This month's must-see shows in the West End and beyond

From the bright lights of the West End to theatres across the UK, here’s our latest rundown of new shows and musicals opening this month.

From new tours and fresh revivals to world premieres of brand new musicals, there’s a wealth of theatrical treasures to be discovered. Join us as we spotlight the must-see openings that you’ll want to be booking for in November…

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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A Christmas Carol

Currently booking to 6 January 2024 at the The Old Vic

Starring Christopher Eccleston as Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol fills the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment. A unique staging immerses the audience in London's longest running adaptation of this beloved festive favourite.

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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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The Enfield Haunting

Currently booking to 2 March 2024 at the Ambassadors Theatre

Based on the true story of the Enfield poltergeist, Catherine Tate (Dr Who, Queen of Oz) stars as single mum Peggy Hodgson while David Threlfall (Funny Woman, Shameless) plays ghost hunter Maurice Grosse.

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A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

Currently booking to 7 January 2024 at the Alexandra Palace

It's a cold Christmas Eve and mean-spirited miser Ebenezer Scrooge has an unexpected visit from the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley. Bound in chains as punishment for a lifetime of greed, the unearthly figure explains it isn't too late for Scrooge to change his miserly ways in order to escape the same fate, but first he'll have to face three more eerie encounters...

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Currently booking to 27 January 2024 at the Leeds Playhouse

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver! follows the story of a small boy with a big heart as he journeys from a desolate workhouse to the paved streets of Victorian London in search of love and a place to call home.

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West End cast of Hamilton: Shan Ako as Eliza Hamilton, Ava Brennan as Angelica Schuyler and Simbe Akande as Peggy Schuyler.


Currently touring to October 2025

Broadway and West End mega musical Hamilton is heading on its first ever UK tour. Lin-Manuel Miranda's sell-out show tells the life story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

  • Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from 28 February 2024
  • Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol from 30 April 2024
  • Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham from 25 June 2024
  • Bord Gis Energy Theatre, Dublin from 17 September 2024
  • Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff from 26 November 2024
  • Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from 28 January 2025
  • Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from 18 March 2025
  • Liverpool Empire, Liverpool from 6 May 2025
  • Sunderland Empire, Sunderland from 17 June 2025
  • Theatre Royal, Plymouth from 30 July 2025
  • Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich from 17 September 2025

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I Should Be So Lucky

Currently touring to May 2024

Brand new Stock Aitken Waterman jukebox musical I Should Be So Lucky features the soundtrack of a generation with music from the likes of Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan and Bananarama. It tells the story of a young couple, hopelessly in love and about to take the biggest step of their lives.

  • Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds from 12 December 2023
  • Sheffield Lyceum, Sheffield from 16 January 2024
  • Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from 23 January 2024
  • New Wimbledon Theatre, London from 29 January 2024
  • New Theatre, Oxford from 5 February 2024
  • King's Theatre, Glasgow from 12 February 2024
  • Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes from 5 March 2024
  • New Victoria Theatre, Woking from 18 March 2024
  • The Alexandra, Birmingham from 1 April 2024
  • Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol from 9 April 2024
  • Liverpool Empire, Liverpool from 15 April 2024
  • Sunderland Empire, Sunderland from 22 April 2024
  • His Majestys Theatre, Aberdeen from 30 April 2024

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The Witches

Currently booking to 27 January 2024 at the National Theatre

The Witches is a rip-roaring musical version of Roald Dahl's timeless tale, filled with wit, daring and heart. With book and lyrics by Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood, music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominee Dave Malloy, and directed by Lyndsey Turner.

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Elf The Musical

Currently booking to 6 January 2024 at the Dominion Theatre

ELF is the funny and charming tale of Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa's bag as a baby and was raised as an elf! Way too tall and not so great at his job, Buddy is the North Pole's biggest misfit... and knows he'll never belong. When Santa tells him the truth, Buddy heads to New York to find his birth father who turns out to be quite high on the Naughty List.

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Currently booking to 13 January 2024 at the Curve Theatre

As Eva Duarte, a child born into poverty, she followed her dreams of becoming an actress. As Eva Perón, she captured the hearts of Argentina’s working classes, broke new ground for women in politics and became the most powerful woman in Latin America.

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Pacific Overtures

Currently booking to 24 February 2024 at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Nippon. The Floating Kingdom. One of Stephen Sondheim’s most ambitious creations comes to the Chocolate Factory in a co-production with Umeda Arts Theater in Japan, where it has already been a huge success in Tokyo and Osaka.

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Two Strangers (carry a cake across New York)

Currently booking to 23 December 2023 at the Kiln Theatre

Dujonna Gift and Sam Tutty star in this new British musical from Jim Barne and Kit Buchan. With the city at their feet and a lavish wedding on the horizon, anything could happen for Dougal and Robin...

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SuperYou musical concert

On 15 November 2023 at the Lyric Theatre

By delving into themes of discovering inner strength, while fostering acceptance, inclusivity, and celebrating kindness, both towards others and, crucially, oneself, SuperYou is conveyed through poignant dialogue and modern, instantly memorable music, making it a tale that feels particularly relevant and timely in today’s world.

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Mandy Patinkin in Concert

Mandy Patinkin in Concert

Currently booking to 19 November 2023 at the Lyric Theatre

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Mandy Patinkin returns to the West End this November! The concerts will see Mandy perform his favourite Broadway and classic American tunes, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin and Randy Newman to Irving Berlin and Meredith Willson

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