10 Best Theatre Shows in London 2024

Embark on a theatrical journey with our curated selection of the top 10 must-see London theatre shows for 2024. Holiday Extras is your go-to guide for the best of London's West End, featuring everything from time-honoured classics to groundbreaking new performances. Whether you're seeking a heart-warming drama, a laugh-out-loud comedy, or a musical that leaves you humming the tunes for days, our comprehensive guide has it all.

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1. Plaza Suite – showing till 31st March

Savoy Theatre 2 hours 30 minutes Age 13+

Poster for 'Plaza Suite' featuring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, directed by John Benjamin Hickey. Starts January 2024 at Savoy Theatre. Both actors in black and white, Sarah Jessica Parker smiles brightly while Matthew Broderick has a gentle smirk. Text says 'Tickets selling fast.

This revival of Neil Simon's comedy about relationships, featuring the real-life married duo Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, received an ecstatic response from Broadway audiences. Now, London audiences have the opportunity to witness this pair's dynamic performance as Plaza Suite arrives in the city.

The play offers a close-up look at three different couples, each staying in the same suite at the Plaza Hotel. It's a blend of humour and emotion, a true comedic treasure. Additionally, this marks the eagerly awaited West End debut of the "Sex and the City" star.

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Savoy Theatre 2 hours 30 minutes Age 12+

Promotional poster for 'Mean Girls' with the tagline 'We're making fetch happen'. Three girls stand on a pink book cover. Show starts Spring 2024 at Savoy Theatre with the phrase 'You can sit with us'.

The highly anticipated UK debut of the Broadway musical Mean Girls is set for 2024, and it's absolutely "fetch"! Join Cady Heron as she navigates the complex terrain of high school life. Allying with Janis and Damian, two outsiders, she confronts Regina George and the notorious Plastics.

The reign begins Spring 2024, with packages available on selected dates from 5th June to 27th October.


3. MJ The Musical

Prince Edward Theatre 2 hours 20 minutes Age 8+

MJ the Musical Production Photo dipicting an intense dance performance on stage with a lead dancer in a white hat and suit, joined by backup dancers in futuristic outfits. MJ the Musical Production Photo depicting vibrant stage scene with performers dancing energetically. In the foreground, a guitarist plays beside a singer in a white hat, both surrounded by dancers in dynamic poses. MJ the Musical Production Photo depicting a group of actors in a musical number, with a young boy taking centre stage holding a microphone.

Immerse yourself in the world of the King of Pop, as this show vividly reimagines Michael Jackson's thrilling hits, complete with stunning choreography and captivating visuals. Focusing on the creation of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, "MJ" delves deeper than just the iconic moves and distinctive sound of the artist. It provides an uncommon glimpse into the innovative mind and cooperative ethos that propelled Jackson to iconic fame.

Created by Tony Award®-winning Director / Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, MJ The Musical opens in March 2024.

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4. TINA: The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre 2 hours 45 minutes Age 12+

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical production photo depicting a dramatic stage set with a singer in the spotlight, standing on a staircase with the name 'TINA' illuminated behind her, surrounded by musicians and a vibrant light display. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical production photo depicting two actresses, one sitting in a chair and the other kneeling beside her, both engaged in an emotional conversation against a sunset backdrop. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical production photo depicting a group of six female performers on stage, all in shimmering dresses, dancing and singing in unison with joyful expressions.

Immerse yourself in the electrifying journey of Tina Turner with this jukebox musical, a tribute to the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. Experience her inspiring rise from humble beginnings in Tennessee to global superstardom.

Featuring her greatest anthems, signature dance moves, and the heartfelt story behind her legendary status, this musical is an unmissable experience for all Tina Turner enthusiasts and music lovers.

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5. Disney's The Lion King

Lyceum Theatre 2 hours 30 minutes Age 4+

Theatrical performance from 'The Lion King' musical, showcasing characters atop Pride Rock with dancers in intricate animal costumes, under a blue sky backdrop. Lead character from 'The Lion King' musical, dressed in a young lion costume with a mask, surrounded by other characters in tribal attire. Three performers from 'The Lion King' musical leaping gracefully in unison, dressed in bird costumes against an orange sunset backdrop.

If you're looking for the best theatre shows in London, The Lion King is almost certainly already on your radar. And for good reason! Disney's award-winning musical has felt the love of audiences for a whopping 23 years.

The beautiful costumes, puppetry and set designs, along with the breathtaking effects and incredible soundtrack, featuring all the songs you know and love, truly make this musical adaptation of the 1994 animated film come to life.

