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 January 2017
1 The Best London Musicals 100 Hearts Charity Gala
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Laugh out loud for Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals at 100 Hearts Charity Gala hosted by Clive Anderson. This is a truly unique chance to see comedy favourites Rowan Atkinson, Jo Brand, Nina Conti, Angus Deayton, Harry... (more)
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2 The Best London Musicals An American In Paris
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An American In Paris is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. Acclaimed as “a perfect integration of dance, romance and classic Gershwin” (The New York Times), An American... (more)
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3 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 Entertainment, the world’s... (more)
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4 The Best London Musicals Carousel
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Carousel is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic musical Carousel comes to the London Coliseum, starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins... (more)
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5 The Best London Musicals La Soire
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The hit cabaret show is back for another awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping and downright unmissable Christmas run in Leicester Square. A theatrical phenomenon, an inspirational night of live entertainment: La Soirée's heady cocktail... (more)
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6 The Best London Musicals Miles Jupp Songs Of Freedom
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Miles Jupp Songs Of Freedom 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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7 The Best London Musicals The Gruffalos Child
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The Gruffalos Child is definitely one of the best London musicals. Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! Just how brave is... (more)
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8 The Best London Musicals 10cc
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Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc, one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure, have announced a date at the London... (more)
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9 The Best London Musicals Motown The Musical
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A great theatre experience, Motown The Musical is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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10 The Best London Musicals Cinderella
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Cinderella is definitely one of the best London musicals. The most enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all graces the stage of the West End’s most famous theatre this Christmas as pantomime... (more)
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11 The Best London Musicals The Book Of Mormon
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The Book Of Mormon 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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12 The Best London Musicals Cinderella At Chiswick House
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Cinderella At Chiswick House is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. This Christmas Chiswick House plays host to a remarkable event – within a Big Top in the beautiful walled... (more)
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13 The Best London Musicals Nathan Carter
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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 six man band perform... (more)
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14 The Best London Musicals Death Takes A Holiday
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In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in... (more)
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15 The Best London Musicals Aladdin At Lyric Hammersmith
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What would you do with three wishes? The Lyric's traditional panto returns in 2016 when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. 'No... (more)
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16 The Best London Musicals Wind In The Willows Kingston
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One of the best London musicals, Wind In The Willows Kingston is a huge hit. When Mole abandons his spring cleaning in search of adventure, little does he expect to be scooped-up by Ratty, Badger and the irrepressible... (more)
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17 The Best London Musicals Half A Sixpence
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This new stage version of HALF A SIXPENCE, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel 'Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul', is a completely fresh adaptation which reunites book-writer... (more)
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18 The Best London Musicals The Girls
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THE GIRLS is the true story of the Yorkshire CALENDAR GIRLS a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. This new musical comedy has brought together the writing talents of Gary Barlow and... (more)
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19 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 London... (more)
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20 The Best London Musicals La Strada
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La Strada is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. A visually stunning new stage adaptation of Fellini’s classic 1957 film La Strada, directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre National... (more)
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21 The Best London Musicals Dirty Dancing
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Dirty Dancing is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, breath-taking emotion and sensationally... (more)
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22 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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23 The Best London Musicals Amaluna
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Amaluna 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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24 The Best London Musicals The Godfather Live With 60 Piece Orchestra
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Francis Ford Coppola’s timeless masterpiece The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino and winner of three Academy Awards, will be shown on the big screen whilst Nino Rota’s epic score is performed... (more)
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25 The Best London Musicals Beautiful The Carole King Musical
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Beautiful The Carole King Musical is definitely 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 songs including The Locomotion,... (more)
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26 The Best London Musicals She Loves Me
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She Loves Me, originally by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick, and Jerry Bock and premiering in 1963, the musical will be directed by Matthew White and will star Scarlett Strallen in the role of Amalia Balash, who have previously... (more)
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27 The Best London Musicals Stomp
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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, but their appearance at the opening ceremony turned them into a... (more)
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28 The Best London Musicals The Great Gatsby
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Six Weeks Only! It’s the roaring 1920s – an era of bootleg liquor, red hot jazz and some of the most swinging parties in town. Step in to a heart racing adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazz-age... (more)
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29 The Best London Musicals John Prine
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John Prine is definitely one of the best London musicals. A great theatre experience, John Prine is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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30 The Best London Musicals Jersey Boys
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The story of the rise to glory of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who sold over one hundred million records in their career. Packed full of hits, the show takes the audience through the highs, the lows, the dreams and the pain... (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!