This month brought some very exciting London theatre news; including a long-awaited cast announcement for one of the biggest shows coming in 2024 and a West End transfer that we are so excited for! Here’s our November Roundup for you:
Hadestown, The Witches and Opening Night.
Exciting theatre news this month
Hello, Dolly! revival is heading to the West End
Hello Dolly artwork.
Jerry Heran-Michael Stewart’s Broadway musical HELLO, DOLLY is being revived and heading to the West End next summer at the London Palladium. The new production will be revived by Dominic Cooke and initial casting includes Imelda Staunton, Andy Nyman, Jenna Russell, Tyrone Huntley and Harry Hepple.
- Booking Until 10 September 2024
- Playing at London Palladium
Next To Normal to transfer to the West End
The cast of NEXT TO NORMAL at the Donmar Warehouse. Credit: Marc Brenner
Hot on the heels of more exciting West End openings, Donmar Warehouse’s sold-out summer production of NEXT TO NORMAL announces its heading to the West End. For a strictly limited season at the Wyndham’s Theatre from June 2024, NEXT TO NORMAL is a powerful critically acclaimed production exploring family, illness, loss and grief.
- Booking Until 18 September 2024
- Playing at Wyndham’s Theatre
Crazy For You announces earlier closure
Crazy For You at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Charlie Stemp and cast. Photo credit Johan Persson
The West End will see the closure of Chichester Festival Theatre’s sublime production of CRAZY FOR YOU earlier than initially anticipated. Opening at the Gillian Lynne Theatre earlier this year to rave reviews such as "Everything in this spellbinding show is joyous" (i News) and “A daft, dizzying musical that revels in the joy of theatre” (The Financial Times) - don’t miss your chance to see this show before the end of 2023!
- Booking Until 31 December 2023
- Playing at Gillian Lynne Theatre
Cast for Hadestown West End premiere announced
Dónal Finn, Grace Hodgett Young, Zachary James and Melaine La Barrie for West End production of HADESTOWN.
Undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated new shows heading to the West End in 2024 is HADESTOWN. The show which has won 8 Tony Awards on Broadway opens at the Lyric Theatre in February 2024. The West End cast for HADESTOWN includes Dónal Finn, Grace Hodgett Young, Zachary James, Melaine La Barrie, and Gloria Onitiri.
- Booking Until 4 August 2024
- Playing at Lyric Theatre
Sheridan Smith to star in new musical
Sheridan Smith in Opening Night.
Sheridan Smith, who earlier this year had incredible success with Shirley Valentine has announced she will be back in town in a brand new musical, OPENING NIGHT. Written by Rufus Wainwright and multi-award winning director Ivo van Hove, this new musical is based on a 1970s US psychological movie of the same name. It’s heading to the Gielgud Theatre for a limited run and we think it’ll be extremely popular with audiences!
- Booking Until 27 July 2024
- Playing at Gielgud Theatre
Shows closing in December
Do you want to get your hands on some last-minute tickets to see the shows closing in November? Here are the productions you need to see before it's too late:
Noises Off production image
Michael Frayn’s classic comedy play has been playing a limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket that concludes on the 16 December. NOISES OFF tells the story of an ill-fated touring theatre company as they attempt to produce a play called Nothing On. The production comes packed with a stellar cast including Felicity Kendal, Lindsay Posner, Jonathan Coy and Alexander Hanson.
- Booking Until 16 December 2023
- Playing at Theatre Royal Haymarket
Frank and Percy
Ian Mckellen and Roger Allam in Frank and Percy. Credit Jack Merriman.
Featuring two legendary British actors, FRANK AND PERCY is a touching play which explores an unexpected relationship that develops between two very different men. Ian McKellen and Roger Allam star in this comedy play at The Other Palace.
- Booking until 17 December 2023
- Playing at The Other Palace
A dazzling new play by Penelope Skinner, LYONESSE’s limited run at the Harold Pinter Theatre concludes in December. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James, this play is about the horrors women face at work and at home. LYONESSE contains entertaining social satire and some fine acting from its cast so it's best to catch this one before it's too late!
- Booking Until 23 December 2023
- Playing at Harold Pinter Theatre
Shows opening in December
Whilst shows are closing in December, there are also some new productions heading into London including Stranger Things: The First Shadow and The Motive and the Cue. Of course, December is all about Christmas and we have rounded up the best Christmas shows and pantomimes to see in London on our website too!
What we reviewed in November
Cian Eagle-Service (Bruno) and Bertie Caplan (Luke) in The Witches at the National Theatre. Credit Marc Brenner.
Following in the footsteps of such productions like Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, THE WITCHES is the latest Roald Dahl story that’s transferred from page to stage in an exciting production at the National Theatre. Brought to the stage by Lucky Kirkwood and Dave Malloy, this production is quite simply an absolute zinger.
- Booking Until 27 January 2024
- Playing at National Theatre
The Mongol Khan
The Mongol Khan at the London Coliseum. Photo Katja Ogrin
THE MONGOL KHAN is a large-scale travelling production with 70 performers telling key events in the life of a historical figure through the use of heavily costumed drama and stylised movement. Performing at the London Coliseum for a limited time only, it’s a spectacular event unlike any other in the West End.
- Booking Until 3 December 2023
- Playing at London Coliseum
The cast of Dear England in the West End. Credit Marc Brenner
A must-see for football fans - DEAR ENGLAND continues its West End transfer at the Prince Edward Theatre. A spectacular take on Gareth Southgate’s journey as England’s underestimated manager, this production is known for its brilliant performances from Joseph Fiennes and Will Close in particular.
- Booking Until 13 January 2024
- Playing at Prince Edward Theatre
November Top 5 Sellers.
We are thrilled to announce our 5 best selling shows of November! This month our customers have been loving A Christmas Carol, My Neighbour Totoro, The Little Big Things, Choir of Man and Frank and Percy.
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 Frozen The Musical
FROZEN THE MUSICAL logo
We’re bringing Christmas to our readers early with a chance to win two tickets to see one of the best family shows in London, FROZEN THE MUSICAL. Adapted from the 2013 Disney animated film for the stage, this musical has wowed audiences of all ages since its opening at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2021.