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The Best Musicals in London | reviews, news & interviews

The Best Musicals in London

The Best Musicals in London

We recommend the top shows in musical theatre

Stunning: Imelda Staunton and Janie Dee in 'Follies' at the National Theatre© Johan Persson

Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre ★★★ Disney's latest blockbuster film-turned-stage show remains airborne – just

An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre ★★★★ Christopher Wheeldon's staging at the Dominion is the most glamorous escape in town. Booking until 30 Sept

Annie, Piccadilly Theatre ★★★ A cautious Miranda Hart cedes centre-stage at Piccadilly Theatre to enchanting newcomer

Girl from the North Country, Old Vic ★★★ Dylan songs hit home, the rest is weirdness in Conor McPherson's dustbowl drama with music. Until 7 Oct

Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre ★★★★★ Sensational! It's been worth the long wait for the girl group musical to reach London

Follies, National Theatre ★★★★★ Glitter and be sad as Sondheim's former showgirls gather for a momentous reunion. Until 3 Jan

42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane ★★★★ Sheer synchronised splendour in lavish revival delivering dazzle aplenty if not much depth

Kinky Boots original London cast. Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre ★★★★ Broadway Tony-winner comes home in its West End debut (original London cast pictured by Bill Knight)

Les Misérables, Queen's Theatre ★★★★ The longest survivor of them all still offers much more bang than whimper

Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre ★★★★ The RSC's production of Dahl's classic is a feast for eyes, ears - and heart

School of Rock, New London Theatre ★★★★ Andrew Lloyd Webber's transatlantic transfer is a blast

The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre ★★★★★ The dirty-talking, big-hearted musical from the talents behind South Park is satirical heaven

The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre ★★★★ Disney's anthropomorphic magic still holds its appeal for all the family

The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre ★★★★ Does the most successful entertainment event of all time still have it?

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre ★★★★ Elphaba flies high for the ages in perennial audience favourite

Young Frankenstein, Garrick Theatre ★★★★ Mel Brooks musical is blissfully bonkers


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