As well as a host of classics and all-time favourites, there are plenty of brand new productions waiting in the wings. Here's where you can keep up to date with upcoming new shows and buy tickets at great prices. You might be keen to catch the next big thing, experience a long-anticipated revival of a classic show or enjoy a stage adaptation of your favourite film. Whatever your taste, we're your one-stop-shop for new musicals, ballet, dance, comedies, tragedies, children's shows, celebrity stage debuts and more. These are the shows the West End is waiting for, and here's where you can experience them for less.
Hairspray is a musical from the USA, inspired by the 1988 smash hit film. The music is by Marc Shaiman, and the lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. It's a magical feast of 1960s-style music and rhythm and blues tunes, and it's guaranteed to get your feet tapping at the magnificent London Coliseum. It's on from April 2020, and the anticipation is mounting fast!
Opens: Monday, 21 June 2021 Booking until: Thursday, 30 September 2021
Starring: Michael Ball, Les Dennis, Lizzie Bea, Marisha Wallace
4.7/5 - based on 85 reviews - (Read reviews)4.785 reviews Tickets from £24.00
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Do you love funny? If you want to catch Noel Coward’s delightful comedy play Blithe Spirit, it’s on stage at London’s Harold Pinter theatre from 16th September to 6th November 2021. Spooky goings on, classic Coward comedy and wonderfully sharp dialogue await you in this hugely popular production, a critically acclaimed version directed by Sir Richard Eyre and starring Jennifer Saunders as the eccentric Medium Madame Arcati. You won't want to miss this one!
Opens: Thursday, 16 September 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 6 November 2021
4.7/5 - based on 4815 reviews - (Read reviews)4.74815 reviews Tickets from £23.50
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Based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, this multi-award winning show is packing the house to the rafters every night, dubbed Best Musical of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly.
Opens: Thursday, 16 September 2021 Booking until: Tuesday, 31 May 2022
4.8/5 - based on 34 reviews - (Read reviews)4.834 reviews Tickets from £27.75
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Celebrated for our innovative approach to classic musicals, rediscover Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel in the unique surroundings of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Featuring a score that includes ‘If I Loved You’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, director Timothy Sheader reunites with Superstar choreographer Drew McOnie.
Opens: Saturday, 31 July 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 25 September 2021
5/5 - based on 1 review - (Read reviews)51 review Tickets from £47.60
2022 will see the return of the magnificent Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour. Kicking off in Birmingham on 20 January 2022, a host of the celebs and professional dancers from the BBC One TV series will waltz around the country performing 33 shows in some of the UK’s biggest arenas in Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Nottingham and London. As a result of Covid-19 restrictions – and to keep everyone safe – the 2021 arena tour will not go ahead, but tickets for the 2022 arena tour are on sale now.
Opens: Friday, 11 February 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 13 February 2022
4.5/5 - based on 2 reviews - (Read reviews)4.52 reviews Tickets from £12.00
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In Mozart’s comic masterpiece, sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella are enjoying a holiday in Coney Island with their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo. However, the fairground is a place where anything can happen – and its manipulative master, Don Alfonso, has a game to play with the lovers…
Opens: Thursday, 10 March 2022 Booking until: Tuesday, 22 March 2022
4.7/5 - based on 879 reviews - (Read reviews)4.7879 reviews Tickets from £24.00
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The terrible parents of Matilda Wormwood, who is five years old, are completely uninterested in their daughter. But she’s a gifted child who taught herself to read at age three and devours both adults’ and childrens’ books from her local library with devilish joy. Matilda the Musical tells the story of this very special little girl and her battles against the weird world of grown-ups.
Opens: Thursday, 16 September 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 13 February 2022
4.7/5 - based on 31 reviews - (Read reviews)4.731 reviews Tickets from £36.00
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It’s lively, funny, light hearted, romantic and exciting. It’s packed solid with breath-taking choreography set to a wealth of classic show tunes. And you’ll fall in love all over again with the same compelling story that made the original and ever-popular 1952 Gene Kelly movie such a massive hit.
