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Black Friday Theatre Deals - Grab a Bargain
Black Friday might have you scrambling the High Street to grab yourself a brand new, all-the-bells-and-whistles TV, but this year, why not treat yourself, your friends and family to a night at the theatre? This Black Friday, we have the best deals on some top West End shows, whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, or a Christmas night out. From some of this year’s highlights like The Ferryman and Ink, to some classics that we all love, like Kinky Boots or The Woman in Black, we have some of the best deals around.
Here are some ideas to get you started, but be sure to check out our dedicated Black Friday page where you will find all of our great deals and offers.
Jez Butterworth’s new play has undoubtedly been one of the biggest shows of the year. The play reunites the playwright with director Sam Mendes after their previous collaboration on the James Bond film Spectre, and tells the story of an Irish family during The Troubles of the 1980s.
The Ferryman opened at the Royal Court earlier this year, with a West End transfer announced by producer Sonia Friedman before previews had commenced. The show saw the stage debut of screen actor Paddy Considine, and it was welcomed by the critics with a flurry of five-star reviews. A new cast has since taken over at the Gielgud, but The Ferryman will continue to be one of the hottest tickets of the year.
Kinky Boots has been dazzling in the West End for two years now and is showing no sign of stopping. This fabulous musical is about Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s shoe-making business in Northampton. After a night out, Charlie meets a drag queen, Lola, and realises there’s a gap in the market for high-heeled shoes designed to hold a man's weight.
The musical has some of the catchiest songs in the West End, courtesy of pop legend Cyndi Lauper, and brilliant choreography from director Jerry Mitchell.
2017 has been James Graham’s year. This summer he had two brand new plays open side-by-side in the West End. Ink had an initial run at the Almeida Theatre, and is about Rupert Murdoch and the birth of The Sun newspaper.
Starring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster) and Richard Coyle (Coupling), Ink was a hit with the press, and secured playwright Graham’s status as one of Britain’s most exciting writers.
The Book of Mormon
From the creators of cult classic cartoon South Park, The Book of Mormon has had West End audiences in stitches at the Prince of Wales Theatre since 2013. Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s first and currently only musical is about two Mormon missionaries who travel to Uganda to share the teachings of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
It sounds relatively wholesome, but with Stone and Parker’s trademark wit and humour, it has some of the crudest jokes and funniest songs in theatre. The show won the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, and will certainly provide one hell of a hilarious night out.
See Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood star as the frightful Miss Hannigan in this West End production of a classic musical, perfect for Christmas. Little orphan Annie’s life is a misery at the hands of horrible Hannigan, who runs the orphanage. But this Christmas is different, as Mr Warbucks has chosen Annie to stay at his mansion for the holidays, and gives her a Christams she’ll never forget, but will Hannigan get her back in to the orphanage?
Horwood plays Hannigan until 26th November before handing over the orphanage to comedian and actress Meera Syal, who will play the role for the remainder of the run.
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An American in Paris
This wonderful musical arrived at the Dominion direct from Broadway in March, and has been dazzling audiences with its dance scenes that’ll have you twirling out onto the street.
The musical is based on the 1951 Academy Award-winning film, and features a score including numbers such as "I Got Rhythm", "‘S Wonderful", "I’ll Build a Stairway To Paradise" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me". It tells the story of an American GI who moves to Paris and falls for a local dancer, Lise.
An American in Paris closes in early January so this really is your last chance to see the show!
A Woman of No Importance
Eve Best stars in the first play of Dominic Dromgoole’s year-long Oscar Wilde season at the Vaudeville Theatre. The play is set at a party in the lavish English countryside, where Lady Hunstanton’s guests include the widow Mrs Arbuthnot, her son Gerald and American outsider Hester. Throughout the course of the event, the guests uncover life-changing truths about each other.
Dromgoole’s new Classic Spring company will also produce Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest as part of the West End residency.
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