Here’s Love London Love Culture’s monthly guide to some of the best shows opening….
Endgame, Old Vic Theatre: now in previews, Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming star in this revival of Beckett’s comedy, directed by Richard Jones. It is being presented alongside the rarely seen short play Rough for Theatre II, performed by members of the company.
Leopoldstadt, Wyndham’s Theatre: also now in previews is the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s new play, directed by Patrick Marber. It is a story of love, family and endurance.
Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt.
Pretty Woman the Musical, Piccadilly Theatre: finally heading to the West End, this Broadway musical based on the hit 1990’s film begins previews on the 13th February. The cast is set to include Danny Mac and Aimie Atkinson in the lead roles.
Once upon a time in the late ’80s, unlikely soulmates Vivian and Edward overcame all odds to find each other… and themselves. Experience the moments you love from the movie — and get to know these iconic characters in a whole new way — in this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages.
Be More Chill, The Other Palace: another musical making its UK debut is the eagerly anticipated production of Be More Chill. Starring Scott Folan, Blake Patrick Anderson, Renee Lamb, Millie O’Connell, Miracle Chance, Stewart Clarke , Eloise Davies, James Hameed, Miles Paloma, Christopher Fry and Eve Norris, it begins previews at the theatre from the 12th February.
Message in a Bottle, Peacock Theatre: for those in search of something a little bit different, check out Kate Prince’s new show featuring the music of Sting. The show begins previews on the 6th February.
A village alive with joyous celebrations is suddenly under siege. Everything changes forever. Determined and daring, three parted siblings step out on their own extraordinary adventures.
The Prince of Egypt, Dominion Theatre: based on the hit film, The Prince of Egypt arrives on stage complete with Stephen Schwartz’s songs including the Academy Award-winning, chart-topping song When You Believe. The cast includes Luke Brady (Moses), Liam Tamne (Ramses), Christine Allado (Tzipporah) and Alexia Khadime (Miriam).