ALYS, ALWAYS

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

Joanne Froggatt and Robert Glenister star in Lucinda Coxon’s adaptation of Harriet Lane’s thrilling novel, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Journalist and all round regular person Frances helps Alys Kyte out of a car crash but soon finds herself drawn into Alys’ privileged world and wanting to stay there.

25th February - 30th March 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 and Katharine McPhee in the lead role. 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.

8th February - 25th May 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

CYRPUS AVENUE

The Royal Court Theatre, London, UK
Sloane Square

After the original sold out run at the Royal Court in 2016, Cyprus Avenue is back at the theatre for a very limited run. The black comedy written by David Ireland tells the story of Eric Miller, a Belfast Loyalist who becomes convinced his baby granddaughter is Gerry Adams. So yeah, it’s funny but it’s also an exploration of how someone struggling with their identity is driven to violence.

14th February - 23rd March 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

RICHARD II

Shakespeare's Globe, New Globe Walk, London, UK
London Bridge London Bridge Blackfriars Blackfriars

Lynette Linton and Adjoa Andoh (also starring in the titular role) are co-directing a company of women of colour in Richard II – the first time such a team has taken on a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage. The play will be a reflection on what it means to be British on the anniversary of Windrush and the process of Brexit.

22nd February - 21st April 2019

ALL ABOUT EVE

Noel Coward Theatre, Saint Martin's Lane, London, UK
Leicester Square

Gillian Anderson and Lily James are starring in this Ivo Van Hoe-directed adaptation of the Bette Davis film that explores jealousy, ambition, youth and fame. Anderson plays theatre star Margo Channing and James takes on the role of Eve, a fan who inserts herself into Margo’s life and eventually usurps her. Not only will two A-listers be gracing the stage, the production also features original music from PJ Harvey.

4th February - 11th May 2019

IN THEATRES | NINE NIGHT

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

After a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Natasha Gordon’s debut play Nine Night transfers to Trafalgar Studios directed by Roy Alexander Weise. The play depicts the Jamaican tradition of holding a nine night wake, telling the story of three generations of one family with comedy and grief in equal measure.

1st December 2018 - 23rd February 2019

ADMISSIONS

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

After receiving critical acclaim over in New York, Admissions transfers to the West End for a limited run before going on tour across the country. Directed by Daniel Aukin, the comedy stars Alex Kingston as Sherri, the Head of Admissions at a private school who is fighting for more diversity amongst the intake, has to wrestle with her values and her own personal desires when her son is overlooked from a university in favour of his friend who ticks more boxes.

28th February - 25th May 2019

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

53 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU, UK
London Bridge London Bridge

Trevor Nunn is directing this revival of the famous musical at the Menier Chocolate Factory, with Oliver Award-winning Andy Hyman heading up the cast as Teyve. This classic tells the story of Tevye and his efforts to maintain his Jewish traditions as he faces the actions of his daughters as well as those of the Tsar of Russia.

Until 9th March 2019

TRUE WEST

404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH, UK
Covent Garden

GoT’s Kit Harington and Vanity Fair’s Johnny Flynn take on the roles as brothers Austin and Lee, in the West End premiere of Sam Shepard’s True West. Set in the California desert, the play sees the brothers pitted against each other as Lee, who comes back into Austin’s life just as he has sold a movie script to producer Saul Kimmer, decides he wants a piece of the action too.

23rd November 2018 - 16th February 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 6th April 2019

COMPANY

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK
Piccadilly Circus

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical Company, set during lead character Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, is revived by Marianne Elliot and she’s certainly put her own stamp on it, casting a woman (Rosalie Craig) as Bobbie for the first time and the show will also feature a same-sex couple for the first time too. Broadway legend Patti LuPone and Mel Giedroyc are also in the cast so it’s good’un.

26th September 2018 - 30th March 2019

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, with prices starting at only £98 per person, running until the end of December.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

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

After an award-winning initial run at the National and on the West End, and a transfer to the US, Marianne Elliot’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is back in London, this time at the Piccadilly Theatre. Based on Mark Haddon’s bestseller, the play follows Christopher John Francis Boone on his investigation of the death of his neighbour’s dog Wellington.

Until 27th April 2019

IN THEATRES | CUZCO

503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW, UK
Clapham Junction Clapham Junction

Theatre503 is hosting the English-language premiere of Cuzco, written by Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez and directed by Kate O’Connor. The play, starring Gareth Kieran Jones and Dilek Rose, follows the story of a Spanish couple who travel the Inca Trail in a bid to save their relationship. As well as exploring the idea of intimacy, the play also touches on the ways colonial past and contemporary tourism intersect.

23rd January – 16th February 2019

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 31st March 2019

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

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