The best theatre shows in London 2024

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London is one of the theatre capitals of the world, hosting everything from blockbuster musicals on the West End to Shakespearean classics at The Globe. London is home to cultural icons like the Barbican and the National Theatre, which regularly stage world-class productions, and there’s always something new and experimental running at the city’s smaller theatres, not to mention at immersive theatre company Punchdrunk’s Woolwich home.

This guide features the best theatre shows currently playing in London, plus all of the shows still to come in 2024 so you can also plan ahead. There’s plenty to look forward to, with a fair few big A-listers set to tread the boards and some iconic musicals opening this year.

Stacey Dooley

2:22 A Ghost Story

Danny Robins’ (best known for The Battersea Poltergeist podcast) 2:22 A Ghost Story, is returning to the Gielgud Theatre this summer and is changing up its cast once again. This time round, documentary presenter and former Strictly star Stacey Dooley will be making her stage debut as Jenny, while James Buckley (who you’ll all recognise as Jay from The Inbetweeners) will be reprising his role as Ben. Donna Air and Joe McFadden are also joining the cast for this latest run.  If it’s not been on your radar yet, 2:22 is a supernatural thriller that takes place over the course of one night when Jenny, who believes her new house is haunted, and her husband Sam argue with their old friend Lauren and her new partner Ben about ghosts and whether or not they exist. Part horror, part social commentary, the play is an exploration of the clash between belief and scepticism.

Sat 25th May – Sun 4th August 2024
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR

Adrian Dunbar in Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate

We know him best at Superintendent Ted Hastings in Line of Duty but this summer Adrian Dunbar is transforming into a musical theatre star by taking on the role of Fred Graham / Petruchio in Cole Porter’s iconic Kiss Me, Kate. Running at the Barbican Theatre for 15 weeks this summer, this production of Kiss Me, Kate is being directed by Bartlett Sher (To Kill A MockingbirdThe King and I, and South Pacific) with Tony Award-winning Broadway star Stephanie J. Block starring opposite Dunbar as Lilli Vanessi / Katharine. The musical is a classic farce set around a show within a show – a theatre company attempt to stage a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew but backstage chaos, including feuding spouses, romantic entanglements and mistaken identity, ensures that the off-stage antics are just as dramatic as the on-stage ones.

Tues 4th June – Sat 14th September 2024
Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

After playing Logan Roy on the small screen, Brian Cox is returning to the stage for his first West End role in almost a decade. He’s starring in Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Widely regarded as one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century, Long Day’s Journey Into Night explores themes like love, hate, addiction and betrayal through the lens of a day in the life of the Tyrones, based on O’Neill’s own dysfunctional family. Jeremy Herrin is directing this production at Wyndham’s Theatre and Brian Cox will be starring as James Tyrone, opposite Patricia Clarkson as the matriarch Mary Tyrone, Laurie Kynaston as Edmund, Daryl McCormack as James Jr and Louisa Harland as Cathleen.

Until Sat 8th June 2024
Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 0DA

Starlight Express

Starlight Express

Get your skates on because Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, which ran in the West End from 1984 to 2002, is rolling back into the capital this summer. And this time, the musical, which famously features performers on roller skates, will run in the purpose-built Starlight Auditorium at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Starlight Express tells the story of child’s train set Rusty, who magically comes to life and wants to become the fastest engine in the world to impress first-class car Pearl. The new production, which being directed by Luke Sheppard (who also took the reins for &Juliet), choreography from Ashley Nottingham and has Arlene Phillips returning as creative dramaturg, features the same music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics from Richard Stilgoe but with a big new plot twist. Fans of the original will have something new to look forward to but the classic songs, including ‘AC/DC’, ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’, ‘Make Up My Heart’ and ‘Starlight Express’ will also be present and correct.

Opens Sat 8th June 2024
3 Fulton Rd, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0SP

The Hills of California

The Hills of California

Jez Butterworth, writer of Jerusalem and The Ferryman, is teaming up with director Sam Mendes to stage his new play The Hills of California at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Set in Blackpool, rather than the West Coast of America, the show centres around the Webb sisters who have returned to their dying mother’s run-down seaside guest house for one final time during the long, hot summer.

