Following the news of a second lockdown in England from 5 November to 2 December, all live theatre is currently suspended. Obviously, this is deeply gutting for all West End shows and London theatres that were gearing up to open their doors once again in November.
Below, we’ve listed all the West End shows that were either due to open in November, or were continuing performances in November. We’ll update this page with the latest news on each show, so be sure to bookmark this page and stay up to date with London theatre.
Performed at the Barn Theatre, Private Peaceful was due to transfer to the Garrick Theatre; the first original play to open since the first lockdown. The show was set to play a two-week run at the Garrick from 7 November, meaning all performances of Private Peaceful are currently suspended.
The rule of six has sadly defeated Six. The show’s reign was due to continue at the Lyric Theatre from 14 November, but this won’t be the case anymore. Performances of Six are currently due to resume from 5 December at 8pm, ahead of an eventual return back to the Arts Theatre.
The 60th anniversary production of Harold Pinter's classic was due to open at the Hampstead Theatre in November. Unfortunately, this won't be the case anymore. There's still good news, as the production will now begin on 3 December, with dates extended into the middle of January 2021.
Having reopened last month, the art-deco adaptation of The Great Gatsby won’t be welcoming audiences to this roaring party for a while. All performances of The Great Gatsby from 4 November to 2 December are cancelled, set for a return on 3 December. The show has also extended to 28 Feb. 2021, so there’s still time to celebrate at this marvellous party.
The Last Five Years will now end its run at Southwark Playhouse on 4 November. The production was the first to play at the reopened venue, but audiences can still watch a filmed performance via livestream later in November.