COVID-19: What reveals are reopening and when, as actors get able to grace the stage once more | Ents & Arts Information

For many theatres, their auditoriums haven’t seen a full capability viewers since March 2020.

On-line reveals, reminiscent of Lease, A Christmas Carol and Mischief Film Evening, have introduced delight to theatre followers through the lockdown, exhibiting off the range of the sector because it tried to navigate the pandemic.

And whereas some theatres have reopened at 50% capability within the final two months, after these lockdown nights over the past 12 months, actors, creatives and punters alike are wanting ahead to the return of stay theatre at full capability.

Beneath is a rolling listing of performs, musicals and touring reveals as a consequence of get again below means, because the prime minister’s roadmap progresses.

It is vital to notice that every one these dates may transfer, according to the additional easing of lockdown restrictions, and a few theatres have already stated {that a} adverse COVID-19 take a look at or proof of getting a vaccine could also be wanted as a situation of entry.


Les Miserables

The place: Sondheim Theatre, London

When: Live performance model working now and full present begins on 25 September

Do you hear the folks sing? Nicely it is possible for you to to quickly when the super-popular Les Mis reopens later within the yr.

A socially-distanced live performance model of the present will run first on the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre from 20 Could, and can star X-Issue and Eurovision performer Lucie Jones as Fantine.

From 25 September, the complete model of the West Finish’s longest-running present will run, barricades and all, within the hope that audiences can pack out the theatres as soon as once more.

Les Mis will return with a staged concert in May. Pic: Johan Persson
Les Mis will return with a staged live performance in Could. Pic: Johan Persson

Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie

The place: Apollo Theatre, London

When: Open now

Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie follows the real-life story of college pupil Jamie Campbell (Jamie New within the present) who grew up in Sheffield eager to be a drag queen.

EastEnders actor Shane Richie will be a part of the present as Jamie’s drag mentor when it reopens in Could.

The present can even tour later within the yr, with a movie model of the musical, starring Richard E Grant, popping out quickly.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie will reopen on Shaftesbury Avenue
Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie will reopen on Shaftesbury Avenue


The place: Lyric Theatre, London

When: Open now

The musical, that includes Henry VIII’s wives as a woman band, placed on a handful of performances over summer time and Christmas, just for them to be closed down once more because of lockdowns.

Six, identified for its thumping, high-energy pop numbers, will run socially-distanced in its new residence on the Lyric Theatre from 21 Could.

Courtney Bowman as Anne Boleyn in Six The Musical: Pic: Pamela Raith.jpg
Courtney Bowman as Anne Boleyn in Six The Musical: Pic: Pamela Raith

Heathers the Musical

The place: Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

When: Open now

How very! The cult musical returns for an encore run on the Haymarket following its smash-hit residency on the theatre in 2018.

Based mostly on the 80s movie of the identical identify, the present addresses teen suicide, physique picture and highschool romances.

Heathers can even tour the UK across the identical time as its 12-week West Finish run.

Heathers (seen here during its 2018 run) will return to the West End. Pic: Pamela Raith
Heathers (seen right here throughout its 2018 run) will return to the West Finish. Pic: Pamela Raith


The place: London Coliseum

When: Open now

Michael Ball and Les Dennis lead the solid within the sixties-based present that touches on racial equality and fatphobia.

Like different reveals, it was as a consequence of open in 2020, however delays have meant it solely has a restricted run later this yr.

Michael Ball winner of 'Best Actor in a Musical' in the press room at the Olivier Awards 2013, at the Royal Opera House, in Covent Garden, central London.
Michael Ball is ready to reprise the of Edna when Hairspray reopens


The place: Gillian Lynne Theatre, London

When: Open now

A model new musical model of the basic fairy story Cinderella, reimagined by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will open in June.

Its debut, which options musical theatre star Carrie Hope Fletcher within the title function, has been repeatedly hit by delays because of the pandemic.

It additionally boasts an Oscar-winning author besides – Emerald Fennell, who gained an Academy Award for writing Promising Younger Girl, penned the present.

Undated handout photo issued by Andrew Lloyd Webber of the cast and crew of the Cinderella production at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London. Lloyd Webber has rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's offer for his musical Cinderella to be included in a pilot scheme for live events. Issue date: Friday June 18, 2021.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is among the first new reveals to open on the West Finish

Be Extra Chill

The place: Shaftesbury Theatre, London

When: Open now

An off-Broadway success story, Be Extra Chill is a couple of socially awkward teen who takes a mysterious tablet (It is From Japan) containing a super-computer to enhance his possibilities of becoming in.

It has gained cult standing and will likely be revived on the West Finish after a brief run on The Different Palace final yr.

