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Plays in November

Ian McKellen On Stage

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Jan 5, 2020

It's a vital performance, in every sense of the phrase, from a theatrical great who remains full of energy, passion and above all fun.

Ian McKellen On Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

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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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
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

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 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
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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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Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Until Mar 29, 2020

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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Noises Off

Garrick Theatre Until Jan 4, 2020

a rib-splitting treat

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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Ghost Stories

Ambassadors Theatre Until 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, whose 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 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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Groan Ups

Vaudeville Theatre Until Dec 1, 2019

Growing pains of the most painfully funny kind

Groan Ups, Vaudeville Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

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 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 Man In The White Suit

Wyndhams Theatre Until Jan 11, 2020

Stephen Mangan holds this sweet, scrappy show together with comic versatility and sheer personal charm

The Man In The White Suit, Wyndhams Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

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 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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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...

Cyrano de Bergerac

Playhouse Theatre Nov 27, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020

James McAvoy and Jamie Lloyd reunite in Cyrano de Bergerac.

Cyrano de Bergerac, Playhouse Theatre, London

Hollywood heavyweight James McAvoy returns to the West End in 2019 in the Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal, The Ruling Class) helmed revival of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play, Cyrano de Bergerac. Adapted by Martin Crimp,...

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Bridge Theatre Nov 10, 2019 - Feb 2, 2020

A joyous and uplifting experience

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Bridge Theatre, London

The Bridge Theatre conjures up C.S Lewis' magical world in this critically acclaimed adaptation of his beloved children's novel from Sally Cookson, following sell-out success at Leeds Playhouse. A captivating...

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Touching The Void

Duke of Yorks Theatre Nov 9, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020

Nail-biting. You feel as if you've been to the ends of the earth without moving from your seat

Touching The Void, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Astounding and thrilling, the story of two climbers' fight for survival in the Peruvian Andes, Touching The Void transfers to the West End this winter for a strictly limited run. Based on the memoir by...

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Hunger

Arcola Theatre Nov 20 - Dec 21, 2019

A bold adaptation of the incredible novel.

Hunger, Arcola Theatre, London

Knut Hamsun's Nobel Prize-winning novel comes to life on stage at the Arcola Theatre this winter. Based on Hamsun's own experiences of poverty, before he became one of Norway's most celebrated authors,...

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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Immersive Wolf of Wall Street Until 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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An Act of God

The Vaults Nov 27, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020

A gut-busting-funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind.

An Act of God, The Vaults, London

The Almighty bestows her divine presence on stage at The Vaults this Christmas, offering you a chance to discover the motives behind her mysterious ways in this glorious comedy by David Javerbaum. Originally...

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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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Cinderella

The Vaults Nov 22, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020

Festive godsend

Cinderella, The Vaults, London

Think you know the story of Cinderella? Well think again as this totally new production, from the minds behind Not Too Tame and writer Luke Barnes, is sure to surprise you! Join all your favourite Cinderalla...

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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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#WeAreArrested

Arcola Theatre Nov 13 - Dec 7, 2019

A gripping new play at the Arcola.

WeAreArrested, Arcola Theatre, London

Can Dundar's explosive novel comes to life at the Arcola Theatre this December in #WeAreArrested. Based on Dundar's own experiences of transformative journalism #WeAreArrested is a shocking play about...

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Solaris

Lyric Hammersmith Until 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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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...

The Greatest Play in the History of the World

Trafalgar Studios 2 Nov 26, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

A love letter to life

The Greatest Play in the History of the World, Trafalgar Studios 2, London

British TV legend Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch) is stepping onto the London stage this November as she stars in The Greatest Play in the History of the World. Written by Ian Kershaw...

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Stray Dogs

Park Theatre Nov 13 - Dec 7, 2019

An extraordinary tale of one woman's fight for the truth.

Stray Dogs, Park Theatre, London

The tale of Anna Akhmatova, one of the most celebrated poets of her generation, comes to the Park Theatre this season in this scintillating world premiere by Olivia Olsen. Based on true events this brand...

Meet Me At Dawn

Arcola Theatre Until 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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The Taming of the Shrew

Barbican Theatre Nov 5, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020

Deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining

The Taming of the Shrew, Barbican 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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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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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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Our Lady of Kibeho

Theatre Royal Stratford East Until 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 Lovely Bones

Hackney Empire Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2019

This is an exceptionally gratifying production assured in its humanity in both tragedy and genuine moments of readily grasped humour.

The Lovely Bones, Hackney Empire, London

Alice Sebold's soaring tale of murder, family fractures and teen self-discovery comes to the Hackney Empire for a strictly limited one week run this autumn. Brought to the stage by visionary British director...

The Arrival

Bush Theatre Nov 21, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020

Following his hit productions of 'The Brothers Size' and 'Barber Shop Chronicles', director Bijan Sheibani has written his first play.

The Arrival, Bush Theatre, London

A driving force behind the UK theatre scene with critically acclaimed West End shows The Brothers Size, Barbershop Chronicles and Moonlight under his belt, Olivier Award-winning director Bijan Sheibani...

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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...

Measure for Measure

Barbican Theatre Nov 12, 2019 - Jan 16, 2020

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

Measure for Measure, Barbican 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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A History of Water in the Middle East

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Until 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...

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...

An Inspector Calls

New Wimbledon Theatre Nov 26 - 30, 2019

Daldry's 1992 calling-card production hasn't even begun to settle into some dusty, well-worn groove. In fact, not only is it ever-green fresh but it dawns on you that no other revival in this dying decade has come close to matching its breathtaking darin

An Inspector Calls, New Wimbledon Theatre, London
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Often referred to as the definitive staging of JB Priestley's drawing-room drama, this production from London's National Theatre is on tour this year - bringing the masterpiece to you. Debuting in 1992,...

The Entertainer

Richmond Theatre Nov 25 - 30, 2019

The Entertainer is as British as a seaside postcard with as much to say today as it did then

The Entertainer, Richmond Theatre, London

Shane Ritchie steps into one of the 20th century's greatest roles as he stars in this brand new UK tour of John Osborne's classic work - made famous by none other than Sir Lawerence Olivier. Updated to...

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...

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...

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....

Midnight Movie

Royal Court Theatre Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2019

Experimental playwright Eve Leigh is becoming an increasingly intriguing voice in UK theatre.

Midnight Movie, Royal Court Theatre, London

Innovative playwright Eve Leigh takes us into the heart of the online experience, namely the identities we create for ourselves in this exciting new venture premiering at the Royal Court this winter. Layering...

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...

What's In A Name?

Richmond Theatre Nov 12 - 16, 2019

A breathtakingly funny 90 minutes

Whats In A Name, Richmond Theatre, London

Does what we're called really have an impact on us? That's the question at the centre of this hilarious comedy from Jeremy Sams, adapted from the hit French play 'Le Prenom'. Following runaway success...

The Watsons

Menier Chocolate Factory Until 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...

Lungs

Old Vic Theatre Until 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...

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Lyric Hammersmith Until 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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