Whether you are visiting London over the Easter break, or looking for something to do with the family, a night out at the theatre can be a memorable and exciting event. From glitzy West End shows to niche comedy nights and alternative performances, London plays host to all manner of entertainment to suit your taste and budget. Here are five of the most exciting shows available for Easter and the rest of April this year:
1. Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre
Now into the 26th year of this record breaking show, Lloyd Webber’s Phantom is the one to see if you’re looking for the true West End experience. Stunning scenery and jaw dropping special effects combined with a timeless score keeps this musical as a top choice for visitors and locals alike. Take a West End taxi from your hotel or train station to the venue to ensure swift and comfortable arrival to your very special night of entertainment.
2. La Bayadère, Royal Opera House
On the other side of the West End, La Bayadère is a stunning introduction to the world of ballet for novices and aficionados alike. Set in India, the story involves love, murder and judgement from the Gods, all presented in the country’s most stunning opera house. Take a Covent Garden taxi from the tube to the venue to arrive in style and beat the worst of the British weather.
3. We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre
Fans of Queen and West End musicals alike will delight in this world class show that is guaranteed to rock you! Featuring 32 of Queen’s classic hits combined with a captivating storyline and Ben Elton’s stimulating writing, you and your family will thoroughly enjoy a night out at this top reviewed show. The Dominion Theatre is located by the Tottenham Court Road tube station, so it’s easiest to get there via the London Underground.
4. Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, Wyndham’s Theatre
If you loved the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, get yourself ready for another feast of Julia Donaldson magic. Featuring puppetry, live music and delectable direction, four more timeless Donaldson stories are brought to life by the award winning Scamp Theatre Company. Located on Charing Cross Road, Wyndham is easy to get to if you book a Charing Cross taxi into the West End. Your Charing Cross cab will be able to drop you at the door of the theatre, saving you all the hassle of way finding and maps.
5. Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels, Hammersmith Apollo
Of course, not every great theatre production takes place in the West End, and there have been numerous amazing shows taking place at the Hammersmith Apollo. Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels brings to life brand new animations by this classic British duo, combined with stunning live orchestral pieces by Mozart, Debussy and Stravinsky all performed by the Aurora Orchestra. Book a Hammersmith taxi from any of the major London train stations, or get a Hammersmith cab straight from your hotel to arrive on time and in comfort.
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