Energetic, action-packed West End plays and theatre experiences
Inject energy into your next West End trip with these fast-paced shows. Whether it’s non-stop movement on stage or tension building up to a pivotal moment, you’ll want to see these action-packed West End plays, suitable for audiences young and old.
Action-packed West End plays
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The critically acclaimed production is the most awarded new play in theatre history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play.
When booking Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets with Encore Tickets, you’ll be able to buy tickets to see both Parts on one day (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday performances), or across two nights (Part One on Thursday and Part Two on Friday).
Touching The Void
Based on the real-life story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates climbing the Andes, join the intrepid explorers in the stage adaptation of Touching the Void. Filled with action-packed adventures, see the pair fight for their lives on the mountains, as they’re left with minimal supplies and one of them facing a decapitated limb. Will the pair be able to make it to base camp and return to civilisation? After a world premiere at Bristol Old Vic, Touching the Void brings high-octane energy to London.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Before the curtain rises, plenty of action happens at The Play That Goes Wrong, continuing to delight audiences at the Duchess Theatre. As the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society make the final preparations of their annual productions, see how the amateur thespians are able to make it to curtain up when everything bad seems to go their way. From falling props, crumbling sets to walkabout actors, The Play That Goes Wrong is a masterclass in comic timing, farce and a perfect example of British humour.
Agatha Christie’s murder mystery continues to intrigue West End audiences over 60 years since it was first performed. As five guests arrive at a country hotel to find out they’re trapped with a killer in their midst, it’s up to them to find out who the murderer is. With theatregoers sworn to secrecy about the killer’s identity, it’s up to you to solve the case and see The Mousetrap, a legendary piece of theatre history in the heart of central London.
The Great Gatsby
Action-packed West End plays don’t come more glamourous than The Great Gatsby, playing at a purpose-built location in London. In an immersive, theatrical experience, join Jay Gatsby, Daisy and your favourite characters from the seminal classic as the story is brought to life with audience members at the heart of the action. With the sounds of the roaring twenties echoing around the rooms, as well as free-flowing alcohol, you’ll want to slip on your fanciest outfit and head to the party that’s got everyone talking.
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Set in 1958 at Minneapolis City Bank, the colleagues have been left with a diamond in their possession, but can anyone be trusted? As identities are mistaken, people fall in love with one another and plenty of hidden agendas to contend with, trying to keep track of the jewel’s whereabouts proves tricky. Asserting Mischief Theatre’s dominance in the West End, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery continues to have audiences bound in fits of laughter.