If you’re looking to combine world-class musical theatre in the heart of London with a relaxing hotel stay, then here are three of the best not-to-be-missed opportunities.
(photo by: Tracey & Doug)
Billy Elliott, Victoria Palace
The award-winning musical set at the time of the 1980s miners’ strike and immortalised in the film of the same name, Billy Elliott is the inspiring tale of one boy’s fight against popular opinion as he strives to fulfil his passion and talent for ballet. Rousing music by Elton John and spectacular dance make this a remarkable show to remember.
Victoria Inn (0.6m): Budget hotel offering 43 well-appointed room including private facilities, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Theatre Royal Drury Lane
A brand new production launching 18th May 2013, the classic Roald Dahl’s story for children is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tells the story of Willy Wonka, the eccentric chocolate entrepreneur, who invites five lucky winners to tour his factory – but once inside, the children discover all is not quite as it seems.
Alhambra Hotel (1.4m): Family-run affordable hotel close to London King’s Cross and St Pancras International, offering 24h reception, WiFi and full English breakfast.
Les Misérables, Queen’s Theatre
Now in its 27th year and a legend on the theatre scene, the long world’s longest running musical has been seen by over 60 million people in 42 countries since its 1985 debut. Adapted from the literary masterpiece by Victor Hugo, Boublil and Schönberg’s operetta recounts the nineteenth-century story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, who commits to start a new life after his release from prison for a crime he did not commit. Despite becoming implicated in a failed attempt by a disgruntled band of students to start a revolution in Paris, his promise to rescue the daughter of a factory worker teaches him the real meaning of love and justice.
Hotel Grosvenor House Apartments (1m): 5 star luxury hotel in the prestigious Mayfair district, featuring 131 executive rooms with full concierge service, marble bathrooms, 42″ TV and 24h room service.