London Theatre Breaks

May 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Travel information

Because it increasingly easier and cheaper to travel from one area to another, people in the modern world have begun taking a number of weekend breaks to various parts of the country. Individuals and couples, young and old, have started to travel more frequently through various media – albeit with the train, bus or plane, many people these days are just as likely to a weekend in Rome or Madrid, since they are in Blackpool or Cornwall. However, as a weekend break locations have evolved, they also have more vision, a growing number of people are taking mini-cruise breaks, weekend golf breaks, and even theme park weekend breaks.

A form of a weekend that rapidly gaining popularity is the theatre break. Increasingly, travel agencies and tour operators offer theatre break packages to London, Edinburgh, Stratford-upon-Avon and even Paris. The London theater scene is flourishing at the moment and is perhaps the best location in Britain if you think about taking a weekend theatre break. From the long-running musical of Disney’s The Lion King for the 2006 stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film Dirty Dancing, people enthusiastic about theatre breaks in London have more than a few excellent opportunities to choose from on the West End.

The Lion King is the current play at London’s Lyceum Theater, seen by more than 30 million people in more than 18000 performances rest of the world, the show includes more than 232 dolls that 25 kinds of animals. While The Lion King remains one of the most popular shows in London’s West End, many of the shows currently play an equally lasting appeal. Billy Elliot, for example, is currently seen in the Victoria Palace Theatre and is a popular music in the capital for many years. We Will Rock You, a musical by Queen and Ben Elton, followed hot on the heels of the success of Mamma Mia and continues to play packed crowds at the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court.

Other popular musicals playing in London’s West End also Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre, Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s all time classic, The Phantom of the Opera, playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Here you’ll find great deals on London theatre breaks a number of sources, including travel agents and transport providers and the National Express. Theater buffs looking for exciting weekend will also enjoy Shakespeare theatre breaks in Stratford upon Avon, the bard’s home town. You can also take joy in Edinburgh’s vibrant theater scene, where you can enjoy some excellent classical and modern works at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Brunton Theatre, and many others.

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