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London Theatre Openings in August 2022

See at all the new shows in London and see all the upcoming West End shows with theatre tickets on London Theatre. We’ve listed all the new theatre shows coming to the West End, as well as upcoming West End shows that are reopening. Check out all the new shows in London that are definitely going to impress with our top London musicals guide and top plays in London so you can see all the new theatre shows in town. All shows have to close too, so don’t miss out on the shows closing soon. You won’t want to miss a big hit! 

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7 May 2022 - 27 August 2022

The rain in Spain… stays mainly in the West End! New York’s Lincoln Center Theater 2018 production of My Fair Lady transfers to the London Coliseum. Grow accustomed to the Lerner and Loewe musical as it returns to the West End for the first time in over two decades. My Fair Lady tickets are available on London Theatre now. The My Fair Lady musical tells of Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, who is turned into a lady with the help of phonetics professor Henry Higgins. While she’s being transformed, Eliza loses her accent — and her sense of self. In this revival, Eliza gains a new sense of agency, paving her own path. That’s down to director Bartlett Sher reinterpreting the My Fair Lady ending, and gaining approval from the estates and foundations of My Fair Lady creators Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play, Pygmalion. Adapting Pygmalion into the My Fair Lady musical became Lerner and Loewe’s runaway success; their musical repertoire includes Brigadoon, Camelot, and Gigi. Following a Broadway premiere in 1956, My Fair Lady London eventually came to its London setting in 1958, and has since been revived in the West End three times. This London revival will be the first in 21 years — Martine McCutcheon and Jonathan Pryce starred in My Fair Lady in 2001. This production of My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway in 2018. My Fair Lady ran on Broadway for 15 months, and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning a Tony for Best Costume Design. Now the show has a renewed energy, so you’ll need to grow accustomed to the musical once more. Tickets to My Fair Lady are available now. Book your My Fair Lady tickets on London Theatre.

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19 May 2022 - 21 October 2022

See how the Tudor monarch impacted England and the world in Henry VIII at Shakespeare’s Globe in summer 2022. Henry VIII tickets are available now on London Theatre. As expected, the Henry VIII play centres on the life of the infamous titular Tudor monarch. He's arguably one of Britain's most famous rulers, but he had a challenging reign. It took him three wives before he finally had a much-desired male heir — Jane Seymour gave birth to Edward, who would become Edward VI, but died in childbirth. Plus he was part of creating the Church of England, a new religion in order to split from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Too often, Tudor history focuses solely on Henry VIII, but what did the women think of his decisions? In Henry VIII London performances, Henry's wives fight for justice and change in a paternalistic world where speaking out is unheard of. William Shakespeare and John Fletcher co-wrote Henry VIII in the early 1600s, just 70 years after the Tudor monarch passed. Now with centuries worth of reflection and a historical paradigm shift where the history of women and marginalised groups is closely interrogated, discover Shakespeare’s exploration of power and lineage with a female perspective. Telling Henry VIII’s story has proved pretty popular in the West End in recent years. The Tudor history musical Six is currently at the Vaudeville Theatre, and continues its reign over London. Now the monarch will be in London this summer, so don’t miss his rule. Henry VIII is part of Shakespeare’s Globe 25th anniversary season. The season includes Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, King Lear, The Tempest and Joan, a new play about Joan of Arc. Find out more about the Shakespeare’s Globe season. Tickets to Henry VIII are available now. Book your Henry VIII tickets on London Theatre today.

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23 May 2022 - 27 August 2022

Amy Adams will make her West End debut in Tennessee Williams' classic play, The Glass Menagerie. Adams will play Amanda Wingfield in a limited run of The Glass Menagerie at the Duke of York's Theatre. The Glass Menagerie tickets are available on London Theatre now.Described as a four-character memory play, The Glass Menagerie follows Amanda Wingfield and her children Tom and Laura, all living together in an apartment in St. Louis. The Glass Menagerie play is told through the eyes of Tom, who tells of Laura's life as a polio sufferer and her mother's insistence to find her daughter a partner.The Glass Menagerie is a semi-autobiographical play, featuring characters based on Williams' own family. It was first performed in Chicago in 1944, and was a reworking of The Gentleman Caller, a previous short story by Williams. The Glass Menagerie would ultimately become one of Williams' greatest works, with future plays including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire.Amy Adams is a six-time Academy Award-nominated actress, who has starred in movies such as Vice, American Hustle and Junebug. Adams makes her play debut in The Glass Menagerie, having been in a New York revival of Into the Woods in 2012. The full The Glass Menagerie London cast stars Paul Hilton and Tom Glynn-Carney, who will share the role of Tom. The decision to split the role of Tim is by director Jeremy Herrin, wishing to explore Tom's fragmented character. Paul Hilton and Tom Glynn-Carney have both been in acclaimed productions; Hilton starring in The Inheritance and Glynn-Carney in The Ferryman. Lizzie Annis and Victor Alli complete the cast. The Glass Menagerie London premiere was in 1948, starring Helen Hayes as Amanda Wingfield and was directed by John Gielgud. Now, both aforementioned thespians have theatres named after them on Broadway and in the West End respectively. Recent revivals of The Glass Menagerie include a Young Vic production in 2010, starring Deborah Findlay. In 2017, Cherry Jones starred in The Glass Menagerie, which was a seven-time Tony Award-nominated production that transferred from Broadway.Even though we don't know what The Glass Menagerie stage will look like, we can already get excited. Scenic design is by Vicki Mortimer, who has previously worked on Follies at the National Theatre. Lighting design is by Paule Constable, who has worked on The Ocean at the End of the Lane, also at the Duke of York's Theatre. Tickets to The Glass Menagerie are available now. Book your The Glass Menagerie tickets on London Theatre today.Important COVID-19 informationMaskWe recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.Proof of vaccine and/or testYou are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.Health checkWhen you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.Covid safetyThis venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.Additional informationThis venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

