Famous faces in London’s West End in 2021

Stars of stage and screen head to London’s West End in acclaimed Broadway transfers, West End revivals and World Premiere productions in 2021. Following the disaster of 2020, don’t miss your chance to see these famous faces up close and personal. Book your tickets today!

david tennant

David Tennant

David Tennant – best known for his screen performances including Doctor Who, Broadchurch and more recently Deadwater Fell and  Good Omens – will star in the West End revival of CP Taylor’s classic drama Good.

Directed by Dominic Cooke, this powerful political classic shows how a decent, intelligent person can be swept along in a movement that crescendos towards an unthinkable finale. A fitting warning for our current times.  With many stage credits to his name including Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet and Richard II, David was last on stage in Don Juan in Soho at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

Good will run from 21 April 2021 until 17 July 2021 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

Good tickets are now available.

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 production had just begun previews at the Playhouse Theatre in London when it was forced to closed due to covid-19. The show is due to resume performances in 2021 with rescheduled dates to be announced.

The Seagull 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 2021, 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 season at the Playhouse Theatre.  A Doll’s House was due to open in 2020 but like so many shows it’s run has been delayed due to covid-19. Rescheduled dates for the 2021 run to be announced.

A Doll’s House at the Playhouse Theatre, London.

Timothée Chalamet and Eileen Atkins

Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Little Women) and Dame Eileen Atkins (The Crown; The Height of the Storm, West End/Broadway) 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 at the Old Vic Theatre, London, is currently being rescheduled for 2021. Dates to be announced.

Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders

National Treasure and comic icon Jennifer Saunders returns to the stage in the London revival of Sister Act The Musical.  Best known for French and Saunders, Jam in Jerusalem and Absolutely Fabulous, Jennifer Saunders has taken to the stage in the last few years with acclaimed performances in Blithe Spirit at the Duke of York’s in 2020 and Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2019.

Jennifer will play Mother Superior alongside Whoopi Goldberg as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at the Eventim Apollo. She will also appear in a one-off special An Evening with Jennifer Saunders at the Lyric Theatre in London on 18 January 2021.  Here she will sit down with actor David O’Reilly to talk about her extraordinary career spanning four decades.

Sister Act The Musical runs from 20 July 2021 until 29 August 2021 at the Eventim Apollo, London.

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 20 July 2021 until 29 August 2021 at the Eventim Apollo, London.

Sister Act The Musical tickets are available now.

Beverley Knight

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 4 November 2021 until 26 March 2022 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 22 April 2021 until 28 August 2021 at the London Coliseum.

Hairspray 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 2021 – be there to witness the musical about the art of making art – this is not your ordinary Sunday.

Sunday in the Park with George will run at the Savoy Theatre, London. Dates to be announced.

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 2021

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will run from 1 July 2021 until 5 September 2021 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 theatre history.

To Kill A Mockingbird runs from  May 2021 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.

To Kill A Mockingbird tickets available now.

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