We know that when you have children to think about, making plans for Valentine’s day is the last thing on your mind. But if you’re fortunate enough to have at least one night off this week, why not head down to the theatre and catch one of these last minute Valentine’s day deals that From The Box Office has to offer.
Here are our theatre recommendations for this week:
Date night this week wouldn’t be complete without the true romantic himself William Shakespeare so you can catch Much Ado About Nothing (or Love’s Labour’s Won) at the West End. Written at the end of the 16th century, The Royal Shakespeare Company have adapted the comic play for a post-WW1 setting. The gloomy and terrifying trenches are replaced by glamorous parties, masquerade balls and passionate but turbulent relationships.
WHEN: 13 February – 8 March 2017
WHERE: Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HT.
The Cirque Du Soleil spectacle is one not to be missed. Amaluna encapsulates femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, and is defined by a coming-of-age ceremony and the toils of young love. The couple must face and overcome challenges in order for them to achieve a faithful and loving relationship.
WHEN: 15 February – 26 February
WHERE: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP
If you prefer drama over conventional romance, The Kite Runner is a must-see. It tells the tale of two childhood friends in Afghanistan whose lives, just like the country, are torn apart. A kite-flying tournament unites them, but is that enough for them to overcome the terrifying incidents that lie ahead? It’s a heartbreaking story, but nonetheless beautiful and gripping in every way.
WHEN: 13 February – 11 March 2017
WHERE: Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
A household name on The West End, Woman In Black is a theatrical thriller. If you’re not one for Shakespeare or rom-coms, this show may be for you. The Independent described it as ‘a marvellous exercise in tension, spun from perfectly paced storytelling’. Be warned though, Woman In Black may give you a fright, so make sure you have your loved close by to hold onto!
WHEN: 13 February – 23 September 2017
WHERE: Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, Covent Garden,London, WC2B 5HH