Take your pick from the many plays in London currently running in the West End. From long-running West End plays like The Play That Goes Wrong to incredible feats of theatre like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Lehman Trilogy, there are current plays in London suitable for all audiences.
Theatre plays in London range from comedies to emotional dramas, and a lot of West End plays often end up on Broadway. Check out our London plays guide to find the best West End play for you and catch the next smash hit.
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King Henry VIII needs a divorce… but there’s a lot more to the story than that. Playwright Hannah Khalil reframes Shakespeare’s late play from the perspective of its iconic women. A unique look at the iconic story, originally written shortly after Queen Elizabeth’s death and revised by the Globe’s playwright-in-residence to speak to our times. Don’t miss your chance to see Henry VIII at Shakespeare’s Globe today.
Surely even the most stubborn singles can find love on the riviera! This sunny take on Shakespeare’s beloved comedy stars Katherine Parkinson of The IT Crowd. Set amongst the glamour of movie stars and coastal getaways, Beatrice and Benedick are bickering movie stars. Join the fun with tickets to Much Ado About Nothing at the Lyttleton Theatre today!
A man is given four years to live, but what happens when time is up? As he survives, he must face up to how he's acted. Jack Holden stars in his Olivier-nominated play for a limited West End encore season. Experience a night in Soho like no other. See Cruise at the Apollo Theatre today.
When Pope Benedict XVI resigned, he broke sacred tradition. But what happened tho the future pope? Anthony McCarten's Academy Award-nominated screenplay comes to life on stage. See The Two Popes at Rose Theatre Kingston today.
How far would you go for justice? Shakespeare’s startlingly timely political drama returns to Shakespeare’s Globe for their 25th anniversary season. Julius Caesar wants to be king– or so his best friend Brutus begins to suspect. But how far will Brutus go in the name of justice? Join the crowd at Julius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe today.
Funerals bring us together… and the money pulls us apart. David Harbour and Bill Pullman star in this brand new black comedy from award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck. A group of siblings clash over an inheritance in this world premier production. Get your seat at the table for Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre.
Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher battle it out in Moira Buffini's Olivier-winning play. They may be born six months apart, however they both changed the world in unbelievable ways. One must see Handbagged on stage. Curtsy at the Kiln Theatre and get Handbagged tickets today.
Every child is welcome at Eureka Day school, until the mumps plague the local area. Helen Hunt stars in a vaccination satire that sees communities come together and be torn apart in an instant. Book your appointment to see Eureka Day at the Old Vic today.
What would you do if you could turn back time? For two women, they reflect on the highs and lows of their love life. Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer Tanya Barfield's play explores queer love. See Bright Half Life at King's Head Theatre today.