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Last updated on 05 April 2024

Best Plays in London

The West End isn't just about the vast array of musicals on offer, it also has some captivating plays for you to enjoy with timeless classics to innovative newcomers. Our carefully curated guide to the best plays to see in London is here to help. Step into the world of mystery with the legendary whodunit The Mousetrap, experience side-splitting chaos in The Play That Goes Wrong, and delve into the wizarding world with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. But the magic doesn't stop there – be among the first to witness the intrigue of new plays like Stranger Things: The First Shadow. Embark on a journey through the rich tapestry that the West End has to offer where every performance promises an unforgettable experience.

  1. The Play That Goes Wrong
  2. Stranger Things: The First Shadow
  3. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
  4. Mousetrap
  5. Boys From The Blackstuff
  6. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  7. Player Kings
  8. Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle
  9. For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy
  10. Fawlty Towers
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The Play That Goes Wrong tickets Now Open The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong - hilarious comedy that has taken the West End by storm.

Tickets from £15.00

As it embarks on its 10th anniversary at the esteemed Duchess Theatre, the critically acclaimed and award-winning production of The Play That Goes Wrong continues to captivate audiences with its uproarious brand of comedy. With its unmatched blend of slapstick humor and impeccable timing, it's no wonder that audiences keep returning for more of this uproarious theatrical experience.


Stranger Things: The First Shadow - perfect for fans of the hit Netflix series

Tickets from £24.00

If you've loved the Netflix TV series, Stranger Things, you'll adore this new play heading to the West End. Set in 1959, this is a gripping new adventure that will transport you to the beginning of the Stranger Things story - and it may even hold the key to the end. Stranger Things: The First Shadow will be brought to life at the Phoenix Theatre by a multi-award-winning creative team.


Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - See the magic continue!

Tickets from £36.00

Now in its seventh year in the West End, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to delight audiences at The Palace Theatre. The two-part play takes place 19 years after the events of the final book. With new characters to meet, a new adventure to undergo, and unforgettable special effects - this production is a must-see for any fan of the Wizarding World.

Mousetrap tickets Now Open Mousetrap

The Mousetrap - This 70 year-old whodunnit will have you gripped!

Tickets from £30.00

Step into the world of suspense and intrigue with the enduring classic, The Mousetrap, reigning as the longest-running play in the illustrious history of London's West End. Crafted by the iconic queen of mystery, Agatha Christie, this timeless whodunit has captivated audiences for over 70 years with its gripping plot and unforgettable twists. Secure your tickets and prepare to unravel the clues alongside the characters, as you attempt to crack the case in this thrilling theatrical experience!

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Boys From The Blackstuff tickets Opens 13 Jun 2024 Opens 13 June 2024 Boys From The Blackstuff

Boys From The Blackstuff - Critically acclaimed play heads to London's West End.

Tickets from £20.00

James Graham’s WhatsOnStage Award-nominated adaptation of the beloved British TV Drama series heads to the West End following successful runs at the Royal Court in Liverpool and the National Theatre. Boys From The Blackstuff offers audiences an unflinching portrayal of working-class struggles in Thatcher-era Liverpool. Expect gripping storytelling and poignant performances from this play!


The Picture of Dorian Gray - astounding new version of Oscar Wilde's classic horror story

Tickets from £45.00

Join Olivier-nominated actress Sarah Snook as she performs a mesmerizing 26 characters in this one-woman performance of The Picture of Dorian Gray for a limited time only! Snook breathes new life into Oscar Wilde's timeless tale about the narcissism and desire for eternal youth, allowing audiences to be infused with this fresh perspective and emotional resonance that will leave you breathless!

Player Kings tickets Now Open Player Kings

Player Kings - One of the world's greatest actors stars in new version of Shakespeare play.

Tickets from £20.75

If you love Shakespeare plays then witness Ian McKellen in the award-winning writer and director Robert Icke's new version of Shakespeare's captivating exploration of power, ambition and betrayal. Player Kings combines both parts of Henry IV together to create something unforgettable.


Mind Mangler: A new show from the award-winning creators behind The Play That Goes Wrong.

Tickets from £27.00

Love The Play That Goes Wrong? you'll love Mischief Comedy's new show, Mind Mangler which is in the West End for a limited season. Accompany the Mind Mangler as he returns to the stage after a disappointing two performance run at the Scranton USA Holiday Inn Conference Center, suite 2B. But wait... the Mangler’s latest spectacular is about to spiral into utter chaos as the not-so-great man does his best to read your mind.


For Black Boys.. - The critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-nominated play is back!

Tickets from £24.00

Ryan Calasis Cameron's play invites audiences to engage in meaningful dialogue and reflection. For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy explores the experiences, struggles and resilience of Black men in society. It's only on for a limited time in the West End so don't miss out on the captivating blend of poetry, music and personal narratives it offers you.

Fawlty Towers tickets Opens 4 May 2024 Opens 4 May 2024 Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers - new play inspired by hit British sitcom!

Tickets from £13.00

Opening in the Spring is a highly anticipated stage adaptation of the beloved British TV sitcom Fawlty Towers, adapted by none other than John Cleese himself. With Cleese's involvement, audiences can expect a comedic masterpiece that perfectly captures the spirit of the original series. Prepare for uproarious laughter and chaos as the beloved characters Basil, Sybil, and Manuel come to life on stage, delivering a nostalgic and side-splitting experience that fans won't want to miss.

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