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June Preview: 25 Shows To Check Out This Month

June is bustin' out all over and with it comes a wealth of brand new shows to enjoy both in the West End and around the UK. Here are some of the best shows to check out this month:

STARCROSSED (Wilton's Music Hall)

June 1st - 25th A fresh and sexy twist on one of the worlds most famous love stories, this reveals the passion of a forbidden romance between Mercutio and Tybalt, reimagining Shakespeares verse for the modern age. Tickets from http://www.wiltons.org.uk/ Review This Month TONY [THE TONY BLAIR ROCK OPERA] (Park Theatre)

June 1st - July 9th The former Prime Minister is the subject of this new anarchic, satirical rock opera from Harry Hill and Steve Brown. Tickets from http://www.parktheatre.co.uk/

Review This Month THE HAUNTING OF SUSAN A (Kings Head Theatre)

June 1st - 26th Drawing on the traditions of a classic ghost story, this new play explores the power of the mind to make the unseen visible and for the cruelty of the past to haunt a room. Tickets from https://kingsheadtheatre.com/whats-on/the-haunting-of-susan-a


LINE OF FIRE (Crypt)

June 1st - 5th

A new immersive experience that allows you to step into the golden age of detective fiction, this murder mystery transports you straight into 1943. Tickets from https://www.parabolictheatre.com/crypt

BENDELACREME IS... READY TO BE COMMITTED (UK Tour)

June 2nd - 18th Global drag icon and Drag Race star BenDeLaCreme embarks on her biggest solo tour yet with her critically acclaimed narrative cabaret. Blending burlesque, comedy and original music, the tour hits the UK this month including a run at Leicester Square Theatre. Full dates and tickets at https://www.bendelacreme.com/tour-dates

Review This Month THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (Gatehouse Theatre)

June 8th - July 3rd The adaptation of the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins returns to London. Telling the story of Rachel Watson who discovers the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared making her a witness and a suspect. Tickets from www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com

Review This Month A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK (Waterloo East Theatre)

June 9th - July 3rd The European premiere of the award winning off-Broadway musical starring Barry James and Carol Ball, it tells the story of a writing assignment composing a letter to someone from the past who's dead that leadfs to a series of life-changing events. Tickets from waterlooeast.co.uk

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JITNEY (Old Vic)

June 9th - July 9th

August Wilson's groundbreaking modern classic explores the fragile bond between eight men as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America. Tickets from https://www.oldvictheatre.com/stage/event/jitney

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THE CAR MAN (Royal Albert Hall)

June 9th - 19th

Zizi Strallen stars in this dance-thriller based on Bizet’s beloved Carmen. This production features an expanded company of 65 dancers and musicians, a live orchestra and epic new designs. Tickets from https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2022/the-car-man/

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 (Donmar Warehouse)

June 10th - August 6th 15 years after Nora Helmer slammed the door on her stifling marriage, she's back with an urgent request in this UK premiere. Starring Noma Dumezweni, you don't need to have seen the first one to enjoy this. Tickets from http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/

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THAT IS NOT WHO I AM (Royal Court)

June 10th - July 16th

The premiere of a new play by "Dave Davidson" who has been the subject of much discussion regarding his true identity. A slippery new thriller in which nothing is as it seems and nobody is who they are, tickets from https://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/that-is-not-who-i-am/ MAD HOUSE (Ambassadors Theatre)

June 15th - September 4th Coming after Cock was always going to be hard but this play looks just as exciting. The world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new play stars David Harbour and Bill Pullman. Tickets from https://www.atgtickets.com

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FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD (Theatre Royal Stratford East)

June 15th - July 17th

In the middle of a UK tour, this new pop musical lands in London for a month. This inspiring girl power musical celebrates women from history including Rosa Parks, Marie Curie an, Jane Austen and Emmeline Pankhurst. Tickets from http://stratfordeast.com

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LEA SALONGA - DREAM AGAIN (UK Tour)

June 18th - July 1st The original star of Miss Saigon and two time Disney princess returns to the UK for a new tour, including a stop at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall. Tickets are on sale from www.cuffeandtaylor.com

Review This Month THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (Sondheim Theatre)

June 20th A one-off concert starring Giles Terera with further casting to be announced. This will be the first time the show has been seen in London for over 20 years. Tickets from https://www.sondheimtheatre.co.uk/


BEYOND THE STARS (The Other Palace)

June 20th

For one night only, West End performers unite to shine a spotlight on the UK’s youth mental health crisis. Emma Hatton, Rob Madge, Kelly Agbowu and Evie Rose Lane are among those appearing. Tickets from https://theotherpalace.co.uk/beyondthestars/

UNFORTUNATE (Underbelly Festival Earls Court)

June 21st - July 16th The untold story of Ursula the Sea Witch opens in London ahead of a short UK tour later this year. Featuring an original hot pop soundtrack and trademark filthy humour, tickest from http://www.underbellyfestival.com/

THE THRONE (Charing Cross Theatre)

June 23rd -July 30th

A majestic new comedy from award-winning TV and film screenwriter John Goldsmith, this stars Charlie Condou and Mary Roscoe as a schools head of Science and The Queen as they are locked in a Portaloo together. Tickets from http://www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (London Palladium)

June 24th - September 17th Following a UK tour, the timeless Disney classic arrives in London for a limited summer season. Starring Courtney Stapleton and Shaq Taylor, fall in love with this tale as old as time all over again. Tickets from BeautyAndTheBeastMusical.co.uk GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY (UK Tour)

June 25th - January 21st 2023 The award-winning smash-hit returns to embark on its first UK Tour following an opening 5-week season at 3Olympia Theatre Dublin. The production will tour to Canterbury, Southampton, York, Salford Quays, Newcastle, Bath, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Plymouth, Bradford, Cardiff and Sheffield. Full dates and tickets from www.girlfromthenorthcountryshow.com


ANYTHING GOES (Barbican Theatre)

June 25th - September 3rd

After setting sail around the UK as part of a tour, the crew return to London for an encore of their award winning 2021 season. Starring Kerry Ellis, Simon Callow and Bonnie Langford, tickets from https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/anything-goes

WEST END LIVE

June 25th - 26th The stagey highlight of the year is here once again - back in its rightful slot in June for the first time since 2019. Two days full of performances from some of the biggest show, this is always an unmissable event. Held in Trafalgar Square, entry is free but prepare to queue to get in! THE SEAGULL (Harold Pinter Theatre)

June 29th - September 10th Having closed during previews in March 2020, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull finally returns to finish what it started with a cast including Emilia Clarke. Tickets from https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-seagull/harold-pinter-theatre/ ATYPICAL RAINBOW (Turbine Theatre)

June 30th - August 7th Based on real events from the perspective of the writer, JJ Green (who also stars) and the autistic community, this is an uplifting play about the experience of growing up neurodivergent and queer in early 2000s Britain. Tickets from http://www.theturbinetheatre.com/

Review Next Month BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (The Mill at Sonning)

June 30th - August 20th One of the most beloved comedies of Neil Simon heads to the beautiful Mill at Sonning. Starring Johnny Labey and Chloe McClay as newlyweds Paul and Corie, who are excited to begin their life together in their new apartment in Manhattan. Tickets from http://www.millatsonning.com

Review Next Month

Another great month of theatre awaits. Let me know in the comments, on twitter or instagram what you're looking forward to seeing in June. And if you have or know of any shows opening in July, feel free to message or email me to get them included.

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