Many of us love settling down in the evening to watch a good film or our favourite drama series, or we may decide to go to the nearest cinema complex to get the full effect of the latest blockbuster movie. These are both very popular and enjoyable forms of entertainment, but to get the full experience of what is unfolding in front of you, the theatre is the place to be.
We have some wonderful theatres, both old and new, offering a wide range of entertainment throughout the year. In fact, upon entering some of the older theatres, particularly in London’s West End, you may feel you have already entered another time in history! The architecture and luxurious interior all add to the experience of the show.
Watching a movie at home, or possibly even going to the cinema, is something that can be done alone. A live performance involves everyone, even if you go alone you will feel part of the show and may even find yourself joining in (musicals in particular). Some scenes, and possibly even songs, will raise certain emotions and feelings from your own life which also makes it more personal.
There is now such a wide variety of shows available, not just in London but also some of the big productions are travelling the country and can now be seen at your local theatre. Popular shows such as The Lion King, Mama Mia, Hairspray, Phantom of the Opera and Fiddler on the Roof, together with a number of terrific new shows covering a wide range of musical tastes and appealing to different age groups.
A small selection of the new shows on offer this year and into 2020, and most certainly worth a visit, include the following:
BIG, The Musical – Dominion Theatre. Based on the 1988 film starring Tom Hanks, with Jay McGuiness (The Wanted) in the lead role.
Heartbeat of Home – Piccadilly Theatre. From the producers of Riverdance, a high-octane mix of contemporary dance and music.
Come From Away – Phoenix Theatre. New upbeat musical sharing the real-life story of 7,000 air passengers grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11.
Band of Gold – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. World premier tour of the ground-breaking crime drama that captivated viewers when shown on TV.
The Prince of Egypt – Dominion Theatre. Based on the 1998 DreamWorks animation film of the same name, featuring award-winning song ‘When You Believe.’
On Your Feet – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. The inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, featuring iconic songs such as Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Don’t Want To Lose You Now and 1-2-3.
Woods still have spaces available on the shows mentioned above (click on the name to find out more) together with some great entertainment for the festive season.
No adverts, no trailers, just a couple of hours of immersive entertainment where you can laugh, cry and maybe even sing along with the performers, and audience, and forget the outside world!
For further information on any of the above, and other wonderful shows, visit our website or call our friendly sales team on 01243 868080.