Summer 2016 in London: Theatre

A sunny London day is one of the greatest things in the world, but with the UK’s infamously unpredictable weather, planning for a day (or night) in the theatre is a way to escape the inevitable.

Check out our summer theatre picks for adults, and children alike.

Aladdin | Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street

Another sure-fire hit from the Disney Theatrical Group, Aladdin is taking the West End by storm. The impressive staging is a sight to behold, and there’s nothing better the nostalgia of hearing your old Disney favourites. The Genie (Trevor Dion Nicholas) will make you cry laughing, with jokes for the young and old. (P.S. The infamous flying carpet has a scene which will take your breath away!).
Advance booking is strongly recommended for this production. Prices from £27.50
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, now in it’s FOURTH year, continues to delight audiences, and will be moving across the pond in January 2017 to do the same. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, the musical tells the story of Charlie Bucket, and four not so delightful children, who win a competition to have the visit of their dreams, to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! Grab your ‘golden ticket’ now!
Prices from £17.50
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Impossible | Noel Coward Theatre, St. Martin’s Lane

Prepare to be tricked, wowed and amazed as this innovative new magic show receives its world premiere at the Noël Coward Theatre. Billed as “The biggest magic show in decades”, Impossible features death-defying escapology, stage illusions, state-of-the-art magic and sleight of hand.
Prices from £10.50
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In The Heights | King’s Cross Theatre, Goods Way

Welcome to Washington Heights, where life’s a struggle but the streets are jumping to the irresistible rhythms of love, passion, hopes and dreams. In The Heights is the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical that tells the joyously uplifting tale of young love in a community on the brink of change. Set in one bustling neighbourhood where everyone knows everybody, the breeze carries the sweet sounds of three generations of music.
Prices from £20
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Mamma Mia! | Novello Theatre, Aldwych

This timeless tale and feel good musical currently wowing audiences at the Novello Theatre concerns young bride to be Sophie, who is getting married on a beautiful Greek island at the hotel run by her mother, Donna. Sophie dreams of her father escorting her down the aisle. The only problem is, there are three possible contenders, according to her Mother’s diary. So with help from her bridesmaids, Lisa and Ali, bride-to-be Sophie decides to invite all three to the wedding. Mamma Mia is a rollicking good musical set to the addictive melody’s of super-group Abba, the 1970’s disco pop sensation. The tunes will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along in your seats and leave you thankful for the music.
Prices from £16
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Matilda the Musical | Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street

Matilda follows the plight of a sweet little girl of six years old born into a feckless family that doesn’t understand her. Matilda regularly escapes into her books and becomes a wonderfully prodigious talent, not that her family will ever notice how special their little girl can be. Her parents resolve to send her to a school that will hopefully rbing her to order. The school is run by the fierce principal, Agatha Trunchbull, who is a monstrous authoritarian. Under her maniacal gaze Matilda will need all the help she can get if she is to stay out of the Chokey! Fortunately Matilda is aided and abetted by the kind-hearted Miss Honey, who sees the potentially in our little heroine.
Advance booking is strongly recommended for this production. Prices from £21
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The Lion King | Lyceum Theatre, Wellington Street

Over 70 million people globally have seen this original and ground-breaking production and now it is your opportunity. Against the backdrop of the Serengeti Plains, the rhythms of African music and wonderful effects, The Lion King follows the story of Simba the lion prince and his ascent to the throne of King of the Pridelands. Featuring some of your favourite Disney songs, relive your childhood and share this iconic story with your little ones.
Advance booking is strongly recommended for this production. Prices from £34.
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The Railway Children | King’s Cross Theatre, Goods Way

Mike Kenny’s Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of E Nesbit’s hugely popular The Railway Children is brought to life on stage at King’s Cross with a moving steam train. The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back?
Prices from £20.
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Wicked the Musical | Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road

Based on the best-selling book by Gregory Maguire and winner of 90 international awards, Wicked is the extraordinary musical that focuses on the plight of one blonde, popular girl, and a green-faced brunette who are feted to become the most famous witches in history. In this remarkable fantasy world of wizards, witches, talking animals, and magic, audiences will be spell-bound by this unique tale of friendship, and doing what is right. Our two magical girls are about to attend Shiz University where they will make choices that will see them take two very different paths. Only then will you realise, that the Wizard of Oz might not be the whole truth of the tale.
Prices from £18.50.
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