With music from Tim Minchin, Matilda might just surprise adults with its sense of humour. The story of the amazing little girl will have both kids and parents giggling in their seats, with a star turn from Miss Trunchbull.
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!
We were gutted when the hilarious hit show finally ended, but lucky for us, you can experience Only Fools at this immersive dining show. Expect a three-course feast, complete with a side of entertainment from performers and the wheeler-dealers themselves.
A fast-paced radio-style comedy show, 'The Gin Chronicles' features four actors all taking to vintage-styles mics in an effort to make you giggle. Expect a light-hearted tale set just after WW2, combining the styles of P.G. Woodhouse and Monty Python.
One of the most unique theatre experiences in London, head to the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard for an evening of intimate immersive theatre in some stunning and exclusive surroundings.
Soak up some of Shakespeare's finest in a sunny beer garden with cold drinks to hand. Offering two interpretations of the classic 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' in pubs across the country, Fuller's are adding an extra touch of drama to your summer drinking sessions.
A totally immersive take on the murder mystery event, Immersive Mysteries is asking you get your sleuthing hat on and head for a unique London location where this unique mystery is waiting to be solved by you and your fellow detectives.
Head to Camden's Lost Boys Pizza where they'll be playing host to Thunder Theatre. Enjoy a series of quick-fire plays courtesy of a troupe of dynamic and lively performers. On top of that, the theatre is completely dog-friendly and all proceeds from the tickets will go towards the Dogs Trust.
Definitely one to leave the kids with a babysitter, The Book of Mormon brings adult humour to London's theatre scene. It's proved a hit all round, winning nine TONY awards with its acerbic one liners and crude jokes.
Featuring much-loved characters such as Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine, the musical is just as heart-warming as the film. There's a lot of big names behind this West End smash, including lyrics from Howard Ashman of Beauty and the Beast fame, and Tim Rice.
When it comes to theatre shows in London, this city is heaving with 'em. Go off the beaten track and discover something a little different as this legendary story comes to life within the setting of Abney Park in Hackney. Think live performances and a gorgeous backdrop.
Often hailed as one of Soho's top spots for live entertainment and late-night partying, Phoenix Artists Club is a hub for live music, theatre, cabaret and burlesque. Expect the unexpected from this extravagant haunt of debauchery and decadence.
From Mamma Mia through to Matilda, Want Theatre is making your West End trip evening more special. Along with enjoying some of the best seats in the house, the evening will include a slap-up meal at swish London spots, including Library private members club, and a welcome drink.
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.
With every singer under the sun getting their own musical, it's about time Dolly Parton stepped up. The queen of country has provided the soundtrack to this starry production, which will feature Louise Redknapp, Natalie McQueen, and Brian Conley.