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Theater Weekly’s pick of the best shows to see in 2022

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Can’t wait to return to the West End and see an amazing new theater next year? So discover our selection of the best shows to see in 2022.

Whether it’s musicals, plays, or both, here are the ten hot tickets we’re planning for the New Year.

Cyrano de Bergerac – Harold Pinter Theater

Cyrano De Bergerac’s award-winning Jamie Lloyd Company production Olivier returns, after a sold-out season at the Playhouse Theater in 2019. James McAvoy returns to his critically acclaimed role in this unmissable cover of Edmond Rostand’s masterpiece , inventively and ingeniously adapted by Martin Ondulation. Jamie Lloyd directs a world-class cast, in an electrifying ensemble performance that celebrates linguistic ingenuity and the power of human connection.

Ferocious with a feather and notorious in battle, Cyrano has almost everything – if only he could win the heart of his true love. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as big as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of De Bergerac – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world on fire?

Jerusalem – Apollo Theater

Tickets for Jerusalem at the Apollo Theater

Jerusalem is a comical and contemporary take on life in our green and pleasant land. On St. George’s Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny Byron, local waster and modern flute player is a wanted man.

Council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his children want their father to take them to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kick and a motley team of buddies want his ample supply of drugs and alcohol .

Broken Wings – Charing Cross Theater

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From The Last Five Years producer Cruise, Hair, Rags and The Addams Family comes the all-new musical sensation, Broken Wings. Based on the poetic book by the bestselling novelist Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet), and with a beautiful original score by the Middle Eastern duo Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan.

New York City, 1923. Through exquisite poetry and enchanting music, an aging Gibran tells our story, transporting us back two decades and across continents, to Beirut at the turn of the century. Gibran meets Selma; their connection is instantaneous and their love affair fatal. However, their journey to happiness is quickly diverted, as the couple face obstacles that shake the delicate foundations of their partnership. Will their love win or will their dream of a life together be torn apart?

Performed in the round, Broken Wings takes us on an unmissable musical journey, exploring issues of gender equality, immigration, the freedom to love who we love and what “home” really means to us.

The Glass Menagerie – Duke of York’s Theater

Tickets for the Glass Menagerie at the Duke of Yorks Theater

Six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams makes her West End debut in a new production of Tennessee Williams’ acclaimed memory game The Glass Menagerie directed by Jeremy Herrin, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lizzie Annis and Victor Alli complete the stellar cast.

Broken by her husband’s abandonment, Amanda Wingfield remains focused on her future safety and that of her children, Tom and Laura. His determination clashes with the dreams and ambitions of his children. As Tom feels trapped in his life in St. Louis, the pressure Amanda places on her daughter to secure her future crushes both their relationship and Laura’s fragile self-esteem. As attention quickly turns to finding a suitor for Laura, the thin thread that connects dignity and despair is stretched.

Prima Facie – Harold Pinter Theater

Prima Facie Tickets at Harold Pinter Theater

Jodie Comer, Emmy and Bafta-winning star of the TV series Killing Eve as well as Free Guy and The Last Duel, makes her West End debut at the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play, Prima Facie , which plunges us into the heart where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin is directing this tour de force as a solo actor at the intimate Harold Pinter theater for a strictly limited season.

Tessa is a thoroughbred. A young and brilliant lawyer. She climbed the ranks of the origins of the working class to be at the top of her form; legal proceedings; cross-examine and win. An unexpected event forces him to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of law, the burden of proof and mores diverge.

Grease The Musical – Dominion Theater

Grease Tickets at the Dominion Theater

Gravelly and more electrifying than ever, the world’s most beloved musical makes a triumphant return to the Dominion Theater in London.

After a whirlwind summer romance, Danny, the leather-clad greaser, and the girl next door, Sandy, unexpectedly reunite when she is transferred to Rydell High for the final year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love again?

Bursting with hits such as Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin ‘, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re One That I Want, this thrilling new production is directed by Leicester Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and choreographed by legendary Arlene Phillips.

The human voice – Harold Pinter Theater

The Human Voice Tickets at Harold Pinter Theater

Two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson will star in THE HUMAN VOICE – the poignant story of a grieving woman during a last phone call with her former lover.

Reunited with groundbreaking director Ivo van Hove (A View From The Bridge, Network) for the first time since their acclaimed Hedda Gabler, Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Mrs Wilson, His Dark Materials) returns to the West End for 31 performances only in that explosive reimagining of one of the theater’s biggest roles.

Jean Cocteau’s breathtaking monologue is more enlightening than ever about love and loneliness. Don’t miss it.

Dirty Dancing – Dominion Theater

Dominion Theater Dirty Dancing Tickets

Dirty Dancing is back! Explode with thrilling music, breathtaking emotion and a sensational sexy dance. With 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and with my heart stopping (I had) the time of my life.

Seen by millions of people around the world, this global hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young minds from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most difficult and triumphant summer. of their life.

See the blockbuster film come to life before your very eyes with this fantastic, emotional and triumphant live performance.

The iconic story of Baby and Johnny, with the hit songs “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey! Baby ‘,’ Do you love me? ‘ and the cardiac arrest “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” returns to the stage, after two blockbusters in the West End, four successful UK tours and several sensational international productions.

Cock – Ambassadors Theater

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Mike Bartlett’s sharp play on love and identity redefines the battle of the sexes as we know it.

John (Jonathan Bailey) is happy in himself, and with his boyfriend (Taron Egerton), until one day he meets the woman of his dreams (Jade Anouka).

In a world full of endless possibilities, why do we still have to limit ourselves to labels?

My Fair Lady – London Coliseum

My Fair Lady tickets at the London Coliseum

The critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady arrives in London in the summer of 2022, the first major West End revival of Lerner & Loewe’s much-loved musical since 21 year.

This 16 week engagement at the London Coliseum is a truly charming way to celebrate London’s theatrical scene that is blooming again!

My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young flower seller from Cockney, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor determined to turn her into his idea of ​​a “real lady”. But who is really transforming?

Directed by Bartlett Sher, this sublime production will feature the English National Opera Orchestra playing the lovely score by Frederick Loewe.