Disney’s Hercules Stage Musical Coming to West End

Miranda Stone

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A Broadway musical will bring to life a theatrical performance on a big stage, with actors in ancient-themed costumes, featuring a large golden circular backdrop, columns, and dancers in the foreground wearing light blue dresses.

Disney’s Hercules Stage Musical Coming to West End

Disney’s “Hercules” is on the way to the West End. Disney on Stage announced the musical stage show based on the 1997 animated film will debut in London next summer.

Disney Hercules: The Heroic New Musical

Promotional image for Disney's "Hercules: The Heroic New Musical" with a vibrant, starburst background in blue and yellow tones.

“Hercules” will open in the summer of 2025 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London’s West End. The show is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw with co-choreography by Tanisha Scott. It features music and lyrics by Alan Menken and David Zippel with a book by Robert Horn and Kwame Kwei-Armah.

A Broadway musical will bring to life a theatrical performance on a big stage, with actors in ancient-themed costumes, featuring a large golden circular backdrop, columns, and dancers in the foreground wearing light blue dresses.
Photography by Johan Persson. Original Hamburg company. ©Disney

The show first had a tryout at the off-Broadway Delacorte Theater in New York City in 2019. Kristoffer Diaz wrote the book with old and new music by Menken and Zippel. The revised show written by Horn and Kwei-Armah debuted in 2023 at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. It opened internationally in Hamburg, Germany in March 2024. Nicholaw also directed the Hamburg production.

At the 2023 Royal Variety Performance, Disney surprised the audience by including “Hercules” numbers in a medley of their stage hits. Watch that video below.

Tickets will go on sale later this year. Fans can sign up for updates via the Disney on Stage UK website and follow the new Instagram page for “Hercules.”

A live-action “Hercules” film is also in development with the Russo brothers producing and Guy Ritchie directing. Joe Russo said it would be “more experimental” than the original animated film. The movie will still be a musical.

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