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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Moormaid
Moormaid
Arcola Theatre
No Matinee

Berlin. Eleven past eleven. Art teacher Melissa is about to do something drastic.

Seeking a place to hide, her ex-pupil Mehdi interrupts her momentum. Both embark on a turbulent journey, painting and battling their way through the past.

Psychosis
4:48 Psychosis
Lyric Hammersmith
No Matinee

The return of 4.48 Psychosis, the Royal Opera’s production of Sarah Kane’s last play, winner of the Achievement in Opera award in the 2016 UK Theatre Awards

Strictly Ballroom
Strictly Ballroom
Piccadilly Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Award-winning writer Baz Luhrmann, known for creating the films Moulin Rouge!, Romeo & Juliet and The Great Gatsby, presents Strictly Ballroom, a brand new musical inspired by his classic 1992 film.

The Prudes
The Prudes
Royal Court Theatre
Thursday Matinee

“They say you should look older than your genitals”

They haven’t “done it” in a year.

Now they’re coming together in a last-ditch effort to re-boot their sex life and save their relationship. But a lot has changed in that year; for them and for the world.

Will the old moves still work?

Leave your car-keys in the bowl. You are invited to watch.

The Writer
The Writer
Almeida Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

“I want awe. I feel like I need blood. All the time. And anything less than that makes me feel desperate. It makes me feel like I want to die.”

She wants to change the shape of the world. But a new way of thinking needs a new story. How can she make herself heard?

Absolute Hell
Absolute Hell
Lyttelton Theatre, National
No Matinee

30 years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the NT to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Set design is by Lizzie Clachan with costumes designed by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti. Opening in April 2018, cast to be announced.

Chess
Chess
London Coliseum
Wednesday Matinee

Written by great musical lyricist Sir Tim Rice, with music by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Chess will be returning to London for its first major revival in the capital for over 30 years, at the London Coliseum.

Not Talking
Not Talking
Arcola Theatre
No Matinee

Lucy knows James has avoided the battle. Mark knows Amanda has fought for her life. But speaking the truth could bring everything crashing down.

What happens if we live a life of not talking?

Mood Music
Mood Music
Old Vic Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

A play about the drama and the psychodrama of making music by the writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange, the world premiere of Mood Music by Joe Penhall is directed by Roger Michell.

An Ideal Husband
An Ideal Husband
Vaudeville Theatre
No Matinee

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.

The Fall
Southwark Playhouse
Tuesday Matinee

Two teenagers sneak into an old man’s home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children.

Building The Wall
Building the Wall
Park Theatre
Thursday Matinee

2019, America. Rick is incarcerated awaiting sentencing for the crime of the century. He grants just one interview – to Gloria, an African American historian. In a world where history is written by the winners, Gloria wants a full account. Unfiltered. Direct from source.

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