West End musicals playing now or in the near future!
By Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott
at Trafalgar Studios 2 Theatre
A cabaret-style production comprised of personal anecdotes, verbatim House of Commons speeches and song.
(from 25 Feb 2014 - Closing on 29 Mar 2014)
||BILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL|
Book & Lyrics by Lee Hall , Music by Elton John
at Victoria Palace Theatre
Tale of a motherless boy whose father wants him to take up boxing. Instead, the boy discovers a love for ballet
(from 31 Mar 2005 - Booking to 16 May 2015)
Book is by Alex Dinelaris. Based on the Warner Bros. film of the same name with screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan. Features Whitney Houstonís hit songs.
at Adelphi Theatre
A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a multitude of Whitney Houstonís hits .
(from 06 Nov 2012 - Booking to 30 Aug 2014)
||BOOK OF MORMON , THE|
Book, Music and Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
at Prince Of Wales Theatre
Follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place thatís about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.
(from 25 Feb 2013 - Booking to 28 Jun 2014 )
||CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - THE MUSICAL|
Based on Roald Dahl's classic story. Book by David Greig and new songs from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
at Drury Lane, Theatre Royal
The mysterious Willy Wonka is opening his Chocolate Factory for just one day, and for Charlie Bucket it promises to be a mouth-watering chance to feast his eyes on sweets beyond his wildest imagination.
(from 22 May 2013 - Booking to 30 May 2015)
Adapted from the novel by Roddy Doyle himself. Songs by various artists.
at Palace Theatre
The Commitments is the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.
(from 21 Sep 2013 - Booking to 14 Sep 2014)
||COOL RIDER - THE CULT MUSICAL SEQUEL IN CONCERT|
at Duchess Theatre
This is a concert of the songs from the film Grease 2, featuring Whoís That Guy?,†Score Tonight, Cool Rider, Reproduction, Girl for all Seasons†and Rock-a-Hula Luau (Summer Is Coming).
(from 15 Apr 2014 - Closing on 19 Apr 2014)
||DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS|
Music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane.
at Savoy Theatre
About sophisticated con artists living it up on the French Riviera.
(from 10 Mar 2014 - Booking to 29 Nov 2014)
||FROM HERE TO ETERNITY|
Music by Stuart Brayson, lyrics by Tim Rice, book by Bill Oakes. Musical theatre version of James Jonesí 1951 novel.
at Shaftesbury Theatre
Tells a story of passion and honour, which takes place on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, in 1941, shortly before and during the Pearl Harbor attack of 7 December.
(from 30 Sep 2013 - Closing on 29 Mar 2014)
||GODSPELL IN CONCERT|
Musical by Stephen Schwartz
at Lyric Theatre
Featuring a West End cast plus special guests, a hand-picked band and a 32-strong choir led by members of Maida Vale Singers and American Musical Theatre Academy.
(from 19 May 2014 - Closing on 19 May 2014)
||I CANíT SING! THE X FACTOR MUSICAL|
Music and lyrics from Steve Brown. Book and lyrics by Harry Hill
at London Palladium Theatre
A Musical comedy. A Musical comedy. Goes behind the microphone and under the judgesí desk to reveal the (not necessarily accurate) story of heartache and laughter. Meet Chenice who lives in an ITV blackspot because her Grandadís iron lung interferes with the signal in her caravan, and the only girl in the world who has never heard of The X Factor. When she accidentally stumbles into the audition queue with her talking dog, she starts a journey to both stardom and love.
(from 05 Mar 2014 - Booking to 25 Oct 2014)
||JERSEY BOYS |
Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
at Piccadilly Theatre
The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
(from 15 Mar 2014 - 26 Oct 2014)
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, has lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton.
at Queen's Theatre
Concerns love and bravery in 19th century France during the revolutionary struggles
(from 03 Apr 2004 - Booking to 25 Oct 2014)
||LION KING, THE |
Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, Songs by Elton John and Tim Rice .Additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina, Hans Zimmer.
at Lyceum Theatre
When the young lion prince Simba is born his evil uncle Scar is pushed back to second in line to the throne. Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, King Mufasa, and proclaim himself king. Simba survives but is led to believe that his father died because of him and he decides to flee the kingdom.
