It’s always a sad day when a theatre production that’s been around for years draws the curtain for the final time. 2023 sees many new shows on the horizon, so it means we must wave goodbye to some West End classics, from The Woman in Black to Mary Poppins. Read on to find out which shows you need to book before they close.

Looking for other theatre shows to book before Christmas? Check out these. 

The Woman in Black

A show that premiered at London’s West End in 1989, The Woman in Black is the second longest-running play in the city. Sadly, the cast will take a bow for the final time as the production prepares to close on 4th March 2023. 

Based on the book of the same name by Susan Hill, the story follows Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor who has been advised to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow in a remote market town. It’s here he spots an eerie woman dressed in black. As the story unfolds and he begins rummaging through Mrs Drablow’s belongings, Arthur uncovers secrets about this woman in black and a few mysterious incidents start to occur. 

This show will leave you with a chill in your spine.

Until 04.03.2023

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Mary Poppins

Flying out this January will be Mary Poppins. The children’s classic will be doing one final Christmas season before closing its doors on 8th January. 

Book in to catch Mary Poppins one last time as she flies on her umbrella to Cherry Tree Lane. The Disney production follows Mary as she embarks on a nannying journey at the Banks’ family home and a host of adventures unfold.

Until 08.01.2023

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The Great Gatsby

Closing 7th of January will be The Great Gatsby at Immersive LDN. Follow F Scott Fitzgerald’s great American story as it comes to life on the big stage, following Jay Gatsby who is longing and searching for his lost love story. 

The longest-running immersive theatre production in London, this one-of-a-kind narrative sees Gatsby’s American dream crushed before it ever fully blooms.

Until 07.01.2023

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Get Up, Stand Up

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, closing on 8th January, follows the remarkable story of Jamaica’s superstar. 

Set in rural Jamaica, expect a truly inspiring message to unfold as you’re taken through Marley’s musical life. Oh, and plenty of Marley hits too.

Until 08.01.2023

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Come from Away

Closing on 7th January is Come from Away, a production that follows the events in the week following the 9/11 attacks. 

Boasting four Olivier Awards, the production is directed by Tony Award Winner Christopher Ashley and is a true story centred around the power of human emotions and relationships.

Until 07.01.2023

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Life of Pi 

Showcasing the best of West End puppetry, Life of Pi follows a sixteen-year-old boy who is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors after a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The other survivors aren’t quite who you’d expect – it’s in fact a hyena, zebra, orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. 

Coming to a close on 15th January, this is a hit product that’s won five Olivier Awards in its time.

Until 15.01.2023

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& Juliet

Have you ever wondered what might happen to Juilet if the tragedy didn’t occur? & Juilet follows the heroine as she manages to escape Verona, recover from heartbreak and dance into the night with her friends… That is, until reality sets in and she has to work on her past in order to find her future. Will she get that happy ending she deserves? 

Expect the performance to be packed out with pop anthems from songwriter Max Martin, including “Roar”, “It’s My Life”, “Baby One More Time” and more. 

Until 25.03.2023

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