As we creep towards the end of the year, it is time to start thinking about shows that are causing a stir in the West End next year…
1.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Palace Theatre – of course anything related to Harry Potter is bound to be a huge success, but when J.K. Rowling announced that it is technically the eighth story in the series, there is a huge stampede for tickets. Very little has been given away about the plot and no cast or creative team have been announced yet – but given that previews don’t start until late May and doesn’t officially open until July it isn’t surprising. (ATG Tickets)
2. Mrs Henderson Presents, Noel Coward Theatre – after having a successful run at the Theatre Royal Bath, the production transfers to the West End in February 2016. The musical is based on the hit film starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins and is directed by Terry Johnson and features choreography by Andrew Wright. (Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk)
3. The End of Longing, Playhouse Theatre – Star of hit comedy Friends, Matthew Perry is bringing his debut play to the West End next year from the 2nd of February to the 14th May. As well as writing it, Perry will also be starring in it, making it a double treat for fans.( Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Last Minute.com, Discount Theatre.com, Ticketmaster.co.uk, ATG Tickets)
4. Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre – like Harry Potter, anything relating to Disney is bound to be popular in the West End if we judge by the success of The Lion King which has been in London since 1999, then Aladdin will certainly enjoy similar success. It looks set to be a family fun show. (Love Theatre.com, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Last Minute.com)
5. School of Rock, London Palladium – the show has just opened on Broadway but it has already been announced that it will be making its London debut in Autumn 2016. It features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is based on the hit film starring Jack Black. More details about the London transfer have yet to be announced.