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
What's on next at the Coliseum? The excitement is mounting fast for a very special version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's excellent Carousel, their second musical, which is set to star household name singers Alfie Boe and Catherine Jenkins. Wow!
Starring: Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins
Bat Out of Hell – Celebrating Meat Loaf. He's one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He's sold more than 80 million records. He's been in more than fifty films and TV shows, sometimes playing himself and other times playing fictional characters. Now his life and work are being celebrated in a brand new musical playing at the London Coliseum in summer 2017 after a run in Manchester. It's Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, and it's being billed as an absolute must for rock lovers.
Have you ever seen Annie on stage? Maybe you've enjoyed the movie, a great experience and a fitting tribute to the theatre version. Either way it's long overdue a reprise, and now it's about to happen. May 2017 sees Annie on stage at the Piccadilly Theatre, with one of Britain's favourite comedians, Miranda Hart, making her West End début as the horrid Miss Hannigan.
Starring: Miranda Hart
The Gielgud theatre is your venue for the latest play by the wonderful Jez Butterworth. That's good enough news in itself... but the James Bond director Sam Mendes is set to direct, which makes the news even more thrilling. The Ferryman was a huge hit at the Royal Court theatre, now it's due to transfer once the excellent The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time takes a final bow in early summer 2017.
A cast of over 30 dancers and singers, Tanguera tells a story of unrequited love in early 20th century Buenos Aires.
Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is set to make a glittering West End début playing the remarkable legend of jazz and soul, the singer Billie Holiday. This is your chance to enjoy a surprisingly intimate show packed with the best of Holiday's songs, as well as a host of personal stories exploring the singer's loves and losses.
Starring: Audra McDonald
In 1955 Tennessee Williams' red hot play thrilled audiences and scandalised a load of sensitive people. Powerful and vivid, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof explores the innermost workings of the human psyche, and does it so beautifully that it never goes out of date. The world may change, but human behaviour remains the same. The resulting revival is due to set the West End stage on fire.
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?
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.
Kenneth Grahame’s well-loved 1908 children's book, The Wind in the Willows, is playing soon in London's glittering West End theatre district. It's the gentle, completely magical tale of the loveable, speed-obsessed menace Mr Toad and his friends Mole, Ratty and Badger. And the story has been transformed into a spectacular new stage musical. How thrilling is that!
If you've already seen it at the Vault Festival, this acclaimed musical is about to take a step into the West End limelight, at a venue that was long kept a close-held secret. If you want to immerse yourself in the excesses of the jazz age, an America where the obscenely rich rubbed shoulders with abject poverty, you're set for one of the musical experiences of a lifetime.
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.
It's a hit Broadway musical. The original musical score comes courtesy of Take That's hugely talented Gary Barlow. According to Vogue it's an, “ambitious and exciting production, a true must-see!”. And it's arriving in London's theatreland for January 2017. Don't miss it!
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.
Fun Home is the runaway winner of five Tony Awards. It's performed entirely 'in the round', which means the stage sits in the centre of the audience with seating all around it, a set up that's famously intimate and emotional, allowing people to see the world through the actors' eyes. It has proved a a monster hit everywhere it has played, and it's a truly beautiful journey to self-acceptance.
Don Carlos falls in love with Elizabeth, daughter of Henry II of France. But his father, King Philip II of Spain, intends to marry her himself to se-cure a peace treaty. Can Don Carlos give up his love for the good of the state?
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.
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.
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.
George Balanchine's fabulous evocation of the brilliance and sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a ballet gem in its own right. Jewels is indeed a suitably glamorous and glittering way to start the new Royal Ballet Season.
Laurent Pelly brings tenderness, humour and southern sunshine to his production of Donizetti's opera. A 1950s Italian village provides the backdrop to a spirited tale of love's twists and turns.