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Photo credit: Amy Adams in The Glass Menagerie, Mark Rylance in Jerusalem and Taron Egerton in Cock (Photos courtesy of The Glass Menagerie, Jerusalem and Cock)

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.

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 4 September.

Anything Goes

Anything Goes returns to the Barbican from 15 July - 3 November. Anything Goes tickets are on sale now.

Bad Jews

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

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 is at the Arts Theatre from 9 April - 10 July. Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical tickets are on sale now.

Cock

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

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.

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.

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. Elf the Musical tickets are on sale now.

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. Grease tickets are on sale now.

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. Jack and the Beanstalk tickets are on sale now.

Jerusalem

Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook reprise their lauded roles as the Rooster and Ginger in Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. Since Jerusalem first opened at the Royal Court in 2009, the pair have been in London and Broadway productions. Now, in a Jerusalem homecoming, the play returns to the Apollo Theatre from 16 April - 6 August.

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. Mad House tickets are on sale now.

Musicals by Candlelight

Sit back, relax and experience the world’s most beloved musical theatre compositions performed by a live string quartet in the heart of London’s West End. Musicals by Candlelight was at The Actor's Church from 20 April - 19 May.

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. My Fair Lady tickets are on sale now.

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.

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. Sister Act tickets are on sale now.

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. The Glass Menagerie tickets are on sale now.

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 directs The Human Voice, which ran from 17 March - 9 April.

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.

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. The Seagull tickets are on sale now.

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, and To Kill a Mockingbird tickets are on sale now.

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