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