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  • Theatre: Bush Theatre
  • First Preview: January 30, 2024
  • Opening: February 5, 2024
  • Playwright: Sophia Chetin-Leuner
  • Director: Ed Madden
  • Cast: Dolly Webb, Debra Baker, Denzel Baidoo

Jay’s new. He’s just started as a temp at an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service office. He arrives with little more than a fledgling desk plant and well-meaning plans to change the broken system. Angela’s seen it all. She’s been working in this building for over 30 years and nothing seems to faze her – except perhaps this eager new hire who seems determined to challenge her at every turn. Exhausted by archaic protocol, Jay starts to bend the rules to breaking point in a desperate attempt to help their patients. Trust is shattered, professional boundaries are crossed and Jay discovers the reality of what is truly at stake.


  • Theatre: Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Opening: February 6, 2024
  • Playwright: Adapted by Kip Williams from the book by Oscar Wilde
  • Director: Kip Williams
  • Cast: Sarah Snook


  • Theatre: Rose Theatre
  • First Preview: February 3, 2024
  • Opening: February 8, 2024
  • Playwright: Nick Ahad
  • Director: Monique Touko
  • Cast: Priya Davdra, Sasha Desouza-Willock, Megan Grech, Abdul-Malik Janneh, Petra Joan-Athene, Joe McNamara, Gordon Millar, Farshid ROkey, Adam Seridji, Zoe Zak

After learning that he has fled his own war-torn country, Ahmet’s classmates have ‘The Greatest Idea in the World’ – a magnificent plan to reunite Ahmet with his family. An unexpected and often hilarious adventure follows, all topped off with a terrific twist.


  • Theatre: Almeida Theatre
  • Opening: February 8, 2024
  • Playwright: William Shakespeare
  • Director: Yaël Farber
  • Cast: Danny Sapani, Hugo Bolton, Oliver Cudbill, Edward Davis, Fra Fee, Michael Gould, Akiya Henry, Geoffrey Lumb, Alec Newman, Gloria Obianyo, Faith Omole, Clarke Peters, Steffan Rizzi, Matthew Tennyson

Perhaps Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, King Lear is the story of an aging king, who, in demanding a show of devotion from his three daughters, leaves his kingdom divided, his family destroyed, the faithful banished and the hateful left to wreak inhuman havoc in the realm.


  • Theatre: Gillian Lynne Theatre
  • Opening: February 8, 2024
  • Book: Chris Bush
  • Music and Lyrics: Richard Hawley
  • Director: Robert Hastie
  • Cast: Darragh Cowley, Ahmed Hamad, Séverine Howell-Meri, Samuel Jordan, Bobbie Little, Robert Lonsdale, David McKechnie, Maimuna Memon, Rachael Louise Miller, Baker Mukasa, Alastair Natkiel, Faith Omole, Adam Prince, Consuela Rolle, Nicola Sloane, Jake Small, Deborah Tracey, Rachael Wooding, Alex Young

Poppy wants to escape her old life in London. Joy and Jimmy want to spend the rest of their lives together. Rose and Harry want the new life they’ve been promised. A love letter to Sheffield and a history of modern Britain told through the stories of one iconic estate, Standing at the Sky’s Edge charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades.


  • Theatre: Peacock Theatre
  • Opening: February 8, 2024
  • Book: Tom McRae
  • Music: Dan Gillespie Sells
  • Cast: Ivano Turco, Rebecca McKinnis, Shobna Gulati, Talia Palamathanan, Giovanna Fletcher, John Partridge

Everybody's Talking About Jamie tells the tale of Jamie New: sixteen, not quite fitting in on a council estate in Sheffield - but with big aspirations. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies, and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight to become a sensation, in a fearless, funny, fabulous musical.


  • Theatre: Arcola Theatre
  • First Preview: February 7, 2024
  • Opening: February 12, 2024
  • Playwright: Sergio Blanco, adapted by Daniel Goldman
  • Director: Daniel Goldman
  • Cast: Al Nedjari, Charlie MacGechan, Danny Scheinmann

This production from the world’s most performed living Spanish-language playwright is a darkly comic meditation on how we live and how we die, a story of a writer who makes an incredible decision to give his body another life after death. Desire, friendship, and eroticism intertwine in this dazzling new play that asks how far would you go for love? And will the world allow it?


