GLT’s top picks: 5 West End shows to make you laugh

Date Posted: 06/06/2018

We round up five shows in London that are likely to make you and your group chuckle this summer.

Whether it’s a cheesy musical you can all sing along to, or a classically written comedy play, the West End is full of choice when it comes to an afternoon or evening of laughter in the theatre.

1. The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Recently announcing its extension into 2019, this play by Mischief Theatre follows a handful of characters as they attempt to rob a bank, facing many hilarious mishaps and challenges as they go. The show is playing at The Criterion Theatre.

Group booking line: 0844 815 6141

www.thecomedyaboutabankrobbery.com

2. Spamilton

Spamilton

Pictured: Spamilton.

This spoof of the popular musical Hamilton will open on 24th July and run until 8th September at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Gerard Alessandrini brings his singular wit to the all-conquering musical Hamilton. Groups can arrange a meal deal which includes a two-course meal from the pre-theatre menu in the Menier Restaurant as well as your theatre tickets.

Group booking line: 020 7378 1713

www.menierchocolatefactory.com

3. Chicago

Chicago

Pictured: Cuba Gooding Jr and Sarah Soetaert in Chicago ( photo credit: Tristram Kenton)

Although famous for its storyline and music, Chicago is also a barrel of laughs, with raunchy innuendos and amusing characters and scripting. The musical is currently running until October this year at Phoenix Theatre and stars American actor Cuba Gooding Jr in the role of Billy Flynn.

Group booking line: 020 7206 1174

chicagothemusical.com

4. School of Rock

School of Rock

Pictured: Stephen Leask as Dewey Finn in School of Rock (photo credit: Tristram Kenton)

This fun-loving musical, based on the hit 2003 film by the same name, follows out-of-work, wannabe rockstar Dewey Finn who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. He encourages the children to form a rock band, with him as the front man, as they take on the battle of the bands. This show, playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, is currently booking until January 2019.

Group booking line: 02070877763

uk.schoolofrockthemusical.com/

5. Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Pictured: The cast of Young Frankenstein (photo credit: Manuel Harlan)

Playing at London’s Garrick Theatre until September this year, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein will have you in stitches, with many sexual references and well timed humour. If you’re a fan of Mel Brooks’ works you’ll love the show, and even if you are unfamiliar with it, the show is fun for all adults.

Group booking line: 0330 333 4817

youngfrankenstein.co.uk

We’ve recently reviewed Chicago – you can read what we thought of the musical here

Lead image: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (photo credit: Robert Workman)

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