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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Ghost the Musical
Ghost the Musical - New Wimbledon Theatre
New Wimbledon Theatre

Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved wife Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phony storefront psychic Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger...

The Entertainer
The Entertainer
Garrick Theatre (Branagh Theatre)

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private moments. 

Unfaithful
Unfaithful

Following the critically acclaimed, sold out productions of The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, Emily Dobbs Productions is thrilled to present the London premiere of Unfaithful, a blackly comic new play starring Sean Campion (The Borgias, Stones in his Pockets), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Tudors) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate).

 

 

The Naked Magicians
The Naked Magicians
Trafalgar Studio One

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on the back of sold-out shows and rave reviews in Australia, Asia, USA, Canada and New Zealand, the world's funniest and cheekiest magic show is set to take London by storm. Featuring magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem, these two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Without sleeves or pockets, The Naked Magicians' saucy magic is both baffling and entertaining; you won't believe your eyes!

With a guest comedian to warm you up, this boisterous R-rated magic show will play the Edinburgh Fringe Festival directly before their London run, stripping away the top hats and capes and promising full frontal illusions.

Waiting for Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Waiting for Godot
St James Theatre Studio

Two hapless understudies occupy their time backstage, trying to understand art, life, theatre and their precarious existence within it. The comedy ponders Beckett, showbiz and just what on earth it’s all about. Turns out, the only people who truly understand Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, are the understudies.

Bumblescratch
Bumblescratch
Adelphi Theatre

For one night only, leading West End venue the Adelphi Theatre will host a new musical to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

Vanities The Musical
Vanities The Musical
Trafalgar Studio Two

Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, BBC’s Over the Rainbow, Grease), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, Cool Rider) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Xanadu) star in Vanities, a classic American musical making its European debut. 

Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"

The Inn at Lydda
The Inn at Lydda
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

The Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar, mortally ill, hears of the existence of a healer in Jerusalem who goes by the name of Jesus. Tiberius sets sail for the Holy Land in order to be healed by this apparently miraculous man. However, pausing at the city of Lydda, he learns that Jesus has been crucified three days earlier.

Punkplay
Punkplay
Southwark Playhouse

Gregory S. Moss’s punkplay is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack, a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not-fitting-in - all on rollerskates! Staged in the US by Steppenwolf Theatre Company, punkplay, directed by Tom Hughes, will open for a 4-week season at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 7 September and run until Saturday 1 October.

The Emperor
The Emperor
Young Vic

A despotic ruler’s regime is beginning to crumble. We witness the downfall and debris through the eyes of his staff: a catalogue of characters created by award-winning actor Kathryn Hunter. Based on the book by Polish journalist Ryszard Kapu ci ski, The Emperor explores the artifice of absolute power.

27 New Rock Musical
27
The Cockpit Theatre

New musical 27 is described as a "modern fable of our time, a dark interpretation of one of humanity’s oldest stories."

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