London theatre has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly show or an evening of raucous comedy, there are plenty of options to choose from. Below we’ve listed some of our favourite London theatres and shows – so get your tickets ready!
Hamilton is a musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, who was the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. The show follows him through his early days as an orphan in New York to his rise through politics as one of America’s most influential figures.
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is a musical comedy about two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Uganda in hopes of converting the locals. The show has been running since 2011, making it one of London’s longest-running shows.
The Book of Mormon is known for its humour, which is mostly based on stereotypes and exaggerations of American culture (for example: “Mormons don’t drink coffee”). It also pokes fun at religious practices such as baptism and missionary work. The play was co-written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Robert Lopez (who later wrote Frozen).
If you’re looking for something light-hearted with some laughs thrown in, then this could be just what you need!
Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1910 French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux. It was first produced in London in 1986, where it remains one of the longest running productions in West End history. The story follows an intelligent and disfigured musician who lives beneath Paris Opera House and falls in love with an aspiring singer named Christine Daaé.
The show opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9th October 1986 for a limited run until 11th April 1988 before transferring to Broadway’s Majestic Theatre later that year where it ran until 30th June 1990 (1,876 performances). In 2004 it reopened at its current home at Queen’s Theatre where it continues today having been seen by over 65 million people worldwide since opening day!
Wicked is a musical about two witches, Glinda and Elphaba. The show has been running since 2005 on Broadway and in London’s West End. It is one of the most popular Broadway shows in history, winning three Tony Awards for Best Musical among others.
The story is based on Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995).
If you’re looking for a fun activity that will get the whole family out of the house and into the city, then theatre is probably your best bet. It’s also a great way to spend an evening with friends or on a date night with your significant other. You can even use it as an excuse to celebrate important milestones like birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions!
We hope that this guide has helped you to find the perfect show for you and your friends. If you want to see more shows. Book tickets online for these shows.