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.


Avenue Q


Touring from: 25 January 2019 to 3 August 2019


Catch-up with all your favourite (and unforgettable) characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life's burning issues - like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose?

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Awful Auntie


Touring from: 21 September 2017 to 5 January 2019


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:


   -   Bloomsbury Theatre

Blood Brothers


Touring from: 15 January 2018 to 1 December 2018


Tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother's haunting secret. Award-winning and ever-popular musical written by Willy Russell.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Bram Stoker's Dracula


Touring from: 28 September 2018 to 1 December 2018


Dracula is one of the most universally iconic novels ever written. A monumental, genre defining classic that is known the world over. Dracula remains the father of all gothic thrillers.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre

Club Tropicana The Musical


Touring from: 24 January 2019 to 13 July 2019


Welcome to the vibrant Club Tropicana Hotel - the 1980's answer to Love Island, where the drinks are free and the whole family is invited to join the ultimate holiday musical, celebrating all that we love about the 80's.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre
   -   The Churchill Theatre

Dirty Dancing


Touring from: 20 September 2018 to 8 December 2018


Tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre
   -   The Churchill Theatre

Dishoom!


Touring from: 12 September 2018 to 27 October 2018


Summer 1978, disco is all the rage, the National Front are on the streets and 15-year-old Simon should have everything to live for. But Bibi won't stop nagging and his Dad hides in the pub, just because Simon is disabled.

In London, playing at:


   -   Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)

Doctor Dolittle The Musical


Touring from: 9 November 2018 to 2 November 2019


Join the eccentric Doctor, his human companions and his exotic menagerie of animal friends on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail, that holds the secret of life and making the world a happier place.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre

Fame The Musical


Touring from: 20 July 2018 to 20 October 2019


This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre
   -   The Peacock

Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians


Touring from: 4 October 2018 to 29 June 2019


From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife?

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre
   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors


Touring from: 13 September 2018 to 29 June 2019


From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure


Touring from: 16 July 2018 to 8 December 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:


   -   The Churchill Theatre

Nativity! The Musical


Touring from: 23 October 2018 to 31 December 2018


This Christmas join EastEnders' Danny Dyer, legendary comedian Jo Brand and West End star Simon Lipkin as he reprises his role as 'Mr Poppy' in the hit show Nativity!

In London, playing at:


   -   Eventim Apollo

Rain Man


Touring from: 3 September 2018 to 10 November 2018


When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that he has a long-lost older brother, Raymond, who has inherited the family multimillion dollar fortune, he sets out to get 'his half'.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Room on the Broom


Touring from: 22 December 2016 to 27 August 2017


The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch's hat, bow and wand away into the night. Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

In London, playing at:


   -   Lyric Theatre

Six


Touring from: 30 August 2018 to 30 December 2018


From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude.

In London, playing at:


   -   Rose Theatre Kingston
   -   Arts Theatre

Still Alice


Touring from: 11 September 2018 to 24 November 2018


Alice Howland - a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and draw on her resilience to remain independent for as long as possible.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

Summer Holiday


Touring from: 8 May 2018 to 3 November 2018


The hit iconic 1960's film starring Cliff Richard is now the feel-good musical of the year, bringing music, laughter and fun to the stage as it becomes the happiest hit musical around.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

The Band


Touring from: 6 March 2018 to 16 March 2019


It's 1992 and for five 16 year old girls, the band is everything. Join us as this group of girls who were once inseparable reunite after 25 years apart ...

In London, playing at:


   -   Theatre Royal Haymarket
   -   New Wimbledon Theatre

The End of Eddy


Touring from: 21 August 2018 to 1 January 2019


Born into poverty in an isolated village in rural France, a boy grows up amongst hard men and women living hard and violent lives. Bullied relentlessly for being gay, this is the story of Eddy's struggle to understand who he is.

In London, playing at:


   -   Unicorn Theatre

The Full Monty


Touring from: 17 September 2018 to 18 May 2019


This "CHUFFING BRILLIANT" production about six out-of-work, impoverished steelworkers from Sheffield with nothing to lose, took the world by storm and has become one of Britain's most successful shows.

In London, playing at:


   -   The Churchill Theatre

The Gruffalo's Child


Touring from: 30 May 2018 to 6 January 2019


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:


   -   artsdepot

The Habit of Art


Touring from: 30 August 2018 to 24 November 2018


A play about a meeting between the poet W H Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi-layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

The Rocky Horror Show


Touring from: 4 February 2019 to 30 November 2019


The story of two squeaky clean college kids - Brad and his fiancée Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank'n'Furter.

In London, playing at:


   -   New Wimbledon Theatre
   -   Richmond Theatre
   -   The Churchill Theatre

The Simon & Garfunkel Story


Touring from: 2 May 2017 to 9 December 2017


A critically acclaimed concert style show, The Simon & Garfunkel Story takes you though all the songs and stories that shaped them.

In London, playing at:


   -   Vaudeville 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

Vulcan 7


Touring from: 19 September 2018 to 10 November 2018


Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois were students at RADA together. Now in their sixties, they meet in an Icelandic wasteland, on the set of a fantasy movie.

In London, playing at:


   -   Richmond Theatre

War Horse


Touring from: 16 May 2018 to 6 April 2019


At the outbreak of World War One, Albert's beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Though not yet old enough to enlist, Albert joins the army, and embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.

In London, playing at:


   -   National Theatre


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