Until Sat 15th June 2024
Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN

Promotional artwork depicting a house lit by moonlight in the shape of a keyhole

Viola’s Room

Groundbreaking theatre group Punchdrunk is back with new show, Viola’s Room, which is being billed as “an intimate, linear, audio-driven adventure that promises to suffuse the dreams of those who dare to follow the light”. The immersive play is based on Barry Pain’s gothic short story The Moon-Slave and has been adapted for a new audience by Booker Prize-shortlisted author Daisy Johnson. Guests are told to expect a barefoot journey around a maze-like installation, guided by an unseen narrator – played by Helena Bonham Carter – through headphones.

Until Sun 16th June 2024
One Cartridge Place, Woolwich, London SE18 6ZR

Ian McKellen in Player Kings

Player Kings

Having played Richard II, Macbeth, Iago, Coriolanus, Richard III, King Lear and Hamlet (in his 80s), Sir Ian McKellen is no stranger to Shakespeare, and now he’s taking on the iconic role of John Falstaff. He’s starring in Player Kings, adapted by Robert Icke (who’s also on directing duties) from Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. In the plays, newly ascended king Henry IV is reigning over a divided country where rebellion is brewing, while his son Hal is more interested in spending time in the taverns with infamous drunken knight John Falstaff, though he eventually comes good and grows into his role as future king of England.

Until Sat 22nd June 2024
85-88 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4AP

Jeremy O. Harris Slave Play

Slave Play

Following an initial staging at New York Theatre Workshop in 2018, Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play transferred to Broadway the following year and went on to receive a record 12 nominations at the 74th Tony Awards. Now the production is making its UK premiere at the Noël Coward Theatre this summer with Robert O’Hara on directing duties. The play is a controversial examination of identity, race and sexuality in 21st century America and has been criticised as well as lauded. Slave Play follows three interracial couples who try to revive their relationships by attending an ‘antebellum sexual performance therapy’ workshop, which involves role-playing being on a plantation. Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington is starring in the London transfer, alongside Fisayo Akinade, Olivia Washington, and Aaron Heffernan, with James Cusati-Moyer, Chalia La Tour, Annie McNamara and Irene Sofia Lucio reprising their roles from the original Broadway production.

Sat 29th June – Sat 21st September 2024
85-88 St Martin’s Ln, London, WC2N 4AP

Imelda Staunton to star in Hello Dolly!

Hello Dolly!

Having starred in both Follies and Gypsy, Imelda Staunton is no stranger to a musical and she’s back with another classic in 2024. Hello Dolly!, directed by Dominic Cooke (who also did Follies) and featuring Jerry Herman’s score, including ‘Put On Your Sunday Clothes’, ‘Ribbons Down My Back’, ‘Before the Parade Passes By’, ‘It Only Takes a Moment’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!’, will run for a limited ten-week season in the summer at the London Palladium. Jenna Russell, Tyrone Huntley and Harry Hepple will star alongside Staunton, who’s taking on the role of socialite-turned-matchmaker Dolly Levi. She travels to Yonkers, New York to find a match for grumpy, unmarried ‘half-a-millionaire’ Horace Vandergelder (played by Andy Nyman) while she also tries to sort own her own love life.

Sat 6th July – Sat 14th December 2024
8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF

Death of England: The Plays

Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ state of the nation plays Death of England, which premiered at the National Theatre, are being staged together for the first time at @sohoplace this summer. Thomas Coombes is starring in Death of England: Michael (beginning 15th July), Paapa Essiedu is leading Death of England: Delroy (beginning 23rd July, and Erin Doherty and Sharon Duncan-Brewster are starring in Death of England: Closing Time (beginning 22nd August), with all three being performed in rep from then until 28th September.

