Audiences headed to London, or any other UK city for that matter, to witness a memorable play, are in luck. After all, this country has been providing such productions to theatregoers for centuries, whether the shows have been penned by figures like Noel Coward in the 20th century or if they were penned by William Shakespeare more than four centuries ago.
Around the UK new playwrights pen unique works at our regional theatres, whilst London offers up shows that gain monumental attention at locations like the Apollo Theatre and the National Theatre. From War Horse, which transports them back to the First World War, to Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, which has been running continuously since the 1950s, London has some unique and popular shows.
And this is unlikely to change any time soon. Plays continue to come and go in the capital, from classics like Much Ado About Nothing to recent additions such as The Audience, and audiences continue to pick up theatre tickets and ensure that they are the first in line. Some of the most talented people in the world work on these shores and this has ensured that there are plenty of reasons to keep on coming back for more, whether it is in locations like Bristol, Edinburgh or Birmingham, or if it in London’s West End.