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 April 2017
1 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, I Feel... (more)
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2 The Best London Musicals Kinky Boots
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Winner of every major BEST MUSICAL award on Broadway and in the West End, KINKY BOOTS is the hottest show in town! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper,... (more)
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3 The Best London Musicals Les Miserables
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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 wonderful (more)
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4 The Best London Musicals Motown The Musical
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THE SONGS. THE SOUND. THE STORY. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL HITS LONDON’S SHAFTESBURY THEATRE With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight... (more)
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5 The Best London Musicals The Lion King
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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... (more)
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6 The Best London Musicals Aladdin
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Disney's Aladdin has “landed triumphantly in London's West End" (Daily Telegraph). Featuring all the songs from the Academy Award-winning classic film, this "shining,... (more)
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7 The Best London Musicals School Of Rock
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SCHOOL OF ROCK, the hit Broadway musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber, is coming to London! Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock... (more)
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8 The Best London Musicals Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill
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Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill is definitely one of the best London musicals. Six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald makes her West End debut as legendary jazz icon, Billie Holiday. Spend an intimate evening filled... (more)
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9 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... (more)
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10 The Best London Musicals Phantom Of The Opera
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Phantom Of The Opera is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. No list of the best musicals in London can exclude the brilliant Phantom of the Opera - the self-acclaimed London's greatest... (more)
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11 The Best London Musicals An American In Paris
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Acclaimed as “a perfect integration of dance, romance and classic Gershwin” (The New York Times), An American In Paris is the award-winning, thrillingly staged and astonishingly danced Broadway musical featuring some... (more)
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12 The Best London Musicals The Girls
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One of the best London musicals, The Girls is a huge hit. 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... (more)
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13 The Best London Musicals 42nd Street
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42nd Street is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. A great theatre experience, 42nd Street is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute... (more)
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14 The Best London Musicals Half A Sixpence
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One of the best London musicals, Half A Sixpence is a huge hit. 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',... (more)
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15 The Best London Musicals La Strada
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La Strada is definitely one of the best London musicals. La Strada is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable musical and... (more)
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16 The Best London Musicals Whisper House
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Whisper House is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. An eerie lighthouse stands on the remote East Coast of America at the height of World War II. When Christopher’s father’s... (more)
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17 The Best London Musicals Bat Out Of Hell The Musical
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Jim Steinman's epic rock and roll theatrical fantasy BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL, the inspiration for one of the most iconic and successful albums in history, is set to explode onto the London Coliseum stage in 2017. ... (more)
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18 The Best London Musicals The Wind In The Willows
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The major new musical based on Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic opens at the London Palladium from June 2017. Starring Rufus Hound as the amazing Mr Toad in a spectacular new production reuniting... (more)
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19 The Best London Musicals Carousel
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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic musical Carousel comes to the London Coliseum, starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins on stage together for the very first time. They will be joined by members of ENO’s award-winning... (more)
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20 The Best London Musicals The Gruffalos Child
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Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her in the West... (more)
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21 The Best London Musicals Nathan Carter
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Nathan Carter is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. A great theatre experience, Nathan Carter is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute... (more)
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22 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... (more)
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23 The Best London Musicals Stomp
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Stomp is one of the more popular as well as one 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... (more)
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24 The Best London Musicals Footloose
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Footloose is back and better than ever before. Everybody cut loose as the explosive 1980s rock ‘n' roll sensation bursts on to the stage in a remastered show for 2017 starring Gareth Gates as Willard and Maureen Nolan as Vi... (more)
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25 The Best London Musicals The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby 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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26 The Best London Musicals Chris De Burgh
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Chris De Burgh 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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27 The Best London Musicals The Shires
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The Shires is definitely one of the best London musicals. A great theatre experience, The Shires is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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28 The Best London Musicals Young Frankenstein
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Young Frankenstein 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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29 The Best London Musicals Showstopper The Improvised Musical
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In the search for the best London musicals, Showstopper The Improvised Musical stands out as an obvious contender. A new musical is born at every performance of this incredible show, each created... (more)
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30 The Best London Musicals Michael Ball And Alfie Boe Together Again
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A great theatre experience, Michael Ball And Alfie Boe Together Again is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (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!