The Best London Musicals

London has been the home of the best musicals in the world since as long as anyone can remember.

There may be a few New Yorkers who would argue otherwise, but across the world London is considered to be the city that leads the way, helped in no small part by being the home city of the Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Lord of musicals.

The Best London Musicals August 2017
1 The Best London Musicals Showstopper The Improvised Musical
tickets from £23.40 | theatre information | availability

A new musical is born at every performance of this incredible show, each created on the spot by the incredible, multi-award winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. Audience suggestions are transformed... (more)
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2 The Best London Musicals Bourgeois Maurice Style Over Substance A 10 Year RetroSpeculative
tickets from £15.60 | theatre information | availability

Bourgeois Maurice Style Over Substance A 10 Year RetroSpeculative is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. A great theatre experience, Bourgeois Maurice Style Over Substance A 10 Year... (more)
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3 The Best London Musicals Elkie Brooks
tickets from £38.53 | theatre information | availability

Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound. It could be a particularly emotional... (more)
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4 The Best London Musicals Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Co
tickets from £14.40 | theatre information | availability

The master of flamenco Paco Peña returns with his five-star show Flamencura, an electrifying showcase of incredible flamenco talent, featuring three dancers and six musicians. A legendary guitarist,... (more)
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5 The Best London Musicals Scouting For Girls
tickets from £28.80 | theatre information | availability

A great theatre experience, Scouting For Girls is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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6 The Best London Musicals Nathan Carter
tickets from £39.68 | theatre information | availability

Nathan Carter is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big name all over the UK with his fine performances that include the mega hit song ‘Wagon Wheel’. Nathan and his... (more)
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7 The Best London Musicals ABC
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ABC is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. Following an incredible 12 months including a critically acclaimed new album and nationwide sell out shows,ABC have announced... (more)
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8 The Best London Musicals Beverley Knight
tickets from £28.18 | theatre information | availability

Following the release of last year’s acclaimed Top 10 album Soulsville, singer songwriter and actress Beverley Knight announces a new UK Tour for 2017. Following a string of sold out gigs in the spring... (more)
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9 The Best London Musicals The Woman In White
tickets from £24.00 | theatre information | availability

One of the best London musicals, The Woman In White is a huge hit. Acclaimed rising star Thom Southerland will direct this brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier-Award nominated musical,... (more)
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10 The Best London Musicals An American In Paris
tickets from £18.50 | theatre information | availability

A great theatre experience, An American In Paris is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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11 The Best London Musicals The Wind In The Willows
tickets from £26.45 | theatre information | availability

The Wind In The Willows is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. The major new musical based on Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic opens at the London Palladium from June 2017. Starring Rufus... (more)
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12 The Best London Musicals School Of Rock
tickets from £17.25 | theatre information | availability

School Of Rock is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. SCHOOL OF ROCK, the hit Broadway musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber, is coming to London! Based on the... (more)
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13 The Best London Musicals Bat Out Of Hell The Musical
tickets from £24.00 | theatre information | availability

In the search for the best London musicals, Bat Out Of Hell The Musical stands out as an obvious contender. A great theatre experience, Bat Out Of Hell The Musical is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great... (more)
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14 The Best London Musicals Annie
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The world’s favourite family musical Annie opened to rave reviews at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Comedy superstar Miranda Hart is 'a triumph' (Daily Telegraph) as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan in... (more)
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15 The Best London Musicals Kinky Boots
tickets from £19.50 | theatre information | availability

A great theatre experience, Kinky Boots is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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16 The Best London Musicals Mamma Mia
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Who doesn't secretly (or openly) love Abba. Featuring some of the greatest pop songs ever written, Mamma Mia is the story of a young girl getting married on a Greek Island, whilst searching for her real father. A really... (more)
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17 The Best London Musicals Thriller Live
tickets from £34.50 | theatre information | availability

Michael Jackson's legacy lives on with this brilliant show featuring all his classic hits from Billie Jean and Thriller to I Want You Back and (our favourite) Can You Feel It. You'll be amazed at how many... (more)
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18 The Best London Musicals Les Miserables
tickets from £28.75 | theatre information | availability

More than 51 million people have enjoyed Cameron Mackintosh's musical production of Les Miserables, with its longest run being in London's West End (initially opening at The Barbican on October 8, 1985. A... (more)
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19 The Best London Musicals The Great Gatsby
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One of the best London musicals, The Great Gatsby is a huge hit. FOLLOWING THE PHENOMENAL SOLD OUT VAULT FESTIVAL RUN, THE PARTY CONTINUES… "The honour would be entirely mine if you would attend my little party." ... (more)
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20 The Best London Musicals Matthew Bournes Cinderella
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Matthew Bournes Cinderella is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. Matthew Bournes Cinderella is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music... (more)
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21 The Best London Musicals Wicked
tickets from £22.43 | theatre information | availability

One of the best London musicals, Wicked is a huge hit. 'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. Wicked is a thoroughly rewarding big-budget... (more)
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22 The Best London Musicals Dreamgirls
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Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award®-winning musical DREAMGIRLS is now playing at the Savoy Theatre, London. ... (more)
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23 The Best London Musicals 42nd Street
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Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton joins the all singing, high-kicking cast of 42nd Street as Dorothy Brock, alongside Tom Lister as Julian Marsh and Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer. 42nd STREET... (more)
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24 The Best London Musicals Footloose
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Footloose is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable musical and one to remember for a long time! (more)
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25 The Best London Musicals The Lion King
tickets from £39.20 | theatre information | availability

Originally one of the most successful animated movies of all time, the Lion King has now been transformed in to a spectacular London musical that's a favourite of children and adults alike, thanks the the powerful songwriting... (more)
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26 The Best London Musicals Stomp
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Stomp is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. Well not exactly a traditional musical, but a great musical night out all the same. The Stomp crew were already well known before the London 2012 Olympics,... (more)
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27 The Best London Musicals Dick Whittington
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Hot on the heels of Cinderella, pantomime returns to the iconic London Palladium for Christmas 2017. An enchanting new production of Dick Whittington will open on Saturday 9 December 2017, produced by Qdos... (more)
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28 The Best London Musicals Beautiful The Carole King Musical
tickets from £37.38 | theatre information | availability

Beautiful The Carole King Musical is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. The beautiful story of the rise to fame of Brooklyn-born Carole King, accompanied by a series of terrific... (more)
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29 The Best London Musicals Aladdin
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Aladdin is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. Disney's Aladdin has “landed triumphantly in London's West End" (Daily Telegraph). Featuring all the songs from the Academy... (more)
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30 The Best London Musicals Matilda
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Roald Dahl's story is the inspiration of this terrific show in the West End. The words and music of Australian comedian Tim Minchin are fantastic and many of our friends' children tell us that this is the best new show in... (more)
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Musicals were originally called musical theatre, and originated in the mid/late 19th Century… to be popularised by Gilbert and Sullivan in the UK. Some of the key musicals that have pushed the genre forward include Show Boat, Oklahoma, West Side Story and Les Miserables. The Golden Age of musicals used to be considered the 1940s to the 1960s, but the recent resurgence suggests that we are indeed living through a new Golden Age!