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The date listed is when a show will have its official opening night (Press night). However, shows will also have 'preview' performances before the official opening night. (See info on the right!)

Date West End Shows Opening

22 Apr 2014 PRIVACY
by James Graham
at Donmar Warehouse
(previews from 10 Apr 2014)

23 Apr 2014 SILVER TASSIE, THE
by Sean O’Casey
at Lyttelton, National Theatre
(previews from 15 Apr 2014)

23 Apr 2014 HAMLET (GLOBE TO GLOBE)
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 23 Apr 2014)

24 Apr 2014 UNCLE VANYA (Performed in Russian with English surtitles)
by Anton Checkov
at Wyndham's Theatre
(previews from 23 Apr 2014)

24 Apr 2014 THREE SISTERS (Performed in Russian with English surtitles)
by Anton Checkov
at Wyndham's Theatre
(previews from 24 Apr 2014)

28 Apr 2014 RAGS THE MUSICAL - IN CONCERT
Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Joseph Stein
at Lyric Theatre
(previews from 28 Apr 2014)

28 Apr 2014 MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Small Touring Production
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 28 Apr 2014)

01 May 2014 TITUS ANDRONICUS
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 24 Apr 2014)

05 May 2014 ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (GLOBE TO GLOBE)
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 05 May 2014)

06 May 2014 DE PROFUNDIS
Music & Lyrics by Paul Dale Vickers, based on the poem by Oscar Wilde
at Leicester Square Theatre Lounge
(previews from 01 May 2014)

08 May 2014 1984
By George Orwell, a new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
at Playhouse Theatre
(previews from 28 Apr 2014)

08 May 2014 YELLOW FACE
by David Henry Hwang
at The Shed, National Theatre
(previews from 05 May 2014)

13 May 2014 PAJAMA GAME , THE
Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell; Based on Bissell’s novel 7 ˝ Cents
at Shaftesbury Theatre
(previews from 02 May 2014)

17 May 2014 WOLF HALL
A new dramatisation of Hilary Mantel’s novels by Mike Poulton
at Aldwych Theatre
(previews from 01 May 2014)

17 May 2014 BRING UP THE BODIES
A new dramatisation of Hilary Mantel’s novels by Mike Poulton
at Aldwych Theatre
(previews from 07 May 2014)

19 May 2014 GODSPELL IN CONCERT
Musical by Stephen Schwartz
at Lyric Theatre
(previews from 19 May 2014)

20 May 2014 ALL MY SONS
By Arthur Miller
at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
(previews from 15 May 2014)

21 May 2014 MISS SAIGON
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly.
at Prince Edward Theatre
(previews from 03 May 2014)

23 May 2014 ANIMALS AND CHILDREN TOOK TO THE STREETS , THE
by Suzanne Andrade
at Lyttelton, National Theatre
(previews from 23 May 2014)

27 May 2014 BAKERSFIELD MIST
By Stephen Sachs
at Duchess Theatre
(previews from 10 May 2014)

28 May 2014 CLARENCE DARROW
by David W Rintels
at Old Vic Theatre
(previews from 28 May 2014)

29 May 2014 ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 17 May 2014)

02 Jun 2014 MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (GLOBE TO GLOBE) (PERFORMED IN SIGN LANGUAGE)
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 02 Jun 2014)

03 Jun 2014 CONFESSIONS OF GORDON BROWN, THE
by Kevin Toolis
at Ambassadors Theatre
(previews from 03 Jun 2014)

05 Jun 2014 HOTEL
by Polly Stenham
at The Shed, National Theatre
(previews from 31 May 2014)

10 Jun 2014 FATHERS AND SONS
by Brian Friel , after the novel by Ivan Turgenev
at Donmar Warehouse
(previews from 05 Jun 2014)

10 Jun 2014 LAST DAYS OF TROY, THE
By Simon Armitage
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 10 Jun 2014)

12 Jun 2014 MR BURNS
by Anne Washurn
at Almeida Theatre (Off West End)
(previews from 05 Jun 2014)

12 Jun 2014 KHANDAN (FAMILY)
by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
at Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
(previews from 11 Jun 2014)

17 Jun 2014 CAFE SOCIETY SWING – A TRUE STORY
created by Alex Webb
at Leicester Square Theatre Main House
(previews from 17 Jun 2014)

17 Jun 2014 HOBSON'S CHOICE
By Harold Brighouse
at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
(previews from 12 Jun 2014)

18 Jun 2014 SKYLIGHT
By David Hare
at Wyndham's Theatre
(previews from 06 Jun 2014)

19 Jun 2014 ADLER & GIBB
by Tim Crouch
at Royal Court Theatre Downstairs
(previews from 13 Jun 2014)

20 Jun 2014 RED FOREST
Devised by Belarus Free Theatre
at Young Vic Theatre (The Maria)
(previews from 12 Jun 2014)

23 Jun 2014 VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT, THE
by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
(previews from 20 Jun 2014)

27 Jun 2014 TWELFTH NIGHT RE-IMAGINED
By William Shakespeare
at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
(previews from 21 Jun 2014)

30 Jun 2014 ELEPHANTOM, THE
by Ross Collins, in a version adapted by Ben Power
at New London Theatre
(previews from 30 Jun 2014)

01 Jul 2014 RICHARD III
by William Shakespeare
at Trafalgar Studios 1 Theatre
(previews from 01 Jul 2014)

02 Jul 2014 TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA, THE
By Judith Kerr, adapted by David Wood
at Lyric Theatre
(previews from 02 Jul 2014)

