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42nd Street42nd Street42nd StreetGrammy Award winner Sheena Easton plays legendary diva Dorothy Brock in the hit Broadway musical 42nd Street at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The multi Tony-Award-winning ...19th June 201820th October 2018 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, † Catherine Street† † † WC2B
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42nd Street
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th March 2017 to 20th October 2018
Catherine Street, WC2B
Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton plays legendary diva Dorothy Brock in the hit Broadway musical 42nd Street at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The multi Tony-Award-winning ...More
A Monster CallsA Monster CallsSally Cookson - the director behind Jane Eyre and Peter Pan at the National Theatre - creates a stage version of Patrick Ness's magical realist novel, ...7th July 201825th August 2018 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, † 103 The Cut† † † SE1
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A Monster Calls
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 7th July to 25th August 2018
103 The Cut, SE1
Sally Cookson - the director behind Jane Eyre and Peter Pan at the National Theatre - creates a stage version of Patrick Ness's magical realist novel, ...More
A Very Very Very Dark MatterA Very Very Very Dark MatterA Very Very Very Dark MatterRevered children's author Hans Christian Andersen, played by Jim Broadbent, harbours a dark secret in the attic of his Copenhagen townhouse. A Very Very Very Dark ...10th October 201829th December 2018 Where:
The Bridge Theatre, † 3 Potters Fields Park† † † SE1
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A Very Very Very Dark Matter
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 10th October to 29th December 2018
3 Potters Fields Park, SE1
Revered children's author Hans Christian Andersen, played by Jim Broadbent, harbours a dark secret in the attic of his Copenhagen townhouse. A Very Very Very Dark ...More
Allelujah!Allelujah!Allelujah!A film crew arrives at an NHS hospital on the edge of the Pennines, which is threatened with closure, to document the daily struggle to find ...11th July 201828th September 2018 Where:
The Bridge Theatre, † 3 Potters Fields Park† † † SE1
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Allelujah!
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th July to 28th September 2018
3 Potters Fields Park, SE1
A film crew arrives at an NHS hospital on the edge of the Pennines, which is threatened with closure, to document the daily struggle to find ...More
An AdventureAn AdventureAn AdventureRenowned for his BATA Award-winning BBC drama Murdered by My Father and the critically acclaimed True Brits, Vinay Patel returns to the Bush Theatre with An ...6th September 201820th October 2018 Where:
Bush Theatre, † 7 Uxbridge Road† † † W12
Category: Theatre
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An Adventure
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 6th September to 20th October 2018
7 Uxbridge Road, W12
Renowned for his BATA Award-winning BBC drama Murdered by My Father and the critically acclaimed True Brits, Vinay Patel returns to the Bush Theatre with An ...More
An OctoroonAn OctoroonAn OctoroonIn 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the ...19th June 201818th July 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman, † South Bank† † † SE1
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An Octoroon
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 7th June to 18th July 2018
South Bank, SE1
In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the ...More
Antony and CleopatraAntony and CleopatraAntony and CleopatraRalph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play lovers Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre as Simon Godwin follows the success of Twelfth Night with another Shakespeare ...1st September 20181st October 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1
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Antony and Cleopatra
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st September to 1st October 2018
South Bank, SE1
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play lovers Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre as Simon Godwin follows the success of Twelfth Night with another Shakespeare ...More
AristocratsAristocratsAristocratsPart of Josie Rourke's penultimate season as artistic director, the Donmar Warehouse stages Brian Friel's Aristocrats. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, who returns to the Donmar following ...2nd August 201822nd September 2018 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse, † 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials† † † WC2H
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Aristocrats
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 2nd August to 22nd September 2018
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H
Part of Josie Rourke's penultimate season as artistic director, the Donmar Warehouse stages Brian Friel's Aristocrats. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, who returns to the Donmar following ...More
At Last: The Etta James StoryAt Last: The Etta James StoryTelling the story of soul legend Etta James, Vika Bull stars in this narrative concert about the blues singer and her turbulent life. Since its world ...22nd October 201823rd October 2018 Where:
Cadogan Hall, † 5 Sloane Terrace† † † SW1X
Category: Theatre
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At Last: The Etta James Story
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October 2018
5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X
Telling the story of soul legend Etta James, Vika Bull stars in this narrative concert about the blues singer and her turbulent life. Since its world ...More
Barry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretLast seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. ...11th July 201829th July 2018 Where:
Barbican Theatre, † Silk Street† † Soho† EC2Y
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Barry Humphries: Weimar Cabaret
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th to 29th July 2018
Silk Street, Soho, London EC2Y
Last seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. ...More
Bat Out Of Hell - The MusicalBat Out Of Hell - The MusicalBat Out Of Hell - The MusicalIt wowed audiences and won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and now Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of ...19th June 201827th October 2018 Where:
