London’s West End: From Mary Poppins to Get Up, Stand Up, five shows leaving theatres in January 2023

Three huge musicals, one big play and London’s longest-running immersive show are all leaving the West End in January.

Sadly this Christmas will be the last hurrah for a number of the West End’s most popular shows.

As we say farewell to a number of beloved productions in early January, a number of new shows including the Young Vic’s Oklahoma will take their place.

For those of you still making festive plans, why not try to catch one of these departing productions while you still have the chance?

Here are five shows that are leaving the West End in the New Year:

Come from Away

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0JP - Closing January 7, 2023

Come From Away shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.

Come from Away at the Phoenix Theatre is leaving on January 7

The first female American Airlines captain, the quick-thinking town mayor, the mother of a New York firefighter and the eager local news reporter are among the many real characters caught at the start of the moment that changed the course of history, and whose stories became a true celebration of hope, humanity and unity.

The Great Gatsby

Gatsby’s Mansion, Immersive LDN, W1K 5HR - Closing January 8, 2023

Welcome back to the roaring twenties! In this immersive experience Jay Gatsby invites you to one of his infamous parties.

The champagne flows and as the drama unfolds, the man himself will be the perfect host.

As invites go, this is the hottest ticket in town.

A hedonistic world of red hot rhythms, bootleg liquor and pure jazz age self-indulgence awaits. Dress to the nines and immerse yourself in this heart racing adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal tale.

Get Up, Stand Up

Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 7ES - Closing January 8, 2023

From the hills of rural Jamaica, armed only with his overwhelming talent, Bob Marley touched millions across the globe with his prophetic musical message of love and unity.

Michael Duke as Bob Marley - photo by Craig Sugden

With unlimited access to Marley’s classic, exuberant songs, the multi award-winning team of Lee Hall (writer), Clint Dyer (director) and David Albury (playing Bob Marley) embody the energy and charismatic flair of one of music’s greatest ever performers.

A dynamic company of actors combine with the very best reggae musicians to bring this absorbing tale of passion, heroism and enduring hope from Trenchtown to the West End.

Mary Poppins

Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street,W1D 4HS - Closing January 8, 2023

Sometimes reuniting a family takes a little bit of magic! This fresh take on the classic film returns to the West End at last.

Mary Poppins is leaving the Prince Edward Theatre on January 8

Blending the original stories and scenes and music from the Disney classic, this delightful musical was a hit in the US and the UK.

Step in time, and get your tickets to Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre today.

Life of Pi

Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, Covent Garden, WC2H 0DA - Closing January 15, 2023

After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a sixteen year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?

The Life of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre is finishing on January 15

Winner of 5 Olivier Awards, including ‘Best New Play’, Life of Pi is based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction –  the smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.