Emmie Newitt

London Theatre March 2024 Monthly Round Up

As March draws to a close (and Spring finally arrives!), it’s time to round up the latest happenings in the world of London theatre.

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This month saw the debut of captivating productions like For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy and the debut of MJ The Musical. We also had the unveiling of highly anticipated casting announcements and reviewed some great shows in the city too. Join us as we delve into a roundup of March’s London theatre news, highlighting the moments that have particularly caught our eye.

Exciting theatre news this month

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button announces West End transfer

the curious case of benjamin button west endThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button artwork.

2024 is already shaping up to be a great year for new British musicals with shows like Police Cops: The Musical returning after a sold-out run last year and Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder announcing its West End transfer. So it's fair to say the foot-stamping new musical The Curious Case of Benjamin Button will add to this excitement when it arrives in the West End this Autumn! Set on the north coast of Cornwall, this production will remind us to make every second count.

People, Places and Things returns to the West End

people places and things west endProduction images from 2016 West End production. Photo by Johan Persson.

Returning to the London stage for a strictly limited 14-week run is Duncan MacMillan’s smash hit play, People, Places and Things. This intoxicating play which delves into the struggles of addiction and identity will also see the return of Denise Gough who will reprise the role that won her an Olivier Award.

Full cast announced for Hello Dolly!

hello dolly west end castHello Dolly! West End cast headshots.

Put on your Sunday clothes because the highly-anticipated revival of the summer, Hello Dolly! has announced their full cast and we couldn’t be more excited. Joining four-time Olivier award winner Imelda Staunton in the London Palladium this summer are a stellar cast including Olivier award winner Jenna Russell (Flowers for Mrs Harris) and Emily Lane (Frozen).

The Wizard of Oz returns to the West End

the wizard of oz west endThe Wizard of OZ UK & Ireland tour production image. Photo by Marc Brenner

For audiences of all ages, The Wizard of Oz is heading back to the West End this summer following a successful run at the London Palladium and a record-breaking UK and Ireland tour. Filled with the memorable characters that have been loved by generations, this musical promises to be a golden addition to your plans this summer.

Olivier Awards 2024 Nominees announced

olivier awards 2023 Olivier Awards 2023 Hannah Waddingham. Photo by Christie Goodwin

Celebrating the creme de la creme of West End, the Olivier Awards head to the Royal Albert Hall next month. Guys and Dolls have snapped up a brilliant 9 nominations, including Best Musical Revival whereas Stranger Things: The First Shadow has got an impressive 5! You can see those (including a few more) before the big day in our post ‘The 2024 Olivier nominated shows to see in London’.

What London shows are closing in April

Want to get your hands on some last minute tickets to see a show in April before it closes? Here are some of the productions you can see before it's too late!

Mind Mangler

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

Only currently booking until 28 April, Mind Mangler gives audiences a riotous comedy with its clever take on uproarious antics. From the writers behind the smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong, this show is another brilliant source of hilarity not to be missed!

An Enemy of the People

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Catch TV star Matt Smith in the gripping drama that delves into the complexities of truth, power, and moral integrity. An Enemy of the People is a timeless play set against the backdrop of a small town in turmoil that explores the consequences of standing up for your principles in the face of social pressures and corruption.

Bronco Billy

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Inspired by the 1980 American Western comedy-drama Bronco Billy The Musical is a cool new musical that you don’t want to miss! Starring an epic cast including Emily Benjamin, Tarinn Callender, and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt; this musical 9s an uplifting show about love, reinvention, family, and pursuing one’s dreams.

What London shows are opening in April

Audiences are certainly eagerly anticipating the debut of exciting new productions in London, including Minority Report and Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York). kicking off in April.

What we reviewed in March

Harry Clarke, Ambassadors Theatre

Harry Clarke - LondonBilly Crudup in Harry Clarke at the Ambassadors Theatre. Credit Carol Rosegg.

Be treated to a tour-de-force performance as Billy Crudup’s superb delivery, renders it a bright and brilliant addition to London’s West End. Through his captivating performance, this is a psychological thriller that tells a tale of deception, identity, and the blurred lines between fantasy and reality.

Read our review of Harry Clarke

Guys and Dolls, Bridge Theatre

Jonathan Andrew Hume in Guys & Dolls at the Bridge TheatreJonathan Andrew Hume in Guys & Dolls at the Bridge Theatre

Embarking on its second year at the Bridge Theatre, Nick Hytner’s slick, inventive and gigantically fun production elevates an already terrific musical. This production is a must for musical fanatics and theatre sceptics alike - I bet you $1000, or your soul, that all audiences will have a blast.

Read our review of Guys and Dolls

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, Garrick Theatre

The Cast of For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy at the Garrick TheatreThe Cast of For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy at the Garrick Theatre.

Offering a poignant and powerful exploration of Black masculinity, mental health, and identity; For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy has made its well earned West End transfer. This production, whilst relying heavily on its comedy skits and moments of energetic song and dance, packs its strongest punch in attempting to unravel what it means to be a young black man today and the particular pressures each faces as they navigate the pathway to manhood.

Read our review of For Black Boys..

March Top 5 Sellers.

We are thrilled to announce our 5 best selling shows in March. This month our customers have been loving For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Choir of Man, SIXand Mamma Mia! 

As always we will see you again next month for another roundup, have a brilliant month of theatre in April!