Listings

Selected listings for London shows

PLAYS

 

Almeida Theatre

 

The Comeuppance

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, director Eric Ting

6 April–18 May 2024

UK premiere of Branden Jacob-Jenkins’s bitingly comic, timely satire about a US high school reunion, which asks if we can ever break free from the people we used to be.

The Comeuppance | Almeida Theatre https://almeida.co.uk/whats-on/the-comeuppance

 

 

Ambassadors Theatre

 

Harry Clarke

by David Cale, director Leigh Silverman

Until 11 May 2024

Thriller charting the exploits of an awkward Midwestern man who moves to New York City to charm his way into a wealthy family. Tony and Emmy Award-winning Billy Crudup revives the double-edged role he previously played in New York.

Harry Clarke | Official Box Office | Ambassadors Theatre (theambassadorstheatre.co.uk)

 

Apollo

 

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, director Hannah Sharkey

Until 28 April 2024

Join the Mind Mangler as he attempts a spectacular return with his West End debut two man solo show. Witness hilarious feats of mentalism spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind, mind, mind … A Mischief production.

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle – Apollo Theatre, Nimax Theatres

 

Fawlty Towers: The Play

by John Cleese and Connie Booth, adapted for the stage by John Cleese, director Caroline Jay Ranger

4 May–28 September 2024

Stage adaptation of much-loved 1970s TV sitcom set in a chaotic Torquay hotel run by characters Basil and Sybil Fawlty, featuring an 18-strong cast.

John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers – The Play – | Apollo Theatre, London | Nimax Theatres

 

Barbican

 

Mary Said What She Said

by Darryl Pickney, director Robert Wilson

10–12 May 2024

The testimony of Mary Queen of Scots drawn from her letters about her involvement in some of the most notorious plots of her time, finally executed after 19 years in captivity. Award-winning French actress Isabelle Huppert stars in a production from Théâtre de la Ville–Paris.

Mary Said What She Said | Barbican

 

Criterion Theatre

 

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake across New York)

by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, director Tim Jackson

4 April–14 July 2024

Brit Dougal flies to New York for his dad’s second wedding, where he is met at the airport by Robin, the sister of the bride. There is definitely no instant attraction, but with a wedding imminent anything could happen … A new hit British musical, transferred from Kiln Theatre.

Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York) (criterion-theatre.co.uk)

 

Donmar Warehouse

 

The Human Body

by Lucy Kirkwood, director Michael Longhurst with Ann Yee

Until 13 April

New romantic drama set in Shropshire, 1948. GP and Labour party councillor Iris Elcock is helping to implement Nye Bevan’s National Health Service Act, while at home she is a mother and wife. But a chance meeting with George Blythe, a local boy who has made it to Hollywood, turns her world upside down. Starring Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport.

THE HUMAN BODY | Donmar Warehouse

 

The Cherry Orchard

by Anton Chekhov, director Benedict Andrews

26 April–22 June 2024

Can anyone persuade Ranevskaya and her aristocratic household that the world is changing, and they must too? Chekhov’s masterly final play predicted and captured the end of an era, but is timeless in its humanity, humour, and pathos. Directed by Australian Chekhov specialist Benedict Andrews, starring Nina Hoss and Adeel Akhtar.

THE CHERRY ORCHARD | Donmar Warehouse

 

Duchess Theatre

 

The Play that Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shield, director Mark Bell

Booking to 4 May 2025

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong … does! The original Mischief Theatre show, which won the 2015 Oliver Award for Best New Comedy, now the longest-running comedy in the West End.

The Play That Goes Wrong | Book Official Tickets | Duchess Theatre (nimaxtheatres.com)

 

Duke of York’s Theatre

 

An Enemy of the People

by Henrik Ibsen, director Thomas Ostermeier

Until 13 April 2024

Doubt spreads faster than disease in Ibsen’s thought-provoking play about truth in a society driven by power and money. When Dr Stockmann makes an unbelievable discovery about the healing waters in his local baths, he holds the future of the town in his hands, but those with everything to lose refuse to accept his word. A bold reimagining by German director Thomas Ostermeier, starring Matt Smith.

