The holidays are over and there’s a new wind sweeping through the West End.
January and February are the time of change. We’re saying goodbye to some fantastic shows and welcoming new friends in our midst.
Let us introduce the new kids on the block;
Dolly Parton presents: 9 To 5 (28.01.19)
Based on the 1980 hit movie. Consolidated Industries is managed by the extremely sexist and self-important Franklin Hart Jr. Violet, a long-time employee, she’s always on top of things, Doralee is Mr Hart’s secretary, he makes advances to her which she constantly rebuffs. Judy has just started working at Consolidated but is struggling as she has no work experience. The women come together to teach Mr Hart a lesson and improve the company for everyone. They leave him hanging at home and decide to run the office their way!
Come from Away (from 31.01.19)
tells this magic tale of friendship, humanity, laughter and hope.
On September 11, 2001, 38 planes had to make unexpected landings in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador. Come from Away tells the story of what happened when the residents of this small community struggle to accommodate nearly 7,000 ‘plane-people’ as they and the world are reeling in the days following the attacks.
Only Fools and Horses (from 11.02.19)
From Peckham to the West End! Only Fools and Horses centred around Del Boy Trotter, an ambitious market trader from Peckham who was constantly cooking up schemes to make it rich. Jim Sullivan created this musical to honour the brainchild of his late father John Sullivan, starring comedian Paul Whitehouse as Granddad. He is joined by Tom Bennett as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as Rodney. The show is to be directed by Caroline Jay Ranger.
SIX ( from 16.01.19)
The Queens are back in town. Divorced, Beheaded, Live in Concert
Welcome to the show, to the histo-remix… from Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry Vlll finally take the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a celebration of sisterly sass-itude.
Following last year’s sell out pop-concert musical, SIX returns triumphantly again to the Arts Theatre powered by an all-female band. Strictly limited run.
Violet’s face is disfigured since childhood and it has shaped her and her day to day life in more than one way. So she decides to take matters into her own hands. She takes all her savings and sets out to a cross country journey from North Carolina to Oklahoma where she hopes to find a cure. The people she meets on her trip are moulding her in ways she’d never expected. What will she find at the end of her road? Based on Doris Betts’ short story ‘The Ugliest Pilgrim’. Strictly Limited season.
Waitress (from 11.02.19)
London’s been waiting for their slice of heaven and here it is Waitress the Musical has arrived in the West End. Jenna doesn’t have much. She doesn’t mind her job as a waitress at the local diner but it isn’t going anywhere. Her husband Earl is abusive, their marriage at the end. To escape it all, she bakes but soon her pies aren’t the only thing the town’s talking about. Jenna needs a way out and a pie baking contest might be exactly that but things don’t go exactly as planned.
Music and lyrics by the fabulous Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson based on the film of the same name by Adrienne Shelly. The musical made history as the first show with an all-female creative team.
All about Eve (from 02.02.19)
This is a chance of a life time to see Gillian Anderson perform in the West End. Based on the short story ‘The Wisdom of Eve’ by Mary Orr. Anne Baxter a willing, helpful young fan insinuates herself into the life of Margo Channing. Channing, a prominent yet ageing Broadway star, gets her life and career threatened by Baxter as well as all her personal relationships. Starring Gillian Anderson, Sheila Reid, Lily James and Monica Dolan. Strictly limited run.
Home, I’m Darling (from 26.01.19)
Katherine Parkinson proves again that she has a hand for picking the right parts. Don’t miss her in this fantastic new play.
Everything looks perfect; the dress, the appliances, the décor, the apron, the wife. And the husband. But how far do appearances go? While a bit of fantasy does keep your marriage alive it will only last so long when things start to get real. Starring Katherine Parkinson and Richard Harrington. Strictly limited run.
Songs for Nobodies (from 09.01.19)
This one woman show is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
For 90 minutes, accompanied only by live musicians, Bernadette Robinson single-handedly tells the tales of five everyday women whose lives are changed when they briefly encounter fame and the legendary singers who had such an impact on them. Bringing to life powerhouse voices across vastly different genres of music, Bernadette Robinson has a versatility that is truly astonishing. Watch as she brings Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas to life as you listen.
Bernadette Robinson’s talent is nearly unbelievable so don’t miss your chance to see it for yourself.
Pinter at the Pinter: Seven (31.01.19)
The Pinter at The Pinter season finishes with a bang. Two unmissable comedies that explore the political machinations of the powerful and the powerless.
When a mysterious figure enters their elegant country home, the lives of Flora and Edward are changed forever.
Gus and Ben, two hit-men, await their next job in a derelict building – but what is the cost of their quest for meaning?
A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter, both written in the late 1950s. Book now to see Martin Freeman and Danny Dyer at this fantastic finale of The Pinter at the Pinter season.
We hope your curiosity has been tickled and that you’ll check out our offers and options for tickets as soon as you finished reading. Go on, we wait while you have to decide now which one to see.