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Plays in April

The Price

Wyndhams Theatre Until Apr 27, 2019

this is a worthy, weighty addition to the West End scene, anchored by two splendid performances, from the imitable David Suchet and Brendan Coyle

The Price, Wyndhams Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Bath, comes the Jonathan Church helmed the production of Arthur Miller's The Price. Starring acting legend David Suchet and Downton Abbey favourite Brendan Coyle,...

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre Open Run

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 last year, Mischief Theatre's Olivier-winning comedy lands in the Duchess Theatre due to huge demand. After benefiting...

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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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Betrayal

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Jun 8, 2019

Tom Hiddleston displays hypnotic sensitivity in this modern masterpiece.

Betrayal, Harold Pinter Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After baffling the Twittersphere following a cryptic tweet, Tom Hiddleston has announced his stage return in Harold Pinter's Betrayal, the final work in the illustrious director Jamie Lloyd' Pinter at...

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A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Piccadilly Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

The seven-time Olivier and five-time Tony-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London's West End for a limited time only this Winter! Wowing audiences since 2013 the hit...

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All About Eve

Noel Coward Theatre Until May 11, 2019

All About Eve works terrifically, in part because the cast and script are excellent, in part because Can Hove's usual box of live video tricks is so apt for a story that always felt half of film, half of theatre

All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In the immortal words of Bette Davis, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night". The iconic movie that saw both Davis and Anne Baxter compete for an Oscar is finally being made into a stage...

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Emilia

Vaudeville Theatre Until Jun 15, 2019

Ambition, intensity and rebellion in this heartfelt call to arms

Emilia, Vaudeville Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After some four hundred years as at best, a muse and at worst, a footnote, the supposed 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets steps out from the pages of literature and into the spotlight in this specially...

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Ghost Stories

Lyric Hammersmith Until May 18, 2019

An immaculately crafted evening of entertainment. Play the game and you'll have a scream.

Ghost Stories, Lyric Hammersmith, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Join the lightly cynical parapsychologist Mr Goodman, who's life's work is dis-proving the tales of ghostly activity he investigates. Except there are three cases that have him flummoxed. This is the chillingly...

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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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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Admissions

Trafalgar Studios 1 Until May 25, 2019

Astonishing and daring

Admissions, Trafalgar Studios 1, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

Hot off the back of a hit Broadway run, Joshua Harmon's Admissions heads to London's Trafalgar Studios this spring. Garnering a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Play last year, Admissions' London...

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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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Rosmersholm

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Jul 20, 2019

Now I see that love is selfish. It makes you a country of two. At war with the rest of the world.

Rosmersholm, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Ibsen's thrilling masterpiece finally premieres on the West End this spring in this new adaptation from Duncan MacMillan, starring Tom Burke (Comoran Strike) and Hayley Atwell (Brideshead Revisited, Agent...

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The Twilight Zone

Ambassadors Theatre Until Jun 1, 2019

...a treat from far beyond

The Twilight Zone, Ambassadors Theatre, London

The Almeida's success in the West End continues with their latest hit, The Twilight Zone, which is ready to hit the Ambassador's Theatre this March. Adapted from the eery and wildly popular 60s TV show...

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All My Sons

Old Vic Theatre Until Jun 8, 2019

These parts of Kate and Joe are such great parts, two of the best parts in the American canon.

All My Sons, Old Vic Theatre, London

A luminary of stage and screen, Sally Field is set to tread the boards of the Old Vic this spring, opposite Bill Pullman as the two make their West End debuts in Arthur Miller's 1947 scathing family drama....

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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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Intra Muros

Park Theatre Until May 4, 2019

A poignant portrayal of the human condition, imprisonment and the lives behind prison walls

Intra Muros, Park Theatre, London

London's Park Theatre proudly presents the UK premiere of Moliere Award-winning Parisienne playwright Alexis Michalik's darkly comic exploration of life as part of their groundbreaking international 2018/19...

Henry V or Harry England

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Apr 30 - 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...

Henry IV Part II or Falstaff

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Apr 25 - 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...

A Very Expensive Poison

Old Vic Theatre Opens Apr 29, 2019

On reading Luke's book I got that tingling, exciting and irritatingly certain feeling that I was absolutely going to have to make a piece of theatre about this story

A Very Expensive Poison, Old Vic Theatre, London

From the writer of Enron and The Effect comes a brand new play about the murder of Alexander Litvinenko and the search for his killers begun by the man as he lay dying from a mysterious poison. Adapted...

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...

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...

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...

A German Life

Bridge Theatre Until May 11, 2019

Maggie Smith becomes Brunhilde Pomsel in this one-woman show

A German Life, Bridge Theatre, London

Maggie Smith returns to the stage after 12 years this April as she becomes Brunhilde Pomsel in Christopher Hampton's brand new play, A German Life. Secretary to the terrifying Nazi minister of propaganda,...

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....

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...

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