Well, here it is, 2015. If the resolutions are getting you down already a few days in, we have a suggestion for you – make some fun ones, succeed forever!
If you’ve been insufferably vague and chosen something like ‘be more cultured’ then boy do we have the suggestion for you. How does see more West End theatre sound? Rather wonderful I imagine!
Luckily for you, that tricky task of keeping your new year’s resolution has been made so much easier in this instance by the incredible line-up sweeping our beloved capital in 2015.
It’s a star studded affair. After Nicole Scherzinger (below) made a blistering appearance in Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber, king of the West End has announced it will be sticking around.
To take classic even further, Shakespeare is getting a jolly good show this year, as Benedict Cumberbatch, no longer guilty crush and general darling of the internet treads the boards as Hamlet, and national treasure Brian Blessed takes to the stage with daughter Rosalind in King Lear.
After a hugely positive reception to Speed the Plow which starred Lindsay Lohan in a critically acclaimed stage comeback, David Mamet has now got his hands on Homeland’s Damien Lewis for American Buffalo.
This year may well be your chance to catch the incredibly popular The Book of Mormon, tickets for which were like golddust in 2014. From Wicked, to The Woman in Black, Matilda, to War Horse, it’s an incredible year for stage shows, and they’re all in one place. Handy!
On that point, if you’re from outside London, and you’d like to head forth to the glitz and glamour of the West End twinklies, or even if you live in The Smoke and fancy a little treat (because there is no treat greater than hotel quality bedding) there are myriad deals on shows and hotels to be had, with Hotel Direct offering up to 75% off London theatre breaks to suit everyone and everything from intense modern drama to a good old classic musical number.
So what are you waiting for? Get clicking and get yourself a little theatrical treat. All that Christmas was so hard, you’ve earned it folks.