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London Shows 2021: Great theatre to look forward to this year

By Kitty Underwood & Hira Desai First Published 28 December 2020, Last Updated 20 April 2021

We’ve put together this list of London shows 2021 to highlight all the exciting theatre that we’ve got to look forward to as soon as shows are able to get #BackOnStage.

Whether you’re looking for brand new productions or West End shows that are reopening, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Booking advance tickets is a great way to support theatres at the moment, and you can get a date in the diary to get excited about! Our See It Safely mark means that you can book your London shows 2021 tickets with confidence and exchange with ease at Official London Theatre.

 

The Mousetrap, St. Martin’s Theatre

Booking from 17 May – 30 January 2022

Written by Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running plays and one of the most famous whodunnits in the world. After opening in London in 1952, audiences are still searching for the culprit! If you fancy yourself a detective, get your tickets booked to see this record-smashing show with some of your fave famous faces.

Cruise, Duchess Theatre

Cruise

Opening from 18 May, booking until 13 June 

This new play brings to life the true story of Michael Spencer who, after being diagnosed with HIV, is told he’ll have four years to live – at most. Featuring a stunning uplifting 80s electronic soundtrack, Cruise will make you laugh, cry and feeling inspired to make the most of everything that life has to offer.

Walden, Harold Pinter Theatre

Opening from 19 May, booking until 12 June

After returning from a year-long Moon mission, Cassie, a NASA botanist, finds herself in a remote cabin in the woods, where her estranged twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, has found a new life with climate activist Bryan. Old wounds resurface as the sisters attempt to pick up the pieces of the rivalry that broke them apart.

Death Drop, Garrick Theatre

Booking from 19 May – 11 July

Featuring a full cast of leading drag performers including RuPaul’s Drag Race legends Willam and Latrice Royale, this brand-new comedy promises a hilarious murder mystery like you’ve never seen before. If you’re looking for a night of laughter and drama, Death Drop won’t disappoint.

Love Letters, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Love Letters

Booking from 19 May – 13 June 

Starring Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove, Love Letters is a tragi-comic story that follows two lifelong friends as they navigate a (very complicated!) romance blossoming across the miles and the years.

Amélie The Musical, Criterion Theatre

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Booking from 20 May – 25 September

This quirky romantic screen to stage adaption follows the story of a young lady who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. But when she finally gets her shot at love, will she risk everything and say how she really feels?

Check out this Olivier-nominated musical romance for all the fuzzy feels!

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre

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Booking from 20 May – 29 August 2021

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a feel-good  musical inspired by a real boy named Jamie Campbell who has a secret to tell. The uplifting soundtrack will have you up on your feet and the true story will leave you feeling inspired to stay true to yourself and to make your dreams come true, no matter what challenges you’re faced with.

Want to learn more about the true story that inspired the musical? Click here to learn all about the real-life Jamie New.

Abba Mania, Shaftesbury Theatre

Booking from 21 May – 6 June 2021

The world’s number one touring ABBA tribute is returning to the West End for the first time in 19 years – what a way to celebrate theatres reopening! From Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen to Waterloo and Fernando, this 2-hour production packed with timeless hits is the perfect party as we head out of lockdown.

Monday Night At The Apollo, Apollo Theatre

24 May, 14 June & 5 July

From Rosalie Craig (Company, City of Angels) and Arthur Darvill (Once, Sweet Charity) to Hadley Fraser (Les Misérables, City of Angels) and Lucie Jones (Waitress, Rent), this intimate concert series will see some of your favourite West-End stars sing some of their favourite music and share their most cherished memories from their time on stage.

And with 10% of the proceeds going to acting for others, it’s a win, win!

Six, Lyric Theatre & Arts Theatre

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Booking from 21 May – 5 September 

Six is the fresh British musical that everyone (we mean literally, everyone) is losing their heads over. Watch the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their stories in true 21st century girl power-mode. Think: Beyonce and Ariana Grande meets Tudor Queens… Need we say more?

Public Domain, Vaudeville Theatre

Booking from 27 May – 30 May 

Public Domain is a new and fresh British musical all about the internet! It’s dark, it’s funny and it’s been likened to Netflix’s Black Mirror but real and set to music. Follow the tale of two teenage influencers in this thrilling new West End show.

Alyssa, Memoirs Of A Queen!, Vaudeville Theatre

Opening from 7 June, booking until 13 June

For one week only, experience the magic of Alyssa Edwards as she sashays her way into London’s glittering West End from 7 – 13 June!

From young gay boy in Mesquite, Texas, to global fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5 and a triumphant return to season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Alyssa is hailed as one of “the most powerful drag queens in America” by New York Magazine.

Constellations, Vaudeville Theatre

Opening from 18 June, booking until 12 September

A quantum physicist and a beekeeper meet at a barbeque. They hit it off, or perhaps they don’t. They go home together, or maybe they go their separate ways. In the multiverse, with every possible future ahead of them, a love of honey could make all the difference.

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre

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Booking from 18 June – 30 January 2022 

In this Olivier Award-winning show, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are staging a 1920s murder mystery. Watch out for collapsing sets, forgotten lines, broken fourth walls, absent props and unfortunate injuries aplenty.

If you need a good laugh, this will do just the job!

Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt, Palace Theatre

Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt at Garrick Theatre

Booking from 21 – 26 June

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this evening of stand-up and music at the Palace Theatre. It’s gruesome, it’s funny and it’s heartbreaking. With limited dates currently available, don’t miss your chance to see this brilliant comedy.

Heathers The Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Booking from 21 June – 11 September 2021

The girls are back in town for a strictly limited 12-week run in one of the West End’s most-loved smash hit musicals. Based on one of the greatest cult teen films of all time, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, Heathers The Musical is a black-comedy rock musical that you you can’t afford to miss!

Hairspray, London Coliseum

A collage of the cast of Hairspray including Michael Ball as Edna, Marisha Wallace as Motormouth Maybelle, Paul Merton as Wilbur Turnblad and Lizzie Bea as Tracy Turnblad

Booking from 22 June – 29 September

Starring Michael Ball, Paul Merton, Lizzie Bea and Marisha Wallace, this all-dancing, all-singing musical follows a teenage girl who dreams of making it on the local TV dance show, winning the heart of her teen heartthrob and bringing everyone together – whatever their colour, size or hairdo. 

 

Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre

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Opens 25 June, booking until 13 February 2022

Starring Carrie Hope Fletcher in the titular role, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brand new musical completely reinvents the world’s best-loved fairytale.

Check out the trailer above, we’re certain this show will be one to remember!

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium

Booking from 1 July – 5 September 

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice’s world-famous production will be opening this summer, uniting audiences and bringing that much-needed joy and happiness to the West End. Starring Jason Donovan, Jac Yarrow and Alexandra Burke and packed with classic songs, this multi-award-winning show is the perfect choice to enjoy shows returning #BackOnStage.

The Prince Of Egypt, Dominion Theatre

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Opens 1 July, booking until 8 January 2022

In this iconic movie-turned-musical, you will be transported to the shifting sands of Ancient Egypt, where two young men grown up together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege are suddenly divided when one must rule as Pharaoh, and the other must rise up and free his true people.

Featuring 5 of your fave songs from the movie and an all-star cast, this is certainly going to be one of the most popular London shows 2021.

Pretty Woman: The Musical, Savoy Theatre

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Booking from 8 July – 12 December

The return of Pretty Woman: The musical is big, HUGE news for theatre fans across the country. Starring Aimie Atkinson in the role of Vivian and Danny Mac in the role of Edward, the smash-hit feel-good musical brings to life one of Hollywood’s most romantic stories of all time.

If you’re a sucker for romance, don’t miss your chance to see this brilliant show.

Anna X, Harold Pinter Theatre

Opening from 9 July, booking until 4 August

Golden Globe Award-winner Emma Corrin (Netflix’s The Crown) and Royal Television Society’s 2019 Breakthrough star Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer, BBC) make their West End debuts in this searing tale of self-invention, determination, and deceit.

Billionaire Boy, Garrick Theatre

Opens from 17 July, booking until 22 August 

From the award-winning team behind Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie comes Billionaire Boy, David Walliams’ story about Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country! Follow Joe’s adventure in this hilarious, heart-warming family-friendly show, as he realises what money can’t buy.

The Last Five Years, Vaudeville Theatre

Booking from 17 September – 13 October

After a critically acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse last year and a highly successful worldwide stream, Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, will play a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre. The emotionally powerful and intimate show follows the tale of two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Grab your tickets to see this cult musical before it’s too late!

& Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre

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Booking from 24 September – 13 February 2022

Told through some of pop’s most famous songs, including hits from Ariana Grande, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys, & Juliet is the hilarious and fun-loving new West End musical that complete rewrites Shakespeare’s tragic ending. This is Juliet’s story now and if you’d like to find out how the modern retelling ends, book your tickets now.

Anything Goes, Barbican Theatre

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Opens 23 July, booking until 16 October

Join the internationally renowned Megan Mullally and Olivier Award-winning Robert Lindsay as they board the S.S America on an adventure from New York to London. From dancing crew members and comical disguise to finding true love, this musical sensation is pure escapism.

Jersey Boys, Trafalgar Theatre

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Booking from 28 July – 2 January 2022

This Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning jukebox musical follows the true story of the iconic band Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and features the smash hits we all know love! Opening at the multi-million pound reinstated Trafalgar Theatre, this international sensation promises a night of music and fun at the theatre.

Back To The Future The Musical, Adelphi Theatre

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Opens 20 August, booking until 13 February 2022

If you loved the iconic 1985 blockbuster, you’ll already have this iconic new musical on your radar. Follow the adventure of teenage boy named Marty who is accidentally transported transported back to 1955 in a time-travelling DeLorean!

Mamma Mia!, Novello Theatre

Booking from 25 August – 2 April 2022

The longest-running jukebox musical in the West End is returning this Summer, laced with all your favourite ABBA songs. Will Sophie track down her Dad? Who will walk her down the aisle? Book your tickets to see this feel-good classic and bop along to some timeless classics!

 

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, Duke Of York’s Theatre

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Booking from 26 October – 12 February 2022

Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel is brought to life in this spectacular production which follows the story of a man transported to the past and plunged into a magical world. Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, this thrilling show is set to sweep audiences off their feet!

We will continue to add to our London shows 2021 list as we receive new announcements so be sure to check back for the latest.

 

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