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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Death Takes A Holiday
Death Takes A Holiday
Charing Cross Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Thom Sutherland directs the UK premiere of Death Takes a Holiday, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan, the European premiere of the follow-up to Titanic by its Tony Award-winning composers.

Afterplay
Afterplay
Bridewell Theatre
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

Essential Stage presents Afterplay by the multi award winning writer Brian Friel. Sonya and Andrey, two of Chekhov’s characters, meet by chance in a Moscow café around 1920. What transpires over one night is an intimate and at times hilarious sharing of histories, dreams and failures. Afterplay first premiered at The Gate Theatre in Dublin.

Dublin Oldschool
Dublin OldSchool
Dorfman - National Theatre
No Matinee

Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin, stumbling from one misguided misadventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past: his brother Daniel. They haven't spoken in years but, over a lost weekend, they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips and their city.

Dirty Great Love Story
Dirty Great Love Story
Arts Theatre
No Matinee

Dirty Great Love Story is a Fringe First Award-winning achingly funny romantic catastrophe of good intentions and bad timing that asks, can a one-night stand last a lifetime?

The Subterranean Season
The Subterranean Season
Vaults
No Matinee

After sell-out success at last year's VAULT Festival, award-winning PLAY Theatre Company (winners of the People's Choice Award 2016) are returning underground with a brand new season of brilliant work. The Subterranean Season features eight box-fresh short PLAYs created by the hottest emerging talent.

Cautionary Tale for Daughters
Cautionary Tales for Daughters
Jermyn Street
No Matinee

Drawing on her own unconventional upbringing, composer, Tanya Holt, takes the audience on a foray through comedy, live music and original animation to the dark heart of growing-up and the dark arts of parenting. Tales of the hapless, feckless and foolish stand as stark warnings.

Hearing Things
Hearing Things
Omnibus Theatre
No Matinee

Playing ON present a moving and provocative drama that opens a window to the closed world of psychiatry.

Skin of The Teeth
Skin of the Teeth
Vaults
No Matinee

FAT CONTENT bring their signature surrealism to this gritty, spellbinding story. With an award-winning performance from Daniel Holme, and direction by Lecoq trained Rachel Lincoln, Skin Of The Teeth takes an unflinching look at fear, fearlessness and the manipulation of young men.

The White Devil
The White Devil
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Wednesday Matinee

Loosely based on bizarre real-life events from Renaissance Italy, Webster conjures a compelling tale of hypocrisy and corruption. Villains, victims and conspirators move through the dark spaces between reality and the world of nightmares, in the flickering light and shadow of the Playhouse.

We Are Ian
We are Ian
Vaults
No Matinee

1989. Manchester. A frenzy of drugs, beats and bucket hats. Illegal raves. Acid parties. Just jumping up and down in a field and throwing two fingers to Thatcher… Remember it? Because we don’t. We weren’t even born. But Ian was. And Ian does remember. We’ve got fuck all now (Ian tells us). So, we’re going back to 1989. We’re gonna neck a brown biscuit. We’re gonna get off our peanuts.

Run the Beast Down
Run the Beast Down
Finborough Theatre
No Matinee

An exhilarating theatrical journey performed with a live electronic score, Run The Beast Down is a boundary-pushing hybrid piece of theatre and music, combining elements of storytelling, dark comedy and magical realism with a pulsing soundtrack.

Sex with Strangers
Sex with Strangers
Hampstead Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

‘Look, I’m giving you another chance to show the world how talented you are. Take it. It’s worth the risk’

Olivia, an attractive and talented but underappreciated mid-career writer, is unexpectedly trapped overnight in a secluded, snowed-in B&B with Ethan, an equally attractive and wildly successful young blogger.

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