London Theatre Week – February 2024

London Theatre Week gives you a chance to experience the hottest and best shows in the West End at amazing prices


In an age where West End ticket prices can be eyewatering, London Theatre Week gives you a chance to experience the hottest and best shows in the West End at amazing prices. Kicking off from Monday 19 February, The Recs has some suggestions about West End shows you should not miss!

Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Tickets from only £30

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If you are looking for a thrill ride of a show, look no further than Stranger Things: The First Shadow. If you are a fan of the Duffer Brothers’ Netflix series, you’ll trip! Joyce and Hopper’s youthful past is explored beautifully. But if you have never seen the Stranger Things TV show, you will still absolutely love this prequel. It has the most heart-stopping opening of any show in the West End at the moment. The extraordinary visual effects of this show will leave you gasping, but it’s the terrific performance of the lead characters that will knock you sideways and perhaps Upside Down! 

The King and I

50% off ticket prices

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Shall We Dance? Oh go on then! Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, The King and I breezes into the capital. Following a sell-out tour, this sumptuous production heads to the Dominion Theatre with tickets selling fast. Fans of Call The Midwife will love Helen George, best known for playing the glamorous Trixie in the much-loved series, taking on the iconic role of Anna Leonowens. 

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Tickets from £12

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It’s nearly a year since we lost the global music superstar, but her legend lives on in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. Telling the jaw-dropping true story of young Anna Mae Bullock’s journey from poverty in Nutbush, Tennessee to becoming the international rock and roll icon, it’s an uplifting tale of talent and determination. And of course there are those irresistible, pulsating routines including The Best, Proud Mary, Private Dancer and What’s Love Got To Do With It. A joyous night guaranteed to raise the roof – and during London Theatre Week, simply the best prices!


Tickets from £30

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Fess up! How many times have you seen Wicked? The Recs probably has seen the most swankified show in town too many times to mention. It’s just one of those musicals that moves you every single time. At the heart of it all, this untold story of the Witches of Oz, is the unlikely but wonderful friendship between two very different girls: the pop-u-lar and blonde Glinda and the misunderstood and very green Elphaba. While we wait for the eagerly-anticipated big screen adaptation coming to cinemas in November, why not take advantage of London Theatre Week and book your next visit to Dear Old Shiz?

Witness for the Prosecution

Tickets from £15

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Agatha Christie never goes out of fashion. As the best-selling fiction writer of all time, she rightly has earned the title the ‘Queen of Crime’. While her other play The Mousetrap (also a part of London Theatre Week) may hold the record as the longest-running West End show, The Recs are prepared to go out on a limb and insist that Witness for the Prosecution is a much better mystery. While its most famous incarnation would be the 1957 movie starring Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton, this London staging is ingenious. The setting for this twisty courtroom is the Old Bailey so where better to stage it than in London’s County Hall! As you sit in that immersive elegant wooden debating hall surrounding the action, you feel like a juror weighing up the guilt or innocence of the accused. But will you choose correctly!

Shrek The Musical

40% off

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“No-one needs a soppy love duet when you can enjoy a giggle and a fart instead” was The Recs recent review of Shrek The Musical. While it’s a perfect show for children of all ages, we are happy to share that children are not actually required as an excuse to enjoy the winning fairytale and panto combo that makes Shrek the sure-fire hit it is. With as much as 40% off ticket prices, London Theatre Week will make sure that you’re a believer! 

Those are our Recs for must-see shows and bargains but there are plenty of other shows taking part in this London Theatre Week which might catch your eye. Head over to London Box Office’s website to see what West End bargain you can snag!

The Recs has been sponsored by London Box Office to feature London Theatre Week but our article remains entirely editorially independent.