All the West End musicals opening in 2023
Discover all the West End musicals starting performances in 2023, including Ain't Too Proud, Mrs Doubtfire, and Crazy For You. Book West End musicals tickets.
London’s longest-running musicals continue to entertain audiences: Wicked, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables collectively boast over 100 years worth of West End performances. As well as the classic shows, there’s lots of exciting new musicals opening throughout 2023.
From the hottest Broadway musicals premiering in London, regional transfers of star-studded revivals, and highly-anticipated productions, there's a musical for everyone. Check out all the West End musicals opening this year, listed by show name in alphabetical order. We’ll update this list with more information once it’s made available. Bookmark this page to stay updated on the latest London musical news and tickets.
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Michael R. Jackson's groundbreaking musical transfers to the West End in summer 2023. Join Usher, a front-of-house theatre worker and writer who wants to break free from the conflicting worlds around him. See the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical this year.
A Strange Loop is at the Barbican from 17 June to 9 September. Book A Strange Loop tickets on London Theatre.
Get ready, cause here they come. Listen to the smooth, soulful sounds of the “Classic Five” — Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin — in the West End. The 12-time Tony Award-nominated Temptations musical follows the Motown group as they became a worldwide sensation, set to over 25 hit songs including “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” and “Papa Was A Rolling Stone.”
The Ain't Too Proud musical reunites Jersey Boys creatives Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujilio as director and choreographer, so expect tight, slick routines and even tighter harmonies.
Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations is at the Prince Edward Theatre from 31 March. Book Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations tickets on London Theatre.
Love changes everything, after all. And for Michael Ball, this sentiment rings true, as he returns to Aspects of Love over 30 years after the 1989 production. During the musical, there's plenty of romantic relationships to sink your teeth into.
Aspects of Love is at the Lyric Theatre from 12 May to 11 November. Book Aspects of Love tickets on London Theatre.
How did Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, two young Americans with a penchant for crime, become the nation's sweethearts? Join the pair as they evade the law and find themselves in the public spotlight in the Bonnie and Clyde musical. We spoke to stars Jordan Luke Gage and Frances Mayli McCann during its 2022 run. Now you can see the pair play the criminal masterminds.
Bonnie & Clyde is at the Garrick Theatre from 4 March to 20 May. Book Bonnie & Clyde tickets on London Theatre.
The Olivier Award-nominated actor Charlie Stemp plays Bobby, a theatre-loving banker who chases his showbusiness dreams while he puts on a show in Deadrock, Nevada. While in Nevada, Bobby falls for Polly, a theatre owner's daughter. But as the saying asks, can the show go on? With help from the New York City Follies, it's possible.
After performances in Chichester in 2022, Crazy For You transfers to the West End in summer 2023. Susan Stroman choreographs energetic routines to Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm", and many more. If you're looking for a summer lift, then go crazy for Crazy For You.
Crazy For You is at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 24 June to 24 Jan. 2024. Book Crazy For You tickets on London Theatre.
Make your Christmas sparkle and shine once more, as the upbeat festive musical returns to the capital. Elf is at the Dominion Theatre from 15 November to 6 Jan. 2024. Book Elf tickets on London Theatre.
This is the 2023 musical you need, oh yes indeed. Enjoy blissful summer nights in the West End thanks to Rydell High. Join teenage sweethearts Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski as they fall for one another. But for these high school seniors, there's a lot to contend with: friendships, heartache, and what to wear to the high school hop! Arlene Phillips choreographs a gritty 21st-century Grease that puts women front and centre. So what are you waiting for? Don't be a beauty school dropout.
Grease is at the Dominion Theatre from 2 June to 28 October. Book Grease tickets on London Theatre.
This is one day you'll want to relive over and over again. Join one man as he learns the best way to approach life and avoid cynicism in Groundhog Day. Andy Karl reprises the role of Phil, a TV weatherman sent to Punxsutawney to cover the "Groundhog Day" festival. Little does Phil know that his assignment will see him stuck in the town, reliving 2 February on repeat. Matilda creatives Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus reunite to collaborate on a revival of the nine-time Olivier Award-nominated musical.
Groundhog Day is at the Old Vic from 20 May to 12 August. Book Groundhog Day tickets on London Theatre.
Will luck be a lady tonight? Instead of placing your bets, get to the Bridge Theatre for an all-immersive adaptation of Guys and Dolls. The New York musical follows Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson over a series of bets, falling in love and rolling the dice on the game of life along the way. During the show, you'll be whisked away to Manhattan and Havana all in one evening. Daniel Mays plays Nathan Detroit, with Marisha Wallace, Cedric Neal, and Celinde Schoenmaker also starring. Learn more about Guys and Dolls becoming a popular musical and get your tickets now.
