London is gearing up for an exciting month of shows, concerts and more in the West End. From an Abba concert fusing the physical and the digital, to Eliza Dolittle’s return to the London Coliseum and the feminine revision of Tudor history at The Globe, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings- this. Don’t forget to check out BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features!
1. Abba Voyage, Abba Arena
ABBA Travel is the long-awaited concert of one of the greatest pop groups of all time. Showcasing a list of hit songs and blurring the lines between physical and digital, Abba’s avatars appear on stage accompanied by a 10-piece band, at the custom-built ABBA Arena in London.
May 27-December 4. Book your tickets here
2. My Fair Lady, London Colosseum
Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed and multi-award winning production of my lovely lady is coming to the London Coliseum for just 16 weeks.
Follow Henry Higgins as he tries to train Eliza Dolittle to become a true “lady” of London high society. Directed by Bartlett Sher, this magnificent show will include the classic songs “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “Get Me to the Church on Time” and “The Rain in Spain”.
May 4-August 27. Book your tickets here
3. The Clique, Underbelly Festival
the clique, the cabaret that defines the genre, is back at the Underbelly festival in London. Combining circus, cabaret and music for an unforgettable evening.
Enter the majestic Underbelly Spiegeltent right next to Oxford Circus for a unique experience The Clique night of the most beautiful, funniest, most phenomenal and most impressive cabaret.
May 13-July 3. Book your tickets here
4. Henry VIII, Shakespeare’s Globe
The Globe Theater offers you Henry VIII from a female perspective in Shakespeare’s exploration of love, lineage and power, co-written with John Fletcher and directed by Amy Hodge.
When only a son and heir will do, can a princess change the future?
May 19-October 21. Book your tickets here
5. Don Pasquale, Royal Opera
A thrilling revival of Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production of Donizetti’s opera returns to the Royal Opera House this month.
Featuring performances by South African soprano Pretty Yende and Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, this is a production set in modern times, with dazzling decor and a modern twist.
Until May 20. Book your tickets here
6. Middle, National Theater
The second of David Elridge’s plays to explore love and relationships, this intense production looks at marriage and the degree of honesty needed to make it work or fall apart. Starring Daniel Ryan as Gary and Claire Rushbrook as Maggie.
May 4-June 18. Book your tickets here
7. Grease the Musical, Dominium Theater
Bursting with hits such as “You’re The One That I Want” and “Summer Lovin”, grease the musical returns to London. Choreographed by the legendary Arlene Phillips, follow Danny and Sandy as they negotiate love and teenage life.
With a star-studded cast featuring Peter Andre as Vince Fontaine, Olivia Moore as Sandy and Dan Partridge as Danny, Jason Donovan will also appear in select performances as the Teen Angel.
Until October 29. Book your tickets here
8. Legally Blonde, Regent’s Park Outdoor Theater
It’s time to bend and crack with aspiring lawyer Elle Woods as she tries to win back her darling Warner after he leaves to study at Harvard Law. Along the way, she realizes there’s a lot more to life, love, and herself than she thought.
Directed by Lucy Moss and starring Six the Musical actor Courtney Bowman as Elle, this looks like a show worth braving the elements. Oh my god guys!
May 13-July 2. Book your tickets here
9. The Glass Menagerie, Duke of York Theater
Six-time Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams makes her West End debut in this new production of Tennessee Williams’ acclaimed play, Glass factory. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the play deals in depth with the fragility of memory, family betrayal and personal freedom.
May 23-August 27. Book your tickets here
10. The Gunpowder Plot, Tower of London
Join an immersive theatrical experience set in 1605 London, where society is divided and social unrest bubbles beneath the surface. The Gunpowder Plot invites you to enter the murky world of traitors to uncover the origins of the plot to blow up Parliament.
Located in a purpose-built space at Tower Vaults in the iconic Tower of London, you will be immersed in one of the most seismic events in London’s history.
May 20-September 4. Book your tickets here
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