March Preview: 15 Of The Top Shows To Catch This Month

We are already two months down for 2022. February brought with it some massive new shows and March looks set to build on that with some huge new West End shows and UK tours kicking off. Here are some of the best to catch next month:


MARIA FRIEDMAN & FRIENDS – LEGACY (Menier Chocolate Factory)



March 3rd - 20th

Having performed with each multiple times, Maria Friedman celebrates the brilliance of Marvin Hamlisch, Michael Legrand and Stephen Sondheim for a limited season of 19 performances only. Tickets from www.menierchocolatefactory.com


DEATH DROP (Criterion Theatre)



March 3rd - April 24th

Back for a third outing in the West End is this slice of Drag-atha Christie. Now starring Jujubee and Kitty Scott-Claus, catch it for 7 weeks only. Tickets from https://deathdropplay.com/


LITTLE SAUSAGE (The Other Palace Studio)



March 4th - 5th


A new musical about the nation’s most controversial sausage. It uses the real words of ‘real’ men to explore toxic masculinity, plant-based dating, and the game-changing Gregg’s vegan sausage roll. Tickets from https://theotherpalace.co.uk/little-sausage/


COCK (Ambassadors Theatre)



March 5th - June 5th

Continuing the sausage theme, Taron Egerton makes his West End debut, joining Jonathan Bailey, Phil Daniels and Jade Anouka on Mike Bartlett’s Olivier award winning play about love and identity. Directed by Marianne Elliott, tickets from https://www.cocktheplay.co.uk


ROLES WE'LL NEVER PLAY (Lyric Theatre)



March 7th

For one night only, a packed lineup including Sophie Isaacs, Kayleigh McKnight, Natalie May Paris, Joaquin Perdo Valdes, Courtney Bowman, Hiba Elchikhe, Lauren Byrne and Luke Bayer sing songs you wouldn't usually hear them sing on stage. Tickets from https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/roles-well-never-play-2022/

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Gielgud Theatre)



March 10th - August 13th


Harper Lee's iconic novel is brought to life in this new play by Aaron Sorkin which has already played to rave reviews on Broadway. Rafe Spall stars as Atticus Finch when this finally hits the West End after a lengthy delay. Tickets from www.tokillamockingbird.co.uk

STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY (Bridge Theatre)



March 16th - June 18th


Ralph Fiennes stars in the world premiere of this new play from David Hare - the blazing account of the life of a man whose iron will exposed the weakness of democracy in the face of charismatic conviction. Tickets from www.bridgetheatre.co.uk



HMS PINAFORE (Wilton’s Music Hall)



March 16th - April 9th

Gilbert & Sullivan's classic is given the Sasha Regan treatment with an all male crew setting sail for a season in London. Tickets from https://www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/698-h-m-s-pinafore


THE HUMAN VOICE (Harold Pinter Theatre)



March 17th - April 9th


Ruth Wilson will star in Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice. The searing story of a womans heartbreak over the course of a final phone call with her former lover, it runs for three weeks only. Tickets from www.thehumanvoiceplay.co.uk


THE MOZART QUESTION (The Barn Theatre)



March 21st - April 30th

Michael Morpugo's beloved novel debuts at The Barn Theatre in Cirencester for a limited season. It follows acclaimed violinist Paolo Levi as he recounts his family’s connection to the Holocaust and the power of music in the hardest of times. Tickets from barntheatre.org.uk


MISS-LEADING LADIES: THE REVENGE (Crazy Coqs)



March 21st - 27th

Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree bring their joint show back after 6 years. London's most spectacular and glamorous cabaret, you can expect Streisand, Piaf, Garland and many more. Tickets from https://www.brasseriezedel.com


THE BURNT CITY (Woolwich)



March 22nd - August 28th

PunchDrunk return to London with their largest live show to date. Set across three Grade-II listed buildings, this immersive adventure tells the story of the Fall of Troy in what looks like true event theatre. For more information and tickets, see http://www.theburntcity.com/


THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE (UK Tour)



March 23rd - July 16th

This bittersweet comedy featuring music from the greatest divas of all time including Edith Piaf, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand hits the road next year. Kicking off in Southampton, the show stars Christina Bianco, Shobna Gulati and Ian Kelsey. Full dates and tickets from littlevoiceuk.com


SOUL SISTERS (UK Tour)



March 25th - May 29th

A new funky feel-good musical is coming to a town near you as Soul Sisters hits the UK. An exhilarating new all-female soul musical that will take you on a journey of success, survival and sisterhood, full dates and tickets at https://soulsistersmusical.com/


THE 47TH (Old Vic Theatre)



March 29th - May 28th

Rupert Goold directs the world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s viciously funny chaotic glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth – the next presidential race. Tickets from https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2022/watch-at-the-theatre/the-47th


There you have it - 15 shows to check out in March. Let me know what your highlights for the month are in the comments or at twitter.com/ATDazzles