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 world premieres, you’ll want to book tickets for West End shows all year round.
West End shows: See something different in 2020
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.
David Tennant stars in CP Taylor’s Good at the Playhouse Theatre, directed by the Olivier Award-winning Dominic Cooke. Set in Nazi Germany, Tennant will play John Halder, a literary professor who is swept up in the rising political movement. Don’t miss the leading Holocaust drama in English-speaking theatre as it returns to the West End later this year. Good is a warning for our times.
The Drifter’s Girl
Don’t miss British soul superstar Beverley Knight in the world premiere of The Drifter’s Girl at the Garrick Theatre from October 2020. It’s all about the life of African-American music manager Faye Treadwell, as she looked after the lives and careers of The Drifters. But, in an overtly prejudiced society, how did Faye make The Drifters one of the most successful vocal groups of all time? Get ready for a rhythmic, soulful musical to take over your veins.