Start 2018 the right way – 12 theatre shows to attend this weekend, January 5-7

The best way you can start 2018 is by going to the theatre. There are many musicals, theatre plays and amazing concerts happening this weekend, January 5th-7th, but we tried to stick only to a top 12 list. Take a look below:

1. SHREK THE MUSICAL UK TOUR

The first days of 2018 are a good privilege to spend some time with your children and what better place to go other than to a musical where the main character is Shrek? This Friday, January 5th, you can get SHREK THE MUSICAL UK TOUR tickets at a very good price and have some quality time with your little ones at Edinburgh Playhouse in Edinburgh. The show starts around 7.00 pm.

2. ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

The only thing you have to know about this show is that it’ll help you start the new year the way you should – with your batteries fully recharged. You’ll forget about any 9 to 5 worries you gathered in the previous year and have a fresh start in 2018. Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers invite you to get ISLAND IN THE STREAM tickets for an amazing show that is scheduled this Friday, January 5th, at St David's Hall, Cardiff, around 7.30 pm.

3. MATILDA THE MUSICAL

The story of Matilda is popular all over the world. The little girl with telekinetic skills is ready to melt everyone’s heart once again, but this time not in the movie or the book that made her famous, but in a musical. Get your MATILDA THE MUSICAL tickets from here and save the date and location for the show: Friday, January 5th, Cambridge Theatre in London, 7.30 pm.

4. THE MOUSETRAP

One interesting thing to know about The Mousetrap is that it’s the longest-running play in the whole wide world! It’s been on the stage for more than half a century (1952 being the year it was first put on stage). If you didn’t get the chance to go to this show until now, you might want to start your new year’s resolutions list with it – this Friday, January 5th, at St Martin's Theatre, London, starting around 7.30 pm. Don’t forget to get your THE MOUSETRAP tickets at home, though!

5. JOHANN STRAUSS GALA

Some people want to start the year in a different manner and benefit from a unique and genuine Viennese experience. If you’re part of that group of people too, we have good news for you – there’s an incredible show scheduled for this Saturday, January 6th, at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, scheduled to start around 3.00 pm. Hurry up and get your JOHANN STRAUSS GALA tickets while they’re still available!

6. ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET - NUTCRACKER

Even though The Nutcracker is more of a Christmas show, this doesn’t mean you cannot go and watch this incredible performance this Saturday, January 6th. If you didn’t have the time to go at the theatre before Christmas, now’s your chance, especially because you won’t be able to get any more ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET – NUTCRACKER tickets until next Christmas. The show is scheduled to start around 7.30 pm at London Coliseum.

7. JERRY SADOWITZ

Jerry Sadowitz is among the few artists that people describe as full-pack. He manages to successfully combine magic and stand-up comedy in a unique way. Moreover, he’s even ready to show you how good he is at these two things in a show that is scheduled for this Saturday, January 6th, at Leicester Square Theatre, London, starting around 9.45 pm. For this show, you’ll (obviously) need some JERRY SADOWITZ tickets.

8. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

The name Frankenstein makes you think of a horror story, with scary settings and monster-like characters, but the truth is the show we’re going to talk about – Young Frankenstein – is nothing like that. Believe it or not, it’s a musical, and a musical can’t be that scary, right? See it for yourself this Saturday, January 6th, at Garrick Theatre, London, at 7.30 pm. Get your YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN tickets ASAP.

9. OMID DJALILI: SCHMUCK FOR A NIGHT

He does stand-up comedy, he acts and he writes. It seems that Omid Djalili is a complete artist. Which is why it would be such a shame not to attend at least one of his shows once in a lifetime. His jokes are subtle and intelligent and he just knows that word to say to make the audience laugh hysterically. Come this Sunday, January 7th, at Leicester Square Theatre, London, around 7.00 pm, present your OMID DJALILI: SCHMUCK FOR A NIGHT tickets at the entry and enjoy a good laugh.

10. THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY

You probably figured it out from the title what this play is about – it’s a story about a bank robbery that it’s told in an amusing manner. The play settings will take you in the 50s, in an amazing Hollywood scene. Watch the performance this Sunday, January 7th, at Criterion Theatre, London, at 7.00 pm. Don’t forget your THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY tickets at home!

11. MATTHEW BOURNE'S CINDERELLA

You’re definitely familiar with the story of Cinderella, the poor little girl who had two mean step-sisters and an even meaner step-mother. You also know that the story has a happy ending, with Cinderella marrying the prince. However, you have definitely not seen the story put on stage in the form of a musical. So there’s your chance! This Sunday, January 7th, at Sadler’s Wells, London, at 7.00 pm, get your MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA tickets and have a great time watching one of your favourite childhood’s stories.

12. SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL

If you’re in love with rock music and theatre at the same time, then you must attend this incredible fun, full of energy and joy musical entitled School of Rock. Make sure you have no plans this Sunday, January 7th, because that’s when the show is scheduled – New London Theatre, London, at 3.00 pm. Get your SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL tickets right away.