Well done, Andy Murray – why not celebrate with a night at the theatre?

To mark Andy Murray’s momentous victory at Wimbledon yesterday, we’d like to offer him the chance to unwind with tickets to any theatre production of his choosing. Here are a few suggestions…

At last: Andy Murray with the Wimbledon trophy
At last: Andy Murray with the Wimbledon trophy
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One Man, Two Guvnors

Murray is good friends with James Corden, who watched his semi-final against Jerzy Janowicz from the Royal Box (prompting the commentator to quip “there’s only one Guvnor on this court”). So what better way to mark his Wimbledon victory than by seeing the show that won his friend a WhatsOnStage and Tony Award? The West End run currently stars comedian Rufus Hound.


An obvious choice considering Murray’s Scottish roots, there are currently two major productions of The Scottish Play he can choose from – Kenneth Branagh‘s acclaimed interpretation at the Manchester International Festival and Eve Best’s production at the outdoor Globe Theatre in London.

The Hothouse

Considering the temperatures reached over 40 degrees on Centre Court yesterday, this Pinter revival at Trafalgar Studios is certainly aptly titled. Though admittedly, its themes of institutional corruption, state-sanctioned torture and tinpot dictators are far from the ideal reflection of yesterday’s moment of sporting history!

Thriller Live!

What better way for the new King of Wimbledon to celebrate his victory in a three-set thriller than with an evening in the company of the late King of Pop? This jukebox show at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue features Michael Jackson’s biggest hits performed by a multi-talented cast of vocalists and dancers.

The Ladykillers

Murray is the first British men’s Wimbledon winner in 77 years, and what’s more British than this WhatsOnStage Award-winning stage adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy? The show, which is scripted by Father Ted scribe Graham Linehan, returns to the West End this week with a cast featuring Simon Day, Ralf Little and John Gordon Sinclair.

The Bodyguard

As a true national hero, the Scottish racqueteer could celebrate his new status by watching Lloyd Owen play the titular hero of this WhatsOnStage Award-winning screen-to-stage show. Heather Headley plays Rachel Marron (the role created on screen by Whitney Houston) at the Adelphi Theatre until 11 August, with soul singer Beverley Knight taking over in September.

We Will Rock You

Finally, a chorus of “We Are the Champions” is surely a fitting way for Murray to let off steam after his punishing duel with Djorkovic. Now in its 11th year at the Dominion Theatre, this Queen musical is still giving audiences a night of rock to remember, and features the likes of “Radio Ga Ga”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and, of course, the title song.

Which show would you advise Andy Murray to see? Let us know in the comments below…