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West End Shows in October

The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre Open Run

Immaculately staged... roused even a staid matinee audience to hysterics

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Now eyeing over half a decade in the West End, Mischief Theatre's bonkers theatrical farce is one of the capital's most consistent audience favourites. The original production from the company, discover...

Cinderella

Gillian Lynne Theatre Until Feb 13, 2022

terrifically OTT and silly but warm and inclusive, with relatable, down-to-earth heroes and pertinent points about our quest for perfection and our expectations of each other and ourselves

Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Andrew Lloyd Webber's genius returns to the West End with his very own version of the classic Cinderella story! Now showing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, this brand new musical turns the original tale...

Back To The Future - The Musical

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

A near-seamless slice of escapist entertainment.Even the time machine's a triumph in this larky musical version of the 1985 cult movie classic

Back To The Future The Musical, Venue To Be Confirmed, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Great Scott! Back To The Future has landed in London - The hit 80's franchise is the latest movie sensation to receive a musical adaptation. Back To The Future follows Marty McFly and kooky scientist Doc...

Come From Away

Phoenix Theatre Open Run

it takes all of ten seconds to be in its generous embrace...It calls for quicksilver, charismatic acting and singing. It gets it from this versatile cast. It's an evening that, frankly, gets everything right.

Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

This touching musical celebrating the strength of human compassion is back to inspire audiences in the West End. Created by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff and David Hein, the rippling impact...

Les Miserables

Sondheim Theatre Open Run

Perfect theatre, in a perfect theatre

Les Miserables, Sondheim 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...

Six

Vaudeville Theatre Open Run

This is quite the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre I have ever had the privilege to watch

Six, Vaudeville Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

The Queens are back! Henry the VIII's hunt for an heir and his love of beheadings has made him one of the most famous monarchs in Britain's history, with the tale of his six unfortunate wives the stock...

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...

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...

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...

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre Until Dec 18, 2021

One of the most impressive musicals I have ever seen

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

Everyone loves a biographical musical, and this one is better than all the rest! Tina! is a phenomenal extravaganza based on the life of iconic songstress Tina Turner. Directed by Mamma Mia!'s Phyllida...

Leopoldstadt

Wyndhams Theatre Until Oct 30, 2021

Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable... play from the heart

Leopoldstadt, Wyndhams Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

One of the casualties of the March 2020 lockdown, Leopoldstat is back this year for a limited 12 week run. Touted as the playwright Tom Stoppard's most personal work to date, Leopoldstadt is a look at...

Blithe Spirit

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Nov 6, 2021

As the psychic Madame Arcati in this marvellous production, Saunders channels AbFab's Edina - only with more intrepidity

Blithe Spirit, Harold Pinter Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

TV legend Jennifer Saunders returns to the West End stage as a quirky medium in Noel Cowards' iconic comedy, Blithe Spirit. After thrilling audiences at the Theatre Royal Bath last summer, the Richard...

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...

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Duke of Yorks Theatre Oct 23, 2021 - Apr 24, 2022

Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel is brought to thrilling life.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Described as a mesmerising piece of theatrical magic, Katy Rudd and Joel Horwood's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2013 novel was a huge hit at the National Theatre over Christmas last year and now returns...

Dear Evan Hansen

Noel Coward Theatre Open Run

A superb, unmissable musical

Dear Evan Hansen, Noel Coward Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After much speculation and rumour, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Broadway's latest smash hit musical, is now playing in London's West End. Telling the story of troubled teen Evan, the six-time Tony-winning musical...

The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre Open Run

One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Celebrating over three decades of scaring audiences silly in the West End, the spine-chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novella The Woman in Black, is set as a play within a play. Elderly Arthur...

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...

Jersey Boys

Trafalgar Theatre Until Dec 19, 2021

An utterly infectious hit parade... an unstoppable tidal wave of warm musical memories.

