Best West End (And Off) Shows Now Booking For 2023


London is one of the best cities in the world for theatre and the broader performing arts. Every day, at least 30 West End shows and countless more off-West End shows are performed to audiences who have travelled to the city for the thrill of theatre. Guests of the Piccadilly London West Endare well placed to enjoy some of the best of them, whether that be a magical musical, a hard hitting drama or a little bit of both.

With 2023 just around the corner, this blog will explore some of the best theatre shows now booking from January into the summer. Whether you’re visiting the city to sample the tourist attractions and restaurants in London’s West Endor for a business trip, consider booking tickets for the London shows that will truly light up the city.

Streetcar Named Desire

Taking place at the Almeida Theatre, Streetcar Named Desire is playing till early February and is almost sold already. Starring Normal People breakout star Paul Mescal in his debut theatre role as Stanley, this highly anticipated return of Tennessee Williams’ American classic is set to be one of the most talked about shows of the year.

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Sam Steiner’s Fringe hit is now being revived on the West End and starring none other than Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman. Set in a world in which wherelanguage has been rationed, this surrealist rom com breaks down the barriers of what it means to speak. Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons will be staged between the 18th of January to the same date in March at the Leicester Square Theatre.

The Lehman Trilogy

Taking place at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in Covent Garden, the Lehman Trilogy charts the story of the Lehman Brothers and their immigration to America, where they founded the bank of the same anime. The play charts the story of the original Lehman Brothers from the 1840s to the collapse of their bank in 2008, essentially causing the 2008 recession. After hit runs on Broadway and in the UK in 2018, the play returns at a time where the economy could learn from the mistakes of the Lehman Brothers Bank.

Standing At The Sky’s Edge

Musician Richard Hawley and playwright Chrish Bush bring back the 2019 musical At The Sky’s Edge, which charts three generations of life in Sheffield’s working class community. After receiving acclaim on its original run, its 2020 transfer to the National Theatre was postponed due to COVID. It’s now returning between the 9th February and 25th of March. For guests of Piccadilly London West End Special Offersvisiting the city for the first time, this is a great way to learn about the struggles and culture of England’s northern counties.

2:22 A Ghost Story

For guests of hotels in London’s West End UKwho aren’t afraid of a few jump scares, this terrific modern day ghost story by former presenter and ghost story podcaster Danny Robins originally starred Lily Allen in the leading role. From 23rd of January 2023, it moved to the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith with a new leading lady in the form of Cheryl Cole in her acting debut. The play has had a string of successful West End debuts, beginning with Lily Allen, and the city eagerly awaits Cheryl’s take on the character of Jenny.

Back To The Future The Musical

For cinephiles visiting the city, nothing can get more nostalgic than this musical take on one of the 80s best loved movie franchises. Expect 50s rock n roll ballads and plenty of showmanship as the DeLorean races through time live at the Adelphi Theatre up to July 23rd.

Bonnie & Clyde The Musical

Beginning on March 3rd, Bonnie & Clyde The Musical tells the story of the outlaw couple through song and dance, and is the first adaptation to incorporate this level of showmanship. Any fan of the original 60s movie, will no doubt love this adaptation coming to the Garrick Theatre.

Disney’s Newsies

Dancing into the headlines till the 16th of April, this musical adaptation of the 1992 film about the 1899 Newsboy Strike is a musical for the times we live in. setting the stage for a David vs Goliath type struggle, the theatre adaptation won a Tony award in 2012 for Best Score and Choreography and had music written by Oscar Winning Alan Menken.

The Lion King

The Lyceum Theatre has been the home of the Lion King Musical for over 20 years and is still one of the most popular West End shows in the city. Adapted from the beloved Disney animation, the Lion King uses puppets and physical theatre to bring characters like Simba, Mufassa and Rafiki to life.

Frozen The Musical

If all you want to do is let it go, then Frozen The Musical (though the film is technically still a musical) is skating through to the 18th of June after an extension at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Theatre.

Great British Bake Off The Musical

Running from 25th of February to the 13th of May at the Noel Coward Theatre, Great British Bake Off The Musical brings to life the highs and lows of the UK’s most beloved reality game show. Celebrating the famous show through a romance story arc of two of its contestants, the show is a true comfort watch in much the same way as the television show is to British and international audiences.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

With so many Harry Potter attractions in and around London, it’s easy to forget that since 2016, an all new story set 19 years after the end of the books has been playing at the Palace Theatre since 2016. Written by dramatist polymath Jack Thorne and of course JK Rowling, this stunning piece of theatre has become one of the most popular long running shows on the West End. Booking till October 2023, there’s plenty of opportunity for guests of the Piccadilly West End hotel spato catch this magical, thrilling show in the city that inspired the Potter saga.