View Full Version : West End Musicals: Which?

02-08-2011, 10:36 PM
I have friends coming to visit from Germany and I want to take them to a musical. Their English isn't perfect so I want it to be one they might be already familiar with through a movie.
My short list is the following:

The Lion King
Billy Elliot
Phantom of the Opera
The Wizard of Oz

Anyone seen any of these?
The list of musicals now showing is here. (http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/whatson/musicals.htm)

I haven't seen any of these myself; it was just me I'd choose Phantom of the Opera. My daughter saw Lion King and I know it is magnificent. Any ideas?

02-08-2011, 11:27 PM
I've seen Billy Elliot twice and it's my absolute favorite show of all time, no question. I can't recommend it strongly enough.
It's pretty British though, with strong dialects and slang, so I don't know if that would be a problem for your friends. But my god it's worth seeing.