Spookiest Shows this Season
With Halloween creeping around the corner, we've compiled a list of terrifyingly good shows in the West End this season.
From witches and wizards, to demons and danger, the West End is crawling with specatular shows, and as the saying goes, 'If you've got it, haunt it'.
The Exorcist opens at the Phoenix theatre this Friday. Starring Jenny Seagrove, Peter Bowles and Adam Garcia, this West End premiere of the adaptation of William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel is not one to be missed. With Sir Ian McKellen as the voice of the demon, this bloodcurdling new play is here for a strictly limited season, so don't miss out! Beware though, only 18+ allowed.
If demons don't float your Halloween themed boat, you can hop over to the Garrick Theatre for Young Frankenstein. Mel Brooks' classic musical comedy comes to life on stage in an adaptation starring Ross Noble, Hadley Fraser, Diane Pilkington and more.
And of course, The Woman In Black is a timeless classic that must be seen to be believed. Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story has been scaring audiences for 28 years. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to head to the Fortune Theatre to soak up the atmosphere.
Read on to discover more of our top spooky sensations now showing and be sure to book your seats now, you'll be in for a frightfully good time!
'I'm telling you that 'thing' upstairs isn't my daughter...'
The Woman in Black
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.
The borders between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep...
Starring Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph (Birds of a Feather), Hadley Fraser (City Of Angels,Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary), Dianne Pilkington (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, The Sound of Music), and Patrick Clancy (The Producers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!, Les Misérables) also reprises his role as the Monster, after premiering it on Broadway in 2007.
The Toxic Avenger
Toxie, a mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart is out to save New Jersey, end global warming and win the heart of his beloved. Prepare to laugh, scream and sing as Toxie rocks the house and saves the day.
From Joe DiPietro and David Bryan (original founding member and keyboardist/vocalist for Bon Jovi), the Tony Award-winning team behind the hit West End musical Memphis, this acclaimed rock musical dubbed 'an intoxicating blast of fun' by The Daily Telegraph in their 5-star rave review and the Daily Express says 'To anyone that has seen The Book of Mormon, this is a must-see younger brother of a show!'
Based on the 1984 cult classic, The Toxic Avenger tells the story of the citizens of Tromaville who are crying out for a hero. Enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. When a corrupt Mayor and her government goons get wind of his plans, they vow to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste, and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jerseys first superhero!
The Phantom of the Opera
Now celebrating 31 record-breaking years, this multi-award winning musical continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End.
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's mesmerising score magically combines with jaw-dropping scenery and breath-taking special effects to bring this tragic love story to life each night.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has kept audiences guessing for over six decades. Having entered its 65nd incredible year in November 2016, this world record breaking production continues to attract audiences to the St. Martin's Theatre from every corner of the globe. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.