Current musicals in London that I am interested in, and today’s availability at the “half-price” tkts booth at Leicester Square:
- book of mormon at the prince of wales — not sold at tkts, there are more expensive seats available direct at the theatre
- charlie and the chocolate factory at the theatre royal drury lane — £18.50-50.50 no discount
- let it be at the garrick — £32.50 with discount
- matilda at the cambridge — £36 no discount, I saw this in 2012, I definitely want to see it again and definitely think mm will like it
- miss saigon at the prince edward — £28.50-38.50 no discount, saw it when it first came out (lea salonga!!), will be interesting to see it again
- sweeney todd at the london coliseum — not at tkts, limited run closing on 12-apr; cheapest tickets are £86, I love Emma Thompson but…gulp
- women on the verge of a nervous breakdown at the playhouse — £22.50-39.50 with discount
There are others playing I’m less interested in, like Beautiful, the Commitments, Gypsy, Jersey Boys, Lion King, Molly Wobbly, Once, Seven Brides; others I’ve seen already like Billy Elliot, Cats, Les Miz, Mamma Mia, Phantom, Wicked. The two I do want to see, Kinky Boots and Damon Albarn’s Wonder.land, are not on yet.
My personal preferences: the Book of Mormon, Matilda, Women on the Verge. The ticket booth doesn’t have tickets or offer discounts for the more popular musicals, not even on the day. Disappointing. I’ve always thought of the booth as a tourist attraction anyway, and now even more so with the new look booth and the twee phone box next to it. Seriously, apart from escort services, who uses phone boxes?.
Anyway, I think we’ll probably end up seeing Matilda, if we were to go to the West End. Which is more than fine with me.