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Sand in the SandwichesSand in the SandwichesSand in the SandwichesAward-winning actor Edward Fox, whose distinguished career includes roles in Oscar winning film Ghandi and Oh! What a Lovely War, stars in Hugh Whitemore's celebration of ...30th May 20173rd June 2017 Where:
Haymarket Theatre Royal,   Haymarket      SW1Y
Category: Theatre
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Sand in the Sandwiches
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th May to 3rd Jun 2017
Haymarket, SW1Y
Award-winning actor Edward Fox, whose distinguished career includes roles in Oscar winning film Ghandi and Oh! What a Lovely War, stars in Hugh Whitemore's celebration of ...More
 
 
 
Every Brilliant ThingEvery Brilliant ThingEvery Brilliant ThingA play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Duncan Macmillan's Every Brilliant Thing is "a touching, surprisingly uplifting show ...8th May 201713th May 2017 Where:
Roundabout,   Montgomery Square      EH14
Category: Theatre
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Every Brilliant Thing
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th to 13th May 2017
Montgomery Square, EH14
A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Duncan Macmillan's Every Brilliant Thing is "a touching, surprisingly uplifting show ...More
 
 
 
NassimNassimNassimOmar Elerian directs an audacious theatrical experiment about the power of language to unite people in uncertain times from Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour. The production follows ...25th July 201729th July 2017 Where:
Bush Theatre,   7 Uxbridge Road      W12
Category: Theatre
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Nassim
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th to 29th Jul 2017
7 Uxbridge Road, W12
Omar Elerian directs an audacious theatrical experiment about the power of language to unite people in uncertain times from Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour. The production follows ...More
 
 
 
Ian McKellen: Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & YouIan McKellen: Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & YouIan McKellen: Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & YouStar of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen performs a one man show at Park Theatre reprising some of his best known roles, from Gandalf to ...3rd July 20179th July 2017 Where:
Park Theatre,   11 Clifton Terrace      N4
Category: Theatre
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Ian McKellen: Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd to 9th Jul 2017
11 Clifton Terrace, N4
Star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen performs a one man show at Park Theatre reprising some of his best known roles, from Gandalf to ...More
 
 
 
ManwatchingManwatchingWritten by a female playwright who has chosen to remain anonymous, Manwatching gives a funny, frank and explicit insight into heterosexual female sexual desires. Transferring from ...10th May 201720th May 2017 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W
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Manwatching
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th to 20th May 2017
Sloane Square, SW1W
Written by a female playwright who has chosen to remain anonymous, Manwatching gives a funny, frank and explicit insight into heterosexual female sexual desires. Transferring from ...More
 
 
 
YellowmanYellowmanYellowmanPulitzer Prize-nominated drama Yellowman is staged at The Young Vic this November, with Genesis Future Directors Award winner Nancy Medina directing. Set in South Carolina in ...22nd November 20172nd December 2017 Where:
The Young Vic,   66 The Cut      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Yellowman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November to 2nd December 2017
66 The Cut, SE1
Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama Yellowman is staged at The Young Vic this November, with Genesis Future Directors Award winner Nancy Medina directing. Set in South Carolina in ...More
 
 
 
Nell GwynnNell GwynnNell GwynnHaving been originally produced at the Globe in 2015 and staged at the Apollo in 2016, Jessica Swale's historical Olivier Award-winning play, Nell Gwynn, transfers back ...2nd May 201713th May 2017 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre,   21 New Globe Walk, Bankside      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Nell Gwynn
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd to 13th May 2017
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1
Having been originally produced at the Globe in 2015 and staged at the Apollo in 2016, Jessica Swale's historical Olivier Award-winning play, Nell Gwynn, transfers back ...More
 
 
 
Tristan & YseultTristan & YseultTristan & YseultKneehigh Theatre's production, Tristan & Yseult, which catapulted the company to international success more than a decade ago, is revived at Shakespeare's Globe this summer as ...13th June 201724th June 2017 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre,   21 New Globe Walk, Bankside      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Tristan & Yseult
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th to 24th June 2017
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1
Kneehigh Theatre's production, Tristan & Yseult, which catapulted the company to international success more than a decade ago, is revived at Shakespeare's Globe this summer as ...More
 
 
 
Giffords Circus: Any Port in a StormGiffords Circus: Any Port in a StormGiffords Circus: Any Port in a StormThe Spanish court of the 17th Century is the setting for brand new Giffords Circus show, Any Port in a Storm, as the vintage circus makes ...29th June 201710th July 2017 Where:
Chiswick House,   Burlington Lane      W4
Category: Theatre
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Giffords Circus: Any Port in a Storm
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th June to 10th July 2017
Burlington Lane, W4
The Spanish court of the 17th Century is the setting for brand new Giffords Circus show, Any Port in a Storm, as the vintage circus makes ...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. ...23rd June 20178th July 2017 Where:
Greenwich,   London      SE10
Category: Theatre
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Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd June to 8th July 2017
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
 
