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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Dust
Dust
Soho Theatre
No Matinee

Life, Alice thinks, isn’t worth living. So she kills herself. But she’s stuck. A fly on the wall. Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And discovers that death isn’t the change she hoped for.

Harold and Maude
Harold and Maude
Charing Cross Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing:  a compulsive, self-destructive young man who attends funerals for entertainment and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.  

Trust
Gate Theatre
No Matinee

Vodka. Cee Lo Green. Pyjamas. Classic break-up. 
 
Jude Christian returns to the Gate Theatre with this anarchic celebration of broken relationships, complex negotiations, and the tyranny of capitalism. Come and join the party.

Fanny & Alexander
Fanny & Alexander
Old Vic Theatre
No Matinee

Legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece Fanny & Alexander is translated to the stage by BAFTA award-winning writer Stephen Beresford and Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster.

Summer and Smoke
Almeida Theatre
No Matinee

The girl who said 'no' — she doesn't exist anymore, she died last summer — suffocated in smoke from something on fire inside her. In the heat of summer – under the wings of an angel – Alma meets John. Trapped between desire and fear in a life of obligation, her world turns upside down in the search for salvation.

The Best Man
The Best Man
Playhouse Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Martin Shaw leads the cast in the timely UK premiere of Gore Vidal’s award winning political thriller about ambition, political scandal, ruthlessness… and the race for the white house.

Macbeth
Macbeth
Olivier Theatre, National
No Matinee

Sleep no more...

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris.

Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Old Fools
Old Fools
Southwark Playhouse
Tuesday Matinee

Old Fools is the story of Tom and Viv, their love and the life they’ve shared together – from first spark to dying light. But not necessarily in that order.

Directed by Sharon Burrell, it is a surprising and touching tale about a couple, their experience of Alzheimer’s, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years.

La Traviata
La Traviata
London Coliseum
No Matinee

In his debut production as ENO Artistic Director, Daniel Kramer directs a production which contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, intimate moments. Verdi’s masterpiece features one of the most iconic, romantic and tragic scores of all time.

Caroline, or Change
Hampstead Theatre
No Matinee

1963. In quiet Lake Charles, Louisiana, the destruction of a Confederate statue might just signal that change is in the air… But, whatever the progress of the civil rights movement, in the Gellman household things seem just the same – for now at least.

The Great Wave
The Great Wave
Dorfman - National Theatre
No Matinee

Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham returns to the National Theatre to direct The Great Wave – in a co-production with the Tricycle, an epic play by Francis Turnly. Developed, while on a Channel 4 playwriting bursary at the Tricycle, the play is set in Japan and North Korea and tells the story of two sisters, Hanako and Reiko, who are struck by a gigantic wave.

Kiss of the Spider Woman
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Menier Chocolate Factory
No Matinee

A provocative tale of love, victimisation, fantasy and the friendship that develops between two strikingly different men imprisoned together in a Latin American jail.

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