See something different in London: The best of the West End

By | Posted on 16-Dec-2019

See something different in London: The best of the West End

Although the West End is full of shows that have become fan-favourites including Les Miserables, The Book of Mormon and Wicked, there are plenty of new shows guaranteed to inspire audiences of all ages. From the glitzy, Hollywood lifestyles in City of Angels to the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt, you’ll want to book tickets for West End shows all year round.

Looking for more inspiration for a trip to the theatre? Check out these brand new shows which are set to light up the West End.

West End shows: See something different in 2020

City of Angels

City of Angels

A star-studded cast will perform in the West End transfer of City of Angels, coming to the Garrick Theatre in 2020. After wowing audiences at the Donmar Warehouse in 2015, it’s a gripping, jazzy musical about a screenwriter trying to make it big in Hollywood, with his real life and fictional stories played against each other. Featuring Girls Aloud star Nicolas Roberts, Ugly Betty star Vanessa Williams as well as Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser and Rebecca Trehearn, make City of Angels one of your must-see West End shows of 2020.

The Watsons

After critically-acclaimed performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Laura Wade’s The Watsons will be performed in the West End for the first time. Based on an unfinished Jane Austen novel, join a 19 year old as she’s threatened by her family that she needs to marry quickly. With plenty of suitors around, it’s easy to know who she’ll choose, but that’s where Austen’s novel ended. Asking what happens when the writer loses the plot, get ready to see this contemporary play based on a literary masterpiece.

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Leopoldstadt

In early-twentieth-century Vienna, those who lived in the city enjoyed a bustling, vibrant lifestyle, including the 10% that made up Vienna’s Jewish population. But, as history tells us, hundreds of thousands fleeing from the Pale and Eastern pogroms to the crowded tenements of Leopoldstadt. Inspired by his family’s history, Tom Stoppard returns to the West End with the world premiere of his latest play, Leopoldstadt. Not much is known about the play, but it’s set to be a passionate drama of love and endurance that’s deeply personal.

Sleepless: A Musical Romance

Based on 1990s romcom Sleepless in SeattleSleepless: A Musical Romance receives its official opening at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre after three preview performances in 2019. Following a man and woman who fall in love with each other on opposite sites of the United States, will they be able to make a real connection, or will their love stay in the airwaves?