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The biggest new musicals coming to London

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The best and biggest new musicals coming to London in the next year

There's an unusually high glut of new musicals arriving in the West End this season (and beyond), but which are worth making a song and dance over? Our critics have compiled their pick of the bunch


See London's best musicals this season

  • Let It Be

    Sep 14-Jan 19 2013, Prince of Wales Theatre

    After the failure of 'Backbeat', the musical about the Beatles that didn't actually have any of their music in it, here comes what the crowds really want: a high concept concert based around the band's greatest hits.
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  • Loserville

    Oct 1-Mar 2 2013, Garrick Theatre

    Formerly a member of guitar-toting boyband Busted, James Bourne's 'Loserville' is punk pop comedy about lovelorn nerds that received good notices at its Leeds try-out.
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  • Cabaret

    Oct 3-Jan 19 2013, Savoy Theatre

    Rufus Norris's sinister, stylised 2006 revival of Kander and Ebb's dark musical classic is back for 2012, with Will Young starring as the enigmatic MC and Michelle Ryan as Sally Bowles.
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  • Viva Forever!

    Nov 27-Jun 1 2013, Piccadilly Theatre

    'Friendship never ends' declared the Spice Girls back in 1997, and neither apparently does the appeal of 'girl power!' as defined by Scary, Sport, Posh, Ginger and Baby.
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  • American Idiot

    Dec 4-15, Hammersmith Apollo

    This rock musical adapted by Green Day from the hit album of the same name has been a huge success on Broadway. Can it do as well here?
    Read more about American Idiot

  • A Chorus Line

    Feb 2-Jul 13 2013, London Palladium

    Now this is what you call a musical. A full on, limited revival of Michael Bennett's seminal 1975 production of the late Marvin Hamlisch's backstage musical. This is what you call a musical.
    Read more about A Chorus Line

  • Heather Headley and Lloyd Owen

    The Bodyguard

    Nov 6-Apr 27 2013, Adelphi Theatre

    Following the success of movie musical 'Ghost', comes the West End's tribute to Whitney Houston's blockbuster Hollywood moment.
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  • The Book of Mormon

    Mon Feb 25-Sat May 4 2013, Prince of Wales Theatre

    Winner of nine Tony awards last year comes a comedy musical about a pair of hapless Mormon missionaries by 'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
    Read more about The Book of Mormon

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Sat May 18 2013, Theatre Royal Drury Lane

    The Sam Mendes-directed premiere of David Greig's musical version of Roald Dahl's classic book was announced for the London Palladium aeons ago,
    Read more about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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