London’s Theatreland is forever changing and this year it’s no different. New shows, musicals and debuts are emerging onto stages across London, providing new entertainment for the masses. Fancy an evening at the theatre? Take a look at the Travelodge hotels in the area to stay overnight in this bustling city, to relieve the stress of heading home at curtain call. It’s never a pleasant experience, running for the tube to make it to the train station before your final train departs the terminal – make it easy as pie by staying in London and take the chance to enjoy more of what it has to offer.
With the city’s theatrical repertoire ever-changing, there’s always a chance of catching something new on the stage in London. Check out some of the upcoming plays that could appeal as part of your visit!
Whether you’ve seen the 1991 film adaptation of the Roddy Doyle comedy-drama or not, The Commitments on stage will surely be a huge hit when it arrives at the Palace Theatre in September. Telling the story of working class Dubliners who form a soul band, your ears will be treated to a whole host of classic tunes from the likes of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and James Brown.
The film adaptation was a huge success, winning BAFTA awards and being nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. If the movie is anything to go by, the theatre production will be a sure-fire hit too. Preview tickets will be half-price and after the opening night on the 8th October, the producers are providing 10,000 seats for just £10 – bargain!
One for the kids now – Horrible Histories returns to the Garrick Theatre on the 7th August with Barmy Britain – Part One, while the new second instalment will arrive at the theatre on the 26th September for another load of gruesome and grisly histories that will serve up a dose of fun and education at the same time.
Anyone who loves a good movie will have seen this one, starring the chisel-chinned Christian Bale in one of his most ‘interesting’ roles. American Psycho tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a high-profile businessman who is also hiding the fact that he’s a chainsaw-wielding murderer. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the stage adaptation includes music and choreography that flawlessly coincides with the dark subject matter. You can find it at the Almeida Theatre from the 3rd December.
Let’s not forget the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse that will be open for its first season, next year. Constructed on the same site as the Globe Theatre, this new indoor playhouse will mean that whatever the weather, you can enjoy a fantastic, candlelit theatre experience.
Take a look at the new release musicals (and also the ones that are coming to an end!) and take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy a quality evening in London town. With plenty of Travelodge hotels to choose from, you can be sure that your visit won’t overstretch your budget, but will be an unforgettable one.