What West End shows to buy for Black Friday based on your latest TV bingewatch
We’ve all spent months cooped up indoors, exhausting our Netflix queues and running them dry. Now’s the time to put down the remote and see some live theatre instead. If you’re usually the person to spend hours deciding what to watch, then we’re here to help. We’ve recommended the West End shows you need to see based on your TV habits, so put down the remote and buy some theatre tickets.
If you watched Self Made, get tickets to Tina: The Tina Turner the Musical.
Both Self Made and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical follow Black women who rise up to become successful in their chosen fields. Self Made centres on Madam C. J. Waler, the first African-American self-made millionaire. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical charts the life and career of Tina Turner, the queen of Rock and Roll.
If you watched South Park, get tickets to The Book of Mormon.
If The Book of Mormon was in a trilogy, then South Park would be the first part (followed by Avenue Q.) The Book of Mormon creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone also made South Park, an animated comedy which has also inspired shows such as The Simpsons, Family Guy and Futurama. So if you’re a fan of animated comedies with zinging punchlines, you should definitely say hello to The Book of Mormon.
If you watched Superstore, get tickets to Come From Away.
You can form a tight-knit community in any situation, whether it’s working in retail or stranded in Newfoundland. If you loved the heartfelt, emotional stories in Superstore, then pack some tissues when you see Come From Away.
If you watched Schmigadoon, get tickets to Mamma Mia!
The comedy series Schmigadoon pays homage to Golden Age musicals, such as Carousel, The Sound of Music, and The Music Man. Similarly to Schmigadoon, Mamma Mia! honours its original song creators too, but Mamma Mia! Is filled with ABBA hits that have now become part of the musical theatre canon.
If you watched Sex Education, get tickets to Heathers.
While Sex Education is set in the modern day, it’s inspired by 1980s fashion and style. Heathers is just like Sex Education too, as it’s originally a 1980s film, but now, the story is finding a brand new audience with the musical adaptation. See the Heathers musical make a homecoming at The Other Palace.
If you watched Dare Me, get tickets to Bring It On.
Dare Me follows high school athletes as they compete to win the cheerleading crown. This cheerleading buzz has definitely hit the West End, as Bring It On tumbles into the theatre scene. See the Bring It On dancers leave it all on the floor in this hit musical.
If you watched Taskmaster, get tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong.
Taskmaster sees a group of comedians take on nonsensical challenges to win points and save themselves from a lifetime of embarrassment. The Play That Goes Wrong follows an amateur dramatics company putting on a murder mystery and making plenty of mistakes along the way. If you’ve ever found yourselves laughing at a Taskmaster episode, you’ll love the wit and fast-paced comedy in The Play That Goes Wrong.
If you watched Bridgerton, get tickets to Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of)
Welcome to the Regency era, when women would dress exquisitely and relationships were the talk of the town. Marriage is a must for Bridgerton characters to assert their dominance in society. Plus, Bridgerton scenes are also set to classical instrumentals of pop songs. It’s a similar affair in Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of), as the all-female cast transform the Jane Austen story into a 1990s-scored party.
If you watched Black Mirror, get tickets to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
In Black Mirror and in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, characters are trying to make sense of a new world around them. Things don’t quite make sense at first, but as characters forge their own journeys, they discover unbelievable situations in their own backyard. Join Christopher Boone on a life-changing adventure in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
If you watched It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, get tickets to The Choir of Man.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia centres around Paddy’s Pub, a rundown Irish bar owned by people with a heart of gold. If you’ve wished you could visit Paddy’s Pub, why not check out the working bar at The Choir of Man and pour a pint onstage.