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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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.
Grease is the word, and the dazzling stage musical version of the huge hit movie is in town! In 1971 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey wrote a musical called Grease. In 1978 it was made into a film. The world went Grease crazy thanks to the antics of Olivia Newton John and John Travolta, the costumes, the music and of course the big hair. Now it’s coming to the West End.
Opens: Tuesday, 3 May 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 29 October 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
With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.
Opens: Tuesday, 7 December 2021 Booking until: Sunday, 30 January 2022
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You know the song – everyone does. You've seen the animated film. You have read the book. Maybe you've experienced all three? Now it's time to treat the family to the theatre production, a wonderful bitter-sweet, feel-good show that has been delighting audiences of every age since 1986, and is still going strong.
Presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, and John Gertz in association with Zorro USA, LLC, with Bonnie Comely and Stewart F Lane. ZORRO THE MUSICAL blazes into Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited season!
Opens: Saturday, 12 March 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 8 May 2022
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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.
Chichester Festival Theatre's acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific transfers to Sadler's Wells in 2022 for a strictly limited season. Set during the Second World War, it’s a dramatic love story brought to life by the theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans plus a cast of more than thirty. Add a full orchestra and the impact is sensational.
Opens: Wednesday, 27 July 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 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
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The musical of the movie loved by millions, Dirty Dancing hits the West End stage again. The story of Baby and Johnny is poignant, gritty, incredibly romantic and a wonderful piece of escapism into a lost golden age. The choreography is guaranteed to thrill, the costumes set to delight and the wonderful music, as you’d expect, sits right at the centre of this fantastic production.
Opens: Wednesday, 2 February 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 16 April 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: Sunday, 7 August 2022
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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!
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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.
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.
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Make your way to the splendid Brutalist building hosting the Barbican theatre, and leave all your troubles at the door. It's time to indulge yourself in a classic musical from Cole Porter and P G Wodehouse, first produced on Broadway in 1934 in between the world wars. The score is happiness personified and the show delivers all the fantasy, glamour and escapism you could need in today's crazy world. Enjoy!
Opens: Friday, 15 July 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 3 September 2022
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Grab a load of brilliant music. Take a few handfuls of great comedy. Mix them together and add a load of creative improvisation, plus ideas from the audience. What do you get? A show that's different every time, unique every time, driven by people like you. It's dazzlingly good, it's on at the Other Palace and it's called Showstopper!
Opens: Sunday, 23 January 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 23 January 2022
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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.
Booking until: Sunday, 3 April 2022
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including interval
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Join our hero Dick Whittington (Cheryl Hole) on his thrilling quest to find adventure fame and fortune in the glittering streets of Soho, with his feisty and funny pussy cat (Holly Stars). Will he be able to defeat villainous rodent Queen Rat (Choriza May), with the help of the Spirit of Soho (Kitty Scott Claus), save the city and win the hand of his love, the beautiful Alice?
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First performed in autumn 2010, Heathers: The Musical is a hugely popular rock musical with music, lyrics, and a book by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy. It's based on the 1988 cult film of the same name starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Following a sell-out Los Angeles try-out, the musical version moved Off-Broadway in 2014 and enjoyed its UK première at The Other Palace, before moving to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Now it's back for a post-lockdown 12 week run.
From the producer of The Last Five Years, Cruise, Hair, Rags and The Addams Family, comes the brand new musical sensation, Broken Wings. Based on bestselling novelist Kahlil Gibran’s (The Prophet) poetic book, and with a beautiful original score from Middle Eastern duo Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, this moving production will light up the West End.
Opens: Thursday, 20 January 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 6 March 2022
TV’s favourite doctors return to the Westend this December with a brand new show! Following three sell-out Australian tours, and a smash hit season in London’s West End, Dr Chris and Dr Xand can not wait to perform at The Lyric Theatre.
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The highly respected Jamie Lloyd Company is delighted to announce their latest production, a fresh new version of the all-time classic Cyrano de Bergerac. It stars the awesome James McAvoy and it's their opening production for a brand new West End season. They've collaborated with the Ambassador Theatre Group, and the show is being supported by British Airways, with 15,000 free tickets for new theatregoers and 15,000 £15 tickets for under 30s, key workers and people on government benefits. It's going to be amazing!
Opens: Thursday, 3 February 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 12 March 2022
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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.
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!
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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.
Fans of The Doctor are in for the time of their lives thanks to this dazzling new stage show. It's immersive. It's staged to perfection thanks to all manner of special effects and technological wonders. It takes place in a fantasy world brought to brilliant life, and it delivers the ultimate cosmic adventure. There's a very weird world underneath London, and you're about to enter it...
The Seagull is a marvellous classic of a play by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov, written in 1895 and first staged a year later. This is one of the playwright's greatest successes, dramatising the romantic and artistic battles between four powerful people: the writer Boris Trigorin, an innocent young woman called Nina, the ageing actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the playwright Konstantin Tréplev. And the talented British actress Emilia Clarke is about to give it an entirely new, fresh face.
Opens: Wednesday, 29 June 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 10 September 2022
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
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
The London premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, directed by Walter Bobbie (Tony Award-winner for Chicago).
Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. But their sister Masha escaped many years ago and became a famous movie star. When Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike, so begins a rollicking weekend of rivalry, regret and all-too true premonitions.
It's a Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. It is one of the greatest all-time musical movie greats from Rodgers and Hammerstein. The New York Times calls it “Sexy and timely – I was dazzled that it feels so on point in this era”. And it is due in the West End some time during 2021. What a treat! If you adored the movie you'll love this updated version, this newly-dazzling musical.
Opens: Tuesday, 26 April 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 25 June 2022
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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!
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.”
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
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It’s almost Christmas and once again the West End’s elves have created some proper festive treats for you. One of them is Pantoland, a massive extravaganza of laughs and on-stage madness designed to well and truly get you in the mood for all the magic that Xmas brings. We wish you a merry one. You’re going to love this.
Jodie Comer is an Emmy and Bafta Award-winning star, loved for her quirkily evil role in TV's Killing Eve as well as Free Guy and The Last Duel. This is her West End debut and the long-awaited British premiere of Suzie Miller's darkly entertaining award-winner of a play. Prima Facie whisks audiences to the uncomfortable place where emotion and experience clash with the rules of the game. Awesome drama!
Opens: Friday, 15 April 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 18 June 2022
This is the Lincoln Center Theater's superb multi-award-winning production of My Fair Lady, a critically acclaimed production coming to the West End for summer 2022 and the first big London revival of the Lerner & Loewe classic for 21 years. The story never grows old, it's playing at the London Coliseum for 16 weeks, and we're fully expecting it to be a sell-out show.
Opens: Saturday, 7 May 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is the story of Megan, an all‐American high school cheerleader who has the perfect life. That is, until she finds out her friends and family suspect her of being a lesbian and send her packing to ‘True Directions’, a rehabilitation camp to set her straight. It is at this camp, under the strict tutelage of headmistress Mary Brown that Megan meets Graham, a sexy tomboy who shows her exactly what her ‘true direction’ is. Hilarious, irreverent and full of heart, But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is a quirky coming‐of‐age comedy about sexual awakening and self‐realization.
Opens: Thursday, 10 February 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 16 April 2022
The Human Voice is one of the legendary French poet and dramatist Jean Cocteau's best-known works. In 2014 it was adapted for the movies, starring Sophia Loren. In 2020 another film adaptation was made featuring Tilda Swinton. Now it's in the West End for 2022. The Human Voice London runs for just 31 performances, stars Ruth Wilson, and is truly heartbreaking.
Opens: Thursday, 17 March 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 9 April 2022