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Famous faces in London’s West End in 2020

Stars of stage and screen head to London’s West End in acclaimed Broadway transfers, West End revivals and World Premiere productions in 2020. Don’t miss your chance to see these famous faces up close and personal. Book your tickets today!

James McAvoy in Cyrano De Bergerac James McAvoy (Cyrano de Bergerac). Credit Marc Brenner[/caption]

James McAvoy

James McAvoy and director Jamie Lloyd reunite in Cyrano de Bergerac ‘the most breathtakingly exciting show in London right now’ (★★★★★ Evening Standard). A Golden Globe and three-time Olivier Award nominee, McAvoy is known for his role as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film franchise, Deadpool 2, and Dark Phoenix.  McAvoy got his big break in the C4 series Shameless and made the leap to Holywood film star with roles in Atonement, IT: Chapter Two, Glass, Atomic Blonde, Split, Filth, Victor Frankenstein and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. 

Cyrano de Bergerac will run until 29 February 2020 at the Playhouse Theatre, London.

Cyrano de Bergerac tickets are available now.

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff 

David Hasselhoff (Baywatch, Britain’s Got Talent) joins the cast of Dolly Parton’s musical comedy 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre for a strictly limited time only.  The Hoff plays Franklin Hart Jnr – a self-serving egotistical boss whose unseemly behaviour towards his female work colleagues leads to his eventual downfall. 

9 to 5 The Musical is booking until 23 May 2020 at the Savoy Theatre, London. (David Hasselhoff final performance 8 Feb).

9 to 5 The Musical tickets are available now.

 Sara Bareilles Sara Bareilles. Photo: Shervin Lainez[/caption]

Sara Bareilles 

Newly minted Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles makes her West End debut in Waitress. Bareilles previously starred in the Broadway production of Waitress and will reprise the lead role of Jenna alongside Gavin Creel as Dr Pomatter from 27 January for six-weeks only.  Best known as a singer and songwriter, Bareilles has been nominated for eight Grammy Award’s, a Tony and an Emmy award. She also wrote the music and lyrics for the show – Waitress is a joyous romantic comedy which receives standing ovations night after night.  

Waitress is booking until 4 July 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre, London.

Waitress tickets are available now.

Emilia Clarke, The Seagull

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke will make her West End stage debut in a new adaptation of Anton Checkov’s The Seagull, directed by Jamie Lloyd.  Best known for playing Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones Emilia will play Nina in this unique modernisation of Checkhov’s tale of love, loneliness and fame in the 21st century.

The Seagull will run from 11 March 2020 until 30 May 2020 at the Playhouse Theatre, London.  

The Seagull tickets are available now.

Jessica Chastain, A Dolls House

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game, Miss Sloane, The Help) also makes her London stage debut in 2020, playing Nora in Frank McGuinness’ ‘triumphant and thrilling’ (The New Yorker) adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House., This radical new production  is directed Jamie Lloyd and is the final production in his year-long season at the Playhouse Theatre.

A Doll’s House runs from 10 June 2020 until 5 September 2020 at the Playhouse Theatre, London.

Tickets on sale: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 10:00am GMT.

Eileen Atkins and Timothée Chalamet

Dame Eileen Atkins (The Crown; The Height of the Storm, West End/Broadway) and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Little Women) star in Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play 4000 Miles at the Old Vic Theatre.  Directed by Matthew Warchus, the play about a 91-year-old grandmother and her grandson examines the importance of love and the healing power that trust can bring. The piece will see Chalamet make his London stage debut.

4000 Miles runs from 6 April 2020 until 23 May 2020 at the Old Vic Theatre, London.

Jennifer Saunders, Blithe Spirit

Jennifer Saunders

National Treasure and comic icon Jennifer Saunders is throwing herself in theatre.  Following her recent West End performance in Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville last year, Saunders will appear in two wildly different but both comical shows in London this year.  First up is Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, a comedy about death and the afterlife with Saunders reprising her role of eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati from the Theatre Royal Bath production in 2019.  

Jennifer will then team up with Whoopi Goldberg in a major revival of Sister Act The Musical. The limited run at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith will see Whoopi Goldberg back as Deloris Van Cartier with Jennifer taking on the role of Mother Superior.  

Blithe Spirit runs from 5 March 2020 until 11 April 2020 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.

Blithe Spirit tickets are available now.

Sister Act The Musical runs from 29 July 2020 until 30 August 2020 at the Eventim Apollo, London.

