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Top Shows To See in May

Discover our pick of the best shows to see in London this May, and book your tickets for the hottest shows in town!

Annie at Piccadilly Theatre

Join Miranda Hart as she makes her West End debut playing wicked Miss Hannigan in the classic family musical, Annie. The famous show features songs including It’s a Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow, and tells the story of orphan Annie as she tries to find a family in 1930s New York. 23 May-6 Jan Book Now

Annie at Piccadilly Theatre

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

Written by Billy Elliot creator Lee Hall, see the hit play which was highly acclaimed during its previous runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and National Theatre. Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour follows six Catholic schoolgirls on a day trip to Edinburgh, which turns into a raucous 24 hours of unholy fun, and is filled with the songs of ELO. 9 May-2 Sep Book Now

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

Judy! at Arts Theatre

Discover a different side of Judy Garland in the smash-hit show Judy!. Ray Rackham’s biographical musical is a tale of female triumph in a man’s world and splits Garland’s life into three parts; the girl before The Wizard Of Oz, the performer at her peak, and the older, wiser woman. 16 May-17 Jun Book Now

Judy! at Arts Theatre

On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Follow the adventures of three sailors on a day’s shore leave in 1940s New York, as Leonard Bernstein’s On The Town is staged under summer skies at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Drew McOnie directs and choreographs this dance-filled musical, which features classic songs such as New York, New York. 19 May-1 Jul Book Now

On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

Join the party as Disney’s Aladdin celebrates its first London birthday at the Prince Edward Theatre. With popular songs including Friend Like Me and A Whole New World, the much-loved story about a boy, a princess and a genie is brought to the stage in a stunning production that features 350 spectacular costumes. Booking until 30 Sep Book Now

School of Rock at New London Theatre

Get ready to rock with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical School of Rock, which is based on the award-winning Jack Black movie about a failed music star who becomes a school teacher. Dewey Finn thinks he has nothing in common with his privileged students, until he discovers their musical talent and decides to take on Battle of the Bands. Booking until 14 Jan Book Now

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

Catch award-winning drama The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time before its London run comes to an end. Boasting seven Olivier Awards, the story follows 15-year-old Christopher, a maths genius who struggles to cope with the everyday world. When his neighbour’s dog is killed, it starts an adventure that will change Christopher forever. Until 3 Jun Book Now

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Don Juan in Soho at Wyndham’s Theatre

See former Doctor Who actor, David Tennant, take on the lead role of legendary womaniser in Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho. The classic comedy brings the mythical libertine to modern day London, where he continues his sordid adventures around Soho’s streets. Until 10 Jun Book Now

The Miser at Vaudeville Theatre

Enjoy an evening of laughter as Sean Foley adapts Molière’s The Miser for the London stage. Griff Rhys Jones plays the title role in the hilarious show, which tells the tale of a man more worried about his money than his family, and is joined by television comedy stars Lee Mack and Matthew Horne. Until 3 Jun Book Now

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Harold Pinter Theatre

Grab your final chance to see Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in Edward Albee’s sharp comedy Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Hill and Staunton take on the roles of university professor George and his wife Martha, whose malicious games are inflicted on a pair of campus newcomers. Until 27 May Book Now

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