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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.

74 shows found
  • Present Laughter
    Present Laughter
    Old Vic Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noёl Coward’s provocative comedy, Present Laughter. The cast also includes Luke Thallon, Sophie Thompson, Suzie Toase and Indira Varma. 

  • Hamlet
    Hamlet
    Iris Theatre
    No Matinee

    Join us this summer for an outdoor promenade performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the beautiful grounds of St Paul’s Church in the heart of Covent Garden.

    Amid the rubble of the old politics a populist King rose to power, promising a return to England’s golden age. But now he is dead, murdered; and in the following bloodbath his brother has seized the throne.  

    A masked figure has been seen, stalking the shadows. There is whisper of a resistance, gathering in the dark.

    To be or not to be, that is the question - but can the nation’s heir, Hamlet, find the answers?

    Uphold the state; or join the rebels?

    Be ready to choose in this thrilling contemporary production of Shakespeare’s greatest play. 

  • The Hunt
    The Hunt
    Almeida Theatre
    No Matinee

    We are a small community. The happiness of our children is everything. Our hopes and dreams rest in these tiny souls. 

    In a small town in northern Denmark, the children celebrate Harvest Festival.

    In the forest by the water the men of the lodge stand naked in the cold. This is their country. This is their song.

  • On Your Feet!
    On Your Feet!
    London Coliseum
    Thursday Matinee

    Her voice. His vision. Their story.

    Gloria and Emilio Estefan's smash-hit musical comes to London direct from Broadway for a strictly limited season. On Your Feet! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom. 

  • Dark Sublime
    Dark Sublime
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    Thursday Matinee

    Oli arrives at the door of Marianne, a now-forgotten sci-fi TV icon, impatient to make an impression, to make a friend. Marianne, a jobbing actress, knows about waiting – for the phone to ring, for her best friend to see her differently, for her turn at something more substantial than a half-remembered role on a cult TV show. He wants an autograph; she doesn’t want anything from him - or so she thinks. Yet as they start to explore each other’s worlds, they begin to discover what every good relationship needs: time and space.

  • Rust
    Rust
    Bush Theatre
    No Matinee

    Nadia and Daniel have a secret. In fact they have quite a few. They’ve just signed on the dotted line for a studio flat. Under a pseudonym, naturally – Mr and Mrs White. After years of school pick-ups, TV takeaways, and the day to day drudgery of married life, this is their chance to wipe the slate clean.

  • Noises Off
    Noises Off
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Michael Frayn’s award-winning Noises Off premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith in 1982 and instantly became an iconic British comedy.

    With technical brilliance and split-second timing, it takes us behind the scenes with a company of actors in a hilarious and heartfelt tribute to the unpredictability of life in the theatre.

    Hailed as one of the funniest plays of all time, Noises Off makes its triumphant return to the Lyric almost 40 years on, in a bold new production by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall/This House) for fans to enjoy and new audiences to discover.
     

  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - The Musical
    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - The Musical
    Ambassadors Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Everyone’s favourite teenager Adrian Mole arrives at the Chocolate Factory this summer in this brand new musical take on the iconic Sue Townsend novel.

  • The End of History
    The End of History
    Royal Court Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Newbury, 1997. Sal is attempting to cook dinner for the family. She and husband David have pulled off a coup and gathered their brood back home for the weekend. Eldest son Carl is bringing his new girlfriend to meet everyone for the first time; middle daughter Polly is back from Cambridge University for the occasion; and youngest Tom will hopefully make it out of detention in time for dinner.

  • 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.

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