I was checking out the news this morning and saw an article saying that, despite the recession, ticket sales and audience numbers in the West End are going up as people look for great new entertainment on one of the quintessential London experiences.
I couldn’t help but feel good that at least that’s one area of the industry the recession hasn’t hit. We’ve seen a lot of people changing their travel plans here at Superbreak, usually choosing to ‘holiday at home’ instead of heading abroad, but, to be honest, I think it’s pretty fantastic. There’s so many undiscovered places in Britain that people who’ve lived here all their lives didn’t even know existed that taking a city break in another UK destination can be a real eye-opener when it comes to our broad-ranging culture. It’s always refreshing to hear about people from Manchester discovering what it’s like to visit the Scottish Highlands, or Blackpool residents discovering big cities like Birmingham or London.
It’s really good to see that people are still determined to enjoy themselves – and the West End is certainly one of the best ways to go about doing that. I love the theatre and you can always be sure that any show you take in at the illustrious London West End will be a good one. I’ve seen a few shows down there and I’ve loved it every time. The quality is superb, and it seems like I’m not the only one who thinks so.
Okay, so I’m not just writing about this just because I saw the news this morning – though that was certainly a coincidence. My boyfriend also sprung it on me that he’s booked a surprise theatre break for the two of us and I’m already really excited. August is going to be an amazing month – London this weekend, the fabulous Edinburgh Fringe the next – I don’t know when I’m going to have time for anything else with all this travelling.
Worst of all, he’s not telling me what we’re going to see – it could be anything! Wicked, The Lion King, Phantom – I’ve no idea, but I’ll be sure to write all about it when I get back – both here and on my new Twitter account which you can follow at SarahSuperbreak. I’ll be Tweeting about my travels and the fantastic deals I find at Superbreak so be sure to follow me if you’re a member!