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Top London Shows To See in August

Planning to see a West End show this month? Here's our pick of the best shows to see in London in August.

Book tickets for the hottest shows in town!

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell - The Musical at London Coliseum

Experience the rock songs, including Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad and I'd Do Anything For Love, made famous by Meat Loaf as they’re brought to the stage in spectacular show Bat Out of Hell - The Musical. The smash hit show tells a Peter Pan story set in a post-apocalyptic city where a group of outcasts are 18-years-old forever. Until 22 Aug Book now

 

Hamlet at Harold Pinter Theatre

Watch Sherlock star Andrew Scott give an acclaimed performance in the Almeida Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Rising star Robert Icke directs this modern take on the famous tragedy in which the revelation that his father was murdered sends the Danish prince spiralling into madness. Until 2 Sep

Andrew Scott stars in Hamlet at Harold Pinter Thea 

The Kite Runner at Playhouse Theatre

Grab your chance to see the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, The Kite Runner. Journey to Afghanistan, where two boys from very different backgrounds are the best of friends until one unthinkable act changes their lives forever. Until 26 Aug Book now

 

Apologia at Trafalgar Studios

See Stockard Channing on the West End stage as she leads the cast of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s tense drama Apologia. Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael and Doctor Who’s Freema Agyeman join her in this tale of a family birthday that is anything but happy. Until 18 Nov Book now

Apologia at Trafalgar Studios 

Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Discover why the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar won acclaim and multiple awards last year, as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical returns to the outdoor venue. The smash hit show follows the final weeks of Jesus’ life and his clash with Judas Iscariot. 11 Aug-23 Sep Book now

 

Half A Sixpence at Noel Coward Theatre

Experience one of the West End’s most joyful musicals, Half A Sixpence, before it closes in September. This story of a draper’s assistant, whose life changes incredibly when he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, features songs including Money to Burn and Flash, Bang, Wallop. Until 2 Sep Book now

 

Kids Week

See many of the West End’s most popular shows, including Matilda The Musical, Mamma Mia! and The Lion King, for a fraction of the usual price with annual family promotion Kids Week. Take a child to the theatre for free with every full-priced ticket bought and take part in some fantastic workshops and activities. 1-31 Aug

Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Gangsta Granny at Garrick Theatre

Laugh along to Gangsta Granny, as David Walliams’ story of a grandparent with a secret life comes to the London stage. Ben does not enjoy going to his grandmother’s house on a Friday… until he finds himself on an amazing adventure. Until 3 Sep Book now

Gangsta Granny at Garrick Theatre 

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at Wyndham’s Theatre

Witness Audra McDonald’s award-winning performance as Billie Holiday, in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. McDonald plays the music icon in this hit Broadway show that takes audiences to a bar in 1959, where Holiday gives a performance mixing classic songs and anecdotes about her life. Until 9 Sep Book now

 

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at Duke of York’s Theatre

Find out why audiences are raving about Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, which combines the story of six schoolgirls with choral music and the songs of ELO. Follow this unlikely school choir on a coming-of-age journey that is more about drinking and boys than winning a singing competition. Until 2 Sep Book now

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at Duke of York’s Theatre 

The Wind in the Willows at London Palladium

Take a trip to the riverbank for this musical adaptation of classic children’s story The Wind in the Willows. Join Mr Toad, played by Rufus Hound, on a host of troublesome adventures, as he is saved by his woodland friends Ratty, Mole and Badger. Until 9 Sep Book now

 

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