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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, comedians and singers. 

Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre

 

Laugh your way through Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan. Kathy Burke directs this play about high society secrets, which features sitcom stars Jennifer Saunders, Kevin Bishop and Joseph Marcell. 12 Jan-7 Apr. Book now

Mary Stuart at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Catch the acclaimed production of Mary Stuart, which was previously a hit at the Almeida Theatre. Leading actresses Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams toss a coin before each performance to decide who plays Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. 15 Jan-31 Mar. Book now

Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre

Julius Caesar at The Bridge Theatre

Step onto the streets of Rome with Nicholas Hytner’s promenade adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy, Julius Caesar. Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey and Michelle Fairley lead the cast in this gripping play about politics, murder and civil war. 20 Jan-15 Apr

Long Day’s Journey into Night at Wyndham’s Theatre

Long Day & apos;s Journey Into Night at Wyndham & apos;s Theatre

See two of the UK’s greatest stage performers, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville, in Long Day’s Journey into Night. Set in the summer of 1912, the show follows the tense story of a family in turmoil. 27 Jan-7 Apr. Book Now

Girls & Boys at the Royal Court Theatre

Girls & Boys at the Royal Court Theatre

Grab the opportunity to see Hollywood star Carey Mulligan as she returns to the Royal Court Theatre in Girls & Boys. This new play follows a relationship from its first moments to the reality of everyday life years later. 8 Feb-17 Mar

Frozen at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Frozen at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Catch Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones leading the cast of Bryony Lavery’s award-winning thriller, Frozen. When a child goes missing on the way to visit her grandma, three strangers are left trying to make sense of the world. 9 Feb-5 May. Book Now

Fanny & Alexander at The Old Vic

See the London stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar Award-winning film, Fanny & Alexander. Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton stars in the story of a brother and sister whose lives completely change following the death of their father. 21 Feb-14 Apr. Book now

Strictly Ballroom The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre

Experience the glamour of competition dancing as Baz Luhrmann’s film is transported to the stage in Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Pop singer Will Young plays band leader Wally Strand in this story of a dancer who breaks all the rules. 29 Mar-21 Jul. Book now

Mood Music at The Old Vic

Catch Rhys Ifans in the world premiere of Joe Penhall’s new play Mood Music. The award-winning writer’s latest drama takes place in a recording studio, where a songwriter, a producer, a psychotherapist and a group of lawyers battle over who owns a song. 21 Apr-16 Jun. Book now

The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noel Coward Theatre

The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noel Coward Theatre

See Poldark star Aidan Turner make his West End debut in Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Turner plays a terrorist who embarks on a quest for revenge when he learns his cat has been injured. 23 Jun-8 Sep. Book now

Glengarry Glen Ross at the Playhouse Theatre

Glengarry Glen Ross at Playhouse Theatre

See Hollywood star Christian Slater during his return to the West End stage in David Mamet’s cut-throat drama Glengarry Glen Ross. Also featuring Kris Marshall and Don Warrington, this major revival follows a group of Chicago salesmen who will stop at nothing to secure a deal. Until 3 Feb. Book Now

Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre

See Meera Syal take 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. Until 18 Feb. Book Now

Network at the National Theatre

Network at National Theatre: Lyttelton

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston makes his UK stage debut opposite Michelle Dockery in the adaptation of 1976 dystopian film, Network. See Cranston play a news anchor whose on-air breakdown is exploited by TV executives. Until 24 Mar

The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre

The Birthday Party at Harold Pinter Theatre

See an all-star cast perform Harold Pinter’s dark comedy of menace with The Birthday PartyToby JonesZoë WanamakerStephen Mangan and Pearl Mackie feature in this play about two strangers who arrive uninvited at a quiet seaside boarding house. Until 14 Apr. Book Now

Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre

Aladdin

Enjoy a magical evening full of adventure with Disney’s smash-hit musical Aladdin. Former Sugababes star Jade Ewen plays Princess Jasmine in this stunning show about a poor boy who discovers a magical lamp, which changes his life forever. Until 30 Jun. Book Now

42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane 

Watch Grammy Award-winning Sheena Easton take to the stage as Dorothy Brock for her West End debut in 42nd Street. The all-singing, all-dancing musical tells the tale of hopeful Peggy Sawyer, who dreams of making it big on Broadway. Until 20 Oct. Book now

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