From stagey classics to the new kids on the block, these West End musicals are a must-add to your list this summer. Get ready to sing, dance, laugh and cry at my favourite West End musical picks this season.
Adelphi Theatre, London
Waitress tells the tale of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness. This super sweet musical also features the occasional cast album karaoke following the evening performance.
Arts Theatre, London
With a soundtrack that has taken the UK charts by storm, Six is a revolutionary new show that has been dubbed “one of the most uplifting British musicals”. In this 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. Currently playing at the Arts Theatre, audiences can enjoy exclusive sing-along performances in addition to the regular 8 shows a week.
Norvello Theatre, London
Transport yourself to the Greek island of Kalokairi as you dance, sing and laugh along to the classic musical that has brought ABBA’s greatest hits to life to over 65 million people worldwide. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie Sheridan’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that’ll have you going back for more.
9 to 5
Savoy Theatre, London
What a way to make a livin’! 9 to 5 is inspired by the iconic movie and features an original score brought to you by Dolly Parton herself. This smash-hit musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the ladies manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
Aldwych Theatre, London
Tina Turner is a 12-time Grammy Award winning artist who has sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music history. TINA is a new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.