#LoveTheatreDay: Celebrating the best of British theatre
Here at Encore Tickets, we enjoy all things West End theatre 365 days a year! But, 20th November 2019 marks #LoveTheatreDay, an annual celebration of worldwide theatre where actors, creative teams and theatre fans come together to share their favourite moments on and off-stage. To acknowledge this special day, we’ve asked those at Encore Tickets to share their best West End stories, as well as shows to see on #LoveTheatreDay!
We celebrate the West End on #LoveTheatreDay
Why do we love the theatre at Encore Tickets?
“Having only just moved to London a few months ago, I’ve enjoyed going to a whole range of shows including my first ever play, Noises Off. London is all about the theatre and my vision of the West End before arriving was grand, so having watched several shows now in and around the West End, I’m truly living the London dream.” – Ashleigh, Social Media and Email Marketing Manager
“What I enjoy the most is discovering unexpected gems – such as Ghost Quartet. Whilst I do enjoy more traditional fare – lavish musicals as well as serious plays – there is nothing like a quirky, boundary-defying surprise of a show; it keeps the game exciting and definitely raises the bar.” – Teri, Digital Content Assistant
“When you’re watching a West End show, you’re not thinking or worrying about anything else around you. Theatre allows you to take a couple of hours to yourself and enjoy a new world that’s different in each production. I recently enjoyed The Phantom of the Opera as well as the recent productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Kinky Boots.” – Marcos, SEM Executive
“Theatre is one of the rare opportunities I have to just switch off and forget about everything that’s happening outside that building, especially in the busy world we live in. While I love a big West End show as a spectacle, I love finding intimate venues where you feel up close to the story; places like the Donmar, the Boulevard, the Trafalgar Studios all have a unique atmosphere which sets them apart from any other space in the city.” Will, Editor
Shows to celebrate #LoveTheatreDay
Now in its third sell-out year at the Victoria Palace Theatre, don’t miss the multi-award-winning Hamilton. Ron Chernow’s biography on the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton has been spectacularly adapted for the stage by Lin-Manuel Miranda in an epic musical detailing the life of the immigrant who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, to a score of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway. Get ready to witness the story of America then, as told by America now.
Come From Away
Winning best new musical at the 2019 Olivier Awards, Come From Away shares the unbelievable, real-life stories of 7,000 air passengers and crew who found themselves stranded after 9/11. Landing in a small Canadian town named Gander, the new ‘come from aways’ and Gander residents come together, opening their homes, their hearts and their minds in an inspirational musical that’s sure to lift your spirits. Find out about the true stories told in Come From Away here and book your tickets to this one-of-a-kind musical.
As the longest-running production in the world, nothing celebrates #LoveTheatreDay better than seeing The Mousetrap. In this Agatha Christie classic, five hotel guests are investigated as they’re warned that a murderer is on the loose, but will they be able to catch the killer in their midst? Although it’s been performed in the West End for over six decades, audience members continue to keep the secrets in The Mousetrap alive, so if you want to uncover the mysteries behind this iconic play, you’ll have to see it for yourself.
Every West End show you can see on #LoveTheatreDay
|Aldwych Theatre||Tina the Musical|
|Apollo Theatre||Everybody’s Talking about Jamie|
|Apollo Victoria Theatre||Wicked|
|Cambridge Theatre||Matilda the Musical|
|Criterion Theatre||The Comedy About a Bank Robbery|
|Duchess Theatre||The Play That Goes Wrong|
|Duke of York’s Theatre||Touching The Void|
|Fortune Theatre||The Woman in Black|
|Gillian Lynne Theatre||School of Rock|
|Her Majesty’s Theatre||The Phantom of the Opera|
|Lyceum Theatre||The Lion King|
|Lyric Theatre||Thriller Live|
|Noel Coward Theatre||DEAR EVAN HANSEN|
|Phoenix Theatre||Come From Away|
|Prince Edward Theatre||Mary Poppins|
|Prince of Wales Theatre||The Book of Mormon|
|Savoy Theatre||9 to 5|
|Shaftesbury Theatre||& Juliet|
|St Martin’s Theatre||The Mousetrap|
|Theatre Royal Haymarket||Only Fools and Horses|
|Victoria Palace Theatre||Hamilton|