Here, you will find our full listing for every single one of London’s Shows. Listed alphabetically, you are able to browse through London’s current productions, from plays and musicals to opera and ballet. All the information is up to date and includes ticket offers and deals to make sure you get the best seats in the house for an excellent price.
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Mamma Mia has gone global. Everyone loves Abba. And timeless songs like 'Dancing Queen' and 'Take A Chance On Me' pull in huge numbers of show goers. It's an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. And London's Novello Theatre is bursting at the seams every night as a result. Fantastic!
Disney's landmark film The Lion King captivated people of every age right across the world. And the musical adaptation is simply stunning. Combining dazzling staging and amazing costumes, masks and puppets, it's the cream of the crop at London's smart Lyceum Theatre. Truly magnificent stuff!
Oh, the music! This is one seriously funky show. Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller - Live is a spectacular, high octane show celebrating the career of pop hero Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five. It's a real soul-funk roller coaster!
Her Majesty's Theatre is proud to present Lloyd Webber's wonderful classic tale of love and obsession. It's the magical, unforgettable Phantom of the Opera, a musical masterpiece that traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and the disfigured young composer who loves her. Fabulous!
This is powerful stuff. This is musical theatre on a grand scale. Les Miserables is the planet's longest-running musical. More than 55 million of us have seen it. In 40 countries and 21 languages. It's a spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece. And it's at London's Queens Theatre now!
Starring: David Shannon, Geronimo Rauch
There's theatre. There's dance. There's comedy. And percussion. It's big. It's warm. It's inspiring. It's funny. It's a unique, non-stop theatre experience that's thrilled audiences worldwide. It's Stomp. And it makes music from the mundane at London's Ambassadors Theatre. Award winning, brilliant stuff!
Based on the acclaimed and much loved book by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the incredible story of the Witches of Oz. Did you ever wonder how one came to be called 'good' and the other 'wicked'? You won't have to wonder much longer when you book tickets for this superb, award winning Apollo Victoria Theatre show!
Starring: Savannah Stevenson, Emma Hatton
If you were wishing this show was on in London, it's your lucky day! Motown the Musical is set to open in the West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre, landing fresh from Broadway in February 2016 and preceded by a host of brilliant reviews. Fresh and soulful, glittering and glamorous, it's the ultimate soul music spectacular.
Aladdin – Disney's colourful classic hits the West End. There's a treat in store for anyone who loves Disney, as the wonderful stage musical version of the animated movie hits the West End for its UK première. Your venue is Cameron Macintosh's Prince Edward Theatre, the show takes to the stage from summer 2016 and it has already scored a massive hit on Broadway. Let the magic begin!
The original Cast Album of The Book of Mormon shot to prominence, becoming the highest charting cast album in four decades. The musical has shocked and delighted US audiences on Broadway and won an impressive collection of top awards. It's rude, foul mouthed, crude, wonderfully satirical and billed as the next massive West End Smash hit!
It turns out the rumours are true. February 2015 sees the smash hit Broadway musical about Carole King's remarkable early life, times and music hit the London stage. The show first opened at Broadway's legendary Stephen Sondheim Theatre early in 2014 and has been packing in huge audiences every night ever since. Now it's due in the West End, and tickets are already on sale.
Dreamgirls – Love Glee's Amber Riley? You'll adore this... After opening on Broadway in 1981, the musical Dreamgirls - which was also made into a movie starring Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy - is finally coming to the West End. And Amber Riley, the incredible powerhouse of talent from TV's Glee, is about to make her theatreland stage début in the starring role.
Starring: Amber Riley, Karen Mav, Ruth Brown
This is without a doubt one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged. Two decades of success proves it. The Woman In Black is unanimously critically acclaimed. And this Stephen Mallatratt adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel is playing at London's Fortune Theatre now!
Brilliant! The smash Broadway hit Kinky Boots is dancing its way into theatreland after causing a stir stateside. It's based on the film of the same name, telling the compelling true tale of a struggling Northampton shoe factory which turns its fortunes around by creating wonderfully kinky shoes for drag queens.
