A brand new crop of plays and musicals will be coming to London in 2024, bringing some fresh theatre to the city.

From revivals of well-loved musicals to brand new ones never seen on stage in London, there will be something for everyone this year.

So, we have compiled a list of ten new shows gracing London stages this year so that you can decide which ones you want to see.

Hello Dolly!

Iconic actress Imelda Staunton will be heading to the West End for a revival of the classic musical Hello Dolly!

Opening Night

Opening Night will star famous West End and television actress Sheridan Smith. 

It is based on a film about a troubled actress whose new Broadway play is haunted by her backstage issues.

Mean Girls

Tina Fey’s cult-classic movie Mean Girls was transformed into a Broadway musical a few years ago and will be taking to the West End this year.


Hadestown is another show that was a Broadway smash and British audiences will now be able to enjoy this popular show.

It’s a folk opera inspired by the myths of Orpheus, Eurydice, Hades and Persephone.

MJ the Musical

Everyone loves a bit of Michael Jackson music and this year audiences can enjoy a whole evening of it.

This jukebox musical will delve past the moonwalks and look in depth at the life of Michael Jackson and what made him tick.

Long Day’s Journey into Night

This play is an American classic about a dysfunctional family and Brian Cox will be returning to the West End for the first time in almost a decade to star in it.

The Devil Wears Prada

The terrifying Miranda Priestley will come to life before your eyes in this new musical made up of songs by Elton John.

Player Kings

Ian McKellen stars as the infamous Sir John Falstaff in this new version of Shakespeare's classic history play, condensed into one part.

Next to Normal

At Wyndham’s Theatre for a limited season, this musical follows a US mother and wife who lives with bipolar disorder and explores her regrets through rock-inspired songs on stage.

Starlight Express

Performed on roller skates, this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical follows a steam train which longs to be the fastest in the world.