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Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX, UK
Waterloo Waterloo

After a sold-out run at Rose Theatre Kingston, April de Angelis’ two-part adaptation of My Brilliant Friend transfers to the National. The Elena Ferrante novels tell the story of Lenu, played by Niamh Cusack, and Lila, played by Catherine McCormack, who first meet on the streets of postwar Naples and experience huge social and political change over the decades.

12th November 2019 - 22nd February 2020


The Cut, South Bank, London SE1, UK

Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming star as Hamm and Clov in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, directed by Richard Jones. Hamm is blind and cannot stand up, Clov cannot sit down and Hamm’s parents, played by Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson, have no legs – yes the whole thing is absurd and macabre all at once. The play is part of a double bill featuring Beckett’s rarely performed short play Rough for Theatre II, performed by members of the company.

27th January - 28th March 2020


66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 8LZ, UK
Southwark Waterloo Waterloo

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Fairview is coming to the Young Vic following a sell-out run in New York. Directed by Nadia Latif, the play follows the Frasier family as they gather to celebrate their grandma’s birthday and it explores the way we judge each other, as well as touching on wider issues of privilege and race.

28th November 2019 - 23rd January 2020


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

Grammy and Tony-award winning musical Dear Evan Hansen has been a smash hit on Broadway and it’s finally come to London. The show follows Evan Hansen, a student with social anxiety, who finally gets the chance to fit in with his classmates thanks to a lie that should have never been told. It touches on mental health, suicide and social media, so it really is a musical for our times.

29th October 2019 - 4th April 2020


Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, UK
Charing Cross Charing Cross

Jamie Lloyd is directing this Martin Crimp adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic play, with James McAvoy starring as the titular Cyrano De Begerac. Cyrano is blessed with many talents but also has a huge nose, meaning he has to battle against a narcissistic society to win the heart of his true love Roxane. There have been numerous versions of Cyrano, both on stage and on screen, but with Jamie Lloyd at the hem this one should be especially exciting.

27th November 2019 - 29th February 2020


Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street, London W1D 4HS, UK
Tottenham Court Road Leciester Square

Mary Poppins is back its original West End home, the Prince Edward Theatre, for a new run with Zizi Strallen back in the title role following her performances on the international tour. Charlie Stemp stars as Bert, with the Cameron Mackintosh production also features the classic Sherman brothers score plus new songs and music from George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. It’s sure to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

23rd October 2019 - 29th March 2020


The Adelphi Theatre London WC2R 0NS
Charing Cross Charing Cross

The Tony-Award nominated musical, which has been a smash on Broadway, has come 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 28th March 2020


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


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


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 15th February 2020


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 29th August 2020


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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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