Book/movie-based (London Reviews) (38)

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!
1K+ Reviews
Ends Mar 2025
London: West End

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

93
Must See!
2K+ Reviews
Ends Mar 2025
London: Victoria

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

93
Must See!
1K+ Reviews
Ends Mar 2025
London: West End

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

92
Must See!
70 Reviews
Starts Nov 2024
London: Southwark

Scrooge, visited by Marley's ghost, warned of eternal damnation if he doesn't change.

92
Must See!
1K+ Reviews
Ends Mar 2025
London: West End

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

92
Must See!
898 Reviews
Ends Feb 2025
London: West End

A new play based on the hit Netflix series that serves as a prequel to the eerie events in Hawkins.

91
Must See!
1K+ Reviews
Ends Sep 08
London: West End

Disney's magical stage adaptation of the hit 2013 animated movie.

91
Must See!
173 Reviews
Ends Dec 2024
London: West End

The improvised comedy based on Jane Austen's novels returns to the West End.

91
Must See!
1K+ Reviews
Ends Feb 2025
London: West End

A new family-friendly musical comedy based on the 1993 film of the same name.

91
Must See!
1K+ Reviews
Open run
London: West End

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

91
Must See!
2K+ Reviews
Ends Jul 2025
London: West End

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

90
Excellent
663 Reviews
Ends Mar 2025
London: Waterloo

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

90
Excellent
403 Reviews
Ends Feb 2025
London: West End

The 12-time Tony-nominated musical adaptation of Tina Fey's movie transfers to the West End.

90
Excellent
2K+ Reviews
Ends Jun 2025
London: Victoria

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

89
Excellent
2K+ Reviews
Ends Aug 31
London: West End

Alan Menken's musical adaptation of the hit film of the same name returns to the West End.

89
Excellent
869 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

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

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86
Excellent
86 Reviews
Opens Apr 28
London: Richmond

Richard O’Brien’s iconic rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to London.

85
Excellent
33 Reviews
Opens Nov 23
London: Holborn

Raymond Briggs' beloved book about a little boy and a magical snowman is adapted for the stage.

83
Great
16 Reviews
Ends Aug 24
London: West End

Olivier Award-winning director John Caird helms this adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning movie.

81
Great
10 Reviews
Ends Sep 08
London: Victoria

Celebrate iconic women with empowering music in Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.

Score it Buy from £20
76
Good
171 Reviews
Opens Aug 15
London: West End

Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of the classic movie following Dorothy's magical adventure through Oz.

Score it Buy from £18
75
Good
1 Review
Opens Jan 10
London: Kilburn

Acclaimed adaptation of Selvon's novel about Trinidadian immigrants in 1950s London.

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51
Average
37 Reviews
Opens Nov 29
London: Southwark

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage's new adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

93
Must See!
17 Reviews
Ends Aug 04
London: London Bridge

The stage adaptation of Rachel Bright's children's book about confidence & self-esteem.