Theatre to Look Forward to in 2022

By CTH Editors

2 years ago

Here's what to keep on your theatre radar for the new year

From monologues with A-listers to adaptations of world-famous books, there’s plenty to be excited about in the 2022 theatrical calendar. Read on for the theatre shows to book this year.

Best Theatre Shows To Book For 2022

The Joy of Text

The Savoy Theatre

Theatre director Josie Rourke brings to life hilarious text exchanges in her upcoming show The Joy of Text. Promising an evening of laughter, the show will see the world’s greatest actors performing funny conversations dredged up from forgotten inboxes. Have something funny to share? The show is sending out an open call for you to send in your own screenshots and text messages for consideration – just make sure you switch up the names if you want to protect your anonymity. The evening will be held in support of the Platform Presents Playwrights Prize, with confirmed cast members including Aki Omoshaybi, Amanda Holden, Bessie Carter, Claire Forlani, Denise Gough, Indira Varma, Nicholas Pinnock, Nicola Stephenson, Oliver Chris, Pearl Mackie, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Robert Bathurst, Ronni Ancona, Sally Phillips, Tamsin Greig, Tamzin Outhwaite and Tracy Ann Oberman. 25 April 2022, ticket prices from £20,

My Fair Lady

London Coliseum

My Fair Lady Lincoln Theatre

Image courtesy of Joan Marcus.

Those with a penchant for nostalgia, Audrey Hepburn, or early 20th Century fashion, listen in. After 21 years, My Fair Lady will hit the West End stage once more in summer 2022 for a limited 16-week run. Director Bartlett Sher will tell the famous and cherished story of Eliza Doolittle, the young cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to turn her into a ‘proper lady’. The question is: who is really transformed? 7 May – 27 August 2022,

Prima Facie

The Harold Pinter Theatre

Jodie Comer

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer is making her stage debut in Suzie Miller’s award-winning play, Prima Facie. This one-person show is centred on Comer’s character, Tessa, a sharp young barrister who falls victim to the patriarchal justice system she has spent years profiting from. Directed by Justin Martin, Prima Facie – a term used in law meaning ‘on first impression’ – is running for nine-week limited season. 15 April – 18 June 2022,


The Apollo Theatre

Mark Rylance in Jerusalem

A decade after it first hit the stage, Ian Rickson’s production of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem is returning to London’s West End for a 16-week season. The award-winning play tells the story of Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron, played again by Mark Rylance, with Mackenzie Crook reprising her celebrated role as Ginger. 16 April – 6 August 2022,

The Glass Menagerie

The Duke of York’s Theatre

Amy Adams, The Glass Menagerie

Six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams will also make her first appearance in the West End this year, starring in a new production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. The Hollywood actress has said she’s ‘honoured and excited’ to be playing the character of Amanda Wingfield in the play, which is being directed by Jeremy Herrin – the name behind the stage adaptations of the Wolf Hall trilogy. From 31 May 2022,


The Royal Albert Hall

Cirque du Soleil

Following a two-year intermission, Cirque du Soleil returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall this January for a production of LUZIA. One of the most technically demanding shows ever to be staged there, the show invites audiences to an imaginary Mexico – think visual surprises and mesmerising acrobatics set in cenotes, dance halls and deserts. From 12 January 2022,

The Da Vinci Code

Churchill Theatre

Danny John Jules, The Da Vinci Code

The first-ever stage adaptation of Dan Brown’s international phenomenon, The Da Vinci Code, will tour the UK this year. Olivier-award winning Nigel Harman stars as Robert Langdon alongside Danny John-Jules and Hannah Rose Caton, with the premiere taking place at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre in January. From 10 January 2022,

To Kill a Mockingbird

Gielgud Theatre

The stakes were high for the Broadway adaptation of one of the most treasured novels in American history, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Happily, it was a roaring success – and no doubt it will have the same effect this side of the pond. Rafe Spall stars as Atticus Finch in the West End premiere at the Gielgud Theatre, written by multi-award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing). 10 March – 13 August 2022,

Main Image: Copyright to Joan Marcus


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