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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
 
 
 
West End LIVEWest End LIVEWest End LIVEThousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from top West End shows for free. A firm favourite for over 10 years, West End ...16th June 201817th June 2018 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N
Category: Theatre
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West End LIVE
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018
Central London, WC2N
Thousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from top West End shows for free. A firm favourite for over 10 years, West End ...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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
The Owl And The PussycatThe Owl And The PussycatThe Owl And The PussycatFull House Theatre return to Half Moon after the success of The Elves and the Shoemaker last year with a fizzgiggious show about where, what and ...21st May 201822nd May 2018 Where:
Half Moon Young People's Theatre,   43 White Horse Road      E1
Category: Theatre
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The Owl And The Pussycat
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th to 22nd May 2018
43 White Horse Road, E1
Full House Theatre return to Half Moon after the success of The Elves and the Shoemaker last year with a fizzgiggious show about where, what and ...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
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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
 
 
 
Phobiarama by Dries VerhoevenPhobiarama by Dries VerhoevenPhobiarama by Dries VerhoevenRoll up, roll up for the UK premiere of Phobiarama, a 21st century theatrical haunted house filled with fake news and tapping into the current culture ...8th June 201818th June 2018 Where:
West Handyside Canopy,   York Way      N1C
Category: Theatre
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Phobiarama by Dries Verhoeven
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th to 18th June 2018
York Way, N1C
Roll up, roll up for the UK premiere of Phobiarama, a 21st century theatrical haunted house filled with fake news and tapping into the current culture ...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
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
Baba The Bad BaboonBaba The Bad BaboonBaba The Bad BaboonPerformed over three weekends in spring at St Mary's, Putney Bridge, children's musical Baba the Bad Baboon is a cautionary tale about a fallen general who ...20th May 201820th May 2018 Where:
St Mary's Church,   Putney High Street      SW15
Category: Theatre
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Baba The Bad Baboon
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th to 20th May 2018
Putney High Street, SW15
Performed over three weekends in spring at St Mary's, Putney Bridge, children's musical Baba the Bad Baboon is a cautionary tale about a fallen general who ...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
 
 
 
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
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
Kika's BirthdayKika's BirthdayKika's BirthdayAward winning storyteller Danyah Miller, "a storytelling phenomenon" according to Michael Morpurgo, presents Kika's Birthday, a story about a little French mouse who is going to ...20th May 201820th May 2018 Where:
Little Angel Theatre,   14 Dagmar Passage      N1
Category: Theatre
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Kika's Birthday
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th April to 20th May 2018
14 Dagmar Passage, N1
Award winning storyteller Danyah Miller, "a storytelling phenomenon" according to Michael Morpurgo, presents Kika's Birthday, a story about a little French mouse who is going to ...More
 
 
 
J.M. Barrie's Peter PanJ.M. Barrie's Peter PanJ.M. Barrie's Peter PanThe Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2018 season launches in May with a return of their Olivier Award-nominated production of Peter Pan. Based on the re-discovered ...20th May 201815th June 2018 Where:
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park,   Inner Circle, Regent's Park      NW1
Category: Theatre
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J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th May to 15th June 2018
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, NW1
The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2018 season launches in May with a return of their Olivier Award-nominated production of Peter Pan. Based on the re-discovered ...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
 
 
 
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 ...25th May 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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 ...22nd May 20182nd June 2018 Where:
Park Theatre,   11 Clifton Terrace      N4
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
The Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyFrom July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget ...1st July 20181st August 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank, South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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The Lehman Trilogy
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st July to 1st August 2018
South Bank, South Bank, SE1
From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget ...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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Nine NightNine NightNine NightWhen Gloria passes away after a prolonged illness, her children and grandchildren mark her passing with a traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake that brings together friends ...21st May 201826th May 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Nine Night
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st April to 26th May 2018
South Bank, SE1
When Gloria passes away after a prolonged illness, her children and grandchildren mark her passing with a traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake that brings together friends ...More
 
 
 
London Burlesque FestivalLondon Burlesque FestivalLondon Burlesque FestivalWith the welcome news that Madame JoJo's is due to reopen in 2018, burlesque in London is enjoying a revival. Flying the flag for a saucy ...20th May 20182nd June 2018 Where:
Shaw Theatre,   100-110 Euston Road    Soho  NW1
Category: Theatre
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London Burlesque Festival
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th April to 2nd June 2018
100-110 Euston Road, Soho, London NW1
With the welcome news that Madame JoJo's is due to reopen in 2018, burlesque in London is enjoying a revival. Flying the flag for a saucy ...More
 
 
 
NightfallNightfallNightfallLaurie Sansom stars in Barney Norris' bruising drama set on a family farm outside Winchester, where a formidable mother struggles to cope in the aftermath of ...20th May 20183rd June 2018 Where:
The Bridge Theatre,   3 Potters Fields Park      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Nightfall
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th April to 3rd June 2018
3 Potters Fields Park, SE1
Laurie Sansom stars in Barney Norris' bruising drama set on a family farm outside Winchester, where a formidable mother struggles to cope in the aftermath of ...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 ...21st May 20182nd June 2018 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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 ...7th 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
 
 
 
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, ...20th May 201820th May 2018 Where:
Underbelly Festival,   Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road      SE1
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
 
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