With so many great musicals around to see in the West End at the moment, it can be difficult to sort out the best from the rest. Here is what Love London Love Culture recommends you see this month!
Funny Girl, Savoy Theatre: Sheridan Smith might be taking some time off from the show, but as with Sunset Boulevard, her understudy Natasha Barnes has been proving herself more than capable to playing the role of Fanny Brice – making this still one of the top shows to visit in London at the moment.
Show Boat, New London Theatre: sadly, this classic musical has announced it is closing in August instead of January – so if you are planning on seeing it then book your tickets now! Love London Love Culture loved it – despite never seeing the film or knowing the music, so if it has never been your cup of tea see it live as the cast and production will change your mind about it!
Guys and Dolls, Phoenix Theatre: after a successful run at the Savoy Theatre, this Chichester Festival Theatre production moved homes as well as embarking on a UK tour. The change of cast has also proved just as popular as the original cast, filled with energy and classic songs!
The Toxic Avenger, Southwark Playhouse: it might only be on for another couple of weeks, but critics and audiences alike have raving about this musical based on the film. The European premiere has been so successful it wouldn’t surprise anyone if it were to come to London again very soon!
Mrs Henderson Presents, Noel Coward Theatre: based on the hit film that starred Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, this musical will close next month – so it is your final opportunity to see it! It may have got mixed reviews from critics but audiences have loved it!