London Theatre Closings

Make sure you don't miss that must-see production with our guide to shows closing soon in London.

105 shows found
Macbeth
Macbeth
Olivier Theatre, National
No Matinee

Sleep no more...

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris.

Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

DNA
Southwark Playhouse
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

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.

Killer Joe
Killer Joe
Trafalgar Studio One
No Matinee

Starring Orlando Bloom, Tracy Letts’ black comedy Killer Joe follows The Smith family who plot to murder a wealthy matriarch and claim her insurance money.

The Ferryman
The Ferryman
Gielgud Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

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.

Instructions for Correct Assembly
Instructions for Correct Assembly
Royal Court Theatre
No Matinee

Maybe turn down the ‘opinionated’ dial?

Hari and Max weren’t satisfied with their first attempt at parenthood, so they’re giving it a second go.

Only this time they’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee and an easy-to-follow construction manual.

They’re certain, as long as they follow it step-by-step, he’s going to be perfect.

Moormaid
Moormaid
Arcola Theatre
No Matinee

Berlin. Eleven past eleven. Art teacher Melissa is about to do something drastic.

Seeking a place to hide, her ex-pupil Mehdi interrupts her momentum. Both embark on a turbulent journey, painting and battling their way through the past.

The Fall
Southwark Playhouse
Tuesday Matinee

Two teenagers sneak into an old man’s home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children.

Absolute Hell
Absolute Hell
Lyttelton Theatre, National
No Matinee

30 years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the NT to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Set design is by Lizzie Clachan with costumes designed by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti. Opening in April 2018, cast to be announced.

The Best Man
The Best Man
Playhouse Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Martin Shaw leads the cast in the timely UK premiere of Gore Vidal’s award winning political thriller about ambition, political scandal, ruthlessness… and the race for the white house.

The Way of the World
The Way of the World
Donmar Warehouse
Thursday Matinee

Family, money, desire: the rules of the game, the way of the world.

Lady Wishfort’s sprawling, dysfunctional family are riven by desire – there’s everything to lose and six thousand pounds to gain. Congreve’s glorious ensemble of characters battle it out in this exposing, satirical comedy where everyone needs to win just to get by.

The Writer
The Writer
Almeida Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

“I want awe. I feel like I need blood. All the time. And anything less than that makes me feel desperate. It makes me feel like I want to die.”

She wants to change the shape of the world. But a new way of thinking needs a new story. How can she make herself heard?

Building The Wall
Building the Wall
Park Theatre
Thursday Matinee

2019, America. Rick is incarcerated awaiting sentencing for the crime of the century. He grants just one interview – to Gloria, an African American historian. In a world where history is written by the winners, Gloria wants a full account. Unfiltered. Direct from source.

Looking for the best seats...