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The Bleeding Heart BallThe Bleeding Heart BallThis February, Gypsy Disco and Shotgun Carousel, two top immersive event organisers, have partnered to present The Bleeding Heart Ball. Part of this year's Vault Festival, ...16th February 201817th February 2018 Where:
The Vaults, Arch 233, † 10 Leake Street† † † SE1
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The Bleeding Heart Ball
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: Saturday 17th February 2018
10 Leake Street, SE1
This February, Gypsy Disco and Shotgun Carousel, two top immersive event organisers, have partnered to present The Bleeding Heart Ball. Part of this year's Vault Festival, ...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
Smile Upon Us, LordSmile Upon Us, LordSmile Upon Us, LordStarring a 40-plus cast, Smile Upon Us, Lord is staged at the Barbican by Russia's Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, led by esteemed Artistic Director Rimas Tuminas ...28th February 20183rd March 2018 Where:
Barbican Centre, † Silk Street† † † EC2Y
Category: Theatre
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Smile Upon Us, Lord
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th Feb, 1st Mar, 2nd Mar and 3rd Mar 2018
Silk Street, EC2Y
Starring a 40-plus cast, Smile Upon Us, Lord is staged at the Barbican by Russia's Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, led by esteemed Artistic Director Rimas Tuminas ...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 DivideThe DivideBrother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world ...1st February 201810th February 2018 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, † 103 The Cut† † † SE1
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The Divide
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st to 10th February 2018
103 The Cut, SE1
Brother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world ...More
Zippos: Cirque Berserk!Zippos: Cirque Berserk!Zippos: Cirque Berserk!With jaw-dropping stunts, tricks and contemporary artistry, Cirque Berserk! is back with its most famous - and most dangerous - act, the legendary 'Globe of Death'. ...5th February 201817th February 2018 Where:
Peacock Theatre, † Portugal Street† † † WC2A
Category: Theatre
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Zippos: Cirque Berserk!
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th to 17th February 2018
Portugal Street, WC2A
With jaw-dropping stunts, tricks and contemporary artistry, Cirque Berserk! is back with its most famous - and most dangerous - act, the legendary 'Globe of Death'. ...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
Category: Theatre
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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
One Duck DownOne Duck DownOne Duck DownFacePlant Theatre present a physical theatre and clowning production based on the true tale that saw 7,000 Rubber Ducks cast adrift in a mighty storm. The ...3rd February 201819th February 2018 Where:
The Vaults, Arch 233, † 10 Leake Street† † † SE1
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One Duck Down
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 3rd February - 19th February 2018
10 Leake Street, SE1
FacePlant Theatre present a physical theatre and clowning production based on the true tale that saw 7,000 Rubber Ducks cast adrift in a mighty storm. The ...More
So Many ReasonsSo Many ReasonsSo Many ReasonsFuel presents a collaboration between writer Racheal Ofori and performer Heather Agyepong, exploring the unique influence mothers have on how we understand the world, telling the ...16th January 20183rd February 2018 Where:
Camden People's Theatre, † 58-60 Hampstead Road† † † NW1
Category: Theatre
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So Many Reasons
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 16th January to 3rd February 2018
58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1
Fuel presents a collaboration between writer Racheal Ofori and performer Heather Agyepong, exploring the unique influence mothers have on how we understand the world, telling the ...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
The EncounterThe EncounterThe EncounterFirst performed here at the Barbican in 2016 and following a hit Broadway run and international tour, The Encounter, by Complicite Theatre Company returns this spring. ...14th April 20185th May 2018 Where:
Barbican Centre, † Silk Street† † † EC2Y
Category: Theatre
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The Encounter
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th April to 5th May 2018
Silk Street, EC2Y
First performed here at the Barbican in 2016 and following a hit Broadway run and international tour, The Encounter, by Complicite Theatre Company returns this spring. ...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
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992Obie Award-winning writer and performer Anna Deavere Smith relives the summer of 1992 for verbatim theatre piece Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Staged at the Gate Theatre, ...16th January 20183rd February 2018 Where:
Gate Theatre, † 11 Pembridge Road† † † W11
Category: Theatre
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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th January to 3rd February 2018
11 Pembridge Road, W11
Obie Award-winning writer and performer Anna Deavere Smith relives the summer of 1992 for verbatim theatre piece Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Staged at the Gate Theatre, ...More
Things I Know To Be TrueThings I Know To Be TrueThings I Know To Be TrueA hit here at the Lyric two years ago and now on a second UK tour, Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True is brought ...16th January 20183rd February 2018 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith, † Lyric Square, 2 King Street† † † W6
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Things I Know To Be True
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th January to 3rd February 2018
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6
A hit here at the Lyric two years ago and now on a second UK tour, Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True is brought ...More
JubileeJubileeJubileeChris Goode's stage adaptation of Jubilee transfers from Manchester to London this February with a run at Lyric Hammersmith. A new take on Derek Jarman's cult ...15th February 201810th March 2018 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith, † Lyric Square, 2 King Street† † † W6
Category: Theatre
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Jubilee
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 15th February to 10th March 2018
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6
