London Shows & West End Theatre Productions

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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.

  • Rosmersholm
    Rosmersholm
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    ‘Now I see that love is selfish. It makes you a country of two. At war with the rest of the world.’

    An election looming. A country on the brink. A rabid press baying for blood. At the centre of the storm is Rosmersholm, the grand house of an influential dynasty. This is where the future will be decided by John Rosmer – a man torn between the idealised hope of the future and the ghosts of his past.  

  • RSC: Measure for Measure
    RSC: Measure for Measure
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    When a novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help.

  • A Right Royale Tea
    A Right Royale Tea
    Amba Charing Cross Hotel
    No Matinee

    Join Lord and Lady Right in A Right Royale Tea – a hilarious immersive comedy afternoon tea performance set in the grandeur of the British aristocracy. Performing at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross on Sundays at 2:30pm.

    Guests will join the fictitious Lord and Lady Right, and their servants, as they try to raise funds to save their crumbling castle in this unique and original two-hour comedy dining experience.

    Expect unexpected 1920’s elegance and a stiff-upper lip during a delightful traditional afternoon tea including scones, sandwiches and cakes. With mischievous maids, boisterous butlers, a magical daughter and a sumptuous songstress, what could possibly go wrong?!

    In A Right Royale Tea, the audience is part of the show – actors mingle and interact with the diners, with each actor portraying a character as the story unfolds. 70% of the performance is improvised, drawing from topical events and audience participation, with the remaining 30% following a scripted narrative.

    Tally-ho and toodle-pip!

    What’s included:
    2-hour comedy afternoon tea performance
    Afternoon tea including scones, sandwiches, cake and tea & coffee

  • 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. 

  • Rutherford and Son
    Rutherford and Son
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    No Matinee

     In a Northern industrial town, John Rutherford rules both factory and family with an iron will. But even as the furnaces burn relentlessly at the Glassworks, at home his children begin to turn against him. Githa Sowerby’s astonishing play was inspired by her own experience of growing up in a family-run factory in Gateshead. Writing in 1912, when female voices were seldom heard on British stages, she now claims her place alongside Ibsen and Bernard Shaw with this searing depiction of class, gender and generational warfare.

  • Rusalka
    Rusalka
    London Coliseum
    No Matinee

    Dvořák’s best-loved opera, Rusalka is inspired by myths and folk-tales about a water-nymph that chooses to become human to win her Prince.
    The opera displays Dvořák’s exceptional gift for melody and orchestration and features the beautiful aria ‘Song to the Moon’.

  • Phoenix Dance Theatre: The Rite of Spring/Left Unseen
    Phoenix Dance Theatre: The Rite of Spring/Left Unseen
    Peacock Theatre
    No Matinee

    Approaching group rituals from two different angles, Phoenix Dance Theatre presents an energetic double-bill of reinventions.

  • RSC: The Taming of the Shrew
    RSC: The Taming of the Shrew
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    The ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in Justin Audibert’s The Taming of the Shrew as the 1590s are reimagined – with women in charge.

  • Rust
    Rust
    Bush Theatre
    No Matinee

    Nadia and Daniel have a secret. In fact they have quite a few. They’ve just signed on the dotted line for a studio flat. Under a pseudonym, naturally – Mr and Mrs White. After years of school pick-ups, TV takeaways, and the day to day drudgery of married life, this is their chance to wipe the slate clean.

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