Tents! London’s West End theater shows are ending soon, from Life of Pi to The Woman in Black

Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theater (Johan Persson)

Come from afar

    (Matthew Murphy)

(Matthew Murphy)

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning production Come from Away tells the story of the real-life experiences of the people of Gander, Newfoundland, and the nearly 7,000 airline passengers forced to land there as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks .

The extraordinary story tells the story of the Islanders and the “Plane People” – a meeting in a time of fear and uncertainty, highlighting the generosity of strangers.

Tickets start from £20.

Phoenix Theater, through January 7; buy tickets here

The Great Gatsby

    (food storage)

(food storage)

This adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece is an immersive experience that transports punters to the Roaring Twenties with flowing champagne, vintage glamor and party clamor.

Throwback to the days of bootlegged liquor, speakeasies and deafening beats sets the stage for this seminal tale and offers a great opportunity to dress up.

Tickets start from £25.

Gatsby Mansion, until January 7; buy tickets here

Mary Poppins

    (Johan Persson)

(Johan Persson)

As London returns to the umbrella time it’s used to, everyone’s favorite flying nanny returns to the capital with her umbrella in hand, to deliver all things supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

The fantastic cast includes Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins, Charlie Stemp as Bert, Charlie Anson as George Banks, Amy Griffiths as Winifred Banks and Petula Clark as Bird Woman.

Tickets start from £25.50

Prince Edward Theatre, through January 8; buy tickets here

Vardy versus Rooney: the Wagatha Christie trial

    (Jack Merryman)

(Jack Merryman)

The stage version of the trial of the century – which has at times felt like a pantomime itself – is lighting up the West End.

The verdict on the play was enthusiastic all round, with Nick Curtis in the Evening Standard giving the literal stage adaptation four stars, calling it “an excellent take on a contemporary media circus”.

Take this opportunity to find out if it’s… Rebekah Vardy’s account before it’s too late.

Demand for this show is high as dates are limited to Tuesdays at 7.30pm; tickets start at £33.

Wyndham’s Theatre, through January 10; buy tickets here

Life of Pi

    (Food storage)

(Food storage)

The award-winning production – including Best New Play, Best Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Set Design and Best Lighting Design at the 2022 Olivier Awards – which began in Sheffield has taken the West End by storm.

The critically acclaimed stage adaptation, directed by Max Webster, brings Yann Martel’s bestselling story to life to tell a moving tale of resistance with breathtaking puppetry and cutting-edge visuals.

Tickets start from £25.

Wyndham’s Theatre, through January 15; buy tickets here

The woman in black

    (POPE)

(POPE)

The adaptation of Susan Hull’s classic novel The Woman in Black follows the story of Arthur Kipps, a lawyer sent to a remote estate, to attend the funeral of a former client. What follows is terrifying.

The show has wowed audiences in the West End for years, with Time Out calling it “irresistibly creepy”.

Tickets start from £15.

Teatro della Fortuna, until 4 March; buy tickets here

&Juliet

    (Johan Persson)

(Johan Persson)

Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet, a tragic tale of forbidden love, has been reworked (some might say enhanced) in &Juliet.

The stage production has music by Grammy Award-winning songwriter and music producer Max Martin, who has a catalog of huge hits including songs for Britney Spears, Celine Dion, the Backstreet Boys, Ariana Grande and Katy Perry.

Tickets start from £25.

Shaftesbury Theatre, until 25 March; buy tickets here

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