The best theatre shows on in London

Here are our picks for the theatre shows that you can't miss.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 27th Jul 2023

It's that time of the month again where we shout about all the best theatre shows on in London at the moment. The West End is as busy as ever and you can make sure that you're going along to the most exciting dramas, comedies and musicals that will leave you spellbound. 


Ain't Too Proud


When: Thursday 20th July- Saturday 14th October

Where: Prince Edward Theatre, London

This show comes to you from the producers of Jersey Boys and it is a musical that follows the journey of legendary group The Temptations. Follow their journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. You'll hear all of their classic tunes too. 


Find tickets for Ain't Too Proud here



Crazy For You


When: Thursday 20th July- Saturday 14th October

Where: Gillian Lynne Theatre, London

A tale of a whirlwind romance, this will have you swooning to the songs and the dancing found throughout. Follow Bobby Child as he looks to not only save a theatre show but win the heart of the owner's daughter Polly. Packed with a great cast and brilliant choreography, it is a guaranteed good time.


Find tickets for Crazy For You here






When: Thursday 27th July- Saturday 28th October

Where: Shakespeare's Globe, London

Arguably Shakespeare's most famous tale, you have a chance to see it in the theatre where the famous writer staged many of his early performances. A tale of family tragedy for the ages, watch as a quest for power goes awry and all that is left is a trail of destruction. 


Find tickets for Macbeth here



The Time Traveller's Wife


When: Saturday 7th October 2023- Saturday 6th January 2024

Where: Apollo Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Based on Audrey Niffeneggers' best-selling novel of the same name, this adaptation will see the story brought to life with the addition of a unique score crafted by Joss Stone and Dave Stewart. Watch this unorthodox story of love unfold and become completely engrossed in it.


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A Strange Loop


When: Thursday 20th July- Saturday 9th September

Where: Barbican Centre, London

A Strange Loop is one of the most unique productions that you can catch on the West End at the moment. It follows a young black artist grappling with his desires, identity and instincts as he becomes set on setting himself free from his own self-perception. It is a hilarious musical full of memorable songs.


Find tickets for A Strange Loop here



Message In A Bottle


When: Wednesday 4th- Saturday 14th October

Where: Peacock Theatre, London

This sees the classic songs of Sting combined with the thrilling choreography of Kate Prince. A dance theatre show that sees you follow the journey of peaceful villagers who find themselves displaced after an attack on their village, get the tissues ready as you follow this story of hope in humanity.


Find tickets for Message In A Bottle here



The Way Old Friends Do


When: Thursday 17th August- Saturday 9th September 

Where: Criterion Theatre, London

A huge number of people adore the songs of ABBA, as you can see from the monumental success of Voyage. Now, you can explore the impact of ABBA in another way as this show follows two friends, one who is gay and the other is a huge ABBA fan who together form the world's first tribute band to the Swedish icons.


Find tickets for The Way Old Friends Do here



2:22 A Ghost Story


When: Thursday 20th July- Sunday 17th September

Where: Apollo Shaftsbury Avenue, London

There are spooky happenings abound in this tale of ghosts which has been well-publicised. It has been thrilling audiences during its run, switching between a number of lead actors who have all put their own spin on the role. This is a must-see for fans of suspenseful horror. 


Find tickets for 2:22 A Ghost Story here



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