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London Theatre Shows Coming Soon

At SeatPlan we keep our ear to the ground to bring you the latest show news as soon as we hear it. We have gathered together all the industry whisperings on shows coming to London's West End in 2022 and beyond.

Here you will find an up-to-date list of every show that is confirmed or rumoured to be coming to London in the future. Our industry experts are always on the hunt for the latest rumours and gossip to help you plan ahead for your theatre diary.

Using our expert knowledge of venue seating, we may even highlight some recommended seats for upcoming shows, so you can book with confidence that you'll get a great view of the hottest new shows.

Set an Alert for your anticipated shows, and we will tell you when they are confirmed. For those that never see the light of day, they will be removed when the rumours stop flying.
Jagged Little Pill London
Jagged Little Pill London

Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill – Opening 2022

The smash-hit Broadway musical inspired by Alanis Morissette's iconic 1995 album Jagged Little Pill is looking at a West End season in late 2022.

The news was tweeted by entertainment columnist Baz Bamigboye after months of rumours. The musical became the most Tony-nominated show of the season in 2021, with a whopping 15 nominations, including Best Musical.

We now have confirmation that the musical is eyeing a November 2022 West End transfer, with the original creative team working with producer Bill Kenwright and a to be announced British cast. No specific venue or dates have been given yet, but we'll update this page as more news becomes available.
Opens September 2022
Newsies London
Newsies London

Newsies – Opening 2022

After months of speculation, it's been confirmed that Disney's cult favourite musical Newsies will have a UK premiere in London in 2022.

Based on a true story, Newsies follows young newspaper vendor Jack and his friends as they protest against publishing giants whose price hikes threaten their livelihood. The show is packed with uplifting songs by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman.

The eight-time Tony Award nominated musical will open in a brand new in-the-round production at Wembley Park Theatre. If you've been waiting for Newsies to reach the UK, "Seize the Day" and set an Alert for updates and on sale information.
Opens November 2022
Disney's Beauty and the Beast London
Disney's Beauty and the Beast London

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Confirmed

Disney's tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast, welcomes you to be its guest at the London Palladium in summer 2022.

The musical, which is currently enchanting audiences on a brand new UK tour, was last in the West End over twenty years ago. The touring production delivers some magical updates with the help of modern technical innovation, so we're expecting it to be a truly dazzling experience in the West End.

Beauty and the Beast is in London for a strictly limited season between 24 June and 17 September, so make sure you don't miss out - set an alert and we'll let you know as soon as tickets go on sale.
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Opens June 2022
Legally Blonde London
Legally Blonde London

Legally Blonde - Confirmed

Omigod you guys! Six co-creator Lucy Moss is going back to the noughties to direct a revival of hit musical Legally Blonde at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Based on the 2001 film, the musical follows sorority girl Elle Woods as she heads to Harvard Law School. With her eyes on the prize - namely, her ex-boyfriend Hunter - Elle and her classmates soon learn that looks can be deceiving.

Full of catchy tunes, girl-power messages and a lot of pink, Legally Blonde tickets are on sale in December. Set an alert for updates and we'll let you know as soon as you can book.
Mean Girls London
Mean Girls London

Mean Girls the Musical – Strong Rumour

The Plastics will be making their way over from Broadway and establishing their clique in a West End venue soon. Mean Girls the Musical, based on the iconic 2004 film, was a smash-hit in New York and UK fans have been crying out for it to transfer.

This stylish musical features a book by the film's screenwriter, Tina Fey and music by her husband and multiple Emmy Award winner, Jeff Richmond.

Venue and dates are yet to be confirmed, but some rumours suggest the show may be headed to the Savoy Theatre in 2022. Here at SeatPlan, we couldn't be more excited for this musical to arrive, so be sure to check back for the latest information.
Opens September 2022
Ain't Too Proud London
Ain't Too Proud London

Ain't Too Proud - Transfer Rumour

The life and times of The Temptations is rumoured to be transferring to London soon, after becoming a Broadway hit.

Ain’t Too Proud charts the life and times of the rock ‘n’ roll icons, combining sharp choreography and costumes with an irresistible story - all to the tune of their greatest hits including “My Girl” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”.

Entertainment columnist Baz Bamigboye revealed in 2019 that director Des McAnuff was looking for a West End venue to support a West End transfer. No news yet, but we expect this jukebox musical to find a London home soon.
Opens November 2022
The Invisible Man London
The Invisible Man London

The Invisible Man - In Development

Award-winning illusionist Derren Brown is conjuring up a brand new stage show based on H. G Well’s classic novel, rumoured to be hitting the West End soon.

The Invisible Man follows scientist Griffin, who after creating a serum to render himself invisible is unable to reverse the process, and descends into madness. Although not appearing in the show, Brown’s incredible skills will feature alongside playwright Barney Norris for this mind-bending take on an iconic sci-fi story.

Originally slated for an Autumn 2022 premiere, this show will now materialise in London a little later than planned. Don’t let any updates on this exciting show disappear - set an Alert and we’ll let you know as soon as tickets and dates are confirmed.
Opens October 2022
Nanny McPhee the Musical London
Nanny McPhee the Musical London

Nanny McPhee - In Development

Emma Thompson is set to bring a most magical family musical to the West End, as she directs an anticipated production of Nanny McPhee the Musical.

Based on the book and film in which she starred as the titular nanny, the musical follows her adventures looking after an unruly group of children and their widower father. Thompson herself will write and direct the show, and in 2019 told BBC Radio 1 that she hopes to see it on the London stage very soon.

