It’s been a jam-packed month for London theatre with on-sales to highly anticipated shows opening in 2019, to great ticket offers for long-running musicals and the Christmas season fast approaching. Here’s what gems you were all booking over October.

Dreamgirls | Photo: Brinkhoff Mögenburg

10. Dreamgirls The Musical

Savoy Theatre, until 12 January 2019. Find tickets

One of the hottest shows in the West End, Dreamgirls tells the story of three young female singers as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit. Featuring unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals this spectacular musical production soars with the classic songs, ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘Listen’ and ‘One Night Only’.

42nd Street production image, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London 2017

42nd Street – cBrinkhoff & Moegenburg

9. 42nd Street

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, until 5 January 2019. Find tickets

Don’t miss those dancing feet as London’s biggest show says goodbye come January. A dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre, this spectacular song and dance show has the biggest cast and most eye-catching costumes and dance routines.

 

8. Snow White

London Palladium, until 13 January 2019. Find tickets

Pantomime returns to the Palladium this Christmas with Dawn French as the Wicked Queen alongside rising star Charlie Stemp, Danielle Hope, panto royalty Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot and Strictly Come Dancing’s Vincent & Flavia.

7. Les Miserables

Queens Theatre. Find tickets
Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Les Misérables is a global stage sensation. Now playing for over 30 years, this enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption is a West End and Christmas classic.

John McCrea in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

6. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Apollo Theatre, until 28 September 2019. Find tickets

Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a fearless, funny, coming of age musical with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae.

David Hunter, Simon-Anthony Rhoden & Verity Rushworth in Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre, photo by Darren Bell

Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre, photo by Darren Bell

5. Kinky Boots The Musical

Adelphi Theatre, until 5 January 2019. Find tickets
A favourite with UK theatregoers, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), and songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration exits the West End early next year. This is one not to miss!

David Witts (Fiyero) and Alice Fearn (Elphaba) in Wicked

David Witts (Fiyero) and Alice Fearn (Elphaba) in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre (c) Darren Bell

4. Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre. Find tickets
Defying gravity 8 times a week, this sensational musical stunningly re-imagines the world of Oz, featuring breathtaking costumes, spectacular sets and show-stopping songs in a night of spellbinding theatrical magic.

3. Waitress

Adelphi Theatre, from 8 February 2019. Find tickets
Broadway’s smash hit musical Waitress receives its West End premiere at London’s Adelphi Theatre in February 2019.

Nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Waitress is an uplifting all-American musical that celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson & Lily James

2. All About Eve

Noel Coward Theatre, from 2 February 2019. Find tickets
Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night” as Gillian Anderson takes on Bette Davis’ iconic role of Margot Channing alongside Lily James as the scheming young upstart in Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of All About Eve.

1. Only Fools and Horses The Musical

Theatre Royal Haymarket, from 9 February 2019. Find tickets

The highly anticipated musical stage adaptation of the landmark, record-breaking and top-rated television series Only Fools and Horses comes to the West End in February 2019. Starring comedy giant Paul Whitehouse as the much-loved Grandad, Tom Bennett as loveable rogue Del Boy Trotter and Ryan Hutton as his hapless brother Rodney, the much-loved classic comedy is brought to life once more, through an ingenious and hilarious original score.