Here’s LLLC’s monthly guide to some of the best theatre openings in February…
Dracula, London Library: Following the discovery that the London Library’s collection is closely connected to the creation Dracula, Creation Theatre will present 18 performances of its production of the classic story between the 2 February and 2 March.
Rip it Up, Garrick Theatre: For a limited time from the 7 February, celebrate the best of the 1960s with the help of Aston Merrygold (JLS) and Jay McGuiness (The Wanted), Harry Judd (McFly) and Olympic champion Louis Smith. Featuring the music of bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Beach Boys to name a few, those looking for a bit of 1960s nostalgia will want to pop along.
Carmen, King’s Head Theatre: From the producers of the previous successful opera productions at the venue, comes this new take on Georges Bizet’s famous opera. Given the theatre’s previous successful productions of La Traviata, La bohème and Tosca – you will not want to miss this one.
The Price, Wyndham’s Theatre: Following its successful run at the Theatre Royal Bath, this 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s play transfers to the West End – with its cast including David Suchet, Brendan Coyle, Adrian Lukis and Sara Stewart transferring with it. It is only on for a limited season so don’t miss out.
Can Can, Union Theatre: This next upcoming production in the Union Theatre’s Essential Classics season is a new musical which features music by Offenbach and Lehár, following some larger than life characters of the Moulin Rouge.
All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre: This is the first hugely-anticipated opening of the year. Based on the Oscar-winning film and starring Lily James and Gillian Anderson, Ivo van Hove’s production is certainly something you do not want to miss out on seeing.
Gently Down the Stream, Park Theatre: Following its run at the Public Theater in New York, Martin Sherman’s play will make its UK premiere from 13 February. The production is directed by Sean Mathias and is set to star Jonathan Hyde, Ben Allen and Harry Lawtey.
Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre: Still running with great success on Broadway, this hugely anticipated UK premiere is set to officially open at the Phoenix Theatre next month.
Follies, National Theatre: due to popular demand, the National Theatre’s production returns to the stage from the 12th February. Directed by Dominic Cook, the production is set to star Tracie Bennett, Julie Armstrong, Janie Dee and Joanna Riding.
Only Fools and Horses, Theatre Royal Haymarket: based on the beloved television series, the musical will head to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 9th February.