Emmie Newitt

West End January 2024 Monthly Round Up

The curtains have risen on a new year - read our January 2024 Theatre News Roundup which is jam-packed with news highlights, our bestsellers of the month and even a competition to win theatre tickets!

february theatre news 2024The cast of Priscilla the Party! ©Matt Crockett

The world of theatre has already seen a captivating array of news coming from London. From exciting new West End transfers in the pipeline and cast announcements, as well as a new competition to beat those January blues - there’s lots to get through! This roundup promises to bring you up to speed on the latest and greatest in the world of London Theatre!

Exciting theatre news this month

A brand new immersive experience, Priscilla The Party!, is coming to London!

priscilla the party castThe cast of Priscilla the Party! ©Matt Crockett

Celebrate 30 years of glamour and iconic entertainment with PRISCILLA THE PARTY!, which lands in London from March. This brand new immersive experience will tell the same heart-warming and uplifting story of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus and undergo a journey searching for love and friendship but instead, discover something deeper.

Book Priscilla The Party Tickets

Mind Mangler announces West End premiere

mind mangler apollo theatreMind Mangler production image. Credit: Pamela Raith.

The riotous new comedy, MIND MANGLER, is heading to the West End following successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in New York. From the creators behind The Play That Goes Wrong, this comedy delivers a solo show will spiral into chaos as the MIND MANGLER attempts to read your mind.

Mind Mangler Tickets

Full cast announced for the West End transfer of MJ The Musical

mj the musical london castThe West End cast of MJ The Musical.

With the opening date just around the corner, the acclaimed Broadway musical MJ THE MUSICAL announces its cast for the West End transfer. Kicking off performances from 6 March, the cast is joined by Myles Frost who originated the role of Michael Jackson in New York and won a Tony Award for his performance in the show!

MJ The Musical Tickets

Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York) will transfer to the West End

two strangers carry a cake across new yorkSam Tutty and Dujonna Gift in Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York) Photo by Marc Brenner

A new British musical is transferring to the West End’s Criterion Theatre following a record-breaking run at the Kiln Theatre. TWO STRANGERS (CARRY A CAKE ACROSS NEW YORK) will perform for a limited run from 14 April, the new musical has had a 10-week sold out run. The musical features Olivier award winner Sam Tutty and Dujonna Gift who will continue to lead the musical when it transfers.

Two Strangers Tickets

Kiss Me Kate announces summer revival

kiss me kate barbican theatreAdrian Dunbar and Stephanie J Block, photos supplied by the production.

A new revival of KISS ME KATE has been announced at the Barbican Theatre this summer. Cole Porter’s musical comedy will star Stephanie J Block and Adrian Dunbar alongside a cast of 50 and a full-scale orchestra. KISS ME KATE includes unforgettable musical numbers such as “Another Op’nin, Another Show” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”.

Harry Clarke to transfer to the West End

harry clarke west endBilly Crudup in Harry Clarke promotional image.

Talking of more transfer news, David Cale’s wickedly funny thriller HARRY CLARKE has announced a limited West End transfer starring Billy Crudup. Performing at the Ambassadors Theatre from 09 March, HARRY CLARKE charts the exploits of an awkward Midwestern man who moves to New York.

Harry Clarke Tickets

Shows closing in February

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

The Time Traveller’s Wife Musical

The Time Traveller's Wife at the Apollo Theatre The Time Traveller's Wife at the Apollo Theatre.

A glorious musical based on the 2003 book by Audrey Niffenegger, THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE MUSICAL whisks audiences on a journey backwards and forwards through time, as two people are kept apart by the husband’s time travelling.


hamnet west endTom Varey (William Shakespeare), Madeleine Mantock (Agnes Hathaway) in Hamnet. Credit Manuel Harlan.

You don’t have much time to check out The Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End transfer of HAMNET. Maggie O’Farrell’s best-selling novel was adapted for the stage by the award-winning Lolita Chakrabarti. HAMNET takes a new perspective on the story of the greatest English playwright and his wife, Anne Hathaway.

Kim’s Convenience

bronco billy the musicalKim's Convenience promotional image

This hilarious and heartwarming stage adaptation of the Netflix hit comedy-drama has been delighting audiences over at the Park Theatre. KIM’S CONVENIENCE is a feel-good production that honors the generations of immigrants who have made Canada the country that it is today.

Shows opening in February

Whilst shows are closing in, there are some great new productions heading into the city including Hadestown and An Enemy of the People. Do you need help deciding what to see in February? We’ve rounded up the best of the shows to see in London in February on our website too!

What we reviewed in November

Rehab The Musical

Rehab the MusicalThe company, Rehab the Musical. Photo by Mark Senior

REHAB THE MUSICAL takes audiences on a whirring journey which encompasses fame, addiction, love, mental health, betrayal, and the media. The musical features a stellar cast including Keith Allen, Mica Paris, Jodie Steele and Maiya Quansah-Breed. The wildly funny musical is performing at a brand new venue in London, Neon 194 until 17 February 2024.

Read our review of Rehab The Musical

The Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical

Cruel Intentions - Pamela Raith PhotographyCruel Intentions - Pamela Raith Photography

Based on the popular 1999 US film, THE CRUEL INTENTIONS MUSICAL is currently having its London premiere at The Other Palace. A new stage musical based on the 1999 Hollywood movie, this show is a tongue-in-cheek, beast of a bitch-fest, teen romantic drama, which moves at a fair lick fed by the giddying array of chart successes drawn from the 1990s.

Read our review of Cruel Intentions The Musical

January Top 5 Sellers

We are thrilled to announce our 5 best selling shows of January. This month our customers have been loving The Little Big Things, Stranger Things: The First Shadow, The Choir of Man, Mamma Mia! The Party and Witness for the Prosecution.

We are committed to bringing you the very best in London theatre, and we can't wait to continue delighting you with even more captivating shows in the months to come.

Win two tickets to see Mamma Mia! The Musical

mamma mia posterThe new cast of Guys and Dolls.

We’re kicking away any sign of January blues with a chance to win two tickets to see one of the biggest shows in London, MAMMA MIA! THE MUSICAL. The hit musical which features a whole host of iconic songs from ABBA is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year - this is a great West End musical to see with your friends and family!

If you want a chance of winning enter on our MAMMA MIA THE MUSICAL page or by heading to our Instagram, Facebook or X.

As always we will see you again next month for another roundup, have a brilliant February!