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Musicals in December

Company

Gielgud Theatre Open Run

In short, it's glorious

Company, Gielgud Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Broadway royalty Patti Lupone will make a triumphant return to the West End stage in 2018 starring as Joanne in this eagerly awaited gender-swapped version of the Sondheim masterpiece. Last fully staged...

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre Open Run

...this joyful, lungs-bursting show is simply the best

Tina The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Biographical musicals are all the rage both on Broadway and in the West End. With the latest to join the glitz of the stage being this phenomenal extravaganza based on the life of iconic songstress Tina...

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Apollo Theatre Open Run

Fabulous, fresh and enormously fun homegrown musical

Everybodys Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, London
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When this exuberant new musical from The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae premiered at the Sheffield Crucible earlier in 2017, it became an instant success with both audiences and critics....

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Mamma Mia!

Novello Theatre Open Run

Sheer enjoyablility... a 5-STAR experience!

Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Soon-to-be-married Sophie is desperate to find her father to walk her down the aisle; unfortunately, her mother Donna has no idea who it is! After discovering three possible candidates in her mother's...

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Les Miserables

Queens Theatre Open Run

The iconic musical phenomenon!

Les Miserables, Queens Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Over 70 million people have enjoyed this spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece since it premiered on the West End in 1985. Now let Les Miserables sweep you too through its epic tale of passion...

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Snow White

London Palladium Until Jan 13, 2019

Visually ravishing and infectiously funny

Snow White, London Palladium, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

2018 ushers in the fairest fairytale of them all for the Palladium's much-anticipated panto come Christmas! After last year's Olivier winning Dick Whittington, the iconic West End venue is sure to pull...

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Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre Open Run

Easily the standout musical of the decade!

Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Matilda, Roald Dahl's much-loved classic of an extraordinary child with magical powers, is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Winner of...

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A Christmas Carol

Old Vic Theatre Until Jan 19, 2019

not even Scrooge himself could dislike this

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After a triumphant run last year, Jack Thorne's (the writer behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) joyful version of A Christmas Carol returns to The Old Vic for the 2018 festive season! Matthew Warchus...

Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre Open Run

The most cryingly good night out to have come along for years!

Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre, London
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'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price, but things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted when he's sent to...UGANDA! From Trey Parker and Matt...

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Dreamgirls

Savoy Theatre Until Jan 12, 2019

Fantastically entertaining ride on a showbiz rollercoaster

Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Don't miss this musical biopic based on the story of The Supremes. First hitting the Broadway stage in 1981, in 2005 it enjoyed an adaptation to the big screen starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson,...

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Chicago

Phoenix Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

Rouge your knees and pull your stockings down!

Chicago, Phoenix Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After six years away from the West End the infamous Chicago returns this March! Join Roxie and her merry murderesses as they battle for fame and freedom in this satirical look at the world of celebrity...

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The Band

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Jan 12, 2019

The Band is a poignant watch about ageing and loss. But it has a solution. It's out to show there's nothing more important in life than having a mate at your side, singing and dancing like deranged teenagers at some gig.

The Band, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
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Drawing on his recent success stories on the stage with Finding Neverland and The Girls - a musical retelling of Calendar Girls, Take That lead Gary Barlow is gearing up once more for another West End...

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Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre Open Run

Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The subversive and downright twisty hit musical follows two unlikely friends and how they become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the South. Based on Gregory Maguire's best-selling...

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Lion King

Lyceum Theatre Open Run

A wonderful, wonderful musical. It will touch a deep chord in anybody

Lion King, Lyceum Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

This vastly successful re-imagining of Disney's 1994 continues to conquer after nearly two decades at the Lyceum theatre. Conjuring up the African savannah in all its grand, majestic beauty, using elaborate...

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Phantom of the Opera

Her Majestys Theatre Open Run

After more than 32 years in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera continues to sound marvellous.

Phantom of the Opera, Her Majestys Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel of life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House. A mysterious masked Phantom becomes obsessed with Christine Daae, the...

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42nd Street

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Until Jan 5, 2019

It's an extraordinary thing, crammed with songs by Al Dubin and Harry Warren, full of the sound and fury of tapping feet, illuminated by dazzling colour.

42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

42nd Street sings and dances is back at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - 30 years after it made its West End debut on that very same stage! A dazzling cast of over 50 tell the iconic story of a chorus girl who...

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School of Rock

Gillian Lynne Theatre Open Run

The most enjoyable few hours money can buy

School of Rock, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

After schooling Broadway with his newest hit Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to the West End with School of Rock. Adapted from the Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock is set to feature his bumbling...

