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West End Shows in October

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Apollo Theatre Open Run

Fabulous, fresh and enormously fun homegrown musical

Everybodys Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

When this exuberant new musical from The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae premiered at the Sheffield Crucible earlier in 2017, it became an instant success with both audiences and critics....

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre Until Jan 11, 2020

One of the most impressive musicals I have ever seen

Tina The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Biographical musicals are all the rage both on Broadway and in the West End. One of the best is this phenomenal extravaganza based on the life of iconic songstress Tina Turner. With Mamma Mia and The Iron...

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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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Fiddler on the Roof

Playhouse Theatre Until Nov 2, 2019

A resonant slice of history...and a warm, absorbing folk tale that strikes unerringly at the heart with the timeless simplicity of its themes: home, family, love.

Fiddler on the Roof, Playhouse Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Sir Trevor Nunn's hit revival of the classic, Fiddler on the Roof, heads to the West End this year after a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Olivier award-winner Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn are...

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Come From Away

Phoenix Theatre Open Run

it takes all of ten seconds to be in its generous embrace...It calls for quicksilver, charismatic acting and singing. It gets it from this versatile cast. It's an evening that, frankly, gets everything right.

Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Also playing on Broadway and in Toronto, this touching musical celebrating the strength of human compassion is now inspiring audiences in the West End. Created by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff...

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Mamma Mia!

Novello Theatre Open Run

Sheer enjoyablility... a 5-STAR experience!

Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Soon-to-be-married Sophie is desperate to find her father to walk her down the aisle; unfortunately, her mother Donna has no idea who it is! After discovering three possible candidates in her mother's...

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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Trafalgar Studios 1 Until Nov 30, 2019

It's a play and a situation shot through with pain - but also human resilience and love, too.

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Trafalgar Studios 1, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

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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Six

Arts Theatre Open Run

This is quite the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre I have ever had the privilege to watch

Six, Arts Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

The Queens are back for 2019 with five Olivier award nominations! Henry the VIII's hunt for an heir and his love of beheadings has made him one of the most famous monarchs in Britain's history, with the...

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Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre Open Run

Easily the standout musical of the decade!

Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Matilda, Roald Dahl's much-loved classic of an extraordinary child with magical powers, is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Winner of...

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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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Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre Open Run

The most cryingly good night out to have come along for years!

Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price, but things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted when he's sent to...UGANDA! From Trey Parker and Matt...

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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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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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Waitress

Adelphi Theatre Until Mar 28, 2020

This show is the real deal

Waitress, Adelphi Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Broadway's sweetest treat arrives, bringing its delicious confection of peppy songs, romance, and dramedy to the Adelphi Theatre this spring. Adapted by Jessie Nelson from the beloved 2007 indie film by...

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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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Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre Open Run

Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The subversive and downright twisty hit musical follows two unlikely friends and how they become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the South. Based on Gregory Maguire's best-selling...

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Phantom of the Opera

Her Majestys Theatre Open Run

After more than 32 years in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera continues to sound marvellous.

Phantom of the Opera, Her Majestys Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel of life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House. A mysterious masked Phantom becomes obsessed with Christine Daae, the...

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Lion King

Lyceum Theatre Open Run

A wonderful, wonderful musical. It will touch a deep chord in anybody

Lion King, Lyceum Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

This vastly successful re-imagining of Disney's 1994 continues to conquer after nearly two decades at the Lyceum theatre. Conjuring up the African savannah in all its grand, majestic beauty, using elaborate...

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School of Rock

Gillian Lynne Theatre Open Run

The most enjoyable few hours money can buy

School of Rock, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

After schooling Broadway with his newest hit Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to the West End with School of Rock. Adapted from the Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock is set to feature his bumbling...

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Thriller - Live

Lyric Theatre Open Run

A glitzy concert of song and dance...a great night out.

Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Thriller - Live is an uplifting, feelgood show with the incredible choreography and sensational songs of Michael Jackson that everyone knows and loves. High production values, a large company on stage...

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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 criminally fun show, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, dispelling any myths...

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Only Fools and Horses - The Musical

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Feb 8, 2020

Loving, lively homage is an unashamedly British night out

Only Fools and Horses The Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After quite a few years since we bid farewell to Del Boy, Rodney and the gang from Peckham, the disaster-prone fortune finders are back, but this time in a brand new stage musical! Based on the hit TV...

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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. It's an...

