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6 Plays To Watch In London This February

Wondering what play to book in February? We’ve got you covered with 6 of the best shows to see over the next month.

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The West End isn’t just about the musicals, it's also full to the brim with captivating plays across the city for you to see. This carefully curated list has been created by our customers who have been purchasing tickets for these shows recently. From a dose of comedy from THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to an exciting immersive experience with WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, February has so much to offer theatregoers.

1. Stranger Things: The First Shadow

stranger things the first shadowLouis McCartney (Henry Creel) in Stranger Things: The First Shadow. Photo by Manuel Harlan

Fans of the Netflix series will love this play created as a prequel. Delving deeper into the foundations of the supernatural occurrences and government conspiracies that have long haunted the town, STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW amps things up with the magic of theatre. You don’t need to be a die-hard Stranger Things enthusiast to enjoy this production that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow Tickets

2. Witness for the Prosecution

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

Set in the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION allows you to be at the forefront of solving a mystery case. This is a gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal written by one of the greatest authors, Agatha Christie.

Witness For The Prosecution Tickets

3. The Unfriend

the unfriend lee mackThe Unfriend promotional image

Steven Moffat’s new dark comedy explores the unwritten rules we follow in our lives. With a cast including the BAFTA Award-winning comedian Lee Mack, Sarah Alexander (Smack The Pony) and Doctor Who’s Frances Barber - THE UNFRIEND will have you laughing out loud.

The Unfriend Tickets

4. The Play That Goes Wrong

the play that goes wrong 2023 castThe Play That Goes Wrong 2023 West End Cast.

Talking of comedies, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is certainly one of the West End’s most popular! Full to the brim with hilariously chaotic comedy; there’s slapstick humour, cleverly choreographed mishaps and a talented cast who will have you laughing from start to finish. THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is sure to entertain and delight audiences of all ages.

The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets

5. The Mousetrap

the mousetrap west endThe Mousetrap production image

The world’s longest running play in the world, THE MOUSETRAP continues to be one of the favourites to go and see in London. Agatha Christie’s book has been adapted into a play full of suspense, intrigue, and unexpected twists. Whether you’re a mystery enthusiast or simply love a good whodunit, THE MOUSETRAP promises you an evening of entertainment that will leave you guessing until the final reveal.

The Mousetrap Tickets

6. The Motive and the Cue

The cast of The Motive and the Cue in the West End. © Mark DouetThe cast of The Motive and the Cue in the West End. © Mark Douet

THE MOTIVE AND THE CUTE reveals the reasoning behind the making of Burton and Gielgud’s infamous 1964 version of Hamlet. Only performing in London for a limited time, Jack Thorne’s new play has been a hit with audiences and critics with Broadway World calling it “An undeniably brilliant tour de force”.

The Motive and The Cue Tickets

With tickets for THE MOUSETRAP and STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW selling like hot cakes, there is a huge interest to see plays in London right now. Make your February a memorable one by seeing some brilliant theatre. If you need some more inspiration, why not read our guide to the best Plays to see in London.