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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
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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
 
 
 
Guys and DollsGuys and DollsGuys and DollsAdrian Lester, Jason Manford and Clive Rowe - reprising his Olivier Award-winning role - star in a semi-staged version of the classic musical comedy, Guys and ...19th October 201820th October 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7
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Guys and Dolls
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October 2018
Kensington Gore, SW7
Adrian Lester, Jason Manford and Clive Rowe - reprising his Olivier Award-winning role - star in a semi-staged version of the classic musical comedy, Guys and ...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 League Of Gentlemen Live Again!The League Of Gentlemen Live Again!Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark, unhinged characters from the popular BBC television series to the stage. The critically acclaimed ...26th September 201829th September 2018 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo,   45 Queen Caroline Street      W6
Category: Theatre
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The League Of Gentlemen Live Again!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th, 28th and 29th September 2018
45 Queen Caroline Street, W6
Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark, unhinged characters from the popular BBC television series to the stage. The critically acclaimed ...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
 
 
 
I'm A Phoenix, BitchI'm A Phoenix, BitchBryony Kimmings, the searingly honest performance artist who has talked about mental illness, cancer and STIs in her Edinburgh Fringe shows is returning to the London ...3rd October 201820th October 2018 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11
Category: Theatre
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I'm A Phoenix, Bitch
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd to 20th October 2018
Lavender Hill, SW11
Bryony Kimmings, the searingly honest performance artist who has talked about mental illness, cancer and STIs in her Edinburgh Fringe shows is returning to the London ...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 ...24th September 201829th September 2018 Where:
Jermyn Street Theatre,   16B Jermyn Street      SW1Y
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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
 
 
 
The VillageThe VillageThe VillageNewly appointed artistic director of the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nadia Fall, starts her tenure by directing The Village, a new version of Lope de Vega's ...24th September 20186th October 2018 Where:
Theatre Royal Stratford East,   Gerry Raffles Square      E15
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The Village
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th September to 6th October 2018
Gerry Raffles Square, E15
Newly appointed artistic director of the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nadia Fall, starts her tenure by directing The Village, a new version of Lope de Vega's ...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
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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
 
 
 
Holy Sh!tHoly Sh!tFor the opening production of the Kiln Theatre (the newly refurbished replacement for the Tricycle Theatre) Indhu Rubasingham directs the premiere of Holy Sh!t, a dark ...24th September 20186th October 2018 Where:
Kiln Theatre (formerly Tricycle Theatre),   269 Kilburn High Road      NW6
Category: Theatre
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Holy Sh!t
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September to 6th October 2018
269 Kilburn High Road, NW6
For the opening production of the Kiln Theatre (the newly refurbished replacement for the Tricycle Theatre) Indhu Rubasingham directs the premiere of Holy Sh!t, a dark ...More
 
 
 
James Graham's SketchingJames Graham's SketchingJames Graham's SketchingHe's one of the hottest playwrights in London right now - three of his plays (Ink, Labour of Love and Quiz) have been staged in the ...26th September 201828th October 2018 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street      E1
Category: Theatre
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James Graham's Sketching
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th September to 28th October 2018
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1
He's one of the hottest playwrights in London right now - three of his plays (Ink, Labour of Love and Quiz) have been staged in the ...More
 
 
 
Wise ChildrenWise ChildrenEmma Rice launches her new theatre company by directing and adapting Angela Carter's evocative final novel, Wise Children, which charts the trials and tribulations of septuagenarian ...8th October 201810th November 2018 Where:
Old Vic Theatre,   103 The Cut      SE1
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Wise Children
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th October to 10th November 2018
103 The Cut, SE1
Emma Rice launches her new theatre company by directing and adapting Angela Carter's evocative final novel, Wise Children, which charts the trials and tribulations of septuagenarian ...More
 
 
 
Pinter At The Pinter: The Lover / The CollectionPinter At The Pinter: The Lover / The CollectionPinter At The Pinter: The Lover / The CollectionPart two of The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays brings a bruising double-bill of comedies starring John Macmillan, Hayley Squires, David Suchet ...24th September 201820th October 2018 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre,   6 Panton Street      SW1Y
Category: Theatre
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Pinter At The Pinter: The Lover / The Collection
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th September to 20th October 2018
6 Panton Street, SW1Y
Part two of The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays brings a bruising double-bill of comedies starring John Macmillan, Hayley Squires, David Suchet ...More
 
 
 
I and You: Hampstead TheatreI and You: Hampstead TheatreI and You: Hampstead TheatreWritten by 35-year-old American writerLauren Gunderson, "the most popular playwright in America today" (The Guardian, quoting American Theatre magazine), I and You is a "perky two-character ...18th October 201824th November 2018 Where:
Hampstead Theatre,   Eton Avenue      NW3
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I and You: Hampstead Theatre
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th October to 24th November 2018
Eton Avenue, NW3
Written by 35-year-old American writerLauren Gunderson, "the most popular playwright in America today" (The Guardian, quoting American Theatre magazine), I and You is a "perky two-character ...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 ...24th September 201830th September 2018 Where:
Underbelly Festival,   Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road      SE1
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
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
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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
 
 
 
