Great shows are coming up this weekend, August 18-20 - here’s a short list

If you’re looking for some relaxation after a busy workweek, don’t go with a whole weekend spent in front of the TV. There are so many things to do out there that you’ll definitely find something to suit your taste and needs. For instance, you can choose to go to one of these 12 theatre shows. Musicals, stand-up comedy productions and drama shows are waiting for you – choose wisely.

1. The Phantom of the Opera

The classical story of a man called “The Ghost”, who falls in love with a young girl will definitely get your attention. This opera show premiered in the West End back in 1986, yet people are still interested in watch the cast perform. If you haven’t see the show yet, now you have the chance, this Friday, August 18, at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London at 7.30 PM. Buy your The Phantom of the Opera tickets first.

2. Mamma Mia! (Touring)

Mamma Mia! is a great musical show choice for a Friday evening. It will help you relax after a long and busy workweek, especially since this delightful production was inspired by the music of the legendary band, ABBA. This is why it’s considered one of the most popular and spectacular musicals of all times. Buy your Mamma Mia! (Touring) tickets and be this Friday, August 18, at 7.30 pm, at The Brighton Centre in Brighton. You won’t regret!

3. The Book Of Mormon

You should know from the very beginning that The Book of Mormon is not the usual type of musical you’ve been used to. This religious satire is exactly what you need for this Friday, August 18, because it will leave you in tears of laughter. You can watch the show at the famous Prince of Wales Theatre in London, at 7.30 pm. Buy your The Book Of Mormon tickets.

4. Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell

When it comes to musicals, Bat Out of Hell is definitely something different. It has won different awards throughout time and has impressed many people. If you want to watch this performance, all you have to do is buy Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell tickets and save the date: August 18, at London Coliseum in London. Be there by 7.30 pm.

5. Roy Chubby Brown

If you haven’t heard of Roy Chubby Brown, you have definitely heard of “The bad boy of British comedy”, who is one of today’s most famous British stand-up comedians. Some may say that his subjects of joke and style are quite controversial, but they sure can make you laugh out loud. Buy your Roy Chubby Brown tickets for this Saturday, August 19 and be by 7.30 at The Spa in Scarborough to see it for yourself.

6. Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

When Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club is in town, it’s time for laughter, this is for sure. This weekend you can refill your batteries by attending one of their shows, which is scheduled for this Saturday, August 19, at Regent Theatre in Stoke-On-Trent at 8.00 pm. But first, you’ll have to buy your Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club tickets.

7. The Woman in Black

Are you a fan of everything horror-related? Are you in love with theatre too? In case the answer to both questions is “Yes!”, then you just can’t miss going to The Woman in Black at least once! The play is the representation of the Gothic horror book written by Susan Hill back in 1983. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your The Woman in Black tickets and mark the date (this Saturday, August 19, at 8.00 pm) and the location (Fortune Theatre in London).

8. Half A Sixpence

When Cameron Mackintosh and his team of talented cast decided to revive Half A Sixpence written by H. G. Wells, they definitely didn’t expect the huge success. It’s a great opportunity for you and your family to have some quality time together. Waste no more time and buy some Half A Sixpence tickets. You can watch the play this Saturday, August 19, at Noel Coward Theatre in London at 7.30 pm.

9. School Of Rock The Musical

To all rock music enthusiasts, there’s a musical designed specifically to your taste – School of Rock. It features a guitar-shredding soundtrack that will give you a good lesson – that no matter what happens you should never give up on your dreams. That’s why you should save the date: this Sunday, August 20. The show will be held at New London Theatre in London, at 3.00 pm. Get your School Of Rock The Musical tickets first.

10. Matilda the Musical

Everyone has seen the movie “Matilda” and has instantly fallen in love with that little girl with telekinetic skills. Well, now you have the chance to see this performed on a theatre stage as a musical. Know that this production is a multi-award winning one. If you want to see this version of Matilda’s story, make sure you buy Matilda the Musical tickets and be this Sunday, August 20, at Cambridge Theatre, London at 3.00 pm.

11. Thriller Live

When it comes to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop music, words are meaningless. His music will live forever. That’s why some people thought about bringing his music back on stage, where it belongs and decided to come up with “Thriller Live!” the musical, which had known great success from the very first day it was played, back in 2009. Get your Thriller Live! tickets ASAP for this Sunday, August 20, and be sure you get at Lyric Theatre, London by 7.30 pm.

12. Jimmy Carr - The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

According to many people, Jimmy Carr is today’s one of the greatest comedians not only from the UK but from the entire world. This stand-up comedy production is going to make you laugh so hard that you’ll never forget. Dark humour, sharp one-liners, good avant-garde satires and a great comedian are the perfect ingredients for a Sunday evening. August 20, at Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth. The show starts at 7.30 pm. Get your Jimmy Carr - The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour tickets first.