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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.

58 shows found
  • The Bridges of Madison County
    The Bridges of Madison County
    Menier Chocolate Factory
    No Matinee

    The Menier Chocolate Factory is pleased to present the UK premiere of the musical version of the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and subsequent motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood.

  • Aliens Love Underpants
    Aliens Love Underpants
    Troubadour White City Theatre 2
    No Matinee

    Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort, adapted & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith. This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family.

  • Barber Shop Chronicles
    Barber Shop Chronicles
    Roundhouse
    Thursday Matinee

    Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to the Roundhouse this summer. Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.

  • Blues in the Night
    Blues in the Night
    Kiln Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    The Olivier and Tony Award-nominated musical sees its first major London revival in 30 years.

  • Peter Pan
    Peter Pan
    Troubadour White City Theatre 1
    Wednesday, Thursday Matinee

    JM Barrie's much-loved tale takes flight. When Peter Pan leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland – where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.

     

  • The Worst Witch
    The Worst Witch
    Vaudeville Theatre
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches is now accepting new students. So make sure you know the Witches’ Code, get yourself a familiar, and let Mildred Hubble show you the ropes! Mildred Hubble is just an ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. But not everyone is thrilled by Mildred’s unexpected arrival and her less than predictable ways. Can she overcome the objections of stern Miss Hardbroom and the conniving tricks of jealous Ethel Hallow?

  • The Girl on the Train
    The Girl on the Train
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

  • Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 4
    Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 4
    Apollo Theatre
    No Matinee

    We all want to meet people from history! The trouble is everyone is dead!

    So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with the smash hit production of Barmy Britain – Part Four!
    Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep into the world of Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man! Take a trip into the night with the night soil men and discover how to survive the first ever train ride! After seven sensational years in the West End, Barmy Britain is back!

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Iris Theatre
    No Matinee

    This vibrant, outdoor production of Victor Hugo’s epic tale of injustice, survival and love will be a spectacular adventure for all the family.

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Troubadour White City Theatre 2
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show' features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  • Evita
    Evita
    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    From a life of poverty to the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron was hailed as the spiritual leader of the nation. Seen as the champion of the poor, her ambition, glamour and power made her the world’s first major political celebrity, winning the adoration of the people. Featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • Actually
    Actually
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    Thursday Matinee

    This deeply felt, funny and thought-provoking play comes from the award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51). With wit and urgency, ACTUALLY investigates the highly charged topic of sexual consent, the complex intersection of race and gender politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.

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