The magnificent Duke of York's theatre is the perfect venue for the play that shot US playwright Tennessee Williams to instant stardom. On the way to theatreland after a smash hit stint on Broadway, and another at the Edinburgh International Festival, this new production of The Glass Menagerie comes to us courtesy of the brilliant John Tiffany. It's a classic drama, and it's on in the West End from January 2017.
Half a Sixpence is a hugely popular musical comedy, originally written in the '60s to showcase the talents of the British music legend Tommy Steele, complete with David Heneker's legendary music and lyrics. Now the respected Producer Cameron Mackintosh has announced the transfer of his 'radical re-working' of the play to the West End following a massive success at the Chichester Festival Theatre, the birthplace of so many top class theatreland transfers.
Starring: Charlie Stemp
Matilda’s parents are absolutely horrid: selfish, stupid, cruel and completely oblivious to their five year old daughter’s needs. But Matilda is a live-wire, a gifted little girl who likes nothing better than settling down with a good book. Join cheeky Matilda as she navigates the unpleasant grown-up world with a charming blend of humour and mischief.
It's two decades since Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play made a major impact in New York. Now Buried Child is in the West End, starring Ed Harris and Jeremy Irvine. The multi award winning international actor Ed Harris plays Dodge again in this Pulitzer and Obie prize-winning play, following on from a critically acclaimed 2016 New York run. He's joined by the wonderful Amy Madigan of Twice in a Lifetime fame, playing Halie again. And, new to the play, Jeremy Irvine of War Horse and The Railway Man plays Vince.
Starring: Ed Harris, Jeremy Irvine, Amy Madigan
School of Rock, The Musical – Dewey Finn is back! If you giggled your way through the hugely popular Paramount film by Mike White, which starred the hilariously silly Jack Black, you will quite simply adore this brand new musical. It cut its teeth on Broadway at the Winter Garden theatre and now it's due in London's theatreland, as big and brash and bold as you'd expect, a real laugh a minute.
Starring: David Fynn
The Mischief Theatre's smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is at it again, extending for another West End stint thanks to massive popular demand. It's an absolute hoot by all accounts, and theatre lovers really do have problems remaining calm as the hilarity unfolds. If you love your stage shows funny, this is one of the funniest... ever!
You laughed yourself silly at The Play That Goes Wrong. You adored Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Now it's time for a new show that has already been awarded five star reviews from a stable of respected theatre critics, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. The Telegraph and The Times, the Radio Times and Sunday Telegraph all loved it, as did Whats On Stage.
The original scored a huge hit at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Now this fantastic musical, inspired by the 1951 Academy Award winning movie of the same name, is on its way to the West End after a sell-out run at Broadway's Palace Theatre. It's a Tony winner and tickets are set to sell like hot cakes. What's not to like?
Mary Shelley's classic will never be the same.
When Frederick Frankenstein, a respected New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle in Transylvania from his deranged grandfather, creator of the famously awful monster, he's not sure what to do. Should he stay safely put in New York or head for Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s crazy experiments?
What's on next at the Coliseum? The excitement is mounting fast for a very special version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's excellent Carousel, their second musical, which is set to star household name singers Alfie Boe and Catherine Jenkins. Wow!
Starring: Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins
It's been on the West End stage for more than 50 years. It still pulls huge crowds. And audiences are just as thrilled and mystified as ever by Agatha Christie's legendary whodunnit, The Mousetrap. The world's longest-running play, this murder mystery masterpiece is a cracking yarn. And a great night out!
The Kite Runner plays at Wyndham’s theatre from 21st December 2016, and the anticipation is already mounting. It's the stage adaptation of the first novel by the respected Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini, an international bestseller, and it's a story that has broken hearts – and mended them again - the world over. If you adore high drama and enjoy a thoughtful, delicate and hugely entertaining play, this one's for you.
Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is set to make a glittering West End début playing the remarkable legend of jazz and soul, the singer Billie Holiday. This is your chance to enjoy a surprisingly intimate show packed with the best of Holiday's songs, as well as a host of personal stories exploring the singer's loves and losses.
Starring: Audra McDonald
Mark Haddon’s 2003 book of the same name was a monster hit with readers of every age. This is a children’s mystery but it has a wide appeal and thrills adults as much as it excites younger people. The book has been adapted by Simon Stephens to excellent effect to create a production so good it has transferred to the West End, an honour only achieved by the very best.
