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London Spring Guide To Theatre 2018

21 March 2018 by Emily Moulder
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Two things you shouldn’t leave your house without this Spring: an umbrella and your TodayTix app. We might be due our fair share of April showers, that’s no reason to stay home! There are great theatre shows opening in London this March, April and May. Find out which production could be your new favourite with our London theatre guide to the top shows opening in Spring 2018.

March

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Ruthless – Little Tina Denmark will do absolutely anything to get the leading role in the school play. Ruthless sends up some of the most iconic films and musicals, starring Tracie Bennett (Mrs. Henderson Presents) and Dancing On Ice‘s toughest judge, Jason Gardiner.

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – Discover the story behind one of the most iconic performers in history in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical! Starring Adrienne Warren as Tina, enjoy the star’s greatest hits in a show that’s set to be ‘simply the best’. This show has an extended booking period on TodayTix – you can get tickets up to September!

The Mikado – Charles Court Opera return to the Kings Head Theatre with their version of The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comic Opera.

Teddy – Set in 1956, Teddy follows two rockers out in London, looking for a great night. Experience the show with a standing ticket to get the rock gig experience!

Trainspotting Live – Returning to The Vaults, Trainspotting Live is an immersive production that takes you inside the dark and dangerous world heroin users in 1980s Scotland.

Quiz – Based on the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire coughing scandal, Quiz is an exciting new play by Ink writer, James Graham.

Chicago – Roxie Hart is in a bind. She shot her lover and now she’s on death row in Chicago’s infamous Cook Country Jail. Can hotshot lawyer, Billy Flynn, get her off? You can see Chicago in London again, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ruthie Henshall.

Strictly Ballroom – Director Drew McOnie brings the iconic Australian story, Strictly Ballroom, to life at the Piccadilly Theatre. Starring Zizi Strallen and Will Young, it’s full of youthful rebellion, passion and incredible dances.

The Marriage of Figaro – Young and in love, Figaro and Susanna are set to be married but a meddling friend and a treacherous master means The Marriage of Figaro is a fast-paced farce.

April

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Bat Out of Hell – A 2017 smash-hit musical, Bat Out of Hell returns to London this April, coming to the Dominion Theatre. Strat and Raven’s love is forbidden by her cruel and overbearing father in this post-apocalyptic rock musical. Featuring songs by Jim Steinman and Meatloaf, it’s set to be one of the biggest shows of the year!

The Moderate Soprano – Starring Roger Allam, The Moderate Soprano is the story of one man’s passion for the music of Wagner and a vision to create an Opera House in his honour. The success of his plan hinges on a group of German refugees, and an acceptance than his wife is cast in the lead role.

Instructions for Correct Assembly – Imagine if parenthood came with a 30-day money back guarantee and an easy-to-follow construction manual. Instructions for Correct Assembly explores this concept at the Royal Court.

The Selfish Giant – A new folk opera, The Selfish Giant is adapted from Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s story, as a part of the ongoing Wilde Season.

An Ideal Husband – Speaking of the Wilde Season, An Ideal Husband sees an ambitious minister’s future under threat from someone from his past who knows all about his secret financial impropriety.

Chess – Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice, Chess is the story of a love triangle between two chess champions and the woman they love. Wrapped up in Cold War politics, the champions aren’t the only ones playing a game of strategy.

The Fall – Can a younger generation who feel disenfranchised, disconnected and disregarded, connect with the older generation? The Fall, playing at the Southwark Playhouse, asks the question.

May

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Peter Pan – Escape into the imagination of J.M. Barrie with the Regents Park production of Peter Pan. Escaping the torment of WWI, soldiers hear the story of the boy who never grew up, and the world of Never Never Land moves around them, including mermaids, pirates and fairies.

DNA – A National Youth Theatre Production, DNA is a coming-of-age story with a dark heart. When a wild gang of teenagers attempt to bury a secret, lies and tensions turn the group on each other. In this web of lies, who can they trust?

Red – Alfred Molina stars as iconic painter Mark Rothko in the Tony Award-winning play, Red. Mark is facing a new generation of artists and is fighting to stay relevant with his assistant Ken (Harry Potter‘s Alfred Enoch)

Building The Wall – At the Park Theatre, catch Building The Wall. A slightly dystopian look at America in 2019.

Confidence – Coming to the Southwark Playhouse, Tanya Burr will make her stage debut in Confidence, a 90s nostalgia show about escaping a small seaside town and wanting more out of life.

Circolombia – In association with the Columbian Ministry of Culture, Circolombia is an awe-inspiring circus show at the Udderbelly festival on the Southbank.

Leave Taking – A single mother trying to bring up two daughters, longs for her Caribbean home in Leave Taking. Written by Winsome Pinnock, the play explores the desire to fit in when all you do is stand out.

The Rink – Kander and Ebb’s musical The Rink comes to the Southwark Playhouse. A mother and daughter attempt to repair their relationship after deciding to put up their business, a roller rink, for sale.

Tartuffe – A new adaptation of Moliere’s classic, Tartuffe finds a French media tycoon taken in by a persuasive American evangelist.

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