CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Many shows have been rescheduled or cancelled due to current travel and performance restrictions. That's why March and April may not have as many events on as you'd usually find. If you're flexible, why not browse our Summer listings or Autumn listings for a wider choice.

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Plays in April

Upstart Crow

Gielgud Theatre Until Apr 25, 2020

The most consistently funny and expertly staged comedy since Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors

Upstart Crow, Gielgud Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Forsooth! Direct thine eyeballs hither and rejoice in the knowledge of this all-new theatrical spectacular, starring comedian, actor, and panel show veteran David Mitchell in his West End debut. Reprising...

Uncle Vanya

Harold Pinter Theatre Until May 2, 2020

Ian Rickson's exquisite production is enlivened with expertly weighted humour and a modern beat

Uncle Vanya, Harold Pinter Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

If you thought your family reunions were tough, spare a thought for Vanya, whose life is turned upside down by the appearance of his late sister's husband and his glamorous new wife. Interrupting his daily...

The Doctor

Duke of Yorks Theatre Apr 20 - Jul 11, 2020

An astonishing, gripping evening

The Doctor, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Ending his tenure as the Almedia's Associate Director, Robert Icke has once again created gold through his own brand of theatrical alchemy in this blazing play starring Juliet Stevenson, transferring into...

Leopoldstadt

Wyndhams Theatre Until May 16, 2020

Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable... play from the heart

Leopoldstadt, Wyndhams Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

At the sprightly age of 81, Tom Stoppard is back with this brand new play, Leopoldstadt. Touted as the playwright's most personal work to date, Leopoldstadt is a look at the titular old Jewish Quater in...

The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre Open Run

Immaculately staged... roused even a staid matinee audience to hysterics

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Now eyeing nearly half a decade in the West End, Mischief Theater's bonkers theatrical farce is one of the capital's most consistent audience favourites. The original production from the company, discover...

Blithe Spirit

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Apr 11, 2020

As the psychic Madame Arcati in this marvellous production, Saunders channels AbFab's Edina - only with more intrepidity

Blithe Spirit, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

TV legend Jennifer Saunders returns to the West End stage as a quirky medium in Noel Cowards iconic comedy, Blithe Spirit. After thrilling audiences at the Theatre Royal Bath last summer, the Richard Eyre...

Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Until Sep 13, 2020

Over a year into its, it's better than ever

Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Head into the surrounds of the Grand Chamber of London County Hall for this innovative staging of Agatha Christie's dazzling play that casts you as the jury in the case of the Crown versus Leonard Vole....

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Criterion Theatre Until May 3, 2020

It's not what could go wrong; more a question of what could go right!

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Criterion Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Not content with dominating the West End with their mega-hit madcap romp The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre bring us a criminally fun show, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, dispelling any myths...

Magic Goes Wrong

Vaudeville Theatre Until Aug 30, 2020

Funny and entertaining...fusion of magic and comedy from Mischief Theatre

Magic Goes Wrong, Vaudeville Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

From the minds behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery comes a brand new, and disaster-prone, magic show! Co-created between the world's most iconic magical duo Penn & Teller...

The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

The longest running show in the West End

The Mousetrap, St Martins Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap (based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no one was to ever give away...

The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre Until Sep 26, 2020

One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Celebrating 30 years of frightening audiences in the West End, the spine-chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novella The Woman in Black, is set as a play within a play. Elderly Arthur Kipps retells...

To Kill A Mockingbird

Venue To Be Confirmed Until Apr 19, 2020

This is theatrical storytelling so assured and involving it's hard to imagine anyone not being mesmerized.

To Kill A Mockingbird, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

Storming onto Broadway in late 2018 Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird heads to London in May! Adapted from the classic Harper Lee novel the production wowed Broadway's critics,...

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Palace Theatre Open Run

So this is Dickens, with magic. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could be.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Palace Theatre, London

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first...

The Seagull

Playhouse Theatre Until May 30, 2020

We need the theatre, couldn't, couldn't do without it. Could we?

The Seagull, Playhouse Theatre, London

Yet another star swaps Westeros for the West End as Emilia Clarke makes her debut in this brand new production of Chekhov's 1895 masterwork. Adapted by Anya Reiss and directed by Jamie Lloyd as part of...

Baby Reindeer

Ambassadors Theatre Until May 2, 2020

a courageous, compelling and deeply affecting performance

Baby Reindeer, Ambassadors Theatre, London

What began with an off-hand kind gesture to a lonely looking customer at his pub soon sent comedian Richard Gadd's world into a tailspin, becoming a seven-year ordeal at the hands of a dangerously obsessive...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Apr 27 - Oct 7, 2020

'Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show. But wonder on, till 'truth make all things plain.'

A Midsummer Nights Dream, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

When the fairy King and Queen quarrel, no one is safe from their fervour, setting the scene for a witty and vibrant comedy of romance, mischief and magic that enchant audiences of all ages from the first...

Antony and Cleopatra

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre Olivier, London

Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Apr 14 - Jul 12, 2020

One fairer than my love! The all-seeing sun Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun.

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

A must-see for Bard fans, the most iconic of Shakespeare's romantic tragedies returns to the Tudor-esque Globe Theatre during Olivier Award-winning theatremaker Michelle Terry's second season at the iconic...

