian Forsyth as Arthur Kipps and Matthew Spencer as The Actor.
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