Be More Chill enjoyed a short West End run before being closed down due to COVID
Be Extra Chill loved a brief West Finish run earlier than being closed down as a consequence of COVID

The Prince of Egypt

The place: Dominion Theatre, London

When: Open now

There will likely be miracles… when The Prince of Egypt returns over summer time on the Tottenham Courtroom Street venue.

The present is the stage model of the record-breaking animated musical movie of the identical identify that tells the biblical story of Moses and Rameses.

The Prince of Egypt will reopen at the Dominion Theatre in July. Pic: Matt Crockett
The Prince of Egypt will reopen on the Dominion Theatre in July. Pic: Matt Crockett

Fairly Girl

The place: Savoy Theatre, London

When: 8 July

That is after all the musical model of the basic rom-com Fairly Girl.

It has a wholly new soundtrack, co-written by smooth rock icon Bryan Adams, and can star former Hollyoaks actor Danny Mac.

Danny Mac attending the Olivier Awards 2017, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Danny Mac, who performed Dodger in Hollyoaks, will star in Fairly Girl

Joseph And The Wonderful Technicolour Dreamcoat

The place: The London Palladium

When: 12 July

Jason Donovan returns (although not as Joseph!) for a restricted run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s bible-based musical on the world-famous theatre in the summertime.

The present is known for launching the stage careers of individuals like Donovan and Philip Schofield, and for its hit tune Any Dream Will Do.

Jason Donovan will swap the dreamcoat for the crown as he plays the pharo Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in the summer
Jason Donovan will swap the dreamcoat for the crown as he performs the pharaoh in Joseph And His Wonderful Technicolour Dreamcoat in the summertime

Come From Away

The place: Phoenix Theatre, London

When: 22 July

Come From Away is the true story in regards to the planes that have been diverted to the city of Gander, on Newfoundland, Canada following the 9/11 assaults.

The one-act Olivier-winning musical combines emotional testimony, rousing songs and light-hearted moments to inform it is unbelievable story.

Come From Away tells the true story of the flights that were diverted to Newfoundland after 9/11
Come From Away tells the true story of the flights that have been diverted to Newfoundland after 9/11

Something Goes

The place: Barbican Theatre, London

When: 23 July

Something Goes returns to London with an all-star solid on this celebrated Broadway present.

Tony and Olivier Award-winning Robert Lindsay and Tony-award profitable Sutton Foster will tread the boards on the Barbican, alongside singer Gary Wilmot and actress Felicity Kendall.

Sutton Foster. Pic: Charles Sykes/Invision via AP
Broadway legend Sutton Foster will tread the boards in London. Pic: Charles Sykes/Invision through AP

Phantom Of The Opera

The place: Her Majesty’s Theatre, London

When: 27 July

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s present was rumoured to be closing for good final yr, however the theatre impresario promised to revive the musical after a refit on the theatre.

The present, which has been working since 1986, and is London’s second-longest working musical, retains audiences coming again with its rock opera-inspired rating and spectacular staging.

Phantom of the Opera will reopen in the summer. Pic: Johan Persson
Phantom Of The Opera will reopen in the summertime. Pic: Johan Persson

Jersey Boys

The place: Trafalgar Studios, London

When: 28 July

A fan favorite – Jersey Boys is making its means again to the West Finish from summer time.

It is a gritty retelling of the story of Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons set in opposition to the backdrop of Sixties America. Numbers embody December 1963 (Oh, What a Evening!), Sherry, and Beggin’.

The 2014 West End cast of fan favourite Jersey Boys. Pic: Jon Furniss/Invision via AP
The 2014 West Finish solid of fan favorite Jersey Boys. Pic: Jon Furniss/Invision through AP

Lion King

The place: Lyceum Theatre, London

When: 29 July

A West Finish stalwart – The Lion King is predicated on the 1994 Disney animated movie of the identical identify, and has been working within the West Finish since 1999.

It options stunning animal puppetry to Elton John and Tim Rice’s immediately recognisable soundtrack, which incorporates The Circle Of Life, Hakuna Matata and Can You Really feel The Love Tonight?

The Lion King will roar on to stage in the summer
The Lion King will roar on to stage in the summertime

Mary Poppins

The place: Prince Edward Theatre, London

When: 7 August

The virtually excellent stage re-telling of the basic Disney story will as soon as once more open in August.

It options musical theatre stars Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp as Mary and Bert, and numbers reminiscent of Step In Time and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Mary Poppins will reopen in August. Pic: Cameron Mackintosh
Mary Poppins will reopen in August. Pic: Cameron Waterproof coat


The place: Victoria Palace Theatre, London

When: 19 August

Solely somewhat extra time to Wait For It, as The Room The place It Occurs will reopen in August.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ground-breaking hip-hop musical in regards to the first treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton has gained oodles of Tonys, Oliviers and even Grammys, and the unique manufacturing of the present may even be watched in full on Disney+.

