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10 new musicals to see

There are some exciting shows on the horizon!

Cast members from Hex
(© National Theatre)

There are some exciting tidbits on the horizon!



Punchy!

The London-based musical blends soul, indie rock and pop to tell a tale set in the 1950s. Courtyard Theatre, 2 to 21 November.



Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

A new musical by songwriter Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo and book by Chris Bush, the show tells the story of the likes of Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and Emmeline Pankhurst. Touring from 6 November, beginning at MAST Mayflower Studios


Moulin Rouge!

The Broadway production of Moulin Rouge!
© Matthew Murphy

It's an epic Broadway bonanza and already audiences in the UK are eager to get a slice of the bohemian knees-up. The soundtrack is enough to keep us sated for now, but it won't be long before we're clamouring for sequined excess and larger-than-life numbers. The show will head into the Piccadilly Theatre later this year, with casting currently unconfirmed. Piccadilly Theatre, from 12 November


Rumi the Musical

A world premiere for a new musical at the London Coliseum? With a cast like this, it feels apt. If that has you hooked, also try Broken Wings courtesy of the same writers. 23 and 24 November 2021.


Bring It On


© Standout Photography

Another Broadway import long overdue, the stage version of the hit film will open on out and play throughout Christmas at the Southbank Centre! With more choreography than you could ever dream of, this one will definitely bring the cheer. Tour begins 26 November 2021.


Police Cops: The Musical

Police Cops: The Musical
© Guy J Sanders (Keeper Studio)

The physical theatre geniuses return with a musical take on their powerhouse comedy blockbuster – set to provide the perfectly comic Christmas treat. New Diorama Theatre, from 23 November to 23 December.


The Rhythmics

The Rhythmics

Exploring a group of men going through a crisis of masculinity while twirling "ribbons of fire" to international acclaim, Southwark Playhouse will host some rings of fire this winter. Southwark Playhouse from 2 December to 8 January 2022


Hex

Cast members from Hex
(© National Theatre)

A new musical isn't something the National has done since the five-star Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear (and before that a certain award-winning Hadestown): so the cast and plans for Hex already have us intrigued! National Theatre from 4 December to 22 January.


The Osmonds

The Osmonds show artwork

The story of the family-led supergroup will be kickstrting its tour in 2022 now – you can find out more about tour dates here. Opening at Curve in Leicester on 3 February 2022


The Cher Show

Do you believe in life after lockdown? We sure do – and there will be no better way to celebrate than with this jukebox show based on the music of Cher. The tour will open at the Leicester Curve on 15 April 2022.


Identical

Identical

Audiences will be seeing double when this brand new musical, based on the The Parent Trap novel (responsible for those pretty brill films), opens in Nottingham before transferring to Bath with direction from the fabled Trevor Nunn. Featuring identical twins (hence the title) the piece sees two sisters use a classic switcheroo to try and bring their family back together. 2022 dates tbc



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