  • Theatre: Churchill Theatre
  • Opening: February 12, 2024
  • Book: Amy Heckerling
  • Lyrics: Glenn Slater
  • Music: KT Tunstall
  • Director: Sarna Lapine
  • Cast: TBA

Cher Horowitz is the most popular student in her Beverley Hills High School, renowned for her unique talent at finding love for others. But she's about to embark on her biggest project yet – making over her awkward new friend, Tai, and setting her up with the most handsome boy in school. Will Cher come to see the error of her ways? As if! This fresh musical comedy is fun, fashionable, and, like, way awesome.


  • Theatre: Old Vic Theatre
  • First Preview: January 26. 2024
  • Opening: February 13, 2024
  • Book: John O'Farrell
  • Music and Lyrics: Various
  • Director: Luke Sheppard
  • Cast: Julie Atherton, Ashley Campbell, Jackie Clune, Craige Els, James Hameed, Naomi Katiyo, Hope Kenna, Freddie Love, Emily Ooi, Rhys Wilkinson

Political unrest, social revolution, boom and bust. In a decade of neon and noise, one moment made the world stand still and brought 1.5 billion people together – and they all have a story to tell about ‘the day rock ‘n’ roll changed the world’.


  • Theatre: National Theatre (Lyttelton)
  • First Preview: February 7, 2024
  • Opening: February 14, 2024
  • Playwright: Dodie Smith
  • Director: Emily Burns
  • Cast: Lindsay Duncan, Amaia Naima Aguinaga, Alice Bounsall, Bessie Carter, Pandora Colin, Miriam Cooper, Bethan Culinane, Kate Fahy, Tom Glenister, Jo Herbert, Billy Howle, Ethan Hughes, Deven Modha, Syakira Moeladi, Amy Morgan, Celia Nelson, Dharmesh Patel, Malcolm Sinclair, Natalie Thomas, John Vernon

When a golden wedding anniversary reunites the Randolph family on the eve of WWII, Dora and Charles must reckon with the adults their children have become. Their children, meanwhile, are haunted by the memory of the family they once were. As the weekend’s celebrations unfold, the family walks a tightrope between intimacy and estrangement, camaraderie and rivalry, love and hate.


  • Theatre: Criterion Theatre
  • Opening: February 15, 2024
  • Playwright: William Shakespeare, Adapted by Brigid Larmour and Tracy-Ann Oberman
  • Director: Brigid Larmour
  • Cast: Tracy-Ann Oberman, Hannah Morrish, Raymond Coulthard, Gavin Fowler, Jessica Dennis, Gráinne Dromgoole, Constable Xavier Starr, Priyank Morjaria, Alex Zur, Nancy Farino

Tensions in London’s East End are rising and Shylock, a resilient single mother and hard-working businesswoman, is desperate to protect her daughter’s future. When the charismatic merchant Antonio comes to her for a loan, a high-stakes deal is struck. Will Shylock take her revenge, and who will pay the ultimate price?


  • Theatre: Donmar Warehouse
  • Opening: February 16, 2024
  • Playwright: Lucy Kirkwood
  • Director: Michael Longhurst and Ann Yee
  • Cast: Keely Hawes, Jack Davenport

1948, Shropshire: the winter is freezing, austerity is biting and Iris Elcock, GP, Socialist and Labour party councillor, is working tirelessly to implement Nye Bevan’s National Health Service Act and its revolutionary promise of free health care for all. At home she is a mother, and wife to a fellow GP, an ex-Navy man scarred by the war. But a chance meeting with George Blythe, a local boy who has made it to Hollywood, turns her quiet, certain world upside down.


  • Theatre: Park Theatre
  • First Preview: February 15, 2024
  • Opening: February 17, 2024
  • Playwright: Taylor Mac
  • Director: Steven Kunis
  • Cast: Felicity Huffman, Steffan Cennydd, Thalía Dudek, Simon Startin

Isaac, the prodigal son, returns from a war zone to discover his family home has been transformed by a domestic revolution. The patriarchy has fallen, and Paige has been liberated from an oppressive marriage. Enlisting her newly-out transgender teenager as an ally, Paige is now on a crusade to tear apart the old regimes. But as they soon realise, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.


