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Plays and musicals in London on Fri 10th August 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)

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

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)

The Importance of Being Earnest
Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde Season promises to cast new light on Wilde's ground-breaking work.
(Tickets cost from £0)

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

The King and I
Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe bring The King and I to the West End!
(Tickets cost from £0)

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)

A Monster Calls
‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?’
(Tickets cost from £0)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

Strictly Ballroom the Musical
Jonny Laney and Zizi Strallen dance onto stage in Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom the Musical.
(Tickets cost from £0)

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

TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
The highly anticipated Tina Turner musical is now taking the West End by storm!
(Tickets cost from £0)

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)

The Book of Mormon
A musical comedy, The Book of Mormon is the tale of the two Mormon missionaries to be as they try to share the lessons of the Bible with the inhabitants of a remote Ugandan village.
(Tickets cost from £33)

Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's courtroom drama presented in a perfect setting.
(Tickets cost from £0)

Imperium II: Dictator
Olivier Award winning Richard McCabe in this RSC adaptation of one of history’s turning points.
(Tickets cost from £0)

Brief Encounter
Noel Coward's classic love story returns to the West End.
(Tickets cost from £0)

Knights of the Rose
Legendary classic rock meets Shakespeare, Marlowe and Chaucer
(Tickets cost from £0)

The Jungle
This is the place where people suffered and dreamed.
(Tickets cost from £0)

Classic Lunch Cruise
Watch as the amazing cityscape of London glides by and you sit back and relax
(Tickets cost from £35)

Evening Dinner Cruise
Watch the amazing cityscape of London glide by as you sit back and relax
(Tickets cost from £79)

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part Four!
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
(Tickets cost from £0)

Written by and starring the Olivier Award winning actor David Haig.
(Tickets cost from £0)

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The best kid's show comes back on stage to entertain the whole family
(Tickets cost from £0)

It Happened in Key West
The romantic comedy musical is inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s.
(Tickets cost from £0)

Killer Joe
Orlando Bloom stars in the multi-award winning comedy thriller, Killer Joe.
(Tickets cost from £0)

Rory Mullarkey’s new play at the Royal Court Theatre
(Tickets cost from £0)

Bring It On Bring It On (Southwark)
Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealo
(Tickets cost from £25)

Mister Tom Goodnight Mister Tom (Southwark)
One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood – the UK’s ‘Nati
(Tickets cost from £20)

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