The can’t miss new West End shows in 2024

As the curtain prepares to rise on a brand-new year, London and the West End is set to dazzle audiences with an exciting lineup of musicals and shows in 2024.

Next year promises to be a spectacular one for theatre fans, with a blend of Broadway transfers, brand new musicals, returning favourites and revivals of beloved classics. From high-energy musicals that will have you dancing in your seats to thought-provoking dramas that challenge and inspire, there’s something for everyone in this year’s offerings.

Here are our picks of the must-see shows across London next year…

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Mean Girls The Musical

Currently booking to 27 October 2024 at the Savoy Theatre

Meet The Plastics - Regina, Gretchen and Karen. They rule North Shore High and will burn anyone who gets in their way. Home-schooled Cady Heron may think she knows a thing or two about survival of the fittest thanks to her zoologist parents, but high school is a whole new level of savage. When Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a queen bee without getting stung.

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Devil Wears Prada Musical

From 24 October 2024 to 31 May 2025 at the Dominion Theatre

Fresh out of college, aspiring journalist Andy scores a job at the prestigious Runway magazine working for fashion's most powerful and terrifying icon — editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly.

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Cruel Intentions musical

Currently booking to 19 May 2024 at the The Other Palace

Based on the 1999 film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair, the Cruel Intentions musical tells the story of two diabolical step-siblings who target an innocent girl.

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Currently booking to 22 December 2024 at the Lyric Theatre

Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales, that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone, as it invites you on an unforgettable journey to the underworld and back

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Opening Night

Currently booking to 18 May 2024 at the Gielgud Theatre

The incomparable Sheridan Smith returns to the stage in the world premiere of Opening Night, a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright, one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, alongside book and direction by Tony and Olivier award-winner Ivo van Hove.

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Clueless The Musical

Currently booking to 24 February 2024 at the Churchill Theatre

Cher Horowitz is the most popular student in her Beverley Hills High School, renowned for her unique talent at finding love for others. But she's about to embark on her biggest project yet -“ making over her awkward new friend, Tai, and setting her up with the most handsome boy in school.

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Plaza Suite

Currently booking to 13 April 2024 at the Savoy Theatre

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick to star in Neil Simon's hit comedy about three different couples in one famous hotel room

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MJ The Musical

Currently booking to 7 December 2024 at the Prince Edward Theatre

He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson's unique and unparalleled artistry is heading to the West End in the multiple Tony Award-winning musical MJ.

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Sister Act

Currently booking to 31 August 2024 at the Dominion Theatre

Starring Beverley Knight and Alexandra Burke across the run, hilarious comedy musical Sister Act tells the story of a singer who is forced to join a convent after being placed in a witness protection program.

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Currently booking to 23 March 2024 at the Peacock Theatre

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn't quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight

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Bronco Billy

Currently booking to 7 April 2024 at the Charing Cross Theatre

Based on the 1980s American Western comedy-drama film starring Clint Eastwood, Bronco Billy The Musical makes its UK premiere starring Emily Benjamin in the cast.

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The King and I

Currently booking to 2 March 2024 at the Dominion Theatre

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

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Long Day's Journey into Night

Currently booking to 19 March 2024 at the Wyndham's Theatre

Often regarded as the greatest American play of the 20th Century, O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning piece depicts a summer day in the life of the Tyrones, closely based on O'Neill's own dysfunctional family.

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Just For One Day

Currently booking to 30 March 2024 at the The Old Vic

13 July, 1985. As the sun rose over London, Wembley Stadium was about to witness the greatest live event of all time take place. It was during a decade of vibrant neon and roaring noise when this moment brought the world to a stand-still, and with the help of two satellites, united 1.5 billion people - now, they tell their story about 'the day rock 'n' roll changed the world'.

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Standing at the Sky's Edge

Currently booking to 3 August 2024 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

A love letter to Sheffield and ode to the iconic Park Hill Estate, Standing at the Sky's Edge charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades.

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An Enemy of the People

Currently booking to 13 April 2024 at the Duke Of York's Theatre

Matt Smith returns to the West End in celebrated director Thomas Ostermeier's iconoclastic production of An Enemy of the People at the Duke of York's Theatre for a strictly limited run.

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Spirited Away

Currently booking to 24 August 2024 at the London Coliseum

Studio Ghibli's SPIRITED AWAY, created by legendary animator and director Hayao Miyazaki, has been re-imagined for the stage by Toho Theatrical Department and Olivier and Tony Award-winning director John Caird Les Miserables

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Dr Strangelove

From 8 October 2024 to 21 December 2024 at the Noel Coward Theatre

Dr Strangelove, fully titled Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is an apocalyptical dark comedy released in the 1960s about a United States Air Force general who orders a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union and the attempts to stop a nuclear winter.

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Shrek The Musical

From 19 July 2024 to 31 August 2024 at the Eventim Apollo

Next summer you don't have to go Far Far Away to find an unforgettable experience. Join Shrek and his loveable side-kick Donkey at the iconic Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith as they embark on an action-packed adventure to rescue the beautiful, but cursed, Princess Fiona from a castle protected by a fearsome fire-breathing dragon.

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The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Currently booking to 13 April 2024 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

This cutting-edge production delivers an explosive interplay of live performance and video in an astonishing collision of form.

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The Hills Of California

The Hills of California

Currently booking to 15 June 2024 at the Harold Pinter Theatre

A new play by Jez Butterworth. Blackpool, 1976. The driest summer in 200 years. The beaches are packed. The hotels are heaving. In the sweltering backstreets, far from the choc ices and donkey rides, the Webb Sisters are returning to their mother's run-down guest house, as she lies dying upstairs.

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