10 Valentine's Day shows to see
We round up some of the best Valentine's Day shows to see for the loved ones in your life
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and that's the perfect excuse for a theatre trip! Whether or not it's with that special someone, a close friend or family member, here are ten shows that really highlight how much you care.
Talk about great timing – the musical version of the iconic movie is about to open in the West End. With Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac taking on the two lead roles, there aren't many more romantic shows than this knocking around in London. Piccadilly Theatre, from 13 February
Chocolate is a love-drizzled food, so this new touring production – Laurie Sansom's first as artistic director of Northern Broadsides – looks set to get the senses tingling. J M Barrie's rarely performed play about chocolate, among other things, might be a recipe for romantic success this Valentine's. Halifax Viaduct Theatre from 14 February, then touring
An oldie but still very much a goldie, the music of ABBA is brought blissfully to the stage and will be perfect for the Dancing Queens in your life. Novello Theatre
Shakespeare was the ultimate romantic of his time, and this jukebox musical – with the tunes of Max Martin – about fraternal love, sororal love, romantic love and more, is a rollicking ride for anyone looking for the ultimate theatre experience this Valentine's Day. Plus it features some of the most romantic tunes of the last 20 years – "I Want It That Way", "Domino", "Teenage Dream" and more. Shaftesbury Theatre
What better way to tell someone that "You've Got A Friend" than by treating them to this hit musical? Beautiful returns for a new tour, with Daisy Wood-Davis starring as the legendary Carole King. Congress Theatre Eastbourne for Valentine's Day, and touring until 29 August
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
Jane Austen's novels were the perfect material for stage and screen, and this new production that riffs off Pride and Prejudice (with added doses of karaoke!) is a succulent choice for theatre lovers. After a massive five-star tour last autumn, it now returns for another ride. Edinburgh Lyceum until 15 February, then touring until 11 April
The award-winning Once, which recently bagged a five-star review as it embarks on its first-ever tour, celebrates a very special kind of love – the connection between two artists creating work in tandem. Woking New Victoria Theatre on Valentine's Day, with tour dates until 25 July
On Your Feet!
Gloria and Emilio Estefan's dance-tastic ride of a show was a stellar hit in the West End, and now is lighting up stages across the UK. So show some "Everlasting Love" and bring someone special along. Milton Keynes Theatre on Valentine's Day, with tour dates until 2 May 2020
The Red Shoes
Matthew Bourne's award-winning brilliant ballet was fantastic at Sadler's Wells, and is currently on a major tour across the nation. Based on the famous film and featuring some of the most iconic film scores of the 20th century, it's not one to be missed. Birmingham Hippodrome on Valentine's Day, with tour dates until 6 June
Well well, how else could we wrap up this list other than with this spellbinding celebration of sisterly love? The show continues to run in the West End, with Laura Pick and Helen Woolf bringing the magic as Elphaba and Glinda. Apollo Victoria Theatre