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The Six queens perform Ex Wives

The Six queens perform Ex Wives.

Sunday shows in London

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 2 May 2019, Last Updated 3 May 2019

Everybody loves a Sunday. It’s the one day in the week you can really take the time to focus on you and what you want to do. So why not catch one of the many West End shows on a Sunday? You know, the shows you’ve been meaning to see but just don’t have time to during the week. It’s kind of perfect really.

We have nine incredible Sunday shows you can see in London that will make any weekend great. Just see for yourself below.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre (Photo: Robert Day)

Sunday, funday – am I right? Well, it definitely will be if you see this hilarious show from the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong.

Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a farcical, slapstick, laugh-a-minute comedy about an attempted bank robbery. Set in 1958, an escaped convict is determined to steal a priceless diamond which has been entrusted to the Minneapolis City Bank. With the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend, he attempts to nab the jewel – but things don’t quite go as planned.

With performances at 3pm and 7pm, you can slot this side-splitting play into any given Sunday without it messing with your weekly routine.

Disney’s The Lion King

Disney's The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre (Photo: Deen van Meer)

Forget the weekly cinema trip with the kids, take them to the theatre instead! This is the real live-action version of Disney’s classic film and the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Set in Serengeti, Disney’s The Lion King tells the story of Simba – a young lion prince. When Simba is born, the whole kingdom celebrates and his father, King Mufasa, starts to teach him how to rule the land. But his evil uncle Scar – who’s been pushed back to second in line for the throne – has different plans for the lion cub. In a bid to claim the title of king, Scar plots to kill Mufasa and Simba but things don’t go quite to plan as the young lion survives. But will Simba be able to forgive himself for his father’s death and take the role he was destined to have?

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Add a bit of magic to your Sunday with this stage-adaptation of Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale, Matilda.

Matilda Wormwood is a child with an incredible talent for learning. Though she’s nothing like her uncaring and rather sketchy family who actively discourage her pursuit of knowledge, she excels intellectually and even discovers a rather unique talent. Using her new-found abilities, Matilda tries to teach her family and her terrifying and tyrannical headmistress a lesson – but will she get away with it?

Written by witty comedian Tim Minchin, this charming musical will teach you and your children the importance of compassion, passion and most importantly, love. Perfect Sunday viewing, no?

The Play That Goes Wrong

The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre (Photo: Helen Murray)

Remember we mentioned The Play That Goes Wrong? Well, that’s a Sunday show in London, too!

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Mischief Theatre’s first West End production is still going strong (and wrong) today!

See am-dram group Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a production of a 1920s murder mystery. But their inexperience, egos, lack of talent, and clumsiness leads to a disastrous day on set. Watch out for collapsing sets, forgotten lines, broken fourth walls, absent props and unfortunate injuries aplenty.

Rip It Up – The 60s

Sundays are for spending time with the people you love. So a show featuring some of the UK’s favourite pop stars is the perfect Sunday treat.

JLS’ Aston Merrygold, McFly’s Harry Judd, The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith form the ultimate dance boy band for Rip It Up – The 60s. After each of them appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, the swoon-worthy quartet decided to celebrate the swinging decade a show full of dancing, fashion and the sounds of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Motown, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder – and more.

School Of Rock

The cast of School Of Rock The Musical

School might be the last place your or your kids might want to be on a Sunday but this is different. This is the School Of Rock! Based on the 2003 Jack Black film, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical is packed with hilarious jokes, touching moments and, of course, brilliant songs.

Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn has just been kicked out of his band. With no money and no way of entering the Battle Of The Bands contest, he takes some desperate measure and poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. He soon discovers his students are musically talented and enlists his fifth-graders to enter the competition with him. But what will their parents think?


The Six queens perform Ex Wives.

Want a Sunday fit for a queen? Then head to Six where her-story is retold. Theatre-goers and critics have been losing their heads over this concert-style musical full of sass-itude. It was nominated for five Olivier Awards – including Best New Musical and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical (for the Six Queens) and due to popular demand, it keeps coming back to the West End.

Hear the story of Henry VIII’s six wives from their point-of-view as they take to the mic to tell their tales.

Thriller Live

Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre - Book tickets today

From Queens to The King Of Pop. Thriller Live is a celebration of Michael Jackson’s music throughout the ages. From his early days with The Jackson 5 to his later work as a solo singer-songwriter.

Featuring all his big hits including ABC, Bad, Smooth Criminal, Black And White and, of course, Thriller, this is a must for all Michael Jackson fans.

Witness For The Prosecution

Jasper Britton in Witness For The Prosecution (Photo: Ellie Kurttz)

Who doesn’t love watching a good courtroom drama on a Sunday? With Witness Of The Prosecution, you’ll feel as though you’re part of the action thanks to its unique set.

The show takes place at London’s County Hall in an actual court. Audience members can either sit in the gallery or opt for a VIP jury seat where you’ll really feel in the thick of it.

Agatha Christie’s classic play focuses on Leonard Vole who is accused of murdering Emily French to inherit her wealth. Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence despite a surprise witness? Can he escape the ultimate fate: the hangman’s noose?


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