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Plays in December

Dear England

Prince Edward Theatre Until Jan 13, 2024

A glorious, generous rollercoaster... That's what winning looks like

Dear England, Prince Edward Theatre, London
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Gareth Southgate's transformation of the England men's national football team in the hearts and minds of the nation is celebrated and explored in Dear England, a brand new play by James Graham at the National...

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 Unfriend

Wyndhams Theatre Dec 16, 2023 - Mar 9, 2024

Steven Moffat has skilfully crafted one of the funniest plays to be seen on stage in a very long time. In the comedic hands of director Mark Gatiss and a brilliant cast of perfectly timed and genuinely funny performers, this is pure comedy gold.

The Unfriend, Wyndhams Theatre, London
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Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss collaborate once more as their hit comedy returns to the West End! The Unfriend unites the creators with award-winning comedian Lee Mac and Jonathan Creek's Sarah Alexander...

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...

Ulster American

Riverside Studios Until Jan 22, 2024

There are moments in this play that are so shockingly provocative, so laugh-out-loud funny while simultaneously curl-into-a-ball-and cringe-worrying that I found my mouth was actually open.

Ulster American, Riverside Studios, London

Returning to the London stage for the first time in nearly twenty years, Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson is set to appear in David Ireland's award-winning satyrical play, Ulster American. He will...

The Motive and The Cue

Noel Coward Theatre Dec 9, 2023 - Mar 23, 2024

Burton/Gielgud luvvie-off will give you goosebumps

The Motive and The Cue, Noel Coward Theatre, London

Fresh from a nigh-on sold-out run at the National's Lyttleton Theatre, this much acclaimed new play from Jack Thorne transfers to the Noel Coward Theatre for a strictly limited reprise, beginning in December...

The Homecoming

Young Vic Until Jan 27, 2024

Revival for Harold Pinter's inscrutable '60s masterpiece

The Homecoming, Young Vic, London

Taking the London stage this autumn are Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole, and BAFTA Award-winning Chernobyl actor Jared Harris in a new production of Harold Pinter's 1964 play, The Homecoming. Settling down...


Garrick Theatre Until Feb 17, 2024

A highly anticipated West End transfer for the RSC's Hamnet

Hamnet, Garrick Theatre, London

Hamnet, son of William Shakespeare steps out from the shadow created by his famous father in the Royal Shakespeare Company's highly anticipated stage adaptation of Maggie O'Farrell's best-selling novel....

The Enfield Haunting

Ambassadors Theatre Until Mar 2, 2024

The Enfield Haunting is a psychological ghost story. It is a ghost story for now.

The Enfield Haunting, Ambassadors Theatre, London

Catherine Tate and David Threlfall make their stage returns in this chilling new play from Paul Unwin. Detailing the supernatural events that overtook a London family in the late 70s, Tate plays single...

Backstairs Billy

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Jan 27, 2024

It is always a great moment to celebrate the birth of a new comedy in the West End and particularly from an important new voice such as Marcelo Dos Santos.

Backstairs Billy, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Luke Evans and Penelope Wilton will light up the West End this winter in Marcelo Dos Santo's new comedy about one of the most enduring relationships in the Royal Family's history - that between the Queen...


Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Until Jan 28, 2024

There are ghosts everywhere. There are ghosts here right now.

Ghosts, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

The Globe's winter season 2023/24 starts strong as Henrik Ibsen's shocking play storms into the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from November 10th. The first Ibsen work to grace the candlelit stage, Ghosts is...

Noises Off

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Dec 16, 2023

One of the greatest British comedies ever written.

Noises Off , Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Celebrate 40 years of Michael Frayn's riotous backstage comedy as this glorious production from Bath's Theatre Royal sweeps into the West End in January 2023, following a glowing tour. Starring Felicity...

The Time Machine - A Comedy

Park Theatre Until Dec 30, 2023

The laughs pick up thick and fast and the wry and melodramatic performances from the cast we warmed to so easily

The Time Machine A Comedy, Park Theatre, London

Don't miss the comedic event of the year with The Time Machine - A Comedy, coming to London this December! The world premiere of this fresh interpretation of H.G. Wells' 1895 sci-fi classic, "The Time...

Peter Pan

Rose Theatre Until Jan 7, 2024

A stout-hearted adventure

Peter Pan, Rose Theatre, London

It's time for a swashbuckling trip to Neverland via the Rose Theatre, with this all-new production of Peter Pan! Newly adapted by Canadian-British playwright Evan Placey (whose recent credits include an...


Harold Pinter Theatre Until Dec 23, 2023

A story for our times

Lyonesse, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Kirsten Scott Thomas returns to the West End alongside Lily James in this world-premiere production of this gripping new play from Penelope Skinner. Directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem), Lyonesse centres...

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Lyric Theatre Until Jan 14, 2024

Technically challenging and hilariously funny. We were in tears of laughter.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Lyric Theatre, London

Oh dear, it looks as if the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is up to its old tricks again, only this time the clumsy theatre troupe have decided to take on J.M Barrie's beloved classic, in only the way...

Rock 'N' Roll

Hampstead Theatre Until Jan 27, 2024

As rebellious as the music

Rock N Roll, Hampstead Theatre, London

It's 1968. The Russians have invaded Czechoslovakia, Pink Floyd have parted ways with Syd Barrett and a postgrad at Cambridge named Jan has split with his Marxist professor, Max, to return to Prague. In...

A Sherlock Carol

Marylebone Theatre Until Jan 7, 2024

A clever, crowd-pleasing holiday comedy!

A Sherlock Carol, Marylebone Theatre, London

Delve into the smog-filled streets of Victorian London and join Sherlock Holmes and the ever-loyal Dr. Watson as they race to find the killer of one Ebeneezer Scrooge as this elementary mystery that fuses...

Frank and Percy

The Other Palace Until Dec 17, 2023

It's a formidable duo. Allam is as brilliantly dry as ever... his buttoned-up naturalism clashes believably with McKellen's camper, more dramatic style

Frank and Percy, The Other Palace, London

Legends of the stage and screen, Sir Ian McKellen and Roger Allam, star in Ben Weatherill's equally heartwarming and moving Frank and Percy, directed by Sean Mathias at the Other Palace Theatre! The touching...

Stranger Things - The First Shadow

Phoenix Theatre Until Jun 1, 2024

Before the world turned upside down...

Stranger Things The First Shadow, Phoenix Theatre, London

The West End is set to be turned upside down as this exciting new addition to the Duffer Brother's Stranger Things universe touches down in London later this year. Taking us back to the town of Hawkins...

Irvine Welsh's Porno

Arts Theatre Until Dec 10, 2023

Foul-mouthed, coarse and funny

Irvine Welshs Porno, Arts Theatre, London

Following a critically acclaimed shortened preview at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, and a world premiere in Glasgow in September 2023, Scottish writer Irvine Welsh's 2002 novel Porno gets the theatrical...

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 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...


Soho Theatre Until Jan 6, 2024

A Hilarious take on the tory mishaps

Pandemonium, Soho Theatre, London

From heavyweight British television writer Armando Iannucci comes a brand new play, Pandemonium, directed by Olivier and Tony winner Patrick Marber. Satiring the absolute chaos of Boris Johnson and the...

I, Malvolio

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Until Dec 9, 2023

You are idle, shallow things. I am not of your element.

I Malvolio, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

This stunning act of storytelling delves deep into the vicarious joy we get from others' suffering as the butt of the joke steps centre stage. Created by Tim Crouch, I, Malvolio flips the script on Twelfth...

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