London is the live entertainment capital of the world, with around fifty West End theatres to choose from and a constant stream of fresh live entertainment offerings. We've put together a collection of exciting new shows, everything from serious drama to hilarious comedy antics, supreme musical and dance talent, compelling story lines and comedy masterpieces. Enjoy celebrity-studded stage performances, children's classics, brand new operas from leading composers and breath-taking contemporary and traditional dance performances. Enjoy yourself more and pay less with today's most exciting, thrilling and entertaining new theatre productions.
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This is such great news! The brilliant Amy Adams will make her West End debut as Amanda Wingfield in a new production directed by Jeremy Herrin. Paul Hilton, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lizzie Annis and Victor Alli will also star in Tennessee Williams’ classic memory play. This is the debut production from Second Half Productions, co-founded by Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey and Rob O’Rahilly. And it has all the makings of a massive success. Don’t miss it!
Opens: Monday, 23 May 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
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Do you love funny? If you want to catch Noel Coward’s delightful comedy play Blithe Spirit, it’s on stage at London’s Harold Pinter theatre from 16th September to 6th November 2021. Spooky goings on, classic Coward comedy and wonderfully sharp dialogue await you in this hugely popular production, a critically acclaimed version directed by Sir Richard Eyre and starring Jennifer Saunders as the eccentric Medium Madame Arcati. You won't want to miss this one!
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Based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, this multi-award winning show is packing the house to the rafters every night, dubbed Best Musical of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly.
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This festive season, you’re invited to once again step inside the spectacular Spiegeltent for a night of laughs, gasps and can’t believe your eyes moments, with the unmissable trailblazer, La Clique. The multi-award-winning cabaret extravaganze returns to London's Leicester Square this November for eight weeks only.
Opens: Friday, 12 November 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 9 January 2022
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2022 will see the return of the magnificent Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour. Kicking off in Birmingham on 20 January 2022, a host of the celebs and professional dancers from the BBC One TV series will waltz around the country performing 33 shows in some of the UK’s biggest arenas in Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Nottingham and London. As a result of Covid-19 restrictions – and to keep everyone safe – the 2021 arena tour will not go ahead, but tickets for the 2022 arena tour are on sale now.
Opens: Friday, 11 February 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 13 February 2022
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In Mozart’s comic masterpiece, sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella are enjoying a holiday in Coney Island with their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo. However, the fairground is a place where anything can happen – and its manipulative master, Don Alfonso, has a game to play with the lovers…
Opens: Thursday, 10 March 2022 Booking until: Tuesday, 22 March 2022
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The terrible parents of Matilda Wormwood, who is five years old, are completely uninterested in their daughter. But she’s a gifted child who taught herself to read at age three and devours both adults’ and childrens’ books from her local library with devilish joy. Matilda the Musical tells the story of this very special little girl and her battles against the weird world of grown-ups.
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It is three decades since the smash hit musical Les Miserables first hit the stage in Paris. Since then the sheer drama and romance of the tale, beautiful music and incredible stage sets have thrilled tens of millions of people. The French revolution provides a dramatic backdrop for this superb show, which has woven itself indelibly into our consciousness.
Opens: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 13 February 2022
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If you thoroughly enjoy being frightened, you’ll love this super-scary show, an exercise in pure gothic creepiness that’ll see you hanging onto the edge of your seat and jumping at the slightest sound. The fact that it has been released as a film, starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, is testament to its uncanny appeal.
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It’s the 1930s and Sally Bowles, a night club performer, plays in the notorious and seedy Kit Kat Club in stylish, vibrant Berlin. Follow her relationship with American writer Cliff Bradshaw and enjoy the thrilling sub-plot as the boarding house owner Fraulein Schneider and her Jewish lover Herr Schultz navigate the growing dangers of Weimar Germany.
Opens: Monday, 15 November 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 5 March 2022
Get you laughing gear and give it a good polish... it's time for the musical version of the hilarious 1992 movie Sister Act. There's magical music by Alan Menken, dazzling lyrics by Glenn Slater, a fabulous book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, and lots of extra book material by Douglas Carter Beane. It's due in the West End for 2020, and it's going to be huge fun.
Opens: Tuesday, 19 July 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
Sonia Friedman Productions and the Royal Court Theatre have announced the long-awaited return of Ian Rickson's production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. This brilliantly eccentric play is set to arrive in the West End in late April 2022 for a strictly limited 16 week season, and the full cast will be announced shortly. Like the producers, we're thrilled to confirm that this brilliant piece of contemporary British drama is returning to the stage.
