Nothing's as amazing as a musical

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) opens 21 November, Above The Stag Theatre, London

A send-up of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Kander & Ebb and Jerry Herman by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. One story, five mini-musicals.

Rocky Horror Show opens 13 December Theatre Royal, Brighton

This legendary musical spends Christmas in Brighton before a UK tour.

Murder For Two opens 10 December, The Studio at the Other Palace, London

Two actors play 13 parts and the piano in this high-energy musical whodunit which sees neighbourhood cop Marcus race against time to solve the mysterious death of famous novelist Arthur Whitney.

Striking 12 opens 28 November, Union Theatre, London

This Off-Broadway musical, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Matchgirl, sees everything going wrong for Brendan: his fiancée has left him, he’s going to lose his job and his boss is making him work late on New Year's Eve—until he has a chance encounter with a lightbulb seller...

Uncharted Crossings 9 December, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

The backstory of the Windrush generation stretching back five hundred years is told through twenty internationally-acclaimed musicians and singers, celebrating the music and contribution of the African heritage diaspora to British culture today.

Drip opens 3 December, Bush Theatre, London

A one-man musical comedy about two queer teens growing up in Hull sees 15-year-old Liam enrol as a synchronised swimming team to help out his best mate Caz. The problem is that Liam can’t swim.

Kiss Me, Kate opens 7 December, Crucible, Sheffield

A riotous, romantic musical comedy featuring some of Cole Porter’s finest songs such as "So In Love" and "Too Darn Hot". Divorcees Fred and Lilli are starring in The Taming of the Shrew but gangsters and mistaken identity conspire to create chaos.

Once Upon A Mattress

The London production of musical Once Upon A Mattress at The Playground Theatre has been postponed. Ticketholders should contact the theatre for a full refund.