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Plays in October

A Very Expensive Poison

Old Vic Theatre Until Oct 5, 2019

Masterfully messy and utterly unique

A Very Expensive Poison, Old Vic Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

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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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

Now eyeing nearly half a decade in the West End, Mischief Theater's bonkers theatrical farce is one of the capital's most consistent audience favourites. The original production from the company, discover...

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Noises Off

Garrick Theatre Sep 27, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

These times call for laughter - and this delivers.

Noises Off, Garrick Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Comedy fans rejoice as Michael Frayn's fantastic farce returns to the West End this autumn for a run at the Garrick Theatre, directed by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall, Labour of Love). A love letter to backstage...

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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
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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Torch Song

Turbine Theatre Until Oct 13, 2019

pioneering gay drama still packs a punch...Matthew Needham stars with tremulous assurance as the witty, sharp-tongued drag queen of Harvey Fierstein's 70s drama

Torch Song, Turbine Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

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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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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Ghost Stories

Ambassadors Theatre Oct 3, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

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

Ghost Stories, Ambassadors Theatre, 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 Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

The longest running show in the West End

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 Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Trafalgar Studios 1 Sep 21 - Oct 30, 2019

Challenges all our assumptions on the limits of love and the power of family.

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Trafalgar Studios 1, London

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner return to the West End this autumn to star in this brand new revival of Peter Nichol's 1967 black comedy. As married couple Bri and Shelia, Stephens and Skinner navigate...

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War Horse

Troubadour Wembley Oct 18 - Nov 23, 2019

A landmark theatre event

War Horse, Troubadour Wembley, London

The stunning international smash hit War Horse gallops back to the West End this autumn, becoming one of the first shows to grace the stage at the brand new Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Based on Michael...

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Death Of A Salesman

Piccadilly Theatre Oct 24, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

This masterpiece resonates and devastates afresh

Death Of A Salesman, Piccadilly Theatre, London

After a sell-out run and a five-star critical reception at the Young Vic, the Marianne Elliot and Miranda Cromwell helmed production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman makes a hotly anticipated West...

Groan Ups

Vaudeville Theatre Open Run

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 Man In The White Suit

Wyndhams Theatre Sep 26, 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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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 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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On Bear Ridge

Royal Court Theatre Oct 24 - Nov 23, 2019

Rhys Ifans stars in this new play from Hinterland's Ed Thomas

On Bear Ridge, Royal Court Theatre, London

Once a thriving community hub known for being a place you could pick up just about anything, Bear Ridge Stores and the tiny village it services has gone a bit Brigadoon of late. Although it has seemingly...

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Billionaire Boy

Richmond Theatre Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2019

It promises to be a brilliant show!

Billionaire Boy, Richmond Theatre, London

David Walliam's novels have delighted children, and adults alike, across the world! With two of his previous books (Gangsta Granny, Awful Auntie) getting the stagey make-over it only seems right that Walliams'...

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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Immersive Wolf of Wall Street Sep 19, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020

Make it rain at The Wolf of Wall Street immersive experience!

The Wolf of Wall Street, The Immersive Wolf of Wall Street, London

The story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort comes into vivid life in this brand new and totally immersive experience! A multi-millionaire by the age of 26 and a federal convict by 36 Belfort's story has taken...

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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...

The Watsons

Menier Chocolate Factory Sep 20 - Nov 16, 2019

It fizzes with life, rattles along at a cracking pace and provides an entertaining an evening as I've seen this year.

The Watsons, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Famously unfinished at the time of her death, Jane Austen's The Watsons has kept fans guessing for over 200 years. A classic of her style, the heroine Emma Watson is intelligent and headstrong as she is...

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A Doll's House

Lyric Hammersmith Until Oct 5, 2019

Rachel O'Riordan kicks off debut season at the Lyric with a fresh reimagining of A Doll's House!

A Dolls House, Lyric Hammersmith, London

As part of her first season as the Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith, Rachel O'Riordan directs a brand new imagining of the classic Henrik Ibsen play. Adapted by Tanika Gupta A Doll's House moves...

Solaris

Lyric Hammersmith Oct 10 - Nov 2, 2019

Are they studying Solaris? Or is it Studying them?

Solaris, Lyric Hammersmith, London

The lives of a group of scientists are changed forever in David Greig and Matthew Lutton's adaptation of the cult sci-fi novel, rocketing to the Lyric Hammersmith this Autumn. Originally published in Polish...

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Mother Of Him

Park Theatre Until 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...

Meet Me At Dawn

Arcola Theatre Oct 9 - Nov 9, 2019

The London premiere of Zinnie Harris' new play.

Meet Me At Dawn, Arcola Theatre, London

The legend of Orpheus and Eurydice comes back to life this October as multi-award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris brings Meet Me At Dawn to the Arcola Theatre. After a boating trip goes horribly wrong,...

