London’s most anticipated openings: 13–19 August

Here’s our Monday digest of the new shows our users are most excited to see:

1. Things of Dry Hours

Runs from 15 August until 25 August 2018 at the Young Vic.

“The knock at the door. Because there is always a knock at the door…”

Tice Hogan and his daughter Cali live a quiet life, keeping their heads down, reading the Bible, Karl Marx, and washing the rich folks’ laundry. Until one day an unknown white factory worker crashes into their lives.

2018 Genesis Award winner Debbie Hannan directs this tantalizing, poetic play.

2. Spring Awakening

Runs from 16 August until 18 August 2018 at the Stockwell Playhouse.

If you want to see the West End stars of the future, check out the Brit Theatre Academy’s revival of this landmark musical — with its electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll.

3. Flashdance

Runs from 15 August until 18 August 2018 at the Churchill Theatre Bromley.

The inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

An astonishing musical spectacle with phenomenal choreography and an iconic score.

4. Gangsta Granny

Runs from 14 August until 26 August 2018 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing — staying with Granny. But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret. Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could possibly imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

David Walliams’ most popular story Gangsta Granny is back in the West End for two weeks following its national tour.

5. Judah Friedlander: America… Still Number One

Runs from 13 August until 18 August 2018 at Soho Theatre.

Judah Friedlander comes to Soho direct from New York City, fresh from making his critically acclaimed Netflix special “America Is the Greatest Country in the United States”.