Top 10 Musicals to Book Right Now

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The UK's vibrant musical scene has long been a destination for creativity, innovation, and unforgettable performances. Whether you're an ardent musical enthusiast or a newcomer to the scene, we've combed the stage offerings to give you the best upcoming musicals to book right now...

1) Groundhog Day

Taking place in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania Groundhog Day chronicles the classic story of all-around miserable protagonist weather reporter Phil Connors, what happens when life goes on repeat? Performed as a musical with music by the one and only Tim Minchin, this performance is just as entertaining as Bill Murray's 1993 original. 

The Old Vic.

2) Hamilton

With upcoming performances in both Manchester and Bristol, the award-winning Hamilton is back for a 2023-23 tour! Brought to the stage by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this story of America's Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton and his place in the American Revolution, Hamilton is not one to miss!

Palace Theatre Manchester & Bristol Hippodrome.

3) Oklahoma

‘Believe the hype!’ (Evening Standard). Reimagined by Daniel Fish, this newly adapted version of Oklahoma is now playing in the West End at Wyndhams Theatre. Like Hamilton, this is another tale embedded in America's fascinating history and speaks to the power of community against all odds. That and a good old love triangle!

Wyndham's Theatre.

4) The Book of Mormon

Now a household name, the confrontational musical comedy The Book of Mormon is hilarious and a great entryway into musicals for those new to the format. Created by the makers of South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone Robert Lopez, the plot follows two earnest missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they spread their religious message across Uganda. How will their efforts go down in the face of a mighty warlord, you might ask?

The Prince of Wales Theatre.

5) Pretty Woman The Musical

Set in LA in the late '80s Pretty Woman The Musical is a true romantics dream. Described as a 'dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages'  prepare to have your mood lifted as Richard Gere and Julia Roberts's much-loved protagonists get a new lease of life on stage.

Coming to 14 UK Venues.

6) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical

Roald Dahl's magical chocolate-based epic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical is now performing in the UK. A tale of all generations, this musical incorporates classic 1970 music with newly produced tunes from the team behind Hairspray. Will there be a chocolate river?

Bristol, Liverpool and Glasgow.

7) Guys & Dolls

Have you seen Guys & Dolls? Bridge Theatre will transport you to the sociable bars of Havana and the grime of Manhattan in a love story that hits differently. What do the critics say? "A theatrical extravaganza that explodes every which way" The Telegraph.

Bridge Theatre.

8) A Strange Loop

Something of a rarity, A Strange Loop is a new original musical showing at Barbican Centre. Rated highly by Vogue "One-of-a-kind masterpiece‘, A Strange Loop follows the story of Usher, a black gay man as he rights a musical that isn't what it seems... Multidimensional and thought-provoking, get your tickets now!

Barbican Centre.

9) Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Much to the happiness of the UK musical scene, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is returning to the UK in September. Winner of the Best New Musical award, the story depicts the life of Jamie New, a 16-year-old living in a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie is terrified. What happens next?

Coming to 8 UK Venues.

10) The Drifters Girl

Nominated for Best New Musical at the 2022 Olivier Awards The Drifters Girl is one for Drifters music lovers. Following the real story of the group and the women (including Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of The Drifters) that make them the success they turned out to be, this is an inspiring watch for all age groups!

Coming to 10 UK Venues.