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As You Like It

Barbican Theatre Oct 26, 2019 - Jan 16, 2020

The eternal madness of desire is infectiously relayed

As You Like It, Barbican 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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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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Anna Bella Eema

Arcola Theatre Until Oct 12, 2019

This energy is wild, untamed and mildly spiritual, a perfect echo of the characters that Obie Award-winning playwright Lisa D'Amour has so carefully crafted

Anna Bella Eema, Arcola Theatre, London

In keeping with their maxim of trailblazing theatrical works, London's Arcola Theatre proudly presents the UK premiere of the riveting mother-daughter ghost story Anna Bella Eema. Penned by Pulitzer Prize...

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Our Lady of Kibeho

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sep 25 - Nov 2, 2019

Hall's virtue is that she puts a complete world on stage, one that embraces a cloistered college, a faith-hungry village and tribal hatred.

Our Lady of Kibeho, Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

African-American playwright Katori Hall's heavy hitting-drama Our Lady Of Kibeho shocked and captivated audiences when it debut stateside at the beginning of this year. Chronicling the alleged holy vision...

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The Girl Who Fell

Trafalgar Studios 2 Oct 15 - Nov 23, 2019

A cracking new play ... outrageously funny

The Girl Who Fell, Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Emerging Scottish-born, London-based playwright Sarah Rutherford returns to the West End with her latest work The Girl Who Fell, a powerful mediation on grief and guilt in the social media age. Darkly...

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Black Chiffon

Park Theatre Until Oct 12, 2019

A fascinating glimpse of what feminism looked like in the middlebrow drama of the time.

Black Chiffon, Park Theatre, London

First premiering on the West End in 1949 and running for 400 performances, Scottish playwright Lesley Storm's intriguing family drama has fascinated audiences in different revivals all over the world ever...

A History of Water in the Middle East

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Oct 10 - Nov 16, 2019

In quite a different league...(Mahfouz) speaks lyrically and powerfully...a real find.

A History of Water in the Middle East, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London

British Egyptian playwright, poet and performer Sabrina Mahfouz first rose to prominence with With A Little Bit of Luck, a cultural exploration of the UK garage-scene in the early 2000s. Drawing upon her...

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Fast

Park Theatre Oct 15 - Nov 9, 2019

...a well-crafted tale told with skill and passion. Barton subtly reminds us that many of Hazzard's ideas about cleansing the body have modern echoes in the more extreme diets peddled by modern Linda Hazzards...

Fast, Park Theatre, London

Emerging British playwright Kate Barton first captivated audiences with her fascinating dark drama Fast at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018. Based on the very true story of quack doctor Linda Hazzard...

Ian McKellen On Stage

Harold Pinter Theatre Sep 20, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

Warmth, wit and wizardry. In a line of 20th century legends including Gielgud and Olivier. Come one, come all and marvel.

Ian McKellen On Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

From Gandalf to King Lear Ian McKellen's long and illustrious career have left many theatre and film fans a gasp at his talent. After spending his 80th year taking this incredible one-man show on an extensive...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Afterglow

Waterloo East Theatre Oct 17 - Nov 24, 2019

steamy stripped-down look at gay intimacy

Afterglow, Waterloo East Theatre, London

A runaway success Off-Broadway, S. Asher Gelman's exploration of a modern gay marriage finally made its London debut this summer at the Southwark Playhouse. Now heading to the Waterloo East Theatre for...

Lungs

Old Vic Theatre Oct 14 - Nov 9, 2019

Claire Foy and Matt Smith make their 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 wrestling...

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...

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...

Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Until Oct 12, 2019

Caryl Churchill has remade the landscape of contemporary drama - and earned herself a place among the greats

Glass Kill Bluebeard Imp, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London

A favourite haunt of literary icon Caryl Churchill, the Royal Court Theatre presents a quartet of new plays by the celebrated playwright this autumn. Directed by frequent Churchill collaborator James...

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Translations

National Theatre, Olivier Oct 15 - Dec 18, 2019

A flawless production. A culture-clash masterpiece.

Translations, National Theatre Olivier, London

The National Theatre brings back their exquisite revival of Brian Friel's modern classic following it's sell-out success last year. Starring Ciaran Hinds and Fra Free and directed by Ian Rickson, Translations...

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Lyric Hammersmith Oct 4 - Nov 13, 2019

What feels distinctive is McDonagh's gift for extended gags, seemingly innocuous scraps of dialogue building up to savagely ironic punchlines, and sly, sadistic details that are unnecessary, appalling, yet curiously entertaining.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Lyric Hammersmith, London

Celebrated Irish theatre maker Rachel O' Riordan celebrates her inaugural season as the new artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith with a groundbreaking series of thought-provoking and highly entertaining...


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