Dominion Theatre, † 268-269 Tottenham Court Road† † † W1T
Category: Theatre
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Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 2nd April to 27th October 2018
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T
It wowed audiences and won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and now Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of ...More
Brief EncounterBrief EncounterBrief EncounterTen years after Emma Rice brought Kneehigh Theatre's award-winning production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter to the West End it returns, this time at the Empire ...19th June 20189th September 2018 Where:
Empire Cinema Haymarket, † 63-65 Haymarket† † † SW1Y
Category: Theatre
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Brief Encounter
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 2nd March to 9th September 2018
63-65 Haymarket, SW1Y
Ten years after Emma Rice brought Kneehigh Theatre's award-winning production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter to the West End it returns, this time at the Empire ...More
Bring It On: The MusicalBring It On: The MusicalStep into the world of an American high school this August with Bring It On The Musical, a stage adaptation of the popular noughties film. Staged ...2nd August 20181st September 2018 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, † 77-85 Newington Causeway† † † SE1
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Bring It On: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 2nd August to 1st September 2018
77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1
Step into the world of an American high school this August with Bring It On The Musical, a stage adaptation of the popular noughties film. Staged ...More
ChicagoChicagoChicagoLast staged in the West End back in 2012 - when it concluded a 15-year run - hit musical Chicago returns to London for the first ...19th June 20186th October 2018 Where:
Phoenix Theatre, † Charing Cross Road† † Soho† WC2H
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Chicago
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 26th March to 6th October 2018
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H
Last staged in the West End back in 2012 - when it concluded a 15-year run - hit musical Chicago returns to London for the first ...More
CircolombiaCircolombiaCircolombiaCircolombia, the Colombian circus company from Bogota, returns to the UK as part of the Underbelly Festival after taking Edinburgh by storm with their critically acclaimed ...19th June 201814th July 2018 Where:
Underbelly Festival, † Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road† † † SE1
Category: Theatre
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Circolombia
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th May to 14th July 2018
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1
Circolombia, the Colombian circus company from Bogota, returns to the UK as part of the Underbelly Festival after taking Edinburgh by storm with their critically acclaimed ...More
Circus SamplerCircus SamplerCircus SamplerIn the year that circus celebrates its 250th birthday, Somerset House presents the biggest free outdoor contemporary circus event in central London. Taking place across two ...28th July 20185th August 2018 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R
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Circus Sampler
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th July to 5th August 2018
Strand, WC2R
In the year that circus celebrates its 250th birthday, Somerset House presents the biggest free outdoor contemporary circus event in central London. Taking place across two ...More
Club SwizzleClub SwizzleClub SwizzleFrom the creators of La Soiree comes Club Swizzle, a summer of outrageous cabaret, air-defying acrobatics and infectious musical entertainment at the Roundhouse. Making its UK ...31st July 201826th August 2018 Where:
Roundhouse, † Chalk Farm Road† † † NW1
Category: Theatre
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Club Swizzle
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 31st July to 26th August 2018
Chalk Farm Road, NW1
From the creators of La Soiree comes Club Swizzle, a summer of outrageous cabaret, air-defying acrobatics and infectious musical entertainment at the Roundhouse. Making its UK ...More
CompanyCompanyCompanyMarianne Elliott - best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse - directs a new take on Stephen Sondheim's ...26th September 201822nd December 2018 Where:
Gielgud Theatre, † Shaftesbury Avenue† † † W1D
Category: Theatre
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Company
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 26th September to 22nd December 2018
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D
Marianne Elliott - best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse - directs a new take on Stephen Sondheim's ...More
ConsentConsentConsentNina Raine examines the topical and controversial subject of Consent in her latest play. Staged at the National Theatre's Dorfman Theatre last year, this "tense, entertaining ...19th June 201811th August 2018 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre, † 6 Panton Street† † † SW1Y
Category: Theatre
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Consent
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 29th May to 11th August 2018
6 Panton Street, SW1Y
Nina Raine examines the topical and controversial subject of Consent in her latest play. Staged at the National Theatre's Dorfman Theatre last year, this "tense, entertaining ...More
DreamgirlsDreamgirlsDreamgirlsA multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony Award-winningmusical was first staged.The story, based ...19th June 201825th September 2018 Where:
Savoy Theatre, † Savoy Court, Strand† † † WC2R
Category: Theatre
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Dreamgirls
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 19th November 2016 to 25th September 2018
Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R
A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony Award-winningmusical was first staged.The story, based ...More
Everybody's Talking About JamieEverybody's Talking About JamieEverybody's Talking About JamieTom MacRae's musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie transfers to London's Apollo Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Sheffield Theatre. Despite being openly gay and confident ...19th June 20186th October 2018 Where:
