London theatre 2023: 6 shows leaving the West End this year - from Heathers The Musical to We Will Rock You

The six shows that will leave the West end this year - from Heathers The Musical to We Will Rock You.

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The West End will say farewell to some beloved musicals in the next few months. A total of six shows are set to leave the capital’s theatre district.

As the summer months wind up, it seems several shows in the West End are also preparing to move on. From limited runs to the West End’s most popular shows, theatre fans will no doubt be sad to see the productions go.

Heathers The Musical, which has been a staple in the city since 2018, will wrap up its stint in early September. We Will Rock You is another familiar title set to leave the city.

We break down what other shows are set to leave London’s West end this year.

6 shows leaving London’s West End in 2023, including Heathers The Musical and We Will Rock You

Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image the Musical 

Having joined the West End in May, the puppet comedy show is set to leave the capital’s theatre district later this month after just 13 weeks.

Closing date: August 26

We Will Rock You 

The jukebox musical is a beloved West End show, having previously been a staple of the theatre district for many years. It made its debut at the Dominion Theatre in 2002 and had a 12-year run at the venue. The production returned to the West End in June for a limited 12-week run at the London Coliseum.

Closing date: August 27

The SpongeBob Musical

The production based on the beloved cartoon sea sponge joined the West End on July 26 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The musical, which has been touring the UK and Ireland, will leave the capital after just a month in late August.

Closing date: August 27

Heathers The Musical 

Based on the 80s cult movie Heathers, the musical production first joined the capital’s theatre district in 2018. During its run in the city, the show has had stints at both The Other Palace and Theatre Royal Haymarket. It has not been confirmed the show will leave the West End after five years.

Closing date: September 3

The Wizard Of Oz 

The production first came to the West End in 2011 at the London Palladium but closed just a year later. More than a decade on, it returned to the same spot for a limited season.

Closing date: September 3

Grease The Musical 

Grease has a long history in the West End, having first premiered in the 70s. Since then, it has left and come back to the capital’s theatre district a fair few times.

Its latest run launched in June. It is set to close once again later this year in the autumn months.

Closing date: October 28

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