  • Theatre: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
  • Opening: February 17, 2024
  • Playwright: John Webster
  • Director: Rachel Bagshaw
  • Cast: Jamie Ballard, David Burnett, Tamzin Griffin, Olivier Huband, Arthur Hughes, Oliver Johnstone, Hari MacKinnon, Francesca Mills, Shazia Nicholls, Glyn Pritchard

A forbidden marriage. A hidden family. A dangerous web of secrets and lies. The recently widowed Duchess falls in love with her steward, Antonio. Her brothers, eager to keep her under their control, warn her not to remarry. But some things are worth fighting – and lying – for…


  • Theatre: Hampstead Theatre
  • First Preview: February 8, 2024
  • Opening: February 19, 2024
  • Playwright: John Logan
  • Director: Jonathan Kent
  • Cast: Jonathan Hyde, Ian McNeice, Rowan Polonski, Joanna Venderham

1964/1967. In a rented cottage in Suffolk, a brilliant young film director, deep in making his magnum opus, confronts the ageing star that the studio has imposed on him. Vincent Price is about to walk out on the film, and Michael Reeves’ career hangs by a thread. Across the world, in a strange simulacrum of a Suffolk cottage created on a Hollywood lot, a great director and his star are engaged in a very different sort of power-game, as Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren take time off from making Marnie for one final confrontation.


  • Theatre: Duke of York's Theatre
  • First Preview: February 6, 2024
  • Opening: February 20, 2024
  • Playwright: Henrik Ibsen
  • Director: Thomas Ostermeier
  • Cast: Matt Smith, Jessica Brown Findlay, Priyanga Burford, Zachary Hart, Paul Hilton, Nigel Lindsay, Shubham Saraf

Thomas Ostermeier's iconoclastic production of An Enemy Of The People makes its West End debut in English at the Duke of York's Theatre for a strictly limited run.


  • Theatre: Lyric Theatre (Shaftesbury)
  • First Preview: February 10, 2024
  • Opening: February 21, 2024
  • Book, Music, and Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell
  • Director: Rachel Chavkin
  • Cast: Dónal Finn, Grace Hodgett Young, Zachary James, Melanie La Barrie, Gloria Onitiri, Bella Brown, Madeline Charlemagne, Allie Daniel, Lauren Azania, Tiago Dhondt Bamberger, Beth Hinton-Lever, Waylon Jacobs, Christopher Short, Lucinda Buckley, Ryesha Higgs, Miriam Nyarko, Simon Oskarsson

Hadestown follows two intertwining love stories—that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone—as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the underworld and back.


  • Theatre: Bush Theatre
  • First Preview: February 16, 2024
  • Opening: February 23, 2024
  • Playwright: Benedict Lombe
  • Director: Lynette Linton
  • Cast: Heather Agyepong, Tosin Cole

Des and Dre. Destiny and Dream.
Young. Gifted. Black.
Rivals. Friends. Lovers.
She left. He stayed.
Now, tragedy brings Des and Dre crashing back into each other’s lives, carrying new secrets and old scars. Caught in the space between memory and reality, they must struggle to navigate the shifting borders that threaten to rewrite their past and reshape their future.


  • Theatre: Young Vic Theatre
  • First Preview: February 20, 2024
  • Opening: February 28, 2024
  • Playwright: Marius Von Mayenburg, translated by Maja Zade
  • Director: Patrick Marber
  • Cast: Romola Garai, Jane Horrocks, John Heffernan, Angus Wright, Jenna Augen

Modern day Germany. Nicola and Philipp argue as they clear out their late father’s house. When they find an old painting stashed in the attic, things get savage. The painting is a quaint street scene from 1920s Vienna; the work of a failed artist who abandoned his original vocation for Nazism… Nicola wants to sell it. Philipp wants to keep it. Philipp’s wife Judith wants to burn it.


  • Theatre: National Theatre (Lyttelton)
  • First Preview: February 24, 2024
  • Opening: March 6, 2024
  • Playwright: Tim Price
  • Director: Rufus Norris
  • Cast: Michael Sheen, Remy Beasley, Matthew Bulgo, Dyfan Dwyfor, Roger Evans, Ross Foley, Jon Furlong, Daniel Hawksford, Bea Holland, Stephanie Jacob, Kezrena James, Tony Jayawardena, Michael Keane, Nicholas Khan, Rebecca Killick, Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins, Mark Matthews, Rhodri Meilir, Ashley Mejri, Lee Mengo, David Monteith, Mali O'Donnell, Sara Otung, Sharon Small

From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the NHS, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence on our country without ever being Prime Minister. Confronted with death, Nye’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill in an epic Welsh fantasia.


