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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 April 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
Absolute HellAbsolute HellAbsolute HellThirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, ...19th April 201823rd May 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1
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Absolute Hell
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 18th April to 23rd May 2018
South Bank, SE1
Thirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, ...More
AladdinAladdinAladdinThe Broadway hit from the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin arrived in London in summer 2016. The story of the genie and the lamp is ...19th April 20182nd June 2018 Where:
Prince Edward Theatre, † 28 Old Compton Street† † † W1D
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Aladdin
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 27th May 2016 to 2nd June 2018
28 Old Compton Street, W1D
The Broadway hit from the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin arrived in London in summer 2016. The story of the genie and the lamp is ...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
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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 Evening of MeatAn Evening of MeatAn Evening of MeatAs guests make their way through a six course fine-dining menu, female dancers use the table as a stage to explore vulnerability, strength, sensuality and power. ...19th April 201822nd April 2018 Where:
The Vaults, Arch 233, † 10 Leake Street† † † SE1
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An Evening of Meat
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 27th March to 22nd April 2018
10 Leake Street, SE1
As guests make their way through a six course fine-dining menu, female dancers use the table as a stage to explore vulnerability, strength, sensuality and power. ...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
As You Like ItAs You Like ItIn the mythical Forest of Arden, Shakespeare's As You Like It lends itself perfectly to the wooded setting of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. In a ...6th July 201828th July 2018 Where:
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, † Inner Circle, Regent's Park† † † NW1
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As You Like It
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 6th to 28th July 2018
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, NW1
In the mythical Forest of Arden, Shakespeare's As You Like It lends itself perfectly to the wooded setting of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. In a ...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
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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 April 201827th October 2018 Where:
Dominion Theatre, † 268-269 Tottenham Court Road† † † W1T
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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
Battersea Circus GardenBattersea Circus GardenBattersea Circus GardenAs part of the celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of circus, a small park behind Clapham Junction is transformed into Battersea Circus Garden for two weeks ...4th May 201813th May 2018 Where:
Shillington Park, † Este Road† † † SW11
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Battersea Circus Garden
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 4th to 13th May 2018
Este Road, SW11
As part of the celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of circus, a small park behind Clapham Junction is transformed into Battersea Circus Garden for two weeks ...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 April 20182nd September 2018 Where:
Empire Cinema Haymarket, † 63-65 Haymarket† † † SW1Y
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Brief Encounter
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 2nd March to 2nd 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
Building The WallBuilding The WallBuilding The WallJez Bond directs the UK premiere staging of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan's gripping political thriller about a notorious criminal in 2019 America, who grants just ...2nd May 20182nd June 2018 Where:
Park Theatre, † 11 Clifton Terrace† † † N4
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Building The Wall
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 2nd May to 2nd June 2018
11 Clifton Terrace, N4
Jez Bond directs the UK premiere staging of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan's gripping political thriller about a notorious criminal in 2019 America, who grants just ...More
Caroline, Or ChangeCaroline, Or ChangeCaroline, Or ChangeSharon D Clarke reprises her role in Caroline, or Change this March when the musical transfers from Chichester to London's Hampstead Theatre. The Olivier Award-winning production ...19th April 201821st April 2018 Where:
Hampstead Theatre, † Eton Avenue† † † NW3
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Caroline, Or Change
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 12th March to 21st April 2018
Eton Avenue, NW3
Sharon D Clarke reprises her role in Caroline, or Change this March when the musical transfers from Chichester to London's Hampstead Theatre. The Olivier Award-winning production ...More
Cheek by Jowl: PericlesCheek by Jowl: PericlesCheek by Jowl: PericlesRenowned French ensemble Cheek By Jowl presents its first Shakespeare production in the French language, performed with English surtitles:Pericles. Last seen here at the Barbican in ...19th April 201821st April 2018 Where:
Barbican Centre, † Silk Street† † City† EC2Y
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Cheek by Jowl: Pericles
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 6th to 21st April 2018
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y
Renowned French ensemble Cheek By Jowl presents its first Shakespeare production in the French language, performed with English surtitles:Pericles. Last seen here at the Barbican in ...More
ChessChessChessLaurence Connor directs the first West End revival since the original 1986 production, which starred Elaine Paige, of Chess. The famous eighties musical written by ABBA ...26th April 20182nd June 2018 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), † St Martin's Lane† † † WC2N
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Chess
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 26th April to 2nd June 2018
St Martin's Lane, WC2N
Laurence Connor directs the first West End revival since the original 1986 production, which starred Elaine Paige, of Chess. The famous eighties musical written by ABBA ...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 April 201823rd June 2018 Where:
Phoenix Theatre, † Charing Cross Road† † Soho† WC2H
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Chicago
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 26th March to 23rd June 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 ...24th May 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 Abyssinia: Ethiopian DreamsCircus Abyssinia: Ethiopian DreamsCircus Abyssinia: Ethiopian DreamsCircus Abyssinia, an African acrobatic spectacular from Ethiopia, makes its London premiere at the Underbelly Festival but if you saw Giffords Circus in London last summer, ...19th April 201820th May 2018 Where:
Underbelly Festival, † Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road† † † SE1
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Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 6th April to 20th May 2018
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1
Circus Abyssinia, an African acrobatic spectacular from Ethiopia, makes its London premiere at the Underbelly Festival but if you saw Giffords Circus in London last summer, ...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 ...29th May 201811th August 2018 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre, † 6 Panton Street† † † SW1Y
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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 April 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 April 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 KingThis July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King. On the back of his ...1st July 20181st August 2018 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank, South Bank† † † SE1
Category: Theatre
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Exit the King
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st July to 1st August 2018
South Bank, South Bank, SE1
This July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King. On the back of his ...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 ...25th May 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
FrozenFrozenFrozenDoctor Foster star Suranne Jones plays Nancy, an 'every woman', in Frozen, in Bryony Lavery's award-winning psychological thriller. The story is about three strangers who attempt ...19th April 20185th May 2018 Where:
Haymarket Theatre Royal, † Haymarket† † † SW1Y
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Frozen
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 9th February to 5th May 2018
Haymarket, SW1Y
Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones plays Nancy, an 'every woman', in Frozen, in Bryony Lavery's award-winning psychological thriller. The story is about three strangers who attempt ...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 ...18th 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
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