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 Birthday Party
The Birthday Party
Harold Pinter Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Harold Pinter’s second full-length play, The Birthday Party, is one of the playwright’s most performed plays. The play focuses on Stanley Webber, a piano player who lives in a neglected house in an English seaside town run by Petey and Meg Bowles, a couple in their sixties.

Beginning
Beginning
Ambassadors Theatre
Tuesday Matinee

Following a sell-out run at the National Theatre's Dorfman Theatre, David Eldridge's new play has transferred to the West End's Ambassadors Theatre. 

Every story starts somewhere.

It’s the early hours of the morning and Danny’s the last straggler at Laura’s party. The flat’s in a mess. And so are they. One more drink?

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.

Barnum
Barnum
Menier Chocolate Factory
No Matinee

Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell “humbug” to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century’s greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends, toe-tapping songs and immense heart.

Ballet British Columbia
Ballet British Columbia
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

Canada’s most cutting-edge dance company brings a triple bill of works by female choreographers.

 

Ballet Flamenco Jesus Carmona, Impetus, Flamenco Festival 2018
Ballet Flamenco Jesus Carmona, Impetus, Flamenco Festival 2018
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

Former dancer with Ballet Nacional de España, Jesús Carmona is a pioneer in flamenco’s evolution. His flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves translate masterfully to the work he creates for his own company who perform this irresistible interpretation of famous scores from Spain’s most beloved composers.

BalletBoyz - 14 days
BalletBoyz - 14 days
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

After its premiere in autumn 2017, BalletBoyz return with their unique project: four pieces, each created in 14 days.

Choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Iván Pérez and Christopher Wheeldon teamed up with composers Scott Walker, Charlotte Harding, Joby Talbot and Keaton Henson to create new works which played with the concept of balance and imbalance.

The programme also features Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant’s award-winning Fallen, featuring lighting from Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Hulls and a powerful score by French film composer Armand Amar.

balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin
balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

As part of Family Weekend, the ever-popular balletLORENT returns to Sadler’s Wells with another of their fantastical dance-theatre fairy-tale adaptations. Directed by Liv Lorent, and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Rumpelstiltskin is the story of the outsider, shunned for being different.

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.

 

Beats on Pointe
Beats on Pointe
Peacock Theatre
No Matinee

Two opposing dance worlds clash as classical ballet and skilled street dancers go toe-to-toe and must find common ground in this glorious mash up of styles. With energetic dancing, freestyle acts, singing and beatboxing, a touch of comedy and plenty of feel-good music, Beats on Pointe is a fun-fuelled fusion of ballet and hip hop coming directly to The Peacock from its hugely successful run in Australia.

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