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The Light in the Piazza, Royal Festival Hall, 2019
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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. 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

9 to 5 the Musical
© Pamela Raith
Theatre, Musicals

9 to 5 the Musical

icon-location-pin Savoy Theatre, Charing Cross
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Backwoods Barbie, rhinestone queen and all-round country music legend Dolly Parton has her glittering fingerprints all over this musical…

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Theatre, Musicals

Aladdin

icon-location-pin Prince Edward Theatre, Soho
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They don’t really have pantomimes in the US, which may explain why the creatives behind this hit Broadway adaptation of Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ made a pantomime, probably without realising…

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Theatre, West End

The Book of Mormon

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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Brace yourself for a shock: ‘South Park’ creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Broadway-munching musical is not particularly shocking…

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Come from Away, West End 2019
© Matthew Murphy
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Come from Away

icon-location-pin Phoenix Theatre, Covent Garden
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Musicals don’t come much more low-key, wholesome or Canadian than ‘Come from Away’…

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Dear Evan Hansen, Broadway cast 2018
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COMING SOON Dear Evan Hansen

icon-location-pin Noël Coward Theatre, Covent Garden
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It feels like 2019 is the year every single hit Broadway musical of the last three years descends upon London. Following hot on the heels of ‘Waitress’, ‘9 to 5’ and ‘Come from Away’, here’s tearjerking Tony-winner ‘Dear Evan Hansen’. 

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Theatre, Outdoor theatres

COMING SOON Evita

icon-location-pin Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
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In a big year for the back catalogue of Andrew Lloyd Webber, this looks set to be the most exciting entry: Jamie Lloyd follows up his marathon Pinter at the Pinter project by giving Lloyd Webber’s epic about Argentinean leader Eva Peron its first new London production in over a decade…

Theatre, Musicals

Follies

icon-location-pin National Theatre, South Bank
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There’s nothing like a Stephen Sondheim musical to make you wonder what the hell everybody else is playing at…

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Theatre, Musicals

COMING SOON Jesus Christ Superstar

icon-location-pin Barbican Theatre, Barbican
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One of the many contradictions that underpin the life and career of Andrew Lloyd Webber is that his musical about Jesus is about a gazillion times more fun than his musical about cats (don’t even get me started on the rollerskating train)…

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