Opens: Friday, 30 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 5 September 2021
4.4/5 - based on 2067 reviews - (Read reviews)4.42067 reviews Tickets from £26.00
If you thoroughly enjoy being frightened, you’ll love this super-scary show, an exercise in pure gothic creepiness that’ll see you hanging onto the edge of your seat and jumping at the slightest sound. The fact that it has been released as a film, starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, is testament to its uncanny appeal.
Opens: Tuesday, 7 September 2021 Booking until: Monday, 31 January 2022
4.8/5 - based on 43 reviews - (Read reviews)4.843 reviews Tickets from £24.00
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The London Palladium is your venue for a brand new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, the internationally renowned bible-inspired musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the coat of many colours legend from the Book of Genesis, and was the pair's first musical performed in public. Are you ready to rock 'n' roll?
Opens: Thursday, 1 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 5 September 2021
Get you laughing gear and give it a good polish... it's time for the musical version of the hilarious 1992 movie Sister Act. There's magical music by Alan Menken, dazzling lyrics by Glenn Slater, a fabulous book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, and lots of extra book material by Douglas Carter Beane. It's due in the West End for 2020, and it's going to be huge fun.
Opens: Tuesday, 19 July 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
4.8/5 - based on 2921 reviews - (Read reviews)4.82921 reviews Tickets from £27.00
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The Phantom is a story that has captivated audiences from all over the world, a dark tale of love, obsession, revenge and tragedy set to a musical score that makes the heart soar. Based on a French thriller by writer Gaston Leroux, it’s a visual and aural feast of lavish costumes, eye-popping special effects, wonderful soaring music and superb acting.
Opens: Tuesday, 27 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 13 February 2022
4.8/5 - based on 5110 reviews - (Read reviews)4.85110 reviews Tickets from £35.50
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The Lion King, the multi-award winning musical, continues to wow audiences night after night with amazing puppets and stage sets, a heart-warming storyline, incredible choreography and a musical score that hits the mark every time.
Opens: Tuesday, 7 September 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 3 April 2022
4.8/5 - based on 3313 reviews - (Read reviews)4.83313 reviews Tickets from £18.00
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If you love one-time Eurovision winners Abba, you’ll adore Mamma Mia! Twenty two of the ‘70s supergroup’s biggest hits are brought into play to tell the funny, romantic tale of bride Sophie and her wayward mother Donna. Join 45 million fans and enjoy this superbly uplifting show, perfect for the whole family!
Opens: Wednesday, 25 August 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 2 April 2022
The smash-hit 2019 show from cabaret comedy icons and pop PhDs Frisky & Mannish, PopLab is finally making its awaited London transfer for 3 nights only. This could be your last chance to look down their microscope and experience pop music on a molecular level.
Opens: Friday, 24 September 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 26 September 2021
4.3/5 - based on 6 reviews - (Read reviews)4.36 reviews Tickets from £24.00
The Donmar Warehouse, Wessex Grove and Eleanor Lloyd Productions Eilene Davidson, Gavin Kalin Productions, Grand Cru Consulting Ltd, Rupert Gavin and Mallory Factor, all in association with Nica Burns for Nimax. What a glittering team! Together they are thrilled to present Nick Payne's magical romance, Constellations, a Royal Court Theatre Production beautifully directed by the Donmar's very own Michael Longhurst, complete with four brand new casts.
Opens: Friday, 18 June 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 12 September 2021
4.8/5 - based on 4460 reviews - (Read reviews)4.84460 reviews Tickets from £24.00
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It's rare for a show to cause such a stir. But when this production hit the Broadway stage in 2010 a flock of often-hard-to-please reviewers gave it an immediate and enthusiastic thumbs-up. It's rude, irreverent and definitely NOT for the easily offended. Introducing The Book of Mormon, which has made the long-rumoured transfer to London's West End at last!
Opens: Monday, 15 November 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 2 April 2022
4.4/5 - based on 40 reviews - (Read reviews)4.440 reviews Tickets from £18.00
The brilliant English National Ballet has delighted us with a dazzling version of Nutcracker every single year since 1950. This year is no different. The production promises to be just as magical as ever, starring more than 100 dancers and musicians who bring the story to life. Welcome to the classic fairytale, perfectly enhanced by the classical composer Tchaikovsky’s fantastic score.
