Want to catch a West End Show? These are our offbeat favourites

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London’s West End remains a popular venue for visitors staying in the city, offering plenty of world-renowned entertainment throughout the year. If you’re staying in England’s capital this month, we’ve put together this selection of some of our unconventional favourites, helping you catch the best shows in town…

Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre

Until 23rd May 2020

Having already won rave reviews on Broadway and the West End, Wicked takes an offbeat approach to the tale of the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ from the Wizard of Oz. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire and with a combination of fantastic tunes, great performances and impressive staging, this is a tale which all the family can immerse themselves in while staying at The Chilworth London. For award-winning entertainment which nonetheless retains a distinctively quirky edge, be sure to see a performance during your next visit to the city.

Betrayal

Harold Pinter Theatre

until 8th June 2019

Harold Pinter remains something of a legendary figure amongst the British theatre scene, so what way to honour his work than to see this new adaptation of one of the playwrights’ most notable plays? Starring Tom Hiddleston, Zawie Ashton and Charlie Cox, the piece focuses on the aftermath of an affair – and handles its subject matter with characteristic Pinter-esque flair. We recommend enjoying a massage in Paddington before heading to an evening performance, providing the ideal night of grown-up theatre while you’re in London.

The Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre

Until 20th July 2019

Created by the team which brought us South Park, the Book of Mormon has won multiple awards, including 4 Olivier Awards. The play has received rave reviews in both the West End and on Broadway, described as comedic heaven by those in the know. If you’re eager to see what all the fuss is about during your stay at a spa near Paddington, why not head to London’s theatre district and find out?

9 to 5 the Musical

Savoy Theatre

Until 31st August 2019

Many will be familiar with the Dolly Parton 1980s classic of the same name – and this stage play brings the film to musical life on the London stage. With great songs, strong performances and a clear love of the original subject matter, this is the ultimate feel-good romp, which will combine a little trip down memory lane for some in the audience.

Waitress

Adelphi Theatre

Until 27th November 2019

Adapted from the film of the same name, Waitress includes an acclaimed score by Sara Bareilles, and has already achieved great acclaim on the Broadway stage before transferring to London. The original film version of the story was created by Adrienne Shelley, and the stage musical takes the same approach but brings it to a new audience in a brand new format. This is an uplifting tale sure to inspire audience-goers everywhere.

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