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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.

Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios

Hollywood superstar Ed Harris makes his London stage debut this winter in Sam Shepherd’s award-winning play Buried Child. Famous for his roles in films including Apollo 13, The Truman Show, Pollock and Stepmom, Harris stars alongside his real-life spouse Amy Madigan in Buried Child, who also plays his wife on stage. Don’t miss this cutting drama about the breakdown of the American family. 14 Nov-18 Feb Book now

Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios. 

No Man's Land at the Wyndham's Theatre

Fresh from a successful Broadway run, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart star in No Man's Land at Wyndham's Theatre. Friends in real life, the pair also play opposite each other as Magneto and Professor X in the popular X-Men film franchise. Returning with Harold Pinter's comedy, the legends of the stage and screen play two writers drinking and sharing stories. Until 17 Dec Book now

The Bodyguard at the Dominion Theatre

See British soul singer Beverley Knight play Rachel Marron, a role made famous by Whitney Houston in the feature film version of The Bodyguard. Hear Beverley belt out hits from the film, including I Will Always Love You, Queen of the Night and Saving All My Love. British television actor Ben Richards plays the role of Rachel’s bodyguard, Frank Farmer. Until Jan 2017 Book now

Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Star of stage, screen and TV, Mark Rylance both writes and stars in this comic play, transferring from New York for a strictly limited season. Rylance has won critical acclaim for his stage performances, as well as winning an Academy Award for Bridge of Spies. In Nice Fish, two friends sit on a frozen Minnesota lake, waiting for something big… 15 Nov-11 Feb Book now

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. 19 Nov-6 May Book now

Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre

See Dexter and Six Feet Under star Michael C Hall play the lead role in musical Lazarus, co-written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, and transferring from its initial run in New York. Hall reprises the lead role of Newton, an alien stranded on earth. Hear some of Bowie’s most famous songs, as well as some of his final creative works. Until 22 Jan Book now

Cinderella at the London Palladium

This Christmas pantomime is packed with familiar faces, including actors Amanda Holden and Nigel Havers, and comedians Paul O’Grady and Julian Clary, plus many more. Get into the Christmas spirit at Cinderella, which is also the first pantomime to be staged at the magnificent Palladium in 30 years. 10 Dec-15 Jan Book now