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London Theatre Openings in July 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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13 May 2022 - 2 July 2022

Omigod you guys! Legally Blonde is back in London. Join fashionista lawyer Elle Woods as she teaches audiences a lesson to remember — being true to yourself never goes out of style. Get ready to perfect your bend and snap at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre this summer. Legally Blonde tickets are available on London Theatre now. Just like the Legally Blonde film, the Legally Blonde musical follows UCLA fashion merchandising major, Elle Woods. She’s a headstrong, popular woman, whose collegiate career is what dreams are made of. When her boyfriend, Warner Huntington III, splits up with Elle to head east to Harvard Law School, she takes matters into her own hands. Leaving her Delta Nu sisters to enroll at Harvard Law too, Elle discovers there’s more to herself than hair dye, a good wardrobe, and friends. What, like being at Harvard Law is hard? Legally Blonde is based on the 2001 film of the same name, starring Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods. The new Legally Blonde London production will be directed by Lucy Moss, who has previously made history as the youngest female Broadway director for Six. She's already proved herself on directing girl power musicals, so we’re excited to see what Moss has up her sleeve. Even though the Legally Blonde story stays faithful to the film, there's an original score, with music and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe. When Legally Blonde premiered on Broadway in 2007, the musical gained a cult following thanks to songs like "What You Want," "Positive," and "Whipped Into Shape." The musical didn't win any Tony Awards though, and closed after 18 months on Broadway. When Legally Blonde opened in London, the musical enjoyed greater success, running for three years and winning three Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. Legally Blonde is the first production as part of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2022 season. The season is rounded off by 101 Dalmatians and Antigone. Tickets to Legally Blonde are available now. Book your Legally Blonde tickets on London Theatre today.

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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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9 June 2022 - 9 July 2022

The Leeds Playhouse 2021 production of August Wilson’s Jitney parks up in London. The taxi driving play will run for a limited engagement at the Old Vic. Jitney tickets are available on London Theatre now. Set in 1970s Pittsburgh, the Jitney play follows Jim Becker, a taxi-rank manager who oversees a group of unlicensed drivers that ferry people across the Pittsburgh Hill District. These drivers aren’t your ordinary taxi employees though. They’ll head to places which few people would dare visit. But when they’re not driving, they’re whiling the hours away in their taxi rank, a home away from home. They heal old wounds, new tensions rise to the surface, but more importantly they’re always there for one another. Jitney is part of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle — a series of plays that examine the Black experience throughout the 20th century. Each play tackles a different decade: Jitney focuses on the 1970s. The Pittsburgh Cycle includes Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson and King Hedley II. Even though Jitney focuses on 1970s America, it was the first play to premiere in the cycle. August Wilson's theatre legacy was celebrated in 2005, with the August Wilson Theatre named in his honour. Tickets to Jitney are available now. Book your Jitney tickets on London Theatre today.

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10 June 2022 - 24 July 2022

Kathryn Hunter reprises her acclaimed performance in Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Globe as part of the Southbank theatre’s 25th anniversary season. King Lear tickets are available on London Theatre now. The King Lear play follows a dramatic family feud which spirals out of control. But decisions made between a father and his children won't just affect their relationships. Their conversations could change the world. As King Lear gives up his empire, he divides it amongst his daughters and claims the one who loves him the most will be rewarded with more land. But how do you measure a qualitative state? Expectedly, chaos ensues, and the balance of power shifts in unexpected ways. William Shakespeare’s King Lear play is often performed worldwide, including a notable 2018 production of King Lear starring Ian McKellen. But for this production, the King Lear character is turned on its head, as a woman steps into the lead role. The seemingly shapeshifting actor Kathryn Hunter reprises the monarch role, a role she first played in 1997, 25 years ago. Hunter’s joined by Shakespeare’s Globe artistic director Michelle Terry as Cordelia and the Fool. King Lear in London reunites Hunter with director Helena Kaut-Howson, co-founder of theatre company Complicité and Marcello Magni. You’d be a fool to miss King Lear in London this summer. Experience King Lear in the home of Shakespeare in Britain. Tickets to King Lear are available now. Book your King Lear tickets on London Theatre today.

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10 June 2022 - 16 July 2022

A slippery new thriller in which nothing is as it seems and nobody is who they are.

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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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