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.


A Spoonful of Sherman


Touring from: 14 February 2018 to 30 March 2018


The compelling story of one family's century-long, award-winning musical journey; and you already know all the songs! Three generations of Sherman songwriting is brought to life in this delightful show.

In London, playing at:


   -   Greenwich Theatre

Awful Auntie


Touring from: 21 September 2017 to 2 December 2018


When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre
   -   The Churchill Theatre

Beautiful - the Carole King Musical


Touring from: 21 November 2017 to 23 June 2018


The story of King's rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Birdsong


Touring from: 31 January 2018 to 14 July 2018


In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre

Cathy


Touring from: 17 March 2018 to 5 May 2018


Exploring homelessness 50 years on from Cathy Come Home, Cathy is candid, poignant and intimate. It offers a timely reflection on the social and personal impact of spiralling housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of forced relocation.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Albany
   -   Soho Theatre

Cirque Berserk


Touring from: 31 January 2018 to 1 September 2017


Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers, death-defying stuntmen and of course the award-winning clown, Tweedy.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre

Crazy For You


Touring from: 21 November 2017 to 19 May 2018


High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing) and Charlotte Wakefield (Sound Of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers' songbook.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Doctor Faustus


Touring from: 21 February 2018 to 17 March 2018


An unquenchable desire for fame drives Faustus to learn the magic of the dark arts. He summons the demon Mephistopheles using him to strike a deal with Lucifer - his soul for twenty-four years of infinite power.

In London, playing at:


   -   Arcola Theatre

Gallowglass


Touring from: 18 January 2018 to 5 May 2018


When Sandor snatched Little Joe from the path of a London tube train, he was quick to make clear the terms of the rescue. "I saved your life", he told the homeless youngster, "so your life belongs to me now".

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre

Half Breed


Touring from: 9 April 2018 to 9 June 2018


Jazmin feels different. She doesn't want to stay in the village. She doesn't want to have a baby. She doesn't want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She's got to get out. A partly autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice.

In London, playing at:


   -   Soho 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'd Be Lost Without It


Touring from: 23 February 2018 to 16 March 2018


Using headphones, binaural sound and immersive, movement-led theatre, Wet Picnic place the audience within an interactive performance that explores cyberpsychology, and the utopia and dystopia of our 21st century, tech-driven existence.

In London, playing at:


   -   Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Iolanthe


Touring from: 15 May 2018 to 23 June 2018


Universally regarded as Sir Arthur Sullivan's most beautiful score, Iolanthe is a topsy-turvy love story between the most unlikely of couple - fairies and members of the house of lords!

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Kindertransport


Touring from: 24 April 2018 to 5 May 2018


Hamburg 1938: nine-year-old Eva is forced onto a train by her desperate mother in order to escape the threat of World War II. A deeply moving and timely modern classic about a woman's struggle to come to terms with her past.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Legally Blonde The Musical


Touring from: 14 September 2017 to 23 June 2018


Follows sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Love From A Stranger


Touring from: 23 February 2018 to 21 July 2018


A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Macbeth


Touring from: 25 January 2018 to 18 May 2018


Goaded by the whispers of demons, the Macbeths (Jonathan Goddard and Eleanor Duval) unleash murder for their own gains and set in motion their path to madness and self-destruction, unravelling events in a nightmare they cannot control.

In London, playing at:


   -   Wilton's Music Hall

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure


Touring from: 16 July 2018 to 13 October 2018


Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella


Touring from: 9 December 2017 to 23 June 2018


A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Of Mice and Men


Touring from: 26 February 2018 to 14 April 2018


Set in the trying times of the Great Depression, a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship and what it means to be human.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Périclès, Prince de Tyr


Touring from: 7 March 2018 to 3 June 2018


To save his life, Pericles must navigate stormy seas, pirates, brothels, incest, shipwrecks, human traffickers and tournaments. But as the fireworks dim, and chaos resolves, loss and love reveal themselves.

In London, playing at:


   -   Barbican Theatre

Quartet


Touring from: 26 March 2018 to 14 April 2018


Four ageing opera singers reside in a magnificent retirement home in Kent. Soon, old rivalries resurface, secrets are revealed and chaos unfolds. A celebration of the twilight years and the hilarity of growing old disgracefully!

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em


Touring from: 21 February 2018 to 28 July 2018


Everyone's favourite 1970s classic TV comedy is back with Joe Pasquale starring as the loveable accident-prone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving Mother-in-Law, Mrs Fisher.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre
   -   Richmond Theatre

Strangers on a Train


Touring from: 5 January 2018 to 24 March 2018


A fateful encounter takes place between two men in the dining carriage of a train crossing America. Guy is the successful businessman with a nagging jealousy; Charles is the cold, calculating chancer with a dark secret.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Sunset Boulevard


Touring from: 13 November 2017 to 28 April 2018


Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, stars Ria Jones, who received standing ovations every night when performing the role at the London Coliseum, as Norma Desmond and Strictly Come Dancing's Danny Mac as Joe Gillis.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Teddy


Touring from: 11 January 2018 to 6 May 2018


Teddy and Josie are about to hit the streets of London for a good time. Hair quiffed. Red lipstick. Dressed toe to head in the latest threads. So what if it's pouring down, they're totally skint, and someone wants them dead?

In London, playing at:


   -   The Vaults Theatre

The Game of Love and Chai


Touring from: 1 March 2018 to 5 May 2018


Kamala wants her daughter Rani to marry successful but awkward businessman Raj. Rani bristles at going down the conventional route and arranges a test for Raj. She convinces her cousin Sita to swap places and pretend to be the suitable bride.

In London, playing at:


   -   Tara Theatre

The Giant Jam Sandwich


Touring from: 11 February 2017 to 25 March 2017


One hot summer's day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. Noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don't mind who they sting! That is until the baker has an ingenious idea ...

In London, playing at:


   -   Pleasance - Islington

The Importance of Being Earnest


Touring from: 24 January 2018 to 28 April 2018


Jack wishes to marry Algernon's cousin the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre

The Jungle Book


Touring from: 28 November 2017 to 12 May 2018


Mowgli the man cub battles for survival in this heart-warming coming-of-age story about a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. An exciting new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's family classic comes to life in this colourful new show.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill 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 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 Wipers Times


Touring from: 28 August 2018 to 13 October 2018


In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers by British soldiers), two officers discover a printing press and create a newspaper for the troops.

In London, playing at:


   -   Arts Theatre

This Is Elvis


Touring from: 24 January 2018 to 4 August 2018


It's 1968 - the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what will come to be known as 'The '68 Comeback Special'.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Thoroughly Modern Millie


Touring from: 27 March 2018 to 30 June 2018


Taking you back to the height of the Jazz Age in 1920s New York City, when 'moderns' including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Trainspotting Live


Touring from: 30 January 2018 to 20 May 2018


The acclaimed no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre staging of Irvine Welsh's classic, Trainspotting Live - direct from a world tour - is to return to London for an 8-week season at the Vaults.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Vaults Theatre


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