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West End Shows in August

Brief Encounter

Empire Cinema Haymarket Until Sep 9, 2018

the spirit of music hall lives on - along with the spirits of doomed romance and wartime cinema, clipped vowels and buttoned-up exteriors, puppetry and Rachmaninov piano concertos - in this unstoppably entertaining exhumation of Emma Rice's greatest hit.

Brief Encounter, Empire Cinema Haymarket, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Emma Rice and Kneehigh Theatre Company's celebrated adaptation of Noel Coward's 1945 classic returns to London once more, bringing the show back to its cinematic roots with a run at the Empire Cinema Haymarket....

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre Until Dec 15, 2018

...this joyful, lungs-bursting show is simply the best

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. The latest to join the glitz of the stage is this phenomenal addition, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical. Based on the life of...

Prices from: £65

Les Miserables

Queens Theatre Open Run

The iconic musical phenomenon!

Les Miserables, Queens Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Over 70 million people have enjoyed this spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece since it premiered on the West End in 1985. Now let Les Miserables sweep you too through its epic tale of passion...

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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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Pressure

Ambassadors Theatre Until Sep 1, 2018

Strong, richly satisfying play

Pressure, Ambassadors Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

The British obsession with the weather takes centre stage in this highly regarded hit by Olivier winner David Haig, telling the true story of the allied meteorologists charged with the most important forecast...

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Dreamgirls

Savoy Theatre Open Run

Fantastically entertaining ride on a showbiz rollercoaster

Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Don't miss this musical biopic based on the story of The Supremes. First hitting the Broadway stage in 1981, in 2005 it enjoyed an adaptation to the big screen starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson,...

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Young Frankenstein

Garrick Theatre Until Aug 25, 2018

If you don't find Young Frankenstein a satisfyingly hilarious night in the theatre, you might want to get your vital signs checked: this is the funniest West End musical since The Producers.

Young Frankenstein, Garrick Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Mel Brooks brings his hugely successful 2007 re-imagining of Young Frankenstein to the West End, following its critically acclaimed run on Broadway, and the following US tour.

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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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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 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

Following a 21-date national tour around the UK and huge popularity at Trafalgar Studios last year, Mischief Theatre's Olivier-winning comedy lands in the Duchess Theatre due to huge demand. After benefiting...

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Strictly Ballroom

Piccadilly Theatre Open Run

A joyously eccentric musical take on Baz Luhrmann's fabulous dancing yarn

Strictly Ballroom, Piccadilly Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In news that can only be described as strictly amazing, Baz Lurhman's 1992 dance-tastic film has its own musical adaptation! A cult classic, Strictly Ballroom is glittering, wacky love story set in the...

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Bat Out Of Hell

Dominion Theatre Open Run

...a complete joy.

Bat Out Of Hell, Dominion Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Crack out those leathers, this hard-rocking musical epic is coming back to London in 2018, giving you a second chance to have your mind blown by the ingenious fusion of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman's incredible...

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Chicago

Phoenix Theatre Open Run

Gooding...is the real deal

Chicago, Phoenix Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After six years away from the West End the infamous Chicago returns this March! Join Roxie and her merry murderesses as they battle for fame and freedom in this satirical look at the world of celebrity...

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Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Open Run

"Lucy Bailey's production of Agatha Christie's ingenious courtroom drama fits perfectly in this debating chamber"

Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Head into the surrounds of the Grand Chamber of London County Hall for this innovative staging of Agatha Christie's dazzling play that casts you as the jury in the case of the Crown versus Leonard Vole....

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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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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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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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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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We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Lyric Theatre Jul 4 - Sep 2, 2018

Director Sally Cookson brings the beguiling magic alive in this production

Were Going On A Bear Hunt, Lyric Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Michael Rosen's best-selling children's story returns to the West End in this sensational stage adaptation! Follow a family as they splash through a rushing river, climb over tall grass and wade through...

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42nd Street

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Open Run

It's an extraordinary thing, crammed with songs by Al Dubin and Harry Warren, full of the sound and fury of tapping feet, illuminated by dazzling colour.

42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

42nd Street sings and dances is back at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - 30 years after it made its West End debut on that very same stage! A dazzling cast of over 50 tell the iconic story of a chorus girl who...

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Killer Joe

Trafalgar Studios 1 Until Aug 18, 2018

Orlando Bloom's hitman-cop is queasily gripping

Killer Joe, Trafalgar Studios 1, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

Gird your loins, elfin Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom returns home to star in this new revival of Tracey Letts' explosive 1993 thriller as the titular Joe, a crooked policeman, and part killer-for-hire....

