Musicals at the London Coliseum
Bringing the glitz and glamour to the London Coliseum, we’ve had plenty of award-winning musicals on stage.
From American classics to dance-tastic hits from Broadway, take a look at our musicals all in one place.
My Fair Lady
Celebrating the London’s theatre scene back in bloom, the multi-award winning production of My Fair Lady came to London in it’s first major West End revival for 21 years.
It tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady”. But who is really being transformed?
Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams. Can she make it on the local TV dance show, win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together – whatever their colour, size or hairdo? Well if you want a change, you’ve really got to shake things up!
The huge-hearted smash-hit came to the London Coliseum bringing unstoppable fun and feel-good songs.
On Your Feet
Directly from Broadway Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s smash-hit musical came to London! An inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria, it charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom.
Man of La Mancha
The universal tale of love, hope and adventure starring Kelsey Grammer, Danielle de Niese, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Cassidy Janson and Peter Polycarpou.
Don Quixote chases his impossible dream, to pursue the beautiful princess Dulcinea – and a few windmills. Determined to uphold all that is good and right at a time when the odds are stacked against him, Quixote’s courage is abounding, and we are all compelled to follow his unreachable star.
Written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Evita), Chess tells a story of love and political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s, in which superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends.
The first West End production of Chess since 1986 starring Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Tim Howar, Cassidy Janson and Cedric Neal. This epic musical love story, came to the London Coliseum in April 2018 for a limited five week season.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic musical Carousel came to the London Coliseum in 2017 in a semi-staged version, starring Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe.
Fifteen years after getting caught up in an armed robbery and taking his own life, the charming carousel barker Billy Bigelow gets a chance to return to earth and make amends. Discovering that his daughter Louise has grown into a lonely, troubled teenager, haunted by her father’s legacy, Billy vows to restore pride to his family in the musical voted by Time as the greatest of the 20th Century.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard came to the London Coliseum in 2016, with Glenn Close reprising her Tony Award-winning role as Norma Desmond.
Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s classic film, with celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. When impoverished screenwriter Joe Gillis stumbles into the reclusive world of faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond, she sees the opportunity to make a comeback and rise to her former glory. He by turn is seduced by the actress and her luxurious lifestyle. But the entanglement between the pair is to have dramatic and tragic consequences.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Reprising their roles from a highly successful run at New York’s Lincoln Centre, Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson become Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett in 2015 on the London Coliseum stage.
Sweeney Todd was written by Stephen Sondheim (music) and Hugh Wheeler (lyrics), and debuted on Broadway in 1979. Featuring one of Sondheim’s darkest and most intricate scores, from the opening chords of the organ prelude to the chilling sound of the factory whistle, the mood remains atmospheric through the choral sounds of ‘The Ballad of Sweeney Todd’ to the more intense ‘Epiphany’. The lyrics are witty and exciting, with comic songs such as ‘By the Sea’ and ‘A Little Priest’ lodged firmly into the musical theatre repertoire.