Opens: Thursday, 16 December 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 8 January 2022
To Kill a Mockingbird is a 2018 play based on the 1960 novel of the same name. It was written by the brilliant Harper Lee and has been adapted for stage by Aaron Sorkin. It opened on Broadway in late 2018, a well-loved story set in the 1930s Deep South. This powerful tale of racial injustice deals with the fate of a black man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white woman. It stars the lawyer Atticus Finch and his daughter Scout, who together bring fresh hope to a community in crisis. Don't miss this. Seriously, it really is amazing.
Opens: Thursday, 10 March 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 13 August 2022
4.7/5 - based on 1360 reviews - (Read reviews)4.71360 reviews Tickets from £24.00
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After a smash hit UK tour this hilarious play, which has won numerous accolades from reviewers who have laughed themselves silly over it, returns to the West End. If you haven't seen it yet and you love classic British comedies like the TV series Fawlty Towers, this one's for you. Funny just doesn't do it justice!
Opens: Friday, 18 June 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 30 January 2022
With an idea, Gandhi founded a movement. With a movement, he created a nation. With a nation, he changed the course of history. Philip Glass’s meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa traces the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force for change.
Opens: Thursday, 14 October 2021 Booking until: Thursday, 28 October 2021
4.8/5 - based on 630 reviews - (Read reviews)4.8630 reviews Tickets from £23.50
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The beloved Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS returns to London’s West End, opening at the new multi-million pound reinstated Trafalgar Theatre, with a new, larger auditorium and stage (formerly known as Trafalgar Studios), on Wednesday 21 April 2021, following previews from 14 April. Tickets are now on sale.
Opens: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 2 January 2022
4/5 - based on 8 reviews - (Read reviews)48 reviews Tickets from £29.99
This modern classic, which captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself, won both the 1995 Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, after its premiere at the Royal Court and subsequent transfer to the West End.
Opens: Wednesday, 7 July 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 21 August 2021
4/5 - based on 1 review - (Read reviews)41 review Tickets from £30.00
Make your way to the splendid Brutalist building hosting the Barbican theatre, and leave all your troubles at the door. It's time to indulge yourself in a classic musical from Cole Porter and P G Wodehouse, first produced on Broadway in 1934 in between the world wars. The score is happiness personified and the show delivers all the fantasy, glamour and escapism you could need in today's crazy world. Enjoy!
Opens: Friday, 23 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 17 October 2021
4.8/5 - based on 35 reviews - (Read reviews)4.835 reviews Tickets from £18.00
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Grab a load of brilliant music. Take a few handfuls of great comedy. Mix them together and add a load of creative improvisation, plus ideas from the audience. What do you get? A show that's different every time, unique every time, driven by people like you. It's dazzlingly good, it's on at the Other Palace and it's called Showstopper!
Opens: Monday, 5 July 2021 Booking until: Monday, 11 October 2021
With 16 Tony nominations under its belt plus a smash hit soundtrack album and tickets as rare as hen's teeth, fought over by keen musical theatre lovers across the USA, Hamilton caused a massive stir on Broadway. If you've always wondered why there aren't more rap musicals, this'll thrill you to bits. It's a hugely popular hip-hop history show and it's already broken a suite of theatrical records.
Opens: Thursday, 19 August 2021 Booking until: Wednesday, 29 December 2021
4.3/5 - based on 3 reviews - (Read reviews)4.33 reviews Tickets from £24.00
It's called The Last Five Years. It has won numerous awards. It's a cult stage musical classic dating back to 2001, which wowed audiences Off-Broadway in 2002. Now it's going to transfer to London's glittering West End, playing a limited season at the magnificent Vaudeville Theatre, and it's yours for the taking from week three in September 2021. You're going to love this delicious and highly unusual exploration of one 'ordinary' relationship.
Opens: Friday, 17 September 2021 Booking until: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
4.8/5 - based on 598 reviews - (Read reviews)4.8598 reviews Tickets from £12.00
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At long last, Tina Turner will explode onto the West End’s Aldwych Theatre. Opening in March 2018, TINA is a musical about Turner’s transformation from humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee to the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Book those tickets now so you too can enjoy such classics as Proud Mary live on stage.
