Energetic, action-packed West End plays and theatre experiences

By | Posted on 23-May-2019

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).

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.

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

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.