Father’s Day is on Sunday 19th June this year and is the perfect time to show your beloved Dad just how much you care. Of course you should show your appreciation every day of the week, but if you have been a bit slack to date, there is still time to make up for it.
We have a selection of top London shows and attractions we are sure your dearest Papa will love, so why not surprise him with a special treat? Avoid buying the same old socks and ties and instead spend some quality time exploring the very best of the city together what could be better?
Here are several West End shows to put a smile on your Dad’s face:
The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, award-winning Jersey Boys is one of the most popular shows in the West End. Ideal for any man who loves the sounds of the 60s, Jersey Boys includes 13 of the band’s top ten hits including Beggin’ and Stay and is a joy to watch. Breathtaking and full of energy, Jersey Boys will take your Dad on a trip down memory lane and have him humming for days. With plenty of attitude and a whole lot of charm, this successful jukebox musical is a must-see.
We Will Rock You is a lively and upbeat jukebox musical which celebrates the famous work of sensational band Queen. If your Dad loves a bit of rock and thinks Freddie Mercury was the best thing since sliced bread, this is definitely the show for him. The story transports you to Planet Mall, a futuristic world where musical instruments are banned; 32 of Queen’s greatest hits including I Want to Break Free and Killer Queen are woven into the show, which was written by the extremely talented Ben Elton.
A lively and toe tapping musical, Million Dollar Quartet takes you back in time to the magical day in 1956 when something quite amazing happened Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis made music together for the first time. A nostalgic look into days gone by, this show features over 20 classic hits including Blue Suede Shoes, I Walk The Line, Great Balls of Fire and Hound Dog and is packed with attitude. A great production to enjoy with your Dad, this is the perfect Father’s Day treat.
A wonderful mixture of music, dance and percussion, Stomp turns everyday household objects into musical instruments. A West End masterpiece, with more rhythm than Michael Flatly, Stomp has banged, stamped, scraped and brushed its way onto the big stage and is a joy to watch. If your Dad enjoys things that are a little unusual and highly entertaining, this is the perfect West End production for him.
A sensational show, War Horse has revolutionised traditional theatre of late with the use of breathtaking puppetry. A visual feast that will blow your mind, the production has attracted many people from around the world and is truly sensational. The emotional and touching story sees a beloved horse named Joey sold to the cavalry and shipped to France during the First World War. This is a show your Dad won’t forget in a long time.
As well as a top London show, why not also book tickets to one of London’s top attractions to make your London adventure one to remember? Here are a couple of ideas of things he might like:
Venture into the East End of London and retrace the footsteps of one of the most infamous serial killers ever to have prowled the streets of London, Jack the Ripper. Inspect the murder sites, decipher the evidence and discuss his suspects along this nail-biting tour. The case remains unsolved to this day, so come along and investigate the evidence for yourself, but beware, this is not for the faint-hearted. If your Dad is a real life Inspector Morse this is definitely one for him, so as the shadows lengthen, embark on a fascinating adventure if you dare.
Come along and discover The Household Cavalry Museum located in the heart of Horse Guards, Whitehall. A living museum, you can enjoy a fascinating insight into the work of the Household Cavalry formed in 1661 and understand the requirements of such a job. Understand the importance of the two senior regiments of the British Army, The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals and discover years of fascinating history. See troopers working with horses, learn all about the intensive training involved and check out the wonderful interactive displays.
The Household Cavalry Museum can be added to your theatre break as an attraction from just £7.00 per person.
With so much on offer, we really hope your Dad will be thrilled this Father’s Day, however, if your dearest Pop is really rather fussy and you have no idea what to buy for him, fear not.
Our Show and Stay gift vouchers are ideal as your Dad can decide for himself exactly what he wants to see and do in the capital. We will send the voucher to you via email, which means no postage and you won’t have to worry about buying him something he won’t like. The ideal way to say I love you, our gift vouchers really are a great alternative than simply booking a break yourself, so why not surprise your Dad with one this Father’s Day?
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*Prices right when searched on 25th May 2011.