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November Preview: 30 Of The Best Shows This Month

2022 is rapidly drawing to a close with just two months left. The abundance of new theatre isn't slowing down though with a lot of amazing shows to enjoy throughout November.

Here are 30 of the top shows opening this month:

CINDERELLA (Hope Mill Theatre)

November 1st - December 13th

Postponed from its original 2020 run, the UK theatrical premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella opens at the gorgeous Hope Mill in Manchester starring Grace Mouat and Jacob Fowler. Tickets from


November 1st - 3rd

The Tony Award-nominated Broadway star returns to London with a seductive suite of Noir songs, ranging from 1940s movie music to contemporary extensions of Noir. Tickets from


November 1st - 6th

Following the success of their showstopping two-night run, Dorian returns for an encore run with a cast led by Elliot Gooch. Tickets from

ZOMBIEGATE (Theatre503)

November 1st - 19th

A satirical exploration of the rise in internet trolls and the return of public shaming, Matthew Gabrielli’s play stars Ebony Jonelle, George Howard, Chand Martinez and Virginia Thompson. Tickets from

THE SEX PARTY (Menier Chocolate Factory)

November 4th - January 7th 2023

The world première of this play from Terry Johnson’ reopens the Menier after a short break with a cast including Will Barton, Amanda Donohoe, Lisa Dwan, John Hopkins , Timothy Hutton, Jason Merrells, Pooya Mohsen, Molly Osborne and Kelly Price. Tickets from


November 5th - 26th

Following a sell-out critically acclaimed run last year, Amy Trigg’s debut play returns to the Kiln theatre to complete a 21 venue UK tour. Tickets from


From November 8th

Awkward Productions and Linus Karp follow up their jellicle hit show with this unique celebration of the peoples princess. Combining drag, multimedia, audience interaction, puppetry and a lot of queer joy, it kicks off an extensive UK tour with dates at the Pleasance in London. Full dates and tickets at


November 8th - 20th

Willam, Cheryl Hole, River Medway, Victoria Scone and Louis Cyfer star in this sequel to last years hit based around a group of fierce Nuns. Playing a short West End run in the middle of a UK tour. Tickets from

HERE (Southwark Playhouse)

November 11th - December 3rd

The winner of the 2022 Papatango New Writing Prize, the world première of Clive Judd’s Here is a tender, funny and utterly truthful story about family and feeling. Tickets from


November 12th - December 31st

Irving Berlin's musical returns to the UK with a cast including Jay McGuiness and Lorna Luft. Kicking off in Cornwall, it heads to Nottingham and Sunderland this month before wrapping up in Liverpool in December. Tickets from


November 12th - January 7th 2023

Matthew Warchus’s visionary retelling of the Charles Dickens classic has become a Christmas tradition at the Old Vic. Starring Owen Teale as Scrooge, this version fills the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment. A unique staging immerses the audience in this uplifting story. Tickets from

AGE OF MADNESS (Here at Outernet)

November 13th

Jeremy Jordan returns to London with the first UK show of his new band. Supported by The Lonesome Frets and Sammie Jay, tickets from

GLORY RIDE (The Other Palace)

November 14th - 16th

A new, original musical based on an amazing, true story from the Second World War, this world premiere in the form of a staged concert plays for just three performances. Tickets from

PICKLE (Park Theatre)

November 14th - 26th

This cheeky and authentic exploration of what it means to be a young Jewish woman in London today returns to the Park Theatre after a successful run earlier this year. Tickets from

42 BALLOONS (Vaudeville Theatre)

November 14th - 28th

This uplifting new musical from Jack Godfrey debuts with 4 staged comcerts. Still in development, these performances are the culmination of this and a chance for an audience to see the full show for the first time. Tickets from

ELF (Dominion Theatre)

November 14th - January 7th 2023

The smash hit musical returns to London for a limited 8 week season. Starring Simon Lipkin, Georgina Castle, Tom Chambers, Kim Ismay and Rebecca Lock, tickets from

BEST OF ENEMIES (Noel Coward Theatre)

November 14th - February 18th 2023

James Grahams award-winning new play transfers to the West End for a limited run. Starring Zachary Quinto and David Harewood, tickets from

TOP HAT (The Mill at Sonning)

November 16th - December 30th

Following a run last year, The Mill hosts a production of Top Hat with a cast led by Jonny Labey. Based on the 1935 movie, this show celebrates 1930s song, style and romance with the songs of Irving Berlin underpinning every scene. Tickets from


November 17th - 20th

RuPaul's Drag Race legends BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon (the Queen of Queens according to the recent All Winners season) are coming to town with their fantastic holiday show. With stops in the UK as part of a huge tour, tickets from


November 17th - December 10th

Thiis play sees Groucho Marx and T.S. Eliot meet for dinner on the edge of heaven. With a cast including Ian Bartholomew, tickets from


November 18th - December 23rd

The story of the legendary Rita Hayworth who is still revered as one of the greatest movie stars who ever lived. Tickets from

THE WIZARD OF OZ (Curve Leicester)

November 19th - January 8th 2023

The regional premiere of the musical featuring additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, it stars Georgina Onurah as Dorothy joined by a cast including Christina Bianco and Charlotte Jaconelli. Tickets from


November 19th - January 7th 2023

Returning to the venue it receives its world premiere 5 years ago, the festive favourite plays for a limited 7 week run. Tickets from

SAVING GRACE (Riverside Studios)

November 22nd - December 4th

The world premiere of this new musical featuring songs from KT Tunstall plays for 12 performances only. With a cast led by Dianne Pilkington, tickets from

OTHELLO (Lyttleton Theatre)

November 23rd - January 21st 2023

An extraordinary nwew vision for the Shakespeare classic stars Giles Terera, Rosy McEwen and Paul Hilton. Tickets from

HEX (Olivier Theatre)

November 26th - January 14th 2023

Following an interrupted run late last year, Hex returns to open properly. With a cast including Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Lisa Lambe and Michael Elcock, tickets from

ORLANDO (Garrick Theatre)

November 26th - February 25th 2023

Emma Corrin stars in Michael Grandage's stage production of the Virgina Woolf novel. Tickets from

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Alexandra Palace)

November 27th

For one night only, the musical comes to London for a concert production starring Elena Shaddow and Jordan Luke Gage. Tickets from

MANDELA (Young Vic)

November 28th - February 4th 2023

The world premiere of this new musical telling the story of Mandela the man and the movement behind him. Starring Michael Luwoye and Danielle Fiamanya as Nelson and Winnie, tickets from

NEWSIES (Troubadour Wembley Park)

November 29th - February 19th 2023

The UK premiere of this award-winning Broadway Musical stars Michael Ahoma-Lindsay as Jack Kelly with other cast members including Bronté Barbé and Moya Angela. Tickets from

Another fantastic month in store with plenty to keep everyone entertained. Look out for reviews from me for a lot of these throughout the month.

If you are involved with or know of any shows opening in December, feel free to contact me on any of my socials or send me an email before November 21sth to get them included in the next preview.

Let me know in the comments, on twitter or instagram what you're looking forward to seeing this month - and hopefully see you in the theatre.



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