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There’s something special about going to the theatre; digging out your best outfit, jumping in a taxi, having a tipple before-hand, settling into those red velvet seats and always being tempted by an ice cream in the interval. Here at CitySocialising we love any excuse to hit the shows and be razzle dazzled by the glitz and glamour of the London stage!

If you’re keen on the theatre why not get in touch with some other likeminded people on CitySocialising and arrange a trip to see a show? Now that it’s feeling a bit chillier outside it’s the perfect time of year to book tickets. For listings and to buy tickets check out See Tickets, LoveTheatre or choose from our list of favourites below.

Don’t forget to let us know if you’re setting up a Social of your own on Facebook and Twitter. There are literally hundreds of shows to choose from, whether you like musicals, classic plays or dance extravaganzas.

Top London shows to see this season


Since its Broadway premiere over fifty years ago the role musical made famous by Liza Minnelli has been a diehard favourite full of classic recognisable tunes. And now you can see it starring Will Young and Michelle Ryan. Not quite the same but still…check it out at The Savoy Theatre.

Charlie’s Aunt

Showing at the Menier Chocolate Factory this comic farce stars Matthew Horne of Gavin and Stacy and has had rave reviews. Back in the 1800s this was the original box office blockbuster. It involves three idiotic toffs, lots of champagne and plenty of hijinks.


Singin’ in the Rain

If you’ve ever tapped a toe to Gene Kelly’s ubiquitous rendition but never seen the original musical, now’s your chance, at the Palace Theatre.

Matilda the Musical 

Lovers of the classic Roald Dahl tale will enjoy this brilliant re-imagining – the best British musical in years, apparently! At the Cambridge Theatre.



One Man Two Guvnors

Toby Jones has taken over from James Corden to much acclaim and by all accounts this the play to see this year. A light-hearted farce about a man torn between two masters at the Haymarket Theatre Royal.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Tim Minchin? Chris Moyles? Melanie C? In a musical at the O2? About Jesus Christ? Yep. You heard right. This’ll be one to tell the grandkids about.


Images Courtesy of; Jesus Christ Superstar, Matilda the Musical and Menier Chocolate Factory

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Lucy Cullen

Communications Manager, Gin Lover and Chief Blogger for citysocializer. Mainly blogging about the best ways to meet new people, discover your city and make the most of your free time.

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