An Enemy of the People (thedukeofyorks.com)

 

Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare, director Jamie Lloyd

11 May–3 August 2024

A pulsating new take by Jamie Lloyd on Shakespeare’s youthful romantic tragedy starring Tom (Spider-Man) Holland.

Romeo & Juliet West End Play | Official Box Office (thedukeofyorks.com)

 

Garrick Theatre

 

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy

Written and directed by Ryan Calais Cameron

Until 1 June 2024

Six young Black men meet for group therapy, and let their hearts – and imaginations – run wild. Inspired by Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Second West End run of Royal Court production.

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy – Garrick Theatre (thegarricktheatre.co.uk)

 

Hampstead Theatre

Main Stage

The Divine Mrs S

by April de Angelis, director Anna Mackmin

Until 27 April 2024

Drury Lane, 1800. Mrs Sarah Siddons is universally acclaimed as the greatest actress of all time, holding sway over public and critics alike. But she is herself subject to direction from the men around her. She decides it’s time become the leading lady of her own life. Starring Rachael Stirling.

THE DIVINE MRS S (hampsteadtheatre.com)

 

Between Riverside and Crazy

by Stephen Adly Guirgis, director Michael Longhurst

3 May–15 June 2024

Since his wife died, ex-cop “Pops” Washington has filled his large rent-controlled Manhattan apartment with an oddball extended family of petty criminals. Now he’s besieged by the landlords who want him out, the NYPD who want him to settle his lawsuit against them, and the ladies from the local church who want to save his soul. 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner.

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY (hampsteadtheatre.com)

 

Downstairs

An Actor Convalescing in Devon

by Richard Nelson, director Clarissa Brown in collaboration with Richard Nelson

5 April–11 May 2024

Travelling by train to the West Country an actor is filled with memories of a happy summer spent there with his late partner, Michael. The narrator takes us on our own journey through his stories and thoughts about Shakespeare, friends, his career, and the trials of his own health. Starring Paul Jesson.

AN ACTOR CONVALESCING IN DEVON (hampsteadtheatre.com)

 

The Harmony Test

by Richard Molloy, director Alice Hamilton

17 May–22 June 2024

Richard Molloy’s hilarious comedy explores life’s positives and negatives, from starting families, to ending marriages, and everything that comes in between.

THE HARMONY TEST (hampsteadtheatre.com)

 

Harold Pinter Theatre

 

The Hills of California

by Jez Butterworth, director Sam Mendes

Until 15 June 2024

The Webb sisters return to their mother’s run-down guest house in Blackpool, as she lies dying upstairs, during the 1976 heatwave summer. Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes reunite after the transatlantic success of The Ferryman.

The Hills of California Tickets | Harold Pinter Theatre in London West End | ATG Tickets

 

Kiln Theatre

 

The Ballad of Hattie and James

by Samuel Adamson, director Richard Twyman

11 April–18 May 2024

An epic, life-spanning tale of friendship, music, and the moments that change you forever. At St Pancras International, a woman sits at the piano and begins to play. The music captivates commuters, tourists and, following a viral clip, people around the world. Behind the music is the incredible story of a lifelong duet – the ballad of Hattie and James.

THE BALLAD OF HATTIE AND JAMES | Kiln Theatre

 

Lyric Hammersmith

 

Faith Healer

by Brian Friel, director Rachel O’Riordan

Until 13 April 2024

Revival of Irish playwright Brian Friel’s classic 1979 play about itinerant faith healer “Fantastic Frank Hardy” who promises miracle cures for the sick and the suffering, as recalled in contradictory monologues by himself, his wife Grace, and his agent Teddy.

Faith Healer – Lyric Hammersmith

 

Minority Report

by David Haig, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick, director Max Webster

19 April–18 May 2024

In 2050, neuroscientist Dame Julia Anderton is about to launch the next phase of her pioneering Pre-Crime programme, detaining people for crimes before they are committed.

But when Julia is accused of pre-murder, she’s in a race against time to save herself from her own system. David Haig’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s iconic story challenges our beliefs about justice and free will in a real-time chase through London of the future.

