Longest running productions on the West End in London 2016

Longest-running productions on the West End in London by number of performances as of January 2018

by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 13, 2018
Longest running productions on the West End in London 2016 This chart provides a ranking of the longest running productions on the West End in London by number of performances as of January 2018. The Mousetrap is currently the longest running production in West End History, with over 27 thousand performances since it began in 1952. Les Misérables, and The Phantom of the Opera are also in the ranking as two of the longest running musicals.
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Longest-running productions on the West End in London by number of performances as of January 2018

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Musical title (year)Number of performances
The Mousetrap (1952)*27,174
Les Misérables (1985)*13,341
The Phantom of the Opera (1986)*13,008
The Woman In Black (1989)*11,704
Blood Brothers (1988)10,013
Cats (1981)8,949
Mamma Mia! (1999)7,871
Disney's The Lion King (1999)*7,634
Starlight Express (1984)7,406
No Sex Please, We're British (1971)6,761
Stomp (2002)*6,512
Chicago (1997 revival)6,187
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (1989)5,140
Wicked (2006)*4,746
We Will Rock You (2002)4,659
Billy Elliot The Musical (2005)4,566
The Black & White Minstrel Show (1962)4,344
Miss Saigon (1989)4,264
Jersey Boys (2008)3,787
Thriller Live (2009)*3,745
Musical title (year)Number of performances
The Mousetrap (1952)*27,174
Les Misérables (1985)*13,341
The Phantom of the Opera (1986)*13,008
The Woman In Black (1989)*11,704
Blood Brothers (1988)10,013
Cats (1981)8,949
Mamma Mia! (1999)7,871
Disney's The Lion King (1999)*7,634
Starlight Express (1984)7,406
No Sex Please, We're British (1971)6,761
Stomp (2002)*6,512
Chicago (1997 revival)6,187
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (1989)5,140
Wicked (2006)*4,746
We Will Rock You (2002)4,659
Billy Elliot The Musical (2005)4,566
The Black & White Minstrel Show (1962)4,344
Miss Saigon (1989)4,264
Jersey Boys (2008)3,787
Thriller Live (2009)*3,745
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 13, 2018
This chart provides a ranking of the longest running productions on the West End in London by number of performances as of January 2018. The Mousetrap is currently the longest running production in West End History, with over 27 thousand performances since it began in 1952. Les Misérables, and The Phantom of the Opera are also in the ranking as two of the longest running musicals.
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