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 Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
St. Martin's Theatre
Tuesday Matinee

Agatha Christie's legendary whodunit, THE MOUSETRAP, is still thriving after over 60 years in the West End. The world's longest-running play, this murder mystery masterpiece goes from strength to strength as a new generation of theatregoers are tricked and teased at St. Martin's Theatre. Experience this cracking yarn today - an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!

The Wipers Times
The Wipers Times
Arts Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. Following a sell-out national tour, The Wipers Times transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season.

The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
Fortune Theatre
Tuesday Matinee

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating over 25 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

The Turn of the Screw
The Turn of the Screw
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and English National Opera rediscover Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw.

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.

The Moderate Soprano
The Moderate Soprano
Duke of York's Theatre
No Matinee

David Hare’s magnificent new play about the love story at the heart of the foundation of Glyndebourne transfers from its sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre to the West End. John Christie’s formidable vision, born out of his adoration for the beautiful soprano Audrey Mildmay and his innate passion for opera, became a gift to the nation, revered the world over. 

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
Gatsby's Drugstore
No Matinee

Step into a heart-racing immersive adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazz-age novel which puts you in the heart of the action. Slip on your dancing shoes and watch the story unfold around you in this unique theatrical performance. The cocktails are flowing, the music is playing, the party is in full swing and there's the chance of more than a little scandal.

Tango After Dark
Tango After Dark
Peacock Theatre
No Matinee

When the night falls, the tango is revealed in its most authentic and pure form. Tango after Dark is an intimate performance where the wonderful music of Piazzolla merge with some of the most mesmerizing and sensual dance movements of these World Class Argentinean dancers from German Cornejo's Dance Company.

The show has 7 musicians, 2 singers 10 dancers (at least 4 of them are world tango champions).

Piazzolla’s music is one of the most recognised and acclaimed in the tango world.

Tartuffe
Tartuffe
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Thursday Matinee

Inspired by current world events, award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton Moliere's has adapted afresh Moliere’s comedic masterpiece.

L.A. Present day. French media tycoon Orgon has re-located to Tinseltown with his family, his heart set on becoming Hollywood royalty. With a new studio to his name, and a palatial Beverly Hills mansion, his empire seems infallible. But all is not as it seems as Orgon falls under the seductive spell of Tartuffe, a radical American evangelist. So comprehensively has Tartuffe hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to steal his fortune, drive away his son, seduce his wife and marry his daughter.

Teddy
Teddy
Vaults
No Matinee

Following the recent success of their smash hit production Boudica at The Globe, Tristan Bernays reunites with director Eleanor Rhode and choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves for the 1950s rock ‘n’ roll musical Teddy.

Ten - A Decade of Dreams
Ten - A Decade of Dreams
London Palladium
No Matinee

TEN- ‘A Decade of Dreams’ a star-studded, fund-raising variety show marking the 10 year anniversary of breast cancer charity Future Dreams.  It is not often a night at the theatre makes a huge difference to other people’s lives who need your help and support. This is one of them. The charity was founded by mother and daughter, Sylvie Henry and Danielle Leslie, who sadly lost their lives to the disease. In tribute to everyone who has been touched by the illness, stars of West End Musicals, international pop acts, comedy and stars of stage and screen will fill the stage

The Best Man
The Best Man
Playhouse Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Martin Shaw leads the cast in the timely UK premiere of Gore Vidal’s award winning political thriller about ambition, political scandal, ruthlessness… and the race for the white house.

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