Upcoming West End Shows

Gundog
Royal Court Theatre

“Land beneath our feet. Got all our blood inside it hasn’t it? All that time. Belongs to us.”

On a farm in the middle of nowhere, sisters Becky and Anna try to hold their family together after the death of their mother.

Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Wyndham’s Theatre

Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day’s Journey Into Night is set over one summer’s night and tells the story of the Tryone family in a seaside town in  Connecticut. The family consists of father James, mother Mary and sons Jamie and Edmund as they deal with family problems such as their pasts and illness.

Again
Again
Trafalgar Studio Two

A once close-knit family of four reunite after a long period of estrangement. This time, this time, it must go right.

Words never said. Words said that shouldn’t be. Contradicting memories. Family history builds like sedimentary rock, layer upon layer.

Iolanthe
Iolanthe
London Coliseum

Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny, satirical fantasy, revealing a typically Gilbert & Sullivan topsy-turvy worldview. Phyllis and Strephon wish to marry, but as Phyllis is a ward of court she requires the Lord Chancellor’s permission. The Lord Chancellor, however, wants her for himself.

Mad As Hell
Mad as Hell
Jermyn Street

A bar in Jamaica. The early 1960s. When womanizing, hell-raising film star Peter Finch meets Eletha Barrett, a charismatic island girl, they both get more than they bargained for. The relationship between Peter and Eletha scandalises Hollywood, and culminates in Finch’s Oscar-winning performance in Network.

Ben Batt
The York Realist
Donmar Warehouse

Peter Gill’s influential play about two young men in love is a touching reflection on the rival forces of family, class and longing.

Donmar associate Robert Hastie returns following his previous productions My Night with Reg and Splendour for this timely revival from one of our greatest living playwrights.

Girls & Boys
Royal Court Theatre

A couple fall head over heels in love with each other after meeting in the queue fro an EasyJet flight at an airport. Now, they’ve started settling down: buying a house together, having kids, juggling their careers. But their world begins to unravel, and things start going “properly wrong”.

Angry
Angry
Southwark Playhouse

A spaceship hurtles towards a black hole. A book-loving couple flee a burning city. A bloodshot eye conjures up kisses and wild animals. The world premiere of Philip Ridley’s Angry is a menacing, magical, and darkly comedic collection of stories that vibrate with the lingering unease of our times.

Jubilee
Jubilee
Lyric Hammersmith

Faith in the establishment collapsing everywhere. The far-right on the march. Culture wars and random violence – all decked out in red, white and blue. But a spirit of anarchy hangs in the air, the desire to burn it all down and start over…

Frozen
Frozen
Theatre Royal Haymarket

Starring Doctor Foster actress Suranne Jones, the Bryony Lavery play Frozen will be revived at Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited 12-week run from February 2018.

Dust
Dust
Soho Theatre

Life, Alice thinks, isn’t worth living. So she kills herself. But she’s stuck. A fly on the wall. Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And discovers that death isn’t the change she hoped for.

Harold and Maude
Harold and Maude
Charing Cross Theatre

Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing:  a compulsive, self-destructive young man who attends funerals for entertainment and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.

Trust
Gate Theatre

Vodka. Cee Lo Green. Pyjamas. Classic break-up.

Jude Christian returns to the Gate Theatre with this anarchic celebration of broken relationships, complex negotiations, and the tyranny of capitalism. Come and join the party.

Fanny & Alexander
Fanny & Alexander
Old Vic Theatre

Legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece Fanny & Alexander is translated to the stage by BAFTA award-winning writer Stephen Beresford and Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster.

Summer and Smoke
Almeida Theatre

The girl who said ‘no’ — she doesn’t exist anymore, she died last summer — suffocated in smoke from something on fire inside her. In the heat of summer – under the wings of an angel – Alma meets John. Trapped between desire and fear in a life of obligation, her world turns upside down in the search for salvation.

The Best Man
The Best Man
Playhouse Theatre

Martin Shaw leads the cast in the timely UK premiere of Gore Vidal’s award winning political thriller about ambition, political scandal, ruthlessness… and the race for the white house.

Macbeth
Macbeth
Olivier Theatre, National

Sleep no more…

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris.

Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Old Fools
Old Fools
Southwark Playhouse

Old Fools is the story of Tom and Viv, their love and the life they’ve shared together – from first spark to dying light. But not necessarily in that order.

Directed by Sharon Burrell, it is a surprising and touching tale about a couple, their experience of Alzheimer’s, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years.

La Traviata
La Traviata
London Coliseum

In his debut production as ENO Artistic Director, Daniel Kramer directs a production which contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, intimate moments. Verdi’s masterpiece features one of the most iconic, romantic and tragic scores of all time.

Caroline, or Change
Hampstead Theatre

1963. In quiet Lake Charles, Louisiana, the destruction of a Confederate statue might just signal that change is in the air… But, whatever the progress of the civil rights movement, in the Gellman household things seem just the same – for now at least.

The Great Wave
The Great Wave
Dorfman – National Theatre

Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham returns to the National Theatre to direct The Great Wave – in a co-production with the Tricycle, an epic play by Francis Turnly. Developed, while on a Channel 4 playwriting bursary at the Tricycle, the play is set in Japan and North Korea and tells the story of two sisters, Hanako and Reiko, who are struck by a gigantic wave.

Kiss of the Spider Woman
Menier Chocolate Factory

A provocative tale of love, victimisation, fantasy and the friendship that develops between two strikingly different men imprisoned together in a Latin American jail.

Ruthless! The Musical
Ruthless! The Musical
Arts Theatre

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO GET WHAT YOU WANT?

The all-female camp KILLER cult classic finally makes its way to London following its critical acclaim off-Broadway.

The Inheritance
The Inheritance
Young Vic

You have to wonder why there isn’t a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you’ve wanted for years. Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend.

The Marriage of Figaro
The Marriage of Figaro
London Coliseum

Mozart’s masterpiece reveals much about the human condition through consummate wit, grace and joyous musical invention. ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins conducts this second revival of Director Fiona Shaw’s critically acclaimed production.

Bat Out of Hell The Musical
Bat Out of Hell The Musical
Dominion Theatre

Jim Steinman‘s epic rock and roll theatrical fantasy BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL, the inspiration for one of the most iconic and successful albums in history, is a full throttle tale of teenage love, youthful rebellion and living the rock and roll dream. Featuring 17 of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, this high octane musical adventure directed by Jay Scheib, plays a limited season at the Dominion Theatre from April 2018. Book now!

Pressure
Pressure
Park Theatre

D-Day, June 1944. The Allied forces led by General Eisenhower are poised to launch. 350,000 lives at stake and the decision of whether or not to attack comes down to the most important weather forecast of all time.

The Country Wife
Southwark Playhouse

With this original adaptation, Morphic Graffiti thrust William Wycherley’s The Country Wife into the excesses and seductions of late 1920’s London: a city exploding with a heavy mix of jazz, gin and scandalous affairs.

The Way of the World
The Way of the World
Donmar Warehouse

Family, money, desire: the rules of the game, the way of the world.

Lady Wishfort’s sprawling, dysfunctional family are riven by desire – there’s everything to lose and six thousand pounds to gain. Congreve’s glorious ensemble of characters battle it out in this exposing, satirical comedy where everyone needs to win just to get by.

Quiz
Quiz
Noel Coward Theatre

Following his hit plays Ink and Labour of Love, James Graham’s latest work Quiz opens at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2018.

Quiz takes an in-depth look at our love for a good TV quiz show, from Mastermind to The Price is Right, before telling the story of the infamous ‘coughing Major’ Charles Ingram, who cheated his way to the top prize on ITV quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

The Moderate Soprano
The Moderate Soprano
Duke of York’s Theatre

David Hare’s magnificent new play about the love story at the heart of the foundation of Glyndebourne transfers from its sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre to the West End. John Christie’s formidable vision, born out of his adoration for the beautiful soprano Audrey Mildmay and his innate passion for opera, became a gift to the nation, revered the world over.

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Aldwych Theatre

The much anticipated Tina Turner musical receives its world premiere in London this March when it opens at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End.

Psychosis
4:48 Psychosis
Lyric Hammersmith

The return of 4.48 Psychosis, the Royal Opera’s production of Sarah Kane’s last play, winner of the Achievement in Opera award in the 2016 UK Theatre Awards

Strictly Ballroom
Strictly Ballroom
Piccadilly Theatre

Award-winning writer Baz Luhrmann, known for creating the films Moulin Rouge!, Romeo & Juliet and The Great Gatsby, presents Strictly Ballroom, a brand new musical inspired by his classic 1992 film.