 
 
Nuclear WarNuclear WarNuclear WarKnown for plays such as Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Carmen Disruption, Herons and Birdland, prolific playwright Simon Stephens now presents Nuclear War ...28th April 20176th May 2017 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W
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Nuclear War
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th April to 6th May 2017
Sloane Square, SW1W
Known for plays such as Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Carmen Disruption, Herons and Birdland, prolific playwright Simon Stephens now presents Nuclear War ...More
 
 
 
Oliver TwistOliver TwistOliver TwistAnya Reiss has adapted Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist for this year's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre season, creating a production especially for children. Little ones aged ...17th July 20175th August 2017 Where:
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park,   Inner Circle, Regent's Park      NW1
Category: Theatre
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Oliver Twist
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th July to 5th August 2017
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, NW1
Anya Reiss has adapted Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist for this year's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre season, creating a production especially for children. Little ones aged ...More
 
 
 
Paul Auster's City Of GlassPaul Auster's City Of GlassPaul Auster's City Of GlassOne of the great masterpieces of contemporary American fiction, Paul Auster's City of Glasssets out in the guise of a mystery thriller but is really about ...28th April 201713th May 2017 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square, 2 King Street      W6
Category: Theatre
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Paul Auster's City Of Glass
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th April to 13th May 2017
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6
One of the great masterpieces of contemporary American fiction, Paul Auster's City of Glasssets out in the guise of a mystery thriller but is really about ...More
 
 
 
BoudicaBoudicaBoudicaThis September, Shakespeare's Globe hosts the world premiere of Tristan Bernays' brand new play, Boudica. Directed by Eleanor Rhode, the ancient history play tells the story ...8th September 20171st October 2017 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre,   21 New Globe Walk, Bankside      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Boudica
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th September to 1st October 2017
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1
This September, Shakespeare's Globe hosts the world premiere of Tristan Bernays' brand new play, Boudica. Directed by Eleanor Rhode, the ancient history play tells the story ...More
 
 
 
Cardboard Citizens: Home TruthsCardboard Citizens: Home TruthsCardboard Citizens: Home TruthsAward-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens celebrates 25 years of making work with and for homeless people with a season of new work at The Bunker in ...28th April 201713th May 2017 Where:
The Bunker,   53a Southwark Street      SE1
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Cardboard Citizens: Home Truths
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th April to 13th May 2017
53a Southwark Street, SE1
Award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens celebrates 25 years of making work with and for homeless people with a season of new work at The Bunker in ...More
 
 
 
A Tale Of Two CitiesA Tale Of Two CitiesA Tale Of Two CitiesThe second production in this year's Open Air Theatre season, A Tale of Two Cities is a new play by Matthew Dunster adapted from the novel ...7th July 20175th August 2017 Where:
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park,   Inner Circle, Regent's Park      NW1
Category: Theatre
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A Tale Of Two Cities
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th July to 5th August 2017
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, NW1
The second production in this year's Open Air Theatre season, A Tale of Two Cities is a new play by Matthew Dunster adapted from the novel ...More
 
 
 
KillologyKillologyKillologyWelsh playwright Gary Owen addresses the topic of violent computer games with his new play, Killology. The play imagines a controversial new gaming experience in which ...25th May 201724th June 2017 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W
Category: Theatre
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Killology
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th May to 24th June 2017
Sloane Square, SW1W
Welsh playwright Gary Owen addresses the topic of violent computer games with his new play, Killology. The play imagines a controversial new gaming experience in which ...More
 
 
 
While We're HereWhile We're HereWhile We're HereAlice Hamilton directs Barney Norris' moving and melancholic romance about two lovers, Eddie and Carol, whose lives follow different paths until they meet again on a ...28th April 201727th May 2017 Where:
Bush Theatre,   7 Uxbridge Road      W12
Category: Theatre
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While We're Here
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th April to 27th May 2017
7 Uxbridge Road, W12
Alice Hamilton directs Barney Norris' moving and melancholic romance about two lovers, Eddie and Carol, whose lives follow different paths until they meet again on a ...More
 
 
 
ObsessionObsessionObsessionRenowned director Ivo van Hove takes on Visconti's Obsession this spring, forming one part of a three production Toneelgroep Amsterdam residency at the Barbican. The month-long ...28th April 201720th May 2017 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y
Category: Theatre
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Obsession
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th April to 20th May 2017
Silk Street, EC2Y
Renowned director Ivo van Hove takes on Visconti's Obsession this spring, forming one part of a three production Toneelgroep Amsterdam residency at the Barbican. The month-long ...More
 
 
 
Ramona Tells JimRamona Tells JimRamona Tells JimFifteen years after an ill-fated teenage romance during a school field trip to the Scottish Highlands, Ramona returns the close-knit village to reconnect with Jim and ...20th September 201721st October 2017 Where:
Bush Theatre,   7 Uxbridge Road      W12
Category: Theatre
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Ramona Tells Jim
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th September to 21st October 2017
7 Uxbridge Road, W12
Fifteen years after an ill-fated teenage romance during a school field trip to the Scottish Highlands, Ramona returns the close-knit village to reconnect with Jim and ...More
 
