5 Best Plays And Shows In London

20th August 2019

London is home to some of the greatest theatres and the greatest theatrical performances in the world. Here are five of the best shows in London during the following months. If you're craving a great performance, then picking any one of these shows will do.

1. Hamilton

The show Hamilton brings to life the historical Alexander Hamilton, a close friend of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was an extremely important figure during his time and his work helped shape the country. The show tells this incredible story with the help of blues, hip-hop, jazz, and traditional Broadway music.

Hamilton is directed by Thomas Kail with music and lyrics written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It is based on the biography of Alexander Hamilton authored by Ron Chernow. The show has won many awards around the globe, including 22 Tony Awards and a Grammy Award.

Tickets for Hamilton in London are now available for times between October 28 and November 30 of 2019. It is likely the show will continue with another booking period following a short break. The cast performs Monday through Saturday at 7:30 pm with an additional 2:30 pm showing on Thursday and Saturday. The show takes place at the Victoria Palace Theater.

2. Evita

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Evita presents the compelling story of Eva Peron. Eva was a political leader in Argentina and is widely regarded as one of the region's first political celebrities. The story wraps her entire life into one show, including her rise to fame and later her death. The music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. Some of the songs have become famous in their own and have several awards, such as the Oscar-award-winding song “You Must Love Me”.

The next booking period for Evita in London takes place between August 2nd and September 21, 2019. The show will play Monday through Saturday with two matinee shows at 2:15 pm on Thursday and Saturday. It takes place at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, which is near the Baker's Street tube.

3. A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the most popular comedies penned by the legend Shakespeare himself. The story focuses on the marriage of Theseus. The majority of the story takes place in the forest where fairies live and control the actions of various characters. Many directors and actors across the globe have tackled this performance with great success.

The current booking period for this show in London lasts until August 31st at the Bridge Theater. This theatre offers a uniquely immersive experience. You can choose to stand for the performance in an area known as the “pit”. The scenery will continue to change around you and the pit will move as the show progresses. The immersive experience is worth trying if it's your first time, but is completely optional. Showtimes are Monday to Saturday at 7:30 pm with additional shows on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30 pm.

4. The Book Of Mormon

Penned by a trio of Matt Stone, Trey Parker, and Robert Lopez, the Book of Mormon is a satirical musical focusing on the lives of two Mormons in a remote village. It is currently the 14th longest-running Broadway show and has been performed successfully in many countries across the globe. The play has received positive reviews from many critics, though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was not impressed at first. It seems as even though they've grown to enjoy the show because they've purchased advertising space on the show's playbill in the United States.

This show is performed regularly at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. You can use the official website for the play to find tickets available for days, weeks, or months in advance. The show lasts for 2 hours and 30 minutes with a single intermission. The theatre typically plays an additional matinee show on Saturdays at 2:30 pm.

5. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

This show is based on the story of Joseph, which can be found in the Bible in the Book of Genesis. Joseph has 11 brothers who grow jealous of Joseph over time. Joseph receives a coat of many colours as a symbol of his father's preference and eventually his brother's resort to a nefarious scheme to have him removed.

You can enjoy this show live at the London Palladium until the end of September. The show runs regularly each night at 7:30 except for Sunday. It's best to buy your tickets as soon as possible because the show sells out quickly.

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