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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.


SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - Sadler's Wells Theatre. Musical about early Hollywood. July 30 - September 5

PARADISE - Olivier Theatre. New adaptation of Philoctetes. August 4 - September 11

LEOPOLDSTADT - Wyndham's Theatre.  Tom Stoppard play about Austrian Jewish family August 7 - October 30

MARY POPPINS - Prince Edward Theatre. Revival of the magical nanny musical. August 7

JERSEY BOYS - Trafalgar Theatre  Musical about pop group The Four Seasons. August 10

HAMILTON - Victoria Palace Theatre. Hip-hop musical of American history. August 19

BACK TO THE FUTURE - Adelphi Theatre. Musical of time-travel movie. August 20

ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS - Dorfman Theatre. Play set in 19th and 21st Centuries. August 25 - October 9

MAMMA MIA - Novello Theatre. ABBA musical. August 25

ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIA - Almeida Theatre. Black comedy. August 26 - September 18

CINDERELLA - Gillian Lynne Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest. August 25

THE WOMAN IN BLACK - Fortune Theatre. Staging of Susan Hill ghost story. September 7

FROZEN - Drury Lane Theatre. Musical of Disney film. September 9

IS GOD IS - Royal Court Theatre. Women's revenge. September 10 - October 23

WICKED - Apollo Victoria Theatre. Musical prequel to The Wizard Of Oz. September 15

BLITHE SPIRIT - Harold Pinter Theatre. Noel Coward comic ghost story. September 16 - November 6

THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Vaudeville Theatre Two-character musical. September 23 - October 13

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

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

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

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

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

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