(from 24 Sep 1999 - Booking to 28 Sep 2014)
||MADE IN DAGENHAM - THE MUSICAL |
Book by Richard Bean, music by David Arnold, lyrics by Richard Thomas. Based on motion picture of the same name.
at Adelphi Theatre
Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita OíGrady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when itís announced that the girls in the sewing room of Fordís Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to Ďunskilledí.
(from 09 Oct 2014 - Booking to 28 Mar 2015)
Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Book by Catherine Johnson. And some songs by Stig Anderson.
at Novello Theatre
A story of a mother and daughter set on the eve of the daughter's wedding.
(from 06 Sep 2012 - Booking to 25 Oct 2014)
||MATILDA THE MUSICAL|
by Roald Dahl. Book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
at Cambridge Theatre
Story about a girl with extraordinary powers.
(from 25 Oct 2011 - Booking to 21 Dec 2014)
||MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL|
Based on a concept by George W. George. Book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro. Music & lyrics by David Bryan
at Shaftesbury Theatre
Featuring an original score with gospel, rhythm & blues, and early rock 'n' roll fused with Byranís own contemporary sensibility, Memphis follows the fictionalized life story of young, white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon growing up in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950ís.
(from 09 Oct 2014 - Booking to )
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly.
at Prince Edward Theatre
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman.
(from 03 May 2014 - Booking to 25 Oct 2014)
||Monty Python's SPAMALOT|
Lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Book by Eric Idle, score by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
at Playhouse Theatre
Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
(from 14 Nov 2012 - Closing on 12 Apr 2014)
Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, with book by Enda Walsh. Based on the motion picture written by John Carney
at Phoenix Theatre
When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected.
(from 16 Mar 2013 - Booking to 04 Jul 2015)
||PAJAMA GAME , THE|
Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell; Based on Bissellís novel 7 Ĺ Cents
at Shaftesbury Theatre
In 1950s America, love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams. Sparks fly when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents raise, leaving Sid and Babe deliciously at odds as the temperature rises. . . Will love, eventually, conquer all?
(from 02 May 2014 - Closing on 13 Sep 2014)
||PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE|
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart , based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel
at Her Majesty's Theatre
Tragic love story of a beautifulopera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance.
(from 27 Sep 1986 - Booking to 25 Oct 2014)
||PORGY AND BESS|
By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin. Book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Musical Score adapted by Diedre L. Murray.
at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
A story of love and betrayal, Porgy and Bess is about Porgy, a beggar, and his devotion to taming wild Bess to save her from a life of ruin.
(from 17 Jul 2014 - Closing on 23 Aug 2014)
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Book and Lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black
at Aldwych Theatre
1963. The scandal that shocked society. Stephen Ward deals with the victim of the Profumo Affair - not, as is widely supposed, John Profumo himself, the disgraced Minister for War, nor even the fatally wounded Conservative government of Harold Macmillan, but the society osteopath whose private libertarian experiments blew up in his own and everyone else's face.
(from 03 Dec 2013 - Closing on 29 Mar 2014)
created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas
at Ambassadors Theatre
Takes the clutter and junk of everyday life and transforms it into a theatrical event.
(from 27 Sep 2007 - Booking to 21 Dec 2014)
Featuring the songs of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5. Originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant.
at Lyric Theatre
Pays tribute to the musical hits and career of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5.
(from 02 Jan 2009 - Booking to 28 Sep 2014)
||WE WILL ROCK YOU (Queen Musical )|
Musical with songs by Queen and book by Ben Elton
at Dominion Theatre
On Planet Mall all musical instruments are banned. The company computers generate the tunes and everyone downloads them. But resistance is growing. Legend persists that somewhere on Planet Mall instruments still exist......
(from 26 Apr 2002 - Closing on 31 May 2014)
Drama - Comedy
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman
at Apollo Victoria Theatre
Story of two unlikely friends and how they end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
(from 07 Sep 2006 - Booking to 25 Apr 2015)