There is nothing like a trip to the Theatre to make you feel like every nerve in your body is on fire as your body become alive with excitement and exhilaration.
The chilling vocals and mesmerising storylines draw you in time and time again, with a feeling of breathlessness once the final curtain falls.
So here are New Narrative’s top picks for what you should be going to see on stage this summer.
The Lion King
As the summer rolls in and the excitement for the movie remake builds, why wait for the star-studded cast (believe me, we can’t quite wait for a Beyoncé and Donald Glover collab either)? Head down to the Lyceum Theatre in London and see one of London’s most popular shows, and while you’re at it – subscribe to our e-magazine for an exclusive interview with a cast member of the stage show!
Whitney Queen of the Night
A night full of classic Whitney Houston songs? Hun where do I sign up! Heading on a tour across the UK this summer, make sure to check the website to see if it’s coming to a stage near you.
Sticking to the theme of legendary singers, Tina the musical tells the story of the iconic Tina Turner. With legs for days and vocals to match, this show is the feel-good musical of the summer.
One of the few on our list that isn’t a musical, White Peal is a play about a Singapore-based cosmetics company, Clearday, who go into panic mode after a leaked advert for skin-lightening cream is released. The summer satire is at the Royal Court Theatre until mid-June, so don’t miss out!
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
With inspiration taken from a BBC documentary, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie arrived on stage in 2017. Layton Williams stars as Jamie, a high school student from Sheffield who dreams about being a drag queen. It’s electric numbers and thrilling dance numbers follow Jamie as he struggles with the prejudice and judgement from people around him.
A celebration of women, Emilia is about the untold story of published poet, Emilia Bassano, the woman rumoured to be Shakespeare’s muse – The Dark Lady. With an all-female cast, this is Shakespeare, as you’ve never known it before.