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Book tickets to West End shows based on films

Instead of “lights, camera, action”, it’s now “curtain up” for these film musicals.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Think of your favourite film and it’s probably inspired a musical production: School of Rock, Titanic and Billy Elliot to name a few. In recent years, films have often enjoyed a second life on stage, with movie storylines attracting large, global audiences.

From Golden Age movies to recent family favourites, there are lots of West End shows based on films that you can see in London right now. Instead of “lights, camera, action”, it’s now “curtain up” for these film musicals.

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Pretty Woman - 750 - LT - 260522

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Based on the 1990 romcom starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, Pretty Woman: The Musical is big! Huge! The love story of Vivian Ward and Edward Lewis lends itself perfectly to the theatre, with the stage adaptation also featuring an original score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. If you’ve ever dreamed of walking down Rodeo Drive, you can visit Beverly Hills via the West End now.

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Back to the Future: The Musical

Time travel in the DeLorean with Marty McFly as Back to the Future parks up in the West End. Based on the cult sci-fi film, Marty and experimental scientist Dr. Emmett Brown are sent back in time to 1955. They’ve got to make sure Marty’s parents get together in order to be in the present day again. The Back to the Future musical includes hits from the film, so find “The Power of Love” and get your flux capacitor at the ready. Find out more about Back to the Future: The Musical in London.

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The Lion King

The Lion King is both one of Disney’s highest-grossing films and one of the most successful stage adaptations in history. Simba, King of the Pride Lands, continues to roar loudly at the Lyceum Theatre, where he’s done so over two decades. Elton John brought his musical touch to the production too, creating the music for the show with iconic songs including “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”. Find out more about The Lion King in London.

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Mary Poppins

We all wish we could have had a nanny like Mary Poppins. So, when Mary Poppins flew on her umbrella into the theatre, audiences loved her from the first moment they laid eyes on her. Mary Poppins on stage features all the Disney songs from the film, like “Feed the Birds” and “Step in Time”. It’s back in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre and it’s definitely a “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” show. Here's everything you need to know about Mary Poppins in London.

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Let it go with Elsa and Anna in Arendelle at Disney's Frozen. Based on the 2013 animated film, and with inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, Frozen sees queen Elsa run away after her icy powers threaten her kingdom. Can sisters Elsa and Anna reunite and let the sun shine on? Be transported to a winter wonderland at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Here's everything you need to know about Frozen in London.

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Sister Act

You're invited to join the West End's most glamourous convent at Sister Act. Beverley Knight plays Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer who dons the habit as part of a witness protection programme. While in the convent, Deloris encourages her fellow sisters to raise their voices and speak out. Keala Settle, Jennifer Saunders, Lesley Joseph, Lizzie Bea, and Clive Rowe star in this summer's must-see musical. Read our five-star Sister Act review and pray for tickets!

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Dirty Dancing - 750 - LT

Dirty Dancing

Nobody puts Dirty Dancing in the corner. Have the time of your life at the West End's greatest party. Based on the hit film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing follows dance instructor Johnny Castle and holidaymaker Baby as they strike up a summer romance that could last a lifetime. You won't want to miss Dirty Dancing in London.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical - 750 - LT - 080322

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Baz Luhrmann's 2001 Moulin Rouge! film comes alive in the West End. Meet the lovestruck couple, American writer, Christian, and the club’s singing sensation, Satine, as they try to defeat the odds to stay together. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is packed with romance, heart, and plenty of pop songs to boot. There's over 70 songs in Moulin Rouge! on stage.

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Beauty and the Beast - LT - 750

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

It's a tale as old as time. And now Disney's Beauty and the Beast comes alive on stage. Join Belle as she chooses to entrap herself in a castle in order to save her father, and ends up falling for her captor. Will Belle and the Beast declare their love for one another before the final rose petal falls? See all the animated kitchenware and household items come to life in this spectacular musical. You're our guest, after all!

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Matilda - 750 - LT - 290422

Matilda the Musical

Roald Dahl's staple children's story was adapted for film in 1996, starring Mara Wilson as a plucky Matilda Wormwood. Now you can see Matilda and the Crunchem Hall kids on stage. Matilda follows the title schoolgirl who possesses telekinetic powers try to defeat her Goliath — Miss Trunchbull. The Olivier-winning musical continues at the Cambridge Theatre. See the Matilda musical before the Matilda musical film comes out in 2022.

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My Neighbour Totoro Jim Henson's Creature Shop - 750 - LT

My Neighbour Totoro

Be invited into a magical, mystical world at My Neighbour Totoro. The Royal Shakespeare Company adapts the Studio Ghibli film for the stage, complete with puppets, orchestral music, and inventive storytelling. Studio Ghibli follows sisters Satsuki and Mei as they begin to encounter spirits at their new home. Here's what to expect from My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican.

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Honey, whatcha waiting for? See the Heathers on stage at The Other Palace. Based on the cult 1980s film starring Winona Ryder, Heathers follows Veronica Sawyer, a high school “nobody” whose dreams of becoming popular are answered when she's accepted into the 'Heathers' clique. It isn't easy sitting pretty on top of the high school pyramid, especially when she goes down a deadly path with boyfriend J.D. Find out everything about Heathers in London and see the Heathers musical.

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