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.

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1 The Best London Musicals Showstopper The Improvised Musical
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Showstopper The Improvised Musical is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. A new musical is born at every performance of this incredible show, each created on the spot by the incredible, multi-award... (more)
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2 The Best London Musicals Bourgeois Maurice Style Over Substance A 10 Year RetroSpeculative
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One of the best London musicals, Bourgeois Maurice Style Over Substance A 10 Year RetroSpeculative is a huge hit. A great theatre experience, Bourgeois Maurice Style Over Substance A 10 Year RetroSpeculative... (more)
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3 The Best London Musicals Elkie Brooks
tickets from £38.53 | theatre information | availability

Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound. It could be a... (more)
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4 The Best London Musicals Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Co
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Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Co is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. The master of flamenco Paco Peña returns with his five-star show Flamencura, an electrifying showcase of incredible flamenco talent,... (more)
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5 The Best London Musicals Scouting For Girls
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Scouting For Girls is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. 2017 officially marks a decade since the release of Scouting For Girls’ unstoppable million-selling self-titled debut... (more)
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6 The Best London Musicals Nathan Carter
tickets from £39.68 | theatre information | availability

A great theatre experience, Nathan Carter is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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7 The Best London Musicals ABC
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Following an incredible 12 months including a critically acclaimed new album and nationwide sell out shows,ABC have announced a brand new UK tour for October performing all their greatest hits.... (more)
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8 The Best London Musicals Beverley Knight
tickets from £28.18 | theatre information | availability

Following the release of last year’s acclaimed Top 10 album Soulsville, singer songwriter and actress Beverley Knight announces a new UK Tour for 2017. Following a string of sold out gigs in the... (more)
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9 The Best London Musicals The Woman In White
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Acclaimed rising star Thom Southerland will direct this brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier-Award nominated musical, The Woman in White in a strictly limited 12-week season. ... (more)
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10 The Best London Musicals An American In Paris
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The Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, based on the Oscar® winning film, has taken the West End by storm, with standing ovations from the public and a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from UK critics. ... (more)
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11 The Best London Musicals The Wind In The Willows
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The Wind In The Willows is definitely one of the best London musicals. A great theatre experience, The Wind In The Willows is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An... (more)
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12 The Best London Musicals School Of Rock
tickets from £17.25 | theatre information | availability

One of the best London musicals, School Of Rock is a huge hit. School Of Rock is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable musical... (more)
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13 The Best London Musicals Bat Out Of Hell The Musical
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Bat Out Of Hell The Musical is definitely one of the best London musicals. The streets are heating up as young rebellious leader Strat falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of Falco, the tyrannical ruler of post-apocalyptic... (more)
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14 The Best London Musicals Annie
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Annie is definitely one of the best London musicals. The world’s favourite family musical Annie opened to rave reviews at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Comedy superstar Miranda Hart is 'a... (more)
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15 The Best London Musicals Kinky Boots
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One of the best London musicals, Kinky Boots is a huge hit. This summer’s hottest musical Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre is now strutting into its third fabulous year with Emmerdale star Verity Rushworth joining... (more)
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16 The Best London Musicals Mamma Mia
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Who doesn't secretly (or openly) love Abba. Featuring some of the greatest pop songs ever written, Mamma Mia is the story of a young girl getting married on a Greek Island, whilst searching for her real... (more)
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17 The Best London Musicals Thriller Live
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Thriller Live is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. Michael Jackson's legacy lives on with this brilliant show featuring all his classic hits from Billie Jean and Thriller to I Want You Back and... (more)
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18 The Best London Musicals Les Miserables
tickets from £28.75 | theatre information | availability

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.... (more)
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19 The Best London Musicals The Great Gatsby
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In the search for the best London musicals, The Great Gatsby stands out as an obvious contender. The Great Gatsby is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really... (more)
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20 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 Wells... (more)
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21 The Best London Musicals Wicked
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One of the best London musicals, Wicked is a huge hit. 'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. Wicked is a thoroughly... (more)
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22 The Best London Musicals Dreamgirls
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Dreamgirls is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable musical and one to remember for a long time! (more)
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23 The Best London Musicals 42nd Street
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42nd Street is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable musical and one to remember for a long time! (more)
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24 The Best London Musicals Footloose
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Footloose is definitely one of the best London musicals. 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... (more)
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25 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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26 The Best London Musicals Stomp
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In the search for the best London musicals, Stomp stands out as an obvious contender. 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... (more)
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27 The Best London Musicals Dick Whittington
tickets from £27.00 | theatre information | availability

A great theatre experience, Dick Whittington is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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28 The Best London Musicals Beautiful The Carole King Musical
tickets from £37.38 | theatre information | availability

The beautiful story of the rise to fame of Brooklyn-born Carole King, accompanied by a series of terrific songs including The Locomotion, I Feel The Earth Move and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place. A really... (more)
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29 The Best London Musicals Aladdin
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Disney's Aladdin has “landed triumphantly in London's West End" (Daily Telegraph). Featuring all the songs from the Academy Award-winning classic film, this "shining, shimmering spectacle"... (more)
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30 The Best London Musicals Matilda
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One of the best London musicals, Matilda is a huge hit. Roald Dahl's story is the inspiration of this terrific show in the West End. The words and music of Australian comedian Tim Minchin are fantastic... (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!