4 Must-See West End Shows in 2018

The the­atre scene in Lon­don has always been vital­ly impor­tant, and even to this day is the home of some of the great­est shows and per­for­mances in the world. We curat­ed a selec­tion of shows we feel are the best for those vis­it­ing Lon­don this year.

The Phantom of the Opera

A clas­sic for the­atre goers, the Phan­tom of the Opera is a spec­tac­u­lar show which is over-the-top and extreme­ly enjoy­able. Its high pro­duc­tion val­ues make this show a very well pro­duced and exe­cut­ed per­for­mance, and enjoy­able for any who goes to see it.

The Phan­tom of the Opera plays in Her Majesty’s The­atre in St James’.

The Book of Mormon

Writ­ten by South Park cre­ators Trey Park­er and Matt Stone, this Broad­way musi­cal con­tin­ues to shock its audi­ence. Telling the sto­ry of Lat­ter Day Saints mis­sion­ar­ies in a car­toon­ish man­ner, with love­able, well-inten­tioned idiots going on an unimag­in­able adven­ture.

The Book of Mor­mon is per­formed at the Prince of Wales The­atre in Pic­cadil­ly Cir­cus.

Matilda the Musical

A won­der­ful throw­back to an enchant­i­ng film, Matilda’s breath-tak­ing pro­duc­tion cre­ates mag­ic in front of your eyes. It is a won­der­ful show for fam­i­lies, offer­ing enter­tain­ment for kids as well as some dark­er turns and twists for adults to enjoy.

Matil­da the Musi­cal is per­formed at the Cam­bridge The­atre in Covent Gar­den.

Hamilton

Hamil­ton is an absolute­ly amaz­ing per­for­mance which exceeds its hype. Unrav­el­ling the sto­ry of Alexan­der Hamil­ton, the first sec­re­tary of the US Trea­sury, brings an enlight­en­ing and his­tor­i­cal moment to life, with its fast-pace the­atrics and bustling turns — its def­i­nite­ly a show designed to keep you inter­est­ed.

Hamil­ton is per­formed at the Vic­to­ria Palace The­atre in St James’ Park.