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 February 2017
1 The Best London Musicals Beautiful The Carole King Musical
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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 good... (more)
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2 The Best London Musicals Kinky Boots
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Winner of every major BEST MUSICAL award on Broadway and in the West End, KINKY BOOTS is the hottest show in town! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this "dazzling,... (more)
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3 The Best London Musicals Les Miserables
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Les Miserables is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. 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... (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... (more)
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5 The Best London Musicals Lion King
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Lion King is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. Originally one of the most successful animated movies of all time, the Lion King has now been transformed in to a spectacular... (more)
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6 The Best London Musicals Aladdin
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Aladdin is one of the more popular as well as 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 is definitely one of the best London musicals. SCHOOL OF ROCK, the hit Broadway musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber, is coming to London! Based on the iconic, hit movie, this... (more)
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8 The Best London Musicals Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill
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One of the best London musicals, Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill is a huge hit. A great theatre experience, Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course... (more)
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9 The Best London Musicals Dreamgirls
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A great theatre experience, Dreamgirls is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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10 The Best London Musicals Death Takes A Holiday
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In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with... (more)
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11 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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12 The Best London Musicals An American In Paris
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One of the best London musicals, An American In Paris is a huge hit. A great theatre experience, An American In Paris is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An... (more)
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13 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 Barlow and... (more)
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14 The Best London Musicals 42nd Street
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42nd Street is definitely one of the best London musicals. 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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15 The Best London Musicals Half A Sixpence
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This new stage version of HALF A SIXPENCE, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel 'Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul', is a completely fresh adaptation which reunites book-writer... (more)
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16 The Best London Musicals She Loves Me
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She Loves Me is definitely one of the best London musicals. She Loves Me, originally by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick, and Jerry Bock and premiering in 1963, the musical will be directed by Matthew White and will star... (more)
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17 The Best London Musicals Miles Jupp Songs Of Freedom
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Astronauts. Regrets. The sexes. Social Media. Hipsters. Rage. Medicine. Manners. Identity. Lost stuff. Other stuff. Miles Jupp, (Stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband, worrier, fool, star of Rev.... (more)
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18 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... (more)
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19 The Best London Musicals Whisper House
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Whisper House is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. A great theatre experience, Whisper House is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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20 The Best London Musicals The Wild Party
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Based on Joseph Moncure March’s narrative poem of the same title, THE WILD PARTY originally opened on Broadway in 2000. Set against a backdrop of Manhattan decadence and 1920’s excess, THE WILD... (more)
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21 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. Bat Out Of Hell The Musical is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable musical and... (more)
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22 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. The major new musical based on Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic opens at the London Palladium from June 2017. Starring... (more)
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23 The Best London Musicals Carousel
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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic musical Carousel comes to the London Coliseum, starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins on stage together for the very first time. They will be joined by members of ENO’s award-winning... (more)
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24 The Best London Musicals The Gruffalos Child
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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 out for yourselves by joining her in the West End this Christmas. The... (more)
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25 The Best London Musicals Paul Carrack
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Paul Carrack is one the UK’s great singer songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Balancing his career between his solo work and guesting on the current Eric Clapton album / tour, his widely-varied CV also includes Roxy... (more)
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26 The Best London Musicals Marti Pellow
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Marti Pellow is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. One of the UK’s biggest pop icons will take to the stage at the London Palladium on Sunday 26 March. The tour will coincide with Marti’s... (more)
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27 The Best London Musicals 10cc
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10cc is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. 10cc 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... (more)
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28 The Best London Musicals Led Zeppelin Masters
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In the search for the best London musicals, Led Zeppelin Masters stands out as an obvious contender. A great theatre experience, Led Zeppelin Masters is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets.... (more)
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29 The Best London Musicals John Prine
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In the search for the best London musicals, John Prine stands out as an obvious contender. Two time Grammy-award winner, John Prine, is a singer songwriter who, from his eponymously titled first LP release in 1971, has continued... (more)
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30 The Best London Musicals Nathan Carter
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Nathan Carter is definitely one of the best London musicals. 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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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!