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My Fair Lady, Lincoln Center 2018
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London musicals

Discover the best London musicals in the West End and beyond and book tickets

Andrzej Lukowski
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Andrzej Lukowski
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There are a hell of a lot of musicals running in London at any given time, from decades-long classics like ‘Les Miserables and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to short-run fringe obscurities, plus all manner of new shows launched every year hoping for long-running glory. Here we round up every West End musical currently running or coming soon, plus fringe and off-West End shows that we’ve reviewed – all presented in fabulous alphabetical order.

A-Z list of London and West End musicals

  • Theatre
  • Musicals
  • Regent’s Park

‘101 Dalmatians’ is of course an all-singing adaptation of Dodie Smith’s iconic kids’ novel – best known, of course, for the Disney cartoon film – which is, astonishingly, the theatre’s its first-ever original musical commission…

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  • Theatre
  • Musicals
  • Barbican

We should cherish musicals like ‘Anything Goes’ for lots of reasons. But a big one is that I don’t think anyone would write it today: its mixture of timeless songs, virtuosic wit and an offhandedly back-of-a-fag-packet book speaks of a different age when nobody much cared what musicals were *about* just so long as the talent was there…

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  • Theatre
  • Musicals
  • Seven Dials

 ‘The Band’s Visit’ is an adaptation of a 2007 Israeli indie flick about a band of Egyptian musicians who cross the border to play for an Arab-Israeli audience but get lost, winding up in a boring desert town where everybody does a lot of learning and growing and generally has a good time…

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  • Theatre
  • Musicals
  • Covent Garden

Young, doomed, in love and responsible for the deaths of an awful lot of cops, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow remain icons to this day for their brief, violent lives, which ended in a hail of police bullets in rural Louisiana in May 1934. This musical adaptation from Don Black, Frank Wildhorn and Ivan Menchell was a Broadway flop a decade ago, but finally makes its UK premiere…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theatre
  • West End
  • Leicester Square

Brace yourself for a shock: ‘South Park’ creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Broadway-munching musical is a big-hearted affair that pays note-perfect homage to the sounds and spirit of Broadway’s golden age.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theatre
  • Musicals
  • Charing Cross

Come to the cabaret, old chums, and see the stage performance of the year from Jessie Buckley!

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