Celebrities to see in West End theatre productions

21 February 2017 ( 10 May 2017 )

You’re more used to seeing them in TV shows or films, but you can see these famous actors and celebrities close up in West End theatre productions this year.

Imelda Staunton

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

She’s starred in everything from Paddington to BBC period drama Cranford, but Imelda Staunton is also an award-winning theatre actress.

Where: Harold Pinter Theatre
When: February 22 - May 27 2017
More information: whosafraidofvirginiawoolf.co.uk

Buy tickets to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack

The Miser

Moliére's classic comic tale of an old man who jealously guards his fortune and sets his sights on finding rich spouses for his children stars Griff Rhys Jones in the lead role and Lee Mack as his servant.

Where: Garrick Theatre
When: March 1 - June 3 2017
More information: garricktheatre.org/the-miser/

Buy tickets to The Miser

Read our interview with Griff Rhys Jones in the March issue of Saga Magazine.

Amanda Holden

Stepping Out, Vaudeville Theatre

Amanda Holden the Britain’s Got Talent judge, heads a cast that also includes TV actress Tamzin Outhwaite. This light-hearted musical follows the lives of eight people trying to dance their troubles away through tap.

Where: Vaudeville Theatre
When: March 1 - June 17 2017
More information: nimaxtheatres.com

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David Tennant

Don Juan in Soho

Dr Who and Broadchurch’s David Tennant has already received considerable theatrical acclaim for his roles as Hamlet and Richard II with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Where: Wyndham's Theatre
When: March 17 - June 10 2017
More information: delfontmackintosh.co.uk

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Sheena Easton

42nd Street

You may think of her as something of an early Eighties phenomenon, but Sheena Easton has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, appeared on Broadway and been a big draw in Las Vegas for years. She plays Dorothy Brock in this all-singing, all-dancing phenomenon.

Where: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
When: March 20 - July 22 2017
More information: 42ndstreetmusical.co.uk

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Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo

The Goat or Who is Sylvia?

This dark tale of an illicit affair features the combined talents of Homeland and Wolf Hall star Damien Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who’s leading TV roles include The Hollow Crown and Undercover.

Where: Theatre Royal Haymarket
When: March 24 - June 24 2017
More information: trh.co.uk

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Jude Law


Minor Hollywood royalty Jude Law plays the good looking but down-at-heel Gino who plots with his lover to murder her husband.

Where: Barbican Centre
When: April 19 - May 20 2017
More information: theatre.barbican.org.uk/event-obsession-book.html

Miranda Hart


Sitcom bumbler Miranda Hart makes her West End debut as the fearsome Miss Hannigan in this much-loved musical.

Where: Picadilly Theatre
When: May 23 - September 17 2017
More information: piccadillytheatre.org/annie/

Buy tickets to Annie

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Actress and model Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell (This is England, Skins) star as Maggie and Brick in Tennessee Williams' must-see masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Where: Apollo Theatre
When: July 13 - October 7 2017
More information: youngvic.org

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David Baddiel

My Family: Not the Sitcom

Comedian David Baddiel returns to the stage with My Family: Not the Sitcom, following a sold out residency at the Menier Chocolate Factory. A celebration of the lives of Baddiel's late mother Sarah and his father Colin, My Family: Not a Sitcom, is a show about ageing, memory and dysfunctional relatives.

Where: Playhouse Theatre
When: March 28 - June 3 2017
More information: playhousetheatrelondon.com

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