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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.

57 shows found
  • Rutherford and Son
    Rutherford and Son
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    No Matinee

    A piercing look at power and family.

    Roger Allam (Les MisérablesThe Thick of It) returns to the National for the first time in a decade to play Rutherford in this new production directed by Polly Findlay (Beginning).

  • The Starry Messenger
    The Starry Messenger
    Wyndham's Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky?

    Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea.

  • Ballet Boyz - Them / Us
    Ballet Boyz - Them / Us
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

    BalletBoyz are back with an innovative double bill of brand new works, both set to original scores by world-class composers.

  • Wife
    Wife
    Kiln Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Nora slammed the door on a broken, obsolete system for us, and now a hundred years later we have this free, independent union that’s not answerable to the interventions of the state and thrives irrespective of it.

    1959. 1988. 2019. 2042. Four couples intersect with a production of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.

  • Education, Education, Education
    Education, Education, Education
    Trafalgar Studio One
    Thursday Matinee

    This whip-smart show is a love letter to education in the 90s and is jam-packed with more hits than ‘Now That’s What I Call 1997’ including Oasis, Katrina and the Waves, The Spice Girls. Crammed with Teletubbies references, jokes about Take That and the Macarena, Education Education Education is the new must see comedy of 2019 and plays a strictly limited 4 week season at the Trafalgar Studios.

  • Sweat
    Sweat
    Gielgud Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat transfers to the West End's Gielgud Theatre for a limited run of 50 performances following its sell-out UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse. 

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Bridge Theatre
    The Bridge Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Shakespeare’s great comedy plunges its audience into the heart of an enchanted forest, a place of change and infinite possibility. In the Bridge’s immersive production, you sit close up to the action, or follow it on foot into a dream world of feuding fairies and uncontrollable desire. 

  • Strange Fruit
    Strange Fruit
    Bush Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Alvin and Errol can’t picture much of a future for themselves. They’re young, Black and living in England in the 1980s, with an entire country and political system set against them. Instead they focus firmly on their past – the sunny Caribbean and heroic father they left behind when their mother brought them to England twenty years ago.

  • The Light In The Piazza
    The Light In The Piazza
    Royal Festival Hall
    No Matinee

    Don’t miss the London premiere of the six-time Tony-winning musical The Light in the Piazza as it lights up the Royal Festival Hall for four weeks only next summer. Directed by multiple Olivier Award winner Daniel Evans, this lavish new production stars Opera legend and Tony Award nominee Renée Fleming and Disney film and television superstar Dove Cameron making their West End debuts.

     

  • Bitter Wheat
    Bitter Wheat
    Garrick Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    David Mamet tackles Hollywood's biggest scandals in his own unique way as he brings Bitter Wheat to the Garrick Theatre this summer, starring John Malkovich in his first West End theatre appearance in almost 30 years. 

  • Three Sisters
    Three Sisters
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

    Critically acclaimed the world over, and winner of a Drama Desk Award, The Sovremennik’s Three Sisters is widely regarded as one of the seminal versions of Anton Chekhov’s classic tale, enthralling audiences from Paris to New York, Berlin to London. ​This show will be performed in Russian with English subtitles.

  • Present Laughter
    Present Laughter
    Old Vic Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noёl Coward’s provocative comedy, Present Laughter. The cast also includes Luke Thallon, Sophie Thompson, Suzie Toase and Indira Varma. 

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