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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 ...15th August 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, ...15th August 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
 
 
 
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
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
 
 
 
About LeoAbout LeoThis September, Jermyn Street Theatre hosts the world premiere of Alice Allemano's About Leo. Directed by Michael Oakley, the play delves into the world of English-born ...5th September 201829th September 2018 Where:
Jermyn Street Theatre,   16B Jermyn Street      SW1Y
Category: Theatre
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About Leo
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th to 29th September 2018
16B Jermyn Street, SW1Y
This September, Jermyn Street Theatre hosts the world premiere of Alice Allemano's About Leo. Directed by Michael Oakley, the play delves into the world of English-born ...More
 
 
 
Aliens Love UnderpantsAliens Love UnderpantsAliens Love Underpants"Aliens love underpants, of every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise!". Based on the on ...15th August 201830th September 2018 Where:
Underbelly Festival,   Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road      SE1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aliens Love Underpants
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th August to 30th September 2018
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1
"Aliens love underpants, of every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise!". Based on the on ...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 ...15th August 201828th September 2018 Where:
The Bridge Theatre,   3 Potters Fields Park      SE1
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
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 ...18th September 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
 
 
 
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 ...15th August 201822nd September 2018 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse,   41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials      WC2H
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
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 ...15th August 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
 
 
 
Black Cat: BohemiaBlack Cat: BohemiaBlack Cat: BohemiaFor the Underbelly Festival's final headline show of 2018, Black Cat Cabaret takes up a six week residency at the spiegeltent on the South Bank. Flying ...22nd August 201830th September 2018 Where:
Underbelly Festival,   Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road      SE1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Black Cat: Bohemia
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd August to 30th September 2018
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1
For the Underbelly Festival's final headline show of 2018, Black Cat Cabaret takes up a six week residency at the spiegeltent on the South Bank. Flying ...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 ...15th August 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 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 ...15th 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
 
 
 
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 ...15th August 20186th October 2018 Where:
Phoenix Theatre,   Charing Cross Road    Soho  WC2H
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
Circus 250 WeekendCircus 250 WeekendCircus 250 WeekendCelebrating 250 years of circus, the Southbank Centre is putting on a weekend of free workshops and performances as part of the national #Circus250 celebrations. This ...17th August 201819th August 2018 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road    South Bank  SE1
Category: Theatre
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Circus 250 Weekend
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th, 18th and 19th August 2018
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1
Celebrating 250 years of circus, the Southbank Centre is putting on a weekend of free workshops and performances as part of the national #Circus250 celebrations. This ...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 ...15th August 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
 
 
 
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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. ...11th September 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
 
 
 
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 ...15th August 201825th September 2018 Where:
Savoy Theatre,   Savoy Court, Strand      WC2R
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 ...15th August 20186th October 2018 Where:
Apollo Theatre,   29 Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 ...15th August 20188th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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 ...16th August 201816th December 2018 Where:
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel,   9-13 Bloomsbury Street      WC1B
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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, ...15th August 20182nd September 2018 Where:
The Scoop at More London,   The Queen's Walk Bridge City      SE1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 ...15th August 20181st September 2018 Where:
The Young Vic,   66 The Cut      SE1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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, ...15th August 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
 
 
 
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 ...15th August 201826th August 2018 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre,   21 New Globe Walk, Bankside      SE1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
 
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