Celebrities appearing on stage in the West End
Take a look below at celebrities from stage and screen who will be performing in shows across London theatres. From British national treasures to Hollywood superstars, London’s West End has it all! Book now to see your favourite celebrities on stage over the next few months.
Celebrities starring in West End shows in 2020
The Golden Globe-winning actress Jessica Chastain will make her West End debut as Nora in A Doll’s House. She’s starred in Hollywood blockbusters including Interstellar and The Martian, as well as an Academy Award-nominated performance in Zero Dark Thirty. You won’t want to miss Jessica Chastain in Frank McGuinness’ adaptation of A Doll’s House, directed by Jamie Lloyd.
Danny Mac stars as Edward Lewis in the West end premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical. Making his West End debut in 1999 playing Gavroche in Les Miserables, Mac has continued to perform in musicals ever since, starring in Wicked, Sunset Boulevard, On the Town and the 2019 production of White Christmas. In 2016, he competed in Strictly Come Dancing making it to the final. He’ll star alongside Aimie Atkinson in Pretty Woman: The Musical, who previously played Katherine Howard in Six.
Don’t miss the Academy Award-winning actor Jake Gyllenhaal return to the West End to star in Sunday in the Park With George at the Savoy Theatre. Although he’s best known for appearing in blockbuster films including Brokeback Mountain, he made his professional theatre debut in This Is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre, so you’ll want to see this acting megastar back on the stage!
Best known as one-fifth of British pop band Girls Aloud, Nicola Roberts makes her West End debut in the West End transfer of the Donmar’s City of Angels from March 2020. She’ll play Avril/Mallory in the show, with her characters in 1920s Hollywood and in a fictional film that’s being created by a struggling screenwriter trying to make it big in LA.
After winning an Olivier Award for playing Edna Turnblad, see Michael Ball reprise the critically-acclaimed performance in Hairspray at the London Coliseum. In recent years, he’s appeared in Les Miserables: All-Star Staged Concert, Chess and Sweeney Todd, but you’ll want to see Ball don the colourful dresses in this iconic role! Read more about Hairspray in the West End and get ready to see the upbeat musical.
Returning to the London stage, Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play Katurian in the West End revival of The Pillowman. Taylor-Johnson is best known for his Golden Globe-winning performance in Nocturnal Animals and starring as the titular character in the Kick-Ass film series, so we’re excited to see what he brings to this Olivier Award-winning play this summer.
Listen to the soulful sounds of Beverley Knight in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre from October 2020. She’ll play Faye Treadwell, the world’s first African-American female music manager who, along with her husband, managed vocal group The Drifters to global superstardom. You’ll want to see Knight in her latest role at what’s set to be an energetic musical.
See the British comedian and actor take on the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Recently starring in The Boy in the Dress with the Royal Shakespeare Company, his West End credits include One Man Two Guv’nors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Wind in the Willows.
Fresh out of starring in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat earlier this year, Jason Donovan will reprise his performance as the Pharaoh in Joseph at the Palladium next summer! He first starred in Joseph as the titular character in 1991, but since then he’s also starred in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Known worldwide for starring as Deloris van Cartier in the 1992 film Sister Act and the 1993 sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Whoopi Goldberg’s illustrious career across stage and screen has seen her win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award and a Tony Award. Now’s your chance to see Goldberg star as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at the Eventim Apollo, playing for just one month! Starring opposite Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior, don’t miss what’s guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town in 2020!
After making her West End debut as Judy Bernly in 9 to 5, Amber Davies returns to the London stage to star in another UK premiere. She’ll star as Campbell in Bring it On, playing a cheerleader who is forced to move to a rival school, but will she help them win the crown?
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