13 live experiences perfect for Dads this Father’s Day
Give a token of appreciation this Father’s Day with the gift of live entertainment. From channelling 007 in James Bond exhibitions, jetting down the River Thames on a speedboat or heading to the West End to see a production as a belated gift, find yourself spoilt your choice with our list of shows and events. Life’s best live, so why not find the perfect present with us.
Shows and attractions for Father’s Day
Only Fools and Horses
Co-written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, the son of original writer John Sullivan, Only Fools and Horses: The Musical will take you on a trip back to 1989. Join the Trotters as it’s all kicking off in Peckham once more, with Del Boy finding his soulmate and Rodney and Cassandra saying ‘I do’. Combining plenty of the best moments from the show, with original songs and plenty of knees-up dances for good measure, you’ll wish you could strike it lucky like the Trotters at Only Fools and Horses: The Musical, a show oozing with Cockney charm and character.
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As the longest-running play in the world, The Mousetrap is a part of British culture that should be on everyone’s wishlist. A classic murder-mystery by Agatha Christie, take your seat at St Martin’s Theatre for Father’s Day, as a group of hotel guests uncover the identity of a murderer lurking amongst them. Will you be able to solve the mystery between you? Once the show’s finished, you’ll have to keep the murderer’s name a secret though!
As one of the tourist capitals of the world, you’re left spoilt for choice with places to celebrate Father’s Day in London. If you’re struggling to decide where to head, why not buy a London Pass? A sightseeing city card that guarantees you entry to over 60 attractions, tours and museums, walk up to the front of line and avoid the queues at Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. Get ready to plan an action-packed day and see what London has to offer.
Beasts of London
From stories of exotic beasts who once called London home to the birds that fly around the capital today, head to the Museum of London to see Beasts of London, one of the newest exhibits. Hear how London’s animal kingdom developed in a fully interactive digital installation, where video projection mapping pinpoints precise locations of animals. With voiceovers from Brian Blessed, Nish Kumar and Stephen Mangan to name a few, take a walk on the wild side this Father’s Day and see what historic events you can discover.
Break the barrier this Father’s Day with a speedy trip down the river on a Thames Rocket. As this forty-minute journey twists and turns through the capital, feel like you’ve stepped into a James Bond movie as Londons’ iconic skyline zips past you. Pushing speeds of up to 35 miles an hour, it’s a ferocious way to see the sights and experience all of London at once.
War of the Worlds Immersive Experience
New to London in 2019, experience Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds at the Old Metal Exchange. Combining cutting edge augmented reality alongside a Victorian set design, walk through a brand new world and relive the Martian Invasion of 1988. During your experience, visit ‘The Spirit of Man’ and conquer London once and for all at a unique immersive production like no other.
Bond in Motion
At the largest Bond exhibition ever in London, get up close and personal with the cars that the British spy drove at Bond in Motion. As you walk around, you’ll see Aston Martin DB5’s, Rolls-Royce Phantom III, as well as less-popular cars that can be seen in the films. With high-performance machinery and inventions dotted around, you’ll want to take a look at the motor collection that anyone would be jealous of.
Plan a belated Father’s Day out at the Silverstone Experience. Suitable for all ages, drive to the racing track and buckle up to be a part of Formula 1 racing history. Turn up the energy this summer and read fascinating stories, learn about rivalries and engineering feats.
Shows for a belated Father’s Day present
Jesus Christ Superstar
45 years since the musical retelling of Jesus’ last days was premiered, Jesus Christ Superstar returns to London for just 60 performances. Reviving the award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production, Robert Tripolino, Ricardo Afonso and Matt Cardle star in this gripping musical, featuring songs including ‘Gethsemane’ and King Herod’s Song. As the final moments of Jesus’ life are presented on stage, enjoy the rock musical soundtrack fuelled with emotion.
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As part of Stephen Fry’s national tour, the legendary actor, presenter and a leading voice of Britain will perform Mythos at the London Palladium. A journey into the ancient Greek world, join Fry in a three-part production, touching upon the Gods, Heroes and Men that shaped their world and impacted on the future. Tales of the Trojan War, the rise of the Olympians and defeating mythical beasts are set to wow audiences as part of a collection of plays where gripping tales of love and war, debauchery and revenge see the ancient world brought to the present day.
Bringing their cheeky, mischievous comedy to the Vaudeville Theatre for a season at the Vaudeville Theatre, the Mischief Theatre company kick off proceedings with Groan Ups. Heading back to school, hear the bell ring and join a class of unruly students, lusting over school crushes and wishing they were older. But, are we the same people at 30 as we are at 13? Pack your bags and take a trip to the West End to celebrate a belated Father’s Day with tickets to Groan Ups and you’ll definitely be the coolest kids in school!
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Touching The Void
Looking for a fast-paced, adventurous show to see for Father’s Day? Making its West End premiere later this year, Touching the Void is set to transport audiences to the Andes, as two explorers climb the Sula Grande. When Joe and Simon are split apart, with Simon having to pull Joe to safety, will the pair be able to survive? Based on a true story, follow the pair’s return to civilisation in a heroic story where every decision carries great consequences.