The Lion King
Disney’s award-winning musical has been stunning West End audiences for 22 years.
Defy Gravity with Wicked, one of London's most beloved musicals, witnessed by millions.
Phantom of the Opera
After more than 30 years the West End still loves the Music of the Night.
The fully staged production of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre!
Felicity Kendal stars in the West End transfer of Noises Off at the Phoenix Theatre!
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a West End staple. Do you know whodunnit?
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy returns to London in 2023
She's coming to the West End, dearie. Mrs. Doubtfire transfers for a limited run in 2023
Broadway's Oklahoma! comes to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End for a limited run!
The retelling of Virginia Woolf's Orlando at Garrick Theatre
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
The world's favourite musical is back in the West End for Summer 2023!
Peggy Sawyer dreams big in this reimagined production of the iconic musical 42nd Street!
Starring Beverley Knight, the epic musical celebrates feminist icon Sylvia Pankhurst.
Daphne du Maurier's eerie classic Rebecca comes to life on the Charing Cross stage!
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
When a young anarchist dies in police custody, the Maniac rains hell on the police force!
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare meets reality TV in Much Ado About Nothing, at the Duke of York's Theatre!
Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of Carmen, a must-see opera, returns to the ENO.
The King and I - Cardiff
The golden age musical King and I comes to the New Theatre to celebrate romantic musicals!
The King and I - High Wycombe
The golden age musical King and I comes to the Wycombe Swan to celebrate romantic musicals
Steel Magnolias - High Wycombe
Witness the epic story of six steel magnolias in this heartfelt and hilarious musical!
Wagner's epic opera presented by the ENO
Classic Plays in London
Where do we start? Theatre history is old, almost 2,500 or more years old. Although it is now a form of art, the roots of its origin lie deeper. Theatre emerged from ritual activities and would involve the spectator to march in processions or fast. In his Poetics, Aristotle says that theatre is sacred, but only in terms of the healing it offers through vision and does not require any other sacred involvement. With the rapid development of the societies, such performances became non-ritualistic. They would quickly move on to become an autonomous activity. Today, the theatre has almost completely changed. The evolution has led on to turning unrealistic ideas into reality. Technological advancement has also made several things possible, like seeing a 21st-century rendition of famous classic plays in London.
Classics in the Heart of the Capital
Plays in the city have been an age-old tradition. While every society consists of performative elements, we distinguish plays as a mode of entertainment and a necessary art form. The word "play" as stage performance is often mistaken for dramas. Although there are plenty of similarities in all art forms that artists perform in front of an audience, drama and classic plays in London are different. Drama refers to a composition, usually in the form of prose that tells a story represented by actors portraying the various characters and speaking the composition's dialogues. In the case of a play, you can call it an activity that intends to amuse. Even if it isn't always the case, many plays are designed to entertain young people. However, numerous highly praised classic plays relate to people of all ages and taste.
Are you in the mood for some classic stage plays in London? Head to one of the most well-known theatres in the West End for a grand experience. Plays consist of unique elements that will entertain all your senses.