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.

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  • School of Rock
    School of Rock
    Gillian Lynne Theatre formerly known as the New London
    Thursday Matinee

    Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. 

  • True West
    True West
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

    ‘Shepard's masterwork. It tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a 37 year old genius.’ New York Post ‘Sam Shepard is contemporary American drama, True West is contemporary America’ The Guardian ‘Shepard’s most accessible play. Scaldingly funny’ Variety Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Beast, Genius) star as warring brothers Austin and Lee in the West End Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s ferociously funny, modern classic, True West. Austin is working on a movie script that he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee stumbles back in to his life. Never content to watch from the sidelines he pitches his own idea to Kimmer, an action which has far reaching consequences... Set in the searing heat of the Californian desert this critically acclaimed drama pits brother against brother as a family tears itself apart, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.

  • Chicago
    Chicago
    Phoenix Theatre
    Wednesday 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.

  • Killer Joe
    Killer Joe
    Trafalgar Studio One
    No Matinee

    Starring Orlando Bloom, Tracy Letts’ black comedy Killer Joe follows The Smith family who plot to murder a wealthy matriarch and claim her insurance money.

  • Kinky Boots
    Kinky Boots
    Adelphi Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Winner of every major BEST MUSICAL award on Broadway and in the West End, KINKY BOOTS is the hottest show in town!

    With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this "dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting" (Time Out) musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

  • 42nd Street
    42nd Street
    Theatre Royal Drury Lane
    Wednesday Matinee

    Broadway’s Biggest Show, on the West End’s Biggest Stage. 

    42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of…

  • A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter
    A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    No Matinee

    The Pinter at The Pinter season culminates with two unmissable comedies that explore the political machinations of the powerful and the powerless.

    When a mysterious figure enters their elegant country home, the lives of Flora and Edward are changed forever.

  • The Lover / The Collection
    The Lover / The Collection
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    No Matinee

    Two miniature comedic masterpieces from the 1960s, The Lover and The Collection, which explore secrets, lies and seduction, are directed by “major Pinter interpreter” (Financial Times), Jamie Lloyd.

  • Landscape / A Kind of Alaska / Monologue
    Landscape / A Kind of Alaska / Monologue
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    No Matinee

    Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season continues with a double-bill of Harold Pinter’s Landscape and A Kind of Alaska. Tickets for the double bill directed by Lloyd at the Harold Pinter Theatre, which features Tamsin Greig, are on sale 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. 

  • Summer and Smoke
    Summer and Smoke
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    The Almeida Theatre’s intensely atmospheric production of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke transfers to the West End in late 2018, with Patsy Ferran and Matthew Needham reprising their central roles in Rebecca Frecknall’s production.

  • Come From Away
    Come From Away
    Phoenix Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Come from Away, the Broadway musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, is based on the events in the week following the 9/11 attacks on America, when 38 planes were ordered to land in the small Canadian town of Gander. This true story tells the tale of the town who kept 7,000 stranded visitors housed and fed following the biggest tragedy the US had seen. 

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