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All the West End shows opening in 2022

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

2022 brings a new year of visionary theatre and world-class talent to our shores. London's theatre scene is set to be an exciting one in 2022, with critically-acclaimed film stars and television actors making their West End debuts. There's also West End productions that are finally receiving their premieres after the pandemic pushed 2020 scheduling plans.

Here's a rundown of all the West End shows opening in 2022, listed by show name in alphabetical order. Information will be updated as soon as it is made available, so bookmark this page to ensure you've got the latest London theatre news.

Book tickets to West End shows opening in 2022

There's dozens of shows opening throughout the year in London. Take a look at the latest West End shows opening soon and secure your tickets now to avoid missing out. Here's all the London theatre you can look forward to.

2:22 - A Ghost Story

Harry Potter filmstar Tom Felton will make his West End debut in the third iteration of 2:22 - A Ghost Story in the West End. 2:22 - A Ghost Story is at the Criterion Theatre from 7 May to 8 Jan. 2023.

Anything Goes

Kerry Ellis and Bonnie Langford star in the hit musical this summer. Anything Goes returns to the Barbican from 15 July - 3 November. Book Anything Goes tickets on London Theatre.

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Bad Jews

Joshua Harmon's acclaimed play returns to London this summer. Bad Jews is at the Arts Theatre from 14 July - 25 September. Book Bad Jews tickets on London Theatre.

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Cruise

The Olivier-nominated play, Cruise, returns to the West End. Cruise is at the Apollo Theatre from 13 August - 4 September. Book Cruise tickets on London Theatre.

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast

It's a tale as old as time, and it's back in the West End this summer. Disney's Beauty and the Beast is at the London Palladium from 24 June - 17 September. Book Disney's Beauty and the Beast tickets on London Theatre.

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Elf the Musical

The Christmas Elf musical is in the West End in 2022. Elf is at the Dominion Theatre from 14 November - 7 Jan. 2023. Book Elf the Musical tickets on London Theatre.

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Grease

Grease is the word at the Dominion Theatre! A newer, grittier version of Grease is opening at the Dominion Theatre starring Peter Andre and Jason Donovan, with performances from 3 May to 29 October. Book Grease tickets on London Theatre.

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Good

David Tennant and Elliot Levey star in C. P. Taylor's Holocaust drama, Good. Good is at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 6 October to 24 December.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Fee, fi, fo, fum, I smell the makings of a pantomime! Jack and the Beanstalk is at the London Palladium from 10 December - 15 Jan. 2023. Book Jack and the Beanstalk tickets on London Theatre.

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Mad House

David Harbour and Bill Pullman star in Theresa Rebeck's new play in the West End. Mad House is at the Ambassadors Theatre from 14 June - 4 September. Book Mad House tickets on London Theatre.

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My Fair Lady

The Lincoln Center Theater's 2018 production of My Fair Lady will arrive in London in summer 2022. My Fair Lady is at the London Coliseum from 7 May to 27 August. Book My Fair Lady tickets on London Theatre.

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Sister Act

Raise your voice at Sister Act this summer, starring Beverley Knight, Keala Settle, Clive Rowe and Lizzie Bea. Sister Act is at the Eventim Apollo from 19 July - 28 August. Book Sister Act tickets on London Theatre.

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The Choir of Man

The Olivier-nominated feel-good hit The Choir of Man returns for another happy hour in London. The Choir of Man is at the Arts Theatre from 1 October - 5 Feb. 2023. Book The Choir of Man tickets on London Theatre.

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The Doctor

Juliet Stevenson stars in the critically-acclaimed play, The Doctor in the West End. The Doctor is at the Duke of York's Theatre from 29 September - 11 December. Book The Doctor tickets on London Theatre.

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The Glass Menagerie

Amy Adams will play Amanda Wingfield in the latest revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. The new adaptation will also see the role of Tom shared between two actors, illuminating the character's fragmented mind. The Glass Menagerie is at the Duke of York's Theatre from 23 May - 28 August. Book The Glass Menagerie tickets on London Theatre.

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The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Samantha Womack will play the White Witch in C.S. Lewis' Narnia tale. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 18 July to 8 Jan. 2023. Book The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe tickets on London Theatre.

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The Seagull

After performances were cut due to the pandemic, Emilia Clarke is back in The Seagull in 2022. The Seagull is at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 29 June - 10 September. [Book The Seagull tickets on London Theatre.]

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The Upstart Crow

David Mitchell and Gemma Whelan will star in the Shakespeare-inspired play The Upstart Crow in 2022. The Upstart Crow is at the Apollo Theatre from 23 September - 3 December.

To Kill a Mockingbird

All rise for To Kill a Mockingbird in London. Harper Lee's literary masterpiece is now an award-winning play, and Rafe Spall will play Atticus Finch in the tale of racial injustice and small-town America. To Kill a Mockingbird is at the Gielgud Theatre from 10 March. Book To Kill a Mockingbird tickets on London Theatre.

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Walking with Ghosts

Gabriel Byrne stars in his one-man play, Walking With Ghosts. Walking With Ghosts is at the Apollo Theatre from 6 to 17 September. Book Walking With Ghosts tickets on London Theatre.

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West End shows in 2022

Not every West End show can stay around forever. Some West End productions run in London for a limited run. Take a look at all the West End shows that opened and closed in 2022.

Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical

Frances Mayli-McCann and Jordan Luke Gage play the lead criminals in Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical's West End premiere. Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical was at the Arts Theatre from 9 April - 10 July.

Cock

Bridgerton's Jonathan Bailey and Rocketman's Taron Egerton play a couple on the brink of separation in Cock. Cock was at the Ambassadors Theatre from 5 March - 5 June.

Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy reprised his Olivier-nominated turn as the titular poet in a rap-fuelled Cyrano de Bergerac. Cyrano de Bergerac was at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 3 February - 12 March.

David Suchet - Poirot and More, A Retrospective

Look back on the seven-time Olivier-nominated actor David Suchet's marvellous career in the New Year, as he recounts stories from Poirot and The Importance of Being Earnest in an intimate series of conversations. David Suchet - Poirot and More, A Retrospective was at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 4 - 22 January.

Death Drop

RuPaul's Drag Race stars Jujubee, Kitty Scott-Claus and Latrice Royale star in the latest installment of Death Drop in the West End. Death Drop was at the Criterion Theatre from 3 March - 24 April.

Dirty Dancing

Are you ready to have the time of your life? Dirty Dancing returns to the West End in 2022, playing at the Dominion Theatre from 2 February to 16 April. Dirty Dancing will return to the West End in 2023. Find out more about Dirty Dancing in London.

Jerusalem

Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook reprised their lauded roles as the Rooster and Ginger in Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. The play returned to the Apollo Theatre from 16 April - 7 August.

Prima Facie

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer will make her West End debut in the one-woman play Prima Facie. The gripping drama sees barrister Tessa deal with the complications of her latest cases while making her mark in the corporate world. Prima Facie is at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 15 April - 18 June.

The Human Voice

Ruth Wilson will star in the one-woman play The Human Voice at the Harold Pinter Theatre this spring. Ivo van Hove directed The Human Voice, which ran from 17 March - 9 April.

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