That show was AWESOME! – JD, 6
Are you doing anything special this Father’s Day? How about a weekend in London, taking in shows with the family? I’ve been checking out Hotel Direct for theatre break ideas and here are my top five picks for theatre to catch this Father’s Day weekend.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: the musical
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: the Musical is a brilliant choice for Roald Dahl fans young and old. A magical tale that is sure to satisfy even the sweetest tooth, the well-loved songs and quirky characters should appeal to the whole family. There are three performances over Father’s Day weekend, with tickets in the stalls starting from £29.
Matilda: the musical
Another one for Roald Dahl fans, Matilda: the musical is a tale of a gifted girl in a grim school and the magical, musical path she and her classmates take to a happier life. With music and lyrics by the incredibly talented comedian and performer, Tim Minchin, this is a show I’m desperate to see.
Grab the evening performance on Friday, or matinee/evening performance on Saturday. Tickets start from £35 in the upper circle.
The Lion King: the musical
The Lion King: the musical is an award-winning visual spectacular from Disney with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. Everyone I know who has seen this show waxes lyrical about it for weeks afterwards.
There are still a handful of tickets from the Friday matinee, or two shows on Saturday, with prices starting from £48.20 per ticket.
Morgan & West: the Travelling Magicians
Morgan & West: the Travelling Magicians is a great show for the whole family to visit on Saturday 15th June, with tickets priced at just £10.
The performers take the role of Victorian magicians, performing magical feats, demonstrating precognitive powers and apparently travelling through time to pull of amazing temporal tricks. Wonderful.
The Black Cat Cabaret
The Black Cat Cabaret is playing at The London Wonderground, South Bank on Friday 13th June. It’s not something you’d take the kids along to, but should you be blessed with a child-free evening this Father’s Day weekend, it’s well worth going along to enjoy this visual spectacular, which includes Astounding Aerialists, a Queen of Fire, an Accordionist of the Apocalypse and Cabaret comedy songs plus more.
Tickets are £19.50 (£18.50).
So they’re my picks. What will you be doing over Father’s Day?
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