Upcoming West End Shows

Annie
Annie
Piccadilly Theatre

Miranda Hart makes her West End debut as the infamous Miss Hannigan in a new production of the beloved Broadway musical Annie. Directed by Nikolai Foster, Annie opens at the Piccadilly Theatre in May 2017, for a London season.

Barber Shop Chronicles
Barber Shop Chronicles
Dorfman – National Theatre

This dynamic new play leaps from a barber shop in London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.

Holy Crap
Holy Crap
King’s Head Theatre

Holy Crap follows the launch of Britain’s first pay-to-view religious channel as American evangelist preacher, Reverend Bobby Del La Ray persuades legendary British rock star and devout Christian, Rex Bedderman, to co-host the channel.

The Who's Tommy
The Who’s Tommy
Theatre Royal Stratford East

Based on the iconic 1969 concept album, The Who’s TOMMY is the multi-award winning epic rock musical written by Pete Townshend. With a cast of 22 performers and musicians, this is the story of the pinball-playing boy which has entertained and intrigued audiences for more than 40 years. A one-of-a-kind theatrical event!

Working
Working
Southwark Playhouse

Working is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Double Feature
Brockley Jack Studio

The Masque of the Red Death, adapted by Simon James Collier, directed by Omar F. Okai.

The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
Playhouse Theatre

Critically acclaimed The Kite Runner soars again in the West End!

Incident at Vichy
Incident at Vichy
King’s Head Theatre

Arthur Miller’s largely forgotten masterpiece about Jewish registration in Nazi occupied France burns with a terrifying topical intensity. In the detention room of a Vichy police station in 1942, eight men have been picked up for questioning but none are told why they are held, or when they can leave.

An Enemy of the People
An Enemy of the People
Theatro Technis

An Enemy of the People is one of Ibsen’s angriest and most radical plays – and also one of his most popular. Written in disgust at the hostile reception given to its predecessor, Ghosts, the play rages against the deceit and corruption of 19th Century public affairs, in a manner that resonates powerfully in the current era of ‘post-truth’ politics.

Hamlet
Hamlet
Harold Pinter Theatre

Hamlet is produced by ATG (Sunday In The Park With George, Buried Child, and Oresteia) Sonia Friedman Productions and the Almeida Theatre (Chimerica, Ghosts, King Charles III, 1984, Oresteia) who are renowned for introducing ground-breaking, critically acclaimed transfers to the West End.

These Trees are Made of Blood
These Trees are Made of Blood
Arcola Theatre

1970s Argentina. A violent, right-wing dictatorship. Thousands of citizens, seized by the authorities, have “disappeared”.
Inside the country’s most disreputable club, a mother is about to risk everything to find her missing daughter.

Hir
Hir
Bush Theatre

In a cheap house made of plywood and glue, notions of masculinity and femininity become weapons with which to defeat the old order. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.

Terror
Terror
Lyric Hammersmith

The Lyric presents the UK Premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach’s thrilling courtroom drama. A worldwide phenomenon that has been stirring debate across the globe. The production is directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director, Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle.

Gloria
Gloria
Hampstead Theatre

New York. A city that runs on ambition – and coffee.

In the offices of a notorious Manhattan magazine, a group of ruthless editorial assistants vie for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they’re thirty. But trapped between Starbucks runs, jaded gossip and endless cubicle walls, best-selling memoir fodder is thin on the ground – that is until inspiration arrives with a bang…

King Kong
King Kong
Vaults

Ever since Fay Wray first charmed the great gorilla in the original 1933 film, King Kong has been a byword for epic cinema, challenging successive film makers to outdo the last with bigger and better special effects to impress and terrify audiences in equal measure.

Blondel
Blondel
The Union Theatre

A brand new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel, which follows the trials and triumphs of an ambitious minstrel in King Richard the Lionheart’s court, will get its London premiere at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 21 June – Saturday 15 July. Blondel originally premiered in the West End starring Paul Nicholas in 1983.

