The Theatre Books You Need to Read
Posted 4th September 2020
With National Read a Book Day (Sun 6 September) round the corner, what better excuse than to find your next pick?
Whether you’re looking for an imaginative escape, a real life tale or something in between, these books cover it all. Read on for some inspiration…
Books that inspired West End shows
A powerful and moving drama, War Horse focuses on Joey and his journey, and his owner Albert.
Speaking about the show, author Michael Morpugo said, “It has moved millions in London and all over the world. Vast numbers of children have been to see the show, in families and school groups, and will never forget it.”
Books by Stars of The London Palladium
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold
Described as a “romp through the lives of ancient Greek Gods,” (The Times), Stephen Fry’s Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold retells a story of love and war, debauchery and revenge.
Expect battles, deceit and everything in between from this Sunday Times bestseller.
Everything I know About Love
Dolly Alderton takes the reader through a rollercoaster of trials and triumphs in Everything I Know About Love.
This debut is refreshingly honest and relatable from the award-winning author and journalist.
Books by West End Stars
The autobiography takes stock of his achievements, the twists of fate and circumstance which brought him both success and disappointment, and the passions that inspire and sustain him.
Celebrating 40 years in the industry, Memories takes people through the life and times of musical theatre veteran, Elaine Paige.
Having taken on roles in shows including Cats, Evita, Dick Whittington (pictured) and Sunset Boulevard, this is a true insight to a dazzling career, along with the important moments away from the stage.