London musicals

Discover the best London musicals in the West End and beyond and book tickets
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It had fantastic reviews when it opened – 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's West End and beyond: the best shows, the worst shows and the weirdest and most wonderful alternative choices. 

A-Z list of London and West End musicals

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COMING SOON 9 to 5 the Musical

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This Dolly Parton-penned musical adaptation of her hit 1980 film has been kicking about in verious forms for a while now: it briefly ran on Broadway back in 2009, and toured the UK in 2012…

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42nd Street

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To start with, the red curtain rises just a foot off the stage. And it artfully reveals the star attraction of this mind-blowingly lavish revival of a classic Broadway musical…

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Aladdin

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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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COMING SOON The Band

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Nearly two years after the conclusion of Gary Barlow’s ‘Let It Shine’ TV talent search, its Take That jukebox musical end product will finally hit the West End…

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The Book of Mormon

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'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's comedy musical about a pair of hapless Mormon missionaries won nine awards at the 2011 Tony awards. It's so extravagantly sold-out on Broadway – and with such expensive tickets – that this wildly-anticipated West End production may conceivably find itself filled up with impatient New Yorkers flying over for a bargain.

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COMING SOON Caroline, or Change

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It’s Louisiana, 1963. Change is in the air, in theory. But household maid Caroline is still stuck in a stuffy basement, pulling loose change from her employers’ pockets…

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Chicago

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Kander & Ebb’s ‘Chicago’ is, in a certain light, an unlikely West End long-runner…

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Come from Away
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COMING SOON Come from Away

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The big sleeper hit Broadway musical of the last few years, ‘Come from Away’ tells the unlikely true story of a sleepy Newfoundland town that took in strangers from around the world when their planes were grounded at the local airport in the wake of 9/11…

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Rosalie Craig stars as Bobbi in 'Company'
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COMING SOON Company

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Stephen Sondheim's witty, endlessly charming musical about a bachelor in New York is getting a revival by West End heavyweight Marianne Elliott…

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

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Here’s tearjerking Tony-winner ‘Dear Evan Hansen’. Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, with a book by Steven Levenson, the musical concerns the eponymous troubled teen, who writes himself a series of letters to help him cope with a profoundly difficult time in his life, following the tragic death of a school friend.

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