Opens: Saturday, 16 April 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 6 August 2022
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If you love one-time Eurovision winners Abba, you’ll adore Mamma Mia! Twenty two of the ‘70s supergroup’s biggest hits are brought into play to tell the funny, romantic tale of bride Sophie and her wayward mother Donna. Join 45 million fans and enjoy this superbly uplifting show, perfect for the whole family!
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It's rare for a show to cause such a stir. But when this production hit the Broadway stage in 2010 a flock of often-hard-to-please reviewers gave it an immediate and enthusiastic thumbs-up. It's rude, irreverent and definitely NOT for the easily offended. Introducing The Book of Mormon, which has made the long-rumoured transfer to London's West End at last!
Opens: Monday, 15 November 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 2 April 2022
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The brilliant English National Ballet has delighted us with a dazzling version of Nutcracker every single year since 1950. This year is no different. The production promises to be just as magical as ever, starring more than 100 dancers and musicians who bring the story to life. Welcome to the classic fairytale, perfectly enhanced by the classical composer Tchaikovsky’s fantastic score.
Opens: Thursday, 16 December 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 8 January 2022
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Are you ready for a hugely popular literary classic that’s been given a very cool contemporary facelift? Pride and Prejudice (sort of) is premiering at the Criterion Theatre, playing in the West End for the first time and guaranteed to delight. This is Jane Austen’s delicious romantic novel re-imagined, and the results are utterly hilarious.
Opens: Friday, 1 October 2021 Booking until: Wednesday, 15 December 2021
To Kill a Mockingbird is a 2018 play based on the 1960 novel of the same name. It was written by the brilliant Harper Lee and has been adapted for stage by Aaron Sorkin. It opened on Broadway in late 2018, a well-loved story set in the 1930s Deep South. This powerful tale of racial injustice deals with the fate of a black man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white woman. It stars the lawyer Atticus Finch and his daughter Scout, who together bring fresh hope to a community in crisis. Don't miss this. Seriously, it really is amazing.
Opens: Thursday, 10 March 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 13 August 2022
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Based on the wonderful novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, this production is so good it has transferred to the West End, an accolade only achieved by the very best on-stage entertainment. And Adrian Sutton's soundtrack adds a very special extra dimension to this offbeat tale of a very unusual boy, a garden fork and a dead dog.
Opens: Saturday, 20 November 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 9 January 2022
With an idea, Gandhi founded a movement. With a movement, he created a nation. With a nation, he changed the course of history. Philip Glass’s meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa traces the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force for change.
Opens: Thursday, 14 October 2021 Booking until: Thursday, 28 October 2021
With 16 Tony nominations under its belt plus a smash hit soundtrack album and tickets as rare as hen's teeth, fought over by keen musical theatre lovers across the USA, Hamilton caused a massive stir on Broadway. If you've always wondered why there aren't more rap musicals, this'll thrill you to bits. It's a hugely popular hip-hop history show and it's already broken a suite of theatrical records.
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It's called The Last Five Years. It has won numerous awards. It's a cult stage musical classic dating back to 2001, which wowed audiences Off-Broadway in 2002. Now it's in London's glittering West End, playing a limited season at the magnificent Garrick Theatre, and it's yours for the taking from week three in September 2021. You're going to love this delicious and highly unusual exploration of one 'ordinary' relationship.
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There's something about the 1920s, the so-called Roaring Twenties, that inspires the imagination. If you were poor back then your life, especially in the USA where The Great Gatsby is set, was probably one of deprivation and difficulty.
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It's on at the Vaudeville theatre. It's a quirky musical that has delighted thousands on a recent tour, and now it's due to thrill even more of us! The music, lyrics and book are by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, and it's a dazzler of a show. Welcome to Six, the most unexpected, deliciously bold celebration of girl power ever... starring King Henry 8th's six wives. What an extraordinary, fascinating show!
Opens: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 1 May 2022
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The producer is the marvellous Colin Ingram of Ghost – The Musical fame. The guys who made Back to the Future the movie, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, are by all accounts totally delighted to be involved. The musical of the film is due to thrill Manchester audiences before heading for the West End. And tickets are on sale now, in anticipation of massive demand. Are you ready to experience Back to the Future in musical form? It's going to be awesome!
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If you are searching for an award-winning, multi-generational, uplifting, powerful and contemporary musical, you will love DEAR EVAN HANSEN, playing in late 2019 at the Noel Coward theatre. It comes fresh from the writers of La La Land and The Greatest Showman, and it's predicted to become a massive West End hit.
Opens: Tuesday, 26 October 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 23 July 2022
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If you fell about laughing every time Del Boy, Rodney, Trigger and co appeared on telly, you're not the only one. Millions of us almost did ourselves a mischief when Del Boy fell through the bar, and you're in good company. More or less the entire nation laughed fit to bust, and now it's coming to the West End stage. Welcome to Only Fools and Horses, the Musical.
Opens: Friday, 1 October 2021 Booking until: Tuesday, 22 February 2022
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Starring: Paul Whitehouse, Ryan Hutton, Tom Bennett
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It's Romeo and Juliet... but not as we know it. There's a brand new musical on the block, it's called & Juliet and it looks at what might have happened if Shakespeare's Juliet hadn't died at the end of his infamous romantic tragedy. It's a bit West Side Story, it's a bit Romeo and Juliet, and it's already causing interest and intrigue in theatreland.
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Introducing an hilarious new show due at the magnificent Vaudeville theatre in the West End. It has been create by the remarkable magicians Penn & Teller, in collaboration with Mischief Theatre, and it conjures an entire evening of magical splendour, almost all of which goes horribly wrong. It's one of the funniest plays for ages, as you'd expect from the Mischief Theatre company. Read on...
Opens: Thursday, 21 October 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 27 February 2022
Mention Frozen to more or less any child and their face will light right up. This is one of Disney's best-loved animated musicals, and now the Broadway stage version is on its way to the UK. You'll need to wait until spring 2021, but it's worth the wait... the deal is signed, sealed delivered, and you'll need to grab tickets as soon as they go on sale. As you can imagine, seats for this one are going to sell out in record time.
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You’ve seen the musical. You’ve watched the films. Now you can experience MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY. Spend a magical summer evening with friends in a special Greek island taverna, where the host’s only rules are dance, dine and have the time of your lives!
Opens: Friday, 1 October 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 3 April 2022
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Message In A Bottle is the spectacular new dance-theatre show from triple Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting including Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, Walking on the Moon, Fields of Gold, Englishman In New York and Shape of My Heart.
A village alive with joyous celebrations is suddenly under siege. Everything changes forever. Determined and daring, three parted siblings step out on their own extraordinary adventures. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, dazzling footwork and breathtaking athleticism set to the music of Sting, Message In A Bottle tells a vital and uplifting story of humanity and hope.
Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind Some Like it Hip Hop, Into The Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography) and SYLVIA, and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.
Opens: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 17 October 2021
Wyndhams theatre is your venue for Lolita Chakrabarti's magnificent take on the extraordinary award-winning novel, Life of Pi. It's a five-star production that has thrilled audiences and critics alike, and the puppetry is quite simply out of this world. What a story. What a ride. Don't miss the theatrical treat that has audiences talking, and critics talking, and will probably see everyone and his dog fighting for tickets. It really is remarkable.
Opens: Sunday, 14 November 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 27 February 2022
The words Moulin Rouge have always meant sophistication, naughtiness and extravagance. The original Moulin Rouge cabaret venue was the home of the outrageous Can-Can dance, and the place had a famously wicked reputation. The 2001 jukebox musical movie inspired by the venue delighted millions. Now it's on stage, fresh from Broadway, and it's an extravaganza and a half. Head for the Piccadilly theatre and hang onto your hats!
Opens: Friday, 12 November 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 9 April 2022
The show's producers Michael Harrison and David Ian are thrilled to announce the singer-actors who'll be playing The Drifters in the long-awaited post-lockdown return of The Drifters Girl. It's wonderful to know it's back at its original home, the Garrick Theatre, from 4th November 2021. Everyone who adores sweet soul music will love this amazing show that tracks the life and times of Faye Treadwell, the band's remarkable manager.
Opens: Thursday, 4 November 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 26 March 2022
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The production, a complete reinvention of the classic fairytale, is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award nominated lead scriptwriter of the second season of international smash hit Killing Eve, with a brand new score from the legendary composer.
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL is produced by Selladoor Productions, has a libretto by Jeff Whitty, a score by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda. BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL is inspired by the motion picture Bring It On written by Jessica Bendinger. Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.
Opens: Wednesday, 8 December 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 22 January 2022
Are you ready for some fun? Do you remember the classic horror movie Jaws? This is the story of what went on backstage when the cameras weren't rolling, and it's very funny indeed. The Shark Is Broken is on at the Ambassadors Theatre for a strictly limited run, and it's a laugh a minute. Don't miss this dazzlingly funny accompaniment to the 1975 film.
