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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Bridge Theatre, Potters Fields Park, London, UK
London Bridge London Bridge

Nicholas Hytner is taking on another Shakespearean classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for the next immersive production at The Bridge, bringing back the same team who staged Julies Caesar in a similar way last year. The theatre will be transformed into the forest, with seats around the edge or standing spots where you can follow the action on foot. GoT’s Gwendoline Christie and Green Wing’s Oliver Chris lead as Titania and Oberon in what is sure to be a spectacular production.

3rd June - 31st August 2019

SWEAT

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, UK
Leicester Square Piccadilly Circus

After a sell-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat is transferring to the Gielgud Theatre. Lynn was inspired to write the play following her time spent with the people of Reading, Pennsylvania, one of the poorest cities in the US and a place scarred by racial tension and the collapse of the steel industry, so the drama examines what happens when the American Dream doesn’t quite come true.

7th June - 20th July 2019

EUROPE

Donmar Warehouse, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London, UK
Covent Garden

For his first production as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Michael Longhurst is directing the 25th anniversary revival of David Grieg’s Europe. The play, set in a European border town that’s become desolate, was originally centred around what Europe meant as Yugoslavia was breaking up, but it has a new relevance in 2019.

20th June - 10th August 2019

GREY

52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW, UK
Oval

Koko Brown is following up her solo show WHITE with GREY, the second instalment of her Colour Trilogy, at Ovalhouse. This autobiographical show explores depression and the taboos around black women’s mental health. The show, which also stars Sapphire Joy, features a mix of spoken word and vocal looping and it’s fully British Sign Language integrated too.

27th June - 13th July 2019

BITTER WHEAT

Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, UK
Leicester Square Charing Cross Charing Cross

John Malkovich returns to the stage after a 33 year break to star in David Mamet’s new play Bitter Wheat. It’s about depraved Hollywood mogul Barney Fein who’s fallen from grace….sound familiar? Mamet was inspired by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and he’s thrown chaos and comedy into the mix.

7th June - 14th September 2019

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Young Vic Theatre, The Cut, London, UK
Southwark Waterloo Waterloo

Fresh from winning widespread praise for Company, Marianne Elliot takes on Arthur Miller with her version, co-directed with Miranda Cromwell, of Death of a Salesman. The Wire’s Wendell Pierce makes his UK stage debut as Willy Loman, with Olivier Award-winning Sharon D. Clarke playing Linda Loman and Arinzé Kene playing Biff. One of the greatest plays of the 20th century in the hands of directors at the top of their game, with an star cast to boot? Hopes are high for this one.

1st May - 13th July 2019

PRESENT LAUGHTER

Old Vic Theatre Company, The Cut, London, UK
Waterloo Waterloo

Fresh from his turn at Hot Priest in Fleabag, Andrew Scott stars in Matthew Warchus’ version of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter. The comedy is a reflection on fame, and follows actor Garry Essendine as his life starts to spiral out of control right before he embarks on an overseas tour.

17th June - 10th August 2019

ROSMERSHOLM

85-88 Saint Martin's Lane, London, UK
Leicester Square

Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell star in this Ian Rickson-directed production of Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm. With political and social change at the heart of the play, which sees head of an influential dynasty John Rosmer torn between his past and idealised future, it’s very relevant for today.

24th April - 20th July 2019

TOP GIRLS

National Theatre, Upper Ground, London, UK
Embankment Waterloo Waterloo

Caryl Churchill’s famous 1982 play hits the National Theatre with Lyndsey Turner directing. The play follows Marlene, who’s become the first woman to lead the Top Girls employment agency and it opens with her hosting a dinner party featuring some of the most powerful women in history. Written during the Thatcher years, Top Girls tackles themes like ambition and feminism, so it should hit the spot today.

26th March - 22nd June 2019

WAITRESS

The Adelphi Theatre London WC2R 0NS
Charing Cross Charing Cross

The Tony-Award nominated musical, which has been a smash on Broadway, is coming to the West End with an all-female lead creative team, a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. The musical tells the story of Jenna, a pie maker in a small town who wants out of her marriage and a new life, which she just might get by entering a baking contest in the next county over.

