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 Heart at Sea


Touring from: 31 August 2018 to 18 November 2018


Tells the story of a young Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original song-writing is set to breath-taking visuals centred around a beautifully carved wooden chest that holds the secrets to the story.

In London, playing at:


   -   Drayton Arms Theatre

A Murder is Announced


Touring from: 3 July 2017 to 11 November 2017


The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre

All In


Touring from: 7 October 2017 to 23 October 2017


Takes a wild ride through vastly different, seemingly unconnected worlds, where everyday situations take unexpected turns into the absurd and intimate. An epic journey that questions how free we really are from the tyranny of the crowd.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Diorama 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

As You Like It


Touring from: 7 July 2017 to 2 December 2017


Set in the modern world of alternative facts and fiercely jealous leaders, the young Rosalind and her friend Celia find themselves pawns in a power struggle. Shakespeare's poetic and irresistibly funny comedy of mistaken identity and love.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Austen the Musical


Touring from: 7 October 2017 to 6 April 2018


Explores Jane's struggle to have her work published in a male dominated environment, her failed romances and her vow to reject a woman's conventional lifestyle in Georgian England.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Bread & Roses 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:


   -   Richmond Theatre
   -   New Wimbledon Theatre
   -   The Churchill Theatre

Big Foot


Touring from: 4 October 2017 to 10 November 2017


When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with his mum's terminal illness, all Rayleigh wants to do is watch anime in his pants and eat indomie.

In London, playing at:


   -   Tara Theatre
   -   Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Bring It On The Musical


Touring from: 6 September 2017 to 31 March 2018


Dive into a high-octane thrill ride where the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading meets high school politics and teenage romance. With an exciting score, explosive choreography and breathtaking athleticism, this is a universal coming-of-age story.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Cabaret


Touring from: 21 September 2017 to 9 December 2017


Features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including Money Makes The World Go Round, Two Ladies, Maybe This Time and of course, Cabaret.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre
   -   The Churchill Theatre

Cilla - The Musical


Touring from: 7 September 2017 to 24 March 2018


Tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain's best-loved entertainers of all time.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Deathtrap


Touring from: 12 September 2017 to 18 November 2017


Sidney Bruhl, a once-successful writer of stage thrillers, is in the grip of chronic writer's block, when young playwright Clifford Anderson sends Bruhl his brilliant new whodunit, Deathtrap.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Evita


Touring from: 12 January 2017 to 24 June 2017


Telling the story of Eva Peron, follows her journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the 'spiritual leader of the nation' by the Argentine people.

In London, playing at:


   -   Phoenix Theatre

Fix


Touring from: 2 August 2017 to 21 October 2017


Based on research and interviews with addicts and the people who love or work with them, Fix follows three very different people battling three very different vices.

In London, playing at:


   -   Theatre Royal (Stratford East)

Flashdance


Touring from: 4 August 2017 to 21 July 2018


The inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex, a determined welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream of attending Shipley Dance Academy.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

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:


   -   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

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 The Other Half Loves


Touring from: 30 August 2017 to 2 December 2017


As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery with no idea as to how they’ve become involved.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

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

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

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Touring from: 5 September 2017 to 31 December 2017


Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical retelling of Joseph and the coat of many colours, with unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me. X-Factor winner Joe McElderry dons the coveted coat!

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Lady Windemere's Fan


Touring from: 3 October 2017 to 4 December 2017


When a mysterious new beauty enters high society, the in-crowd are sent scattering out, bent backwards and flattened low to find out exactly who they're dealing with.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Vaults Theatre

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)

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

Private Lives


Touring from: 6 September 2017 to 25 November 2017


1930. Deauville, France. Two couples occupy adjoining honeymoon suites in the same hotel. As a distant orchestra plays, Sibyl gazes adoringly at charismatic husband Elyot, while Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and sophisticated Amanda.

In London, playing at:


   -   Greenwich Theatre

Rattle Snake


Touring from: 21 September 2017 to 28 October 2017


A story with no ending; a chance meeting with one man changes the lives of two women forever. Now they both live trying to predict the unpredictable.

In London, playing at:


   -   Soho Theatre

Real Magic


Touring from: 11 August 2017 to 8 December 2017


Forced Entertainment's new performance Real Magic creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comical repetition. To the sound of looped applause and canned laughter, a group of performers attempt an impossible illusion.

In London, playing at:


   -   Platform Theatre

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)

Son of a Preacher Man


Touring from: 4 September 2017 to 7 July 2018


Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Spamalot


Touring from: 8 September 2017 to 7 April 2018


Lovingly ripped-off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

The Best Man


Touring from: 12 September 2017 to 21 October 2017


Two opposing presidential party candidates are neck and neck in an unscrupulous battle for the nomination. The only thing that separates the ex-Secretary of State and his populist opponent is an endorsement from a respected ex-President.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond 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

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 Hartlepool Monkey


Touring from: 19 September 2017 to 18 November 2017


A French ship runs aground off the coast of England. Only a cabin girl and the ship's mascot, a chimpanzee, survive and make it to shore.

In London, playing at:


   -   Stratford Circus Arts Centre

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

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 Railway Children


Touring from: 4 July 2017 to 5 November 2017


When their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are turned upside down. A thrilling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill 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 Tempest


Touring from: 27 September 2017 to 29 October 2017


This powerful, passionate and magical production features stunning contemporary African choreography from Shyne Phiri, with an original soundtrack which samples traditional Malawian music.

In London, playing at:


   -   Greenwich 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 Wipers Times


Touring from: 12 September 2017 to 18 November 2017


In a bombed out building during the First World War in the French town of Ypres, two officers discover a printing press and create a newspaper for the troops. A tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond 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

Two Man Show


Touring from: 13 September 2017 to 21 October 2017


Following the sell-out success of their 2016 and 2017 runs, Fringe First Winners RashDash return with an award winning, genre-defying new hit about gender, language and humankind.

In London, playing at:


   -   Soho Theatre

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

Under Glass


Touring from: 18 October 2017 to 25 November 2017


Audiences encounter a series of seven glass containers holding eight performers. The performers appear almost as specimens.

In London, playing at:


   -   Hackney Showroom

What Once Was Ours


Touring from: 5 October 2017 to 24 November 2017


Katie and Callum couldn't be any more distant and disconnected: different heritage, different cities, different opportunities. Except there is one thing they'll always have in common: Dad. An immersive new show about identity and belonging.

In London, playing at:


   -   Half Moon Young People's Theatre

You Forgot The Mince


Touring from: 7 August 2017 to 14 October 2017


Rosa lives with her grandma Lily. She's just finished college and she can't wait to leave Yorkshire and all the people in it … until she meets Niko. They fall head over heels in love, and the future's looking bright.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Courtyard

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