London Shows & West End 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.

15 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 Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Shakespeare's fantastical fable of desire, confusion, jealousy and growing up.

    "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"

    Through live music, playful adventure and physical invention, see the lovers' world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as we journey into the woods.

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • Another Kind of Blue - Flirt with Reality
    Another Kind of Blue - Flirt with Reality
    Peacock Theatre
    No Matinee

    As humans propel themselves towards the “the singularity,” the theoretical point when humans and technology converge, Dutch choreographer and digital designer David Middendorp explores the rapidly fading boundaries between fantasy and reality as they are blurred by an increasingly virtual world.

    Live dancers perform alongside animations, projections and flying drones. Middendorp unites humans and technology in five pieces that defy gravity, twist perspective and make use of illusion to question reality.

  • Abandoman - BassDrop
    Abandoman - BassDrop
    The Belly
    No Matinee

    Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian is back in the Udderbelly for four nights only! Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Abandoman (aka Rob Broderick) will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales.

  • Amour
    Amour
    Charing Cross Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Paris, 1950 – a shy, unassuming civil servant, Dusoleil (Gary Tushaw), lives alone and works diligently in a dreary office. To pass the time, he writes letters to his mother and daydreams about the beautiful Isabelle, who is kept locked away by her controlling husband. When Dusoleil miraculously gains the ability to walk through walls, he not only begins to lead a double life, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor to right the wrongs of his war-impoverished Parisian neighbours, but also gains the self-confidence to woo Isabelle (Anna O’Byrne) and, just for a while, live the life he has always longed for.

    A musical fantasy about daring to dream and the power of self-belief.

    Staring Gary Tushaw (Ragtime) as Dusoleil and Anna O'Byrne (The Woman In White) as Isabelle as well as Alasdair Harvey (Sunday In The Park With George) as the Prosecutor, Isabelle's controlling husband.

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