Until 19th October 2019

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES THE MUSICAL

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HT, UK
Piccadilly Circus Charing Cross Charing Cross

Yes the Trotter family is going from Peckham to the West End thanks to Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan (son of show creator John Sullivan) who are bringing the classic comedy back to life, complete with an original score. Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger and with musical contributions from Chas n Dave, the production will feature all your fave characters including the main trio of Grandad (played by Paul Whitehouse), Del Boy (Tom Bennett) and Rodney (Ryan Hutton) as well as Trigger, Cassandra, Boycie and Marlene, Raquel and Mike the Barman. It’s all kicking off in 1989…Del Boy is searching for his soulmate, Rodney and Cassandra are getting married, Boycie and Marlene are trying to have a baby and Trigger is preparing for an actual real life date.

9th February - August 2019

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL

Savoy Ct, London WC2R 0ET, UK
Temple Covent Garden

The 1980 classic is hitting the West End stage courtesy of Dolly Parton herself, featuring that original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score. Louise Redknapp, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen and Brian Conley are starring in the tale of Doralee, Violet and Judy, three colleagues who decide to take on their sexist and egotistical boss.

28th January - August 2019

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

16 Denman St, Soho, London W1D 7DY
Piccadilly Circus

After a sell-out run at the National Theatre, The Lehman Trilogy, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles, is transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre. The epic play tells the story of the infamous family, from the first Lehmans arriving in New York from Bavaria in 1844 to the collapse of the banking firm that sets off the financial crisis 163 years later.

11th May - 3rd August 2019

COME FROM AWAY

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0JP, UK
Tottenham Court Road Covent Garden

A musical set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 doesn’t sound like it would be a feel good ride but that’s exactly what Come From Away is. It tells the true story of 7000 travellers who were grounded in a small town in Newfoundland, Canada in the wake of the tragedy and the community that welcomed these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.

Until 14th September 2019

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7EZ, UK
Piccadilly Circus Leicester Square

inspired by a documentary about 16-year-old Jamie Campbell who wanted to become a drag queen and following a sell-out run at the Sheffield Crucible, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a big hit in the West End. With songs from Dan Gillespie Sells and a showstopping performance from John McCrea, it’s a feel good story of a boy who just wants to go to prom in a dress.

Until 25th January 2020

WICKED

Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, UK
Victoria Victoria

The award-winning Wicked, London’s 14th longest running show, is based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, which is set in the land of Oz way before Dorothy and the gang got there in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The show tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two sorcery students at Shiz University, who eventually become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. The Apollo Victoria Theatre is handily just next to Victoria station, and if you fancy a trip to watch Wicked with guests visiting London then Super Break have combined a deal for stall tickets and one night’s stay at the Royal National Hotel.

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

County Hall, Belvedere Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7GP, UK
Waterloo Waterloo

The Olivier Award-nominated Witness for the Prosecution brings Agatha Christie’s famous tale to life in a whole new way thanks to its staging in the debating chamber of County Hall. The set design is so well executed that you do really feel like you’re sitting in criminal court, which adds a new level of tension to the testimonies of Leonard Vole, accused of murdering a wealthy widow, and the witness trying to send him down.

Until 29th March 2020

THE BOOK OF MORMON

Coventry St, London W1D 6AS, UK
Piccadilly Circus Leicester Square

If you like your musicals to be wildly politically incorrect and funny as hell, The Book of Mormon is the one for you. Created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the minds that brought you South Park, the show follows two Mormon missionaries on their journey to convert Ugandan natives to their religion. The lyrics may inappropriate, bordering on offensive, but the songs are bloody catchy and you won’t be able to stop laughing.

HAMILTON

Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5EA, UK
Victoria Victoria

Hip-hop meets history in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s epic musical about the US Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an Caribbean immigrant who fights in the War of Independence and becomes the country’s first Treasury Secretary. Even if you think you don’t care about American history, you’ll find yourself rapping about the 1776 the Declaration of Independence and Aaron Burr for weeks afterwards. Do whatever it takes to get tickets, it’s worth it.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

3-5 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5LA, UK
Covent Garden

The award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, which stated life at fringe venue in London with only four punters in the house, has had a remarkable run in the West End and shows no signs of slowing down. The show is (shockingly) about a drama society putting on a play that goes wrong, collapsing sets and all, and it’s an absolute riot.

Until 27th October 2019

MAMMA MIA!

Novello Theatre, Aldwych, London, UK
Temple Covent Garden

20 years on stage and two record-breaking films and we’ve still got Mamma Mia fever. The musical, which tells the tale of a mother, a daughter and three fathers set on Greek island to a soundtrack of ABBA’s greatest hits, has been seen by almost 9 million people in London since it premiered in 1999 and it’s still going strong at the Novello Theatre.

Until 7th March 2020

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