Guys and Dolls is at the Bridge Theatre from 3 March. Book Guys and Dolls tickets on London Theatre.
Over 100 puppets of celebrities come together in this chaotic show, satirising current events. Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical is at the Phoenix Theatre from 24 May to 26 August. Book Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical tickets on London Theatre.
Yoohoo, dearies! If you're looking for a musical to lift your spirit, then help is on the way.
Join Daniel Hilliard. He's an out-of-work nanny whose especially down on his luck when his divorce means he'll see his children less. There's one novel way around this — transform into Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire. The alter ego teaches Daniel more about life than he thought possible.
Mrs. Doubtfire is at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 12 May. Book Mrs. Doubtfire tickets on London Theatre.
Oh what a beautiful day for the West End with Oklahoma! rolls into town. Even though the Rodgers and Hammerstein material remains the same as the original 1930s storyline, it's newly reimagined for the 21st century. Expect darker undertones, haunting visuals, and chilli and cornbread in the auditorium. When Oklahoma! was at the Young Vic, we said: “director Daniel Fish’s production showcases the seductive elements of the story about the divisions in a local community on the brink of the titular territory’s statehood.” Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas, Liza Sadovy, Patrick Vaill star.
OKLAHOMA! is at the Wyndham's Theatre from 16 February to 2 September. Book OKLAHOMA! tickets on London Theatre.
Can you keep a secret? After Off-West End seasons across the city, Operation Mincemeat will play a limited engagement at the Fortune Theatre. Based on a World War Two mission, join two members of British intelligence as they dress a deceased man as a Royal Marines officer in order to acquire information from the enemy.
Operation Mincemeat is at the Fortune Theatre from 29 March to 8 July.
The Pankhursts changed the lives of working women in Britain and beyond. You probably know about Emmeline's legacy, but what about Sylvia, Emmeline's daughter? In this musical, discover how Sylvia and her fellow activists strode for further political change, promoting the fight to the right to vote for younger generations. Beverley Knight plays Emmeline Pankhurst in the ZooNation hip-hop musical. Learn more about Sylvia and then see the groundbreaking show for yourself.
Sylvia was at the Old Vic from 27 January to 8 April.
Henry and Clare's relationship is like no other. They meet. They fall in love. They go back in time. They rediscover each other. Celebrate the meaning of love, whenever it arrives.
The Time Traveller's Wife: The Musical is at the Apollo Theatre from 7 October. Book The Time Traveller's Wife: The Musical tickets on London Theatre.
Somewhere over the rainbow — there's The Wizard of Oz. Join Dorothy and Toto as they journey down the yellow brick road to make it back to Kansas unscathed. With a scarecrow, a lion, and a tinman for company, anything is possible. There's no place like home, and there's no place like the West End.
The Wizard of Oz is at the London Palladium from 23 June to 3 September. Book The Wizard of Oz tickets on London Theatre.
Don't stop We Will Rock You. The Queen musical returns for a rocking season at the London Coliseum in summer 2023. Join Galileo and Scaramouche as they try to restore free thinking in a hyper-connected, globalised world. Hear all your favourite Queen songs like "Don't Stop Me Now," "Radio Gaga," and of course "Bohemian Rhapsody."
We Will Rock You is at the London Coliseum from 2 June to 26 August. Book We Will Rock You tickets on London Theatre.
Nobody puts Dirty Dancing in the corner. And it's clear West End audiences also won't brush Dirty Dancing aside, as the hit musical returns for a second consecutive year. It's a summer of love at Kellerman's resort, espeically when holidaymaker Frances "Baby" Houseman falls for resident dance instructor, Johnny Castle. They move to each other's rhythms. They share secrets. They have the time of their lives. Expect plenty of watermelons and lifts in the Catskills, via the Dominion Theatre.
Dirty Dancing was at the Dominion Theatre from 18 January - 29 April.
This is a surefire recipe for success. See the West End's star bakers in the Bake Off West End musical. Based on the hit reality competition, join recreational bakers as they compete for the crown. Don't expect any soggy bottoms here though. There's infectious songs courtesy of Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, and affectionately-named judges Phil and Pam — a nod to Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
The Great British Bake Off Musical was at the Noel Coward Theatre from 25 February to 13 May.
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