Here’s Love London Love Culture’s theatre picks for the year ahead…

  1. Waitress, Adelphi Theatrethe popular Broadway musical is heading to London from February 2019 and is set to star Katharine McPhee as Jenna – a role she has previously played on Broadway. The musical is based on the 2007 film and features a score by Sara Bareilles.
  2. All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre: Gillian Anderson and Lily James are set to star in Ivo van Hove’s production, playing from the 2nd February 2019. It has been adapted from the Oscar winning film which starred Bette Davis.
  3. Notre Dame de Paris, London Coliseum:  back in London for the first time in twenty years, this musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel is only playing in the London Coliseum for seven performances only.
  4. Betrayal, Harold Pinter Theatre: Tom Hiddleston is set to star in the Jamie Lloyd Company’s revival of Harold Pinter’s play , opening for previews on the 5th March.
  5. Come from Away, Phoenix Theatre: still proving to be a hit on Broadway and across the US and Canada, the musical based on true events will land at the Phoenix Theatre from the 30th January 2019. It features  a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, with the production being directed by Christopher Ashley.  
  6. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium: a brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical is heading to the London Palladium in the Summer of 2019. Cast for the production has yet to be announced.
  7. All My Sons, Old Vic Theatre: as well as Sally Fielding and Bill Pullman, the Old Vic Theatre’s upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s play is also set to star Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan. The production is directed by Jeremy Herrin and plays from the 15th April.
  8. Songs For Nobodies, Ambassadors Theatre: featuring songs by  Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas, Songs for Nobodies sees Bernadette Robinson transform into each of these women to breathe new life into them. The show plays at the Ambassadors Theatre from the 10th January.
  9. Aspects of Love, Southwark Playhouse: following a successful run at the Hope Mill Theatre, Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical arrives in the Southwark Playhouse from the 7th January.
  10. The Price, Wyndham’s Theatre: David Suchet and Brendan Coyle star in Arthur Miller’s play that concentrates on the pleasures and perils of the American Dream. The production transfers London following a successful run at the Theatre Royal Bath.