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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 ...18th December 201710th 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 Christmas CarolA Christmas CarolA Christmas CarolRhys Ifans plays penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge in Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic at the Old Vic. In this joyous new adaptation by ...18th December 201720th January 2018 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut SE1
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A Christmas Carol
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 18th November 2017 to 20th January 2018
103 The Cut, SE1
Rhys Ifans plays penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge in Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic at the Old Vic. In this joyous new adaptation by ...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 Woman Of No ImportanceA Woman Of No ImportanceA Woman Of No ImportanceDirector Dominic Dromgoole launches his year-long Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville with A Woman of No Importance, the first production from Classic Spring, the new ...18th December 201730th December 2017 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand WC2R
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A Woman Of No Importance
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 6th October to 30th December 2017
404 Strand, WC2R
Director Dominic Dromgoole launches his year-long Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville with A Woman of No Importance, the first production from Classic Spring, the new ...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 ...18th December 20172nd 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
Aladdin, Richmond TheatreAladdin, Richmond TheatreAladdin, Richmond TheatrePanto legend Christopher Biggins plays Aladdin's mother Widow Twankey in this year's panto at Richmond Theatre. Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking ...18th December 201714th January 2018 Where:
Richmond Theatre, The Green, Surrey TW9
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Aladdin, Richmond Theatre
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 9th December 2017 to 14th January 2018
The Green, Surrey, TW9
Panto legend Christopher Biggins plays Aladdin's mother Widow Twankey in this year's panto at Richmond Theatre. Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking ...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 ...11th 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 ...11th 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 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 ...18th December 201728th 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, ...18th December 201718th 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
Barber Shop ChroniclesBarber Shop ChroniclesBarber Shop ChroniclesFollowing a hugely successful opening at the Dorfman Theatre in June, the Barber Shop Chronicles returns to the National Theatre as part of its autumn season. ...18th December 20179th January 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank SE1
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Barber Shop Chronicles
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 20th November 2017 to 9th January 2018
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1
Following a hugely successful opening at the Dorfman Theatre in June, the Barber Shop Chronicles returns to the National Theatre as part of its autumn season. ...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 ...15th 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 ...18th December 20173rd 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
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
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
Christmas in Leicester SquareChristmas in Leicester SquareChristmas in Leicester SquareA new place to get in the festive spirit, Christmas in Leicester Square returns for a second year in 2017, bringing a Santa's grotto, traditional Christmas ...18th December 20176th January 2018 Where:
Leicester Square, Leicester Square WC2H
Category: Theatre
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Christmas in Leicester Square
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 10th November 2017 to 6th January 2018
Leicester Square, WC2H
A new place to get in the festive spirit, Christmas in Leicester Square returns for a second year in 2017, bringing a Santa's grotto, traditional Christmas ...More
Cinderella at Hackney EmpireCinderella at Hackney EmpireCinderella at Hackney EmpireThis Christmas, Harlem meets Hackney in the classic rags to riches tale of Cinderella.West End performer Aisha Jawando (most recently seen as Martha Reeves inMotown the ...18th December 201731st December 2017 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street E8
Category: Theatre
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Cinderella at Hackney Empire
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 18th November - 31st December 2017
291 Mare Street, E8
This Christmas, Harlem meets Hackney in the classic rags to riches tale of Cinderella.West End performer Aisha Jawando (most recently seen as Martha Reeves inMotown the ...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, ...7th 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
Dick WhittingtonDick WhittingtonDick WhittingtonAfter staging Cinderella (the first pantomime at the theatre for 29 years) last Christmas, the London Palladium now presents another pantomime with a new production of ...19th December 201714th January 2018 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street W1F
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Dick Whittington
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 9th December 2017 to 14th January 2018
8 Argyll Street, W1F
After staging Cinderella (the first pantomime at the theatre for 29 years) last Christmas, the London Palladium now presents another pantomime with a new production of ...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 ...18th December 201710th 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
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 ...18th December 201721st April 2018 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue W1D
Category: Theatre
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 6th November 2017 to 21st April 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 KingThis July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira ...1st July 20181st August 2018 Where:
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank SE1
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Exit the King
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 1st July to 1st August 2018
South Bank, South Bank, SE1
This July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira ...More
Fanny & AlexanderFanny & AlexanderDownton Abbey's Penelope Wilton plays Mrs Helena Ekdahl in Fanny & Alexander, adapted from Ingmar Bergman's 1982 film by Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster and ...21st February 201814th April 2018 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut SE1
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Fanny & Alexander
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 21st February to 14th April 2018
103 The Cut, SE1
Downton Abbey's Penelope Wilton plays Mrs Helena Ekdahl in Fanny & Alexander, adapted from Ingmar Bergman's 1982 film by Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster and ...More
Five Guys Named MoeFive Guys Named MoeFive Guys Named MoeClarke Peters directs a brand new production of Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, in a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, designed ...18th December 201717th February 2018 Where:
Marble Arch Theatre, Marble Arch W1C
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Five Guys Named Moe
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 29th August 2017 to 17th February 2018
Marble Arch, W1C
Clarke Peters directs a brand new production of Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, in a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, designed ...More
FolliesFolliesFolliesImelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical featuring a cast ...18th December 20173rd January 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, South Bank SE1
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Follies
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 22nd August 2017 to 3rd January 2018
South Bank, SE1
Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical featuring a cast ...More
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