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Till the Stars Come Down
A woman and man are dancing together, laughing. She wears a bridal outfit and he wears a waistcoat, trousers and light blue shirt, with the cuffs rolled up. The background is entirely black.

Till the Stars Come Down

In Beth Steel's new play a family gather for a wedding that threatens to tear them apart.
Until 16 March 2024
Dear Octopus

Dear Octopus

This captivating revival of Dodie Smith’s play is a moving dissection of family and what it means to grow up and return home.
Until 27 March 2024
Lyttelton Theatre - South Bank
Nye

Nye

Michael Sheen is Nye Bevan in an epic Welsh fantasia about one man's dream of the NHS.
24 February — 11 May 2024
Olivier Theatre - South Bank
Underdog: The Other Other Brontë
Three women stand together, all facing to camera, the middle one, slightly higher than the others, seems to be trying to push the others, who each hold a pen, aside. All wear red shirts and skirts and the middle one has a large red bow tied at her collar.

Underdog: The Other Other Brontë

Sarah Gordon’s new play is an irreverent retelling of the life and legend of the Brontë sisters.
27 March — 25 May 2024
London Tide
Two women in thin white dresses stand in a river, soaking wet, one is pushing her hair back from her face. A low-lying city skyline and bridge are behind them in the distance.

London Tide

Ian Rickson returns to direct Ben Power's adaptation of Dickens' Our Mutual Friend, with music by PJ Harvey
10 April — 22 June 2024
Lyttelton Theatre - South Bank
Boys from the Blackstuff

Boys from the Blackstuff

James Graham’s (Dear England) powerful new adaptation comes to the South Bank, 40 years after Alan Bleasdale’s ground-breaking television series.
22 May — 8 June 2024
Mnemonic

Mnemonic

25 years after its first staging, Complicité bring their ‘Astonishing, transfixing, transcendent production’ (New York Times) back to the National Theatre.
22 June — 10 August 2024
Olivier Theatre - South Bank
The Hot Wing King

The Hot Wing King

Katori Hall’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy makes its London debut in a fiery new production directed by Roy Alexander Weise.
11 July — 14 September 2024
Dorfman Theatre - South Bank
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

Carrie Cracknell (Julie, The Deep Blue Sea) directs Frank Galati’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck’s masterpiece.
17 July — 14 September 2024
Lyttelton Theatre - South Bank
War Horse UK Tour
A life-sized puppet of a horse, being made to rear up on its hind legs by a team of three puppet handlers.

War Horse UK Tour

Our acclaimed production is an unforgettable theatrical experience, which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey in a remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship.
From 5 September
The Motive and the Cue at the Noël Coward Theatre
Two men (Mark Gatiss and Johnny Flynn) stand back to back, with pensive expressions, each with one hand raised to their mouth.

The Motive and the Cue at the Noël Coward Theatre

Following a highly acclaimed, sold-out run at the National Theatre, and named Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, The Motive and the Cue transfers to the West End for a strictly limited 15-week run.
Until 23 March 2024
Standing at the Sky's Edge at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

Standing at the Sky's Edge at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

The Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical transfers to the West End, from 8 February 2024, following sold-out runs at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres.
Now playing
Hadestown at the Lyric Theatre
a single red flower held in a hand against a dark background

Hadestown at the Lyric Theatre

The Tony and Grammy Award®-winning musical phenomenon by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin, makes its long-awaited West End premiere in February 2024.
Now playing
My Beautiful Laundrette on Tour

My Beautiful Laundrette on Tour

Based on Hanif Kureishi’s iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay, this culture clash comedy is presented against a funky backdrop of 80s music and culture with additional original music composed by the Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Until 6 April 2024
The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy

The Tony Award®-winning Best Play makes its Australian premiere in February 2024, and tours to the American Conservatory Theater’s Toni Rembe Theater in San Francisco, from 25 May until 23 June 2024
From 21 February
The Effect at the Shed, New York
A blue-tinted photomontage split into four quadrants, with portraits of Taylor Russell in the top-left and Paapa Essiedu in the top-right, Paapa and Taylor about to kiss in the bottom-left and Taylor touching her neck, eyes closed, in the bottom-right.

The Effect at the Shed, New York

Transferring to the Shed, New York from 3 March 2024, Jamie Lloyd directs Lucy Prebble’s funny and intimate examination of love and ethics.
3 — 31 March 2024
Grenfell: in the words of survivors at St Ann's Warehouse
'Grenfell in the words of survivors' in black on a green background

Grenfell: in the words of survivors at St Ann's Warehouse

The powerful new verbatim play, from the testimony of residents at the heart of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, will be performed in Brooklyn, NY
13 April — 12 May 2024