Minority Report – Lyric Hammersmith

 

Menier Chocolate Factory
Power of Sail
by Paul Grellong, director Dominic Dromgoole
Until 12 May 2024
European premiere of Paul Grellong’s moral thriller that investigates the thin line between hate and freedom of speech. All hell breaks loose when a Harvard professor invites a contentious white nationalist to his yearly symposium.
Buy Power of Sail tickets | Menier Chocolate Factory Official Box Office https://www.menierchocolatefactory.com/tickets/power-of-sail/

 

National Theatre

 

Dorfman


Underdog: The Other Other Brontë

by Sarah Gordon, director Natalie Ibu

Until 25 May 2024

Sarah Gordon’s new play is an irreverent retelling of the life and legend of the Brontë sisters, and the story of the sibling power dynamics that shaped their uneven rise to fame. A co-production with Northern Stage.

Underdog: The Other Other Brontë | National Theatre

 

Lyttelton

 

London Tide

based on Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend, adapted by Ben Power, director Ian Rickson

10 April–22 June 2024

The river Thames plays a central role in the life – and death – of the characters in this sombre London mystery-thriller. With original songs from PJ Harvey.

London Tide | National Theatre

 

Olivier

Nye

by Tim Price, director Rufus Norris

Until 11 May 2024

Confronted with death, Aneurin “Nye” Bevan recalls his life from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and founding the National Health Service in 1948. Michael Sheen plays the Welsh socialist who made a huge impact on post-war British society.

Nye | National Theatre

 

The Boys from the Blackstuff

by Alan Bleasdale, adapted by James Graham, director Kate Wasserberg

22 May–8 June 2024

James Graham’s adaptation of Alan Bleasdale’s seminal 1980s TV drama serial about a group of Scousers struggling to make ends meet in Thatcher’s Britain when jobs are scarce. First seen at Royal Court, Liverpool.

Boys from the Blackstuff | National Theatre

 

Noël Coward Theatre

 

Player Kings

by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Robert Icke

1 April–22 June 2024

Robert Icke’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 into one play stars Ian McKellen as Falstaff, Toheeb Jimoh as Hal, and Richard Coyle as King Henry IV.

Player Kings at Noël Coward Theatre (noelcowardtheatre.co.uk)

 

Old Vic

 

Machinal

by Sophie Treadwell, director Richard Jones

11 April–1 June 2024

Ground-breaking expressionist drama based on the true crime story of Ruth Snyder (Rosie Sheehy) who was executed after murdering her husband in New York in 1927. Transferred from Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath.

Machinal | Old Vic Theatre

 

Palace Theatre

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II

by Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany

Booking until 2 March 2025

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a brand new stage play inspired by the Harry Potter franchise written by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. Set “nineteen years later” after the last novel, it is presented in two parts intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening), or on two consecutive evenings.

Harry Potter London (harrypottertheplay.com)

 

Phoenix Theatre

 

Stranger Things: The First Shadow

by Kate Trefy, the Duffer Brothers, and Jack Thorne, director Stephen Daldry

Until 15 December 2024

This new play is set within the mythology and world of Netflix’s hugely popular sci-fi horror series Stranger Things, a prequel that features the characters when young living in the fictional small town of Hawkins, Indiana in 1959.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow Tickets | Phoenix Theatre in London West End | ATG Tickets

 

Royal Court Theatre

 

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Gunter

co-created by Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan, and Rachel Lemon

3 April–25 April 2024

A disturbing history of murder and witchcraft allegations that all kicked off with a football match in Oxfordshire in 1604. Dirty Hare production first seen at Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year.

Gunter – Royal Court (royalcourttheatre.com)

 

Savoy Theatre

 

Plaza Suite

by Neil Simon, director John Benjamin Hickey

Until 13 April 2024

Real-life husband and wife Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker star in Neil Simon’s 1968 romantic comedy, playing three different couples staying in a suite in New York’s Plaza Hotel. Production first seen on Broadway in 2022.

Plaza Suite | Savoy Theatre | Official Box Office (thesavoytheatre.com)

 

Shakespeare’s Globe

 

Globe Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare, director Sean Holmes

25 April–24 August 2024

Shakespeare’s romantic comedy with a dark subplot, starring Amalia Vitale and Ekow Quartey as sparring singletons Beatrice and Benedick.

