A night out at one of the sensational musicals in London’s West End combines all the glamour and excitement of the UK capital with a top class show and is a wonderful experience. But if you live outside London you may be worried that this is too expensive for a normal family budget. The good news is that there are super-value theatre and hotel breaks available that make the whole exercise much more affordable.
These wonderful getaways offer you good seats for your choice of London show and hotel accommodation close to the West End. So, if you were to treat the family to one of these theatre and hotel breaks, which musical would you choose? To help you decide here are some of the most popular shows in the current crop.
We Will Rock You
Set in a future world where rock music has been banned, this mega-musical is brought to you by Ben Elton and the remaining members of the rock group Queen. The show features 32 of Queen’s classic hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga and We Will Rock You.
The Lion King
This award-winning show tells the story of a courageous young lion called Simba and the trials and tribulations he undergoes on his journey to become King of the lions. Inspired by the stark beauty of the Serengeti, this visually stunning production uses actors and puppets to represent an astonishing variety of African wildlife on stage.
Set against the background of the 1984-1985 miners’ strike, this is the heart-warming story of a boy from a tough community in the north of England who dreams of being a ballet dancer. Follow Billy as he proves all his doubters wrong and achieves his ambition.
The Phantom of the Opera
Based on a classic French thriller’, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational “Phantom of the Opera” is the tale of a severely disfigured composer who falls passionately for a beautiful opera singer. But love turns to bitterness and jealousy with tragic results. With spectacular sets and special effects, this multi-award-winning show is accompanied by music that will haunt you long after the performance.
Thriller – Live
A ‘must’ for Michael Jackson fans this vibrant show is a stunning tribute to the ‘King of Pop’. It includes many of Jackson’s greatest hits – including Beat It, Billie Jean, Man in the Mirror, Dirty Diana, Thriller – performed live on stage with sparkling dance routines and special effects.
Theatre and hotel breaks are available for all the above shows. You choose your show (or shows) and your seats and decide how many nights you want to stay. If you go for at least two nights you can take the opportunity to go sightseeing or shopping as well as enjoying the London show and hotel.