Celebrities to see in West End theatre productions in 2019

( 18 January 2019 )

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.

Gillian Anderson and Lily James

All About Eve

Bette Davis and Anne Baxter are a hard act to follow, but even die-hard fans of the classic film should find plenty to enjoy here, with Gillian Anderson in the Davis role of Broadway star Margo Channing and Lily James playing the besotted but ambitious fan, Eve Harrington. As Margo would say, 'Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.'

Where: Noel Coward Theatre
When: February 2-May 11, 2019
More information: allabouteveplay.com

Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern

The Starry Messenger

Hollywood's Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick is set to make his West End debut playing hapless astronomer Mark Williams in Kenneth Lonergan's play alongside Downton Abbey's Lady Cora, Elizabeth McGovern,

Where: Wyndham's Theatre
When: May 16-August 10, 2019
More information: starrymessengerplay.com

John Malkovich 

Bitter Wheat

The multi award-winning John Malkovich returns to the West End stage after nearly 30 years to play Barney Fein, a top dog Hollywood producer in Bitter Wheat, a new play by the legendary author, director and playwright David Mamet. 

Where: The Garrick Theatre
When: June 7-September 14, 2019
More information: londontheatre.co.uk/show/bitter-wheat

Jason Donovan

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Donovan returns to the West End stage in Joseph, but as time has inexorably ticked on since the heady days of the 1990s, rather than appearing as the youthful Joesph, he is taking on the rhinestone flecked mantel of the esteemed Pharoah. 

Where: The London Palladium
When: June 27-September 8, 2019
More information: saga.co.uk/membership/tickets/london/joseph

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