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These shows will tug at the heartstrings, so don't forget to bring some tissues!

Need a good cry? These West End plays and musicals will have you in floods of tears. Browse our list of heartbreaking shows to see in London.

The Phantom of the Opera

Taught to sing by the mysterious presence in the Paris Opera House, Christine must decide if she can ever truly love a Phantom.

The Grinning Man

A young man's tragic start in life sets him on a mission to discover the identity of the man who hurt him in this exciting new musical.

Les Misérables

Jean Valjean is a man battling against the odds to find redemption and begin a new life with his adopted daughter Cosette. Will he succeed?

The Lion King

If the classic Disney movie didn't have you in tears, see the story live and see if you don't need a Kleenex.

Brief Encounter

Married Laura meets a handsome doctor and must choose between a passionate affair and her loving husband.