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.

Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Wyndham's Theatre
No Matinee

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night is set over one summer's night and tells the story of the Tryone family in a seaside town in  Connecticut. The family consists of father James, mother Mary and sons Jamie and Edmund as they deal with family problems such as their pasts and illness.

Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Queen's Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Winner of the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award. In October 2015 Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables celebrated its 30th Anniversary in London and is now the world's longest running musical. This international award-winning musical sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution.

Disney's The Lion King
Disney's The Lion King
Lyceum Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Disney's musical phenomenon The Lion King continues to captivate audiences of all ages. Combining dazzling staging and highly imaginative costumes, masks and puppets, this astonishing show at the Lyceum Theatre uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba - join him now in his epic journey to reclaim his kingdom!

The Lieutenant of Inishmore
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Noel Coward Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Michael Grandage directs a brand new production of Martin McDonagh’s play The Lieutenant of Inishmore, starring Poldark’s Aidan Turner at London’s Noel Coward Theatre.

Lady Windermere's Fan
Lady Windermere's Fan
Vaudeville Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Lady Windermere has her suspicions that her husband of just under two years is having an affair with another woman. After he denies her allegations, she decides to invite the woman in question to her 21st birthday party. As anger takes over, Lady Windermere's Fan tells of a marriage marrs by lies and secrecy. 

Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Thursday Matinee

One mean green monster musical!!

A botanical bloodfest!!

Like Faust on fertiliser!!!

La La Land in Concert
La La Land in Concert
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
No Matinee

It has been described as the film of its generation, capturing the hearts of everyone whilst breaking records around the world. Now La La Land will be experienced like never before in London accompanied by a 60—piece orchestra with the film live on a huge screen.

La Traviata
La Traviata
London Coliseum
No Matinee

In his debut production as ENO Artistic Director, Daniel Kramer directs a production which contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, intimate moments. Verdi’s masterpiece features one of the most iconic, romantic and tragic scores of all time.

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Royal Opera House
No Matinee

Downtrodden housewife Katerina is seduced by Sergey. They are spotted by Katerina’s father-in-law Boris. Katerina poisons Boris and with Sergey’s help murders her husband Zinovy.

At Katerina and Sergey’s wedding Zinovy’s body is discovered. They are deported to a prison camp. There Sergey taunts Katerina with his new lover Sonyetka. Katerina drowns herself, taking Sonyetka with her.

Lands
Lands
Bush Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Leah and Sophie have been together, here, for a long time. They are happy here.

But there’s a problem. There’s a fucking massive problem and soon they’re going to have to talk about it.

Lessons in Love and Violence
Lessons in Love and Violence
Royal Opera House
No Matinee

A king is forced to choose between love and political expediency. His decisions allow his country to slide into civil war, and turn his wife and son against him.

Lessons in Love and Violence is the latest collaboration between composer George Benjamin and playwright Martin Crimp, two of Britain’s most celebrated artists. Much of that acclaim stems from their partnership, which produced first the chamber opera Into the Little Hill in 2008 and then in 2012 the large-scale work Written on Skin – which has since become the most performed new opera of the 21st century.

Life and Fate
Life and Fate
Theatre Royal Haymarket
No Matinee

It’s early 1943. Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia are in a bitter struggle for their very survival. Life and Fate is a sweeping panorama of Soviet Society, an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single Jewish family, the Shtrum’s.

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