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As a result of the Covid epidemic all British theatres closed in March 2020 and all announcements of future openings were cancelled or delayed.

Starting in Spring 2021 some have made perhaps optimistic plans to re-open. Here is a list of announced openings, all dependent on the course of the pandemic and government guidelines.


CAMP SIEGFRIED - Old VicTheatre. Nazi activity in 1930s America. September 17 - October 30

THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Vaudeville Theatre Two-character musical. September 23 - October 17

THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT - Gielgud Theatre Continuation of Hilary Mantel's history series. September 23 - November 28

THE NORMAL HEART - Olivier Theatre. AIDS drama. September 23 - November 6

LES MISERABLES - Sondheim Theatre.  September 23

& JULIET - Shaftsbury Theatre. Musical alternative to Shakespeare's version. September 24

WHAT IF IF ONLY - Royal Court Theatre. New Caryl Churchill play. September 29 - October 23

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE - Duke Of York's Theatre.  Memories of childhood. October

GET UP, STAND UP! - Lyric Theatre. Musical about Bob Marley. October 1

EAST IS EAST - Lyttelton Theatre. Asians in Britain. October 7-30

MACBETH - Almeida Theatre. Set in the future. October 5 - November 20

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO - Palace Theatre. Further adventures of the wizard. October 14

MAGIC GOES WRONG - Apollo Theatre. Comedy of inept magicians. October 21 - February 27

DEAR EVAN HANSEN - Noel Coward Theatre. Musical about boy who becomes unintended hero. October 26 - February 13

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CABARET - Playhouse. Musical. November 15

THE BOOK OF MORMON - Prince of Wales Theatre.  Satire of Religion. November 15

MANOR - Lyttelton Theatre. People stuck in stately home. November 16 - December 30

FOUR QUARTETS -  Pinter Theatre. Ralph Fiennes recites Eliot. November 18 - December 18

RARE EARTH METTLE - Royal Court Theatre. Dark comedy. November 19 - December 18

THE DRIFTERS GIRL - Garrick Theatre.  Early days of rock'n'roll. November 25

HEX - Olivier Theatre. Musical of Sleeping Beauty.  December 4

TROUBLE IN MIND - Dorfman Theatre. Satire of Broadway in the 1950s. December

MOULIN ROUGE - Piccadilly Theatre. Musical based on film. December 8

SPRING AWAKENING - Almeida Theatre. Musical of Wedekind drama of adolescence.  December 14 - January 22

OUR GENERATION - Dorfman Theatre. Verbatim play. February 2022

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Gielgud Theatre. March 2022

JERUSALEM - Apollo Theatre  Village Ne'er-do-well as metaphor for vanishing England. April 28 - August 6

SISTER ACT - EventimApollo. Musical of the film. Summer 2022

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