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.
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This is such great news! The brilliant Amy Adams will make her West End debut as Amanda Wingfield in a new production directed by Jeremy Herrin. Paul Hilton, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lizzie Annis and Victor Alli will also star in Tennessee Williams’ classic memory play. This is the debut production from Second Half Productions, co-founded by Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey and Rob O’Rahilly. And it has all the makings of a massive success. Don’t miss it!
Opens: Monday, 23 May 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
Winner of both the Tony and Olivier Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for author Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race and real estate. The play returns to London following sell out runs at The Royal Court and in the West End.
Opens: Wednesday, 16 March 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 23 April 2022
Grease is the word, and the dazzling stage musical version of the huge hit movie is in town! In 1971 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey wrote a musical called Grease. In 1978 it was made into a film. The world went Grease crazy thanks to the antics of Olivia Newton John and John Travolta, the costumes, the music and of course the big hair. Now it’s coming to the West End.
Opens: Tuesday, 3 May 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 29 October 2022
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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
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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
Presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, and John Gertz in association with Zorro USA, LLC, with Bonnie Comely and Stewart F Lane. ZORRO THE MUSICAL blazes into Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited season!
Opens: Saturday, 2 April 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 28 May 2022
Chichester Festival Theatre's acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific transfers to Sadler's Wells in 2022 for a strictly limited season. Set during the Second World War, it’s a dramatic love story brought to life by the theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans plus a cast of more than thirty. Add a full orchestra and the impact is sensational.
Opens: Wednesday, 27 July 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
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
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The musical of the movie loved by millions, Dirty Dancing hits the West End stage again. The story of Baby and Johnny is poignant, gritty, incredibly romantic and a wonderful piece of escapism into a lost golden age. The choreography is guaranteed to thrill, the costumes set to delight and the wonderful music, as you’d expect, sits right at the centre of this fantastic production.
Opens: Wednesday, 2 February 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 16 April 2022
Sonia Friedman Productions and the Royal Court Theatre have announced the long-awaited return of Ian Rickson's production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. This brilliantly eccentric play is set to arrive in the West End in late April 2022 for a strictly limited 16 week season, and the full cast will be announced shortly. Like the producers, we're thrilled to confirm that this brilliant piece of contemporary British drama is returning to the stage.
Opens: Saturday, 16 April 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 7 August 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
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were a young, attractive, stylish American couple who roamed the central USA with their gang of small-time criminals throughout the Great Depression. While well known for their bank robberies, most of the time they simply robbed small shops and rural funeral homes. The glamour of their short, violent lives has become legendary, the subject of movies and TV series. Now it’s on stage in musical form at the West End’s Arts Theatre.
Opens: Saturday, 9 April 2022 Booking until: Tuesday, 9 August 2022
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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, 15 July 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 3 September 2022
From the producer of The Last Five Years, Cruise, Hair, Rags and The Addams Family, comes the brand new musical sensation, Broken Wings. Based on bestselling novelist Kahlil Gibran’s (The Prophet) poetic book, and with a beautiful original score from Middle Eastern duo Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, this moving production will light up the West End.
Opens: Friday, 11 February 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 26 March 2022
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The highly respected Jamie Lloyd Company is delighted to announce their latest production, a fresh new version of the all-time classic Cyrano de Bergerac. It stars the awesome James McAvoy and it's their opening production for a brand new West End season. They've collaborated with the Ambassador Theatre Group, and the show is being supported by British Airways, with 15,000 free tickets for new theatregoers and 15,000 £15 tickets for under 30s, key workers and people on government benefits. It's going to be amazing!
Opens: Thursday, 3 February 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 12 March 2022
The Seagull is a marvellous classic of a play by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov, written in 1895 and first staged a year later. This is one of the playwright's greatest successes, dramatising the romantic and artistic battles between four powerful people: the writer Boris Trigorin, an innocent young woman called Nina, the ageing actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the playwright Konstantin Tréplev. And the talented British actress Emilia Clarke is about to give it an entirely new, fresh face.
Opens: Wednesday, 29 June 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 10 September 2022
It's a Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. It is one of the greatest all-time musical movie greats from Rodgers and Hammerstein. The New York Times calls it “Sexy and timely – I was dazzled that it feels so on point in this era”. And it is due in the West End some time during 2021. What a treat! If you adored the movie you'll love this updated version, this newly-dazzling musical.
Opens: Tuesday, 26 April 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 25 June 2022
They call it the most enchanted musical of all time, and no wonder when the plot is so exciting, the characters are so appealing, and the costumes and music are so gorgeous. Beauty and the Beast, the Disney musical classic, is back, returning to the British stage in 2021. And it's set to be a 'spectacular new production'. If you adored Disney’s much loved animated film, this one will rock your world!
Opens: Friday, 24 June 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 17 September 2022
In a world full of endless possibilities why must we still limit ourselves with labels? That’s the central premise of this exceptional piece of 2009 drama from the wonderful Mike Bartlett. It has been called ‘mercilessly accurate, wickedly funny and strangely touching’, and it is as sharp as a razor. Welcome to Mike Bartlett’s Cock, a play for our times.
Opens: Saturday, 5 March 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 5 June 2022
Starring: Jade Anouka, Jonathan Bailey, Phil Daniels, Taron Egerton
Jodie Comer is an Emmy and Bafta Award-winning star, loved for her quirkily evil role in TV's Killing Eve as well as Free Guy and The Last Duel. This is her West End debut and the long-awaited British premiere of Suzie Miller's darkly entertaining award-winner of a play. Prima Facie whisks audiences to the uncomfortable place where emotion and experience clash with the rules of the game. Awesome drama!
Opens: Friday, 15 April 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 18 June 2022
This is the Lincoln Center Theater's superb multi-award-winning production of My Fair Lady, a critically acclaimed production coming to the West End for summer 2022 and the first big London revival of the Lerner & Loewe classic for 21 years. The story never grows old, it's playing at the London Coliseum for 16 weeks, and we're fully expecting it to be a sell-out show.
Opens: Saturday, 7 May 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is the story of Megan, an all‐American high school cheerleader who has the perfect life. That is, until she finds out her friends and family suspect her of being a lesbian and send her packing to ‘True Directions’, a rehabilitation camp to set her straight. It is at this camp, under the strict tutelage of headmistress Mary Brown that Megan meets Graham, a sexy tomboy who shows her exactly what her ‘true direction’ is. Hilarious, irreverent and full of heart, But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is a quirky coming‐of‐age comedy about sexual awakening and self‐realization.
Opens: Thursday, 10 February 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 16 April 2022
The Human Voice is one of the legendary French poet and dramatist Jean Cocteau's best-known works. In 2014 it was adapted for the movies, starring Sophia Loren. In 2020 another film adaptation was made featuring Tilda Swinton. Now it's in the West End for 2022. The Human Voice London runs for just 31 performances, stars Ruth Wilson, and is truly heartbreaking.
Opens: Thursday, 17 March 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 9 April 2022
Jungle Rumble tells the story of ancient elephant Eeli, shy zebra Zella and cheeky monkey Boo, as they journey deep into the heart of the jungle on a fearless expedition to rescue Snow, the last white lion, from the evil Lord Braggard. It promises to be the grrrreatest show ever!
Opens: Monday, 14 February 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 20 February 2022