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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 ...20th October 201820th October 2018 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane,   Catherine Street      WC2B
Category: Theatre
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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 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 ...20th October 201829th December 2018 Where:
The Bridge Theatre,   3 Potters Fields Park      SE1
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
Aladdin at Hackney EmpireAladdin at Hackney EmpireAladdin at Hackney EmpireSusie McKenna has written and directed pantomimes for Hackney Empire for 20 years and marks two decades with a new staging of Aladdin. Olivier Award-winning Grande ...24th November 20186th January 2019 Where:
Hackney Empire,   291 Mare Street      E8
Category: Theatre
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Aladdin at Hackney Empire
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th November 2018 to 6th January 2019
291 Mare Street, E8
Susie McKenna has written and directed pantomimes for Hackney Empire for 20 years and marks two decades with a new staging of Aladdin. Olivier Award-winning Grande ...More
 
 
 
All About EveAll About EveAll About EveThis February, Gillian Anderson and Lily James will star in a stage version of All About Eve. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the major production will ...2nd February 201911th May 2019 Where:
Noel Coward Theatre,   St Martin's Lane      WC2N
Category: Theatre
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All About Eve
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd February to 11th May 2019
St Martin's Lane, WC2N
This February, Gillian Anderson and Lily James will star in a stage version of All About Eve. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the major production will ...More
 
 
 
An AdventureAn AdventureAn AdventureRenowned for his BAFTA Award-winning BBC drama Murdered by My Father and the critically acclaimed True Brits, Vinay Patel returns to the Bush Theatre with An ...20th October 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 BAFTA Award-winning BBC drama Murdered by My Father and the critically acclaimed True Brits, Vinay Patel returns to the Bush Theatre with An ...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 ...20th October 201819th January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Antony and Cleopatra
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th September 2018 to 19th January 2019
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
 
 
 
At Last: The Etta James StoryAt 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
 
 
 
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 ...20th October 20185th January 2019 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 2018 to 5th January 2019
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
 
 
 
Cirque Du Soleil: TotemCirque Du Soleil: TotemCirque Du Soleil: TotemFollowing a successful run back in 2011, Cirque du Soleil's Totem returns to the Royal Albert Hall once again in 2019. The production will see the ...12th January 20199th February 2019 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore    South Kensington  SW7
Category: Theatre
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Cirque Du Soleil: Totem
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th January to 9th February 2019
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7
Following a successful run back in 2011, Cirque du Soleil's Totem returns to the Royal Albert Hall once again in 2019. The production will see the ...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 ...20th October 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
 
 
 
Dick WhittingtonDick WhittingtonDick WhittingtonFor its 10th anniversary pantomime production Lyric Hammersmith stages an all-singing, all-dancing version of Dick Whittington with villainous baddies and heroic goodies plus a little bit ...17th November 20186th January 2019 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square, 2 King Street      W6
Category: Theatre
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Dick Whittington
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th November 2018 to 6th January 2019
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6
For its 10th anniversary pantomime production Lyric Hammersmith stages an all-singing, all-dancing version of Dick Whittington with villainous baddies and heroic goodies plus a little bit ...More
 
 
 
Dirty DancingDirty DancingEleanor Bergstein's stage adaptation of her hugely successful 1987 film screenplay features all the hits (Hungry Eyes, I've Had the Time of My Life, She's like ...19th November 201824th November 2018 Where:
New Wimbledon Theatre,   The Broadway      SW19
Category: Theatre
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Dirty Dancing
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th November - 24th November 2018
The Broadway, SW19
Eleanor Bergstein's stage adaptation of her hugely successful 1987 film screenplay features all the hits (Hungry Eyes, I've Had the Time of My Life, She's like ...More
 
 
 
Divine ProportionsDivine ProportionsDivine ProportionsRenowned for hosting quirky and immersive events, the Vaults keep up the tradition with Divine Proportions, a unique dining experience that brings together feast and fetish. ...20th October 201812th January 2019 Where:
The Vaults,   10 Leake Street      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Divine Proportions
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th September 2018 to 12th January 2019
10 Leake Street, SE1
Renowned for hosting quirky and immersive events, the Vaults keep up the tradition with Divine Proportions, a unique dining experience that brings together feast and fetish. ...More
 
 
 
Don QuixoteDon QuixoteDon QuixoteDavid Threlfall, best known as Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, and Rufus Hound reprise their roles as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in James Fenton's ...27th October 20182nd February 2019 Where:
Garrick Theatre,   2 Charing Cross Road      WC2H
Category: Theatre
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Don Quixote
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th October 2018 to 2nd February 2019
2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H
David Threlfall, best known as Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, and Rufus Hound reprise their roles as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in James Fenton's ...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 ...20th October 20186th April 2019 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 April 2019
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
 
 
 
Faulty Towers: The Dining ExperienceFaulty Towers: The Dining ExperienceFaulty Towers: The Dining ExperienceCombine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production featuring the neurotic Basil Fawlty, his ...20th October 201816th December 2018 Where:
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel,   9-13 Bloomsbury Street      WC1B
Category: Theatre
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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th April to 16th December 2018
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B
Combine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production featuring the neurotic Basil Fawlty, his ...More
 
 
 
FolliesFolliesFolliesAfter a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes ...14th February 201926th March 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Follies
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th February to 26th March 2019
South Bank, SE1
After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes ...More
 
