Here’s the theatre productions Love London Love Culture recommends you book for this week…

The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre: celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the stage production of the beloved Disney film is still proving popular in London. Brought to the stage by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, this production has plenty to mesmerise no matter what your age is!

The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre: still making West End audiences laugh, this musical from the creators of South Park is worth a look if you are looking to see something outrageously funny!

The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical continues to prove popular with audiences in London as it reaches 33 years in the West End. The cast currently stars Kelly Mathieson as Christine, Tim Howar as the Phantom and Jeremy Taylor as Raoul.

Wicked, Apollo Victoria: having won countless awards and featuring a memorable score from Stephen Schwartz, Wicked offers a refreshing look at the story of The Wizard of Oz. The cast for the London production includes Alice Fearn as Elphaba, Sophie Evans as Glinda and David Witts as Fiyero.

Disney’s Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre: now heading into its final months in the West End, make sure you don’t miss out on seeing this colourful and magical production!

On Your Feet!, London Coliseum: now playing for a limited Summer season in London, this Broadway musical based on the life of Gloria Estefan features hit songs including ‘Rhythm Is Gonna Get You’ and ‘Conga’.

9 to 5 the Musical, Savoy Theatre: this hilarious musical based on the hit film features a score from Dolly Parton. The production currently stars Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Bonnie Langford, Brian Conley.

Ian McKellen on Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre: the actor has been touring the UK in celebration of his 80th Birthday discussing his career in theatres that have proved important to him over the years. Now he is bringing it to London for a limited run – to raise even more money for theatre charities.

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre: ever wondered how Tina Turner got to where she is now? Well this extraordinarily powerful and gritty musical reveals all – including her relationship with Ike Turner. It includes songs such as ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Nutbush City Limits’ and ‘Private Dancer’.

Girl from the North Country, Gielgud Theatre: that’s right! the Old Vic production featuring the music of Bob Dylan is heading back to the West End as well as heading across to Broadway! This time the production is moving into the Gielgud Theatre from the 10th December.

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