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The Top Ten Theatre Shows To Catch In London In 2020

11 December 2019 | Natasha Sutton-Williams

The New Year brings with it new cheer… and a smorgasbord of brand new shows you’ll want to devour in 2020!

1. You Stupid Darkness! at Southwark Playhouse
Four volunteers spend their Tuesday nights on the phone to strangers persuading them everything is going to be alright, meanwhile their own catastrophes are about to implode around them. Sam Steiner’s new play explores the struggle for optimism when the world is crumbling around you. 

16 January – 22 February
 
2. Poet in da Corner at Royal Court
Writer-performer Debris Stephenson’s semi-autobiographical grime musical is based on her experience growing up in a working class Mormon household in East London, where she was kicked out of her house for identifying as queer. Inspired by Dizzee Rascal's seminal album Boy in da Corner, she grabbed the mic herself, and is bringing rave culture to the Royal Court. 
 
30 January - 22 February

3. The Prince of Egypt at Dominion Theatre
Written by the composer of Wicked and Godspell, this musical score features the Oscar-winning song ‘When You Believe’. You’re guaranteed to have a feel-good night out experiencing the wonders of Egypt live on stage.  

5 February – 12 September

4. All of Us at the National Theatre
Famed disabled comedian, writer and actor Francesca Martinez debuts her first play at the National Theatre. The show explores life, love and the struggle to survive during a decade of austerity. 

18 March – 16 May

5. Run Sister Run at Soho Theatre
From award-winning playwright Chloe Moss comes a tale of two beloved sisters, growing through four decades to the present day, both coming from the same starting point, but winding their way to very different ends. 

25 March – 2 May
 
6. Daddy - Almeida Theatre
Set in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Daddy is an explosive melodrama where intimacy becomes a commodity and the surreal gets hyper real. It’s written by controversial US playwright Jeremy O Harris and is his UK debut.  

30 March – 9 May
 
7. Sunday in the Park with George at Savoy Theatre
The recent Broadway revival of Steven Sondheim’s 1984 musical masterpiece is landing in the West End. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the French post-Impressionist artist Georges Seurat and his agitated great-grandson George.

11 May - 5 September
 
8. To Kill A Mockingbird at Gielgud Theatre
TV legend Aaron Sorkin’s play adaptation of Harper Lee’s seminal novel To Kill A Mockingbird has delighted Broadway audiences. Now it’s coming to the West End this spring! Rhys Ifans will star as the iconic Atticus Finch. 

From 21 May 2020 
 
9. The Glass Menagerie at the Barbican
Starring the fabulous Isabelle Huppert as the deranged matriarch Amanda, this French-language production of Tennessee Williams’ classic is directed by the pioneering Ivo van Hove. Catch it quick, as it’s only on for six performances! 

5 June - 11 June
 
10. Sister Act at Apollo Hammersmith
Academy award winner Whoopi Goldberg will be shaking her tail feather as Deloris in her first ever live performance of Sister Act. Jennifer Saunders will be right by Whoopi’s side as Mother Superior.

29 July – 30 August
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