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London Shows - Comparing Information

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London is the the most popular place in the world to learn English. Students who take English courses in London get to enjoy all the amazing entertainment of the city. Watching a West End Show is a very popular activity with visitors (the West End is the name of the area where most of the city's theatres are located). There are many incredible shows to see in London. When you study in London, you will probably want to see one too. Here is some important information about three of them. Read through this information and see if you can answer the questions below.

Have you seen any of these shows? Which West End shows have you seen? Do you enjoy going to the theatre?

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The Lion King

Type of show: Musical

Ticket price: £25-£65.

Running time: 2 hours 30 mins.

Synopsis: The Lion King is a breathtaking musical based on the Disney film of the same name. The story follows Simba, a young lion cub who finds himself alone when his father is killed by his evil uncle, Scar. He travels the African wilderness, meeting incredible friends and having wild adventures until he realises the only place he has left to travel to, is home. Full of catchy songs, a must see for the whole family.


Type of show: Musical

Ticket price: £15-£65

Running time: 2 hours 45 mins.

Synopsis: Wicked tells the story of the evil witch we came to hate in the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz. It follows the unlikely friendship between Elphaba, the misunderstood green witch and Glinda, the blonde and popular witch. The music is enchanting and the audience leave bewitched.

The Woman in Black

Type of show: Drama

Ticket price: £18-£48

Running time: 2 hours 5 mins.

Synopsis: The Woman in Black is the terrifying tale of a lawyer who is sent to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow and sort out the contents of her house. While there he is haunted by a frightening ghost who he fears has evil intentions. The play is acted by just two performers and has been scaring West End audiences for nearly thirty years. Not suitable for children or young people.

Answer these six questions:

  • 1. Which show has the cheapest available tickets?

  • 2. Which show is not suitable for all audiences?

  • 3. Which show is the longest?

  • 4. Which show does not have any songs?

  • 5. Which show is the most 'family friendly'?

  • 6. Which show would you recommend to someone who wanted to be frightened?