Christmas is over and the January blues are setting in, but we have the perfect antidote – go and see a West End show! Musicals are currently particularly “in” with La La Land making a big hit at the cinemas and the Baftas (and tipped for a big Oscar clear-up). But nothing beats seeing live performances (even if they don’t include Ryan Gosling…).

Sing & Dance Away the January blues

Tickets are often discounted in January so why not make the most of it and go and see a West End show?

Top 5 West End Show Treats

Here’s our lowdown on the top 5 shows to see in London’s West End this winter.

Mamma Mia West End show

1. Mamma Mia!

Based on the hit film, Mamma Mia the musical has been around since 1999 and is still one of the most popular in the West End today. It has the energy of a thousand suns and the Abba music will have you out of your chair and dancing before you know it.

Where? Novello Theatre, Covent Garden

How much? Tickets start at £29.95

Curious Incident of the Dog in the night time

2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Based on Mark Haddon’s award winning novel, this is a relatively new show to the West End and has been drawing big audiences since 2013.

Where? Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

How much? Tickets from £20

Jersey Boys West End Show

3. Jersey Boys

Winner of 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, this is a show full of vitality about four undiscovered musicians from New Jersey with a sound no one had heard before.

Where? Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street

How much? Tickets from £26.50

Book of Mormon

4. The Book of Mormon

This show was an instant hit when it came to the West End in 2013 and is still popular now. Written by the creators of South Park, this tale of two young Mormon missionaries has won nine Tony Awards, a Grammy and four Olivier Awards and is certainly worth seeing.

Where? Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street

How much? Tickets from £21.50

Dreamgirls London West End show

5. Dreamgirls

Based on the 2006 film, this is one of London’s newest musicals which finally came to the West End in November 2016, after thirty five years of being on Broadway.  Transport yourself to 1962 Chicago and follow the journey of three young African-American singers making their way in show business.

Where? Savoy Theatre

How much? Tickets are typically from £23

Get yourself bargain tickets

You can often grab bargain seats on the day at the theatre door or from ticket shops.

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