Take a look at our Top Ten shows to tame your teens this half term
Want to take your teens to see their first West End show? Or perhaps you’ve got a house full of teenage theatre fans? Well, whichever it is, we’ve a got a plethora of shows, which the young adults in your life will just adore. So, with Half Term almost here, have a look at our top ten and take advantage of some great prices on a variety stagey treats.
This fabulous new British musical is based on a BBC3 documentary and has a story at the centre, which is both moving and funny. With a pop and street-style soundtrack mixed in with some sumptuous ballads this heart-warming show is infinitely relatable.
This blockbuster musical has the story of a young girl, who doesn’t quite fit, at its core. It follows the story of the two witches from the Wizard of Oz, so there are plenty of colourful characters and references for fans of the fairytale, but also some twists and turns that you won’t expect. With spectacular staging and an outstanding soundtrack, this is a show you can see again and again.
This lively and uplifting musical is now in its third year in the West End and still has the ability to brighten up the gloomiest London night. Colourful, fun, but with an important message at its heart, this show will leave feeling truly inspired.
This classic musical about a young girl, who gets the chance to change her life, is a real classic. Currently starring acclaimed actress Meera Syal as the dastardly Miss Hannigan, Annie has just a couple of weeks left to run, so you’d better get in quick.
This new musical is filled with fun and is all about fulfilling your dreams. Featuring an 80s-style soundtrack, this comic-book musical also features the voice of Mark Hamil AKA Luke Skywalker.
The world’s longest running musical, Les Misérables should be a part of everyone’s musical theatre education. Epic in every sense of the word, the multi-award winning musical also has some teenage angst and unrequited love mixed in for good measure.
Another classic and another musical about unrequited love, with spectacular effects and an amazing soundtrack from Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Moonwalking into its 10th year in the West End, this concert-style spectacular, features the music of the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson. Thriller Live is unlike other West End musicals. There is no script or story, it is instead a eye-popping celebration of Michael Jackson’s music and dance legacy, bringing to life on stage his distinctive high-energy dancing and the pulsating sound of many of pop’s greatest hits.
You can add a bit of sunshine to your half term without even leaving London if you head down to the Novello Theatre. Young love, bright costumes and the unmistakable music of ABBA will leave you feeling a whole lot brighter.
Based on the heart-breaking love story by Victor Hugo, this musical features a stunning score and gritty storyline. Proper comedy and tragedy, The Grinning man will have you guffawing one minute and crying the next.
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