Selected Listings for London Theatre



“Daddy”: A Melodrama

by Jeremy O. Harris, director Danya Taymor

Until 30 April 2022

Play about sexual and racial politics in the LA art world by Jeremy O. Harris (whose Slave Play received a record 12 nominations at the 2021 Tony Awards).

“Daddy” A Melodrama | Almeida Theatre, London


The House of Shades

by Beth Steel, director Blanche McIntyre

7 May–18 June 2022

Beth Steel’s new play spans five decades of one family set against the ever-changing industrial landscape of working-class Britain. Starring Anne-Marie Duff.

The House of Shades | Almeida Theatre, London




by Mike Bartlett, director Marianne Elliott

Until 4 June 2022

Revival of Bartlett’s 2009 play about the complexities of sexual identity. John (Jonathan Bailey) is happy in himself, and with his long-term boyfriend (Joel Harper-Jackson), until one day he meets the woman of his dreams (Jade Anouka).

Cock | Official Box Office | Ambassadors Theatre (


Mad House

by Theresa Rebeck, director Moritz von Stuelpnagel

15 June–4 September 2022

World premiere of dark comedy by Moritz von Stuelpnagel set in rural Pennsylvania about three siblings working out how to get their hands on their dying father’s money. Starring David Harbour and Bill Pullman.

Mad House | Official Box Office | Ambassadors Theatre (





by Jez Butterworth, director Ian Rickson

Until 7 August 2022

Revival of Jez Butterworth’s hugely successful state-of-the nation play, with Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook reprising their roles and Ian Rickson once more at the helm.

JERUSALEM – Nimax Theatres




Straight Line Crazy

by David Hare, director Nicholas Hytner

Until 18 June 2022

Ralph Fiennes stars in David Hare’s new portrait of controversial New York City planner Robert Moses. Though unelected, for forty years Robert Moses was the most powerful man in NYC’s urban development, but in the 1950s groups of citizens at grass roots began to campaign for a very different idea of what a city should be.

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2:22: A Ghost Story

by Danny Robins, director Matthew Dunster

7 May–4 September 2022

The haunted-house supernatural thriller returns to the West End. Winner of Best New Play in the 2022 WhatsOnStage Awards.

2:22 A Ghost Story – Criterion Theatre – London (




Marys Seacole

by Jackie Sibblies Drury, director Nadia Latif

Until 4 June 2022

Revisionist biodrama of Mary Seacole (Kayla Meikle), the pioneering Jamaican nurse who bravely voyaged to heal soldiers in the Crimean War. The show reunites the team behind Fairview at the Young Vic in 2019.

MARYS SEACOLE | Donmar Warehouse


A Doll’s House, Part 2

by Lucas Hnath, director James Macdonald

10 June–6 August 2022

Fifteen years after Nora Helmer (Noma Dumezweni) slammed the door on her stifling marriage, she’s back with an urgent request – but first she must face the family she left behind. Lucas Hnath audaciously picks up where Ibsen’s revolutionary masterpiece left off.

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 | Donmar Warehouse




The Play that Goes Wrong

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

Booking to 2 April 2023

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.

The Play That Goes Wrong | Book Official Tickets | Duchess Theatre (




The Ocean at the End of the Lane
adapted from the novel by Neil Gaiman by Joel Horwood, director Katy Rudd

Until 14 May 2022

Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name, the play follows a man returning to his childhood home, where he’s transported back to his 12th birthday and plunged into a magical oceanic world. Transferred from the National Theatre.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Tickets – Official Box Office – Duke of York’s Theatre (


The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams, director Jeremy Herrin

23 May–27 August 2022

Six-time Academy Award-nominated Amy Adams makes her West End debut as the matriarch Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams’s classic semi-autobiographical family drama set in St. Louis.

The Glass Menagerie – Official Box Office – Duke of York’s Theatre (




The Woman in Black

by Stephen Mallatratt from Susan Hill’s novel, director Robin Herford

Booking to 29 April 2023

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation, now celebrating over twenty-five years in the West End.

The Woman in Black Tickets | Fortune Theatre in London West End | ATG Tickets




To Kill a Mockingbird

Until 19 November 2022

adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Harper Lee’s novel, director Bartlett Sher

Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama based on Harper Lee’s ever-popular coming-of-age story of racial injustice and childhood innocence set in the segregated South is the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history. Rafe Spall plays Atticus Finch.

