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.

Chicago
Chicago
Phoenix Theatre
No Matinee

Chicago, the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, has delighted audiences around the world with its two Vaudevillian criminals Roxie and Velma. The pair are sent to Cook County Jail after they both commit murders, and the show takes you through their crimes, time in prison and subsequent trials.

Chess
Chess
London Coliseum
Wednesday Matinee

Written by great musical lyricist Sir Tim Rice, with music by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Chess will be returning to London for its first major revival in the capital for over 30 years, at the London Coliseum.

Company
Company
Gielgud Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Broadway legend Patti LuPone will return to London in a new gender-reversed production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1970 musical Company.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Criterion Theatre
No Matinee

Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End!

Book now for this dynamite comedy. It would be criminal to miss it!

The Cane
The Cane
Royal Court Theatre
Thursday Matinee

“It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved”

After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement.

But his home is under siege. A mob of angry students have gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven’t left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions.

“Why would they attack the most popular teacher in the school?”

Mark Ravenhill’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Over There (& Schaubühne, Berlin), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Shopping and Fucking.

Candoco Dance Company - Double Bill
Candoco Dance Company - Double Bill
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

The renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers returns to Sadler’s Wells with a double bill commissioned and performed by Candoco.

Yasmeen Godder, a “leading choreographer of the Israeli new wave” (The Observer), makes work that is seductive, disturbing, potent and personal. In Face In, hidden desires are unleashed as daring and uninhibited movement, underscored by an urban indie soundtrack.

Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Hetain Patel’s Let’s Talk About Dis is a riotous telling of stories and mischievous exploration of identity and the slippery notion of political correctness.

Carmen - Royal Opera
Carmen - Royal Opera
Royal Opera House
No Matinee

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

Carmen La Cubana
Carmen La Cubana
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

Inspired by Oscar Hammerstein II’s Broadway hit Carmen Jones, Christopher Renshaw (The King and I) directs this UK premiere, with new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), mixing opera with salsa, mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha and including musical favourites such as Habanera.

Caroline, or Change
Hampstead Theatre
No Matinee

1963. In quiet Lake Charles, Louisiana, the destruction of a Confederate statue might just signal that change is in the air… But, whatever the progress of the civil rights movement, in the Gellman household things seem just the same – for now at least.

Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud
Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

The award-winning team Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud have collaborated together since 2005, creating works for Lyon Opera Ballet, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and themselves.

 

Christmas Spectacular
Christmas Spectacular
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
No Matinee

Christmas Spectacular is a cracker of show with music, dance, lights, spectacle and a snow-filled finale. The iconic Theatre Royal Drury Lane will spring to life with high kicks, festive fun and special effects plus all the trimmings in the company of a full show band, west end vocalists and our all-star Jingle Belle Dancers.

Cloud Gate - Formosa
Cloud Gate - Formosa
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min’s new work takes inspiration from the legendary words of the Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, as they spotted the verdant land that would one day be known as Taiwan: “Formosa!” (“Beautiful!”)

With music by award-winning Taiwanese indigenous singer Sangpuy and projection designs made up of Chinese characters, the lines between tribal rituals and the bustle of the city begin to blur. Using gesture, script, music and other elements of the island, Lin explores how writing has a power to distort memories and erase history.

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