Theatre is back: Ten top West End shows to book this summer

Theatre is back with the West End now reopen – here are ten shows to book for this summer.

From classics like Les Mis to brand new musicals such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, here’s a rundown of musicals to see in London right now…

Back To The Future

Adelphi Theatre – Get tickets

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Back to the Future musical tickets are now on sale for the limited run at the Adelphi Theatre in London following a critically acclaimed world premiere at the Manchester Opera House in March 2020. You won’t be able to turn back the clock, so make sure you book Back to the Future tickets as soon as possible.

The cast will feature Olly Dobson in the role of Marty McFly, while Doc Brown is portrayed by Roger Bart.


Pretty Woman

Savoy Theatre – Get tickets

pretty woman musical

Big new musical. HUGE! Pretty Woman Musical has reopened in the West End after having its London premiere in February 2020. The iconic characters of Vivian and Edward are brought to life live on stage by Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac in the romance classic.

They’re joined by Rachael Wooding as Kit De Luca, Bob Harms as Happy Man/Mr Thompson, Neil McDermott as Philip Stuckey and Mark Holden as James Morse.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

London Palladium – Get tickets

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The beloved family-favourite musical returns to the West End’s London Palladium this summer due to phenomenal demand. Jac Yarrow and Jason Donavan will reprise their roles from the acclaimed 2019 production as Joseph and the Pharoah respectively. Don’t close your eyes, book your tickets now before the limited season sells out!

With songs like Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door, and Go, Go, Go, Joseph, productions over the years have received 6 Tony nominations and 7 Olivier Award nominations.


London Coliseum – Get tickets

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You can’t stop the beat! Hairspray is playing at London’s West End starring Michael Ball, who is reprising his critically acclaimed role as Edna Turnblad! Get ready to shake and shimmy just as fast as you can and book your tickets for Hairspray at the London Coliseum now!

Comedian Les Dennis will take on the role of Wilbur Turnblad while Rita Simons (EastEnders) will appear as Velma von Tussle and Jonny Amies (Sex Education) as Link Larkin. Lizzie Bea (Kinky Boots, Becoming Nancy) will star as Tracy Tunblad while Marisha Wallace (Aladdin, Dreamgirls, Waitress) will take the role of Motormouth Maybelle.


Heathers The Musical

Theatre Royal Haymarket – Get tickets

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Hey-ho Westerberg, the Heathers are back in town! Heathers the Musical has returned to London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited season this summer. The fan-favourite musical was a smash-hit, selling out its previous West End and London runs. Be quick and book your tickets for Heathers the Musical whilst availability lasts!

Leading the Heathers West End cast for the new run will be Christina Bennington as Veronica Sawyer and Jordan Luke Gage as JD while the Heathers will be played by Jodie Steele (Heather Chandler), Bobbie Little (Heather Duke) and Frances Mayli McCann (Heather McNamara).


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella

Gillian Lynne Theatre – Get tickets

Andrew Lloyd Webber Cinderella

Andrew Lloyd Webber teams up with an award-winning creative team comprised of Emerald Fennell, David Zippel, Laurence Connor and JoAnn Hunter to bring an all-new musical to the West End.

Cinderella stars Carrie Hope Fletcher in the title role with Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as the Stepmother. Further cast includes Ivano Turco plays Prince Sebastian, brother to Prince Charming, Gloria Onitiri plays the Godmother and Laura Baldwin and Georgina Castle play the Stepsisters.


The Prince Of Egypt

Dominion Theatre – Get tickets

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Who knows what miracles you can achieve, when you believe… The Prince of Egypt has reopened in London! Head to the West End’s Dominion Theatre to see the DreamWorks animated film come to life live on stage featuring songs such as the Academy Award-winning ‘When You Believe’, as well as ‘Deliver Us’, ‘All I Ever Wanted’ and more!

The current West End cast is led by Luke Brady as Moses, Liam Tamne as Ramses, Christine Allado as Tzipporah and Alexia Khadime as Miriam.

Six The Musical

Lyric Theatre – Get tickets

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Six The Musical is currently playing at the Lyric Theatre for a limited time.

The hit show follows a fictional singing competition where each of Henry VII’s infamous six wives compete to be crowned the ultimate musical sensation.

The current West End cast Jarneia Richard-Noel as Catherine of Aragon, Courtney Bowman as Anne Boleyn, Natalie Paris as Jane Seymour, Alexia McIntosh as Anna of Cleves, Sophie Isaacs as Katherine Howard and Danielle Steers as Catherine Parr. They’re joined by alternates Zara MacIntosh, Cherelle Jay, Hana Stewart and Collette Guitart.


Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Apollo Theatre – Get tickets

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tells the story of 16-year-old Jamie New who doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future but he is going to be a sensation.

The current West End cast is led by Noah Thomas in the title role, joined by Melissa Jacques (Margaret New), Phil Nichol (Hugo / Loco Chanelle), Sejal Keshwala (Ray), Hiba Elchikhe (Pritti Pasha) and Gillian Ford (Miss Hedge).


Les Misérables: The Staged Concert

Sondheim Theatre – Get tickets

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The staged concert production of Les Misérables is currently playing until September when the full production will resume.

Adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Miserables shares the epic tale of a man’s life journey through 18th century France and his struggle to live through the injustice and revolution of the time.

The 2021 concert cast stars Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden as Javert, Lucie Jones as Fantine, Shan Ako as Éponine, Harry Apps as Marius, Gerard Carey as Thénardier, Josefina Gabrielle as Madame Thénardier, Jamie Muscato as Enjolras, Charlie Burn as Cosette. Dean Chisnall will play the role of Jean Valjean at certain performances.


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