Shows touring in the UK


You'll find below shows that are (or will be) touring in the UK and which are coming to London theatres.


Select the show title for tour details.


Click the theatre name for the full show listing at that theatre.


Around The World in Eighty Days


Touring from: 23 June 2017 to 7 January 2018


The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life's fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days.

In London, playing at:


   -   Rose Theatre Kingston
   -   artsdepot

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story


Touring from: 11 January 2017 to 11 November 2017


A celebration of the life and times of the young man with spectacles which catches that unique mixture of innocence, determination, humour and charm that was Buddy Holly.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Christopher Nibble


Touring from: 11 February 2017 to 29 October 2017


The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion leaves so much that slowly but surely dandelions are disappearing from all over town. Christopher Nibble knows that crunch time has come when there is just one dandelion left.

In London, playing at:


   -   Little Angel Theatre

Combustion


Touring from: 17 May 2017 to 7 July 2017


Bradford, in the month of Ramadan. Latching on to the latest grooming scandal, racists plan to march through the city, while Shaz, a local garage mechanic, desperately tries to keep his business running smoothly so he can marry well.

In London, playing at:


   -   Arcola Theatre

Dirty Work (The Late Shift)


Touring from: 28 April 2017 to 1 July 2017


Two performers conjure an extraordinary performance in a collaborative and competitive act of description. From vast explosions to sub-atomic particals, with daily life, political interludes, dramas and cabaret turns in between.

In London, playing at:


   -   Battersea Arts Centre

Footloose


Touring from: 21 April 2017 to 30 September 2017


City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to Bomont, an American rural backwater. But things are far worse than he could have ever imagined, as the town bans dancing. Based on the 1980s hit film that took the world by storm.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre
   -   Peacock Theatre

Frankenstein


Touring from: 26 September 2017 to 4 November 2017


Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant and ambitious young student, discovers the secret of creating life from the remains of the dead. But elation at his triumph is replaced by horror when he realises the full extent of his monstrous creation.

In London, playing at:


   -   Jack Studio Theatre

Gangsta Granny


Touring from: 15 February 2017 to 3 September 2017


It's Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing - staying with Granny! David Walliams' play gives Ben the adventure of a lifetime - from the producers of 'Horrible Histories'.

In London, playing at:


   -   Garrick Theatre

Hamlet


Touring from: 26 January 2018 to 31 March 2018


Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet's mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love. What will ultimately become of a young man sent to kill?

In London, playing at:


   -   Hackney Empire

How To Be A Kid


Touring from: 24 June 2017 to 3 March 2017


Molly cooks. Molly does the dishes. Molly gets her little brother Joe ready for school. Molly is only 12, but she doesn't feel much like a kid anymore. Now Molly's Mum is feeling better, maybe things will get back to normal.

In London, playing at:


   -   Orange Tree Theatre

I Hear You And Rejoice


Touring from: 18 April 2017 to 29 July 2017


Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It's a match made in heaven, in more ways than one.

In London, playing at:


   -   Tricycle Theatre

Jane Eyre


Touring from: 8 April 2017 to 23 September 2017


The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

In London, playing at:


   -   National Theatre

La Strada


Touring from: 11 January 2017 to 8 July 2017


The story of wide-eyed Gelsomina, who is sold by her penniless mother to Zampano, a travelling sideshow strongman, unfolds as they journey through the Italian countryside performing for their keep.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Other Palace

Man to Man


Touring from: 8 September 2017 to 28 October 2017


Tells the story of Ella; a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany. Compromising her own identity for survival, Ella is plunged into a new masculine world of beer, schnapps and poker.

In London, playing at:


   -   Wilton's Music Hall

Million Dollar Quartet


Touring from: 8 May 2017 to 25 November 2017


This energetic musical tells the story of the afternoon in 1956 that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins recorded some of the most iconic rock 'n’ roll songs of all time.

In London, playing at:


   -   Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)

My Country; a work in progress


Touring from: 28 March 2017 to 1 July 2017


After the EU referendum, the National Theatre began a nationwide listening project. A team of interviewers spoke to people around the country to hear their views of the country and town they live in, their lives, their future, and the referendum.

In London, playing at:


   -   Theatre Royal (Stratford East)

Nativity! The Musical


Touring from: 20 October 2017 to 6 January 2018


Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’ve decided to mount a musical version!

In London, playing at:


   -   Eventim Apollo

Noggin the Nog


Touring from: 30 November -0001 to 30 November -0001


In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, the Men of the Northlands sit around their great log fires and they tell a tale. Silly Vikings, puppets, original film and live music. Based on the popular TV Series.

