August 8, 2018

Musings: 5 London Musicals to Inspire Your Travels

Please note this post is in collaboration with Encore Tickets.


I always need to stop and think about London sometimes, there is so much to do, so much to see and if you haven’t checked out any of the musicals in town you might want to part with your money.


What I love about musicals is that they transport you to a whole new world song through song, sound and sight. How many times have you left the theatre feeling full of joy? From classics like Jersey Boys to new shows like Aladdin, there is a London musical for everyone. Even if you might not think it might not be your cup of tea, open your mind and your heart will be full of glee.


42nd Street and New York City

42nd Street transports you to New York City a little after the Great Depression where money was scarce but hope was high. This musical is told from the point of view from a young dancer wanting to make his name on Broadway. If you’ve never been to New York, 42nd Street will make you want to buy some tap shoes and a ticket to the Big Apple. Is it the concrete jungle where dreams are made of or musicals?

Read more: Musings: I’m Going to New York!

You’ll be learning that there is a Sunny Side to Every Situation in no time.

You can book tickets here.

The Taj Express and India

Bollywood is absolutely huge, some say it’s bigger than Hollywood and Nollywood, and the Taj Express is no different. With songs from Oscar nominated composer A.R. Rahman, you’ll be wanting to say Mumbai to your office and explore Bangalore.

You can book tickets here.

Mamma Mia and the Greek Islands

The sequel to the Mamma Mia movie came out earlier this summer and whilst it has a noteworthy cast, nothing beats the musical. You’re probably thinking, ‘Here I go again’, but with good reason, who doesn’t want to visit a Greek Island?

From Mykonos, Santorini and Kefalonia, I’m not quite sure we’re told where Mamma Mia is set, but what I can guarantee you is laughter and fun from the beginning. With ABBA classics like ‘Chiquita’, ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’ and ‘The Winner Takes It All’ you’ll be taking a chance on a Greek Island of your choice in no time.

You can book tickets here.

Aladdin and The Middle East

“Let me share this whole new world with you.”

Those song lyrics sum up Aladdin perfectly, right?

This musical is set in the fictional Middle Eastern town of ‘Agrabah’ where orphan Aladdin spends his days with his monkey Abo in search of food and of course keeping out of trouble. In an unexpected meeting with Princess Jasmine, the two hit it off instantly but are faced with the perils of social class, a Genie and the dreaded Jafar. The modern-day equivalent to Agrabah is the tech-hub that is Dubai; whilst there may be no magic carpets around, there are jeeps that take you dune-bashing in the desert. Close enough.

You can book tickets here.

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Carmen La Cubana and Cuba

Ever been to Cuba? Nope, me neither, but Carmen La Cubana is the hottest musical to hit the London scene.

It infuses Bizet’s classic score with Classic Cuban influences and you’ll be wanting to cool down with a Bacardi in no time.

Set against the Revolution in Cuba in the late 50s, Carmen La Cubana is one of the most popular operas of this era and it teaches you about this time in Cuba’s history than any textbook ever would.

You can book all these incredible London musicals through Encore Tickets here which have over 29 million happy customers to date. You may just be inspired to book a holiday whilst you’re at it too.

What are your favourite musicals? Do any of them inspire you to travel?

Char xo

Please note this post is in collaboration with Encore Tickets, all views are my own.

2 responses to “Musings: 5 London Musicals to Inspire Your Travels”

  1. Kate says:

    This makes me miss London so much. So many musicals to choose from there! Loved this post – I’m definitely booking tickets to all of my favourite musicals when I’m back in London.

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.