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Best London Theatre in 2016

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...

Who's afraid of virginia woolf? - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

After a spellbinding performance in Gypsy at the Savoy earlier this year, she's back! Imelda Staunton (Martha) and Conleth Hill (George) star in a new production of multi Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by James Macdonald. The highly anticipated play will find a home at the Harold Pinter theatre from the 22nd of February. Don't miss out!

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Buried Child

For the first time ever, the multi award winning international star Ed Harris will appear on the West End stage in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child. A new play for the West End perhaps but you will definitley recognise the creative team behind this one, especially after the sold-out run of the Broadway transfer of The Spoils starring Jesse Eisenberg. A new drama not to be missed indeed! To find out more about the production visit or to buy tickets direct from the Trafalgar Studios box office click here  

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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. 

1984 - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets


The unforgettable theatrical phenomenon returns to London following an acclaimed international tour. The five-star smash hit production of Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984 is back in London from 14th June. The 'definitive book of the 20th century' (The Guardian) is re-examined in a radical new staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell's vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. Now seen by over a quarter of a million people, one of theatre’s most powerful event returns to London for a limited season. Don’t miss out.

Dreamgirls - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets


Thirty-five years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award®-winning musical Dreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre. Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America, Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. Dreamgirls charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio, from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams’, as they learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous and features the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘Listen ‘and ‘One Night Only’.

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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.

The Spoils - London Theatre Tickets - ATG Tickets The Spoils

Written  and performed by BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and starring the likes of Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones)Katie Brayben (Beautiful, My Mother Said I Never Should, King Charles III, American Psycho) and Annapurna Sriram (Billions), The Spoils moves to it's new home in the West End. Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.

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Following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at Theatre503 in 2015, Jon Brittain's Rotterdam returns to London this summer. A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home from co-creator of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, and writer of What Would Spock Do? and The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo. Delving into important questions, and not short of laughs, this is a play not to miss.

Guys & Dolls - Phoenix Theatre - ATG TicketsGuys & Dolls

Chichester's acclaimed production of the award winning musical Guys & Dolls has transferred to London's Phoenix Theatre.  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!

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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 Olivier 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.

The Dresser

What’s more theatrical than theatre about theatre? Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith come together as lead actor “Sir” and Norman “the dresser” in this eagerly awaited revival of 'a wonderfully affectionate and intelligent play about the theatre' (The Guardian). Sir, the last in a dying breed of great English Shakespearean actors, is unwilling to take to the stage to deliver his renowned portrayal of King Lear. It falls to his faithful dresser Norman to rouse another great performance from him, to keep both the show and its star from falling apart. Make sure not to miss what is renowned as Ronald Harwood’s greatest play.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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