Further updates are yet to be announced, but we expect this show to sprinkle some mischief and magic over London very soon.
Opens July 2022
Beetlejuice London
Beetlejuice London

Beetlejuice - Hot New Rumour

Say it three times and it’ll appear in London… everyone’s favourite ghost with the most is hotly tipped to be heading for the West End after whipping up mischief on Broadway!

Based on Tim Burton’s cult classic film, Beetlejuice is the story of Lydia Deetz, a misfit teenager whose life is turned upside down when she discovers her new home is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes.

This strange and unusual musical comedy returned to haunt a second Broadway venue in 2021, and rumour has it that fans of the whole being dead thing won’t have to wait long for a West End transfer.
Opens July 2022
Oedipus London
Oedipus London

Oedipus - In Development

Dame Helen Mirren and Mark Strong have signed up for a starry new production of Greek tragedy Oedipus, coming to London soon.

Directed by Robert Icke, this new production is sure to be both stunning and chilling, as it relocates the action to the modern day. Oedipus is now a politician awaiting election results, with a clock counting down the action in real time on stage. Strong will play the titular tragic hero, with Mirren as his mother Jocasta.

No dates or venue have been set for this exciting play, and we expect a bit of schedule juggling from these in-demand talents. At SeatPlan we’ll keep you updated so you don’t miss out on tickets - set an Alert for the latest news.
Opens November 2022
Hadestown London
Hadestown London

Hadestown - Hot New Rumour

It’s a tale that’s been told time and time again, and true to form Hadestown is expected to cycle back to London for a full West End season.

Anaïs Mitchell’s incredible reworking of Greek mythology combines the stories of young lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, and King Hades and his wife Persephone, as Eurydice is tempted by Hades' promises of a better life. Presided over by Hermes, this folk opera musical has been taking audiences on a hell-raising journey to the underworld on Broadway for the last few years.

We think it’s high time the train to Hadestown made a stop in London - and with rumblings of a transfer on the cards after a US tour and South Korean premiere, keep an ear out for a confirmation coming soon.
Opens September 2022
It's a Wonderful Life London
It's a Wonderful Life London

It's a Wonderful Life - In Development

Paul McCartney is adding musical theatre to his long list of accomplishments, with an adaptation of classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life.

The 1946 film tells the story of George Bailey who, on Christmas Eve, is visited by a guardian angel who helps him realise how different the lives of those around him would be if he’d never been born. The musical adaptation will reportedly see McCartney team up with Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall, with celebrated producer Bill Kenwright also on board.

Dates and a venue are to be confirmed as this show is still in the early stages of development, but it is expected to open in London.
Opens November 2022
Something Rotten! London
Something Rotten! London

Something Rotten - Transfer Rumour

Fans of comic musicals will be pleased to hear that Shakespearean musical send-up Something Rotten! is due to finally reach the UK, with a West End run on the cards.

This hilarious show about two brothers who create a brand new genre of theatre - full of singing and dancing - to rival Shakespeare was originally scheduled to make its UK debut at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2020.

This has since been postponed, but with Birmingham Rep Artistic Director Sean Foley slated to direct, it’s almost certainly going to appear on the regional theatre’s stage at some point with the odds of a London transfer high. Here at SeatPlan we can’t wait to laugh ourselves silly over Something Rotten! in London, so check back for updates.
Opens July 2022
Kind Hearts and Coronets London
Kind Hearts and Coronets London

Kind Hearts and Coronets - In Development

Stephen Fry is reportedly adapting a much-loved Ealing Comedy for the stage, with an eye on the West End for its first outing.

Kind Hearts and Coronets is a brilliant black comedy set during the Edwardian period, filled with revenge, murder, power struggles - and a bit of romance. Director Sean Foley, well known for his comic eye, is attached alongside Fry.

Reports suggest that Sonia Friedman is looking to find a London stage for the play’s premiere, which is still in development. At SeatPlan we’ll update this page with any new information about this sure-fire West End hit.
Opens November 2022
Hello, Dolly! London
Hello, Dolly! London

Hello, Dolly! - Dates TBC

Theatrical heavyweight Imelda Staunton will be back in the West End as the incredible Dolly Levi in a dazzling revival of Hello, Dolly!.

Originally scheduled to open in 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre, the musical has been delayed as Staunton and co. attend to other work commitments - and the venue is currently reliving ‘80s nostalgia with Back to the Future the Musical.

Staunton and the creative team are all keen to get the show rescheduled, with 2023 confirmed as the year we’ll potentially see the classic story of socialite-turned-matchmaker Dolly finally return to London.
Opens April 2023
Tootsie London
Tootsie London

Tootsie - Transfer Rumour

Tony Award-winning musical Tootsie has had its eye on a West End run since 2019, when Playbill confirmed the show’s long-term plans.

Based on the hit 1982 comedy film starring Dustin Hoffman, the story about an out-of-work actor who disguises himself as a woman to make it big was well-received in New York in an updated musical adaptation.

Having now closed on Broadway, we’re still waiting for news about a UK premiere, but hope to see it reach our shores in the next couple of years.
Opens February 2023
The Boy in the Dress London
The Boy in the Dress London

The Boy in the Dress - Strong Rumour

David Walliams is no stranger to a West End transfer, and yet another of his popular children’s books may be appearing in London soon.

The Royal Shakespeare Company - whose biggest hit, Matilda, is still going strong in the capital - adapted The Boy in The Dress as a musical in 2019, with new songs by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.

In an interview, director Gregory Doran revealed that the musical was due to open at the Savoy Theatre, but the Coronavirus pandemic delayed these plans. Given the popularity of Matilda and Walliams both, we expect a second attempt at a West End transfer to be announced in the not-too-distant future.
Opens June 2022
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