Here’s our guide to ten West End productions with tickets on sale now…
Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre: the world’s best known and loved nanny will be flying back to the West End from the 7th August. With a cast led by Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp, the musical includes the popular songs ‘Jolly Holiday’ and ‘Step in Time’. Directed by Richard Eyre, the musical’s creative team also includes a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and choreography by Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear.
The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre: the long running musical is set to welcome back audiences from the 27th July. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical includes the timeless songs ‘Music of the Night’ and ‘All I ask of You’. Casting for when the show returns will be led by Killian Donnelly as The Phantom, Lucy St Louis as Christine Daaé and Rhys Whitfield as Raoul.
Constellations, Vaudeville Theatre: booking from the 18th June, Nick Payne’s play will taking over the Vaudeville Theatre – with four different casts including: Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah, Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker, Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd. The piece is directed by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst.
The Mousetrap, St Martin’s Theatre: Agatha Christie’s long running play has started to welcome back audiences -with a star studded cast and a compelling murder at the centre of it all! The show is set to mark an incredible 70 years of being on the stage in London in 2022 and while thousands upon thousands have sat in the audience – the secrecy of who committed the murder has been successfully kept a secret….
Hairspray, London Coliseum: looking for a feel good and uplifting show to cure the blues? Then look no further with this revival of this fun musical, which will see Michael Ball reprising his role as Edna Turnblad and Les Dennis playing Wilbur Turnblad and Lizzie Bea as Tracey. The production is set to begin performances at the London Coliseum from the 21st June.
Pretty Woman the Musical, Savoy Theatre: having just officially opened at the Piccadilly Theatre before the first lockdown, this musical featuring music by Bryan Adams has a new home for when it returns in July. Starring Danny Mac and Aimie Atkinson, it is based on the classic 1990 romantic comedy film.
Les Miserables: The Staged Concert, Sondheim Theatre: before the fully staged production returns later this year, this staged concert production of the long running musical is now back and entertaining audiences. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, it features classic songs such as ‘One Day More’ and ‘I Dreamed a Dream’.
Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre: this popular musical based on a true story of what happened to hundreds of air passengers in the aftermath of 9/11 will return to the stage from July. It is a story of community and love under difficult and unexpected circumstances. Highly recommended.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium: in need of a vibrant and family friendly musical this Summer? This Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic is certainly one to add to your list! Playing from the 1st July, the musical includes the songs ‘Jacob and Sons’ and ‘Any Dream Will Do’.
Heathers the Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket: as well as embarking on a UK tour, this hugely popular musical based on the 1980’s film returns to London for a limited season from the 21st June! Casting is set to include Christina Bennington as Veronica, Jordan Luke Gage as Jason and Jodie Steele as Heather.