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Plays in July

Equus

Trafalgar Studios 1 Until Sep 7, 2019

You will not see a better production of this masterpiece

Equus, Trafalgar Studios 1, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Hot off the back of a five-star run at Theatre Royal Stratford East and a subsequent U.K tour, Trafalgar Studios will host the West End premiere of Ned Bennet's stunning revival of Peter Schaffer's 1973...

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre Until Oct 27, 2019

Immaculately staged... roused even a staid matinee audience to hysterics

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Following a 21-date national tour around the UK and huge popularity at Trafalgar Studios, Mischief Theatre's Olivier-winning comedy continues to play at the Duchess Theatre due to huge demand. After benefiting...

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The End of History

Royal Court Theatre Until Aug 10, 2019

[A] clever, intriguing production

The End of History, Royal Court Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

From the minds behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes a brand new domestic drama, where the intricacy's of familial relationships come under the microscope. Playwright Jack Thorne leaves the world...

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Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Open Run

"Lucy Bailey's production of Agatha Christie's ingenious courtroom drama fits perfectly in this debating chamber"

Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Head into the surrounds of the Grand Chamber of London County Hall for this innovative staging of Agatha Christie's dazzling play that casts you as the jury in the case of the Crown versus Leonard Vole....

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The Night Of The Iguana

Noel Coward Theatre Until Sep 28, 2019

its core message - that kindness and dignity matter, even to lost souls - feels pretty refreshing right now

The Night Of The Iguana, Noel Coward Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

After nearly 19 years, the West End welcomes back Golden Globe and Bafta award-winning Clive Owen as he takes on the role of disgraced priest and second rate Mexican tour guide in this major revival of...

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The Starry Messenger

Wyndhams Theatre Until Aug 10, 2019

Kenneth Lonergan's tale of astronomy and midlife misery makes fine use of an A-list cast

The Starry Messenger, Wyndhams Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

Broadway's most radiant leading man will make his West End Debut in this brand new production of Kenneth Lonergan's cosmic play, The Starry Messenger. Starring opposite Downtown Abbey alum Elizabeth McGovern,...

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Criterion Theatre Open Run

It's not what could go wrong; more a question of what could go right!

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Criterion Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Not content with dominating the West End with their mega-hit madcap romp The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre bring us a brand new show, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, dispelling any myths that...

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Rutherford and Son

National Theatre, Lyttelton Until Aug 3, 2019

The entire cast is superb. Roger Allam gives a performance of understated intensity.

Rutherford and Son, National Theatre Lyttelton, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Premiering the same year as the Titanic went down, Githa Sowerby's Rutherford and Son now enjoys a large-scale revival courtesy of Polly Findlay and the National Theatre. Led by Roger Allam as the titular...

The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

Join the millions who have already discovered whodunit, but will not share their secret...

The Mousetrap, St Martins Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap (based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no one was to ever give away...

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The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre Open Run

One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Celebrating 30 years of frightening audiences in the West End, the spine-chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novella The Woman in Black, is set as a play within a play. Elderly Arthur Kipps retells...

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Bitter Wheat

Garrick Theatre Until Sep 21, 2019

John Malkovich brilliantly captures the bluster [and] sexual hubris...of Harvey Weinstein.

Bitter Wheat, Garrick Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

John Malkovich makes his much-anticipated stage return this summer in David Mamet's new play, a searing and satirical black comedy that promises to 'rip the pashmina off the suppurating wound that is showbusiness'....

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Present Laughter

Old Vic Theatre Until Aug 10, 2019

Andrew Scott is dazzling good in an inventive, delightful and surprisingly poignant staging of Noel Coward's comedy

Present Laughter, Old Vic Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Olivier award nominee Andrew Scott returns to the stage this June in the Old Vic's production of Noel Coward's hilarious semi-autobiographical comedy, Present Laughter. Scott will be starring alongside...

The Girl On The Train

Duke of Yorks Theatre Jul 23 - Aug 17, 2019

From start to finish it was gripping and we couldn't wait to take our seats for the second act to find out what happened!

The Girl On The Train, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Rachel Watson longs for a different life - the one she sees between a happy couple she watches on her commute. But when the woman suddenly disappears, Rachel finds herself wondering what lies beneath the...

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The Lehman Trilogy

Piccadilly Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

This real-life drama plays out with poetic intensity

The Lehman Trilogy, Piccadilly Theatre, London

After its sell-out success at the National Theatre last summer, the Sam Mendes helmed The Lehman Trilogy is heading to the West End's Piccadilly Theatre in May 2019! Adapted from Stefano Massini's vast...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 13, 2019

'Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show. But wonder on, till 'truth make all things plain.'

A Midsummer Nights Dream, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

When the fairy King and Queen quarrel, no one is safe from their fervour, setting the scene for a witty and vibrant comedy of romance, mischief and magic that enchant audiences of all ages from the first...

Pericles

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 24, 2019

O, come, be buried a second time within these arms.

Pericles, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

It all begins with a riddle to which the answer, wrong or right, is sure to bring death, thus beginning the seafaring trials of Pericles, Prince of Tyre in this rarely performed work, thought to be a collaboration...

Nigel Slater's Toast

The Other Palace Until Aug 3, 2019

The show rises like a good souffle!

Nigel Slaters Toast, The Other Palace, London

From the kitchen to The Other Palace comes Toast, a tasty stage adaptation of Nigel Slater's award-winning autobiography! Hot off the back sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, this heartwarming tale...

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 12, 2019

Let's go dress him like the witch of Brentford

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Down on his luck, famed bounder Sir John Falstaff decides to turn his fortunes around by scamming two married women with identical love letters, hoping that at least one of them falls for his ploy and...

