A Closer Look at the Longest Running West End Musicals in London

The West End is full of exciting musicals — some new, some revivals, some with established names in the world of theatre and some with up-and-coming talent. Among these, a chosen few get themselves into the league of the longest-running West End musicals. These longest-running West End musicals are still in business because they have stood the test of time and changing audiences. If you’re in town or just want to do something exciting on the weekend, get tickets to some of these shows and we’re fairly certain that you will become a fan.

Les Misérables
The Phantom of the Opera
Mamma Mia!
The Lion King
Matilda the Musical
The Book of Mormon

While these are some of the longest-running West End musicals that you can go watch in London today, there are quite a few musicals that have had long, successful runs but are now closed. Blood Brothers (1988 production), Cats (1981 production), Starlight Express (1984 production), Chicago (1997 revival,) and Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (1989 production) are a few of them.