In London, playing at:


   -   Rose Theatre Kingston

Octopus


Touring from: 28 April 2017 to 1 July 2017


Set in a dystopian world of bureaucratic box ticking, three women have been called in for interview. Sara looks kind of Asian. Scheherazade kind of Middle Eastern. And Sarah is kind of white. But how British are they?

In London, playing at:


   -   Tara Theatre

Out of Order


Touring from: 8 March 2017 to 22 July 2017


When a Government Junior Minister plans to spend the evening with one of the Opposition’s typists in the Westminster Hotel, things go disastrously wrong - beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre

Pageant


Touring from: 10 August 2017 to 2 September 2017


A musical comedy about the world of beauty pageants - where six hopeful contestants battle to win the coveted title of ‘Miss Glamouresse'. But this is no ordinary pageant: all of the ‘girls' are played by men.

In London, playing at:


   -   London Irish Centre

Reasons To Be Cheerful


Touring from: 8 September 2017 to 4 November 2017


Featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick.

In London, playing at:


   -   Theatre Royal (Stratford East)

Richard III


Touring from: 14 July 2017 to 19 September 2017


The Wars of the Roses are over and King Edward IV rules England. But his brother, Richard, is in no mood to celebrate. With murder, deceit and dark humour as his weapons, Richard overcomes friends and foes alike to seize the crown.

In London, playing at:


   -   Temple Church

SHOUT!


Touring from: 13 April 2017 to 26 August 2017


A musical magazine that brings back the beautiful birds and smashing sounds that made England swing in the ‘60s. From cover-to-cover SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

The Gruffalo


Touring from: 28 June 2017 to 7 January 2018


Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups! Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood in search of hazelnuts.

In London, playing at:


   -   artsdepot
   -   Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)

The Gruffalo's Child


Touring from: 30 July 2017 to 7 January 2018


One wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist ... does he?

In London, playing at:


   -   Lyric Theatre

The Hunting of the Snark


Touring from: 25 September 2017 to 19 November 2017


All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome! The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this musical comedy adventure for 4 - 94 year olds.

In London, playing at:


   -   Rose Theatre Kingston
   -   Vaudeville Theatre

The Kite Runner


Touring from: 31 August 2017 to 25 November 2017


A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption. Based on Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel.

In London, playing at:


   -   Playhouse Theatre

The Little Matchgirl


Touring from: 30 November 2017 to 21 April 2018


As our destitute heroine struggles to survive, she strikes her matches to keep warm. Each match will conjure a new story, a new vision, and we will hold her hand as we tumble down the rabbit hole together.

In London, playing at:


   -   Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

The Man in The Woman's Shoes


Touring from: 20 April 2017 to 1 July 2017


Pope John Paul I is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has 'some business' to do in town. Set in Ireland in October 1978, The Man In The Woman's Shoes follows the life of Pat Farnon as he walks to town and back again.

In London, playing at:


   -   Tricycle Theatre

The Scar Test


Touring from: 21 June 2017 to 22 July 2017


Explores life inside Yarl's Wood Detention Centre, a place in which those seeking safe haven are thrown into a dark world under lock and key where their lives are regulated, privacy is non-existent and where every detainee has a story to tell.

In London, playing at:


   -   Soho Theatre

The Simon & Garfunkel Story


Touring from: 2 May 2017 to 9 December 2017


Using projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration features a full live band and brass orchestra performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and more.

In London, playing at:


   -   Lyric Theatre

The Tiger Who Came to Tea


Touring from: 24 April 2017 to 31 December 2017


The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

In London, playing at:


   -   artsdepot

The Tin Drum


Touring from: 28 September 2017 to 23 December 2017


On Oskar’s third birthday he rails against the adult world and decides to remain a child forever. Armed with a heart full of rage, a voice that shatters glass, and an indestructible tin drum, Oskar sets about to reveal the world for what it truly is.

In London, playing at:


   -   Shoreditch Town Hall

The Wind In The Willows


Touring from: 31 May 2017 to 23 July 2017


From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and wild Mr. Toad.

In London, playing at:


   -   Little Angel Theatre

Things I Know To Be True


Touring from: 27 September 2017 to 3 February 2018


Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.

In London, playing at:


   -   Lyric Hammersmith

Ugly Duckling


Touring from: 28 September 2017 to 31 December 2017


Woodland trees transform from dark weathered branches, to silver sticks of frost, while hidden in brushwood, beside an ice-covered lake, a lost rejected duckling stares skyward at the swans, yearning to belong and marvelling at their beauty.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Albany

Wonderland


Touring from: 20 January 2017 to 19 August 2017


Musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

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