Best Theatrical Plays in London for Valentine’s Day

by | Feb 6, 2015

The special day is yet again round the corner, but as it approaches more near, you have no idea where to take your significant half to.

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The special day is yet again round the corner, but as it approaches more near, you have no idea where to take your significant half to.

London is said to be one of the most romantic cities in the world and why not? Most of those old English love stories and romantic tales have all evolved from this lovely city.

These are our top recommendations for a romantic trip this Valentine’s Day. Whether its the unrequited love of The Phantom of the Opera, love at first sight in Les Miserables, the peal of wedding bells in Mamma Mia, or the epic doomed love in Miss Saigon, these shows are sure to tug at your heartstrings this romantic season. Check these out.

Mamma Mia!

A mother, a daughter and three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. More than 10 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make you go Mamma Mia! The ultimate feel-good show.

The 39 Steps

Don’t miss John Buchan’s gripping whodunnit live in London. There’s a wonderful ’80s comedy sketch where one extremely effete doctor turns to another and declares, ‘I learnt everything I know about women from the novels of John Buchan.’ Though Buchan was aggressively heterosexual, his emphasis on a world where a chap’s upper lip was as stiffly starched as his collar meant there was little room for ladies – pleasant creatures though they were – in his tales of intrigue.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun. The 39 Steps is one of the most astonishing theatrical tour de forces to hit the West End in years. Until Oct 2015

Shakespeare in Love

This one is absolutely adorable! Adapted from the famous screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love at the Noel Coward Theatre takes an unusual look at the life of England’s greatest ever playwright through a fictional love affair, spurring him on to pen his great love story Romeo and Juliet. Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration.

That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play

Once at the Phoenix Theatre

Once tells the unique story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create. Book now to see this hit London musical.

Memphis the Musical

The hit Broadway show telling a story of forbidden love and the dawn of rock in the nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee comes to London’s Shaftesbury Theatre, starring Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly. Book now for an amazing evening of rock’n’roll, blues and gospel hits.

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