Theatre 2017 – The 12 shows you MUST see from The Addams Family to Hamilton

Theatre 2017 – The 12 shows you MUST see from The Addams Family to Hamilton
  1. Theatre 2017 – The 12 shows you MUST see from The Addams Family to Hamilton
    TICKETS to popular shows sell like hot cakes so we are highlighting the most exciting plays and musicals opening this year to help you beat the rush to the box…


A scene from the award-winning musical Hamilton

THE most eagerly anticipated show in town is the musical Hamilton which has been scooping awards in the US as well as irritating President-elect Donald Trump and his confederates. Considering its subject is an American president nobody has ever heard of, that’s some achievement.

We’ll have to wait until November to clap eyes (and ears) on it at the refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre but tickets go on sale at the end of January (

In the meantime, you don’t have to be a Goth to fall into the cobwebbed embrace of The Addams Family: The Musical which will tour the UK from April 20 ( 

This brand-new story has daughter Wednesday Addams falling in love with a nice respectable boy. Shocking!

For epic rockers and Meat Loaf fans, the long-awaited Jim Steinman musical Bat Out Of Hell finally thunders into the London Coliseum in June (Tickets: 020 7492 0810). 

If you can’t wait that long it is previewing in Manchester Opera House from February 17 until April 8 (0844 871 7660). 

From April 7 the Coliseum will also play host to a semi-staged production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s immortal Carousel starring the irresistible double act of Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe (Tickets: 020 7845 9300).

Among must-see non-musical theatre events is Imelda Staunton’s turn as the foul-mouthed Martha in a major revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? It starts previewing at the Harold Pinter Theatre from February 22 (0844 871 7622). 

Across town at the Barbican, Jude Law will play a moody drifter caught up in a lethal love triangle in Obsession. This tale of squalid sex and grisly murder is directed by the modish Ivo van Hove and based on the Visconti film that derived from James M Cain’s pulp noir novel The Postman Always Rings Twice. Opens April 19 (Tickets: 020 7638 8891).

Andrew Scott – Benedict Cumberbatch’s worthy adversary in TV’s Sherlock – makes his debut at the Almeida in Hamlet with Juliet Stevenson as his mum Gertrude. Previews from February 17 (Tickets: 020 7359 4404).

A feast of Shakespeare will feature in Stratford-upon-Avon’s epic quartet of The Bard’s Roman…

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