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Plays in October

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
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, 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

"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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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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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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A Very Expensive Poison

Old Vic Theatre Aug 16 - 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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Groan Ups

Vaudeville Theatre Opens Sep 20, 2019

A lesson not to be skipped

Groan Ups, Vaudeville Theatre, London

From the minds behind bonkers West End and Broadway smash The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery comes this brand new show inspired by those halcyon days spent at school. Promising...

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The Lehman Trilogy

Piccadilly Theatre Open Run

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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Bartholomew Fair

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Aug 23 - 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...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Jun 28 - 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...

The Son

Duke of Yorks Theatre Aug 24 - 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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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...

The Man In The White Suit

Wyndhams Theatre Sep 25, 2019 - Jan 11, 2020

New for Autumn 2019!

The Man In The White Suit, Wyndhams Theatre, London

Stephen Mangan reunites with director Sean Foley for this world premiere stage adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy. Alongside Kara Tointon, Mangan stars as Sidney Stratton, mill worker and inventor...

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Sydney and the Old Girl

Park Theatre Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2019

Margolyes has an ability to impose herself onstage as an immoveable force, her Dickensian sense of character, her natural hilarity and talent for the grotesque...

Sydney and the Old Girl, Park Theatre, London

After a critically acclaimed turn in bright-eyed period comedy Madam Rubenstein, Bafta Award-winning British-Australian stage and screen legend Miriam Margolyes returns to the Park Theatre for another...

Mother Of Him

Park Theatre Sep 18 - Oct 26, 2019

This award-winning play deals with one of crimes that can come out of teenage binge drinking - so it's very contemporary in flavor.

Mother Of Him, Park Theatre, London

The Park Theatre welcomes stage and screen star Tracy-Ann Oberman (East Enders, Friday Night Dinner) to their Finsbury Park stage in a riveting new production of Canadian playwright Evan Placey's groundbreaking...

Zoonation

Peacock Theatre Oct 23 - Nov 9, 2019

... impressively pushes hip-hop to a variety of narrative purposes: sharp, robotic routines for the oppressed workers, slow, mournful moves for the citizens-in-exile, and a mother of all dance battles when the rebels turn on their masters

Zoonation, Peacock Theatre, London

A high energy whirlwind of dance theatre and themes of Shakespearean proportions, groundbreaking, storytelling dance company ZooNation's 'Some Like It Hip Hop' debuted to rave reviews in 2011. A dazzling...

Lungs

Old Vic Theatre Opens Sep 1, 2019

Claire Foy and Matt Smith make Old Vic debuts!

Lungs, Old Vic Theatre, London

The Crown's inimitable duo Claire Foy and Matt Smith make their Old Vic debuts in Duncan Macmillan's Lungs. An emotional rollercoaster, Lungs is a smart-whip comedy that explores one married couple wrestle...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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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