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The Best Musicals in London | reviews, news & interviews

The Best Musicals in London

The Best Musicals in London

We recommend the top shows in musical theatre

'Dear Evan Hansen' at the Noël Coward Theatre will steal your heartMatthew Murray


Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre ★★★ Disney's latest blockbuster film-turned-stage show remains airborne – just

Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre ★★★★ 9/11-themed musical crosses the Atlantic, capacious heart intact

Dear Evan Hansen, Noël Coward Theatre ★★★★ A stirring new musical that tackles missed connections in the internet age will steal your heart. Until 2 May

Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre ★★★★ Triumphant West End transfer for this big-hearted, inclusive and utterly joyful British musical

Ghost Quartet, Boulevard Theatre ★★★★ Both mystical and alcoholic spirits infuse this wonderfully distinctive chamber musical. Until 4 Jan

Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre ★★★ Everyone's favourite nanny returns, again, in a lavish but old-fashioned revival. Until 31 May

Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre ★★★★ The RSC's production of Dahl's classic is a feast for eyes, ears - and heart

Only Fools and Horses, Theatre Royal Haymarket ★★★★ Rollicking remake of much-loved TV sitcom.
Lovely jubbly!

Preludes, Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ Dave Malloy's innovative musical immerses us in Rachmaninov's creative crisis.

School of Rock, New London Theatre ★★★★ Andrew Lloyd Webber's transatlantic transfer is a blast

The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre ★★★★★ The dirty-talking, big-hearted musical from the talents behind South Park is satirical heaven

The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre ★★★★ Disney's anthropomorphic magic still holds its appeal for all the family

The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre ★★★★ Does the most successful entertainment event of all time still have it?

Tina, Aldwych Theatre ★★★ Powerhouse Adrienne Warren is the saving grace of a new bio-musical that plays it safe

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre ★★★★ Elphaba flies high for the ages in perennial audience favourite

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