Heading to London's West End to catch a musical is a great escape for many.

Whether it's a Disney classic or a critically acclaimed show there is plenty to choose from.

London has a number of world class venues including Piccadilly Theatre, Apollo Victoria and Savoy, which host the biggest names and shows.

As Christmas is slowly creeping up people will be thinking of ways to get into the festive spirit and a musical is ideal.

The likes of Annie, Wicked and Dreamgirls are running across the Christmas period and beyond, and they're sure to keep the family entertained during the winter months.

If you're wanting to spend a night in the West End then it's best to book your hotel early at booking.com , Expedia or lastminute.com .

Find out below which musicals are showing in West End in 2017 and 2018.

Annie

Miranda Hart plays Miss Hannigan in the West End production of Annie

Miranda Hart stars at Miss Hanngian in the West End adaption of the classic musical Annie.

She will play the villain until September 18 when Strictly Come Dancing's Craig Revel Horwood takes over.

The story follows orphan Annie in 1930s New York who's chosen to spend Christmas with billionaire, Oliver Warbucks.

The Tony award winning musical features tracks including Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow.

Where: Piccadilly Theatre.

When: Now to February 18.

Tickets: ATG Tickets

Wicked

The award-winning Wicked is playing at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked is fast becoming a modern day classic as it continues to showcase spellbinding performances across the globe.

It is currently running at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

It follows the story of good witch Glinda and misunderstood witch Elphaba in Oz before they fulfill their destinies as The Good Witch and Wicked Witch of the West in the beloved Wizard of Oz.

Where: Apollo Victoria Theatre.

When: Now to May 28.

Tickets: ATG Tickets

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls is currently showing at the Savoy Theatre

The hit musical Dreamgirls is playing to UK crowds 35 years after its original debut on Broadway.

It features songs including And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going, Listen and One Night Only.

Glee star Amber Riley features as Effy White in the West End production, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She will continue in the role until Saturday November 18.

Where: Savoy Theatre.

When: Now to February 10.

Tickets: ATG Tickets here

The Lion King

Disney's Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London

Disney's classic The Lion King which has been reimagined for the live stage, has been winning over audiences across the globe for years.

There is still plenty of time to see Simba's story as well as the iconic soundtrack performed live at the Lyceum Theatre.

Where: Lyceum Theatre.

When: Now to February 4.

Tickets: ATG Tickets here

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is currently showing at the Prince of Wales Theatre

This Tony award winning musical comes from the creators of South Park first debuted on the West End in 2013.

The story follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.

Where: Prince of Wales Theatre.

When: Now to October 14.

Tickets: ATG Tickets here

Aladdin

Disney's Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre

The live stage adaption of Aladdin features all the classic songs from the Academy Award winning score.

The colourful show features stunning sets and more than 350 costumes.

Disney's Aladdin live musical is also produced by those responsible for The Lion King, so you won't be disappointed.

Where: Prince Edward Theatre.

When: Now to January 6.

Tickets: ATG Tickets here

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