Emmie Newitt

5 plays to book in London in April (2024)

Wondering what play to book in April? We’ve got you covered with 5 of the best shows to see over the next month.

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

April promises a month jam-packed with a host of captivating plays for you to go and see in London. This carefully curated guide has been created from the bestselling plays on our website right now. From the magical world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the captivating one-woman portrayal of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, here’s the plays you need to see in London in April.

1. Witness for the Prosecution

witness for the prosecution ticketsWitness for the Prosecution - Photo by Ellie Kurttz.

Step into the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and be immersed in the thrilling world of Witness for the Prosecution where you can become an integral part of solving a mystery. Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal brings you directly into the action for a theatrical experience you won’t forget.

Witness For The Prosecution Tickets

2. Oedipus

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Heading to the Wyndham’s Theatre this Autumn, Mark Strong and Lesley Manville star in the timeless tragedy of Oedipus. The play which delves into the complexities of fate, identity, and the human condition continues to offer audiences a powerful narrative and compelling characters.

Oedipus Tickets

3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child offers a spellbinding continuation of the beloved wizarding world, inviting audiences of all ages to journey back once again to Hogwarts and beyond. This production has a beautiful blend of enchanting storytelling and breathtaking stagecraft that will astound you. Need more reasons? We have 5 reasons to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on our website! You don’t need to be a longtime fan to experience this theatrical masterpiece.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets

4. The Picture of Dorian Gray

sarah snook the picture of dorian grayThe Picture of Dorian Gray production image.

Sarah Snook performs in Oscar Wilde’s astonishing exploration of vanity, morality, and the consequences of unchecked desires. A tour-de-force, Snook plays all 26 roles in the story herself providing audiences a superb portrayal of Dorian Gray’s character and how his soul unravels in this play. There’s not long left to see this show so be quick if you want some tickets!

The Picture of Dorian Gray Tickets

5. A Mirror

a mirror trafalgar theatreA Mirror promotional image

Jonny Lee Miller stars in the West End transfer of A Mirror at the Trafalgar Theatre. Audiences love how engaging and brilliantly clever this satirical play is. A Mirror is an elusive play that covers censorship, authorship and free speech. Another show which doesn’t have long left in the West End so catch it whilst you can.

A Mirror Tickets

With tickets for London plays like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as well as The Picture of Dorian Gray proving very popular, people are loving what there is to see on the stage right now. Make your April a memorable one by seeing one of these captivating performances firsthand. If you’re seeking further inspiration, delve into our carefully curated guide on the best plays to see in London!