LOVEtheatre Day 2020

Today is LOVEtheatre Day and here at LOVEtheatre, we really do LOVE theatre so are celebrating in style.

After the year we’ve had, we want to encourage everyone to support UK theatre by purchasing a ticket to see one of your favourite shows when they re-open. Theatre will be back and it will be bigger and better than ever before!

We are also selling for a number of socially distanced shows over the next few months including Six, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, A Christmas Carol & Adam Kay: Twas the Night Before Christmas so you can get your theatre fix sooner than you think.

As a treat, we asked some of your favourite West End stars what they love most about theatre. Check out the video below to see what they said!

We’re sure you are missing theatre just as much as we are. The joy it brings for a moment in time when you can switch off from the outside world and fully engage in a show. The team here LOVE going to the theatre so we have picked one of our favourite show each – read on to hear what we think of some of the best of the West End:

You wouldn’t expect the story of COME FROM AWAY, on paper, to be as uplifting as the actual experience is. It tells the story of a community in Newfoundland who put their lives on hold to help 7,000 stranded travellers who arrive there in the wake of the 9/11 attack. The show was written based on interviews with real Newfoundlanders who experienced it for themselves. The songs are filled with folk charm and the cast perform with high energy and infectious warmth. You will find yourself fully immersed for the entire 100 minutes and will laugh, cry and dance.

Seeing MATILDA was one of the greatest evenings I’ve ever spent at the theatre. A beautiful score with clever lyrics by Tim Minchin, insanely demanding choreography by Peter Darling and the most dedicated and fearless cast all came together to bring Roald Dahl’s magic to life. This is a show that is truly fun for all ages and shouldn’t be missed. My only regret is that I can’t see it for the first time again.

This show is the ultimate nostalgia trip for me. It was the very first musical I ever saw in the West End, back when Lee Mead won Any Dream Will Do. It blew my 12 year old mind when he rose into the air during “Close Every Door”. The Palladium production gave me those exact same chills when I saw it last year. Jac Yarrow is a pitch-perfect Joseph, the legendary Jason Donovan smashes it as Pharaoh, and if you can count the amount of accents that the endlessly entertaining Sheridan Smith puts on during the course of the show, you’re a more attentive audience member than me.

& Juliet is a feel good show with a message of acceptance that will have you dancing in your seat. What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? Packed with some of the most catchy songs of recent years as well as ones that will bring you straight back to your childhood, this hilarious new musical is a great night out.

The number one question I’m always asked is “can you get me free tickets for a show” (the answer, for the record, is always NO!) After that they ask me what show I would recommend for them. My answer to that question is always THE BOOK OF MORMON. It’s musical theatre at its best. Written by the team behind South Park, it’s visually stunning with memorable songs and full of very naughty humour. Perfect for everyone… well, those who don’t get offended easily.

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