The Longest Running Shows in London’s West End

August 1, 2017

The West End is the name that has been awarded to the theatre district of the busy city of London. In fact, it has been the beating heart of London for many centuries! After all, Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar was first performed all the way back in 1599 in the original Globe theatre. Here at Royal Nawaab, our restaurant is based in the city of London and since theatre is such a rich part of its history, we’re going to go over a few of the longest running shows the West End has to offer…

The Mousetrap, St Martin’s Theatre

Since opening in 1952, this play has captivated London audiences for 65 glorious years. Filled with suspense that will leave you on the edge of your seat, the show follows a classic whodunit tale which takes place at an English country house hotel during a winter storm.

Les Misérables, Queens Theatre

This worldwide phenomenon is currently in its 32nd years on the West End and is renowned as the longest running musical in the world. It has been seen by over 70 million people in 42 different countries and continues to wow audiences to this day. Follow ex-convict Jean Valjean in 19th century France as he runs from a ruthless policeman known as Javert.

Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre

Reigning for 31 years at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the famous tale of the disfigured composer terrorising a Paris opera theatre is known by many all over the world. With his white face-mask, watch as the Phantom attempts to make Christine Daae a leading lady and win her love.

No show is complete without a bite to eat and here at Royal Nawaab, we know how to make a visit to the theatre special! With our 5* service and authentic Asian cuisine, there’s no better place to visit in London! For more information, speak to a member of the best Indian restaurant London has to offer and book in a table during your next theatre trip!