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Theatre & Theatreland

Set in the heart of Covent Garden, One Aldwych is within a ten-minute walk of over twenty top West End theatres - here's our guide to some of the dazzling local productions. 


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42nd Street

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of.

2 minute walk 

Disney’s The Lion King

Lyceum Theatre

A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.

2 minute walk

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre

Featuring classic sing-along hits of the rock 'n' roll queen Tina Turner, this new musical spectacular reveals the untold story of the superstar from her humble beginnings in Tennessee, how she made a name for herself in the 1960s to her transformation into one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

2 minute walk

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Duchess Theatre

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to get to the final curtain call, with hilarious consequences.

2 minute walk

Mamma Mia!

Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia tells the story of a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding through the songs of ABBA.
  
2 minute walk

Kinky Boots

Adelphi Theatre

The Tony award-winning musical from Cyndi Lauper has opened in the West End with a bang and tells the story of a Northampton shoe factory.

5 minute walk

Motown The Musical

Shaftesbury Theatre

Unbeatable music and the incredible story of how Berry Gordy founded Motown records and launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and many others.

10 minute walk

Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this musical by award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled. 

10 minute walk

Thriller Live

Lyric Theatre

Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits I Want You Back, ABC, Beat It and Billie Jean. 

15 minute walk

The Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre

After winning nine Tony Awards, this comic musical from the creators of South Park is about a pair of hapless Mormon missionaries who have come to London.

15 minute walk

Phantom of the Opera

Her Majesty's Theatre

In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical, beneath the splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom shamed by his physical appearance and obsessed with the singing sensation Christine.

15 minute walk

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Palace Theatre

J.K Rowling's eighth installment of the beloved Harry Potter series has arrived. Written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany, the play tells the story of Harry Potter and his family after the final '19 years later' chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 

12 minute walk

Aladdin The Musical

Prince Edward Theatre

The classic hit film has been brought to thrilling life on stage, featuring all the songs from the Academy Award-winning score, together with new music written for this production. 

13 minute walk

Dream Girls

The Savoy Theatre

This UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award-winning musical comes to The Savoy Theatre.

4 minute walk 

School of Rock

Gillian Lynne Theatre

The heart-beating musical follows Dewey Finn, an out-of-work rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After identifying the musical talent in his students, Dewey forms a band of fifth-graders, in an attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest.

5 minute walk

Hamilton: An American Musical

Victoria Palace Theatre

Taking the world by storm, the hip-hop musical Hamilton is the story of the poverty, politics and revolution which has shaped the modern day America as we know it. Founding Father of America, Alexander Hamilton arrived in New York as an immigrant from the Caribbean who went on to become one of America’s great ‘self-made’ men.   

20 minutes by tube

Chicago

Phoenix Theatre

Starring the sensational Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr, Chicago brings the razzle-dazzle to the West End. Desperate for the spotlight, Roxie Hart is arrested for the murder of her lover which will give her the media attention she craves. Teaming up with her idol and double murderess Velma Kelly, they both catch the attention of smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in this dazzling tale of jazz, fame and murder.

13 minute walk 

Strictly Ballroom

Piccadilly Theatre

Until 27 October 2018

Baz Lurhmann’s popular 1992 film comes to live on the West End in the dazzling musical production of Strictly Ballroom: The Musical. Competitive ballroom dancer Scott is used to breaking all the rules but when he meets his new dancing partner Fran, he takes the route of following his heart. Featuring sensational musical hits including Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’, it will have the whole audience on their dancing feet. 

12 minute walk

Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 The Musical

The Savoy Theatre

28 January - 31 August 2019

Featuring all the toe-tapping hits from the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 The Musical is the must-see hilarious story of friendship, gossip and revenge inspired by the 1980 hit movie. Doralee, Violet and Judy work for the highly sexist and self-important Franklin Hart Jr who is pushing them all to their limits. The girls soon team up to teach Mr Hart Jr a lesson in hope of improving the company and running the office their way. 

4 minutes walk

Company

Gielgud Theatre

Until 22 December

Must-watch musical comedy Company follows Bobbie as she navigates her friends questioning about life, love and marriage at her 25th birthday party. Starring award-winning Patti LuPone in a new gender-reversed production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1970 musical. 

15 minute walk

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Piccadilly Theatre

29 November 2018 to 23 February 2019

The spectacular play by Simon Stephen’s returns to the West End which tells the story of Christopher Boone, an inquisitive 15-year-old, who attempts to solve the murder of his neighbour Mrs Shears. His extraordinary mind and talent for maths helps him search for clues on a journey far out of his comfort zone. 

12 minute walk

The Mousetrap

St Martin's Theatre

Agatha Christie’s gripping murder mystery is the longest running show in the world. A group of strangers are gathered in a remote part of the countryside and soon discover there is a murderer on the loose. Eager to find out who did it, each character reveals their past until the final moment when the identity and motive is exposed.

10 minute walk 

The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre

Be prepared to be on the edge of your seat as The Woman in Black tells the story of a solicitor, Arthur Kipps, who visits a remote town a client’s funeral and witnesses a mysterious woman dressed in black. Arthur believes that a curse has been has been cast over him and recruits a young actor to help tell his spine-tingling story.    

3 minute walk 

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