Opens: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 26 June 2022
4.5/5 - based on 60 reviews - (Read reviews)4.560 reviews Tickets from £45.75
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There's something about the 1920s, the so-called Roaring Twenties, that inspires the imagination. If you were poor back then your life, especially in the USA where The Great Gatsby is set, was probably one of deprivation and difficulty.
Opens: Wednesday, 23 June 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 29 August 2021
4.7/5 - based on 116 reviews - (Read reviews)4.7116 reviews Tickets from £14.50
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London County Hall is the perfect venue for this, a resurrection of one of Agatha Christie's best short stories and a courtroom drama that'll have you on the edge of your seat. Witness for the Prosecution is the name of the play, and it's as tense and dramatic as you'd expect from the pen of one of the most respected and original mistresses of crime drama.
Opens: Tuesday, 3 August 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 18 September 2021
4.9/5 - based on 134 reviews - (Read reviews)4.9134 reviews Tickets from £24.00
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In 2004 Mary Poppins the musical hit the stage and became an instant legend in its own lifetime. Now it's coming back to London's West End at long last and, as you can imagine, the anticipation is growing fast. Everyone, of every age, adores Mary Poppins, a cheerful tale of fun and magic that inspires all who see it. Don't miss this one, it's seriously special!
Opens: Saturday, 7 August 2021 Booking until: Tuesday, 22 February 2022
A favourite at the Underbelly, Abandoman's exhilarating live shows have won him a string of awards, and the highest of international critical acclaim. He has headlined comedy stages at every major UK music festival, comedy festival and has previously supported Ed Sheeran on his sell out UK tour.
Opens: Friday, 9 July 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 10 July 2021
4.8/5 - based on 57 reviews - (Read reviews)4.857 reviews Tickets from £30.00
First performed in autumn 2010, Heathers: The Musical is a hugely popular rock musical with music, lyrics, and a book by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy. It's based on the 1988 cult film of the same name starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Following a sell-out Los Angeles try-out, the musical version moved Off-Broadway in 2014 and enjoyed its UK première at The Other Palace, before moving to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Now it's back for a post-lockdown 12 week run.
Opens: Tuesday, 22 June 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 11 September 2021
4.9/5 - based on 243 reviews - (Read reviews)4.9243 reviews Tickets from £24.00
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The Phoenix theatre is your venue for one of the most popular shows to come out of Broadway for a long time, a Canadian musical that explores the impact of 9/11 and which has already gathered so much critical acclaim it can barely stagger out from underneath. It's brilliant. Don't pass up the chance to see this remarkable musical. Welcome to Come From Away.
Opens: Thursday, 22 July 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 18 December 2021
The producer is the marvellous Colin Ingram of Ghost – The Musical fame. The guys who made Back to the Future the movie, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, are by all accounts totally delighted to be involved. The musical of the film is due to thrill Manchester audiences before heading for the West End. And tickets are on sale now, in anticipation of massive demand. Are you ready to experience Back to the Future in musical form? It's going to be awesome!
Opens: Friday, 20 August 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 3 April 2022
4.8/5 - based on 38 reviews - (Read reviews)4.838 reviews Tickets from £30.00
If you are searching for an award-winning, multi-generational, uplifting, powerful and contemporary musical, you will love DEAR EVAN HANSEN, playing in late 2019 at the Noel Coward theatre. It comes fresh from the writers of La La Land and The Greatest Showman, and it's predicted to become a massive West End hit.
Opens: Tuesday, 26 October 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 12 February 2022
4.7/5 - based on 106 reviews - (Read reviews)4.7106 reviews Tickets from £27.00
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If you fell about laughing every time Del Boy, Rodney, Trigger and co appeared on telly, you're not the only one. Millions of us almost did ourselves a mischief when Del Boy fell through the bar, and you're in good company. More or less the entire nation laughed fit to bust, and now it's coming to the West End stage. Welcome to Only Fools and Horses, the Musical.
