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What better way to feel truly at home in London than with one of the many unmissable theatre shows the city has to offer? Whatever your tastes, the London stage has a show for you. Read on to find out more about some of the must-see shows in the capital this month…
The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera has been drawing packed crowds ever since opening night over thirty years ago. Still playing in the West End’s very own Her Majesty’s Theatre, this evergreen London top 10 musical has won over 70 major theatre awards and played to audiences of over 140 million theatre-goers since its first performance back in 1986. Absolutely essential for dedicated fans of the theatre.
- Prices range from £23 – 72.50 for an evening show. To find out more and book tickets,
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
This highly recommended adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel of the same name tells the story of Christopher Boone, a young boy with a mild form of autism, investigating a local crime. As charming as it was on its opening night, the show has moved from its earlier home to the Gielgud Theatre in Soho.
- Prices begin at £15 for an advance booking. For more information on the show,
This legendary production is one of the most famous theatre shows of all time, and the second longest-running in London, breaking box office records to this very day. Set against the frantic backdrop of Revolutionary France, and featuring an ever popular, instantly recognisable soundtrack, this is an absolute must-see for any theatre-lovers planning a trip to the capital city.
- Catch a show at The Queen’s Theatre from £25.
The Lion King
Another London-stage mainstay now in its 18th year, The Lion King brings Disney’s classic animation to vivid life through the use of its huge cast of both human – and puppet – performers. Expertly costumed and set against the backdrop of the Serengeti, the show suits children as well as adults for a great night at the Lyceum Theatre.
- Prices begin at £56.25 – rising to £156.25.
The Book of Mormon
A controversial but ever-popular show on London’s stages following its runaway success on Broadway, this pet project of South Park’s co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone is still drawing enthusiastic crowds to the Prince of Wales Theatre in the heart of the city.
- Prices begin at £20 for advanced bookings.
Matilda the Musical
Playing at Cambridge Theatre until 2018, this stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel has been drawing enthusiastic crowds since its debut. Ideal for parents eager to get their children interested in the theatre!
- £5 day tickets are available for 16-25 year olds only. Adult tickets start at £48.