12 March 2024

Top theatre shows of spring/summer 2024

There’s always something special to see in London, whether you enjoy upbeat musicals, suspenseful dramas or irreverent comedies. Here are our top picks for spring and summer 2024 - be sure not to miss out!

Power of Sail

When Harvard history professor Charles Nicolas invites a white nationalist to his annual symposium, his colleagues have serious doubts and his students protest. Despite the uproar caused by his announcement, Charles refuses to budge. Does he have a secret agenda?

Playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 20 March - 12 May 2024, Power of Sail is a moral thriller that will have audiences reflecting on their own positions of power and privilege while getting immersed in the drama caused by one man’s contentious decision.

Terrible Thames

If you’re already looking for ‘kids’ activities near me’ for the Easter and summer holidays, why not treat the family to a historic boat trip? Set off on a Thames river cruise from Tower Bridge Quay, where your hosts will dive into the fun and frightening history of the Thames. Presented by Horrible Histories, the tour takes you past Westminster, Lambeth and London Bridge while sharing stories of everyone from Queen Boudicca to Captain Kidd.

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)

In this upbeat musical comedy, Dougal, a naive Brit, flies to New York to attend the wedding of the father he’s never met. Robin, a native New Yorker and sister of the bride, has the job of meeting him at the airport. She has no time to see the sights, and she has a wedding cake to pick up - but Dougal invites himself along and now she’s got to look after him.

Playing at the Criterion Theatre from 4 April - 21 July, this light-hearted show is a great option for those who love musicals and complex characters.

Shrek the Musical

Returning to the London stage, Shrek the Musical has all the necessary ingredients for an excellent family day out. Based on the hit film, it sees Shrek and Donkey embark on their intrepid journey to rescue the beautifu but feisty Princess Fiona. Expect comedy, uplifting dance numbers and heaps of fun - but be sure to book your tickets before they sell out. The show plays at the Eventim Apollo from 19 July to 30 August.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Sophie and her mummy are just sitting down to tea when there’s a ring at the doorbell. Their unexpected visitor turns out to be a huge stripy tiger - and he’s very keen on tea! A treat for the whole family, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is specifically aimed at younger children. Lasting just 55 minutes, this acclaimed show brings Judith Kerr’s celebrated picture book to life with clumsy chaos, sing-along songs and magic. It runs from 8 July to 1 September at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

If you’re searching for ‘theatre near me’, don’t miss these fabulous shows this spring and summer. You can book your tickets today with KX Tickets.