Harry Potter heroine Imelda Staunton plays Martha. Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill plays George. It's a brand new production of the multi Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, written by the outstanding playwright Edward Albee, his most famous play, and skilfully directed by James Macdonald.
Starring: Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill
On 5th August 2016 theatreland let out an almighty cheer. The rumours were confirmed - a new production of the extravagant 1930s musical 42nd Street is set to begin previews from late March 2017, returning once more to its London home, the magnificent Theatre Royal Drury Lane. And Mark Bramble is directing again, the icing on an already delicious cake. Welcome back!
The Gielgud theatre is your venue for the latest play by the wonderful Jez Butterworth. That's good enough news in itself... but the James Bond director Sam Mendes is set to direct, which makes the news even more thrilling. The Ferryman was a huge hit at the Royal Court theatre, now it's due to transfer once the excellent The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time takes a final bow in early summer 2017.
Tom Stoppard's Travesties premièred in summer 1974 at the Aldwych Theatre, a compelling and thought provoking expose of political history, literary pastiche, art critique and, ultimately, a brilliant parody of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. It stars the creator of the eccentric Dada art movement, Tristan Tzara, and the communist leader Lenin amongst other luminaries of the time, and is set in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1917.
It's been on the stage for years in one guise or another. Now Stepping Out returns to the West End's legendary Vaudeville Theatre for early spring, following a tour of the provinces, arriving just in time to welcome the good weather. And it stars one of the nation's best-known personalities, Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, in the leading role of Vera. If you adore nothing better than a top class stage musical, you'll love it.
It's the story of a group of working class boys. From the wrong side of the tracks. Who became one of the pop industry's biggest successes. Jersey Boys tells the rags to riches tale of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, following their progress through the thrilling early years of rock 'n' roll.
He's called Don Juan in Spanish. In Italian he's Don Giovanni. Whatever you call him, he's the world's most famous literary libertine, whose legend was first written by the Spanish dramatist Tirso de Molina. His play, called The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest, was set in the 1300s and published in Spain in about 1630. Since then the story has been translated, rewritten and re-presented countless times, and it's the reason why the name 'Don Juan' remains such a potent metaphor for womanisers.
Starring: David Tennant
You're in the mood for a classic drama, an award-winner, a play that thrills and chills, delights and provokes. No problem. J B Priestley's superb play An Inspector Calls was written way back in the war-torn winter of 1944-5, debuting in the Soviet Union during 1945 before it hit London's West End in 1946. Now Stephen Daldry's epic revival is back for a strictly limited season at the Playhouse Theatre, a story hailed as the as the theatrical event of its generation.
A stellar cast under the baton of Mark Elder, a new production by David McVicar, and an opera not seen at the Royal Opera House since 1906: Adriana Lecouvreur is one of the major highlights of the Royal Opera Season.
Jamie Parker stars in Tom Stoppard's masterpiece Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which will be directed by Trevor Nunn.
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire
The revised version of the 1977 hit Stephen Schwartz musical Working will receive its European premiere at the Southwark Playhouse in summer 2017, a brilliant expose of the USA's blue collar workers, the work they do, and how they feel about it.
A cast of over 30 dancers and singers, Tanguera tells a story of unrequited love in early 20th century Buenos Aires.
The Sleeping Beauty has become a much-loved classical ballet and a perennial delight that combines in a single work all the charms that ballet has to offer.
The Girls – Inspired by the smash hit film. What happens when a group of older ladies decide to pose naked for a Women’s Institute calendar? All they want to do is raise cash to buy a sofa for their local hospital, to celebrate the memory of one of their husbands. But they get a whole lot more than they bargained for and their story – which is inspired by the truth - has become a legend.
The Goat, also known as Who is Sylvia, is by the playwright who brought us Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, also being revived for 2017 with Imelda Staunton at the helm. Ian Rickson, the former artistic director at the Royal Court theatre, is to direct, the proud owner of rave reviews for Jerusalem at the Royal Court and in the West End, and Hamlet at the Young Vic.
Kenneth Grahame’s well-loved 1908 children's book, The Wind in the Willows, is playing soon in London's glittering West End theatre district. It's the gentle, completely magical tale of the loveable, speed-obsessed menace Mr Toad and his friends Mole, Ratty and Badger. And the story has been transformed into a spectacular new stage musical. How thrilling is that!