 
 
Judy!Judy!Judy!This May, the Arts Theatre stages Ray Rackham's biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse Judy Garland. Transferring from the Southwark Playhouse ...16th May 201717th June 2017 Where:
Arts Theatre,   6-7 Great Newport Street      WC2H
Category: Theatre
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Judy!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th May to 17th June 2017
6-7 Great Newport Street, WC2H
This May, the Arts Theatre stages Ray Rackham's biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse Judy Garland. Transferring from the Southwark Playhouse ...More
 
 
 
Anatomy Of A SuicideAnatomy Of A SuicideAnatomy Of A SuicideWriter Alice Birch - known for Revolt, She said. Revolt again, We Want You To Watch and Little on the Inside - collaborates with director Katie ...3rd June 20178th July 2017 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W
Category: Theatre
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Anatomy Of A Suicide
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd June to 8th July 2017
Sloane Square, SW1W
Writer Alice Birch - known for Revolt, She said. Revolt again, We Want You To Watch and Little on the Inside - collaborates with director Katie ...More
 
 
 
CarouselCarouselCarouselAlfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins perform together for the first time in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical ...28th April 201713th May 2017 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N
Category: Theatre
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Carousel
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th April to 13th May 2017
St Martin's Lane, WC2N
Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins perform together for the first time in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical ...More
 
 
 
Jesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ SuperstarTim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical returns to the Open Air Theatre once again this year, concluding the 2017 season. "A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly ...11th August 201716th September 2017 Where:
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park,   Inner Circle, Regent's Park      NW1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jesus Christ Superstar
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th August to 16th September 2017
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, NW1
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical returns to the Open Air Theatre once again this year, concluding the 2017 season. "A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly ...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 ...28th April 20183rd June 2018 Where:
The Bridge Theatre,   One Tower Bridge      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Nightfall
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th April to 3rd June 2018
One Tower Bridge, 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
 
 
 
HirHirHirNadia Fall directs Taylor Mac's sly and subversive comedy about the blurred lines between masculinity and femininity. Set in a mid-West American home, Hir centres on ...15th June 201722nd July 2017 Where:
Bush Theatre,   7 Uxbridge Road      W12
Category: Theatre
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Hir
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th June to 22nd July 2017
7 Uxbridge Road, W12
Nadia Fall directs Taylor Mac's sly and subversive comedy about the blurred lines between masculinity and femininity. Set in a mid-West American home, Hir centres on ...More
 
 
 
Sarah and Duck's Big Top BirthdaySarah and Duck's Big Top BirthdaySarah and Duck's Big Top BirthdayFavourite characters from the BAFTA Award-winning CBeebies TV show come to life through puppetry and interactive theatre when Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday makes its ...29th April 201714th May 2017 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre,   240 The Broadway      SW19
Category: Theatre
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Sarah and Duck's Big Top Birthday
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th April to 14th May 2017
240 The Broadway, SW19
Favourite characters from the BAFTA Award-winning CBeebies TV show come to life through puppetry and interactive theatre when Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday makes its ...More
 
 
 
Ugly Lies The BoneUgly Lies The BoneUgly Lies The BoneIndhu Rubasingham directs the UK premiere staging of award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino's brutally funny drama about an Afghanistan war veteran, who returns home to Florida ...9th May 20171st April 2017 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Ugly Lies The Bone
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd February to 1st April 2017
South Bank, SE1
Indhu Rubasingham directs the UK premiere staging of award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino's brutally funny drama about an Afghanistan war veteran, who returns home to Florida ...More
 
 
 
Of Kith And KinOf Kith And KinOf Kith And KinChris Thompson's timely comedy about modern parenthood concerns gay couple Daniel and Oliver, who plans to have a baby with their best friend Priya acting as ...18th October 201725th November 2017 Where:
Bush Theatre,   7 Uxbridge Road      W12
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Of Kith And Kin
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th October to 25th November 2017
7 Uxbridge Road, W12
Chris Thompson's timely comedy about modern parenthood concerns gay couple Daniel and Oliver, who plans to have a baby with their best friend Priya acting as ...More
 
 
 
Gangsta GrannyGangsta GrannyGangsta GrannyNeil Foster adapts the popular children's book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams for the stage in 2017. Transferring to the Garrick Theatre for a limited summer ...26th July 20173rd September 2017 Where:
Garrick Theatre,   2 Charing Cross Road      WC2H
Category: Theatre
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Gangsta Granny
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th July to 3rd September 2017
2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H
Neil Foster adapts the popular children's book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams for the stage in 2017. Transferring to the Garrick Theatre for a limited summer ...More
 
 
 
 
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