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A selection of shows announced for London in the coming months

(NOTE: Most shows will have a week or more of previews, usually at reduced prices, before the official opening)

CHICAGO - Phoenix Theatre. Return of the long-running musical. April 11

BAT  OUT OF HELL - Dominion Theatre. Jim Steinman musical built on the classic Meat Loaf albums April 2

THE WAY OF THE WORLD - Donmar Theatre. Restoration comedy. April 5 - May 26

THE MODERATE SOPRANO - Duke of York's Theatre. David Hare play about the founding of Glyndebourne Opera, in delayed transfer from Hampstead Theatre 2015

QUIZ - Noel Coward Theatre. TV quiz show scandal. April 10 - June 16

STRICTLY BALLROOM - Piccadilly Theatre. Stage version of film. April 11

TINA - Aldwych Theatre. Life of singer Tina Turner. April 17

NINE NIGHT - Dorfman Theatre. Mourning in Jamaica April 21 - May 26

THE WRITER - Almeida Theatre. Frustrations of writing. April 24 - May 26

ABSOLUTE HELL - Lyttelton Theatre. Drama of 1940s cafe society. April 25

CHESS - Coliseum. ABBA-Tim Rice musical about pawns and politics. May 1 - June 1

MOOD MUSIC - Old Vic Theatre. Joe Penhall play. May 2 - June 16

RED - Wyndham's Theatre. Episode in the life of painter Marc Rothko. May 15 - July 28

TRANSLATIONS - Olivier Theatre. Brian Friel drama  of mapmaking as politics. May

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY - Lyttelton Theatre. June

JULIE - Lyttelton Theatre. Polly Stenham play. June

MACHINAL - Almeida Theatre. Woman's madness. June 11-21

THE KING AND I - Palladium. Broadway revival, June 21

AN OCTOROON - Dorfman Theatre. June

THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE - Noel Coward Theatre. Black comedy of mad Irishman. July 4 - September 8

HOME, I'M DARLING - Dorfman Theatre. July

EXIT THE KING - Olivier Theatre. Patrick Marber play. July

KING LEAR - Duke Of York's Theatre. Ian McKellen in transfer from Chichester. July 11 - November 3

LIES - Almeida Theatre. Belgian company on the super-rich. August 1-18

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - Olivier Theatre. Shakespeare. September 

DANCE NATION - Almeida Theatre. Pressures on child performers. September 4 - October 6

COMPANY - Gielgud Theatre. Gender-bending version of Sondheim  musical. September 26

THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM - Wyndhams Theatre. Florian Zeller drama. October 9

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