Looking for inspiration on what musical to see in London? If you are in the mood for something a little different, we have rounded up our recommendations for three of the most dazzling musicals in London’s West End.
There’s something for everyone – from witches, struggling artists and drag queens to forbidden love, friendship and chasing your dreams.AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
An American in Paris is a brand new musical hit that had its first year in London in 2017.
Acclaimed as “a perfect integration of dance, romance, and classic Gershwin” (The New York Times), An American In Paris is the award-winning, thrillingly staged and astonishingly danced Broadway musical featuring some of the greatest music and lyrics ever written.
The breathtaking musical is about Jerry Mulligan, an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.
Prepare to be swept away!
Pick this: If you are looking for London’s newest musical hit, a stunning production with inventive and imaginative staging, incredible dancers and a sweet love story, then An American in Paris is right up your alley!
Theater: Dominion Theatre
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (including a 15 minute intermission)
Performance Times: Monday to Saturday at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.
Age limit: Suitable for children age 6 and up. Please note that children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theater.KINKY BOOTS
Kinky Boots is the musical for those who ‘just wanna have fun’. This funny and heartwarming musical with music by no other than Cyndi Lauper is a must-see.
Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, Kinky Boots follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family’s shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London.
When Charlie’s father unexpectedly dies, he returns to the struggling factory and finds it’s up to him to find a way to keep the business alive. A fabulous drag queen, named Lola, gives Charlie the idea to create ladies’ shoes for men. Soon, the factory is turning out “kinky boots” under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?
Pick this: If you are looking for a fun and quirky musical with dazzling costumes, amazing dancers and upbeat music.
Theater: Adelphi Theatre
Running Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes
Performance Times: Monday to Saturday at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM.
Age limit: Recommended for children from age 12 and up. Please note children under 4 will not be admitted. WICKED
Wicked is one of the longest running musicals and has already been seen by over 2 million people in London alone. Needless to say, it’s an audience favorite and has been for over a decade.
Wicked is the incredible untold story of an unlikely friendship between two girls, who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda The Good, and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West. Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, incredible costumes, an ingenious and witty story and show-stopping songs, Wicked is an unforgettable, enchanting experience that is not to be missed.
The newspaper the Evening Standard has called it, ‘One of the most popular West End musicals ever’ and Daily Mail exclaimed, ‘The perfect choice for a spellbinding night out.’
Pick this: If you want to enjoy an award-winning musical filled with magic and a heartwarming story about friendship, you really can’t go wrong with Wicked.
Theater: Apollo Victoria Theatre
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Performance Times: Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30 PM & Monday-Saturday at 7:30 PM.
Age limit: Recommended for children from age 7 and up. Please note children under 3 will not be admitted. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult during the performance.