Musicals: The Lion King, Mamma Mia and more confirmed

For students this summer, we have an exciting series of trips to some of London’s all-time classic musicals lined up.

New this year

Image of Tomasz Steciuk as the Phantom in Warsaw.The Phantom of the Opera

Now in its 28th year, having won three Olivier awards and having been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide, The Phantom of the Opera is rightly famous. An adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, it tells the story of a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who has been taught to sing by a mysterious ‘Angel of Music’.


Image of the outside of a busy theatre, with Les Miserables poster.Les Misérables

Recently adapted into a multi-award winning film starring Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables is in its 29th year. The main character is Jean Valjean, who after serving 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread, is caught up in a tide of revolution.

Image of the final scene from the musical Mamma Mia, where the main characters perform 'Dancing Queen.'Mamma Mia!

Adapted from ABBA’s international hits, this musical tells the story of Donna and her daughter Sophie. Sophie doesn’t know who her father is, and having found her mother’s diary, invites the three possible candidates to her wedding without her mother knowing. Romance, comedy, and a whole lot of 80s outfits ensue.

An old favourite

Image fr 'The Lion King' musical of Simba and Nala embracing.The Lion King

Though adapted from Disney’s 1994 animated film, this musical has a somewhat different spirit as a visual sensation that draws heavily on carnival traditions. With stunning costumes and puppetry, both lovers and haters of Disney should find themselves lavishly entertained.

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