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Classics Tickets

Sister Act

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Mrs. Doubtfire

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Wicked

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The Lion King

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Shrek The Musical

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Kiss Me, Kate

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Guys and Dolls

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Les Miserables

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A View From The Bridge

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Hello, Dolly!

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Phantom of the Opera

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Gruffalo

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The Mousetrap

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The Wizard of Oz

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Oedipus - Old Vic Theatre

Opens 27 January 2025
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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The Rocky Horror Show

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A Christmas Carol

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The Secret Garden

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Much Ado About Nothing

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Witness for the Prosecution

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Fiddler on the Roof

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Richard III

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The Lehman Trilogy

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The 39 Steps

Opens 16 August 2024
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Nutcracker - London Coliseum

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Oedipus

Opens 04 October 2024
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Swan Lake

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Antony and Cleopatra

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The Elvis Years

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The Taming of the Shrew

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The Pirates of Penzance

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Waiting for Godot

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Oklahoma! In Concert

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Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

Opens 21 August 2024
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The Baker's Wife

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La boheme

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Much Ado About Nothing - St Paul's Church

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The Turn of the Screw

Opens 11 October 2024
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Rigoletto

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Mary, Queen of Scots

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Giselle

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

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The Railway Children

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Princess Essex

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The Elixir of Love

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Macbeth

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The Marriage of Figaro

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Suor Angelica

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Classic Plays in London

Where do we start? Theatre history is old, almost 2,500 or more years old. Although it is now a form of art, the roots of its origin lie deeper. Theatre emerged from ritual activities and would involve the spectator to march in processions or fast. In his Poetics, Aristotle says that theatre is sacred, but only in terms of the healing it offers through vision and does not require any other sacred involvement. With the rapid development of the societies, such performances became non-ritualistic. They would quickly move on to become an autonomous activity. Today, the theatre has almost completely changed. The evolution has led on to turning unrealistic ideas into reality. Technological advancement has also made several things possible, like seeing a 21st-century rendition of famous classic plays in London.

Classics in the Heart of the Capital

Plays in the city have been an age-old tradition. While every society consists of performative elements, we distinguish plays as a mode of entertainment and a necessary art form. The word "play" as stage performance is often mistaken for dramas. Although there are plenty of similarities in all art forms that artists perform in front of an audience, drama and classic plays in London are different. Drama refers to a composition, usually in the form of prose that tells a story represented by actors portraying the various characters and speaking the composition's dialogues. In the case of a play, you can call it an activity that intends to amuse. Even if it isn't always the case, many plays are designed to entertain young people. However, numerous highly praised classic plays relate to people of all ages and taste.

Are you in the mood for some classic stage plays in London? Head to one of the most well-known theatres in the West End for a grand experience. Plays consist of unique elements that will entertain all your senses.