Musicals Set in London – A Full List

Whether you’re doing some research, putting on a show, or simply looking for new musicals to get into, it’s good to get familiar with what’s out there. And that’s why we’ve put together this list for you! A full list of musicals set in London are included below.


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Musicals Fully Set in London


A Christmas Carol

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Book: Mike Ockrent, Ahrens

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1994)

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A Minister’s Wife

Music: Joshua Schmidt Lyrics: Jan Levy-Tranen Book: Austin Pendleton

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

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A VHS Christmas Carol

Music/Lyrics/Book: Clark Baxtresser

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)

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Alice by Heart

Music: Duncan Sheik Lyrics/Book: Steven Sater, Jessie Nelson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

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Baker Street

Music/Lyrics: Marian Grudeff, Raymond Jessel, Jerry Bock Book: Jerome Coopersmith

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1965)

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Becoming Nancy

Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Book: Elliot Davis

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

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Bend It Like Beckham

Music: Howard Goodall Lyrics: Charles Hart Book: Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Blitz!

Music/Lyrics: Lionel Bart Book: Bart, Joan Maitland

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1962)

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Chaplin

Music/Lyrics: Christopher Curtis Book: Thomas Meehan, Curtis

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

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Closer to Heaven

Music/Lyrics: Pet Shop Boys Book: Jonathan Harvey

Musical Type: Contemporary (2001)

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Finding Neverland

Music/Lyrics: Frankel, Barlow, Kennedy, Korie Book: Knee, Graham

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

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Jekyll & Hyde

Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse, Steve Cuden Book: Bricusse

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1990)

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Lift

Music/Lyrics: Craig Adams Book: Ian Watson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Lock Up Your Daughters

Music: Laurie Johnson Lyrics: Lionel Bart Book: Bernard Miles

Musical Type: Golden Age (1959)

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Made in Dagenham

Music: David Arnold Lyrics: Richard Thomas Book: Richard Bean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

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Mary Poppins

Music/Lyrics: The Sherman Brothers, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe Book: Julian Fellowes

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age/Contemporary (1964/2004)

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Mrs Henderson Presents

Music: George Fenton, Simon Chamberlain Lyrics: Don Black Book: Terry Johnson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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My Fair Lady

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics/Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

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Oliver!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Lionel Bart

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

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Only Fools and Horses

Music/Lyrics/Book: Paul Whitehouse, Jim Sullivan Music/Lyrics: John Sullivan, Chas Hodges

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

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Redhead

Music: Albert Hague Lyrics/Book: Dorothy Fields Book: H. Fields, S. Sheldon, D. Shaw

Musical Type: Golden Age (1959)

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Robert and Elizabeth

Music: Ron Grainer Lyrics/Book: Ronald Millar

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

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Scrooge

Music/Lyrics/Book: Leslie Bricusse

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

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Sherlock Holmes – The Musical

Music/Lyrics/Book: Leslie Bricusse

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1989)

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Soho Cinders

Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Book: Drewe, Elliot Davis

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

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Something Rotten!

Music/Lyrics: Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick Book: K. Kirkpatrick, J. O’Farrell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Sunny Afternoon

Music/Lyrics: Ray Davies Book: Joe Penhall

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2014)

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Sweeney Todd

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1979)

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The Girl Who Came to Supper

Music/Lyrics: Noel Coward Book: Harry Kurnitz

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1963)

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The Likes of Us

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Leslie Thomas

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age/Contemporary (1965/2005)

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Music/Lyrics/Book: Robert Holmes

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

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The Who’s Tommy

Music/Lyrics/Book: Pete Townshend Book: Des McAnuff

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

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Musicals Partially Set in London


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Music: Steven Lutvak Lyrics: Freedman, Lutvak Book: Robert Freedman

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

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A Tale of Two Cities

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jill Santoriello

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

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Billy Elliot

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Lee Hall Book: Lee Hall

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

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Flowers for Mrs. Harris

Music/Lyrics: Richard Taylor Book: Rachel Wagstaff

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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Kinky Boots

Music/Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper Book: Harvey Fierstein

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

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Me and My Girl

Music: Noel Gay Lyrics/Book: Douglas Furber, L. Arthur Rose

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1937)

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Miss Littlewood

Music/Lyrics/Book: Sam Kenyon

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

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Moll Flanders

Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Paul Leigh Book: Claire Luckham

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1993)

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Peter Pan

Music: Styne, Charlap, Rittman Lyrics: Comden, Green, Leigh Book: Barrie

Musical Type: Golden Age (1954)

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Stephen Ward

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics/Book: Don Black, Christopher Hampton

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Taboo

Music/Lyrics: B. George Lyrics: K. Frost, J. Themis, R. Stevens Book: M. Markham, C. Busch

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

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The Woman in White

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: David Zippel Book: Charlotte Jones

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

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Top Hat

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin Book: Taylor, Scott, White, Jacques

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Contemporary (1935/2011)

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Musicals Set in a Fictional London


Cats

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: TS Eliot, Trevor Nunn, Richard Stilgoe

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1981)

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Stacy Karyn, author of Musicals Set in London.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theater Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theater, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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