The West End is home to some of the greatest theatre in the world, so while you’re visiting London, be sure to see a show (or two)! Here’s our guide to the best West End shows perfect for some stellar family entertainment…
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Until 7th September 2019
One of London’s most beloved productions, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat has returned to the London stage one more time, with all the joy and wonder which many fans will expect. While staying at your Park Grand London Kensington hotel, a night out to see this show is a fantastic trip down memory lane for long-standing theatre fans, and a great gateway into the West End for those who are new to it all.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Until 28th September 2019
This West End show focuses on the story of sixteen-year-old Jamie, and will prove relatable for many audience members of all ages, thanks to its themes of overcoming isolation and finding joy in life. Ideal for an evening of theatre after enjoying a meal at the Park Grand Restaurant, the show has won rave reviews for its fearlessness and emphasis on following your dreams – which is sure to resonate with families visiting the city!
Disney’s The Lion King
Until 29th September 2019
Nobody does it like Disney, and fans of the stage adaptation of The Lion King would certainly agree! First opening in 1997, the Lyceum Theatre is the ongoing venue for this West End hit, which brings the plains of the Serengeti to life in a way never seen before in the world of musical theatre. The show is colourful, action packed and filled with life. Everything from the flora and fauna to the animals are rich with detail and sure to delight both younger audience members and their parents! During your stay at our Park Grand London kensington hotels near Earl’s Court, you are in the ideal position to try out some of the biggest and best hits from the London stage, so this is a great way of experiencing the city’s theatre culture for yourself.
Apollo Victoria Theatre
Until 30th November 2019
First hitting the Broadway stage in 2003, Wicked has since become a major hit worldwide, attracting flocks of fans since reaching London. Despite reviews being mixed on its initial run, this hasn’t stopped audiences returning time and again to see the show. In addition to winning over theatre fans, it has also racked up plenty of awards, and is now in its 13th year on the London stage.
The musical is a great option for families, adapting the Gregory Maguire novel into a show stopping musical which will appeal to all ages. The technical details of the production are impressive, with costuming and stagecraft all at the very forefront of the field. But what will really hook you in is the story, which converts the popular tale of the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ from the Wizard of Oz into something much more detailed and complex.