It’s been too long since London got to experience the underground delights of Vault Festival: the 2020 edition was shut by the pandemic, and the following two years didn’t happen. Now it’s back: London’s biggest, boldest, weirdest underground festival of theatre and comedy finally returns for two glorious months.
It’s 2023, baby! And it’s a bustling month for London theatre thanks to the return of a couple of massive festivals – Vault and LIMF – plus a brace of massive December openings that were forced to delay. And that’s not all: as ever, there’s plenty to get excited about in London theatre, with new stuff ranging from Cirque du Soleil’s annual visit to a couple of big new West End comedies. Check out the best new shows, plays and musicals coming to London this month, as recommended by the Time Out Theatre team.
To plan further ahead, check out our top shows to see this year.
Also, check out our latest theatre reviews.
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