What's On In London - Shows & Theatre Productions

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Check out the latest West End shows and see what’s on in London theatre with our handy theatre listings guide! See which London shows are brand new or coming to a close, and view theatre productions by month or day of the week by browsing our theatre calendar. If it’s happening in the theatre scene, we can tell you what’s on. Can't decide? Our top 10 London shows and musicals guide has the perfect performance for an unforgettable experience.

19 shows found
  • Disney's Aladdin
    Disney's Aladdin
    Prince Edward Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Brought to theatrical life by a legendary creative team, Disney’s new Broadway musical Aladdin will sweep you into a world filled with beauty, comedy and breath-taking spectacle when it opens at the Prince Edward Theatre, London. 

  • A Very Expensive Poison
    A Very Expensive Poison
    Old Vic Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    A shocking assassination in the heart of London. In a bizarre mix of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life.

    At this time of global crises and a looming new Cold War, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from Moscow to Mayfair.

    John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch) directs Lucy Prebble’s (The Effect, ENRON) reimagining of Luke Harding’s jaw-dropping exposé of the events behind the notorious death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

  • A Christmas Carol
    A Christmas Carol
    Old Vic Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Esteemed writer Jack Thorne's joyous, atmospheric adaptation of the timeless Charles Dickens classic returns to The Old Vic folowing a successful run last Christmas.

  • A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
    A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
    Trafalgar Studio One
    No Matinee

    Toby Stephens (OsloLost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) make their long-awaited returns to the West End stage in Peter Nichols' (Privates on ParadePassion Play) frank and moving masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

  • Acosta Danza - Evolution
    Acosta Danza - Evolution
    Sadler's Wells
    Thursday Matinee

    After a critically acclaimed national and international tour, Carlos Acosta’s eclectic Cuban company bring a second programme of ballet and contemporary works to Sadler’s Wells.

  • RSC: As You Like It
    RSC: As You Like It
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from The Court into the dappled Forest of Arden. 

  • A Right Royale Tea
    A Right Royale Tea
    Amba Charing Cross Hotel
    No Matinee

    Join Lord and Lady Right in A Right Royale Tea – a hilarious immersive comedy afternoon tea performance set in the grandeur of the British aristocracy. Performing at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross on Sundays at 2:30pm.

    Guests will join the fictitious Lord and Lady Right, and their servants, as they try to raise funds to save their crumbling castle in this unique and original two-hour comedy dining experience.

    Expect unexpected 1920’s elegance and a stiff-upper lip during a delightful traditional afternoon tea including scones, sandwiches and cakes. With mischievous maids, boisterous butlers, a magical daughter and a sumptuous songstress, what could possibly go wrong?!

    In A Right Royale Tea, the audience is part of the show – actors mingle and interact with the diners, with each actor portraying a character as the story unfolds. 70% of the performance is improvised, drawing from topical events and audience participation, with the remaining 30% following a scripted narrative.

    Tally-ho and toodle-pip!

    What’s included:
    2-hour comedy afternoon tea performance
    Afternoon tea including scones, sandwiches, cake and tea & coffee

  • Amelie
    Amelie
    The Other Palace
    No Matinee

    Amélie The Musical, based on the much-loved, five-time Oscar®-nominated film, will transfer to the West End this Christmas following its current UK tour, and its sell-out season premiere at the Watermill in Newbury in April.

    Starring French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson as ‘Amélie Poulain’, and the original Watermill cast, this beloved story of an imaginative and shy romantic with a gift for helping others, in a vibrant re-conception with new orchestrations, has garnered critical and public acclaim and will play at The Other Palace from 29 Nov 2019 to 1 Feb 2020.

    Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in…

  • A Doll's House
    A Doll's House
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Calcutta. 1879.

    Niru, is a young Bengali woman in a mixed-race marriage with an English colonial bureaucrat – Tom.

    Tom loves Niru, exoticising her as a frivolous plaything to be admired and kept. But Niru has a long-kept secret. And just as she thinks she is almost free of it, it threatens to bring her life crashing down around her.

    Tanika Gupta reimagines Ibsen’s classic play of gender politics through the lens of British colonialism, offering a bold, female perspective exploring themes of ownership and race.

  • Antigone - The Burial at Thebes
    Antigone - The Burial at Thebes
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    No Matinee

    The war has ended. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, learns her brothers are dead. Forced onto opposing sides, they have killed each other in battle. When Creon, King of Thebes, grants the honour of a burial to one but not the other, Antigone and her sister must choose where their loyalties lie. This epic tale of humanity versus leadership centres on a young woman with the courage to defend her beliefs – whatever the cost.

  • Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt
    Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

    Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music for two weeks only at the Vaudeville Theatre.

    Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017 & 2018, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tour and West End 2018 & 2019.
    The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a major BBC series. Copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

  • Actually
    Actually
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    Thursday Matinee

    This deeply felt, funny and thought-provoking play comes from the award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51). With wit and urgency, ACTUALLY investigates the highly charged topic of sexual consent, the complex intersection of race and gender politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.

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