Back on Stage: Shows to See this Summer

As the UK’s ‘Freedom Day’ is pushed back a little further, we’re here to lift your spirits with a reminder of the West End shows that will be raising their curtains very soon – some are even open with social distancing right now! Here are our top picks of shows to see this summer for every kind of theatregoer.

For the musical lover

Jersey Boys

Global phenomenon Jersey Boys is back this July! Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, as this Tony & Olivier Award-winning show opens at the beautifully renovated Trafalgar Theatre.

Opening 28 July
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First look at the spectacular Grade II listed Trafalgar Theatre

Amélie The Musical

Much-loved film Amélie is brought to life in the heart of the West End with a cast of remarkably talented actor-musicians and a critically acclaimed re-orchestrated score. Playing socially at the Criterion Theatre until 25 September.

Open now with social distancing
Book tickets here from only £16.50 & no booking fees

Amélie The Musical

Come From Away

Winner of every major UK award for Best New Musical, Come From Away shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.

Reopening 22 July at the Phoenix Theatre
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Anything Goes

Experience legendary stars in a legendary musical with Cole Porter’s golden age classic, Anything Goes. The all-star cast includes Broadway sensation Sutton Foster, Robert Lindsay (My Family), Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) and West End legend Gary Wilmot. 

23 July – 17 October at the Barbican
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For the comedy fan

Death Drop

RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars Willam and Latrice Royale are joined by star of Britain’s Got Talent Myra DuBois in the sold-out “Dragatha Christie” murder-mystery Death Drop. Playing at the Garrick Theatre until 11 July.

Open now with social distancing
Book tickets here & save up to 30%

Adam Kay 

Enjoy entries from Award-winning comedian Adam Kay’s diaries as a junior doctor. This “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music returns to the Palace Theatre. 

21 – 26 June with social distancing
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For all the family

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part 5 

Britain’s favourite history show is coming back to the West End with a brand-new production this summer. It’s history with the nasty bits left in!

29 July – 28 August at the Apollo Theatre
Book tickets here from only 19.50 & no fees

Billionaire Boy 

David Walliams’ best-selling story Billionaire Boy is brought to life on stage by the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny!

17 July – 22 August at the Garrick Theatre
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For something a little different…

The Money

The Money is a perfect hybrid of immersive theatre and game that guarantees that no two shows are ever the same. You can choose to be a Silent Witness and watch, or a Player and take part in the action, coming to a unanimous decision about how to spend a pot of real cash. Which will you be?

Open now with social distancing at the London County Hall
Book tickets here from only £20 & no fees

Doctor Who: Time Fracture

Punge yourself into the incredible universe of Doctor Who with this ground-breaking immersive theatrical adventure. Doctor Who: Time Fracture is now open, with tickets available up to 17 April 2022. 

Open now with social distancing
Book tickets here from £47 & no fees

Wonderment Magic & Illusion

Wonderment brings together some of the greatest illusionists live on stage in a breath-taking display of magic and illusion. Wonderment brings its magic to the Palace Theatre this summer.

16 July – 30 August with social distancing
Book tickets here from only £19.50 & no fees

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