Book/movie-based (NY Reviews) (51)

Every London theatre show based on a book, movie, TV show or something else!

With West End shows like 'Les Misérables', 'Back to the Future: The Musical' and 'Only Fools and Horses: The Musical', shows that are based on a book, film, TV show or something else are still firm favourites with London theatre audiences!
Let Show-Score's community of avid theatre fans tell you the best book/movie-based theatre shows to see in London! Read London theatre reviews from our members and their picks for the best book/movie-based shows running in London right now!

94
Must See!
52 Reviews
Ends Nov 2022
London: West End

Rafe Spall stars in Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel.

93
Must See!
163 Reviews
Open run
London: Victoria

Revolutionary musical about American founding father, Alexander Hamilton. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards.

91
Must See!
80 Reviews
Ends Jan 2023
London: West End

Olivier Award nominated revival of the classic musical staged by Disney and Sir Cameron Mackintosh.

90
Excellent
71 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

The West End's longest-running musical has brand new staging at the renamed Sondheim Theatre.

89
Excellent
109 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

Disney's 1994 animated film is brought to life in an award-winning theatrical experience.

89
Excellent
81 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical has been entertaining West End audiences for over 30 years. 

89
Excellent
60 Reviews
Ends Jan 2023
London: West End

The global best-selling novel is brought to the stage featuring puppetry and stunning visuals.

88
Excellent
262 Reviews
Open run
London: Victoria

Stephen Schwartz's long-running hit musical about the untold story of the Witches of Oz. 

86
Excellent
91 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

Samantha Barks stars as Elsa in Disney's magical stage adaptation of the hit 2013 film.

86
Excellent
127 Reviews
Ends Jul 2023
London: West End

A brand new musical adaptation of the 1985 smash hit film - winner of the Best New Musical Olivier Award.

85
Excellent
40 Reviews
Ends Sep 2022
London: Waterloo

A revival production of Agatha Christie's intense courtroom drama.

85
Excellent
63 Reviews
Ends Sep 2022
London: Victoria

The hit musical returns as the Heathers transform high school life for young teen Veronica.

84
Great
100 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

A magical stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's popular children's book. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards.

83
Great
1 Review
Opens Nov 12
London: Southwark

Dickens' classic Christmas tale about Scrooge and the Ghosts of Past, Present, and Future.

82
Great
57 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

Baz Luhrmann's hit stage adaptation of the 2001 Oscar-winning film transfers to London's West End. 

79
Good
21 Reviews
Ends Jan 2023
London: West End

A stage adaptation of the 1990 film of the same name with music by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams.

78
Good
56 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

Susan Hill's best selling ghost story is hauntingly retold in this chilling stage adaptation.

78
Good
4 Reviews
Ends Dec 2022
London: Woolwich

Punchdrunk's new immersive show inspired by Greek mythology.

77
Good
48 Reviews
Ends Oct 2022
London: West End

One of Britain's most loved TV comedies comes to life on stage in a new musical.

70
Good
1 Review
Ends Aug 06
London: Seven Dials

Noma Dumezweni leads in Lucas Hnath's continuation of Ibsen's seminal work.

62
Middling
30 Reviews
Opens Jan 21
London: West End

The musical adaptation of the classic 80s film returns to the West End.

Score it
Unreviewed
Ends Jul 17
London: Stratford

A brand new pop musical which celebrates the lives of the incredible women from our history books. 

92
Must See!
6 Reviews
Ends Jul 16
London: City of London

Fat Rascal Theatre's parody musical delving into the origin story of The Little Mermaid's antagonist. 

88
Excellent
2 Reviews
Opens Jul 19
London: Hammersmith

A spirit-lifting musical adaptation of the hit film of the same name produced by Whoopi Goldberg.