West End musicals playing now or in the near future!
| West End Musicals
music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and a book by Thomas Meehan
at Arts Theatre
Follow plucky 11-year-old Annie in 1930s America who dreams of escaping the clutches of the horrible child-hating orphanage matron, Miss Hannigan, and finding her real parents. Annie’s life gets exciting the day billionaire businessman Oliver “Daddy Warbucks opens his home to her and her dog, Sandy.
(from 29 Jul 2015 - Closing on 31 Aug 2015)
|BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
book by Douglas McGrath with words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
at Aldwych Theatre
Beautiful -The Carole King Musical is the untold story of her journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.
(from 10 Feb 2015 - Booking to 13 Feb 2016)
|BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM THE MUSICAL
Book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha; Original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart; Adapted from the film of the same name
at Phoenix Theatre
Jess needs extra time. She is facing the most important decision of her life; live up to family expectations of university, career and marriage, or follow in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham. When the talented teenage footballer is spotted playing football in Southall, a world of opportunities opens up before her.
(from 15 May 2015 - Booking to 24 Oct 2015)
|BILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL
Book & Lyrics by Lee Hall , Music by Elton John
at Victoria Palace Theatre
Tale of a motherless boy whose father wants him to take up boxing. Instead, the boy discovers a love for ballet
(from 31 Mar 2005 - Booking to 17 Dec 2016)
|BOOK OF MORMON , THE
Book, Music and Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
at Prince Of Wales Theatre
Follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.
(from 25 Feb 2013 - Booking to 14 Nov 2015)
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
at London Palladium Theatre
On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
(from 23 Oct 2015 - Closing on 02 Jan 2016)
|CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - THE MUSICAL
Based on Roald Dahl's classic story. Book by David Greig and new songs from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
at Drury Lane, Theatre Royal
The mysterious Willy Wonka is opening his Chocolate Factory for just one day, and for Charlie Bucket it promises to be a mouth-watering chance to feast his eyes on sweets beyond his wildest imagination.
(from 22 May 2013 - Booking to 04 Jun 2016)
Adapted from the novel by Roddy Doyle himself. Songs by various artists.
at Palace Theatre
The Commitments is the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.
(from 21 Sep 2013 - Closing on 01 Nov 2015)
|ELF THE MUSICAL
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, with songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
at Dominion Theatre
Based on the 2003 New Line Cinema film, ELF is the tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
(from 24 Oct 2015 - Closing on 02 Jan 2016)
|GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT
Music by Green Day, Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, Book by Billie Joe Armstrong & Michael Mayer
at Arts Theatre
American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Its hit songs include 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams,' '21 Guns,' 'Wake Me Up When September Ends,' 'Holiday' and the title track 'American Idiot' from Green Day's 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album.
(from 17 Jul 2015 - Closing on 27 Sep 2015)
Book by Danny Rubin, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
at Old Vic Theatre
Groundhog Day is the story of Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, when sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself caught in a time loop where he is forced to repeat the same day again and again…and again.
(from Expected 2016 - Closing on )
|GUYS AND DOLLS
Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
at Savoy Theatre
Nathan Detroit is desperate: he needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14 year engagement with night-club singer Miss Adelaide whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. The wager: Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he'll provide a dozen 'sinners' for Sarah's mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can't lose?
(from 10 Dec 2015 - Booking to 12 Mar 2016)
Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents
at Savoy Theatre
Based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee.
(from 28 Mar 2015 - Booking to 28 Nov 2015)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Arthur Kopit (Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead), Based on the play 'The Philadelphia Story' by Philip Barry
at Old Vic Theatre
Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back. His unwelcome arrival threatens to disrupt proceedings. When tabloid reporter Mike Connor arrives to cover the nuptials, he too takes a shine to the bride-to-be. But which of these three suitors will she choose?
(from 30 Apr 2015 - Closing on 22 Aug 2015)
Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
at Piccadilly Theatre
The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
(from 15 Mar 2014 - 14 Feb 2016)
Book by Harvey Fierstein, Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, based on motion picture of the same name
at Adelphi Theatre
Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father's Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind, you can change the world.
(from 21 Aug 2015 - 06 Feb 2016)
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, has lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton.
at Queen's Theatre
Concerns love and bravery in 19th century France during the revolutionary struggles
(from 03 Apr 2004 - Booking to 26 Mar 2016)
|LET IT BE
Featuring songs by The Beatles
at Garrick Theatre
The show uses video footage to tell the story of The Beatles' meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. Featuring more than twenty of The Beatles’ greatest hits, including 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', 'A Hard Day’s Night', 'Day Tripper', 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Strawberry Fields', 'When I’m 64', 'Hello Goodbye', 'Get Back' and many more.
