These are 7 must-see theatre shows coming to the stage in London this autumn. (Credit: Johan Persson)
Shows such as the Lion King and Wicked have been around for decades and attract thousands of people every year - and there’s so much more on offer this autumn.
These are the best musicals coming to theatres in the capital including Apollo Victoria, Novello, Dominion, Gillian Lynne, Adelphi, The Lyceum, and her Majesty’s Theatre.
Don’t miss out on these incredible performances taking place across London.
Take a look at our guide and book your tickets now!
Wicked’s London production, now in its 16th year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, is returning this autumn.
The award-winning musical, based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (Glinda the Good Witch).
It re-imagines the Land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum - first published as ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ in 1900.
Wicked has been seen by over 10 million people in London alone and is a show not to be missed.
The musical opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in July and is set to run until May 2023, with around 100 shows taking place this autumn.
Tickets are available now and can be booked at www.theapollovictoria.com.
The magic of the Mamma Mia story will be brought to life on stage at London’s Novello Theatre as the musical continues to entertain audiences more than 20 years after its debut in 1999.
Set on an idyllic Greek island paradise, the musical tells the story of the newly engaged Sophie, who is determined to find her father to invite him to the wedding.
When she discovers that she has three possible fathers, she invites all three men to the wedding to discover her real father.
The exciting musical blends timeless classic ABBA songs with a story of love, family, identity and friendship and is not to be missed.
The show runs every Monday and then Wednesday to Sunday throughout the autumn.
To grab tickets, go to www.novellotheatrelondon
Grease the Musical
One of the world’s most-loved musicals makes a triumphant return to the Dominion Theatre from July 6 to October 29.
The Grease musical follows the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies as they navigate the trials and tribulations of their senior year at Rydell High.
Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited after a whirlwind summer romance when she transfers to Rydell High.
With hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You, and You’re the One That I Want, this production is expected to get you singing along.
Tickets can be booked at www.nederlander.co.uk.
Back to the Future
Based on the iconic 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future: The Musical is set to bring the film to the stage for the first time.
The story follows Marty McFly as he travels back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.
He accidentally changes the course of history and is forced to fix the present, escape the past and send himself back to the future to save himself.
Fans of the iconic film can watch the stage adaptation at the Adelphi Theatre this autumn, with shows running throughout September and October.
To book tickets, visit the LW Theatres website.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, based on CS Lewis’s classic Narnia fantasy tale of the same name, comes to the West End this autumn.
The performance follows the adventures of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they escape wartime Britain and step through the wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on July 18 and will run into next year, ending on January 8.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe tickets are available now at LWtheatres.co.uk
The Phantom Of The Opera
One of the most successful musicals in entertainment history, playing to over 145 million people in 41 countries, is scheduled for Her Majesty’s Theatre this October.
The Phantom Of The Opera, which is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history, opened at the theatre earlier this year but has been extended with more dates.
It tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House.
Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano – Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her.
Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s romantic, haunting, and soaring score includes Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Masquerade and the iconic title song.
This spectacular performance is available to book now at www.thephantomoftheopera.com.
The Lion King
The internationally acclaimed Lion King production opened at the Lyceum Theatre in 1999 and attracts thousands of people every week.
The reinvention of one of the most successful animated films of all time features glorious colours, stunning artistry and enchanting music.
It leaps into life using spectacular masks, puppets and costumes to tell the story of Simba’s epic adventures as he struggles with the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king.
Shows will run until February 2023, and tickets can be booked at www.atgtickets.com.