Musicals in London Friday 16 December

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Musicals in London on Fri 16th December

Our guide to West End musicals in London on Friday 16 December 2016.

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Mr Poppers Penguins at Criterion Theatre, London
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Mr Popper’s Penguins — family puppet musical

to Criterion Theatre Musical in London at the Criterion Theatre. Mr and Mrs Popper are bringing their amazing family of puppet penguins to the Criterion Theatre for two weeks over Christmas.
Musical in London: Rent at St. James Theatre

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to St. James Theatre The legendary rock musical 'RENT' is coming to London for a seven week run at St James Theatre. You can catch the popular musical Rent at the St. James Theatre on Fri 16th December.
 
Dirty Dancing at Phoenix Theatre, London
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Dirty Dancing — in town for one month only!

to Phoenix Theatre 'Dirty Dancing' is back in the West End for one month only, and tells the story of Baby and Johnny's unforgettable summer.
Musical in London: Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre

to Savoy Theatre Amber Riley will be starring in the Tony Award winning musical "Dreamgirls", at the Savoy Theatre.
 
Musical in London: Half A Sixpence at Noël Coward Theatre

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to Noël Coward Theatre Cameron Mackintosh and Julian Fellowes are bringing 'Half A Sixpence' to the West End, based on HG Well's novel.
Musical in London: Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre

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to King’s Cross Theatre 'Lazarus' is a musical based on 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.
 
Musical in London: School Of Rock at New London Theatre

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to New London Theatre The Jack Black movie 'School of Rock' has been turned into a West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes. The musical School Of Rock will be playing on Friday December 16th at the New London Theatre.
Bodyguard at Dominion Theatre, London
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The Bodyguard — starring Beverley Knight

to Dominion Theatre Musical in London at the Dominion Theatre. The Whitney Houston movie "The Bodyguard" has been turned into a West End musical starring Beverley Knight.
 
Musical in London: Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

 

to Prince Edward Theatre Disney's "Aladdin" has been turned into a West End musical, and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Musical in London: Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

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Shaftesbury Theatre Relive the Motown years and Berry Gordy's journey as he launches the careers of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and more!
 
In The Heights at King’s Cross Theatre, London
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In The Heights — Tony Award-winning musical

to King’s Cross Theatre "In The Heights" is a Tony Award-winning musical built around the infectious Latin rhythms of salsa and merengue.
Musical in London: Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre

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to Adelphi Theatre "Kinky Boots" tells the story of a Lola and a bankrupt shoe factory, and it's songs are written by pop-star Cyndi Lauper.
 
Musical in London: Beautiful Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre

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to Aldwych Theatre "Beautiful" tells the story of music legend Carole King, who become one of the most successful songwriters in music history.
Musical in London: Jersey Boys at Piccadilly Theatre

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to Piccadilly Theatre "Jersey Boys" tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to fame and fortune in the 1960s.
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

to Theatre Royal Drury Lane Roald Dahl's much-loved children's classic "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" has been turned into a West End musical.
Book Of Mormon at Prince of Wales Theatre, London
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Anarchic comedy, “The Book of Mormon”

to Prince of Wales Theatre The West End musical "The Book of Mormon" is written by the same guys behind the anarchic TV show "South Park".
 
Musical in London: Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

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to Novello Theatre "Mamma Mia" is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and uses the songs of ABBA.
Musical in London: Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

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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.
 
Stomp at Ambassadors Theatre, London
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“Stomp”, at the Ambassadors Theatre

to Ambassadors Theatre "Stomp" is one of the most original shows in London, as the dancers use everyday props to bash out their beats and rhythms.
Musical in London: Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

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to Lyric Theatre "Thriller Live" celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves.
 
Musical in London: Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

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to Apollo Victoria Theatre Musical at the Apollo Victoria Theatre London. 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.
Musical in London: Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

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to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie, "The Lion King" tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle. You can catch the popular musical Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre on Fri 16th December.
 
Musical in London: Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

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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.
Musical in London: Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

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

That’s all the West End musicals, but there are plenty more things to do on Friday 16 December including:

Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields16 DecemberSt Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.

Christmas Past: 400 Years of Traditions16 DecemberThe Geffrye’s “Christmas Past” exhibition explores the origins and meanings behind 400 years of Christmas traditions.

Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity16 DecemberThe National Maritime Museum’s new exhibition will tell the story of Admiral Nelson’s controversial lover, Emma Hamilton.

Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London16 DecemberThe Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.

Fire! Fire! Great Fire of London exhibition16 DecemberThis year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.

Catch “The Gruffalo” — at the Lyric Theatre16 December“The Gruffalo” is a musical adaptation of the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Victorian-themed Santa’s Grotto at Sailortown16 DecemberMeet Father Christmas in a Victorian-themed grotto in the Sailortown gallery, at the Museum of London Docklands.

Evensong Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral16 DecemberIf you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.

Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium16 DecemberJoin Brian Cox and Robin Ince for a night of science, music and comedy at their Christmas Compendium of Reason.

 
 
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