If you are looking for some unforgettable entertainment in the UK, look no further: here are five not-to-miss theater shows to check out.

The Lion King, the musical at the Lyceum Theater, is the show for you if you are looking for something to entertain the whole family. With fantastic special effects, magnificent colors and lively music, the children’s animated movie is brought to life on stage. From the start of the musical, you will be entranced by the beautifully -creatures that wade through the seats to the ever popular ‘Circle of Life’ by Sir Elton John. Although the musical is based on the children’s movie, there is new music and life that is brought to the stage in the live production.

Set in 19th-century France during their revolutionary struggles, Les Miserables is one of the most powerful, emotionally-charged musicals of all time and is also another can’t-miss show you have to see in the UK. With its beautiful ballads and memorable anthems, theatergoers will be mesmerised from the start. A love story coupled with a fight against injustice, this musical has something for both men and women alike. Now playing at the Queen’s Theater, this show has been captivating audiences since it opened more than 30 years ago.

If you’ve ever enjoyed a Hitchcock classic, then The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre London is just what you’ve been looking for. It’s an action packed, laugh-out-loud stage production that cast only 4 actors to play a total of 139 roles in this Hitchcock whodunit remake. With imaginative sets and delightfully funny cast, any theatergoer is sure to be pleased with this award-winning production.

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A trip to the new London Theatre and their popular War Horse production is a must for those looking for an unforgettable theater experience. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, this emotional journey of a man searching for his horse through the battlefields of WWI will move into the hearts of any audience. The artistry of the South Africa’s Handspring Puppet company brings full scale horses to life on the stage as cast members fill our ears with thrilling music and minds with imaginative drama.

If none of the others are for you, then maybe Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre is your ticket to a great show. This award-winning show is an uplifting tale of a boy who’s father sent him to become a boxer, who later overcomes poverty and prejudice to become a ballet dancer instead. Based on a movie classic this musical will have you singing for more before the first act is up with its famous Elton John music, wonderfully directed story line, and captivating dance numbers.

Written by Amy Lawson, who is from boxoffice.co.uk. Check out their site for more information on the latest in theatre from the UK.