London/West End in July

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quizking101
#1London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 11:48am

Hi all,

I’m going to do another West End vacation this year at the end of July. I was looking into what you would all recommend. 

I’ve already booked:

- Operation Mincemeat

- Mean Girls

- The Hot Wing King

- Standing On The Sky’s Edge

- Next to Normal.

I also saw Cabaret last year in London and will see it on Broadway this week - so that’s a last resort. Any recommendations are appreciated!


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Jay Lerner-Z
#2London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 11:57am

I’m not sure it counts as a West End show, but I personally would love to see ABBA Voyage. Seems like a real visual spectacular.


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imeldasturn
#3London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 12:03pm

Can't say if they're good since they haven't opened yet, but I'm interested in Kiss Me Kate (Stephanie J. Block) at the Barbican, Bluets at the Royal Court (Ben Whishaw/Emma D'Arcy), the Ashton Triple Bill at the Royal Opera House, A View From the Bridge at the Haymarket (Dominic West), Hello Dolly! at the Palladium. And if the reviews/word of mouth are good, and returns are available, there's always the Romeo & Juliet with Tom Holland.

cam5y
#4London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 12:40pm

Echoing those above. In addition, Two Strangers (Carry a Cake…) is charming. I’ve heard good things about Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder but haven’t seen it yet. And Starlight Express should be quite an experience, if nothing else.

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BIG BALONEY
#5London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 1:13pm

Glad you picked Standing On The Sky's Edge. Of the twenty shows I saw in March this one was in the top five. Liked the play The Hills of California at the Pinter Theatre. The rush with todaystix.com gave me a stalls seat at a good price.

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RippedMan
#6London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 2:23pm

Starlight Express! 

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Jordan Catalano
#7London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 3:21pm

If you like James Corden, he'll be at the Old Vic in the play "The Constituent". Everything else I'm seeing in July has already been mentioned here but I'm oddly curious about the English language premiere of (I think the Korean) musical about Marie Curie at the Charing Cross Theatre.

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Jordan Catalano
#8London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 3:25pm

BIG BALONEY said: "Glad you picked Standing On The Sky's Edge. Of the twenty shows I saw in March this one was in the top five. Liked the play The Hills of California at the Pinter Theatre. The rush with todaystix.com gave me a stalls seat at a good price."

"Sky's Edge" has entered into my personal Top 5 Musicals of all-time list. 

MasterThespian 2
#9London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 5:53pm

Think you already have a solid list. I’ll be in London in September and already have tickets for Operation Mincemeat. No idea if any of the current cast will still be performing, but if not, I’m sure they’ll find some fantastic replacements. 

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ggersten
#10London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 8:28pm

We are there in mid-June and have booked People Places & Things with Denise Gough (spouse saw it back in its original London run), Next to Normal and Two Strangers.

Will try to work Standing on Sky's Edge in. Also may try for Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder

One of these trips I'm going to see Witness for the Prosecution.

There also is Spirited Away at the Coliseum.  It is in Japanese. It's supposed to be excellent. But the prices are, for London, a bit high. 

And 2:22 is back at the Gielgud. 

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RippedMan
#11London/West End in July
Posted: 4/25/24 at 8:46pm

I saw Witness and highly recommend. It’s very melodramatic but it’s such a cool experience. 

Det95
#12London/West End in July
Posted: 5/10/24 at 11:53am

Hijacking this thread a bit. I will also be in London the week of July 4th. I've already booked the below shows and have one slot left. I was originally planning on Cabaret, but the NY reviews tempered that a bit. Thinking Kiss Me Kate w/ SJB, but open to suggestions. Thanks!

  • 2 Strangers
  • Fawlty Towers (love the TV show)
  • Starlight Express
  • Operation Mincemeat
  • Next to Normal
  • Les Mis

Pauly3
#13London/West End in July
Posted: 5/15/24 at 4:59pm

"Your Lie in April" has been announced for a limited run and will be playing in July.  I saw the pro-shot on YouTube of the debut version in Japan, while it was up (is not anymore), and it looked very interesting.

MasterThespian 2
#14London/West End in July
Posted: 5/15/24 at 8:18pm

Operation Mincemeat has a new cast (one original performer remains) and rumor has it they are extremely talented. 

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quizking101
#15London/West End in July
Posted: 5/16/24 at 6:49am

I also just booked Hello Dolly with Imelda Staunton.

I want to see Starlight Express but the tickets are so expensive 


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Rhoda4
#16London/West End in July
Posted: 5/16/24 at 9:30pm

Going to London this July also.  I just wanted to check...  what is the best site to order tickets? (safety, reasonable fees, etc.)  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

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Jordan Catalano
#17London/West End in July
Posted: 5/16/24 at 10:57pm

Different shows use different sites, like Broadway. 
 

www.atgtickets.com

www.lwtheatres.com

www.nationaltheatre.org

www.nimaxtheatres.com

www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk

Those are the official sites of most of what you’ll probably want to see. There are smaller theatres however that have their own websites for their shows and I’d advise booking directly through them  

 

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Rhoda4
#18London/West End in July
Posted: 5/17/24 at 12:26am

thanks so much for your help!!!!

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ggersten
#19London/West End in July
Posted: 6/20/24 at 7:33am

London Tide - Lyttleton Theatre - (ends 22 June) - Having no familiarity with Our Mutual Friend or PJ Harvey, I quite enjoyed this. Ok - the songs seem superfluous. The cast is mostly excellent actors - not singers. The staging is very simple - other than creative use of light riggings to simulate waves and some other bits. The plot is full of contrivances and social commentary. Lots and lots of narration. 4 Stars.

 

Kathy & Stella Solve a Murder - a trifle. It maintains - for good and bad - its Fringe origins. I didn't think the songs were particularly memorable or witty (there were some clever bits, though). Think Romy & Michele crossed with Only Murders in the Building (Second Season), and you have a rough idea of the show. If you go, I would not not sit closer than Row G (not sure the 20 GBP for first row is worth the neck issues) or further than row M in the stalls (the overhang blocks). The stage is insanely high. Photograph below from Twitter. Also, the sound is very loud for such a small theatre (the Ambassadors) and the sound mix fails too often - It probably does not need amplification even with the on-stage band London Tide didn't use amplification for the much larger Lyttleton. 3.5 stars from me. If you are at a loss and want to see something, you could do a lot worse It is a pleasant entertaining show, but not a "must see". 

https://x.com/theatreflats/status/1803727578374479962

 

Updated On: 6/20/24 at 07:33 AM

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ggersten
#20London/West End in July
Posted: 6/22/24 at 7:45pm

People Places & Things. - Awesome production. Awesome performance. 

Two Strangers Carry A Cake Across New York - Sam Tutty was fabulous. However, we had the understudy for Robin, and she just was not on the same level. She lacked nuance and sense of character. Felt like she was doing her lines and not reacting honestly to Tutty's Dougal. Enjoyed hte show, but could have enjoyed it more.

Next To Normal. OMG - this was beyond fabulous. A can't miss. I wish I could see it again.

MezzA101
#21London/West End in July
Posted: 6/28/24 at 7:53am

The 16 hottest new plays and musicals to see this summer 2024

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/best-plays-musicals-theatre-to-see-this-summer-2024/


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