Best Theatre Shows in London
Discover the best and most popular theatre shows in London with our hand-picked guide. Whether you're looking for a feel-good musical for the family, a tongue-in-cheek production that borders on the controversial or a pulse-raising, tear-jerker of a play, you just know that there's something for you in London. With an excellence for live theatre that is envied across the world, we've narrowed down a selection of our favourite West End shows to the following!
Last updated on 1st November 2017
Mary Stuart is an innovative look at a crucial point in Britain's history. Lead by Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams, the play's actors decide their roles each night with a flip of the coin, keeping things fresh and varied with each performance.
From the same team behind The Play that Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is also a physical comedy bonanza. There's one diamond, eight terrible crooks and one sleeping security guard, what could possibly go wrong?
As one of the most infamous men on the planet, there's a lot to be said about Rupert Murdoch. This fascinating play delves into the beginning of the mogul's career; step back to Fleet Street in the 1960s and watch as The Sun comes to life.
Basil! It’s time to immersive yourself in some truly spectacular dining theatre as you attempt to eat your meal at Faulty Towers. While tucking into a three course meal, watch the critically acclaimed, improvisation-heavy and theatrical performance of Faulty Towers occurring around you, as Basil, Sybil and Manuel bumble their way through good hospitality.
Prepared to jump out of your seat as this terrifying ghost story is brought to the stage. From other-worldly whispers to sudden appearances, The Woman in Black is not for the fainthearted.
Heralded as the founder of Motown music, this incredible theatre show in London follows the story of Berry Gordy, who was famed for launching the career of some of Motown's biggest names. Journey with him from humble beginnings to go on to become one of music's biggest influencers over the course of this brilliant London musical.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century, Long Day's Journey into Night is still as powerful as it was when it was first performed. Thought-provoking and intense, this story looks at family relationships and how they affect us.
A charming Victorian music hall with a grand tradition of hosting theatre and performance, The Rosemary Branch is one of the most vibrant places to catch a live show in east London. Hannah Silva is the star of Schlock, which runs for a series of dates across November starting on the 8th!
Based on the novel of the same name, Witness for the Prosecution is a gripping and fast-moving court drama. Told in Agatha Christie's sharp style, the play unfolds rapidly, as Leonard Vole and his wife battle to prove his innocence in a murder case.
With slap-stick humour and lots of laughs, The Play That Goes Wrong is a great choice for all the family. Don't believe us? The London play also picked up the 'Best New Comedy' title at the Laurence Olivier Awards.
Matilda The Musical arrived in the West End as recently as 2011, but that hasn’t stopped it from earning over 50 major international awards, including 13 for Best Musical. Earning 5* reviews here, there and everywhere, The Royal Shakespeare are captivating audiences of all ages by telling the extraordinary tale of this little girl born into adversity from the Cambridge Theatre. There’s writing from Dennis Kelly, music from Tim Minchin and tickets start from as little as £26.
Having scored rave reviews on its last run, The Ferryman is back in London. Directed by Sam Mendes, the action is set on Northern Ireland's difficult past and how one family copes when one of their own disappears.