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Top 10 longest-running West End Shows

A list of the Top Ten longest-running shows in the West End, including the Top 10 longest-running shows currently playing on the London stage.

The list includes The Mousetrap at the St Martin’s Theatre – the world’s longest running show ever, and naturally the longest-running play; and Les Miserables (pictured), the longest-running musical of all time.

Also see the Top Twenty longest-running West End musicals ever, and the Inspiration section for more ideas on what to see in London.

10 Longest-running shows now playing in the West End

  1. The Mousetrap, St. Martin’s Theatre
  2. Les Misérables, Queen’s Theatre
  3. The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre
  4. The Woman In Black, Fortune Theatre
  5. Mamma Mia!, Novello Theatre
  6. The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre
  7. Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre
  8. Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre
  9. The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre
  10. The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre

10 Longest-running shows in West End history

  1. The Mousetrap, St. Martin’s Theatre (over 28,152 performances)
  2. Les Misérables, Queen’s Theatre (over 14,156 performances)
  3. The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre (over 13,877 performances)
  4. The Woman In Black, Fortune Theatre (over 12,573 performances)
  5. Blood Brothers (10,013 performances)
  6. Cats (8,949 performances)
  7. Mamma Mia! (over 8750 performances)
  8. The Lion King (over 8506 performances)
  9. Starlight Express (7406 performances)
  10. No Sex Please, We’re British (6761 performances)

Information supplied by The Society of London Theatre as at 7 February 2020.

The Ten Longest-running West End Shows now booking in London



The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
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The Mousetrap tickets at the St Martin’s Theatre, London
St Martin's Theatre
Experience Agatha Christies timeless whodunit - The Mousetrap
Les Miserables
Les Miserables, London
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Les Misérables tickets at the Sondheim Theatre, London
Sondheim Theatre
Cameron Mackintosh's celebrated epic musical Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
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The Phantom of the Opera tickets at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London
Her Majesty's Theatre
Experience the thrill of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre in London
The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
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The Woman in Black tickets at the Fortune Theatre, London
Fortune Theatre
Susan Hill's spine-tingling tale of The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre, London
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
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Mamma Mia! tickets at the Novello Theatre, London
Novello Theatre
Featuring the songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show now playing at the Novello Theatre.
Disney's The Lion King
The Lion King
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Disney’s The Lion King tickets at the Lyceum Theatre, London
Lyceum Theatre
Disney's The Lion King, now playing at the Lyceum Theatre in London.
Wicked
Wicked, London Theatre Show
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Wicked tickets at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
Apollo Victoria Theatre
Experience the unforgettable, award-winning musical WICKED at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre.
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical, London
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Matilda The Musical tickets at the Cambridge Theatre, London
Cambridge Theatre
The RSC's ingenious production of Roald Dahl's Matilda now playing at the Cambridge Theatre
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon
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The Book of Mormon tickets at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London
Prince of Wales Theatre
London's hottest ticket and funniest show - The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong, London
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The Play That Goes Wrong tickets at the Duchess Theatre, London
Duchess Theatre
The smash-hit slapstick comedy The Play That Goes Wrong at the West End's Duchess Theatre.



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