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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Grounded - 2017
Gate Theatre
No Matinee

Grounded is a gripping, compulsive play that targets our assumptions about war, family, and what it is to be a woman.

Killer
Killer
Shoreditch Town Hall
No Matinee

A loner finds an albino ostrich that can perform miracles. A teenager stumbles on a mysterious doorway leading to a Jurassic world. A one-legged surfer grows a new limb. Killer is a magical and, at times, menacing anthology of stories told in the recesses of the dark...

Roundelay
Roundelay
Southwark Playhouse
Tuesday Matinee

Inspired by the scandalous 1897 play La Ronde, Visible Theatre tackle love and sex in later life with an intergenerational cast of nine performers – including an aerialist. Secrets and lies, memories and fantasies unravel over seven interlinked stories in this new production written by Visible’s Artistic Director Sonja Linden and directed by Olivier Award-nominated Anna Ledwich.

Hamlet Andrew Scott
Hamlet - Almeida Theatre 2017
Almeida Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

A new revival of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet, adapted and directed by Robert Icke, starring Andrew Scott as the Danish Prince.

Ugly Lies the Bone
Ugly Lies the Bone
Lyttelton Theatre, National
Wednesday Matinee

Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino makes its European premiere in the Lyttelton Theatre in March 2017. ‘Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone; beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own.’ After three tours in Afghanistan and months in a severe burns unit, Jess (Kate Fleetwood) finally returns to Florida.

The Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Omnibus Theatre
No Matinee

"The conquest of the earth is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much." Scandal and Gallows return to Omnibus with their gripping one-man adaption of Conrad's novel. Join Marlow on the deck of his steamboat, as he tells the story of his journey down the cCongo River deep into the dark, greedy heart of European colonialism. this is a voyage exploring race, memory and agency.

I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard
I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard
Finborough Theatre
No Matinee

A hilarious and gut wrenching black comedy which sheds new light on the eternal struggles of family life. I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard reminds us that you don’t have to be part of a theatrical family to know that life is filled with drama. And for that, there’s no dress rehearsal.

Othello Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 2017
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Wednesday Matinee

Fast-moving and devastating, Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most atmospheric and affecting plays. Shakespeare concocts a poisonous cocktail that reveals how fear and jealousy can destroy the most intelligent minds and the purest of loves.

a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun)
Royal Court Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Debbie Tucker Green returns to the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs with her new play a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) which she will also direct. Three couples. What might be. What once was. What could have been.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Southwark Playhouse
Tuesday Matinee

The Diary of a Teenage Girl recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s.Lonely and artistic, Minnie chronicles her trials through expressive drawings and painfully honest missives confided to a tape recorder.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Old Vic Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to The Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production.

Four Thieves' Vinegar
Four Thieves’ Vinegar
Barons Court Theatre
No Matinee

A dark comedy about the Black Death.

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