West-End theatre show and clubbing combinations
Saturday, 04 of April of 2015
Londoners and those visiting the city are blessed with the joyful cultural and nightlife mecca that is the West-End: an area of the city where your night out need not be restricted to one thing or another. We’re teaming up with our friends at From The Box Office, with recommendations for a night (not necessarily starting AND ending in the West-End) that truly kills two beautifully feathered birds with one stone. Here are our top tips of West-End theatre show and clubbing combinations that will create a night to remember. Now you just need to decide what to wear!
For sheer convenience of locale, we’d suggest seeing what is on at The Harold Pinter Theatre, London Palladium, Theatre Royal and the Apollo, simply because these venues fall smack bang in the middle of party central, Soho. After a show here your options are endless. Lux Guestlist can accommodate you at naughty Cirque le Soir and (even naughtier) The Box Club – both keeping the performance (ahem!) vibe going and spitting distance (don’t quote us on that!) from London’s best theatres.
For a show that will truly get you in the mood for a night out in Soho, look no further than A Mad World My Master which is currently on national tour. Set in 1950s Soho, Sean Foley’s production brings to life the high-flying decadence of the centre of town before the current gentrification and sanitation became an issue. It is ALL glamour, filth and fun and will put you in the mood for frivolity –DSTRKT perhaps? To see and be seen.
A Mad World My Master
If you are looking for love and then you are spoilt for choice with West-End shows which deal in romance aplenty – try tickets for Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe from April 27th tips on how to get your game on before you hit the dance floor, look no further than Don Giovanni from June 12th and take your lead from the original seducer and libertine.
If it’s a lavish night out in Mayfair with the likes of Whisky Mist or Club 41 that you are setting off for then be sure to match it with onstage opulence. Miss Saigon at Prince Edward and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Drury Lane) both have lavish costumes and rich set design... but you really cannot beat the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s for luxury and splendour.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
If woe beside, it is a karaoke bar you happen to have in mind (...every once in a while hey guys?!) then why not see The Commitments at Palace Theatre or Let It Be – humming along to all the hits will get your voice box in gear.
That is probably enough to be getting on with for now! For more tips, features and interviews on West-End shows check out From The Box Office's theatre blog. They also sell tickets to West End shows.