What’s coming up in the theatre this summer?

London’s West End is one of the world’s most famous destinations for theatre lovers everywhere. With so many amazing venues showing some of the biggest and best stage productions, it’s no surprise that the entertainment district draws in so many visitors year after year. If you’re looking for real entertainment in London, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all of the musicals, plays and shows on offer each day. What’s more, news shows are constantly being added to the bill.

Our very own theatre lovers here at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate Hotel have put together a list of the best up-coming productions to keep you entertained this summer.

Aladdin

Prince Edward Theatre

The classic Disney tale is being brought to life on the big stage this summer in a brand new production put together by renowned director Casey Nicholaw. The big-budget musical will amaze children and take adults back to their childhood with memorable numbers like ‘Arabian Nights’ and ‘A Whole New World’. The massive sets, colourful costume design and dazzling special effects will have audiences in awe as they transport viewers to an exotic world of music, magic and love.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Criterion Theatre

This original stage comedy written by Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields is a must-see for anyone who wants a good laugh while they’re visiting London. The story revolves around a group of hopeless thieves that band together with the aim of robbing a bank, needless to say things don’t go to plan. If you’re unsure what to expect then imagine Ocean’s Eleven crossed with Monty Python. This hilarious show is perfect for a family night out, and is sure to have audiences holding back tears of laughter.

The Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre

Fans of the popular animated TV series, South Park will be excited to know that the show’s creators have turned their attention to the stage. Comedy writers Matt Stone and Trey Parker have created one of the most popular stage productions of recent years in this instant hit. After amazing success on Broadway the duo have now arrived in the West End with The Book of Mormon and are already winning over audiences this side of the Atlantic. The hilarious musical perfectly captures the controversial comedic satire that the South Park creators have become famous for. After winning multiple awards, this is definitely one worth watching this summer.

Hamlet

Harold Pinter Theatre

One of Shakespeare’s finest works will be returning to the stage this summer in an adaptation by renowned director, Robert Icke. He is known for his brilliant renditions of classical performances. The show will see Sherlock star Andrew Scott take on the challenging role of Hamlet. Fans of the performer will know his passion for character acting, so they’ll be excited to see how he makes the famous role his own. This production is definitely not to be missed.

If you’re a fan of the theatre, whether it’s musicals or plays, there’s a lot to choose from in London’s West End this summer. Before heading back to your luxurious room here at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate, why not cap the night off with a drink at the bar?

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