Opens: Friday, 1 October 2021 Booking until: Tuesday, 22 February 2022
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Starring: Paul Whitehouse, Ryan Hutton, Tom Bennett
4.8/5 - based on 122 reviews - (Read reviews)4.8122 reviews Tickets from £24.75
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It's Romeo and Juliet... but not as we know it. There's a brand new musical on the block, it's called & Juliet and it looks at what might have happened if Shakespeare's Juliet hadn't died at the end of his infamous romantic tragedy. It's a bit West Side Story, it's a bit Romeo and Juliet, and it's already causing interest and intrigue in theatreland.
Opens: Friday, 24 September 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 13 February 2022
4.5/5 - based on 26 reviews - (Read reviews)4.526 reviews Tickets from £24.00
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Introducing an hilarious new show due at the magnificent Vaudeville theatre in the West End. It has been create by the remarkable magicians Penn & Teller, in collaboration with Mischief Theatre, and it conjures an entire evening of magical splendour, almost all of which goes horribly wrong. It's one of the funniest plays for ages, as you'd expect from the Mischief Theatre company. Read on...
Opens: Thursday, 21 October 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 27 February 2022
4.9/5 - based on 15 reviews - (Read reviews)4.915 reviews Tickets from £148.80
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You’ve seen the musical. You’ve watched the films. Now you can experience MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY. Spend a magical summer evening with friends in a special Greek island taverna, where the host’s only rules are dance, dine and have the time of your lives!
Opens: Friday, 1 October 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 3 April 2022
4.5/5 - based on 80 reviews - (Read reviews)4.580 reviews Tickets from £23.50
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DreamWorks really is a magical name these days, a company with so many fabulous movies under its belt, a business that entertains and delights many millions of people every year. Now they've announced that the brilliant animated film, The Prince of Egypt, has been transformed into a West End musical. How can you resist such a massive treat? The kids will absolutely adore it.
Opens: Thursday, 1 July 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 8 January 2022
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes this amazing new production of David Walliams’ best-selling story Billionaire Boy!
Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can’t buy!
Following a sell-out run of Gangsta Granny at the Garrick Theatre in 2017, Birmingham Stage Company are delighted to return to the Garrick this summer with Billionaire Boy.
Opens: Saturday, 17 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 22 August 2021
4.9/5 - based on 18 reviews - (Read reviews)4.918 reviews Tickets from £47.00
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Conceived and directed by Channing Tatum, MAGIC MIKE LIVE is an unforgettably fun night of sizzling, 360-degree entertainment based on the hit movies. It’s hot. It's hilarious. It’s the great time you've been waiting for! To celebrate, you can enjoy unlimited fizz with your squad, served directly to your seat, when you book any performance from 21 May for 10 weeks, only until 1 August. Our guys aren’t bottomless, but the Prosecco is!*
This first-class experience features some of the world’s sexiest, most talented guys performing heart-racing dance routines in front of, above and all around you. Equal parts empowering and exhilarating, the 90-minute show is punctuated by unexpected, temperature-raising acts from a thrilling range of acrobatic and musical talent. In other words, it’s got basically everything.
If you’re looking for the ultimate girls’ night out or an electrifying date night, look no further than MAGIC MIKE LIVE. If you’re NOT into letting your hair down, laughing out loud and really hot guys, then it’s probably not for you.
It’s time to FREE YOUR MAGIC. So stop looking… and start booking!
Opens: Wednesday, 23 June 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 5 September 2021
4.1/5 - based on 7 reviews - (Read reviews)4.17 reviews Tickets from £24.00
The scene is Vienna, the date is 1900. At the time the city was a vibrant centre of the arts, a creative hub, a vivid place where intellectual exploration was the nborm, a city of joy and pleasure. One in ten of the people were Jewish, given civil full rights by the Emperor Franz Josef. As a result of the Emperor's edict Jewish people streamed into the city, escaping from violence elsewhere in the world. Thousands of them settled in the tenement houses of the ancient Jewish quarter, an area called Leopoldstadt. And that's the location for this extraordinary play, a brand new masterwork by Tom Stoppard.
