The pick of the best stage productions
By AdFeatures | Monday, March 05, 2012, 12:14
The West End theatre district is busy throughout the year, packed with avid theatregoers searching for the next great play to keep them entertained. March has a number of great offerings that are bound to be to everyone’s liking. Here is the pick of the best stage productions coming this month courtesy of Ticket.com:
The Lion King: Lyceum Theatre, bookings until September 30th 2012
Based on the phenomenally successful Disney animation of the same name, this musical stage version follows the path of Simba, the young lion cub prince on his path towards being crowned King. He meets a number of quirky characters and faces danger along the way, but will he get to succeed his father? On the end of ceaseless praise from both critics and audiences, the huge cast and breathtaking Sir Elton John soundtrack will please people of all ages. If you’re interested in going to see the Lion King tickets are still available, but you need to be quick to get them.
The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, bookings until December 15th 2012
A West End staple for over two decades, this production uses the play within a play narrative like no other. The story follows a solicitor invited to the funeral of a recluse for who very few people cared. However, his story is then told through an actor, while he plays the role of everyone else he encounters, while trying to guess who the woman he keeps seeing is. Tickets for The Woman in Black are still on sale, but they’re running out fast.
Ghost the Musical: Piccadilly Theatre, bookings until October 13th 2012
Further proof that stage adaptations of blockbuster films are all the rage, this musical version of the 1990’s classic does it justice. The story follows Sam, who dies after being mugged, and does his best from beyond the grave to ensure that the same fate doesn’t befall partner Molly. Eurythmics star Dave Stewart provides the soundtrack, which adds to a great theatrical experience. Should you want to see how it stacks up against the film, Ghost the Musical tickets are going fast, so book as soon as you can.
The Madness of George III, Apollo Theatre, bookings until March 31st 2012
Alan Bennett is one of the country’s finest playwrights, and he brings his Midas touch to this classic comedy. The story follows the king, who, despite his many achievements, is laughed off by critics for allegedly being insane. George then gets subjected to all manner of cruel ‘treatments’ and treachery from parliament and even his own family. Despite that, George is determined to carry on regardless. Seldom performed on stage due to its enormous cast list, this is a rare opportunity to see this play. As a result, tickets are thin on the ground, so booking as soon as possible would be the best course of action.