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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Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Barbican
Thursday Matinee

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Lyric Hammersmith
No Matinee

With plenty of magic beans, a loveable cow, an enormous beanstalk, a gigantic giant and a massive adventure, this year’s panto looks set to be the biggest ever.

Join Jack on her quest for fortune as Jack and the Beanstalk gets the full Lyric treatment with wonderful characters, live music, dancing, singing and loads of laughs.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Old Vic Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Welsh star Rhys Ifans returns to The Old Vic to take on the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' timeless classic A Christmas Carol.

Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
Barbican
Thursday Matinee

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Goats
Royal Court Theatre
Thursday Matinee

Goats is the major new play by Syrian playwright and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji, and is set in a small Syrian town where , soldiers are celebrated as heroes and grieving families are nourished on propaganda. The local party leader decides on a radical compensation scheme: a goat for each son martyred.

How to Win Against History
How To Win Against History
Young Vic
Wednesday Matinee

The 5th Marquis of Anglesey, Henry Cyril Paget, was one of the world’s wealthiest men. By the time of his death in 1905, aged just 29, he had spent the family fortune on luxurious clothes and mounting lavish theatrical productions – casting himself in the lead role.

Parliament Square
Bush Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

How far would you go for what you believe in?

Kat gets up one morning, leaves her family behind and travels to London to carry out an act that will change her life and, she hopes, everyone else's. For those it touches, their lives will never be the same. But what, in the end, are the real consequences of her actions?

Dear Brutus
Dear Brutus
Southwark Playhouse
No Matinee

From J. M. Barrie, the celebrated writer of Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton and Quality Street, comes this haunting drama of self-revelation. Darkly comic, and presented in a sumptuous production for the play’s centenary year, Dear Brutus is Barrie at his most magical.

The Woman in White
The Woman in White
Charing Cross Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

No booking fee offer on tickets from £40. Valid all performances 20th Nov - 2nd Feb.

This brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Oliver Award-nominated musical will be directed by Thom Southerland, known for his extensive work at the  Charing Cross Theatre. It will be the premiere of a revised score, which has music be Lloyd Webber and lyrics by David Zippel.

The Grinning Man
The Grinning Man
Trafalgar Studio One
No Matinee

A strange new act has arrived at the fairground.

Who is Grinpayne and how did he get his hideous smile? Paraded as a freak, then celebrated as a star, only the love of a sightless girl can reveal his terrible secret.

Cell Mates
Hampstead Theatre
No Matinee

Simon Gray’s absorbing and deftly funny play, unperformed since 1995, explores how personal freedom is an illusion and even friendship must have carefully circumscribed limits in a world where deception is a reflex response.

Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus
Barbican
Thursday Matinee

Shakespeare’s gory revenge presents us with murder as entertainment. As the body count piles up, the tragedy poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. David Troughton leads the cast.

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