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

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Theatre shows playing in February

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

Craig recommends… I’ve written about the area around the West End, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus to give you a feeling for what the atmosphere is like when it’s all lit up at night

Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre

1 Jan 2002 to Les Miserables is an epic tale of passion and destruction set against the backdrop of the French Revolution
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

Spend a night with The Woman in Black

1 Jan 2002 to 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

The Phantom of the Opera

9 Jan 2002 to The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

24 Sep 2002 to Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle
Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre

The Mousetrap – Agatha Christie crime thriller

1 Jul 2003 to Agatha Christies murder mystery crime thriller has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

7 Sep 2006 to 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
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

Thriller - with the songs of Michael Jackson

2 Jan 2009 to Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

18 Oct 2011 to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia - with the songs of ABBA

6 Sep 2012 to 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

The Play That Goes Wrong - Duchess Theatre

5 Sep 2014 to The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show but will they crack under the pressure?
Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

Motown - The Story of Berry Gordys label

11 Feb 2016 to Relive Berry Gordys journey as he launches Motown and the careers of superstars like Michael Jackson
Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

31 Mar 2016 to The writers behind The Play That Goes Wrong are back with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

Disneys Aladdin – The Musical

27 May 2016 to Disneys Aladdin has been turned into a West End musical and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

30 Jul 2016 to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

22 Oct 2016 to The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
Everybodys Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre

Everybodys Talking About Jamie

6 Nov 2017 to Everybodys Talking About Jamie is all about overcoming prejudice with songs by The Feelings Dan Gillespie Sells
Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

Hamilton - one of Americas Founding Fathers

21 Nov 2017 to Alexander Hamilton was George Washingtons right hand man and one of Americas Founding Fathers
Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

21 Mar 2018 to TINA tells the story of Tina Turner from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar
Fiddler On The Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory

Trevor Nunn directing Fiddler On The Roof

23 Nov 2018 to Trevor Nunn will be directing the heartbreaking but ultimately joyous story of Tevye the milkman and his family
Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time at Piccadilly Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

29 Nov to When Christopher comes under suspicion for killing Mrs Shears dog he decides to solve the crime himself
Nine Night at Trafalgar Studios

Nine Night at Trafalgar Studios

1 Dec to The Jamaican Nine Night wake is a traditional way to see off the dead -- with a nine night party of food and laughter
Home Im Darling at Donmar Warehouse

Home Im Darling

26 Jan to On the outside Judy seems to be the perfect 1950s housewife but if you peek behind the curtains her marriage is starting to unravel
9 To 5 at Savoy Theatre

9 To 5 – with the music of Dolly Parton

28 Jan to 9 To 5 uses the music of Dolly Parton to tell the story of three put-upon workers who oust their egotistical office boss
Come From Away at Phoenix Theatre

Come From Away - Phoenix Theatre

30 Mar to Come From Away tells the story of how a small Canadian town took in 7000 stranded air passengers after 9/11
A Slight Ache Dumb Waiter at Harold Pinter Theatre

Pinter at the Pinter: A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter

31 Jan to The five-month long season of Harold Pinters one-act plays continues with A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter
American Clock at Old Vic

Arthur Millers The American Clock

4 Feb to The American Clock is Arthur Millers play about the nations unwavering faith in capitalism after the 1929 stock market crash
Rip It Up at Garrick Theatre

Rip It Up - 1960s song and dance show

7 Feb to Harry Judd Aston Merrygold Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith will be dancing their way through a 1960s soundtrack in Rip It Up
Edward Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Edward II - by Christopher Marlowe

7 Feb to The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowes Edward II
Waitress at Adelphi Theatre

Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre

8 Feb to Waitress tells the story of pie-making Jenna who longs to escape her dreary marriage in small-town America
Berberian Sound Studio at Donmar Warehouse

Berberian Sound Studio

8 Feb to The Donmar Warehouse is putting on a production of Berberian Sound Studio - based on Peter Stricklands horror movie
Austentatious at Fortune Theatre

Austentatious - a lost Jane Austen novel

18 Feb to A comedy play improvised from start to finish when a lost Jane Austen novel will be discovered before your eyes
Animals And Children Took To The Streets at Lyric Hammersmith

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

19 Feb to When Agnes Eaves arrives late to the feared Bayou Mansions it either signals hope for the residents or horror
Richard Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeares Richard II

22 Feb to The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on an intimate candlelit production of William Shakespeares Richard II
Romeo And Juliet at Globe Theatre

Romeo & Juliet at the Globe Theatre

28 Feb to The Globe Theatre will be putting on a fast-paced performance of William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet

Theatre shows starting in March

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

Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre

Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal

5 Mar to Betrayal is the culmination of Jamie Lloyds Harold Pinter season and stars the Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston
Ghost Stories at Lyric Hammersmith

Ghost Stories - a truly terrifying experience

29 Mar to Chill your blood with Ghost Stories - a terrifying theatrical experience filled with real shocks that will turn your hair white!

Theatre shows starting in April

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

Sweet Charity at Donmar Warehouse

Sweet Charity with Anne-Marie Duff

6 Apr to Anne-Marie Duff and Arthur Darvill will be starring in the Donmar Warehouses revival of the Broadway classic Sweet Charity
All My Sons at Old Vic

Arthur Millers All My Sons

15 Apr to Arthur Millers All My Sons tells the story of a family who lost their son in war and reveals the price of their American dream
Rosmersholm at Donmar Warehouse

Rosmersholm - Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell

24 Apr to Rosmersholm is a twisting political thriller by Henrik Ibsen starring Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell

Theatre shows starting in May

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

Dead Dog In A Suitcase at Lyric Hammersmith

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

21 May to Dead Dog In A Suitcase is a twisted morality tale based on John Gays musical satire Beggars Opera

More Theatre shows in 2019/20

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

Jesus Christ Superstar at Barbican Centre

Jesus Christ Superstar

4 Jul to Andrew Lloyd Webbers and Tim Rice’s classic rock opera musical Jesus Christ Superstar will be playing at the Barbican
 
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