West End this week: Mischief Theatre, Les Miserables and Hamilton
Have you been following our top tips for staying entertained while you’re indoors? Enjoy our latest ways we’re keeping in touch with all things West End as we share our weekly recommendations.
West End theatre while you’re at home
What podcast we’re glued to listening to
Are you a fan of Mischief Theatre? The comedy masters behind plays such as The Play That Goes Wrong in its sixth year at the Duchess Theatre and Magic Goes Wrong bring their trademark comedy style into podcast form for the first time. Listen to company members Dave Hearn and Henry chat about their lives and experiences in their latest episodes.
What film we’re watching
Don’t wait one day more while you’re in lockdown to watch the epic musical’s film adaptation. A star cast including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Samantha Barks perform in this revolutionary tale, so get ready to hear the people sing and imagine you’re in Les Miserables.
What musical we’re reliving
There’s one thing we ask of you this weekend. Listen to the music of the night and witness Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess’ spectacular performances in the 25th anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera in your living room.
What book we’re curling up with
Founding Father Alexander Hamilton changed the future of the United States. His life’s been at the centre of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical. Now, read the leading biography all about Hamilton, written by Ron Chernow.
What we’re rewatching on television
It’s the television drama that’s everyone talking about this week, but did you know James Graham’s Quiz was first a West End play? Watch the enthralling three-part series starring Michael Sheen and Matthew Macfadyen and marvel at how television shows can be told on stage.
What viral video we’re loving online
Just because we’re inside, doesn’t mean we can’t act out scenes. We’re loving these neighbours who have taken entertaining their community to new heights with this performance of the infamous balcony scene from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
What’s your West End dream role?
Has there always been a character you’ve been dying to play for years? We’ve listed 20 of the greatest characters to have been in West End shows, and you can vote for your favourite. Who will come out on top?