Emmie Newitt

Top musical revivals to see in 2024

There’s nothing like the experience of heading into London to experience the magic of a musical revival. Let's find out what are the best ones to see in 2024.

musical revivals in london 2024

From the witty charm and toe-tapping melodies of Kiss Me, Kate, a timeless classic that seamlessly blends Shakespearean drama with Broadway flair, to the heart-wrenching narrative set in the quaint shtetl of Anatevka in Fiddler on the Roof, where the clash between tradition and change fuels a story of love, family, and resilience - some great musical revivals are performing in London this year and here are our must-sees!

1. Kiss Me, Kate

kiss me kate barbican theatreAdrian Dunbar and Stephanie J Block, photos supplied by the production.

Step into a realm of romance, comedy, and theatrical enchantment at the Barbican Theatre this summer, as the eagerly awaited revival of Kiss Me, Kate takes the stage, marking its return to London after 12 years. Led by the stellar performances of Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar and Broadway icon Stephanie J. Block, this extravaganza of a musical promises a captivating blend of vibrant choreography and unforgettable melodies. Don't miss your chance to be swept away by the charm and allure of this timeless classic, brought to life with unparalleled energy and talent.

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2. Fiddler on the Roof

fiddler on the roof regents parkFiddler on the Roof promotional image.

Nestled within the picturesque ambience of Regents Park Open Air Theatre this summer, Fiddler on the Roof promises to fascinate audiences with its enduring narrative of tradition, family, and transformation. Featuring its iconic score, highlighted by unforgettable melodies such as ‘If I Were A Rich Man,’ alongside poignant storytelling and an immersive-style setting, Fiddler on the Roof guarantees a enjoyable theatrical experience. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of this timeless classic, creating cherished moments under the open sky this summer.

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3. Hello, Dolly!

hello dolly west endHello Dolly artwork.

Imelda Staunton’s incomparable talent is not to be missed when Hello, Dolly! heads to the London Palladium this year. Staunton’s portrayal of the indomitable matchmaker Dolly Levi promises to infuse the classic Broadway musical with new life. Set in 19th century New York City, Hello, Dolly! follows Dolly’s adventures as she meddles in the affairs of her friends and seeks her own happiness along the way with lots of humour, romance and lively musical numbers!

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4. Cabaret

luke treadaway and cara delevingneLuke Treadaway (The Emcee) and Cara Delevingne (Sally Bowles) Photo credit Jay Brooks and Emilio Madrid

For a musical revival that brings you into the heart of the action in an immersive experience like no other is Cabaret. Plunging you into the decadent world of 1930s Berlin, the Kit Kat Club comes with an evocative setting, electrifying performances and the iconic musical score from John Kander. This hauntingly beautiful presentation of love and despair amidst the rise of the Nazi regime has earned it critical acclaim and awards since it opened in 2021. See for yourself the theatrical masterpiece everyone continues to talk about!

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5. Starlight Express

starlight express june 2024Starlight Express artwork.

Making its long-awaited return to the London stage after four decades, Starlight Express delivers an exhilarating fusion of high-speed action, mesmerising costumes, and dynamic performances on roller skates. With Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary music and a gripping narrative set in a futuristic realm of racing trains, Starlight Express guarantees audiences an immersive theatrical experience they won't soon forget. Don't miss the opportunity to dive into this thrilling spectacle and witness the magic of Starlight Express as it ignites the stage with energy and excitement.

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If you are drawn to the glamour and history of the Golden Age of musicals these revivals are sure to offer you an unforgettable experience at the theatre this year. You can keep up to date with our guide to the best new London shows where we keep you up to date on what is heading to theatreland.