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Top Theatre Picks this Winter
Image Credit: Brinkhoff Moegenburg

Top Theatre Picks this Winter

6 January 2017 Belphoebe New

The period after Christmas isn’t all that bad. Between January and February you’ll be able to enjoy some of London’s most sought-after theatre at discounted prices with the Get Into London Theatre deal. Whether you want to sing along to the larger-than-life Kinky Boots, relive your childhood with Matilda or see the hard-hitting production of Trainspotting, there’s never been a better time to spend an evening at the theatre. Enjoy all of these productions until 10 February with tickets between £10-£40.

Art
 

Yasmina Reza’s acclaimed play explores the dynamic between three friends, Serge, Mark and Yvan as they encounter a white canvas - bought at great expense by Serge. This provokes hostility and frustration from Mark, whilst Yvan tries to mediate and control the ensuing argument. Whilst the canvas acts as a springboard for a discussion of the nature of art itself, it also forces the friends to confront serious questions about friendship. Don’t miss this critically acclaimed and thought-provoking production starring Tim Key, read our interview with him here.
 
Art runs until 18 February. Find out more here.


 
BU21
 
Within a paranoid and increasingly divided world, BU21 tells the story of a fictional terrorist attack in London. Following the stories of six survivors navigating the aftermath of such a traumatic event, BU21 manages to be both brutal and hilarious, tapping into the world’s current anxieties in a tragic but ultimately optimistic way. Read our interview with actress Isabella Laughland here.
 
BU21 runs until 9 April at Trafalgar Studios. Find out more here.



Les Misérables
 
One of the most famous theatre productions in the world, Les Misérables is a must-see for any theatre enthusiast if you haven’t already done so. Set in 19th century France, ex-convict Jean Valjean is released from prison for stealing bread and is ruthlessly hunted by policeman Javert. A melodrama exploring passion, love and sacrifice, it gave us classic songs such as I Dream A Dream and One Day More.
 
Les Misérables accepts bookings until 14 October. Find out more here.


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The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time
 
Based on Mark Haddon’s critically acclaimed novel, the stage adaption of The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time has been a hit on Broadway. The prodigiously intelligent Christopher tries to solve a mystery of a dog speared with a garden fork, a crime he is under suspicion for. A unique and eccentric production for the West-End stage, it’s won multiple Oliver awards and is one of the most popular plays in the West End at the moment.
 
The Curious Incident accepts bookings until 3 June. Find out more here.


Photo credit:  Brinkhoff Moegenburg

Trainspotting
 
Much like the iconic 90s film, this Vaults production packs a punch, transporting the audience to the 1980s narcotics scene in Scotland. Mark Renton struggles with a heroin addiction and a general sense of nihilism, eventually finding himself in London and embroiled in a dangerous drugs deal. This production, based off the original stage adaption by Harry Gibson, has all of the vibrancy and rebellion of the original novel and film. But with violence, sex and drug use, it’s not for the faint hearted.
 
Trainspotting runs until 15 January. Find out more here.


 
The Woman in Black
 
Prepare to be terrified. This production, now in its 25th year on the West End, brings atmospheric and spine-chilling horror to the stage. A lawyer becomes obsessed with a curse he believes has been placed upon his family, the ghost of the woman in black, and enlists a skeptical young actor to help him tell the story. The result is a suspenseful performance that may well give you nightmares, but it will be worth it for the exceptional storytelling.
 
The Woman in Black accepts bookings until 23 September. Find out more here.
 
The Bubbly Black Girl
 
Catch the European premiere of this joyful musical infused with Motown, pop and R&B. Viveca is a young African American girl who dreams of making it on Broadway, but faces the barriers of racism and sexism in 1960s society. She battles these with a sense of optimism and faith, discovering herself along the way. This is a coming-of-age story that explores perceptions of women and racial issues in a cheeky, satirical way.
 
The Bubbly Black Girls runs until 11 March. Find out more here.



Kinky Boots
 
Featuring music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is one of the West End’s brightest, boisterous and most successful musicals.  It tells the story of a failing Northampton shoe factory that comes across an ingenious idea of producing colourful and daring transgender footwear to save the business. With catchy songs, energetic choreography and endlessly loveable characters, Kinky Boots is a fantastic evening out. Read our interview with former Kinky Boots star Amy Lennox here.
 
Kinky Boots accepts bookings until 6 May. Find out more here.
 
Matilda The Musical
 
If you poured over Roald Dahl’s books as a child, you’ll love the musical adaption of Matilda. With music and lyrics by comedian Tim Minchin, Matilda explores the difficult upbringing of an exceptionally gifted girl who loves books, despite the derision of her parents. She finds little, inventive ways to get back at them and support from her encouraging schoolteacher, Miss Honey. A fantastic production for all the family, Matilda is a heartwarming musical adaption of Roald Dahl’s classic.
 
Matilda The Musical accepts bookings until 15 October. Find out more here.


Image credit: Roderick Elm

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
 
A break dancing Alice in Wonderland? It might sound like a crazy idea, but that’s exactly what this production from The Royal Ballet Studio programme will be serving up. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s surreal novel, The Mad Hatter's Tea Party follows a young doctor Ernst, who holds a ‘T for Therapy’ party. Many of Lewis Carroll’s classic characters - including the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts - appear for this energetic and unashamedly mad dance adventure. Win a pair of tickets here.
 
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party runs until 22 Jan. Find out more here.


 
For more information on shows taking part in the Get Into London Theatre promotion, see their website.

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