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West End Musicals
Featuring the music of Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison
at Ambassadors Theatre

(from 04 Mar 2015 - Booking to 05 Aug 2015)
book by Douglas McGrath with words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
at Aldwych Theatre
Beautiful -The Carole King Musical is the untold story of her journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.
(from 10 Feb 2015 - Booking to 13 Feb 2016)
Book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha; Original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart; Adapted from the film of the same name
at Phoenix Theatre
Jess needs extra time. She is facing the most important decision of her life; live up to family expectations of university, career and marriage, or follow in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham. When the talented teenage footballer is spotted playing football in Southall, a world of opportunities opens up before her.
(from 15 May 2015 - Booking to 24 Oct 2015)
Written by Rajeev Goswami, with lyrics by Irfan Siddiqui and featuring an original score by Salim-Sulaiman
at London Palladium Theatre
In the quest of fulfilling her mother's dying wish Shaily Shergill leaves behind her home in Munich to journey India. Will her mother's dream turn into reality? Beyond Bollywood takes audiences on a truly authentic cultural tour of India capturing the fire, heat and desire of Indian dance.
(from 08 May 2015 - Closing on 27 Jun 2015)
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 19 Dec 2015)
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 that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.
(from 25 Feb 2013 - Booking to 27 Jun 2015)
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
at London Palladium Theatre
On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
(from 06 Dec 2014 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
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 04 Jun 2016)
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 13 Sep 2015)
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 07 Mar 2015)
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, with songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
at Dominion Theatre
Based on the 2003 New Line Cinema film, ELF is the tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
(from 24 Oct 2015 - Closing on 02 Jan 2016)
Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents
at Savoy Theatre
Based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee
(from 28 Mar 2015 - Booking to 18 Jul 2015)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Arthur Kopit (Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead), Based on the play 'The Philadelphia Story' by Philip Barry
at Old Vic Theatre
Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back. His unwelcome arrival threatens to disrupt proceedings. When tabloid reporter Mike Connor arrives to cover the nuptials, he too takes a shine to the bride-to-be. But which of these three suitors will she choose?
(from 30 Apr 2015 - Closing on 22 Aug 2015)
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 - 25 Oct 2015)
Book by Harvey Fierstein, Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, based on motion picture of the same name
at Adelphi Theatre
Inspired by a true story and based on  the Miramax film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father's Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind, you can change the world.
(from 21 Aug 2015 - 21 Nov 2015)
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 26 Sep 2015)
Featuring songs by The Beatles
at Garrick Theatre
The show uses video footage to tell the story of The Beatles' meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. Featuring more than twenty of The Beatles’ greatest hits, including 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', 'A Hard Day’s Night', 'Day Tripper', 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Strawberry Fields', 'When I’m 64', 'Hello Goodbye', 'Get Back' and many more.
(from 28 Feb 2015 - Booking to 27 Sep 2015)
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, 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 04 Oct 2015)
music by Gerard Fahy
at Dominion Theatre
Features new staging, new costumes and new choreography . Based on Irish folklore, this is the classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance.
(from 13 Mar 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
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 O’Grady 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 it’s announced that the girls in the sewing room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’.
(from 09 Oct 2014 - Closing on 11 Apr 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 24 Oct 2015)
by Roald Dahl. Book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
at Cambridge Theatre
The musical centres on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.
(from 25 Oct 2011 - Booking to 20 Dec 2015)
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 Byran’s own contemporary sensibility, Memphis follows the fictionalized life story of young, white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon growing up in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950’s.
(from 09 Oct 2014 - Booking to 31 Oct 2015)
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg with lyrics by Alain Boublil and 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 19 Dec 2015)
Original book, music, and lyrics by Paul Boyd
at Leicester Square Theatre Lounge
Margaret, Ruth, and Jemma are desperate - trapped in loveless marriages and stuck with failing businesses. There is only one person who can help them - a woman they’ve never met: Molly Wobbly... One by one, the ladies receive unexpected makeovers after a stranger arrives on Mammary Lane ...
(from 27 Jan 2015 - Closing on 14 Mar 2015)
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 - Closing on 21 Mar 2015)
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 beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance.
(from 27 Sep 1986 - Booking to 26 Sep 2015)
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay, Music by Gene De Paul, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, New songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn. Based on the MGM Film and The Sobbin’ Women by Stephen Vincent Benet
at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
From the Golden Age of the movie musical this much-loved musical includes Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Goin' Courtin, Wonderful, Wonderful Day, and the dance spectacular, Barn Dance.
(from 16 Jul 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)

at London Palladium
In his centenary year, Frank Sinatra will be returning to the London Palladium, 65 years after he made his UK debut on the same stage in 1950. Using rare or never before seen footage of the legend himself, a 24 piece orchestra and sensational live dancing Sinatra is an extraordinary new multi-media concert celebrating of one of the world’s greatest entertainers.
(from 10 Jul 2015 - Closing on 10 Oct 2015)
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 20 Dec 2015)
Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, Book by Joe Penhall, Original story by Ray Davies
at Harold Pinter Theatre
Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.
(from 04 Oct 2014 - Booking to 24 Oct 2015)
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond
at London Coliseum
Set in Victorian London, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the story of the eponymous barber who seeks vengeance on what he sees as a merciless world by murdering his customers and, with the help of his landlady, the romantically inclined Mrs. Lovett, bakes their bodies into meat pies, which are fed to London?s avid and unknowing populace.
(from 30 Mar 2015 - Closing on 12 Apr 2015)
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 17 Apr 2016)
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 30 Apr 2016)
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek, Book by Jeffrey Lane; Based on the original film by Pedro Almodovar
at Playhouse Theatre
Capturing the sexy and colourful spirit of Pedro Almodovar’s Madrid, Pepa and her friends juggle their everyday lives and extraordinary moments in a surprising, heart-breaking and rebellious musical comedy.
(from 18 Dec 2014 - Booking to 09 May 2015)
Music by Damon Albarn and Book and Lyrics by Moira Buffini, inspired by Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland'
at Olivier, National Theatre
Welcome to, where you can be exactly who you want to be.
(from Exp Nov 2015 - Booking to )
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