The Best Musicals to See in London

'Waitress' has received numerous award nominations
'Waitress' has received numerous award nominations | © Corner Shop
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Gender & Identity Editor19 March 2019

Pop group ABBA famously sang, “What would life be, without a song or a dance?” and their very own tribute musical now rubs shoulders with some of the most famous musical productions in London’s West End. Here are the best musicals to see in the capital this month.


Sondheim’s musical about the lives of various people who all revolve around Bobby’s 35th birthday is enjoying a renaissance in the West End, and Broadway legend Patti LuPone is worth the ticket price alone. Here’s to the ladies who lunch!

Patti LuPone as Joanne in Company | © BrinkhoffMögenburg


Smash star Katharine McPhee reprises her Broadway role as Jenna, a waitress in an abusive relationship who discovers that pie could be the key to her happiness. With music by award-winning singer and actress Sara Bareilles, the stage version is based on the 2007 movie of the same name and has received numerous award nominations.

Katharine McPhee as Jenna in Waitress | © Johan Persson


There’s never been a better time get on board with one of the most-loved musicals ever, finally announced as a big-screen movie for 2020. This is the story of the witches of Oz before Dorothy arrives and drops a house on one of them. It’s worth repeated viewing, particularly for the stunning end of act one.

Alice Fearn as Elphaba in Wicked | © Matt Crockett

‘SIX! The Musical’

What if you could learn a little history while being treated to a brilliant concert by a fabulous girl group? Here, the six wives of Henry VIII tell their stories, set to a soundtrack you won’t definitely won’t find in the history books. Believe the hype; when you hear people say, “Everyone’s talking about SIX! The Musical“, it’s for all the right reasons.

SIX! The Musical | © Idil Sukan/Draw HQ

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

With music from The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells and a book by Doctor Who writer Tom MacRae, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on a BBC Three documentary about a teenage drag queen. Another award-botherer, the musical is set to be made into a movie later this year. Star of Bad Education and Beautiful People Layton Williams has recently taken on the lead role of Jamie.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie | © Matt Crockett


This is the legendary Broadway show that everyone wants a ticket to. This award-snatching musical tells the story of American founding-father Alexander Hamilton, incorporating many styles of music and casting minority ethnic actors as the founding fathers and historical figures. The show has also spawned several extremely successful soundtracks.

Giles Terera as Aaron Burr in Hamilton | © Matthew Murphy

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