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What's on in the West End (Autumn 2021)

Great news for theatre goers! The end of lockdown means all of the best musicals, plays and shows are all back on the menu at the West End and autumn is packed with unmissable events for you and your family.

To help you find the right show for you, we've picked out some of our favourites from the upcoming schedule, with different options for different tastes to keep you coming back for more when the lights come up.

Read on to find the West End event for you!

Come From Away

Fresh, new and pumped full of memorable tunes, Come From Away is the Canadian musical of 2021. Set after the events of 9/11, it tells the story of a small town in Newfoundland which became the temporary home for 7,000 stranded air passengers. Mistrust and uncertainty give way to international friendships that give hope in a time of tragedy.

Wholesome and fun, Come From Away's story and irrepressible energy is just the thing for the past year or so, an antidote to the hard times we've had throughout the pandemic and lockdown. Tickets are on sale for the award-winning musical here.

Oleanna

An iconic play that has left an indelible mark on the theatrical scene, Oleanna is a compelling drama that explores the impact of sexual harassment and the effects it has on accuser and accused. With themes that still resound in the world day, this play is a fitting companion to the #MeToo movement that isn't afraid to ask serious questions about individuals and societies.

Directed by Lucy Bailey, the story tells of a sexual harassment claim made against a male college professor by a student, and the resulting changes in his life that result from the accusation. Tickets are on sale for showings at the Arts Theatre here.

The Play That Goes Wrong

Depicting a play put on by the fictional Cornley Drama Society, the Play That Goes Wrong is a play within a play where, as its name suggests, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. The ensuing carnage is hilarious and engaging in equal measures, with fantastic characters and gut-bustingly funny moments as the play falls down around the thespians' ears.

The titular play that goes wrong is a 1920s murder mystery, delivered with gusto from an exceptionally talent roster of performers. Delivered by Mischief, London shows take place at the Duchess Theatre, and tickets can be bought here.

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Tina tells the absorbing, heartfelt and unforgettable story of Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, and the artist responsible for some of the most memorable music ever performed on stage. With a songlist spanning the length and breadth of this Turner's astonishing career, this musical is a must-see for Tina Turner fans, as well as anyone who simply fancies a good singalong with some of the finest music ever put to wax.

Showing across the autumn at the Aldwych Theatre, this show feels like getting tickets to a real-life Tina Turner concert while giving a perspective of the behind-the-scenes life that went on backstage. Get tickets here.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Inspirational in all the right measures, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is the musical that, well, everybody is talking about. Based on a true story, this dazzling spectacle tells the story of Jamie, a sixteen-year-old from a Sheffield council estate who takes on the prejudices of the world to reach his potential as a star drag queen.

An often-emotional and always spectacular coming-of-age tale, the musical was inspired by the story of Jamie Campbell from County Durham who achieved stardom with his alter ego Fifi La True. The musical itself is based off the documentary about his life. Buy tickets here.

The Women in Black

A masterpiece of gothic theatrical horror, The Women in Black is one of the most well-known ghost stories ever put on stage. With 25 years of runs on the West End, there are few plays that can match The Women in Black for its thrilling use of tension and suspense as it follows a young lawyer in charge of retrieving documents from a haunted house.

Over 7 million people have caught this play on the West End since it was first performed, with its twists and turns granting the play its own dark mythology that thrills and grips audiences of all ages. Buy tickets for shows at the Fortune Theatre.

Hamilton

Deftly combining the story of an iconic historical figure with a catchy set of songs, Hamilton is one of the most well-known musicals in the game today, and for good reason. A rollercoaster of a plot gives ample opportunity to learn about Alexander Hamilton and the impact he had on American history, and the music that goes with it is rapidly becoming a cultural cornerstone.

With an enthusiastic cast from all backgrounds, Hamilton is up there with the biggest shows on the planet, delighting audiences from all over the planet. The London performances take place at the Victoria Palace Theatre and you can buy your tickets here.

These plays are just a few examples of the fantastic performances, musicals and plays that take place in London right through the year. If you're thinking of making the big move to the capital, or if you're already there and want to make a switch, the Berkeley Group collection of properties are just waiting for the right person - discover our complete London collection here.