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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She Loves Me
She Loves Me
Menier Chocolate Factory
Thursday Matinee

Meet Amalia and Georg, who work as clerks in Maraczek’s Parfumerie and aren’t exactly the best of friends. However, they have something in common. They both rapturously write to romantic pen pals. Despite the anonymity of their secret admirers, they live for the love letters that they exchange and the day they will finally meet. 

All The Angels
All the Angels - Handel and the First Messiah
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
No Matinee

Traces the story of the world’s most popular choral work, Handel’s Messiah, from its first rehearsal in a Chester pub to the world stage.

Benighted
Benighted
Old Red Lion Theatre
No Matinee

In Benighted, the literary seeds of one of Britain’s greatest ever playwrights are beautifully evident in the rich dialogue, unforgettable characters and gripping tension – now fully realised on stage for the first time. The world premiere of the stage adaptation of Benighted ties in with the Priestly Renaissance that is sweeping our stages.

Wild Honey
Wild Honey
Hampstead Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Village schoolmaster Mikhail Vasilyevich has it all: wit, intelligence, a comfortable andrespectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women - one ofwhom is his devoted wife… As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, therapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka – and passion.

 

The Cat in the Hat
Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat
Pleasance Theatre
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss that has captivated generations of readers, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children aged 3+.

Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart
Almeida Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

A new production of Schiller's political tragedy adapted by Robert Icke, starring Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams who will play both leading roles, deciding before the performance with a coin toss.

Muted Musical
Muted
The Bunker
No Matinee

Muted, a new British musical, continues its development following its premiere under the previous name After the Turn. Written by Sarah Henley, with music and lyrics by Tim Prottey-Jones and Tori Allen-Martin, Muted is a story of grief, guilt, self-discovery, forgiveness and the thing we can’t do without - love.

St Joan
Saint Joan
Donmar Warehouse
Wednesday Matinee

Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in Bernard Shaw’s electrifying classic.

Christmas
Christmas
Theatre N16
No Matinee

This December, Theatre N16 brings you the early and rarely performed work of critically acclaimed writer, Simon Stephens. In a play that centres on loneliness, inertia and celebrates the humility and humour of Britain’s white working class, you’ll find this Yuletide offering the perfect post-Brexit tonic.

The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
Theatre N16
No Matinee

Greta’s brother, Kay, has been acting strange. He’s mean and moody and won’t play games. The Snow Queen must have snatched him, and left an imposter in his place. With her new friend, the wise-cracking, fame-hungry talking Crow to guide her, Greta must set out across the snow to search for her brother in the Snow Queen’s palace and bring him home in time for Christmas.

LUV
LUV
Park Theatre
No Matinee

LUV is a humourous celebration of the absurd lengths humans go to when struck down with the terrible affliction known as ‘love’. Milt and Harry are college friends and meet one night on a bridge and uncover each other’s miserable life stories before hatching a plan to find their happily-ever-afters.

Rent
Rent
St James Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Inspired by Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, RENT features unforgettable music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson including the much-loved songs Seasons of Love, Take Me or Leave Me and La Vie Boheme. Winner of four Tony(r) Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the hugely prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it ran on Broadway for an astonishing 12 years.

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