Top 10 unmissable London plays in 2019

Posted on 22 July 2019

The year is already halfway over... or just halfway getting started depending on how you look at it. For optimistic London theatregoers, it's certainly the latter. It seems like every year London gets a new theatre or two. This year brought both The Turbine Theatre in Battersea Power Station and the new Troubadour White City Theatre in West London, and with them a whole host of new plays and productions. It's clear the West End, and the UK's live entertainment industry in general, is as busy and booming as ever. That being said, with so many spectacular productions to choose from, it can be difficult to make a decision on which shows to spend your hard-earned cash on. But maybe you should let these discounted theatre tickets sway you.  

Here are our picks for the hottest London plays this year that you definitely won't want to miss — and that happen to be on special offer if you hurry and book today!

Plays for those who like suspense, thrills, and jump scares

Ghost Stories 
3 October 2019 — 4 January 2020 
πŸŽŸπŸ‘‰ Save up to £20 when you book by 31 August!
The West End is about to get spooky this Halloween with the long-awaited return of Ghost Stories. Prepare to wet your pants in fear as you join Professor of Parapsychology Dr Goodman in a creepy lecture on real-life ghost experiences. Packed with enough jump scares to make even the bravest shriek in fright, this Ambassadors Theatre production will have you trembling in fear long after the curtain falls.
πŸ‘»Book your tickets for Ghost Stories at the Ambassadors Theatre and save up to £20.

The Girl On The Train
23 July — 17 August 2019
πŸŽŸπŸ‘‰ Save up to £42 when you book by 31 July!
The highly anticipated stage adaptation of the smash-hit psychological thriller by Paula Hawkins is set to premiere at the Duke of York's Theatre on 23 July. When divorcee Rachel Watson suspects that a woman she regularly watches through a train window while on her morning commute has been murdered, she becomes a prime suspect.
πŸš„Book your tickets for The Girl On The Train at the Duke of York's Theatre and save up to £42.

Touching The Void
9 November 2019 — 29 February 2020

πŸŽŸπŸ‘‰ Save up to £26 when you book by 16 August!
Joe Simpson's gripping memoir comes to life on the Duke of York's Theatre stage this November. Set in 1985 when his mountain climbing trip to the Peruvian Andes went horribly wrong, this gripping thriller will transport you to the edge of death and back.
πŸ—»Book your tickets to Touching The Void at the Duke of York's Theatre and save up to £26.

Plays for those who love drama and romance

Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Booking until 31 August 2019
πŸŽŸπŸ‘‰ Save up to £32 when you book by 23 July!
Set against the backdrop of the Cephalonia Massacre, Italian officer Captain Corelli falls for local Greek girl, Pelagia. A humourous and talented musician, Corelli longs to build a life with someone like her, but his love for Pelagia is threatened after the Italian Army switches sides and signs an armistice with the Allies, causing the Germans to turn on them. This tragic love story will both warm and break your heart.
🎻Book your tickets for Captain Corelli's Mandolin at the Harold Pinter Theatre and save up to £32.

On Bear Ridge
24 October — 23 November 2019
πŸŽŸπŸ‘‰ No booking fees when you book by 2 August!
John Daniel and Noni run Bear Ridge Store, once a bustling family shop for bits and bobs now practically devoid of customers. One day, the two say, "To hell with it" and start drinking the last of the whiskey. As they reminisce about the good ole days, a dark figure approaches them from the distance...
🐻Book your tickets for On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court Theatre with no booking fees.

The Night of the Iguana
Booking until 28 September 2019
πŸŽŸπŸ‘‰ Save up to £28 when you book by 16 Aug!
The critically-acclaimed play by Tennessee Williams is taking the West End by storm, tropical storm that is. An unlikely group of travellers check in at the Costa Verde Hotel amidst heavy rain and thunder, which leads to an unpredictable series of events. Starring Clive Owen, this star-studded production at the Noel Coward Theatre is not one to be missed!
🦎Book your tickets for The Night of the Iguana at the Noel Coward Theatre and save up to £28.

The Son
24 August — 2 November 2019

πŸŽŸπŸ‘‰ Save up to £26 when you book by 16 August!
Is skipping school just normal teenage angst or does it spell something far more disastrous for Nicholas? That's the burning question for his parents who have recently separated. Florian Zeller's acclaimed family trilogy (The Mother, The Father) comes to a close at the Duke of York's Theatre this August. But you won't need to have seen the previous two instalments to enjoy this satisfying conclusion.
πŸ‘ͺBook your tickets for The Son at the Duke of York's Theatre and save up to £26.

Plays for those who love scandals and shock value

A Very Expensive Poison
24 August — 28 September 2019

πŸŽŸπŸ‘‰ Save up to £26 when you book by 16 August!
Lucy Prebble adapts Luke Harding's eye-opening novel for the stage in one of The Old Vic's most provocative productions of the season. At a time when Russia's president has infiltrated the press to openly criticise liberalism, nothing could be more relevant than this daring tell-all play on the radioactive murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
☠️Book your tickets for A Very Expensive Poison at the Old Vic and save up to £26.

Bitter Wheat
Booking until 21 September 2019
πŸŽŸπŸ‘‰ No booking fees when you book by 29 July!
Acclaimed American actor John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons, Bird Box) stars as Barney Fein, a bloated old dinosaur and studio exec who devours his prey  unsuspecting young women  by luring them into his lair. Will this sexual predator finally get what's coming to him?
🌾Book your tickets for Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre and save on no booking fees.

Booking until 7 September 2019
πŸŽŸπŸ‘‰ Save up to £39!
From London's East End to the West End, Equus has been captivating both audiences and critics alike. This new minimalist staging featuring breathtaking lighting effects and spectacular acting talent is enough to easily send this hit production to the Olivier Awards next year. Enter the insane world of Alan Strang (Ethan Kai) as he leads Dr. Dysart (Zubin Varla) down the rabbit hole of heinous acts and twisted equestrian worship.
🐴Book your tickets for Equus at Trafalgar Studios and save up to £39.

Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels

By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels

Ephram is a jack of all trades and enjoys attending theatre, classical music concerts and the opera.