Curtains! The London West End theatre shows ending soon, from Life of Pi to The Woman in Black

Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre (Johan Persson)
Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre (Johan Persson)

Come from Away

 (Matthew Murphy)
(Matthew Murphy)

The Tony award and multiple Olivier award-winning production Come from Away tells the story of the real-life experiences of the people of Gander, Newfoundland, and the near 7,000 airline passengers forced to land there due to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

The remarkable story tells the tale of the islanders and the ‘Plane People’ - a coming together in a time of fear and uncertainty, highlighting the generousity of strangers.

Tickets start at £20.

Phoenix Theatre, to January 7; buy tickets here

The Great Gatsby

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This adaptation of the F Scott Fitzgerald masterpiece is an immersive experience that transports punters to the Roaring Twenties with champagne flowing, vintage glamour and party clamour.

The throwback to times of bootleg liquor, speakeasies and bumping rhythms sets the scene for this seminal tale - and provides a great opportunity to dress up to the nines.

Tickets start at £25.

Gatsby Mansion, to January 7; buy tickets here

Mary Poppins

 (Johan Persson)
(Johan Persson)

As London returns to the umbrella weather it’s accustomed to, everyone’s favourite flying nanny returns to the capital with her brolly in hand, to provide all things supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

The fantastic cast includes Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins, Charlie Stemp as Bert, Charlie Anson as George Banks, Amy Griffiths as Winifred Banks and Petula Clark as Bird Woman.

Tickets start at £25.50

Prince Edward Theatre, to January 8; buy tickets here

Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial

 (Jack Merriman)
(Jack Merriman)

The theatrical version of the trial of the century - which at times felt like a pantomine in itself - is lighting up the West End.

The verdict on the show was raves all round, with Nick Curtis in the Evening Standard giving the verbatim theatrical adaption four stars, calling it “an excellent take on a contemporary media circus.”

Grab your chance to find out whether it’s… Rebekah Vardy’s account, before it’s too late.

Demand for this show is high as dates are limited to Tuesdays at 7.30pm; tickets start at £33.

Wyndham’s Theatre, to January 10; buy tickets here

Life of Pi

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(Handout)

The multiple award winning production – including Best New Play, Best Actor, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Set Design, and Best Lighting Design at the 2022 Olivier Awards – which started in Sheffield has taken the West End by storm.

The critically acclaimed theatre adaptation, directed by Max Webster, brings the bestselling Yann Martel story to life to tell a heartwarming story of endurance with breath-taking puppetry and state of the art visuals.

Tickets start from £25.

Wyndham’s Theatre, to January 15; buy tickets here

The Woman in Black

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The adaptation of classic Susan Hull novel The Woman in Black follows the story of Arthur Kipps, a lawyer sent down to a remote property, to attend the funeral of a former client. What follows is terrifying.

The show has been thrilling audiences for years in the West End, with Time Out calling it “irresistibly eerie”.

Tickets start at £15.

Fortune Theatre, to March 4; buy tickets here

&Juliet

 (Johan Persson)
(Johan Persson)

Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet, a tragic tale of forbidden love, has been reworked (some might say improved) in &Juliet.

The theatre production has music by Grammy award-winning songwriter and music producer Max Martin, who has a back catalogue of massive hits including songs for Britney Spears, Celine Dion, the Backstreet Boys, Ariana Grande and Katy Perry.

Tickets start at £25.

Shaftesbury Theatre, to March 25; buy tickets here