7 shows you need to see opening in the West End this year
As well as the long-running shows including The Phantom of the Opera and The Woman in Black, shows with a shorter booking period regularly take place across Theatreland. With limited time in the West End, you’ll want to get your tickets as soon as you can for these productions so you don’t miss out. See some of the greatest actors across stage and screen tread a West End stage and book your tickets to these productions before all the tickets are gone!
With a regularly updated list of shows, make sure to keep checking back and find the perfect West End production for you that won’t be around for a long time.
Shows you need to book tickets for
Be a kid again and have fun! Based on the 1980s classic starring Tom Hanks, see the walking piano played on stage at the West End premiere of Big. When 12-year-old Josh Baskin’s carnival wish is granted, he wakes up in the body of an adult. Learning to navigate his newly-found body, he quickly realises being a kid is more fun than he could have ever imagined. With a star cast including Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh, Wendi Peters and Matthew Kelly, you won’t want to miss out!
Death of a Salesman
After five-star reviews at the Young Vic, Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke will reprise their roles as the Lomans in Death of a Salesman. Reimagining the twentieth-century classic through the eyes of an African-American family, Miranda Cromwell and Marianne Elliot direct an epic production where striking it rich to get the American Dream isn’t always the case.
Get your spoonful of sugar at the ready and fly a kite as Mary Poppins returns to the Prince Edward Theatre. As a magical nanny looks after two children, will they want her to stay forever? Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp will star in a revival that’s set to be “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
DEAR EVAN HANSEN arrives in London at the Noël Coward Theatre in November 2019. A profound, new musical about life and the way we live it, DEAR EVAN HANSEN has an original score by the Academy Award-winning songwriters of The Greatest Showman and La La Land, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. With a score including “Waving Through a Window and “You Will Be Found”, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is an uplifting musical that has struck a powerful chord with critics everywhere and audiences of all generations. The Washington Post calls it “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.”
The Man in the White Suit
Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon will star in the first stage adaptation of The Man in the White Suit. Based on the 1950s movie of the same name, see Mangan play a research chemist who wears a white suit with radioactive qualities. Will his luminous outfit stand out from the crowd, or will his clothes and ideas begin to fray at the seams? With plenty of theatrical magic set to dazzle audiences at the Wyndham’s Theatre later this year, you’ll want to see The Man in the White Suit for yourself.
Romeo and Juliet may be one of William Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, but what would happen if Juliet had never taken her life? Songs by Britney Spears, Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd make the soundtrack of & Juliet, proving that when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Combining a traditional panto with contemporary circus stunts, head to the Big Top for a special production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium. Join Dame Betty Barnum and Goldilocks’ circus as they plan to save their touring show with a little bit of help from three mischievous bears and their circus friends. Featuring world-renowned circus acts as well as comic performances from British stars across stage and screen, roll up, roll up and don’t miss out!