London Theatre is Back! What West End Shows Can You See Now?

Lead image: Stars gather to celebrate the reopening of theatre (photo courtesy Heart of London)

London’s West End is back!

After 14 months in lockdown, 17 May marks the official reopening of indoor entertainment, including theatres, galleries, casinos and cinemas – alongside indoor hospitality.

The legendary West End arts and culture district celebrated the reopenings with a photocall featuring some of the London’s most iconic stars and characters.

Staged by the Heart of London Business Alliance, the Piccadilly photoshoot featured recognisable faces such as Shane Richie and Noah Thomas (stars of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Jake Brewer and Aaron Witter (stars of Magic Mike Live London), Sean Kelly (Bars Manager/Mixologist at Brasserie Zédel) and Mark Lord (Head Beadle of the Burlington Arcade).

So what’s on on London’s West End now?

Shows opening from 17 May

Drag Queens of Pop, starring The Vivienne, Tia Kofi & Veronica Green from RuPaul’s Drag Race, at The Vaudeville Theatre Austentatious, the Jane Austen improv show, at the Fortune Harm, starring Kelly Gough, at the Bush Theatre (off West End) Flight, a co-production with the Barbican, at The Bridge Theatre (off West End) You Are Here, a UK premiere, at Southwark Playhouse

Shows opening from 18 May


West End theatre is back! Photo courtesy Heart of London

The Mousetrap starring Danny Mac and Cassidy Janson at St Martin’s Theatre Cruise, written and performed by Jack Holden, at the Duchess Theatre

Shows opening from 19 May

Death Drop at Garrick Theatre Love Letters, starring Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe (off West End) Shows opening from 20 May Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, starring Noah Thomas and Shane Richie, at The Apollo Theatre Les Miserables: The Staged Concert at the Sondheim Amelie, starring Audrey Brisson, at the Criterion

Shows opening from 21 May

Magic Mike Live at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino ABBA Mania at the Shaftesbury Six at the Lyric Theatre (off West End) Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me, Amy Trigg’s debut play, at the Kiln Theatre (off West End)

Shows opening from 22 May

Walden, starring Gemma Arterton as part of the RE:EMERGE season at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Shows opening from 24 May

Political Party at the Garrick Theatre opens on 24 May

Shows opening from 25 May

Here Come The Boys, starring Strictly’s Aljaž Škorjanec, Pasha Kovalev, Graziano di Prima, Robin Windsor, along with Strictly finalist Karim Zeroual, at the London Palladium

Shows opening from 27 May

Public Domain at the Vaudeville Theatre

Shows opening from 28 May

The Death of a Black Man at Hampstead Theatre (off West End)

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