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6. Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre 2 hours 45 minutes Age 7+

Stage scene from 'Wicked' featuring two main characters, Glinda in a shimmering blue gown and Elphaba in a dark witch costume, confronting each other with a wand and broomstick. Elaborate stage set from 'Wicked' with a steampunk-inspired backdrop. Performers in vibrant costumes take center stage, surrounded by intricate machinery and clockwork designs. Group of performers from 'Wicked' in blue and striped school uniforms, posed dynamically on stage with a backdrop of a magical city skyline.

Discover the captivating world of Wicked the Musical, a global phenomenon and a fan-favourite choice in London's West End. Boasting over 100 major international awards, 'Wicked' offers a unique twist on the beloved story of 'The Wizard of Oz'. Dive into the untold tale of the early days of Elphaba, the young Wicked Witch of the West, and her unlikely friendship with Galinda, later known as the Good Witch of the South.

This mesmerizing prequel reveals the origins of these iconic characters, set to a backdrop of unforgettable songs like the show-stopping 'Defying Gravity'. This is more than a performance – it's a magical journey into a world of wonder and witchcraft, redefining our understanding of good and evil.

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7. Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre 2 hours 35 minutes Age 6+

Stage performance from 'Matilda' showing actors in a colorful scene with letters and blocks in the background. The central character holds a microphone, surrounded by dancers in white outfits. Group of children performers from 'Matilda' joyfully dancing on stage, wearing matching school uniforms against a backdrop of a grand school interior. Scene from 'Matilda' with a young girl seated, reading a book, while an exaggerated character in a checkered suit points animatedly at her, with a boy lounging on a sofa in the background.

Dive into the magical world of Matilda the Musical, a family favourite in London's West End since 2011. Celebrating Roald Dahl's classic with a blend of humour and heart, this multi-award-winning show is crafted by the talented Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly.

Experience a brilliantly smart soundtrack and a story that delights all ages, making Matilda a top choice for family entertainment.

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8. Back to the Future The Musical

Adelphi Theatre 2 hours 40 minutes Age 6+

Scene from 'Back to the Future' musical with two characters, one in a white lab coat and the other in a red vest, standing next to the iconic DeLorean car under a 'JCPenney' sign. Theatrical performance with a character playing the guitar center stage, surrounded by an ensemble of actors, set against a backdrop of a school building. Three female characters from 'Back to the Future' musical, dressed in vintage attire, standing next to school lockers, each holding school-related items.

Experience the thrill of Back To The Future The Musical – a high-energy, nostalgic journey packed with fan-favourite hits like 'The Power of Love' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.

With gravity-defying effects and dynamic dance routines, this adaptation of the iconic film brings the magic of theatre to life, including the unforgettable DeLorean on stage. Don't miss out – grab your tickets now for this feel-good, electrifying production!

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9. Les Misérables

Sondheim Theatre 2 hours 50 minutes Age 7+

Theatrical scene from 'Les Misérables' with a central male character holding a flag, surrounded by an ensemble of actors, all in period costumes, under dramatic lighting. A female character from 'Les Misérables' in a vintage dress, singing emotionally under a spotlight with a blurred, atmospheric background. Dynamic stage performance from 'Les Misérables' showing a group of revolutionaries with flags and barricades, engaging in a spirited scene under radiant beams of light.

Dreaming a dream of your next theatre trip? Look no further than the powerful and fully immersive Les Misérables, the longest-running musical in the history of the West End, which is currently playing at the Sondheim Theatre.

With some of the most recognisable songs in musical theatre, come and experience Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed masterpiece for yourself.

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Novello Theatre 2 hours 35 minutes Age 5+

Scene from 'Mamma Mia!' with three female characters sitting together. The central character reads from a diary, while the other two listen intently. Theatrical moment from 'Mamma Mia!' featuring three female characters. One sings into a hairbrush as a microphone, while the others pose, all set against a blue-toned room with a table of cosmetics and drinks. Lively scene from 'Mamma Mia!' with three male characters dancing enthusiastically on stage, one holding a suitcase aloft, set against a backdrop of a sunlit Greek villa.

Our best London theatre shows list wouldn't be complete without mentioning this West End staple! This abba-solutely sunny rom-com is bursting with drama, comedy, fabulously choreographed dance numbers and, of course, a soundtrack featuring the ABBA's timeless hits, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'The Winner Takes It All'.

MAMMA MIA! is a real crowd pleaser, satisfying ABBA enthusiasts and inspiring a new generation of fans.