Classics

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The Lion King

4.89,732 reviews

Disney’s award-winning musical has been stunning West End audiences for 22 years.

From £25
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Wicked

4.64,463 reviews

Defy Gravity with Wicked, one of London's most beloved musicals.

From £24

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Grease

The world's favourite musical is back in the West End!

From £18

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Phantom of the Opera

4.73,671 reviews

After more than 30 years the West End still loves the Music of the Night.

From £27

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Les Miserables

4.83,449 reviews

The fully staged production of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre!

From £24

Play

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Experience this spellbinding universe like never before at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London.

From £16

Play

The Mousetrap

4.61,061 reviews

A West End staple for 70 years, The Mousetrap is the longest consistently running play in British theatre history.

From £24

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Beauty and the Beast

Opens 24 June 2022

Be Our Guest at the London Palladium this summer!

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Cinderella

A new Cinderella production by Andrew Lloyd Webber is now open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

From £18

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Witness for the Prosecution

4.81,976 reviews

Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama Witness for the Prosecution is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.

From £15

Musical

Sister Act

Opens 19 July 2022

Sister Act The Musical gets back in the habit!

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Anything Goes

It's De-Lovely! Anything Goes returns to London's Barbican in summer 2022!

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Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s timeless comedy at the Globe Theatre

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A Christmas Carol

4.9400 reviews

Don't be a Scrooge, celebrate the season with A Christmas Carol tickets!

From £15

Play

The Great Gatsby

4.730 reviews

The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!

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The Tempest

Opens 22 July 2022

Shakespeare's elemental comedy comes to life this summer!

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The Seagull

4.73 reviews

Emilia Clarke stars in The Seagull

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Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's epic tragedy comes to the Globe Theatre this summer

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Dance

Nutcracker

4.6428 reviews

The Christmas-card perfect Nutcracker offers the ultimate festive experience.

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Jerusalem

Sonia Friedman presents the highly anticipated return of Jersualem by Jez Butterworth.

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Classic Plays in London

Where do we start? Theatre history is old, almost 2,500 or more years old. Although it is now a form of art, the roots of its origin lie deeper. Theatre emerged from ritual activities and would involve the spectator to march in processions or fast. In his Poetics, Aristotle says that theatre is sacred, but only in terms of the healing it offers through vision and does not require any other sacred involvement. With the rapid development of the societies, such performances became non-ritualistic. They would quickly move on to become an autonomous activity. Today, the theatre has almost completely changed. The evolution has led on to turning unrealistic ideas into reality. Technological advancement has also made several things possible, like seeing a 21st-century rendition of famous classic plays in London.

Classics in the Heart of the Capital

Plays in the city have been an age-old tradition. While every society consists of performative elements, we distinguish plays as a mode of entertainment and a necessary art form. The word "play" as stage performance is often mistaken for dramas. Although there are plenty of similarities in all art forms that artists perform in front of an audience, drama and classic plays in London are different. Drama refers to a composition, usually in the form of prose that tells a story represented by actors portraying the various characters and speaking the composition's dialogues. In the case of a play, you can call it an activity that intends to amuse. Even if it isn't always the case, many plays are designed to entertain young people. However, numerous highly praised classic plays relate to people of all ages and taste.

Are you in the mood for some classic stage plays in London? Head to one of the most well-known theatres in the West End for a grand experience. Plays consist of unique elements that will entertain all your senses.