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.

  • A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter
    A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    No Matinee

    The Pinter at The Pinter season culminates with two unmissable comedies that explore the political machinations of the powerful and the powerless.

    When a mysterious figure enters their elegant country home, the lives of Flora and Edward are changed forever.

  • 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.

  • All or Nothing The Mod Musical
    All or Nothing The Mod Musical
    Ambassadors 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 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.

  • Absolute Hell
    Absolute Hell
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    No Matinee

    An intoxicating plunge into post-war Soho.

    Bomb-blasted London. A Soho den in the hangover from World War II, where members drink into the darkness, night after night. Lying, fighting and seducing, these lost souls and bruised lovers struggle from the rubble of war towards an unknown future.

  • An Ideal Husband
    An Ideal Husband
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

    An ‘enchantingly comic’ (Independent) and ‘stylish revival’ (Guardian) from director Jonathan Church, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband ‘dynamically re-mints a classic text’, exploring political corruption and morality in this ‘thought-provoking, richly enjoyable production’ (WhatsOnStage).

    ‘A delicious double act’ (Independent), the enchanting repartee between real-life father & son Edward and Freddie Fox is a joy to behold; and they’re joined on stage by the ‘marvellous’ Nathaniel Parker (Times), ‘brilliant’ Susan Hampshire (Guardian), ‘superb’ Sally Bretton, and ‘thrilling’ Frances Barber (WhatsOnStage).

    ‘Beautifully played and cast’ (London Theatre), Faith Omole’s ‘delightful’ Mabel Chiltern tops off an array of ‘masterful performances’ (Evening Standard) from a talented company.

  • 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.

  • A Musical Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber
    A Musical Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber
    The Royal Chelsea Hospital
    No Matinee

    A Musical Celebration, which takes place at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Sunday 17th June as part of the ongoing celebrations for his 70th birthday this year.

    Announced Alfie Boe, Beverley Knight, Madalena Alberto, Jodie Prenger, Michael Xavier, Ben Lewis, Raphael Bellamy Plaice and Meghan Picerno will be joining the line-up which already includes Tyrone Huntley (Olivier Award winner, Jesus Christ Superstar 2017), Imelda May, Mica Paris, Ben Forster (Winner of ITV’s ‘Superstar’ talent search) and Joe McElderry with the current West End cast of School of Rock – The Musical and the former cast of The Phantom of the Opera performing.

    It is also announced that Myleene Klass will be acting as compere for the event.

  • Akhnaten - ENO
    Akhnaten - ENO
    London Coliseum
    No Matinee

    Akhnaten is a mesmerising work whose text draws on ancient hymns, prayers and inscriptions sung in their original Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian. The opera’s unique mood will transport you to the ancient world through music that combines Glass’s characteristic minimalist voice with stylised movement and choreographed juggling to visualise the rhythms of his score.

  • 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.

  • 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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