The long awaited summer holiday has passed, you’re back at work and the weather forecast’s dreary. Don’t let the dark nights and cold weather trouble you, a tonic for your blues is a trip to the theatre. What’s better than the warmth and activity of an auditorium on a misty autumn night? Take a pick from our selection of deals and treats for September, and guarantee you and your loved one a date night to look forward to.
Bat Out of Hell *OFFER*
Bat Out of Hell is more than a musical, it’s an experience. Words can’t describe what it feels like to be sat in the audience watching Jim Steinman’s epic show. The towering sound levels leave your heart racing and the special effects are more specular than any others on the West End stage.
For anyone who grew up loving the rock ‘n’ roll legend Meat Loaf, this critically acclaimed production is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relive the singer’s seismic hits in person. Bat Out of Hell is a post-apocalyptic romance that follows the rebellious relationship between Strat and Raven. This fiery, fantastical, fast-paced thriller includes “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad”, “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth”, “All Revved Up with No Place to Go”, “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” and “Dead Ringer For Love”.
Bat Out of Hell is located at the Dominion Theatre.
Book Bat Out of Hell Tickets – Book by 31st August and save up to 35%!
Company *NEW SHOW WITH STAR CAST*
The legendary Broadway musical as you’ve never seen it before. Directed by the Tony Award-winning Marianne Elliott, Company’s Bobby has been reimagined as a woman for the first time, and we’ll drink to that!
Starring Rosalie Craig as Bobbie, Tony and Olivier award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne, and Mel Giedroyc, one of the UK’s most loved performers, as Sarah, this musical masterpiece opens in September at the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season.
It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday. She’s single and it seems that her coupled-up friends think they know what’s best for her. Why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man? Why doesn't she settle down and have a family?
Ironically, the relationships of “those good and crazy people” are in various forms of disarray. Opening a window into her friends’ messy, yet hilarious, lives, Company comments on the true nature of relationships in all their peculiar forms.
Prepare for LuPone to belt out “The Ladies Who Lunch” and listen in awe as tunes like “Getting Married Today”, “You Could Drive a Person Crazy” and “Being Alive” fill the auditorium. This unique production, which has been adapted with permission from the legend himself Stephen Sondheim, the man behind the music, is expected to be a sell-out triumph. RSVP, you don’t want to miss this birthday party!
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Strictly Ballroom *OFFER*
Strictly Ballroom is a new musical inspired by the classic Australian film from the award-winning Baz Luhrmann. The release of ‘Strictly Ballroom’ in 1992, ‘Romeo + Juliet’ in 1996, and finally ‘Moulin Rouge!’ in 2001 completed Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed ‘Red Curtain Trilogy’.
The musical includes hits from the film like “Love Is In The Air”, “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps” and “Time After Time” and electrifying songs from a host of internationally acclaimed artists.
The show features a company of over 30 led by 'X Factor winner' Matt Cardle in the new role of Wally Strand, Jonny Labey (Winner ITV’s Dance Dance Dance, EastEnders) as Scott and Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as Fran this new West End musical is a kaleidoscope of colour and fun.
Strictly Ballroom tells the story of Scott, a championship ballroom dancer in 1980s Australia who defies the rules and finds himself aggravating ballroom-purists. He goes one step further than just making up dance steps in choosing left-footed partner Fran as his partner for the Pan Pacific competition. In following his heart he finds his true calling in dance and his true love.
This medley of colour and fun is witty and heartfelt and bound to leave you and your partner wanting more.
Book Strictly Ballroom Tickets – Book by 14th September and save up to 40%!
If you’ve got a family and babysitters are in short supply, then why not share a live experience with your children. Allow these family-friendly West End shows to transport your brood to another world – a theatre production is also a great incentive to get your sprogs to tidy their rooms or liven up for their return to school!
Heathers the Musical *YOUTUBE STAR*
An idol to many a teenager – actor, singer, author and YouTube sensation Carrie Hope Fletcher stars as Veronica in this American black comedy.
Mean Girls, but darker - Based on the cult classic 1988 film, Heathers the Musical is about three teenage girls, Heather Chandler, Heather Duke, and Heather McNamara, who are the most ‘popular’ girls in school and their new recruit, Veronica Sawyer. The Heathers are feared and hated and Veronica soon has enough, wishing to return to her old life and “nerdy” friends. Encouraged by rebellious new student Jason ‘J.D.’ Dean, what follows is a bloody, comedic tale of teenage angst set to a memorable score that fans of both Fletcher and the much-loved ‘80s classic really don’t want to miss.
Heathers The Musical is located at Theatre Royal Haymarket and is recommended for ages 14+.
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea *FAMILY FAVOURITE*
The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the West End stage, celebrating 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book. This show puts a musical twist on a delightful modern classic loved by millions of children across the globe.
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger – what an extraordinary tea-time guest.
Judith Kerr’s much-loved tale about a politely spoken, yet seriously ravenous, tiger is playing at London’s Piccadilly Theatre until early September and recommended for ages 3+.
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Matilda the Musical *ROALD DAHL CLASSIC*
Winner of an outstanding 7 Olivier Awards, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical has taken London by storm and is nearly in its 7th year in the West End. This lively, highly visual story about an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny is bound to delight your little ones.
Matilda Wormwood is born special. Reading books at the library by age five, she has an accelerated thirst for knowledge. Unappreciated by her vacuous parents, who show more interest in looks than books, Matilda’s astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers are only noticed once she starts school. Her new teacher, Miss Honey, sees the unique qualities in Matilda and the two quickly bond over their dysfunctional family lives.
But, things don’t go well for Matilda when she gets on the wrong side of her school’s horrendous headmistress, Miss Agatha Trunchbull. Matilda must learn to deal with her rotten circumstances, and using her powers to stage a revolution, she discovers that sometimes you have to be “a little bit naughty” to survive.
Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the show features a score by comedian Tim Minchin and some of the most inventive staging in town, it really is a feast for the eyes, as well as the ears and the heart. Matilda is truly a family theatre gem – don’t miss it!
Matilda The Musical is located at the Cambridge Theatre and is recommended for ages 6+.
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