The West End is opening back up, and that means theatre is back! Tim Baros shares some recommendations on the shows that should be on your radar… it’s been a long lockdown and there’s nothing more West End than attending a real live show!
Carrie Hope Fletcher will play Cinderella in the highly anticipated new production, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The production, a new romantic musical comedy, is a complete reinvention of the classic fairytale, and based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve, Promising Young Woman) with a brand new score from the legendary composer and lyrics by David Zippel.Cinderella will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 14 July 2021, with previews from 25 June 2021, booking until 14 February 2022.
GILLIAN LYNNE THEATRE 166 Drury Lane, HolbornLondon, WC2B 5PW
Book Online at: www.andrewlloydwebberscinderella.com
Back To The Future The Musical
Based on the Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment film, Back To The Future has Marty McFly as a rock ‘n’ roll teenager who is accidentally transported back to 1955 in a time-travelling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr Emmett Brown. But before he can return to 1985, Marty must make sure his high school-aged parents fall in love in order to save his own existence.Back To The Future The Musical has a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy Award- winning Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy Award-winning Glen Ballard. Roger Bart and Olly Dobson will play the roles of ‘Dr Emmett Brown’ and ‘Marty McFly’ respectively.
Performances begin 20 August 2021. Adelphi Theatre, Strand, Covent GardenLondon WC2R 0NS
Book Online at:BackToTheFutureMusical.com
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Following a triumphant sold-out season in 2019, the new smash-hit production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will return to The London Palladium for a strictly limited season this summer.Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan are both returning, with Alexandra Burke to play the Narrator. Performances begin 12 July 2021 and will be play until 5 September 2021.
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF https://www.josephthemusical.com
Prepare to laugh for an hour and not think once as Hess brings you his My Grandad Has A Fringe show (Theatre Weekly’s Best Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Show) and see the comedian who critics regularly describe as having ‘more laughs per minute than any other act’ (Skinny). 20-24 July 2021
It’s 2021, change is always hard and what better person is there to lead the men, selflessly by the hand into the new world than TV’s Jayde Adams in her one-woman show Jayde Adams: Men, I Can Save You (A Work in Progress for you and me). 22-23 July 2021.
Mark Thaoms: 50 Things About Us, is a show about songs, gongs, loot, tradition, wigs, nicking, statues, art and identity. A sort of funny national edition of Who Do You Think You Are? 22-23 July 2021.
We’re ex-girlfriends and bisexuals and we’re a bit bummed out by boys in the show Fitter. Through singing, dancing, and f*cking around in crap drag, Ell Potter and Mary Higgins write a love letter to masculinity which they are forever tearing up and taping back together again. 26 Jul – 6 Aug 2021.
Cambridge mathematics drop-out and now professional poker player and comedian / presenter Ken burst onto the UK comedy scene with his unique and analytical style and will present his new show Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian. 30-31 July 2021.
Expect dark humour, surreal songs, his one-of a-kind wearable keyboard and of course: a carpark in Huge Davis: The Carpark. 6-7 Aug 2021.
Full to the brim with outrageous dances and ‘hilarious original musical numbers’ (Stage), Hot Gay Time Machine covers all the most important moments of a gay man’s life, from coming out to your mum to navigating the naked politics of the school locker room, starring Zak Ghazi-Torbati and Toby Marlow. 9-14 Aug 2021.
Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose D’or and South Bank Arts award winner, Bridget Christie drops in at Soho Theatre for a week of new material shows – ahead of her highly-anticipated new stand-up tour in Bridget Christie: Work in Progress. 9-14 Aug 2021.
By Tim Baros
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