To Kill A Mockingbird at Gielgud Theatre (



The Breach

by Naomi Wallace, director Sarah Frankcom

Until 4 June 2022

Naomi Wallace’s new play is about a 17-year-old girl trying to protect her younger brother in a turbulent 1970s America. First in a trilogy of plays about different communities in Kentucky.

THE BREACH – Hampstead Theatre


The Fellowship

by Roy Williams, director Paulette Randall

17 June‒23 July 2022

Children of the Windrush generation, two sisters who grew up in 1980s London when they were united in their campaign against injustice now find they have little in common beyond family.

THE FELLOWSHIP – Hampstead Theatre




Prima Facie

by Suzie Miller, director Justin Martin

Until 18 June 2022

Suzie Miller’s one-woman play sees Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer make her West End debut. She plays a top barrister who has worked her way up from working-class origins but is now confronted with a new challenge in a sexual assault case.

Prima Facie Tickets | Harold Pinter Theatre in London West End | ATG Tickets


The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov, director Jamie Lloyd

29 June‒10 September 2022

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut as Nina in Anya Reiss’s 21st-century modernization of Chekhov’s masterly story of thwarted dreams and unrequited love.

The Seagull Tickets | Harold Pinter Theatre in London West End | ATG Tickets




Girl on an Altar

by Marina Carr, director Annabelle Comyn

19 May‒25 June 2022

Marina Carr’s new adaptation of the Greek myth in which Clytemnestra’s world is torn apart after her husband Agamemnon sacrifices their daughter for the sake of war. Is it possible to forgive the unforgiveable?

GIRL ON AN ALTAR | Kiln Theatre





by Mike Bartlett, director Rachel O’Riordan

Until 14 May 2022

Mike Bartlett’s Restoration-style comedy for the 21st century satirizes the decadent world of sex, hypocrisy, parties, and power of London’s elite.

Scandaltown – Lyric Hammersmith



26 May‒25 June 2022

By Jean Racine, translated and adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker, director Atri Banerjee

New version of Racine’s tragedy about monarchy, dictatorship, and depravity in Ancient Rome.

Britannicus – Lyric Hammersmith







by David Eldridge, director Polly Findlay

Until 18 June 2022

The second in David Eldridge’s trilogy about love and relationships, in which a married couple reach a crossroads. Follows on from Beginning, also directed by Polly Findlay at the National.

Middle | National Theatre



The Corn Is Green

by Emlyn Williams, director Dominic Cooke

Until 11 June 2022

Revival of Emlyn Williams’s semi-autobiographical play set in the late 19th century about English teacher Miss Lily Moffat (Nicola Walker) arriving in rural north Wales and trying to help a talented boy pupil rise out of poverty.

The Corn is Green | National Theatre



Small Island

adapted by Helen Edmundson from the novel by Andrea Levy, director Rufus Norris

Until 30 April 2022

Return of the acclaimed staging of Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel focusing on the mixed fortunes of Jamaican immigrants who arrive in England on the Empire Windrush after the Second World War.

Small Island | based on the novel by Andrea Levy (


The Father and the Assassin

by Anupama Chandrasekhar, director Indhu Rubasingham

12 May–18 June 2022

Indian playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar’s new play about pacifist Mahatma Gandhi and

his assassin Nathuram Godse, set over thirty years during India’s fight for independence.

The Father and the Assassin | National Theatre




The 47th

by Mike Bartlett, director Rupert Goold

Until 28 May 2022

Mike Bartlett’s 2014 blank-verse play Charles III imagined a future constitutional crisis in the UK. His new play The 47th (also directed by Rupert Goold) imagines what may happen in the 2024 US presidential election, with Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump, Tamara Tunie as Kamala Harris, and Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump.

The 47th | Old Vic Theatre



by August Wilson, director Tinuke Craig

9 June–9 July 2022

Transfer of Leeds Playhouse revival of August Wilson’s play about unlicensed cab drivers in 1970s Pittsburgh.

Jitney | Old Vic Theatre




Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II

by Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany

Booking until 26 February 2023

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.

