Last Updated on 9th February 2022
As we approach Valentine’s Day 2022, we look at some of the West End musicals you might choose to see with your Valentine.
Here’s our curated list of shows that we suggest as a special treat for you and your Valentine this Valentine’s Day.
PRETTY WOMAN – Savoy Theatre
Once upon a time in the late ’80s, Vivian met Edward and her life changed forever. Be swept up in their romance in this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages. Based on the hit romantic comedy Pretty Woman the musical brings the classic tale of unlikely love to the stage.
DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE – Dominion Theatre
Dirty Dancing is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.
Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
See the hit film come to life before your eyes with this fantastic, emotional and triumphant live stage show.
CINDERELLA – Gillian Lynne Theatre
Welcome to Belleville! The most aggressively picturesque town in the history of the world populated exclusively with gorgeous townsfolk. The only person steadfastly refusing to live in the fairy tale is Cinderella, loud-mouthed and dripping with disdain. Her oldest and only friend, Prince Sebastian, has suddenly become heir to the throne. This news provokes an unexpected spark into their relationship.
With the Queen suddenly announcing a Royal Wedding all looks lost for the blossoming romance until Cinderella meets The Godmother who can fix anything.
THE DRIFTERS GIRL – Garrick Theatre
Discover the remarkable story of The Drifters, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them. Beverley Knight stars as Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of The Drifters, who, alongside her husband, fought for three decades to turn Atlantic Records’ hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon.
With an unbelievable soundtrack of some of the most iconic songs in history, including Save The Last Dance For Me, Under The Boardwalk, Kissin’ In The Back Row Of The Movies, Stand By Me, Come On Over To My Place And Saturday Night At The Movies.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – Her Majesty’s Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera returns to its home, and with it high romance is back at Her Majesty’s Theatre London.
Experience the thrill of the West End’s most enduring love story, starring double Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly as The Phantom, Lucy St. Louis as Christine Daaé and Rhys Whitfield as Raoul.
The Phantom awaits…
& JULIET – Shaftesbury Theatre
Romeo & Juliet final scene. Juliet picks up the dagger and….gets a life.
& Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she…wrote her own story?
& Juliet soars with some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years from acclaimed songwriter Max Martin, including …Baby One More Time, Everybody (Backstreet’s back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face, all brilliantly arranged by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman.
This timely and vibrant new musical is directed by Luke Sheppard (In the Heights) with a story by David West Read (Netflix’s Schitt’s Creek), choreography from Jennifer Weber and set design from Soutra Gilmour.
A riotous comic blast of fun and glorious pop music, & Juliet proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…
MAMMA MIA! – Novello Theatre
Join the fun as the world’s favourite feel-good musical, Mamma Mia!, celebrates its twentieth anniversary in London’s West End. Since premiering there in 1999, the irresistible smash-hit has become a global phenomenon that’s captured the hearts of millions around the globe.
The sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads on a Greek island idyll, all unfolding to the magic of ABBA’s timeless pop masterpieces, has now been seen live on stage by over 65 million people across the world, and turned into two record-breaking movies – Mamma Mia! The Movie and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.