Drama

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Dirty Dancing

4.8(177)

Back in the West End for 14 weeks only... You’ll have the time of your life!

From £22.50
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Musical

Phantom of the Opera

4.7(5,043)

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

From £27

Musical

Les Miserables

4.8(4,342)

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

From £24

Musical

Hamilton

4.7(1,651)

Hamilton, an American musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

From £24

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The Mousetrap

4.6(1,565)

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a West End staple. Do you know whodunnit?

From £30

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The Lehman Trilogy

4.7(391)

The Lehman Trilogy returns to London in 2023

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

4.7(670)

Experience the spellbinding world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London.

From £16

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To Kill A Mockingbird

4.7(695)

Harper Lee's critically-acclaimed coming-of-age classic at the West End's Gielgud Theatre!

From £18

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Orlando

4.6(35)

The retelling of Virginia Woolf's Orlando at Garrick Theatre

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Witness for the Prosecution

4.8(2,306)

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

From £15

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The Unfriend

4.6(21)

Steven Moffats' dark and murderous comedy The Unfriend comes to the Criterion Theatre!

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The Woman In Black

4.4(1,243)

Step into the eerie marshes and moaning winds of Susan Hill's The Woman in Black!

From £27

Musical

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

Six black men share their painful experiences in For Black Boys at the Apollo Theatre.

From £18

Musical

Aspects of Love

Opens 12 May 2023

Michael Ball stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber's tangled love story Aspects of Love!

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August In England

Opens 28 April 2023

August in England, a play inspired by the Windrush scandal, playing at the Bush Theatre.

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On the Ropes

5.0(2)

On The Ropes at Park Theatre - Vernan Vanriel's fight for justice in the face of prejudice.

From £30

Musical

Rebecca

Opens 04 September 2023

Daphne du Maurier's eerie classic Rebecca comes to life on the Charing Cross stage!

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The Way Old Friends Do

Opens 15 March 2023

A queer celebration of two dancing queens that are here to do it The Way Old Friends Do!

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Dance of Death

Opens 16 March 2023

August Strindberg's savage comedy gets a 21st-century makeover in Dance of Death!

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Steel Magnolias - Dartford

Opens 04 July 2023

Witness the epic story of six steel magnolias in this heartfelt and hilarious musical!

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Steel Magnolias - Cardiff

Opens 18 April 2023

Witness the epic story of six steel magnolias in this heartfelt and hilarious musical!

From £25
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Steel Magnolias - Swindon

Opens 20 June 2023

Witness the epic story of six steel magnolias in this heartfelt and hilarious musical!

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Animal

Opens 19 April 2023

In Animal David is gay, disabled and profoundly horny, but he just wants to get laid!

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Marjorie Prime

Opens 03 March 2023

Marjorie Prime is a futuristic and chilling introspection into the human psyche.

From £39.50
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Musical

The King and I - Southend-on-Sea

Opens 18 April 2023

The golden age musical King and I at the Cliffs Pavilion explores cultural acceptance!

From £39

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Steel Magnolias - Westcliff-on-Sea

Opens 07 March 2023

Witness the epic story of six steel magnolias in this heartfelt and hilarious musical!

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Musical

The King and I - Cardiff

Opens 25 April 2023

The golden age musical King and I comes to the New Theatre to celebrate romantic musicals!

From £48

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Winner’s Curse

Opens 08 February 2023

Clive Anderson hilariously helps negotiate a truce in Winner's Curse at Park Theatre!

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Peaky Blinders: The Rise

4.8(20)

Peaky Blinders: The Rise comes to the Camden Garrison for a night of immersive action!

From £59

Musical

The King and I - High Wycombe

Opens 14 March 2023

The golden age musical King and I comes to the Wycombe Swan to celebrate romantic musicals

From £42

London drama tickets - Tickets for London's West End dramas

The word "drama" originated in Greece from a term meaning "action". The oldest recorded dramatic theory work is Aristotle's Poetics (335 BC). The Greek culture carried the tradition forward, and soon Rome adopted it. Thereon, drama quickly gained popularity in Europe, becoming known as "theatre" in England and France. European theatre's golden age in drama began during the Elizabethan era, which set the stage for drama throughout the world. Since then, London has become a prominent stage for dramatic productions in the past decades, and London drama tickets sell out in a flash.

Many acknowledge the power of drama as an effective method to enhance a person's emotional intelligence irrespective of their age. Drama stimulates creativity and imagination, helping develop an in-depth understanding of human behaviour and teaches us to empathise with situations that may otherwise seem distant. For decades, it has encouraged the development of critical thinking and making conscious decisions.

Different Kinds of Drama

When you think of drama, you might recall your favourite films or TV shows. However, drama is literary and focuses on stage performances. In literature, it refers to the stage action and written dialogue actors perform in front of an audience. There are several types of drama, and you have probably experienced all of them in your life.

Comedy: It has a light-hearted tone, silly characters, serious subjects addressed using humour, brilliant wordplay, as well as a happy ending.
Farce: Like the former, farce is considered a broad comedy. Shows often involve improbable events, a slapstick storyline, and gaga, often inappropriate and exaggerated humour.
Opera: Another important and ancient form of drama that sells many London drama tickets; operas include sung dialogues instead of spoken. The production is based on a musical score and has elaborate costume design and sets. The subject matter of opera can be melodramatic, comic, or tragic.
Melodrama: It has a serious story to tell and can have a happy or sad ending. Melodrama involves many actors playing heroes, villains, mentors and more.
Musical drama: While musical drama can be mistaken for opera, this type of drama features a quality storyline laced with songs. You will hear a distinctive and catchy musical score and enjoy plenty of singing and dancing. Perhaps the most noticeable element of musical drama is the feelings expressed by multiple characters singing together.
Tragedy: Tragedy is common in drama, and London drama tickets often sell out for tragic plays. Unlike comedy, it has a sad ending and a hero with a flaw. Dark and serious themes like poverty and hatred, the downfall of a good character, etc. mark tragedy dramas.
Tragicomedy: Tragicomedies present unconventional stories that are both sad and happy, and show characters acting in classical comedic manners.