Whatever you’re looking for, London’s West End has something fantastic for you to watch in the new year. Take a look at our selection below!
Looking for laughs
Said to be one of the funniest shows in the West End, it centres around one giant diamond, eight incompetent crooks and a guard asleep on the job. What could go wrong?
“The best new comedy to open straight onto the West End in decades”- Time Out
The Times called it a ‘masterpiece of malfunction’. Stumbling through their second catastrophic year, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does, to hilarious effect!
Looking for feel-goodshows
Inspired by BBC’s Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, this follows Jamie’s journey through torment and prejudice into the spotlight. It’s fearless and funny, and features catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter Tom MacRae.
“Irresistible: a joyous, life-affirming Billy Elliot” – The Independent
A heartwarming musical based on Tim Burton’s book and film. A father and his son share wonderfully wild tales filed with imagination, but when the young boy questions what is truth and what is fiction, they embark on a life-changing journey.
Looking for thrills
Released in cinemas in 1973, the film adaptation of The Exorcist sparked worldwide controversy as it was called the scariest movie of the era. Unleashed onto the West End stage for the first time, prepare for a few jumps and shivers up your spine.
A strange new act has arrived at the fairground. Who is Grinpayne and how did he get his hideous smile? Featuring an outstanding score by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler and the magical puppetry of Gyre & Gimble (original War Horse puppeteers), be seduced by the darkness as you learn Grinpayne’s terrible secret.
Looking for toe-tapping fun
If you’re a jazz fan you can’t miss this. Featuring the irresistable hits of jazz legend Louis Jordan, follow newly single and broke Nomax who finds solace with Big Moe, Four-eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe and Little Moe.
If rock is more to your taste, School of Rock is a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock experience for all ages. Featuring all the songs from the movie as well as other Andrew Lloyd Webber originals, your feet will be tapping all night.
“The most enjoyable few hours money can buy” – The Telegraph