Game of Thrones, Poldark, The Crown – TV and films famous faces are treading the boards in some of London’s most highly anticipated productions of 2018.  See your fix of stars live on stage!

Iwan Rheon in Foxfinder

1. Foxfinder

Ambassadors Theatre (6 Sep 18 – 5 Jan 19)
Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones, Misfits) & Heida Reed (Elizabeth in BBC series Poldark) star in the West End premiere of Dawn King’s darkly comic, spell-binding and award-winning thriller. It’s running for a strictly limited season from 6 September so book now.  Find Tickets

 

true west, vaudeville theatre, london

2. True West

Vaudeville Theatre (23 Nov 18 – 16 Feb 19)
Kit Harington (John Snow in Game of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Beast, Genius) star in Sam Shepard’s ferociously funny modern classic, that pits brother against brother as a family tears itself apart. Not to be missed. Find Tickets

 

3. The Height of the Storm

Wyndham’s Theatre (2 Oct 18 – 1 Dec 18)
Two of the greatest actors of their generation, Jonathan Pryce (High Sparrow in Game of Thrones, The Wife) and Dame Eileen Atkins (Queen Mary in The Crown), star in a searing exploration of love, family and the fragility of life. Find Tickets

 

4. Exit The King

Olivier, National Theatre (until 8 Sep 18)

Patrick Marber directs his new version of Ionesco’s great tragi-comedy this summer at the National. Starring Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) this is sure to thrill. Find Tickets

 

 

The Lieutenant of Inishmore starring Aidan Turner, London

5. The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Noël Coward Theatre (until 8 Sep 18)
Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit, Being Human) stars in a rare revival of Martin McDonagh’s critically acclaimed and darkly comic satire on terrorism and violence. Don’t miss your chance to see this savage farce – must end 8 September. Find Tickets

 

image of Vanessa Kirby as Julie in Julie at the National Theatre

6. Julie

Lyttelton, National Theatre (until 8 Sep 18)
Starring Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown), Strindberg’s masterpiece, which finds a new home in contemporary London, remains shocking and fiercely relevant. Prepare to witness a savage fight for survival… Find Tickets

 

7. Chicago the Musical

Phoenix Theatre (until 5 Jan 19)
Book now to see Duncan James (Blue, Legally Blonde) as the silver tongued, prince of the courtroom, Billy Flynn and Alexandra Burke (X-Factor) as a murderous showgirl in this dazzling multi-award-winning musical that’s not to be missed! Find Tickets

 

8. Don Quixote

Garrick Theatre (27 Oct 18 – 2 Feb 19)
Don’t miss your chance to see the RSC’s riotous sell out smash, starring David Threlfall (Shameless) and Rufus Hound (One Man, Two Guvnors), as it gallops into the West End for a strictly limited season. Find Tickets

 

 

Richard Harrington and Katherine Parkinson in Home, I'm Darling

Richard Harrington and Katherine Parkinson in Home, I’m Darling (c) Manuel Harlan

9. Home, I’m Darling

Dorfamn, National Theatre

Starring Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans), Richard Harrington (Poldark) and Kathryn Drysdale (The Windsors, Benidorm, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps). Cupcakes, cocktails and make-do-and-mend, were the 50s really that great? Laura Wade’s (Posh) acclaimed new play about woman who lives like a 1950s housewife in the 21st century is a humourous scalpel-wielding dissection of wifeliness. West End transfer almost guaranteed! 

 

image The Inheritance, Noel Coward Theatre

10. The Inheritance

Noel Coward Theatre (21 Sep 18 – 5 Jan 19)
Heralded as a modern classic by critics, Matthew Lopez’s play features a large ensemble class including Vanessa Redgrave (Howards End, Atonement), Kyle Soller (Francis in Poldark), John Benjamin Hickey (The Good Fight, The Big C), Hugo Bolton (The Spy Who Dumped Me) and Andrew Burnap (A Star Is Born).

Spanning generations and many interlinking lives, The Inheritance brilliantly transposes EM Forster’s novel ‘Howards End’ to 21st century New York. A panoramic account of male gay life, it whirls through marriages, breakups, betrayals, highs and lows, but also looks back to closeted existences and the threats – social, physical and psychological – visited by Aids. Find Tickets

The King and I - London Palladium

11. The King and I

London Palladium (until 29 Sep 18)

Winner of four Tony Awards, this spectacular and breathtaking musical star the Broadway legend Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), along with one of the finest scores ever written, you will definitely leave whistling a very happy tune! Find Tickets

 

image of The Lover / The Collection, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

12. The Lover / The Collection (Pinter Season)

Harold Pinter Theatre (13 Sep 18 – 20 Oct 18)

Featuring David Suchet (Poirot) and Russell Tovey (Being Human, Angels In America, The Good Liar) these miniature comedic masterpieces from the 1960s explore secrets, lies and seduction.  Find Tickets

 

image of Landscape / A Kind of Alaska, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

13. Landscape / A Kind of Alaska / Monologue (Pinter Season)

Harold Pinter Theatre (25 Oct 18 – 8 Dec 18)
Spellbinding evocations of loneliness, isolation and the strange mists of time, Landscape and A Kind of Alaska feature Keith Allen, Tamsin Greig and Meera Syal. Lee Evans will perform the poignant Monologue and a selection of Pinter’s most hilarious comedy sketches, including the sketch Apart From That, with Meera Syal and – at select performances – Penelope Wilton will perform Tess.   Find Tickets

 

14. The Room / Victoria Station / Family Voices

Rupert Graves (Maurice), Jane Horrocks (Ab Fab, Little Voice), Luke Thallon (The Inheritance) and Nicholas Woodesen (Paddington 2) feature in this triple-bill of comical plays directed by Pinter’s colleague and friend, Patrick Marber. Find Tickets

 

15. Party Time / Celebration

Harold Pinter Theatre, (20 Dec 18 – 26 Jan 19)

Celia Imrie (Mamma Mia 2, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Dinner Ladies), Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders),Ron Cook (ITV series Mr Selfridge), Phil Davis (Being Human, Whitechapel) and John Simm (Life on Mars, Doctor Who, State of Play) star in this comical Pinter double-bill. Find Tickets

 

16. A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter (Pinter Season)

Harold Pinter Theatre, (31 Jan 19 – 23 Feb 19)

Martin Freeman (The Office, Sherlock, Fargo) and Danny Dyer (Eastenders, Human Traffic) feature in these two unmissable comedies that explore the political machinations of the powerful and the powerless. Find Tickets

 

King Lear with Ian McKellen, Duke of York's Theatre, London

17. King Lear

Duke of York’s Theatre, (until 1 Nov 18)

Multi-award winning film and stage actor Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, X-Men franchise) gives his final Lear in this initimate staging of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy.   Jonathan Munby’s contemporary, dystopian production places audiences at the centre of the storm as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends. Find Tickets

18. I And You

Hampstead Theatre, (18 Oct 18 – 24 Nov 18)

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark in Game of Thrones) makes her stage debut in Lauren Gunderson’s signature play about friendship, adolescent innocence and living life to the full. Find Tickets
 

19. Snow White

Award winning actor, writer and comediane Dawn French (Vicar of Dibley, French & Saunders) will make her pantomime debut as The Wicked Queen in the spectacular London Palladium production of Snow White. Find Tickets