MistyMistyFollowing its sold-out run at the Bush Theatre, Arinze Kene stars in his own lyrical journey through the pulsating heart and underground soul of inner city ...24th September 201820th October 2018 Where:
Trafalgar Studios,   14 Whitehall      SW1A
Category: Theatre
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Misty
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th September to 20th October 2018
14 Whitehall, SW1A
Following its sold-out run at the Bush Theatre, Arinze Kene stars in his own lyrical journey through the pulsating heart and underground soul of inner city ...More
 
 
 
An AdventureAn AdventureAn AdventureRenowned for his BAFTA Award-winning BBC drama Murdered by My Father and the critically acclaimed True Brits, Vinay Patel returns to the Bush Theatre with An ...24th 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 BAFTA Award-winning BBC drama Murdered by My Father and the critically acclaimed True Brits, Vinay Patel returns to the Bush Theatre with An ...More
 
 
 
The HumansThe HumansThe UK premiere of Stephen Karam's "blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play" (The New York Times), The Humans, is at the Hampstead Theatre in ...24th September 201813th October 2018 Where:
Hampstead Theatre,   Eton Avenue      NW3
Category: Theatre
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The Humans
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th August to 13th October 2018
Eton Avenue, NW3
The UK premiere of Stephen Karam's "blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play" (The New York Times), The Humans, is at the Hampstead Theatre in ...More
 
 
 
Pinter At The Pinter: One For The Road / The New World Order / Mountain Language / Ashes To AshesPinter At The Pinter: One For The Road / The New World Order / Mountain Language / Ashes To AshesPinter At The Pinter: One For The Road / The New World Order / Mountain Language / Ashes To AshesThe Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays - features all Pinter's short plays as well as some of his poems and sketches at ...25th September 201820th October 2018 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre,   6 Panton Street      SW1Y
Category: Theatre
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Pinter At The Pinter: One For The Road / The New World Order / Mountain Language / Ashes To Ashes
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September to 20th October 2018
6 Panton Street, SW1Y
The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays - features all Pinter's short plays as well as some of his poems and sketches at ...More
 
 
 
Pinter At The Pinter: Landscape / A Kind Of Alaska / MonologuePinter At The Pinter: Landscape / A Kind Of Alaska / MonologuePinter At The Pinter: Landscape / A Kind Of Alaska / MonologueLee Evans comes out of retirement to perform in the third instalment of The Jamie Lloyd Company's Pinter at the Pinter season, presenting a series of ...25th October 20188th December 2018 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre,   6 Panton Street      SW1Y
Category: Theatre
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Pinter At The Pinter: Landscape / A Kind Of Alaska / Monologue
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th October to 8th December 2018
6 Panton Street, SW1Y
Lee Evans comes out of retirement to perform in the third instalment of The Jamie Lloyd Company's Pinter at the Pinter season, presenting a series of ...More
 
 
 
The WoodsThe WoodsLesley Sharp, Finn Bennett and Tom Mothersdale star in Robert Alan Evans's drama set deep in the woods. The story is "somewhere between a dark fever ...24th September 201820th October 2018 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W
Category: Theatre
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The Woods
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September to 20th October 2018
Sloane Square, SW1W
Lesley Sharp, Finn Bennett and Tom Mothersdale star in Robert Alan Evans's drama set deep in the woods. The story is "somewhere between a dark fever ...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 ...24th September 201830th September 2018 Where:
Underbelly Festival,   Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road      SE1
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
White TeethWhite TeethFor its second production since taking over from the Tricycle, Kiln Theatre presents the world premiere of Stephen Sharkey's stage adaptation of Zadie Smith's breakthrough novel. ...26th October 201822nd December 2018 Where:
Kiln Theatre (formerly Tricycle Theatre),   269 Kilburn High Road      NW6
Category: Theatre
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White Teeth
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th October to 22nd December 2018
269 Kilburn High Road, NW6
For its second production since taking over from the Tricycle, Kiln Theatre presents the world premiere of Stephen Sharkey's stage adaptation of Zadie Smith's breakthrough novel. ...More
 
 
 
Measure for MeasureMeasure for MeasureMeasure for MeasureBringing gender fluidity to the West End, Josie Rourke's adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure sees Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden alternate the roles of powerful ...28th September 201824th November 2018 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse,   41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials      WC2H
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Measure for Measure
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September to 24th November 2018
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H
Bringing gender fluidity to the West End, Josie Rourke's adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure sees Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden alternate the roles of powerful ...More
 
 
 
War HorseWar HorseWar HorseThis moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...8th November 20185th January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank    Covent Garden  SE1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
South Bank, Covent Garden, London SE1
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...More
 
 
 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhen We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhen We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherCate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's powerful new play, When We Have ...4th January 20194th March 2019 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank, South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th January to 4th March 2019
South Bank, South Bank, SE1
Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's powerful new play, When We Have ...More
 
 
 
Nine NightNine NightNine NightFollowing a smash hit sold-out run at the National Theatre, Nine Night, Natasha Gordon's "remarkable debut play" (Evening Standard) transfers to Trafalgar Studios in the West ...1st December 20189th February 2019 Where:
Trafalgar Studios,   14 Whitehall      SW1A
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nine Night
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st December 2018 to 9th February 2019
14 Whitehall, SW1A
Following a smash hit sold-out run at the National Theatre, Nine Night, Natasha Gordon's "remarkable debut play" (Evening Standard) transfers to Trafalgar Studios in the West ...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 ...24th September 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
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