London Theatre Openings

Want to find the newest shows in London theatre? Impress your friends by being the first to see that new, must-see show with our list of what's opening soon in the West End and beyond.

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The Wipers Times
The Wipers Times
Arts Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. Following a sell-out national tour, The Wipers Times transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season.

Adam and Eve and Steve
Adam & Eve... and Steve
King's Head Theatre
No Matinee

Adam & Eve... and Steve is a brand new five star musical farce set in a newly created paradise, the Garden of Eden. The basis of every love story, every romantic ballad, and every sentimental poem ever written is man meets woman, they disagree, they resolve their differences, they fall in love. But…..Adam & Eve...

Chinglish
Chinglish
Park Theatre
Thursday Matinee

"The first rule of doing business in China is also the last. Always bring your own translator."

Don Juan in Soho
Don Juan in Soho
Wyndham's Theatre
No Matinee

Marber’s Don Juan in Soho, which premiered to great acclaim ten years ago at the Donmar Warehouse, is now produced in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon for Playful Productions in association with Sonia Friedman Productions.

Fame the Musical
FAME the Musical (Bridewell)
Bridewell Theatre
No Matinee

Experience FAME: THE MUSICAL, a the full-throttle journey exploring the struggle, fears, and triumphs of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music and theatre.

The Poetry of Exile
The Poetry of Exile
The White Bear Theatre
No Matinee

In this new elegiac drama, Chinese transcendental poetry collides with questions of fertility, practicality and wine in Hamilton’s trademark absurdist writing style.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Greenwich Theatre
No Matinee

A girl must make a choice… to take the child and run, or leave him behind in the fury of civil war. Brecht’s thrilling and revolutionary play follows a young girl who makes the biggest decision of her life. Set against the back drop of war and mutiny, Grusha seeks refuge and asylum. Her crime: saving the son of the fleeing establishment. Her reward, The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

The Life
The Life
Southwark Playhouse
Tuesday Matinee

Described by the New York Times as “Broadway’s best kept secret”, The Life features a rarely heard score by celebrated composer Cy Coleman (City of Angels, Sweet Charity, Barnum) and is based on an original idea by lyricist Ira Gasman, and features a book by Coleman, Gasman and David Newman with book revisions for this production by Michael Blakemore.

Incident at Vichy
Incident at Vichy
Finborough Theatre
No Matinee

Arthur Miller’s largely forgotten masterpiece about Jewish registration in Nazi occupied France burns with a terrifying topical intensity. In the detention room of a Vichy police station in 1942, eight men have been picked up for questioning but none are told why they are held, or when they can leave.

Honk!
Honk! the Musical
The Union Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

This heart-warming re imagining of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling tells the story of Ugly, a plucky little bird who gets picked on by the other farmyard animals because he's different.

Posh - Pleasance Theatre
Pleasance Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Darkly comic, and disgracefully entertaining, Laura Wade’s Posh burst to life at The Royal Court theatre in 2010. Now the riotous story of Oxford student dining club, a fictionalised version of the infamous Bullingdon Club, will be told for the first time by a company of all-female actors.

42nd Street
42nd Street
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Wednesday Matinee

Broadway’s Biggest Show, on the West End’s Biggest Stage. 

42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of…

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