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Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

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

Written and directed by Ryan Calais Cameron

Until 30 April 2022

Six young black British men meet to share their traumas from the past and hopes for the future in Ryan Calais Cameron’s new verse play. Inspired by Ntozake Shange’s “choreopem” For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy – Royal Court (


Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

two Palestinians go dogging

by Sami Ibrahim, director Omar Elerian

6 May–1 June 2022

Sami Ibrahim uses the lens of humour to explore how the everyday becomes political and the political becomes everyday in the Arab–Israeli conflict zone of Palestine.

two Palestinians go dogging – Royal Court (




Globe Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare, director Lucy Bailey

Until 23 October 2022

Set in northern Italy just after the end of the Second World War, Shakespeare’s sparkling rom-com is performed by the Globe Ensemble.

Much Ado About Nothing | Summer 2022 | What’s on | Shakespeare’s Globe (


Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare, director Diane Page

Until 10 September 2022

Touring production of Shakespeare’s Roman tragedy which features performances at the Globe as well as around the UK.

Julius Caesar | Summer 2022 | What’s on | Shakespeare’s Globe (


Henry VIII

19 May–21 October 2022

by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, director Amy Hodge

Shakespeare and Fletcher’s version of the events involving love, lineage, and power at the time of Henry VIII is updated by Hannah Khalil to give it a female perspective.

Henry VIII | Summer 2022 | What’s on | Shakespeare’s Globe (


King Lear

by William Shakespeare, director Helena Kaut-Howson

10 June–24 July 2022

25 years after their original, ground-breaking production of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy King Lear, director Helena Kaut-Howson, Kathryn Hunter (Lear), and Marcello Magni (Kent) reunite, with the Globe’s artistic director Michelle Terry playing Cordelia and the Fool.

King Lear | Summer 2022 | What’s on | Shakespeare’s Globe (




The Mousetrap

by Agatha Christie, director Ian Talbot

Booking to 28 January 2023

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. (




Life of Pi
by Lolita Chakrabarti, based on the book by Yann Martel, director Max Webster

Booking to 4 September 2022

Adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning novel about a cargo ship that sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat: a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a 16-year-old boy named Pi. First staged at Sheffield Theatres in 2019.

Life of Pi | the Official website of the West-End play (




Selected Listings for London musicals




Back to the Future the Musical

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

Booking to 23 October 2022

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 (




Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

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

Booking to 18 December 2022

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

Nederlander Theatres – TINA – The Tina Turner Musical


Apollo Victoria Theatre



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

Booking to 28 May 2023

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




Bonnie and Clyde

Music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, book by Ivan Menchell, director Nick Winston

Until 10 July 2022

Musical telling of the true story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, lovers turned outlaws who became notorious folk heroes during the Great Depression.

Bonnie & Clyde | Official West End Tickets | Arts Theatre (




Anything Goes

by Cole Porter, director Kathleen Marshall

Until 18 June 2022

Light-hearted 1934 musical set on an ocean liner bound from New York to London returns to the Barbican after its sell-out success last year.

Anything Goes | Barbican





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

Booking to 28 May 2023

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




Dirty Dancing

Until 16 April 2022

by Eleanor Bergstein, director Federico Bellone

Based on the 1987 hit musical film about a summer romance between a teenage girl and her dance instructor in 1960s America.

Nederlander Theatres – Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage


Grease the Musical

Book, music, and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, choreographed by Arlene Phillips, director Nikolai Foster

Until 29 October 2022

Return to the West End of the teenage romantic musical (made into a famous film in 1978) set in late 1950s America.

Nederlander Theatres – Grease The Musical




The Drifters Girl

Book by Ed Church, director Jonathan Church

Booking to 12 February 2023

Based on the career of Faye Treadwell, the world’s first African-American female music manager, this new jukebox musical will explore her life and career while managing The Drifters, a 1950s American doo-wop and soul vocal group.

The Drifters Girl Tickets – Garrick Theatre London (





Book by Emerald Fennell, lyrics by David Zippel, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Laurence Connor

Booking to 19 February 2023

World premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, a romantic musical comedy featuring an original story and book by 2021 Oscar winner Emerald Fennell and lyrics by Tony and Olivier Award winner David Zippel.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella Musical Tickets | Gillian Lynne Theatre (




The Phantom of the Opera

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

Booking to 1 October 2022

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 | Her Majesty’s Theatre (




My Fair Lady

Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, director Bartlett Sher

7 May–27 August 2022

Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of the much-loved musical based on Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, in which phoenetics professor Henry Higgins wagers that he can transform young Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle into a “proper lady”.

