London’s most anticipated theatre openings: 25 June — 2 July

Here’s our Monday morning digest of theatre the Stagedoor community is most excited about…

1) Taylor Mac — A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The First Act

28–30 Jun 2018, Barbican Theatre

Fabulous and fearless, Taylor Mac reframes the social history of America through three decades of song. Part of the brilliant LIFT festival but with a very limited run. Don’t miss out!

2) Knights of the Rose

29 Jun–26 Aug 2018, Arts Theatre

Classic rock musical of meets medieval epic; featuring the legendary ballads and timeless anthems from Bon Jovi, Muse, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more.

3) Spun

27 Jun–28 July 2018, Arcola Theatre

Seen through the eyes of two British Pakistani Muslim girls from East London, this funny and moving drama unravels the makings of a friendship, the identity of a city, and the challenge of keeping rooted through unstable times of the 7/7 bombings. An exhilarating debut play from Rabiah Hussain.

4) Jellyfish

26 Jun–21 July 2018, Bush Theatre

Jellyfish is the story of a first kiss, chips by the beach and coming of age in modern Britain. It’s a unique romance across uncharted waters which asks: does everyone really have the right to love as they choose?

5) The Tiger Who Came To Tea

28 Jun–9 September 2018, Piccadilly Theatre

The beloved children’s story returns to the West End in 2018 for a very special summer season, celebrating its 10th anniversary on stage and 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr.