With September wrapped up, it's been another month of exciting new announcements and we’ve reviewed lots of the best shows that London has to offer too! Exciting news over the last month is that a beloved musical will return to London in 2024 and fans of SIX will be thrilled by the announcement of a new West End cast. Here’s our September monthly roundup for you:
The Little Big Things Musical, The Devil Wears Prada and Andrew Scott in Vanya.
Exciting theatre news this month
Starlight Express artwork.
STARLIGHT EXPRESS will return to London in 2024
Yes you read right - this month it was announced that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical will be heading back to London next summer. The production, which has been seen by over 20 million people across the world, will open in a purpose-built and specially designed Starlight Auditorium at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Performances of STARLIGHT EXPRESS will begin on 8 June 2024 and we cannot wait to see it ourselves!
Moulin Rouge! The Musical announces stunning new cast
Tanisha Spring and Dom Simpson in Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Now in its third year in the West End, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL has announced a new cast over at the Piccadilly Theatre. From 16 October 2023, new cast members include Tanisha Spring as Satine and Dom Simpson as Christian. If you haven’t seen it yet, we have 5 Reasons To See Moulin Rouge! The Musical on our website for you.
SIX announces new West End cast
Full Company. Photo Credit Craig Sugden.
Talking of exciting cast announcements, SIX recently announced the new Queens that will join the show at the Vaudeville Theatre from 17 October. The home-grown hit musical based on the wives of Henry VIII continues to sell out theatre’s not just in London but across the UK and globally too. The new cast includes Nikki Bentley, Thao Therese Nguyen, Kayleigh McKnight, Reca Oakley, Inez Budd and Janiq Charles. They will be joined by Gabriella Stylianou, Hannah Lowther, Meg Dixon-Brasil and Natalie Pilkington.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA MUSICAL is heading to the West End
The Devil Wears Prada Musical artwork.
A new musical based on the iconic film and original book, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, will head to the West End on 24 October 2024. With a creative team behind it including Elton John, Shania Taub, Kate Wetherhead, Jerry Mitchell and Tim Hatley; THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA will perform at the Dominion Theatre. So if you are already looking for shows to put on your must-see list in 2024, make sure this musical is one of them!
Shows closing in October
Do you want to get your hands on some last-minute tickets to see the shows closing in October? Here are the productions you need to see before it's too late:
The cast of Grease The Musical.
Grease The Musical
Do you want to make summer last a little bit longer before autumn truly hits? Get yourselves over to the Dominion Theatre for GREASE THE MUSICAL. The iconic musical is jam-packed with energy and you only have until 28 October to experience for yourself why it's been one of the hottest shows in London this summer!
Andrew Scott in Vanya. Credit Marc Brenner.
Andrew Scott has returned to London in a fresh new adaptation and solo reworking of Chekhov’s masterpiece at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Performing at the Duke of York’s Theatre until 21 October, experience Chekhov’s exploration of human emotions and our shared humanity - our hopes, dreams, regrets in a way unlike ever before.
Mike Birbiglia in The Old Man and The Pool.
The Old Man and The Pool
You have until 07 October to catch Mike Birbiglia’s comedy, THE OLD MAN & THE POOL at Wyndham’s Theatre. “Birbiglia has a sublime lightness of touch, gliding seamlessly from anecdote to anecdote...as the narrative builds to an exquisite finish” (Evening Standard). THE OLD MAN & THE POOL acts as a hilarious reminder for all of us who are recovering from failing bodies and a flailing world that laughter is indeed the best medicine. It has received rave reviews so you do not want to miss it!
Shows opening in October.
Dear England, Treason The Musical and The Time Traveller's Wife The Musical.
Autumn is here but the shows haven’t stopped opening in London and October is jam-packed with new musicals and plays to get our hands on including Backstairs Billy and The Time Traveller’s Wife The Musical. We’ve got a post of The 7 Shows Opening in October on our website to help you decide what to see next month
What we reviewed in September..
Private Lives, Ambassadors Theatre
Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers in Private Lives at the Ambassadors Theatre
Noel Coward’s scintillating comic masterpiece PRIVATE LIVES has been “dusted-off for yet another outing the West End”. Starring Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge, this production centres on a divorced couple who inadvertently visit the same hotel in adjacent rooms during their honeymoon with new spouses. “There undoubtedly remains a quintessential charm to the piece” and it runs at the Ambassadors Theatre until 25 Nov.
Mrs Doubtfire The Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre
The Cast of Mrs Doubtfire at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Photography by Manuel Harlan
This acclaimed new comedy musical is based on the beloved film from the 90s and has been delighting audiences since it arrived in the West End back in June. The production “not only lives up to the expectations of the movie, but adds an extra layer of musical energy and playfulness to the heartwarming and funny story of a dad who finds a new (if bizarre) way to stay connected with his children after divorce”. The production is playing over at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
The Father and The Assassin, National Theatre
Hiran Abeysekera in THE FATHER AND THE ASSASSIN at the NT. Photo by Marc Brenner
Over at the National Theatre until 14 October, THE FATHER AND THE ASSASSIN focuses on journalist and nationalist Nathuram Godse and beloved leader Mahatma Gandhi. The gripping play, written by one of India’s most exciting playwrights Anupama Chandrasekhar, looks at Godse’s life over a span of 30 years around India’s fight for independence. We explore Godse’s devotion to following Gandhi, through to his radicalisation before concluding on their tragic final encounter in Delhi in 1948.
The Little Big Things, @Sohoplace
The cast of THE LITTLE BIG THINGS at Soho Place. Photo by Pamela Raith.
One of the highly anticipated new productions opened in London during September and we went to see it for ourselves. The Little Big Things is a “zingingly fresh story” based on the real life story of Henry Fraser, a promising young rugby player whose life is changed forever when he’s paralysed in a teenage accident. It’s a “production you won’t forget in a hurry - and for all the right reasons”.
September Top 5 Sellers
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.
Our Show of the Month
Back to the Future Musical logo.
Our Show of the Month for October is the sharp and brilliant BACK TO THE FUTURE MUSICAL. We have exclusive ticket prices for you to see this production at the Adelphi Theatre from 29 September until the end of October. Don’t miss out on this offer!