Mon 15th July – Sat 28th September 2024
4 Soho Place, London W1D 3BG

a man sitting in a chair on stage

A View From The Bridge

Following a sold-out run in Bath, A View from the Bridge starring Dominic West, Kate Fleetwood and Callum Scott Howells is transferring to the West End, running at the Theatre Royal Haymarket across the summer. The classic play from Arthur Miller, regarded as one of the best playwrights of the 20th century, tells the story of Italian-American Eddie Carbone living in 1950s New York, as he struggles to control his jealousy as his niece Catherine falls for an Italian immigrant with tragic consequences.

Until Sat 3rd August 2024
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Standing at the Sky’s Edge, the Olivier Award-winning musical, featuring songs by Richard Hawley, is transferring to the West End after sell-out runs at The Crucible in Sheffield and the National Theatre in London. Directed by Robert Hastie and written by Chris Bush, the show is a love letter to Sheffield and the city’s Park Hill Estate, charting the story, including the hopes, dreams, love, and loss, of three generations over the course six decades.

Until Sat 3rd August 2024
166 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5PW

Tom Holland in Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

He already has one iconic role to his name in Peter Parker aka Spiderman, and now Tom Holland is taking on another this summer in the shape of Romeo, starring opposite Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet. This version of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet is being directed by Jamie Lloyd, who’s got a string of critically acclaimed productions to his name, most recently the award-winning revival of Sunset Boulevard starring Nicole Scherzinger, so we should be expecting something pretty special.

Until Sat 3rd August 2024
St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4BG

blonde woman sitting on a chair

People, Places & Things

After a smash hit run at the National Theatre in 2015, Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places and Things is back in London, this time playing at the Trafalgar Theatre. Jeremy Herrin is directing, with Denise Gough reprising her Olivier Award-winning role as Emma. Sinéad Cusack, Malachi Kirby, Danny Kirrane and Kevin McMonagle are also starring the story of struggling actress Emma, who’s life is spinning recklessly out of control.

Until Sat 10th August 2024
Trafalgar Theatre, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY

The Wizard of Oz

Follow Dorothy and Toto as they journey out of Kansas, over the rainbow and along the yellow brick road all the way to Oz right here in London with The Wizard of Oz, which is back in the capital at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Based on the iconic movie, the stage musical will feature all the classic songs, including ‘Over The Rainbow’, ‘We’re Off To See The Wizard’ and ‘Follow The Yellow Brick Road’, plus some new ones from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and will see Aston Merrygold play the Tin Man and The Vivienne as The Wicked Witch of the West.

Thurs 15th August – Sun 8th September 2024
166 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5PW

A Night With Janis Joplin

A Night With Janis Joplin

Over a decade after the musical was first staged and following a Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway, a tour across America and a series of shows in Tokyo, A Night With Janis Joplin is now coming to London. Mary Bridget Davis, who played Janis in both the Broadway and touring productions, is reprising her leading role for the London run, happening at the Peacock Theatre in August and September. A Night With Janis Joplin celebrates the life of the rock & roll legend as well as her biggest musical influences, including Etta James, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Odetta and Bessie Smith. Joplin burst onto the scene in 1967 and won a legion of fans with her unique voice, performances at Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, and songs like ‘Piece of My Heart’, ‘Cry Baby’, and ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, which’ll all feature in the show.

Tues 20th August – Sat 28th September 2024
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT

The Spirited Away play

Spirited Away

Following in the footsteps of the smash hit My Neighbour Totoro, another Studio Ghibli play is showing in the city. Spirited Away, arguably one of the studio’s most impactful films, is running at London Coliseum this spring and summer. If you haven’t seen the film, the story follows 10-year-old Chihiro who gets lost in a fantasy world after her parents, after angering Shinto spirits by eating their food, are turned into pigs. She takes a job at a magical bathhouse while working to get her parents back and return to her own world. If you have seen the movie, you’ll know that bringing those characters to life is a real feat. Expect to see Kamaji, the spider-like boiler man, with 19-foot-long arms; No-Face played by as many as 12 actors; Haku’s transformation into dragon form; and more remarkable visuals. And, of course, the film’s legendary original score (composed by Joe Hisaishi) will be performed by a live orchestra throughout.