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14 June 2022 - 4 September 2022

David Harbour and Bill Pullman will star in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s play, Mad House, at the Ambassadors Theatre. Mad House tickets are available on London Theatre now. As the Mad House play premieres in London in summer 2022, not much is known about what the story entails. However, the play is billed as a “dark comedy”, so expect to laugh at macabre storylines and scathing social commentary. Mad House is set in rural Pennsylvania, and follows siblings, Michael, Ned and Pam as they work out how much money their dying father has left them, and how to acquire the money. At first, it seems that splitting the money should be an equal split, but just like the sibling rivalry in King Lear, not everything goes according to plan. Press material states Mad House follows “a family reunion with last disrespects” so don’t expect conversations to be plain sailing. David Harbour will play Michael in Mad House London performances. The Emmy-winning actor is best known for playing Jim Hopper in the Netflix series, Stranger Things. He’s also starred in West End productions, notably playing Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf over 15 years ago. Mad House will allow West End audiences to reunite with David Harbour. Bill Pullman is also in Mad House in the West End. Recently, Pullman's starred in the TV series, The Sinner as lead police detective, Harry Ambrose. Pullman's West End credits include All My Sons at the Old Vic. Mad House reunites playwright Theresa Rebeck and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Previously, they’ve worked together on New York plays such as Bernhardt/Hamlet and Seared. Now, they’ll stage Mad House in London in summer 2022. Tickets to Mad House are available now. Book your Mad House tickets on London Theatre today.

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25 June 2022 - 3 September 2022

We’re sailing back on the S. S. America, as Anything Goes returns to the Barbican in 2022. Anything Goes tickets are available on London Theatre now. Anything Goes is a musical set on a cruise liner heading from New York to London. It’s not all smooth sailing for those on board the S. S. American though. Sometimes destiny and the path to true love needs a bit of guidance, including a crew of singing and dancing sailors and disguises. Will stowaway Billy Crocker and heiress Hope Harcourt have their happy ending? "Anything Goes" on board this ship. The London musical revival of Anything Goes was first staged on Broadway in 2011, starring Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney. On Broadway, Anything Goes won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Anything Goes then played a summer run at the Barbican in 2021, and the show was extended numerous times due to audience demand. The 2022 Anything Goes London production stars Kerry Ellis as Reno Sweeney, and Bonnie Langford as Evangeline Harcourt. Denis Lawson will play Moonface Martin, and Simon Callow will play Elisha Whitney. Anything Goes features music by the iconic American composer and lyricist, Cole Porter. Songs in Anything Goes include “I Get A Kick Out of You”, “Friendship” and “You’re The Top”. Other notable songs by Cole Porter include “Too Darn Hot” from Kiss Me, Kate and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”. Tickets to Anything Goes are available now. Book your Anything Goes tickets on London Theatre today. Production photography of the 2021 Barbican cast.

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29 June 2022 - 10 September 2022

Emilia Clarke makes her West End debut as Nina in Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull, newly adapted by Anya Reiss. After initial performances were put on pause at the Playhouse Theatre in March 2020, The Seagull now returns in summer 2022 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The Seagull tickets are available on London Theatre now. The Seagull play examines the personal and professional relationships of two writers and two actors. While individuals work hard to achieve fame to make their dreams a reality, it comes at a human cost. The Seagull was originally written in Russian by Anton Chekhov, but The Seagull London play is a new adaptation by Anya Reiss. Reiss’ adaptation was first seen at Southwark Playhouse in 2012, starring Lily James. Emilia Clarke will play Nina in The Seagull. The award-winning actress is best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, but has also starred in films such as Me Before You and Last Christmas. Clarke made her stage debut in Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway in 2013. Jamie Lloyd directs The Seagull at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Originally, The Seagull was scheduled as one of three plays in a Jamie Lloyd season at the Playhouse Theatre, completed by Cyrano de Bergerac and A Doll’s House. Cyrano de Bergerac returns to the West End in 2022, starring James McAvoy. Details on A Doll’s House are to be announced. The Seagull is often revived in London. In recent years, The Seagull has been staged at the Lyric Hammersmith, and by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. But with Anya Reiss’ new twists to The Seagull, Chekhov is given a 21st-century update. Tickets to The Seagull are available now. Book your The Seagull tickets on London Theatre today.

