1 Sunny Afternoon
Our favourite show from this year is Sunny Afternoon, a musical telling the story and featuring the music of one of Britain’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands, The Kinks. Sunny Afternoon unfortunately closed in the West End on 29th October but is currently on UK tour.
2 Jesus Christ Superstar
Coming in second is the production of Jesus Christ Superstar which played at the Open Air Theatre in the summer. Choreographed by Drew McOnie, it was a spectacular and magical production of Webber and Rice’s controversial masterpiece. Due to popular demand, Jesus Christ Superstar will be returning to the Open Air Theatre next summer from 11th August – 16th September.
One of London’s newest musicals, the eagerly anticipated School of Rock was awesome, with catchy songs, and a great display of budding youth talent. School of Rock is showing at the New London Theatre, currently booking until 9th April.
4 Miss Atomic Bomb
Miss Atomic Bomb is the crazy story of a country trailer girl, a posh fashion guru, an army runaway, an unfortunate hotel manager, a beauty contest and the testing of an atom bomb. It was a fresh and exciting production shown at the St James Theatre created by Gabriel Vick, Alex Jackson-Long and Adam Long and we hope to see it again soon.
This year’s production of Guys and Dolls, which originally opened at the Savoy Theatre and closed at the Phoenix Theatre in August, featured many stars of the TV and theatre world including: Rebel Wilson, Sophie Thompson, Simon Lipkin, Oliver Tompsett, Jamie Parker, and many more. It is a fantastic production of an old-school swing-style show.