10 Must-See Musicals In London’s West End For 2023

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10 Must-See Musicals In London’s West End For 2023

Busy streets of London at night

With so much to see and do in London, it can be difficult to choose only a few attractions to prioritize for your visit. In a city of 9 million people, there are always plenty of things to draw your attention, from plays and events to museums, historical sites, and unique architecture. 

Whether you’re visiting London on holiday or vacation, stopping in to see the city as part of a larger trip, or have always wanted to live in London and are testing the city out for size, there are a multitude of options for your visit.  

Find the perfect things to do in London, including plenty of options for people visiting on their own, with a partner or spouse, on business, or with the whole family. Check out the top 10 things to do when visiting London to make sure that your trip is one that you won’t regret! London’s West End is well known for its incredible and memorable musicals. From long-running hit shows like The Lion King and Mamma Mia!, to welcoming some of Broadway’s latest hits, London’s West End is the place to experience an exciting musical production.

Whether you’re a diehard fan of musicals or just a casual viewer, check out our list of the top 10 must-see musicals in London’s West End for 2023.

Find your new favourite West End musicals, from heart-warming adaptations and award-winning scores to hilarious musical theatre and must-see London shows.

Wicked

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Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz Glinda the “good” witch and Elphaba the “wicked” witch.

Experience this unforgettable, award-winning London musical and discover the hidden story of friendships and feuds in Oz.

More than 11 million people have seen Wicked in London alone, where it has played more than 6000 performances, making it the 9th longest-running West End musical of all time and one of the must-see musicals in London’s West End for 2023. Book your tickets for Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Six The Musical

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If you think you know the six wives of Henry VIII, think again.

Six The Musical presents the story of Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, and Parr, backed by their fiercely all-female band, the Ladies in Waiting. This production offers a pop-filled, sassy royal retelling of infamous British history that will have you losing your head (figuratively).

Created by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, experience the Tudor Wives’ lives at the Vaudeville Theatre as they sing a story of love, loss, and the King they all have in common. Since it debuted in 2019, Six has performed at three West End theatres: the humanities, the Lyric, and as of recently, the music hall.
The show’s “forever home” is the Vaudeville theatre. Get tickets to Six The Musical from Ticket Here for the show you won’t soon forget. Six has quickly become one of the must-see musicals in London’s West End for 2023.

The Choir of Man

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The Choir of Man is a fantastic night out at your neighbourhood pub brought to spectacular musical life on stage. Nine amazing performers reinterpret your favourite chart-topping hits, including songs by Adele, Guns’N’Roses, Sia, and Paul Simon, all brought to rousing life in this new musical.

With new harmonies, you’ll hear classic songs like you’ve never heard them before, as well as thoughts on community and resilience delivered in between rip-roaring musical numbers. It’s unlike any other pub concert you’ve ever seen.

The show’s set also features a working bar. Before the show, The Choir of Man London audiences are invited to the stage to have a pint and meet the fellas. During the show, a few lucky audience members may be called up on stage to experience a number firsthand. The musical’s tap dance and passionate stomping are choreography unlike anything you’ve seen in the West End. Click here to book your tickets at Arts Theatre.

Only Fools and Horses the Musical

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The top-rated television series Only Fools and Horses, undoubtedly holds a special place in the hearts of the British public.

Now Jim Sullivan, son of the late show writer John Sullivan, has teamed up with Paul Whitehouse to write and produce a script and score to honour his father’s legacy. Only Fools and Horses the Musical recreated the iconic series into a critically acclaimed, home-grown British Musical spectacular.

Only Fools and Horses the Musical is a feel-good, family celebration of the traditional life of working-class London and the aspirations we all share. Book tickets for Only Fools and Horses the Musical  online to see this beloved series brought to the stage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Pretty Woman the Musical

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Can a business connection lead to love? Pretty Woman the Musical breathes new life into the iconic film. One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time is now dazzling audiences onstage.

Coming to the West End after a Broadway run, the romantic story of businessman Edward Lewis and unconventional love interest Vivian Ward is portrayed through the original score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Experience the music and magic of onstage romance as what is supposed to be a simple business arrangement develops into a relationship during the course of Vivian and Edward’s week together.

Book your tickets at Savoy Theatre to experience this incredible love story, with direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell.

The Lion King

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The Lion King is a classic, imaginative musical that will steal your breath away. This global smash is the most successful stage production in history. Julie Taymor’s production, which uses bright puppetry to bring the famous Disney picture to life, was innovative when it opened and remains unlike anything else on the West End.

Disney’s award-winning adaptation of The Lion King features music by Elton John, plus extravagant costumes and wonderful special effects. The Lion King enchants all ages with the evocative rhythms of Africa set against the majesty of the Serengeti plains.

Book your tickets to see The Lion King in London’s West End at the Lyceum Theatre now at Ticket Here.

TINA- The Tina Turner Musical

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It is the journey, not the goal, that leads to stardom. This musical, co-written by Turner, provides an inside glimpse into the life behind the music. Tina Turner’s record-breaking musical career is brought to life on stage with a score of her biggest hits.

 

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is based on the life of rock legend Tina Turner. Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, she rose to stardom in the mid-1950s as “Little Ann” with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm.

 

View and listen to some of the biggest hits after Turner went solo, such as “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Proud Mary,” “The Best,” “River Deep Mountain High,” and “Better Be Good to Me.” Book your tickets to TINA now at the Aldwych Theatre.

Mamma Mia

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The worldwide blockbuster Mamma Mia! launched in London and continues to amaze audiences all around the world. ABBA’s hit songs portray the story of a bride-to-be who simply wants to know who will escort her down the aisle.

Watched by more than 65 million viewers worldwide, with over 23 years on stage in London’s West End, Mamma Mia! Is now a worldwide phenomenon with two hit movies and a cult-following of people having the time of their lives.

Join this tale of a mother-daughter relationship strained by the question of which of three potential dads is the father is set on an idyllic Greek island and sing along to your favourite songs. Today is the day to catch Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre. Book your tickets now.

Frozen The Musical

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The global phenomenon arrives in the West End, bringing to life all your favourite characters. The musical, which tells the now-iconic story of two sisters who must defend their kingdom and their love for one another, features all-new songs written by award-winning team Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Lopez. Frozen the Musical is a must-see hit.

Frozen premiered in theatres in the winter of 2013 and has since become a global phenomenon, both for children and adults alike.

The Frozen film received 37 honours, including two Academy Awards for best animated movie and best original song for Elsa’s show-stealing number “Let It Go”. See it adapted to the stage and book your tickets for Frozen The Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Get Your Tickets For 2023 Now

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Whether you’ve only seen one or two or are a fan of all of the mentioned musical theatre productions, you won’t want to miss what 2023 has in store with these critically and fan acclaimed musicals.

These are all the 10 must-see musicals in London’s West End for 2023. To learn more about ongoing shows, musicals, and special offers for theatre productions, visit Ticket Here’s list of ongoing West End Shows.

Take your partner, a friend, your family, or anyone else who is a theatre fan to see the must-see musicals in London’s West End for 2023; you’ll be glad you did!