Until Sat 24th August 2024
London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES

smartly dressed man and woman on stage

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)

After a sold-out run at Kiln Theatre, British musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) has had its West End run at the Criterion Theatre extended to the end of summer. Written by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, the rom-com follows naive and upbeat Brit Dougal (played by Olivier Award-winner Sam Tutty), who’s flown into NYC for his dad’s second wedding and who meets NYC native and sister of the bride Robin (played by Dujonna Gift)​​.

Until Sat 31st August 2024
218-223 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HR

a poster of 70s wallpaper with Abigail's Party title

Abigail’s Party

Nadia Fall is staging the Mike Leigh classic portrait of class, materialism and sexual tension in 70s England, Abigail’s Party, at Stratford East this autumn. Set in 1977, a party hosted by Beverly and Laurence, with neighbours Angela and Tony, and Sue (who’s left her daughter Abigail next door), descends into the evening from hell.

Fri 6th September – Sat 5th October 2024
Gerry Raffles Square, Theatre Square, London E15 1BN

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

He’s been in Paddington and James Bond and now Ben Whishaw is starring in another iconic production, playing Vladimir in Samuel Beckett’s existential masterpiece Waiting for Godot, which is the very play that inspired him to drop out of university over two decades ago and switch to studying acting instead. Lucian Msamati (his co-star in the BBC’s Hollow Crown series) will be taking the other lead role of Estragon in the play, which is being directed by James Macdonald. A study on the purposelessness of life and suffering as part of the human condition, the play sees the two characters wait for the titular Godot, who never arrives. The last time Waiting for Godot was staged in the West End was in 2009, with Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen in the lead roles, so it’s high time we got another version.

Fri 13th September – Sat 14th December 2024
Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HT

poster featuring headshots of J Smith Cameron and Mark Rylance

Juno and the Paycock

Following Brian Cox in A Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Sarah Snook in The Picture of Dorian Gray, J. Smith Cameron is the latest Succession star coming to the West End. She’s taking up the role of Juno Boyle in Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, starring opposite Mark Rylance as ‘Captain’ Jack Boyle and being directed by Matthew Warchus. Set in Dublin in 1922 as the Irish Civil War rages, the tragi-comedy explores the resilience of matriarch Juno as she tries to keep her family together while ‘Captain’ Jack seems to go no further than the pub.

Sat 21st September – Sat 23rd November 2024
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6AR

Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Irish playwright and five-time Tony nominee Conor McPherson is adapting the work – both Suzanne Collins’ 2008 novel and the Jennifer Lawrence movie – which is set in the dystopian world of Panem, where Katniss Everdeen must fight to the death in an annual televised competition for the stage. Collins is endorsing the play, which is being directed by Matthew Dunster (of 2:22 A Ghost Story fame). The show will be opening in autumn 2024, although we don’t know where yet or who’ll be amongst the cast. May the odds be ever in your favour.

Opens autumn 2024
Location TBC

David Tennant and Cush Jumbo on stage


After a sellout run at the Donmar Warehouse, David Tennant and Cush Jumbo are returning to take on the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Max Webster’s version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, which is transferring to the Harold Pinter Theatre in the autumn. The production features innovative binaural sound design and live Celtic folk music that audience members experience through headphones, truly immersing you in the action on the stage.

Tues 1st October – Sat 14th December 2024
Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN


Director Robert Icke is bringing his adaptation of Oedipus to London following stints at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam and the Edinburgh Festival. Running from October at the Wyndham’s Theatre, this Oedipus will have Mark Strong taking on the title role and Lesley Manville playing Jocasta. Sophocles’ original play is an exploration of fate and free will through the figure of King Oedipus. In trying to save Thebes from a plague by discovering who murdered the previous king Laius, Oedipus discovers that he has unwittingly fulfilled a prophecy that predicted he would murder his father and marry his mother, queen Jocasta.