Absolute Hell
Absolute Hell
Lyttelton Theatre, National

30 years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the NT to direct Rodney Ackland’s plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Set design is by Lizzie Clachan with costumes designed by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti. Opening in April 2018, cast to be announced.

Chess
Chess
London Coliseum

Written by great musical lyricist Sir Tim Rice, with music by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Chess will be returning to London for its first major revival in the capital for over 30 years.

Mood Music
Mood Music
Old Vic Theatre

A play about the drama and the psychodrama of making music by the writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange, the world premiere of Mood Music by Joe Penhall is directed by Roger Michell.

An Ideal Husband
An Ideal Husband
Vaudeville Theatre

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.

The Fall
Southwark Playhouse

Two teenagers sneak into an old man’s home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children.

Building The Wall
Building the Wall
Park Theatre

2019, America. Rick is incarcerated awaiting sentencing for the crime of the century. He grants just one interview – to Gloria, an African American historian. In a world where history is written by the winners, Gloria wants a full account. Unfiltered. Direct from source.

DNA
Southwark Playhouse

Following the success of its 2016 sell-out production, the National Youth Theatre are delighted to announce the second return of this Dennis Kelly favourite. Under the dynamic direction of 2016 Bryan Forbes Bursary winner and Frantic Assembly practitioner Sean Hollands, this hilarious tale with a very dark heart will be staged by Britain’s best young talent.

Nightfall
Nightfall
The Bridge Theatre

On a farm outside Winchester, Ryan struggles to make a living off the land. His sister Lou has returned home after the death of their father to support Jenny, their formidable mother. Not so long ago, when a neighbour’s Labrador strayed onto the farm, their dad reached for his shotgun.

Red
Red
Wyndham’s Theatre

Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch star the first UK revival of John Logan’s Red since Michael Grandage directed the play at the Donmar Warehouse. The production first opened in 2009 and went on to win six Tony Awards following a Broadway transfer, including one for Best Play.

As You Like It
As You Like It – Shakespeare’s Globe
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Rosalind, the daughter of an unjustly exiled duke, falls in love with the wronged Orlando, a courtier deprived of his birthright by his brother – but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy and accompanied by her cousin Celia, she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden.

Hamlet
Hamlet – Shakespeare’s Globe
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’

Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Packed with puppetry and enough theatrical magic to enchant both young and old alike, our spellbinding reinvention of Peter Pan is back.

For the wounded soldiers of World War One, imagination is their only escape. Yet as they’re transported to the fantastical lagoons and pirate ships of Never Land, allegories of the war they’ve left behind are ever present.

 

 

Tartuffe
Tartuffe
Theatre Royal Haymarket

Inspired by current world events, award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton Moliere’s has adapted afresh Moliere’s comedic masterpiece.

L.A. Present day. French media tycoon Orgon has re-located to Tinseltown with his family, his heart set on becoming Hollywood royalty. With a new studio to his name, and a palatial Beverly Hills mansion, his empire seems infallible. But all is not as it seems as Orgon falls under the seductive spell of Tartuffe, a radical American evangelist. So comprehensively has Tartuffe hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to steal his fortune, drive away his son, seduce his wife and marry his daughter.

The Rink
Southwark Playhouse

The award-winning musical The Rink skates into Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season from May 2018, for its first London revival in almost 30 years.

The Two Noble Kinsmen - Shakespere's Globe
The Two Noble Kinsmen – Shakespeare’s Globe
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

How long is forever? When the imprisoned Palamon and Arcite vow eternal friendship, they don’t expect that anything will come between them. But then from their cell window they see the beautiful Emilia, and their priorities take a sudden and violent turn. In this late romance, Fletcher and Shakespeare examine love in all its fluid and complex forms.

Fatherland
Fatherland
Lyric Hammersmith

Fatherland is a bold, ambitious show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. Created by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from Underworld and playwright Simon Stephens (Punk Rock, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), this daring collage of words, music and movement will transform the Lyric, animated by a 13-strong cast and a multitude of voices.