Hamilton, the story of the birth of American democracy, will reopen in August. Pic: Matthew Murphy/Cameron Mackintosh
Hamilton, the story of the beginning of American democracy, will reopen in August. Pic: Matthew Murphy/Cameron Waterproof coat

Again To The Future The Musical

The place: Adelphi Theatre, London

When: 20 August

Nice Scott! The musical model of the cult 1985 movie Again To The Future drives its DeLorean on to the West Finish in August, that includes the tune The Energy Of Love alongside a brand new soundtrack.

It had its preview run in Manchester earlier than the lockdown, and noticed its London debut delayed by the pandemic.

Shuttered for now - but the Delorean will be driving into London's Adelphi Theatre soon. Pic: AP
It is shuttered for now however the DeLorean will likely be driving into London’s Adelphi Theatre quickly. Pic: AP

Mamma Mia

The place: Novello Theatre, London

When: 25 August

Right here we go once more – the world well-known present about Sophie and her three dads set to an Abba soundtrack, begins up once more in August.

It is a West Finish fan fave – and options numbers reminiscent of Dancing Queen, Voulez Vous and Cash, Cash, Cash.

Mamma Mia reopens in August. Pic: Brinkhoff/Mogenburg
Mamma Mia reopens in August. Pic: Brinkhoff/Mogenburg

Frozen The Musical

The place: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

When: 27 August

Prepare for extra households full of little Annas and Elsas – Frozen the Musical is predicated on the 2013 smash-hit Disney movie of the identical identify.

Sure, it incorporates a belting stay rendition of Let it Go, in addition to a raft of recent songs written particularly for the stage model.

The West Finish model has already solid its Elsa, with Les Mis actress Samantha Barks taking over the function.

Stephanie McKeon and Samantha Barks will play Anna and Elsa in Frozen. Pic: Julia Kennedy for Disney
Stephanie McKeon and Samantha Barks will play Anna and Elsa in Frozen. Pic: Julia Kennedy for Disney

Matilda The Musical

The place: Cambridge Theatre, London

When: 16 September

The Royal Shakespeare Firm’s manufacturing of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, a couple of telekinetic, reading-obsessed little woman, will get again on stage in September.

Matilda options songs from Aussie comic and songwriter Tim Minchin, in addition to a solid of proficient kids.

Matilda The Musical reopens in September
Matilda The Musical reopens in September


The place: Apollo Victoria, London

When: 17 September

The extremely In style Wizard Of Oz prequel musical which tells the story of Elphaba and the way she turns into the Depraved Witch of the West flies again onto stage in September.

Depraved, which is among the longest working musicals in London, options the massively recognisable quantity Defying Gravity and has spawned stage stars throughout the globe.

Wicked flies back on to stage in September. Pic: Matt Crockett
Depraved flies again on to stage in September. Pic: Matt Crockett


The place: Shaftesbury Theatre, London

When: 24 September

&Juliet is a pop-fuelled retelling of Romeo And Juliet that imagines what may have occurred had (and spoiler incoming) Juliet not killed herself.

It is set in opposition to among the largest pop songs in historical past, all written by songwriter supremo Max Martin, together with I Kissed A Woman, Oops! I Did It Once more and I Need It That Means.

&Juliet is set against a lively pop soundtrack. Pic: Johan Persson
&Juliet is ready in opposition to a energetic pop soundtrack. Pic: Johan Persson

Expensive Evan Hansen

The place: Noel Coward Theatre, London

When 26 October

Expensive Evan Hansen is a narrative of teenage nervousness and reveals the implications of getting wrapped up in little white lies.

Earlier than it was abruptly closed, it garnered important popularity of addressing trendy points.

The show (seen here on Broadway) will reopen in October. Pic: Matthew Murphy
The present (seen right here on Broadway) will reopen in October. Pic: Matthew Murphy

Moulin Rouge

The place: Piccadilly Theatre, London

When: 12 November

The musical based mostly on the genre-bursting Baz Luhrmann movie will make its debut on the West Finish in November – greater than a yr after initially deliberate.

Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman led the solid within the 2001 cult movie which advised the story of the bohemians in Paris laying on a present on the Moulin Rouge.

After launching on Broadway, the manufacturing will hot-foot it over to London and options poppy musical numbers and lavish costumes.

Moulin Rouge will bring its bold Broadway production to the UK
Moulin Rouge will carry its daring Broadway manufacturing to the UK


The Mousetrap

The place: St Martin’s Theatre, London

When: Open now

The longest working present in London returns for a socially distanced, all-star run in Could.

