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Top ten selling shows on WhatsOnStage in November

Here are what you were booking last month

Circus 1903
© Circus 1903

November saw us inch ever closer to Christmas and you guys were clearly early present buyers. The C-word, coupled with a few very starry announcements, and a few sad closures, means this is a very juicy list. They are all still on sale too.



The Book of Mormon
© Johan Persson

10. The Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre, currently booking until March 2019
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone's comedy musical about a bunch of oddball Mormons is still going strong and a hot ticket in London. And the news that it's coming to Manchester next year means its joy will be spread around the country.


A past West End cast of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
© Robert Workman

9. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Criterion Theatre, currently booking until 3 November 2019
Further dates were announced for this Mischief show in November, and there's a brand new cast starting in December too. It's absolutely a good reason to head back to the comedy classic.


42nd Street
© Brinkhoff Moegenburg

8. 42nd Street

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, until 5 January 2019
Sob! This is one of the big West End showstoppers ending early next year. This award-winning revival is one of the sparkliest you could find. A top notch production of an old classic. Don't miss it.


Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn in True West
© Marc Brenner

7. True West

Vaudeville Theatre, until 23 February 2019
The late Sam Shepard's complex, funny and hugely mysterious piece is revived in London with Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn playing warring brothers. It's a chance to catch a classic that's been spared no expense. Here's your opportunity to see it all in action.


Sharon D Clarke and ensemble in Caroline Or Change
© Helen Maybanks

6. Caroline, or Change

Playhouse Theatre, until 6 April
We've loved this show each time we've seen it at Chichester Festival Theatre and Hampstead Theatre and it is now about to open in the West End. You've listened to our raves and gone out to buy tickets. Well done you. Give yourselves a pat on the back.


Phyllis Logan in Switzerland
© Nobby Clark

5. Switzerland

Ambassadors Theatre, until 5 January 2019
Downton's brilliant Phyllis Logan stars as crime writer Patricia Highsmith in this remarkable two-hander, which started life in Bath. It's tense and taut and you all seem to be lapping it up. It finishes soon, so it'd be a crime to miss it.


Circus 1903
© Circus 1903

4. Circus 1903

Southbank Centre, until 5 January 2019
A circus without all the animal rights issues! Circus 1903 brings you life-sized puppet elephants, acrobats and much more. It should be a joyful, visual extravaganza and lots of fun for all the family. The perfect Christmas outing, it seems.


The cast of Kinky Boots London
© Matt Crockett

3. Kinky Boots

Adelphi Theatre, until 12 January 2019
Don't go! We're sad Kinky Boots is finally ending its West End run and so, it seems, are you all. The show is out on a tour at the moment, but you've all been trying to get to its London run before it finishes in the new year. Clever things.


Jesus Christ Superstar

2. Jesus Christ Superstar

Barbican, from 4 July to 24 August

If you missed this absolutely brilliant revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic at Regent's Park last year, then don't panic. It's coming back to London, this time to the Barbican. The hype around this one was huge meaning lots of you are snapping up tickets as fast as anything.

Tom Hiddleston
© Charlie Gray 2018


1. Betrayal

Harold Pinter Theatre, from 5 March to 1 June

Yikes! When Tom Hiddleston teased a mysterious trailer on Twitter this month, the world went a little gaga. But the rumours were true: he is returning to the stage to star in Harold Pinter's play Betrayal. It's a chance to see one of our top actors and a Hollywood A-lister being directed by one of our best directors in one of our best playwright's plays. What's not to like?

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