Opens: Saturday, 7 August 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 30 October 2021
4.8/5 - based on 38 reviews - (Read reviews)4.838 reviews Tickets from £18.00
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Pretty Woman the movie grossed vast amounts of money at the box office, a contemporary take on the fairy story Cinderella starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. When a call girl and a wealthy businessman fall madly in love, they discover they have a few thorny issues to resolve before they can sail happily into the sunset together. This is their story, on stage, transformed into a musical.
Opens: Thursday, 8 July 2021 Booking until: Friday, 31 December 2021
Be More Chill is a quirky, highly unusual musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz. The 2004 hit novel by Ned Vizzini provided the inspiration for the show, which first appeared in a small American regional theatre during 2015. It was so good that by 2018 it was playing Off-Broadway, before moving to Broadway itself in early 2019. Now, at last, it's due in London at the West End's magnificent Shaftesbury Theatre.
Opens: Wednesday, 30 June 2021 Booking until: Thursday, 30 September 2021
Wyndhams theatre is your venue for Lolita Chakrabarti's magnificent take on the extraordinary award-winning novel, Life of Pi. It's a five-star production that has thrilled audiences and critics alike, and the puppetry is quite simply out of this world. What a story. What a ride. Don't miss the theatrical treat that has audiences talking, and critics talking, and will probably see everyone and his dog fighting for tickets. It really is remarkable.
Opens: Sunday, 14 November 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 27 February 2022
The words Moulin Rouge have always meant sophistication, naughtiness and extravagance. The original Moulin Rouge cabaret venue was the home of the outrageous Can-Can dance, and the place had a famously wicked reputation. The 2001 jukebox musical movie inspired by the venue delighted millions. Now it's on stage, fresh from Broadway, and it's an extravaganza and a half. Head for the Piccadilly theatre and hang onto your hats!
Opens: Friday, 12 November 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 5 February 2022
The Drifters are touring the UK from late 2019 into late 2020, which makes the timing of this new and apparently completely spectacular musical just about perfect. The legendary band must be delighted to be featured in a West End show. Welcome to The Drifters Girl, starring the dazzlingly brilliant British soul diva Beverley Knight. Your venue? The Garrick theatre.
Opens: Thursday, 4 November 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 26 March 2022
The production, a complete reinvention of the classic fairytale, is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award nominated lead scriptwriter of the second season of international smash hit Killing Eve, with a brand new score from the legendary composer.
Opens: Friday, 25 June 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 13 February 2022
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL is produced by Selladoor Productions, has a libretto by Jeff Whitty, a score by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda. BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL is inspired by the motion picture Bring It On written by Jessica Bendinger. Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.
Opens: Wednesday, 8 December 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 22 January 2022
You want to immerse yourself in a fascinating story of love and courage in wartime. You adore ballet. This is a perfect match, inspired by the extraordinary spirit of Florence Nightingale and the brave nurses who joined her to treat the men wounded on the filthy battlefields of the Crimean war. Welcome to Tamara Rojo's Raymonda.
Opens: Thursday, 13 January 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 23 January 2022
Now we know it's happening, it's actually hard to believe it hasn't been done before. Welcome to Get Up Stand Up, the Bob Marley Musical, proudly presented by Playful Productions, Stage Play and Trim the Wind. If you adore the great man's beautiful music and fancy immersing yourself in it, and in his remarkable life story, this is the show you've been waiting for.
Opens: Friday, 1 October 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 3 April 2022
Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is back for the 5th year at Leicester Square Theatre and it’s going to be a bloodbath, with their all-new production of Macbeth.
Upon hearing the weird sisters’ prediction, Macbeth and his wily wife take matters into their own hands and burn down everything in their wake. Well, almost. Fair is foul and foul is fair in this tale of prophecy gone slightly off the rails. Perhaps an inebriated actor will help the process along?
Opens: Thursday, 28 March 2024 Booking until: Thursday, 28 March 2024
The clown Mauro has passed, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Rich, extravagant memories frolic with the senses. The sound of laughter peals around the stage, visions of joyous tumblers and players fascinate the eyes. Regret and melancholy retreat in the face of a cavalcade of lively recollections of a life gloriously lived. A festive parade that entertains; the perfect accolade for an artist whose life was dedicated to revelry and making merry.