  • Theatre: Gielgud Theatre
  • Opening: March 6, 2024
  • Book: Ivo van Hove
  • Music and Lyrics: Rufus Wainwright
  • Director: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Sheridan Smith

Based on John Cassavetes' legendary film, Opening Night follows a theatre company's preparations to stage a major new play on Broadway. But drama ignites behind the scenes when their leading lady is rocked by tragedy, and her personal turmoil forces everybody to deliver the performance of their lives.


  • Theatre: Garrick Theatre
  • First Preview: February 29, 2024
  • Opening: March 7, 2024
  • Playwright: Ryan Calais Cameron
  • Director: Ryan Calais Cameron
  • Cast: TBA

Father figures and fashion tips. Lost loves and jollof rice. African empires and illicit sex. Good days and bad days. Six young Black men meet for group therapy, and let their hearts – and imaginations – run wild. For Black Boys  is located on the threshold of joyful fantasy and brutal reality: a world of music, movement, storytelling and verse – where six men clash and connect in a desperate bid for survival.


  • Theatre: Bristol Old Vic
  • First Preview: February 29, 2024
  • Opening: March 7, 2024
  • Book and Lyrics: Emily Hall, Charlie Parhap
  • Music and Lyrics: Hatty Carman, Tom Rasmussen
  • Director: Charlie Parham
  • Cast: Adam Bergman, Eubha Akilade, Stephenson Ardern-Sodje, Miracle Chance, Emily Lane, Will Jennings

What is eighteen-year-old Brian Jackson’s proudest achievement to date? His A-level results. His idol? Kate Bush. His lifelong dream? To compete on legendary TV quiz show University Challenge. It’s 1985 and, leaving Southend to start his first year at Bristol University, Brian soon discovers that falling in love and growing up take a lot more than general knowledge…


  • Theatre: Southwark Playhouse
  • Opening: March 7, 2024
  • Playwright: Farine Clarke
  • Director: Farine Clarke
  • Cast: Natalie Lauren, Harris Vaughan, Simon Furness, Odimegwu Okoye, Anirban Roy, Dan Saski

In a boardroom grappling with a rapidly changing landscape, a cohort of media moguls plot a new acquisition. But as loyalties are redefined, the status quo is challenged and layers of unspoken but ingrained prejudices begin to reveal themselves.


  • Theatre: Ambassadors Theatre
  • Opening: March 9, 2024
  • Playwright: David Cale
  • Director: Leigh Silverman
  • Cast: Billy Crudup

Harry Clarke has a secret. Well, Philip Brugglestein has a secret - but people only have eyes for seductive Londoner Harry… Conjuring comparisons to The Talented Mr. Ripley and Saltburn with a touch of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Harry Clarke keeps audiences guessing – charting the exploits of an awkward Midwestern man who moves to New York City to charm his way into a wealthy family.


  • Theatre: Apollo Theatre (Shaftesbury)
  • Opening: March 14, 2024
  • Created by Mischief Theatre
  • Director: Hannah Sharkey
  • Cast: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer

The Mind Mangler returns to the stage following a disappointing two-night run at the Luton Holiday Inn Conference Centre. His new solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind.


  • Theatre: Dominion Theatre
  • Opening: March 15, 2024
  • Book: Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, Douglas Carter Beane
  • Music: Alan Menken
  • Lyrics: Glenn Slater
  • Director: Bill Buckhurst
  • Cast: Beverley Knight (March 15 - June 8), Alexandra Burke (June 10 - August 31)

What’s the best place to hide a disco diva who just witnessed a mob hit? In a convent, of course! Delores Van Cartier takes cover and dons a habit, but she can’t quite live up to the rigid expectations of Mother Superior. When she brings her disco talent to the convent choir, the word “sister” takes on new meaning as the public, the press – and the mob – take notice.


  • Theatre: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
  • First Preview: March 14, 2024
  • Opening: March 20, 2024
  • Playwright: Brian Friel
  • Director: Rachel O'Riordan
  • Cast: Declan Conlon, Nick Holder, Justine Mitchell

The drama deals with a traveling faith healer, who roams Scotland and Wales with his wife and manager. The monologue play looks at mystic experiences and the fine line between artists and con men.


