Top 10 London plays
Get tickets to popular West End plays like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and classic long-running shows like The Mousetrap. Book tickets to London plays.
Whatever time of year you decide to visit London's West End, why not watch a West End play? There's been world premieres in London, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Play That Goes Wrong. But, there's plenty of star-studded revivals taking place too, often running for a short time. As well as West End musicals, London's theatre scene really does provide world-class entertainment with its range of plays. Check out the top London plays currently running in the capital.
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Forget all misconceptions of what this title suggests. The debut Mischief Theatre play really is a hoot, capturing the trials and tribulations of getting a show to curtain up. As a company of actors prepare for their annual murder mystery, the real mystery is where their set has gone. What about the props? And the actors? One thing's for sure, the show will go on, whatever it takes. This play put Mischief Theatre on the map, winning an Olivier Award for Best Comedy Play. Since then, they've performed The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Groan Ups. But, there's nothing quite like their original.
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This gripping revival of Arthur Miller's play centres around the Salem Witch Trials in 17th-century New England. Directed by Olivier Award winner Lyndsey Turner, this captivating performance has come straight from the National Theatre.
First performed in 1953, The Crucible tells the story of a group of young women on trial for witchcraft and the trail of consequences that follows their accusations.
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This supernatural thriller continues to spook audiences as it enters into its record-breaking fifth West End transfer. 2:22 A Ghost Story sees a husband and wife disagree about some potentially paranormal happenings in their new home. Skepticism, denial, and fear clash when the subject gets bought up with their first dinner guests, Laura and Ben. They decide to stay up together until 2:22 to discover if there is something lurking in the shadows.
Is it better to know the truth? Or are some things more dangerous when you know what they are?
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Following performances in Sheffield, and at Lyric Hammersmith, Tom Basden's London-centric adaptation of Accidental Death of an Anarchist transfers to Theatre Royal Haymarket. Follow a Maniac (played by Daniel Rigby), who recreates a fatal incident by putting on a show and tricking the police every step of the way.
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A masterclass in murder mystery and suspense, The Mousetrap really is British theatre at its finest. The Agatha Christie play sees a group of hotel guests shocked to discover a killer is in their midst. Suddenly investigated by police, will you be able to work out who committed the crime?
Since The Mousetrap first opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in 1952, its open-ended run has continually broke records, so much so it's now the longest-running play of all time. With The Mousetrap actors, creatives and audiences locking their mouths shut, the only way to learn the culprit's identity is to see the show live.
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This magical film adaption follows two sisters, Satsuki and Mei, as they embark on a mystical journey. My Neighbour Totoro steps into a world with neverending possibilities and mystical creatures.
Watch how the six-time Olivier Award-winning play brings the 1988 Japanese animation to life. This encapsulating coming-of-age story about the power of childhood imagination warms the heart and soul whilst filling the mind with fantasy.
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Based on Maggie O’Farrell’s bestselling novel and adapted by award-winning playwright Lolita Chakrabarti, Hamnet delves into the power of grief, birth, and relationships.
It's 1582, and after William Shakespeare and Agnes Hathaway lose their 11-year-old son, Hamnet, to the plague, their world is shattered. While attempting find a way to cope with their loss, something extraordinary occurs.
This multi-award-winning, captivating play transfers from the Royal Shakespeare Company to London's Garrick Theatre for a limited 14-week run.
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child received its world premiere at the Palace Theatre in London in July 2016, and went on to become to one of the most-coveted productions in West End history, winning a record nine Olivier Awards from a record-breaking 11 nominations. Theatregoers are urged to #KeepTheSecret; to not spoil the magical experience for others.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two Parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings. Cast a spell to see the wizarding world before your very eyes.
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Staged in the grand setting of London County Hall, experience a night on jury duty as this Agatha Christie story unfolds. One of Christie's favourites, the play starts with Leonard Vole called to the stand after a murder has taken place. As testimonies unfurl and witnesses are called, the case takes a turn when his wife, Romaine, testifies against him. But, the case is out for the jury; it's up to audiences to decide.
Choose to sit in the jury seats, and Leonard Vole's fate really is in your hands. What will you choose. Don't let us sway your decisions, see the show for yourself.
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Joseph Fiennes stars as Gareth Southgate in the National Theatre's West End transfer of Dear England. The critically acclaimed play follows the England men's football team under the management of Southgate, diving into the emotional challenges of representing the nation on an international stage.
This thought-provoking play will run on one of the West End's biggest stages at the Prince Edward Theatre for a limited 14-week run.
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Photo credit: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Photo courtesy of production)
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