Twelfth Night

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 21, 2019

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die

Twelfth Night, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

From tropical shipwrecks to yellow stockings, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's battiest and most memorable comedies and a season at the Globe is rarely complete without an outing. A perfect introduction...

The Comedy Of Errors

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 23, 2019

We came into the world like brother and brother, And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.

The Comedy Of Errors, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

A firm favorite of Shakespeare's oeuvre, The Comedy of Errors is a colorful confection of chaos full of witty wordplay, frothy farce, and irresistible anarchy. Returning to the Globe courtesy of their...

Dark Sublime

Trafalgar Studios 2 Until Aug 3, 2019

Star Trek star Marina Sirtis makes her west end debut!

Dark Sublime, Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Marina Sirtis, of Star Trek fame, makes her West End debut this Summer as she steps into Michael Dennis' Dark Sublime. Once a TV icon Marianne (Sirtis) is vying to be noticed by her industry for being...

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The Time of Our Lies

Park Theatre Jul 30 - Aug 10, 2019

A visceral performance, The Time of Our Lies benefits greatly from the impassioned commitment of its five-strong cast.

The Time of Our Lies, Park Theatre, London

Following an Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut co-produced by Hollywood heavyweight Viggo Mortensen and sponsored by the likes of Eddie Vedder and Tim Robbins amongst others, the powerful life story of celebrated...

The Actor's Nightmare

Park Theatre Until Aug 10, 2019

An absurdist take on show business and all of its gloriously outrageous trappings!

The Actors Nightmare, Park Theatre, London

Having won a Tony Award for his transcendent comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike in 2013, iconic American playwright Christopher Durang knows a thing or two about traversing the highs and lows of...

The Worst Witch

Vaudeville Theatre Jul 24 - Sep 8, 2019

This crafty show brims with magic!

The Worst Witch, Vaudeville Theatre, London

Where pint-sized heroine Mildred Hubble goes, pandemonium is sure to follow. So when Mildred is accepted into a school for gifted young wizards, her bubbling trouble doubles to magical proportions! Catch...

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Peter Gynt

National Theatre, Olivier Until Oct 8, 2019

We look forward to seeing what McArdle will do with a part brimming with comedic potential.

Peter Gynt, National Theatre Olivier, London

Man and myth collide in The National's stunning new production of the Ibsen classic Peer Gynt. Last seen on the NT stage during the celebrated company's 2017 production of Angels In America, Glaswegian...

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Henry IV Part II or Falstaff

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 11, 2019

Is the old King dead? As nail in door

Henry IV Part II or Falstaff, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

After proving himself to his father at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Prince Hal is once again haunting taverns in Eastcheap, though it seems his taste for Sir John Falstaff's particular company has turned...

Henry V or Harry England

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 11, 2019

Henry V or Harry England takes over the Globe

Henry V or Harry England, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Once more unto the Shakespeare Globe, dear friends, once more. Shakespeare's Henry V or Harry England is the telling of King Henry V and his attempt at proving himself a worthy king. Presented by the Globe...

Macbeth

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Rory Kinnear returns to the National in 2018

Macbeth, National Theatre Olivier, London

Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear lead Shakespeare's murderous tragedy when it returns to the National in 2018, directed by Rufus Norris. Marking Kinnear's return to the NT since his star turn in 2016's...

Alys, Always

Bridge Theatre Open Run

Harriet Lane's first novel is a tightly woven tale of deceit and ambition in literary London

Alys Always, Bridge Theatre, London

Harriet Lane's 2012 debut thriller is adapted into a new stage drama by Lucinda Coxon, premiering at London's brand-new theatre at Tower Bridge. As part of the Bridge Theatre's inaugural season directed...

Antony and Cleopatra

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Ralph Fiennes returns to the Shakespeare play after 30 years!

Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre Olivier, London

Film and stage royalty Ralph Fiennes returns to the play that made his name playing Claudio in 1988, this time in the lead role of Antony! Shakespeare's historical play depicting Ancient Egypt's first...

Sherlock Holmes

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

Our version of Sherlock Holmes will have all the elements that fans want and expect, but with new twists and turns and plenty of surprises.....

Sherlock Holmes, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

Watson! The Game is afoot! The world's most famous sleuth is about to get a brand-new stage play adaptation on Broadway in 2017, then headed back over to the West End, at a venue yet to be confirmed....

Henry IV Part I or Hotspur

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 11, 2019

Doomsday is near: die all, die merrily

Henry IV Part I or Hotspur, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

After toppling Richard II, Henry IV is finally King. But the unrest in the country leaves him no time to relax. Once close allies the Percys are preparing to usurp him, with their son, Hotspur leading...

Whodunnit (Unrehearsed)

Park Theatre Until Jul 27, 2019

The likes of Gillian Anderson, Catherine Tate and Joanna Lumley take to the stage!

Whodunnit Unrehearsed, Park Theatre, London

A whole host of A-list celebrities are heading to the Park Theatre in North London this July as they raise funds for Park Theatre's glorious work. Voiced by acting royalty, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench...

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Palace Theatre Open Run

So this is Dickens, with magic. It's a raunchless Game of Thrones with heart. Crucially, it's authentic Potter but, most importantly, it's new. It's not the movie of the book. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could b

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Palace Theatre, London

Brace yourselves London, JK Rowling has blessed us with another foray into the Potterverse, announcing that new play 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' will apparate into The Palace Theatre sometime next...

Tree

Young Vic Jul 29 - Aug 24, 2019

Music, dance and film combine with an exciting cast to explore the past, present and future of this country at a crossroads

Tree, Young Vic, London

Co-created by Idris Elba and The Young Vic's Kwame Kwei-Armah, 'Tree' uses music, dance and film to bring an African story to life on stage. It is a story set in two parts of the world - London's Hackney...

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