Fri 4th October 2024 – Sat 4th January 2025
Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA

dr strangelove

Dr Strangelove

Armando Iannucci (the satirist behind The Thick of It, Veep, The Death of Stalin and I’m Alan Partridge) and Sean Foley (who’ll also be directing) are bringing Stanley Kubrick’s iconic Dr Strangelove to the Noel Coward theatre this autumn, in what will be the first ever stage adaptation of one of the legendary director’s films. The 1964 black-and-white film, which satirises the fear of nuclear war during the Cold War and famously had Peter Sellers starring in three different roles, is widely considered to be one of the best movies ever made. Steve Coogan is taking on the lead for the stage version and the combo of Kubrick’s source material, Iannucci and Coogan has got us very excited for this one. 

Tues 8th October – Sat 21st December 2024
85-88 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4AP

Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

We’re not always fans of movies being turned into musicals – especially movies that have no real music connection to them at all – but there are a few cases where we’ll make an exception, like when Elton John is doing the score and the movie is The Devil Wears Prada. Yes the fashion classic (based on former PA to Anna Wintour Lauren Weisberger’s book) starring Anne Hathaway as wannabe journo Andy Sachs and Meryl Streep as Runway magazine editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly, is hitting the stage and it’ll have its premiere in the West End. The show, which stars Vanessa Williams as the fearsome editor, also features music by Elton John, lyrics by American musician Shania Taub and a script by Kate Wetherhead, and is being directed and choreographed by the Tony Award-winning Jerry Mitchell.

Opens Thurs 24th October 2024
268-269 Tottenham Ct Rd, London W1T 7AQ

The Importance of Being Earnest

Current Time Lord Ncuti Gatwa is returning to the stage for the first time since he starred in Sex Education and taking on the role of Algernon in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at the National Theatre. Max Webster (whose production of Macbeth starring former Doctor Who David Tennant is running in the West End this autumn) is directing the comedy, which sees Algernon and Jack (played by Hugh Skinner) entangle themselves in a web of lies as they try to impress two young ladies who are in the care of Lady Bracknell (played by Sharon D Clarke).

Weds 20th November 2024 – Sat 25th January 2025
National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX


Cameron Mackintosh and Matthew Bourne, who first worked together on a revival of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! back in 1994, are teaming up to bring the musical to the London stage once again. Now Bourne is on directing as well as choreographing duties, leading a cast that includes Simon Lipkin as Fagin, Shanay Holmes as Nancy, Aaron Sidwell as Bill Sikes, Billy Jenkins as the Artful Dodger and Philip Franks as Mr Brownlow. The musical, adapted from the Dickens novel, tells the story of orphan Oliver Twist as he escapes the workhouse and gets taken in by Fagin and his gang of pickpockets, and features all the classic songs like ‘Food Glorious Food, ‘Consider Yourself’, and ‘I’d Do Anything’. The production is premiering in Chichester this summer and will transfer to the West End at the end of the year.

Opens Sat 14th December 2024
Gielguld Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR



After a sell-out run at the National Theatre in 2018, the Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning musical Hadestown is back in London, this time at the Lyric Theatre. Written by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and directed by Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown takes you on a journey to the underworld, telling the love stories of Orpheus and Eurydice and King Hades and Persephone through American folk music and New Orleans-inspired jazz.

Until Sun 22nd December 2024
29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

actors in Guys & Dolls

Guys & Dolls

The Bridge Theatre is staging one of the greatest musicals of all time with this production of Guys & Dolls, starring Timmika Ramsay as Miss Adelaide, Owain Arthur as Nathan Detroit, Celinde Schoenmaker as Sarah Brown and George Ioannides as Sky Masterson. Prepare to be immersed in the streets of Manhattan and bars of Havana, with all those big numbers to tap along to.

