Plays you need to see in the West End
Experience all the shock, wonder, horror and romance of the London stage with a ticket to one of these incredible plays. The acting, the writing, the staging, it’s all designed to glue you to your seat, and we can guarantee it will! As well as these plays, find out more about the longest running plays ever in the West End.
The ultimate list of plays you need to see
Experience comedy at its very best with tickets to this Mischief Theatre masterpiece. Written by the Olivier Award-winning recipients behind the productions The Play that Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is an uproarious play guaranteed to have your in stitches throughout.
It’s summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can’t be trusted. In a town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?
Now boasting over 65 years on the London stage, The Mousetrap is still going strong at St. Martin’s Theatre, and for good reason! This national treasure from the Queen of Crime is a suspenseful whodunnit that keeps you guessing until the very end.
Five guests arrive at a remote country hotel, only to find themselves snowed in. A policeman turns up, warning of a murderer on the loose. It’s not long before a murder takes place inside the house and the detective assembles all the guests together and interrogates them one by one. Each avoid the truth, some by remaining silent and others by lying outright. Can the murderer be caught before more deaths occur? Will you discover the clues hidden among the mounting pile of red herrings?
There is a The Mousetrap tradition that no one reveals the murderer’s identity, the only way you’ll find out is by seeing this legendary piece of theatre history for yourself.
Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution is a famous tale of justice, passion and betrayal is packed full of twists, red-herrings and lies upon lies. It’s a fast-moving whodunit showcasing the court case of the century.
Leonard Vole wishes to protest his innocence in the murder of a wealthy widow. The good-natured man approaches Sir Wilfrid Robarts (QC) and Mr Mayhew to help him clear his name. Emily was a wealthy older lady who had taken Leonard under her wing and, after it is discovered that she left all of her money to him, doubt is cast upon the young man’s alibi. When Leonard’s wife, Romaine, agrees to testify, she does so – shockingly – as a witness for the prosecution. But, what are her motivations for doing so and can she be trusted? Will Leonard Vole’s presence and his plea persuade the jury that he did not commit the crime – can he escape the hangman’s noose?Witness for the Prosecution has been presented for the first time in the fitting surroundings of London’s historic County Hall.
Andrew Scott will perform at the Old Vic once more in Present Laughter, Noel Coward’s semi-autobiographical comedy later this year. When Garry Essendine prepares for a tour of Africa, he has to deal with colleagues and romantic relationships in a play where he has to decide who to laugh and love with. Playing in London for just eight weeks, you won’t want to miss this hilarious production starring some of Britain’s most-loved performers.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards, The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time is one of the most ingenious and compelling plays the West End has ever seen.
Directed by the Olivier Award-winning Marianne Elliott, this highly acclaimed production focuses on the unusual Christopher Boone, a fifteen-year-old lad who uses facts, forensics and systemised data (a symptom of his autistic behaviour) to launch an investigation into finding the killer of his neighbour’s dog.
Based on the 2003 novel by Mark Haddon, the play begins with Christopher standing beside the body of a dead dog, Wellington, whose owner is Christopher’s neighbour, Mrs Shears. We discover that the dog has been speared with a garden fork. It is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He writes down each fact of the ‘case’ in the hope of solving the mystery of who murdered Wellington.