Theatre to Book Now

Buy tickets to see Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret and Nicholas Hytner’s new production of the Phillip Pullman book La Belle Sauvage, before they go on sale to the public.  See the new Cinderella musical from Andrew Lloyd-Webber with a script by Emerald Fennell, get tickets to the sold out play Under Milk Wood starring Michael Sheen at The National Theatre and much, much more.  We’ve rounded up the best theatre to book now.

Under Milk Wood at the National Theatre, from 16th June 2021

Michael Sheen, Karl Johnson and Siân Phillips feature in the acting company breathing new life into Dylan Thomas’ poetic masterpiece. Lyndsey Turner directs. All tickets are sold out except for Friday Rush tickets which are £10.  The next release is at 1pm on Friday 11th June for performances from 16th – 19th June.

Constellations at the Donmar Warehouse, from 18th June 2021

A quantum physicist and a beekeeper meet at a barbeque. In the multiverse, with every possible future ahead of them, there are so many ways it could end.  This summer Nick Payne’s play is revived in the West End with a twist: four different casts take turns. Starring Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah (18 June – 1 August), Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker (23 June – 24 July), Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey (30 July – 11 September), and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd (6 August – 12 September).   Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst returns to direct his Royal Court, West End and Broadway hit which received international acclaim and won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play and the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Design. Tickets from £45.

Romeo & Juliet at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, from 17th June 2021

If you’re feeling nervous about Covid, then an open air theatre production is a great option. Kimberley Sykes directs Shakespeare’s timeless story of two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love.   Best for young adults aged 12 and over. Tickets from £23.

Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre, from 25th June 2021

The much-anticipated World Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CINDERELLA, a new romantic musical comedy featuring an original story by Emerald Fennell, who won an oscar for her film Promising Young Woman. Lyrics are by Tony & Olivier award winner David Zippel (City of Angels) and it is directed by Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, School of Rock).  Fennell retells the story of Cinderella through a modern sense – see Emerald Fennell and Andrew Lloyd Webber in conversation about it here. Tickets start at £19.50.

The Mirror and the Light, from 23rd September 2021

The final part of Hilary Mantel’s trilogy comes to the stage this September.  Brought to the stage by Playful Productions and the RSC who were also responsible for the Olivier and Tony Award-winning Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. Adapted by Mantel and Ben Miles, who reprises his role at Thomas Cromwell.  The play opens in 1536 with Cromwell in power still but vulnerable – Jane Seymour must deliver King Henry a healthy heir and there is the threat of invasion. Tickets from £17.50.

Hamlet at the Young Vic, from 25th September

The highly-anticipated production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, with Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife, The Good Fight) making her YV debut as a new kind of Hamlet. Jumbo reunites with her long-time collaborator, director Greg Hersov, to bring us this tale of power, politics and desire.

Life of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre, from 14th November

After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi. Based on the Man Booker Prize- winning novel, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide, this play is back on stage after a hugely successful previous run. Tickets from £27.50.

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, November 2021

Eddie Redmayne returns to the West End for the first time in 10 years to play the Emcee in Cabaret opposite Jessie Buckley as Sally Bowles. An intimate revival of the classic musical is set to recreate the Weimar-era Kit Kat Club for an audience capped at 550 from this November.For pre-sale access to tickets, click here.

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage at the Bridge Theatre, December 2021

Seventeen years after Nicholas Hytner’s production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, he is returning to direct Philipp Pullman’s prequel  The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage at the Bridge Theatre in December.   With sets by Bob Crowley, it follows two young people and their dæmons, looking after a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua.  Sign up to their mailing list here to be the first to hear about on-sale dates.  Tickets from £15.

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Theatre to book now for 2021
— Francesca
1st June 2021

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