WHAT’S ON WEST END IN 2018

February 10, 2018

 

1. ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

A brand-new show about a homosexual high school boy who dreams of being a drag queen. There are relatable school sequences, an exploration of teenage issues, and innuendoes to keep you laughing for days. The song ‘everybody’s talking ‘bout Jamie’, will be in your head for weeks.

2. ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

The title practically speaks for itself – if you’re one of those audience members who always nit-pick the parts of theatre that don’t make sense, then look no further because this play does it for you.

3.‘Book of Mormon’

Although it’s been running for a while, there’s no reason not to indulge in this risky comedy while it’s still running. With humour that crosses the line, this musical is not for the light hearted or easily offended. Although the catchy songs almost make up for the offence…

4. ‘Hamilton’

This musical needs no introduction. Anyone not living under a rock has heard of this one.

5. ‘42nd Street’

Come and see, these dancing feet. Welcome to 42nd street, a musical within a musical about the tough time of post-depression. Includes glamorous showgirls, quick paced dances and over the top performances. It’s a classic musical that’s worth the watch.

6. ‘Chicago’

As brilliant as the film is – due to Catherine Zeta-Jones’s performance – the musical brings the songs alive through incredible chorography.The show explores the idea of glamorising prison life, questionably suggesting that “crime gets you in the spotlight”.

7. ‘Oscar Wilde Season’

With classics such as ‘An Ideal Husband’ and ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’ showing, Wilde is known for his tongue in cheek, juxtaposing phrases. This is a good one for those who aren’t a fan of songs, but like light-hearted sly humour.

8. ‘The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’

Bet you’re thinking, I wonder what this is about? Maybe it’s a comedy? Could be about a bank robbery? This play is new and uses physical theatre enhance its humour.

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