London Theatre Openings

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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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  • Noye's Fludde
    Noye's Fludde
    Theatre Royal Stratford East
    Tuesday, Thursday Matinee

    For forty days and forty nights, this chorus of unlikely shipmates endure a mighty storm, in the hope that a new world will be waiting for them on the other side.

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Shakespeare's fantastical fable of desire, confusion, jealousy and growing up.

    "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"

    Through live music, playful adventure and physical invention, see the lovers' world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as we journey into the woods.

  • Jesus Christ Superstar
    Jesus Christ Superstar
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    After successful runs at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2016 and 2017, Jesus Christ Superstar returns to the West End for a limited engagement of 60 performances at the Barbican.

  • Peter Gynt
    Peter Gynt
    Olivier Theatre, National
    No Matinee

    Peter Gynt has always set his heart on being special, on being a unique individual, on being unlike anyone else. When he steals the bride from a local wedding, he sets off on a lifetime journey which will take him to Florida, to Egypt, to a mountain of trolls, and finally, only when death approaches, back to his home in Scotland.

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin
    Captain Corelli's Mandolin
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Cephalonia 1941. Captain Corelli, an enigmatic young Italian officer, is posted to the idyllic Greek island as part of the occupying forces. Shunned by the locals at first, he proves to be civilised, humorous and a consummate musician. The Captain is soon thrown together with Dr Iannis’ strong-willed and beautiful daughter Pelagia, who discovers all the complexities of love, and how it can blossom in the most unexpected and profound way.

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    London Palladium
    Wednesday Matinee

    A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s multi-award winning musical is returning to The London Palladium in summer 2019 for a strictly limited run!

    Released as a concept album in 1969, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the worlds most iconic musicals, featuring songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will Do and Go Go Go Joseph.

  • Equus
    Equus
    Trafalgar Studio One
    Thursday Matinee

    Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller, EQUUS, explores the complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality. When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart is tasked with uncovering the motive behind the boy’s violent act. As Dysart delves into Alan’s world of twisted spirituality, passion and sexuality, he begins to question his own sanity and motivations in a world driven by consumerism.

  • The Night of the Iguana
    The Night of the Iguana
    Noel Coward Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Golden Globe-winner Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) returns to the West End for the first time in 18 years to play Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, in a new production directed by James Macdonald. Featuring an all-star cast including Lia Williams (Kiri, Mary Stuart) as Hannah Jelkes, Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) as Maxine Faulk and Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) as Nonno.
     
    Set in the strange limbo of 1940, in a hot and humid Mexico, a group of travellers meet at the run-down Costa Verde Hotel, where Tennessee Williams’ play brings them together in an epic battle between flesh and spirit, captivity and freedom, art and faith, heightened by a tropical rain-storm.

  • Dinosaur World Live
    Dinosaur World Live
    Troubadour Theatre - Wembley
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE STAMPEDES INTO WEMBLEY

    Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family.

    Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!

  • Aliens Love Underpants
    Aliens Love Underpants
    Troubadour White City Theatre 2
    No Matinee

    Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort, adapted & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith. This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family.

  • Barber Shop Chronicles
    Barber Shop Chronicles
    Roundhouse
    Thursday Matinee

    Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to the Roundhouse this summer. Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.

  • Blues in the Night
    Blues in the Night
    Kiln Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    A man is a two-face, a worrisome thing who’ll leave you to sing, the blues in the night.

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