Planning a trip to London in June and like the idea of putting some time aside to take in a West End show?
If so, there’s plenty of great live entertainment to get involved in and thanks to cheap theatre tickets West End
productions such as Billy Elliot and Wicked are more affordable to go and watch than you may think.
Read on to find out more about what’s on in June in the West End…
Shrek The Musical
Demand for Shrek The Musical tickets
has been high ever since it arrived in the West End in June 2011. Roll the clock forward 12 months and Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has been treading the boards as Princess Fiona recently, receiving decent reviews from the critics in the process. Other famous faces to have been involved in this unusual and extremely-popular love story include Amanda Holden, Richard Blackwood and Nigel Lindsay. The theatre version of the original Shrek sticks quite closely to the movie plot as a green ogre falls head over heels for a beautiful princess and has to see off competition from the evil Lord Farquaad. It’s fun, it’s fast paced and it’s fantastic viewing.
Another fairytale making a big impression in the West End is Wicked, a prequel to the musical favourite The Wizard of Oz. Expect twists and turns even if you do know how lead character Elphaba – AKA the Wicked Witch of the West – ultimately meets her maker further down the line. Wicked takes places through the eyes of witches Elphaba and Glinda as you find out the whole story behind the making of one of the most terrifying evil geniuses ever to grace the big screen. Tickets to see Wicked start from as little as £19.99 on sites such as www.ticket.com
, meaning a trip to the theatre doesn’t have to break the bank.
If you Like To Boogie, one of the many memorable songs to feature in the 2000 film Billy Elliott, then you’ll love the stage version. It’s produced by the same director that helped set Jamie Bell on the road to stardom over a decade ago and tells of one young boy’s struggle to pursue his passion for dance during recession-hit 1980s Britain. Raw, powerful and emotive, Billy Elliot is a feel-good production that’ll have you tapping in the aisles as an ordinary boy discovers he has extraordinary skills.