The 5 best West End shows for couples staying with us in May

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There’s no better way to visit London than as a couple – many of the city’s major attractions are better seen as a duo! The famous London stage provides lots for you both to enjoy during your visit this May, so here are our top picks from the West End…

Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre
Until 23rd May 2020

First opening on Broadway back in 2003, Wicked transferred to the London stage in 2006, and has been a major hit in the UK ever since. In its lengthy run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wicked has taken its place amongst other long-standing musicals as one of the key highlights of the West End – making it the ideal way to experience all the London stage has to offer, in just one show!

While you’re staying at the San Domenico House Hotel, it’s the ideal time to absorb yourself in this impressive tale which is both familiar and unusual – providing a new spin on the back story of the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ from the Wizard of Oz. With a score by a multi-award-winning composer and based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, there’s no better way to transport yourself to another world for a few hours world while visiting London.

Betrayal

Harold Pinter Theatre
Until 8th June 2019

Fans of London’s stage will likely be familiar with Harold Pinter, one of its most enduring luminaries. During your stay at the San Domenico House Hotel, this is the ideal opportunity to see one of his better-known works – and in the theatre dedicated to Pinter himself, no less.

Fiddler on the Roof

Playhouse Theatre
Until 28th September 2019

This long-standing stage hit first premiered on Broadway, and is now appearing in London for a brief but hotly-tipped turn. The Playhouse Theatre has been transformed to help support this dramatic musical about the bonds of family – providing an immersive experience for theatre goers which is sure to impress guests at a nearby Chelsea boutique hotel.

The Phantom of the Opera

Her Majesty’s Theatre
Until 4th April 2020

One of London’s most enduring hits, The Phantom of the Opera first opened in 1986 and has been drawing in fans ever since. With classic Andrew Lloyd Webber songs and incredible set design, effects and performances, Her Majesty’s Theatre recreates the drama of the Paris Opera House to stunning effect.

The Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre
Until 20th July 2019

From the creators of South Park, this subversive musical has won a number of awards and cemented its place as a major hit on both Broadway and the London stage. The Book of Mormon is a subversive night at the theatre, but no less valuable for it – and for those seeking something a little more offbeat than the usual West End fare, this could be just the ticket! The show is only running until the 20th July 2019, so be sure to catch it before it’s gone during your May trip to the city.

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