Having finished my annual London Theatre course at the V&A with New York Times theatre critic Matt Wolf, I come to you with some ‘hot’ recommendations for London shows to book now. This course continues to keep my passion in London’s ‘theatre land’ truly alive. I am so happy to share some of Matt’s recommendations interlinked with a few of my own choices.

Patriots at Noel Coward Theatre

If you are visiting London this year, then a London show should be on your list. We have some of the best talent in the world and the diversity to match. In other words there is always something for everyone to see. Book early and you can get some really well priced tickets.

A Little Life

I have included in my list some shows that have just been announced and will sell out very quickly.

My 7 London shows to book now

  • The Lehman Trilogy. If you didn’t catch this first time around, the astounding Sam Mendes play is back with a new cast. It is a phenomenal play. Until May 2023.
  • Oklahoma another hot transfer for a limited season. I went expecting the feel good memories I had from the 80’s. It is not that, it is modern & honestly rather dark. That aside Anoushka Lucas shines as Laurey.
  • Patriots The sell out play starring Tom Hollander and Will Keen transfers into the West End from the Almeida. Book it now if this political Putin thriller appeals. Opens May 2023.
  • La Cages aux Folles is at The Regent’s Park Theatre as part of their summer season. I loved the film, I’m expecting this to be excellent. Grab your early bird ticket for a £5 discount. I’ve booked.
  • Phaedra at The National. Janet McTeer and Assaad Bouab lead the last in the new play by Simon Stone. Janet McTeer gives the performance of the year. She is mesmerising every single time she makes a move on stage.
  • A Little Life starring James Norton and Luke Thompson in the Ivo Van Hove production of Hanya Yanagihara’s book. The theatre event of 2023 they said… they aren’t wrong. Read my review.
  • Guys and Dolls at The Bridge Theatre. Directed by Nicholas Hytner this revival is immersive within a superb set design that moves around allowing the audience to move with it… It is brilliantly clever. Adelaide played by the incredible Marisha Wallace steals the show. The Bridge have a total hit on their hands. Until 2 September 2023.
Guys and Dolls

Little London Whispers Super Seven

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