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Best London Theatre in 2016

By Adam Kirkham

It's a big year for London's West End - there's new musicals en-route, exciting transfers underway and big Broadway shows bound for a new life across the pond. Whether it's an all singing all dancing night out or a spine-tingling and thought-provoking play that you're after, 2016 is going to be a really exciting year for London theatre. Here's our comprehensive guide to London Theatre Tickets, and here's what's not to be missed this year: 

New in 2016...

The End Of Longing - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets

The End Of Longing

Everyone has seen Friends right? Well, if you're hoping to catch something new in London town this year be sure to consider The End of Longing. Why you ask?...Beacuse it will be your chance to catch the one and only Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) lead the cast in this World Premiere of his playwriting debut. The play is a brand new comedy directed by the award-winning Lindsay Posner and will find it's home at the Playhouse Theatre in Londond's West End, from 2 February – 14 May 2016. 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II

The ATG office is buzzing with excitement at the announcement that Harry Potter is coming to the West End next summer! Not only is this the first official Harry Potter story to be seen on stage, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II is an entirely new story and forms book eight in the Harry Potter series. To make things even more unique, the show will be presented in two parts, intended to be seen consecutively over matinee and evening or over two evenings. Based on a new book by J.K RowlingJack Thorne and John Tiffany and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, this new play by Jack Thorne is sure to be the biggest show of 2016. Tickets go on sale on Friday 30th of October and we're bracing ourselves for the busiest booking period we've ever had...Don't miss out!

In The Heights - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets

In The Heights

Catch this incredible Tony award winning musical with dazzling choreography and unforgettable songs. This uplifting tale of young love set in the bustling community of Washington Heights is not to be missed. A word-of-mouth sensation on Broadway that had audiences coming back time and time again, this life-affirming story will enthral and delight audiences of all ages

The Maids - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets

The Maids

An all-star line-up hits the Trafalgar Studios in the New Year. Double Emmy Award winning Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey) star in Jamie Lloyd's latest spectacle. This psychological thriller breaks down the barriers of sexuality, class and madness and is not one to be missed. Prepared to be shocked and intrigued in equal measures. 

Doctor Faustus - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets

Doctor Faustus

Praised for their innovative and anarchic reinvention of the classics The Jamie Lloyd Company propels Christopher Marlowe's legendary Doctor Faustus into the here and now in an explosive and magical production starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) in his long-awaited return to the London stage.

Goodnight Mr Tom - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets
Goodnight Mr Tom

The Olivier award-winning Chichester Festival Theatre production of Goodnight Mister Tom returns to London this Christmas at the Duke of York's Theatre. Set during the dangerous build up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom Oakley. One for the whole family to enjoy this winter.

The Father - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets

The Father

Now eighty years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas and he can't find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he's losing control...

Guys & Dolls - Savoy Theatre - ATG TicketsGuys & Dolls

Chichester's acclaimed production of the award winning musical Guys & Dolls embarks on an UK tour with a 13 week run at London's Savoy Theatre over Christmas.  Featuring show-stopping tunes such as Luck be a Lady and Sit Down You're Rockin the Boat, this is an audio-visual masterpiece you won't want to miss!

Kinky Boots - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets

Kinky Boots

The Adelphi Theatre welcomes Kinky Boots and its Midlands-based footwear factory strut to the stage this August. The mega-hit Broadway musical, with music by pop sensation Cyndi Lauper, tells the story of a struggling shoe factory that needs an unlikely friendship to give it a fresh and fabulous new lease of life.


Funny Girl

Double Olivia award winner and superstar of stage and screen Sheridan Smith returns to the Savoy this spring in Funny Girl. The iconic show is back 60 years after its last West End outing. Charting the unlikely rise and fall of Fanny Brice as she struggles through the world of show business with comic flare this is the show that made Barbara Streisand a household name. Following a record breaking run at the Menier Chocolate Factory this revival by Sonia Friedman Productions is set to be the West End's hottest ticket of the season.


Friday night, first thing, the tanning shop, a good nine-minute blaster! 

Meet Shane, one of the low-paid generation that lives for the weekend while still living at home with his parents.  Come on the raz as he hits the town for all it's worth - tanned, buffed and blowing his wage packet on a perfectly orchestrated evening of drinks, drugs, and girls: a weekend millionaire.  

Tonight he's in charge, living it large. On Monday, it's back to the grind and he starts all over again. 

Jim Cartwright’s Fringe First award-winning rollercoaster of a night out in modern Britain transfers to London for four weeks only.

West End Favourites...

Wicked - Official London Tickets - ATG Tickets


With awards for Most Popular Show and Best West End Show under its belt (2010 and 2011), this positively emerald musical continues to amaze its audiences night after night. A prequel to hit musical The Wizard of Oz, its story follows the unlikely friendship between the Witches of Oz - long before Dorothy and her ruby red slippers appeared. Buy directly from the theatre for your Wicked tickets.

The Lion King - Official London Tickets - ATG Tickets

The Lion King

The stage adaptation of Disney's The Lion King is as magical now as it was when it first opened in the West End back in 1999. Clad with a magical set, stunning costumes and imaginative puppetry, this breathtaking show will take you on an African journey through the pride lands, as Simba and his friends fight to rightfully reclaim his kingdom.

Sunny Afternoon  - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets
Sunny Afternoon

Here's a musical that will set you right back to the era that inspired generations through their groovy music and iconic dancing. Sunny Afternoon follows the highs and lows of hit British band The Kinks and their legendary journey to the top of the charts. A great British musical for a great British band.

Jersey Boys - Official London Tickets - ATG Tickets

Jersey Boys

If a worldwide smash-hit musical that's recently been adapted for film sounds like your kind of show, then Jersey Boys is definitely for you. This Olivier Award-winning musical follows the remarkable rise to stardom of rock 'n' roll legends Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and features all of their biggest hits including Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry and Oh What A Night.

The Woman in Black  - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets

The Woman in Black

It's been in the West End for over 25 years and over 7 million people have lived to tell its tale - one which has been dubbed as one of the most chilling and successful theatre events ever staged. Get your heart pumping and your palms sweaty as you test your scare threshold with this gripping play. Go on, we dare you. 

Are you seeing any of these productions this year? Are there any on your theatre bucket-list for 2016? 

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