  • Theatre: Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Opening: March 20, 2024
  • Playwright: Paul Grellong
  • Director: Dominic Dromgoole
  • Cast: TBA

Distinguished Harvard professor Charles Nichols finds himself in hot water after inviting an incendiary white nationalist to speak at his annual symposium. His colleagues are concerned, his students are in revolt, but Charles is undeterred in his plot to expose and academically thrash his invited guest.


  • Theatre: Marylebone Theatre
  • Opening: March 21, 2024
  • Playwright: Laurence Boswell, adapted from Dostoyevsky
  • Director: Laurence Boswell
  • Cast: TBA

On an uneventful Wednesday in a drab Borough of East London, an ordinary man has a startling revelation: life is an unhappy accident in a meaningless universe. He gets himself a gun. But before he can use it, he dreams of an innocent, alternative earth, where people live in harmony with nature and each other. Elated, he sets out to tell the world about his dream and share his new vision of a happy planet. Dostoyevsky’s tragic-comic adventure is transported to 21st century London in a one-person tale of wonder with an urgent warning for our world. A funny and serious story of hope, that with love and trust we can build a better world. Maybe.


  • Theatre: Regent's Park Open Air
  • Opening: March 23, 2024
  • Book: Cush Jumbo, Katy Sechiari
  • Music and Lyrics: Harry Blake
  • Director: Cush Jumbo, Katy Sechiari
  • Cast: TBA

A winter frost covers the trees of Regent’s Park, a snow storm is brewing and a tiny Mouse is looking for somewhere warm and safe to hide…a nearby cave could hold the answer but what else does it hold? Something big and brown and fluffy? Grab your backpack and join Mouse on a magical theatrical journey as she finds fun, courage and a whole bunch of new animal friends.


  • Theatre: Prince Edward Theatre
  • First Preview: March 6, 2024
  • Opening: March 27, 2024
  • Book: Lynn Nottage
  • Music and Lyrics: Various
  • Director: Christopher Wheeldon
  • Cast: Myles Frost

He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry has finally arrived on Broadway in a brand-new musical. Centered around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, and created by Tony Award(R)-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson into legendary status. Turn it up, Broadway — MJ is here


  • Theatre: Noel Coward Theatre
  • Opening: April 1, 2024
  • Playwright: Willam Shakespeare, adapted by Robert Icke
  • Director: Robert Icke
  • Cast: Ian McKellen

A new adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2.


  • Theatre: Wyndham's Theatre
  • First Preview: March 19, 2024
  • Opening: April 2, 2024
  • Playwright: Eugene O'Neill
  • Director: Jeremy Herrin
  • Cast: Brian Cox, Patricia Clarkson, Alex Lawther, Daryl McCormack, Louisa Harland

The Tyrone family — the miserly actor father, the grasping mother addicted to morphine, the alcoholic older son and the tubercular younger son — come to grips with their twisted love for one another in Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play.


  • Theatre: National Theatre (Dorfman)
  • First Preview: March 27, 2024
  • Opening: April 4, 2024
  • Playwright: Sarah Gordon
  • Director: Natalie Ibu
  • Cast: Nick Blakeley, Rhiannon Clements, Julian Moore-Cook, Adam Donaldson, Adele James, Kwaku Mills, James Phoon, Gemma Whelan

Charlotte Brontë has a confession about how one sister became an idol, and the other became known as the third sister. You know the one. No, not that one. The other, other one… Anne. This is not a story about well-behaved women. This is a story about the power of words. It’s about sisters and sisterhood, love and jealousy, support and competition.


  • Theatre: The Watermill Theatre
  • Opening: April 12, 2024
  • Playwright: William Shakespeare, adapted by Tom Wentworth
  • Director: Paul Hart
  • Cast: TBA

Set against the backdrop of a bustling film set, passions run high as the drama continues even when the cameras stop rolling. Backstage gossip, bickering on-screen lovers Benedick and Beatrice and an elaborate plot of deception bring mischief and mayhem to the set and the young lovers, the rising star Claudio and the daughter of the studio boss Hero. Lose yourself in the music and film of this golden era with a 1940s-inspired soundscape, played live by an ensemble cast of actor-musicians.


