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EVITA

Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NU
Baker Street Regent's Park

Jamie Lloyd is taking the reins for this production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Evita tells the story of Eva Peron, who rose from a life of poverty to become the spiritual leader of Argentina and the world’s first proper political celebrity, attracting love and hate in equal measure.

2nd August - 21st September 2019

EQUUS

14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, UK
Charing Cross Charing Cross

After a run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and a national tour, Ned Bennett’s version of Peter Shaffer’s Equus is transferring to Trafalgar Studios for a limited run. The dark play, which follows psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart as he delves into the warped world of Alan Strang as he tries work out why he mutilated six horses, is an exploration of what it means to be normal and what drives people to do the things they do. Sunshine and rainbows this is not, so be prepared for some shocks.

6th July - 7th September 2019

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, UK
Barbican

Timothy Sheader’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar returns to London after critically-acclaimed runs at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. The rock opera follows Jesus in the last week of his life, from his arrival in Jersualem with his disciples to his crucifixion.

4th July - 24th August 2019

APPROPRIATE

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

Ola Ince is directing the UK premiere of Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ Appropriate at the Donmar Warehouse. Once again Jenkins is taking on America’s relationship with race in this family drama, which sees the Lafayette family return to their late father’s former plantation to prepare it for sale and uncover some past secrets in the process.

16th August - 5th October 2019

GOODBYE | THE (AFTER)LIFE OF COOK & MOORE

Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London NW1 8AB
Camden Town Camden Road

Goodbye:The (After) Life of Cook & Moore is a celebration of the lives of the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Starring Kev Orkian and written by the highly regarded Jonathan Hansler and Clive Greenwood, the surreal comic fantasy features some the pair’s best loved characters Derek and Clive, who are visited by other dead comics including Peter Sellers, Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams and Frankie Howerd.

9th - 31st August 2019

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

Noël Coward Theatre, St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4AU, UK
Leicester Square

Clive Owen returns to the West End for the first time in 18 years to star in Tennessee Williams’s last great play The Night of the Iguana. Owen plays disgraced priest Shannon alongside Lia Williams, who plays troubled artist Hannah. The pair are thrown together for a night with Maxine, played by Anna Gunn, when they arrive at her remote coastal Mexican hotel.

6th July - 28th September 2019

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

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

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.

Until February 2020

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. 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.

Until 4th April 2020

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 - 31st August 2019

A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON

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

John Crowley is directing this Lucy Prebble adaptation of journalist Luke Harding’s book on Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko’s murder in London in 2006. The play tells the story of events behind the Litvinenko poisoning, journeying from Moscow to Mayfair; international espionage; and the threat of a new Cold War.

20th August - 5th October 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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