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The Wizard of Oz, London Palladium, 2023
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The best new theatre shows opening in London July 2023

We pick the best new theatre shows and musicals that will wow the capital this month

Andrzej Lukowski
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Andrzej Lukowski

The 2023 summer holidays start in July, with family-friendly musicals ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Crazy for You’ rubbing up against major kids’ shows ‘Mog the Forgetful Cat’ and ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’. And if you’re in the mood for something a little more grown up, don’t worry: the great Mark Ryalnce returns in big West End drama ‘Doctor Semmelweis’ and London gets its first chance to see Belgium experimentalists Ontroerend Goed’s palindromic masterpiece ‘Are we not drawn onward to new erA’. Plus a hell of a lot more besides.

To plan further ahead, check out our top shows to see this year.

Also, check out our latest theatre reviews

And if you need somewhere to stay, see the best hotels near the West End

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London's top new theatre shows for July

  • Theatre
  • Musicals
  • Covent Garden

A smash hit at Chichester, this delightful faux golden age musical comedy transfers to London in a production directed by the great Susan Stroman, choreographer of its original 1992 incarnation. She also directs a cast headed up by Charlie Stemp and Tom Edden.

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