The Quentin Dentin Show
The Quentin Dentin Show
Tristan Bates Theatre

The Quentin Dentin Show has developed a cult following on its journey from London to the Edinburgh Fringe and back, on a trajectory from humble beginnings to a fully blown Off West-End rock musical. This is The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the new Millennium.

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Wyndham’s Theatre

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald makes her West End debut as legendary jazz icon, Billie Holiday.

Spend an intimate evening filled with some of the most inspiring and moving songs ever written and hear the personal stories of Holiday’s loves and losses through a turbulent but extraordinary life.

 

 

The Ferryman
The Ferryman
Gielgud Theatre

After a sold out run the Royal Court Theatre, the highly anticipated production of Jez Butterworth’s new major drama The Ferryman will transfer to the West End. Multi award-winning actor, director and writer Paddy Considine is joined by Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly in the production directed by Sam Mendes.

House of America
House of America
Brockley Jack Studio

Explosive and passionate, House of America received international acclaim when first staged in Cardiff in 1988. It later transferred to the Royal Court Theatre in 1989 winning the Time Out award for best new play in London before being made into a feature film in 1996.

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet
Tabard Theatre

Lonely Planet originally premiered in Northlight Theatre, Illinois in 1993. Considered his most widely performed work, this production marks its UK premiere from award-winning playwright Steven Dietz, recently placed eighth on the list of the Top Ten Most Produced Playwrights in America, equal to Edward Albee and Tennessee Williams.

The Wind in the Willows - Palladium
The Wind in the Willows – Palladium
London Palladium

Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, anarchic Mr Toad is brought to life in a brand new musical with a book by Oscar winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Together Again - London
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Together Again – London
Old Royal Naval College

Following the success of their platinum-selling album Together, which entered the UK charts at number 2 on its release last November, before going on to be the biggest selling album of 2016 and the Christmas number1, double Olivier Award winner Michael Ball and million-selling tenor Alfie Boe have been confirmed as one of the headliners for this summer’s Greenwich Music Time, which returns to the The Old Royal Naval College. Ball and Boe join Cliff Richard and Little Mix on the line-up for the week-long event, now in its fourth year, which takes place from June 30th – July 7th.

Having first met 10 years ago, performing together in ‘Kismet’ at the London Coliseum, Ball and Boe became close friends and it came as no surprise when the two decided to collaborate on an album. The album’s success is testament to the popularity and talent of two of the UK’s finest voices.

The Superhero Musical
The Superhero
Southwark Playhouse

‘Good afternoon, your honour. I’m Colin Bradley. I’m here today to ask you, your honour, not to let Christine Davis, my ex-wife, move out of the country with Emily Bradley, my daughter.’

Colin and Christine split up 5 years ago. And now Christine is taking their daughter to Los Angeles with her new job, and there’s nothing Colin can do about it. Or is there?

The Tempest
The Tempest
Barbican

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s ground-breaking production of The Tempest transfers to London for a limited seven week run at the Barbican this summer.

Simon Russell Beale plays Prospero in this ground-breaking production directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

Kids Company Musical
The Public Administration & Constitutional Affairs Committee Takes Oral Evidence on Whitehall’s Relationship with Kids Company
Donmar Warehouse

“The objective of this session is not to conduct a show trial. We want to learn some lessons.” What happens when something goes wrong? Who holds us accountable? On 15 October 2015, as part of an inquiry into ‘The collapse of Kids Company’, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob gave evidence to The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

The Mentor
The Mentor
Vaudeville Theatre

Benjamin Robin is a cantankerous old writer, whiskey aficionado and pedant, still basking in the reflected glory of long-ago success. Martin Wegner is a rising young literary star, heralded as “The voice of his generation”.

Sir Ian McKellen
Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You
Park Theatre

Guiding audiences through some of the most exciting pages and stages of the last fifty years, Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You will offer a rare chance to see the multi-award winning and twice Oscar nominated actor perform in the intimate surroundings of Park Theatre.

