The fully staged production of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre!
Phantom of the Opera
After more than 30 years the West End still loves the Music of the Night.
Back in the West End for 14 weeks only... You’ll have the time of your life!
Hamilton, an American musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee's critically-acclaimed coming-of-age classic at the West End's Gielgud Theatre!
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Experience the spellbinding world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a West End staple. Do you know whodunnit?
Come From Away
Come From Away tickets are now available for the Phoenix Theatre run starring Alice Fearn.
The retelling of Virginia Woolf's Orlando at Garrick Theatre
A Sherlock Carol
Two classics, one marvellous mystery. A Sherlock Carol comes to Marylebone Theatre!
Steven Moffats' dark and murderous comedy The Unfriend comes to the Criterion Theatre!
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy returns to London in 2023
The Woman In Black
Step into the eerie marshes and moaning winds of Susan Hill's The Woman in Black!
Aspects of Love
Michael Ball stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber's tangled love story Aspects of Love!
Peaky Blinders: The Rise
Peaky Blinders: The Rise comes to the Camden Garrison for a night of immersive action!
As You Like It
A joyful adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It comes to @sohoplace
Paradise Now! comes to the Bush Theatre this December, a comedy of hope and obsession!
August In England
August in England, a play inspired by the Windrush scandal, playing at the Bush Theatre.
From Here To Eternity – The Musical
The Musical by Tim Rice, Stuart Brayson, Donald Rice & Bill Oakes returns to London
The King and I - High Wycombe
The golden age musical King and I comes to the Wycombe Swan to celebrate romantic musicals
On the Ropes
On The Ropes at Park Theatre - Vernan Vanriel's fight for justice in the face of prejudice.
Based on the novel The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan, Sarah comes to the Coronet Theatre.
How It Is (Part Two)
How It Is (Part Two) finally comes to the Coronet Theatre
Rona Munro's Mary comes to London for a limited time!
The Doctor transfers from the Almeida to the Duke of York's Theatre
The King and I - Cardiff
The golden age musical King and I comes to the New Theatre to celebrate romantic musicals!
Super High Resolution
Super High Resolution at Soho Theatre - exploring the limitations of working in the NHS.
The King and I - Southend-on-Sea
The golden age musical King and I at the Cliffs Pavilion explores cultural acceptance!
London drama tickets - Tickets for London's West End dramas
The word "drama" originated in Greece from a term meaning "action". The oldest recorded dramatic theory work is Aristotle's Poetics (335 BC). The Greek culture carried the tradition forward, and soon Rome adopted it. Thereon, drama quickly gained popularity in Europe, becoming known as "theatre" in England and France. European theatre's golden age in drama began during the Elizabethan era, which set the stage for drama throughout the world. Since then, London has become a prominent stage for dramatic productions in the past decades, and London drama tickets sell out in a flash.
Many acknowledge the power of drama as an effective method to enhance a person's emotional intelligence irrespective of their age. Drama stimulates creativity and imagination, helping develop an in-depth understanding of human behaviour and teaches us to empathise with situations that may otherwise seem distant. For decades, it has encouraged the development of critical thinking and making conscious decisions.
Different Kinds of Drama
When you think of drama, you might recall your favourite films or TV shows. However, drama is literary and focuses on stage performances. In literature, it refers to the stage action and written dialogue actors perform in front of an audience. There are several types of drama, and you have probably experienced all of them in your life.
• Comedy: It has a light-hearted tone, silly characters, serious subjects addressed using humour, brilliant wordplay, as well as a happy ending.
• Farce: Like the former, farce is considered a broad comedy. Shows often involve improbable events, a slapstick storyline, and gaga, often inappropriate and exaggerated humour.
• Opera: Another important and ancient form of drama that sells many London drama tickets; operas include sung dialogues instead of spoken. The production is based on a musical score and has elaborate costume design and sets. The subject matter of opera can be melodramatic, comic, or tragic.
• Melodrama: It has a serious story to tell and can have a happy or sad ending. Melodrama involves many actors playing heroes, villains, mentors and more.
• Musical drama: While musical drama can be mistaken for opera, this type of drama features a quality storyline laced with songs. You will hear a distinctive and catchy musical score and enjoy plenty of singing and dancing. Perhaps the most noticeable element of musical drama is the feelings expressed by multiple characters singing together.
• Tragedy: Tragedy is common in drama, and London drama tickets often sell out for tragic plays. Unlike comedy, it has a sad ending and a hero with a flaw. Dark and serious themes like poverty and hatred, the downfall of a good character, etc. mark tragedy dramas.
• Tragicomedy: Tragicomedies present unconventional stories that are both sad and happy, and show characters acting in classical comedic manners.