The Best West End Shows To Catch In London This Year

When you’re looking to see some live theatre, there are few better places in the whole of the UK than London West End shows. The bustling hub of theatre and everything that encompasses the dramatic arts truly captures the spirit of the city and its creatives. Knowing the ins and outs of the London theatre scene is a rare thing to be clued up on these days, but don’t worry whatsoever, as we’re here to share our top picks for the best West End shows to catch this year.

With a vibrant range of productions that range from musicals to plays, it won’t matter whether you're a seasoned theatre lover or a newcomer to the scene, these shows are sure to leave you spellbound. From the heart-warming to the thought-provoking, we've got it all. So sit back, relax, and prepare to be dazzled by the magic of London theatre shows West End.

Back To The Future: The Musical

back to the future

When: Wednesday 23rd February - Thursday 13th July 2023
Where: Adelphi Theatre in London

For a nostalgic trip down to one of the very best family films, you quite simply have to check out "Back to the Future: The Musical." This adaptation of the beloved 1985 film brings all the time-travelling adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown to the stage, with catchy songs and dazzling special effects that whizz past at 88mph!

A fun-filled production that's perfect for audiences of all ages. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the film or just looking for a lighthearted night out, this show has something for absolutely everyone to sink their teeth into. And with a talented cast of actors and musicians bringing the story to life, you'll be transported back to Hill Valley in no time. Make sure to grab your tickets soon, as they're sure to sell out faster than you can say "Great Scott!

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

When: Wednesday 10th May - Tuesday 8th August 2023
Where: Soho Place London

Brokeback Mountain is the widely adored and unrelentingly gripping tale of forbidden love and the sacrifices we make for it. This is the world premiere of Brokeback Mountain in a theatrical form, written by Ashley Robinson with songs by Dan Gillespie Sells. Based entirely on Annie Proulx’s short story, this production takes the story to new heights with a stunning score and powerful performances. Follow the lives of two cowboys as they navigate their love in a world that's not ready for it, and the consequences that follow.

With a team of incredibly talented actors including Mike Faist as Jack and Lucas Hedges as Ennis - both making their West End stage debuts - "Brokeback Mountain" is a must-see show that will stay with you long after the curtains close. From the beautiful melodies to the raw emotion, this show is a testament to the power of live theatre. So don't miss your chance to witness it firsthand – head over to their website to buy your tickets now!

Alice’s Adventures Underground

Alice Adventures Underground

When: Tuesday 17th - Wednesday 25th October 2023
Where: Old Vic Tunnels in London

For a completely unique theatre experience, check out "Alice's Adventures Underground," an immersive production that will transport you to the fantastical world of Wonderland. Follow Alice on her journey as she tumbles down the rabbit hole and encounters a host of peculiar characters, from the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts.

What makes "Alice's Adventures Underground" so special is its interactive nature – you'll find yourself at the heart of the action. But hopefully not at the Queen of Hearts’ feet. You and whoever you dare bring will be helping Alice in an adventure like no other – your adventure. Will you go this way or that? Eat or Drink? Grow or Shrink? The choice is yours. Take tea with the maddest of Hatters, let the Cheshire Cat take you hither or thither and explore a land full of wonder. Are you ready to fall down the rabbit hole?

Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial

Vardy v Rooney

When: Thursday 6th April - Saturday 20th May 2023
Where: Ambassadors Theatre West Street London

Grab a seat for the trial that gripped the nation… Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial is coming to London's West End and if you want to find out all the goss, without having to read all the tedious court files, then this is the place to be on London's West End this year.

Edited from seven unbelievable days of High Court transcripts, witness the case of Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney unfold in their own words as all is told about the dramatic events from the week-long court hearings surrounding Coleen's iconic sting operation on her fellow England WAG.

While the country was captivated, only a handful of people witnessed what happened behind closed doors. Now it’s time for you to witness The Scousetrap  for yourself and make your verdict!

A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop

When: Saturday 17th June - Saturday 9th September 2023
Where: Barbican Centre in London

A Strange Loop, the ground-breaking and critically acclaimed winner of every ‘Best Musical’ award on Broadway and the Pulitzer Prize, bursts onto the stage of the Barbican this June for a one-time-only, limited season. If you're looking for a thought-provoking and boundary-pushing production that's also laugh-out-loud funny, look no further. Michael R. Jackson’s blisteringly funny, heartfelt masterwork, exposes a young black artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble.

If you're looking for a theatre experience that takes you on a powerful emotional journey, all while keeping you entertained with its wit and humour, "A Strange Loop" is a perfect choice. So don't hesitate, and head over to their website and buy your tickets today!

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