New Theatre Shows Opening in London

London is the creative hub of the country, which means we are graced with dozens of new plays, musicals and more every month. Whether you’re a cultured sort and want to see as much talent as possible or you’re looking to impress on date night, there is always a new show for you to see in the capital. Keep up to date with all the new theatre shows opening in London with our list and get ready to be amazed.

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Last updated on 15th March 2017

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@Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Various dates

42nd Street is the highly anticipated love letter to Broadway that’s finally returning as a new show in the West End. Director of the 2001 Tony Award winning production has returned to the piece, to tell the spectacular story young Peggy Sawyer’s dream of making it big on the stage. Arriving from small-town America, she’s just another wide-eyed hopeful – until the leading lady of Broadway’s newest show gets injured. It might just be her time to shine…

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Jim Steinman’s sensational Bat Out of Hell tells the tale of rebellious youth, passionate love and a devastated city run by a vicious tyrant. Taking songs from three of Meat Loaf’s albums and embodying his defiant attitude, this is set to be one of the biggest, highest-octane thrill ride new musicals in London.

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A London Theatre show coming soon for all the family, What the Ladybird Heard tells the tell of one tiny Ladybird trying to save the farmer's prize cow from the villainous Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len. Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog for a hilarious and colourful farmyard adventure with live music, puppetry, audience participation and more!

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@Gielgud Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on Various dates from 20th June

After the initial run sold out in just 24 hours, this new West End play is returning for an extended run at the Geilgud Theatre. Multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed film and stage director Sam Mendes is bringing alive Jez Butterworth’s sensational play about a quiet farmhouse making preparations for the harvest. Celebrations seem to be in order... until a surprise visitor changes everything.

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@Trafalgar Studios 2 on Various dates

46 Beacon is an upcoming London play telling the story of Alan and Robert, in this emotional, funny and fresh coming-of-age and coming-out story. Set within a theatrical hotel, the two men are at different stages of their lives but are both searching for the same thing. After Robert invites Alan back to his room, will their lives change forever?

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Brodsky / Baryshnikov is an exciting new play in London – and one man show – based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. Performed by his friend Mikhail Baryshnikov in his native Russian tongue, the subtle physicality transports the audience into a reimagining of Brodsky’s poetic world.

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Telling the true story of the extraordinary satirical newspaper created in the mayhem of the Somme, The Wiper Times is a hilariously funny new London play written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. After a sell-out tour, the play is finally finding its home in the West End.

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This Christmas prepare for a hilarious new pantomime in London as Qdos Entertainment bring back the spectacular tale of how Dick Wittington found his fortune to the London Palladium. 

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@Garrick Theatre on Various dates

Olivier award-winning actor Griff Rhys Jones is starring in this fabulous revival and hilarious upcoming West End show, The Miser. Following the story of Harpagon, a man obsessed with protecting his wealth, as he tries to set his children up with equally wealthy spouses so that his fortune is protected. However, will his machinations fall apart as his children try to follow their heart?   

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@Other Palace (formerly St James Theatre) on Various dates

From Tony award-winner Duncan Sheik – the person behind Spring Awakening and the American Psycho musical – comes a sensational new musical about magical illusions, embracing the unknown and delivering a spellbinding rock score.

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A show about one of the greatest Jazz singers of all time delivering a moving, poignant performance about her loves and loses. Transport yourself to an intimate bar in Philadelphia, where an audience doesn’t even know that that Lady Day is performing her last ever show.

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@Theatre Royal Haymarket on Various dates from 30th June

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s sensational adaptation of the life of Queen Anne, as she deals with the influences and machinations of people vying for power, is coming for a limited run to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Princess Anne is soon to become Queen, and her close friend, Sarah the Duchess of Marlborough, has an intense personal relationship with her… and begins using the princess for her own designs.  

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Celebrating the life and loves of one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated poets, John Betjeman. Sand In The Sandwiches is a one-man show exploring memory, laughter, and unforgettable poetry for a strictly limited London run.

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Join multi-award winning performer Tape Face for a spectacular re-imagining of silent comedy that’s hilarious, heart-stopping and heart-breaking at the same time. Following four sell-out tours and performances for both the Royal Variety Performance and America’s Got Talent, he’s appearing at the Garrick Theatre.

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Friday nights are boring for poor Ben as he has to stay with his Granny, which means cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake… that is, until he discovers his Granny’s secret, and embarks on the most awesome adventure of his life! From the producers of Horrible Histories comes the West End Premiere of David Walliams’ best-selling children’s tale.

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Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks is bringing the sensational musical comedy Young Frankenstein to stage in collaboration with Tony Award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

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