Danny Mac will lead the solid in Agatha Christie’s basic whodunnit play upon its return.

People walk past the closed doors of the St Martin's Theatre London, home to Aghata Christie's 'The Mousetrap', which is the world's longest continuously running play, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered theatres, pubs and restaurants across the country to close as the Government announced unprecedented measures to cover the wages of workers who would otherwise lose their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Mousetrap is the longest working West Finish present in London


The place: Duchess Theatre, London

When: Open – and now closed after a 4 week run

Model new one-man-play Cruise will likely be one of many first reveals to open when restrictions permit in Could.

The staff is basically made up of West Finish debutants, and is a daring, true story a couple of man who’s advised he’s HIV optimistic and given 4 years to stay – and permits his hedonistic life-style to take over.

Cruise will be one of the first shows to open in May
Cruise will likely be one of many first reveals to open in Could

Magic Mike Stay

The place: The Hippodrome On line casino, London

When: Open now

You may catch Channing Tatum’s risqué present for a restricted time, which incorporates a group of toned, largely topless, males placing on a dance efficiency.

The movie of the identical identify, which stars Tatum, is loosely based mostly on his personal experiences.

Channing Tatum pictured with dancers from Magic Mike Live in Piccadilly Circus, London, as the giant screens welcome the show to the capital.
Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike is returning to the Hippodrome in August

Underneath Milk Wooden

The place: Olivier Theatre, Nationwide Theatre, London

When: Open now

Michael Sheen will star within the Dylan Thomas play because it opens the Nationwide Theatre in June.

It would run socially distanced for its full run, and at a 3rd of its regular 1,500 seat capability.

Michael Sheen during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.
Michael Sheen will open the Nationwide Theatre


The place: Theatre Royal, Windsor

When: Open now

Sir Ian McKellen will return to the function of Hamlet in June in Shakespeare’s play of the identical identify.

The present was hit by pandemic-related delays in 2020, with rehearsals initially starting in September.

Sir Ian McKellen attending the Cats Photocall held at The Corinthia Hotel, London.
Sir Ian McKellen will as soon as once more play Hamlet when the present is carried out in Windsor

The Play That Goes Fallacious

The place: Duchess Theatre, London

When: Open now

This multi-award profitable slapstick play from the staff at Mischief Theatre returns in June.

The corporate have been busy all through lockdown, recording their TV programme The Goes Fallacious Present, and placing on months price of stay streamed improv reveals to thousands and thousands of individuals.

The identical firm can even open Magic Goes Fallacious, which they co-wrote with Vegas legends Penn and Teller, in October on the Vaudeville Theatre.

Mischief Theatre will reopen two of their shows over the coming months. Pic: Robert Day
Mischief Theatre will reopen two of their reveals over the approaching months. Pic: Robert Day

Different notable reveals and venues which are reopening embody Shakespeare’s Globe, which can run socially-distanced, interval-free out of doors reveals, David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy on the Garrick Theatre and Horrible Histories on the Apollo.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Youngster

The place: Palace Theatre, London

When: 14 October

The ultimate (for now) instalment of the Harry Potter saga is performed out on this spectacular two-part present, with what seems to be precise magic on stage.

With a various solid and the characters everyone knows, it has been a fan favorite for a number of years.

The Palace Theatre in London, showing advertising for the new Harry Potter play, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to open to the public on Saturday July 30. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
The epic two-part Harry Potter play returns to the West Finish

Native theatres

Theatres throughout the nation which have thus far introduced they’re reopening with native productions embody:

• Birmingham Rep

• Chester Storyhouse

• Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

• Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

• Oxford Playhouse

• Royal & Derngate, Northampton

• Nottingham Playhouse

• Theatre Royal Tub

• Curve, Leicester

• Salford Lowry

All of the above will open their doorways in Could.

Touring reveals

A handful of reveals have introduced plans to tour the nation this yr, together with:

Inform Me On A Sunday

The place: Malvern, then on to Shrewsbury, Chelmsford and Canterbury

When: 15 June

Rocky Horror Present

The place: Southampton, then on to Canterbury, Milton Keynes and Nottingham

When: 12 July

Bedknobs And Broomsticks The Musical

The place: Newcastle, then on to Canterbury, Southend and Dublin

When: 14 August

Magnificence And The Beast The Musical

The place: Bristol, then on to Liverpool, Edinburgh and Cardiff

When: 25 August

Waitress The Musical

The place: Wimbledon, then on to Leeds, Crawley and Sheffield

When: 4 September

Magic Mike Area Tour

The place: Belfast, then on to Glasgow, Aberdeen and Leeds

When: Could 2022

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