Theatre shows in London – May 2017

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Here’s our pick of the best theatre shows to watch this month

Olivier Theatre
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Anne-Marie Duff in Common - National Theatre

Anne-Marie Duff will be starring in the National Theatre's production of the dark and funny new play, 'Common'
Dorfman Theatre
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Barber Shop Chronicles - at the National Theatre

The National Theatre will be putting on the 'Barber Shop Chronicles', listening to the chat and banter that takes place within.
SSE Arena Wembley
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A night of science, with Professor Brian Cox

Join Professor Brian Cox for a science stage-show and interview, whisking us through time and space to the edges of the cosmos.
Globe Theatre
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Shakespeares Twelfth Night - Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of William Shakespeare's comic play 'Twelfth Night' over the summer.
Apollo Theatre
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Love In Idleness - directed by Trevor Nunn

Trevor Nunn will be directing a short run of Terence Rattigan's 'Love in Idleness' at the Apollo Theatre.
Lyttelton Theatre
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Ugly Lies The Bone - Ralf Little and Kris Marshall

Ralf Little, Kris Marshall and Kate Fleetwood will be starring in a production of 'Ugly Lies The Bone' at the National Theatre.
Duke of York’s Theatre
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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

The Duke of York's Theatre will be putting on a musical production of 'Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour'.
Old Vic
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John Star Wars Boyega, in Buchners Woyzeck

John Boyega (from the recent Star Wars movie) will be starring in Buchner's "Woyzeck", at the Old Vic Theatre.
Menier Chocolate Factory
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Lettice & Lovage - Felicity Kendall, Maureen Lipman

Trevor Nunn will be directing Felicity Kendall and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's comic play, 'Lettice & Lovage'.
Apollo Theatre
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The poems of Brodsky, performed by Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov's one-man show will bring Joseph Brodsky's poignant and eloquent poems to the Apollo Theatre.
Lyttelton Theatre
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Angels in America - at the National Theatre

The National Theatre will be putting on a production of 'Angels in America' with Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough and Nathan Lane.
Dorfman Theatre
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Consent - National Theatre

The National Theatre will be performing Nina Raine's new play 'Consent', which explores whether justice really is blind.
Olivier Theatre
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The biblical story of Salome - National Theatre

The National Theatre will be putting on the biblical story of 'Salome', where a mysterious dance will change the world.
Globe Theatre
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Nell Gwynn, at the Globe Theatre

'Nell Gwynn' tells the story of a lowly orange seller, who rose up to become the king's mistress and a national treasure.
Almeida Theatre
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The Treatment - a satire on the movie businesss

'The Treatment' is a satire on the film business, and how it can turn one woman's true story into a profit-making movie.
Globe Theatre
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Shakespeares Romeo & Juliet - Globe Theatre

William Shakespeare's tragic play 'Romeo and Juliet' will be returning to the Globe Theatre this summer.
Donmar Warehouse
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Lenny Henry - The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui

Lenny Henry will be starring in Bertolt Brecht's 'The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui' at the Donmar Warehouse.
Barbican Centre
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Jude Law stars in Obsession at the Barbican

Jude Law will be starring in 'Obsession' at the Barbican Theatre, a play based on the classic movie by Luchino Visconti.
Theatre Royal Haymarket
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The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? - Damien Lewis

TV star Damien Lewis will be starring in 'The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?', about the pitfalls of having an impossible affair.
Arts Theatre
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The Wipers Times - WW1 paper for the troops

Ian Hislop's 'The Wipers Times' tells the true story of a trench newspaper written by the soldiers during the Battle of the Somme.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane

to Theatre Royal Drury Lane 42nd Street tells the story of a Broadway dancer who gets her shot at stardom when the leading lady gets injured.
Dominion Theatre
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An American in Paris - music by Gershwin

"An American in Paris" uses the music of George and Ira Gershwin to tell the story of an American GI in post-war Paris.
Garrick Theatre
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The Miser - with Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack

Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack and Matthew Horne will be starring in a new production of 'The Miser' at the Garrick Theatre.
Vaudeville Theatre
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Stepping Out - starring Amanda Holden

'Stepping Out' has an amazing cast that includes Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tamzin Outhwaite.
Harold Pinter Theatre
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Whos Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill will be starring in 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?' at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Phoenix Theatre
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The Girls (based on the movie Calendar Girls)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth have got together and created 'The Girls', based on the much-loved movie 'Calender Girls'.
Noël Coward Theatre
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Half A Sixpence - Flash, Bang, Wallop

Cameron Mackintosh and Julian Fellowes are bringing 'Half A Sixpence' to the West End, based on HG Well's novel.
New London Theatre
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School of Rock - from the Jack Black movie

The Jack Black movie 'School of Rock' has been turned into a West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes.
Criterion Theatre
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

The writers behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong' are back with 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery' at the Criterion Theatre.
Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society decide to put on a West End show, but will they start to crack under the pressure?
Gielgud Theatre
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

As Christopher stands beside a dead dog his innocence comes under suspicion, so he decides to solve the crime himself.
Novello Theatre

to Novello Theatre "Mamma Mia" is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and uses the songs of ABBA.
Ambassadors Theatre
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Stomp, at the Ambassadors Theatre

"Stomp" is one of the most original shows in London, as the dancers use everyday props to bash out their beats and rhythms.
Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre "Thriller Live" celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves.
St. Martin’s Theatre
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Agatha Christie crime thriller - The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie's murder mystery crime thriller "The Mousetrap" has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years.
Lyceum Theatre
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Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie, "The Lion King" tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle.
Her Majesty’s Theatre

to Her Majesty’s Theatre "The Phantom of the Opera" has some of the best sets in the West End, and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's finest scores.
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul.
 
 
 
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