Much Ado About Nothing | Summer 2024 | What’s On | Shakespeare’s Globe (shakespearesglobe.com)

 

Richard III

by William Shakespeare, director Elle While

9 May–3 August 2024

Artistic director Michelle Terry plays the pathological narcissist who won’t let anything or anybody get in the way of his gaining and retaining the English throne.

Richard III | Summer 2024 | What’s On | Shakespeare’s Globe (shakespearesglobe.com)

 

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Othello

by William Shakespeare, director Ola Ince

Until 13 April 2024

Sixteenth-century Venice becomes modern-day London, as Othello (Ken Nwosu) grapples with many of the same issues that successful Black people have faced for centuries.

Othello | Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th Anniversary Season | What’s On | Shakespeare’s Globe (shakespearesglobe.com)

 

The Duchess of Malfi

by John Webster, director Rachel Bagshaw

Until 14 April 2024

Ten years on from opening the indoor, Jacobean-style Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Webster’s revenge tragedy about the titular Duchess (Francesca Mills) challenging violent male control returns to the indoor, candlelit theatre.

The Duchess of Malfi | Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th Anniversary Season | What’s On | Shakespeare’s Globe | (shakespearesglobe.com)

 

@sohoplace

 

Red Pitch

by Tyrell Williams, director Daniel Bailey

Until 4 May 2024

A football pitch at the heart of a close-knit community is threatened by impending demolition. Can three lifelong friends continue to dream of stardom, or will their goals be torn down alongside their home? West End transfer of Tyrell Williams’s debut play after two sold-out runs at the Bush Theatre.

Red Pitch Tickets | West End Theatre | London | @sohoplace

 

St Martin’s Theatre

 

The Mousetrap

by Agatha Christie, director Ian Talbot

Booking to 1 March 2025

Agatha Christie’s 1952 murder mystery is the world’s longest-running play. A group of people gathered together in a remote part of the countryside discover there is a murderer in their midst. The question is which one of them is the guilty party.

The Mousetrap Official Site – The world’s longest running play in the West End. (the-mousetrap.co.uk)

 

Theatre Royal Haymarket

 

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde, adapted and directed by Kip Williams

Until 11 May 2024

A deal with the devil: eternal youth, for the ultimate price. Golden Globe-winner (Succession) Sarah Snook takes on all 26 roles in a contemporary production that breathes new life into Oscar Wilde’s classic tale.

The Picture of Dorian Gray | Official West End Theatre Website (trh.co.uk)

 

A View from the Bridge

by Arthur Miller, director Lindsay Posner

23 May–3 August 2024

Revival of Arthur Miller’s 1950s classic drama about illicit sexual passion and family betrayal in New York’s close-knit Italian-American neighbourhood. Dominic West stars as Eddie Carbone.

A View From The Bridge | Official Theatre Website (trh.co.uk)

 

Trafalgar Theatre

 

A Mirror

by Sam Holcroft, director Jeremy Herrin

Until 20 April 2024

Jonny Lee Miller stars in the world premiere of Sam Holcroft’s elusive and explosive new play interrogating censorship, authorship, and free speech. Transferred from Almeida Theatre.

A Mirror – Trafalgar Theatre

 

Wyndham’s Theatre

 

Long Day’s Journey into Night

by Eugene O’Neill, director Jeremy Herrin

Until 18 June 2024

Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play depicts a summer day in the life of the Tyrones, closely based on O’Neill’s own chaotically dysfunctional family. It’s a compelling story of love, hate, betrayal, and addiction. Starring Brian Cox.

Long Day’s Journey at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End (wyndhamstheatre.co.uk)

 

Young Vic

 

Nachtland

by Marius von Mayenberg, director Patrick Marber

Until 20 April

A brother and sister argue about what to do with an old painting they have found while clearing out their late father’s house – the work of a failed artist who abandoned his original vocation for Nazism. A mordant satire about marriage, legacy, the rise of the new right, and the terrible impulses buried deep.

Nachtland | Young Vic website

 

 

MUSICALS

 

Adelphi Theatre

 

Back to the Future the Musical

Music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, book by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, director John Rando

Booking to 22 December 2024

New musical adapted from the iconic 1985 film. The story follows a teenager who via a time-travelling DeLorean finds himself back in 1955 where he meets his high school-aged parents, but his meddling with time threatens his own existence.