Apollo Theatre, † 29 Shaftesbury Avenue† † † W1D
Category: Theatre
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 6th November 2017 to 6th October 2018
29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D
Tom MacRae's musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie transfers to London's Apollo Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Sheffield Theatre. Despite being openly gay and confident ...More
Exit the KingExit the KingExit the KingThis July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber (the author of Closer, who more recently adapted Three Days in the Country and Hedda Gabler for ...17th July 20188th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1
Category: Theatre
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Exit the King
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th July to 8th September 2018
South Bank, SE1
This July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber (the author of Closer, who more recently adapted Three Days in the Country and Hedda Gabler for ...More
FatherlandFatherlandFatherlandFatherland is an "excellently staged" (The Guardian) show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. Created by Frantic Assembly's Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from ...19th June 201823rd June 2018 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith, † Lyric Square, 2 King Street† † † W6
Category: Theatre
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Fatherland
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 25th May to 23rd June 2018
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6
Fatherland is an "excellently staged" (The Guardian) show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. Created by Frantic Assembly's Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from ...More
Free Open Air Theatre at The ScoopFree Open Air Theatre at The ScoopFree Open Air Theatre at The ScoopThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz and King Arthur are the stories told as the free open air theatre returns to The Scoop for its 15th year, ...8th August 20182nd September 2018 Where:
The Scoop at More London, † The Queen's Walk Bridge City† † † SE1
Category: Theatre
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Free Open Air Theatre at The Scoop
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 8th August to 2nd September 2018
The Queen's Walk Bridge City, SE1
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and King Arthur are the stories told as the free open air theatre returns to The Scoop for its 15th year, ...More
Fun HomeFun HomeFun HomeWinner of five Tony Awards, this is an electrifying musical version of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel which took America by storm. Fun House is derived from ...19th June 20181st September 2018 Where:
The Young Vic, † 66 The Cut† † † SE1
Category: Theatre
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Fun Home
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 18th June to 1st September 2018
66 The Cut, SE1
Winner of five Tony Awards, this is an electrifying musical version of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel which took America by storm. Fun House is derived from ...More
Giffords Circus: My Beautiful CircusGiffords Circus: My Beautiful CircusGiffords Circus: My Beautiful CircusNell Gifford, Tweedy the Clown and the whole of Giffords Circus makes a welcome return to Chiswick House with a brand new show this summer. My ...28th June 20189th July 2018 Where:
Chiswick House, † Burlington Lane† † † W4
Category: Theatre
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Giffords Circus: My Beautiful Circus
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th June to 9th July 2018
Burlington Lane, W4
Nell Gifford, Tweedy the Clown and the whole of Giffords Circus makes a welcome return to Chiswick House with a brand new show this summer. My ...More
Greenwich and Docklands International FestivalGreenwich and Docklands International FestivalGreenwich and Docklands International FestivalThe whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a two-week free festival of street performances, art and dancing in the streets. ...21st June 20187th July 2018 Where:
Greenwich, † London† † † SE10
Category: Theatre
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Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 21st June to 7th July 2018
London, SE10
The whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a two-week free festival of street performances, art and dancing in the streets. ...More
HamiltonHamiltonHamiltonLin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize winning hip hop musical, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers, ...19th June 201815th December 2018 Where:
Victoria Palace Theatre, † Victoria Street† † † SW1E
Category: Theatre
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Hamilton
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 6th December 2017 to 15th December 2018
Victoria Street, SW1E
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize winning hip hop musical, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers, ...More
HamletHamletThe new Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, Michelle Terry, opens her tenure at the famous London theatre with Hamlet, taking up her new role as the ...19th June 201826th August 2018 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, † 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside† † † SE1
Category: Theatre
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Hamlet
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 25th April to 26th August 2018
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1
The new Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, Michelle Terry, opens her tenure at the famous London theatre with Hamlet, taking up her new role as the ...More
Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildJudging by the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the Cursed Child on Twitter back ...19th June 201822nd July 2018 Where:
Palace Theatre, † Shaftesbury Avenue† † † W1A
Category: Theatre
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 7th June 2016 to 22nd July 2018
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A
Judging by the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the Cursed Child on Twitter back ...More
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