A star studded cast takes one of Will Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, Twelfth Night, to the West End stage in a production with a difference. It’s a feast of rich Elizabethan finery, classic comedy and some of the greatest names from the British stage and screen, Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry. A real night to remember!
Starring: Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry
It's official! Bartlett Sher’s Tony Award winning Broadway revival of The King and I will be playing live in the West End from late 2016. If you've ever seen the famous movie with Yul Brynner playing the King of Siam so magnificently, full of marvellous arrogance and huge charm, you will adore this wonderful revival.
If you've already seen it at the Vault Festival, this acclaimed musical is about to take a step into the West End limelight, at a venue that was long kept a close-held secret. If you want to immerse yourself in the excesses of the jazz age, an America where the obscenely rich rubbed shoulders with abject poverty, you're set for one of the musical experiences of a lifetime.
You love world-class comedy. You love eating out. Why not combine the two and play your own part in one of the best-fun shows in theatreland? It's inspired by the well-loved BBC TV comedy Fawlty Towers, originally written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, who also starred in the show. It's on six nights a week at the excellent Amba Hotel in Charing Cross, and audiences just can't get enough of it.
It's a hit Broadway musical. The original musical score comes courtesy of Take That's hugely talented Gary Barlow. According to Vogue it's an, “ambitious and exciting production, a true must-see!”. And it's arriving in London's theatreland for January 2017. Don't miss it!
Inspired by Dr. Seuss's classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who's on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler.
The beautiful Palace Theatre, jewel of the West End, is your venue for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a brand new story starring Harry Potter himself. He's one of the planet's most popular characters whose adventures have charmed millions – if not billions - of adults and children right across the planet. Now it's on stage, an unmissable event in the theatreland calendar.
Hamilton is a Broadway show with a glittering history. It tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the 'Founding Fathers' of the USA as well as the chief staff aide to General George Washington and one of the most vocal promoters of the nation's famous Constitution. The music, lyrics and book are by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the plot is inspired by a 2004 biography written by historian Ron Chernow.
Fun Home is the runaway winner of five Tony Awards. It's performed entirely 'in the round', which means the stage sits in the centre of the audience with seating all around it, a set up that's famously intimate and emotional, allowing people to see the world through the actors' eyes. It has proved a a monster hit everywhere it has played, and it's a truly beautiful journey to self-acceptance.
Don Carlos falls in love with Elizabeth, daughter of Henry II of France. But his father, King Philip II of Spain, intends to marry her himself to se-cure a peace treaty. Can Don Carlos give up his love for the good of the state?
Bat Out of Hell – Celebrating Meat Loaf. He's one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He's sold more than 80 million records. He's been in more than fifty films and TV shows, sometimes playing himself and other times playing fictional characters. Now his life and work are being celebrated in a brand new musical playing at the London Coliseum in summer 2017 after a run in Manchester. It's Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, and it's being billed as an absolute must for rock lovers.
If you've seen the 1988 Tom Hanks film Big, you'll understand why this 1996 musical adaptation of the movie makes so many friends and influences so many people wherever it goes. It's a delightful story, both seriously sophisticated and charmingly naïve, which explores what happens when a frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult. As it turns out, grown up life involves a whole lot more than mere child's play...
The London Palladium has a long and glittering history as the capital's home of variety shows. But it hasn't hosted a panto for almost three decades. That's about to change thanks to the venue's owners, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Theatre Company, who are reviving the genre for the festive season 2017.
Laurent Pelly brings tenderness, humour and southern sunshine to his production of Donizetti's opera. A 1950s Italian village provides the backdrop to a spirited tale of love's twists and turns.
George Balanchine's fabulous evocation of the brilliance and sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a ballet gem in its own right. Jewels is indeed a suitably glamorous and glittering way to start the new Royal Ballet Season.
Rolling Stone called the musical a "tour de force", "theatre at its finest." This is the wonderful art-house musical written by David Bowie in the months before he died. It's opening in London's theatreland once its sell-out run off-Broadway run ends, a stunning piece of work and a true testament to one of the most talented and best-loved British singer-songwriters.