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Theatre Tickets for Plays

London plays may not be as popular as musicals but personally we much prefer a good play. There are all kinds of London plays ranging from the brand new stories to the terrifying The Woman in Black which has been running for over 30 years.

Whatever kind of play you prefer there is sure to be something on in London to suit your taste.

Select a play from the list below for full information and to check availability of tickets.

Plays A-Z

A Christmas Carol - English National Opera

A Christmas Carol - English National Opera at the London Coliseum

Taken on a magical and transformational journey by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future the cold-hearted miser, Scrooge becomes a changed man overnight. A new staging with the orchestra and chorus of the English National Opera and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra brings this fabulous re-telling of Charles Dickens’ heart-warming tale of redemption and the true spirit of Christmas to the London Coliseum stage.

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A Doll's House

A Doll's House at the Playhouse Theatre

Jessica Chastain makes her West End debut as Nora in Frank McGuinness’ ‘triumphant and thrilling’ (The New Yorker) adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, in a radical new production by director Jamie Lloyd.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Iris Theatre

“Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream.” It’s the height of summer, and the ancient city of Athens has never felt colder. The young nobleman Demetrius is set to marry his bride Hermia, and their parents are overjoyed. The only problem is, she’s in love with someone else. Fleeing the broken court, and her impending nuptials, Hermia escapes to the forest beyond the city, ready to elope.

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Aladdin - Pantomime

Aladdin - Pantomime at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Join Aladdin, the Genie and their friends next Christmas and go on a magical carpet ride where all of your festive wishes shall be granted. Expect the usual Lyric twist on all of your favourite characters as well as live music, magic lamps, plenty of laughs and a journey to a far away land.

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Angels of the North

Angels of the North at the Trafalgar Studio Two

Dennis and Mick are the worst taxi drivers in the North; ignorant, offensive and rude! But when longstanding owner Val suddenly dies, they have to deal with her savvy, streetwise, tourism guru of a niece; feisty new graduate Roxy, who takes over the running of the firm. Set before, during and after, the General Election on December 12th 2019, Angels of the North is a hilarious and touching insight into what it means to the North now the red wall has fallen, seen through the eyes of a struggling taxi firm at the end of the line. Dennis and Mick might be the worst taxi drivers on the planet, but they know what it takes to survive. Roxy might be a thorn in their side, but she may well just be an angel in disguise.

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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel at the Fortune Theatre

See a regency tale like no other featuring wilful heroines, haughty gentlemen, wayward vicars and hilarious consequences – no two shows are ever the same and swooning is guaranteed!

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Alexandra Palace

On a sweltering Mississippi night, the lies are as stifling as the heat. Maggie has fought up from poverty, only to find herself in a passionless, burning marriage. Her husband Brick, a former pro footballer, drinks to drown out the hurt he has bottled up inside. When the entire Pollitt family meet for Big Daddy’s 65th birthday, the claws are out. As shattering truths threaten to spiral out of control, the family set out to protect themselves, and each other, from falling apart. This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams's lyrical Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a blazing portrayal of what it takes to survive in a society where we're all desperate to feel free.

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Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Dragons and Mythical Beasts at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury

Interactive Theatre International presents… Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Book now for the world’s longest running and most successful tribute to the BBC’s iconic sitcom in London's West End, the one-of-a-kind original that's internationally recognised as ‘outrageously funny’ (BroadwayBaby) and highly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

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Flamenka

Flamenka at the Peacock Theatre

Latin and Flamenco join forces in a thrilling performance combining the power of Riverdance with the sultry heat of the Mediterranean. Flamenco legend Karen Ruimy leads an exceptional company of male dancers from Madrid and South America in a passionate fusion of two of the most exhilarating dance forms. As worlds collide, feet stomp and hips twirl, Flamenka takes you on an electrifying journey of a forbidden love affair. Directed and choreographed by Arlene Phillips CBE, famed for her work as a choreographer, director, television judge and presenter, and former dancer.

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German Cornejo's Dance Company - Tango After Dark

German Cornejo's Dance Company - Tango After Dark at the Peacock Theatre

The intimate and sensual Tango After Dark delves into the world of authentic Argentine tango. Exquisitely danced choreography is set to the wonderful rhythms of the great tango composer and bandoneon player, Astor Piazzolla. Following its success in 2018, World Tango Champion German Cornejo returns with his superb dance company. Accompanied by two sensational singers and seven musicians playing Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango, which “lends the dancing an extra drive and sizzle” (The Times), these ten world-class Argentinean dancers will keep your passion for tango burning deep into the night.

