Top 5 theatre shows to watch this Easter

15 April 2019

London theatre shows have become very popular in recent years, there has been a sharp increase in attendance at West End theatres, and this is according to figures from the society of London theatre. The figures show that theatre attendance topped the 15 million mark for the first time last year, this rose 3% to 15,538,154. When looking at the statistics the popularity has been bolstered an extra 8% by attendances to musical shows.

As the figures suggest, London’s world leading theatre industry is attracting larger audiences than ever before. Increasingly people seem to want to invest in high quality cultural experiences which is benefitting the best west end shows.

During the Easter holidays you might need some creative ways to keep the children entertained. Theatre performances will enrich a child’s mind more than the cinema as there are live actors that are telling a story. Theatre performances are usually not as restricted as cinema performances and have wide range of experienced actors that can sing, dance and act.

Here are top 5 theatre shows to watch this Easter:
  1. Witness for the prosecution - this performance is based in London’s Southbank; you will be able to be fully amerced in this crime theatre performance.  Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth, the stakes are understandably high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony or be hanged for the alleged crime. 


  1. Emilia - this FIERCE all-female cast (playing both male and female roles), sharing the story of the trailblazing Emilia Bassano. 400 years ago Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard. It wasn’t. Could she have been the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What of her own poems? Why was her story erased from history? Emilia and her sisters reach out to us across the centuries with passion, fury, laughter and song. Listen to them. Let them inspire and unite us.


Celebrate women’s voices through the story of this trailblazing, forgotten woman. Stand up and be counted.


  1. Small Island - A 40-strong cast are bringing Andrea Levy's prize-winning novel 'Small Island' to the National Theatre's stage this spring. Its sweeping narrative explores post-WWII migration from Jamaica to the UK through the eyes of four characters: Hortense, Queenie, Gilbert and Bernard. 'Small Island' is adapted by Helen Edmundson, and directed by NT boss Rufus Norris.


  1. Disney’s Lion King - Disney's musical phenomenon The Lion King continues to captivate audiences of all ages. Combining dazzling staging and highly imaginative costumes, masks and puppets, this astonishing show at the Lyceum Theatre uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba - join him now in his epic journey to reclaim his kingdom!


  1. Matilda The Musical – Experience the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. The story is of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.


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