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10 best London musicals and shows

Take a look at the best musicals and shows in London's West End right now.

Find your new favourite West End musical, from heartwarming adaptations and award-winning scores, to hilarious musical theatre and must-see London shows. 

Book theatre tickets in advance for the best choice of seats and to make sure you don't miss out on the hottest shows. If musicals aren't your thing, find more London theatre.

Some theatres have reopened following the easing of coronavirus restrictions, but be aware that some shows listed may still be closed. Make sure to book ahead for London's top shows. 

1. The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

See spectacular sets and costumes. Photo: Johan Persson. Image courtesy of Disney The Lion King.
The award-winning adaptation of Disney's The Lion King features music by Elton John, plus outstanding costumes and wonderful special effects. The Lion King dazzles all ages with evocative rhythms of Africa set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains. From 29 Jul Read More
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2. Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

Discover Tina Turner's life story in this Grammy Award-winning musical. Chart her journey through humble beginnings, tumultuous times, to becoming one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Featuring many of Tina Turner's most famous hits, The Tina Turner Musical is simply the best! From 24 Jun Read More
Prices from £24.60 Book now

3. Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre

Olly Dobson (Marty McFly) and Roger Bart (Doc Brown). Image courtesy of Amanda Malpass PR.

Turn on your flux capacitor and get ready to take a thrilling ride through time in the DeLorean! Join Marty McFly and Doc Brown as they attempt to get Back to the Future in this new West End musical based on the classic 1985 movie. From 20 Aug

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Prices from £44.63 Book now

4. Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre

Take a trip down the aisle you'll never forget with Mamma Mia!. More than 10 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the ABBA songs that make it one of the ultimate feel-good musicals in London. From 25 Aug Read More
Prices from £18.45 Book now

5. Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

Cinderella. Image courtesy of The Really Useful Group Ltd.
See Carrie Hope Fletcher play Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The enchanting show, which is written by Emmy Award-nominated Emerald Fennell and features a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, brings an original and contemporary approach to the classic fairy tale. From 25 Jun Read More
Prices from £23.99 Book now

6. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium

The cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Photo: Tristram Kenton.

Don't miss the strictly limited run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium, with Jason Donovan reprising his role as Pharaoh. The show features hit songs, including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and Go, Go, Go, Joseph. From 1 Jul

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Prices from £12.30 Book now

7. Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum

Michael Ball starring as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. Image courtesy of Story House PR.
Follow Tracy Turnblad in her quest to dance on The Corny Collins Show in Hairspray, a toe-tapping musical set in 1960s Baltimore, based on the 1988 John Waters film. See Michael Ball as Edna Turnblad and comedian Paul Merton as Wilbur Turnblad in a star-studded performance. From 21 Jun Read More
Prices from £21.53 Book now

8. & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre

& Juliet Miriam-Teak Lee (Juliet) and ensemble. Photo: Johan Persson. Image courtesy of Story House.
Don't miss & Juliet – a lively and ever-surprising musical about love, friendship, and bold choices. Follow Juliet in an exploration of life after Romeo’s death, as she embraces independence and new adventures in this unique new imagining of what happened after the end of the famous play. From 24 Sep Read More
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9. Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre

Layton Williams as Jamie at the Apollo theatre. Image courtesy of Jo Allen PR and Johan Perrson.
Life-affirming British musical Everbody's Talking About Jamie follows 16-year-old Jamie as he attempts to fulfil his dream of becoming a drag queen. Follow Jamie as he overcomes bullies and prejudice with the help of his mother and friends, and enjoy a soundtrack by The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells. From 20 May
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10. Pretty Woman at The Piccadilly Theatre

See famous romantic comedy Pretty Woman in a new musical version for the stage. Follow Vivian and Edward as they fall in love against the odds - with all the fun, shopping and romance of the original film! Features brand new music by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. From 8 Jul

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