London musicals

Discover the best London musicals in the West End and beyond and book tickets
Waitress, Adelphi Theatre
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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

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COMING SOON 9 to 5 the Musical

icon-location-pin Savoy Theatre, Charing Cross
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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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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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The Book of Mormon

icon-location-pin Prince of Wales Theatre, Piccadilly Circus
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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
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COMING SOON Come from Away

icon-location-pin Phoenix Theatre, Covent Garden
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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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Company

icon-location-pin Gielgud Theatre, Soho
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The potential for this to be a novelty hung over it… but now that it’s here I’m going to cheerily declare that Elliott has found hidden depths in what was already a stone-cold classic…

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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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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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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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Hadestown

icon-location-pin National Theatre, South Bank
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Already lined up to transfer to Broadway in 2019, it would be pretty embarrassing for all involved if Rachel Chavkin’s musical theatre staging of Anaïs Mitchell’s massively acclaimed 2010 ‘folk opera’ album ‘Hadestown’ was received less than rapturously at the NT for what is, effectively, its warm-up for New York. ‘Hadestown’ is not perfect, but it is really, really good. 

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