London theatre 2024: From The Picture of Dorian Gray to Plaza Suite, five of the best new West End shows

From The Picture of Dorian Gray to Plaza Suite, we’ve picked out a few unmissable shows to see this New Year.
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2024 is set to be an exciting year for London’s theatre scene, with a whole new host of talent ready to hit the West End stages.

With stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Snook, Keeley Hawes, Matt Smith and Michael Sheen heading for the stage London theatre goers are in for a treat.

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From The Picture of Dorian Gray to Plaza Suite, we’ve picked out a few unmissable shows to see this New Year.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew-Broderick star in the Plaza SuiteSarah Jessica Parker and Matthew-Broderick star in the Plaza Suite
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew-Broderick star in the Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, The Strand, WC2R 0ET January 17 to March 30 2024

Neil Simon’s romantic comedy, Plaza Suite, brings together husband and wife duo Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker to the West End.

The comedy is set in the titular hotel suite, and sees the pair playing a series of occupying couples, each with very distinct problems of their own.

Sarah Snook will star in the Picture of Dorian GraySarah Snook will star in the Picture of Dorian Gray
Sarah Snook will star in the Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk St, SW1Y 4HT February 6 to April 13 2024

Sarah Snook will play 26 different characters in a solo adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Snook, who was last on the London stage in 2016 in The Master Builder opposite Ralph Fiennes at the Old Vic, will star in the one woman show at the Theatre Royal in Haymarket.

Matt Smith stars in An Enemy of the PeopleMatt Smith stars in An Enemy of the People
Matt Smith stars in An Enemy of the People

An Enemy of the People

Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Ln, WC2N 4BG February 20 to April 6 2024

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Matt Smith stars in An Enemy of the People, Thomas Ostermeier’s reimagining of the classic play by Henrik Ibsen.

Doubt spreads faster than disease in Ibsen’s thought-provoking play about truth in a society driven by power and money.

The Human Body

Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham St, WC2H 9LX February 27 to April 13

Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport star in Lucy Kirkwood’s new play the Human Body.

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Directed by Michael Longhurst in his final season as Donmar Warehouse’s artistic director, this is set in Shropshire in 1948 and is a romantic drama that explores political and private passions.

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National Theatre, SE1 9PX February 27 to May 11

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in this surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state.

From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the NHS, Bevan is often referred to as the politician with the greatest influence on the UK without ever being Prime Minister.

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