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Wicked

4.64,413 reviews

Defy Gravity with Wicked, one of London's most beloved musicals.

From £20NO FEES

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The Lion King

4.89,655 reviews

Disney’s award-winning musical has been stunning West End audiences for 18 years.

From £30

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Experience this spellbinding universe like never before at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London.

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Les Miserables

4.83,384 reviews

The fully staged production of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre!

From £24

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Phantom of the Opera

4.73,626 reviews

After more than 30 years the West End still loves the Music of the Night.

From £27

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Cinderella

A new Cinderella production by Andrew Lloyd Webber is now open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

From £24

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Grease

Opens 03 May 2022

The world's favourite musical is back in the West End!

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The Mousetrap

4.61,029 reviews

A West End staple for 68 years, The Mousetrap is the longest consistently running play in British theatre history.

From £24

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Witness for the Prosecution

4.81,976 reviews

Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama Witness for the Prosecution is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.

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Cyrano de Bergerac

4.5242 reviews

James McAvoy to star in Cyrano de Bergerac tickets now on sale!

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The Human Voice

Opens 18 March 2022

Ruth Wilson stars in The Human Voice this spring!

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Anything Goes

It's De-Lovely! Anything Goes returns to London's Barbican in summer 2022!

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The Seagull

4.73 reviews

Emilia Clarke stars in The Seagull

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Bring It On

Love Island's Amber Davies gets ready to bring it in London this Christmas!

Price TBC

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Sister Act

Opens 19 July 2022

Sister Act The Musical gets back in the habit!

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The Great Gatsby

4.730 reviews

The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!

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La boheme

4.453 reviews

Jonathan Miller’s classic production of La boheme returns to ENO

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Jerusalem

Opens 01 June 2022

Sonia Friedman presents the highly anticipated return of Jersualem by Jez Butterworth.

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Classic Plays in London

Where do we start? Theatre history is old, almost 2,500 or more years old. Although it is now a form of art, the roots of its origin lie deeper. Theatre emerged from ritual activities and would involve the spectator to march in processions or fast. In his Poetics, Aristotle says that theatre is sacred, but only in terms of the healing it offers through vision and does not require any other sacred involvement. With the rapid development of the societies, such performances became non-ritualistic. They would quickly move on to become an autonomous activity. Today, the theatre has almost completely changed. The evolution has led on to turning unrealistic ideas into reality. Technological advancement has also made several things possible, like seeing a 21st-century rendition of famous classic plays in London.

Classics in the Heart of the Capital

Plays in the city have been an age-old tradition. While every society consists of performative elements, we distinguish plays as a mode of entertainment and a necessary art form. The word "play" as stage performance is often mistaken for dramas. Although there are plenty of similarities in all art forms that artists perform in front of an audience, drama and classic plays in London are different. Drama refers to a composition, usually in the form of prose that tells a story represented by actors portraying the various characters and speaking the composition's dialogues. In the case of a play, you can call it an activity that intends to amuse. Even if it isn't always the case, many plays are designed to entertain young people. However, numerous highly praised classic plays relate to people of all ages and taste.

Are you in the mood for some classic stage plays in London? Head to one of the most well-known theatres in the West End for a grand experience. Plays consist of unique elements that will entertain all your senses.