August Theatre Guide

theatre guide

 

theatre guide

To help you decide what amazing theatre show you should see this month, we’ve created a handy theatre guide. So whether you’re looking for a night of laughs, something family friendly or a little different, we’ve got it covered.

Laugh your socks off with The Book of Mormon

This musical comedy will have you in hysterics from start to finish. Offensive yet charming, the story follows two young Mormon missionaries – Elder Price and Elder Cunningham – while they attempt to share their scriptures in a remote African village. They struggle to convert the locals, who have more pressing issues of their own, such as; AIDS, famine, and oppression from the local warlord. Nine Tony Awards®, four Olivier Awards, and one Grammy Award can’t be wrong.

Treat yourself (and the family) to Disney’s Aladdin

Street urchin Aladdin finds an enchanted oil lamp and unleashes a magical Genie, hoping to use his three wishes to win the heart of Princess Jasmine. See the Disney family favourite brought to life in this incredible West End production, with all your favourite songs from the film. The amazing sets and special effects will have you spellbound.

Get down to the rhythm with STOMP

Dance to a new beat with STOMP – the percussion group that uses their bodies and ordinary objects as instruments, to produce a show jam-packed with dance, comedy and music. This playful and energetic performance will get your pulse racing!

Unleash plenty of screams with The Woman in Black

If you like to get your thrills from something a little darker, then look no further than The Woman in Black. Arthur Kipps is haunted by his past, so he recruits a young actor to help tell his story. As they rehearse and explore his darkest memories, the borders between what’s real and what’s not begin to blur.  

Get hooked into the gripping show The Ferryman

Set in Northern Ireland farmhouse in 1981, Quinn Carney – a reformed IRA activist – is celebrating the annual harvest with his family. However this year’s festivities will be interrupted by a visitor – proving that you can’t ever really escape your past. Written by Jez Butterworth, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Paddy Considine.

Bring out your inner romantic with An American in Paris

Fall in love at the theatre, this stunning musical will capture your heart. After the end of WWII, Jerry decides to stay in Paris and pursue his passion for painting. Whilst there, he reconnects with the stunning French ballerina Lise. However, the path to love never runs smoothly – as it turns out she’s the girl he’s been encouraging his friend Henri to propose to.

Fall down the rabbit hole at Alice’s Adventures Underground

For a nonsensical time enter Wonderland in this immersive theatre experience. Every adventure is unique, created by the choices you make… Eat or drink? Grow or shrink? Take tea at the biggest un-birthday party with the maddest of Hatters; let the Cheshire Cat take you hither or thither – or join the underground movement to rise against the fearsome Queen of Hearts.

Don’t miss the last chance to see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Ends 5th August! Beautiful tells the incredible story of Carole King’s rise to fame – as a songwriter for some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll, and eventually as a singer in her own right after her personal life falls apart.  

NOTE: Beauitful: The Carole King Musical has ended its West End run.

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