Must-book West End transfers
Seize your second chance to see some our favourite plays from the last year as they transfer to the West End due to popular demand
Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd exorcises his chilling past in his debut one-man play, coming to the West End's Ambassadors Theatre after impressing at the Edinburgh Fringe and Bush Theatre. The word is glowing for Baby Reindeer, after it played to a sold-out run,Read more ...
John Kani's Kunene and the King marks 25 years since apartheid ended in 1994. Two characters tackle the enormous complexity of South African racial segregation, reflecting on the changes of the last quarter-century. And what better actors to take on the task than writer Kani himself (Black Panther, The Island, Sizwe Banzi is Dead), alongside prolific actor Sir Antony Sher (Death of a Salesman, King Lear)? The show opened to five-star reviews in at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon, then transferred to Cape Town's Fugard Theatre. Now it comes to the West End in January 2020.Read more ...
It's not quite a transfer, but a return for Mike Bartlett's Albion. It premiered at the Almeida in 2017 and returns due to popular demand in 2020. The show maps out the chaotic nature of human relationship to emblematize the current state of the nation. It's a perceptive, poignant, and brilliantly performed production that offers a rich evocation of a nation at odds with itself.Read more ...
This West End transfer has been very long awaited. After dazzling audiences and selling out and winning an Olivier Award when it opened at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014, Josie Rourke's production of City of Angels finally comes to the West End. The original creative team, including choreographer Stephen Mear and designer Robert Jones will return.Read more ...
You know all about Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park, but what about The Watsons? Jane Austen's unfinished novel gets an ending courtesy of Olivier-winning playwright Laura Wade (Posh, Home I'm Darling) in her post-modern play The Watsons. It transfers to The West End's Harold Pinter Theatre after impressing at first Chichester Festival Theatre, then the Menier Chocolate Factory.Read more ...
After a sold out, five-star opening at the Almeida Theatre in summer 2019, The Doctor transfers to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre with Juliet Stevenson reprising her starring role. Robert Icke’s freely adapted version of H Arthur Schnitzler’s 1912 play Professor Bernhardi questions the roles of religion versus medicine and whether the identities we carve out for ourselves in life can ever override the labels bestowed on us from birth.
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