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 June 2017
1 The Best London Musicals Beautiful The Carole King Musical
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In the search for the best London musicals, Beautiful The Carole King Musical stands out as an obvious contender. The beautiful story of the rise to fame of Brooklyn-born Carole King, accompanied by a series of terrific songs... (more)
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2 The Best London Musicals Kinky Boots
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Kinky Boots is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. Winner of every major BEST MUSICAL award on Broadway and in the West End, KINKY BOOTS is the hottest show in town! With... (more)
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3 The Best London Musicals Les Miserables
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More than 51 million people have enjoyed Cameron Mackintosh's musical production of Les Miserables, with its longest run being in London's West End (initially opening at The Barbican on October 8, 1985. A wonderful (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 definitely one 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 Award-winning... (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 to earn an... (more)
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8 The Best London Musicals Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill
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In the search for the best London musicals, Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill stands out as an obvious contender. Six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald makes her West End debut as legendary... (more)
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9 The Best London Musicals Dreamgirls
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Dreamgirls is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational... (more)
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10 The Best London Musicals Phantom Of The Opera
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No list of the best musicals in London can exclude the brilliant Phantom of the Opera - the self-acclaimed London's greatest love story - which opened on October 9th 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman (more)
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11 The Best London Musicals An American In Paris
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An American In Paris is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. Acclaimed as “a perfect integration of dance, romance and classic Gershwin” (The New York Times), An American In... (more)
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12 The Best London Musicals The Girls
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THE GIRLS is the true story of the Yorkshire CALENDAR GIRLS a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. This new musical comedy has brought together the writing talents of Gary... (more)
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13 The Best London Musicals 42nd Street
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A great theatre experience, 42nd Street is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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14 The Best London Musicals Half A Sixpence
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One of the best London musicals, Half A Sixpence is a huge hit. This new stage version of HALF A SIXPENCE, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel 'Kipps:... (more)
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15 The Best London Musicals La Strada
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La Strada is definitely one 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 Theatre, Hetty Feather... (more)
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16 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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17 The Best London Musicals The Wind In The Willows
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In the search for the best London musicals, The Wind In The Willows stands out as an obvious contender. A great theatre experience, The Wind In The Willows is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and... (more)
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18 The Best London Musicals The Gruffalos Child
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One of the best London musicals, The Gruffalos Child is a huge hit. 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? Find... (more)
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19 The Best London Musicals Dick Whittington
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In the search for the best London musicals, Dick Whittington stands out as an obvious contender. A great theatre experience, Dick Whittington is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course... (more)
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20 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... (more)
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21 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... (more)
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22 The Best London Musicals The Great Gatsby
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A great theatre experience, The Great Gatsby 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 Young Frankenstein
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Young Frankenstein is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. Young Frankenstein is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable... (more)
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24 The Best London Musicals Showstopper The Improvised Musical
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A new musical is born at every performance of this incredible show, each created on the spot by the incredible, multi-award winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. Audience suggestions are transformed instantly... (more)
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25 The Best London Musicals Michael Ball And Alfie Boe Together Again
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Michael Ball And Alfie Boe Together Again is definitely one of the best London musicals. Following the success of their platinum-selling album Together, which entered the UK charts at number 2 on its release last November, before... (more)
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26 The Best London Musicals Annie
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The world’s favourite family musical Annie opened to rave reviews at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Comedy superstar Miranda Hart** is 'a triumph' (Daily Telegraph) as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan in this 'glorious... (more)
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27 The Best London Musicals Judy
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Judy is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. Ray Rackham’s extraordinary biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse Judy Garland comes to the Arts Theatre for a limited season. This... (more)
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28 The Best London Musicals Matthew Bournes Cinderella
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Part of the company's 30th anniversary celebrations and marking the 20th anniversary of Cinderella's West End appearance, this much loved interpretation of the classic fairytale returns to London's Sadler’s... (more)
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29 The Best London Musicals The Jacksons At Greenwich Music Time
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One of the best London musicals, The Jacksons At Greenwich Music Time is a huge hit. Legendary soul pop group The Jacksons will play Greenwich Music Time Festivalthis summer as they celebrate an incredible 50 years of hit-making.... (more)
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30 The Best London Musicals Alexander ONeal At Greenwich Music Time
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In the search for the best London musicals, Alexander ONeal At Greenwich Music Time stands out as an obvious contender. Alexander ONeal At Greenwich Music Time is one of the best musicals in London.... (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!