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    Best Show to See in London?

    Hi, I've got a voucher for a west end theatre break and the options to see are:
    1. Wicked
    2. Woman in Black
    3. Kinky Boots.
    Just wondered if any of you have seen any of these to recommend?
    Thanks

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    I've seen all three. Its whatever your personal taste is:
    Woman In Black is probably worth catching on a tour rather than West End prices, its very good but basic.
    Out of the two musicals, Kinky Boots was the one that gave me the 'feel good' factor and I left smiling and would see it again without hesitation, personally I found Wicked, whilst a spectacle, was like a big budget pantomime, and was not a show I would see again.

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    robertr

    I've seen all three. Its whatever your personal taste is:Woman In Black … I've seen all three. Its whatever your personal taste is:Woman In Black is probably worth catching on a tour rather than West End prices, its very good but basic.Out of the two musicals, Kinky Boots was the one that gave me the 'feel good' factor and I left smiling and would see it again without hesitation, personally I found Wicked, whilst a spectacle, was like a big budget pantomime, and was not a show I would see again.


    Thank you so much for your help. I have been left with the decision for someone who can't make up their mind! oO

    I have not seen any of those although I have heard Wicked is good.

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    punji

    I have not seen any of those although I have heard Wicked is good.


    That's what I heard too, thanks

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    robertr

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouzuilz1piM


    Thank you so much for that, that looks really good!

    Personally I find wicked fantastic! Seen it twice now. I've seen the others once. But just depends what mood I'm in as to what I fancy watching I'm going London next week and I've booked mamma Mia, Dreamgirls and the lion king.....can't wait!

    shywallflower

    Thank you so much for that, that looks really good!



    It is! Also the Music & Lyrics are by Cyndi Lauper.

    shywallflower

    Thank you so much for your help. I have been left with the decision for … Thank you so much for your help. I have been left with the decision for someone who can't make up their mind! oO


    Errr and you're asking on here? Sounds like there's two people who can't make up their mind :-) (sorry I couldn't resist! No malice intended).

    Of those three, I've only seen Wicked; it was good, but I wouldn't say fantastic, just didn't quite have enough *something*.
    I'd agree that Kinky Boots might be the best of those three as a spectacle to enjoy, though obviously it's a personal choice at the end of the day; two musicals and a "terrifying" theatre performance, not quite a similar choice!

    I just watched the Book of Mormon on Friday. That worth a look at unless you're easily offended.

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    joanne10

    Personally I find wicked fantastic! Seen it twice now. I've seen the … Personally I find wicked fantastic! Seen it twice now. I've seen the others once. But just depends what mood I'm in as to what I fancy watching I'm going London next week and I've booked mamma Mia, Dreamgirls and the lion king.....can't wait!


    Wow that will be a busy but enjoyable visit to London, good on ya! Thanks

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    sergiup

    Of those three, I've only seen Wicked; it was good, but I wouldn't say … Of those three, I've only seen Wicked; it was good, but I wouldn't say fantastic, just didn't quite have enough *something*.I'd agree that Kinky Boots might be the best of those three as a spectacle to enjoy, though obviously it's a personal choice at the end of the day; two musicals and a "terrifying" theatre performance, not quite a similar choice!


    Chalk and cheese aye? They say variety is the spice of life:D

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    joxeruk2000

    I just watched the Book of Mormon on Friday. That worth a look at unless … I just watched the Book of Mormon on Friday. That worth a look at unless you're easily offended.


    Thank you

    I love Wicked, but then I adore the Wizard of Oz , and so it was always going to be one of my favourite shows. It's a big showy musical , good story and beautiful costumes props etc.
    Woman in Black is about as far removed as possible, it's a story not a musical . The cast comprises of two main members . From memory, a large box provides the prop which you use your imagination for , as it it used to portray all manner of things during most scenes. I still enjoyed it, but it isn't scary which was prompting complaints from the audience as we left.
    Yet to see kinky boots though.

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    tinkerbellian

    I love Wicked, but then I adore the Wizard of Oz , and so it was always … I love Wicked, but then I adore the Wizard of Oz , and so it was always going to be one of my favourite shows. It's a big showy musical , good story and beautiful costumes props etc. Woman in Black is about as far removed as possible, it's a story not a musical . The cast comprises of two main members . From memory, a large box provides the prop which you use your imagination for , as it it used to portray all manner of things during most scenes. I still enjoyed it, but it isn't scary which was prompting complaints from the audience as we left.Yet to see kinky boots though.


    Thank you so much, I think I've reduced it down to two now. Woman in Black seems a bit too dark I think.

    shywallflower

    Wow that will be a busy but enjoyable visit to London, good on ya! Thanks


    Well im there for 5 days doing loads of sight seeing so it's a must to see loads of shows, it would be rude not to...lol

    tinkerbellian

    I love Wicked, but then I adore the Wizard of Oz , and so it was always … I love Wicked, but then I adore the Wizard of Oz , and so it was always going to be one of my favourite shows. It's a big showy musical , good story and beautiful costumes props etc. Woman in Black is about as far removed as possible, it's a story not a musical . The cast comprises of two main members . From memory, a large box provides the prop which you use your imagination for , as it it used to portray all manner of things during most scenes. I still enjoyed it, but it isn't scary which was prompting complaints from the audience as we left.Yet to see kinky boots though.


    It is a fabulous show and I'm sorely tempted to book wicked again for next week but my fellas rolling his eyes at me..lol
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