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Celebrities on Stage: Top London Shows with Star Performers

Star casting adds a touch of sparkle to the magic of a West End show. See your favourite celebrities live on the London stage at one of these productions featuring famous actors and singers.

The Philanthropist at Trafalgar Studios

Enjoy an evening of laughter as a star-studded cast including Lily Cole, Simon Bird and Matt Berry take to the stage in The Philanthropist. Directed by Simon Callow, Christopher Hampton’s hilarious comedy follows a group of academics who have no idea that while they chat, the Prime Minister and other influential figures are being murdered. 3 Apr-22 July Book Now

Charlotte Ritchie, Matt Berry, Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Lily Cole in The Philanthropist. Photo: Shaun Webb

The Ferryman at Gielgud Theatre

BAFTA Award-winner Paddy Considine makes his West End debut in The Ferryman, the latest play from Jerusalem and Spectre writer Jez Butterworth. Set in 1980s rural Ireland, this tense drama sees the Carney family’s harvest preparations interrupted by an unexpected arrival. 20 Jun-7 Oct Book Now

The Ferryman at Gielgud Theatre

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Wyndham’s Theatre

Watch multi-award-winning Audra McDonald take to the London stage for the first time. The US star revives her acclaimed Broadway performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, during a magnificent production which blends the iconic singer’s music with stories of her troubled life. 17 Jun-9 Sep Book Now

Annie at Piccadilly Theatre

Making her West End debut, comedian Miranda Hart takes on the role of wicked orphanage owner Miss Hannigan in one of the world’s most-loved musicals, Annie. This fun-filled family production follows the tale of orphan Annie in 1930s New York and features classic songs including It’s a Hard Knock Life, Tomorrow and Easy Street. 23 May-6 Jan Book Now

Annie at Piccadilly Theatre

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Apollo Theatre

Witness Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell in Tennessee Williams’ scorching tale of truth and deception. Staged by the Young Vic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof tells the story of a family who come together for a birthday celebration at their sweltering Mississippi cotton plantation, but life-changing secrets threaten to rip everything apart. 13 Jul-7 Oct Book Now

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Photo: Charlie Gray

Carousel at London Coliseum

Hear two of the music world’s most acclaimed stars, Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe, perform together in a semi-staged production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s famous musical, Carousel. Nicholas Lyndhurst also stars in this uplifting tale of a carousel barker who has the chance to put right the mistakes he made in his life. 7 Apr-13 May Book Now

Don Juan in Soho at Wyndham's Theatre

See Doctor Who actor David Tennant return to the West End stage in the highly-anticipated revival of Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho. Playing the lead role of ruthless DJ lothario, Tennant seduces his way across London during a hilariously debauched 11-week run at the Wyndham's Theatre. But will his sordid adventures catch up with him? 17 Mar-10 Jun Book now

42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Watch the Grammy Award-winning Sheena Easton take to the stage as Dorothy Brock for her West End debut in the new adaptation of 42nd Street. The all-singing, all-dancing musical tells the tale of young, hopeful Peggy Sawyer, who dreams of making it big on Broadway, and features a spectacular soundtrack of hits including We’re in the Money. 20 Mar-22 Jul Book now

The Miser at Garrick Theatre

See Olivier Award-winning Griff Rhys Jones perform alongside TV stars Matthew Horne and Lee Mack in Molière’s classic comedy, The Miser. The star-studded cast revive the story of the money-obsessed Harpagon, played by Jones, whose paranoia leads him to believe that everyone is trying to get their hands on his riches... even his children. 1 Mar-3 Jun Book Now

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Follow the twists and turns of highly successful Martin played by Damian Lewis, who seemingly has it all, but risks everything when he falls in love with a goat. British actress Sophie Okonedo also joins the cast of The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, another of the late Edward Albee’s landmark plays set to grace the West End stage in 2017. 24 Mar-24 Jun Book Now

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre

Powerhouse Amber Riley from the award-winning musical sensation Glee makes her West End debut as Effie White in Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre. Voicing huge tracks And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going and One Night Only, Amber's much-anticipated transition to the stage promises to have audiences on their feet. Until 21 Oct Book now

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