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Best West End Plays

Here's our pick of the best plays running in London's West End; browse our selection and book your tickets online today.

More of a musicals fan? Check out our Top 10 London Musicals instead.

The Railway Children at King's Cross Theatre

The Railway Children
Tickets from £20 Book Now

Make tracks to the King's Cross Theatre for some classic family entertainment, as the stage version of the classic story, The Railway Children returns to a purpose-built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a train track and a 60-tonne steam locomotive. Booking until Jan 2017

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
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The latest in a stream of excellent adaptations to be staged in London (War Horse, Nation, His Dark Materials), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a darkly comic, moving tale told from one boy's unique perspective. Booking until Feb 2017

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The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre

Tickets from £19.75 Book Now

Catch the terrifying The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre in London... if you dare! Since 1989, more than seven million people have seen, enjoyed and lived to tell the tale of one of the most exciting, spooky, gripping and successful theatre shows ever staged. Booking until Jan 2017

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The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre

Tickets from £17.50 Book Now

The first performance of The Mousetrap was in London in 1952. It's so popular, the show is still running today. The Mousetrap is a classic whodunnit, which takes place in a remote English country house hotel during a snow storm. Book your tickets today and be part of London's theatrical history. Ongoing

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Nice Fish at The Harold Pinter Theatre

See Bafta and Academy Award-winner Mark Rylance star in hit comedy play Nice Fish at The Harold Pinter Theatre. Rylance draws on his teenage years in America’s Midwest to take the viewer all the way to a frozen Minnesota lake, on an ice-fishing expedition where the ordinary and extraordinary collide. Booking until Feb 2017

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The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre

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The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong, does! Winning the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2015, The Play That Goes Wrong is two hours of side-splitting laughs and mayhem on stage. Until Sep 2017

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Dead Funny at Vaudeville Theatre

Catch hilarious comedy play Dead Funny, starring Katherine Parkinson and Steve Pemberton, at the Vaudeville Theatre. Eleanore wants a child, but Richard is too busy running the Dead Funny Society to notice. And when your marriage is at a dead end, it’s hard to find the funny side of things. Booking until Feb 2017

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The Dresser at The Duke Of York's

Take an insider’s look behind the curtain with The Dresser at The Duke Of York's. Get an insight of the magical world of theatre, and follow the story of Shakespearean actor Sir and his faithful dresser Norman as they struggle to give the performance of a lifetime in King Lear. Booking until Jan 2017

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Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios

Catch acclaimed movie star Ed Harris as he walks the stage of Trafalgar Studios in Buried Child, Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. A dark and compelling family drama set in 1979 rural America, Buried Child raises questions that are still relevant today, in the run up to the American Presidential Election. Booking until Feb 2017

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An Inspector Calls at Playhouse Theatre

Rediscover JB Priestley's dark play as An Inspector Calls returns to the West End at the Playhouse Theatre. The Birling family receive an unwelcome guest as Inspector Goole arrives bringing news of a tragic suicide. But as family secrets begin to unravel, who is to blame for the death of Eva Smith? Booking until Feb 2017

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Apollo Theatre

Join the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to stage J.M. Barrie's classic children's tale, Peter Pan at the Apollo Theatre. With the original accident-prone cast from hit West End show, The Play That Goes Wrong, will they ever reach Neverland? Booking until January 2017

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