With the New Year Sale, you can get your hands on theatre tickets for just £10, £20, £30 or £40. But with over 40 shows to choose from, how do you know which show is right for you?
We’ve created a handy little guide to help you become more familiar with some of the available shows. And, let’s face it, with tickets at that price, why not take a punt on something new and different?
There are some seriously big names in the West End at the moment. See your favourite TV/film star in one of the following:
Game Of Thrones’ star Kit Harington is starring alongside Love Sick’s Johnny Flynn in the blistering comedy, True West. It’s the UK premiere of Sam Shepard’s play about two estranged brothers who reunite resulting in dire consequences.
You want star power? Then Company has your name written all over it. In this classic Stephen Sondheim musical with a twist, you’ll be able to see Mel Giedroyc, Jonathan Bailey, Richard Fleeshman, George Blagden and Patti LuPone!
Pinter At The Pinter
The Pinter At The Pinter season has been a who’s who of the entertainment industry since it opened in September. For the New Year Sale, you can see either Pinter Five or Pinter Six, which means these celebs are on the potential watch list: Rupert Graves, Jane Horrocks, Nicholas Woodesen, John Simm, Gary Kemp, Ron Cook, Phil Davis, Celia Imrie, and Tracy-Ann Oberman.
You’ll need a good laugh in the New Year. So why not join TV funnyman Rufus Hound and Shameless star David Threlfall for a noble adventure in the form of RSC’s Don Quixote?
You know you love saying “I saw it when…”? Well, these shows will give you the perfect opportunity.
It received high acclaim during its run at the National Theatre and now it’s coming to the West End for a strictly limited time. The debut play by Natasha Gordon tells the story of a family undertaking the Jamaican Nine Night wake tradition after the loss of their grandmother.
In Frantic Assembly’s new piece, three young men come home from war and share their stories – set over the last 100 years. It explores the profound effect war has on young lives and asks the question, what does coming home really mean?
Musicals opening in 2019
There are some brilliant musicals opening in the West End just in time for the New Year Sale! This is an unbelievable opportunity to see tomorrow’s hits for incredible prices.
Come From Away
The Tony Award-winning musical lands in London in January to tell the story of 7,000 air passengers that are stranded in a remote Canadian town after the 9/11 attacks.
We have some seriously strong female leads in the West End at the moment. Celebrate these incredible performers and the work written for them by seeing them with the New Year Sale.
Caroline, Or Change
See Sharon D Clarke star in Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s magical musical, Caroline, Or Change. It had sold-out runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and Hampstead Theatre, and now it’s headed to the Playhouse Theatre.
Set in 1963 Louisiana, Caroline is a poorly paid maid who strikes up a friendship with he employer’s son, Noah. When Noah sneaks down to the basement to visit Caroline, it becomes a fantastical place filled with music.
Tony is best known for his play Angels In America and Jeanine recently penned the Young Vic smash hit, Fun Home.
Six The Musical
This sassy historical retelling gives the women of the story power. Exploring the women Henry VIII married, it’s a pop/rock experience with wit, charm and a whole lot of attitude. It was an absolute hit when it ran in the summer this year, and now it’s back for a limited time.
Songs For Nobodies
See Bernadette Robinson perform songs by five iconic divas – Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas – in Songs For Nobodies. The celebration of female musicianship wowed audiences when it played at London’s Wilton’s Music Hall in early 2018 and now it’s coming to the West End for a short time only.
Catch it before it’s gone
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. And West End shows aren’t excluded from that. Make sure to catch these brilliant shows before they take their final bow in London.
Effie may not be going nowhere but Dreamgirls is. After two shimmering years at the Savoy Theatre, this iconic Tony and Olivier-winning show is closing on 12 January. Drawing inspiration from the career stories of R&B acts including James Brown, Jackie Wilson and The Shirelles, Dreamgirls follows the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois, called ‘The Dreams’.
It has the biggest cast currently in the West End and you only have until 5 January to see it! 42nd Street is a song and dance extravaganza about the fabled American dream. It features iconic musical theatre songs including In The Money, Lullaby Of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, and I Only Have Eyes For You.
The Take That musical is only in London for a few short weeks so you can’t really afford to miss it! Especially at these prices. Telling the story of a group of estranged best friends who find each other again when their favourite band from their teenage years’ reform, The Band is a touching tale set to a soundtrack you know and love. Catch it before it closes on 12 January.
Who would have thought a story about a failing factory could be so fabulous? This glitzy show flips all expectations on its head and delivers an uplifting, fun and sequin-filled show that’ll make you feel on top of the world. Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical award in both the West End and Broadway so if you’ve not seen it yet, here’s your last chance! It closes on 12 January.
Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? There are plenty of other shows in our New Year Sale. Click here to see them all.