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.

  • The Book of Mormon
    The Book of Mormon
    Prince of Wales Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Winner of 4 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. Rolling Stone says, 'The Genii of South Park hit Broadway, and history is made. Mormon is on its march into legend'. It's The Book of Mormon, the Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. Time Out New York says, 'You'll laugh your head off. Mormon is musical comedy heaven'. The New York post says, 'I Love The Book Of Mormon'.

  • Bat Out of Hell The Musical
    Bat Out of Hell The Musical
    Dominion Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Jim Steinman's epic rock and roll theatrical fantasy BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL, the inspiration for one of the most iconic and successful albums in history, is a full throttle tale of teenage love, youthful rebellion and living the rock and roll dream. Featuring 17 of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, this high octane musical adventure directed by Jay Scheib, plays a limited season at the Dominion Theatre from April 2018. Book now! 

  • The Band
    The Band
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    No Matinee

    Featuring Take That’s biggest hits, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s The Band is a hugely uplifting new musical that you’ll never forget, and it comes to London's West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in December. 

  • The Best Man
    The Best Man
    Playhouse Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Martin Shaw leads the cast in the timely UK premiere of Gore Vidal’s award winning political thriller about ambition, political scandal, ruthlessness… and the race for the white house.

  • Brief Encounter
    Brief Encounter
    Empire Cinema Haymarket
    No Matinee

    Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever. This award-winning Kneehigh production has triumphed in the West End, toured the globe and opened to dazzling reviews on Broadway. It has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.

  • Broken Wings
    Broken Wings
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    No Matinee

    An autobiographical account of KAHLIL GIBRAN’S first love, Broken Wings is a musical adaptation of the iconic poet’s 1912 masterpiece.

    New York City, 1923. An ageing Gibran narrates from his cold studio. Through poetry and music, he transports us back two decades and across continents, to turn-of-the-century Beirut. His eighteen-year-old self returns to The Middle East after five years in America, to complete his education and discover more of his heritage. He falls deeply in love with Selma Karamy, the daughter of family friend and hugely respected local businessman, Farris Karamy. However, Selma soon becomes betrothed to Mansour Bey Galib, nephew of the powerful Bishop Bulos Galib, who has one eye on the Karamy family fortune. Gibran and Selma fight to reconcile their love for one another, whilst navigating the rules, traditions and expectations that their society lays before them.

  • La boheme
    La boheme
    London Coliseum
    No Matinee

    Jonathan Miller’s classic production returns to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the director’s ENO debut.

  • Bad Luck Cabaret
    Bad Luck Cabaret
    Spiegeltent
    No Matinee

    "Pint-sized vixen" Laurie Black (Rogue Romantic, Briefs Factory Sweatshop) returns to the Spiegeltent to taunt the gods of bad luck and smash some mirrors - metaphorically! Joined by the best in alternative cabaret, comedy, music and more, this is a glitzy, glam and dangerous night out, straight from a tour of the Australian and Brightonian Fringes. Dress for the end of the world, or the beginning of the next one! 

    'Bad luck if you miss out on this unique style of cabaret.'

  • Barry Humphries Weimar Cabaret
    Barry Humphries Weimar Cabaret
    Barbican
    No Matinee

    Barry Humphries is the masterfully seasoned emcee, and cabaret diva Meow Meow the chanteuse in this risqué, sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic.

    Some describe it as cabaret’s golden age: the remarkable period in 1920s and 30s’ Berlin when hedonistic partying and social revolution turned nightclubs into hotbeds of decadent entertainment. Reawakening that spirit in this revelatory concert, you hosts will acquaint you with the oft-forgotten composers of the time, many Jewish, whose art would soon be condemned as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis, dancing as it did on the edge of a precipice.

     

  • Best of the Comedy Store
    Best of the Comedy Store
    The Belly
    No Matinee

    The Comedy Store presents the Best of the Comedy Store, bringing you the brightest comedy talent from the UK and international circuit. With over 37 years’ experience, the Comedy Store is renowned as a breeding ground for new talent and remains the place to see the stars of tomorrow today. Hailed as 'Comedy's Unofficial National Theatre', the Comedy Store is delighted to continue its residency at Underbelly Festival.

  • Bill Bailey - Larks in Transit
    Bill Bailey - Larks in Transit
    Wyndham's Theatre
    No Matinee

    Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as the brainiest comic of his generation.

  • Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Programme
    Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Programme
    Sadler's Wells
    No Matinee

    In the Upper Room is one of American dance phenomenon Twyla Tharp's most iconic ballets. Quick-witted and even quicker footed, In the Upper Room is an exhilarating, athletic ballet in which dancers in sneakers and striking red pointe shoes dominate the stage with energy, flair and finesse.

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