In winter there are many exciting indoor adventures to experience that allow you to stay warm from the freezing temperatures whilst still being able to have an amazing time! Going to the theatre doesn’t only make you feel grown up and fabulous, it also gives you a real buzz. The magical venues welcome guests with bright lights whilst making you feel right at home with the cosy and friendly atmosphere. The live music is exceptional, raising the hair on the back of even the toughest of audience’s necks, the perfect way to spend a splendid evening with friends or family. Indigo Memoirs looks at the best theatre shows in London that readers have to add to their 2015 diaries!
Wicked is definitely a show to include in the best theatre shows in London list, it is the global phenomenon responsible for the success of the likes of Idina Menzel! Get ready to become enchanted with the green Wicked Witch of the West showing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London! Not only will this musical have you roaring with laughter but will also leave you feeling touched and truly inspired to be better. After all, no one mourns the wicked!
2. The Lion King
Disney’s Award Winning Musical The Lion King has left audiences enthralled for the past sixteen years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. With outstanding vocals from the talented cast, well known songs and visuals that honestly convince audiences that they are in the depths of Africa surrounded by drums, desserts and wild animals! Adding this family favourite to your 2015 calendar is a must and you can be sure that you will be leaving the theatre nodding along happily to Hakuna Matata, it means no worries, sounds fair to add to our best theatre shows in London list doesn’t it?
3. Les Miserables
Seen by more than 70 million people around the world, Les Miserables tells the touching story of broken dreams, sacrifice, redemption and a dying mother’s love for her unwell daughter. Featuring songs that are sung with such passion and integrity that you can be sure to shed a few tears during the show, some may even leave the theatre amped to start their own revolution.
4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Based on the incredible novel by Mark Haddon that left readers deeply moved is the story of Christopher Boone, a teenage boy with Asperger’s syndrome who has a very different outlook on the world. For years he believes that his mother is dead, only to find an investigation that begins with trying to find out the murderer of his neighbour’s dog, unravels far more secrets than he bargained for. Can the boy who is a mathematical genius but can’t even bare the touch of another human being cope with the pressures and realities of a world that is far too overwhelming for someone who has been protected for so long. Directed by Marianne Elliott, this production makes it on to our list of best theatre shows to watch in London.
5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Everybody loves chocolate! Everybody wants to win the lottery. Imagine if the two were combined and wrapped in to a big block of golden goodness? That’s exactly what happens for Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This delicious world was created by the legendary Roald Dahl and has been adapted for theatre at the Royal Drury Lane in London. Start your new year the right way by booking your ticket to be entertained by a great production and who knows, it might just end up being the golden ticket?