For anybody devastated by England’s world cup defeat, worry no more – we have got you covered! We have constructed a list of the West End’s top 5 feel-good musicals for summer, guaranteed to cheer you up! It’s okay, you can thank us later…
1 – DISNEY’S ALADDIN
What better way to cheer anyone up than with Disney! Based on the thrilling and heart-warming story of Aladdin, featuring all of the unforgettable songs from the much-loved film, including ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Friend Like Me’, this production is bound to have you feeling all the joy that you crave. Join Aladdin as he teams up with the adventure-hungry Princess Jasmine and takes on the dastardly Jafar.
This superbly crafted piece of theatre will enchant the entire family and bursts with adventure, romance, magic, and song!
Disney’s Aladdin The Musical is now playing at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Tickets start at £29.75 – For more info and to book now, click here.
2 – MAMMA MIA!
With the new film in cinemas any day now, what better way to prepare than to relive the beloved story live on stage! Starting as a hit song by ABBA, Mamma Mia! took off and has become a worldwide phenomenon, resulting in millions of people around the world uniting in their love for the story. This West End show is one of few that has played on three continents!
Discover the enchanting story of Sophie, a desperate bride-to-be on the search to discover her unknown father so that he can walk her down the aisle. Set against the backdrop of beautiful greek islands, and featuring all of the classic songs, like ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Take a Chance on Me’, this performance will have you jumping out of your seats and straight on to the dance floor!
Mamma Mia! is now playing at the Novello Theatre.
Tickets start at £18 and can be found right here!
3 – DREAMGIRLS
Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original production, Dreamgirls has become nothing less than a sensation, winning six Tony awards for the musical, and an Academy Award for the film, which starred music superstars Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson.
Set in 1960’s America, Dreamgirls follows a trio of young women chasing their dreams. With a compelling story, iconic music, and incredible dance moves, you will come out of the theatre feeling energised, emboldened and empowered!
Dreamgirls is now playing at the Savoy Theatre.
Tickets start at just £18.75 – click here to start making your musical dreams come true.
4 – KINKY BOOTS
Celebrating over 1,000 performances and winning the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2016, Kinky Boots continues to attract crowds to London’s glittering West End!
With its dazzling energy, sass, and a spectacular cast, it tells the story of Charlie Price, a wannabe London highflyer struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and seeking a different path in life. This lively musical will captivate you and proves that you can do anything with a little belief and commitment!
Kinky Boots is now playing at the Adelphi Theatre! You could get tickets to this feel-good extravaganza from just £15 right here.
5 – EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
This brand new musical, based on the BBC documentary “Jamie: Drag Queen at 16”, is a must see and is a perfect way to start your summer! The fearless, funny and heartbreaking plotline will captivate you and encourage you to chase your dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem.
Focusing on young Jamie, terrified about his future and mercilessly bullied, he manages to overcome prejudices, step out of the darkness, and straight into the spotlight! Encouraging young people to be unique and to not succumb to society’s expectations, this musical will leave you feeling empowered and fresh!
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is now playing at the Apollo Theatre.
For tickets starting at just £23, click here!
We hope one of these fantastic shows can take you out of your post-World Cup funk and get back into the feel-good fun of Summer!
I saw Mamma Mia on tour back in 2009.
Aladdin is touring to Charlotte in its upcoming season and I really hope I get to see it. I didn’t get to see the stage show the first time it toured to my hometown. So I really hope I get to see it. It is the #1 show I hope to see in Charlotte’s upcoming season. After all, I rely on touring productions.