London Shows & West End Theatre Productions

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.

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 in June 2016.

An Ideal Husband
An Ideal Husband
Vaudeville Theatre
No Matinee

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.

As You Like It
As You Like It
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

In the mythical Forest of Arden, a world of transformation where anything is possible and anything permissible, two young people discover what it really means to be in love.

Directed by Max Webster, with beautiful new music by Charlie Fink (former frontman of Noah and the Whale), this warm, open-hearted production promises adventure, sibling rivalry, mistaken identity and romance – Shakespeare comedy as you like it.

A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls
Old Vic Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?’

Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought to The Old Vic stage in a powerful new adaptation by visionary director Sally Cookson.

All or Nothing
All or Nothing
Arts Theatre
No Matinee

1965. A new phenomenon erupted out of London’s East End. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod.

All Or Nothing– The Mod Musical follows the rise and demise of The Small Faces, the band who encapsulated all that was mod – a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes-obsessed and street-wise – but most of all, a dedication to rhythm ‘n’ blues.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - ENO
A Midsummer Night's Dream - ENO
London Coliseum
No Matinee

Based on Shakespeare’s popular comedy, Britten’s opera follows the consequences of a falling-out between the fairy-king Oberon and his queen, Tytania. Mistaken identities, confused lovers and alarming transformations are the result.

Returning to ENO, Robert Carsen’s production explores the blurred relationships between reality and dreams, the natural and supernatural, and sexual desire.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Lyric Hammersmith
No Matinee

The Lyric and Filter’s riotous reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the Lyric for two performances only before embarking on a Nationwide Tour.

A Very Very Very Dark Matter
A Very Very Very Dark Matter
The Bridge Theatre
No Matinee

In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Hans Christian Andersen, a teller of exquisite and fantastic children’s tales beloved by millions. But the true source of his stories dwells in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world.

Absolute Hell
Absolute Hell
Lyttelton Theatre, National
No Matinee

30 years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the NT to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Set design is by Lizzie Clachan with costumes designed by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti. Opening in April 2018, cast to be announced.

Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)
Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)
Duchess 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. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 & 2017 and Soho Theatre 2017. The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller – and copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

Again
Again
Trafalgar Studio Two
No Matinee

World Premiere

A once close-knit family of four reunite after a long period of estrangement. This time, this time, it must go right.

Words never said. Words said that shouldn't be. Contradicting memories. Family history builds like sedimentary rock, layer upon layer.

 

Akram Khan Company - Xenos
Akram Khan Company - Xenos
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Akram Khan takes to the stage alongside five world-class

musicians. Khan revisits the myth of Prometheus in the context of the First World War, conjuring the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier. XENOS takes place where humanity stands in wonder and disarray, on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology.

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