Valentine’s Day: West End shows to see with friends
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many of you will be purchasing gifts for your loved ones. But, Valentine’s doesn’t just have to be a time to buy something for a loved one. Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day with your girl friends or you just want to show your friends how much you appreciate them, experience the thrill of live West End shows together. Book your tickets for a special night at the theatre that’s guaranteed to leave you all in a good mood.
Valentine’s Day shows to see with friends
Magic Mike Live!
West End shows don’t come steamier than this! Based on the 2012 movie of the same name starring Channing Tatum, the London Hippodrome is transformed into the home of Magic Mike Live, a production where sensuality and showmanship become one. Cheer all night long and lose your inhibitions this Valentine’s Day at Magic Mike Live, where fiery dance routines come alive.
9 to 5
Trade the meeting rooms for the auditorium and book your 9 to 5 tickets, one of the West End shows that’s recently caused a sensation! Based on the 1980 film that catapulted Dolly Parton into the spotlight, follow the stories of Violet, Doralee and Judy, three co-workers at Consolidated Industries who are tired of how their boss behaves. Currently starring Bonnie Langford and Louise Redknapp, if you’re looking for a show to cure the Winter blues, let 9 to 5 be the antidote this Valentine’s Day.
In 2008, Mamma Mia quickly became a must-see chick flick, later followed by a 2018 sequel. See the production where it all started from at Mamma Mia, the ABBA sensation that’s been storming the West End since 1999. Set on a Greek island, Sophie Sheridan dreams of her father walking her down the aisle to marry Sky, but there’s a small problem as Sophie doesn’t know who her father is. After learning there are three potential dads, she invites them all to the wedding to finally uncover the truth without telling her mother Donna. When Donna learns her previous suitors are on the island, she begins the process of reconciliation to save more relationships than initially thought about. With ABBA’s greatest hits including “Waterloo” and “Take A Chance on Me”, you’ll want to head to the West End with your own group of Dynamos this Valentine’s Day to catch this sunny production.
Enjoy a sweet trip to the theatre this Valentine’s Day and head to the Adelphi Theatre to see Waitress. After Jenna learns that she is pregnant with a child to her unloving husband, she fears that she’s stuck in a toxic, unhealthy marriage that she can’t get out of. Entering a local pie contest to win a large cash prize and start a new life, Jenna begins to see the sweeter side of life by baking with sugar, butter and flour. Featuring a soundtrack penned by “Love Song” artist Sara Bareilles, get ready to smell the freshly baked pies at Waitress.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
It may be Valentine’s Day, but “What’s Love Got To Do With It” to make sure you have a great evening out? Celebrate the season with your friends with a trip to see Tina the Musical, the biographical production all about Tina Turner that’s got everybody talking. During the show, you’ll find out everything about the singer from her childhood in Nutbush, Tennessee to the peak of her career, with insight into her relationship with Ike Turner. Hear some of Tina’s greatest hits, including “River Deep Mountain High” and “Proud Mary”. If you’re looking to see a show that will get all your friends smiling, then Tina the Musical is “Simply the Best” show around.
The Lion King
Relive your childhood memories at The Lion King, a hit Disney musical that’s been entertaining audiences at the Lyceum Theatre since 1999. See your favourite characters including Simba, Nala and Mufasa take to the stage in a story where Simba transforms from lion cub to King of the Pride Lands. Journey across the Serengeti at the parade of animals that take to the stage as they perform your favourite Disney classics including “Can You Feel the Live Tonight”. So, say “Hakuna Matata” and live your life care-free with your friends this Valentine’s Day at The Lion King.
Wanting to see an iconic West End show? Treat your friends this Valentine’s Day with Les Misérables tickets. Get up close to the fight for freedom and liberty and feel as though you’re standing side by side with Marius, Cosette and all the characters in a legendary production with songs including “I Dreamed a Dream” and “A Heart Full of Love”. “At the End of the Day”, you don’t want to miss out on your chance to see the brand new production of Les Misérables at the newly-refurbished Sondheim Theatre.
If you’re looking for a West End show that’s packed with high-energy dance routines, catchy songs you’ll recognise and full of life, head to the Prince Edward Theatre to see Mary Poppins. Zizi Strallen expertly brings the lovable nanny to life, as she takes the Banks children on indescribable adventures just using her surroundings. With songs including “Step in Time” and “A Spoonful of Sugar”, get ready to see the five-star rated show and feel as happy a kid flying a kite again this Valentine’s Day at Mary Poppins.
The Phantom of the Opera
One of the longest-running musicals in theatre history, The Phantom of the Opera has rightfully earned its place as one of the greatest shows of all time. Don’t miss your chance to see this haunting musical about a soprano singer named Christine Daaé who wows at Paris Opera House, kept under the wing of the mask-wearing Phantom. With a lush score by songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber including “Think of Me” and “All I Ask of You”, be swept in a West End love story like no other at The Phantom of the Opera this Valentine’s Day.
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Mischief Theatre rule the roost in West End comedy, with shows including Magic Goes Wrong and The Play That Goes Wrong. But, it’s the hilarious antics in The Comedy About a Bank Robbery that’ll leave you and your friends laughing all the way to the bank! Following a group of people who are left in the possession of a diamond at a city bank in 1950s America, it’s a competition to see who will take the jewel home for themselves. Will you be able to suss out the crooks?
If you’re still wanting to find the perfect show to take your friend to, we’ve curated a list of shows that are tailored towards every type of audience member, so you can confidently find the show for you.