Emmie Newitt

London Theatre Shows To Watch This February Half Term!

Are you ready to plan an unforgettable half term this February in the heart of the UK’s theatre scene? We’ve got a list of the best London theatre shows for the family to enjoy.

matilda musical  londonMatilda The Musical production image.

Be swept away by the magic of theatre and enjoy everything London has to offer. Whether that’s seeing the iconic family show, THE LION KING, or enjoying a little bit of naughty fun over at MATILDA THE MUSICAL - you won’t be disappointed. Let’s dive in and check out the best shows to see during the February half term.

1. Six

six the musical west endThe 2023/24 cast of Six The Musical. Credit: Pamela Raith

Want to rewrite history? Head to see the crowning glory of the West End, SIX. This energetic production has an empowering narrative that allows Henry VIII’s six wives to reclaim their crowns. The 80-minute production is jam-packed with a punchy soundtrack too. SIX offers a lively and engaging experience for audiences of all ages, making history come alive in an unforgettable way!

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2. My Neighbour Totoro

my neighbour totoro production imageMY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO production image. Photos by Manuel Harlan © RSC with Nippon TV

The critically acclaimed and award-winning production MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO is a brilliant addition to your February half term plans. This stage adaptation of the beloved Studio Ghibli film brings the magic of Totoro and the Satsuki sisters to life with captivating visuals and a heartwarming storyline. Not only a nostalgic journey for fans of the original film but this magical world appeals to new audiences too.

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3. Matilda The Musical

matilda musical  londonMatilda The Musical production image.

Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved book, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is a magical production that captures an extraordinary story about a little girl with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. With witty songs by Tim Minchin thrown in there too, MATILDA THE MUSICAL also combines humour and heart, making it an engaging and uplifting experience.

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4. Mrs Doubtfire The Musical

mrs doubtfire shaftesbury theatre londonMrs Doubtfire The Musical

MRS DOUBTFIRE THE MUSICAL contains everything you need for a brilliant show; a great story, some catchy musical numbers and lots of laughs! The stage adaptation of the 1993 American comedy film which featured the late Robin Williams has been delighting audiences since it arrived in the West End last year. Don’t miss out on what audiences have been raving about!

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5. Wicked

wicked west endWicked The Musical production image.

Audiences have been utterly captivated by the untold story of the Witches of Oz for over 17 years now with WICKED being one of the best musicals London has to offer. Undergo an extraordinary journey that reveals a new perspective on the characters we all know and love. WICKED offers audiences a fantastic blend of fantasy and emotion. This show’s intricate set designs and impressive costumes add to the overall magical experience that will create lasting memories for all who see the show.

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6. The Lion King

lion king west endThe Lion King production image.

When it comes to experiencing a timeless classic in the West End, there’s nothing quite like this Disney favourite. Making its home in the London West End for over 20 years, THE LION KING offers a captivating theatrical experience with stunning visuals, exceptional music, and more. This production combines Disney magic with impressive stagecraft, making it a memorable and entertaining choice for all ages.

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7. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

harry potter and the cursed childHarry Potter and the Cursed Child production image. Credit Manuel Harlan.

Harry Potter fans will love the opportunity to see one of their favourite worlds come to life in front of their eyes on the West End stage. The play’s clever intricate plot, impressive stage effects, and engaging performances make it a must-see. For fans of the wizarding world, it offers a chance to immerse themselves in the next chapter of Harry’s journey.

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8. Back to the Future The Musical

back to the future west endBack To The Future The Musical production image.

BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL has cleverly executed visual effects that transform the 80s film into a spectacular London musical. With a combination of iconic moments from the beloved film and new, energetic musical numbers - you’ll enjoy an entertaining journey through time with this show. BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL is a great choice for fans of the original movie and a fun introduction to the classic for young audiences.

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So whether you’re a fan of Studio Ghibli films or want to see Roald Dahl’s captivating book come to life - London has it all this February half term. Grab your tickets now at London Box Office, where we have some of the best prices for family shows in the West End. Prepare to have a half term your children will never forget!