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The Play That Goes Wrong

10 fun and funny shows to brighten up Blue Monday

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 15 January 2022, Last Updated 17 January 2022

Look, it’s been a pretty cold couple of weeks and we’ve all got a touch of that post-Christmas feeling. But this Monday doesn’t have to be blue!

For a double dose of fun we’ve reimagined some of the funnest and funniest shows on in London at the moment as all your friends. So pick your bestie and grab your tickets, all of them are in the New Year Sale so you can find tickets from just £10 to £50!

The Witty One

Habeas Corpus, Menier Chocolate Factory

Get your monthly dose of  wit in with this revival of Alan Bennett’s raunchy comedy.

Habeas Corpus

The Laugh-Out-Loud One

Magic Goes Wrong, Apollo Theatre

If you’re ready to split your sides, Mischief’s hilarious magic-based farce is as impressive as it is disastrous!

The Whacky One

Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of), Criterion Theatre

We know what you’re thinking, but Jane Austen gets amped up a bunch of notches in this Fringe show’s brand new run in the West End.

The Dreamer

& Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre

It’s a love story like no other, and this is like no other telling of the tale of Romeo and Juliet you’ve ever seen before. Expect lots of giggles and Lots. Of. Pop.

Cast of & Juliet

The One Who’s Up For A Pint

Choir Of Man, Arts Theatre

This is feel-good fun at its best – a celebration of male friendships, silly jokes and the great institution that is the British Pub.

Choir of Man

The Dancing Queen

Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre

Be honest, you can hear the music in your head already can’t you – Abba is the perfect cure for the blues, and Mamma Mia throws in a heartwarming storyline to boot.

Josie Benson as Tanya Mazz Murray as Donna Gemma Goggin as Rosie. Photo by Brinkhoff Moegenburg.

The Slightly Useless One

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre

Who doesn’t love a prat fall? Get ready to snort all the way through the mad-cap antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society‘s attempt to stage a Whodunnit.

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Quick Off The Mark One

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Lyric Theatre

This fully improvised musical show is different every single time, so even if you’ve been before, this lot will keep you on your toes!

The Enthusiastic One

Bring It On, Southbank Centre

What better way to start a new year than with some good old nostalgia? Take yourself all the way back to 2000 and put some of that cheerleading pep back in your step.

Bring It On

The Sassy One

Heathers, The Other Palace

This musical adaptation of the 80s cult classic is high octane, high energy and so much drama. Come on, become a Corn Nut and check it our for yourself.


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