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ukbreakaways.com offers you a fantastic selection of breaks to the Capital City, inclusive of Saturday matinee ticket to a top West End Show!

All of these breaks include two nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation at the International Hotel, Canary Wharf and Saturday matinee ticket for the West End Show of your choice.

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The International Hotel was one of the first Canary Wharf hotels situated on the waters edge with spectacular views of London's Skyline and River Thames from the upper floors and a short stroll from South Quay DLR station, ideal for reaching the O2 arena and London's famous West End, shops, theatre and attractions.

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42nd STREET

42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway's newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of... Broadway’s Biggest Show featuring the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 4 MAY - 42nd STREET - London, International Hotel
FRI 6 JUL - 42nd STREET - London, International Hotel
FRI 13 JUL - 42nd STREET - London, International Hotel
FRI 7 SEP - 42nd STREET - London, International Hotel
FRI 9 NOV - 42nd STREET - London, International Hotel
FRI 14 DEC - 42nd STREET - London, International Hotel

ALADDIN

Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! 
Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. 
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 19 JAN – ALADDIN - London, International Hotel 
FRI 4 MAY - ALADDIN - London, International Hotel
FRI 22 JUN - ALADDIN - London, International Hotel
FRI 10 AUG - ALADDIN - London, International Hotel
FRI 19 OCT - ALADDIN - London, International Hotel
FRI 2 NOV - ALADDIN - London, International Hotel

ANNIE

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family…

With its Tony® award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs It’s The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street and Tomorrow – this is a show not to be missed! 

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 16 FEB – ANNIE - London, International Hotel 
FRI 29 JUN - ANNIE - London, International Hotel
FRI 14 SEP - ANNIE - London, International Hotel

CHESS

Landmark musical CHESS returns to the West End for its first major revival in over 30 years. 

Written in 1984 by ABBA's Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Evita), CHESS tells a story of love and political intrigue set against the background of the Cold War, in which superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends. 

Two of the world’s greatest chess masters, one American and one Russian, risk becoming the pawns of their governments as their battle for the world title gets underway. Simultaneously, their lives are thrown into further confusion by a Hungarian refugee, a remarkable woman who becomes the centre of their emotional triangle. 

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 4 MAY – CHESS - London, International Hotel

DREAMGIRLS

Thirty-five years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic musical Dreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre.

Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America, Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. Dreamgirls charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio, from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams’, as they learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous and features the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’ and ‘One Night Only’.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 26 JAN – DREAMGIRLS - London, International Hotel 
FRI 18 MAY – DREAMGIRLS - London, International Hotel
FRI 22 JUN – DREAMGIRLS - London, International Hotel
FRI 17 AUG – DREAMGIRLS - London, International Hotel
FRI 5 OCT – DREAMGIRLS - London, International Hotel
FRI 9 NOV – DREAMGIRLS - London, International Hotel

KINKY BOOTS

Kinky Boots takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price, played by David Hunter (Once, One Man, Two Guvnors), is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, played by Olivier award-winner Matt Henry, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 16 MAR – KINKY BOOTS - London, International Hotel 
FRI 13 APR – KINKY BOOTS - London, International Hotel
FRI 1 JUN – KINKY BOOTS - London, International Hotel
FRI 6 JUL – KINKY BOOTS - London, International Hotel
FRI 3 AUG – KINKY BOOTS - London, International Hotel
FRI 12 OCT – KINKY BOOTS - London, International Hotel
FRI 7 DEC – KINKY BOOTS - London, International Hotel

LES MISERABLES

Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, it is still breaking box-office records everywhere. The original London production celebrated its 30th anniversary on 8 October 2015. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.  Featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own” – Les Misérables is the show of shows.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 19 JAN – LES MISERABLES - London, International Hotel
FRI 23 MAR – LES MISERABLES - London, International Hotel
FRI 27 APR – LES MISERABLES - London, International Hotel
FRI 22 JUN – LES MISERABLES - London, International Hotel
FRI 17 AUG – LES MISERABLES - London, International Hotel
FRI 14 SEP – LES MISERABLES - London, International Hotel
FRI 19 OCT – LES MISERABLES - London, International Hotel
FRI 16 NOV – LES MISERABLES - London, International Hotel 

