Five shows to see this week

Our guide to the London shows you need to see right now

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Which London productions should you see to brighten up your week? Here are our five suggestions for the shows to see this week:

The last chance choice – Half A Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre)

Flash. Bang. Wallop. What a show! If you’ve not caught this feel-good musical hit yet, we suggest you get yourselves to the Noel Coward Theatre quick smart. This classic rags-to-riches musical love story will have you grinning from ear to ear thanks to its catchy tunes, incredible dance routines and an effervescent performance from leading man Charlie Stemp. BOOK NOW


The summery choice – Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre)

Whatever the weather, you can find a sunny paradise in London with long-running musical Mamma Mia! Set on a Greek island, the story of a bride’s attempts to discover the identity of her father is packed with toe-tapping ABBA hits. If you love catchy pop tunes and brightly coloured Lycra, this is the show for you. BOOK NOW


The comic choice – Loot (Park Theatre)

Joe Orton’s criminal farce gets a new production to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Laugh your way through the action, which sees two bungling burglars use a coffin to hide their stash of cash before having to deal with a host of unwelcome, interfering guests. BOOK NOW


The youthful choice – Blue Stockings (The Yard)

Blue Stockings at The Yard Theatre
Blue Stockings at The Yard Theatre – Five shows to see this week

See the stars of the future before they make it big, as the National Youth Theatre stages this tale of four young women fighting for their right to graduate from university in 1897. Blue Stockings plays as part of an NYT season that also includes urban drama The Host, which runs next week.


The family choice – The Gruffalo (Richmond Theatre)

The Gruffalo at Richmond Theatre
The Gruffalo at Richmond Theatre – Five shows to see this week

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood. And you can, too, if you head to Richmond Theatre this weekend where family favourite The Gruffalo will be entertaining kids and grown-ups alike. If your children are among the millions who can’t get enough of Julia Donaldson’s picture books, they will love this engaging music-filled stage adaptation.