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Hairspray

Opens 21 June 2021

You just can't stop the beat! Hairspray is still coming to London's West End in 2021.

From £21ON SALE NOW

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The Lion King

4.89,657 reviews

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

From £45ON SALE NOW

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The Prince of Egypt

4.5378 reviews

The Prince of Egypt is finally coming to London!

From £24ON SALE NOW

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Opens 21 July 2021

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

From £16ON SALE NOW

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Anything Goes

Opens 23 July 2021

It's De-Lovely! Anything Goes comes to London's Barbican in summer 2021!

From £30

Musical

Cinderella

3.627 reviews

A new Cinderella production by Andrew Lloyd Webber is set to premiere at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in Spring 2021!

From £24ON SALE NOW

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Love Letters

A romantic love story of two pen pals is told in the modern stage play classic Love Letters, coming to the West End this Spring!

From £26ON SALE NOW

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Singin' In The Rain

Opens 30 July 2021

Adam Cooper returns to Sadler's Wells in the classic feel-good show Singin' in the Rain!

From £36

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Aladdin 2021

Opens 19 November 2021

Aladdin flies in on magic carpet ride Christmas 2021 for a new #LyricPanto production by Vikki Stone!

From £18

Play

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part Five!

Opens 29 July 2021

Be on the right side of history with cheap tickets for the fifth incarnation of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain!

From £24

Musical

Bring It On

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

From £27ON SALE NOW

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Witness for the Prosecution

4.81,978 reviews

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

Price TBC

Musical

Les Miserables

4.83,384 reviews

The new production of Les Miserables at the newly reconstructed Sondheim Theatre from December 2019!

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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.

Price TBC

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Phantom of the Opera

4.73,628 reviews

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

Price TBC

Cinema

Cinema: The School of Rock

The hilarious modern classic film The School of Rock heads to The Drive In cinema this holiday season!

Price TBC

Cinema

Cinema: Back to the Future

Back to the Future at The Drive In this summer!

From £23

Play

The Great Gatsby

4.730 reviews

Practise good social distancing with the new and improved 2020 Gatsby party, now a masquerade!

From £46

Musical

Sister Act

Opens 19 July 2022

Sister Act The Musical gets back in the habit!

From £44ON SALE NOW

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Wicked

4.64,414 reviews

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

From £30

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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.