The must see musicals and shows in London's West End right now

Here’s a rundown of the hottest musicals and shows you don’t want to miss in the West End and across London this year.

From heart-wrenching tales to uplifting melodies, the West End promises an experience like no other. But with so many shows to choose from, where do you start? Fear not! We’ve curated a spotlight list of the must-watch musicals and shows just for you.

Nicole Scherzinger in Sunset Boulevard artwork

Sunset Boulevard

Currently booking to 6 January 2024 at the Savoy Theatre

Starring Nicole Scherzinger! Haunted by her memories and dreams, movie star Norma Desmond yearns to return to the big screen. A struggling screenwriter who can't sell his scripts to the Hollywood studios may be her only hope, until their dangerous and compelling relationship leads to disastrous circumstances.

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The Little Big Things

Currently booking to 2 March 2024 at the @sohoplace


When one moment changes everything, Henry finds himself split between a past he no longer recognises and a future he can't even begin to imagine. As he learns to navigate this new world, can he find a way to take control of his life, and keep his family from falling apart?

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Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends concert

Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends

Currently booking to 6 January 2024 at the Gielgud Theatre

Following a one-off gala show last May in aid of the Sondheim Foundation, the life and work of the famed composer will continue to be celebrated by an all star cast.

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Guys & Dolls

Currently booking to 31 August 2024 at the Bridge Theatre


Join us for Guys & Dolls as The Bridge transforms for one of the greatest musicals of all time. It has more hit songs, more laughs and more romance than any show ever written.

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My Neighbour Totoro - Key Art (Landscape) - My Neighbour Totoro © Studio Ghibli. Logo by Toshio Suzuki. Concept and Design by Dewynters. © RSC and Nippon TV

My Neighbour Totoro

Currently booking to 23 March 2024 at the Barbican Centre

My Neighbour Totoro tells the story of sisters Satsuki and Mei who move with their father from Tokyo to an old house in the country only to discover magical creatures living nearby, including the giant forest spirit Totoro.

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Peter Pan Panto artwork

Peter Pan

From 9 December 2023 to 14 January 2024 at the London Palladium

Starring Jennifer Saunders, Julian Clary, Rob Madge, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot! Back for an eighth season, The London Palladium pantomime is renowned as the most spectacular show staged in the West End with fabulous sets and costumes, jaw-dropping special effects and all the spectacle and magic you'd expect from the UK's biggest panto.

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Operation Mincemeat press photo

Operation Mincemeat

Currently booking to 15 June 2024 at the Fortune Theatre

A hilarious and sharp-witted musical that's received glowing reviews. The year is 1943 and we're losing the war. Luckily, we're about to gamble all our futures on a stolen corpse.

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The Time Traveller's Wife The Musical

Currently booking to 30 March 2024 at the Apollo Theatre

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Henry and Clare's love story is like no other and yet like all others; they meet, flirt, fight, love, marry - but all out of order

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Dear England

Currently booking to 13 January 2024 at the Prince Edward Theatre


With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt to take team and country back to the promised land.

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Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Currently booking to 25 August 2024 at the Phoenix Theatre

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Brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team, Stranger Things: The First Shadow is set within the mythology and world of Netflix's hugely popular series.

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Gabriel Vick as Mrs Doubtfire enters on stage

Mrs. Doubtfire musical

Currently booking to 29 September 2024 at the Shaftesbury Theatre

A hilarious and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire is the musical comedy we need right now.

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