Christmas can be overwhelming can’t it when you’ve got so many people to buy for and you don’t know where to start.
Here at EF we’re trying to make your life easier this year by putting together our top suggestions for your friends and family. Something that never fails is a good musical and thankfully the West End has plenty of them to choose from.
We’ve selected five of our favourite West End shows that you could get tickets for as a gift this festive season.
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon follows the story of two young Mormon missionaries working to spread the word of the Latter Day saints to the locals in a small town in Uganda. It is is written by the creators of South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone and the co-creator of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez. The show has picked up countless awards and is one of the most hilarious shows on the West End right now.
Find out more and grab your tickets at www.bookofmormonlondon.com
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he’s always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems. Alex Jennings stars as Willy Wonka in the critically-acclaimed musical adaptation of Road Dahl’s much-loved classic.
Find out more and grab your tickets at www.charlieandthechocolatefactory.com
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Based on the classic comedy film starring Sir Michael Caine and Steve Martin, be transported to the French Riviera and its decadent underworld, as two seasoned swindlers attempt to hoodwink a millionaire heiress. As the pair compete in the true art of the con, they discover there is only room for one of them. The show stars Robert Lindsay, Katherine Kingsley, Alex Gaumond, Gary Wilmot and Bonnie Langford.
Find out more and grab your tickets at www.scoundrelswestend.com
Memphis The Musical
Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Join them on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soul and rock ‘n’ roll! The show stars the UK’s Queen of Soul Beverley Knight and West End star Killian Donnelly.
Find out more and grab your tickets at www.memphisthemusical.com
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked is now in its 9th year and has been seen by over 44 million in 13 countries around the world.
Find out more and grab your tickets at www.wickedthemusical.co.uk