It's no surprise that the stage adaptation of Maggie O'Farrell's acclaimed novel, Hamnet, has made its way to the West End. Lolita Chakrabarti's version will have a limited run of 14 weeks in the West End before it begins its long-sold out Stratford-upon-Avon career. The National Theater has been without a major musical for some time, and the pandemic-era production of “Hex” is a temporary solution. Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick will make their West End debut next year with a new version of Neil Simon's 1968 comedy “Plaza Suite”.
Roald Dahl's beloved book, Matilda, will be available for reservations at the Cambridge Theatre in London until December. Are you looking for the best shows to see in London? Look no further! We've taken budget, genres, and cast into consideration to bring you our selection of the best plays, musicals, and shows. From the story of Lesley Lawson, better known as Twiggy, to the award-winning musicals and iconic storytelling, there is something for everyone. The stage adaptation of Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet is a must-see for theater lovers.
The National Theater's pandemic-era production of “Hex” is also worth checking out. And don't forget about Disney's The Lion King, based on the 1994 Walt Disney film of the same name, featuring music by Elton John, actors dressed as decaying animals, and giant hollow puppets. Tickets for London shows usually range from around 20 pounds for cheaper seats to 60 pounds for seats closest to the stage, with some premium prices reaching 100 pounds or more for the best seats in the house. If you live too far from London to make a day trip feasible, you may want to stay overnight.
For more ideas on what to do in London, check out our guides on the best art exhibitions in London, the best date ideas in London, and the best rooftop gardens in London. If you're looking for more days out beyond London, take a look at our guides on the best pottery experiences and best steam train experiences.