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Top London shows to see in September

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

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

Witness one of this year’s most acclaimed theatre performances as Audra McDonald stars in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. The Tony Award-winner plays iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday, who looks back over her eventful life while performing one of her final concerts. Until 9 Sep Book Now

Labour of Love at Noel Coward Theatre

Labour Of Love at Noel Coward Theatre

See Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig star in Labour of Love, the new political comedy from James Graham. The play follows a Labour MP as he worries about remaining electable, while his constituency agent tries to keep him in touch with the party's values. 27 Sep-2 Dec Book Now

Alice's Adventures Underground at The Vaults

Journey into Lewis Carroll’s imaginary world with the enchantingly immersive Alice’s Adventures Underground. Meet the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts while exploring a maze of tunnels, where you’ll discover the reasons for Wonderland’s troubles. Until 23 Sep Book now

Five Guys Named Moe at Marble Arch Theatre

The five Moes in Five Guys Named Moe. Credit: Helen Maybanks

Witness the 25th anniversary performance of Five Guys Named Moe staged at a new pop-up theatre in Marble Arch. Set in 1940s New Orleans, the play sees the title characters attempt to cheer up the downhearted Nomax with a host of jazz songs by Louis Jordan. 29 Aug-25 Nov Book Now

Footloose at Peacock Theatre

Catch Gareth Gates in Footloose, the feel-good London musical packed with hits from the 80s. Sing out loud to songs, including Holding Out for a Hero, Let’s Hear It for the Boy and Footloose, in this show about a Chicago boy who shakes up a small US town. 12-30 Sep Book Now

The Great Gatsby at Secret Venue

The Great Gatsby at Secret Venue

Enter the glitzy world of Jay Gatsby with immersive theatre show, The Great Gatsby. Experience life in the Roaring Twenties as you step into F. Scott Fitzgerald’s timeless tale of decadence, obsession and change. Until 30 Dec Book Now

The Toxic Avenger at Arts Theatre

The Toxic Avenger at Arts Theatre

Come face to face with Toxie, the unlikely star at the heart of The Toxic Avenger. When scientist Melvin is thrown into toxic waste, he emerges as an eco-conscious superhero who is determined to save his city and win the heart of a librarian. 28 Sep-3 Dec Book Now

Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre

Young Frankenstein

Laugh your way through Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, as it receives its UK premiere in London. Discover the tale of Victor Frankenstein’s grandson, who must choose between his career as a brain surgeon or to follow in his ancestor’s disturbing footsteps. 28 Sep-10 Feb Book Now

The Terrible Infants at Wilton’s Music Hall

The Terrible Infants. Image: Rah Petherbridge

Be entertained by the twisted tales of The Terrible Infants. Revived to mark its 10th anniversary, Les Enfants Terribles’ award-winning show uses puppetry, theatrical trickery and live music to tell stories packed with dark humour. 27 Sep-28 Oct

Waiting for Godot at Arts Theatre

Waiting for Godot at Arts Theatre

See Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting for Godot at the theatre where it received its first English-language premiere in 1955. Join Didi and Gogo as they pass time waiting for the arrival of a mysterious man named Godot. 5-23 Sep Book Now