Thursday, 19 May 2016

5 West End Productions to See this Year


Deciding which production to see next at the theatre is usually a bit of a dilemma. Obviously in an ideal world I would have the time and the funds to be able to see everything, but in reality I have to pick just one or two from my ever-expanding list.

As I know how tricky making that decision can be, I've pulled together a list of five productions to see in the West End this year. The following five are a combination of productions I've already seen, and a few I'm desperately hoping to catch. 

Whether you're someone like me who tries to fit in all the shows, or you just like to plan a couple of trips to the West End each year, this list should give you a good starting point with where to venture next.


Guys and Dolls


If you read my recent review, you might have guessed that this one would feature on the list. Not only is Guys and Dolls a classic that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime, but this particular production boasts an impressive cast, playfully-crafted choreography and an infectious energy that continually propels the comedy of the show. 

Following a stint at The Savoy, Guys and Dolls is now playing at The Phoenix Theatre, and is booking until the end of October. 


Matilda


I saw Matilda long before I started this blog, and it's one I am always keen to revisit. Of course, it has the benefit of being based on Roald Dahl's wonderful story, but this is by no means the full extent of the show's magic; the cast, which predominantly consists of young performers, are renowned for their exceptional performances, and the staging brings to life the fun of the story in ways that could only exist in a child's imagination. 

You can catch Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre, where it is booking through to May next year. 


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is another successful adaptation from another amazing book. The innovative set and staging make this an unmissable production, full of intense and moving moments.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is booking until January next year, at its current home in the Gielgud Theatre.


Dreamgirls


Dreamgirls is one of those musicals with a soundtrack that just makes you want to sing, and never stop singing. Since I first watched the film version a number of years ago, I’ve been hoping this show would arrive in the West End, and with the cast being headed up by Amber Riley, it’s set to attract a lot of attention when it opens later this year.

Dreamgirls is coming to the Savoy in November, and is booking right the way through to March. 


Doctor Faustus


Doctor Faustus is a play I studied for my degree, but one I am still yet to see on stage. In addition to the draw of Game of Thrones star, Kit Harrington, this particular production has the intrigue of a reimagined and modernised setting and newly written material. 

Doctor Faustus is currently on at the Duke of York's Theatre, and is booking to the end of June. 


Tickets for any of the above productions can be purchased from TheatreTickets.uk - let me know in the comments if you are planning to see any of them, or if you have other shows on your list...


*This is a sponsored post, but all words and opinions are my own. 


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  1. I loved the book of The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Nighttime so I would love to see it on stage. Great post lovely!

    Ella xx
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