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What to see for London Theatre Week based on your last TV bingewatch

20 February 2022 by TodayTix
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Theatre is all around you. Don’t avoid it, enjoy the magic of live performance. This London Theatre Week, get in the mood for seeing live theatre 24/7 with our television and film binge list. London Theatre Week offers £15, £25, and £35 tickets to over 40 shows in the West End and beyond from 21 February – 13 March. Get your London Theatre Week tickets today!

All of our picks are inspired by shows in London Theatre Week, and there’s hours of TV and film to work your way through. Drop the remote control and let this TV guide be your… guide. 

The Lion King actors in costume, with one in the foreground

If you watched Africa, get tickets for The Lion King 

Wish you could explore the Serengeti like Simba? If you loved Africa, the television series all about the animal kingdom narrated by David Attenborough, the tickets to The Lion King are an absolute must.

Watch Africa on BBC iPlayer.

Book The Lion King tickets in London Theatre Week from £25.

The & Juliet ensemble dancing onstage, with Juliet hanging from a chandelier at the top

If you watched Glee, get tickets to & Juliet

Calling all Gleeks! If modern takes on classic pop hits or mashups are your favourite types of music, then & Juliet is right up your alley. Instead of being at McKinley High, follow Juliet in this jukebox twist on Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy, only this time Juliet does marry Romeo.

Watch Glee on Netflix.

Book & Juliet tickets in London Theatre Week from £15.

Mary Poppins holding her hat, dressed in a red coat with her umbrella

If you watched Supernanny, get tickets to Mary Poppins

Nobody could rival Mary Poppins in real life. Her never-ending bag of tricks. Her ability to create adventures out of nothing. However, Supernanny could give her a run for her money. If you loved the Channel 4 reality series, then tickets to the Disney classic about the flying nanny will be perfect for you (and your family).

Watch Supernanny on Channel 4.

Book Mary Poppins tickets in London Theatre Week from £25.

Cast members of the Book of Mormon in white shirts and black dress pants and shoes, jumping in midair with their arms outstretched

If you watched South Park, get tickets to The Book of Mormon

Before there was The Book of Mormon there was South Park. Okay it may not say that in the Bible, but The Book of Mormon creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone also made South Park. So if you like the irreverent animated comedy series, you should definitely check out the West End hit The Book of Mormon.

Watch South Park on Netflix.

Book The Book of Mormon tickets in London Theatre Week from £25.

From Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Tina stands in the center flanked by four women, all in yellow dresses singing at microphones with their arms raised

If you watched the Tina Turner documentary, get tickets to Tina the Musical

Are you fascinated by the life of rock icon Tina Turner? Did you watch the gripping documentary about her life? Then you must see Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and rock out to her songs at the theatre. You’ll definitely learn more about the Queen of Rock and Roll.

Watch the Tina Turner documentary on HBO.

Book Tina the Musical tickets in London Theatre Week from £35.

Four cast members of Matilda the Musical on swings

If you watched Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, get tickets to Matilda the Musical

Some childhood stories were destined for a life beyond the pages. Just like Matilda is brought to life on stage, many more stories, including the tales of Lemony Snicket have also been given the Hollywood touch. If you like the tales of Lemony Snicket, then you’ll love Matilda on stage too.

Watch Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix.

Book Matilda the Musical tickets in London Theatre Week from £25.

The cast of Come from Away standing and kneeling around a wooden table and looking at the camera

If you watched Schitt’s Creek, get tickets to Come From Away

Come From Away will make you cry, period. It’s all about a worldwide community unexpectedly formed in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, all set in Gander, Newfoundland. It’s pretty similar to the Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek, both offering lessons in acceptance, and has similar tearjerking qualities too. If you’ve watched all the episodes of Schitt’s Creek and don’t know what to see next, continue the Canadian theme with Come From Away.

Watch Schitt’s Creek on Netflix.

Book Come From Away tickets in London Theatre Week from £25.

Doc Brown and Marty McFly in Back to the Future. Doc has a wacky hat on, and Marty is holding a wire attached to it up to his forehead

If you watched Stranger Things, get tickets to Back To The Future: The Musical

You can head back to the ‘80s in Stranger Things. The Netflix phenomenon is packed with monsters, plus all the eighties fashion you could dream of. If you’re waiting for more Stranger Things episodes to drop, then why not see Back to the Future and take your DeLorean back to the ’80s and the ’50s.

Watch Stranger Things on Netflix.

Book Back to the Future tickets in London Theatre Week from £15.

Anything Goes Kerry Ellis

If you watched Below Deck, get tickets to Anything Goes

Nothing quite matches up to the spectacle of Anything Goes onstage. But TV can come pretty close. If you’ve enjoyed all the sailing drama in Below Deck, the high seas answer to hot gossip, then you’ll love Anything Goes on stage. Sutton Foster reprises her Tony-winning role at the Barbican and there’s an eight-minute tap number. It’s pure joy.

Watch Below Deck on Netflix.

Book Anything Goes tickets in London Theatre Week from £15.

the cast of Heathers onstage, with the four principal characters in the foreground

If you watched Riverdale, get tickets to Heathers

Okay but hear us out. A high school clique? Teenage drama? It sounds like Riverdale. Well, it’s not the CW teen drama, it’s Heathers, a high school musical where anything can happen. Don’t believe us, just read this.

Watch Riverdale on Netflix.

Book Heathers tickets in London Theatre Week from £15.

From Witness for the Prosecution, a man sitting in a large maroon chair with a red jacket on

If you watched The People v. OJ Simpson, get tickets to Witness For The Prosecution

Set in a real-life court hall, Witness for the Prosecution is an immersive drama where one man takes to the stand to save his life. And courtroom dramas are just as popular on TV as they are on stage. If you’ve got yourself up to speed with The People vs. OJ Simpson, then you’ll love Witness for the Prosecution. Could you decide the Witness outcome?

Watch The People v. OJ Simpson on Netflix.

Book Witness for the Prosecution tickets in London Theatre Week from £15.

the ensemble of The Play That Goes Wrong onstage

If you watched The Goes Wrong Show, get tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong

Even though the title may not suggest it, something has definitely gone right for Mischief Theatre. If you’ve watched all the episodes of The Goes Wrong Show, then see their Olivier-winning plays in person, including The Play That Goes Wrong.

Watch The Goes Wrong Show on BBC iPlayer.

Book The Play That Goes Wrong tickets in London Theatre Week from £25.

Don’t miss out on all the other shows in London Theatre Week including:

Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Phantom of the Opera, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, Only Fools and Horses, Life of Pi, Magic Mike Live, The Woman in Black, The Mousetrap, The Great Gatsby and The Choir of Man.