Opens: Saturday, 9 October 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 15 January 2022
You want to immerse yourself in a fascinating story of love and courage in wartime. You adore ballet. This is a perfect match, inspired by the extraordinary spirit of Florence Nightingale and the brave nurses who joined her to treat the men wounded on the filthy battlefields of the Crimean war. Welcome to Tamara Rojo's Raymonda.
Opens: Thursday, 13 January 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 23 January 2022
Now we know it's happening, it's actually hard to believe it hasn't been done before. Welcome to Get Up Stand Up, the Bob Marley Musical, proudly presented by Playful Productions, Stage Play and Trim the Wind. If you adore the great man's beautiful music and fancy immersing yourself in it, and in his remarkable life story, this is the show you've been waiting for.
Opens: Friday, 1 October 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 3 April 2022
Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is back for the 5th year at Leicester Square Theatre and it’s going to be a bloodbath, with their all-new production of Macbeth.
Upon hearing the weird sisters’ prediction, Macbeth and his wily wife take matters into their own hands and burn down everything in their wake. Well, almost. Fair is foul and foul is fair in this tale of prophecy gone slightly off the rails. Perhaps an inebriated actor will help the process along?
Opens: Thursday, 28 March 2024 Booking until: Thursday, 28 March 2024
Following a sold out run at the National Theatre, the acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the West End October 2021.
Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday when his friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean…Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.
Opens: Tuesday, 26 October 2021 Booking until: Saturday, 12 February 2022
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The story of the despotic King Henry 8th and Thomas Cromwell, the 1st Earl of Essex, remains as compelling as it ever has been, echoing down the centuries. Cromwell was a lawyer and statesman of humble birth, eventually becoming chief minister to King Henry VIII from 1534. In 1540 he was beheaded. Cromwell was one of the most powerful drivers of the English Reformation, Dame Hilary Mantel wrote the trilogy, and this is the third play in the series. Don't miss the drama!
The seeds of a final apocalypse are sown in Wagner’s epic opera as the earth is plunged into conflict by scheming Gods in their search for power. Set against the rich landscape of Norse mythology, a man pursued and a woman in love create a devastating dispute between father and daughter.
Opens: Friday, 19 November 2021 Booking until: Friday, 10 December 2021
Four Quartets is directed by Ralph Fiennes who will be joined by a remarkable creative team including Hildegard Bechtler (Designer) who won an Olivier Award for After the Dance at the National Theatre and received nominations for Top Hat and Oresteia; Tim Lutkin (Lighting), winner of an Olivier Award for Chimerica and Christopher Shutt (Sound), winner of a Tony Award for War Horse. The Assistant Director is Eva Sampson and the Movement Director is Fin Walker.
Opens: Saturday, 20 November 2021 Booking until: Monday, 20 December 2021
The runaway international hit from the creative minds of Andrew Kay – Soweto Gospel Choir, Noise Boys, Gobsmacked and the award-winning North by Northwest – and Nic Doodson – The Magnets, Gobsmacked and Noise Boys – opens in London’s West End!
Opens: Friday, 29 October 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 13 February 2022
Meet David Suchet. He’s famous for bringing us the classic TV series Poirot, revealing the life and times of one of the crime writer Agatha Christie’s most popular detectives. But there’s a lot more to this actor’s story than the curiously-moustached Belgian crime-buster we all know and love. This is your chance to enjoy an intimate audience with a man who has fast become a British national treasure, and you’re going to love it.
Opens: Tuesday, 4 January 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 22 January 2022
The antics of the Wicksteed home are a darkly satirical merry-go-round in Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus. Family, friends and the quest for sexual pleasures of the body (“corpus”) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners. Through an escapade of mistaken identities and carnal encounters, one motto holds fast: “He whose lust lasts, lasts longest.”
Opens: Friday, 3 December 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 27 February 2022
In a world full of endless possibilities why must we still limit ourselves with labels? That’s the central premise of this exceptional piece of 2009 drama from the wonderful Mike Bartlett. It has been called ‘mercilessly accurate, wickedly funny and strangely touching’, and it is as sharp as a razor. Welcome to Mike Bartlett’s Cock, a play for our times.
Opens: Saturday, 5 March 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 5 June 2022
Starring: Jade Anouka, Jonathan Bailey, Phil Daniels, Taron Egerton