 
 
FoxfinderFoxfinderFoxfinderOlivier Award winner Iwan Rheon, who plays Ramsay Bolton in Game Of Thrones, stars alongside Poldark actress Heida Reed, Olivier nominee Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) ...20th October 20185th January 2019 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre,   West Street      WC2H
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foxfinder
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2018 to 5th January 2019
West Street, WC2H
Olivier Award winner Iwan Rheon, who plays Ramsay Bolton in Game Of Thrones, stars alongside Poldark actress Heida Reed, Olivier nominee Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) ...More
 
 
 
Guys and DollsGuys and DollsGuys and DollsAdrian Lester, Jason Manford and Clive Rowe - reprising his Olivier Award-winning role - star in a semi-staged version of the classic musical comedy, Guys and ...20th October 201820th October 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7
Category: Theatre
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Guys and Dolls
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October 2018
Kensington Gore, SW7
Adrian Lester, Jason Manford and Clive Rowe - reprising his Olivier Award-winning role - star in a semi-staged version of the classic musical comedy, Guys and ...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, ...20th October 201815th December 2018 Where:
Victoria Palace Theatre,   Victoria Street      SW1E
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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 ...20th October 20187th April 2019 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 7th April 2019
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
 
 
 
Heathers The MusicalHeathers The MusicalFor '80s film fans who love the Winona Ryder and Christian Slater the West End transfers of smash Off-Broadway show Heathers the Musical is welcome news. ...20th October 201824th November 2018 Where:
Haymarket Theatre Royal,   Haymarket      SW1Y
Category: Theatre
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Heathers The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd September to 24th November 2018
Haymarket, SW1Y
For '80s film fans who love the Winona Ryder and Christian Slater the West End transfers of smash Off-Broadway show Heathers the Musical is welcome news. ...More
 
 
 
I and You: Hampstead TheatreI and You: Hampstead TheatreI and You: Hampstead TheatreWritten by 35-year-old American writer Lauren Gunderson, "the most popular playwright in America today" (The Guardian, quoting American Theatre magazine), I and You is a "perky ...20th October 201824th November 2018 Where:
Hampstead Theatre,   Eton Avenue      NW3
Category: Theatre
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I and You: Hampstead Theatre
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th October to 24th November 2018
Eton Avenue, NW3
Written by 35-year-old American writer Lauren Gunderson, "the most popular playwright in America today" (The Guardian, quoting American Theatre magazine), I and You is a "perky ...More
 
 
 
I'm A Phoenix, BitchI'm A Phoenix, BitchI'm A Phoenix, BitchBryony Kimmings, the searingly honest performance artist who has talked about mental illness, cancer and STIs in her Edinburgh Fringe shows is returning to the London ...20th October 201820th October 2018 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
I'm A Phoenix, Bitch
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd to 20th October 2018
Lavender Hill, SW11
Bryony Kimmings, the searingly honest performance artist who has talked about mental illness, cancer and STIs in her Edinburgh Fringe shows is returning to the London ...More
 
 
 
I'm Not RunningI'm Not RunningI'm Not RunningThe world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress Sian Brooke, Alex Hassell and Joshua ...20th October 201831st January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
I'm Not Running
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd October 2018 to 31st January 2019
South Bank, SE1
The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress Sian Brooke, Alex Hassell and Joshua ...More
 
 
 
James Graham's SketchingJames Graham's SketchingJames Graham's SketchingHe's one of the hottest playwrights in London right now - three of his plays (Ink, Labour of Love and Quiz) have been staged in the ...20th October 201828th October 2018 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street      E1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
James Graham's Sketching
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th September to 28th October 2018
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1
He's one of the hottest playwrights in London right now - three of his plays (Ink, Labour of Love and Quiz) have been staged in the ...More
 
 
 
Jeff Wayne's The War Of The WorldsJeff Wayne's The War Of The WorldsNearly 40 years on, based on HG Wells' dark Victorian tale, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds remains a firm favourite to ...15th December 201815th December 2018 Where:
The O2 Arena,   Peninsula Square      SE10
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 15th December 2018
Peninsula Square, SE10
Nearly 40 years on, based on HG Wells' dark Victorian tale, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds remains a firm favourite to ...More
 
 
 
King LearKing LearKing LearSir Ian McKellen reprises his role as the tortured monarch in the West End transfer of Jonathan Munby's explosive, charged and contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy, ...20th October 20183rd November 2018 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre,   St Martins Lane      WC2N
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King Lear
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th July to 3rd November 2018
St Martins Lane, WC2N
Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role as the tortured monarch in the West End transfer of Jonathan Munby's explosive, charged and contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy, ...More
 
 
 
Kinky BootsKinky BootsKinky BootsInspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is really all about accepting people for who ...20th October 20185th January 2019 Where:
Adelphi Theatre,   18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand      WC2R
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st August 2015 to 5th January 2019
18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is really all about accepting people for who ...More
 
 
 
Les MiserablesLes MiserablesLes MiserablesJean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be ...20th October 20182nd March 2019 Where:
Queen's Theatre,   Shaftesbury Avenue    Soho  W1D
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Les Miserables
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January - 2nd March 2019
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D
Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be ...More
 
 
 
 
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