While staying at M By Montcalm Shoreditch London, if you have the chance, be sure to visit one of the many blockbuster shows available to enjoy on the city’s ever-popular theatre scene. Read on to find out more about the most popular shows the capital has to offer this month, as curated by our very own theatre buffs at M by Montcalm!
The Lion King
Where to see it: The Lyceum Theatre
Director: Julie Taymor
Duration: 160 minutes
An enduringly popular musical currently in its 18th year, which brings the characters of Disney’s 1990s animated film to life on the stage. The Lion King includes some 25 species of animal in its large cast of performers; all played by elaborately costumed actors or even more elaborately costumed puppets. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Serengeti Plains, it makes for a dazzling night at the theatre which is also ideal for all ages 3 (children under 3 years of age are not admitted to the Lyceum Theatre).
The Phantom of the Opera
Where to see it: Her Majesty’s Theatre
Director: Harold Prince
Duration: 150 minutes
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s multi-award-winning musical is now in its 31st year, and continues to captivate audiences from its venue in the heart of London’s West End. Having won 70 major theatre awards, The Phantom of the Opera has played to over 140 million people worldwide since it’s 1986 debut.
Where to see it: The Queen’s Theatre
Director: Trevor Nunn / John Caird
Duration: 140 minutes
One of the most famous musicals in the world, this legendary production has been translated into 22 languages worldwide, and continues to break box-office records.
Set in broken revolutionary France, and featuring an instantly recognisable score of songs including ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, Les Miserables continues to draw adoring crowds year after year. A must-see for any theatre-lovers trip to London.
Where to see it: The Novello Theatre
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Duration: 120 minutes
A blockbuster musical with an incredibly catchy Abba soundtrack, Mamma Mia uses music to propel the story of a mother and daughter and three possible fathers into a fun-filled extravaganza. Set on a Greek Island, the show has already been enjoyed by a fan base of more than 10 million people worldwide. The ultimate feel good night at the theatre!
Where to see it: The Apollo Victoria
Director: Joe Mantello
Duration: 165 minutes
Wicked tells the reimagined story of the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ from the Wizard of O, and has become one of the most popular West End musicals ever since its debut in 2006. Based on the popular novel by Gregory Maguire.