In this section, you will find information on the Upcoming Shows that are due to open in London. With our ears to the ground and fingers firmly on the pulse of the West End, nothing slips past us as we inform you what the next blockbusting musical might be or what next brilliant play is expected to open soon. Book tickets first and catch the productions before the word of mouth spreads and tickets become gold dust.
There are 77 shows in category Upcoming Shows
Mary Shelley's classic will never be the same.
When Frederick Frankenstein, a respected New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle in Transylvania from his deranged grandfather, creator of the famously awful monster, he's not sure what to do. Should he stay safely put in New York or head for Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s crazy experiments?
When Marianne Elliott, the Olivier and Tony award-winning director with awesome plays like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse under her belt, met former National Theatre producer Chris Harper, a man with a suite of great theatrical credentials behind him, something amazing was born. It's Elliott & Harper, a brand new theatre company, and their inaugural play is predicted to become very popular indeed.
Starring: Kenneth Cranham, Anne-Marie Duff
Imagine this: someone clever has picked out Oscar Wilde's four best-loved Victorian plays, shows that still resonate strongly today, raising the rafters with delighted, shocked laughter. They've decided to produce them for a West End season, a series of plays designed to thrill Wilde fans to bits. Well, you can stop imagining. It's real!
Oscar Wilde is one of the very few, very rare talents whose work translates down the ages, as relevant today as it was when it first hit the stage. No wonder theatreland is in such a spin, eagerly awaiting the start of the Oscar Wilde Season at the magnificent Vaudeville theatre.
David Mamet’s Pultizer Prize-winning Glengarry Glen Ross comes to London’s Playhouse Theatre for a limited, fourteen-week season in October 2017. Four real estate agents are desperate to sell property to unwitting buyers and will go to any lengths to close the deal. This production is high stakes and high reward – riches for victor, but blow the sale and you’re out.
Harold Pinter’s second full-length play, The Birthday Party, returns to London’s West End for its 60th birthday. Acclaimed theatre director Ian Rickson brings one of Pinter’s most seen and celebrated works to the Harold Pinter Theatre, featuring a star-studded line-up including Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan and Zoë Wanamaker. Playing for only 14 weeks, book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!
In 1993 Mona Juul and her husband, Terje Rød-Larsen, both diplomats from Norway, organised secret breakthrough negotiations between two sworn enemies, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat. This is their story.
Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London and join Clara, her Nutcracker and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional festive tale for all the family. In a world of Edwardian elegance, The Nutcracker brings to life the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.
Two centuries after its premiere – and now universally accepted as the composer’s comic masterpiece – Rossini’s prequel to The Marriage of Figaro remains as tuneful, ironic and uproariously funny as ever.
Sylvia, a ballet based on a Greek myth, is composed by Delibes and considered one of the finest 19th century ballet scores.
Slava's Snowshow is a stage spectacle created and staged by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin. The show won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.
Baz Luhrmann’s acclaimed film turned electrifying musical is set to hit London’s Piccadilly Theatre in March 2018, full of dazzling choreography and salacious, sequinned costumes. Olivier Award-winning director and choreographer Drew McOnie takes the helm – with songs both new and familiar by internationally acclaimed performers, this is a feel-good production not to be missed. Perfect to brighten up your spring!
Drift back to a glamourous era and join Frank, Sammy and Dean in this all singing, all dancing, production, featuring a plethora of Rat Pack songs.
Great news for lovers of top class drama! Natalie Dormer and David Oakes star in the West End première of David Ives' acclaimed seduction drama Venus in Fur, on at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in autumn 2017. It's critically acclaimed stuff, and tickets are predicted to sell like hot cakes.
Starring: Natalie Dormer
The revised version of the 1977 hit Stephen Schwartz musical Working will receive its European premiere at the Southwark Playhouse in summer 2017, a brilliant expose of the USA's blue collar workers, the work they do, and how they feel about it.
