What to See Onstage in London in January 2019
Skip the juice cleanses and the new gym membership, and make a resolution this year that will actually last beyond February – to treat yourself to more incredible theatre. With exciting revivals, award-winning Broadway transfers, and world premieres, here’s what Team TodayTix is recommending you see this month!
Jess (Ticketing Team) – “My Name Is Lucy Barton”
If you haven’t seen it yet, you missed a treat when this one-woman show was last on at the Bridge Theatre. Due to popular demand, Laura Linney returns with a cracking performance which explores the conflicts of family life, mother-daughter relationships, and the complexities of our identity. A beautiful theatre, a gripping story, and an acting master class, what more do you want?
Jordan (Ticketing Team) – “True West”
After seeing Sam Shepard’s play, “Buried Child,” at the Trafalgar Studios a few years ago, I was so excited when it was announced his acclaimed “True West” is being revived. Not only is this another chance to see such a deep, clever, and witty play on the West End stage, it’s also brought two theatrical greats with it. Kit Harrington and Jonny Flynn are superbly cast as quarreling brothers, Austin and Lee, who each want a slice of what the other has. This is a rare chance to catch a revival of this masterpiece so I urge you to grab your tickets while you still can. Oh, and prepare yourself for a lot of laughter with the iconic toaster scene!
Nicole (Marketing Team) – “Come From Away”
The end of January will see the award-winning Broadway musical “Come From Away” open in London, starring West End favourite Rachel Tucker (“Wicked”). Set in a small Canadian town in the days following 9/11, this heartwarming show is full of uplifting songs and powerful messages of hope and humanity. Having seen the production in Dublin, I can safely say that London audiences are in for a treat — it truly is a remarkable story that deserves to be heard!
Stella (Ticketing Team) – “The Book of Mormon”
This month I’m looking forward to finally seeing “The Book of Mormon.” Having been in the West End for over eight years, I can’t believe this is my first time seeing it. Also it’s a great first show to take my ‘theatre rookie’ boyfriend to, and I’m hoping I can convince him theatre is certainly for him.
Anna (Marketing Team) – “Home, I’m Darling”
While there’s a lot of exciting new theatre set to open in the West End this month, I am especially excited for the transfer of Laura Wade’s critically acclaimed play “Home, I’m Darling.” We live in a time of poignant social rhetoric, and some of us are so vocal about feminist progression, it’s hard to know where the line is drawn, or if there even is one. Wade manages to write a comedy examining this topic, which makes us examine our own feminism, and whether it’s possible to move so far forward, we wind up falling back.
Matt – “Don Quixote”
I’m a big fan of comedy, so this month I’m really excited to see the RSC’s farcical and musical take on Cervantes’s classic “Don Quixote.” David Threlfall and the hilarious Rufus Hound had Stratford audiences rolling in the aisles as the title character and his hapless assistant Sancho Panza respectively, and it’s sure to be as big a hit with London audiences.