West End this week: The Prince of Egypt, The Wizard of Oz and The Watsons
While the West End shows may not be on, there’s still plenty of great ways to stay in touch with what’s going on in the theatre world. Here’s our latest top picks for staying in touch with theatre conversations going, so switch off and relax.
West End theatre while you’re at home
What songs we’ve got on repeat
Be one of the first to listen to The Prince of Egypt cast recording, which was released on 3rd April 2020. There’s brand new songs by Stephen Schwartz, as well as an epic rendition of “When You Believe” to look forward to. If you haven’t seen the musical, you’ll want to hear these songs.
What movie we’re sitting down to watch
Never seen The Wizard of Oz? It’s a classic twentieth-century movie where Dorothy’s whisked away to the Land of Oz, joined by a tinman, a scarecrow and a lion along the yellow brick road. But, will she reach the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and make it back to Kansas? Even though we’re all indoors, there’s no place like home. So, stay indoors and watch The Wizard of Oz.
Which book we’re sitting down with
Laura Wade’s comedy play The Watsons ties up the unfinished parts in Jane Austen’s novel, but have you read the original story? Set in Victorian times, join the Watsons sisters and their potential suitors in this romantic, fictitious novel.
What we’re looking forward to on TV
As this year’s Olivier Awards are postponed with a ceremony likely taking place in the autumn, we can’t wait to reminisce over the history of the West End’s biggest night of the year. Tune in to ITV on Sunday 5th April at 10:15pm for a one-off broadcast with footage from over the past ten years. Missing out on your Olivier fix? Here’s all the shows nominated this year.
Keep up to date with the latest news
How much does an Olivier statue weigh? Who’s the most decorated performer of all time? You’ll want to give these illustrious performers a round of applause with our round-up of Olivier Awards facts.
How we’re exploring the capital
Wish you could walk around London? Well, you can. Head out on a virtual tour of the Tower of London and get up close to Tower Green and the Crown Jewels.