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London Theatre Shows in May 2025

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; elsewhere, star power is in full swing with Dominic West in A View From the Bridge and Denise Gough in People, Places and Things. 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!

Finally, book now for the last two weeks of The Picture of Dorian Gray, starring Succession’s Sarah Snook. It has received rave five-star reviews and Snook’s performance is a truly unmissable tour-de-force.

26 Shows in London

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.

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".

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+.

Cabaret

Cabaret

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

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.

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The iconic film becomes a fun and fabulous new musical, with songs by Elton John. Dress to impress because Miranda Priestly is on her way!

Six the Musical

Six the Musical

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

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.

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro

The Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s film is a magical West End experience. Best for age 6+.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World is transformed on stage, offering fans a unique return to their favourite fantasy world. Best for age 10+.

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat

The zany true story of the corpse that fooled Hitler is turned into a high-spirited musical that riffs on WWII films and classic showtunes.

Austentatious

Austentatious

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

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Delight in the magic of live theatre as the enchanting stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s genre-defining film transfers to the West End.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Spider-Man star Tom Holland joins forces with director Jamie Lloyd for an electrifying new version of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Bluets

Bluets

Maggie Nelson’s touching book about grievous heartbreak and the colour blue is adapted for the stage, starring Ben Whishaw.

Juno and the Paycock

Juno and the Paycock

J. Smith-Cameron (Succession) and Mark Rylance star in a huge West End revival of Seán O’Casey's classic Irish tragi-comedy.

Macbeth

Macbeth

David Tennant and Cush Jumbo star in an electrifying version of Shakespeare’s play, which transfers to the West End for a limited season.

The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia

Hanif Kureishi’s novel is adapted into a joyful five-star play, transferring to London direct from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

The Old Vic’s hit show returns for its eighth year. Immerse yourself in the warmth, cheer, and charity of a Christmas classic this winter.

The Snowman

The Snowman

Now in its 27th year, this Christmas ballet is a true staple of the festive season for London theatregoers. Suitable for all ages.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ghosts star Mathew Baynton delights as Bottom in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s magical and mischievous production.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

The Palladium Panto is back for another thrilling adventure this Christmas, with Julian Clary and Jane McDonald. Under 4s not permitted.

Oliver!

Oliver!

Matthew Bourne directs a thrilling revival of Lionel Bart’s musical, featuring “Consider Yourself”, “I’d Do Anything” and more.

Inside No 9 Stage/Fright

Inside No 9 Stage/Fright

Expect the unexpected: Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith bring their masterful black comedy to the stage in a brand-new play.

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