  • Theatre: Old Vic Theatre
  • First Preview: April 11, 2024
  • Opening: April 18, 2024
  • Playwright: Sophie Treadwell
  • Director: Richard Jones
  • Cast: Rosie Sheehy, Daniel Abelson, Sam Alexander, Steven Beard, Daniel Bowerbank, Imogen Daines, Buffy Davis, Tim Frances, Carla Harrison-Hodge, Emilio Iannucci, Pierro Niel-Mee, Wendy Nottingham


  • Theatre: Bush Theatre
  • First Preview: April 12, 2024
  • Opening: April 18, 2024
  • Playwright: Bijan Sheibani
  • Director: Bijan Sheibani
  • Cast: Irfan Shamji

The arrival of this baby has changed everything. Amir hovers as his mother holds her grandchild for the first time, mesmerised. The bag of handmade baby clothes she’s brought lies at her feet. After she leaves, Amir watches his wife feeding their newborn son, so close, almost intertwined. They look so complete, while Amir feels aware of a growing chasm separating him from them, and him from his own mother. As sleepless nights, relentless crying and hushed arguments take their toll, Amir grapples with the puzzle of how to be a father, a son, a husband – mashing together pieces that don’t seem to fit. All he knows is he’s determined not to repeat the past.


  • Theatre: Criterion Theatre
  • First Preview: April 4, 2024
  • Opening: April 23, 2024
  • Book, Music, and Lyrics: Jim Barne and Kit Buchan
  • Director: Tim Jackson
  • Cast: Dujonna Gift, Sam Tutty

Dougal is a naive, impossibly upbeat Brit, flying to New York for his Dad’s second wedding. The Dad he’s never known. Waiting for him at the airport is Robin, the sister of the bride. She’s a native New Yorker, she’s late for work, and she doesn’t have time to stop and see the sights. Instant attraction? Definitely not. But with an extravagant wedding approaching and the city at their feet…anything could happen.


  • Theatre: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
  • First Preview: April 19, 2024
  • Opening: April 24, 2024
  • Playwright: David Haig
  • Director: Max Webster
  • Cast: Chrissy Brooke, Xenoa Campbell-Ledgister, Ricardo Castro, Danny Collins, Nick Fletcher, Roseanna Frascona, Jodie McNee, Nicholas Rowe, Tanvi Virmani

In 2050, neuroscientist Dame Julia Anderton is about to launch the next phase of her pioneering Pre-Crime programme, detaining people for crimes before they are committed. But when Julia is accused of pre-murder, she’s in a race against time to save herself from her own system.


  • Theatre: Donmar Warehouse
  • Opening: April 26, 2024
  • Playwright: Anton Chekhov
  • Director: Benedict Andrews
  • Cast: Nina Hoss, Adeel Akhtar

The old order collides with the new as a charming but impractical aristocratic family refuses to face economic reality. This bittersweet tragi-comedy examines the end of the feudal era in Russia and the great changes that would eventually result in Revolution.


  • Theatre: Park Theatre
  • First Preview: May 9, 2024
  • Opening: May 11, 2024
  • Playwright: Ofra Daniel
  • Director: Ofra Daniel, Lior Ben-Hur
  • Cast: Ofra Daniel

A Song of Songs tells the story of a young wife in a loveless marriage who discovers she has an unseen admirer. Intrigued, she enters into a mysterious and fervent love affair, finding herself on a dazzling journey of sexual and personal empowerment.


  • Theatre: Theatre Royal Plymouth
  • Opening: May 11, 2024
  • Adaptation: Lindsey Ferrentino, Drew McOnie
  • Director: Drew McOnie
  • Cast: TBA

In 1920s Hollywood the business of making dreams come true is in full swing. Silent movie icon George Valentin has long been the darling of the silver screen when he falls for aspiring actress Peppy Miller. But while her star is about to rise, his might soon flicker out: amidst all the glamour, laughter and romance, the silent movie industry is on the brink of a revolution. With the Talkies on their way, George must either find his voice in a brave new world or lose everything he holds dear to a bygone era.


  • Theatre: The Watermill Theatre
  • Opening: May 23, 2024
  • Playwright: Calum Finlay
  • Director: Katie-Ann McDonough
  • Cast: TBA

The overdue story of the other Mendelssohn, Fanny imagines that Fanny Mendelssohn intercepts a letter addressed to ‘F. Mendelssohn’ inviting Felix to play for Queen Victoria. As the true composer of the song "Italien", she decides to hide the letter, don her brother’s clothes, and take his place at the palace…cueing a race across Europe and a furious Felix.


