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The spookiest shows in town

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 30 October 2019, Last Updated 1 November 2022

It’s late October, and that can only mean one thing. As we all know, it’s the spoooookiest time of the year, so check out our list of the spooky shows in London for some scary fun!

2:22 A Ghost Story

This spooky tale from award-winning writer Danny Robins (creator of hit podcast The Battersea Poltergeist) will genuinely have you on the edge of your seats. With Olivier-nominated sound design that will have you on edge from curtain up to standing ovation, two couples explore the ideas around ghosts and hauntings, all while they wait up to experience something that seems to be visiting, every night at 2:22am…

Heathers The Musical


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If you’ve seen the cult ’80s classic film, you’ll know it’s pretty funny for a story about murderous teenagers. Poppy, peppy and fun, this twisted tail of mean girls and high-school hierarchy gone awry will have you tapping your feet in your seat. You just might never look at teenagers the same way again.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Not just for the Potterheads! Where else can you see real-life witches and wizards live on stage but the Palace Theatre. The real magic in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is not the kind that comes out of wands – with incredible technical effects, choreography and a whole bunch of secrets, this is the closest you’ll get to believing magic is real on the West End!



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I mean, the whole of the Apollo Victoria Theatre is green, what more could you possibly want? While Wicked is a tale of witches and evil and flying monkeys, you may just come away feeling a little more heart-warmed than scared. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap Cast

More than 70 years on at St Martin’s Theatre, and the culprit of this famous murder mystery is still somehow unknown! Agatha Christie’s tale is one of the most famous whodunnits around the world. With a hotel full of guests stuck in a snowstorm, distrust and tension rise and accusations fly. The investigation will have you on the edge of your seat.

The Phantom Of The Opera


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If you’re looking for something a bit more musical (and who can blame you?) but still thrillingly spooky, the obvious choice is iconic musical Phantom Of The Opera. It doesn’t matter if you know the twists and turns inside out and know all the words to every song – it will never not be creepy. Head to Her Majesty’s Theatre to be well and truly spooked.

Witness For The Prosecution

Witness For The Prosecution

Staged inside a unique court room setting inside London County Hall, Agatha Christie’s famous work is utterly thrilling. This 2018 revival was the first major London production of a play written by Agatha Christie to open since the 1960s. Facing the hangman’s noose, Leonard Vole must persuade the jury that he’s innocent of murdering a rich widow for her inheritance. The stakes are the highest they could be.

The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black at the Fortune Theatre

The Woman In Black barely needs any introduction – the iconic ghost story has been terrifying theatregoers in London for over 30 years. Suffice to say, the stage show is no less terrifying than the 2012 film, despite having only two main cast members and minimal props. And of course, we’re sure you’ve heard the rumours that the Fortune Theatre is haunted…



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