Must-see at the theatre this winter

As the evenings descend into darkness and a chill begins to grace the air, there’s no better time than to snuggle up with loved ones and catch a show at the theatre. Check out our list of all the must-see shows this winter.


Wicked – Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
After something Wicked to watch this winter? Then this performance will be just for you. Join Elphaba and Glinda as we hear their spellbinding tales from the mysterious world of Oz in Winnie Holzman’s adaptation of the 1995 book by Gregory Maguire.

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The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre, London
Ever since its move across to the stage in 1997, The Lion King has been a roaring success. Following the story of Simba and friends like the animated Disney tale, audiences are sure to leap with joy and leave the theatre singing choruses of ‘Hakuna Matata!’

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Mamma Mia – Novello Theatre, London
With catchy Abba-tastic tunes aplenty and a sunny setting perfect for escaping the gloomy winter days, catch Mamma Mia this season. Having now been seen by over 54 million people since it began touring, this year’s show is bound to have you saying thank you for the music.

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Matilda – Cambridge Theatre, London
Experience an award-winning extravaganza as the Royal Shakespeare company bring to life Roald Dahl’s iconic novel, Matilda. With music produced by the multi-talented Tim Minchin, watch this magically gifted young girl overcome her woes within the Wormwood family.

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Chicago – Phoenix Theatre, London
Chicago has been tantalising audiences on this side of the pond for almost 40 years, hooking all who watch with its treacherous tale of murder. Having previously seen X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, Denise Van Outen and Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams in the starring role of Roxie Hart, it’s a show not to be missed.

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Duchess Theatre, London
A family-friendly fiesta of slapstick laughs and hilarious mishaps, tickets to see this multi-award winning show are a must-have. Watch on as the accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society overcome objects of all kinds to make their murder mystery a success.

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Aladdin – Prince Edward Theatre, London
Swap the wintery weather for sweltering Arabian nights with the awesome Aladdin stage show. Based on the timeless Disney classic, you can expect breathtaking sets and an otherworldly combination of colours, costume and special effects that will dazzle beyond belief.

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