On Blueberry Hill

Trafalgar Studios 1 Until May 16, 2020

Beautiful" and "Mesmerising"

On Blueberry Hill, Trafalgar Studios 1, London

Following critically acclaimed runs in Dublin and New York, Sebastian Barry's smash hit drama On Blueberry Hill is set to enjoy a West End transfer at London's Trafalgar Studios this spring. Current Laureate...

4000 Miles

Old Vic Theatre Apr 6 - May 23, 2020

It was to finish something I started. Micah and I started something. I finished it. That's it. People want to make it really complicated but it's not

4000 Miles, Old Vic Theatre, London

Matthew Warchus's starry 5th season as Artistic Director of the Old Vic continues apace as Oscar-nominated wunderkind Timothee Chalamet teams up with Dame Eileen Atkins for a major staging of this Pulitzer...

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Sherlock Holmes

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

Our version of Sherlock Holmes will have all the elements that fans want and expect, but with new twists and turns and plenty of surprises.....

Sherlock Holmes, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

Watson! The Game is afoot! The world's most famous sleuth is about to get a brand-new stage play adaptation on Broadway in 2017, then headed back over to the West End, at a venue yet to be confirmed....

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The Kite Runner

Churchill Theatre Apr 14 - 18, 2020

Giles Croft delivers a coup... an enthralling tale beautifully told

The Kite Runner, Churchill Theatre, London

Back by popular demand, Khaled Hosseini's international best-seller-turned-British-theatre-classic is once again touring the UK in the spring of 2020. Critically acclaimed for its haunting portrayal of...

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The Croft

Richmond Theatre Until Apr 4, 2020

A Killer Thriller to knock em dead...By the end I was jumping out of my skin at every bump and every owl-hoot.

The Croft, Richmond Theatre, London

The Original Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Ali Milles' star-studded thriller The Croft, running at the Richmond Theatre this spring. Starring stage and screen regulars Gwen Taylor (Coronation...

Indecent

Menier Chocolate Factory Apr 13 - May 9, 2020

It's a fierce ensemble piece that celebrates the life-altering, life-saving power of the theater

Indecent, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's latest incendiary work lit up the Great White Way in 2017, winning two Tonys for its incredible elegy to another landmark work of modern drama. Directed...

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Charing Cross Theatre Until May 16, 2020

The show's a ton of fun even if you can't tell your 'Seagull' from your 'Uncle Vanya.'

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Charing Cross Theatre, London

British stage and screen icon Janie Dee proudly presents the inaugural year of the London Climate Change Festival in collaboration with Charing Cross Theatre. Alongside displays, Q&A sessions with scientists,...

One Jewish Boy

Trafalgar Studios 2 Until Apr 4, 2020

One Jewish Boy is a necessary if flawed play, exploring the impact of inherited and lived trauma with great wit and creative direction.

One Jewish Boy, Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Playing at the Old Red Lion in December 2018 and January 2019 to much critical acclaim, Stephen Laughton's deeply moving hit enjoys a West End transfer to Trafalgar Square Studios this spring. Running...

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Shook

Trafalgar Studios 2 Apr 8 - 14, 2020

Bailey's remarkably accomplished debut [is an] excellent production [with] a fantastic cast...there's a palpable sense that he's a major talent to be reckoned with.

Shook, Trafalgar Studios 2, London

The 2019 winner of the prestigious Papatango New Writing Prize, up and coming theatremaker Sam Bailey's Shook received much critical acclaim during its run at the Southwark Theatre the same year. The poignant...

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Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough

Southwark Playhouse Until Apr 25, 2020

The silence around baby loss leaves people isolated and alone. We want this play to help raise awareness of this so the bereaved feel supported. It will help remove the stigma and silence that surrounds the issue by encouraging people to start talking ab

Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough, Southwark Playhouse, London

The Small Things Theatre Company and founder/resident up and coming English playwright Cordelia O'Neil present the deeply moving Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough. Playing at the Southwark...

John Gabriel Borkman

Bridge Theatre Until Apr 17, 2020

Ibsen's penultimate play is a magnificently spacious work of art. It can be seen as a ruthless self-portrait, a Marxist attack on capitalism, a Freudian study in twisted passion.

John Gabriel Borkman, Bridge Theatre, London

The Bridge continues its 2020 season with the Father of Realism's penultimate masterpiece John Gabriel Borkman. Written in 1896, Ibsen's scorching exploration of rampant nineteenth century capitalism is...

Antigone: The Burial at Thebes

Lyric Hammersmith Apr 18 - May 16, 2020

Sophocles' play is one of the most enduring texts in the history of western literary, philosophical and political consciousness

Antigone The Burial at Thebes, Lyric Hammersmith, London

Celebrated Irish theatre maker Rachel O' Riordan celebrates her inaugural season as the new artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith with a groundbreaking series of thought-provoking and highly entertaining...

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Love, Love, Love

Lyric Theatre Until Apr 4, 2020

...it's a scathing, occasionally sidesplitting and not precisely subtle indictment of the baby boomer generation and the havoc it has heedlessly wrought.

Love Love Love, Lyric Theatre, London

Celebrated Irish theatre maker Rachel O' Riordan celebrates her inaugural season as the new artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith with a groundbreaking series of thought-provoking and highly entertaining...

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