Modern classic (London Reviews) (17)

A list of London theatre shows that are modern marvels!

From Sarah Kane to Lucy Prebble, Mike Bartlett to Alan Bennett, the UK has produced some of theatre's most prevalent and beloved playwrights of the 20th & 21st century.
Let Show-Score's community of avid theatre fans tell you the best London theatre shows that are modern classics! Read London theatre reviews from our members and their picks for the best modern classic theatre shows!

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Must See!
51 Reviews
Ends Apr 13
London: West End

Sarah Snook plays all 26 characters in this stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's philosophical novel.

94
Must See!
1K+ Reviews
Open run
London: West End

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

94
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1K+ Reviews
Ends Aug 2024
London: London Bridge

The Bridge Theatre's immersive production of Frank Loesser's classic comedy musical.

93
Must See!
2K+ Reviews
Open run
London: Victoria

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

93
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1K+ Reviews
Open run
London: West End

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

92
Must See!
894 Reviews
Open run
London: West End

The 7-time Olivier Award-winning revival of Kander & Ebb's landmark musical.

92
Must See!
1K+ Reviews
Open run
London: West End

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

92
Must See!
950 Reviews
Open run
London: West End
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' modern musical retelling of the lives of Henry VIII's six wives.
91
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2K+ Reviews
Ends Jun 2024
London: West End

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

89
Excellent
2K+ Reviews
Open run
London: Victoria

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

88
Excellent
1K+ Reviews
Open run
London: West End

Agatha Christie's mystery drama has been entertaining audiences for a record-breaking 70 years. 

Score it Buy from £13
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Must See!
3 Reviews
Opens May 13
London: Wimbledon

The UK tour of the Olivier Award-winning revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical.

Score it Buy from £25
Unreviewed
Starts Mar 19
London: West End

Olivier award-winner Brian Cox stars in Jeremy Herrin’s new production of Eugene O’Neill’s family drama.

Score it Buy from £15
Unreviewed
Starts Apr 17
London: Kingston

The Royal Exchange Theatre's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' familial drama.

Score it Buy from £41
Unreviewed
Starts Apr 2024
London: Seven Dials

Olivier Award-nominee Benedict Andrew's adaptation of Chekov's tragicomedy. 

Score it Buy from £21
Unreviewed
Opens Oct 09
London: Wimbledon

The DTC's 4-hander adaptation of Dickens' story about an orphan surviving in the harsh streets of Victorian…

Score it Buy from £15
Unreviewed
Opens Apr 23
London: Whitechapel

Theatre ensemble Simple8's adaptation of Herman Melville's adventure novel.