London is renowned for theatre – there are over 32,000 performances in the capital each year. With so much on offer, finding something to go and see is easy, but to make sure you really enjoy the show, why not see a show that mirrors your mood?

Leading theatre package specialists share their recommendations:

Popular theatre shows for when you’re in the mood to…

“Revisit your childhood”

After a long day working or studying, sometimes all you want is to feel like a kid again – The Lion King has the power to make that happen! You’ll be absorbed as young Simba’s playful and curious nature leads him and his friend Nala into sticky situations.

If you have loved ones visiting, why not treat them to a London theatre package to see this family-friendly classic? You won’t regret it!

Alternatives: Matilda, Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“Cheer yourself up with laughter”

Fancy a night of laughing hysterically until your sides hurt? If so, One Man, Two Guvnors is just the ticket! You’ll witness one employer, Stanley Stubbers and local gangster Roscoe Crabbe tangled in a web of confusion. The show’s a great mix of satire, slapstick and witty one-liners.

Alternatives: Book of Mormon, Spamalot

“Reaffirm your faith in love”

Whether you’re in the mood to be swept away, or you’ve been through a bad breakup, we recommend you grab a few friends and book tickets to see The Bodyguard. Featuring Beverly Knight and the epic songs of the late Whitney Houston, it could be just what you need to believe in love again.

Alternatives: Les Miserables, Once, Phantom of the Opera

“Be gripped by a bone-chilling thriller”

Strangers on a Train has all the ingredients to feed your thirst for fear as a chance encounter between two men leads to the agreement for each to commit a murder for the other. This gripping thriller will have you hooked from start to finish. Why not add a visit to the London Dungeons and make it a scarefest weekend!

Alternatives: The Woman in Black, The Weir, Ghost Stories

“Surround yourself with pop culture”

One of London’s biggest pop culture stage attractions is Thriller – a show dedicated to the Undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson. You’ll find yourself on a two-hour roller-coaster ride in homage to one of the greatest performers that ever lived.

Alternatives: I Can’t Sing, the X Factor Musical, Strictly Come Dancing Live!


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