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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.