Top 10 London Musicals
See West End musicals, including The Book of Mormon, Wicked, The Lion King, and Frozen as well as the newest musicals in London. Get tickets now.
London's West End is well known for its musicals. From long-running hit shows such as The Lion King, and Mamma Mia!, to welcoming some of Broadway's most recent hits, London certainly is a place to enjoy an exciting musical production. With so much on offer from jukebox shows full of the hit songs from your favourite artists to musicals based on films and books, the West End provides audiences with some of the best form of entertainment possible.
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The Book of Mormon exploded onto the West End stage, transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre following a record-breaking Tony Award-winning opening in New York. From the creators of South Park, this musical comedy is frivolous, naughty and downright shocking and frequently leaves audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter. The Book of Mormons tongue-in-cheek attitude and hilarious songs and music continue to keep it playing to sold out houses. Read more about The Book of Mormon in London.
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Don't wait for it. See Hamilton in London. Lin-Manuel Miranda's multi-award-winning musical tells of America's past with a 21st-century twist. Follow the revolutionaries as they created a nation, all to a hip-hop and musical theatre score including "My Shot," "Burn," and "Helpless."
Following record-breaking Broadway performances, Hamilton opened at London's Victoria Palace Theatre in 2017. The American musical flies the flag for historical theatre, and it's currently tied for most Olivier wins for a musical of all time (with Cabaret and Matilda). Make sure your world isn't turned upside down and discover Hamilton in the West End.
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Having played at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in the West End since September 2006, Wicked continues to be one of the world's most popular musicals and is a must-see for any visitor to London. Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, the musical takes a look over the rainbow to the magical world of Oz and examines everything that happened before Dorothy dropped in.
Winner of over 100 international awards, Wicked is the ninth longest-running West End musical of all time, welcoming over 11 million theatregoers. Wicked features a fantastic score laden with memorable hits including "Defying Gravity" and "For Good." Wicked tells a heart-warming story of friendship, love and acceptance and continues to resonate with audiences from all over the world. Read more about Wicked in the West End.
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The Frozen song "Let It Go" took over the world in 2013. Now it's doing the same in the West End, as the icy kingdom of Arendelle finds a West End home at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Join sisters Elsa and Anna on a wintry journey as Elsa runs away in fear of her powers. Along the way, Anna meets Kristoff and his reindeer Sven, as well as Olaf, a lovable snowman. Samantha Barks stars as Elsa in Frozen. Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane boasts new songs and new scenery in a renovated West End theatre. Read more about Frozen with our guide.
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The West End's biggest party, Mamma Mia! is a show that you already know you're going to love. Featuring a string of ABBA songs this is one of the world's most successful musicals and continues to attract audiences time and again to relive the musical comedy story, fun songs and hilarious characters.
Journey to a secluded Greek island and meet single mother Donna who is doing everything she can to throw a wedding for her daughter Sophie. When three possible dads surprise her it's anyone's guess who will end up walking down the aisle. Pull out your flares and get involved with the West End's most loved party musical. Read more about Mamma Mia! in London.
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Grab your skateboard. Stock up on plutonium. Reach speeds of 88mph in the DeLorean, as Back to the Future zooms into the West End. Based on the cult 1980s film of the same name, join Marty McFly and Doc Brown as they go back in time to 1955.
To get back to the present day, Marty'll have to make sure his parents fall in love again. The Back to the Future musical stays faithful to its original film, but also zings on stage thanks to hilarious performances by Ben Joyce and Cory English. You need to see Back To the Future: The Musical to believe in the stage magic. Read more about Back to the Future: The Musical in London.
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Find your freedom, beauty, truth and love in the West End at Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Baz Luhrmann's glitzy 2001 film has been re-energised for the stage adaptation, now boasting over 70 pop hits. You'll fall for Satine and Christian's love story once more, as they come together under the spotlights. The Piccadilly Theatre's exterior is also transformed for Moulin Rouge! The Musical too, with audiences imaging they're at the Parisian paradise. Discover why you can-can-can see Moulin Rouge! The Musical in London.
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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical rocks its way into the West End. The musical brings the life story of one of the world's biggest rock stars to the stage. Charting her life from humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, her complex relationship with husband Ike Turner, and her eventual triumphant rise to fame, Tina includes the singer's biggest hits such as "What's Love Got to Do With It," "Simply the Best," and "Proud Mary". This musical has well and truly established itself among West End favourites across the city. Read more about Tina: The Tina Turner Musical in London.
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The multi-award-winning musical, The Lion King will roar forever in London. Since opening in London in 1999, millions of theatregoers young and old have witnessed the circle of life unfold. The Lion King follows Simba, a young lion cub, who eventually becomes King of the Pride Lands in his own special way. Read more about The Lion King in London.
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Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club
In the Kit Kat Club, life is beautiful. And now you can visit the Kit Kat Club, as Cabaret is in town. Kander and Ebb's classic musical returns to the capital in luxurious style. Cabaret follows writer Cliff Bradshaw and cabaret singer Sally Bowles as they find themselves with one another. As the rise of Nazism threatens their lifestyle, they must decide what to do with their futures. Cabaret won all four musical theatre acting awards at the 2022 Oliviers, notably for Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley. Read more about Cabaret in London.
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