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Theatre - What to see?

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Theatre - What to see?

Hi, thinking of doing a daytrip to London for a birthday celebration, mother and 2 grown up daughters trip 20+, on Sat 12th Jan.

I wanted to see Matilda but that appears to be sold out, with call tomorrow to see if any availability over the phone...otherwise what would you recommend?

We've previously between us seened [not a lot]: Wicked, One Man Two Guvners, Lion King, Lord of the Kings, How to Succeed in Business & Never Forget.

Up for pretty much anything, as long as its not too serious, nothing like Phantom of the Opera or War Horse, or Les Miserables.

I was thinking maybe Singing in the Rain?

What else rates well?

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Also do you think its best to see a matinee show around 2ish, then we can have a nice relaxed dinner somewhere on the evening...is what I was thinking?

Thanks :D

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1. Re: Theatre - What to see?

Top Hat rather than S in in R.

How about 39 steps for a good laugh. Been on a while and is really funny.

Think your right about a matinee . Always nicer to eat afterwards

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2. Re: Theatre - What to see?

Although les mis is on the serious side from the story point of view it is a fantastic show and I could not recommend it enough. I was very apprehensive when I first went to see it as I had always ignored it due to the subject but I was persuaded to give it a try and so glad I did, it's now my favourite show by far

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3. Re: Theatre - What to see?

Definitely try and see if you can secure seats to Matilda. But if not:

Musicals:

Top Hat

Jersey Boys

Singin in the Rain

Les Miserables - it really is worth seeing, and is not a complete downer.

If you want to try new musicals:

The Bodyguard (based on the Whitney Houston film) http://www.thebodyguardmusical.com/ which has just opened.

Or Viva Forever (a new musical based around the music of the Spice Girls, written by Jennifer Saunders) http://www.vivaforeverthemusical.com/

Plays:

Chariots of Fire

Yes, Prime Minister

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4. Re: Theatre - What to see?

Shrek.

Mamma Mia.

39 steps v funny.

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5. Re: Theatre - What to see?

This is a difficult question to answer because we all have different tastes.

Les Mis I wouldn't discount because I was dragged off to it years ago very reluctantly and had to eat humble pie afterwards.

It is my all time favourite musical and isn't as depressing as you might think.

Mamma Mia wouldn't be on my list although I do like Abba music but I am possibly in a minority who didn't enjoy the film.

My mistake this year was eventually going to see The Mousetrap.

Talk about bored!

The theatre was half empty and talking to some people in the interval they had the same opinion.

Probably the best thing you can do if you can't get the Matilda tickets is just look at the theatre listings and reviews then see what appeals to you the most.

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6. Re: Theatre - What to see?

What about Billy Elliot? It is one of my favorites.

Edited: 20 November 2012, 02:37
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7. Re: Theatre - What to see?

Looking at Theatre Listings is good advice from Bev.

You can find them here, plus some reviews and info to help you decide:

http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/

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8. Re: Theatre - What to see?

The theatre was half empty and talking to some people in the interval they had the same opinion.

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Well yes, you'd hardly expect them to say it was full would you? :-)

(sorry, couldn't resist)

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9. Re: Theatre - What to see?

Joe you are just "proper naughty"!:-)

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10. Re: Theatre - What to see?

Still good seats available for Viva Forever.

Steer well clear of Mama Mia especially if you like ABBA.