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Your guide to West End musicals in London

It had fantastic reviews – but is it still kicking after five cast changes? Time Out brings you news, up-to-date reviews and discounted tickets in its comprehensive guide to all musicals in London West End and beyond: the best shows, the worst shows and the weirdest and most wonderful alternative choices. 

A-Z list of West End musicals

Billy Elliot the Musical

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Victoria Palace Theatre 126 Victoria St, SW1E 5EA
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Dec 19
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The Book of Mormon

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Prince of Wales Theatre Coventry St, W1D 6AS
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Mar 7
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Theatre Royal Drury Lane Catherine St, WC2B 5JF
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Oct 31
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The Commitments

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Palace Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 5AY
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sun Sep 13
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Here Lies Love (National Theatre)

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  1. National Theatre, Dorfman
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Thu Jan 8
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Jersey Boys

  • Rated as: 5/5
  1. Piccadilly Theatre 4 Denman Street, W1D 7DY
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sun Oct 25
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The Lion King

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington St, WC2E 7RQ
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sun Jun 28
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Les Miserables

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Queen’s Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6BA
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Sep 26
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Made In Dagenham

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Adelphi Theatre The Strand, WC2R 0NS
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Mar 28
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Memphis the Musical

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Shaftesbury Theatre 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8DP
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Oct 31
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Matilda the Musical

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Cambridge Theatre Earlham St, WC2H 9HU
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sun Dec 20
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Mamma Mia!

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Novello Theatre Aldwych, WC2B 4LD
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Oct 24
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Miss Saigon

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Prince Edward Theatre 28 Old Compton St, W1D 4HS
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Apr 25
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Once

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Phoenix Theatre 104-110 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0JP
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Mar 21
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The Phantom of the Opera

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Her Majesty's Theatre Haymarket and Charles II St, SW1Y 4QL
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Sep 26
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The Scottsboro Boys

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Garrick Theatre 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0HH
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Feb 21
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Sunny Afternoon

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Harold Pinter Theatre 6 Panton Street, SW1Y 4DN
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat May 23
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Thriller Live

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 7ES
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sun Sep 6
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Urinetown

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Apollo Shaftesbury Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7ES
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 24
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White Christmas

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Dominion Theatre 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7AQ
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 3
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Wicked

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Apollo Victoria Wilton Rd, SW1V 1LG
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Nov 7
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Shaun

Once is undoubtedly one of the most cleverly staged, superbly choreographed yet touchingly intimate musicals I have yet seen. The ceilidh style opening which demands the audience to be sitting down well before the start is a superb idea and totally fools the audience the cast are excellent musicians/singers/actors. True triple threat stuff. Once is ALMOST as good as The Last Five Years at the Factory of Chocolate. Almost. What worries me is that it won't get the support it deserves from priggish and greyed theatre critics or stupid "see poster - see show" tourists. If I had some money to help it along I would donate. Seriously. Put the Mormon book back on the justifiably dusty shelf and take a chance - just ONCE.