Back to the Future: The Musical | Adelphi Theatre (lwtheatres.co.uk)

 

Aldwych Theatre

 

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Book by Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, director Phyllida Lloyd

Booking to 31 May 2025

Jukebox musical about the life and works of superstar singer Tina Turner.

Nederlander Theatres – TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

 

Apollo Victoria Theatre

 

Wicked

Songs by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman, director Joe Mantello

Booking to 15 December 2024

Two friends become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the South. Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Wicked the Musical London

 

Bridge Theatre

 

Guys & Dolls

Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, director Nicholas Hytner

Until 31 August 2024

Revival of Frank Loesser’s Tony Award-winning 1950 musical based on short stories by Damon Runyon about hustlers in the underworld of 1920s New York City.

Guys & Dolls (bridgetheatre.co.uk)

 

Cambridge Theatre

 

Matilda

Songs by Tim Minchin, book by Dennis Kelly, director Matthew Warchus

Booking to 25 May 2025

Royal Shakespeare Company musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel about a precocious girl growing up in difficult circumstances.

Matilda The Musical | Official London Website

 

Dominion Theatre

 

Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, director Bill Buckhurst

Until 31 August 2024

With its Motown-inspired score, Sister Act returns to the West End. Based on the 1992 comedy film about nuns on the run, Beverley Knight will reprise her role as disco diva-in-disguise Deloris van Cartier, and Ruth Jones joins the Sisterhood as Mother Superior.

Nederlander Theatres – Sister Act

 

Fortune Theatre

 

Operation Mincemeat

Book, lyrics, and music by SpitLip, director Robert Hastie

Booking to 16 November 2024

Operation Mincemeat is a musical comedy based on the extraordinary but true story of the plan to fool the Nazis using a dead body and a dossier of fake plans in 1943, which helped the Allies to win the Second World War. After sold-out runs at New Diorama Theatre and Southwark Playhouse, plus an extended Riverside Studios last summer, the show transfers to the West End.

Operation Mincemeat: A New Musical (thefortunetheatre.com)

 

Gielgud Theatre

 

Opening Night

Music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright, book by Ivo van Hove, conceived and directed by Ivo van Hove

Until 27 July 2024

New musical based on John Cassavetes’ 1977 film, Opening Night follows a theatre company’s preparations to stage a new play on Broadway. But drama ignites backstage when their leading lady is rocked by tragedy. Starring Sheridan Smith.

Opening Night at the Gielgud Theatre

 

Gillian Lynne Theatre

 

Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Music and lyrics by Richard Hawley, book by Chris Bush, director Robert Hastie

Booking to 3 August 2024

A love letter to Sheffield and a history of modern Britain told through the stories of one iconic estate, Standing at the Sky’s Edge charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades. This award-winning new British musical made its debut in Sheffield in 2019, before transferring to the National Theatre and now the West End.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge Musical Tickets | Gillian Lynne Theatre (lwtheatres.co.uk)

 

His Majesty’s Theatre

 

The Phantom of the Opera

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, director Harold Prince

Booking to 28 September 2024

Based on Gaston Leroux’s gothic novel, this haunting musical traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance into a shadowy existence beneath the majestic Opera Paris House.

The Phantom of the Opera London Tickets | His Majesty’s Theatre (lwtheatres.co.uk)

 

Lyceum Theatre

 

The Lion King

Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, with additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer, book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, director Julie Taymor

Booking to 19 October 2024

A re-imagining of Disney’s 1994 animated adventure film which brings the African jungle to life.

The Lion King | The Lion King Musical: London Home

 

Lyric Theatre

 

Hadestown

Music, lyrics, and book by Anais Mitchell, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin

Booking until 22 December 2024

Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Hadestown finally makes its West End premiere. The show takes the audience on a journey to the underworld and back, intertwining two mythic love stories – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone.

HADESTOWN – Lyric Theatre (thelyrictheatre.co.uk)

 

 

Novello Theatre

 

Mamma Mia!

