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Plays in August

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...

Slave Play

Noel Coward Theatre Until Sep 21, 2024

Ebulliently messy, fiendishly clever, frequently maddening and gloriously different

Slave Play, Noel Coward Theatre, London
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After rapturous acclaim on Broadway, where it was nominated for a record 12 Tony Awards in 2021, Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play is set to premiere in London this year, coming to the Noel Coward Theatre from...

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...

The 39 Steps

Trafalgar Theatre Aug 16 - Sep 28, 2024

Clever, very funny, imaginative and brilliantly acted!

The 39 Steps, Trafalgar Theatre, London
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A tour-de-force of stage acting, with just four talented cast members creating over 139 characters in just 100 minutes flat, don't miss this award-winning production of The 39 Steps! Adapted by Patrick...

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...

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...

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...

The Constituent

Old Vic Theatre Until Aug 10, 2024

cracking dialogue and the balance between comic and bleak is exquisitely handled

The Constituent, Old Vic Theatre, London

James Corden and Anna Maxwell Martin star in Joe Penhall's world premiere of The Constituent', directed by Matthew Warchus. Premiering at the Old Vic, the play explores politics, empathy, and safety in...

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,...

Boys From The Blackstuff

Garrick Theatre Until Aug 3, 2024

powerful portrayals of working-class pride

Boys From The Blackstuff, Garrick Theatre, 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...

The Taming of The Shrew

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 25, 2024

For I am born to tame you, Kate, And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate Comfortable as other household Kates.

The Taming of The Shrew, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Passions run deep in The Taming of the Shrew, returning to the Globe this summer in an uproarious new production from Jude Christopher who makes their Globe debut as a director. One of Shakespeare's most...

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...

The Comedy Of Errors

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Aug 21 - Oct 27, 2024

One of these men is Genius to the other; And so, of these, which is the natural man And which the spirit? who deciphers them?

The Comedy Of Errors, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

A firm favorite of Shakespeare's oeuvre, The Comedy of Errors is a colorful confection of chaos full of witty wordplay, frothy farce, and irresistible anarchy. Back by popular demand for 2024, once again...

Antony and Cleopatra

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre Olivier, London

Shifters

Duke of Yorks Theatre Aug 12 - Oct 12, 2024

heart, soul and the everyday tragedy of long-lost first loves

Shifters, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Following a sold-out debut run at the Bush Theatre which earned rave reviews in the theatre press, Shifters by Benedict Lombe transfers to the West End from August - October! Directed by BAFTA nominated...

Rough Magic

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 25, 2024

A hugely enjoyable magical Shakespearean adventure

Rough Magic, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

In the whimsical world of Shakespeare's Macbeth, the eccentric Weird Sisters take centre stage for their very own uproarious misadventures! Rough Magic is a brand new, family-friendly play taking audiences...

The Real Thing

Old Vic Theatre Aug 28 - Oct 26, 2024

when it was first seen, few would have guessed that this play would turn out to be amongst Tom Stoppard's most durable

The Real Thing, Old Vic Theatre, London

James McArdle and Bel Powley star in a highly anticipated London revival of Tom Stoppard's play The Real Thing, headed up by Life of Pi director Max Webster! The Tony Award-winning play takes a dark and...

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...

ECHO (Every Cold-Hearted Oxygen)

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Until Aug 27, 2024

Unrehearsed, Unprepared and Unique!

ECHO Every Cold Hearted Oxygen, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London

In each performance, a fresh performer steps onto the stage, completely unaware of the performance awaiting them. With no prior practice, they rely solely on the script as their compass, embarking on a...

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!...

Anthony and Cleopatra

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Aug 4 - Sep 15, 2024

Eternity was in our lips and eyes...

Anthony and Cleopatra, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Two Empires are forever linked by a love affair that threatens to burn both to the ground as Shakespeare's monumental chronicle of love, desire, duty and politics makes its welcome return to the Globe...

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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Death of England - Michael

@sohoplace Until Sep 28, 2024

Death of England is a rare gem

Death of England Michael, sohoplace, London

The West End's newest purpose built theatre, @sohoplace, hosts the return of the National Theatre's much lauded triplet of plays exploring the social ecosystem of the present-day country. In Death of England...

The Years

Almeida Theatre Jul 27 - Aug 31, 2024

A masterpiece memoir of French life

The Years, Almeida Theatre, London

Five extraordinary actresses portray a woman at various points in her life in this stunning stage adaptation of Annie Ernaux's The Years, which is unlike anything you've ever seen on the West End! A philosophical...

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Death of England - Closing Time

@sohoplace Aug 22 - Sep 28, 2024

hair-raising set pieces

Death of England Closing Time, sohoplace, London

The West End's newest purpose built theatre, @sohoplace, hosts the return of the National Theatre's much lauded triplet of plays exploring the social ecosystem of the present-day country. In Death of England...

Death of England - Delroy

@sohoplace Jul 23 - Sep 28, 2024

The story is told with great energy, and many voices

Death of England Delroy, sohoplace, London

The West End's newest purpose built theatre, @sohoplace, hosts the return of the National Theatre's much lauded triplet of plays exploring the social ecosystem of the present-day country. In Death of England...

Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors

Apollo Theatre Jul 25 - Sep 1, 2024

The whole family will be laughing their way through history as it lives (and dies) on stage.

Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors, Apollo Theatre, London

The award-winning and hilarious Horrible Histories return to the stage this summer with their newest show based on everyone's favourite HH book; Terrible Tudors! Leaning into their brand message of 'history...

Oklahoma!

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Aug 19 - 20, 2024

Three performances only!

Oklahoma, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

The Great American Musical turns 80 this year and the West End's Theatre Royal Drury Lane is celebrating with this exciting concert staging, starring Ted Lasso's Bad Boy-with-a-Heart Phil Dunster and musical...

I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire

Southwark Playhouse Until Aug 10, 2024

It's a wild and wonderful ride! A delightful modern-day farce about movie-star worship, kidnapping, fandom, the anxiety of teens, the horror of school, parents and desperately searching for self

Im Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire, Southwark Playhouse, London

With a backdrop of an absent father, negligent mother and her unkind eighth-grade classmates, Shelby Hinkley has developed a dedication - or even obsession - with Spiderman, the biggest movie of 2004....

Romeo and Juliet

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Aug 3, 2024

Tom Holland Wows Crowds

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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