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10 must-see shows in our New Year Sale ending soon

10 must-see shows in our New Year Sale

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 30 January 2020, Last Updated 12 February 2020

If you’re only just stumbling across our New Year Sale, don’t worry it’s not too late for you to get involved!

Our annual New Year Sale encourages you to ‘Get into London Theatre’ with tickets for £10, £20, £30 or £40 to top London shows for performances between 1 January and 13 February 2020; the perfect excuse to catch your favourite show or perhaps something new.

With just a few weeks to go, we are rounding up 10 must-see shows in our New Year Sale that include everything from Olivier Award-winning comedies and iconic musicals to classic murder mysteries and the most successful theatre productions of all time. So whether you fancy a laugh, some magic or a dose of inspiration, we’ve got something for you!

Wicked

This hugely popular musical has been casting a spell over audiences in the West End for thirteen spellbinding years! And now it’s your chance to see it with great prices in our New Year Sale.

In a re-imagining of the Wizard Of Oz, Wicked follows the unlikely but heartfelt friendship between the blonde and very popular Glinda and the misunderstood, shy, green Elphaba. After meeting The Wonderful Wizard, their lives take very different paths as the two witches fulfil their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Packed with storming songs, wit and stunning costumes, this spectacular production is a riot of colours and magic, so grab a friend and follow that yellow brick road to London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Matilda The Musical

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For any musical fan, Matilda The Musical playing at Cambridge Theatre is simply unmissable. The globally renowned stage show from Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company tells the story of Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale of Matilda, a child genius with horrid parents. Each time her parents treat her badly, Matilda teaches them a lesson. Armed with a sharp mind and a wild imagination, this is a story about a little girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Hilarious, moving and oh so exhilarating, it’s no surprise that this standout show is the winner of over 90 international awards, including 23 for Best Musical! As Matilda would say, if it’s not right, you’ve got to make it right…Grab your tickets now!

The Phantom Of The Opera

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Winner of 70 major theatre awards and seen by more than 140 million people, The Phantom Of The Opera continues to mesmerise audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre and around the world.

Based on Gaston Leroux’s gothic novel of life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House, the story tells the tale of Phantom – a man ashamed of his physical appearance – who hides from the real world in the darkness of the theatre. Haunting the opera house and feared by all, he manipulates the actors and crew. But when he falls in love with a chorus girl whose old friend returns to rescue her, will he get his revenge? 

In one of the most successful theatre productions of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising score combines flawlessly with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, bringing this tragic love story to life. 

School Of Rock – The Musical

If you’ve seen the movie featuring Jack Black, you’ll remember the guitar-thrashing, drum-rolling celebration of the power of rock.

Dewey Finn is a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star struggling to make ends meet and determined to do so through the power of music. Posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school, Finn discovers his students’ hidden musical talents, and opts to enlist his fifth-graders in a quest to conquer The Battle Of The Bands – but can he do so without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation School Of Rock – The Musical has been leaving audiences rocking night after night at the Gillian Lynne Theatre since its West End premier in 2016. But with it’s final performance on the 1st March, the New Year Sale is just another excuse to snap up some tickets before it closes.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

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If you loved The Play That Goes Wrong and Magic Goes Wrong, or are simply looking for a laugh in the capital, you’ll definitely want to catch this Olivier Award-nominated West End comedy currently playing at the Criterion Theatre.

Follow the story about one enormous diamond, eight incompetent crooks and a snoozing security guard. Think; Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this fantastic new comedy, packed with swag loads of laughter. With the show closing on 3 May, it’d be criminal to miss it!

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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For a healthy dose of sass, glitter and feel-good vibes, head to the Apollo Theatre for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Inspired by the 2011 BBC Three documentary, Jamie: Drag Queen At 16, the inspiring show tells the true story of a 16-year-old boy who has a secret to tell and dreams to make true. Packed with show-stopping songs written by Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, this modern fairy tale is a breath of fresh air and will have you clapping your hands with happiness!

Get into the groove and book tickets to see this bright, colourful, sensational show that was nominated for a whopping five Olivier Awards! (It’s no wonder Everybody’s Talking About Jamie!)

Waitress

If you’re looking for something to warm you up on these cold wintery days, Waitress is serving up a healthy slice of pie at the Adelphi Theatre.

Follow the heartwarming story of expert pie maker Jenna, stuck in a small town and a neglected marriage. Dreaming of bigger and better things, Jenna’s life begins brighten up when she forms a plan to enter a life-changing baking contest in a nearby county.

This beautiful story about friendship, motherhood (and the magic of a well-made pie!) will make you laugh, cry, tap your feet and sing-a-long to the famous songs of six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, Sara Bareilles. And if that’s not enough to sway you, Sara herself will be featuring in the leading role of Jenna for a strictly limited run until 7 March. If you want to see the superstar in this iconic run, you know what to do…Grab your New Year Sale tickets now.

The Mousetrap

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When a famous murder mystery show has audiences still searching for the culprit after more than 60 years, you know it’s a goodun!

Hotel owners Giles and Mollie find themselves busier than expected when a snowstorm hits the area. While this huge turn out is good for business, a phone call from the police changes the tone as they discover a dangerous murderer is on the loose, and they can’t trust anyone!

Written by Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap is one of the most famous whodunnits in the world, having been enjoyed by London theatregoers since 25th November 1952. Don’t miss your chance to buy New Year Sale tickets to see this iconic play at St. Martins Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong

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Mischief Theatre’s hugely successful chaotic comedy tale must be doing something right having won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2015 and now playing at the Duchess Theatre and more theatres across the globe.

Follow the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are trying their  best to stage a production of a 1920s murder mystery. But as the show’s title might suggest, this is not as easy as it sounds, with everything that can go wrong… well, doing just that. Watch out for collapsing sets, forgotten lines, broken fourth walls, absent props and unfortunate injuries aplenty.

Now stumbling through its sixth catastrophic year, The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to leave your face aching with laughter! 

Thriller Live

If you fancy a little sing-a-long or boogey, this tribute to Michael Jackson’s legendary career is a great pick.

Now in it’s record breaking 10th year, the spectacular show features more than 20 performers with a full company of singers, dancers and a live band to celebrate the music of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. 

From Rock With You and I Want You Back to Show You The Way and Billie Jean, the all-dancing, all-singing showdown features two hours of hit songs alongside some eye-popping video footage, special effects and choreography by award-winning director Gary Loud (who has previously worked with Leona Lewis, Girls Aloud and Robbie Williams). 

With Thriller Live closing on 26 April, the New Year Sale is the perfect reason to grab some tickets and have yourself a rockin’ night at the Lyric Theatre.

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