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Phantom of the Opera
After more than 30 years the West End still loves the Music of the Night.
The fully staged production of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre!
Hamilton, an American musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee's critically-acclaimed coming-of-age classic at the West End's Gielgud Theatre!
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy returns to London in 2023
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a West End staple. Do you know whodunnit?
Aspects of Love
Michael Ball stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber's tangled love story Aspects of Love!
Steven Moffats' dark and murderous comedy The Unfriend comes to the Criterion Theatre!
Peaky Blinders: The Rise
Peaky Blinders: The Rise comes to the Camden Garrison for a night of immersive action!
An insatiable lust for power brings a nation to its knees in Macbeth at The Globe Theatre.
August In England
August in England, a play inspired by the Windrush scandal, playing at the Bush Theatre.
Daphne du Maurier's eerie classic Rebecca comes to life on the Charing Cross stage!
The Way Old Friends Do
A queer celebration of two dancing queens that are here to do it The Way Old Friends Do!
For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy
Six black men share their painful experiences in For Black Boys at the Apollo Theatre.
Lord of the Flies
In this world devoid of rules, a group of children succumb to their animalistic instincts
Marjorie Prime is a futuristic and chilling introspection into the human psyche.
Dance of Death
August Strindberg's savage comedy gets a 21st-century makeover in Dance of Death!
The Good Person of Szechwan
What is the cost of being good? This and more are explored in Bertolt Brecht's classic.
Witness the legacy of Gino Bartali come to life in this epic show of resistance and rescue.
Discover an unforgettable story of love, passion and sacrifice in Brokeback Mountain.
The Dry House
The Dry House - a story of addiction, exploring the redemptive nature of the human spirit.
In Animal David is gay, disabled and profoundly horny, but he just wants to get laid!
Steel Magnolias - Cardiff
Witness the epic story of six steel magnolias in this heartfelt and hilarious musical!
Richard III follows Richard, Duke of Gloucester, on his deadly ascent to the throne.
The King and I - Cardiff
The golden age musical King and I comes to the New Theatre to celebrate romantic musicals!
The King and I - Southend-on-Sea
The golden age musical King and I at the Cliffs Pavilion explores cultural acceptance!
London drama tickets - Tickets for London's West End dramas
The word "drama" originated in Greece from a term meaning "action". The oldest recorded dramatic theory work is Aristotle's Poetics (335 BC). The Greek culture carried the tradition forward, and soon Rome adopted it. Thereon, drama quickly gained popularity in Europe, becoming known as "theatre" in England and France. European theatre's golden age in drama began during the Elizabethan era, which set the stage for drama throughout the world. Since then, London has become a prominent stage for dramatic productions in the past decades, and London drama tickets sell out in a flash.
Many acknowledge the power of drama as an effective method to enhance a person's emotional intelligence irrespective of their age. Drama stimulates creativity and imagination, helping develop an in-depth understanding of human behaviour and teaches us to empathise with situations that may otherwise seem distant. For decades, it has encouraged the development of critical thinking and making conscious decisions.
Different Kinds of Drama
When you think of drama, you might recall your favourite films or TV shows. However, drama is literary and focuses on stage performances. In literature, it refers to the stage action and written dialogue actors perform in front of an audience. There are several types of drama, and you have probably experienced all of them in your life.
• Comedy: It has a light-hearted tone, silly characters, serious subjects addressed using humour, brilliant wordplay, as well as a happy ending.
• Farce: Like the former, farce is considered a broad comedy. Shows often involve improbable events, a slapstick storyline, and gaga, often inappropriate and exaggerated humour.
• Opera: Another important and ancient form of drama that sells many London drama tickets; operas include sung dialogues instead of spoken. The production is based on a musical score and has elaborate costume design and sets. The subject matter of opera can be melodramatic, comic, or tragic.
• Melodrama: It has a serious story to tell and can have a happy or sad ending. Melodrama involves many actors playing heroes, villains, mentors and more.
• Musical drama: While musical drama can be mistaken for opera, this type of drama features a quality storyline laced with songs. You will hear a distinctive and catchy musical score and enjoy plenty of singing and dancing. Perhaps the most noticeable element of musical drama is the feelings expressed by multiple characters singing together.
• Tragedy: Tragedy is common in drama, and London drama tickets often sell out for tragic plays. Unlike comedy, it has a sad ending and a hero with a flaw. Dark and serious themes like poverty and hatred, the downfall of a good character, etc. mark tragedy dramas.
• Tragicomedy: Tragicomedies present unconventional stories that are both sad and happy, and show characters acting in classical comedic manners.