Best London Theatre

01/06/2017 by Beth Cartmell

Whether it's an all singing all dancing night out or a spine-tingling and thought-provoking play that you're after, 2017 is going to be a really exciting year for London theatre.

Here's our comprehensive guide to London Theatre Tickets, and here's what's not to be missed this year:

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

After a spellbinding performance in Gypsy at the Savoy earlier this year, she's back! Imelda Staunton (Martha) and Conleth Hill (George) star in a new production of multi Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's landmark play: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by James Macdonald. The highly anticipated play will find a home at the Harold Pinter theatre from the 22nd of February. Don't miss out!.
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Buried Child

For the first time ever, the multi award winning international star Ed Harris will appear on the West End stage in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child. A new play for the West End, perhaps, but you will definitely recognise the creative team behind this one, especially after their sold-out run of The Spoils starring Jesse Eisenberg at the Trafalgar Studios last year. A new drama not to be missed indeed! To find out more about the production visit www.buriedchildplay.co.uk
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An Inspector Calls

This multi-award winning production, which has been viewed by over 4 million people worldwide, has returned once again to the West End. Hailed as 'the theatrical event of its generation', Stephen Daldry's production of JB Priestly's An Inspector Calls has won more awards than any other production in history. Running at the Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited season, make sure you catch this show whilst you still can!
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The Girls

Following standing ovations every night at the Grand Theatre in Leeds and Lowry in Salford, this highly anticipated musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth will arrive at the Phoenix Theatre on 28th January. Based on the true story of the Yorkshire Calendar Girls, this heart warming production is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and cheer!
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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Parts I & II

Not only is this the first official Harry Potter story to be seen on stage, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II is an entirely new story and forms book eight in the Harry Potter series. To make things even more unique, the show will be presented in two parts, intended to be seen consecutively over matinee and evening or over two evenings. Based on a new book by J.K RowlingJack Thorne and John Tiffany and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. 
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The Glass Menagerie

Olivier and Tony award-winning director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2) revives his highly praised production of Tennessee Williams' heart-rending masterpiece following a multi Tony award-nominated run on Broadway. Playing at the Duke of York's Theatre from 26th January, buy your tickets now and 'be prepared to have the breath knocked out of you.' (New York Times)
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Dreamgirls

Thirty-five years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award®-winning musicalDreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre. Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America, Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. Dreamgirls charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio, from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams’, as they learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous and features the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘Listen ‘and ‘One Night Only’.
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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

From the creator of Billy Elliot (Lee Hall) comes the uplifting and moving story of six Catholic choir girls from Oban, let loose in Edinburgh for one day only. Funny, heartbreaking and raucously rude, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is adapted from Alan Warner’s brilliant novel, and directed by Vicky Featherstone. Featuring the songs of ELO, Our Ladies is a glorious anthem to friendship, youth and growing up disgracefully.

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The Woman In Black

It's been in the West End for over 25 years and over 7 million people have lived to tell its tale - one which has been dubbed as one of the most chilling and successful theatre events ever staged. Get your heart pumping and your palms sweaty as you test your scare threshold with this gripping play. Go on, we dare you.
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Wicked

With awards for Most Popular Show and Best West End Show under its belt (2010 and 2011), this positively emerald musical continues to amaze its audiences night after night. A prequel to hit musical The Wizard of Oz, its story follows the unlikely friendship between the Witches of Oz - long before Dorothy and her ruby red slippers appeared. Buy directly from the theatre for your Wicked tickets

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Lion King

The stage adaptation of Disney's The Lion King is as magical now as it was when it first opened in the West End back in 1999. Clad with a magical set, stunning costumes and imaginative puppetry, this breathtaking show will take you on an African journey through the pride lands, as Simba and his friends fight to rightfully reclaim his kingdom.
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Jersey Boys

If a worldwide smash-hit musical that's recently been adapted for film sounds like your kind of show, then Jersey Boys is definitely for you. This Olivier Award-winning musical follows the remarkable rise to stardom of rock 'n' roll legends Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and features all of their biggest hits including Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry and Oh What A Night.
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Are you seeing any of these productions this year? Are there any on your theatre bucket-list for 2017? 

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