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Psst, I spy Timothée Chalamet fleeting the nest and making a special appearance on the West End!

This Spring sees the return of the wonderful Cirque de Soleil and the arrival of many more glorious new theatrical productions. All that’s left is deciding what show to see… Here’s 12 of our favourites hitting the stage this Spring.

Cirque de Soleil

Oh yes, the legendary Cirque de Soleil is returning to London with another epic West End performance. This Spring we welcome Luzia, the next Cirque de Soleil performance to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors. Throughout the night you’ll find yourself journeying through in a dreamlike stance to Mexico, scattered with a balance of light and rain. Expect vibrant colours, heroic costumes and outstanding performances, all bringing Mexico’s glorious culture to life.

Booking available from 11th January – 16th February 

Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty woman, walkin’ down the street. Pretty woman the kind I like to meet…

The Broadway miracle production is making a beeline for the West End this February and, boy are we excited! The film that shone Julia Roberts into the spotlight, Pretty Woman: The Musical tells the story of a prostitute and a wealthy businessman who fall curiously, but sharply, in love. All we need now is a silky red ballgown and our very own Mr Gere on our arm…

Debuts 13th February 

Where: Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street, W1D 7DY

The Prince Of Egypt

When a non-Disney animated film is one of the highest ranking of all time, it comes as no surprise to hear it’s being turned into a musical adaptation that’ll be swinging its way to the West End this Spring. Enter The Prince of Egypt, a story which follows a mother who sent her child into the unknown abyss and sees another woman hide the truth of where he once came from. Watch the beautiful story unravel on stage this season.

Running 5th February – 12th September 

Where: Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7AQ

The Kite Runner

If you studied English Literature at Sixth Form, or you’re just a sucker for one of Khaled Hosseini’s hard hitting fiction novels, you’ll be glad to know his critically acclaimed classic, The Kite Runner is returning to the big stage this Spring. Follow the harrowing tale of a childhood friendship torn apart by war, hierarchal class systems and family issues.

Returns to London Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th March

Where: Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ

The Seagull

Game Of Thrones fans rejoice! You might have thought you’d seen the last of Daenerys Targaryen in the Game Of Thrones finale (and technically you had), but actress Emilia Clarke is headed to the West End and we’re super excited!

Making her first West End debut in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, you’ll find Emilia playing a writer and actress desperate for fame, fortune and a way out of her mundane life.

Running Wednesday 11th March – Saturday 30th May

Where: Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5DE

Cyrano de Bergerac

You’ll be glad to know you can catch James McAvoy making a cheeky appearance this Winter and he won’t be bringing Pennywise and the curse of Derry with him… The famous actor returns to the West End in the new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork Cyrano de Bergerac in the search of winning over his one true love.

Running 27th November 2019 – 29th February 2020 

Where: The Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, Charing Cross, WC2N 5DE

Image Credit: BBC Two

Upstart Crow

Expect rip-roaring humour in Ben Elton’s hilarious BBC sitcom Upstart Crow as it comes to the stage this Spring. Seriously, where else would you expect a Shakespearian comedy to end up? On the West End of course! David Mitchell stars as Shakespeare himself as he attempts to rustle up roster up a new play so he doesn’t get shunned aside by the King and his country.

Running 7th February – 25th April 

Where: Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1V 8AR

The High Table

It’s high time you watched The High Table. Catch the limited run performance while you can and uncover the story of two women, Tara and Leah, preparing for their big wedding day. Things take a turn for the worse when Tara’s parents aren’t quite as happy about the whole parade.

Running 8th February to 21st March

Where: Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 8LJ

Pass Over

Taking inspiration from the biblical Exodus story and a sprinkling from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Antoniette Nwandu’s Pass Over delves into the national debate surrounding prejudice and bias in the world of theatre in America. Expect to be laughing one minute and shedding a tear the next.

Running 13th February – 21st March

Where: The Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR

4000 Miles

Twenty-three-year-old Lady Bird actor Timothée Chalamet is set to appear on the London stage in 2020 and his fans are over the moon. From 6th April – 23rd May 2020, he’ll be starring in Amy Herzog’s acclaimed play 4000 Miles, at London’s Old Vic.

4000 Miles follows 21-year-old Leo and his best friend as they cycle from the West Coast to New York City. Leo eventually shows up at his grandmother’s doorstep in Manhattan in the middle of the night. While Leo is just entering adulthood and his grandmother is coming to the end of her life, the two find a special, emotional bond.

6th April – 23rd May 2020

Where: Old Vic Theatre, The Cut, Lambeth, SE1 8NB

The Lion King

It’s the story we grew up with, the tale that can lift you up and bring you down within a heartbeat and it’s an integral part of our lives in some way or another, so where better to spend the half term than with a trip to see The Lion King on the big stage.

Where: Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7RQ

Book Now: Frozen The Musical

Get ahead of the curve and grab your tickets now for Frozen The Musical!

Frozen the musical is coming to London this April and we can already hear the patter of tiny feet making their way to the front row, kids screeching the tunes at the top of their lungs and parents wishing the movie had never, ever been invented… The musical is set to open in the West End in 2020 based on 2013’s very successful film, seeing kiddos in the back of cars swapping “are we there yet,” with LET IT GOOOO!

Arrives October

Where: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5JF


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