The Most Entertaining Upcoming Musicals in London
The West End of London is one of the hottest and liveliest locations on the globe for catching some truly compelling and enjoyable musical performances. Many of the world-class venues in this area have a long history of hosting some of the most ambitious and fascinating shows that have ever hit the stages.
If you are passionate about musical performances, we are positive that you will find this article interesting. We’ve made a list of the most entertaining musicals that will be staged in the West End of London in the nearest future. To learn more about what’s on in London, visit Ticketselect – after all, remember that in London, the show never really stops, so keeping an eye on the new performances is always a good idea.
School of Rock the Musical
School of Rock the Musical is by far one of the most hilarious and electrifying musical shows of the moment. This January, you can watch this lovely production at the New London Theatre. Inspired by Jack Black’s famous 2003 movie, the musical tells the story of Dewey Finn, an underachiever and wannabe rock star who fakes being a teacher and gets hired at a respectable prep school. Although he doesn’t care much about teaching, Dewey finds out that his students have great music skills and turns his class into a rock band. The School of Rock the Musical features an absolutely astonishing score by none other than Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Mamma Mia! is a lovely and colourful musical featuring many of the immortal pop hits of the iconic Swedish band ABBA. Since its 1999 premiere, this majestic production has been staged in numerous theatres from all over the world and has been applauded by over 60 million spectators. This January, the show runs at the Novello Theatre. Set in the heavenly Greek island of Kalokari, Mamma Mia! presents the charming and captivating story of a girl who embarks on a quest for learning the identity of her father before marrying the love of her life. Those who love the music of ABBA will be delighted to listen to some wonderful interpretations of hits like “Voulez-Vous”, “SOS” or “The Winner Takes It All”.
Inspired by actual events, as well as a 2005 British film, Kinky Boots is a superb and delightful production which has astonished audiences from all over the world starting with its first staging in 2012 in Chicago. At the moment, the performance can be enjoyed at the Adelphi Theatre in London. Winner of 3 Olivier Awards in 2016, the musical focuses on Charlie Price, a young struggling businessman, and Lola, a very chic and sophisticated drag queen. The two form an unlikely partnership in order to follow their dream of manufacturing the most stylish and extravagant boots that have ever been showcased on Milan’s runways. This uplifting and heart-warming musical features the divine music of Cyndi Lauper.
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is a hilarious musical show which ridicules the flaws and imperfections of religion and those who profess it. Produced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, most famous for the large-audience television animation series South Park, this knee-slapping satire tells the story of two naïve and inexperienced Mormon preachers who are trying to propagate their religious beliefs amongst the inhabitants of a secluded village in Uganda. It goes without saying that the failure of their quest is inevitable. If you are looking for something that will make you burst into laughter, you should definitely book a ticket for The Book of Mormon, which runs at the Prince of Wales Theatre.