London’s big West End musicals Les Miserables, Mary Poppins and Hamilton have revealed plans to return to performances from May 2021, provided there are no restrictions on seating capacity.
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Mary Poppins will return to the Prince Edward theatre from 22 May 2021, followed by Les Miserables at the Sondheim from 29 May 2021 with Hamilton due to open at the Victoria Palace in the Summer.
As perviously reported Mackintosh’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will return to performances at the newly refurbished Her Majesty’s Theatre from June 2021.
Other productions which have pencilled in return dates include & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 5 April 2021; Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre from February (though this is a concert production); The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre from spring 2021; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre before summer 2021; Tina – The Tina Turner musical at the Aldwych Theatre from June; The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 11 July 2021; and, Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre from 7 June 2021.
Return notices for Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, The Lion King and Matilda The Musical have yet to be posted.
New shows coming soon in 2021
New shows on the horizon include Disney’s highly anticipated Frozen (2 April); a revival of Jersey Boys (14 April); Good (21 April) starring David Tennant; a revival of Hairspray (22 April) starring Michael Ball; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of Cinderella (30 April); Anything Goes (8 May) starring Megan Mullally and Robert Lindsay; Back To The Future (14 May); the Broadway transfer of To Kill A Mockingbird (21 May); the world premiere of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical (28 May); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1 July); Sister Act (20 July) starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders; and, the West End premiere of Life of Pi (26 September).