Opens: Wednesday, 30 June 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 11 July 2021
Following a sold out run at the National Theatre, the acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the West End October 2021.
Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday when his friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean…Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.
Opens: Tuesday, 26 October 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 12 February 2022
You’re invited to the wedding of the season! Award-winning film director Mira Nair brings her exuberant and sumptuous film Monsoon Wedding to life, in a new musical adaptation, set to light up the stage this summer.
Opens: Friday, 16 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 29 August 2021
Introducing The Comeback, a 'brilliantly original and hilarious' new comedy. Designed to make every generation fall about laughing, it's playing at the magnificent Noel Coward Theatre during December 2020. This is the debut play from The Pin’s dazzling award-winners Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, a pair who have been tipped to become 'one of the great comedy duos’ according to the Radio Times. If you want to warm the cockles of your heart in these strange times, it's perfect.
Opens: Wednesday, 7 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 25 July 2021
It's on at the magnificent Apollo Theatre. It's a glorious Scott Alan Song Cycle. It's called The Distance You Have Come, and it lets audiences into the lives of six people searching for happiness. Everyone's version of happiness is different, of course, and that's part of what makes this unique experience so special. You'll love this beautiful emotional roller-coaster of a song cycle, an experience you won't forget in a hurry.
Opens: Monday, 21 June 2021 Booking until: Monday, 28 June 2021
From historic feud to ill-fated union, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet speaks of chance, destiny and fortune, and after some of the most fractious years in recent history, this universal tale finds new significance in 2021.
Romeo and Juliet fall in love. Romeo and Juliet die. It’s not a spoiler. It’s written in the stars. Final. Finite. But what if it isn’t?
Opens: Saturday, 26 June 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 17 October 2021
Did you know there's a brand new Sonia Friedman Productions series of plays on the way? Together they're called RE:EMERGE, and they're all showing at the beautiful Harold Pinter Theatre. Each story is a contemporary masterpiece by a fresh, talented playwright and they're all designed to delight, each with its own unique plot, each stuffed with big name stars.
Opens: Saturday, 10 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 8 August 2021
We're thrilled to announce the West End Transfer and UK Tour of the Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Productions' dazzling critically acclaimed play Oleanna. Written by the brilliant David Mamet, it's directed by Lucy Bailey and stars Rosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger. At the end a long-awaited UK tour it'll settle at the West End's Arts Theatre.
Opens: Wednesday, 21 July 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 23 October 2021
Are you ready for some wonderville? This show contains five incredible acts. It takes you on a Vaudevillian journey of illusion, bringing magic to London's West End to delight audiences of every age. It stars some of the world's most extraordinary illusionists, all live on stage in an unforgettable display of magic and illusion designed to electrify. Superb? Oh, yes!
Opens: Friday, 16 July 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 5 September 2021
The story of the despotic King Henry 8th and Thomas Cromwell, the 1st Earl of Essex, remains as compelling as it ever has been, echoing down the centuries. Cromwell was a lawyer and statesman of humble birth, eventually becoming chief minister to King Henry VIII from 1534. In 1540 he was beheaded. Cromwell was one of the most powerful drivers of the English Reformation, Dame Hilary Mantel wrote the trilogy, and this is the third play in the series. Don't miss the drama!
Opens: Thursday, 23 September 2021 Booking until: Thursday, 25 November 2021
Johann Sebastian Bach, irascible and turbulent, writes music of sensuous delight for his aristocratic patrons, and gives voice to his deep religious faith in music for the church. He’s touchy, he’s fabulously rude, he has high standards (he stabs a bassoonist for playing badly) and he’s constantly in trouble with his employers.
Opens: Wednesday, 23 June 2021 Booking until: Thursday, 9 September 2021
The seeds of a final apocalypse are sown in Wagner’s epic opera as the earth is plunged into conflict by scheming Gods in their search for power. Set against the rich landscape of Norse mythology, a man pursued and a woman in love create a devastating dispute between father and daughter.
Opens: Friday, 19 November 2021 Booking until: Friday, 10 December 2021