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 (Cyrano de Bergerac). Credit Marc Brenner[/caption]
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. 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 runs until 23 May 2020 at the Savoy Theatre, London. (David Hasselhoff final performance 8 Feb).
[caption id="attachment_67595" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Sara Bareilles & Gavin Creel[/caption]
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 runs until 4 July 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre, London. 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 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.
Blithe Spirit runs from 5 March 2020 until 11 April 2020 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London. 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 Tale, Young Frankenstein), Rosalie Craig (Company), Rebecca Trehearn (Showboat), and making their West End debuts, Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, Into The Woods), Theo James (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant), and Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts.
City of Angels runs from 7 March 2020 until 5 September 202 at the Garrick Theatre, London. UNCLE VANYA - all star cast
Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s stunning new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece features Toby Jones (Detectorists, Infamous, Tinker 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. Endgame - all star cast
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Cabaret), Daniel Radcliffe (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Harry Potter film series) and Jane Horrocks (King Lear, Absolutely 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.
[caption id="attachment_61694" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Brian Conley[/caption]
Brian Conley will play Scrooge in a concert version of Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast), Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia, Ragtime) and Mike Ockrent's (Me and My Girl, Crazy for You) musical adaptation of Dickens classic fable A Christmas Carol.
A firm fixture on UK television screens over the last 40 years, Brian's many West End credits include 9 to 5 The Musical (Savoy Theatre) Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre and UK Tour), Me And My Girl (Adelphi Theatre) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium).
A Christmas Carol will run from 7 December until 2 January 2020 at the Dominion Theatre, London.
[caption id="attachment_52595" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Elaine Paige[/caption]
Britain's Grand Dame of musical theatre Elaine Page reprises her role of Queen Rat from the 2016 Dick Whittington pantomime for Pantoland at the Palladium - a collection of the best stories and characters from the London Palladium pantomimes.
Pantoland at the Palladium will play to socially distanced audiences for three weeks only from 12 December 2020 until 3 January 2020.
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Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Matt Lucas & John Owen Jones
Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and Matt Lucas will reprise their roles in a surprise re-staging of Les Miserables - The Staged Concert at the Sondheim Theatre this December. The cast also features Carrie Hope-Fletcher with John Owen Jones appearing at certain performances. Playing for a limited 8-week from 5 December 2020, tickets for this all-star production sold out within 48hrs of going on sale. Jimmy Carr
Comedian and host of 8 Out of 10 Cats, Jimmy Carr brings his brand new stand-up show to the Palace Theatre this November. Playing for 1-week only Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny is an uproariously funny, quite possibly too close to the bone show that pokes fun at terrible situations.
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny is booking from 16 November 2020 until 21 November 2020 at the Palace Theatre, London.