From musicals to Shakespearean classics, the streets around Mayfair play host to some of the city’s best productions. Read on for our guide to what’s on over the next few months…
In the heart of Mayfair, The Wolseley is impeccably located between some of the city’s finest cultural institutions and theatres.
Sitting no more than a few minutes’ walk away from The Wolseley’s iconic location on Piccadilly, tucked away in the back streets of St. James’s lies the Jermyn Street Theatre. It may be the smallest theatre in the West End, but don’t let this fool you. On now is ‘The Oyster Problem’. This sparkling debut play by Orlando Figes – one of today’s most popular and distinguished historians – derives from his best-selling book The Europeans.
If you take a stroll further along Jermyn Street, you will find the Harold Pinter Theatre, which, as always, is boasting a truly stellar line-up. Currently, you can catch Jenna Coleman and Aidan Turner, starring in Sam Steiner’s ‘Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons’. The show runs from 18th January until 18th March, with tickets starting at just £15.
Fondly known as the writers’ theatre, The Royal Court Theatre down in Sloane Square is raising the curtain once more with a curated selection of award-winning and up-and-coming voices. Showing now is ‘Sound of the Underground’ – Travis Alabanza’s first play for the Royal Court, spotlighting London’s iconic underground club culture and questioning what it means to get your money’s worth when it comes to art.
A musical interlude
If musicals are more to your choosing, then it’s safe to say you are spoilt for choice…
Newer to the stage, but no less of a favourite is ‘Hamilton’. At the Victoria Palace Theatre, Lin Manuel Miranda’s masterful storytelling brings to life the eponymous title character Alexander Hamilton, America’s founding father and George Washington’s right-hand man.
Also situated just the other side of Green Park is the Apollo Victoria Theatre, home to the stage-to-screen hit ‘Wicked’. Told from the perspective of the witches themselves, this spin on the classic novel by L Frank Baum brings the magical world of Oz to life.
While The Playhouse Theatre, now reborn as ‘The Kit Kat Club’, continues to play host to the Olivier-award-winning production of ‘Cabaret’ until at least 16 December 2023.
When thinking of London’s most iconic venues the Royal Albert Hallis most definitely up there. With its unrivalled acoustics and stunning interiors, there is nowhere else quite like it in the city. Book now for Cirque du Soleil’s European Premiere of Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the iconic Royal Albert Hall, this steam-punk inspired spectacle is on until March 2023.
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