The Mirror and the Light

Period theatre: London shows in a historical period setting

A collection of West End Theatre shows that are set within a period or historical time.

Buying tickets to a show that is set within the world of the past is a thrilling way to imagine times of old, and see our contemporary world with a different perspective.

These acclaimed shows are all set in the past, and range from comedy musicals, to big blockbuster epics, revivals of classic work including Shakespeare, and also new plays which shed new light on historical events.

Also see lists of shows that have a contemporary settings.

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