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Good

Good at the Playhouse Theatre

John Halder is a good man. But John Halder must adapt to survive. How is it possible to be a good person when things are falling apart?

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 5

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 5 at the Apollo Theatre

We all want to meet people from history! The trouble is everyone is dead! So BARMY BRITAIN is back with a brand-new show full of crazy new characters and rude new rulers from Britain’s barmy past!

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Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham's Theatre

Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands had fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt. It was not to last. Half a century later, this family, like millions of others, has re-discovered what it means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century. LEOPOLDSTADT is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. It is Stoppard's most humane and heart-breaking play.

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Life of Pi

Life of Pi at the Wyndham's Theatre

After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction – winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide – and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life of Pi is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.

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Machine de Cirque

Machine de Cirque at the Peacock Theatre

Since 1977 the London International Mime Festival has been showcasing the best in visual theatre with venues all around the capital. This year, the French contemporary circus company Galactik Ensemble comes to The Peacock as part of the festival. Five daredevil acrobats, all graduates of the famous circus school at Rosny sous Bois, try to survive a set that seems to be going out of its way to hurt them. Firecrackers explode, sandbags drop from the flies, walls shift and move and nothing stays still for long.

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Magic Goes Wrong

Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre

Created with Magic legends Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event.

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Noise Boys

Noise Boys at the Peacock Theatre

Nic Dodson Productions, Andrew Kay and Associates and Great Leap Forward presents… An exhilarating tap dancing and beatboxing spectacular straight from a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This is a full-throttle experience that will leave you on a complete high! Noise Boys is a high-octane show that combines unbelievable physical skill with incredible musicianship and infectious rhythms. Featuring an impressive line-up of multi award-winning champion beatboxers, world-class tap dancers and some of the best vocal and musical talent in the U.K, sit back and be amazed by the charm and the sheer unadulterated talent of the Noise Boys.

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Nutcracker - English National Ballet

Nutcracker - English National Ballet at the London Coliseum

The timeless Christmas story of Nutcracker makes its way back to the London Coliseum for Christmas, performed by the brilliant English National Ballet. On Christmas Eve in Edwardian London, Clara is given a Nutcracker doll for Christmas, and the pair go on an enchanted adventure to discover a magical world. Clara battles with a Mouse King, discovers a handsome prince, and journeys to the Land of Sweets, which is ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy. The pair meet sweet-makers from all around the world, and eventually take off in a hot air balloon ride over the glistening Land of the Snow, where Clara’s adventure is only just beginning.

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Raymonda

Raymonda at the London Coliseum

Love and courage in a time of war. England, 1853. Raymonda runs away from her comfortable life to become a nurse in the Crimean War. There, she becomes engaged to a soldier, John, but soon develops feelings for his friend Abdur, a leader of the Ottoman army. As turmoil grows around and inside her, who will she give her heart to?

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Robin Hood

Robin Hood at the Iris Theatre

Nottingham is in peril. Taxes are rising, the corrupt Sheriff is stealing the homes of the poor and the wealthy keep getting wealthier. Now, with the usurper Prince John plotting the demise of the King, a band of friends, robbing from the rich and living as outlaws, realize this is their chance to make a change.

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Kimberley Sykes directs Shakespeare’s timeless story of two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love.

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Russell Howard: Respite (Aberystwyth)

Russell Howard: Respite (Aberystwyth) at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that's spinning out of control. It's time for Respite.

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Russell Howard: Respite (London)

Russell Howard: Respite (London) at the Eventim Apollo

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that's spinning out of control. It's time for Respite.

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Russell Howard: Respite (Northampton)

Russell Howard: Respite (Northampton) at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that's spinning out of control. It's time for Respite.

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Russell Howard: Respite (Peterborough)

Russell Howard: Respite (Peterborough) at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that's spinning out of control. It's time for Respite.

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Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth at the Leicester Square Theatre

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is back for the 5th year at Leicester Square Theatre and it’s going to be a bloodbath, with their all-new production of Macbeth.

