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October 2019: What’s on in the West End?


October 2019: What’s on in the West End?

Don’t miss out on brand new shows in the West End this October 2019, including Claire Foy and Matt Smith reuniting to star in Lungsthe Broadway transfer of DEAR EVAN HANSEN and revivals of Mary Poppins and Death of a Salesman. Book your tickets now for these hotly-anticipated shows opening in the West End, as well as long-running productions.

New shows opening in October 2019

Ghost Stories at the Ambassadors Theatre

Three men share their spooky stories in this spine-chilling production, returning to the West End from 4th October. Play a game with fear and let your mind run wild at this multi-sensory theatrical encounter, where things are sure to go bump in the night! As well as Ghost Stories haunting audiences, have you seen these ghosts run around central London?

Lungs at the Old Vic

Claire Foy and Matt Smith will star in Lungs at the Old Vic from 14th October. Best known for their award-winning performances as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, the pair will now take on the roles of a modern-day couple asking questions about the state of the environment and giving birth in this edgy love story. Lungs is performed as part of Matthew Warchus’ fifth season as artistic director at the Old Vic.

War Horse at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

War Horse

War Horse gallops into London at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 18th October. Travelling across England and France, a young boy named Albert sets off to rescue his horse Joey from the front line. Embarking on his travels and heading into No Man’s Land, Albert risks his life in order to come home with his beloved animal, but will the pair return safely? Don’t miss your chance to see the iconic puppets in this jawdropping production, bringing Michael Morpurgo’s well-known story to the stage.

Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre

Get your spoonful of sugar at the ready, as Mary Poppins returns to the West End from 23rd October 2019. Flying back into London, step in time to musical theatre classics such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”, guaranteed to delight audiences of all age. Starring Zizi Strallen as the lovable, magical nanny and Charlie Stemp as Bert, make sure you see this show that’s practically perfect! Why not read all about Mary Poppins here?

Death of a Salesman at the Piccadilly Theatre

Death of a Salesman

After five-star reviews at the Young Vic, don’t miss Death of a Salesmandirected by Miranda Cromwell and Marianne Elliot from 24th October. Arthur Miller’s twentieth-century play is told through the eyes of an African-American family, starring Wendell Pierce as Willy Loman who attempts to make his American Dream into a reality. As his dreams of striking it rich vanish before him, how will Loman adjust to his newfound reality? Transforming one of Miller’s greatest plays, book your tickets now to Death of A Salesman.

Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre

DEAR EVAN HANSEN will open in London at the Noël Coward Theatre from 29th October. A profound, new musical about life and the way we live it, DEAR EVAN HANSEN has an original score by the Academy Award-winning songwriters of The Greatest Showman and La La Land, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, starring West End newcomer Sam Tutty in the titular role.

October 2019 West End classics

The Lion King

The Lion King

Set in the magnificent Serengeti plains, heavy with the haunting sounds of Africa, follow Simba on an epic journey through the Pride Lands to become King in The Lion King. Disney’s multi-award-winning musical redefines the meaning of live experience. To miss out on Disney’s The Lion King is to miss out on a West End experience of a lifetime, one that has captivated London audiences at the Lyceum Theatre since 1999. Featuring a soundtrack including ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight?’ and ‘Hakuna Matata’, have no worries for the rest of your days with tickets to The Lion King.


Photo credit: Darren Bell

The alternate story behind ‘The Wizard of Oz’ originally cast its spell over audiences on Broadway in 2003 and has since won over 100 international awards. Wicked continues its incredible success at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and has gained a huge fan base, with over 9 million people in London alone experiencing this enchanting tale. Following two unlikely friends who meet the Wizard of Oz, their lives come to a crossroads in the ultimate battle against good and evil. With songs including ‘No Good Deed’ and ‘The Wizard and I’, get ready to defy gravity with tickets to see Wicked.

The Phantom of the Opera


Featuring a lush score from the legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and produced by theatrical juggernaut Cameron Mackintosh, this romantic show is the epitome of the musical theatre genre. Combining spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping special effects with some of the most mesmerising music in theatrical history, The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre will captivate you with its beauty and majesty. Why not read more about musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber with us?

The Book Of Mormon

Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is the outrageous brainchild of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, along with Robert Lopez of Avenue Q. As a result, the show frequently crosses the line with its sharp satire and on-the-nose humour with outrageous religious and social commentary. Following two elders who are sent on a mission to Uganda, the pair are forced to confront their beliefs before spreading the word of the Latter Day Saints.

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