A brand new and exciting way to book a theatre break, our Super Theatre Deals are a great way to see a great show for less. We love our short breaks, and theatre breaks in London in particular, which is why you’ll find these packages to be especially good value for money; comfortable hotels, top-price theatre tickets and a weekend in the capital you’re certain to remember fondly.
Included in the deal is a two night stay at one of our hand-picked hotels, and tickets to either a Friday evening performance or a Saturday matinee – the perfect weekend getaway! Whatever you’re looking for in a West End experience we’ve got the production for you! Here’s a novice’s guide to the terrific selection of shows available on a Super Theatre Deals package.
A classic underdog story, Wicked is the sort of musical you could easily get obsessed over. And lots of people do – after 8 years in the West End theatre-goers are hooked. Fabulous songs like Defying Gravity and Popular have very quickly entered pop culture and the musical theatre canon. This alternative take on the Wicked Witch of the West is a dream-like epic, and these days something of a must-see.
Phantom of the Opera
Speaking of must-sees, there’s no better example than Phantom. For nearly 30 years the show has wowed the West End, and it’s a pretty special achievement – second only to Les Mis in the stakes of longest-running musical. Tragically romantic and still the housewives’ favourite, Phantom is the ideal choice for those looking for a musical theatre classic.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Quirky, colourful and effortlessly charming, the stage version of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory has a lot in common with the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book. The perfect choice for those who love a spectacle, this production is made especially memorable by its magnificent stage design and soaring musical numbers. Also the only West End show with Oompa Loompas*.
*at the time of writing.
In Ms Trunchbull, this show has near enough the best villain in the West End. And yet, the brilliance of Matilda is that people of all ages absolutely adore it – go with the kids, or without the kids, it doesn’t matter! A witty musical with fabulous songs by talented comedian Tim Minchin, there’s a very good reason Matilda swept up at both the Oliviers and the Tonys.
The hit show based on the hit film has conquered the West End; it’s spent 10 years raking in audiences with its uplifting and inspirational story and a fabulous score by Sir Elton John. The story of a young lad in the miners’ strike-era North-East with a dream of becoming a ballet dancer, if you haven’t seen it yet (by some terrible accident) then you must! Now!
The kind of musical that can catch you off-guard, Jersey Boys often surprises people with just how good it is. The true rags to riches story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, their mafia roots offer a fascinating and incongruous backdrop to the beautiful music they created. A talented cast of singers give the show an astounding authenticity.
The stage adaptation of the Roddy Doyle book (and film) of the same name, this show also benefits from a talented cast of singers and musicians. It’s not the slick music of Frankie Valli, though – The Commitments offer something a great deal rawer, a stirring tale of pure passion for making music full of caustic Irish wit. The rocky road to success often has its dark moments, and that’s what’s captured best by this show – a must if you love the film!
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Suave and positively dripping with sophistication, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is full of old-Hollywood charm. At times clever, at other times silly, the show is always funny. Not only that, with polished dance numbers and decent songs, the musical is an all-round joy to watch, and one of the finest new productions of the year.
Perhaps London’s best play of the past decade, this tear-jerking adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel is a great choice is musicals aren’t your thing. 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, there’s no better time to watch this moving tale of sacrifice in the face of great adversary. Worth seeing for the show’s ingenious star ‘Joey’ – the jaw-droppingly lifelike puppet horse.
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