Pride and Prejudice Sort Of

Top 10 best-selling plays of 2021

2021 was a funny year for theatre… and for everyone on the planet. But somehow the West End got through it, primarily down to the resilience and brilliance of the people working tirelessly in front of and behind the curtain.

Despite the extraordinary setbacks, people who love theatre continued to buy tickets and go to see a show, and our annual look at what sold the best on WestEndTheatre.com during 2021 is testament to that.

This Top Ten list highlights the Plays – the comedies, dramas and thrillers that are the lifeblood of the West End. Ranking is by numbers of tickets sold, and Number One is a brand new play in London – Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort of) (pictured) at the Criterion Theatre. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, mega-producer David Pugh saw the potential and whipped the hugely talented cast down to London for its current successful run at the Criterion.

Other highlights include Constellations, the Donmar Warehouse revival of Nick Payne’s smash-hit at the Vaudeville Theatre, that featured four different casts: Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah; Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker; Omari Douglas (Cabaret) and Russell Tovey; and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd. Plus the forthcoming production of COCK starring Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton in a revival of Mike Bartlett’s razor sharp play directed by Marianne Elliott.

Also check out our Top 10 best-selling musicals of 2021.



Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
Pride & Prejudice (sort of) London
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) tickets at the Criterion Theatre, London
Criterion Theatre
Jane Austen's iconic love story retold - Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) coming to the Criterion Theatre
Gangsta Granny
Gangsta Granny
Gangsta Granny tickets at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London
Bloomsbury Theatre
David Walliams' Gangsta Granny live on-stage at the Bloomsbury Theatre
The Windsors: Endgame
The Windsors: Endgame play London
The Windsors: Endgame tickets at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London
Prince of Wales Theatre
Harry Enfield stars in The Windsors: Endgame at the Prince of Wales Theatre
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, London Theatre Production
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets
Palace Theatre
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child tickets at the Palace theatre
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong, London
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The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets
Duchess Theatre
The smash-hit slapstick comedy The Play That Goes Wrong at the West End's Duchess Theatre.
The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
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The Mousetrap Tickets
St Martin's Theatre
Experience Agatha Christies timeless whodunit - The Mousetrap
Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit tickets at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Harold Pinter Theatre
Jennifer Saunders stars as Madame Arcati in Noël Coward's classic comedy.
Constellations
Constellations
Vaudeville Theatre
Constellations - An all-star cast perform Nick Payne's beautiful and heart breaking romance at the Vaudeville Theatre
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution
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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie Tickets
County Hall
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie at London County Hall
Cock
COCK at the Ambassadors Theatre London
Cock tickets at the Ambassadors Theatre, London
Ambassadors Theatre
Marianne Elliott directs Mike Bartlett’s razor sharp play Cock at The Ambassadors Theatre



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