Longest running productions on the West End in London 2019

This chart provides a ranking of the longest running productions on the West End in London by number of performances as of July 2019. The Mousetrap is currently the longest running production in West End History, with close to 28 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.

Longest-running productions on the West End in London by number of performances as of July 2019

Musical title (year)Number of performances
The Mousetrap (1952)*27,874
Les Misérables (1985)*13,964
The Phantom of the Opera (1986)*13,629
The Woman In Black (1989)*12,326
Blood Brothers (1988)10,013
Cats (1981)8,949
Mamma Mia! (1999)*8,498
Disney's The Lion King (1999)*8,258
Starlight Express (1984)7,406
No Sex Please, We're British (1971)6,761
Stomp (2002)6,512
Chicago (1997 revival)6,187
Wicked (2006)*5,383
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (1989)5,140
We Will Rock You (2002)4,659
Billy Elliot The Musical (2005)4,566
Thriller Live (2009)*4,365
The Black & White Minstrel Show (1962)4,344
Miss Saigon (1989)4,264
Jersey Boys (2008)3,787
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 5, 2019

Supplementary notes

* Performances still running, therefore the figures are correct as of July 5, 2019.

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