Top West End shows to see tonight for 4th of July
Calling all Americans in London and British Americophiles. If you’re looking for things to do for Independence Day today, why not head to the theatre? There may be no fireworks in the Big Smoke tonight, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find sparks of magic in the West End! Declare independence from your average, run-of-the-mill evening and have a look at our picks for the top London theatre shows to see for the Fourth of July and book your cheap last-minute West End tickets now!
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The Light in the Piazza
As an American travelling or living in London, nothing is more relatable than a show about two Americans abroad, travelling in the sun-drenched Tuscan paradise of Florence, Italy. The plot of The Light in the Piazza sounds like it came straight from a grocery store romance novel, but with the full West End treatment. While on summer vacation with her mother Margaret (played by opera star Renée Fleming), Clara (Disney’s Dove Cameron) finds herself in a budding romance with a local hunky Fiorentino named Fabrizio (Rob Houchen). But Clara is keeping a secret that could nip everything in the bud. With eye-popping set designs and a unique use of special effects that sends Clara’s hat flying across the stage, The Light in the Piazza, now playing at the Royal Festival Hall in Southbank, is simply unmissable. The musical may be closing tomorrow (5 July), but there are loads of tickets still available tonight and on special offer! Don’t miss out!
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Set in the Deep South in the United States, Waitress The Musical makes the perfect London show for Americans missing home and the smell of pies that fill the air in the Adelphi Theatre will really hit the spot! When Jenna (Lucie Jones) finds herself in a dead-end job at Joe's Diner, fed up with her abusive husband, and with a bun in the oven, she begins searching for a way out, hoping that winning a local pie baking contest will serve as her recipe for success. Originally having premiered on Broadway and featuring hit songs by American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, Waitress is the cream of the crop when it comes to live entertainment!
🎫 Book Waitress West End musical tickets for tonight from just £24 and up!
9 to 5
Nothing screams 'American' more than a good ol' nine-to-five job. When Violet, Doralee, and the newbie, Judy, become fed up with their boss Mr. Hart's sexism and inappropriate workplace behaviour, they decide to take matters into their own hands and teach him a lesson. Based on the smash-hit 1980 film that starred America's Queen of Country Dolly Parton and featuring her hit single, 9 to 5, this musical of the same name is just the ticket for celebrating an American holiday in London! Be sure to head to the Savoy Theatre tonight!
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The Book of Mormon
Written by the American creators of South Park and Team America, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon is just the musical you need for a hilarious night out in London. When two Mormon missionaries head to Uganda to spread the holy word, they realise just how much work they've got cut out for them. Tomorrow may be a Latter Day, but it won't be the Fourth of July! Hurry and get your Book of Mormon tickets for the Prince of Wales Theatre tonight before they all get snatched up!
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Also not to be missed in the West End tonight for July 4th...
You're not in Kansas anymore. You're in London! If you think you know everything about The Wizard of Oz, the truth is you probably don't know the half. Defy gravity at the Apollo Victoria Theatre tonight and see why Wicked, the hit prequel, midquel, and sequel to the beloved film, is so spellbindingly good.
🎫 Book your West End Wicked tickets for tonight from £32.
This story of a media mogul's #MeToo mistake might make the majority of men seem like bitter misogynists, but thankfully not all men are power-hungry sociopaths. Inspired by the real-life sexual assault scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, American playwright David Mamet's new play Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre is a thought-provoking production starring renowned American actor John Malkovich that will simply blow you away!
🎫 Book your Bitter Wheat London theatre tickets for tonight from just £45.
The Starry Messenger
The West End stage debut of beloved American actor Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) tells the tale of wannabe astronomer Mark Williams, who settled for less when he took a teaching job at New York's Hayden Planetarium. But when he begins craving a more interesting life, the universe has a plan in store for him when he meets Angela, which throws his marriage into turmoil. Now playing at Wyndham's Theatre, the hit West End transfer of The Starry Messenger will bring a twinkle to your Fourth of July!
🎫 Book The Starry Messenger West End theatre tickets for tonight from £33.