Whether it’s a treat for the Halloween festive period or you fancy a weekend break any time of the year, a trip to London’s West End can be one of the most enjoyable escapes to the Big Smoke, especially if you catch one of the reputable plays that are permanently housed here.
Make a weekend of it and book an affordable hotel online to guarantee a comfortable stay without breaking the bank. With so many hotels in the heart of London, you’re never too far from the Tube, and if you want door to door service, taxis are available around the clock.
With so many plays and musicals on offer in the West End all year round, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Make the most of the spookiest time of year and catch a production with a more supernatural twist.
An all time favourite with theatre-goers, this awesome play met critical acclaim from its inception in 2003. Offering the story of the Wizard of Oz from a never-seen-before viewpoint, that of the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked offers theatre-goers an understanding of Elpheba, and makes you realise just how misunderstood she is.
With references to the original 1939 film as well as the original novel by Frank Baum, Wicked is a whole new take on an untimely classic.
Certainly providing more treats than tricks, this innovative musical shouldn’t be missed by Oz and theatre fans alike.
The Woman in Black
Before the eerie film hit our cinema screens, catapulting Daniel Radcliffe to post-Potter stardom, came the west end play that has left its audience shaking in their seats. Adapted from the 1983 novel by Susan Hill, The Woman in Black provides appeal to even the most hardened of theatre-goers.
Unlike many modern horror stories, there’s not an ounce of blood and guts in this fantastic atmospheric production. It’s the mere suggestion of paranormal activity that will get you thinking and leave you as pale as snow – or, aptly, as white as a ghost!
Ghost: The Musical
Catch this when you can because its run is up at the beginning of October. Treat yourself to a pre-Halloween jaunt to London and enjoy the stage production of the classic Swayze and Moore movie about a woman’s boyfriend who passes away but continues to be by her side.
With beguiling special effects, top notch stage production and a mesmerising soundtrack, this stage adaptation certainly doesn’t fall short of its film predecessor, and won’t disappoint.
A truly romantic ghost story, the musical will pull at your heartstrings and have you reaching for the Kleenex as much as the film did. Definitely one to go see with a certain someone special.
Whatever you decide to try and catch at the theatre over the next month or so, book accommodation in London to be sure that you are never too far from a quality stage show to add to a guaranteed Halloween treat in England’s spooktacular capital.