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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Big - The Musical

Dominion Theatre Until Nov 2, 2019

BIG shoes to fill... but this musical is a real whopper

Big The Musical, Dominion Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

The movie that launched a thousand wishes for giant floor keyboards, 1988's Big is on its way to tickle the ivories in the West End this autumn! The story of one Josh Baskin, a pre-teen frustrated with...

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9 to 5

Savoy Theatre Until Apr 4, 2020

slick and stylish

9 to 5, Savoy Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

Fire up your fax machines and get tapping at those typewriters! Dolly Parton's delightfully barmy musical adaptation of the hit 1980 revenge caper finally makes its West End debut this January. Starring...

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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
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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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...

War Horse

Troubadour Wembley Until 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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Mary Poppins

Prince Edward Theatre Oct 23, 2019 - Mar 29, 2020

One of the most amazing theatrical experiences you will ever witness

Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre, London

Everyone's favourite governess is flying back into London in 2019 for another magical run in the West End! Join Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane and Michael as the wonderful story of Mary Poppins comes back to...

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Dear Evan Hansen

Noel Coward Theatre Opens Oct 29, 2019

A gorgeous heartbreaker of a musical!

Dear Evan Hansen, Noel Coward Theatre, London

After much speculation and rumour, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Broadway's latest smash hit musical, is heading to London's West End in 2019! Telling the story of troubled teen Evan, the six-time Tony-winning musical...

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The Cutting Edge

The Comedy Store Open Run

If you've never seen live stand-up, make a resolution to start here

The Cutting Edge, The Comedy Store, London

Join a rotating cast of comedians for their take on the weirdest, wackiest and just plain mad news stories of the week. Featuring a hilarious mixture of satire, jokes, puns, songs and even competitions,...

Les Miserables

Gielgud Theatre Until Nov 30, 2019

A new concert version with a whole host of stars!

Les Miserables, Gielgud Theatre, London

After almost 35 years at its original home at the Queen's Theatre, the iconic Les Miserables is on the move... but don't fret, Cosette, it's not going very far! In this new semi-staged concert performance,...

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God's Dice

Soho Theatre Oct 24 - Nov 30, 2019

Limited run!

Gods Dice, Soho Theatre, London

Alan Davies stars in this world premiere debut from David Baddiel. Billed as a tragicomedy, Baddiel has spun a tale that pits science against religion when physics student Edie appears to prove, definitively,...

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Soho Cinders

Charing Cross Theatre Oct 24 - Dec 21, 2019

Soho Cinders is packed with the best songs Stiles and Drewe have yet written, driving character, plot and wit in perfect harmony (in every sense)...

Soho Cinders, Charing Cross Theatre, London

Christmas 2019 certainly might prove the season of Cinderella productions in the capital, but none are quite like Stiles and Drewe's enchanting modern musical adaptation, dropping its slipper at the Charing...

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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Magic Mike Live

London Hippodrome Until Oct 27, 2019

The law says you cannot touch! But I think I see a lotta lawbreakers

Magic Mike Live, London Hippodrome, London

Conceived and directed by Channing himself, you're invited to the large-scale, live production of Magic Mike Live! The empowering and exhilarating performance which took Las Vegas by storm, now sees Channing...

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Falsettos

The Other Palace Until Nov 23, 2019

William Finn and James Lapine's Tony winning hit heads to London in its European Premiere!

Falsettos, The Other Palace, London

Fans of Falsettos rejoice! The two-time Tony-winning musical is finally making its European premiere at The Other Palace this August! Written by musical making maestros William Finn and James Lapine, Falsettos...

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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Austentatious

Fortune Theatre Open Run

winning and enthusiastic performances. The audience applause between scenes is politely anticipatory of what might be next. By the end, it is rapturous.

Austentatious, Fortune Theatre, London

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one's creative output captivates across the centuries, an improv show will capitalise on it. After becoming one of the biggest draws of the Edinburgh Fringe...

High Fidelity

Turbine Theatre Until Dec 7, 2019

A brand new stage musical of the classic Hornby novel.

High Fidelity, Turbine Theatre, London

Nick Hornby's classic cult novel High Fidelity makes its London debut as a fully-fledged musical this October! After a successful run in Boston in 2006, the musical adaptation flies back to its native...

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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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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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King Gong

The Comedy Store Open Run

An open night mic, with a difference!

King Gong, The Comedy Store, London

A comedy night so brutally famous that even safely established comedians quake in their boots at a mere mention of it, The Comedy Store's King Gong is quite something to behold. Each week, 30 new acts...

