Oh come on, we know you’re itching to spend your Christmas pennies and what better way than dolling up in your finest garments and heading to 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.
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
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
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
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
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
Fancy being in a loving relationship but with the opportunity for a little extra slice of fun on the side? That’s exactly how Tony and Greg’s relationship started out, with the only rule being: never sleep with the same guy twice. But that’s set to change with the arrival of a new guy on the block whose sexual chemistry is just a little too strong…
Catch it 8th January – 1st February
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
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
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
From the glorious songwriters, Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz, who brought us Wicked and Annie comes a rags to riches story celebrating an inspirational journey of Jewish immigrants who embark on a new life in America.
Running 9th January – 8th February
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
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!