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The Best West End and Theatre Shows For A Dramatic Valentine's Day Date

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From the classic’s like Les Miserables, to thrilling and horror-edged shows, here are the best West End and Theatre shows to watch that will save you from the dread of a boring Valentine’s date.

Do you and your partner have a flair for the dramatic? Wait - let us explain... we’re not making any speculations about the emotional turbulence of your relationship. By ‘dramatic’ we mean your interests, not necessarily your combined attitude. Well, even if you both do have a tendency to be a little theatrical, we don’t judge. Either way, if you’re still looking for what to do on Valentine’s Day, we’ve got the perfect date for you. 

This Valentine’s Day, stray from the banal dinners and drinks. Go for something with a little more panache and excitement, like a theatre show. But not your typical Romeo and Juliet love story… something truly galvanising and unique. Avoiding the forced romantic clichés. Right now on the West End and Theatre scene, there’s a slew of fantastic shows to watch. From re-envisioned classic performances we’ve heard of like ‘The Great Gatsby’, to one’s you may not have heard of, but with modern cultural relevance just as impactful, if not even more so. Not to mention, you can snag tickets for these shows from just £25. 

To help out your pressure planning, we’ve put together a charmingly convenient list of some of the best dramatic West End and Theatre shows to check out in London. So take a look, and expect that in the midst of your mutual Valentine’s Day wooing, you’re set to be wowed.


Les Miserables

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This musical is truly a masterpiece that was made to be seen live. Be taken to early 19th century France and prepare to be taken for a theatrical ride that will leave you feeling enlightened, empowered, and probably quite emotional. Find tickets at Sondheim theatre starting at £36. 

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The Woman in Black

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Finally, a show for the horror lovers with refined cultural taste. This performance is gripping and full of suspense, so be sure to keep your date close for comfort. And maybe make plans for a light-hearted dessert afterwards... to get your mind off all the haunted stuff. Make plans to watch The Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre, if you dare.

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A Taste Of Honey

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This play is a little lesser known than some of the other’s on the West End, but it’s not lacking in any of the verve. The script and setting in the mid 20th century puts into question ideas of class, race, sexuality and gender- proving no lack in contemporarily pertinent themes and poginancy. Grab tickets for a show in the heart of London at Trafalgar Studio. 

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Cyrano de Bergerac

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Heard of panache? Well, this play has it. In fact, the original play this reimagination is based on illustrates the origin of the word in its modern use itself. Essentially, this play tackles the timeless mental obstacle many of us face: imposter syndrome. What do we mean by that? You’ll have to find out for yourself. Find tickets right here.

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The Great Gatsby

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This story that created the archetype for what we consider to be the great American author. It also sold us the American dream in a marvellous novel and we bought it, along with all the other ever culturally relevant and ever entertaining tragic societal commentary it came with. Not to mention, this particular performance is immersive, showing right in Gatsby’s Mansion - so the experience will do all it can to keep you on your toes. Mark our re-entry into the 20’s with this dramatic commemoration and a fantastic date by watching The Great Gatsby this Valentine’s Day at Immersive LDN.

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