My Fair Lady | English National Opera | London Coliseum (




Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, director Matt West

24 June–17 September 2022

Revival of Disney’s stage musical based on their 1991 animated film inspired by the classic French fairy tale.

Beauty and the Beast Tickets – The London Palladium, London – Official Box Office (




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 2 October 2022

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




Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Music by Bob Marley, book by Lee Hall, director Clint Dyer

Booking to 29 January 2023

This new show honours the life and music of Jamaican reggae superstar Bob Marley, whose indelible songs and rebellious spirit continue to inspire millions around the world. Starring Arinzé Kene.

GET UP, STAND UP! The Bob Marley Musical – Nimax Theatres




Dear Evan Hansen

Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Steven Levenson, director Michael Greif

Until 22 October 2022

Return of the Olivier Award-winning coming-of-age musical. Evan Hansen is a high school senior with social anxiety disorder, and he embarks on a journey of self-awareness and acceptance following the suicide of a classmate.

Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre (




Mamma Mia!

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

Booking to 1 October 2022

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 (




Come from Away

Songs by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, director Christopher Ashley

Booking to 15 October 2022

This Broadway musical is based on the events in the week following the 9/11 attacks on America, when 38 planes were ordered to land in the small Canadian town of Gander. This true story tells the tale of the town which kept 7,000 stranded visitors housed and fed following the biggest tragedy the US had seen.

Come From Away Tickets – Official Box Office – The Phoenix Theatre




Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Book by John Logan, director Alex Timbers

Booking to 1 October 2022

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 (





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

Booking to 1 October 2022

Multi-award-winning 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.

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




Mary Poppins

Book by Julian Fellowes, music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, with additional new songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, director Richard Eyre

Booking to 2 October 2022

Based on the original stories by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film, this 2004 musical, featuring choreography from Matthew Bourne and produced by Cameron Mackintosh, brings back to life the super-nanny from Edwardian London.

Mary Poppins at Prince Edward 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 23 July 2022

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 (




Legally Blonde

Music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, director Lucy Moss

13 May–2 July 2022

College romance based on Amanda Brown’s novel and the 2001 film of the same name.

Legally Blonde | Open Air Theatre




Pretty Woman

Songs by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, book by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton, director Jerry Mitchell

Booking to 2 October 2022

Based on the Hollywood rom-com starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, Pretty Woman tells the story of a female escort hired by a rich businessman during his stay in the city. Through spending time together, their relationship develops as they get to know each other better.

Pretty Woman: the Musical in London | Official Box Office for Pretty Woman: The Musical Tickets (




& Juliet

Book by David West Read, songs by Max Martin, director Luke Shepherd

Booking to 24 September 2022

What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning and she decided to choose her own fate with a life after Romeo? Juliet’s journey of self-discovery and second chances is told through the pop anthems of hit songwriter Max Martin.

& Juliet (




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 2 October 2022

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




Disney’s Frozen the Musical

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

Booking to 23 October 2022

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 (




Only Fools and Horses – The Musical

Book and songs by John Sullivan and Paul Whitehouse, additional music by John Sullivan and Chas Hodges, director Caroline Jay Ranger

Booking to 28 May 2022

Return of musical based on the hugely popular TV sitcom about a South London market trader and his younger brother who devise a number of get-rich-quick schemes that invariably fail.

Only Fools and Horses – The Musical – No Fees – Official Theatre Website (




Jersey Boys

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, director Des McAnuff

Booking to 2 October 2022

Jukebox musical about the sixties US pop group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical returns to the West End in the new Trafalgar Theatre (formerly Trafalgar Studios).

JERSEY BOYS – Trafalgar Theatre




by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss

Booking to 2 April 2023

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





by Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail

Booking to 1 October 2022

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





Music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, director Daniel Fish and Jordan Stein

Until 25 June 2022

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, this Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s American frontier musical Oklahoma! is re-orchestrated and reimagined for the 21st century.

Oklahoma! | Young Vic website