City Of Angels, Garrick Theatre

City Of Angels – all star cast

The Donmar’s acclaimed production of City of Angels transfers to the Garrick Theatre in the heart of London’s West End.  This ingenious musical love letter to the glamorous world of old Hollywood and film noir stars Hadley Fraser (The Winter’s TaleYoung Frankenstein), Rosalie Craig (Company), Rebecca Trehearn (Showboat), and making their West End debuts, Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, Into The Woods), Theo James (DivergentInsurgentAllegiant), and Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts.

City of Angels runs from 7 March 2020 until 5 September 202 at the Garrick Theatre, London.

City of Angels tickets are available now.

Imelda Staunton, Hello Dolly!

Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton is back where she belongs in a new West End revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre. Directed by Dominic Cooke, this highly anticipated show also stars Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell.  For those living under a rock, Staunton’s four-decade career includes her portrayal of Dolores Umbridge in two of the Harry Potter films, the title role in Vera DrakeMaleficent, British comedy-drama Pride and the HBO television movie The Girl and Cranford. Her most recent theatrical roles include Follies, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Hello, Dolly! will run from 11 August 2020 until 6 March 2021 at the Adelphi Theatre, London.

Hello, Dolly! tickets are available now.

Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg returns to the bright lights of London’s theatre-land in the iconic role of Deloris Van Cartier. Nominated for 13 Emmy Awards she is one of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. Rarely seen on stage, this will be the first time she reprises the role of Deloris since the classic blockbuster films.  

Sister Act The Musical runs from 29 July 2020 until 30 August 2020 at the Eventim Apollo, London.

Sister Act The Musical tickets are available now.

Uncle Vanya cast

UNCLE VANYA – all star cast 

Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s stunning new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece features Toby Jones (Detectorists, ‎InfamousTinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit, Oceans 8, Spooks), Rosalind Eleazar (The Personal History of David Copperfield, The Starry Messenger), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education), Anna Calder-Marshall (LOVE, Male of the Species), Dearbhla Molloy (The Ferryman, Dancing at Lughnasa), Peter Wight (The Birthday Party, Hamlet) and Ciarán Hinds (Translations, Game of Thrones, Girl from the North Country). Now open to 5-star reviews this exquisite production is not to be missed.

Uncle Vanya, until 2 May 2020 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

Uncle Vanya tickets are available now.

Beverley Knight Beverley Knight in The Bodyguard| Dominion Theatre | © Alessandro Pina[/caption]

Beverley Knight

The Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight stars in the world premiere of a brand new musical – The Drifters Girl. Arriving at the Garrick Theatre in in Autumn 2020, discover the remarkable story of ‘The Drifters‘, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them.

The Drifters Girl runs from 1 October 2020 until 13 February 2021 at the Garrick Theatre, London.

The Drifters Girl tickets are available now.

Michael Ball

Michael Ball

Look who’s back! Don’t miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical. The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from next April for a strictly limited 12-week season.

Hairspray runs from 23 April 2020 until 30 August 2020 at the London Coliseum.

Hairspray tickets are available now.

Endgame – all star cast

Alan Cumming (The Good WifeCabaret), Daniel Radcliffe (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are DeadHarry Potter film series) and Jane Horrocks (King LearAbsolutely Fabulous) star in Samuel Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die.

Endgame runs from 1 February 2020 until 28 March 2020 at the Old Vic Theatre, London.

Endgame tickets are available now.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford

Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback MountainNightcrawler) and Tony Award® winner Annaleigh Ashford (Wicked, Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots) will star in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George.

First seen at New York City Center in 2016, followed by a sold-out run at Hudson Theater on Broadway in 2017, this acclaimed production was one of the fastest selling musicals on Broadway. Destined to be one of the theatrical events of 2020 – be there to witness the musical about the art of making art – this is not your ordinary Sunday.

Sunday in the Park with George runs from 11 June 2020 until 5 September 2020 at the Savoy Theatre, London.

Sunday in the Park with George tickets are available now.

Jason Donovan

Jason Donovan

Following a triumphant sold-out season in 2019, Jason Donovan (Neighbours) will reprise his role of the Pharaoh in the spectacular re-imagined production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium in Summer 2020

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will run from 2 July 2020 until 6 September 2020 at the London Palladium.

Joseph tickets are available now.

Rhys Ifans

Rhys Ifans

Rhys Ifans will play Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s new play based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird. The Notting Hill actor’s extensive theatre credits include King Lear (The Old Vic), Protest Song, Volpone and Under Milk Wood (National Theatre), Don Juan in Soho, Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Bad Finger (Donmar Warehouse) and Beautiful Thing (Duke of York Theatre). Sorkin’s adaptation, directed by Bartlett Sher arrives at the Gielgud Theatre in May as the most successful play in Broadway theater history.

To Kill A Mockingbird runs from 2 May 2020 until 5 September 2020 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.

To Kill A Mockingbird tickets available now.

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