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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

9/11 the musical? 'Come From Away' at the Phoenix Theatre© Bill Knight for theartsdesk


Ain't Misbehavin', Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ Dancing, singing and plenty of swinging in this joyful jazz-hot tribute to Fats Waller. Until 1 Jun

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

Bat Out of Hell, Dominion Theatre ★★★★ Meat Loaf musical is right at home in We Will Rock You’s old digs.

Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre ★★★★ 9/11-themed musical crosses the Atlantic, capacious heart intact

Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre ★★★★ Triumphant West End transfer for this big-hearted, inclusive and utterly joyful British musical

Fiddler on the Roof, Playhouse Theatre ★★★★★ Trevor Nunn's energetic production whips up an emotional storm. Until 15 Jun

Follies, National Theatre ★★★★★ Sondheim spectacular returns, better than ever with new cast members. Until 11 May

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

Only Fools and Horses, Theatre Royal Haymarket ★★★★ Rollicking remake of much-loved TV sitcom.
Lovely jubbly!

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?

Tina, Aldwych Theatre ★★★ Powerhouse Adrienne Warren is the saving grace of a new bio-musical that plays it safe

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

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