London boasts of having some of the best theatres in the world. A trip to London can be as romantic as one to France since the various West End theatres host several romantic plays. Couples can enjoy romantic plays that revolve around relationships, love, murder and betrayal. Theatres hold classical romantic plays that have been showing for several years. However, most of these plays attract many people because of the fine acting and music. Below are some of the most watched romantic theatre performances currently showing in London’s West End.
Dirty Dancing: The Aldwych Theatre
This is an adaptation of the 1980 film, Dirty Dancing. This classic romantic play has continued mesmerizing crowds since its debut in November 2007 in the West End of London. The show sold out during the first six months of its screening. Dirty Dancing is based on a 1963 romantic film and the plot tells a story of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, who dances a lot during a family holiday. She falls in love with the resort dance teacher, Johnny Castle. Patrick Swayze plays the role of the dance teacher. The play ends with the epic performance of I’ve Had the Time of My Life by Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley. This play is worth watching since it is very captivating and romantic.
Phantom of the Opera: Her Majestys Theatre
This is a legendary musical that tells a tragic love story of a young composer and Christine Daae, a beautiful opera singer. The composer is a disfigured musical expert hiding in the Paris Opera House. This young composer is unhappy with his looks and terrorizes the opera house after he falls in love with the young protégé. This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical takes you through an emotional journey of the characters. The Majestys Theatre is equipped with the latest digital sound system that makes this tragic epic seem so real. In addition, the costumes, special effects and opulent set makes this play a memorable event for all theatre lovers.
Les Miserables: The Queens Theatre
This is a French play composed by Claude-Michel Schönberg in 1980. It is one of the most popular French musicals as it is performed in many locations in the world. It is also one of the longest showing musicals in West End London and is based on a novel with the same name written by Victor Hugo in 1862. The show gives the story of various characters, such as Valjean, an ex-convict on parole, who conceals his identity to find work. Javert, a police officer determined to find him wherever he is hiding. Fantine, a single parent who turns to prostitution to support her daughter Cosette. Valjean adopts Cosette after her mother passes away and she later falls in love with Marius, a revolutionary student. However, Eponine, the daughter of an untrustworthy innkeeper is also in love with Marius. The story revolves around student revolutionaries, prostitutes, love and betrayal.
These are only some of the plays at London that has been popular for so long, and apart from being famous it has also been some of the most visited plays at the box office. Next time when you decided to go for a theatre play, try taking your loved ones and they will not only enjoy the show but also will be delighted at your romantic thought.