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2015 in theatre

Date Posted: 31/12/14

2015 in theatre

It's the new year and if there's one way to wash those post-Christmas blues away, it's with a show in the West End. 2015 is set to be very exciting indeed, with a whole host of fantastic productions to set alight London's glittering theatrical scene. Here's our run-down of what to look out for if you're a fan of everything theatrical.


We'll start with the drama, which is very exciting this year. Opening at the Wyndham’s Theatre this February is the much anticipated Arthur Miller play A View From The Bridge, considered by many to be an American classic. The stripped-down production promises first-class acting and plenty of attack.

Meanwhile, the Vaudeville Theatre is looking forward to hosting Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bullmore, which has plenty in the way of impeccable comedic and commercial writing. Mark Hayhurst's play Taken at Midnight will be staged at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in January, transferring from Chichester. It features Penelope Wilton of Shaun of the Dead in the main role.

From April, the Royal Court will treat audiences to a brand new production of Roald Dahl's The Twits. Dahl's work has always done well on stage, as current open-ended shows Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have proven between them. Other comedies to watch out for include Fascinating Aida's Charm Offensive tour, which finishes its London stint on January 11th before heading off around the country.

Star players

Benedict Cumberbatch is getting everywhere these days and will be strutting his stuff at the Barbican Theatre in a much-anticipated production of Hamlet. If you haven't already got tickets for this, then you're probably out of luck. Damian Lewis, meanwhile, has been perfecting his American accent in anticipation of a dramatic return to the West End in American Buffalo from April.

Fans of royalty will be most amused to find that Kristin Scott Thomas will be donning the royal robe for Peter Morgan's acclaimed The Audience play, which features the Queen in close conversation with her former Prime Ministers. And finally, Downton Abbey star Julian Ovenden will be among the cast in My Night with Reg, running at London's Apollo Theatre from January 17th to April 11th.


Those who love an all-singing and all-dancing musical have a lot to look forward to this year. For a start, the return of Imelda Staunton to the West End stage as Mama Rose in a production of Gypsy is enough to get anyone excited. This enchanting story returns to the West End for the first time in 40 years in April. Emma Thompson will be mixing up the worst pies in London in Sweeney Todd for a limited two-week stint, while Tamsin Greig will make her singing debut in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at the Playhouse Theatre in January. 

Lovers of new musicals will want to keep an eye out for the world premiere of Bend It Like Beckham, while a musical version of Back To The Future is also said to be on target for a 2015 premiere.

With all of this happening over the next 12 months, it's set to be a very exciting year indeed.

Posted by Hayley Brent

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