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Plays in May

The Hills of California

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Jun 15, 2024

Jez Butterworth's magnificent, moving new play... Rich, funny, brilliantly layered drama

The Hills of California, Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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During the dry, dry summer of 1976, the beaches of Blackpool are packed full of holidaymakers, the B&Bs and hotels are full to the brim and the people of Britain are lapping up the sun. Yet in the sweltering...

People, Places and Things

Trafalgar Theatre Until Aug 10, 2024

Wonderfully well-crafted, often very funny, with a superb performance by Denise Gough.

People Places and Things, Trafalgar Theatre, London
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Duncan Macmillan's People, Places and Things returns to the West End for a limited run at the Trafalgar Theatre, offering you a chance to see Denise Gough's award-winning performance once more. An absorbing...

Eddie Izzard: Hamlet

Riverside Studios Until Jun 30, 2024

Accessible, poignant, chilling, and intense

Eddie Izzard Hamlet, Riverside Studios, London
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An ensemble? No, it's Eddie Izzard playing 23 Shakespeare characters! Izzard's one-of-a-kind adaptation of Hamlet returns to London following a highly acclaimed run Off-Broadway. A stunning display of...

For Black Boys...

Garrick Theatre Until Jun 1, 2024

It's a mosaic of young British black men's experience, often laugh-out-loud funny and physically exuberant, occasionally poetic, but with a recurring undertow of dread.

For Black Boys, Garrick Theatre, London
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Returning to the West End following its sold-out, Olivier-nominated run in early 2023, this extraordinary new play makes an additional West End bow. Through a mesmerising display of music, movement and...

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...

Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Open Run

Over a year into its, it's better than ever

Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall, London
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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....

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...

A View From The Bridge

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Aug 3, 2024

One of the great roles in American drama

A View From The Bridge, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

After selling out its run at Bath's Theatre Royal, this starry production of Arthur Miller's classic play will transfer to the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket, offering audiences another opportunity...

Player Kings

Noel Coward Theatre Until Jun 22, 2024

It's an exciting challenge to bring together two of Shakespeare's plays into one production, and I'm so excited to share Player Kings with audiences in the West End and across the country.

Player Kings, Noel Coward Theatre, London

Sir Ian McKellen once more proves that age is no barrier to the stage as he returns to tread the boards in this new play adapted and directed by Robert Icke. A reimagining of William Shakespeare's Henry...

Twelfth Night

Open Air Theatre Until Jun 8, 2024

All of Shakespeare's greatest hallmarks

Twelfth Night, Open Air Theatre, London

Coming to the Open Air Theatre at Regents Park is Shakespeare's delightfully spirited tale of Viola, a shipwrecked orphan who takes matters into her own hands when stranded on the shores of the ancient...

Machinal

Old Vic Theatre Until Jun 1, 2024

one of the great theatre nights of the decade

Machinal, Old Vic Theatre, London

Often considered a landmark of expressionist theatre, the groundbreaking 1928 play Machinal' is coming to London's Old Vic this April. Directed by Olivier-Award-winning Richard Jones, Rosie Sheehy (Chernobyl)...

Richard III

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 3, 2024

Alack, I love myself.

Richard III, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

The Globe's Artistic Director Michelle Terry steps into the boots of the infamous monarch, whose own reviled reputation mostly stems from this portrait by Shakspeare, thought to be written in service to...

Boys From The Blackstuff

National Theatre, Olivier Until Jun 22, 2024

powerful portrayals of working-class pride

Boys From The Blackstuff, National Theatre Olivier, London

Playwright James Graham (Dear England) and director Kate Wasserberg present an incredibly powerful adaptation of Alan Bleasdale's seminal 80's TV series Boys From The Blackstuff, now transferring to the...

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 24, 2024

Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps

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,...

Kathy And Stella Solve A Murder

Ambassadors Theatre Until Sep 14, 2024

Comedy Gold

Kathy And Stella Solve A Murder, Ambassadors Theatre, London

Celebrated as a comedy gold' by TimeOut, this warm-hearted, uproarious musical charts the adventures of an unexpected crime-solving pair who risk everything, including their friendship, to immerse themselves...

Antony and Cleopatra

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre Olivier, London

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...

Fun at the Beach Romp-Bomp-a-Lomp!!

Southwark Playhouse Until Jun 22, 2024

A slapstick battle royale

Fun at the Beach Romp Bomp a Lomp, Southwark Playhouse, London

In the glorious sunlight on a busy beach, tension mounts for the ultimate showdown - the Beach Romp-Bomp-a-Lomp!! But will the competition bring contenders glory, could it dramatically alter their lives......

Bluets

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Until Jun 29, 2024

Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a colour.

Bluets, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London

Adapted by Margaret Perry from Maggie Nelson's genre-defying prose poem Bluets and directed by Katie Mitchell, join Emma D'Arcy, Ben Whishaw and Kayla Meikle as they translate this meditation of pain,...

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Venue To Be Confirmed Until May 31, 2024

Brian Cox Gives a Magnetic Performance

Long Days Journey Into Night, Venue To Be Confirmed, London
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Eugene O'Neil's Pulitzer Prize-winning magnum opus returns to London in spring 2024, starring Emmy, Golden Globe, and Olivier winner Brian Cox in his first West End stage appearance in nearly a decade....

Stranger Things - The First Shadow

Phoenix Theatre Open Run

Before the world turned upside down...

Stranger Things The First Shadow, Phoenix Theatre, London

Winner of two Olivier Awards including Best New Entertainment or Comedy Play! The West End is being turned upside down due to this exciting new addition to the Duffer Brother's Stranger Things universe!...

2:22 - A Ghost Story

Gielgud Theatre Until Aug 4, 2024

A fanstastic piece of writing. Begs to be seen again

222 A Ghost Story, Gielgud Theatre, London

The supernatural thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat is returning to West End once more! 2:22 - A Ghost Story is brought to you by award-winning writer and creator of hit BBC podcast The...

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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....

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Romeo and Juliet

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Aug 3, 2024

Tom Holland is one of the greatest, most exciting young actors in the world. It is an honour to welcome him back to the West End.

Romeo and Juliet, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Swapping the high-flying pursuits of a certain Spider-man for the stage, Tom Holland is set to make his West End return in The Jamie Lloyd Company's staging of Romeo and Juliet, coming to the Duke of Yorks...

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Spirited Away

London Coliseum Until Aug 24, 2024

Watching the stage play adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award-winning, animated masterpiece Spirited Away is a surreal experience

Spirited Away, London Coliseum, London

The stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli's timelessly beautiful anime movie Spirited Away comes to the London Coliseum for its European premiere in 2024. Based loosely on themes from Japanese folklore, the...

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