  • Theatre: Savoy Theatre
  • Opening: June 5, 2024
  • Book: Tina Fey
  • Lyrics: Nell Benjamin
  • Music: Jeff Richmond
  • Director: Casey Nicholaw
  • Cast: TBA

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.


  • Theatre: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
  • First Preview: May 31, 2024
  • Opening: June 6, 2024
  • Playwright: Alice Childress
  • Director: Monique Touko
  • Cast: TBA

Summer 1918. Julia Augustine, an industrious young African-American woman, moves to a small seaside town in South Carolina, hoping to live a quiet, anonymous life. Her discreet manner arouses the interest of her boisterous neighbors who discover her secret -- a long-standing love affair with Herman, a white man. Tensions explode when Herman's family arrives in the neighborhood.


  • Theatre: Barbican Theatre
  • First Preview: June 4, 2024
  • Opening: June 18, 2024
  • Book: Bella and Sam Spewak
  • Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter
  • Director: Bartlett Sher
  • Cast: Stephanie J. Block, Adrian Dunbar

Two divorced — and flamboyantly egocentric — performers find themselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of Taming of the Shrew in Cole Porter and Sam and Bella Spewack's tribute to the theatre, in all its greasepaint and glory.


  • Theatre: Park Theatre
  • First Preview: June 19, 2024
  • Opening: June 24, 2024
  • Playwright: Vicki McKellar, Guy Masterson
  • Director: Guy Masterson
  • Cast: TBA

On Wednesday, 1 August 1962, seven people gathered at Marilyn Monroe’s home to celebrate her new $2m two-picture deal with 20th Century Fox. At 04:30 the following Sunday, 5 August, her apparent suicide was called in to the police and was reported as a drugs overdose. But the truth is far more shocking: She was found unconscious by her housekeeper the night before at 22:35, and subsequently died at 23:40, all after a late visit from a very important guest… The same seven people then regathered in her home on Saturday night – and yet her death was only reported nearly 5 hours later. What did they talk about?


  • Theatre: Wyndham's Theatre
  • First Preview: June 18, 2024
  • Opening: June 26, 2024
  • Book and Lyrics: Brian Yorkey
  • Music: Tom Kitt
  • Director: Michael Longhurst
  • Cast: Caissie Levy, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Jack Ofrecio, Jamie Parker, Jack Wolfe, Eleanor Worthington-Cox

Diana Goodman is a suburban mom struggling with bipolar disorder. Her daughter, Natalie, is a stressed-out overachiever about to snap. And Dan, her exhausted architect husband, is determined to keep everything “normal.” As Diana’s symptoms worsen, and effective treatment remains elusive, the Goodmans must confront their shared griefs and struggles and learn how to finally connect with each other.


  • Theatre: Donmar Warehouse
  • Opening: June 28, 2024
  • Playwright: Eboni Booth
  • Director: Matthew Xia
  • Cast: TBA

Meet Kenneth, a 38-year-old bookstore worker who spends his evenings sipping mai tais at the local tiki bar. When he’s suddenly laid off, Kenneth finally begins to face a world he's long avoided – with transformative and even comical results.


  • Theatre: Troubadour Wembley Park Theate
  • First Preview: June 8, 2024
  • Opening: June 30, 2024
  • Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe
  • Director: Luke Sheppard
  • Cast: TBA

Little steam engine Rusty enters a cross-country race against the flashier trains Greaseball and Electra, hoping to impress pretty sidecar Pearl, in this musical look at a fantasy train world from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe.


  • Theatre: The Watermill Theatre
  • Opening: July 2, 2024
  • Book: Mark Bramble
  • Lyrics: Michael Stewart
  • Music: Cy Coleman
  • Director: Jonathan O'Boyle
  • Cast: TBA

Step right up and enter the dazzling world of P.T. Barnum, where imagination and ambition know no bounds. Delight at every sight, wonder and miracle as the creator of spectacle comes to town with a sensational show featuring a whole host of characters.


