London Theatre Events

These are the theatre events to look out for now and in the coming months. What’s hot, what’s not, and what you need to see now.

Come From Away the Musical

Come From Away the Musical

This 9/11 inspired show sets out to demonstrate that love and compassion can flourish in the very darkest of places. In that respect, Come From Away succeeds admirably. The show’s message of hope and ...

The cast of Faulty Towers - the Dining Experience

Faulty Towers

As immersive theatre in London goes, Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience is right at the top of the pile with an enjoyable show which serves up laughs, hi jinks and even some edible food. The experie...

Grease the Musical

Grease the Musical to open at the Dominion Theatre

A brand new production of Grease is set to open at the Dominion Theatre in early May 2022. Grease the Musical will feature all new staging and choreography while remaining true to the original script ...

Matilda the musical

Matilda The Musical

Matilda the musical succeeds on almost every level. It’s belly achingly funny, especially when put upon Matilda’s parents, the Wormwoods, are in the vicinity. It’s got fantastic music, with a host of ...

Shakespeare's Globe Summer Season 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe 2022 Season

Shakespeare’s Globe have this week announced details of their forthcoming 2022 summer season. The season will mark the 25th anniversary of the bankside theatre, which is widely considered to be the UK...

The Mousetrap at St Martin's Lane Theatre

The Mousetrap

There is a wooden sign in the foyer at the St Martin’s Theatre that tells you how many times The Mousetrap has been performed on the London stage. On the day I visit the theatre, the board reads 27,55...

The London skyline at night

The Murder Express

Travelling by train can be murder these days, what with the regular delays and seemingly endless stoppages – so, at least the passengers on this particular journey get to have a bit of fun, too....

Tina Turner

Tina Turner – The Musical

A new show about American rock singer Tina Turner is currently delighting audiences on its West End Run. Tina Turner the Musical is the result of many years of hard work bringing the story to the...

The promotional picture for Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

The producers of Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 hit about Australian dancers battling repression, have promised a sequin-clad extravaganza for the musical’s London debut. “The cost...

Doorstep Productions

A new service is bringing theatre productions to your doorstep

Doorstep Productions have found an ingenious way of getting around the government’s dreaded three tier Covid Management System by bringing theatre productions right to the audience’s doorstep. Every p...

National Theatre launches new streaming platform

The National Theatre launches streaming platform

The National Theatre’s new streaming platform, NT at Home, could not have arrived at a better time. With the UK still very much in the grips of the pandemic, and with the nation’s cultural life at a s...

The Dumb Waiter

The Dumb Waiter

Harold Pinter’s hypnotic comedy masterpiece The Dumb Waiter is back at the Hampstead Theatre as part of the venue’s 60th anniversary programme. It is fitting, too, as the play first debuted at the the...

Dick Whittington at the National Theatre

Dick Whittington at the National Theatre

As London begins to reopen following the 2nd national lockdown, a new pantomime based on the story of Dick Whittington is all set to open at the National Theatre on the 11th of December. (SAGE) Oh no ...

A Christmas Carol at the Dominion Theatre

A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge would have loved 2020. With cinemas, theatres, restaurants, and the rest of the hospitality industry closed for most of the year, there have been precious few things left to do other ...

A movie version of Josh O'Connor and Jessie Buckley's Romeo and Juliet is in the works

A movie version of Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley’s Romeo and Juliet is in the works

It’s the theatre blockbuster that never was. With bright young things Josh O’Connor (The Crown, The Durrells) and Jessie Buckley (War and Peace, Chernobyl) onboard, the National Theatre’s production o...

National Theatre to reopen with Death of England Sequel

National Theatre to reopen

The National Theatre has announced plans to reopen in late October with a bold new work that explores the relationship between nationality and ethnicity. Although the venue has not yet set a date for ...

Hamlet with Sir Ian Mckellen

Hamlet with Sir Ian Mckellen

In the midst of an incredibly difficult period for London theatre, it is refreshing to have something positive to talk about for a change. That’s why we were so pleased to hear news of a new version o...

Lungs At The Old Vic

Lungs at the Old Vic

This new version of Lungs at The Old Vic will give Londoners a taste of what live theatre might look like in the pandemic age. The play, which follows a couple, M and W, as they debate whether to have...

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