Top Shows touring the UK in 2020

While the West End is often conceived as the epicenter of British Theatre, other UK cities also boast a thriving theatre scene. In 2020, there is an array of exciting shows touring in most major UK cities as well as local shows nurturing home-grown talent. At you can find an extensive list of UK shows and compare prices to find the best ticket deals. Here are a few of the best shows not to be missed this year:

The Book of Mormon

There is no doubt that the multi-award-winning musical, the Book of Mormon, has become something of a global phenomenon. With its outrageously hilarious script, catchy tunes and satirical plot, it has enthralled audiences around the world.  After enjoying several international runs and residency at the West End and Broadway, the multi-award-winning musical the Book of Mormon is making its way around the UK in 2020! 

Written by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, the Book of Mormon’s heavily satirical and blasphemous humour is not for everyone, but despite this, it has won nine Tony awards. As the title suggests, the Book of Mormon follows the story of two Mormon missionaries from Salt Lake, Elder Cunningham and Elder Price, who go to a small Ugandan village on a mission. However, much to their surprise, the villagers are preoccupied with more serious issues, such as famine, a military warlord and AIDS. 

Showing at the Bristol Hippodrome Theatre from 4th February - 22nd February, the Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 4th March - 27th March, The Edinburgh Playhouse from 17th June - 4th July, the Liverpool Empire from 14th July - 8th August as well as visiting other UK cities, the Book of Mormon will be showing somewhere not far from you! 

The Woman in Black 

You may have seen Daniel Radcliff on the big screen or read Susan Hill’s chilling novel, but the Woman in Black as a live stage production is something special. A classic ghost story, the Woman in Black has been making audiences jump out of their skin for over thirty years at the West End. The sell-out show follows the story of Arthur Kipps the lawyer, who finds himself in a small town in North Yorkshire, ordering a lady’s belongings after her death. Visiting her old, mysterious house in the marshes, Arthur discovers that he is not as alone as he thought... 

Since its inception in 1987, The Woman in Black has become renowned for thrilling audiences with its intense, immersive theatrical experience. Leaving its West End home to venture up North, the award-winning show will be visiting Glasgow's King’s Theatre from the 18th February to 2nd February, Torquay’s Princess Theatre from the 3rd March - 7th March, Birmingham’s Alexandra from the 31st March- 4th April as well as other UK cities.

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes 

Intertwining world-class choreography and story-telling, the Olivier Award-Winning production of the Red Shoes has dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA with its awe-inspiring choreography, mesmerizing musical score and compelling story-line. 

A ballet-within-a ballet, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is based on the 1948 film, which tells the story of Victoria Page, who dreams of being the greatest ballerina in the world. Torn between following her beloved dancing career and true love, Victoria finds herself at a heartbreakingly difficult crossroads. 

Showing at the Birmingham Hippodrome from 11th - 15th February, the Liverpool Empire Theatre from the 25th-29th February and the Bristol Hippodrome from 3rd -7th March and the King’s Theatre Glasgow from the 12th- 16th May, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes will undoubtedly be a deeply moving and unforgettable theatrical experience.

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