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Equus

Trafalgar Studios 1 Until Sep 7, 2019

You will not see a better production of this masterpiece

Equus, Trafalgar Studios 1, London
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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
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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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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....

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As You Like it

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Sep 21, 2019

buoyant and embracive

As You Like it, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London
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The Forest of Arden does a roaring trade in confused lovers, exiled aristos and melancholy fools in Shakespeare's witty musical comedy returning to the Globe for the 2019 Summer Season, following a successful...

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
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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 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
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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
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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...

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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
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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
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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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Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

Wartime romance plucks the heartstrings again

Captain Corellis Mandolin, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

After stunning on a UK tour, this highly-acclaimed new staging of Louis de Bernieres's best-selling romance transfers to the Harold Pinter for a limited season this summer. A sweeping epic set in WWII...

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A Very Expensive Poison

Old Vic Theatre Until Oct 5, 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, as begun by the man as he lay dying from a mysterious poison. Adapted...

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Peter Pan

Troubadour White City Until Sep 1, 2019

Spellbindingly imaginative. An edgy and dazzling production that lights up the theatre.

Peter Pan, Troubadour White City, London

Head to the second star on the left and straight on till morning as the highly acclaimed National Theatre production of Peter Pan swoops back into London this year, landing at the newly opened Troubadour...

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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The Worst Witch

Vaudeville Theatre Until 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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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...

Torch Song

Turbine Theatre Until Oct 13, 2019

The Turbine Theatre opens with Harvery Fierstein's Torch Song!

Torch Song, Turbine Theatre, London

The brand new Turbine Theatre celebrates its inaugural season with a revival of Harvey Fierstein's Tony-winning play, Torch Song. Following the story of Arnold Beckoff, a drag queen on a quest for love...

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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...

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part Four!

Apollo Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

The Horrible Histories stage shows have become a bit of a British institution. It's not hard to spot why. Think Fry and Laurie mixed with Little Britain and a dash of Monty Python. It's sparky, cheery and covered in poo!

Horrible Histories Barmy Britain Part Four, Apollo Theatre, London

The Horrible Histories team truly are the gift that keeps on giving. After 2017's Best of Barmy Britain, they're back with Part Four of their zany series, teaching us all about the history of this sceptered...

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The Son

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Nov 2, 2019

A compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring evening - theatre's answer to a page-turner.

The Son, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

After a critically acclaimed run at the Kiln Theatre in North London in February, the Michael Longhurst directed production of The Son is heading to the West End! Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston and...

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Bartholomew Fair

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 12, 2019

'The drunkards they are wading, The punks and chapmen trading...'

Bartholomew Fair, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Just as we now flock to festivals and parks at the merest hint of sun, so too did our ancestors, and no occasion in the capital was as prominent as the Bartholomew Fair. Running for two weeks each year...

As You Like It

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

The eternal madness of desire is infectiously relayed

As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, London

No RSC season would be complete without a trip into the sumptuous, miasmatic forests of our dear William Shakespeare's fertile mind. Directed by up and coming theatre maker Kimberly Sykes, a riotous new...

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The Taming of the Shrew

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

Deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining

The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, London

Its the age old battle of the sexes but not as we know it! Rising theatre maker and RSC affiliate Justin Audibert reflects the changing times in his bold new revamp of The Bard's audacious tale of gender,...

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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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Warheads

Park Theatre Until Sep 7, 2019

Warheads is a punchy urban drama based on a true story.

Warheads, Park Theatre, London

After drawing much acclaim during its debut run in London last year, Taz Skylar and Ross Berkeley Simpson's poignant portrait of PTSD, war and the loss of innocence comes to the Park Theatre as part of...

Measure for Measure

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Until Aug 29, 2019

It is easily the best Shakespeare production of the Stratford summer.

Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, London

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, RSC artistic director Gregory Doran's visceral iteration of Measure for Measure lights up the Barbican Theatre...

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Fleabag

Wyndhams Theatre Until Sep 14, 2019

Witty, filthy and supreme

Fleabag, Wyndhams Theatre, London

Starting out as a critically acclaimed one-woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to an award-winning BBC series, to a sell-out off-Broadway play, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag is finally heading...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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