Where to See Celebrities Onstage in London
The West End is definitely the place to enjoy some celebrity spotting. Some of the country’s finest actors will be on London stages, with performances from Carrie Hope Fletcher in Cinderella.
In the coming months, there’s never been a better time to catch your favourite A-listers on stage. Award-winning film stars and television icons are treading the boards on London’s stages, and you won’t want to miss these legendary performances that are sure to go down in the history books. Here are some of the best starry shows coming to London.
Six-time Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams will make her West End debut in 2022 in The Glass Menagerie. She’s starred in films like American Hustle, Junebug, and Enchanted, and now she’ll showcase her versatility on the London stage as Amanda Wingfield in the classic Tennessee Williams drama.
The Glass Menagerie is being updated for this production, with the role of Tom split between two actors: The Inheritance’s Paul Hilton and The Ferryman’s Tom Glynn-Carney. If you can’t wait for The Glass Menagerie performances, here’s all the times that Amy Adams has epitomised theatre.
For 10 weeks only, catch Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey in Mike Bartlett’s Cock at the Ambassadors Theatre. Cock is an intimate drama about relationships, identities and labels, centering on a gay couple whose partnership ends up on the rocks.
Marianne Elliott directs the all-star cast, which is rounded off by Phil Daniels and Jade Anouka, and is sure to be one of the hottest tickets in town.
Ralph Fiennes and a new David Hare play at the Bridge Theatre go hand-in-hand. In 2022, Fiennes will star in the world premiere of Straight Line Crazy. He’ll play civil servant Robert Moses, an American public official who transformed the New York City skyline while being faced with local community protests.
Fiennes is often starring in the latest London plays — before Straight Line Crazy, he was in Four Quartets at the Harold Pinter Theatre. But this world premiere is set to change the city’s theatre scene, just like Robert Moses did with the NYC landscape.
Save the last dance for The Drifters, as the 1950s doo-wop group head for the West End. The Drifters became a global phenomenon thanks to Faye Treadwell, their no-nonsense manager. Who better to play Faye Treadwell than the British Queen of Soul herself, Beverley Knight?
Having starred in musicals like Memphis and The Bodyguard, Knight is bound to wow audiences in this brand new musical. The Drifters Girl is packed with hit songs like “There Goes My Baby” and “Money Honey”, so let the sounds of the Drifters linger in your head for days.