January 2023 – your month in theatre

Overwhelmed by the sheer choice of productions showing across the capital?

Never fear, LouReviews is here with a suggestion for each day in January. I hope there is something here for everyone!

Are any of these on your list?

Week 1 – 1st to 7th

Posters for January week 1 picks

1st – catch a panto! How about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Broadway, Barking (final day)?

2nd – a family show? Crackers – a Festive Family Farce is at the Polka Theatre until the 15th.

3rd – in the mood for a scare? The Ghost of Rabbie Burns opens at the King’s Head, running until the 14th.

4th – a solo show? All This Must Pass opens at the Lion and Unicorn, running until the 8th. Aurelia Gage’s show is just an hour long, so check out the pub afterwards.

5th – a new musical? Try Mandela at the Young Vic, which runs until 4 Feb, with livestreams between 19th-23rd Jan.

6th – a fond farewell – Come From Away closes in the West End on the 7th.

7th – catch the Sleeping Trees gang in Little Red Robin Hood at Battersea Arts Centre (closing 8th Jan) and in Peter Pan’s Labyrinth at the Vaults Theatre (final day).

Week 2 – 8th to 14th

Posters for January week 2 picks

8th – cheeky Sunday matinee? Try Pretty Woman, the musical based on the 1990 film, at the Savoy.

9th – new LGBTQ+ writing? Head to the Turbine Theatre to catch Wreckage, running until the 22nd.

10th – classic drama? The Witch after Anton Chekhov is on at the Etcetera, until the 11th.

11th – a sprinkle of magic? The Art of Illusion is Downstairs at Hampstead Theatre until the 28th.

12th – international work – try Mike Wozniak: Zusa at the Soho Theatre until the 14th.

13th – in the mood for cabaret? Try Ellie Nunn & Tyrone Huntley Celebrating the Music of Burt Bacharach at Crazy Coqs.

14th – a 1940s wartime drama. Watch on the Rhine continues until 4th Feb at the Donmar Warehouse.

Week 3 – 15th to 21st

Posters for January week 3 picks

15th – an Edwardian drama set in the Caribbean. Over at Theatre Peckham, Pocomania by Una Marson has a revival until 5th Feb.

16th – London International Mime Festival opens, running until 5th Feb.

17th – find the Bard! The newest West End venue, sohoplace, has As You Like It on until the 28th.

18th – a world premiere? In The Net is on at Jermyn Street Theatre until 4th Feb.

19th – in the mood for something immersive? Try Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City, running at One Cartridge Place.

20th – a Canadian classic. Salt-Water Moon by David French continues at the Finborough Theatre until the 28th.

21st – an American tale – A Streetcar Named Desire has parked up at the Almeida Theatre until 4th Feb.

Week 4 – 22nd to 28th

Posters for January week 4 picks

22nd – circus spectacle with Cirque Du Soleil in Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities at the Royal Albert Hall.

23rd – support a comedian! Tamsyn Kelly has a work in progress show at the Camden Comedy Club.

24th – Vault Festival opens, London’s biggest fringe showcase, running until 19th Mar

25th – a bit of dance! Grown Men Keep Breaking My Heart opens at the Blue Elephant, running until the 28th.

26th – catch a TV legend as George Takei brings the musical Allegiance, based on his life story, to the Charing Cross Theatre, running until 8th Apr.

27th – a new play makes a return as Two Billion Beats continues at the Orange Tree Theatre until 4th Feb.

28th – feeling artistic? Catch Picasso at the Playground Theatre, running until 4th Feb.

Week 5 – 29th to 31st

Posters for January week 5 picks

29th – an outdoor parade! The King’s Army will be marching from St James’s Palace to Banqueting House to honour Charles I.

30th – a bit of long-running irreverence at The Book of Mormon in the West End.

31st – a bit of Beckett? All That Fall and Play are performed together at the Tower Theatre, running until 4th Feb.

Note; these are my personal picks, some from press releases, but many just chosen from theatre websites.

Let me know in the comments if any of these take your fancy. Next month, another group of shows and venues for you to check out.

3 thoughts on “January 2023 – your month in theatre

  1. 2023- one of my main goals every year is to see at least one musical; good thing I live in a major US Touring City

    At the moment, I am seeing two shows in 2023- Les Mis (January) and Aladdin (April).

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