Ghost theatre breaks are a perfect choice either for couples or for a great girly weekend break. The story is so romantic and there is something for everyone. As well as lots of great music and humour the production has some fantastic special effects. I think it would be a good choice for hen nights too, with that mix of romance, humour and sadness. Of course the very gorgeous Richard Fleeshman is an added incentive
The show is a good length at 2 hours 30 minutes. The evening show starts at 7:30 but obviously you will need to be there about 7:15 or even a little earlier. This means that evening performances are over just after 10pm. That leaves plenty of time to grab something to eat and still sample the delights of London’s many clubs and bars. Better yet, the show has matinees on Tuesdays and Saturdays. With the matinees starting at 2:30 they are over just after 5pm, giving you lots of time for an evening meal before a big night on the town.
The Piccadilly theatre is a lovely old Art Deco building dating from the late 1920s. The theatre is on Denman Street, just behind Piccadilly Circus.Unlike some London theatres it is right in the middle of the city, making it very handy for just about everything. This is great because it means you have a huge choice of hotels for your Ghost theatre breaks. You can either choose one that is very central or go a bit further out and get in by tube, or even coach, if you go for one of the “all inclusive” Ghost Theatre Breaks packages.
Of course you’ll probably want a pre-theatre meal and the Piccadilly Theatre is perfectly placed to give you the widest possible choice. You are really hand for Soho and London’s China Town. That is where I would head. Chinese food sort of goes with the New York vibe of the show! I am not going to recommend one particular restaurant there, it all depends on your budget and what you fancy. You will certainly be pleasantly surprised by the prices which are nowhere near as high as you might assume. I have found them more or less comparable with similar restaurants in Leeds or Manchester. (If you would like more guidance on choosing a London pre-theatre meal have a look at this post West End Guide to Eating Out)
To give you even more of an idea what a Ghost theatre break might be like I’ve chosen a couple of videos you might enjoy:
First Sharon D Clarke giving a show stopping performance at West End Live:
And now this lovely version of Unchained Melody and All My Love
Spoiler Alert – don’t play this if you don’t know the story!
Now do you agree? Ghost theatre breaks are a perfect choice either for romantic couples or for a great girly outing.