What to See Onstage in London in March 2019
February has been and gone and left us all wondering how is it March already?! But with lots of new productions opening and some now in their final weeks, there’s plenty shows to see this month across London. Here’s what Team TodayTix is recommending!
“Company” – Matt (Ticketing Team)
This landmark production of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical has been hugely popular, and having seen the show near the beginning of the run, it’s not hard to see why. The transformation of Bobby to Bobbi is more than a gimmick – the recasting of the central character from male to female updates and refreshes the show in a way that revivals seldom do, and allows us to enjoy Sondheim’s deliciously cynical songs from a unique perspective. Hilarious and heartbreaking, it would a shame for any musical theatre fan to miss out on this wonderful production before it closes on 30th March.
“Alys, Always” – Nicole (Marketing)
If there is one play you should see this month, make sure it is “Alys, Always” at the Bridge Theatre. Based on the acclaimed novel by Harriet Lane, this psychological thriller follows a young newspaper sub editor Frances, whose life is completely changed after she stumbles upon the aftermath of a car accident. With seamless character transformation, Joanne Froggatt gives a captivating performance and leads the talented cast through a funny, sinister and gripping plot.
“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” – Rob (Partnerships)
Having seen both John and Luke as the title character, it only feels only right to revisit to “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” to see new Jamie New – Layton Williams. I was lucky enough to catch him as Angel in “Rent,” and his star quality was undeniable. The show has such a positive message, some very catchy songs and the perfect amount of sass. I’m looking forward to joining the Class of 2019.
“Admissions” – Stella (Ticketing Team)
“Admissions” is a thought-provoking piece that makes the audience question their thoughts on race, identity, and where we fit in the modern world. The capacity of the characters to rapidly change their opinion and outlook leaves you questioning who is right and who is wrong. A great show to watch with a couple of friends and argue about in the pub afterwards!
“Follies” – Jordan (Ticketing Team)
I caught “Follies” during its run in 2017 and was blown away by the set, music, and performances, so I was delighted when it was announced this incredible production was being revived this year. It returns with musical theatre royalty at the helm in the form of Joanna Riding and Janie Dee whose transformations into disillusioned Sally Durant and Phyllis Rogers is truly remarkable. From show-stopping tap numbers, to heart-breaking ballads this show has everything. I doubt you’ll see a better version of “Follies” than the one currently playing at the National Theatre.
“Come From Away” – Jess (Ticketing Team)
As a member of the team that identifies more with plays than musicals, my colleagues have been trying to persuade me that I will soon find a musical that I enjoy. They insisted “Come From Away” would be the one that would “turn” me. “A musical about 9/11”? They were right! It has a great storyline about a day we all remember, a cast that blew me away with their talent, and production that couldn’t have been more slick.
“Mamma Mia!” – James (Ticketing Team)
“Mamma Mia!” is the theatrical event jam-packed full of Abba’s greatest hits that will have you dancing in your seat. Sophie is getting married, but doesn’t know who her father is so invites the three possible dads along to the big day. When all is said and done….it’s very Greek!