Upon hearing the weird sisters’ prediction, Macbeth and his wily wife take matters into their own hands and burn down everything in their wake. Well, almost. Fair is foul and foul is fair in this tale of prophecy gone slightly off the rails. Perhaps an inebriated actor will help the process along?

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Shook

Shook at the Trafalgar Studio Two

Instead of GCSEs, Cain, Riyad and Jonjo got sentences. Locked up in a young offenders' institution, they trade sweets, chat shit, kill time - and await fatherhood. Grace’s job is to turn these teenagers into parents, but can they grow up quickly enough to escape the system? Winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize from 1,406 entries, Shook tenderly and honestly examines the young men society shuts away. Papatango’s original production transfers to the West End after a sensational UK tour which broke box office records, won rave reviews and earned multiple award nominations.

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Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

1981, South London. Thatcher’s Britain.

Jab. Double jab, cross. Jab, hook to body.

Leon and Troy are best mates trying to figure out their place in the world amid mounting unemployment and simmering racial tensions. After finding solace in Charlie’s gym, they start forging their path into the ruthless world of professional boxing.

Roy Williams’ bruising play examines what it was like to be a young black man in 1980s Britain and asks, how can you fight a system that’s desperate to see you fail?

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The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven

The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven at the Heaven

The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven is celebrating 18 years of making London laugh in 2020 and is the biggest and most successful independent comedy club in Central London with the best acts in the business. We only book the best comedians from the international circuit, many of whom are television stars. The comedians only perform at the club a few times a year to ensure every show is different. There are 3-4 comedians and a compere in each show.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

The National Theatre’s smash hit production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London this Autumn.

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The Doctor

The Doctor at the Duke of York's Theatre

Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson delivers “one of the performances of the year” (Evening Standard) in Robert Icke’s sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production. Achievingan Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director for Robert Icke and a Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actress for Juliet Stevenson at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, this sensational production comes toDuke of York’s Theatre from 18 April.

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The Glee Club

The Glee Club at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

‘When I go back those days in my head, it’s to that pit and the fun I had with a bunch of old men singing songs.’ It is the Summer of 1962. The hard-working, hard-drinking members of the Edlington Miners’ Glee Club are preparing for their local gala. But as times change, they realise that the ‘good old days’ may not last forever. A poignant and hilarious comedy featuring hit songs, Richard Cameron’s renowned play celebrates the shared experiences and close bonds between a group of unlikely friends.

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The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap at the St. Martin's Theatre

Agatha Christie's legendary whodunit, THE MOUSETRAP, is still thriving after over 60 years in the West End. The world's longest-running play, this murder mystery masterpiece goes from strength to strength as a new generation of theatregoers are tricked and teased at St. Martin's Theatre. Experience this cracking yarn today - an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!

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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane at the Duke of York's Theatre

Following a sold out run at the National Theatre, the acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the West End this October. Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday when his friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean…Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

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The Pillowman

The Pillowman at the Duke of York's Theatre

“The Pillowman is a spellbinding stunner of a play.” Ben Brantley, New York Times Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman makes its eagerly anticipated West End Premiere following its London debut at the National Theatre. ‘The first duty of a storyteller is to tell a story’. Or was it ‘The only duty of a storyteller is to tell a story.’

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The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre

2017 Broadway World Winner for Best New Play 2017 Broadway.com Winner Favourite New Play 2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy 2015 BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play 2014 WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

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The Shark Is Broken

The Shark Is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre

Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled. The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Awash with alcohol and ambition, three great white sharks start to bare their teeth… The Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce its second production at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2020. After a sell-out, critically acclaimed premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s brilliantly funny play will arrive in the West End from 11th May.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Based on Britain’s best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the West End.

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The Watsons

The Watsons at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Following sold-out runs at both Chichester Festival Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory, Laura Wade’s The Watsons transfers to the West End in 2020. Directed by Samuel West, The Watsons played to critical acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018 and at the Menier in 2019. “Laura Wade triumphs spinning Jane Austen into major theatrical gold” Variety

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The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating 3 terrifying decades in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

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To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning American classic To Kill a Mockingbird comes to the West End from Broadway in a new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Bartlett Sher

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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie at the London County Hall

YOU HAVE BEEN SUMMONED FOR JURY SERVICE... Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.

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