Last Updated on 11th August 2021
As West End Shows continue to re-open we are delighted to bring you this summary of shows opening in August 2021. Book your tickets now!
West End Shows continue to re-open with these great productions coming to West End Theatres in August 2021.
Prince Of Wales Theatre – Opening 2 August
Prince Edward Theatre – From 7 August 2021
Starring Zizi Strallen in the title role and Charlie Stemp as Bert, the magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs.
The stage production of Mary Poppins is brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the original film. It is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. With a timeless score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman including the classic songs; Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds, with new songs and additional music and lyrics, including Practically Perfect, by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
MARGARET THATCHER – QUEEN OF SOHO
Garrick Theatre – 19 to 21 August 2021
Maggie makes her West End debut in this smash hit drag extravaganza! Following five sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Iron Lady comes home to Soho, more fabulous than ever. On the eve of the vote on Section 28, Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar. Will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it’s too late…? A big gay odyssey about LGBT rights, the 80s and disco created by double Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford.
Wyndham’s Theatre – From 10 August 2021
Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning BEST NEW PLAY returns to the Wyndham’s Theatre for 12 weeks only.
Leopoldstadt – the Olivier Award-winning new ‘masterwork’ (Evening Standard) by Tom Stoppard opened to overwhelming critical acclaim in early 2020, playing seven weeks of sold-out performances, before being temporarily shut down. Since then, the grand Viennese apartment on Wyndham’s stage has waited for a great reawakening, as audiences eagerly anticipate the return of Leopoldstadt. Now, Stoppard’s ‘unforgettable play from the heart’ (The Telegraph) re-opens in the West End, June 2021.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna. But Hermann Merz, a manufacturer and baptised Jew married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. Gathered in the Merz apartment in a fashionable part of the city, Hermann’s extended family are at the heart of Tom Stoppard’s epic yet intimate drama. By the time we have taken leave of them, Austria has passed through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and – for Austrian Jews – the Holocaust in which 65,000 of them were murdered. It is for the survivors to pass on a story that hasn’t ended yet.
Gillian Lynne Theatre From 19 August
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. A total reimagining of the classic story.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly anticipated new musical, Cinderella, starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, is the exciting musical comedy set to completely reinvent the world’s best-loved fairytale.
Featuring a brand new score by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Oscar-nominated David Zippel, with a script from Killing Eve’s Emerald Fennell.
Get ready for Cinderella… like you’ve never seen her before.
The much-anticipated World Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella begins performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 25 June, a new romantic musical comedy featuring a book by 2021 Oscar winner Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and lyrics by Tony & Olivier award-winner David Zippel (City of Angels). Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, School of Rock) directs with choreography by Joanne Hunter.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
Adelphi Theatre – Opening 20 August 2021
Back to the Future: The Musical is set to rewrite theatre history when it opens in London this summer.
When Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the past and send himself… back to the future.
Based on the classic 1980s film, this spectacular and hilarious musical adventure will star Olly Dobson (Bat Out of Hell) and the Tony Award-winning Roger Bart (The Producers). Directed by the Tony Award-winning John Rando it features a score by legendary film composer Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard (Ghost The Musical), along with hit songs from the film.
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Garrick Theatre – From 25 August
Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back in the West End – 3 weeks only.
Cirque Berserk! returns with all your favourite acts, and some thrilling new ones, all created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and daredevil stuntmen showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills. Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act – the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’.
Novello Theatre – From 26 August
Celebrate 20 years of MAMMA MIA! in London where it all began…
Join the fun as the world’s favourite feel-good musical, MAMMA MIA!, celebrates its twentieth anniversary in London’s West End. Since premiering there in 1999, the irresistible smash-hit has become a global phenomenon that’s captured the hearts of millions around the globe.
The sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads on a Greek island idyll, all unfolding to the magic of ABBA’s timeless pop masterpieces, has now been seen live on stage by over 65 million people across the world, and turned into two record-breaking movies – MAMMA MIA! The Movie and MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again.