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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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  • Faustus: That Damned Woman
    Faustus: That Damned Woman
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Award-winning playwright Chris Bush reimagines the Faust myth to explore what we must sacrifice to achieve greatness, and the legacy that we leave behind. Caroline Byrne directs this radical new work in which the iconic character of Faustus becomes a woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to traverse centuries and change the course of history.

  • Galactik Ensemble - Optraken
    Galactik Ensemble - Optraken
    Peacock Theatre
    No Matinee

    Since 1977 the London International Mime Festival has been showcasing the best in visual theatre with venues all around the capital. This year, the French contemporary circus company Galactik Ensemble comes to The Peacock as part of the festival.

  • Kunene and the King
    Kunene and the King
    Ambassadors Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Don’t miss John Kani’s highly acclaimed play Kunene and the King marking the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid with a strictly limited London run, following its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon and a sold-out run in Cape Town.

  • The Gift
    The Gift
    Theatre Royal Stratford East
    Thursday Matinee

    An outrageously quirky comedy about imperialism, cultural appropriation and tea drinking.

  • Burlesque'd
    Burlesque'd
    Turbine Theatre
    No Matinee

    Burlesque'd Live!

    Step into the glamour and magic of Burlesque'd, A cirque-musical fusion.

    Burlesque’d features Emmerdale star Kelsey Beth Crossley and West End showgirls including Charlotte Gooch (Top Hat, Flashdance, Dirty Dancing).

  • Endgame
    Endgame
    The Old Vic
    Wednesday Matinee

    In a bare room, Hamm, an old, blind tyrant, is locked in a stalemate with his servant Clov. Interrupted only by the nostalgic musings of Hamm’s ancient, dustbin-dwelling parents, this bleakly funny double act cling stubbornly to their routine of casual savagery and mutual dependence. Richard Jones (The Hairy Ape, Into the Woods) directs Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die. Endgame will be presented in a double bill with Samuel Beckett’s rarely seen short play Rough for Theatre II, performed by members of the company.

  • Poet in da Corner
    Poet in da Corner
    Royal Court Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Following its critically acclaimed premiere in 2018, this coming of age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal’s seminal album, returns for a limited run before going on tour. Step into a technicolour world where music, dance and spoken word collide, and discover how grime allowed Debris Stevenson to redefine herself.

  • The Wedding Singer
    The Wedding Singer
    Troubadour Theatre - Wembley
    No Matinee

    It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer.

    Based on the Hollywood Blockbuster starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, this strictly limited run of The Wedding Singer sees multi-talented Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton (Dirty Dancing, Rock of Ages) take on the role of Robbie Hart.

    When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar, a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Can sweet natured Julia and her best friend Holly lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight? Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glenn?

  • Opera Undone
    Opera Undone
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    Thursday Matinee

    The Olivier Award nominated producers of 2017's smash hit La bohème present a brand new Puccini double-bill Opera Undone: Tosca & La bohème. The future of Opera starts here.

  • Musik
    Musik
    Leicester Square Theatre
    No Matinee

    Billie Trix. Icon. Rock star. Screen goddess. Drug addict. Billie has lived a life of excess and shares it all in her new one-woman show. Her journey takes us from post-war Berlin to the rock arenas of the world, via the Vietnam war, Andy Warhol’s Factory, and a year in a Soho Square phone box. 

  • A Doll's House
    Nora: A Doll's House
    Young Vic
    Wednesday Matinee

    Ibsen’s brutal portrayal of womanhood caused outrage when it was first performed in 1879. Originally produced at Citizens Theatre, this bold new production by one of Scotland’s most exciting playwrights reframes the drama in three different time periods. The fight for women’s suffrage, the swinging sixties and modern day intertwine in this urgent, poetic play that asks how far have we really come in the past 100 years?

  • Leopoldstadt
    Leopoldstadt
    Wyndham's Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands had fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt.

    It was not to last. Half a century later, this family, like millions of others, has rediscovered what it means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century.

    LEOPOLDSTADT is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. It is Stoppard's most humane and heart-breaking play.

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