West End and London Shows & Theatre Productions

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Check out the latest London shows and see what’s on in London theatre with our handy theatre listings guide! See which West End 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.

13 shows found
  • A Christmas Carol
    A Christmas Carol
    The Old Vic
    Wednesday Matinee

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

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Criterion Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

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

  • 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. 

  • Amelie
    Amelie
    The Other Palace
    Thursday 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…

  • 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.

  • An Act of God
    An Act of God
    Vaults
    No Matinee

    God is back... and she has a lot to say! After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God assisted by her devoted angels Gabriel and Michael  will answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.

  • A Kind of People
    A Kind of People
    Royal Court Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    ”In this country, you go as far as they let you.” Set amidst a contemporary British community, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti‘s new play, directed by Michael Buffong, asks how it’s possible to get on when the odds are stacked against you.

  • A Taste Of Honey
    A Taste Of Honey
    Trafalgar Studio One
    Wednesday, Thursday Matinee

    Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking British classic A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years.

    Directed by Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) and designed by Hildegard Bechtler (Antony and Cleopatra), A Taste of Honey is a gritty depiction of working-class life in post-war Britain and an exhilarating portrayal of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world. 

  • Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow
    Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow
    Sadler's Wells
    No Matinee

    In 2017 New Wave Associate Artist Alexander Whitley combined film and dance for 8 Minutes, a breath-taking journey to the sun. Known for his groundbreaking use of technology, Whitley’s new work delves into what it means to be human in the era of big data. 

    Overflow features a dazzling kinetic light sculpture by Children of the Light with creative technologists Fenyce, costumes by fashion artist Ana Rajcevic and a new score by composer Rival Consoles, who has created music, experimenting with “ambient soundscapes, industrial textures, and high-octane club energy” (Pitchfork), for the Netflix series Black Mirror

  • Anne Teresa De Keersmaker / Rosa & B'Rock Orchestra - The Six Brandenburg Concertos
    Anne Teresa De Keersmaker / Rosa & B'Rock Orchestra - The Six Brandenburg Concertos
    Sadler's Wells
    No Matinee

    Johann Sebastian Bach’s music has influenced so much of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s choreography. Following the performances of Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten at Sadler’s Wells in 2019, De Keersmaeker turns to him once more, this time with a large ensemble of 16 dancers, drawn from multiple generations of Rosas dancers. 

  • A Museum in Baghdad
    A Museum in Baghdad
    Kiln Theatre
    Wednesday, Thursday Matinee

    Decades apart, two women share the same goals: to create a fresh sense of unity and nationhood, to make the world anew through the museum and its treasures. But in such unstable times, questions remain. Who is the museum for? Whose culture are we preserving? And why does it matter when people are dying?

  • A Christmas Carol - Immersive Experience
    A Christmas Carol - Immersive Experience
    Immersive LDN
    No Matinee

    Don't miss this immersive dining experience of A Christmas Carol. The Olivier Award-winning producers Hartshorn - Hook Productions team up with immersive catering experts, Flavourology, to present a rousing rendition of this timeless classic, served over a three-course Christmas feast. It's a heart-warming, foot-stomping immersive production, created by writer Alexander Wright and director Tom Bellerby.

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