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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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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
 
 
 
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 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 London Cabaret Club Twisted Halloween SpecialThe London Cabaret Club Twisted Halloween SpecialThe London Cabaret Club Twisted Halloween SpecialThe London Cabaret Club is putting on a weird and wonderful showcase for the scariest season of the year with a Twisted Halloween Special featuring spine-chilling ...25th October 201827th October 2018 Where:
The Bloomsbury Ballroom,   Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square      WC1B
Category: Theatre
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The London Cabaret Club Twisted Halloween Special
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th, 26th and 27th October 2018
Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, WC1B
The London Cabaret Club is putting on a weird and wonderful showcase for the scariest season of the year with a Twisted Halloween Special featuring spine-chilling ...More
 
 
 
One Duck DownOne Duck DownOne Duck DownWinner of Best Family Show at Vault Festival 2018, One Duck Down tells the true tale (featured on Blue Planet II) that saw 7000 Rubber Ducks ...26th October 201828th October 2018 Where:
Pleasance Theatre,   Carpenter's Mews, North Road      N7
Category: Theatre
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One Duck Down
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th October - 28th October 2018
Carpenter's Mews, North Road, N7
Winner of Best Family Show at Vault Festival 2018, One Duck Down tells the true tale (featured on Blue Planet II) that saw 7000 Rubber Ducks ...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, 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 ...18th 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
 
 
 
Tea Break Theatre: FrankensteinTea Break Theatre: FrankensteinTea Break Theatre: FrankensteinThis winter, the historic Sutton House plays host to Tea Break Theatre's Frankenstein. The thrilling, immersive production is a feminist interpretation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, ...18th October 20183rd November 2018 Where:
Sutton House,   2 & 4 Homerton High Street      E9
Category: Theatre
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Tea Break Theatre: Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th October to 3rd November 2018
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9
This winter, the historic Sutton House plays host to Tea Break Theatre's Frankenstein. The thrilling, immersive production is a feminist interpretation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, ...More
 
 
 
Cirque Du Soleil: TotemCirque Du Soleil: TotemCirque Du Soleil: TotemFollowing a successful run back in 2011, Cirque du Soleil's Totem returns to the Royal Albert Hall once again in 2019. The production will see the ...12th January 20199th February 2019 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore    South Kensington  SW7
Category: Theatre
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Cirque Du Soleil: Totem
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th January to 9th February 2019
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7
Following a successful run back in 2011, Cirque du Soleil's Totem returns to the Royal Albert Hall once again in 2019. The production will see the ...More
 
 
 
othellomacbethothellomacbethothellomacbethTwo of Shakespeare's most famous stories are uniquely told from the point of view of the female characters in othellomacbeth at Lyric Hammersmith. These two iconic ...18th October 20183rd November 2018 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square, 2 King Street      W6
Category: Theatre
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othellomacbeth
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th October to 3rd November 2018
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6
Two of Shakespeare's most famous stories are uniquely told from the point of view of the female characters in othellomacbeth at Lyric Hammersmith. These two iconic ...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
 
 
 
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 ...18th October 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 ...18th 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
 
 
 
I and You: Hampstead TheatreI and You: Hampstead TheatreI and You: Hampstead TheatreWritten by 35-year-old American writer Lauren Gunderson, "the most popular playwright in America today" (The Guardian, quoting American Theatre magazine), I and You is a "perky ...18th October 201824th November 2018 Where:
Hampstead Theatre,   Eton Avenue      NW3
Category: Theatre
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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 writer Lauren Gunderson, "the most popular playwright in America today" (The Guardian, quoting American Theatre magazine), I and You is a "perky ...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 ...18th October 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
 
 
 
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 ...18th October 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
 
 
 
Aladdin at Hackney EmpireAladdin at Hackney EmpireAladdin at Hackney EmpireSusie McKenna has written and directed pantomimes for Hackney Empire for 20 years and marks two decades with a new staging of Aladdin. Olivier Award-winning Grande ...24th November 20186th January 2019 Where:
Hackney Empire,   291 Mare Street      E8
Category: Theatre
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Aladdin at Hackney Empire
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th November 2018 to 6th January 2019
291 Mare Street, E8
Susie McKenna has written and directed pantomimes for Hackney Empire for 20 years and marks two decades with a new staging of Aladdin. Olivier Award-winning Grande ...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 ...18th October 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
 
 
 
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 ...18th October 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 ...18th October 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
 
 
 
The SnowmanThe SnowmanThe SnowmanBill Alexander directs Birmingham Repertory Theatre's musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs' children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend. This staging ...22nd November 20186th January 2019 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A
Category: Theatre
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The Snowman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2018 to 6th January 2019
Portugal Street, WC2A
Bill Alexander directs Birmingham Repertory Theatre's musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs' children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend. This staging ...More
 
 
 
Dick WhittingtonDick WhittingtonDick WhittingtonFor its 10th anniversary pantomime production Lyric Hammersmith stages an all-singing, all-dancing version of Dick Whittington with villainous baddies and heroic goodies plus a little bit ...17th November 20186th January 2019 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square, 2 King Street      W6
Category: Theatre
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Dick Whittington
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th November 2018 to 6th January 2019
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6
For its 10th anniversary pantomime production Lyric Hammersmith stages an all-singing, all-dancing version of Dick Whittington with villainous baddies and heroic goodies plus a little bit ...More
 
 
 
A Christmas CarolA Christmas CarolMatthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic, which has been adapted from the stage by Jack Thorne, returns to the Old Vic for the festive ...27th November 201819th January 2019 Where:
Old Vic Theatre,   103 The Cut      SE1
Category: Theatre
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A Christmas Carol
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th November 2018 to 19th January 2019
103 The Cut, SE1
Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic, which has been adapted from the stage by Jack Thorne, returns to the Old Vic for the festive ...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 ...18th October 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
 
 
 
White TeethWhite 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
The Height of the StormThe Height of the StormThe Height of the StormJonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins share the stage for the first time as the lovebirds in emotional turmoil in The Height of the Storm. Written ...18th October 20181st December 2018 Where:
Wyndham's Theatre,   Charing Cross Road      WC2H
Category: Theatre
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The Height of the Storm
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd October to 1st December 2018
Charing Cross Road, WC2H
Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins share the stage for the first time as the lovebirds in emotional turmoil in The Height of the Storm. Written ...More
 
 
 
 
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