Check out our top five new shows for 2018
2017 has been a great year for West End theatre with some fabulous new shows enthralling audiences. But 2018 promises to be even better and we’ve picked the top five new shows, which we are most looking forward to.
Strictly Ballroom, Piccadilly Theatre
Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 film version of Strictly Ballroom was a cult hit and so when a stage adaptation was announced, fans went into a spin (if you pardon the pun!). Following an acclaimed run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and a stint in Toronto, the musical version (directed and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Drew Mconie) will take up residence at the Piccadilly Theatre in March.
The King and I, London Palladium
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to the iconic London Palladium in Spring 2018. Starring the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Kelli O’Hara and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. A classic musical not to be missed!
Tina: The Musical, Aldwych Theatre
The new stage musical reveals the untold story of global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 11 Grammy Awards and the musical will feature many of her much loved songs, making it a surefire hit with fans.
Bat Out Of Hell, Dominion Theatre
Jim Steinman and Meatloaf’s 1977 hit album was developed from a musical, Neverland, a futuristic rock version of Peter Pan, which Steinman wrote for a workshop in 1974. It came full circle in 2017 when it was staged at the London Coliseum and returns by popular demand in March at the Dominion Theatre. We can’t wait to rock again!
Chicago, Phoenix Theatre
An oldie but a goodie! We can’t wait for the sass to return to the West End with Chicago. Rumour has it; we can expect a starry cast too! The smash-hit Kander and Ebb musical returns to the London stage, playing at the Phoenix Theatre in March.