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London Theatre Openings in October 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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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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22 July 2022 - 22 October 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe comes alive in 2022 with a new take on The Tempest. The Tempest tickets are available on London Theatre now. At the start of The Tempest play, Prospero ignites a fierce storm which ravages a vast area. So much so, the storm leaves a crew of men shipwrecked, including his brother, Antonio. Now, the men must live on a remote island away from civilisation. There’s a few inhabitants but can their lives change forever. Or will Prospero use his magic to change everyone’s lives? Nowadays, people may travel often. But centuries ago, embarking to a new destination was a months-long process. Inspiration for The Tempest came from such early 16th-century voyages which were destroyed by “tempests” — likely to be hurricanes. Shakespeare combined these real events with reports of magic and superstitious people across the globe to create an intoxicating, exciting play. The Tempest is one of William Shakespeare’s well-known plays. Find out more about Shakespeare plays in London. Shakespeare’s associate artistic director Sean Holmes directs The Tempest in London. He previously served as the Lyric Hammersmith’s artistic director, notably working on Bugsy Malone and The Seagull. He also directed a national tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Now he turns his hand to another Shakespeare classic — The Tempest. The Tempest plays as part of Shakespeare’s Globe 25th anniversary season. Discover the full list of Shakespeare shows right now in London. The Tempest tickets are available now. Book your The Tempest tickets on London Theatre today.

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25 August 2022 - 22 October 2022

A cry for courage erupts in the Globe Theatre this Summer with the premiere of Joan, a powerful new play uncovering the unlikely hero behind the legend.

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27 September 2022 - 11 December 2022

Juliet Stevenson stars in Robert Icke's blistering production of The Doctor, based on the 1912 play Professor Bernhardi by Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler, which transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in London. The play, which received critical acclaim when it opened at the Almeida Theatre, enjoyed a sold-out run at the North London theatre. Set in a London hospital, the play focuses on Professor Ruth Woolf, a senior physician who is treating a young patient with sepsis when a priest is sent by the girl's parents to deliver the last rites. This poses a huge moral dilemma for the doctor, which erupts into a national scandal.Juliet Stevenson reunites with director Icke after their previous collaborations on plays such as Hamlet and Mary Stuart, both productions for the Almeida which ultimately transferred to the West End. Stevenson, who has also previously appeared in Happy Days, Private Lives and The Heretic, plays the central character in a performance LondonTheatre.co.uk described as "mesmerising".Schnitzler's original play is rarely seen in London - one recent production was at the fringe venue the Arcola Theatre in Dalston in 2005. While it was first performed in 1912 at the Kleines Theater in Berlin, it was banned in the author's native country until the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. Icke's new version modernises the play, setting it in a contemporary hospital, while also posing questions about human's innate views on identity, perception and bias.

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