A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. The seasonal favourite The Nutcracker draws on all the imagination and fantasy of ETA Hoffmann's story of Christmas Eve, when young Clara creeps downstairs for one of her presents, but finds herself instead at the start of a night of magical adventures.
Set in London during the Second World War, Matthew Bourne's interpretation of Prokofiev's haunting score has, at its heart, a true wartime romance.
Inspired by Dr. Seuss's classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who's on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler.
The London Palladium has a long and glittering history as the capital's home of variety shows. But it hasn't hosted a panto for almost three decades. That's about to change thanks to the venue's owners, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Theatre Company, who are reviving the genre for the festive season 2017.
It's new. It's brave. It's outrageous. And it comes with a musical score that'll knock your socks off. It's Everybody's talking about Jamie, and it's playing at the Apollo theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, packed with amazing music by Dan Gillespie Sells.
A family ripped apart when a young girl goes missing and told from the perspective of her mother and her killer, Frozen comes to Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited, twelve-week season with Suranne Jones and Jason Watkins in the starring roles. How can you make sense of the unimaginable? How can you forgive the unforgiveable? Watch as these characters try.
Hamilton is a Broadway show with a glittering history. It tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the 'Founding Fathers' of the USA as well as the chief staff aide to General George Washington and one of the most vocal promoters of the nation's famous Constitution. The music, lyrics and book are by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the plot is inspired by a 2004 biography written by historian Ron Chernow.
Cilla Black was one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. She had a string of chart hits, she appeared in countless TV shows and audiences loved her for her straightforward Liverpudlian warmth and humour. This show celebrates her extraordinary life.
Christmas With The Rat Pack is the perfect production to get you in the mood for the festive season, with seasonal classics including Silent Night, Merry Little Christmas, Baby It's Cold Outside and White Christmas.
What happens when a naïve fan of a massive Hollywood star, ageing but still powerful, and her heroine, meet? Sparks fly, that's what. The wonderful old movie All About Eve has been transferred to the stage and it'll be thrilling audiences in 2018, with Cate Blanchett in the starring role as the horrible Margo Channing.
Starring: Cate Blanchett
Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography. It was The Royal Ballet’s first full-length work since 1995 and was instantly acclaimed as a classic.
The Other Palace opened in London's glittering West End during autumn 2012, the first new theatre complex built in central London for three decades. Now it's home to Big Fish, a brand new musical based on the hugely popular novel and the film by Tim Burton. It's eccentric, it's fun, it's touching and it's a proper heart-warmer, perfect for anyone over aged five.
Take two of Britain's best-loved star-studded actors, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville. Take one of the most popular and critically acclaimed 20th century American plays. Take one sold-out run at Bristol Old Vic, and add a splash of Richard Eyre. What do you get? It's Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville
The magnificent Duke of York's theatre is proud to host the transfer of a production that has already wowed huge audiences at The Almeida theatre. It's Schiller's famous political play, it dates back to 1800 and it has been thrilling audiences for more than 200 years.
La traviata tells the famous story of how beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation.
The RSC transfer their major new production of Julius Caesar to the N?el Coward Theatre this August as part of the celebrations for the World Shakespeare Festival.
Starring: Paterson Joseph, Ray Fearon, Jeffery Kissoon, Cyril Nri
With magical tunes by Cole Porter and a plot detailing a contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s wonderful play, the Taming of the Shrew, you can expect gangsters, romance, drama, action and comedy. It’s a thrill a minute and it’s back for another west end run, thanks to the marvellous Trevor Nunn.
Starring: Alex Bourne, David Burt, Adam Garcia, Clive Rowe, Hannah Waddingham
Hold on to your hats! The weird and wonderful La Soiree is returing to London for the Christmas season.
The Olivier-Award winning troupe (Best Entertainment, 2015) returns to London’s Aldwych Theatre this Christmas with La Petite Soirée, an hour-long cabaret that’s fun for all the family. The perfect event for a wintery Saturday afternoon, the show promises to be just as cheeky and hilarious as its adult equivalent, but also a suitably unforgettable occasion for ages 8 to 80.