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Plays in August


Apollo Theatre Until Sep 4, 2022

This kaleidoscopic musical is a celebration of queer culture with an uplifting 80s electronic soundtrack

Cruise, Apollo Theatre, London
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A new solo show written by and starring Jack Holden, Cruise returns to the West End this summer for a strictly limited run at the Apollo Theatre. It's 1988, Michael is HIV-positive, and tonight is his...

Life of Pi

Wyndhams Theatre Until Oct 30, 2022

Dream-like fable makes for a dazzling night of theatre

Life of Pi, Wyndhams Theatre, London
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Yann Martel's stunning Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller becomes a theatrical marvel in this highly acclaimed new adaptation of Lolita Chakrabarti that transfers into the West End from Sheffield's Crucible...

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
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Celebrating over three decades of scaring audiences silly 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...

The Tempest

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 22, 2022

O brave new world, That has such people in't!

The Tempest, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London
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Shakespeare's island-bound drama returns to the Globe as part of the 2022 summer season. Enthralling and immersive, this brand new production of The Tempest is an atmospheric tale of shipwreck and sorcery...

The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre Open Run

We laughed until the tears ran down our faces

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, London
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Now eyeing up a decade in the West End, Mischief Theatre's bonkers theatrical farce is one of the capital's most consistent audience favourites. The original production from the company, discover where...

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Gillian Lynne Theatre Until Jan 8, 2023

an absolutely spellbinding return to Narnia

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
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C.S Lewis' magical world returns to London in this critically acclaimed adaptation of his beloved children's novel from Sally Cookson, following a successful UK tour. A captivating and innovative production...

Bad Jews

Arts Theatre Until Sep 25, 2022

Exhilaratingly abrasive...a terrific family comedy

Bad Jews, Arts Theatre, London
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Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews celebrates its 10th anniversary with a brand new run at the Arts Theatre this summer. Originally debuting on Broadway in 2012, the play enjoyed two West End runs, entertaining...

The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

The Moustrap is to the West End what ravens are to the Tower of London, it's disappearance could impoverish us

The Mousetrap, St Martins Theatre, London
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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...

The Seagull

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Sep 10, 2022

We need the theatre, couldn't, couldn't do without it. Could we?

The Seagull, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Emila Clarke will return to the West End in the Seagull! Adapted by Anya Reiss and directed by Jamie Lloyd the show was originally part of a year-long residency at the Playhouse Theatre, before being shuttered...

Mad House

Ambassadors Theatre Until Sep 4, 2022

A family reunion. Time to pay your last disrespects

Mad House, Ambassadors Theatre, London

The Ambassadors Theatre plays host to the world premiere production of this pitch dark comedy from Therese Rebeck, starring David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Bill Pullman (Independence Day). Detailing...

To Kill A Mockingbird

Gielgud Theatre Until Oct 1, 2022

This is theatrical storytelling so assured and involving it's hard to imagine anyone not being mesmerized.

To Kill A Mockingbird, Gielgud Theatre, London

Storming onto Broadway in late 2018 Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird is now showing at the Gielgud Theatre. Adapted from the classic Harper Lee novel the production wowed Broadway's...

Julius Caesar

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Sep 10, 2022

Th' abuse of greatness is when it disjoins Remorse from power.

Julius Caesar, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

A leader out of touch with his own advisors, a troubled public, and a fight for domination - sound familiar? While the story may be ancient, its themes continue to (depressingly) resonate through the ages,...

Henry VIII

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 21, 2022

Who knows yet But from this Lady may proceed a gem To lighten all this isle

Henry VIII, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Shakespeare's collaboration with John Fletcher adds a third voice as 2022's Resident Writer Hannah Khalil adapts the story of Henry VIII from the perspective of his myriad spouses. From the betrayal of...

The Southbury Child

Bridge Theatre Until Aug 27, 2022

Three time Olivier winner Alex Jennings makes his Bridge debut

The Southbury Child, Bridge Theatre, London

Alex Jennings makes his Bridge Theatre debut in this fierce new black comedy from Stephen Beresford. An exploration of faith, tradition, family and tolerance, Jennings is David Highland, an unconventional...

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 23, 2022

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.

Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing pits the sexes against each other with riotous results. Two couples dance around declaring their love for each other; Benedick and Beatrice,...

The Great Gatsby

Immersive LDN Until Oct 30, 2022

An antidote for our times

The Great Gatsby, Immersive LDN, London

The 1920s are roaring once more thanks to the return of The Great Gatsby, an immersive theatrical experience that first took the capital city by storm in 2018. A sparkling spectacular equal to any of West...

Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors

Garrick Theatre Until Sep 3, 2022

The whole family will be laughing their way through history as it lives (and dies) on stage.

Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors, Garrick Theatre, London

The award-winning and hilarious Horrible Histories return to the stage this summer with their newest show based on everyone's favourite HH book; Terrible Tudors! Leaning into their brand message of 'history...

Peaky Blinders - The Rise

Camden Garrison Until Feb 12, 2023

Join the Shelby family as they prepare to take London

Peaky Blinders The Rise, Camden Garrison, London

Tommy Shelby is looking to expand the Peaky Blinders' territory and he's got his sights set on London in this brand new fully immersive show from Steven Knight and Caryn Mandabach Productions. Taking place...

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....



Shakespeares Globe Theatre Aug 25 - Oct 22, 2022

There's a whole sky inside of you! I wish we'd all remember that.

Joan, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Re-discover the story of the Maid of Orleans, otherwise known as Joan of Arc, the teenager who started a revolution, in this premiere production staged as part of The Globe's 2022 summer season. Written...

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Palace Theatre Open Run

So this is Dickens, with magic. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could be.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Palace Theatre, London

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first...

2:22 - A Ghost Story

Criterion Theatre Until Aug 31, 2022

A great, spine tingling night out

222 A Ghost Story, Criterion Theatre, London

The supernatural thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat is returning to London once more after a successful summer premiere this year. 2:22 - A Ghost Story is brought to you by award-winning...


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