10 West End Theatre shows to get tickets for this month

10 West End Theatre shows to get tickets for this month

Young Frankenstein runs at Garrick Theatre until Sat 29 Sep

Mel Brooks' classic comedy Young Frankenstein, the rousing musical Dreamgirls and much more

From a laugh a minute comedies to prescient political dramas, and from uplifting musicals to terrifying horrors, London's West End is full of terrific shows right now. This March, whether you're a local who fancies a well deserved evening out, or a visitor looking for entertainment, why not treat yourself to tickets? We've picked out 10 shows worth checking out – and some bargain deals too.

Young Frankenstein
From the legendary comedic mind of Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs) comes the stage show of Young Frankenstein. It tells the story of Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced Frankensteen), a highly respected brain surgeon from New York, who inherits a castle and laboratory from his great grandfather, Victor. Hilarity ensures.
Garrick Theatre, until Sat 29 Sep
Young Frankenstein tickets from £17.50

Dreamgirls
Transporting the audience to the revolutionary 1960s in America, Dreamgirls follows the journey of a young group from Chicago called The Dreams. They've got the talent and the ambition, but nothing's straightforward in the music business. Will other forces and circumstances conspire stop their rise? Dreamgirls features the songs 'One Night Only' and 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' and a 2006 film starred Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson.
Savoy Theatre, until Sat 22 Sep
Dreamgirls tickets from £15

The Birthday Party
Harold Pinter's classic play, his second full work, tells the story of piano player Stanley, who's the only resident in a neglected seaside boarding house run by Meg and Peter Bole. The arrival of two strange men disrupts what's already an odd routine. The acclaimed production stars Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter, Passion Play, My Family), Toby Jones (The Play What I Wrote, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Sherlock) and Stephen Mangan (The Norman Conquests, Green Wing, Episodes).
Harold Pinter Theatre, until Sat 14 Apr
The Birthday Party tickets from £15

Kinky Boots
Based on the 2005 film starring Joel Egerton and Chiwetek Ejiofor, Geoff Deane and Tim Firth's uplifting tale has made a hugely successful transition to the stage, with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Inspired by true events, it tells the tale of Charlie Price, who forms an unlikely partnership to try and save the family business.
Adelphi Theatre, until Sat 30 Jun
Kinky Boots tickets from £15

Harold and Maude
Given next to no attention after its release in 1971, the unique Harold and Maude became an unlikely cult favourite, an idiosyncratic love story that captured the heart of millions. Directed by Thom Southerland and starring Sheila Hancock, the black comedy about the relationship between a carefree septuagenarian and a depressed young man is now doing the same from the stage.
Charing Cross Theatre, until Sat 31 Mar
Harold and Maude tickets from £20

The Exorcist
One of the most terrifying tales in history, the supernatural terror of The Exorcist still has the same impact almost 50 years since it was first told, first as a novel then a film. The Phoenix Theatre production stars the considerable voice talents of Sir Ian McKellen, it was adapted for the stage by Joel Pielmeier and was directed by Sean Mathias.
Phoenix Theatre, until Sat 10 Mar
The Exorcist tickets from £15

Quiz
Who'd have thought when Major Charles Ingram first sat in the hot seat for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, that a scandal and court case would result? Even less likely a theatre production, but Quiz takes the tale of deception and spins it into a compelling stage show. Penned by the razor-sharp mind of James Graham (Ink, Labour of Love) this is a comedic, insightful production.
Noel Coward Theatre, until Sat 16 Jun
Quiz tickets from £20

The Best Man
After a UK tour, Gore Vidal's topical political drama about The White House is now in its first full run on London's West End. Starring Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, Inspector George Gently and The Professionals) stars as William Russell, in a story about a tense electoral battle. Maureen Lipman and Jack Shepherd are also in the cast.
Playhouse Theatre, until Sat 12 May
The Best Man tickets from £15

Ruthless! The Musical
The all-female cult classic tells the story of the prodigiously talented 8-year-old Tina Denmark, and her obsessive pursuit of fame. A tongue in cheek spoof of Broadway musicals like Gypsy and Mame, the production stars Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner, and Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett.
The Arts Theatre London, until Sat 23 Jun
Ruthless! The Musical tickets from £15

Five Guys Named Moe
Claiming the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment back in 1991, Five Guys Named Moe is currently running at Marble Arch, featuring the classic songs of Louis Jordan, including 'Saturday Night Fish Fry', 'Choo Choo Ch'Boogie' and 'Early In The Morning'. It tells the story of Nomax, who has a bad case of the blues. All out of luck, the power of music gives him a lift.
Marble Arch Theatre, until Sat 24 Mar
Five Guys Named Moe tickets from £13

Dreamgirls

  • Directed by: Casey Nicholaw
  • Written by: Tom Eyen (lyrics)

Glee star Amber Riley makes her West End debut in the Tony Award-winning musical.

Savoy Theatre, London WC2R

Wed 26 Sep

£20–£224 / 0844 871 3000

Dreamgirls

Thu 27 Sep

£20–£224 / 0844 871 3000

Dreamgirls

Fri 28 Sep

£20–£224 / 0844 871 3000

Dreamgirls

…and 89 more dates until 12 Jan 2019

Kinky Boots

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper (music & lyrics)

A man reluctantly inherits a shoe factory. To turn the business around he enlists the help of the stiletto-clad Lola. Tony and Grammy award-winning feel-good musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper.

Adelphi Theatre, London WC2R

Wed 26 Sep

£15–£160 / 0844 412 4651

Thu 27 Sep

£15–£160 / 0844 412 4651

Fri 28 Sep

£15–£160 / 0844 412 4651

…and 89 more dates until 12 Jan 2019

Birmingham Hippodrome

Mon 11 Mar 2019

£36–£56 / 0844 338 5000

Tue 12 Mar 2019

£36–£56 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 13 Mar 2019

£36–£56 / 0844 338 5000

…and 9 more dates until 23 Mar 2019

Bristol Hippodrome

Mon 25 Feb 2019

£13–£76.50 / 0844 847 2325

Tue 26 Feb 2019

£13–£76.50 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 27 Feb 2019

£13–£76.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 9 more dates until 9 Mar 2019

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Young Frankenstein

  • Directed by: Susan Stroman
  • Written by: Thomas Meehan, Mel Brooks (music & lyrics)

Susan Stroman directs Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film.

The Exorcist

  • Directed by: Sean Mathias
  • Written by: John Pielmeier, William Peter Blatty (book)

John Pielmeier's stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel.

The Birthday Party

  • Directed by: Ian Rickson

Ian Rickson directs Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan in Harold Pinter's darkly comic thriller.

Quiz

  • Directed by: Daniel Evans
  • Written by: James Graham

A new play by acclaimed writer James Graham re-examining the conviction of Charles Ingram, 'the coughing Major', for cheating, following his appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.

Five Guys Named Moe

A major new production of the Olivier Award-winning, smash-hit West End and Broadway musical Five Guys Named Moe swings into the new Marble Arch Theatre.Nomax is single, broke and drinking his sorrows away when five guys named Moe - Big Moe, Little Moe, Eat Moe, Know Moe and Four-Eyed Moe - appear out of nowhere to help…

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