Theatre to look forward to in 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most anticipated shows coming to the London stage

It’s been a fantastic year in Theatreland, with wizarding tales continuing on stage in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Matilda composer Tim Minchin penning another hit with Groundhog Day; and most recently, the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, School of Rock.

Looking ahead to 2017, our Theatre team highlights the most anticipated shows due to open in London in the New Year. Tickets for many are already on sale, so contact us to secure your seats or maybe purchase them as a special Christmas gift.

Plays

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Harold Pinter Theatre 22 February – 27 May

Imelda Staunton returns to the West End alongside Conleth Hill, under the direction of James MacDonald for this revival of Edward Albee’s seminal play about marital strife. George and Martha have a strange relationship that blends reality and fiction and their mutual frustrations lead them to play dark games with a younger couple, Nick and Honey, during an alcohol-fuelled evening.

The theatre is moments away from Veneta, a new Italian joint from the Salt Yard group where you and your guests can enjoy a glass of prosecco on the house when booking your pre-theatre meal through us.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Old Vic 25 February – 29 April

From humble beginnings at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966, Tom Stoppard’s play has gone on to gain popularity on both sides of the Atlantic. Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe makes a welcome return to the London stage, having last been seen in The Cripple of Inishmaan in 2013. The title roles are sure to provide much hilarity, as the script centres on the two courtiers from Hamlet and their confusion ‘in the wings’ of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

The Miser
Garrick Theatre 1 March – 3 June

With a similar theme to Hobson’s Choice – revived in 2016 starring Martin Shaw – this Molière comedy shows us that money doesn’t always equal a life of happiness. As the title suggests, its central character, played by Griff Rhys Jones, is keen to keep his wealth closely guarded and as such, pushes his children to marry into wealthy families so that he can keep his fortune for himself.

For a pre-theatre meal, request a reservation through us at Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, Veerawarmy, where you and your guests will enjoy a complimentary cocktail on arrival

Woyzeck
Old Vic 6 May – 24 June

After huge success on the big screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega makes his London stage debut under the direction of Joe Murphy. He takes the lead role in Georg Buchner’s play about desperation, jealousy, love and murder in a small German town.

Musicals

42nd Street
Theatre Royal Drury Lane Opening 20 March

This Broadway classic is crossing the Atlantic, following a hugely successful run in New York and popularity leading to a US-wide tour in 2017. The show’s writer, Mark Bramble, will be directing the London production and here in the Theatre team we already have our tickets booked to see those dancing feet. The multi-award-winning show tells the story of Peggy Sawyer who finds herself unexpectedly a Broadway star.

An American in Paris

Dominion Theatre Opening 4 March

Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this romantic favourite tells the story of Jerry Mulligan, a Second World War veteran who moves to Paris to make his name as a painter. He falls in love with shop girl, Lise but soon realises that his two best friends are also interested in the same woman. This Broadway transfer features Gershwin classics such as I Got Rhythm, S’Wonderful and They Can’t Take That Away.

We’re partnered with five top restaurants in Fitzrovia including Jun Tanaka’s Michelin-starred The Ninth on Charlotte Street where you will receive complimentary fizz on arrival – contact us to book a pre-theatre meal.

Finding Neverland
Theatre to be confirmed Opening May

This semi-biographical piece tells the true story of the relationship that builds when JM Barrie meets the grieving Llewelyn Davies family, who went on to inspire his best known and loved work, Peter Pan. Featuring songs written by Gary Barlow, it has enjoyed success on Broadway and is sure to be a magical addition to London’s West End. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Frasier star, Kelsey Grammer and the UK’s own Alfie Boe will both transfer with the production.

Follies
National Theatre Opening late 2017

Since its Broadway premiere in 1971, this has remained a much-loved Stephen Sondheim piece and here at Ten Concierge, we’re excited to see it return to London. Her second appearance on our list, Imelda Staunton is a busy lady and will be taking to the stage at the National after her lead role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Follies sees two unhappy couples face up to their decisions against the backdrop of a cast reunion at a Broadway theatre.

Hamilton
Victoria Palace Opening November

The history of the founding of America, velvet frock coats and hip-hop may not sound like an obvious combination but Lin-Manuel Miranda has brought them together to create one of the most popular shows in Broadway history. Having won 11 Tony Awards this year, tickets sell out months in advance in New York and we anticipate similar levels of excitement when it reaches our shores in 2017. Booking opens in January, so contact us now to register your interest.

Pictured: Imelda Staunton plays Martha in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf © Charlie Gray