Villain, Apollo Victoria Theater
The West End faithful returns. Stephen Schwartz’s musical tells the ‘untold’ story of the Witches of Oz, rooted in the opposing and alluring friendship between Elphaba and Glinda. The Apollo Victoria Theater production is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, with a festive performance on September 28.
Reservation from September 15
The last five years, Théâtre Vaudeville
Jonathan O’Boyle’s famous actor-musician version of James Robert Brown’s show gets a well-deserved transfer to the West End. It again stars Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson as the two lovers – aspiring actress Cathy and writer Jamie – who begin to go their separate ways. It turned out to be an extremely resonant piece last year.
Reservation from September 17
And Juliet, Shaftesbury Theater
Shakespeare meets’ 90s pop hits in this irresistible show, which allows Juliette to escape her tragic fate and embark on a new adventure instead. The sheet music takes its songs from the formidable back catalog of songwriter Max Martin, who has created hits for Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande.
Reservation from September 24
Hamlet, young Vic
One of the big losses in the 2020 theatrical program was the exciting prospect of Cush Jumbo playing Hamlet. Thankfully, the London venue has announced that the show is back for this fall, with the busy actress – who played Mark Anthony in Donmar’s all-female Julius Caesar – directed by longtime collaborator Greg Hersov.
Reservation from September 25
Get up, get up! The Bob Marley Musical, Lyric Theater
This world premiere tells the story of the Jamaican superstar, honoring not only his enduring songs – like No Woman, No Cry, I Shot the Sheriff and One Love – but also his social and political advocacy. Lee Hall wrote the book, Clint Dyer directs and Arinzé Kene plays Bob Marley.
Reservation from October 1st
Only Fools and Horses The Musical, Theater Royal Haymarket
Great news for Trotters fans: the live musical version of the classic sitcom returns to the West End. Travel to the 1980s in Peckham and have a royal right knee with grandfather by Paul Whithouse, Del Boy by Tom Bennett and Rodney by Ryan Hutton, with music by Chas n Dave.
Reservation from October 1st
The Ocean at the End of the Alley, Duke of York’s Theater
The sold-out adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel by the National Theater is receiving a West End callback. This haunting tale features a man returning to his hometown for a funeral, reminiscent of an invading supernatural being and the magical family that helped him fight it. The imaginative production features skillful puppets and illusions.
Reservation from October 26
The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theater
Beverley Knight plays pioneering music director Faye Treadwell, who led The Drifters to worldwide fame – while also fighting prejudice within the industry. This new musical will feature a host of hits, such as Kissin ‘in the Back Row of the Movies, and will also pay long-awaited attention to a legendary figure.
Reservation from November 4
The Wiz, Hope Mill Theater, Manchester
The Christmas Show at Hope Mill is the first new UK production of The Wiz in 10 years. This funky tale of the classic novel is refracted through American-American culture, with songs like Ease on Down the Road, and the movie version starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Matthew Xia will lead.
Reservation from November 24
Bring it on: The Musical, New Theater, Peterborough and Southbank Center
This awesome version of the competitive cheerleader movie has an impressive creative team: Oscar nominee Jeff Whitty, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) and Tom Kitt (Next to Normal). Amber Davies and former Olympic star of Louis Smith, and the show takes place in Peterborough from November 26 to December 4, and then at the Southbank Center from December 8 to January 22.
Reservation from November 26
This is the iconic musical’s first-ever UK tour, which tells the story of three talented African-American singers who became a successful band in the 1960s, but go their separate ways when prepared. for individual celebrity. In other words: Diana Ross and the Supremes. Nicole Raquel Dennis will play the role of Effie, taking on the Mighty And I tell you I’m not going.
Reservation from December 14