1. GLENN CLOSE in Sunset Boulevard

Stage and screen icon Glenn Close stars in a semi-staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard at ENO’s London Coliseum.

Widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation Close has won three Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards and received six Academy Award nominations.
Sunset Boulevard runs from 1 April 2016 until 7 May 2016 at the London Coliseum. BOOK TICKETS >

2. MATTHEW PERRY in The End of Longing

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Matthew Perry | The End of Longing | Playhouse Theatre

 

Matthew Perry is best known for playing Chandler Bing in the long running television series Friends.  He currently stars in CBS’s ratings winner The Odd Couple, with previous projects including NBC’s Go On, Mr Sunshine for ABC network, Aaron Sorkin’s NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The West Wing. The End of Longing is Perry’s first foray into writing.

The End of Longing runs from 2 February 2016 until 14 May 2016 at the Playhouse Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

3. RALPH FIENNES in The Master Builder

Ralph Fiennes (Halvard Solness) in The Master Builder at The Old Vic. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Ralph Fiennes | The Master Builder | The Old Vic | Photo: Manuel Harlan

 

Ralph Fiennes is a two time Oscar and Golden Globe award nominee and BAFTA winner. His extensive theatre credits include Man & Superman, Oedipus, Faith Healer, Brand, Richard II, Coriolanus, Ivanov, and Hamlet. His film credits include Schindler’s List, The English Patient, The Constant GFardener, The End of the Affair, The Reader, The Hurst Locker and The Grand Budapest Hotel. He played Lord Voldermort in the Harry Potter series and played the role of ‘M’ in the recently release Spectre.

The Master Builder runs from 23 January 2016 until 19 March 2016 at the Old Vic Theatre. SOLD OUT

4. MICHAEL CRAWFORD in The Go-Between

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Michael Crawford | The Go-Between | Apollo Theatre

 

Michael Crawford, is an English actor, comedian and singer best known for playing the hapless Frank Spencer in the popular 1970s British sitcom, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em as well as for originating the title role in The Phantom of the Opera. Crawford returns to the stage after a 5-year hiatus.

The Go-Between runs from 27 May 2016 until 15 October 2016 at the Apollo Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

5. AUDRA McDONALD in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva

Audra McDonald | Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill | Wyndham’s |Theatre | Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva

 

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonald will make her West End debut portraying legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.
McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility as both a singer and an actress, she has won a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill runs from 25 June 2016 until 3 September 2016 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

6. UZO ADUBA in The Maids

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Uzo Aduba | The Maids | Trafalgar Studios

 

Uzo Aduba makes her West End debut as Solange in Jamie Lloyd’s contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet’s masterpiece The Maids.  Aduba is a two time Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild winning actress whose work spans television, film and theatre.  Aduba currently stars as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series Orange is the New Black.

The Maids runs from 20 February 2016 until 21 May 2016 at Trafalgar Studios.  BOOK TICKETS >

7. TIMOTHY SPALL in The Caretaker

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Timothy Spall | The Caretaker | The Old Vic

 

Timothy Spall leads the cast as the irascible tramp Davies in the Old Vic’s revival of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker.  Spall is one of Britain’s best-loved and most talented character actors. Notable performances include J.M.W Turner in Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner, Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter film series, The King’s Speech, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Auf Wiedersehen Pet.

The Caretaker runs from 26 March 2016 until 14 May 2016 at The Old Vic Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

8. HELEN MCCRORY in The Deep Blue Sea.

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Helen McCrory | The Deep Blue Sea | The National Theatre

 

She may be remembered for playing Cherie Blair or Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films, but Helen McCrory is first and foremost a critically acclaimed stage actress. If you missed her performance in Medea at the National, you must see her Hester Collyer in Terence Rattigan’s 1952 drama The Deep Blue Sea.

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9. KENNETH BRANAGH in The Painkiller / The Entertainer

Kenneth Branagh | Plays at the Garrick

Kenneth Branagh | Plays at the Garrick

British actor, director, producer and screenwriter Kenneth Branagh needs no introduction.  Holding five career Academy Award® nominations (Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Screenplay, and Short), he is one of only two non-American actors to be nominated for Oscars for acting, writing, and directing, and one of eight actors to have achieved this honour. His numerous stage credits include Another Country, Henry V, Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, Richard III, Edmond, Ivanov, The Painkiller and Macbeth.  Film credits include: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Rabbit Proof Fence, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Valkyrie, My Week with Marilyn and Cinderella for Disney.

The Painkiller runs from 5 March 2016 until 30 April 2016 at the Garrick Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >
The Entertainer runs from 20 August 2016 until 12 November 2016 at the Garrick Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

10. DEREK JACOBI in Romeo and Juliet

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Derek Jacobi | Romeo and Juliet | Garrick Theatre

Sir Derek Jacobi is a BAFTA, Tony and two-time Olivier Award winning actor and director. Jacobi is to play the role of Mercutio in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre.

