Set in the heart of Theatreland in buzzing Covent Garden, One Aldwych is within ten minutes walk of over twenty top West End theatres. Here is our guide to the dazzling productions that are currently showing in London's theatres.
Charlie & The
Chocolate Factory - Theatre Royal Drury Lane (2 minute
Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a new West End musical directed by Academy Award winner Sam 'Skyfall' Mendes. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, a chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas, this spectacular new musical must be seen to be believed.
Beautiful: The Carole King
Musical - Aldwych Theatre (2 minute walk)
Beautiful is the untold story of Carole King's journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.
The Lion King - Lyceum Theatre (2 minute
A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.
The Play That
Goes Wrong - The Duchess Theatre (2 minute walk)
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences.
Mamma Mia - Novello Theatre (2 minute walk)
Mamma Mia tells the story of a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding through the songs of ABBA. This smash hit musical certainly has the feel good factory and will have you dancing in the aisles.
Gypsy - Savoy Theatre (3 minute
Gypsy the Musical first appeared in 1959 on Broadway under the title 'Gypsy: A Musical Fable'. The show features music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is loosely based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee.
War Horse - New London Theatre (5 minute
Based on a highly original novel, War Horse is set during the First World War and tells the exciting tale of bravery and the extraordinary bond between a young recruit and his horse. Actors, working with magnificent, life-sized puppets, lead us on a gripping and emotionally charged journey through history.
The Woman in
Black - Fortune Theatre (5 minute walk)
The Woman In Black is a classic ghost story. It is not a horror story or a tale of terror, yet the events build up to a horrifying climax and create a sense of horror. Not for the faint hearted...
Miss Saigon -
Prince Edward Theatre (10 minute walk)
This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
The Musical - Cambridge Theatre (10 minute walk)
Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this new musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Memphis The Musical -
Shaftesbury Theatre (10 minute walk)
Direct from its smash hit Broadway run and a triumphant 55-city North American tour, the multi award-winning musical Memphis is set in the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, where a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock 'n' roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream.
Live - Lyric Theatre (15 minute walk)
Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits I Want You Back, ABC, Beat It and Billie Jean. This show will have you moonwalking out of the theatre!
Bend It Like Beckham The Musical - Phoenix Theatre
(15 minute walk)
The brand new British musical Bend it like Beckham is a funny, glorious and uplifting adaptation of the much-loved hit film about refusing to watch from the sidelines, bending the rules, and scoring that deciding goal.
The Book of Mormon - Prince of Wales Theatre
(15 minute walk)
After winning nine Tony Awards last year, this comic musical from the creators of South Park about a pair of hapless Mormon missionaries has come to London.
Phantom of the Opera - Her Majesty's
Theatre (15 minute walk)
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful student Christine is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.
Jersey Boys -
The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tells the rag to riches tale of four boys working their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of international pop-stardom. Featuring all the classic hits including Big Girls Don't Cry and Walk Like A Man.
Billy Elliot The
Musical - Victoria Palace Theatre
Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/85 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.
Wicked - Apollo
When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire's acclaimed 1995 novel, 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West', re-imagined the Land of Oz, creating a parallel universe telling the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.
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