Gents, with Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching it’s about time you got thinking about how you’re going to sweep your special lady off her feet. Chocolates and flowers just don’t cut it these days, diamonds are far too expensive, and clothes or saucy undies may seem like a great idea at the time, but have a habit of backfiring dramatically.
To avoid getting yourself throttled with something ill-advised, red, lacy, and inappropriately skimpy, why not treat your lady friend to a pair of theater tickets instead? A visit to London’s West End is glamorous and seems considerably more expensive than it actually is, so if you’re looking to impress someone, a trip to the West End is perfect. Treat the woman you love to an unforgettable evening.
One of the most popular chick flicks of all time brought to life live on stage, think of the brownie points you’ll earn for escorting your lovely lady to see that! Dirty Dancing features all the iconic songs from the film and, of course, the famous lift sequence. It’s a perfect show for fans of the movie, or just for fans of a good old-fashioned love story.
The pinkest, girliest, sparkliest show in town, Legally Blond: The Musical is the ideal choice if your companion is a Heat magazine-reading sort of girl. With a celeb-studded cast, hilarious songs, and some of the tiniest dogs in showbiz, any girly girl will appreciate a pair of tickets to see Legally Blond: The Musical.
How about a weepy? Love Story isn’t just any old boy-meets-girl story, it’s one of the most celebrated tear-jerking tales of romance and heartbreak of recent times. Produced by West End legend Michael Ball, the show tells the story of Oliver and Jenny, a seemingly mismatched couple who find true love. It’s an emotional show but it’s alright, if either of you get a bit glum you can always share a teary cuddle.
Wicked is much more than just a West End show, it’s a full-blown phenomenon. The songs have become modern classics, the sets are among the best in London and the cast are something truly special. Of all the shows on this list, this is the best one overall. Everyone from lip gloss-loving ladies to lager-drinking ladettes will enjoy the West End spectacle that is Wicked.
End of the Rainbow
The closest you’ll ever get to seeing Judy Garland live on stage, End of the Rainbow is a biographical play which peeps into the tragic icon’s hotel room during the last few months of her life. Punctuated by jaw-dropping performances of Garland’s best-loved songs perfumed by the exceptional Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow is the choice to impress a sophisticated lady.
Just booking a pair of theater tickets is a lovely gift which is certain to get you into your lady’s good books, but adding a hotel stay makes the whole experience extra-special.
Companies like Show-and-Stay.co.uk offer theatre tickets and hotel packages that don’t cost too much and, best of all, they only deal in top-quality tickets, so you won’t get stuck behind a pillar.
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