Emmie Newitt

London Theatre May 2024 Monthly Round Up

Enjoy another monthly round up from London Box Office as May comes to a close. Read about the best news, what shows to look out for in June and the shows we reviewed over the last month.

london theatre news may 2024"

From the exciting announcement that the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show will head to the West End for a limited season this September, to the thrilling news of How To Dance in Ohio making its UK premiere next year, there's plenty to catch up on this month. Not to mention the buzz around new shows entering the theatre scene, like Starlight Express and Mean Girls. So what are you waiting for? Dive into this month's roundup!

Exciting theatre news this month

New principal cast announced for CABARET

layton williamsLayton Williams and Rhea Norwood.

New faces will arrive at the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed West End production of CABARET in June. Layton Williams and Rhea Norwood will join the show as The Emcee and Sally Bowles, alongside Sally Ann Triplett and Fenton Gray. This production offers audiences a gripping portrayal of a society on the brink of change.

Book Cabaret Tickets

The Rocky Horror Show announces limited West End run

jason donovan rocky horror show

Still as loved by audiences as it was when it first emerged onto the musical scene 50 years ago, The Rocky Horror Show will be heading to the West End for a limited run this summer. Starring Jason Donovan as Frank ‘N’ Furter, The Rocky Horror Show will run at the Dominion Theatre between 5-21 September.

Book The Rocky Horror Show Tickets

Death of England trilogy to be staged in the West End

death of england sohoplacePaapa Essiedu, Thomas Coombes, Erin Doherty and Sharon Duncan-Brewster headshots.

Client Dyer and Roy Williams’ groundbreaking trilogy of plays around the state of nation, Death of England has announced it will be heading to the @sohoplace for a limited season this summer. The production will star one heck of a cast including Thomas Coombes and Paapa Essideu.

Book Death of England Tickets

Full cast and creative team announced for Slave Play

slave play londonKit Harington and Olivia Washington . Photo by Olivia Lifungula

Jeremy O.Harris’ hard hitting controversial play about race, identity and sexuality in 21st century America opens in London next month. The cast for the West End production of Slave Play includes Fisayo Akinade and Kit Harington.

Slave Play Tickets

How To Dance in Ohio to make UK premiere next year

how to dance in ohio uk'How To Dance In Ohio' Broadway cast. Photo by Curtis Brown

Talking of some more news of shows heading to the UK from America, Broadway musical How To Dance in Ohio has its eyes set on making its premiere here next year. The musical, based on Alexandra Shiva's documentary, follows three autistic teenagers as they prepare for a spring formal dance. We cannot wait for more details of this show’s move to emerge!

Book How To Dance in Ohio Tickets

What London shows are closing in June

the enormous crocodile regents parkThe Enormous Crocodile. Original Cast from Leeds Playhouse. Credit Manuel Harlan

Want to get your hands on some last minute tickets to see a show in June before it closes? Eight outstanding shows are playing their final performances. We’ve got the full rundown with our post “8 London Theatre Shows Closing in June (2024)", including Ryan Calais Cameron’s For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy and the perfect family show, The Enormous Crocodile.

What London shows are opening in June

mean girls west endMean Girls West End artwork

Audiences are certainly eagerly anticipating the debut of exciting new productions in London in June. Flying into the Troubadour Theatre, Starlight Express makes a return to the London stage for the first time in 40 years and Mean Girls will finally open at the Savoy Theatre. Do you need help deciding what you should go and see next month? We’ve rounded up the best of the shows to see in London in June on our website to help get you started.

What we reviewed in May

Passing Strange, Young Vic Theatre

Passing Strange - Young VicThe cast of Passing Strange at The Young Vic Theatre.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical back in 2008, Passing Strange is currently performing at the Young Vic Theatre for a summer season. Performed with four on stage musicians and a further seven performers, including Giles Terera, Passing Strange tells the tale of one headstrong young man’s journey.

Read our review of Passing Strange

People Places and Things, Trafalgar Theatre

The cast of People, Places & Things in the West End. Photo Marc Brenner.The cast of People, Places & Things in the West End. Photo Marc Brenner.

Duncan MacMillan’s hard hitting recovery and redemption saga returns to the London stage featuring Denise Gough who reprises the central role that earned her an Olivier Award. In truth none of the cast in People, Places and Things put a foot wrong in their delivery of a cross-section of life’s misfits each learning to support, hear and encourage each other, as they undergo treatment.

Read our review of People, Places and Things

Between Riverside and Crazy, Hampstead Theatre

Between Riverside and Crazy company at Hampstead Theatre. Photo credit Johan PerssonBetween Riverside and Crazy company at Hampstead Theatre. Photo credit Johan Persson

Stephen Adly Gurigis’s 2014 play about an alcoholic ex-cop and his disputed case of white-on-Black violence within the police force has been revived at the Hampstead Theatre. The cast in Between Riverside and Crazy are universally strong in their contributions to this powerful and thoroughly engaging production.

Read our review of Between Riverside and Crazy

Top 5 Selling London Shows in May 2024

We are thrilled to announce our 5 best selling shows in May. This month our customers have been snapping up tickets for great London shows Les Miserables, Choir of Man, Mamma Mia!, Witness for the Prosecution, Mamma Mia! The Party and Six.

As always we will see you again next month for another roundup, have a brilliant month of theatre in June! You can find all London shows in 2024 on our website now.