West End theatre stars you can see now in productions across London
Occasionally, a West End production will feature one of theatre’s biggest names from the West End and Broadway. As performers reprise iconic roles from their famed careers, or make their debut at a specific venue, tickets for these shows often become some of the hottest tickets to get your hands on. Beat the crowds and book your tickets to these productions featuring West End theatre stars that you can see now!
See West End theatre stars
Michael Ball will reprise his performance as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at the London Coliseum, first playing the role in 2007 and winning an Olivier Award. He then played the role from 2010 to 2011 on a national tour. Ball has starred in numerous West End productions for over 30 years, originating the role of Marius Pontmercy in Les Miserables in 1985, soon to appear in the All-Star Staged Concert. In recent years, Ball’s theatre credits include Chess at the London Coliseum and the title role in Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre.
Hailed as the Queen of British soul, Beverley Knight will return to the West End to star in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre. Previously appearing in The Bodyguard, Memphis and Cats, her latest West End venture will see her play Faye Treadwell, the world’s first female African-American music manager, in her career with vocal group The Drifters.
All rise for the West End’s Atticus Finch, as Rhys Ifans takes on the leading role in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre. He’s appeared in shows at a number of London theatres, including Ebenezer Scrooge in the original production of Jack Thorne’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court, the Fool in King Lear and King Berenger in Exit the King at the National Theatre.