Until Sat 4th January 2025
3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG

Stranger Things

Missing Stranger Things? You can now get your fix as a prequel to the TV show is taking over the West End. Stranger Things: The First Shadow, being staged at the Phoenix Theatre, takes place in 1959 rather than Hawkins of the 80s, so that means there’ll be no Eleven, Mike and co, but there will be a young Jim Hopper and a young Bob Newby, who are just living their regular lives when new student Henry Creel arrives. That last name should ring a bell because that’s who goes on to become the season four baddie Vecna. OOOOOHHHHH. The stage show is written by Kate Trefry, based on an idea created by her, The Duffer Brothers (who made the TV show) and Jack Thorne (who did Harry Potter & The Cursed Child), with Stephen Daldry directing, so this is sure to be a smash hit.

Until Sun 16th February 2025
Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0JP

Long-Running Shows That Are Still Worth a Watch

cast of dancers in front of the Moulin Rouge stage set

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

It’s spectacular spectacular news for musicals fans, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is on the West End. Alex Timbers’ stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film follows the original story – penniless writer Christian falls in love with courtesan Satine but the pair have to hide their relationship so nightclub owner Harold Zidler can secure funds for the venue’s transformation from The Duke, who wants Satine for himself. All the iconic songs like ‘Come What May’ and ‘Lady Marmalade’ are in there too along with a whole load of new additions, including hits from Whitney, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, Adele and Lady Gaga, so there’ll be even more songs to can-can along to. 

performer in Cabaret


Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome! Cabaret, one of the most iconic musicals of all time, is back in the West End. This immersive production has taken over the Playhouse Theatre and turned it into the Kit Kat Club so prepare to lose yourself in the world of Weimar Berlin.

actor in the lion king

The Lion King

You’ve seen the movie, now see The Lion King on stage and watch Simba grow from young cub to king of the pridelands with Timon and Pumba by his side. The award-winning show features all the classic songs, including ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight?’, ‘Hakuna Matata’ and ‘Circle of Life’, with all the animals of Pride Rock brought to life with incredible puppetry, costumes and special effects.

marty and doc scott with a delorean

Back to the Future

Great Scott, a Back to the Future musical has come to the West End! And the actual creators of the film trilogy – Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale – are behind it. All the regulars like Doc, Marty, Biff, George and Lorraine are making a return but this time they’re belting out the tunes. Obvs the absolute classics like ‘The Power of Love’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’ will be involved, but as it’s a musical there’ll be some new songs to learn and sing your heart out to as well. Get into your DeLorean and roll up to the Adelphi Theatre.

actresses in SIX

SIX the Musical

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’s smash-hit Six The Musical, which is a modern retelling of Henry VIII’s wives complete with pop-inspired soundtrack, is back on stage at the Vaudeville Theatre.

actors in Hamilton


Hip-hop meets history in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s epic musical about the US Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an Caribbean immigrant who fights in the War of Independence and becomes the country’s first Treasury Secretary. Even if you think you don’t care about American history, you’ll find yourself rapping about the 1776 the Declaration of Independence and Aaron Burr for weeks afterwards.

actors on stage in Mrs Doubtfire

Mrs Doubtfire the Musical

The screen’s favourite housekeeper and babysitter is staying in the West End as Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical is on at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 2025. Based on the hit and much-loved film, this musical adaptation comes from the same award-winning team – made up of John O’Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick – behind Broadway’s Something Rotten!

actors in The book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

If you like your musicals to be wildly politically incorrect and funny as hell, The Book of Mormon is the one for you. Created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the minds that brought you South Park, the show follows two Mormon missionaries on their journey to convert Ugandan natives to their religion. The lyrics may inappropriate, bordering on offensive, but the songs are bloody catchy and you won’t be able to stop laughing.

Wicked on stage


The award-winning Wicked, London’s 14th longest running show, is based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, which is set in the land of Oz way before Dorothy and the gang got there in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The show tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two sorcery students at Shiz University, who eventually become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West.

actresses in Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia!

25 years on stage and two record-breaking films and we’ve still got Mamma Mia fever. The musical, which tells the tale of a mother, a daughter and three fathers set on Greek island to a soundtrack of ABBA’s greatest hits, has been seen by almost 70 million people worldwide since it premiered in 1999 and it’s still going strong at the Novello Theatre.

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