Beat Winter Blues: Treat Yourself to a London Hotel and Theatre Break

by Jesse Miles / Dec 02, 2011 /

If you love live theatre, then there are some fantastic plays currently on in London’s West End. Why not shake off the gloom of winter and treat yourself and a loved one to a magical night at a top production.

 

If you live outside the capital, then there are many affordable London hotel and theatre breaks which enable you to enjoy a theatrical getaway without breaking the bank. You can get excellent theatre and hotel deals in London that offer you the lowest prices, best seats,and accommodation close to theatreland.

 

So what would you choose to see on one of these London hotel and theatre breaks? One top contender is the critically acclaimed “Jerusalem”, starring Mark Rylance as a gypsy living wild in the woods of Wiltshire. The play looks with regret at recent changes in rural England and takes a sideswipe at the blandness of modern life.  “Jerusalem” has been dubbed a modern classic and is not to be missed.

 

Jerusalem

 

 

Another recent hit is “War Horse”. This moving and compelling story of a Devon boy and his beloved horse Joey will have you reaching for the tissues. At the start of World War 1, Joey is sent off to fight with the Cavalry in France.  Too young to enlist, Albert sets off on a dangerous journey to Europe to rescue Joey, who has ended up in No Man’s Land after a series of traumatic experiences.

 

War Horse

 

 

Yet another great idea for London hotel and theatre breaks is the delightful “Driving Miss Daisy”, a heart-warming play about an elderly Jewish woman and her kindly black chauffeur. This Broadway hit is brought to the West End by legendary actors Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones.

 

Driving Miss Daisy

 

 

And if you haven’t yet see “The Mousetrap”, London’s longest running play, why not book one of the great theatre and hotel deals in London that feature this production.  “Mousetrap” is one of Agatha Christie’s most successful murder mysteries based on the real life case of a boy in foster care on a Shropshire farm.  After viewing the play you will be one of the select group who know the twist ending, which audiences are always asked to keep secret!

 

The Mousetrap