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
Michael Grandage Company and Headlong present the world première of James Graham’s new play Labour of Love, starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire. This razor-sharp political comedy reunites James Graham and director Jeremy Herrin following their previous collaboration on This House, and plays at the Noël Coward Theatre from the 15 September for 11 weeks only.
Starring: Martin Freeman, Sarah Lancashire
The Phoenix theatre is your venue for the latest run of Evita, a show that steals hearts and minds wherever it plays, revealing the touching and tragic story of Eva Peron, much-loved wife of the left wing Argentinian dictator Juan Peron. It's one of Lloyd Webber and Rice's finest musicals and it's on for a strictly limited 12 week run.
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
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.
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.
Ian McKellen reprises his role in Samuel Beckett's masterpiece.
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.
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?
Anthony Dowell's romantic interpretation returns the ballet to its 1895 origins by using the choreography of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa. Dramatic costumes emphasize the contrast between human and spirit worlds, while glowing lanterns, shimmering fabrics and designs inspired by the work of Carl Fabergé create a magical setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thanks to a stellar combination of Underbelly Productions, Cameron Mackintosh, Steven Harris and Westminster City Council, all working in collaboration, a glittering new production of Five Guys Named Moe will be playing at a purpose built pop-up in the shape of Marble Arch Theatre in West London in the autumn of 2017.
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
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!
The Mariinsky Ballet's acclaimed staging of Tolstoy's epic novel Anna Karenina receives its British premiere. Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky to Rodion Shchedrin's powerful score, the ballet's extraordinary heroine breaks all moral and social conventions with devastating consequences.
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.
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
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
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.
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