West End musicals playing now or in the near future!
||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 Jun 2015)
||BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM |
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 11 Jul 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 19 Dec 2015)
||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 07 Mar 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 06 Dec 2014 - Closing on 28 Feb 2015)
||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 31 Oct 2015)
||CITY OF ANGELS|
Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David Zippel & Book by Larry Gelbart
at Donmar Warehouse
Hollywood comes calling for a New York novelist. The offer is too good to refuse: adapt the private detective protagonist of his books into a big-screen hero. The siren songs of Los Angeles is a dangerous temptation and while his movie plays out in black and white, his new life is all-too colourful.
(from 05 Dec 2014 - Closing on 07 Feb 2015)
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 - Booking to 19 Apr 2015)
||DANCE ‘TIL DAWN|
Book by Ed Curtis
at Aldwych Theatre
In the midst of a Hollywood film shoot leading man Bobby Burns is murdered and a romance develops between beautiful starlet Sadie Strauss and her handsome lover Tony DeLuca.
(from 23 Oct 2014 - Closing on 03 Jan 2015)
||DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS|
Music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane.
at Savoy Theatre
About sophisticated con artists living it up on the French Riviera.
(from 10 Mar 2014 - Booking to 07 Mar 2015)
by Gerard Alessandrini
at Vaudeville Theatre
This updated version of the show, from Broadway’s director Phillip George, showcases some of the best productions from both Broadway and the West End, including The Book of Mormon, Once, Matilda, Wicked and Miss Saigon.
(from 09 Sep 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
||HERE LIES LOVE|
Concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, and additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo
at Dorfman, National Theatre
Traces the astonishing journey of Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines, from her meteoric rise to power to descent into infamy and disgrace.
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 08 Jan 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)
||IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN!|
Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Lee Adams, and Book by David Newman & Robert Benton
at Leicester Square Theatre Main House
The show, which is based on the Comic Strip SUPERMAN, is the tale of Superman's efforts to defeat the vengeful Dr. Abner Sedgwick, a ten-time Nobel Prize-losing scientist, who seeks to destroy the world's symbol of good.
(from 10 Feb 2015 - Closing on 21 Feb 2015)
||JERSEY BOYS |
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 - 25 Oct 2015)
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 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 28 Jun 2015)
||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)
||MADE IN DAGENHAM - THE MUSICAL |
Book by Richard Bean, music by David Arnold, lyrics by Richard Thomas. Based on motion picture of the same name.
at Adelphi Theatre
Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the sewing room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’.
(from 09 Oct 2014 - Booking to 28 Mar 2015)
Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn 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 24 Oct 2015)
||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 20 Dec 2015)
||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 25 Apr 2015)
Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, with book by Enda Walsh. Based on the motion picture written by John Carney
at Phoenix Theatre
When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected.
(from 16 Mar 2013 - Closing on 21 Mar 2015)
||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 Sep 2015)
||SCOTTSBORO BOYS, THE|
Music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson
at Garrick Theatre
The Scottsboro Boys tells the true story of nine young black men, aged between 12 and 19, travelling on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931 in search of a new life. By the end of their journey their lives had been changed forever.
(from 04 Oct 2014 - Booking to 21 Feb 2015)
||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)
at London Palladium Theatre
Frank Sinatra's music and songs will once more fill the London Palladium as entertainers come together in SINATRA 100 to say thanks for the memories.
(from 20 Mar 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 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 20 Dec 2015)
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 23 May 2015)
||SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET|
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond
at London Coliseum
Set in Victorian London, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the story of the eponymous barber who seeks vengeance on what he sees as a merciless world by murdering his customers and, with the help of his landlady, the romantically inclined Mrs. Lovett, bakes their bodies into meat pies, which are fed to London?s avid and unknowing populace.
(from 30 Mar 2015 - Closing on 12 Apr 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 06 Sep 2015)
||URINETOWN THE MUSICAL|
Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann; Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
at Apollo Theatre
Tells the tale of a town fit to burst; spending a penny can prove problematic in a place where the privilege to pee has become a punishable offence. There is no such thing as rent free relief until our young hero, Bobby Strong, appears – with more than a good set of pipes – and starts a revolution!
(from 29 Sep 2014 - Closing on 10 Jan 2015)
||WHITE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL|
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
at Dominion Theatre
Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of two ex-army pals as they team up with a pair of sisters to put on a show to save their former General's remote Vermont ski lodge that's fallen on hard times.
(from 08 Nov 2014 - Closing on 03 Jan 2015)
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 07 Nov 2015)
||WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE|
Based on the novel by Kenneth Grahame; Music by Martin Ward; Narration by Andrew Motion
at Vaudeville Theatre
Based on Kenneth Grahame's timeless classic, the adventures of four woodland friends are retold through dance, song, music and puppetry. From a dusty old attic a wonderful tale unfolds; the peaceful riverbank world is rocked by a speeding car, a racing train and criminal deeds cooked up in the Wild Wood.
(from 26 Nov 2014 - Closing on 17 Jan 2015)
Drama - Comedy
||WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN|
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek, Book by Jeffrey Lane; Based on the original film by Pedro Almodovar
at Playhouse Theatre
Capturing the sexy and colourful spirit of Pedro Almodovar’s Madrid, Pepa and her friends juggle their everyday lives and extraordinary moments in a surprising, heart-breaking and rebellious musical comedy.
(from 18 Dec 2014 - Booking to 09 May 2015)