Escapist (NY Reviews) (95)

London theatre shows that help you escape to another world!

We often look to theatre to help us escape the world around us into a brand new world!
Let Show-Score's community of avid theatre fans tell you the best escapist theatre shows playing in London right now!

95
Must See!
71 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

Fra Fee & Amy Lennox star in this 7-time Olivier Award winning revival of Kander & Ebb's landmark musical.

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.

90
Excellent
4 Reviews
Ends Oct 2022
London: Southwark

Shakespeare's rarely produced "Henry VIII" is reimagined from a female perspective.

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
93 Reviews
Open run
London: West End
Olivier Award nominated musical which follows the life of 12-time Grammy Award winner Tina Turner.
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.

89
Excellent
186 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

A brand new musical which imagines that Juliet's life doesn't have to end with Romeo's.

89
Excellent
90 Reviews
Open run
London: West End
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' modern musical retelling of the lives of Henry VIII's six wives.
88
Excellent
135 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

Award-winning musical comedy from the creators of 'South Park' and 'Frozen' co-creator Robert Lopez. 

88
Excellent
262 Reviews
Open run
London: Victoria

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

88
Excellent
61 Reviews
Ends Feb 2023
London: West End

Beverley Knight stars in a new musical about The Drifters and the woman behind their success.

88
Excellent
15 Reviews
Ends Sep 2022
London: West End

David Harbour and Bill Pullman star in a new dark comedy by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck. 

87
Excellent
76 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

The eighth story in the Harry Potter series told in an epic 2-part play. Winner of 9 Olivier Awards.

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
15 Reviews
Ends Jan 2023
London: West End

A horror play set in a haunted house returns to London following its hit West End run.

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
65 Reviews
Ends Apr 2023
London: West End

Olivier Award-winning comedy where everything goes wrong for the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society!

85
Excellent
40 Reviews
Ends Sep 2022
London: Waterloo

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

85
Excellent
60 Reviews
Ends Apr 2023
London: West End

Olivier Award winning musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns to the West End.

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.

84
Great
86 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

Olivier Award-nominated jukebox musical featuring the hits of Swedish pop group, ABBA.