London: Plays and Dramas
London: Plays and Drama
1. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Playing at: Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, London, W1D 5AY
Run time: Part 1 is 2h 45m, Part 2 is 2h 35m - shown as separate performances.
The most difficult play to get tickets to - this is a masterpiece, with great acting, a fantastic storyline, incredible sets and magical special effects, Potter fans should not miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime to see what happened to ‘The Boy Who Lived’ after the films. The story is split into 2 separate performances. Tickets are mostly sold out except very premium seats.
2. The Woman in Black
Playing at: Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
Run time: 2 hours with one intermission
The Woman in Black is a horror stage play performed by only two actors. The play follows the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black. He engages a young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise his fear. As they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.
Get ready to be creeped out, as the small theatre adds to tense atmosphere. Having been in London for over 25 years, this is one show that is here to stick around, terrifying audiences for years to come.
3. The Mousetrap
Playing at: St. Martin’s Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ
Run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15-minute intermission
The Mousetrap, written by Agatha Christie, first opened in 1952 and has been consistently running since then. With over 25,000 performances, and a run time of 65 years, it is the longest running modern play anywhere in the world. In typical Agatha Christie style, this is a case of trying to guess “whodunit”.
Theatre-goers are asked not to reveal the ending before leaving the theatre in order to keep the enjoyment for future audiences.
4. The Play that Goes Wrong
Playing at: Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA
Run time: 2 hours and 5 minutes, with a 20-minute intermission
The Play That Goes Wrong is based on the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who is trying to stage a 1920s murder mystery, and everything that can go wrong, does. With many genuine laugh out loud moments, it is no wonder that the play won ‘Best New Comedy’ at the 2015 Olivier awards.