Jersey Boys, Trafalgar Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons returns to London in 2021 to take the West End by storm once again! Winning an Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2009 and 55 more across the globe, this...

The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

The West End legend reopens - with social distancing!

The Mousetrap, St Martins Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap (based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no one was to ever give away...

Only Fools and Horses - The Musical

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Feb 26, 2022

Loving, lively homage is an unashamedly British night out

Only Fools and Horses The Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After quite a few years since we bid farewell to Del Boy, Rodney and the gang from Peckham, the disaster-prone fortune finders are back, but this time in an hilarious stage musical! Based on the hit TV...

Pretty Woman

Savoy Theatre Until Dec 1, 2021

Magnetic Aimie Atkinson brings power and depth to musical rom-com revival

Pretty Woman, Savoy Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

Pretty Woman is making its return and walking down the street to London's West End in 2021! With music by 90s icon Bryan Adams and a book by Garry Marshall and J.F Lawton the brand new musical adaptation...

The Prince of Egypt

Dominion Theatre Until Jan 8, 2022

Moses' story told in good faith and with blistering bible-belters

The Prince of Egypt, Dominion Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

DreamWorks' 1998 smash hit movie The Prince of Egypt is finally in London! Based on the biblical story of Moses, The Prince of Egypt features songs by musical extraordinaire Stephen Schwartz, direction...

Magic Goes Wrong

Vaudeville Theatre Oct 21, 2021 - Feb 27, 2022

Funny and entertaining...fusion of magic and comedy from Mischief Theatre

Magic Goes Wrong, Vaudeville Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

From the minds behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery comes a brand new, and disaster-prone, magic show! Co-created between the world's most iconic magical duo Penn & Teller...

The Mirror and the Light

Gielgud Theatre Until Jan 23, 2022

The further you climb, the harder you fall

The Mirror and the Light, Gielgud Theatre, London

Hilary Mantel's award-winning trilogy may have come to an end on the page, but fear ye not, The Mirror and the Light, the final novel is to be translated to the stage this winter, courtesy of the Royal...

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Lyric Theatre Until Apr 3, 2022

A brand new Bob Marley musical courtesy of Lee Hall!

Get Up Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, Lyric Theatre, London

The great Bob Marley's extraordinary life will be immortalised in a brand new musical in 2021! With a book by Billy Elliot's Lee Hall and direction from the award-winning Dominic Cooke (Follies, Hello,...

The Shark is Broken

Ambassadors Theatre Until Nov 1, 2021

an intoxicating combination of behind-the-scenes gossip and contemplation of the nature of popular art.

The Shark is Broken, Ambassadors Theatre, London

It's the summer of 1975 and somewhere in the water near Cape Cod, three men are sitting in a boat waiting for their colleague to get it together so they can film a scene of what is about to become one...

Satyagraha

London Coliseum Until Oct 28, 2021

With an idea he founded a movement. With a movement, he started a nation. With a nation, he changed history.

Satyagraha, London Coliseum, London

The early life of activist Gandhi is explored in this conceptual opera from 21st-century icon Philip Glass. Replete with his minimalist themes and melodies, Satyagraha is something different from your...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Peacock Theatre Oct 20 - 30, 2021

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Peacock Theatre, London

Gird your loins and grab your fishnets, because The Rocky Horror Picture show is back! A true cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture show is the story of Brad and Janet, two recently engaged college kids...

Sister Act

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

It's time to raise your voice as Sister Act returns to London!

Sister Act, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

The gloriously joyous Sister Act returns to take us to heaven once again as it comes back to London in 2022. Based on the hit movie of the same name, Sister Act follows club singer Deloris as she takes...

The Great Gatsby

Immersive LDN Until Jan 2, 2022

An antidote for our times

The Great Gatsby, Immersive LDN, London

The 1920s are roaring once more thanks to the return of The Great Gatsby, an immersive theatrical experience that first took the capital city by storm in 2018. A sparkling spectacular equal to any of West...

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