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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
 
 
 
The Muppets Take The O2The Muppets Take The O2The Muppets Take The O2They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the famous Muppets appear in a full-length live show in Europe. Based ...13th July 201814th July 2018 Where:
The O2 Arena,   Peninsula Square      SE10
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Muppets Take The O2
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th July - 14th July 2018
Peninsula Square, SE10
They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the famous Muppets appear in a full-length live show in Europe. Based ...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
 
 
 
PericlesPericlesPericlesChris Bush's vivid new adaptation of Shakespeare's late romance, Pericles, comes to the National's Olivier Theatre this summer. Directed by Emily Lim, the adaptation of the ...26th August 201828th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Pericles
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th, 27th and 28th August 2018
South Bank, SE1
Chris Bush's vivid new adaptation of Shakespeare's late romance, Pericles, comes to the National's Olivier Theatre this summer. Directed by Emily Lim, the adaptation of the ...More
 
 
 
The Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has evolved. The Town Hall Affair is ...21st June 201824th June 2018 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y
Category: Theatre
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The Town Hall Affair: The Wooster Group
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Jun 2018
Silk Street, EC2Y
The New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has evolved. The Town Hall Affair is ...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
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
MissingMissingMissingAcclaimed physical dance theatre company Gecko were halfway through their run of Missing in 2015, when the Grand Hall of Battersea Arts Centre was destroyed by ...6th September 201815th September 2018 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Missing
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th to 15th September 2018
Lavender Hill, SW11
Acclaimed physical dance theatre company Gecko were halfway through their run of Missing in 2015, when the Grand Hall of Battersea Arts Centre was destroyed by ...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
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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
 
 
 
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
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
The RinkThe RinkThe RinkAward-winning musical The Rink - originally premiered on Broadway in 1984 with Chita Rivera and Liza Minelli - is given its first London revival in 20 ...19th June 201823rd June 2018 Where:
Southwark Playhouse,   77-85 Newington Causeway      SE1
Category: Theatre
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The Rink
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th May to 23rd June 2018
77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1
Award-winning musical The Rink - originally premiered on Broadway in 1984 with Chita Rivera and Liza Minelli - is given its first London revival in 20 ...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
 
 
 
Return to Elm HouseReturn to Elm HouseA new immersive adventure for children aged 6 and over and for families, Return to Elm House is the heart-warming tale of Wandsworth's Jeanie Nassau Senior, ...1st December 201830th December 2018 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11
Category: Theatre
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Return to Elm House
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st to 30th December 2018
Lavender Hill, SW11
A new immersive adventure for children aged 6 and over and for families, Return to Elm House is the heart-warming tale of Wandsworth's Jeanie Nassau Senior, ...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
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
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
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
Not Now, BernardNot Now, BernardNot Now, BernardBased on the picture book by David McKee, Not Now, Bernard is the story of a little boy who is constantly ignored by his busy parents, ...19th June 20181st July 2018 Where:
Unicorn Theatre,   147 Tooley Street, More London      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Not Now, Bernard
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th May to 1st July 2018
147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1
Based on the picture book by David McKee, Not Now, Bernard is the story of a little boy who is constantly ignored by his busy parents, ...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
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
Home, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingKatherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm ...24th July 20185th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Home, I'm Darling
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th July to 5th September 2018
South Bank, SE1
Katherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm ...More
 
 
 
Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of HorrorsFlower shop assistant, Seymour, discovers a mysterious new plant with questionable taste and a big appetite. Little Shop of Horrors brings the greenery to life as ...3rd August 201815th September 2018 Where:
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park,   Inner Circle, Regent's Park      NW1
Category: Theatre
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Little Shop of Horrors
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd August to 15th September 2018
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, NW1
Flower shop assistant, Seymour, discovers a mysterious new plant with questionable taste and a big appetite. Little Shop of Horrors brings the greenery to life as ...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
 
 
 
The King & IThe King & IThe King & IKelli O'Hara reprises her Tony Award-winning performance when Bartlett Sher's multi-award winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I transfers to the London Palladium ...21st June 20185th August 2018 Where:
London Palladium,   8 Argyll Street      W1F
Category: Theatre
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The King & I
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st June to 5th August 2018
8 Argyll Street, W1F
Kelli O'Hara reprises her Tony Award-winning performance when Bartlett Sher's multi-award winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I transfers to the London Palladium ...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
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Red Riding HoodRed Riding HoodRed Riding HoodSpecially commissioned by the Puppet Theatre Barge, prize winning writer Deborah Jones retells the popular story of Little Red Riding Hood with poetic beauty, humour and ...19th June 20188th July 2018 Where:
Puppet Theatre Barge,   Opp 35 Blomfield Road      W9
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Red Riding Hood
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th May to 8th July 2018
Opp 35 Blomfield Road, W9
Specially commissioned by the Puppet Theatre Barge, prize winning writer Deborah Jones retells the popular story of Little Red Riding Hood with poetic beauty, humour and ...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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThe Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThe Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThis June, the Donmar Warehouse presents a stage version of Muriel Spark's novel, The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, to mark the centenary of the novelist's ...19th June 201828th July 2018 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse,   41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials      WC2H
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th June to 28th July 2018
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H
This June, the Donmar Warehouse presents a stage version of Muriel Spark's novel, The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, to mark the centenary of the novelist's ...More
 
 
 
Measure for MeasureMeasure for MeasureMeasure for MeasureBringing gender fluidity to the West End, Josie Rourke's adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure sees Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden alternate the roles of powerful ...28th September 201824th November 2018 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse,   41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials      WC2H
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Measure for Measure
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September to 24th November 2018
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H
Bringing gender fluidity to the West End, Josie Rourke's adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure sees Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden alternate the roles of powerful ...More
 
 
 
 
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