Romeo and Juliet runs from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016 at the Garrick Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

11. SHERIDAN SMITH in Funny Girl

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Sheridan Smith | Funny Girl | Savoy Theatre

 

BAFTA and Two time Olivier Award winning actress Sheridan Smith is a true all-rounder, whether it’s turning her hand to TV, stage or film, to comedy or drama, to straight plays or musicals. Smith is best known for her TV roles including Two Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps, Gavin and Stacey and more recently Cilla and Mrs Biggs. Her notable theatrical credits include Funny Girl, Terence Rattigan’s 1942 drama Flare Path and film to-stage musical Legally Blonde.

Funny Girl runs from 9 April 2016 until 8 October 2016 at the Savoy Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

12. DOMINIC COOPER in The Libertine

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Dominic Cooper | The Libertine |Theatre Royal Haymarket

Stage and screen star Dominic Cooper returns to the West End later this year to play the sexually charged Earl of Rochester in The Libertine. Cooper who stars in AMC’s new series Preacher has numerous film credits including The History Boys, The Duchess, My Week with Marilyn, Mamma Mia and Captain America: The First Avenger. His notable stage credits, particularly at the National including The History Boys, Mother Clap’s Molly House and more recently in Phedre alongside Helen Mirren.

The Libertine runs from 22 September 2016 until 3 December 2016 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.  BOOK TICKETS >

13. ADRIAN LESTER IN Red Velvet

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Adrian Lester | Red Velvet | The Garrick

Olivier Award winning actor Adrian Lester returns to the critically acclaimed role of Ira Aldrige in Red Velvet. His theatre credits include Henry V, Othello, Hamlet, Sweeney Todd, Company and Six Degrees of Separation. Television work includes Undercover, London Spy, Merlin, Bonekickers, Being Human and Hustle.

Red Velvet runs from 23 January 2016 until 27 February 2016 at the Garrick Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

14. CATHERINE TATE in Miss Atomic Bomb

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Catherine Tate | Miss Atomic Bomb | St James Theatre

 

Comedian, actress and writer Catherine Tate has won numerous awards for her work on the sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show as well as being nominated for an International Emmy Award and seven BAFTA Awards. In recent years she has returned to the theatre, most recently in Assassins and now the world premiere of Miss Atomic Bomb at the St. James Theatre.

Miss Atomic Bomb runs from 7 March 2016 until 9 April 2016 at the St James Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

15. ROB BRYDON in The Painkiller

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Rob Brydon | The Painkiller | Garrick Theatre

 

Actor, comedian and television presenter Rob Brydon reprises his role in the critically acclaimed production or The Painkiller. More commonly seen hosting television shows, Brydon is also known for Gavin & Stacey, I’m Alan Partridge and Little Britain. His film work includes First Knight, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Cinderella, The Huntsman: Winter’s War and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

The Painkiller runs from 5 March 2016 until 30 April 2016 at the Garrick Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

16. LAURA CARMICHAEL in The Maids

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Laura Carmichael | The Maids | Trafalgar Studios

 

Laura Carmichael stars as Madame in Jamie Lloyd’s contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet’s masterpiece The Maids.  Carmichael is a British actress widely known for playing Lady Edith Crawley for all six seasons of the popular television series Downton Abbey.

The Maids runs from 20 February 2016 until 21 May 2016 at Trafalgar Studios.  BOOK TICKETS >

17. RICHARD MADDEN in Romeo and Juliet

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Richard Madden | Romeo and Juliet | Garrick Theatre

 

Richard Madden stars as Romeo in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre.  Madden is best known for his compelling role of Robb Stark in the globally acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones and for his role as Prince Kit in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella.

Romeo and Juliet runs from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016 at the Garrick Theatre. BOOK TICKETS >

18. LILY JAMES in Romeo and Juliet

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Lily James | Romeo and Juliet | Garrick Theatre

Lily James stars as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre.  James is an actress of stage and screen who came to international prominence in Downton Abbey as Lady Rose and who has recently won acclaim for her role in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella and the feature adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Romeo and Juliet runs from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016 at the Garrick Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

19. KIT HARINGTON in Doctor Faustus

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Kit Harington | Doctor Faustus | Duke of York’s Theatre

 

Is he or isn’t he dead? Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington returns to the stage after 6 seasons in the international HBO hit drama. His previous theatre credits includesplaying Albert Narracott in War Horse and in the original company of Laura Wade’s play Posh at the Royal Court.

Doctor Faustus runs from 9 April 2016 until 4 June 2016 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.  BOOK TICKETS >

20. AMBER RILEY in Dreamgirls

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Amber Riley | Dreamgirls | Savoy Theatre.

 

Hot on the heels of her former Glee co-star Dianna Agron, Amber Riley is to make her West End debut in the UK premiere of Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre.
Riley is best known for playing the powerhouse sole diva Mercedes Jones in six seasons of Ryan Murphy’s musical comedy series Glee.

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21. GEMMA ARTERTON in Nell Gwynn

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Gemma Arterton | Nell Gwynn | Apollo Theatre

 

Gemma Arterton stars in Nell Gwynn at the Apollo Theatre. Arterton returns to the West End following her recent performance in the short lived musical Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre, which she won an Evening Standard Award for best newcomer in a musical. Gemma is known for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Quantum of Solace.

Nell Gwynn runs from 4 February 2016 until 30 April 2016 at the Apollo Theatre. BOOK TICKETS >