Upcoming West End Shows

Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
London County Hall

You have been summoned for jury service…

Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.

Vamos Cuba
Vamos Cuba
Peacock Theatre

The scintillating spectacular from acclaimed choreographer Nilda Guerra and director Cal McCrystal returns to London.

Set in the chaos of Havana airport, where families are parted, lovers reunited and time flies when you’re having fun. In a place of new beginnings and old romances, where reality calls and dreams take flight, we experience the joys and vibrancy of Cuban life with all the passion and humour that embodies the Cuban spirit.

Vamos Cuba! is an exuberant mix of traditional and modern dance styles including salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha and reggaeton, with a live band led by Rodney Barreto and a cast of the hottest dancers Cuba has to offer.

Celtic Woman: Voices Of Angels
Celtic Woman: Voices Of Angels
London Palladium

Multi-platinum international music sensation and 2017 Grammy® Nominee Celtic Woman, returns with their all-new tour, Voices of Angels. The tour showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and introduces the breath-taking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition.

Jasmin Vardimon - Pinocchio
Jasmin Vardimon – Pinocchio
Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon is set to charm audiences once again this half term as she returns with her joyous and wildly imaginative take on the classic Collodi fairy tale.

With clever humour, engaging drama and witty observations, this theatrically innovative piece takes us on a magical adventure with Pinocchio as he discovers what it means to be human. In Vardimon’s trademark choreographic style, breath-takingly physical dancers bring to life the enchanting world of the famous marionette in this visual delight.

Romantics Anonymous
Romantics Anonymous
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Adapted by Emma Rice from the French-Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes, with lyrics and music by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman, this new musical promises to be a treat for all the senses. Filled with all the joy and pain it takes to survive and love in the modern world, this is a tale that will lift any heart.

The Slaves of Solitude
Hampstead Theatre

Nicholas Wright’s new play weaves a fascinating blend of dark hilarity and melancholy from Patrick Hamilton’s much-loved story about an improbable heroine in wartime Britain.

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Aladdin
Birmingham Royal Ballet – Aladdin
Sadler’s Wells

A cave of riches is waiting to be explored in David Bintley’s glittering production of the classic story of Aladdin and his adventures with the magic lamp.

Featuring lavish sets and costumes, stunning special effects, beautiful choreography and a larger-than-life Chinese lion. It also boasts a score by BAFTA awardwinning composer Carl Davis, played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and dazzling designs from Dick Bird and Sue Blane.

Suzy Strock
Gate Theatre

It’s 8:54pm. Suzy Storck sits by the window on this hot and airless night, waiting for her husband to come home. Upstairs she can hear her children, yelling and clamouring at their bedroom door. She’s locked them in.

The Firm
The Firm
Hampstead Theatre

Roy Williams’ gripping new play is a tale of growing up, lifelong loyalties and how sometimes, it is possible to choose your own family.

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill
Birmingham Royal Ballet – Mixed Bill
Sadler’s Wells

A mixed programme of new work and much loved pieces. The ancient god Pan is unleashed in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first artist Ruth Brill’s Arcadia, created to a score from saxophonist John Harle.

Michael Corder’s Le Baiser de la fée is a beautiful interpretation of this classic fairy tale.

Finally, a morris-dancing flea, a ballroom-dancing ram and many more endangered animals seek shelter from the storm in David Bintley’s ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café.

Trestle
Trestle
Southwark Playhouse

In its world premiere, Trestle tenderly but truthfully explores love and ageing, asking how we choose to live in the face of soaring life expectancies. It won the 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize from over 1000 entries, following in the footsteps of previous Prize-winners who have gone on to win BAFTAs and OffWestEnd Awards and premiere worldwide.

Coriolanus
Coriolanus
Barbican

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier on the battlefield, but he is a reluctant leader. His mother wants the best for him and looks to push him down a route to political power, but he finds it difficult to go against his nature and achieve greatness.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s  production runs at the Barbican in London  following its opening in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Danny Bhoy Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together
Danny Bhoy Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together
Duchess Theatre

Scottish Comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand- new show this autumn is selected theatres throughout the UK.

Mother Courage
Mother Courage and her Children
Southwark Playhouse

Mother Courage And Her Children is directed by Hannah Chissick, returning to Southwark Playhouse after the success of the musical Side Show, and is produced by Danielle Tarento, whose recent successes at the same venue include the UK premieres of Grey Gardens (with Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell), Titanic, the world premiere of Gods and Monsters an

Poison
Poison
Orange Tree Theatre

We’re …
A man and a woman
Who’ve lost a child
Who first lost a child
And then… each other
Or maybe I should say:
Who first lost a child, then themselves and then each other

An extraordinary play that asks a simple question: is it ever possible to move on?