  • Theatre: London Palladium
  • First Preview: July 6, 2024
  • Opening: July 18, 2024
  • Book: Michael Stewart
  • Music and Lyrics: Jerry Herman
  • Director: Dominic Cooke
  • Cast: Imelda Staunton, Andy Nyman, Jenna Russell, Tyrone Huntley, Harry Hepple


  • Theatre: Eventim Apollo
  • Opening: July 19, 2024
  • Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Music: Jeanine Tesori
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: Antony Lawrence, Brandon Lee Sears, Joanne Clifton, Cherece Richards, James Gillan

A benign green ogre and his sidekick Donkey save the land from an evil lord and rescue a lovely princess from a terrible fate. Based on the blockbuster movie and the book by William Steig.


  • Theatre: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
  • First Preview: July 13, 2024
  • Opening: July 23, 2024
  • Book, Music, and Lyrics: Yve Blake
  • Director: Paige Rattray
  • Cast: TBA

Meet Edna: she’s 14, she’s a misfit, and she’s in love with Harry. There’s just one problem: Harry’s in the world’s biggest boy band, has 38 million fans, and doesn’t know she exists. When Harry’s band announces a tour stop in Edna’s hometown of Sydney, Australia, she knows this is her destiny – her one chance to meet him. But how on EARTH will she get Harry’s attention?! And exactly how far is she prepared to go in the name of love?


  • Theatre: Sadler's Wells Theatre
  • Opening: July 31, 2024
  • Book: James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
  • Lyrics: Edward Kleban
  • Music: Marvin Hamlisch
  • Director: Nikolai Foster
  • Cast: TBA

A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include "What I Did for Love, "One," "I Can Do That," "At the Ballet," "The Music and the Mirror," and "I Hope I Get It." A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line was instantly recognized as a classic.


  • Theatre: Sadler's Wells Peacock Theatre
  • Opening: August 20, 2024
  • Book: Randy Johnson
  • Music and Lyrics: Various
  • Director: Randy Johnson
  • Cast: Mary Bridget Davies

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, proving music wasn’t just a man’s world anymore. Packed with classic songs (“Piece of My Heart, “Summertime,” “Mercedes Benz”), the show also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis – like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin.


  • Theatre: The Watermill Theatre
  • Opening: September 20, 2024
  • Playwright: David Seidler
  • Director: Emma Butler
  • Cast: TBA

This new production of David Seidler’s play The King’s Speech takes an intimate view of one of life’s most unorthodox relationships between Bertie, the soon-to-be-crowned King George VI, and speech therapist Lionel Logue. As Hitler’s threat on Europe encroaches, Bertie fights his own battle to overcome his speech impediment at the time his country needs him most.


  • Theatre: Wyndham's Theatre
  • Opening: October 4, 2024
  • Playwright: Robert Icke, adapted from Sophocles
  • Director: Robert Icke
  • Cast: Mark Strong, Lesley Manville


  • Theatre: Noel Coward Theatre
  • Opening: October 8, 2024
  • Playwright: Armando Ianucci, Sean Foley
  • Director: Sean Foley
  • Cast: Steve Coogan


  • Theatre: Park Theatre
  • First Preview: October 11, 2024
  • Opening: October 18, 2024
  • Playwright: John Galsworthy
  • Director: John Roche
  • Cast: TBA

London, 1886. Wealthy solicitor Soames Forsyte is a man of property, and his beautiful wife Irene is his most prized possession. When he commissions an architect to build him a house in which to keep her, the cracks in their marriage finally begin to show, until something happens so shocking that it tears the Forsyte family apart. Years later, Soames’ daughter Fleur is haunted by the family secret when history begins to repeat itself…


  • Theatre: Dominion Theatre
  • Opening: October 24, 2024
  • Book: Kate Wetherhead
  • Music: Elton John
  • Lyrics: Shaina Taub
  • Director: Jerry Mitchell
  • Cast: TBA

Runway magazine. The supreme authority of the high-fashion world, and the new home of assistant Andy Sachs. It’s a position a million people would kill for, but under the sharp stilettos of Runway’s legendary editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly, the job is no dream. Up against Miranda’s blistering leadership and stratospheric expectations, Andy is pushed to the edge, forced to choose between her career and her own happiness. Based on the hit film and featuring an all-star creative team, The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical is a glamorous and hilarious story about finding your place and discovering what matters most.


  • Theatre: Old Vic Theatre
  • Opening: January 21, 2025
  • Playwright: Ella Hickson, adapted from Sophocles
  • Director: Matthew Warchus and Hofesh Schechter
  • Cast: Rami Malek, Indira Varna

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