(from 28 Feb 2015 - Booking to 05 Sep 2015)
|LION KING, THE
Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, Songs by Elton John and Tim Rice.Additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina, Hans Zimmer.
at Lyceum Theatre
When the young lion prince Simba is born his evil uncle Scar is pushed back to second in line to the throne. Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, Mufasa, and proclaim himself king. Simba survives but is led to believe that his father died because of him and he decides to flee the kingdom.
(from 24 Sep 1999 - Booking to 03 Jan 2016)
|LORD OF THE DANCE - DANGEROUS GAMES
music by Gerard Fahy
at Dominion Theatre
Features new staging, new costumes and new choreography . Based on Irish folklore, this is the classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance.
(from 13 Mar 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Book by Catherine Johnson. And some songs by Stig Anderson.
at Novello Theatre
A story of a mother and daughter set on the eve of the daughter's wedding.
(from 06 Sep 2012 - Booking to 23 Apr 2016)
|MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Roald Dahl. Book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
at Cambridge Theatre
The musical centres on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.
(from 25 Oct 2011 - Booking to 29 May 2016)
|MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL
Based on a concept by George W. George. Book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro. Music & lyrics by David Bryan
at Shaftesbury Theatre
Featuring an original score with gospel, rhythm & blues, and early rock 'n' roll fused with Byran’s own contemporary sensibility, Memphis follows the fictionalized life story of young, white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon growing up in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950’s.
(from 09 Oct 2014 - Booking to 31 Oct 2015)
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg with lyrics by Alain Boublil andRichard Maltby, Jr. Based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly.
at Prince Edward Theatre
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman.
(from 03 May 2014 - Booking to 27 Feb 2016)
|MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
Based on the book 'To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown' by Berry Gordy, featuring music from Motown Records
at Shaftesbury Theatre
The story of Barry Gordy. Featuring an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul.
(from 11 Feb 2016 - Booking to 22 Oct 2016)
|PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart , based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel
at Her Majesty's Theatre
Tragic love story of a beautifulopera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance.
(from 27 Sep 1986 - Booking to 26 Mar 2016)
|SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay, Music by Gene De Paul, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, New songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn. Based on the MGM Film and The Sobbin’ Women by Stephen Vincent Benet
at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
From the Golden Age of the movie musical this much-loved musical includes Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Goin' Courtin, Wonderful, Wonderful Day, and the dance spectacular, Barn Dance.
(from 16 Jul 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
|SINATRA AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM
Featuring the songs of Frank Sinatra
at London Palladium
In his centenary year, Frank Sinatra will be returning to the London Palladium, 65 years after he made his UK debut on the same stage in 1950. Using rare or never before seen footage of the legend himself, a 24 piece orchestra and sensational live dancing Sinatra is an extraordinary new multi-media concert celebrating of one of the world’s greatest entertainers.
(from 10 Jul 2015 - Closing on 10 Oct 2015)
created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas
at Ambassadors Theatre
Takes the clutter and junk of everyday life and transforms it into a theatrical event.
(from 27 Sep 2007 - Booking to 05 Jun 2016)
Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, Book by Joe Penhall, Original story by Ray Davies
at Harold Pinter Theatre
Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.
(from 04 Oct 2014 - Booking to 16 Apr 2016)
|THREE LITTLE PIGS, THE
by George Stiles and Antony Drewe
at Palace Theatre
Discover how the three little porkers become world renowned celebrity superstars when forced to leave the warmth of their mother's overcrowded sty. Will the Three Little Pigs cope without their adoring mother's 'hogs and kisses'? Will their DIY building skills cut the mustard? And will they be able to stand on their own four trotters and outwit the Big Bad Wolf?
(from 05 Aug 2015 - Closing on 06 Sep 2015)
Featuring the songs of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5. Originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant.
at Lyric Theatre
Pays tribute to the musical hits and career of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5.
(from 02 Jan 2009 - Booking to 17 Apr 2016)
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman
at Apollo Victoria Theatre
Story of two unlikely friends and how they end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
(from 07 Sep 2006 - Booking to 30 Apr 2016)
Music by Damon Albarn and Book and Lyrics by Moira Buffini, inspired by Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland'
at Olivier, National Theatre
Welcome to wonder.land, where you can be exactly who you want to be.
(from 23 Nov 2015 - Booking to 28 Feb 2016)