Start with "Maybe I Like It This Way" from The Wild Party. I absolutely love that song. Then try his Charlie Brown songs. I confess to finding Addams Family an absolute bore and haven't heard any of Big Fish.
It doesn't even NEED the second act. All the endless turgid speechifying could have been worked into the third act as drawing room conversation as to his reasons for resigning from working on the Treaty.
Thank you so much for the detailed reply, much appreciated!
My problem is that I'm not from London, or even the UK, so I can't really pick and choose my dates or buy much in advance (I assume the standing tickets are bought directly from the box office? will check their site to make sure). I'll try my luck with the Monday thing (I'm aiming at the first week of April), or will head to the BO when I arrive.. or I'll just go and see something else.
If you go to the Donmar website, you can sign up for Front Row info, they'll then email you on a weekly basis with a reminder for what week will be going on sale the following Monday as well. I think you can buy the standing tickets via the website.
Standing now seem to be on sale in advance. Front row, you have to be online and ready to go the second they go on sale on the Monday morning. And I would always recommend trying for them as early in the run as possible. It's always a scrum to get them, but if they end up with killer reviews, then the scrum gets much tougher.
To get back to the thread.
Evita obviously would not last 5 minutes in the West End. It only closed there recently.
But Fiddler has not been on for quite a few years. Actually it is one of the 'great' shows I have never seen. Stupidly I missed it when Topol last played it. I would love to see Fiddler. And, unlike shows like Matilda, it has some great memorable songs (ok ha ha I got slagged off for having a go at Matilda on here but honestly Fiddler is much the better show).
So my vote would go for Fiddler and I would go and see the thing. Evita would not get a booking from me and my groups.
Again, a matter of opinion, innit? I saw Fiddler when it was on Broadway in 2005 and I could not get out of there fast enough. I left at the interval and don't regret that one little bit. If it came into the West End, I wouldn't rush to see it so as to catch the second half.
As for Evita, yes, the Elena Roger revival was much maligned and closed seven years ago. I saw the current tour and while Pellow may be a box office draw, he's just horrible in the role.