All the West End shows opening in 2022
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore and Busted's Matt Willis starred in the third iteration of 2:22 - A Ghost Story in the West End. 2:22 - A Ghost Story was at the Criterion Theatre from 7 May to 8 Jan. 2023.
Kerry Ellis and Bonnie Langford starred in the hit musical this summer. Anything Goes returned to the Barbican from 15 July - 3 November.
Joshua Harmon's acclaimed play returned to London this summer. Bad Jews was at the Arts Theatre from 14 July - 25 September.
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.
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.
The Olivier-nominated play, Cruise, returned to the West End. Cruise was at the Apollo Theatre from 13 August - 4 September.
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.
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.
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.
The drag queen murder mystery play returns! See the sisters back on stage as they solve another murder. Death Drop 2: Back in the Habit was at the Garrick Theatre from 8 to 20 November.
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.
It's a tale as old as time, and it was back in the West End this summer. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was at the London Palladium from 24 June - 17 September.
The Christmas Elf musical is in the West End in 2022. Elf was at the Dominion Theatre from 14 November - 7 Jan. 2023.
David Tennant and Elliot Levey starred in C. P. Taylor's Holocaust drama, Good. Good was at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 6 October to 7 Jan. 2023.
Grease was the word at the Dominion Theatre! A newer, grittier version of Grease opened at the Dominion Theatre starring Peter Andre and Jason Donovan, with performances from 3 May to 29 October.
Fee, fi, fo, fum, I smell the makings of a pantomime! Jack and the Beanstalk was at the London Palladium from 10 December - 15 Jan. 2023.
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.
The hit comedy played to the West End for five weeks. Liz Kingsman: One Woman Show was at the Ambassadors Theatre from 13 December to 21 January.
David Harbour and Bill Pullman starred in Theresa Rebeck's new play. Mad House was at the Ambassadors Theatre from 14 June - 4 September.
The Lincoln Center Theater's 2018 production of My Fair Lady was at the London Coliseum from 7 May to 27 August.
After sell-out performances in Edinburgh, Rob Madge's debut show heads to the West End. My Son's A Queer, (But What Can You Do) was at the Garrick Theatre from 21 October to 6 November.
Emma Corrin starred in Virginia Woolf's Orlando. Orlando was at the Garrick Theatre from 25 November to 25 February.
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.
Raise your voice at Sister Act this summer, starring Beverley Knight, Keala Settle, Clive Rowe and Lizzie Bea. Sister Act was at the Eventim Apollo from 19 July - 28 August.
Juliet Stevenson starred in the critically-acclaimed play, The Doctor in the West End. The Doctor was at the Duke of York's Theatre from 29 September - 11 December.
Amy Adams played Amanda Wingfield in the latest revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. The Glass Menagerie was at the Duke of York's Theatre from 23 May - 28 August.
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.
Samantha Womack played the White Witch in C.S. Lewis' Narnia tale. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe was at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 18 July to 8 Jan. 2023.
After performances were cut due to the pandemic, Emilia Clarke was back in The Seagull in 2022. The Seagull was at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 29 June - 10 September.
David Mitchell and Gemma Whelan starred in the Shakespeare-inspired play The Upstart Crow in 2022. The Upstart Crow was at the Apollo Theatre from 23 September - 3 December.
Gabriel Byrne starred in his one-man play, Walking With Ghosts. Walking With Ghosts was at the Apollo Theatre from 6 to 17 September.
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