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...

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...

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 Mikado

London Coliseum Oct 28 - Nov 30, 2019

'A glorious production of Gilbert and Sullivan's best comic opera'

The Mikado, London Coliseum, London

Johnathan Miller brings his sublimely extravagant monochrome rendering of Gilbert and Sullivan's popular operetta back to the London Coliseum to delight audiences once more. One of the most in demand of...

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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...

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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Ghost Quartet

Boulevard Theatre Oct 24, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

Mr. Malloy and company find new ways for guaranteeing that this exultant production's melody lingers on, in the finest tradition of phantoms that never say die.

Ghost Quartet, Boulevard Theatre, London

Soho's brand new Boulevard Theatre opens its doors with the stunning UK premiere of Ghost Quartet, the soaring modern fairy tale written by Dave Malloy, the Tony-nominated writer of the critically acclaimed...

The Mask of Orpheus

London Coliseum Until Nov 13, 2019

A masterpiece

The Mask of Orpheus, London Coliseum, London

ENO Artistic Director Daniel Kramer's critically acclaimed staging of Harrison Birtwistle's Orpheus opera first debuted at the London Coliseum three decades ago and now returns for a strictly limited run...

Variant 31

Variant 31 Until Dec 31, 2019

With 150 actors and the promise of fancy wearable technology - not to mention four dedicated bars - the show, from Transatlantic immersive horror specialists Big Dreamer Productions, sounds like a pretty fancy affair... but only if you're extremely brave

Variant 31, Variant 31, London

Calling all video gamers and immersive theatre fans! The two worlds are colliding during the hotly anticipated West End debut of Variant 31, a fully-interactive 'survival' experience that'll keep the adrenaline...

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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Orpheus & Eurydice

London Coliseum Until Nov 19, 2019

Orpheus's courage comes not from his strength but from his music, which can charm even the gatekeeper of Hades. The transcendent power of music, the musician as hero: these are the themes that have made the Orpheus myth the most popular subject for opera

Orpheus Eurydice, London Coliseum, London

The English National Orchestra welcomes renowned mezzo soprano Dame Sarah Connolly, company star Sarah Tynan and rising soprano Soraya Magi as Orpheus, Euyrdice and Love respectively in a thrilling revival...

The Girl Who Fell

Trafalgar Studios 2 Until 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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Fast

Park Theatre Until 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 Until 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...

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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Lungs

Old Vic Theatre Until Nov 9, 2019

Matt Smith and a luminous, mercurial Claire Foy give tour de force performances

Lungs, Old Vic Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

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...

Hamilton

Victoria Palace Theatre Open Run

"The Greatest Show on Earth", one paper declared the other day. C'mon! But seriously folks, there's going to be more where that came from, because - lock up your doubters: I have to report that it really is as good as we've been told

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

It's the musical that has bowled over Broadway, an all out smash-hit epic that traverses the life of one Alexander Hamilton, one of America's Founding Fathers, who took on the might of the British and...

ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo Open Run

With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL London Zoo is the perfect day out for people of all ages.

ZSL London Zoo, ZSL London Zoo, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Whether you love animals cuddly, scary, creepy, slinky, big or small, old or very young, you are bound to be thrilled by at least one of the 750 species of animal at ZSL London Zoo. Nestled within Regent's...

The diary-and-ditties combination is always entertaining; the closing cri de coeur is electrifying

Adam Kay This Is Going To Hurt Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, Vaudeville Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Fresh from his successful runs at Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre, comic writer and performer, Adam Kay brings his best-selling first-hand account of life as a junior doctor, This Is Going To Hurt, to...

London Dungeon

London Dungeon Open Run

A ghoulishly great time!

London Dungeon, London Dungeon, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

What's scarier than stepping into the London Dungeon? Knowing that all the horrors within are all based on real historical events! London's grisly past is brought to creeptastically realistic life by London...

Kew Gardens

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Open Run

Perfect to get the family outside during the summer!

Kew Gardens, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London

Founded in 1840 by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury​, Kew Gardens remains one of the capital's most popular and unique attractions. A vast expanse that covers some 300 acres, Kew comprises numerous...

View From The Shard

The Shard Open Run

The mangled, magnificent history and scale of the city is on full display.

View From The Shard, The Shard, London

No matter where you are in London, there is one sight that you will always see, towering above the rest of the skyline majestically. We are of course talking about the Shard building at London Bridge,...

