Our theatre crushes: Who we’re loving in the West End this Valentine’s Day

By | Posted on 03-Feb-2020

Our theatre crushes: Who we’re loving in the West End this Valentine’s Day

With famous faces often starring in shows across the West End as well as upcoming productions, it’s easy to fall in love with those you see on stage. Here’s some of our favourites that we’d love to ask to be our Valentine this Valentine’s Day!

Our Valentine’s Day crushes in the West End

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Danny Mac is just gorgeous in every single aspect! I loved seeing him years ago in Hollyoaks, then Strictly Come Dancing, and his presence on stage is so remarkable… no wonder he’s landed so many roles on stage in the West End and I can’t wait to see him in Pretty Woman: The Musical.” – Yasmine


“I have a #GirlCrush on Marisha Wallace (Becky from Waitress). Her sass, confidence and energy in the show was contagious. My girl crush came to new heights after following her on Instagram – she seems like so much fun! I’m excited to see her on stage again in Hairspray when it comes to town! – Ashleigh

Uncle Vanya

“I knew Toby Jones from his roles in movies and he always brings the best out of his character. I was expecting the same energy for this great Chekhov play, and he delivers an amazing performance in Uncle Vanya. He manages to change the mood of the entire set and sway the audience one way or another. You share his feelings and struggles and empathise with his character immediately. I am looking forward to his next appearance!” – Jerome

Oliver Tompsett

“My crush on stage at the moment is & Juliet‘s William Shakespeare, Oliver Tompsett. His presence on stage is electric and he’s very easy on the eye. I have seen him on many shows in the West End including him as Galileo in We Will Rock You and Fiyero in Wicked. I never get tired of seeing this great actor on the West End.” – Sean

City of Angels

“Though he’s well known for his role in the blockbuster franchise Divergent, I’m excited to see Theo James hit the West End in City of Angels this spring. I’m sure his performance will be brilliant, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he brings to the role of Stone. His brooding good looks will certainly bring that sense of old Hollywood and film noir to the piece. I can’t wait!” – Adam


Gavin Creel in Waitress is certainly a hot dish for me! Not only is he a triple threat on stage but he has starred in a few of my favourite shows of all time including the award-winning production of Hair. He’s also a Tony and Olivier Award winner, flexing his talents both sides of the pond so I’m glad to see him back in London where he’s serving us a delicious performance every night at the Adelphi Theatre. Order’s up! I’ll have a slice of Gavin to go!” – Jack

Sunday in the Park With George

Jake Gyllenhaal is such a talented actor… and he can also sing! What can’t he do? I’ve only seen him in Hollywood thriller and action movies, now I can’t wait to see him in real life in a completely different setting in Sunday In The Park With George, coming to the Savoy Theatre this summer!” – Manisha