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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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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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?
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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!
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?
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!
Have you ever seen Annie on stage? Maybe you've enjoyed the movie, a great experience and a fitting tribute to the theatre version. Either way it's long overdue a reprise, and now it's about to happen. May 2017 sees Annie on stage at the Piccadilly Theatre, with one of Britain's favourite comedians, Miranda Hart, making her West End début as the horrid Miss Hannigan.
Starring: Miranda Hart
Michael Grandage Company and Headlong present the world première of James Graham’s new play Labour of Love, starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire. This razor-sharp political comedy reunites James Graham and director Jeremy Herrin following their previous collaboration on This House, and plays at the Noël Coward Theatre from the 15 September for 11 weeks only.
Starring: Martin Freeman, Sarah Lancashire
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
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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 Second World War was coming to an end at long last. And Terrence Rattigan was busy writing a play that he fiddled with throughout the year of 1944 before ultimately renaming it. Now it's a classic, a comedy that never seems to lose its appeal, and it's transferring from a successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory to the Apollo Theatre.
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.
Hamlet – The Bard's classic is in the West End again. Have you seen Shakespeare's hugely popular classic tragedy Hamlet on stage yet? Like many of us, you may have read it at school. But there's nothing quite like seeing the action unfold, live and dangerous, before a spellbound audience. The beautiful old language comes to vivid life, sparkling with the Bard's legendary wit and wisdom, and the result is simply unforgettable.
Starring: Andrew Scott
What happens when two planet-sized egos clash? A whole lot of top class comedy, that's what. Welcome to The Mentor, Daniel Kehlmann's brilliant comedy play, with the Oscar-winning actor and star of TV's Homeland F Murray Abraham at the helm. It's brilliant.
Ian McKellen reprises his role in Samuel Beckett's masterpiece.
Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London and join Clara, her Nutcracker and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional festive tale for all the family. In a world of Edwardian elegance, The Nutcracker brings to life the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.
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.
You're looking for something tender, witty and wise to entertain you, something wholly modern and contemporary to fire your imagination. No problem – the talented playwright Jon Brittain, creator of the marvellous Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and more, is delighted to oblige with his latest smash hit Rotterdam.
Slava's Snowshow is a stage spectacle created and staged by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin. The show won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.
A cast of over 30 dancers and singers, Tanguera tells a story of unrequited love in early 20th century Buenos Aires.
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.
Trevor Nunn directs Ralph Fiennes in William Shakespeare's The Tempest as the third production of his electrifying season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Great news for lovers of top class drama! Natalie Dormer and David Oakes star in the West End première of David Ives' acclaimed seduction drama Venus in Fur, on at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in autumn 2017. It's critically acclaimed stuff, and tickets are predicted to sell like hot cakes.
Starring: Natalie Dormer
Two centuries after its premiere – and now universally accepted as the composer’s comic masterpiece – Rossini’s prequel to The Marriage of Figaro remains as tuneful, ironic and uproariously funny as ever.
Anthony Dowell's romantic interpretation returns the ballet to its 1895 origins by using the choreography of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa. Dramatic costumes emphasize the contrast between human and spirit worlds, while glowing lanterns, shimmering fabrics and designs inspired by the work of Carl Fabergé create a magical setting.
Set in London during the Second World War, Matthew Bourne's interpretation of Prokofiev's haunting score has, at its heart, a true wartime romance.
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.
Otter-ly fantastic! Now in its second year at E4 Udderbelly Festival The Comedy Club 4 Kids is back and better than ever.
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.
Thanks to a stellar combination of Underbelly Productions, Cameron Mackintosh, Steven Harris and Westminster City Council, all working in collaboration, a glittering new production of Five Guys Named Moe will be playing at a purpose built pop-up in the shape of Marble Arch Theatre in West London in the autumn of 2017.
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.
What happens when a naïve fan of a massive Hollywood star, ageing but still powerful, and her heroine, meet? Sparks fly, that's what. The wonderful old movie All About Eve has been transferred to the stage and it'll be thrilling audiences in 2018, with Cate Blanchett in the starring role as the horrible Margo Channing.
Starring: Cate Blanchett
The Mariinsky Ballet's acclaimed staging of Tolstoy's epic novel Anna Karenina receives its British premiere. Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky to Rodion Shchedrin's powerful score, the ballet's extraordinary heroine breaks all moral and social conventions with devastating consequences.
In 1955 Tennessee Williams' red hot play thrilled audiences and scandalised a load of sensitive people. Powerful and vivid, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof explores the innermost workings of the human psyche, and does it so beautifully that it never goes out of date. The world may change, but human behaviour remains the same. The resulting revival is due to set the West End stage on fire.
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...
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.
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.
The Moorish general Otello has been appointed Governor of Cyprus and married the beautiful young Venetian, Desdemona. But their happiness is threatened when Otello's ensign Iago begins to hint that Desdemona has been unfaithful.
In 1993 Mona Juul and her husband, Terje Rød-Larsen, both diplomats from Norway, organised secret breakthrough negotiations between two sworn enemies, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat. This is their story.
La traviata tells the famous story of how beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation.
When Lee Tannen first met Lucille Ball he was a child. But he never forgot the experience, and it came to define his life in the most unusual way. The pair enjoyed a close and enduring friendship as adults. And in the last decade of Lucy's life the pair became even firmer friends as she played endless games of backgammon and travelled between her Beverly Hills and Palm Springs homes.
When Marianne Elliott, the Olivier and Tony award-winning director with awesome plays like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse under her belt, met former National Theatre producer Chris Harper, a man with a suite of great theatrical credentials behind him, something amazing was born. It's Elliott & Harper, a brand new theatre company, and their inaugural play is predicted to become very popular indeed.
Starring: Kenneth Cranham, Anne-Marie Duff
With magical tunes by Cole Porter and a plot detailing a contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s wonderful play, the Taming of the Shrew, you can expect gangsters, romance, drama, action and comedy. It’s a thrill a minute and it’s back for another west end run, thanks to the marvellous Trevor Nunn.
Starring: Alex Bourne, David Burt, Adam Garcia, Clive Rowe, Hannah Waddingham
The RSC transfer their major new production of Julius Caesar to the N?el Coward Theatre this August as part of the celebrations for the World Shakespeare Festival.
Starring: Paterson Joseph, Ray Fearon, Jeffery Kissoon, Cyril Nri