2019 is just around the corner, and while many shows may be saying goodbye to the twinkling lights on London’s glitzy West End, there’s no shortage of fantastic new shows to take their place. If you’re looking for Christmas gift inspiration, we’ve rounded up the most unmissable plays that will be opening in the early stages of next year…
All About Eve
First up is psychological thriller ‘All About Eve’. Directed by Ivo van Hove and starring acting powerhouses Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Disney’s Cinderella) and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, Hannibal), this ‘razor-sharp’ adaptation lifts the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition. Previews begin on February 7th, book now from just £17.25.
The final play in the critically-acclaimed Pinter at the Pinter season, Betrayal, will be directed by Jamie Lloyd and star Golden Globe and Olivier award-winner Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager, Thor). Described as “the greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays”, this adaptation will start a strictly limited 12-week engagement from March 5th. Book from just £18.
Home, I’m Darling
The National Theatre had phenomenal success this year, and this is just one of the multiple productions that got a West End transfer. Beginning on January 26th, Laura Wade’s ‘piercingly funny’ (Time Out) new play stars Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans) asks how happily married are the happily married? Book tickets now from £21.60.
The Lehman Trilogy
While The Lehman Trilogy, another of the sold-out National Theatre productions that got a West End transfer, doesn’t open until May 2019, we’re sure it will be well worth the wait! Directed by James Bond frontman Sam Mendes (Skyfall), Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play stars Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles playing the Lehman Brothers, their sons and their grandsons. Don’t miss out, book now from £21.60.
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