Shows in May 2018

67 shows found
  • Chess
    Chess
    London Coliseum

    Written by great musical lyricist Sir Tim Rice, with music by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Chess will be returning to London for its first major revival in the capital for over 30 years.

    Chess is set around a chess tournament between two grandmasters, one American, the other a Soviet. Between them, apart from a chess board, is a woman who manages one of the men, and who falls in love with the other.  

  • Chicago
    Chicago
    Phoenix Theatre

    Chicago, the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, has delighted audiences around the world with its two Vaudevillian criminals Roxie and Velma. The pair are sent to Cook County Jail after they both commit murders, and the show takes you through their crimes, time in prison and subsequent trials. It’s set to a classic soundtrack featuring showstoppers such as “All That Jazz”, “I Can’t Do It Alone” and “Razzle Dazzle”.

    The musical is set to be revived in London at the Phoenix Theatre from 26th March 2018. 

  • Cloud Gate - Formosa
    Cloud Gate - Formosa
    Sadler's Wells

    Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min’s new work takes inspiration from the legendary words of the Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, as they spotted the verdant land that would one day be known as Taiwan: “Formosa!” (“Beautiful!”)

    With music by award-winning Taiwanese indigenous singer Sangpuy and projection designs made up of Chinese characters, the lines between tribal rituals and the bustle of the city begin to blur. Using gesture, script, music and other elements of the island, Lin explores how writing has a power to distort memories and erase history.

  • The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
    The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
    Criterion Theatre

    Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End!

    Book now for this dynamite comedy. It would be criminal to miss it!

  • DNA
    Southwark Playhouse

    Following the success of its 2016 sell-out production, the National Youth Theatre are delighted to announce the second return of this Dennis Kelly favourite. Under the dynamic direction of 2016 Bryan Forbes Bursary winner and Frantic Assembly practitioner Sean Hollands, this hilarious tale with a very dark heart will be staged by Britain’s best young talent.

  • Don McLean
    Don McLean
    London Palladium

    America’s legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean returns to the UK in May for a select number of dates in support of his new album, Botanical Gardens, out in 2018. 

    The folk-influenced singer-songwriter is best known for his songs Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Crying, Castles In The Air and the iconic American Pie. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and in 2004 was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. He has sold-out arenas worldwide, undertaken 14 world tours and has performed more than 4,000 concert appearances. 2011 saw him appear on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage and in 2012 he was awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Dreamgirls
    Dreamgirls
    Savoy Theatre

    Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original Broadway production, the UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls opened at the Savoy Theatre in November 2016 to critical and audience acclaim.

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie
    Everybody's Talking About Jamie
    Apollo Theatre

    Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. This fearless, funny, fabulous brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae. Sixteen: the edge of possibility.  Time to make your dreams come true.

  • Fatherland
    Fatherland
    Lyric Hammersmith

    This bold new production, by Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens, focusing on contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions, premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre as part of Manchester International Festival. Fatherland will open in May and will be a part of the 2018 LIFT festival.

  • Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
    Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
    Radisson Blu Edwardian

    Inspired by one of Britain's greatest ever comedy series, this 2 hour interactive production is set in a restaurant where you the audience are the diners. If you love the original show, you'll find Faulty Towers The Dining Experience a unique, novel pleasure and unmissably great fun.

  • The Ferryman
    The Ferryman
    Gielgud Theatre

    Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed premiere at the Royal Court Theatre earlier this year, Jez Butterworth's newest play, The Ferryman, transferred into London's West End. Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes and designed by Rob Howell, The Ferryman opened to five-star reviews across the board and marks a hat-trick of acclaimed plays from Jez Butterworth, after The River and the multi-award winning Jerusalem played in London.

  • Frozen
    Frozen
    Theatre Royal Haymarket

    Starring Doctor Foster actress Suranne Jones, the Bryony Lavery play Frozen will be revived at Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited 12-week run from February 2018.

    Frozen tells the story of the search for missing 10-year-old girl Rhona, and follows her mother (played by Jones) and kidnapper, who will be played by Jason Watkins.

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