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Top shows to see in July

Discover the hottest plays, musicals and West End shows in the capital this month.

Take your pick from an incredible line-up of London theatre performances this July, from open-air productions and West End musicals to hot London shows. 

Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney Fantasia at The Vaults

Two people walking into golden light and trees.
Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney Fantasia at The Vaults. Image courtesy of The Corner Shop PR.

Step into a world inspired by one of Disney’s most famous animated films with Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney Fantasia. Explore underground tunnels transformed with funky lighting, special effects and iconic music. 3 Jul-30 Sep. Book now

The Lehman Trilogy at the National Theatre

A performer celebrates in The Lehman Trilogy
From Morning to Midnight – The Lehman Trilogy. Copyright: Johan Persson. Image courtesy of the National Theatre.

Follow three brothers who emigrate from Bavaria to New York and found one of the world’s most influential financial institutions. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy, which spans more than a century in three parts. 4 Jul-22 Sep

As You Like It at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

A view onto the stage at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Image courtesy of Jo Allan PR.
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2018 season. Image courtesy of Jo Allan PR.

Experience Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It performed in the beautiful setting of Regent’s Park. The story is set in the Forest of Arden, where Rosalind searches for her father and tries to win the love of Orlando. 6-28 Jul. Book now

A Monster Calls at The Old Vic

A Monster Calls at The Old Vic. Image courtesy of The Old Vic.
A Monster Calls at The Old Vic. Image courtesy of The Old Vic.

Discover the story of a teenage boy who receives a surprising visitor in A Monster Calls. This tale of grief and loneliness is based on Patrick Ness’ award-winning novel. 7 Jul-25 Aug. Book now

King Lear at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Sir Ian McKellen stars in King Lear
King Lear at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Photo: Manuel Harlan. Image courtesy of The Cornershop PR

See Ian McKellen play a tragic monarch in Shakespeare’s play King Lear. When an ageing ruler divides his kingdom between his daughters, it leads to heartbreak and disaster. 11 Jul-3 Nov

The Muppets Take The O2 at The O2

Miss Piggy and Kermit outside The O2
The Muppets Take The O2. Image courtesy of the Outside Organisation.

Enjoy the antics of puppet superstars in the live The Muppets Take The O2 show. Miss Piggy and Kermit lead the fun-filled performance that features music, comedy and special guests. 13-14 Jul

East Wall at the Tower of London

A performer dances outside of the Tower of London
East Wall. Credit: Victor Frankowski. Image courtesy of East London Dance.

Witness more than 150 dancers and musicians filling the Tower of London’s moat during an outdoor performance of East Wall. Hofesh Shechter directs this show which is inspired by the local community. 18-22 Jul

An Octoroon at the National Theatre

Production image for An Octoroon at the National Theatre.
An Octoroon at the National Theatre. Image courtesy of the National Theatre.

Catch the acclaimed drama An Octoroon, which is set in a 19th-century US plantation. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ award-winning play tells a story of young love and treachery, while exploring race, theatre and politics. Until 18 Jul  

Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe's poster
Summer Season 2018 at Shakespeare’s Globe. Image courtesy of Shakespeare’s Globe

See Mark Rylance return to the London stage to play Iago in Othello. William Shakespeare’s drama follows a general whose closest friend plots to make him violently jealous. 20 Jul-13 Oct

Alice in Wonderland at Kew Gardens

Alice and the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland at Kew Gardens
Alice in Wonderland – Theatre on Kew 2018. Image courtesy of Flamingo Marketing.

Follow a young girl’s fantastic adventures with family theatre show, Alice in Wonderland. Join Alice as she falls down a rabbit hole and meets iconic characters in Lewis Carroll’s famous story. 21 Jul-27 Aug

Red at Wyndham's Theatre

Red play logo
Red at Wyndham's Theatre. Image courtesy of Kate Morley PR.

See Alfred Molina play artist Mark Rothko in John Logan’s drama, Red. When Rothko takes a commission from a New York restaurant, his assistant questions his motives for creating art. Until 28 Jul. Book now

Tartuffe at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Tartuffe promotion poster - a man overlooking the city.
Tartuffe at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Image courtesy of Theatre Royal Haymarket

Enjoy the dual-language production of Molière’s comedy play Tartuffe, which is performed in English and French. When a French media tycoon moves to Hollywood, his obsession with a US evangelist threatens to wreck his life. Until 28 Jul. Book now

Club Swizzle at the Roundhouse

Club Swizzle at the Roundhouse. Photo credit: Jason Matz. Image courtesy of The Corner Shop PR.
Club Swizzle at the Roundhouse. Photo credit: Jason Matz. Image courtesy of The Corner Shop PR.

Experience a bar full of spectacular entertainment with cabaret show, Club Swizzle. From the creators of international hit La Soirée, this production is full of circus, music and acrobatics. 31 Jul-26 Aug. Book now

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