Chris Goode's stage adaptation of Jubilee transfers from Manchester to London this February with a run at Lyric Hammersmith. A new take on Derek Jarman's cult ...More
London International Mime Festival 2018London International Mime Festival 2018London International Mime Festival 2018Dialogue is minimal at the London International Mime Festival. Taking place at some of the city's best arts venues, from Shoreditch Town Hall to Soho Theatre, ...16th January 20183rd February 2018 Where:
Various Venues London, † London† † † WC2N
Category: Theatre
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London International Mime Festival 2018
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 10th January to 3rd February 2018
London, WC2N
Dialogue is minimal at the London International Mime Festival. Taking place at some of the city's best arts venues, from Shoreditch Town Hall to Soho Theatre, ...More
Strangers In BetweenStrangers In BetweenStrangers In BetweenA West End transfer for the King's Head Theatre's staging of Tommy Murphy's warmhearted Australian drama about a troubled gay man, who runs away from his ...16th January 20183rd February 2018 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, † 14 Whitehall† † † SW1A
Category: Theatre
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Strangers In Between
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 10th January to 3rd February 2018
14 Whitehall, SW1A
A West End transfer for the King's Head Theatre's staging of Tommy Murphy's warmhearted Australian drama about a troubled gay man, who runs away from his ...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 ...16th January 201817th February 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1
Category: Theatre
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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
The Brothers SizeThe Brothers SizeThe Brothers SizeBijan Sheibani directs the long-awaited revival of this deeply moving fable about the rarely spoken bond between brothers by Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight Tarell Alvin McCraney. ...19th January 201814th February 2018 Where:
The Young Vic, † 66 The Cut† † † SE1
Category: Theatre
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The Brothers Size
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 19th January to 14th February 2018
66 The Cut, SE1
Bijan Sheibani directs the long-awaited revival of this deeply moving fable about the rarely spoken bond between brothers by Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight Tarell Alvin McCraney. ...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 ...17th 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
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 nearly ...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 nearly ...More
The Open HouseThe Open HouseThe Open HouseFormer Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael Boyd directs Will Eno's drama about a strained family relationship and a missing dog. The Open House ...18th January 201817th February 2018 Where:
The Print Room at the Coronet, † 103 Notting Hill Gate† † † W11
Category: Theatre
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The Open House
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 18th January to 17th February 2018
103 Notting Hill Gate, W11
Former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael Boyd directs Will Eno's drama about a strained family relationship and a missing dog. The Open House ...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
PressurePressurePressureJohn Dove directs David Haig, Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers in the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of Haig's wartime drama about ...28th March 201828th April 2018 Where:
Park Theatre, † 11 Clifton Terrace† † † N4
Category: Theatre
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Pressure
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March to 28th April 2018
11 Clifton Terrace, N4
John Dove directs David Haig, Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers in the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of Haig's wartime drama about ...More
The 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
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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's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King. On the back of his ...More
All Or Nothing - The Mod MusicalAll Or Nothing - The Mod MusicalAll Or Nothing - The Mod MusicalBased on the story of Small Faces, one of the most acclaimed mod groups, All or Nothing - The Mod Musical comes to the Arts Theatre ...6th February 201811th March 2018 Where:
Arts Theatre, † 6-7 Great Newport Street† † † WC2H
Category: Theatre
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All Or Nothing - The Mod Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 6th February to 11th March 2018
6-7 Great Newport Street, WC2H
Based on the story of Small Faces, one of the most acclaimed mod groups, All or Nothing - The Mod Musical comes to the Arts Theatre ...More
Roundhouse CircusFestRoundhouse CircusFestRoundhouse CircusFestIn the 250th anniversary year of the invention of modern circus, CircusFest is back at the Roundhouse in 2018. With more than three weeks of international ...3rd April 20186th May 2018 Where:
Roundhouse, † Chalk Farm Road† † † NW1
Category: Theatre
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Roundhouse CircusFest
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 3rd April to 6th May 2018
Chalk Farm Road, NW1
In the 250th anniversary year of the invention of modern circus, CircusFest is back at the Roundhouse in 2018. With more than three weeks of international ...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, ...16th January 201811th February 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, † Kensington Gore† † † SW7
Category: Theatre
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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
The Great WaveThe Great WaveThe Great WaveSet in Japan and North Korea, The Great Wave, Francis Turnly‚€™s epic new thriller about teenage sisters caught in a tsunami is directed by the Tricycle ...10th March 201814th April 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre, † National Theatre, South Bank† † † SE1
Category: Theatre
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The Great Wave
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 10th March to 14th April 2018
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1
Set in Japan and North Korea, The Great Wave, Francis Turnly‚€™s epic new thriller about teenage sisters caught in a tsunami is directed by the Tricycle ...More
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