New Theatre Shows

Stop Press! Hot New Shows Coming to London Town in 2016

It’s going to be a busy year with new shows coming to the West End, and we’re here to tell you all about the best ones to see. If you live in London and fancy a date at the theatre, or if you’re travelling from further afield to see a show, hopefully we can help make your theatre choice a worthwhile one!

Take a look at our top picks for new West End shows coming soon;

Funny Girl

This classic film will soon be transformed into one of the West End’s most anticipated shows. With Sheridan Smith playing the lead role of Fanny Brice, this is a musical gem that has captured audiences for decades since the film with Barbra Streisand appeared on our screens.

Sheridan Smith’s career has gone from strength to strength since her early days in TV sitcoms. Her recent portrayal of Cilla Black earned her some fantastic reviews and critics are hoping for the same show-stopping performance when Smith takes to the West End stage.

Funny Girl in the West End runs from 12th April 2016 until 8th October at The Savoy Theatre, and tickets are already selling like hotcakes! It’s definitely one not to miss.


Also running at The Savoy Theatre will be Dreamgirls, the Broadway musical that spawned a critically acclaimed film starring Beyoncé. Now set to return to the stage with its first run in the West End, fans of Dreamgirls will be snapping up theatre tickets as soon as they go on sale.

Dreamgirls will star Glee actress Amber Riley in the lead role of Effie White. Fans will be excited to hear the iconic “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, sung in the film by Jennifer Hudson. This is an uplifting storyline that will be sure to encourage some audience sing-alongs!


We’ve seen so much buzz around the new Aladdin musical that we think this is probably the most hotly-anticipated show of 2016 so far. Why? It’s a classic family friendly musical that is set to delight audiences of all ages with its colourful performance.

With character favourites such as Genie and Abu, there’s a lot to love about Aladdin. After the Disney film arrived in 1992, it’s hard to believe it’s over 20 years since we were introduced to this classic. For us, the film was made by the late, great Robin Williams but we hear that the West End Genie, played by Trevor Dion Nicholas is going to be fantastic.

So take a red carpet ride through the wonderful stage adaptation of Aladdin this year. The show is running at the Prince Edward Theatre with the official opening night on 9th June 2016.

You can book theatre tickets for Aladdin in the West End right up to October, so what better way to treat the kids during the summer break than with a trip to see Aladdin.



  1. 22nd February 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I am so excited that Aladdin is coming to the UK, I keep seeing signs around London. Definitely going to be going to see this x

    • admin
      22nd February 2016 / 8:19 pm

      I would love to see it as well x

  2. 22nd February 2016 / 5:30 pm

    I’d love to take my little ones to go and see a show, Aladdin sounds great!

    • admin
      22nd February 2016 / 8:19 pm

      I would love to see that as well, but do fancy Funny Girl as I love Sheridan Smith

  3. 23rd February 2016 / 12:18 am

    Ooh I’d very much like to see Aladin I think! I have just been to see The Railway Children at the Kings Cross Theatre which was really good xxx

    • admin
      23rd February 2016 / 10:10 am

      I want to see Aladdin as well x

  4. 23rd February 2016 / 11:38 am

    I really want to go to the theatre more this year, but the first thing I want to see it Wicked. I have been wanting to see it for ages.

    • admin
      23rd February 2016 / 3:35 pm

      I love going to the theatre, and haven’t been for years until this year and then went twice in a few weeks.

  5. 23rd February 2016 / 12:21 pm

    I neeeeeed to see Aladdin! I didn’t know they were doing a West End version of Funny Girl, I hope I can see that too.

    • admin
      23rd February 2016 / 3:34 pm

      I want to see both of these as well x

  6. 23rd February 2016 / 3:02 pm

    So excited for Funny Girl now! Had no idea that any of these were coming to London but I’m looking forward to going to the theatre again when I get home 🙂

    • admin
      23rd February 2016 / 3:32 pm

      I want to see it too x

  7. 23rd February 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I miss going to London and seeing shows – I used to adore it, hopefully some of them will, in the end, tour the UK as well. x

    • admin
      23rd February 2016 / 7:18 pm

      They usually do tour, hopefully you will get to see them. This is one of the nice things about living where I do it is close enough to London for a night out x

  8. Idaintyit
    23rd February 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I did not know that Aladdin was in theatre! I need to go see this!

    • admin
      24th February 2016 / 7:50 am

      I had seen it advertised but I didn’t know until recently, it seems like it is going to be a popular show x

  9. 23rd February 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I would love to see Aladdin and Sheridan Smith is fantastic I loved her on Cilla.

    • admin
      24th February 2016 / 7:47 am

      I would like to see Aladdin as well, and I am the same love Sheridan Smith x

  10. 24th February 2016 / 8:12 am

    I really want to go see Aladdin at the theatre! It’s my husbands birthday in April so I may look to se if I can get some tickets

    • admin
      24th February 2016 / 1:48 pm

      What a lovely birthday treat that will be x

  11. 24th February 2016 / 9:07 am

    I am loving the sound of Aladdin and might have to kidnap my niece as an excuse to go watch this x

    • admin
      24th February 2016 / 1:47 pm

      I am sure your niece would be happy to be kidnapped for this 🙂 x

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