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Plays and musicals in London on Wed 16th May 2018

Motown: The Musical
The songs. The sound. The story. Motown the Musical hits London's Shaftesbury Theatre.
(Tickets cost from £23)


The Mousetrap
A West End staple for 65 years, THE MOUSETRAP is the longest consistently running play in the history of British theatre
(Tickets cost from £31.5)


Bat Out of Hell
Rebellious youth and passionate love against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city.
(Tickets cost from £0)


Uncle Vanya
The legendary Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg returns to London this spring.
(Tickets cost from £0)


Red
Red reunites John Logan and Michael Grandage following Peter and Alice with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw
(Tickets cost from £0)


Young Frankenstein
One of the "Greatest Comedy Films of All Time" is making an entrance to the West End!
(Tickets cost from £0)


The Play That Goes Wrong
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Bonus: laughter galore.
(Tickets cost from £24)


The Woman In Black
Can you survive the tale of The Woman in Black?
(Tickets cost from £21.5)


Mood Music
Music is medication. The elixir of life. It’s for injecting into the blood stream to take away the pain… to promote euphoria
(Tickets cost from £0)


Les Miserables
See the acclaimed musical which as been running for over 30 years and still packing in the audiences.
(Tickets cost from £15)


Mamma Mia!
Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA including Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Take A Chance On Me and The Winner takes it All.
(Tickets cost from £18)


An Ideal Husband
The Rolls-Royce of English comedies
(Tickets cost from £0)


Wicked
If you think you know the Wicked Witch of the West, think again.
(Tickets cost from £21)


Chicago
Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in Chicago in the West End!
(Tickets cost from £0)


Kinky Boots
London Gets Kinky! With music by Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots at the Adelphi is the ultimate feel-good show!
(Tickets cost from £30)


TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
The story of legendary songstress Tina Turner finally comes to the West End spring 2018
(Tickets cost from £0)


Thriller Live
Thriller Live celebrates the world’s greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
(Tickets cost from £25.5)


School of Rock
Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious school.
(Tickets cost from £0)


42nd Street
A real spectacle! Broadway’s biggest show on the West End’s biggest stage.
(Tickets cost from £0)


Strictly Ballroom the Musical
Strictly Ballroom the Musical dances onto stage at the Piccadilly Theatre
(Tickets cost from £0)


Witness for the Prosecution
You have been summoned for jury service...
(Tickets cost from £0)


The Lion King
See the animated Disney movie come to life on the London stage in this family friendly musical spectacular.
(Tickets cost from £35)


Aladdin
Soar into A Whole New World with Disney’s Aladdin at London’s Prince Edward Theatre.
(Tickets cost from £30)


Dreamgirls
This UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls is now playing at the Savoy Theatre, London.
(Tickets cost from £0)


Matilda The Musical
Inspired by the Roald Dahl's genius imagination, with original songs from comedian Tim Minchin and book by Dennis Kelly, Matilda the Musical is the new musical masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company.
(Tickets cost from £30)


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