Here at SuperBreak we’re known for our fantastic London theatre breaks, and we know you discerning theatre-lovers just want to see the best shows for the best price. So, for a limited period only, we’re offering six show-stopping West End theatre packages for under £99pp and to help you decide what to see, we’ve put together a little guide to each of the shows featured in our fantastic-value promotion…
An endearingly popular show, first seen on Broadway 10 years ago, Jersey Boys is the kind of musical that often surprises people with just how good it is. The Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons story is something of a rags to riches tale – from mafia roots to the beautiful music they created together and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A talented cast of singers give the show an astounding authenticity, and even Frankie Valli’s incredibly distinctive sound is recreated with a sublime level of accuracy. Jersey Boys is near-certain to have you tapping your feet as you leave the theatre.
Ten must be this show’s lucky number. Having recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, Billy Elliot is as loved today as when it danced into our collective West End hearts in May 2005. The winner of 5 Oliviers and 10 Tony Awards, the show boasts a soundtrack by Elton John and has been seen by around – you guessed it – 10 million people worldwide. The fifth-longest running show in the West End at the moment, if you’re not one of those 10 million (or even if you are!) then should go see it right now.
Read our blog A Beginner’s Guide to Billy Elliot for more info.
The big winner at this year’s Olivier Awards, this Jukebox Musical featuring the music of The Kinks has captured the imagination of audiences and critics alike. Winner in the Best Musical category, Sunny Afternoon beat stiff competition and has quickly established itself as one of the best new shows of the decade so far. More than anything, this joyful 60s-infused musical showcases the brilliant music of the band – it’s almost easy to forget just how many great songs The Kinks had, and tracks like Lola, Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me and Dedicated Follower of Fashion all feature.
Bend It Like Beckham
Joyful and infectious, Bend It Like Beckham The Musical is without doubt the best new British show in the West End this year. Jess is forbidden to play football by her strict parents – defying them in secret, Jess embarks on a double life – as the doting daughter in Punjabi West London, and as star striker in her football squad. Based on the popular film of the same name, director Gurinder Chadha has also staged this musical version, and the defiant story of football and culture clash is funny and heart-warming. A completely uplifting experience, a Bend It Like Beckham theatre break is a real treat this season!
The Railway Children
Based on E Nesbit’s beloved novel, The Railway Children – Live on Stage won an Olivier Award when it first appeared in London at Waterloo station in 2010. This fabulous re-staging in a purpose-built theatre near King’s Cross is every bit as magical, and offers a great chance for fans – old and new – to see this popular play. A firm family favourite, the story of a Diplomat’s three children and their lives in the remote countryside is every bit as touching on the stage. The star of the show is, of course, the 60-tonne Steam Locomotive – even if you’re not a train-lover, this incredible piece of machinery is sure to impress audience members of all ages!
The Play That Goes Wrong
Having won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, and the Whatsonstage Award for Best Comedy previously, The Play That Goes Wrong has established itself as one of the most exciting new productions in the West End in recent years. A hit Fringe show that became a hit touring show – winning fans and acclaim all over the country – this play has taken London by storm since it first appeared late last year. When an Amateur Dramatic Society try staging a 1920s murder mystery play, nothing goes right; prop doors don’t open, sets come crashing down and tempers flare. A beautifully-measured farce, this hilarious play is not to be missed.
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