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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

Rachmaninov the musical: 'Preludes' at Southwark Playhouse until 5 OctoberMatt Humphrey

 

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

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

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!

Preludes, Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ Dave Malloy's innovative musical immerses us in Rachmaninov's creative crisis.

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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★★★★★

A compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring evening – theatre’s answer to a page-turner.
The Observer, Kate Kellaway

 

Direct from a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre the five star, hit play, The Son, is now playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.

 

★★★★★

This final part of Florian Zeller’s trilogy is the most powerful of all.
The Times, Ann Treneman

 

Written by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller (The Father, The Mother), lauded by The Guardian as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, The Son is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst.

 

Book by 30 September and get tickets from £15*
with no booking fee.