The West End is famous for its theatres offering plays, comedies and musicals ranging from heart-warming adaptations and award-winning scores to hilarious musical theatre. Some of the best London musicals are:
Boys will be Boys: This all-female satire of the City is at its macho worst. It is being performed at Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush until Saturday 30th July 2016. It is the story of a female senior broker who decides that in order to survive in a world of boys being boys it is best to be one of them.
Through the Mill: Taking place at the Southwark Playhouse at Elephant & Castle until Saturday 30 July 2016, this musical is a lively moving journey through the tragic life of Judy Garland as her death had tarnished the studio image of Hollywood’s golden age. The show brings out the strength with which Judy withstood the traumas of her life.
Bugsy Malone: Being performed at Lyric Hammersmith, in Hammersmith until Saturday September 3, 2016, this classical musical is just as enjoyable as the original 1976 film. This kiddie-gangster musical uses a weapon which is a splurge gun that attacks the enemies with sticky white custard. The leads are all played by children.
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Titanic: Taking place at Charing Cross Theatre at Covent Garden until Saturday August 6, 2016, it is linked to James Cameron’s film by its subject matter of the tragic 1912 sinking of the world’s biggest passenger liner on its maiden voyage. The first half showcases the class system and the more gripping second half reveals the sinking of the ship after colliding with an iceberg. It gets off to a slow start but at the end it is utterly devastating.
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Aladdin: Being performed at Prince Edward Theatre Soho until Saturday February 11, 2017, Aladdin has lavish set pieces and has been well done but if compared to Julie Taymor’s The Lion King, it lacks a distinct, theatrical identity. It is an unrealistic mix of British actors with bland American accents playing Middle Eastern characters!
The various theatres and hotels of West End are the ideal meeting places in West End London as they are centrally located.
The Go-Between: Taking place at the Apollo Shaftesbury in Soho until Saturday October 15, 2016, this glum musical version of the classical movie offers a tolerable night of entertainment but there is nothing to rave about.
The Three Penny Opera: Taking place at the National Theatre Olivier at South Bank from 20th July 2016 until 1 September 2016, this satirical musical cannot be called a masterpiece outside of its songs but watching it will give a good time to the audience.