There’s an excellent choice of top shows to enjoy in London’s famous West End. If you’re unsure which to choose, why not explore our special critics’ choice? Here you’ll find the highest acclaimed plays, dramas, classical and contemporary concerts, opera, long running and new musicals, celebrity shows, comedies and more, representing the finest live entertainment opportunities in town. Find out which shows have impressed the critics most and enjoy low priced tickets here. Next time you’d like to celebrate a special occasion or simply treat yourself to a big night out in London’s famous West End, our critics’ choice will help you decide on the best show to suit your tastes.
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Hang onto your hats! The 39 Steps is a hilarious, non-stop, fast-paced comedy based on John Buchan’s popular 1915 book and the 1935 Hitchcock film classic. You’ll watch in awe as just four actors play at least 139 parts between them in 100 action packed minutes. It’s the West End’s longest running comedy, loved by theatre goers the world over.
Starring: Andrew Alexander, Stephen Critchlow, Catherine Bailey, Ian Hughes
Was £25.00 Now £12.00
A group of young dancers is auditioning for a new Broadway show. What are the stories behind their determination to succeed in their chosen career? This fantastic show is based on real life tales, a fascinating and colourful exploration of the secrets that fired the cast’s show business ambitions.
Tickets from £32.00
Join young Billy Elliot as he fights against considerable odds to achieve his dream of becoming a top ballet dancer. This uplifting stage production of the smash hit film is loved by millions and has a worldwide fan base, written, produced, choreographed and directed by the same team who created the multi-award winning film.
Tickets from £25.00
Whether or not you remember Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, you’ll probably recognise their wonderful songs. Jersey Boys tells the story of the band, covering their triumphs and troubles on their thrilling journey to becoming a world class group, and their eventual break-up. A joyful, emotional musical, it’s one of the West End’s most popular shows.
Starring: Jon Lee, Ryan Molloy, Jon Boydon
Tickets from £25.00
It is three decades since the smash hit musical Les Miserables first hit the stage in Paris. Since then the sheer drama and romance of the tale, beautiful music and incredible stage sets have thrilled tens of millions of people. The French revolution provides a dramatic backdrop for this superb show, which has woven itself indelibly into our consciousness.
Tickets from £26.00
The terrible parents of Matilda Wormwood, who is five years old, are completely uninterested in their daughter. But she’s a gifted child who taught herself to read at age three and devours both adults’ and childrens’ books from her local library with devilish joy. Matilda the Musical tells the story of this very special little girl and her battles against the weird world of grown-ups.
Starring: Steve Furst, Haley Flaherty
Tickets from £32.00
The Phantom is a story that has captivated audiences from all over the world, a dark tale of love, obsession, revenge and tragedy set to a musical score that makes the heart soar. Based on a French thriller by writer Gaston Leroux, it’s a visual and aural feast of lavish costumes, eye-popping special effects, wonderful soaring music and superb acting.
Tickets from £29.99
Stomp’s performers use everything including the kitchen sink – literally – to create a show that’s taken the West End by storm. Masterly percussion blends with thrilling dance routines and comedy moments in a West End show that delights audiences every night, inspiring people of every age and walk of life to just… give it a go!
Was £52.50 Now £20.49
It's rare for a show to cause such a stir. But when this production hit the Broadway stage in 2010 a flock of often-hard-to-please reviewers gave it an immediate and enthusiastic thumbs-up. It's rude, irreverent and definitely NOT for the easily offended. Introducing The Book of Mormon, which has made the long-rumoured transfer to London's West End at last!
Tickets from £86.00
The Lion King, the multi-award winning musical, continues to wow audiences night after night with amazing puppets and stage sets, a heart-warming storyline, incredible choreography and a musical score that hits the mark every time.
Tickets from £30.00
If you thoroughly enjoy being frightened, you’ll love this super-scary show, an exercise in pure gothic creepiness that’ll see you hanging onto the edge of your seat and jumping at the slightest sound. The fact that it has been released as a film, starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, is testament to its uncanny appeal.
Tickets from £19.50
If you love Michael Jackson’s music you’ll adore this smash hit West End show. It’s a veritable feast for the eyes, ears and emotions with breath-taking choreography in true Jackson style and a musical roll of honour including thirty five of his greatest dance, disco, soul, Motown and indie chart toppers.
Was £30.50 Now £24.00
War Horse is a triumph in superbly skilled puppetry as well as one of the most moving tales told on the West End stage for years. Children and adults alike revel in this heart-wrenching, war-torn tale of a young man’s love for his horse, their separation and joyful reunion.
Tickets from £55.00
Based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, this multi-award winning show is packing the house to the rafters every night, dubbed Best Musical of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly.
Starring: Gina Beck
Tickets from £15.00