Book by Catherine Johnson, songs by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, director Phyllida Lloyd

Booking to 28 September 2024

Sofia invites all three of her possible fathers to her wedding on the Greek island where she lives with her mother. Inspired by the songs of ABBA.

MAMMA MIA! at Novello Theatre (delfontmackintosh.co.uk)

 

Old Vic

 

Just for One Day

Book by John O’Farrell, director Luke Sheppard

Until 30 March 2024

A cast of 26 re-create the story of Live Aid – when musicians from around the world came together on 13 July 1985 to perform to 1.5 billion people around the world in aid of famine relief to Ethiopia. Featuring the songs of Bob Dylan, David Bowie, U2, Queen, The Police, Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Boomtown Rats, Ultravox and more.

Just For One Day | Old Vic Theatre

 

Piccadilly Theatre

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Book by John Logan, director Alex Timbers

Booking to 14 September 2024

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is based on the Academy Award-winning Baz Luhrmann film set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris at the turn of the twentieth century. It follows the show’s run on Broadway, which unveiled the jukebox musical’s eclectic pop score with songs by the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Elton John.

Moulin Rouge The Musical Theatre Tickets – Official Box Office – Piccadilly Theatre (thepiccadillytheatre.com)

 

Playhouse Theatre

 

Cabaret

Songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff, director Rebecca Frecknall

Booking to 1 February 2025

Celebrated musical based on Christopher Isherwood’s short stories set in early 1930s Berlin, where American writer Cliff Bradshaw meets English cabaret singer Sally Bowles, a performer at the Kit Kat Club. But the rise of Nazism threatens this hedonistic Weimar Republic haven. This immersive production won seven Olivier Awards.

Cabaret | Official Box Office | The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

 

Prince Edward Theatre

 

MJ

Book by Lynn Nottage, director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon

Until 14 September 2024

Book by Multi-Tony Award-winning musical about Michael Jackson centred around his 1992 Dangerous World tour, featuring many of his most famous songs. Broadway star Myles Frost plays the lead role.

MJ – Prince Edward Theatre (delfontmackintosh.co.uk)

 

Prince of Wales Theatre

 

The Book of Mormon

Book, music, and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone, directors Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker

Booking to 13 July 2024

Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical satire from the creators of South Park which follows two Mormon missionaries who are sent from the comfort of Salt Lake City to Uganda in Africa in order to spread the word of their church.

The Book of Mormon at Prince of Wales Theatre (delfontmackintosh.co.uk)

 

Shaftesbury Theatre

 

Mrs. Doubtfire

Music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, director Jerry Zaks

Booking to 16 February 2025

Out-of-work actor Daniel will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he creates the alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. Based on the 1993 movie, this musical was premiered in the US in 2019.

Mrs. Doubtfire – Shaftesbury Theatre

 

Sondheim Theatre

 

Les Misérables

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with original text by Alain Boublil and English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, directors Trevor Nunn and John Caird

Booking to 28 September 2024

Victor Hugo’s epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th-century France told in the West End’s longest-running musical.

Les Misérables at Sondheim Theatre

 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

 

Disney’s Frozen the Musical

Book by Jennifer Lee, songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, director Michael Grandage

Booking to 1 September 2024

Musical based on the highest-grossing animated film of all time (made by Disney), with a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen about two princess sisters. Opens the refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Disney’s Frozen Musical Tickets | Theatre Royal Drury Lane (lwtheatres.co.uk)

 

 

Vaudeville Theatre

Six

by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, directors Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage

Booking to 3 November 2024

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st-century girl power.

SIX – Nimax Theatres

 

Victoria Palace Theatre

 

Hamilton

by Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail

Booking to 28 September 2024

Inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, this multi-award-winning Broadway show tells the story of the American founding father who rose from humble origins to become head of the Treasury after independence.

Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

 

Young Vic

 

Passing Strange

Book and lyrics by Stew, music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald, director Liesl Tommy

14 May–16 July 2024

The European premiere of the Tony Award-winning rock musical. A young, Black musician sets out on an electrifying musical odyssey to find himself and his place in the world, swapping his middle-class LA upbringing for punk rock and protest in 1980s Amsterdam and Berlin.

Passing Strange | Young Vic website