Grab a cut-price ticket to your favourite West End show with these hot deals

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 (Anything Goes)
(Anything Goes)

Forget Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London: the crown jewel of London’s cultural scene is undoubtedly the West End.

And if you’re planning on heading to the theatre any time soon, there’s no need to make your trip a bank-breaking one.

Whichever show you’re planning on catching – from classics like The Phantom of the Opera, to newcomers like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – there are plenty of deals out there for the savvy shopper to enjoy.

So why wait? Here is our round-up of the best.

The Woman in Black

 (©Tristram Kenton)
(©Tristram Kenton)

Tremble behind your seat cushions at this showing of what has to be the scariest show currently on in the West End. Fortunately, the prices aren’t as terrifying: you can snap up tickets for this for as little as £15.

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Back to the Future: The Musical

 (Back to the Future)
(Back to the Future)

Great Scott! It’s time to rewrite theatre history with this adaption of the iconic film. Directed by Tony Award-winning John Rando and featuring new songs (and eighties classics), it’s not one to miss – and you can get tickets from £24.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Liisi LaFontaine in Moulin Rouge (Johan Persson)
Liisi LaFontaine in Moulin Rouge (Johan Persson)

Get swept away by one of the greatest (and most psychedelic) love stories of modern times with Moulin Rouge! Featuring all your favourite songs and then some, get tickets for this spectacular spectacular from £30.

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Get Up! Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

 (Craig Sugden / Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical)
(Craig Sugden / Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical)

From Trenchtown to the West End: who said musicals couldn’t be reggae? Dive into the remarkable story of Jamaica’s iconic superstar in this uplifting (and sing-along, of course) extravaganza. Tickets from £18.

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The Life of Pi

 (Johan Persson/ Life of Pi)
(Johan Persson/ Life of Pi)

The show you never knew you needed – which just happens to include a puppet tiger a la War Horse. Inspiring and uplifting, this on-stage adaption of the bestselling book will only set you back £18: what’s not to like?

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Matilda: The Musical

 (Matilda the Musical)
(Matilda the Musical)

It’s time for the kids to take back control! Relive the best parts of your childhood and then some in this well-loved musical of Roald Dahl’s book. If you like musicals, Matilda should be at the top of your list, and with tickets from only £24, how can you say no?

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 (Manuel Harlan)
(Manuel Harlan)

A perennial favourite, this might well be the only place in London apart from the Warner Bros Studios where you can see real-life magic. Go and relive your childhood with tickets that start at £36 – but be quick, they often sell out.

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& Juliet

 (Johan Persson)
(Johan Persson)

A relative newcomer to the West End, this spunky play shifts the focus from Romeo (boring) to the far more likeable Juliet, who, as it turns out, never died at all. In fact, she’s ready to seize life by the horns and put the boot into the patriarchy – go and cheer her on with a £25 ticket.

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The Book of Mormon

 (The Book of Mormon)
(The Book of Mormon)

Hello! This satirical musical is knocking at your door and it would be rude not to answer. Taking aim at everything from religion to… well, more religion, it’s a side-splitting hoot. If that’s not enough, tickets are £24: an absolute steal.

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Six The Musical

 (Six the Musical)
(Six the Musical)

We all know about Henry VIII, but how much do we know about his wives? According to this musical, not enough – because apparently, they were musical superstars as well as queens. Go and slay with the best of them in this feel-good sensation with tickets that start from £21.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

 (The Play That Goes Wrong)
(The Play That Goes Wrong)

Don’t make the biggest mistake of all and miss out on tickets for this error-strewn play. Based around a production put on by a hapless theatre group, the showtime sees furniture collapse, actors “miss” their cues, and the set generally get destroyed. You’ll split your sides laughing, and with tickets from £20, it would be rude not to.

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My Fair Lady

 (Hugo Glendinning/ My Fair Lady)
(Hugo Glendinning/ My Fair Lady)

The modern take on a timeless classic. Follow Eliza Doolittle’s rise from street urchin to refined lady in first major West End revival of Lerner & Loewe’s much-loved musical for 21 years. Best of all, tickets start at £20, so grab yours today.

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Anything Goes

 (Anything Goes)
(Anything Goes)

Back by popular demand! Join the crew of the S.S. American - which, this time around, includes veteran actor Simon Callow among others- for a musical extravangaza that has already clocked up several awards on its journey around the world. Grab a glass of champagne and take your seat at a Barbican performance for only £20...

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Wicked

 (Matt Crockett / Wicked)
(Matt Crockett / Wicked)

If you’ve somehow not seen this Wizard of Oz-inspired show (and at this point, Defying Gravity is pretty ubiquitous) then now’s your chance to catch it before the starry film adaptation: tickets start as low as £24.

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Frozen the Musical

 (Disney)
(Disney)

Get your ice skates on: it’s time to build a snowman with Disney’s favourite pair of royal sisters. Featuring incredible special effects and a massive collection of musical anthems, a ticket to the show of the summer will only set you back £30. Don’t let it go...

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