From the very beginning of civilization, the theatre has helped us discover and understand ourselves. This philosophy when analysing theatre is still relevant in this modern era, as going to the theatre can entertain, enthuse and move us. Over the coming months, London has a rich array of plays that are exciting critics and audiences alike. You could make a weekend of it by booking accommodation at the Swinton Hotel, a renowned London Kings Cross Hotel, and watching one of the following plays:
Twelve Angry Men
The play ‘Twelve Angry Men’ is being shown at the Garrick Theatre, and it stars Martin Shaw, Jeff Fahey, Nick Moran and Robert Vaughn as jurors. They have a life in their hands as they have to decide whether a young delinquent is guilty of killing his father. If you have served on a jury then, even though this was originally written in the 1950s, you will still recognise and empathise with the characters. This could be down to the fact that the administration of justice has many similarities to the theatre. This neat drama will resonate and linger with you well after the end of the last act.
Let The Right One In
The Apollo Theatre is going to reopen with the National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Let The Right One In’. This play is based on the famous novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and has already been shown on the big screen on two separate occasions.
The play adaptation tells the story of a teenage boy who lives next door to a mysterious girl. Some unexplained killings begin to take place, which have the characteristics of a vampire’s attack. It is a much anticipated show, as the book was a bestseller and both movies were successes. A tale of love and revenge and loneliness, rather than horror and gore, you won’t be disappointed with this drama.
Arguably one of the most famous plays in England, ‘The Mousetrap’ is a classic ‘whodunit’ from the pen of Agatha Christie. Shown at The St Martin’s Theatre, the plot is centred around a group of people who are trapped in a hotel because of heavy snow. A policeman arrives and warns all the guests that there is a killer on the loose. When one of the hotel guests is murdered, it becomes apparent that one of the murderers is staying at the hotel; but who did it?
This nail biting journey will take you by surprise in true Christie fashion. You will be on the edge of your seat watching this absorbing affair. If you want to know the secret of The Mousetrap, then book your tickets as soon as possible.
Jeeves and Wooster
Is PG Wodehouse the funniest writer that ever lived? He certainly gives the likes of Woody Allen and Stephen Fry a run for their money. This adaptation of Wodehouse’s ‘The Code of the Woosters’ at the Duke of York’s Theatre illustrates why his reputation is unsurpassed. The show stars Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan, who flawlessly bring to life Bertie and his inimitable butler Jeeves. This play has plenty of hilarious situations and perfect nonsense that will delight audiences of all ages.
Give yourself the complete London experience by exploring its sights and visiting its shops as well as watching a play. We always have cheap hotel rooms for you, which will be the perfect base, located just a five minute walk away from King’s Cross station. If you would like more information then call us on 020 7837 1451, and one of our members of staff will be more than happy to assist you.