With Easter Sunday just around the corner, I thought it might be nice to take a look at some of the West End shows that fit in nicely with this time of year. So why not save the calories and buy yourself a trip to the theatre instead of a chocolate egg? Or treat yourself and do both?!
Harvey – Theatre Royal Haymarket
Harvey opened this week at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starring Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus. It’s the closest you’ll get to seeing the Easter Bunny on stage this year as its a play about a man with an imaginary friend. A six foot white rabbit.
Book tickets to see Harvey here
Cats – London Palladium
Cats chase rabbits and rabbits make me think of Easter (Easter bunnies and all) so with only a few weeks left to catch the West End run of Cats the Musical at the London Palladium, why not treat yourself to a ticket this Easter?
Book tickets to see Cats here
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Drury Lane
Easter means one thing and one thing only to many of us. It is the reason we celebrate this special day every year. The reason is chocolate! So Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a no-brainier suggestion for the perfect show to go and see around this time of year. A new cast start on 4 May.
Book tickets to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory here
Matilda – Cambridge Theatre
If you know the name Bruce Bogtrotter then there will be one image that springs to mind. Chocolate Cake. A huge chocolate cake that the wicked headmistress Miss Trunchbull forces down his throat in Matilda the Musical. I wonder how many Easter eggs she would make him eat at this time of year? Matilda is one of the best family friendly musicals on in the West End and the perfect treat for the kids this Easter.
Book tickets to see Matilda here
Warhorse – New London Theatre
Warhorse is a brilliant show based on the book by Michael Morpurgo. It tells the story of a boy sent off to war and his beloved horse Joey. The horses on stage are life size puppets and incredible to watch. Another puppet on the farm in this show is a cute little duck. See where I’m going with this one? Ducks/chicks/eggs/Easter!
Book tickets to see Warhorse here