West End showstoppers to watch this spring

Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winning casts and crews come together this spring.


West End showstoppers to watch this spring

Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winning casts and crews come together this spring.

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Stellar casts, original choreography and controversial storylines are just some of the reasons London is world-renowned for its theatre scene. Here we explore the top shows coming to the capital in spring 2023.


Bonnie & Clyde

After a sold out run at London’s Arts Theatre, Bonnie & Clyde is opening at the Garrick Theatre. The musical delves into the true story of a couple of gangsters who travelled across the United States robbing banks in the 1930s. The duo, immortalised in the eponymous 1967 film, will be played by the Olivier Award nominee Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage, who starred as Romeo in & Juliet. With music, lyrics and a script by Tony, Oscar and Emmy Award nominees and winners, expectations will be high on the opening night – especially as the director, Nick Winston, has previously worked on West End hits including Chess, Fame and Annie.

Saturday 4 March to Saturday 20 May 2023

A shot from West End musical Bonnie and Clyde


A Little Life

If you’ve not yet read Hanya Yanagihara’s New York Times best-selling tome, A Little Life, start it now – and have a box of tissues at the ready. The devastating novel follows the lives of four men as they graduate from university and move to New York to pursue their careers. But the painful past of one of the friends has implications for them all. Following sell-out runs in Amsterdam, Edinburgh and New York, the London version of Ivo van Hove’s production will take to the stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre, starring James Norton (TV’s Happy Valley), Luke Thompson (Bridgerton on Netflix), Omari Douglas (Cabaret) and Zach Wyatt (The Witcher on Netflix).

Saturday 25 March to Sunday 18 June 2023

The cast of West End Play A Little Life


Aspects of Love

This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is back with a bang in the West End, this time at the Lyric Theatre and starring the award-winning singer Michael Ball (Les Misérables). Set in France and Italy during World War Two, the story follows a student, Alex Dillingham, as he falls in love with actress Rose Vibert. But their passionate affair is interrupted when Alex’s uncle George (Ball) makes a surprise appearance. Directed by Jonathan Kent (Sweeney Todd), the love story features a script and lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and Don Black, who has also worked with Meat Loaf, Michael Jackson and on James Bond theme songs such as “Diamonds are Forever”.

Friday 12 May to Saturday 11 November 2023

Mrs Doubtfire The Musical

Fans of the much-loved 1993 film Mrs Doubtfire starring Robin Williams will be first in the queue to see this heartfelt comedy. After premiering on Broadway in New York in 2021, the show transferred to Manchester in the UK and will soon be making its London debut at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the heart of the West End. Based on Anne Fine’s best-selling novel, the story follows an unemployed actor who disguises himself as a Scottish nanny called Euphegenia Doubtfire in a bid to stay close to his children after he loses custody of them. The four-time Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks leads a strong creative team who’ve worked on Hamilton, Frozen and Waitress. The cast is just as talented, with Gabriel Vick (Avenue Q) in the titular role. Can he fill Robin Williams’ shoes? You’ll have to watch to find out.

From Friday 12 May 2023

Base yourself at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in Knightsbridge and you’ll be a stroll or rickshaw ride away from London’s theatreland.