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42nd Street42nd StreetBroadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the multi-Tony-Award-winning musical opens at Theatre Royal ...20th January 201810th February 2018 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street WC2B
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42nd Street
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 20th March 2017 to 10th February 2018
Catherine Street, WC2B
Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the multi-Tony-Award-winning musical opens at Theatre Royal ...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 Passage To IndiaA Passage To IndiaA Passage To IndiaSebastian Armesto and Simon Dormandy co-direct Dormandy's stage adaptation of the novel by E.M. Forster set in Imperial India, where Aziz finds himself in prison charged ...20th February 201824th March 2018 Where:
Park Theatre, 11 Clifton Terrace N4
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A Passage To India
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 20th February to 24th March 2018
11 Clifton Terrace, N4
Sebastian Armesto and Simon Dormandy co-direct Dormandy's stage adaptation of the novel by E.M. Forster set in Imperial India, where Aziz finds himself in prison charged ...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, ...18th 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 ...20th January 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
All Or Nothing - The Mod MusicalAll Or Nothing - The Mod MusicalAll Or Nothing - The Mod MusicalBased on the story of Small Faces, one of the most acclaimed mod groups, All or Nothing - The Mod Musical comes to the Arts Theatre ...6th February 201811th March 2018 Where:
Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street WC2H
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All Or Nothing - The Mod Musical
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 6th February to 11th March 2018
6-7 Great Newport Street, WC2H
Based on the story of Small Faces, one of the most acclaimed mod groups, All or Nothing - The Mod Musical comes to the Arts Theatre ...More
All's Well That Ends WellAll's Well That Ends WellAfter her "splendid" (The Guardian) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne directs Annie Siddons' reimagining of Shakespeare's drama All's Well That ...20th January 20183rd March 2018 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside SE1
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All's Well That Ends Well
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 11th January to 3rd March 2018
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1
After her "splendid" (The Guardian) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne directs Annie Siddons' reimagining of Shakespeare's drama All's Well That ...More
AmadeusAmadeusAmadeusFollowing a sell-out run last year, Amadeus returns to the Olivier in 2018. Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati, who "cuts a swaggering figure in Game of ...20th January 201817th February 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, South Bank SE1
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Amadeus
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 22nd January to 17th February 2018
South Bank, SE1
Following a sell-out run last year, Amadeus returns to the Olivier in 2018. Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati, who "cuts a swaggering figure in Game of ...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 American In ParisAn American In ParisAn American In ParisThe award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described by The New York Times as ...20th January 201828th April 2018 Where:
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road W1T
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An American In Paris
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 4th March 2017 to 28th April 2018
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T
The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described by The New York Times as ...More
AnnieAnnieAnnieIt's a hard-knock life in 1930s New York during the Great Depression in the feel good, Tony Award-winning musical. Based on a book by Thomas Meehan, ...20th January 201818th February 2018 Where:
Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street W1D
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Annie
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 23rd May 2017 to 18th February 2018
16 Denman Street, W1D
It's a hard-knock life in 1930s New York during the Great Depression in the feel good, Tony Award-winning musical. Based on a book by Thomas Meehan, ...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 ...2nd April 201824th August 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 24th August 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
BeginningBeginningBeginningA new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on the wall at Laura's party. With the party coming to the ...20th January 201824th March 2018 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street WC2H
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Beginning
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 15th January to 24th March 2018
West Street, WC2H
A new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on the wall at Laura's party. With the party coming to the ...More
BellevilleBellevilleBellevilleJames Norton, star of War & Peace and Happy Valley, and Imogen Poots play American newlyweds living a too-perfect life in Paris in the UK premiere ...20th January 20183rd February 2018 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials WC2H
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Belleville
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 7th December 2017 to 3rd February 2018
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H
James Norton, star of War & Peace and Happy Valley, and Imogen Poots play American newlyweds living a too-perfect life in Paris in the UK premiere ...More
Bismillah: An ISIS TragicomedyBismillah: An ISIS TragicomedyWound Up and Matthew Greenhough's critically acclaimed drama exploring social alienation, radicalisation, disenfranchisement and the rock band Queen....28th February 20184th March 2018 Where:
The Vaults, Arch 233, 10 Leake Street SE1
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Bismillah: An ISIS Tragicomedy
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 28th February - 4th March 2018
10 Leake Street, SE1
Wound Up and Matthew Greenhough's critically acclaimed drama exploring social alienation, radicalisation, disenfranchisement and the rock band Queen....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 ...2nd March 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
Caravan TheatreCaravan TheatreThe Caravan Theatre at VAULT Festival brings various evocative, humorous and intriguing newly written 20 minute plays to a small intimate audience of nine people max ...15th February 201810th March 2018 Where:
The Vaults, Arch 233, 10 Leake Street SE1
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Caravan Theatre
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 15th February to 10th March 2018
10 Leake Street, SE1
The Caravan Theatre at VAULT Festival brings various evocative, humorous and intriguing newly written 20 minute plays to a small intimate audience of nine people max ...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 ...12th March 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 ...6th 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 ...26th March 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
Cirque Du Soleil: OvoCirque Du Soleil: OvoCirque Du Soleil: OvoThe award-winning theatrical troupe Cirque du Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall in 2018 with its never before seen in the UK show, OVO. Written, ...20th January 201811th February 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore SW7
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Cirque Du Soleil: Ovo
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 7th January to 11th February 2018
Kensington Gore, SW7
The award-winning theatrical troupe Cirque du Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall in 2018 with its never before seen in the UK show, OVO. Written, ...More
CompanyCompanyMarianne 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
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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
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 ...20th January 201810th February 2018 Where:
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand WC2R
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Dreamgirls
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 19th November 2016 to 10th February 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
Dry PowderDry PowderDry PowderHayley Atwell, star of BBC's Howards End, makes her Hampstead Theatre debut as Jenny in the UK premiere of Sarah Burgess' witty comedy, Dry Powder. She ...26th January 20183rd March 2018 Where:
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue NW3
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Dry Powder
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 26th January to 3rd March 2018
Eton Avenue, NW3
Hayley Atwell, star of BBC's Howards End, makes her Hampstead Theatre debut as Jenny in the UK premiere of Sarah Burgess' witty comedy, Dry Powder. She ...More
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