Classics

Musical

The Lion King

4.89,906 reviews

Disney’s award-winning musical has been stunning West End audiences for 22 years.

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Phantom of the Opera

4.73,808 reviews

After more than 30 years the West End still loves the Music of the Night.

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Grease

4.2423 reviews

The world's favourite musical is back in the West End!

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Wicked

4.64,583 reviews

Defy Gravity with Wicked, one of London's most beloved musicals.

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Beauty and the Beast

4.47 reviews

Be Our Guest at the London Palladium this summer!

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Les Miserables

4.83,565 reviews

The fully staged production of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre!

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The Mousetrap

4.61,126 reviews

A West End staple for 70 years, The Mousetrap is the longest consistently running play in British theatre history.

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Sister Act

Opens 19 July 2022

Sister Act The Musical gets back in the habit!

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Anything Goes

4.98 reviews

It's De-Lovely! Anything Goes returns to London's Barbican in summer 2022!

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The Seagull

4.73 reviews

Emilia Clarke stars in The Seagull

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Dance

Nutcracker

4.6428 reviews

The Christmas-card perfect Nutcracker offers the ultimate festive experience.

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Witness for the Prosecution

4.82,025 reviews

Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama Witness for the Prosecution is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.

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Dance

Swan Lake

4.8140 reviews

See the famed English National Ballet production of the timeless ballet classic this winter.

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Opera

It's A Wonderful Life

Opens 25 November 2022

Your favourite Christmas film comes to life in this new family friendly opera!

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A Christmas Carol

4.9400 reviews

Don't be a Scrooge, celebrate the season with A Christmas Carol tickets!

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Much Ado About Nothing

4.33 reviews

Shakespeare’s timeless comedy at the Globe Theatre

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Opera

Tosca

Opens 30 September 2022

When passion and politics collide, love can prove a fatal weakness...

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The Great Gatsby

4.733 reviews

The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!

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The Tempest

Opens 22 July 2022

Shakespeare's elemental comedy comes to life this summer!

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The Rhinegold

Opens 18 February 2023

Wagner's epic opera presented by the ENO

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The Da Vinci Code

Opens 25 July 2022

The Da Vinci Code stage thriller comes to Manchester's Lowry Lyric Theatre in November 2021!

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Carmen

3.554 reviews

Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of Carmen, a must-see opera, returns to the ENO.

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The Gruffalo

Venture into the Deep Dark Wood to find The Gruffalo at Manchester's Quays Theatre

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Play

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's epic tragedy comes to the Globe Theatre this summer

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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.