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 Libertine
The Libertine
Theatre Royal Haymarket

Dominic Cooper returns to the stage to play the notorious Earl of Rochester in this major revival of The Libertine, directed by Terry Johnson.

The Last Tango
The Last Tango
Phoenix Theatre

Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn, Strictly Come Dancing  superstars Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace have created their most moving production yet as they prepare to dance in their final ever London show following a hit UK and Ireland tour.

Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Valentine loves Silvia and Proteus loves Julia – but Proteus is fickle and falls for Silvia too. When Valentine plots an elopement, Proteus betrays him and Valentine is banished and joins some outlaws in the forest.

No's Knife
No's Knife
Old Vic Theatre

‘Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be, what would I say, if I had a voice, who says this, saying it’s me?’

The world premiere of No’s Knife sees Samuel Beckett, a titan of theatrical writing, exploring the powerful resilience to stay alive. Hard on the heels of a sold-out international tour of the Beckett Trilogy, Lisa Dwan presents a fresh and penetrating interpretation of this monologue. Recognised as modern theatre’s foremost adaptor of Beckett’s work, Lisa brings her unexpected and compelling voice to these hitherto unperformed writings.

The Boys In The Band
Park Theatre

Nine men gather in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration. Harold (Mark Gatiss), a self-avowed ‘pock-marked, Jew fairy’,  receives a surprise gift: a beautiful male hustler, and party host  Michael (Ian Hallard) gets an unwanted surprise of his own in  the shape of a figure from his past. As the booze is drunk and the  dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heart-break.

The Merchant of Venice
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt to win the hand of Portia, a wealthy heiress. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when Antonio’s ships return to the city.

Murder Ballad
Murder Ballad
Arts Theatre

Don't miss Murder Ballad, the thrilling new musical of love, obsession and murderous desire as it heads to the Arts Theatre this October starring Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Norman Bowman. Completing the cast are Natalie McQueen as Alternate Sara and Cover Narrator and Matthew Harvey, who will cover the roles of Michael and Tom.

This Little Life of Mine
This Little Life of Mine
Park Theatre

A story about the gulf between desire and reality, This Little Life of Mine speaks with honesty and candour to a generation spoiled for choice, and challenged by it too. While exploring contemporary themes, from dating to infertility to getting on the property ladder, the show has a timeless love story at its heart.

Ragtime
Ragtime
Charing Cross Theatre

Thom Sutherland directs a new production of Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally's multi Tony award winning musical, Ragtime.

Lunch and the Bow of Ulysses
Lunch and the Bow of Ulysses
Trafalgar Studio Two

Witness a couple meeting for the first time, on a bench in a park near the sea. Then find them again years later, and experience through them the paradoxical isolation and partnership that comes after two decades of coupledom.

Showstopper The Improvised Musical
Showstopper The Improvised Musical
Lyric Theatre

Olivier Award 2016 winners The Showstoppers are back in the West End transforming audience suggestions into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results.

Shopping & F***ing
Shopping & F***ing
Lyric Hammersmith

Twenty years since its explosive premiere, Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings Mark Ravenhill’s provocative first play, Shopping and F***ing back to the stage.

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