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 March 2017
1 The Best London Musicals Beautiful The Carole King Musical
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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 The Earth Move and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.... (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, this "dazzling,... (more)
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3 The Best London Musicals Les Miserables
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Les Miserables is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. More than 51 million people have enjoyed Cameron Mackintosh's musical production of Les Miserables, with its longest run being... (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 boxer to... (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 powerful songwriting... (more)
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6 The Best London Musicals Aladdin
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Aladdin is a regular in the top lists 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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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 star who decides... (more)
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8 The Best London Musicals Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill
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Six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald makes her West End debut as legendary jazz icon, Billie Holiday. Spend an intimate evening filled with some of the most inspiring and moving songs ever written and hear the personal... (more)
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9 The Best London Musicals Dreamgirls
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Dreamgirls 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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10 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... (more)
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11 The Best London Musicals The Girls
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The Girls 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 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 is the song and dance,... (more)
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13 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... (more)
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14 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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15 The Best London Musicals Whisper House
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Whisper House is definitely 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 plane is shot down, he... (more)
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16 The Best London Musicals The Wild Party
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The Wild Party is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. The Wild Party is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable musical... (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... (more)
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18 The Best London Musicals The Wind In The Willows
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One of the best London musicals, The Wind In The Willows is a huge hit. The Wind In The Willows is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable musical... (more)
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19 The Best London Musicals Carousel
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Carousel 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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20 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 she?... (more)
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21 The Best London Musicals Paul Carrack
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Paul Carrack is one the UK’s great singer songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Balancing his career between his solo work and guesting on the current Eric Clapton album / tour, his widely-varied CV also includes Roxy Music, BB... (more)
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22 The Best London Musicals Marti Pellow
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One of the best London musicals, Marti Pellow is a huge hit. A great theatre experience, Marti Pellow is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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23 The Best London Musicals 10cc
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10cc 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 Led Zeppelin Masters
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Led Zeppelin Masters is definitely one of the best London musicals. Following two sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House, and the nationwide tour that followed in 2016, Australia’s celebrated... (more)
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25 The Best London Musicals John Prine
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John Prine 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 Nathan Carter
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Nathan Carter is one of the more popular as well as one 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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27 The Best London Musicals Music Is Magic
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Music Is Magic is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. Back by popular demand, the award-winning Music Man Project presents ‘Music is Magic at the London Palladium’,... (more)
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28 The Best London Musicals Dick Whittington
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Dick Whittington is definitely one of the best London musicals. A great theatre experience, Dick Whittington is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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29 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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30 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... (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!