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Top Shows To See in July

Here's our pick of the best shows to see in London this July. Book tickets for the hottest shows in town!

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

Witness the rock anthems of Meatloaf performed live on the London stage with Bat Out of Hell – The Musical. A high-volume love story set in an apocalyptic city, the show features smash-hit anthems including I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That), Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad and many more famous songs. Until 22 Aug Book Now

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Apollo Theatre

See Jack O’Connell, Sienna Miller and Colm Meaney star in Tennessee Williams’s classic drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Set on a sweltering Mississippi plantation as a family comes together to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday, the production tells the story of simmering tensions, unspoken secrets and a family at breaking point. 13 Jul-7 Oct Book Now

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Photo: Charlie Gray

Disco Pigs at Trafalgar Studios

Catch Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch in the 20th anniversary production of Enda Walsh’s Disco Pigs. Runt and Pig grew up together, but as the inseparable teenage friends 17th birthday preparations gather pace, events begin to spiral out of control. 12 Jul-19 Aug Book Now

Disco Pigs at Trafalgar Studios

Girl from the North Country at The Old Vic

Be thrilled by the Girl from the North Country, which is the latest play from the acclaimed Conor McPherson. The show features the legendary songs of Bob Dylan and stars Game of Thrones actor Ciarán Hinds, as a Minnesota guesthouse hosts an ever-changing group of wanderers. 12 Jul-7 Oct Book Now

Girl from the North Country at The Old Vic

The Girls at Phoenix Theatre

Don’t miss your chance to see smash-hit musical The Girls, which features songs from Take That’s Gary Barlow. Inspired by the story of the Calendar Girls, the uplifting show follows a group of Women’s Institute friends who launch an incredible fundraising project following a tragedy that touches them all. Until 15 July Book Now

The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre

Watch Oscar Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham play an ageing writer in side-splitting comedy The Mentor. Follow a young and talented writer who has the chance to be mentored by a once famous literary star whose career has stalled, with hilarious consequences. 24 Jun-2 Sep Book Now

The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare's Globe

Enjoy an evening of Shakespearean comedy under stunning summer skies with Much Ado About Nothing at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe. This production moves the classic story of warring would-be lovers to 1910 Mexico, after the first wave of the revolution. 14 Jul-15 Oct

Much Ado About Nothing at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

School of Rock at New London Theatre

Rock out with all the family at the award-winning School of Rock musical. Chuckle out loud during the hilarious story of wannabe rocker Dewey Finn and his mission to turn a bunch of musically gifted students into the ultimate rock group. But will they make it to Battle of the Bands? Until 14 Jan Book Now

The Wind in the Willows at London Palladium

Be swept up in family fun with this musical adaptation of classic children’s novel The Wind in the Willows. Written by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes and featuring songs by acclaimed duo Stiles and Drewe, this summer show follows the madcap exploits of Mr Toad and his woodland friends. 16 Jun-9 Sep Book Now

The Philanthropist at Trafalgar Studios

Laugh your way through The Philanthropist, which features a starry line-up including Matt Berry, Simon Bird and Lily Cole. A group of academics are completely unaware of the world-changing events taking place outside of their party. What will happen when they find out the next morning? Until 22 Jul Book Now

Charlotte Ritchie, Matt Berry, Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Lily Cole in The Philanthropist. Photo: Shaun Webb

I Loved Lucy at Arts Theatre

See the bittersweet play about American entertainment icon Lucille Ball with I Loved Lucy. Written by Ball’s friend Lee Tannen and praised during its previous London runs at Jermyn Street Theatre, this play offers a new insight into a Hollywood legend from those who knew her best. 19 Jul-2 Sep Book Now

I Loved Lucy at Arts Theatre

A Tale of Two Cities at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Bask in the summer sun in the beautiful Royal Park and enjoy this new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens’ drama depicts a revolutionary world at tipping point in a pair of countries where the poor get poorer and the rich only get richer. 7 Jul-5 Aug Book Now