February 2012 theatre highlights

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London’s thriving theatre scene has plays that everyone can enjoy at all times of the year and this month is no different.

Ticket.com has details for all the capital’s current plays, as well as those of productions which are set to open in the coming months. Here is a selection of February’s best shows…

The Lion King: Lyceum Theatre, bookings until September 30th 2012

The stage adaptation of the hugely popular 1994 Disney animation has received widespread praise from critics and theatregoers alike (The Daily Mail gave it five stars). The story follows young cub Simba on his epic journey from prince to king, making friends and encountering danger along the way. A colourful cast and amazing soundtrack from Sir Elton John makes this a must-see for fans young and old. If you want to go and see The Lion King tickets are selling fast, so book as soon as you can.

The Woman in Black: Fortune Theatre, bookings until December 15th 2012

One for the adults, The Woman in Black is an eerie tale based on the novel written by Susan Hill. The story is about Arthur Kipps, a solicitor summoned to a funeral of a reclusive woman. The innovative story features a play within a play where Kipps plays everyone he meets while another actor helps Kipps tell the story by playing Kipps himself. If you want to see The Woman in Black theatre tickets are available this month from £27.50, but you need to be quick.

Ghost the Musical: Piccadilly Theatre, bookings until October 13th 2012

Another stage adaption, this time it’s the 90’s classic Ghost starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Like the film the story revolves around Sam and Molly; Sam is the victim of a mugging gone wrong and Molly is destined to fall to the same fate. Only he can save her from beyond the grave. With new music from Dave Stewart of Eurythmics this is not one you want to miss. If you want to get to see Ghost the Musical London is your best chance at the Piccadilly Theatre.

The Madness of George III: Apollo Theatre, bookings until March 31st 2012

Written by renowned playwright Alan Bennett, the comedy has had praise lavished upon it by critics from many national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, who gave it five stars. The play follows the titular king and the story of how he gained a reputation for being somewhat off the wall. Despite all that was thrown at him – from cruel medical treatments to scheming relatives and politicians – George comes out on top in the end. Tickets are still available, but the fact that this play is rarely performed means that you’ll have to book soon.