MAMMA MIA

Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! 
Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. 
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 2 MAR – MAMMA MIA - London, International Hotel 
FRI 27 APR – MAMMA MIA - London, International Hotel
FRI 6 JUL – MAMMA MIA - London, International Hotel
FRI 24 AUG – MAMMA MIA - London, International Hotel
FRI 5 OCT – MAMMA MIA - London, International Hotel
FRI 2 NOV – MAMMA MIA - London, International Hotel
FRI 14 DEC – MAMMA MIA - London, International Hotel

MATILDA

Adapted from the ever-popular children’s book by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical has been a spectacular since it first opened to packed audiences at the Cambridge Theatre, London.
Including original songs from comedian, Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, London is the latest masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Based on the grisly tale by Roald Dahl, Matilda is the story of a young girl, neglected and misunderstood by her family, who discovers she has the power to change her destiny. Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre London is one of the must-see shows for all ages, whether you were inspired reading the original book or watching the award-winning film.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 16 MAR – MATILDA - London, International Hotel
FRI 13 APR – MATILDA - London, International Hotel
FRI 27 APR – MATILDA - London, International Hotel 
FRI 25 MAY – MATILDA - London, International Hotel
FRI 27 JUL – MATILDA - London, International Hotel
TUE 18 SEP – MATILDA - Manchester, Britannia Hotel 
FRI 21 SEP – MATILDA - London, International Hotel
TUE 25 SEP – MATILDA - Manchester, Britannia Hotel
TUE 2 OCT – MATILDA - Manchester, Britannia Hotel
TUE 9 OCT – MATILDA - Manchester, Britannia Hotel 
FRI 26 OCT – MATILDA - London, International Hotel

MOTOWN - THE MUSICAL

Discover the story behind the sound that moved the world. With just $800 borrowed from his family, Berry Gordy founded Motown records and launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and many more. Featuring fifty classic Motown hits including “My Girl”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the West End sensation that has audiences “Dancing In The Street”.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 11 MAY – MOTOWN - London, International Hotel
FRI 22 JUN – MOTOWN - London, International Hotel
FRI 13 JUL – MOTOWN - London, International Hotel
FRI 7 SEP – MOTOWN - London, International Hotel
FRI 5 OCT – MOTOWN - London, International Hotel
FRI 2 NOV – MOTOWN - London, International Hotel
FRI 14 DEC – MOTOWN - London, International Hotel

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical The Phantom of the Opera, at the Her Majesty’s Theatre, is now celebrating its 30th Anniversary.

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. The musical opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles, and there have been dozens of productions worldwide since then. Now in its 30th record-breaking year, The Phantom of the Opera continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, after more than 12,000 performances.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 11 MAY – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - London, International Hotel
FRI 8 JUN – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - London, International Hotel
FRI 10 AUG – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - London, International Hotel
FRI 14 SEP – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - London, International Hotel
FRI 12 OCT – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - London, International Hotel
FRI 16 NOV – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - London, International Hotel
FRI 7 DEC – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - London, International Hotel

SCHOOL OF ROCK

Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock features music from the movie, as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. School of Rock - The Musical is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, set and costume designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter and music supervision by John Rigby. 

Down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 2 MAR – SCHOOL OF ROCK - London, International Hotel
FRI 13 APR – SCHOOL OF ROCK - London, International Hotel 
FRI 18 MAY – SCHOOL OF ROCK - London, International Hotel
FRI 29 JUN – SCHOOL OF ROCK - London, International Hotel
FRI 20 JUL – SCHOOL OF ROCK - London, International Hotel
FRI 10 AUG – SCHOOL OF ROCK - London, International Hotel
FRI 7 SEP – SCHOOL OF ROCK - London, International Hotel
FRI 28 SEP – SCHOOL OF ROCK - London, International Hotel
FRI 23 NOV – SCHOOL OF ROCK - London, International Hotel

STRICTLY BALLROOM

Strictly Ballroom The Musical is the uplifting story that inspired the world to dance and is based on Baz Luhrmann’s multi award-winning movie Strictly Ballroom. Featuring a company of over 30 led by Will Young (Mrs Henderson Presents, Cabaret)in the new role of Wally Strand, Jonny Labey (Winner ITV’s Dance Dance Dance, Eastenders) as Scott and Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as Fran this new West End musical is a kaleidoscope of colour and fun. 

