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 Monologues of a Tired Nurse
The Monologues of a Tired Nurse
Barons Court Theatre
No Matinee

“One day you’re expected to know nothing 'cause you’re a student and then as soon as you’re qualified you’re expected to be this person, this somebody, this perfect person who never makes mistakes…” The play tells the story of two nurses working for the NHS: Emily, an optimistic, newly qualified nurse and Sally an exhausted nurse in charge, both at polar opposites in their careers.

The Wild Party
The Wild Party
The Other Palace
Thursday Matinee

Based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name and set against a backdrop of Manhattan decadence and 1920’s excess, The Wild Party tells the story of Queenie (played by Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle) and Burrs, a Vaudeville showgirl and a Vaudeville clown whose relationship is marked by vicious behaviour and recklessness.

The Girls
The Girls
Phoenix Theatre
Thursday Matinee

THE GIRLS is the true story of the Yorkshire CALENDAR GIRLS a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary.

This new musical comedy has brought together the writing talents of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth who grew up in the same village in the North of England and have been friends for 25 years.

Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
Olivier Theatre, National
No Matinee

Simon Godwin directs this joyous new production of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, opening in the Olivier Theatre on 22 February. Tamsin Greig will star as a transformed Malvolia.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Young Vic 2017
Young Vic
Wednesday Matinee

The dark heart of Titania and Oberon’s domain is explored as Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the Young Vic’s Main House stage with a bold new production. In a world of grotesque transformations and sexual provocation, repressed conflicts between young lovers and their parents are released. There’s no magic in this place – manipulation leads to complications and desire becomes dangerous.

Orbits
Orbits
Drayton Arms Pub & Theatre
No Matinee

The planet-sized egos of left wing German playwright Bertolt Brecht and Hollywood film star Charles Laughton clash as they negotiate the translation and adaptation of Brecht’s play Life of Galileo for its American premiere, with Laughton lined up for the lead.

The Understudy
The Understudy
Canal Cafe Theatre
No Matinee

Originally a smash Off-Broadway hit, the UK premiere of Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck’s The Understudy, directed by Russell Lucas, now comes to Canal Café Theatre. For the first time, the theatre will be transformed to the round.

Lizzie
Lizzie
Greenwich Theatre
No Matinee

Lizzie is four women fronting a six-piece rock band. Lizzie is rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder. Lizzie is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. Lizzie is a new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, Runaways, and Heart.

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.

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