What to See Onstage in London in September 2018
Looking for a show to see this September? With so much to choose from this month, check out these great productions that all have the stamp of approval from Team TodayTix!
Stella (Ticketing Team): “The Jungle”
I loved “The Jungle” because I thought it was important, interesting, and a great piece of theatre. I love what they’ve done with the space and how immersive the experience is. I’ve continued to reflect and discuss the show and the wider issues it presents, and I certainly can’t imagine forgetting it in a hurry. I think the actors are fully behind the message they’re portraying, and as an audience member, you can tell everyone involved is enjoying working on such a thought-provoking production.
James (Ticketing Team)” “Bat Out Of Hell”
“Bat Out Of Hell” is one of those shows that just makes you smile. It is big, bold, brassy, and offers everything you could want from a musical. This West End extravaganza features the classic hits of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf alongside a tribe of dystopian dancers, a live band, motorbikes, a Cadillac, and an array of stage artistry including spectacular pyrotechnics and more dry ice than an ’80s music video. On top of all this, there are also sing-along performances, so you can join in and really feel like part of the production!
Jordan (Ticketing Team) – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”
This musical has all the biggest songs from “We Don’t Need Another Hero” to “Proud Mary” to “The Best” set against a heartfelt story of strength and determination, with a crazy talented cast — what’s not to love? You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel empowered and you’ll leave the theatre on a (mountain) high. It’s the perfect night out!
Merritt (Co-Founder): “Company”
Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning 1970 musical returns to the West End in a gender-reversed production directed by Marianne Elliott (“War Horse,” “Angels in America”). Starring Rosalie Craig and Broadway legend Patti LuPone, this New York-set show offers an intimate look at marriage and relationships — balancing hilarity and poignancy better than almost any other musical in history. With iconic songs including “Being Alive,” “Marry Me, A Little,” and “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Company” is pure musical theatre heaven, and this production (opening Sept. 26) promises a fresh take, with updated lyrics, various gender-reversed twists, and startlingly new insights to answer the evergreen question “What do you wanna get married for?”
Nicole (Marketing) – “Six”
The wives of Henry VIII join together to rewrite the history books in this incredible new pop musical. After a sold-out run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, the Queens are now rocking the West End for a strictly limited reign. With ridiculously catchy tunes, clever lyrics, and a super talented all-female cast and band, this show is the ultimate girl-power musical! For a history lesson like you’ve never had before, head down to the Arts Theatre this month for a kickass dose of Tudor sass (with just a little bit of heartbreak).
Philip (Marketing): “42nd Street”
Glitz, glamour, and all the wow factor normally synonymous with some of the bigger Broadway productions, “42nd Street” is one hell of a show! With the largest cast currently onstage in the West End, there is nothing more dazzling than watching 40 plus tap dancers all moving effortlessly in unison. Don’t miss this show!
Tom (Office Manager): “The Inheritance”
I went to see this play during its run at the Young Vic. It’s one of those pieces that stays with you for a long time and makes you think. The story is really engrossing and as cliche as it sounds, it will make you laugh and make you cry in equal measure. It’s brilliantly directed by Stephen Daldry and the set by Bob Crowley (one of my favourite designers) is simple and elegant and allows you to fully engross yourself in the story. It really is must-see theatre.
Rob (Partnerships): “Heathers The Musical”
I was lucky enough to catch “Heathers” twice at The Other Palace. It’s such a slick production of a really fun show, and it’s getting a well-deserved transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The set is so cleverly constructed, and the cast is incredibly hard-working. The duet in Act 2 was one of the stand-out moments for me – Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato’s voices work so well together. It’s a bit wacky, but well worth it.