When maverick championship ballroom dancer Scott defies all the rules of competition to follow his heart, he teams up with left-footed partner Fran to win the Pan Pacifics his way. Featuring the film’s classic break-into-song numbers such as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time alongside electrifying new songs from a host of internationally acclaimed artists.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 13 APR – STRICTLY BALLROOM - London, International Hotel
FRI 18 MAY – STRICTLY BALLROOM - London, International Hotel
FRI 8 JUN – STRICTLY BALLROOM - London, International Hotel
FRI 13 JUL – STRICTLY BALLROOM - London, International Hotel
FRI 14 SEP – STRICTLY BALLROOM - London, International Hotel
FRI 5 OCT – STRICTLY BALLROOM - London, International Hotel
FRI 16 NOV – STRICTLY BALLROOM - London, International Hotel

THE FERRYMAN

Following unanimous critical acclaim and widespread demand for tickets, Jez Butterworth's epic new play The Ferryman is booking at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, the play premiered at the Royal Court, becoming the fastest-selling show in the theatre's history.

Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 11 MAY – THE FERRYMAN - London, International Hotel

THE KING & I

Tipped to be London’s theatrical event of 2018, the multi award-winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I comes to London's iconic Palladium in spring 2018.

It features the original Broadway stars – Kelli O’Hara, reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe.

Set in Bangkok of the 1860s, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With a superior score of treasured songs including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 13 JUL – THE KING & I - London, International Hotel
FRI 7 SEP – THE KING & I - London, International Hotel

THE LION KING

Disney presents The Lion King - the award-winning musical. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical will redefine your expectations of theatre. A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 5 JAN – THE LION KING - London, International Hotel 
FRI 30 MAR – THE LION KING - London, International Hotel
FRI 4 MAY – THE LION KING - London, International Hotel
FRI 25 MAY – THE LION KING - London, International Hotel
FRI 27 JUL – THE LION KING - London, International Hotel
FRI 17 AUG – THE LION KING - London, International Hotel
FRI 26 OCT – THE LION KING - London, International Hotel
FRI 16 NOV – THE LION KING - London, International Hotel 

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating 28 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 15 JUN – THE WOMAN IN BLACK - London, International Hotel
FRI 21 SEP – THE WOMAN IN BLACK - London, International Hotel

THRILLER

Thriller Live is a stage and video spectacular celebrating the wonderful career of 'the World's Greatest Entertainer' - Michael Jackson. In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the Thriller album still the world's best-selling recording of all time. His music continues to sell in its millions, winning new fans young and old alike.

This amazing show, featuring over 20 performers with a full company of singers, dancers and live band celebrates the King of Pop like never before!

The show features over two-hours of hit songs including I Want You Back, I'll Be There, Can You Feel It, Rock With You, Blame It On The Boogie, Billie Jean, Earth Song, and many more!

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 11 MAY – THRILLER - London, International Hotel
FRI 3 AUG – THRILLER - London, International Hotel
FRI 12 OCT – THRILLER - London, International Hotel
FRI 23 NOV – THRILLER - London, International Hotel

TINA - THE MUSICAL

From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 11 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.

Featuring her much-loved songs, TINA, The Tina Turner Musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd. Don’t miss this world premiere, opening at London’s Aldwych Theatre this Spring!

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 15 JUN – TINA - London, International Hotel
FRI 3 AUG – TINA - London, International Hotel
FRI 31 AUG – TINA - London, International Hotel
FRI 21 SEP – TINA - London, International Hotel
FRI 19 OCT – TINA - London, International Hotel
FRI 23 NOV – TINA - London, International Hotel
FRI 7 DEC – TINA - London, International Hotel

WICKED

Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 23 FEB – WICKED - London, International Hotel
FRI 27 APR – WICKED - London, International Hotel 

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

The musical is based on the 1974 film of the same name which Brooks directed and co-wrote with Gene Wilder. Wilder plays Dr Frankenstein in the film which pokes fun at classic horror films.

The story sees esteemed brain surgeon and professor Frederick Frankenstein inherit his grandfather's castle in Transylvania. He must decide whether to continue to run from his family's tortured past or continue his grandfather's experiments in Transylvania.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

FRI 26 JAN – YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - London, International Hotel 
FRI 8 JUN – YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - London, International Hotel
FRI 28 SEP – YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - London, International Hotel
FRI 30 NOV – YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - London, International Hotel