02 Jul 2014 JULIUS CAESAR
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 20 Jun 2014)

08 Jul 2014 CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, THE
based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens
at Gielgud Theatre
(previews from 24 Jun 2014)

09 Jul 2014 CRUCIBLE, THE
by Arthur Miller
at Old Vic Theatre
(previews from 24 Jun 2014)

11 Jul 2014 EVENTS, THE
By David Greig
at Young Vic Theatre (The Maria)
(previews from 10 Jul 2014)

17 Jul 2014 IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE
By Oscar Wilde
at Harold Pinter Theatre
(previews from 27 Jun 2014)

21 Jul 2014 MEDEA
by Euripides, new version by Ben Power
at Olivier, National Theatre
(previews from 14 Jul 2014)

23 Jul 2014 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall from the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
at Noel Coward Theatre
(formerly Albery)

(previews from 02 Jul 2014)

23 Jul 2014 HOLY WARRIORS
By David Eldridge
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 19 Jul 2014)

24 Jul 2014 NETHER, THE
by Jennifer Haley
at Royal Court Theatre Downstairs
(previews from 17 July 2014)

28 Jul 2014 PORGY AND BESS
By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin. Book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Musical Score adapted by Diedre L. Murray.
at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
(previews from 17 Jul 2014)

28 Jul 2014 STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A
by Tennessee Williams
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
(previews from 23 Jul 2014)

04 Aug 2014 EPSTEIN: THE MAN WHO MADE THE BEATLES
by Andrew Sherlock
at Leicester Square Theatre Main House
(previews from 30 Jul 2014)

06 Aug 2014 KING LEAR - Small Touring Production
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 06 Aug 2014)

28 Aug 2014 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Harper Lee, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel
at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
(previews from 28 Aug 2014)

01 Sep 2014 PUNISHMENT WITHOUT REVENGE (GLOBE TO GLOBE) (PERFORMED IN SPANISH)
By Lope de Vega
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 01 Sep 2014)

04 Sep 2014 COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 30 Aug 2014)

08 Sep 2014 FAME FOREVER
Conceived and developed by David De Silva, music by Steve Margoshes, book and lyrics by Ben H Winters
at Lyric Theatre
(previews from 08 Sep 2014)

16 Sep 2014 BALLYTURK
By Enda Walsh
at Lyttelton, National Theatre
(previews from 11 Sep 2014)

17 Sep 2014 DOCTOR' SCROGGY'S WAR
By Howard Brenton
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 12 Sep 2014)

22 Sep 2014 PITCAIRN
By Richard Bean
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(previews from 22 Sep 2014)

25 Sep 2014 JAMES I: THE KEY WILL KEEP THE LOCK (Part of The James Plays)
The James Plays are a trio of new history plays by Rona Munro
at Olivier, National Theatre
(previews from 10 Sep 2014)

25 Sep 2014 JAMES II: DAY OF THE INNOCENTS (Part of The James Plays)
The James Plays are a trio of new history plays by Rona Munro
at Olivier, National Theatre
(previews from 15 Sep 2014)

25 Sep 2014 JAMES III: THE TRUE MIRROR (Part of The James Plays)
The James Plays are a trio of new history plays by Rona Munro
at Olivier, National Theatre
(previews from 19 Sep 2014)

01 Oct 2014 ELECTRA
by Sophocles in a version by Frank McGuinness
at Old Vic Theatre
(previews from 20 Sep 2014)

16 Oct 2014 CHERRY ORCHARD, THE
by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Simon Stephens
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
(previews from 10 Oct 2014)

19 Oct 2014 BOBBY SOCKS AND BLUE JEANS

at London Palladium Theatre
(previews from 19 Oct 2014)

23 Oct 2014 MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL
Based on a concept by George W. George. Book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro. Music & lyrics by David Bryan
at Shaftesbury Theatre
(previews from 09 Oct 2014)

05 Nov 2014 MADE IN DAGENHAM - THE MUSICAL
Book by Richard Bean, music by David Arnold, lyrics by Richard Thomas. Based on motion picture of the same name.
at Adelphi Theatre
(previews from 09 Oct 2014)

11 Dec 2014 HENRY IV PART I
by William Shakespeare
at Barbican Theatre
(previews from 29 Nov 2014)

11 Dec 2014 HENRY IV PART 2
by William Shakespeare
at Barbican Theatre
(previews from 02 Dec 2014)

12 Dec 2014 GOLEM
created by 1927, written by Suzanne Andrade
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
(previews from 09 Dec 2014)

22 Dec 2014 TREASURE ISLAND
by Robert Louis Stevenson, adaptation by Bryony Lavery
at Olivier, National Theatre
(previews from 22 Dec 2014)

19 Feb 2015 HAPPY DAYS
by Samuel Beckett
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
(previews from 13 Feb 2015)

01 Jul 2015 IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE
by Oscar Wilde
at To be confirmed
(previews from 24 Jun 2015)

05 Aug 2015 HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
at Barbican Theatre
(previews from 05 Aug 2015)

What are Previews?
Generally, previews are performances that allow the director and production team to make changes or for the cast to become settled in their part before the show is attended by theatre critics.

The general public can buy tickets for previews, and in some cases the price is reduced. Generally, you won't find much difference between a show in previews and when it is technically 'opened', although new musicals may have many changes!


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