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March Preview: 25 Top Picks To See This Month

February has been and gone and March is on the horizon. With it brings a wealth of new offerings of theatre both in London and around the UK. Here are 25 highlights to check out this month.


BRILLIANT JERKS (Southwark Playhouse Borough)



1st – 25th March


The story of one brilliant idea and the impact it had on the lives of many. From award winning writer Joseph Clarlton, it stars Sean Delaney, Shubnam Saraf and Sonia Sawar.



UNDER THE BLACK ROCK (Arcola Theatre)



2nd – 25th March


Evanna Lynch leads an Irish cast in a new play about The Troubles. With twists and turns of plot, and laced with gallows humour, the thriller traces the shifting fortunes of a family at the height of Northern Ireland’s violent recent history.



GUYS & DOLLS (Bridge Theatre)



3rd March - 2nd September

This new immersive production of the classic boasts a cast including Daniel Mays, Celinde Schoenmaker, Marisha Wallace and Cedric Neal.


Tickets from bridgetheatre.co.uk

BONNIE & CLYDE (Garrick Theatre)




4th March - 20th May


Returning to the West End after a successful run in 2022, Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage are back in the title runs as the outlaws in this fantastic musical joined by new additions include Jodie Steele as Blanche.



FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING (Young Vic)



9th March – 29th April


Based on real events, this story follows a community haunted by its past and under threat from a modern world in crisis. With The cast includes Gerald Kyd and Jenna Russell.


Tickets from youngvic.org

MARJORIE PRIME (Menier Chocolate Factory)



9th March – 6th May


Exploring the mysteries of human identity and the limits of what technology can replace. The cast stars Nancy Carroll, Richard Fleeshman, Tony Jayawardena and Anne Reid.



FAMILY TREE (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry)



10th - 18th March


A powerful and poetic new drama exploring race, health and the environment, inspired by the story of one of the most influential women of modern times, Henrietta Lacks, whose influence on modern-day medicine still reverberates today.



ONCE (London Palladium)



12th March


Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato reunite to head an actor-musician cast in this one night only (plus a matinee) concert production.



BLACK SUPERHERO (Royal Court)



14th March – 29th April


Danny Lee Wynter’s debut play is a brutal, unflinching and funny portrait of one man life’s spiralling out of control, in an age where our idols are Kings and our superheroes Gods.


Tickets from royalcourttheatre.com

LEAVING VIETNAM (Park Theatre)



14th March – 8th April


A disillusioned war veteran is intoxicated by Trump’s call to “Make America Great Again” in this one man play from Richard Vergette.



RUDDIGORE (Wilton’s Music Hall)



14th – 25th March


Surreal comedy meets genuinely spooky Victorian chiller in this unmissable production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s RUDDIGORE or "The Witch’s Curse".



A LITTLE LIFE (Richmond Theatre/Harold Pinter Theatre)



14th – 18th March/25th March - 18th June

The English language worls stage premiere of Hanya Yanagihara’s critically acclaimed novel stars James Norton, Luke Thompson, Omari Douglas and Zach Wyatt.


Tickets from www.atgtickets.com


TITANIC (UK Tour)



16th March - 5th August

The Tony award winning musical embarks on a new tour. With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, it charts the final hours aboard the RMS Titanic.


HAY FEVER (The Mill at Sonning)



16th March – 13th May


Noël Coward’s effervescent comedy of bad manners stars Issy Van Randwyck and Nick Waring as Judith Bliss and husband David.


Tickets from www.millatsonning.com

EUGENIUS (Turbine Theatre)



17th March – 28th May


This thrilling, high-energy 80s-inspired British musical with a superhero sized heart and uplifting score is back in London following 2 runs at The Other Palace.



WINNIE THE POOH (Riverside Studios)



17th March - 21st May


The UK and Ireland premiere of the musical adaptation of this much loved Disney character and all his friends stars Jake Bazel, direct from his time as Winnie in New York.


Tickets from


KILLING THE CAT (Riverside Studios)



17th March – 22nd April


Madalena Albert and Tom Rogers star in the world premiere of this new musical. Joined by Molly Lynch, Kluane Saunders and Joaquin Pedro Valdes, it asks can lust and love keep two polar opposites together beyond the first night?


GALAXY TRAIN (The Other Palace)



24th – 26th March

A new musical based on the 1927 Japanese novel ‘Night on the Galactic Railroad’ tells the story of 2 boys who find themselves on a mystical, mysterious train journey through the stars and into spiritual realms.



FOR BLACK BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE HUE GETS TOO HEAVY (Apollo Theatre)



25th March - 7th May


Ryan Calais Cameron’s sold out hit transfers to the West End for 6 weeks only with the full cast from the Royal Court production returning to make their West End debuts.



BERLUSCONI (Southwark Playhouse Elephant)


25th March - 29th April


This modern-day cautionary tale about an all too familiar brand of political leadership is a naughty, noisy expose of the media mogul turned populist politician.


WAITING FOR ANYA (Barn Theatre)



27th March - 5th May


The world premiere of Simon Reade’s stage adaptation of acclaimed children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s novel which tells the story of Jo, his grandfather and a widow who help smuggle Jewish children across the border from occupied southern France into Spain during World War II.


Tickets from barntheatre.org.uk


OPERATION MINCEMEAT (Fortune Theatre)


29th March - 8th July


Following sold out runs in multiple venues, Operation Mincemeat takes the West End by storm in a limited run. Telling the unlikely true story from World War 2, see what all the fuss is about for yourself.



THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSZPAN (The Other Palace)



29th – 30th March


A new musical workshop, based on the true story of a teenage assassin. Told in cabaret style, this features original music, songs from the Weimar period, vintage videos and photographs.


AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS (Prince Edward Theatre)



31st March - 1st October


The music of the legendary group The Temptations are behind this show which has a limited West End run before MJ moves in in 2024. Starring Cameron Bernard Jones, Kyle Cox, Sifiso Mazibuko, Tosh Wanogho-Maud and Mitchell Zhangaha.



VAULT FESTIVAL (The Vaults, Waterloo)

Until 19th March

This month, VAULT Festival comes to an end.



Highlights you can catch this month include a brand new musical ‘The Phase’ from 7th – 12th March.


And ‘The Messiah Complex’ from 14th – 19th March


Full listings at https://vaultfestival.com


That’s it for another month. Let me know what you’re planning to watch this month or anything I’ve missed in the comments or on twitter.com/ATDazzles


To get anything included in the April preview next month, please tweet, message me or email me any listings and I’ll include as much as possible.

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