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22 Shows To See This February

We're already one month into January - notoriously the quietest month of the year for new show openings, we have had a few to be excited about over the last few weeks.

However, a new month is upon us and February is bursting with brilliant shows opening in the West End and around the country. Here are 22 of the most exciting:

DIRTY DANCING (Dominion Theatre)

February 2nd - April 16th

Get ready to have the time of your life all over again as the timeless classic returns to the West End for a limited season. Playing at the huge Dominion theatre for 10 weeks only, get tickets from

CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Harold Pinter Theatre & Glasgow)

February 3rd - March 26th

James McAvoy stars in this eagerly anticipated production which plays in London until March 12th before moving to Theatre Royal Glasgow from March 18th - 26th ahead of a run in New York. With 12,000 tickets priced at £15 released every Monday at 12pm, tickets are available from

THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL (The Mill at Sonning)

February 3rd - March 26th

The beautiful Mill at Sonning plays host to Peter James' modern-day supernatural thriller. Starring Madeleine Knight, Debbie McGee, Harry Gostelow and Matt Milburn, it tells the story of the Harcourt family moving into their dream home, only to have it turn into the stuff of nightmares. Tickets for this also come with a beautiful two course meal. Tickets from


February 3rd - 26th

John Bell from Outlander makes his stage debut in the multi award-winning Off Broadway hit about a young man's life being changed forever thanks to the power of theatre. Playing the Studio in Wimbledon, tickets from


February 3rd - December 3rd

The latest jukebox musical to hit the UK is one of the worlds most popular musical families. See the story of Donny, Jimmy and the whole gang in this world premiere. Kicking off an extensive UK tour this month at Curve Leicester on February 3rd before heading to Glasgow and Woking this month and many more places over the next 9 months. Full dates and tickets from

WUTHERING HEIGHTS (National Theatre)

February 3rd - March 19th

Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal team up with National Theatre to bring the epic story of love, revenge and redemption based on the novel by Emily Brontë to the Lyttleton Theatre. Tickets from

THE FOREST (Hampstead Theatre)

February 4th - March 12th

The latest play from Florian Zeller heads to Hampstead for its world premiere - a story about the conflicting demands of family, career and sexual desire. Tickets from

THE CHAIRS (Almeida Theatre)

February 5th - March 5th

Eugène Ionesco’s tragic farce reflects on a life lived together: on what has been, what might have been, and what it all really means. With a cast featuring Olivier Award-winner Kathryn Hunter, this looks set to continue an incredible season at the Almeida.


February 4th - March 26th

Bill Kenwright’s production of the disco classic will have its West End Premiere for a strictly limited 8-week run. Featuring an iconic soundtrack of Bee Gees classics, tickets from

CAMELOT IN CONCERT (London Palladium)

February 6th

A one night only event bringing Lerner and Lowe's majestic musical about the legend of King Arthur back to the West End. Ramin Karimloo, Lucy St Louis, Bradley Jaden, Julie Atherton and Ivano Turco are among the names appearing. Tickets from


February 7th - April 10th

A thrilling new version of Bram Stoker’s classic adapted and performed by James Gaddas who will play all 15 characters in the show. Kicking off at the Beck Theatre in February, catch it around the UK until April. Tickets from

STEVE (Seven Dials Playhouse)

February 8th - March 5th

This heartfelt, hysterical, and sharp-witted comedy launches an exciting new venue in Covent Garden. Directed by Andrew Keates, it stars David Ames and Jenna Russell. Tickets from,

RUNNING WITH LIONS (Lyric Hammersmith)

February 10th - March 12th

The first co-production between the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company is an intergenerational family drama about love, loss and hope. Tickets from

HENRY V (Donmar Warehouse)

February 11th - April 9th

Kit Harington leads the cast in an exciting modern production of Shakespeare's ever popular play exploring what it means to be English and our relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we deserve? Tickets from


February 14th

Stars from the West End are celebrating Valentines Day by bringing an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza to the stage. Featuring love songs and romantic moments from the musicals, the lineup features Jon Robyns, Shan Ako, Emma Hatton, Nikki Bentley, Natalie Paris, Jodie Steele, Matt Jeans and Shanay Holmes. Tickets from

TELL ME STRAIGHT (Chiswick Playhouse)

February 15th - 26th

Following a well-received run, Paul Bradshaws play returns to London. An explosive one-act play following somebody trying to break the cycle. Tickets from


February 16th - April 2nd

Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope star in the world premiere of Anthony McCarten’s thrilling new drama about Jean-Michel Basquiat collaborating with Andy Warhol and the shared journy they go on both professionally and personally. Tickets from

BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (Turbine Theatre)

February 18th - April 16th

The story of an all-American high school cheerleader who seemingly has the perfect life is the first show from MTFestUK to be fully staged. Heading to the Turbine in Battersea, the cast includes Alice Croft, Evie Rose Lane and Jodie Steele. Tickets from

GYPSY (Alexandra Palace)

February 21st

For one night only, the iconic musical will play a concert performance featuring seven leading ladies sharing the role of ROSE. They are Tracie Bennett, Nicola Hughes, Melanie La Barrie, Rebecca Lock, Keala Settle, Samantha Spiro and Sally Ann triplett. Tickets from

SMALL ISLAND (National Theatre)

February 24th - April 30th

The 5 star production of Andrea Levy's novel returns to the National for an encore run. Bringing to life the tangled history of jamiaca and the UK, it plays the Olivier Theatre. Tickets from

THE WOODS (Southwark Playhouse)

February 24th - March 26th

David Mamet’s extraordinary 1977 ‘battle of the sexes’ play gets its 1st UK revival after 21 years. Directed by Russell Bolam, tickets from


February 28th - May 28th

The Carole King musical returns to the UK tour. With Molly-Grace Cutler playing the legendary singer/songwriter, this production features a cast of actor-musicians. The tour kicks off at Curve Leicester before moving around the UK until the end of May. Tickets from

Some fantastic shows this month. Look out for reviews of a lot of these on the website throughout the month.

Let me know on what shows in February you're most looking forward to.



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