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Plays and musicals in London on Thu 11th July 2019

9 to 5: The Musical
Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 works its way to London starring Louise Redknapp!


Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt
Backed by popular demand, Adam Kay brings his show This Is Going to Hurt back to London's West End this summer.
(Tickets cost from £33)


Another Kind of Blue: Flirt with Reality
Britain’s Got Talent finalists, Another Kind of Blue in the West End


Bitter Wheat
David Mamet's new play brings John Malkovich to the London stage in this topical new drama


Black Is The Color Of My Voice
Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Apphia Campbell brings Black Is The Color Of My Voice to The Vaults
(Tickets cost from £30)


Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is poised to make a splash at the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre.
(Tickets cost from £18)


Classic Lunch Cruise
Watch as the amazing cityscape of London glides by and you sit back and relax
(Tickets cost from £36)


Come From Away
Come From Away tickets are now available for the Phoenix Theatre run starring Rachel Tucker.
(Tickets cost from £18)


Come From Away and Dinner at Belgo Centraal
Come From Away and Dinner at Belgo Centraal
(Tickets cost from £69.5)


Dark Sublime
Michael Dennis's debut play Dark Sublime starring Star Trek actress Marina Sirtis heads to the West End's Trafalgar Studios 2


Dreamgirls
Experience the soul and glamour of Dreamgirls on the West End.


Equus
Equus transfers to London's West End - don't miss out on tickets to this dark psychological tale.
(Tickets cost from £25)


Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Come see why Jamie is the talk of the town.
(Tickets cost from £24)


Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof transfers to The Playhouse Theatre following a completely sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
(Tickets cost from £24)


Flamenco Festival: Olga Pericet
Olga Pericet's The Thorn That Wanted to be a Flower, or The Flower That Dreamed of Being a Dancer UK premiere.
(Tickets cost from £18)


Gruffalo
Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep dark wood… One of West End's Christmas favs is back!


Hamlet
A radical and modern promenade production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the heart of Covent Garden
(Tickets cost from £16)


Joseph
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to the West End for a limited run!


Les Miserables
The famous Les Miserables at The Queen’s Theatre will stir your emotions every time.
(Tickets cost from £33)


Mamma Mia!
Here we go again! Don't miss this smash hit featuring your favourite ABBA songs!
(Tickets cost from £30)


Matilda The Musical
Roald Dahl's darkly comic musical continues to wow West End audiences.
(Tickets cost from £25)


Motown: The Musical
Motown the Musical brings the sounds and stories of 1960s America to London's West End.
(Tickets cost from £24)


Nigel Slater’s Toast
Nigel Slater’s Toast makes its long-awaited London premiere at The Other Palace
(Tickets cost from £15)


Noises Off
Meera Syal stars in the classic comedy Noises Off
(Tickets cost from £18)


Noye’s Fludde
Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde marks the first collaboration between Theatre Royal Stratford East and the English National Opera.
(Tickets cost from £10)


On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan
On Your Feet congas its way to the West End


Only Fools And Horses
Only Fools and Horses tickets are now available to the stage debut at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket!
(Tickets cost from £24)


Phantom of the Opera
After more than 30 years the West End still loves the Music of the Night.
(Tickets cost from £26)


Present Laughter
Noel Coward's Present Laughter returns to the London stage in a new revival starring Andrew Scott at the Old Vic
(Tickets cost from £36)


Rosmersholm
Rosmersholm tickets are your chance to see Ibsen's masterpiece in the West End's Duke of York's Theatre!
(Tickets cost from £18)


School of Rock
Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock rocks the West End!
(Tickets cost from £18)


School of Rock and Dinner at Fire & Stone - Covent Garden
School of Rock and Dinner at Fire & Stone - Covent Garden
(Tickets cost from £75)


seven methods of killing kylie jenner
Have a blast this summer with tickets for seven methods of killing kylie jenner at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.
(Tickets cost from £21.5)


Six
DIVORCED, BEHEADED, LIVE!


Sweat
Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winning Sweat transfers to the Gielgud Theatre


The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon, the award-winning Broadway Musical from the creators of South Park.
(Tickets cost from £24)


The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Mischief Theatre presents another hilarious comedy of errors.


the end of history
The team behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reunite in The End of History at Royal Court Theatre
(Tickets cost from £15)


The Glass Menagerie
Femi Elufowoju Jr directs this bone-chilling reimagining of Tennessee Williams' brilliant play, The Glass Menagerie.
(Tickets cost from £11)


The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway
The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway is ready to cast its spell once more in London’s West End!


The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy is now playing at the West End's Piccadilly Theatre to rave reviews!
(Tickets cost from £22)


The Lion King
Disney’s award-winning musical has been stunning West End audiences for 18 years.
(Tickets cost from £33)


The Mousetrap
A West End staple for 65 years, The Mousetrap is the longest consistently running play in British theatre history.
(Tickets cost from £24)


The Night of the Iguana
Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana starring Clive Owen, Lia Williams, Anna Gunn, and Julian Glover


The Phantom of the Opera and Dinner at Farzi Cafe
The Phantom of the Opera and Dinner at Farzi Cafe
(Tickets cost from £112)


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


The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4
"I have a problem. I am an intellectual, but at the same time I am not very clever."
(Tickets cost from £18)


The Starry Messenger
Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger at Wyndham's Theatre


The Woman In Black
Can you survive the tale of The Woman in Black? Now starring Stuart Fox and Matthew Spencer
(Tickets cost from £20)


The Woman in Black and Dinner at Fire & Stone
The Woman in Black and Dinner at Fire & Stone
(Tickets cost from £52)


The Woman in Black at Fortune TheatreThe Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre


Thriller Live
Thriller Live celebrates the world’s greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
(Tickets cost from £36)


TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe brings Tina Turner to life on the West End stage in Tina The Musical
(Tickets cost from £26)


Waitress
UK Premiere of the hit Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles.


Wicked
Defy Gravity with Wicked, one of London's most beloved musicals.
(Tickets cost from £22)


Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's courtroom drama presented in a perfect setting.
(Tickets cost from £12)