Top musicals in London to see this month

With so many marvellous musical theatre shows to see in London, where do you start and how do you choose? We have a few suggestions.

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From West End favourites to brand new productions, there is a host of top musicals in London to see this month.

We’ve picked our favourites and divided them into four distinct London areas to help you make your decision.

Top musicals in London: West End

All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical (Arts Theatre) – From 6 February

All Or Nothing - The Mod Musical at the Arts Theatre
All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical at the Arts Theatre

Climb aboard your Vespa and head to the West End for this mod musical. The hit show, which comes to London after a UK tour, follows the rise and fall of ’60s band Small Faces. BOOK NOW

Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre) – Throughout February

Les Miserables at Queen's Theatre (Image: Johan Persson)
Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre (Image: Johan Persson)

The characters of Les Misérables have been singing about One Day More for more than 32 years. The world’s longest running musical is a hit for a reason; the story of bravery, commitment, sacrifice and love combined with some of musical theatre’s greatest songs make it an incredible night out, even after three decades. BOOK NOW

The Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre) – Throughout February

The Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre
The Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

The classic gothic tale of spooky goings on at the Paris Opera House continues to be one of London’s most popular shows. It’s been running for more than 30 years and is still going strong. Amid the murderous happenings is a touching tale of unrequited love and a collection of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most loved songs. BOOK NOW

School Of Rock The Musical (New London Theatre) – Throughout February

Stephen Leask stars in School Of Rock The Musical at New London Theatre
Stephen Leask stars in School Of Rock The Musical at New London Theatre

What better way to wake up a chilly February than with the crashing of drums and the growl of a rock guitar? School Of Rock The Musical brings the hit Jack Black film to the stage, with a cast of super-talented kids. Stephen Leask plays Dewey Finn, a layabout rock-star wannabe who finds himself in charge of a prep-school class. The result is transformational and heart-warming. BOOK NOW

42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) – Throughout February

42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The classic tale of an understudy grabbing her big break, 42nd Street continues to charm West End audiences. With a cast led by Sheena Easton, this is a tap-dancing, high-kicking musical that harks back to the golden era. Features the songs We’re In The Money and Lullaby Of Broadway. BOOK NOW

Top musicals in London: North London

Oranges & Elephants (Hoxton Hall) – Until 10 February

Oranges & Elephants at Hoxton Hall
Oranges & Elephants at Hoxton Hall

This new musical takes audiences back to Victorian London with its story of rival all-female gangs. Mary arrives in the city with dreams of becoming a music hall star. But with two gangs battling to own her, will she even make it to her 25th birthday? BOOK NOW

Rothschild & Sons (Park Theatre) – Until 17 February

Rothschild & Sons at Park Theatre
Rothschild & Sons at Park Theatre

More than 45 years after it debuted off-Broadway, this musical from the creators of Fiddler On The Roof opens in London. An uplifting tale based in truth, it tells how a family changed the world. BOOK NOW

A Night At The Oscars (Upstairs At The Gatehouse) – From 7 February

A Night At The Oscars at Upstairs At The Gatehouse
A Night At The Oscars at Upstairs At The Gatehouse

Celebrate the golden age of Hollywood with this show full of music, dance and stories. Featuring the work of George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter and more, it condenses 40 years of big screen history into just two hours.

Parade (Pleasance Theatre) – 7 to 10 February

Parade at Pleasance Theatre
Parade at Pleasance Theatre

Glimpse the future of musical theatre as the final year students from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts perform Jason Robert Brown’s musical. Parade tells the story of Leo Frank, a young man accused of murder in an America torn apart by racial divisions.

The Little Angel (The Hen & Chickens Theatre) – 20 to 24 February

The Little Angel at Hen & Chickens Theatre
The Little Angel at Hen & Chickens Theatre

A new musical about a boy who feels he has nothing to live for. But when he spots a particular decoration hanging on a Christmas tree, his life changes forever.

Top musicals in London: East London

Betty Blue Eyes (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch) – 7 to 10 February

Betty Blue Eyes at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Betty Blue Eyes at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Shenfield Operatic Society perform the musical set in 1940s austerity Britain where everyone wants to celebrate the impending royal wedding. Some are happy to make do with what they have, while others are illegally rearing a pig to feed their party.

OneTrackMinds (Wilton’s Music Hall) – 14 to 15 February

OneTrackMinds at Wilton's Music Hall
OneTrackMinds at Wilton’s Music Hall

Not a musical, but an evening celebrating music. OneTrackMinds present a selection of writers, thinkers and musicians, each telling a tale about a song that had a huge impact on their life.

Top musicals in London: South London

Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory) – Throughout February

Barnum at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Barnum at the Menier Chocolate Factory – Top musicals in London

PT Barnum was an American showman of the highest order. This musical, usually a spectacle of circus glitz, has been transported to the intimate Menier Chocolate Factory. The London Bridge venue has a reputation for creating outstanding musical productions, with many transferring to the West End. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke leads the cast.

Judy & Liza (Churchill Theatre) – 7 to 8 February

Judy & Liza at Churchill Theatre
Judy & Liza at Churchill Theatre

See Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland (not the actual Liza and Judy, obviously!) together again on stage. Hear their classic hits and discover more about their incredible life stories.

Carmen 1808 (Union Theatre) – From 7 February

Carmen 1808 at Union Theatre
Carmen 1808 at Union Theatre

A new musical that takes the plot, characters and music of Bizet’s famous opera and places them in Goya’s paintings of the Dos De Mayo Uprising.

Pippin (Southwark Playhouse) – From 23 February

Pippin at the Southwark Playhouse
Pippin at the Southwark Playhouse

The acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre production of Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin comes to London. Let a mysterious troupe of Victorian performers tell you about the life and adventures of Prince Pippin.

Top musicals in London: West London

The Woman In White (Charing Cross Theatre) – Until 10 February

The Woman In White at Charing Cross Theatre
The Woman In White at Charing Cross Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is revived at the Charing Cross Theatre with songs that the musical theatre lord has reworked. The Victorian thriller follows Walter Hartright. His life is haunted by a chilling meeting with a woman dressed in white, who is desperate to share a terrible secret. BOOK NOW

Eugenius! (The Other Palace) – Throughout February

Eugenius! at The Other Palace
Eugenius! at The Other Palace

Created by Chris Wilkins and former A1 star Ben Adams, Eugenius! gets a full production after 2017’s hit concert staging. Eugene is a geek whose love of comic books might just see him making it big in Hollywood. But first he has to find his superhero within… and save the world. BOOK NOW

 

Care (ICA) – 3 to 4 February

Care at ICA
Care at ICA

Set in a care home, Care tells the story of children who are transported to a magical world that will change their lives forever.

Assassins (RADA) – 8 to 17 February

Assassins at RADA
Assassins at RADA

Students at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art perform Stephen Sondheim’s musical that gives a voice to the select group of people who have tried – and in some cases succeeded – to kill an American president.