This weekend is Valentine’s Day! Whether you are looking forward to seeing what your loved one has bought you, or trying to forget that the day exists, this is the perfect excuse to book tickets to see a show! Treat yourself, a friend, a loved one or a family member to a night out at the theatre this weekend.
Here are some of my top shows to see this Valentines Day…
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Instead of buying chocolates for someone special this weekend, why not go one step further and take them inside Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory at Drury Lane Theatre and experience this family friendly musical.
When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he’s always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems. Photo: Matt Crockett
The Phantom of the Opera
Celebrating thirty years in London’s West End this year, Phantom of the Opera is one of the greatest love stories ever told. Two men fighting for the love of one woman. Should Christine choose Raoul or the Phantom? ITV Superstar winner and recent ELF, Ben Forster has just joined the cast of this show in the lead role and so what better reason to go and check it out this valentines day. Photo: Johan Persson
Bend It Like Beckham
I didn’t like the show, I found it lazy, boring and culturally insensitive. However the critics all disagreed with me and so maybe I missed something (although I saw it a second time to double check and it was still a snooze). Anyway, its closing very soon in the West End and tickets are cheap as chips (or should I say samosas, innit) and so if you want to go to see a show this weekend and don’t want to break the piggy bank open for it, you might be able to have a fun night out at this show. Photo: Ellie Kurttz
The three go-to items for men to buy women on valentines day are flowers, chocolates and shoes (so says a poll of one… me). So why not try something a bit different and go to see Kinky Boots at the Adelphi?! It’s fun, its got great songs by Cyndi Lauper and it’ll have you up and dancing in the isles!
Inspired by true events, this joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Killian Donnelly stars as Charlie Price, the shoe factory owner struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. Help arrives in the shape of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. Photo: Matt Crockett
Whether you’re single or spoken for, why not throw caution to the wind and let your hair down this valentines day with a trip to see Mamma Mia. It’s lighthearted, fun and full to the brim with Abba classics. Plus there’s a nice little love story thrown into the mix as well.
Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget!
Since premiering in London, this irresistibly funny comedy has thrilled over 54 million people all around the world and there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in the West End, where it all began. Whatever age you are, you can‘t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA! Photo: Brinkhoff Mögenburg
Don’t fancy a show this weekend for Valentine’s Day? Still need to buy something? How about one of my STAGEY t-shirts for the theatrical love of your life (or even just for yourself!)