Emmie Newitt

August Monthly Roundup

It's time to say goodbye to the summer because Autumn is just around the corner. Over the last month we’ve had some great announcements, reviewed some great shows and so much more. Here’s our August monthly roundup for you:

august theatre news roundupSpirited Away, Rachel Tucker and Heathers the Musical.

Exciting Theatre News This Month

European premiere of SPIRITED AWAY coming to London

spirited away european premiere in londonSpirited Away.

London is in for a treat next year when the original Japanese stage production of Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning classic SPIRITED AWAY opens in April 2024 for a 12-week season. This European premiere follows a sell-out tour of Japan back in 2022. SPIRITED AWAY will be heading to the London Coliseum and will be presented in the original Japanese production with English captions.

Find out more about SPIRITED AWAY heading to London.

DEAR ENGLAND to transfer to the West End

dear england west end transferDear England artwork.

Inspired by the story of the England men’s football team under Gareth Southgate, James Graham’s critically acclaimed, sold-out production is heading to the West End. DEAR ENGLAND will transfer to the Prince Edward Theatre from 9 October 2023.

Read London Box Office’s review of DEAR ENGLAND.

Dear England Tickets

Rachel Tucker joins the cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD

rachel tucker sunset boulevardRachel Tucker.

The new West End production of SUNSET BOULEVARD opens at the Savoy Theatre next month and theatre legend, Rachel Tucker is joining the cast. Tucker will guest star as Norma Desmond on the Thursday 12 October matinee, and Monday performances between 16 October - 6 January. She joins Nicole Scherzinger who isn’t scheduled to play these performances.

Sunset Boulevard Tickets

London Theatre Week is back!

london theatre weekLondon Theatre Week

London Theatre Week is the West End’s biggest promotion for cheap tickets and it's back until Sunday 3 September. See some of London’s biggest musicals like THE BOOK OF MORMON, GREASE, WICKED and FROZEN from £15, £25, £35 or £45! Get yours before it's too late!

London Theatre Week Tickets

Shows Closing In August

Do you want to get your hands on some last-minute tickets to see the shows closing in September? Here are the productions you need to see before it's too late:

Heathers The Musical

heathers to close in londonThe cast of Heathers The Musical. Photo: Pamela Raith.

The Graduation date has been set and on Sunday 3 September, London’s fan-favourite musical HEATHERS will be leaving The Other Palace. Opening back in 2021, this production has gone on to have huge success just not in London but with tours across the UK & Ireland too. Although the show is closing in London, fans of HEATHERS still have the chance to see it on tour until 28 October.

Heathers The Musical Tickets

Ain’t Too Proud

Aint too proud the musicalThe cast of Ain't Too Proud. Photo: Johan Persson

The Life of Times of The Temptations comes to life in this brilliant production direct from Broadway. Closing at the Prince Edward’s Theatre on Sunday 17 September, AIN’T TOO PROUD brings to life the story of the greatest R&B group of all time from an award-winning creative team.

Ain't Too Proud The Musical Tickets

The Wizard of Oz

wizard of oz londonThe cast of The Wizard of Oz.

The summer blockbuster musical, THE WIZARD OF OZ leaves The London Palladium on 3 September. If you’re looking for the perfect family musical to conclude your summer holiday plans then this is just the ticket, it's a show “full of imagination” (The Guardian).

Wizard of Oz Tickets

Other shows leaving London in September that you won’t want to miss include;

The Crown Jewels, Garrick Theatre - Saturday 16 September

Oklahoma!, Wyndham’s Theatre - Saturday 2 September

The Pillowman, Duke of York’s Theatre - Saturday 2 September

The Way Old Friends Do, Criterion Theatre - Saturday 9 September

The Crucible, Gielgud Theatre - Saturday 2 September

La Cage aux Folles, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre - Saturday 16 September

A Strange Loop, Barbican Theatre - Saturday 9 September

2:22 A Ghost Story, Apollo Theatre - Sunday 17 September

What shows should I see in September?

little big things sohoplaceThe Little Big Things Musical artwork.

The dawn of a new month brings some exciting new shows to see in London, including Rebecca, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, Vanya and The Little Big Things. Don’t forget to book your tickets with London Box Office!

The London Box Office Lottery

back to the future musicalBack to the Future Musical logo.

Last month’s lottery was a great success, Congratulations to Jenny Brader who won two tickets to see Back to The Future The Musical! Every month we’re giving our readers the opportunity to win tickets to some of the hottest shows in the West End. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be the first to know about our September competition.