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London Plays

Must-see plays in London from classic thrillers to new comedies and family shows. London’s West End has plenty of top shows to choose from. For fans of musicals please see our list of the latest West End Musicals.

Critical Acclaim | Modern Classics | Limited Season | Clever Comedy

Critical Acclaim

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Palace Theatre | Currently booking until Jan 2021

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded West End play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director in 2017. Read more...

The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre | Currently booking until 26 Sep 2020

Now celebrating three decades in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. Read more...

The Doctor

Duke of York's Theatre | Sat 18 Apr - Sat 18 Jul 2020

Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson delivers “one of the performances of the year” (Evening Standard) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production. Read more...

Modern Classics

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Uncle Vanya

Harold Pinter Theatre | Tue 14 Jan - Sat 2 May 2020

Ian Rickson directs Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Toby Jones stars in the title role of Uncle Vanya alongside Richard Armitage as Astrov. Read more...


Wyndhams Theatre | Sat 25 Jan - Sat 26 May 2020

Tom Stoppard's new play, directed by Patrick Marber, is an intimate drama with an epic sweep; the story of a family who made good. Read more...

The Watsons

Harold Pinter Theatre | Fri 8 May - Sat 26 Sep 2020

Picking up an unfinished novel, Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade’s ‘ingenious and triumphant’ (Evening Standard) new comedy pops the bonnet on Jane Austen’s world. Read more...

The Pillowman

Duke of Yorks Theatre | Fri 24 Jul - Sat 17 Oct 2020

With an all-star cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals, Nowhere Boy) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Inside No. 9), Matthew Dunster (Hangmen, True West) directs the first major revival of Martin McDonagh’s (Hangmen, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Olivier Award-winning play at the intimate Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season. Read more...

Limited Season

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Kunene and the King

Ambassadors Theatre | Fri 24 Jan - Sat 28 Mar 2020

Written by South African actor, activist and playwright John Kani, this refreshingly funny and vital new play is directed by Janice Honeyman and stars Antony Sher. Read more...

The Seagull

Playhouse Theatre | Wed 11 Mar - Sat 30 May 2020

Emilia Clarke makes her West End debut as Nina in Anya Reiss’ unique modernisation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, with direction by Jamie Lloyd. Read more...

A Doll's House

Playhouse Theatre | Wed 10 Jun - Sat 5 Sep 2020

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain makes her West End debut in a version of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House by Frank McGuiness, with direction by Jamie Lloyd. Read more...


Playhouse Theatre | Tue 6 Oct - Sat 19 Dec 2020

Olivier Award-winning director Dominic Cooke reimagines one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays with David Tennant returning to the West End, for 10 weeks only. Read more...

Baby Reindeer

Ambassadors Theatre | Thu 2 Apr - Sat 2 May 2020

When award-winning comedian Richard Gadd offers a stranger a free cup of tea, he has no sense of the nightmare to come. One act of kindness. Six years of torment. Directed by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain, this is a chilling personal account of compulsion, delusion and obsession. Read more...

The Shark is Broken

Ambassadors Theatre | Mon 11 May - Sat 18 Jul 2020

Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled. Steven Spielberg’s stars – Robert Shaw, Roy Sheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical shark. Read more...

Clever Comedy

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Blithe Spirit

Duke of York's Theatre | Thu 5 Mar - Sat 11 Apr 2020

Jennifer Saunders stars as Madame Arcati in a production full of sparkling and spirit-lifting hijinks. Read more...


Fortune Theatre | Currently booking to Jul 2020

Austentatious are dedicated to continuing Austen’s legacy by bringing her lost novels to life onstage using nothing but their skill, wit and a title suggested by the audience. Read more...