Welcome to 2017! Here’s a guide to some of the reviews to look out for (so far) in the coming months:
The Kite Runner, Wyndham’s Theatre: already in previews, Khaled Hosseini’s beloved story arrives in London for a strictly limited season, playing until the 11th March. The cast includes Ben Turner in the lead role of Amir and Emilio Doorgasingh as Baba. ( Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.)
HE(ART), Theatre N16: Andrew Maddock’s heartwarming comedy arrives at the theatre from the 10th to the 28th January, asking how far would you go to protect the ones that you love.
Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London, Victoria and Albert Museum: opening the 2017 programme of new exhibitions, this display is a chance for visitors to explore the work and impact that John Lockwood Kipling as an artist, writer, museum director, teacher, conservationist had on the world of art and craft. The exhibition will open from the 14th January.
BU21, Trafalgar Studios: transferring to the theatre following its sell-out run at Theatre503, Stuart Slade’s play follows the lives of six Londoners in the aftermath of a terrorist attack that is as brutal as it is heartbreaking. (ATG Tickets).
Promises,Promises, Southwark Playhouse: featuring Burt Bacharach’s music and Hal David’s lyrics, this Broadway musical arrives in London from the 13th January and is based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment. Songs featured in the musical include I’ll Never Fall in Love Again and I Say a Little Prayer.
Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre: Thom Southerland directs this European premiere of Maury Yeston’s musical, which features a book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan. The musical is set in Northern Italy and the story follows Death as he disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. (Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk,Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk. )
This is just a selection of shows and exhibitions happening this year and more will be added as the year goes on so keep a look out!