St Patrick’s Day Weekend is very soon with the day itself on Sunday March 17th 2014. You still have time to book your St Patrick’s Day Weekend Irish themed theatre break.
Of course if you really want to go for the full Irish then a visit to the wonderful hit musical Once is a perfect expression of your inner Irish. Once has a touching love story, laughter and tears, great Irish music, brilliant dancing. Ideal for St Patrick’s weekend.
If soul is more your to taste then how about a visit to The Commitments? We’re still in the land of the green but this time with attitude. With lots of laughs and a high energy feel this could be a great choice, particularly for a single sex group.
See a Matinee and have Saturday Night for dancing.
Some breaks incorporate tickets for an matinee performance and this can be a great idea. They usually include a Dinner & Disco at your hotel on Saturday night and a free morning/afternoon in London on the Sunday. This is ideal for St Patrick’s Day Weekend celebrations. Take a look at London Show Stoppers our Reader’s Offers Site if you want to know more.
London goes green
London goes green and celebrates all things Irish for the weekend. Pubs dress themselves up, green beer is often on offer, there will be leprechauns, often in quite skimpy skirts! River Dance is everywhere because the theme of the parade and festival for 2014 is ‘World of Dance’!
The main event is the Sunday afternoon parade. There will be a procession of themed floats, many quite extravagant and impressive. It ends with a Irish festival in Trafalgar Square. The floats start from Piccadilly at noon, head along Lower Regent Street and Pall Mall and then down to Trafalgar Square.
You can then spend the afternoon in Trafalgar Square where there will be traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance acts. The craic will be had and it will be great fun! Big hats, green glasses and an ability to Riverdance are not obligatory.
All images of the parade cc Photos by Garry Knight
London is good at this sort of thing. West End Live has found its new home in Trafalgar Square and it is a perfect venue for this kind of free event. As well as a big temporary stage there will be huge screens and amplification so even if you are right at the back you can still see. If you decide you’ve had enough there are lots of places nearby to get ‘a coffee with a drop’ or a refreshing Guinness, maybe even a Black Velvet!
Most coach or rail theatre trips give you a free day in London on the Sunday and this is an ideal way to make the most of that time. Remember though, if St Patrick’s Day Weekend is not your sort of thing, there are always things to do in London on a Sunday!