London’s West End is famous worldwide for its dedication to great theatre, so if you’re visiting the city this spring and fancy seeing a world-class show, then this is certainly the place to be! With everything from show-stopping musicals to big dramas on offer, here’s our guide to four of the very best West End shows ideal for providing the end to your long weekend…
Until 4 April 2020
This multi-award-winning adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel has been playing in the West End for decades, thrilling audiences from around the world with its epic tale set amid the chaos of the French revolution. Having already been seen by 70 million people across 52 countries, and translated into 22 global languages, the production takes place in the 19th century and focuses on universal themes such as love, redemption and sacrifice. Famous songs from the musical include ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘On My Own’. Ideal for an evening of theatre while staying at Montcalm hotels London.
Until 24th May 2019
A West End musical which first started life on Broadway, Wicked provides a dramatic retelling of the story of the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ from The Wizard of Oz and has already become the 5th longest-running musical in the UK. Over 9 million people have seen the show, which focuses on an unlikely childhood friendship between two young witches and provides a truly stunning display of costumes, songs and theatrics. Ideal for those travelling with children 7+, this is a fantastic way to experience family-friendly theatre during your stay at The Montcalm Marble Arch.
All About Eve
Until 11th May 2019
Noel Coward Theatre
This stage adaptation of the iconic Bette Davis film stars Lily James and Gillian Anderson as theatrical rivals, and explores the unsettling side of show-business in impressive style. The story focuses on theatre legend Margo Channing, who is disturbed by the arrival of young fan Eve – a woman who seems determined to usurp her place in the spotlight. The play retains the razor-sharp edge of the original movie, and not only features an award-winning cast but plenty of top talent behind the scenes, too. Perfect for fans of an intense drama reaching the end of a trip enjoying our Montcalm spa deals at The Montcalm Marble Arch.
Victoria Palace Theatre
Telling the story of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, this musical focuses on the man who would go on to become the right-hand man to George Washington during the American War of Independence. Detailing how this unlikely figure helped shape the country the US is today, the score blends old and new, with everything from rap to blues, R&B and show tunes on offer. The play is based on a well-regarded biography of Hamilton by Ron Chernow, with music and lyrics provided by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction from Thomas Kail.