5 Fantastic London Theatre Shows to Watch in 2024

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London has the best theatre city in the world, heaving with plays with bold writing, family-friendly classical musicals, and some fascinating international work as well. If you’re planning a holiday in the city in 2024, expect to witness incredible theatre featuring legendary actors on the horizon. Read on to learn more and plan a fun-filled holiday in the capital city!  

An Enemy of the People  

Calling all theatre lovers! Head to the Duke of York’s Theatre to catch the thunderous masterwork by Henrik Ibsen- An Enemy of the People. Directed by Sam Gold, a Tony Award winner, this is a limited series and must be on the top of your London bucket list! Watch the spell-binding story of a small-town doctor and his discovery of a catastrophe that risks the lives of the people in town. See actor Matt Smith at his best in this contemporary staging of a classic play in West End. Reserve a luxurious, primely located stay at The Piccadilly London West End and make the most of your stay in the heart of the city’s ultimate theatre district! 

The Hills of California  

Known for his transcendent ‘Jerusalem’ play, Jez Butterworth is a legendary theatre figure, returning to Broadway with his latest, The Hills of California. Make sure to grab the tickets for this rather mysterious theatrical representation for an experience to remember! The story is set in Blackpool, during the summer of ’76. The Webb sisters are making a return to their family guesthouse to bid goodbye to their dying mother. Watch the much-awaited play at London’s Harold Printer Theatre and conclude your day with a delectable meal at one of the premium restaurants in West End London.  

MJ The Musical  

The hit Broadway musical, MJ the Musical is coming to West End this January 2024! Grab the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the most incredible life portrayal of the pop sensation, Michael Jackson. Directed by Christopher Wheeldon, the high-voltage production playing at London’s Prince Edward Theatre follows Jackson’s life as he prepares for his Dangerous World Tour, 1992 and his rare interview from the time. Make the most of your day with an Indian afternoon tea experience and enjoy the musical’s indelible tunes including ‘Thriller’, ‘Billi Jean’ and ‘Beat It’. 

Mean Girls 

The UK premiere of the long-awaited Broadway musical Mean Girls makes its arrival at the Savoy Theatre in London. Tina Fey creates the perfect adaptation of the iconic 2004 movie comedy. Don’t miss out on this play directed by Casey Nicholaw with killer music, and razor-sharp wit. Relive the story with your favourite characters Cady Heron, the outcasts Janis and Damian and the Plastics making their way in the high-school world! Book your tickets now! 

The Picture of Dorian Gray 

Watch the Golden Globe-winner and the Succession star, Sarah Snook in The Picture of Dorian Grey. Breathing life into a classic tale by Oscar Wilde, this ground-breaking production is directed by multi-award-winning Kip Williams. Witness an explosive interplay of videography and live performance in this fantastic collision. This strictly limited theatrical event runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, so plan your day out now! 

A Broadway experience in London is always a spectacular one, so, look out for the best London West End hotel deals and book early to avoid sellouts! 

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