Theatre shows in London

Our guide to the best theatre shows currently running in London. The theatre district is around the West End. A lot of the most popular musicals are down Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road. There are plenty of theatres down the Haymarket, the Strand and around Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

Theatre shows playing this month

Here’s our pick of the best West End shows running in London during May

Craig recommends… I’ve seen a few theatre shows and enjoy seeing the West End lit up at night. Read my reviews of Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus as well, to see what the nightime atmosphere is like around London’s West End.

Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

to Queen’s Theatre "Les Miserables" is an epic tale of passion and destruction, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul.
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

to Her Majesty’s Theatre "The Phantom of the Opera" has some of the best sets in the West End, and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's finest scores.
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie, "The Lion King" tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle.
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like "The Wizard of Oz" then you will love "Wicked" -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches.
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahl's "Matilda" tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers.
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

to Novello Theatre "Mamma Mia" is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and uses the songs of ABBA.
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society decide to put on a West End show, but will they start to crack under the pressure?
Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre

to Adelphi Theatre 'Kinky Boots' tells the story of a Lola, who helps to save a bankrupt shoe factory by singing some Cyndi Lauper songs.
Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

to Shaftesbury Theatre Relive the Motown years and Berry Gordy's journey as he launches the careers of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and more!
Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre

to Criterion Theatre The writers behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong' are back with 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery' at the Criterion Theatre.
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling.
Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre

to Garrick Theatre Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein has been turned into a musical starring Hadley Fraser, Lesley Joseph and Ross Noble.
Everybodys Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is a new musical about overcoming prejudice, with songs by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells.
Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

to Victoria Palace Theatre Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's right hand man, and one of America's original founding fathers.
The Magic Circle

to The Magic Circle Enjoy an evening of magic at the Magic Circle's own headquarters, and have a look around their museum as well.
Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

to Aldwych Theatre TINA is a new musical that tells the story of Tina Turner's life, from her humble start in Nutbush to her rise into a global superstar.
Way Of The World at Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse Family, money and desire are 'The Way of the World', where everybody has to win just to get by in William Congreve's satirical comedy.
Bat Out Of Hell Musical at Dominion Theatre

to Dominion Theatre The Domionion Theatre will be putting on 'Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical', using the music of Jim Steinman and Meatloaf.
Moderate Soprano at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre 'The Moderate Soprano' tells of John Christie's attempt to build an Opera House in Sussex, to glorify the music of Wagner.
Hamlet at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre This summer the Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies -- Hamlet.
Chess at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum is reviving the legendary West End musical Chess, written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice.
As You Like It at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of 'As You Like It' -- one of Shakespeare's most popular cross-dressing comedies.
Two Noble Kinsmen at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre See the Globe Theatre's 'The Two Noble Kinsmen' and hear some of the last words that Shakespeare ever wrote for the stage.
Horrible Histories at Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace 'Horrible Histories' will be bringing the Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians to life in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

Theatre shows starting in June

Theatre shows and musicals opening in London during the month of June

As You Like It at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe will be putting on a special one-off midnight matinee performance of William Shakespeare's cross-dressing comedy, 'As You Like It'.
King And I at London Palladium

to London Palladium The London Palladium is putting on a production of the much-loved musical 'The King And I', starring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara.
Winters Tale at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is a story of love, loss and reconciliation, and is full of wild and uncontrollable emotions.

Theatre shows starting in July

Here are some more theatre shows if you’re coming to London in July

King Lear at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre Hollywood star Ian McKellen will be taking on the role of mad King Lear, in one of William Shakespeare's finest tragedies.
Winters Tale at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe will be putting on a special midnight matinee performance of William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' -- for one night only!
Othello at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre Mark Rylance will be starring in the Globe Theatre's three-month production of one of Shakespeare's most tragic plays: Othello.

Theatre shows starting in August

West End shows and productions that are showing in London during August

Teletubbies at Hackney Empire

to Hackney Empire Get yourself down to the magical world of Teletubbyland and meet Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a kid's show full of fun and laughter.

Theatre shows starting in September

Some of the new productions that are opening in London’s theatres this September

Twelfth Night at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a performance of 'Twelfth Night' in September - one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.
Taming Of The Shrew at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a performance of Shakespeare's outrageous and controversial comedy, 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
Merchant Of Venice at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' for one night in September.
Othello at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe will be putting on a special one-off midnight matinee performance of William Shakespeare's tragic play, 'Othello'.
Company at Gielgud Theatre

to Gielgud Theatre The legendary Broadway musical 'Company' is coming to the West End with some of Stephen Sondheim's best songs.

More Theatre shows in 2018/19

Plan ahead and book yourself a meal in a restaurant and a night at the theatre

Aladdin Panto at Hackney Empire

to Hackney Empire Come with Aladdin to the mystical world of Hackney, as he rubs a magic lamp and gets granted three wishes from a purple genie.
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo The smash-hit 'Nativity' movies have now been turned into a comedy musical, fun for all the family this Christmas.
 
 
 
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