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Hamilton

Victoria Palace Theatre Until Mar 1, 2019

"The Greatest Show on Earth", one paper declared the other day. C'mon! But seriously folks, there's going to be more where that came from, because - lock up your doubters: I have to report that it really is as good as we've been told

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

It's the musical that has bowled over Broadway, an all out smash-hit epic that traverses the life of one Alexander Hamilton, one of America's Founding Fathers, who took on the might of the British and...

Thriller - Live

Lyric Theatre Open Run

A glitzy concert of song and dance...a great night out.

Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Thriller - Live is an uplifting, feelgood show with the incredible choreography and sensational songs of Michael Jackson that everyone knows and loves. High production values, a large company on stage...

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Bat Out Of Hell

Dominion Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

...a complete joy.

Bat Out Of Hell, Dominion Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Crack out those leathers, this hard-rocking musical epic is coming back to London in 2018, giving you a second chance to have your mind blown by the ingenious fusion of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman's incredible...

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Aladdin

Prince Edward Theatre Open Run

Impressive stage magic, a gold-dripping design and a party-loving genie make this energetic adaptation of the animated movie a wicked treat

Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin,...

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Kinky Boots

Adelphi Theatre Until Jan 12, 2019

Broadway sends a British film back home as a hit musical that's as fun as it is frequently fabulous.

Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre, London

Price and Sons spent the last century making a range of shoes for men, and now they're spending this century making shoes for a range of men! Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is the uplifting story of...

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Nativity - The Musical

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo Dec 19 - 31, 2018

a warm-hearted family show with lively performances, great songs, brilliant sets and lots of cheer and good will

Nativity The Musical, Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London

Your favourite school is back on stage for 2018! Mr. Maddens has been tasked with directing St. Bernadette's Christmas Nativity, a task that is not for the faint-hearted. To make matters worse Mr. Maddens...

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Lyric Theatre Open Run

"Authentic and excting"

The Simon Garfunkel Story, Lyric Theatre, London

Enjoy the full story of the world's most successful folk duo in this world renowned concert experience when it lands in the capital for a limited run this winter. Using photography, live footage a full...

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Motown - The Musical

Shaftesbury Theatre Until Apr 20, 2019

May just be the ultimate jukebox musical

Motown The Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Motown is the big Broadway musical which tells the story of America's greatest record label. With a book by founder Berry Gordy, this dazzling musical is bursting at the seams with iconic tracks from The...

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Caroline or Change

Playhouse Theatre Until Apr 6, 2019

Tony Kushner's beautiful Caroline, or Change transfers to the West End.

Caroline or Change, Playhouse Theatre, London

From the author of the epic juggernaut, Angels in America, comes Caroline, or Change, a beautiful and poignant tale of friendship, bravery and hope. Transferring to the West End this year, Olivier Award...

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Murder for Two

The Other Palace Until Jan 13, 2019

A hilarious musical whodunit!

Murder for Two, The Other Palace, London

Crime writer Arthur Whitney has only gone and turned up dead at his own surprise party, and wouldn't you know it, all the proper detectives are out of town, leaving it down to local policeman Marcus Moscowitz...

Room On The Broom

Lyric Theatre Until Jan 13, 2019

A high energy treat

Room On The Broom, Lyric Theatre, London

Christmas once again sees the return of the 2012 Olivier-nominated family show Room On The Broom. Based on the popular picture book and film by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's...

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Mythic

Charing Cross Theatre Until Dec 15, 2018

Everything is well judged. Everything works. From the direction and choreography to the set, the lights, the score, the band. From the top of Olympus to the depths of Hades. It's heavenly.

Mythic, Charing Cross Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

A brand new pop/rock musical heads to London's Charing Cross Theatre for its world premiere this October! Playing for a strictly limited seven-week run, Mythic sheds new light on the ancient myth of Persephone,...

Fiddler on the Roof

Menier Chocolate Factory Until Mar 9, 2019

The world is changing papa

Fiddler on the Roof, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Sir Trevor Nunn returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory this winter to helm this brand new revival of the 1967 classic from Jerry Brock, Sheldon Harnick, and Joseph Stein. A musical theatre icon, the story...

A Christmas Carol In Concert

Lyceum Theatre Until Dec 17, 2018

A great cast and plentiful carol-singing make this staging of the Dickens classic as rich as a plum pudding

A Christmas Carol In Concert, Lyceum Theatre, London

Say 'Bah Humbug!' to the cold winds and horizontal rain of winter and swing into the festive season instead with the spectacular Christmas Carol concert production at London's Lyceum Theatre starring Griff...

Sleepless

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

The iconic Eighties movie is reincarnated as a new musical!

Sleepless, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

London's West End gets a taste of both Seattle and the Big Apple when this new musical adaptation of Nora Ephron's iconic Eighties romance movie arrives next year. With a venue and official dates yet to...

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