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NACHTLAND

  • 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.

NYE

  • 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.

OPENING NIGHT

  • 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.

FOR BLACK BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE HUE GETS TOO HEAVY

  • Theatre: Garrick Theatre
  • First Preview: February 29, 2024
  • Opening: March 7, 2024
  • Playwright: Ryan Calais Cameron
  • Director: Ryan Calais Cameron
  • Cast: Tobi King Bakare, Shakeel Haakim, Fela Lufadeju, Albert Magashi, Mohammed Mansaray, Posi Morakinyo, Mohamed Bangura, Rushand Chambers, Kieran Taylor-Ford

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.

STARTER FOR TEN

  • 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…

EXHIBITIONISTS

  • 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.

HARRY CLARKE

  • 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.

MIND MANGLER

  • 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.

SISTER ACT

  • 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), Ruth Jones, Lesley Joseph, Lemar, Clive Rowe, Lizzie Bea, Alison Jiear, Carl Mullane, Caroline Bateson, Natalia Brown, Damian Buhagiar, Tricia Deighton, Lori Haley Fox, Lauren Hall, Chloe Hopcroft, Tom Hopcroft, Bradley Judge, Claudia Kariuki, Graham MacDuff, Castell Parker, Emma Ralston, Anne Smith, Michael Ward, Jermaine Woods

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.

FAITH HEALER

  • 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.

POWER OF SAIL

  • Theatre: Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Opening: March 20, 2024
  • Playwright: Paul Grellong
  • Director: Dominic Dromgoole
  • Cast: Julian Ovenden, Tanya Franks, Katie Bernstein, Georgia Landers, Paul Rider, Giles Terera, Michael Benz

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.

THE DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN

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

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.

BEAR SNORES ON

  • 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: Ashh Blackwood, Lauren Conroy, Ashley D Gayle, Albert Graver, Annabel Marlow

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.

MJ THE MUSICAL

  • 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

PLAYER KINGS

  • 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.

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

  • 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, Laurie Kynaston, 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.

UNDERDOG: THE OTHER OTHER BRONTË

  • 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.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

  • 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.

MACHINAL

  • 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

THE CORD

  • 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.

TWO STRANGERS (CARRY A CAKE ACROSS NEW YORK)

  • 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.

MINORITY REPORT

  • 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.

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

  • 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.

TWELFTH NIGHT

  • Theatre: Regent's Park Open Air
  • Opening: May 3, 2024
  • Playwright: William Shakespeare
  • Director: Owen Horsley
  • Cast: TBA

When Viola is separated from her brother in a shipwreck and finds herself on the shores of Illyria, she dons the guise of a young man named Cesario and enters the service of Duke Orsino, who employs her as an intermediary to court the Countess Olivia on his behalf. Complications of mistaken identity ensue in this, one of Shakespeare's most enduring comedies.

A SONG OF SONGS

  • 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.

THE ARTIST

  • 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.

ROMEO AND JULIET

  • Theatre: Duke of York's Theatre
  • First Preview: May 11, 2024
  • Opening: TBA
  • Playwright: William Shakespeare
  • Director: Jamie Lloyd
  • Cast: Tom Holland

Tom Holland is Romeo in Jamie Lloyd’s pulsating new vision of Shakespeare’s immortal tale of wordsmiths, rhymers, lovers and fighters.

FAWLTY TOWERS - THE PLAY

  • Theatre: Apollo Theatre (Shaftesbury)
  • First Preview: May 4, 2024
  • Opening: May 15, 2024
  • Playwright: John Cleese and Connie Booth, adapted for the stage by John Cleese
  • Director: Caroline Jay Ranger
  • Cast: Adam Jackson-Smith, Anna-Jane Casey, Paul Nicholas, Hemi Yeroham, Victoria Fox, Rachel Izen, Steven Meo, Kate Russell-Smith, Nicola Sanderson, Greg Haiste, Danny Bayne, Neil Stewart, Emma Fenny, Mia Austen, John Hasler, Dale Superville, Suzy Bloom, Ben Jacobson

Nearly 50 years since it first hit our TV screens, the iconic sitcom is now a brand-new stage play, adapted by comedy legend John Cleese and directed by Caroline Jay Ranger.

FANNY

  • 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.

MEAN GIRLS

  • 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.

WEDDING BAND

  • 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.

THE SECRET GARDEN

  • Theatre: Regent's Park Open Air
  • Opening: June 15, 2024
  • Playwright: Holly Robinson, Anna Himali Howard
  • Director: Anna Himali Howard
  • Cast: TBA

Spoilt and abandoned, 10-year-old Mary Lennox is sent from India to Yorkshire, and put into the care of an Uncle she has never met. At Misselthwaite Manor, a broken-hearted house full of secrets and strange noises, Mary discovers a garden as lost and neglected as she is. If she can learn to make friends with robins, grumpy gardeners, and a boy who speaks to animals, Mary might be able to bring more than just the garden back to life.

KISS ME, KATE

  • 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, Charlie Stemp, Georgina Onuorah

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.

THE MARILYN CONSPIRACY

  • 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?

NEXT TO NORMAL

  • 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.

PRIMARY TRUST

  • 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.

STARLIGHT EXPRESS

  • 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.

BARNUM

  • 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.

HELLO, DOLLY!

  • 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

SHREK THE MUSICAL

  • 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.

FANGIRLS

  • 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?

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

  • Theatre: Regent's Park Open Air
  • Opening: July 27, 2024
  • Book: Joseph Stein
  • Music: Jerry Bock
  • Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick
  • Director: Jordan Fein
  • Cast: TBA

It’s 1905 in the tiny village of Anatevka where Tevye, a Jewish milkman, lives his life by their proud traditions. For his five daughters, that means a visit from the matchmaker… But as each daughter challenges his beliefs, against the backdrop of a changing world, can Tevye hold on to his roots, or must he bend to the will of his children and learn to embrace the unfamiliar?

A CHORUS LINE

  • 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.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

  • 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.

WHY AM I SO SINGLE?

  • Theatre: Garrick Theatre
  • Opening: August 27, 2024
  • Book, Music and Lyrics: Lucy Moss, Toby Marlow
  • Director: Lucy Moss
  • Cast: Jo Foster, Leesa Tulley, Noah Thomas

Two perpetually single friends can't figure out why they're so single or what to write their next musical about.

THE KING'S SPEECH

  • 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.

OEDIPUS

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


DR. STRANGELOVE

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

THE FORSYTE SAGA - PARTS 1 AND 2

  • 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…

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

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

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.

OEDIPUS

  • 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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