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London’s Theatreland is a major draw to the city – a magnet for theatre lovers from all over the world. As the summer season comes to an end and the schools reopen for the autumn term, the West End is just getting started. Here are the top five shows you should consider seeing this year.
The Book of Mormon
This new, satirical musical made by the creators of South Park and Avenue Q has already taken the US by storm and is set to be a smash hit here too. It tells the tale of two missionaries in Africa who want to spread the Mormon word with hilarious consequences.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Hot on the tail of the hit musical, Matilda, Roald Dahl’s classic tale of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka comes to the stage. With direction from Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty), audiences of all ages will love this stage adaptation of the magical children’s story.
Barking in Essex
It doesn’t open until mid-September but when it does, you’re in for a treat. Starring Sheila Hancock and the hilarious slapstick comedian, Lee Evans, this rib-tickling show tells the story of dysfunctional mother and son and their antics as a jailbird turns up on their doorstep.
The variety that the West End offers is out of this world – musicals, comedy, drama and thrills – it’s all here in London’s Theatreland.