Take your Mum to see a show on Mother’s Day!
We’ve got lots of shows for you to see this Sunday, so make your Mum feel special and treat her to a theatre trip.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
Following a triumphal six-month international tour and a Best New Comedy win at the What’s On Stage Awards 2014, The Play That Goes Wrong is now enjoying an extended run at the West End’s Duchess Theatre.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a side-splitting farce about an amateur drama society’s attempts to stage a 1920s murder mystery play. The group of hapless thespians and backstage crew battle fudged lines, crumbling sets and disappearing props as they claw their way desperately to the final curtain call.
The story of the play-within-a-play that goes hideously wrong has a long tradition in theatre, from Pyramus and Thisby’s attempted performance in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream to Michael Frayn’s hit Noises Off. Offering a flurry of sight gags and a hilarious script written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a fantastic addition to this theatrical motif, exploiting the comic potential of theatrical misadventure to its absolute fullest.
Matilda the Musical is a magical offering from the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company!
Hailed as a musical triumph and recipient of an Olivier for Best New Musical, this fantastic piece of theatre is currently showing at the Cambridge Theatre on London’s West End.
Based on the beloved children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical tells the story of a young girl of incredible intelligence who is at odds with her TV-addicted parents and a diabolical headmistress. Bullied or just plain ignored, one day the rejected and neglected Matilda Wormwood discovers that she has telekinetic powers…
A funny and sharp book by Dennis Kelly and lyrics and music by celebrated Australian comedian Tim Minchin add a new dimension to this children’s favourite. Rather than being derivative of the original tale, Matilda the Musical adds new depth to the story. There’s all the nastiness of Dahl’s novel, with a little girl whizzed across stage by her pigtails and a boy made to eat a giant chocolate cake, but this production also revels in the consolation offered by books and the transformative power of the imagination.
ALL OR NOTHING
1965. A new phenomenon erupted out of London’s East End. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod.
All Or Nothing– The Mod Musical follows the rise and demise of Small Faces, the band who encapsulated all that was mod – a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes-obsessed and street-wise – but most of all, a dedication to rhythm ‘n’ blues.
This stunning new home-grown musical celebrates the unique mod sound including an arsenal of brilliant hits like Whatcha Gonna Do About It, All Or Nothing, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday, Here Comes the Nice and Itchycoo Park.
Thriller – Live is a spectacular, high octane show celebrating the career of the world’s undisputed King of Pop – Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5.
To bring to life on stage the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson’s greatest hits, Thriller – Live includes eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography by the shows award-winning director Gary Lloyd, plus additional choreography by 5 time MTV award-winning LaVelle Smith Jnr.
In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson has sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the Thriller album still the world’s best-selling recording of all time. Thriller – Live includes over two-hours of non-stop hit songs in a show that boasts the world-class spectacle that marked their legendary live performances.
Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits: I Want You Back, I’ll Be There, Show You The Way To Go, Can You Feel It, Rock With You, She’s Out Of My Life, Beat It, Billie Jean, Earth Song and Thriller plus many more!
SCHOOL OF ROCK
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed Broadway smash-hit School of Rock The Musical is now thrilling London audiences at the New London Theatre.
Based on the 2003 film School of Rock starring Jack Black, School of Rock The Musical tells the story of Dewey Finn, a down-and-out would-be rock star. Posing as a substitute teacher at an elite prep school in an effort to earn some cash, Dewey soon realises that his students have some incredible musical talents. Uniting his fifth graders in one awesome rock group, he sets his sights on the Battle of the Bands.
Recently nominated for a Tony Award for Best New musical, School of Rock The Musical’s sensational score full of pumping rock sounds has been singled out for particular praise. With its original score, including the songs ‘You’re in the Band’, ‘In the End of Time’ and ‘Teacher’s Pet’, its uplifting story and its robust sense of fun, this energetic new musical promises to be another West End triumph for music theatre legend Webber.
Playing at the New London Theatre, the home of Webber’s original production of Cats, book your tickets today to this buzzing new musical.
THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY
The comedy masterminds behind five-star hits The Play That Goes Wrong (Olivier Award for Best New Comedy) and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, return to the West End with their latest lung-bustingly funny creation: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.
Welcome to Minneapolis, 1958, and the Minneapolis City Bank. Now under the gruff and rather irreverent management of Robin Freeboys, the Bank is entrusted with a priceless diamond by a Hungarian prince. However, when the jewel catches the eye of mean-spirited jailbird Mitch, he teams up with corrupt guard Cooper and Freeboys’ money-hungry daughter Candice, intent on separating the Bank from its most precious deposit.
Mischief Theatre’s new play, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, is already being called the funniest show in London. Fast-paced and riotously hilarious, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery masterfully unites screw-ball comedy with real theatrical invention, and is guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles.
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