The Red Lion
The Red Lion
Trafalgar Studio Two

Three generations explore contrasting ideas about loyalty, ambition and what it takes to win in this powerful locker room drama from multi award winning writer Patrick Marber. A promising young football player arrives at a struggling non-league club and pits the veteran kit man against the ambitious manager who’ll do anything to keep the club and himself afloat.

Big Fish
Big Fish
The Other Palace

William Bloom, a young man who is facing the imminent death of his father, the travelling salesman Edward. As his father lies on his deathbed, William recalls their time together and comes to realise he wasn’t the impulsive liar he believed he was, and develops an understanding of Edward’s exaggerations.

The Retreat
The Retreat
Park Theatre

Luke left his high-flying City life to discover serenity in the Highlands, but he can’t escape his past. Is Tony everything wrong with Luke’s old life, or is he the only one who can really see into his soul?

Rules for Living
Rose Theatre Kingston

Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.

Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?

Darbar Festival - Akram Khan
Darbar Festival – Akram Khan
Sadler’s Wells

Akram Khan performs an excerpt from his upcoming solo. This teaser focuses on his kathak tradition, the classical dance form from North India.

Patri Satish Kumar, a musician from the great Carnatic tradition performs with the percussionists Ghatam V Suresh and Amrit on khanjira.

Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross
Playhouse Theatre

Written by David Mamet in the ‘80s, Glengarry Glen Ross is a play set across two days in the lives of a group of American real estate agents who are battling it out to sell undesirable land by any means necessary.

Darbar Festival - Ragas, Sarod & Fiery Dance
Darbar Festival – Ragas, Sarod & Fiery Dance
Sadler’s Wells

A triple bill of dynamic new talents with international star of bharatanatyam, Mythili Prakash and noted kathak performer Dheerandra Tiwari, plus a music concert by a remarkable Debasmita Bhattacharya on the emotive sarod joined by Gurdain Rayatt on tabla.

Darbar Festival - Indian Adventures of Sitar & Dance
Darbar Festival – Indian Adventures of Sitar & Dance
Sadler’s Wells

A rare chance to see two internationally acclaimed dance artists. Kathak dancer Aditi Mangaldas, and bharatanatyam soloist Mavin Khoo who performs with vocalist OS Arun, plus one of India’s most distinctive sitarist of her generation Shahana Banerjee with Surpreet Deshpande on tabla.

Graeme Swann's Great British Spin Off
Graeme Swann’s Great British Spin Off
Lyric Theatre

Following on from their hit 2016 tour, Graeme Swann, England’s greatest ever spin bowler and cricket’s best loved commentator, Henry Blofeld, are back by popular demand with a barrage of new stories from on and off the field.

Network
Lyttelton Theatre, National

Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston makes his London theatre debut in Lee Hall’s adaptation of Network, based on the 1976 Paddy Chayefsky film of the same name.

The Dark Room
The Dark Room
Theatre503

Paperbark Theatre and Thinking Aloud present the UK premiere of Angela Betzien’s award-winning The Dark Room (Best New Australian Work, Sydney Theatre Awards). An intricately layered psychological thriller that sheds a harsh light on a broken society.

The Secondary Victim
Park Theatre

Ali is a respected psychotherapist and loyal wife. Then suddenly a complaint of sexual misconduct by a male former client throws her professional and personal life into a maelstrom of suspicion and distrust. Who is lying? Is anyone telling the whole truth?

Until Our Hearts Stop
Until Our Hearts Stop
Sadler’s Wells

Acclaimed American choreographer, Meg Stuart’s work is constantly shifting, developing a language and set of rules for every piece. With Until Our Hearts Stop, Stuart drew inspiration from the people who create their own, fantastical, rules as they retreat from real life.

Six performers and three musicians find themselves in a place that is both a nightclub and an arena: a place of desire and illusion experiencing extreme intimacy at each other’s hands in their high-octane refuge. To the sound of throbbing basses, piano and drums, they connect and explore each other, and draw the audience into their immersive world.

Collabro
Collabro
London Palladium

Following a huge UK sold out tour this year, Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro have announced dates for their third nationwide tour. Performing across some of the UK’s major cities, the twenty nine-date run will include a return to the London Palladium.

The Suppliant Women
The Suppliant Women
Young Vic

A group of strong but scared women set sail from their home, leaving everything they have behind. Facing forced marriage, they seek sanctuary in Greece. When they arrive, the King and the people must decide their fate. An ancient story of self and other first performed at the birth of democracy, David Greig’s new English translation of Aeschylus’ text has fresh relevance in 2017.

Kyle Abraham Pavement
Kyle Abraham Pavement
Sadler’s Wells

The creation and presentation of Pavement is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts in co-operation with the New England Foundation for the Arts through the National Dance Project.

