As well as long-running London musicals like Billy Elliot, The Lion King, and Mamma Mia here are the current highlights of London's world-class musical theatre offerings. If you're visiting the capital, don't miss the magic of a London theatre show!

 

 

 

WarHorse is based on the well-known novel by Michael Morpurgo. Experience the emotional journey through the battlefields that captures the heart of audiences around the world. Bringing full-scale breathing and galloping horses to stage, South Africa’s Handsping Puppet Company make this an unforgettable show.

Showing at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW

 


Matilda the Musical is inspired by the famous Roald Dahl story for children. Capturing the power of young imaginations and telling the tale of a five year old girl who dares to change her destiny and her passion for reading.

Showing at the Cambridge Theatre, Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU

 


Billy Elliot is one of the most celebrated, award winning musicals on stage. Since 2005 it has dazzled audiences around the world. The story of a young boy,who stumbles across a ballet class, after stepping out of a boxing ring. To his surprise and everyone else’s he discovers a passion for dance that changes his life forever. With a powerful storyline and music by Elton John, this is a theatre experience you will never forget.

Showing at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5EA

 


The Phantom of the Opera has been showing in theatre for 25 record breaking years. With its breath taking scenery, mesmerising music, remarkable special effects and magical performances Andrew Lloyd Webber’s story of the romance between the beloved Christine and her phantom is an unforgettable experience.

Showing at the Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL

 


Wicked allows you to experience the untold stories of the witches from the Wizard of Oz, a one sided story of innocent Dorothy from the 1900s. Parallel to this well- known story and hit movie, Wicked is the story of two girls who first meet at Shiz University, popular and pretty blonde Glinda and the green girl Elphaba. Their incredible adventures in Oz fulfils their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. See the story unfold on stage with astonishing special effects, cast and scenery.

Showing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG

 


Mamma Mia is the ultimate feel-good musical with the added magic of timeless ABBA songs. The story tells the enchanted tale of a daughter on the eve of her wedding, her mother and her possible three fathers, the funny stories unfold in the paradise of the Greek Islands.  

Showing at the Novello Theatre, London, WC2B 4LD

 


The Lion King is an unforgettable theatrical experience telling the much loved tale of Disney’s Simba and his destiny to become King of the Pridelands. Set in the African Serengeti, this musical brings timeless musical classics in a spectacular production with bursts of colour and special effects to create the animals in the story.

Showing at the Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ

 


Thriller is a fabulous concert celebrating the world’s greatest entertainer and King of Pop, Michael Jackson (RIP) Taking audiences all over the world right back to the beginning of Michael Jackson’s career from his days in the Jackson 5. From there the show takes you through the next four decades with an outstanding cast, live band and some iconic hits including Can You Feel It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, The Way you Make me Feel and many many more.

Showing at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

 


The Bodyguard is based on the hit film which starred Kevin Costner and the one and only Whitney Houston (RIP) the live show stars Beverley Knight as Rachel and Tristan Gemmill as Frank. As Frank is hired to protect superstar Rachel from an out of control and unknown stalker they unexpectedly fall in love. Featuring some of Whitney Houston’s famous classics such as Queen of the Night, Run to You, Jesus Loves Me and of course the well-known I will Always Love You.

Showing at the Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London, WC2R 0NS

 


Les Miserables has been seen by more than 65 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the world. The record breaking show is now nearly 30 years old, set in 19th century France telling the tale of broken dreams, sacrifice, passion and one-sided love. Featuring songs such as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘One Day More’

Showing at the Queen’s Theatre, 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA