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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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.

Grimly Handsome
Royal Court Theatre
No Matinee

“Last night I woke up and found that I was not at home. And I was not wearing my own clothes. And then I wasn’t sure. Maybe they were my clothes, and I was someone else.”

In an unnamed American city, two strangers sell Christmas trees on the sidewalk; two cops work to solve a killing spree; and a young woman finds herself transforming in ways she could never have imagined.

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

Misalliance
Orange Tree Theatre
No Matinee

Hypatia Tarleton, uneasily engaged to bright yet immature aristocrat Bentley Summerhays, longs for adventure to drop out of the sky. And with a sudden crash of glass, it does.

Enter Lina Szczepanowska, Polish acrobat and daredevil pilot whose independent spirit galvanises the household.

The Twilight Zone at the Almeida Theatre
The Twilight Zone
Almeida Theatre
Wednesday, Thursday Matinee

Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area which we call the Twilight Zone.
 

Dick Whittington - London Palladium
Dick Whittington - London Palladium
London Palladium
Wednesday, Friday Matinee

An enchanting new production of Dick Whittington will open on Saturday 9 December 2017, produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and the team behind Cinderella.

 

Nativity! The Musical
Nativity! The Musical
Thursday Matinee

Tickets from £15 for Wed- Fri evening and matinee performances from 13th - 15th December

Your favourite festive film is now a major new musical adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films. 

Feel –good, funny and full of yuletide joy, Nativity! The Musical features all of the favourite sing-a-long hits from the films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth, One Night One Moment, She’s the Brightest Star and a whole host of new songs filled with the spirit of Christmas!

So join us this Christmas for some MAYHEM in Bethlehem!

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
London Coliseum
Tuesday, Friday Matinee

Over 100 dancers and musicians bring The Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live.

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