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Shipwright Yard, London, SE1 2TF

Upcoming Highlights

  • Promises, Promises

    Now Showing

  • The Life

    Booking until Apr 29

  • The Cardinal

    Booking until May 27

  • Lie of the Mind

    Opens May 03

  • Working: A Musical

    Opens Jun 02

Promises, Promises

Open Run

Following a recent spate of Burt Bacharach shows lighting up the West End this year, the legendary composer's classic musical Promises, Promises finally makes a welcome return to London for the first time since 1969. Based on Billy Wilder's 1960 movie The Apartment starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley McClaine, the musical adaptation features a Grammy Award-winning score, with the showstopping "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" later being recorded by soul star Dionne Warwick.

The Life

Until April 29, 2017

A London premiere direct from New York, Cy Coleman's acclaimed musical about the seedy underbelly of the city's 42nd street comes to the Southwark Playhouse, in time for its 20th anniversary in March 2017. Starring Sharon D.Clarke who has appeared in Ghost: The Musical and We Will Rock You as Killer Queen, she takes on the role of an ageing prostitute who helps a younger associate escape her abusive lover and drug addiction. The Life also stars Cornell S. John as pimp Memphis, and helmed by Michael Blakemore, the original Broadway director!

The Cardinal

Until May 27, 2017

One of the last plays staged in London before Oliver Cromwell put the kibosh on theatre in 1641, James Shirley's political drama stars Stephen Boxer when it comes to Southwark Playhouse in the spring. Celebrated for its witty and fast-paced dialogue that has inspired generations of future playwrights, this is one of the more remarkable insights into courtly intrigue by a shadowy figure with secrets of his own. Frank Underwood would do well to watch his back with this schemer!

Lie of the Mind

May 3-27, 2017

First performed in 1985 during the Reagan era, it seems that Sam Shepard's play is as politically relevant in 2017 Trump's world as it was then. Coming to the Southwark Playhouse this May, Lie Of The Mind will be helmed by James Hillier, making this the third Shepard play to appear in London in recent months, alongside Fool for Love and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, which starred Hollywood actor Ed Harris. Set in a bleak and cold Montana, domestic violence inflicted on a wife by her husband turns one family against the other in an explosive series of events and the tragic aftermath.

Working: A Musical

June 2-July 8, 2017

First staged on Broadway in 1978 and starring Patti LuPone and Rex Everhart, Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso's genre-defining musical is finally making its way to London, nearly 40 years later. Based on the best-selling book by Studs Terkel, "Studs Terkel’Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do", the story and music are adapted by the interviews with the workforce that people generally take for granted in society; housewives, teachers and firemen. This new revision also contains recent numbers written by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda!


Nearby Restaurants

More Bar
0.03 mi away at 5a More Place
Main £13 | Three course meal £22
Brasserie: British Cuisine

The Larder Restaurant at Hilton Tower Bridge
0.04 mi away at 5 More London
Main £17 | Three course meal £32
Hotel Restaurant: European Cuisine

Caf? Rouge - Hays Galleria
0.05 mi away at Hays Galleria
Main £10 | Three course meal £25
Bar & Restaurant: French Cuisine

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Nearby Hotels

0.05 mi away at 5 More London Place, Tooley Street
4 Star, Prices from £152

0.12 mi away at 17-31 Magdalene Street, London
4 Star, Prices from £160

0.12 mi away at 17-24 Magdalen Street, Camberwell, London
4 Star, Prices from £119

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