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10 Exciting New Shows in London in 2024

2024 is set to be an incredible time for theatre in the capital, and a huge number of fantastic shows are gearing up to open over the next 12 months. As we head from winter into spring, you can book now for lots of exciting London theatre shows in February and beyond that people will hyping up for months to come! Expect the return of some massive musicals and new writing that will transport you all around the world from the comfort of your seat. There’s never been a better time to visit London and immerse yourself in a new play or musical.

Below, we have listed our pick of the most hyped, must-see plays and best new musicals in London over the coming year. Get excited, but most importantly get booking so you don’t miss out on the shows everyone will be talking about!

1. Hello, Dolly: Make a match with Imelda Staunton!

Hello, Dolly! London
Hello, Dolly! London
Theatrical heavyweight Imelda Staunton is back in the West End in a dazzling revival of Hello, Dolly!. This classic story about a socialite turned meddling matchmaker is exuberant fun and a real showpiece for its main actress. Staunton is a powerhouse in everything she does, but we think Dolly Levi might be the most perfect match for her yet! This production is at the Palladium for a limited time, so book early to avoid missing out.
from £23.80
Opens July 2024

2. Mean Girls: the iconic film is a totally fetch musical

Mean Girls London
Mean Girls London
Get in losers, we’re going to the theatre! That’s right: after years of rumours, Tina Fey's musical Mean Girls is finally confirmed for the West End and we have our best pink outfits at the ready! It was a total hit on Broadway, and London fans can expect all the sass, rivalry and catchy songs when it opens at the Savoy Theatre in 2024. Tickets are on sale now, so get ready to make the most fetch purchase of the year.
from £23.00
Opens September 2024

3. Opening Night: Sheridan Smith in a stunning new musical

Opening Night London
Opening Night London
Event theatre doesn't come much bigger than Sheridan Smith's latest project! John Cassavetes' 1970s film, about a troubled actress whose new Broadway play is haunted by her backstage issues, is adapted into a new musical by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove and singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Smith taking on the lead role of Myrtle Gordon is the icing on an already irresistible cake, and we expect this to be a top choice for theatre fans in 2024.
from £23.80
Save up to £23.50
Opens March 2024

4. Hadestown: an exhilarating Broadway phenomenon

Hadestown London
Hadestown London
Singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell’s folk opera has been wowing audiences on Broadway since 2019, and now we can finally see it in the West End in 2024! Inspired by the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice & Hades and Persephone, Hadestown takes us on an exhilarating journey to the underworld, where souls are sacrificed in the hope of freedom. This Tony Award-winning musical was a huge hit when it was last in London at the National Theatre, so book early.
from £25.00

5. MJ the Musical: an exhilarating glimpse into the mind of a genius

MJ the Musical London
MJ the Musical London
Discover the mind of musical superstar Michael Jackson as this Broadway sensation transfers to London! Starring Tony Award winner Myles Frost as Jackson, this is a jukebox musical that delves beyond the moonwalks and music to see what made him tick. With "Thriller", "Beat It" and more performed live by a sharp West End cast, this 5-star show delivers in buckets and is one to watch for 2024.
from £23.80
Opens March 2024

6. Long Day's Journey Into Night: Brian Cox's West End homecoming

Long Day's Journey Into Night London
Long Day's Journey Into Night London
After starring in one of the most popular television dramas of the last decade, stage and screen veteran Brian Cox is now making a hotly anticipated return to the West End for the first time in almost a decade. His play of choice is an American classic about a dysfunctional family... if that sounds familiar, rest assured that Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer-winning work is an exciting, powerful character study that Cox is sure to dominate.
from £26.50
Opens March 2024

7. The Devil Wears Prada: a new musical with songs from Elton John

The Devil Wears Prada London
The Devil Wears Prada London
Get ready to see Miranda Priestly in the flesh as The Devil Wears Prada musical struts into London! This hot new show with songs from Elton John debuts in the West End, so you can enjoy it before it hits Broadway. The film is a modern classic, so gird your loins… it’s about to be even more fun and fabulous on stage. Tickets are on sale now, so get booking and have your best outfit ready for opening night.
from £29.80
Opens October 2024

8. Player Kings: Ian McKellen returns to Shakespeare

Player Kings London
Player Kings London
Culture buffs should have Ian McKellen and Olivier Award-winning writer-director Robert Icke's daring take on Henry IV at the top of their wishlist! McKellen stars as the infamous Sir John Falstaff in this new version of Shakespeare's classic history play, condensed into one part by Icke. A divided kingdom, an ailing monarch, a fickle heir, and at its centre... a staggering performance by one of our greatest actors.
from £32.40
Opens April 2024

9. Next to Normal: a Broadway phenomenon finally hits London

Next to Normal London
Next to Normal London
There are some Broadway musicals that West End audiences wait years for, and Next to Normal is well worth that wait! After a UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, this "brave and breathtaking" (The New York Times) musical now transfers to Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited season. The story of a US mother and wife who lives with bipolar disorder and regrets from her past has fantastic rock-inspired songs, and it will stay with you long after you've watched it.
from £23.80
Opens June 2024

10. Starlight Express: Lloyd Webber's fastest show on earth returns!

Starlight Express London
Starlight Express London
Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals cover all manner of subjects, from biblical epics to political regimes and talking cats. But none stand out quite so much as the quirky Starlight Express, famous for being performed on rollerskates at breakneck speed. The story of a steam train who longs to be the fastest in the world - and win the heart of observation car Pearl - finally returns to London, so get your skates on and book as soon as tickets go on sale.
Opens June 2024

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London Theatre Rumours

At SeatPlan we keep our ear to the ground to bring you the latest news of upcoming shows in London. We have gathered together all the industry whisperings on new West End musicals and plays coming in 2024 and beyond, so set an Alert for your most anticipated shows, and we will let you know when they’re confirmed.

Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill, inspired by Alanis Morissette’s iconic album, was rumoured to open in London in late 2022, but this has been pushed back.

Other rumoured new London musicals that are transferring from Broadway include Mean Girls - now confirmed for the Savoy Theatre -, Tootsie and Beetlejuice. Anais Mitchell’s Greek myth-inspired Hadestown is confirmed to be returning to London in 2024, after wowing NYC audiences, and it is not the only modern musical you'll want to catch in the West End next year: Sheffield Crucible's Standing at the Sky's Edge is one of the best British shows of recent years, with tickets available now.

We love to see big stars on stage in London, so keep an eye out for new West End plays such as Mark Strong in Greek tragedy Oedipus.

For families, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of David Walliams’ book The Boy in the Dress is reportedly looking for a West End home, and Emma Thompson is developing Nanny McPhee the Musical.

Birmingham Rep’s UK premiere of Shakespeare spoof Something Rotten! is still planned, and we’d be astonished if a West End run doesn’t follow.

Derren Brown’s mind-bending version of H.G. Wells’ sci-fi story The Invisible Man was rumoured to be opening in 2022, but has been delayed.

Exciting film adaptations include It’s a Wonderful Life with music by Paul McCartney and book by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). Ealing Comedy favourite Kind Hearts and Coronets has also been picked up for a stage adaptation, by Stephen Fry.
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