One London theatre attraction that never fails to draw huge crowds is the West End that is home to some long-running musical and other West End Shows. Tickets to this Theatreland can be quite in demand especially during peak seasons. Below are just some of the famous musicals that you can see at London’s West End.
Who doesn’t know or at least heard of Les Miserables that is based on the classic novel of the same title by French author Victor Hugo? Les Miserables is actually the longest running show of all time in London’s West End. This is one of the huge crowd drawers. Some people have seen Les Miserables twice or even three times and still wouldn’t mind watching it again for a couple more. That’s simply how popular the musical is. It seems that theater goers just can’t get enough of the themes of love and redemption that is wonderfully portrayed by the play. And with beautiful songs such as “Can You Hear the People Sing” and “I Dreamed a Dreamed,” it was really destined to become a hit.
Another classic is the Phantom of the Opera that opened only a year after Les Miserables, making it the second longest-running musical at London’s West End. It is probably the most well-loved of all Andrew Lloyd Weber creation. Based on Gaston LeRoux’s novel, the story’s themes of love and obsession is masterfully represented by the blending of opera and rock. “The Point of No Return” and “Masquerade” are just two of the most unforgettable songs from this musical.
If you are looking for a more contemporary musical, then We Will Rock You will definitely be to your liking. Running for eight years already, the show is set 300 years into the future and depicts the life of a young non-conformist named Gallileo and his battle against the corporate Killer Queen. If you are a fan of the British rock band Queen then you will be delighted to know that this show features some of their greatest hits such as “We Are the Champions” and of course “We Will Rock You.”
Another modern classic is Mama Mia that is famous not only among Abba fans, but to everyone who can appreciate a good light and funny story. It is about a young, fatherless bride named Sophie who just discovered that her mom dated three men at the time of her conception. For her wedding, she decides to invite all three of her potential dads, turning the story into a series of one amusing scenario after another. And with Abba hits in the score such as “Dancing Queen” and “Mama Mia,” this show is simply irresistible.
With all the good theatre showing in London’s West End Shows, it is not hard to imagine why it is quite hard to get West End tickets. Online Theatre Tickets outlets are definitely a blessing to theatre lovers. Through these sites, you can order your tickets in advance. No need to join the long ques at London’s West End.