Whether you’re heading to London for the first time or you’re looking for the hottest new shows to watch, we’ve put together the top 5 must-see musicals of this year…

If there is one thing London is famous for, it is it’s theatre shows. Whether you are looking for something romantic, dramatic or comedic, you are sure to find a show that fits. We have put together find of our favourite shows which you can find below along with a brief snippet of what you can expect.

One top tip we would recommend before purchasing your theatre tickets is to shop around for prices as there are a host of different deals if you take the time to look. Sites such as Discount London or Groupon are good to start and you can also keep your eye open for offers in newspapers or TV adverts.

Here are our 5 must-see London Theatre Shows of this year…

Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical

Perfect for all the family, Matilda the Musical brings this classic story to life. With a mum and dad who are far from doting, the brilliantly talented Matilda must try and guide her way through life. It’s full of highs and lows and plenty of laughter and love, being the perfect treat for adults and kids alike.

Cambridge theatre: Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9HU

Hamilton

Hamilton

Incredibly revered, Hamilton has definitely lived up to all the hype. It’s a hip-hop musical based on the first secretary of the US Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, and it explores minorities, immigrants and their culture. It’s sure to capture your attention and whisk you away with its edge-of-the-seat drama.

Victoria Palace Theatre: 126 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5EA

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter Cursed Child

If there were ever doubts that Harry Potter could be introduced to the West End, these have well and truly been quashed thanks to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

It’s a two-part, five-hour show, but that won’t put Harry Potter fans off as they find out how Harry Potter and his rival, Draco Malfoy, are faring in adulthood, and how their two children, Albus and Scorpius, are trying to get out of their parents’ shadows and navigate life at Hogwarts.

Palace Theatre: 113 Shaftebury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY

White Teeth

White Teeth Show

Based on the book by Zadie Smith, White Teeth takes a look at the cultural ‘melting pot’ of North London, following multiple generations. It’s on at the Kiln Theatre, which is part of the community where the novel is set, making this a very apt, relevant play.

Kiln Theatre: 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR

Magic Mike Live

London Theatre Shows Magic Mike

Fancy something even more light-hearted? Then Magic Mike Live may be just what you’re looking for. Its full title, ‘Channing Tatum Presents Magic Mike Live’, demonstrates how this show in Covent Garden is a fantastic spin-off from the popular comedy about a stripper. It’s co-directed by Tatum and Alison Faulk and is full of acrobatics and dance, which make for a great evening of entertainment.

HIPPODROME: Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH

This is only a brief snapshot of the fantastic array of London Theatre Shows on offer  this year. With something to suit every taste, you’re spoilt for choice!

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