New seasons across London – 30 picks

A bit of a different preview today. Here’s thirty shows you might want to check out across London over the next few months.


From 7-25 Nov, Soho Upstairs welcomes FLIP!; Ruby Wax has I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was in the main Theatre 20-25 Nov; Tatty Macleod is at Soho Downstairs with Fugue on 8-13 Jan 2024.

Southwark Playhouse

From Hope Mill Theatre, Lizzie is at Elephant on 26 Oct-2 Dec; in Borough Large is a revival of Oh What a Lovely War on 21 Nov-9 Dec; into 2024 the Large welcomes Afterglow on 12 Jan-10 Feb and Cable Street on 16 Feb-16 Mar.


On the Main Stage, Rock ‘n’ Roll (wr Tom Stoppard, dir Nina Raine) on 6 Dec-27 Jan; Downstairs you will find Out of Season (wr Neil D’Souza, dir Alice Hamilton).


For Christmas, catch The Time Machine: a Comedy in Park200 on 30 Nov-30 Dec, and 21 Round for Christmas in Park90 on 6-23 Dec.

Old Vic

Want to relieve your 80s youth and Live Aid? Just For One Day is on 26 Jan-30 Mar.

Young Vic Spring Season

Nachtland (wr Marius von Mayenburg, dir Patrick Marber) on 20 Feb-20 Apr.

Lyric Hammersmith Spring Season

Check out three new shows – Minority Report (wr David Haig, dir Max Webster) on 19 Apr-18 May; Wedding Band: a Love Hate Story in Black and White (wr Alice Childress, dir Monique Touko) on 31 May-29 Jun; and new musical Fangirls (wr Yve Blake, dir Paige Rattray) on 13 Jul-24 Aug.

Riverside Studios

A bit of Hollywood heads to Hammersmith with Ulster American for 8 weeks from 4 Dec.


Two shows to highlight here – a one-performance only of The Wind in the Willows on 13 Nov with an appropriately starry cast; and new musical play Old Boyfriends (wr Tom Elmslie, dir Jason Moore) on 30 Jan-9 Feb.

Waterloo East Spring Season

Back by popular demand on 13 Apr-26 May, F**king Men by Joe DiPietro.

Marylebone Theatre

Head to Eastern Europe for The Most Precious of Goods (wr Jean-Claude Grumberg, dir Nicolas Kent)

Almeida Spring Season

A truncated King Lear from Kenneth Branagh on 8 Feb-30 Mar.

Royal Court

Get ready to welcome Dana H (wr Lucas Hnath) on 16 Jan-8 Mar, a Broadway smash-hit and Tony award winner.

The Cockpit

This year’s Christmas show is Fairytale on Church Street, a magical adventure with lots of your favourite characters.

Battersea Arts Centre

From 1-24 Dec, enjoy Solstice, an interactive winter adventure.

Bush Theatre Spring Season

Mark your diaries for next year’s productions of Shifters (wr Benedict Lombe, dir Lynette Lynton) on 16 Feb-30 Mar, and The Cord (wr/dir Bijan Sheibani) on 12 Apr-25 May.

Charing Cross Theatre

The all-new Wild West End musical Broncho Billy arrives on 23 Jan-2 Apr.

Omnibus Theatre

You don’t have to head to Clapham for Murder Ballad which is a murder mystery with clues sent straight to your phone from 3 Dec.

Rich Mix

Opening next month, Rebellious Bodies: International Butoh Dance Festival – experience this Japanese dance form on 3-5 Nov.

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