Exciting news! We've recently added even more West End hits to our ever expanding theatre break options. So in order to help you figure out which production is right up your alley, we wrote a little synopsis for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
1.) Noises Off - (Venue Old Vic Theatre) Created by famed playwright Michael Frayn, Noises Off is an uproarious piece of theatre consisting of a play within a play and what occurs behind the scenes. Love triangles, alcoholics and a severe stuttering problem are all featured behind the lush curtain of the production Nothing On. As Nothing On continues its run, these issues (which were only seen behind the curtain) start manifesting into the act, as the actors and their bond quickly falls to pieces.
2.) Long Day's Journey into Night - (Venue Apollo Theatre) Written in 1956 by American playwright Eugene O'Neill, this drama centers around a family dealing with hardships riddled by disease and addiction. This show is considered O'Neill's master piece, and is said to be based around his own family. The drama focues on James Tyrone, a type casted and retired actor, his morphine addicted wife Mary Tyrone, and their two sons Jamie and Edmund. The plot centers around the dyanmic family tensions that arise from failed expectations, unexpected disease and the crippling pain of addiction.
3.) Top Hat - (Venue Aldwych Theatre) Based off of the 1935 musical film, this production entails all of the movie's hilarious antics. The plot follows an American tap dancer Jerry Travers, who travels to London to audition for a show. Upon his arrival in London Jerry meets and quickly falls in love with Dale Tremont, who turns down his advances when she mistakes and thinks he is her good friends husband. Comedy classicaly ensues with this love triangle full of mistaken identity.
4.) The Woman in Black- (Venue Fortune Theatre) You've probably heard of this most recently from the film with the same title starring Daniel Radcliffe, although the original story comes from a horror fiction novel written by Susan Hill in 1983. The book was first taken to the stage in Scarborough in 1987 and has been a part of the stage ever since. The plot revolves around Arthur Kipp, a young fellow summoned to the funeral and estate of a reclusive widow. Upon arrival Arthur finds himself hearing strange noises, experiencing unnexplainable events and seeing frequent sightings of an elderly woman with deep sunken eyes and a black figure, known as the woman in black.
The musical Top Hat by Irving Berlin is set to finish up its UK Tour in the West End Aldwych Theatre on 19th April 2012, so you don’t have to go out of town to get your fix for it! Based on Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ legendary Hollywood hit of the 1930s, the new stage musical version stars Summer Strallen and Tom Chambers. [More]