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London Theatre Shows in May 2024

London is in full bloom by May and so are the theatres, with lots of new openings. Top of the list should be the brand new Fawlty Towers play, which guarantees roars of laughter at the Apollo Theatre. Now is also the perfect time to start booking for outdoor theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe; the new season begins with audience favourite Much Ado About Nothing. Fan of new writing? Red Pitch and Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) are just two of the homegrown British shows everyone will be raving about this spring!

With half term also coming up this month we also suggest booking tickets for some of the West End’s best-loved family musicals such as Wicked and Matilda or say yoo-hoo to Mrs Doubtfire.

46 Shows in London

The Lion King

The Lion King

Disney’s spectacular musical features stunning puppetry and an unforgettable score by Elton John. Best for age 6+.

Hamilton

Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hugely popular musical Hamilton follows the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of America.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Discover the life and career of a global superstar in this electrifying show, featuring hits "Proud Mary" and "River Deep Mountain High".

ABBA Voyage

ABBA Voyage

The Swedish pop group are projected into the ABBA Arena in a cutting-edge digital performance, promising a concert experience like no other.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Hear the people sing in the world's longest-running musical, which has been in the West End since 1985.

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational musical has been enchanting audiences since 1986 with its haunting tale of love and obsession.

Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical

Tim Minchin's mischievous musical adaptation is a hilarious, heart-warming modern classic for the whole family. Best for age 6+.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Dance the night away to ABBA’s greatest hits at the hilarious West End musical that inspired the film.

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

From the creators of South Park this outrageous, multi-award winning musical tells the hilarious story of two naïve Mormon missionaries.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Enter a world of excess and faded glamour at this extravagant jukebox musical, based on Baz Luhrmann’s film.

Cabaret

Cabaret

A daring revival of the hit musical welcomes audiences to 1930s Berlin, via the immersive Kit Kat Club.

Frozen the Musical

Frozen the Musical

Experience Disney's modern classic on stage in this spectacular musical, featuring hit song “Let It Go”. Best for age 6+.

Back to the Future the Musical

Back to the Future the Musical

Great Scott! The legendary time-traveling comedy is back in this incredible musical adaptation that will delight the entire family.

Opening Night

Opening Night

Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith is back on stage in this world premiere new musical, created by Rufus Wainwright and Ivo van Hove.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Discover the thrilling origins of the Upside Down in this incredible new prequel to the Netflix series, co-created by the Duffer Brothers.

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit is the world's longest running show. Can you keep the secret?

MJ the Musical

MJ the Musical

Discover the creative mind and artistry behind the King of Pop in this Tony Award-winning musical, opening in 2024.

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

The Bridge Theatre transforms into the streets of New York and clubs of Havana in a new, immersive production of the classic musical comedy.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

She’s in the West End, dearies! The classic Robin Williams film is now a hilarious, heart-warming musical comedy.

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

Mischief Theatre’s hilarious comedy of errors will leave you in stitches, as an am-dram group's latest murder mystery goes awry.

Sister Act

Sister Act

Hallelujah! The heavenly musical, based on the hit film, returns to the West End starring Beverley Knight and Alexandra Burke.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Standing at the Sky's Edge

The award-winning new British musical, inspired by Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill Estate, transfers to the West End.

Six the Musical

Six the Musical

Henry VIII’s embattled ex-wives reign over the West End with their fist-pumping histo-remix.

The Choir of Man

The Choir of Man

Experience the ultimate pub lock-in in London, thanks to nine normal guys with incredible voices - and a real bar on stage!

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Brian Cox returns to the West End after 10 years, in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer-winning play about a dysfunctional family.

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

The landmark production of Agatha Christie's courtroom thriller is set inside the magnificent council chamber of London County Hall.

Hadestown

Hadestown

Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell's genre-defying take on Greek mythology takes audiences on an unforgettable trip to the Underworld.

Player Kings

Player Kings

Ian McKellen stars as Falstaff in a new version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, adapted by Olivier Award winner Robert Icke.

The Hills of California

The Hills of California

Olivier Award-winner Jez Butterworth’s (Jerusalem) new play premieres in the West End, directed by Sam Mendes.

A View From the Bridge

A View From the Bridge

Dominic West (The Wire) leads an all-star cast in this gripping revival of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece of sexual desire and jealousy.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Enjoy sparring lovers and mischievous plots as Shakespeare’s timeless comedy returns to the Globe in an Elizabethan dress production.

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

Ryan Calais Cameron’s Olivier Award-nominated play about six Black men who meet in therapy returns after a sold-out 2023 run.

Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical

Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical

The iconic ‘90s movie will seduce you with its tale of love games and deception, laced with a soundtrack of the decade’s best songs.

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)

Boy meets girl has a 21st-century twist in this charming new British musical, in the West End after a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre.

Magic Mike Live

Magic Mike Live

Let your hair down with a night of irresistible, temperature-raising entertainment, inspired by Channing Tatum’s sizzling film franchise.

Machinal

Machinal

Rosie Sheehy stars as a woman pushed to the edge in this 5-star revival of Sophie Treadwell’s explosive drama, based on true events.

Harry Clarke

Harry Clarke

Emmy Award winner Billy Crudup stars in a wickedly funny thriller about a charismatic conman, playing 19 roles in 80 riveting minutes.

Austentatious

Austentatious

The Jane Austen-inspired improv troupe pulls a fantastic new show out from under their bonnets every night, based on your suggestions.

Kathy And Stella Solve A Murder!

Kathy And Stella Solve A Murder!

There’s murder in the West End as this new British musical hits London! Can amateur podcasters Kathy and Stella solve the case?

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

You give a place, time and situation and they create a brand-new musical! Showstopper is perfect for theatre fans who enjoy the unexpected.

Minority Report

Minority Report

Race through the streets of futuristic London as Phillip K Dick’s sci-fi story is adapted for the stage by the team behind Life of Pi.

Red Pitch

Red Pitch

Tyrell Williams’ hit play about teenage boys affected by gentrification opens in the West End following sold-out seasons at Bush Theatre.

Richard III

Richard III

Globe Artistic Director Michelle Terry stars in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s thrilling history play.

Queen by Candlelight

Queen by Candlelight

Hear your favourite Rock n' Roll Glam band like you never have before!

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