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3 spooky shows to see in the West End this Halloween

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3 spooky shows to see in the West End this Halloween

Whether it will have you right on the edge of your seat or screaming in the stalls, the West End will be sure to get you feeling freaky this Halloween. Some of the biggest tricks and treats in London are spine-tingling West End experiences. They’ll have you breaking out in cold sweats and making you check behind your shoulder in fright, inducing nightmares long after the curtain’s down. Frightening tales and creepy characters await all who wish to be spooked this Halloween. But make sure you take a friend; you don’t want to be left in the dark alone with these…

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West End shows guaranteed to thrill and terrify this Halloween

Wicked

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Lurking behind the curtain of the Apollo Victoria lies the wickedest person the West End has to offer. The tale of how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked is in its 12th year of capturing audiences to the bewitching Land of Oz. Cackling through life, Elphaba meets Glinda where their unlikely friendship sets the scene for the ultimate battle of good versus of evil. Following an encounter with the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroad with shocking consequences for their futures. Bloodcurdling screams will haunt your subconscious as Elphaba casts spells and tries to do good. The quintessential spell-binding show on the West End, Wicked is always the hottest Halloween ticket this witching hour. With eerie visual effects, evil flying monkeys and a mechanic dragon, this show will leave your hairs standing on end in shock.

The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom

A love story between the mysterious Phantom and his protégée Christine, The Phantom of the Opera is sure to make you feel a bump in the night! The story tells of the Phantom’s ever-growing demands to Christine who he throws in an underground lair, trapping her while the Phantom’s obsession with her grows. As previous suitors enter the frame, the Phantom becomes enraged, leaving Christine fearful for her life. Set to Lloyd-Webber’s epic score, let the chords of anthems such as “Phantom of the Opera” and “The Music of the Night” draw you into this disturbing tale. With its beauty lying in the love triangle, The Phantom of the Opera combines dark relationships to lush backdrops making every movement just that little bit ghostly and unsettling.

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

A West End classic, The Woman in Black petrifies audience members night after night. Arthur Kipps travels to the abandoned, derelict Eel Marsh House to sort through the estate of recently deceased Alice Drablow. This is no ordinary estate. As seen on screen starring Daniel Radcliffe in 2012, the supernatural horror is even creepier when watching the action live before your eyes. Guaranteed to have audiences on the edge of their seats, the intimate Fortune Theatre puts its audience within touching distance of the action. Jumping out of your skin is the norm while watching The Woman in Black! Make sure you don’t get too close to mysterious figures though, who knows what could happen?