Original London Sightseeing Tour

The Original London Visitor Centre Open Run

The best way to see London

Original London Sightseeing Tour, The Original London Visitor Centre, London

London is one of the most tourist friendly cities in the world, with every square mile of the capital absolutely packed with iconic buildings, new and old. And there's no better way to see it all than...

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour & Exhibition

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Open Run

The capital at its very best

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Exhibition, Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour, London

Get schooled in Shakespeare with The Globe Exhibition, London's ultimate guide to The Bard. Packed full of video, artifacts and practical reconstructions, it takes you back in time to the raucous streets...

Afterglow

Waterloo East Theatre Until 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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Sleepless

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

The iconic Eighties movie is reincarnated as a new musical!

Sleepless, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

London's West End gets a taste of both Seattle and the Big Apple when this new musical adaptation of Nora Ephron's iconic Eighties romance movie arrives next year. With a venue and official dates yet to...

Tower of London

Tower of London Open Run

Step back in time!

Tower of London, Tower of London, London

Step back in history to experience life in the Middle Ages, at the most famous of Britain's fortresses and places of execution, as well as the home of the Crown Jewels. You can choose to take a guided...

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It Or Not London Open Run

There is much at Ripley's to enjoy and I suspect that children, especially, will love it.

Ripleys Believe It or Not, Ripleys Believe It Or Not London, London

For fans of the weird, wonderful and downright bonkers, venture into Ripley's London where over 700 exhibits wait to be discovered. Here you can experience the dark and irregular sides of art, foreign...

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

London Aquarium Open Run

The SEALIFE London Aquarium underwent a 5 million pound refurbishment and transformed into Sea Life London Aquarium in 2009, and still continues to improve

SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London Aquarium, London

Situated next to the London Eye at County Hall, this mega aquarium is the jewel in the crown of the 28 Sea Life Centres throughout the UK and Europe.You will be taken on a truly fascinating journey from...

London Eye River Cruise

London Eye River Cruise Open Run

The live commentary is superb and everyone who takes this river cruise will learn something new about one of the attractions they pass.

London Eye River Cruise, London Eye River Cruise, London

All aboard the Silver Bonito for this history and view-packed circular cruise which launches from just underneath the London Eye! IN 40 minutes, you will be sweeping along the Thames taking in sight ans...

Oprheus in the Underworld

London Coliseum Until Nov 28, 2019

Emma Rice directs a thrilling revival of the delightful operatic romp!

Oprheus in the Underworld, London Coliseum, London

It's the age old Orpheus and Eurydice myth but as you've never seen it before! After a short yet foundation-shaking tenure as the Globe's artistic director, celebrated English theatremaker Emma Rice makes...

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Open Run

What was once a stuffy and frustrating member of the Historic Royal Palaces to visit is now accessible, lively, intriguing and very, very modern.

Kensington Palace, Kensington Palace, London

Kensington Palace is synonymous with the generations of stylish royal women who have called it their home: where Queen Victoria was born and raised; Queens Mary, Anne and Caroline held court; and the royal...

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Open Run

An official royal residence for over 900 years

Windsor Castle, Windsor Castle, London

The oldest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle is an official royal residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A home to the British Royal family since the reign of Henry I, the castle, which...

London Eye Flights

London Eye Open Run

The most famous Ferris wheel in the world

London Eye Flights, London Eye, London

Since opening in March 2000 The London Eye (formerly The Millennium Wheel) has become an iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK's most popular paid for visitor attraction,...

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...

Two Ladies

Bridge Theatre Until Oct 26, 2019

Wanamaker growls with lethal disdain, her asperity as deliciously artful as her (excellent) wig, and Cvitesic (an Olivier-winner for her role in the musical "Once") matches her with a cool mixture of world-weariness and watchful duplicity.

Two Ladies, Bridge Theatre, London

The first rule of politics is 'keep your enemies close and your wives closer', an adage that rings true in award-winning Irish playwright Nancy Harris' riveting political drama Two Ladies. A powerful mediation...

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Open Run

Experience the glittering world of fame for a day, and more!

Madame Tussauds, Madame Tussauds, London

Get up close and personal with your favourite faces from the worlds of film, music, sport, history and more at the world famous Madame Tussauds, one of London's premiere tourist attractions! Founded...

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...

Dominion Theatre Until Nov 2, 2019

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