The Ladykillers
The Ladykillers – Amateur
Upstairs at the Gatehouse

The Ladykillers is the quintessential black comedy. The 1955 screenplay by William Rose was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay and won the BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay. Fantastically fast paced and wickedly funny, this is show not to be missed!

Taha
Taha
Young Vic

Amer Hlehel tells the moving story of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammed Ali, directed by Young Vic Associate Artist Amir Nizar Zuabi. Forced from his home in Galilee in 1948, Taha and his family must face the reality of war. At a young age he supports his family, immerses himself in literature, teaches himself Arabic – and falls in love.

Queen Anne RSC
Queen Anne RSC
Theatre Royal Haymarket

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Queen Anne transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 June.

Bodies
Bodies
Royal Court Theatre

Following Pests Vivienne Franzmann returns to the Royal Court Theatre with her new play Bodies.

“We should have brought a gift”

“We’ve brought a gift. It’s called 22 thousand pounds.”

Purchased from Russia. Developed in India. Delivered to the UK.

A global transaction over nine months that offers ‘a lifetime of happiness’ to all involved.

Man-Cub
Man-Cub
Etcetera

Transformation. A mating ground. The sense of freedom and possibility. The desperation to control a need and suppress a fear. The shared experiences of alienation and rejection. A place of sex, substances and secrecy. A place where the law of the jungle rules over all.

A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

A new play by MATTHEW DUNSTER

Adapted from the novel by CHARLES DICKENS

Disco Pigs
Disco Pigs
Trafalgar Studio Two

Enda Walsh’s breakthrough play Disco Pigs, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1997, will be revived in a production to mark its 20th anniversary. It will begin performances July 12 prior to an official opening July 18, for a run though August 19 at London’s Trafalgar Studios.

Dessert
Dessert
Southwark Playhouse

A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way – when, from one second to another, the evening takes a sinister and alarming turn…

Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing – Globe 2017
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s classic tale of antagonistic romance and madcap humour explodes on to the Globe stage with a fusion of Latin music, desert flowers and revolutionary politics in this bold new production.

Nina
Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone
Young Vic

Josette Bushell-Mingo’s powerful connection to legendary artist and activist Nina Simone, performed with a live band. A searing and soulful theatre piece inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone.

Treating Odette
Treating Odette
Upstairs at the Gatehouse

In 1949 two of the most famous women in Britain met in a fashionable Mayfair beauty salon. One was the film star Anna Neagle and the other was the wartime heroine Odette. Under the gentle hands of their young beautician they were to reveal the explosive secrets that neither the press nor the Gestapo ever discovered.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Apollo Theatre

A return to the stage for director Benedict Andrews following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival is a twentieth century masterpiece.

Girl From the North Country
Girl From the North Country
Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic is proud to present the World Premiere of Girl From the North Country, an electrifying new work from esteemed playwright Conor McPherson along with classic songs from Bob Dylan.

The Hunting Of The Snark
The Hunting Of The Snark
Vaudeville Theatre

All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome!

Coming Clean
Coming Clean
King’s Head Theatre

Coming Clean looks at the breakdown of a gay couple’s relationship and examines complex questions of fidelity and love. The production will headline the King’s Head Queer season which is running from August through to September. The play is set in a flat in Kentish Town, north London, in 1982. Struggling writer Tony and his partner of five years, Greg, seem to have the perfect relationship.

Road
Road
Royal Court Theatre

A Road, a wild night, a drunken tour guide, a journey to the gutter and the stars and back. “Why’s the world so tough? It’s like walking through meat in high heels.” Jim Cartwright’s seminal play, gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain. “Road is coming round us”.

Yerma
Young Vic

Billie Piper plays a woman whose inability to have a child tears her life apart. Simon Stone’s contemporary version of Lorca’s tragedy of yearning and loss won plaudits from audiences and critics alike when it premiered in the Young Vic’s Main House in July 2016, with Billie Piper receiving the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress at the 2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Apologia
Apologia
Trafalgar Studio One

Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will return to the London stage this summer to star in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell’s acclaimed drama Apologia, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar returns to London in a powerful new production directed by Timothy Sheader.