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1 July 2022 - 27 August 2022

Alex Jennings stars in the world premiere of Stephen Beresford’s The Southbury Child play at the Bridge Theatre. The Southbury Child tickets are available on London Theatre now. As The Southbury Child is a new play, not much is known about the storyline. However audiences can expect a dark comic which explores the connections between families, religions and social identities. The play centres on David Highland, a flashy vicar who doesn’t always behave in the eyes of the Lord. However, his parish remain loyal to him, thanks to his unexpected successful charm. It’s all called into question though when he deals with a bereaved local and his opinions vary massively from the local community. Soon enough, David is isolated from all those he considers acquaintances and his social life falls apart. Can David rescue his position in the town and society at large? The three-time Olivier-winning actor Alex Jennings takes the charge at the Bridge Theatre for the first time as David Highland. He’s previously won Oliviers for starring in My Fair Lady, Peer Gynt and Too Clever by Half. Recently, he starred in Hansard at the National Theatre and played Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Now, he’ll play a troubled vicar in Stephen Beresford’s new play. Stephen Beresford writes The Southbury Child in London. Beresford is best known for the 2014 film, Pride, a LGBTQ+-positive film based on the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign. To date, Beresford’s plays include The Last of the Haussmans, Fanny and Alexander and Three Kings. Tickets to The Southbury Child are available now. Book your The Southbury Child tickets on London Theatre today.

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11 July 2022 - 4 September 2022

The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to Theatre Royal Haymarket. The Tiger Who Came to Tea tickets are available on London Theatre now. One evening, Sophie and her mother sit down for some tea. But then, as they sip their drinks, the doorbell rings. They're not expecting any guests, so who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Based on Britain’s best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2022. Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show, filled with sing-a-long songs, oodles and magic and wonderful moments. The Tiger Who Came to Tea play is based on the 1968 short story by Judith Kerr, and is one of the best-selling childrens books of all time. Kerr also the writer behind the 17-book series Mog, which similarly follows a cat trying to fit in. Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised! Tickets to The Tiger Who Came To Tea are available now. Book your The Tiger Who Came To Tea tickets on London Theatre today.

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14 July 2022 - 25 September 2022

Joshua Harmon’s critically-acclaimed play, Bad Jews, returns to the West End in 2022. Bad Jews is at the Arts Theatre. Bad Jews tickets are available on London Theatre now. The Bad Jews play follows a group of relatives who are caught in a tricky position. After their grandfather’s passing, they’re left to decide who should own an important family heirloom. The religious jewellery dates back to the Holocaust and is of cultural significance. But who should be left in possession of the sentimental artefact? Will it be Daphna, Daphna’s cousin Liam, Liam’s girlfriend Melody, or Jonah, that walks away with the “prize”? You’re invited to see a private family fight come to light on stage. Bad Jews premiered off-Broadway in 2012 and received nominations for Best New Off-Broadway play in awards ceremonies across the season. Bad Jews then transferred to the Arts Theatre in 2015. Read a Bad Jews review on London Theatre. Jon Pashley, will direct the Bad Jews play in London in 2022. The Bad Jews play is by Joshua Harmon. The New York-based playwright made his debut with Bad Jews, but has since written Significant Other, Skintight, Admissions and Prayer for the French Republic. Bad Jews is one of a number of family dramas in the West End. Mad House plays at the Ambassadors Theatre, while The Glass Menagerie is at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Bad Jews tickets are on sale now. Book your Bad Jews tickets on London Theatre today.

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19 July 2022 - 28 August 2022

Sister Act is at the Eventim Apollo. Sister Act tickets are available on London Theatre now. The Sister Act musical follows Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer placed on a witness protection programme which sees her forced to join a convent. The film was adapted for the stage with music by Alan Menken in 2012, which features songs such as “Take Me To Heaven”, “How I Got the Calling”, “Raise Your Voice” and “Spread the Love Around”. Sister Act premiered at the London Palladium in 2009, produced by Stage Entertainment and Whoopi Goldberg, to critical acclaim. It was nominated for four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. Towards the end of the London Palladium run, Whoopi Goldberg joined the West End cast for a limited number of special performances in August and October 2010. Sister Act then transferred to Broadway's Broadway Theatre, where it starred Patina Miller. Directed by Jerry Zaks, the show was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2011. Since closing in the West End in 2010, the show has toured the UK twice. In 2011, the tour starred Cynthia Erivo as Deloris van Cartier and in 2016, Alexandra Burke starred in a production directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood. Tickets to Sister Act are available now. Book your Sister Act tickets on London Theatre today.

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