Marnie
Marnie
London Coliseum

Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer makes his UK opera debut, collaborating with ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins. Grammy Award-winning mezzo Sasha Cooke sings the title role, while acclaimed bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch sings Mark Rutland. They are joined by ENO favourite Lesley Garrett.

Amore - Svetlana Zakharova
Amore – Svetlana Zakharova
London Coliseum

The three faces of Amore presented by the sublime Svetlana Zakharova in her brand new triple bill are passion, ambiguity and playfulness. She is joined on stage by top Bolshoi male artists, including Mikhail Lobukhin, Denis Rodkin and Denis Savin. Live music will be provided by the Orchestra of English National Opera under the direction of Pavel Sorokin.

Arlene: The Glitz, The Glamour, The Gossip
Arlene: The Glitz, The Glamour, The Gossip
Duchess Theatre

Freddie Mercury. Whitney Houston. Elton John. Starlight Express. We Will Rock You. Annie. Hot Gossip… The list goes on… and on… and on…

Bad Roads
Royal Court Theatre

Ukranian playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit‘s play follows different woman during wartime. They range from journalists on the frontline of war, to teenage girls who wait for sldiers on the beackes, to a medic who is mourning her lover killed in action. It is a heart-breaking, but powerful and comic account of what being a woman during war is really like.

Rambert: A Linha Curva, and other works
Rambert: A Linha Curva, and other works
Sadler’s Wells

Itzik Galili’s party piece for Rambert returns to Sadler’s Wells for a percussion-fuelled carnival of dance, 28 dancers, four samba drummers and a dazzling light show contribute to its infectious energy.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Apollo Theatre

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Men In Motion
Men In Motion
London Coliseum

Men in Motion, first presented at Sadler’s Wells, has since been performed with great success in Moscow and at the Ravenna Festival, Italy. Devised by Ivan Putrov, this show is an exploration of the history of the male dancer over the last century.

Since its first performances Putrov has had the opportunity to develop his ideas. His research into the huge repertoire has revealed many fascinating pieces of choreography, which highlight the virtuosity and potency of the male dancer. He has also had the good fortune to collaborate with some of the most significant performing artists of this generation.

The Secret Theatre
The Secret Theatre
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Matthew Dunster, the Globe’s Associate Director, directs this new play by Anders Lustgarten, an award-winning playwright renowned for his bold approach to social and political questions. The Secret Theatre asks what we are prepared to sacrifice in order to ensure our safety.

The Gruffalo's Child
The Gruffalo’s Child
Lyric Theatre

Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child – with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her in the West End this Christmas. The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood… One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Barbican

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Old Vic Theatre

Welsh star Rhys Ifans returns to The Old Vic to take on the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ timeless classic A Christmas Carol.

Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
Barbican

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Goats
Royal Court Theatre

Goats is the major new play by Syrian playwright and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji, and is set in a small Syrian town where , soldiers are celebrated as heroes and grieving families are nourished on propaganda. The local party leader decides on a radical compensation scheme: a goat for each son martyred.

How to Win Against History
How To Win Against History
Young Vic

The 5th Marquis of Anglesey, Henry Cyril Paget, was one of the world’s wealthiest men. By the time of his death in 1905, aged just 29, he had spent the family fortune on luxurious clothes and mounting lavish theatrical productions – casting himself in the lead role.

Parliament Square
Bush Theatre

How far would you go for what you believe in?

Kat gets up one morning, leaves her family behind and travels to London to carry out an act that will change her life and, she hopes, everyone else’s. For those it touches, their lives will never be the same. But what, in the end, are the real consequences of her actions?

Dear Brutus
Dear Brutus
Southwark Playhouse

From J. M. Barrie, the celebrated writer of Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton and Quality Street, comes this haunting drama of self-revelation. Darkly comic, and presented in a sumptuous production for the play’s centenary year, Dear Brutus is Barrie at his most magical.

The Woman in White
The Woman in White
Charing Cross Theatre

This brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Tony and Oliver Award-nominated musical will be directed by Thom Southerland, known for his extensive work at the  Charing Cross Theatre. It will be the premiere of a revised score, which has music be Lloyd Webber and lyrics by David Zippel.

Cell Mates
Hampstead Theatre

Simon Gray’s absorbing and deftly funny play, unperformed since 1995, explores how personal freedom is an illusion and even friendship must have carefully circumscribed limits in a world where deception is a reflex response.

Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus
Barbican

Shakespeare’s gory revenge presents us with murder as entertainment. As the body count piles up, the tragedy poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. David Troughton leads the cast.

Grimly Handsome
Royal Court Theatre

“Last night I woke up and found that I was not at home. And I was not wearing my own clothes. And then I wasn’t sure. Maybe they were my clothes, and I was someone else.”

In an unnamed American city, two strangers sell Christmas trees on the sidewalk; two cops work to solve a killing spree; and a young woman finds herself transforming in ways she could never have imagined.