Did you know that there are about 40 theatres in London? Bet you didn’t. Just think all those plays right on our door step and yet how come we still spend more time in the pub sinking pints? Well now it’s time to stop rolling home to Netflix after drinks, The Handbook now has special ticket offers for its members (that’s you guys) for London’s top theatre shows and here are some of our favourites. Much more memorable then watching that series on repeat.

The Commitments

An evening of sixties soul music

Inspired by Roddy Doyle’s classic novel, The Commitments was two years in the making and this musical is packed with soul classics and who wouldn’t want to spend the evening singing along to the likes of Mustang Sally, Mr Pitiful and I Can’t Stand The Rain?

Tickets: The Handbook Price £39.99 (£47.50)

Where: Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 5AY
Website: http://thehandbook.entstix.com/tickets/the-commitments


A musical like no other

Remember when you to use saucepan as drums when you were children? Well Stomp do that on a much larger scale, they use everything from plastic bags, bin lids and even the actual kitchen sink to create a spectacular show of dance, rhythm, theatre and comedy…the same as you all those years ago, just with added talent.

Tickets: The Handbook Price = £45 (usually £49.50)

Where: Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, WC2H 9ND
Website: http://thehandbook.entstix.com/tickets/stomp

Woman in Black

Susan Hill’s chilling tale brought to life

Forget the film, you need to see the stage adaptation of The Woman in Black if you want to be truly terrified. Not for the faint hearted! If you’re anything like us you’ll need a strong drink afterwards.

Tickets: The Handbook Price = £29.50 (usually £47.50)

Where: Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, WC2B 5HH
Website: http://thehandbook.entstix.com/tickets/the-woman-in-black

Let It Be

Pure Beatlemania

Follow the story of the Beatles from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club to the mass hysteria that was Beatlemania. It’s packed with over 40 massive Beatles’ hits (yes there were that many) including Hey Jude, Yesterday and She Loves You.

Tickets: The Handbook Price = £45 (usually £65)

Where: Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0HH
Website: http://thehandbook.entstix.com/tickets/let-it-be


Big Brother is always watching

Nominated for the Best New Play in the 2014 Olivier Awards, 1984 has been given 5 stars across the boards. George Orwell’s futuristic visions and ideas are just as relevant in today’s society – this play will make you think.

Tickets: The Handbook Price £25 (usually £39.50)

Where: Playhouse Theatre, Trafalgar Square, Northumberland Ave, WC2N 5DE
Website: http://thehandbook.entstix.com/tickets/1984

Billy Elliott

The musical adaptation of the much loved film

Winner of the 2013 Olivier Audience Award, follow the inspirational story of Billy Elliot as he goes from the boxing ring to the ballet studio. With a classic score from Elton John you know it’s going to be good.

Tickets: The Handbook Price £40.50 (usually £67.50)

Where: Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street,SW1E 5EA
Website: http://thehandbook.entstix.com/tickets/billy-elliot

War Horse

Dinner at Hush followed by the theatre

If you’re one to get emotional then prepare yourself for this take on Michael Morpurgo’s story. Actors use lifestyle puppets to tell the tale of Albert and his horse Joey at the outbreak of World War One. Before the show you can have dinner at Hush too for free… winner.

Tickets: The Handbook Price: Dinner at Hush & Ticket worth £62.50 (usually £62.50 for ticket only)

Where: New London Theatre, Drury Lane, WC2B 5PW
Website: http://thehandbook.entstix.com/tickets/war-horse