If you’re heading to the Big Smoke this year and planning to make the most of offers on hotels in London, you should definitely consider spending an evening at a West End show.
Whether that be a musical or a play, London has plenty on offer when it comes to theatre, and there are some fantastic shows flying across the pond from New York this year to make their debuts in the British capital. Here are four Broadway shows you can watch in London in 2020.
Based on Harper Lee’s landmark tale of racial injustice, To Kill a Mockingbird is a courtroom drama that proved Broadway isn’t just for flamboyant musicals. Previews began at the Shubert Theatre in November 2018 and the show opened to rave reviews, so it comes as no surprise that the show is receiving a West End transfer after a continuing successful run.
Set to begin previews at the Gielgud at the end of May this year, Rhys Ifans stars as leading lawyer, Atticus Finch.
Based on one of the most popular Disney stories of the 21st century, Frozen opened on Broadway in March 2018 at the St James Theatre, and fans in the UK have been waiting patiently for its West End transfer ever since.
Well, the wait is almost over, as Princesses Elsa and Anna arrive at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in autumn of this year. Featuring an award-winning score from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Frozen is the perfect uplifting tale for kids and grown-ups alike.
Based on the 90s romcom of the same name, Pretty Woman officially opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre back in August last year. Featuring music from Bryan Adams, this new musical follows the story of beloved characters Vivian and Edward, as they overcome obstacles and fall in love.
With Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac leading the cast, Pretty Woman opens on February 13th, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
So, Be More Chill isn’t quite making it to the West End, but it deserves a mention here nonetheless! Running at London’s The Other Palace from February to May, Be More Chill has been described as a ‘relatable tale about how far we’ll go for validation’.
Based on a book of the same name, and featuring music and lyrics from Joe Iconis, the show received its Broadway debut in New York’s Lyceum Theatre after runs in New Jersey and off-Broadway.
If you’re considering where to stay when visiting this vibrant city, there are plenty of 5 star options and, in fact, 4 star accommodation in London can be equally as nice, providing better value for money.
You may want to consider the Park Grand Hotel Hyde Park, set in a fantastic location and just a short Tube ride from the West End and its fabulous theatres.