Emmie Newitt

The best musicals to see in London in March (2024)

Wondering what musical to book in March? We’ve got 5 of the best shows for you to watch before the end of the month!

moulin rouge west endDom Simpson and Tanisha Spring in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Photo credit Marc Brenner

As March unfolds and Spring arrives, despite the unpredictable British weather, the West End is ablaze with a dazzling array of musicals waiting to be experienced. In our guide of the best 5 musicals to see this March, we've curated a selection based on current bestsellers, offering readers a glimpse into the shows that are generating the most buzz in London right now. 

So whether you're craving a heartwarming tale, a toe-tapping spectacle, or a thought-provoking performance, our guide has you covered with the hottest musicals lighting up the stage this month.

1. Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical

Cruel Intentions - Pamela Raith PhotographyCruel Intentions - Pamela Raith Photography

From the producers of the smash-hit Heathers The Musical, CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE ‘90S MUSICAL is a seductive and scandalous musical adaptation of the infamous 1999 film. Set in the treacherous world of wealthy Manhattan teenagers, it follows the manipulative schemes and romantic entanglements of a group of privileged elites as they navigate love, lust, and betrayal. Amplify this story with the soundtrack of the greatest ‘90s pop classics and you’ve got yourself a stellar show!

Cruel Intentions Tickets

2. Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Company of Standing at the Sky’s Edge © Johan PerssonCompany of Standing at the Sky’s Edge © Johan Persson

Making its West End debut at the Gillian Lynne Theatre is the award-winning musical, STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE. Set against the backdrop of Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill estate, this poignant musical intertwines the lives of three families spanning several decades Known for its themes of love, loss, and community resilience amidst the changing landscape of the city - STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE is a hit with both audiences and critics.

Standing At The Sky's Edge Tickets

3. Choir of Man

the choir of manThe West End cast of The Choir of Man. Credit: The Other Richard

The Choir Of Man is an electrifying musical experience that showcases the camaraderie and talents of a group of men, set in a pub. With the combination of powerful vocal harmonies, high-energy choreography, and a live band, The Choir of Man celebrates brotherhood, friendship and how the joy of music brings people together. This show isn’t just a hit in London but across the globe too!

The Choir of Man Tickets

4. MJ The Musical!

mj the musical west endMJ. Myles Frost and the original London company. Photo by Johan Persson

Experience the 10 time Tony Award-nominated show, MJ The Musical which has recently landed in the West End. This electrifying production not only celebrates the greatest entertainer of all time’s unparalleled talent but also delves into the complexities of his personal life. MJ The Musical will offer audiences a deeper understanding of the man behind the music. We think this will be one of the biggest shows of 2024!

MJ The Musical Tickets

5. Moulin Rouge The Musical

moulin rouge west endDom Simpson and Tanisha Spring in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Photo credit Marc Brenner

If you’re on the lookout for a spectacle and sheer theatrical brilliance in the West End, look no further than Moulin Rouge The Musical. Now in its second year at the Piccadilly Theatre, the set transports audiences to the vibrant world of bohemian Paris, where love, passion, and ambition collide in a whirlwind of music and dance. Based on the beloved film by Baz Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge The Musical promises a night at the theatre that will leave you breathless and begging for an encore.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Tickets

So whether you want to enjoy a popular new addition to the West End like MJ The Musical and Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical or fancy getting to grips with a British musical like Standing at the Sky’s Edge - make March an unforgettable month with one of these shows. If you need some more inspiration for your next trip to the theatre, why not have a look at our guide to the best musicals to see in the West End.