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School of Rock

New London Theatre Open Run

The most enjoyable few hours money can buy

School of Rock, New London 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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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 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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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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Aladdin

Prince Edward Theatre Open Run

Impressive stage magic, a gold-dripping design and a party-loving genie make this energetic adaptation of the animated movie a wicked treat

Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin,...

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Hamlet

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 26, 2018

...this kind of casting opens up the plays in fascinating ways, it brings new things to the surface

Hamlet, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

Celebrate Shakespeare's Globe's 21st year with The Bard's most famous play. Kicking off 2018 summer season, Hamlet asks "Who's there?", the first of many questions that the Globe will be asking itself...

The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

Join the millions who have already discovered whodunit, but will not share their secret...

The Mousetrap, St Martins Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap (based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no one was to ever give away...

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Piccadilly Theatre Jun 28 - Sep 9, 2018

An invitingly jolly, consistently inventive treat....this Tiger is the cat's meow!

The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Piccadilly Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Judith Kerr's best-selling children's book The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the West End this summer, celebrating 50 years of the beloved children's book. Perfect for youngsters and their families,...

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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 27 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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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...

The King And I

London Palladium Jul 3 - Sep 29, 2018

Resplendent... scrupulously detailed!

The King And I, London Palladium, London

Following its triumphant Tony Award-winning run with four gongs in 2016 including Best Revival of a Musical, Bartlett Sher brings this celebrated Rodgers and Hammerstein revival to the West End in June...

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Noel Coward Theatre Jul 4 - Sep 8, 2018

Aidan Turner stars in Martin McDonagh's dark comedy.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Noel Coward Theatre, London

Poldark's very own Aidan Turner makes his West End Debut in a rare revival of Martin McDonagh's dark comedy. Sizzling star of stage and screen, Turner will take on the role of Mad Padraic, an Irishman...

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Knights of the Rose

Arts Theatre Jun 29 - Aug 26, 2018

Arise good Knight!

Knights of the Rose, Arts Theatre, London

A brand new musical is hitting London's shores this summer as Knights of the Rose, an epic story of love, bravery and betrayal, sets up shop at the Arts Theatre. As chivalrous knights return from battles...

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Othello

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Jul 20 - Oct 13, 2018

Then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely, but too well

Othello, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Moonlight and Selma actor Andre Holland steps into The Moor's shows opposite former Artistic Director Mark Rylance as Iago in this new production of Shakespeare's tragedy of obsession and betrayal for...

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,...

Kinky Boots

Adelphi Theatre Open Run

Broadway sends a British film back home as a hit musical that's as fun as it is frequently fabulous.

Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre, London

Price and Sons spent the last century making a range of shoes for men, and now they're spending this century making shoes for a range of men! Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is the uplifting story of...

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King Lear

Duke of Yorks Theatre Jul 11 - Nov 3, 2018

Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production

King Lear, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Prepare yourself for a very special production of Shakespeare's King Lear, starring the one and only Sir Ian McKellan, reprising his role from the show's 2017 Chichester Festival run. Scheduled for 16...

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Circa's Peepshow

Underbelly Festival London Jun 27 - Aug 18, 2018

Circa's latest hit heads to London!

Circas Peepshow, Underbelly Festival London, London

It wouldn't be the Underbelly Festival without an out of this world Cirque show! The Australian based Circa is one of the biggest Cirque troupes in the world, having traveled around the globe, Circa head...

The Jungle

Playhouse Theatre Until Nov 3, 2018

Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's The Jungle makes its West End Transfer

The Jungle, Playhouse Theatre, London

After wowing audiences last year at the off-West End venue, the Young Vic, The Jungle returns to London this summer as it makes it West End transfer. Set in the refugee camp in Calais, The Jungle follows...

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The Winter's Tale

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Jun 22 - Oct 14, 2018

It is required You do awake your faith

The Winters Tale, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Shakespeare's wild fantasy returns to The Globe as part of Shakespeare's Globe's 21st season. Spend your summer treading through the path of Leontes as he tries to rebuild his past and his future in this...

A Monster Calls

Old Vic Theatre Jul 7 - Aug 25, 2018

Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?

A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre, London

Thirteen-year-old Connor and his mum have been just fine since Connor's father moved to America, but now his mum is terribly sick and isn't getting any better. Throw in some over-bearing Grandparents and...

Imperium - Part I: Conspirator

Gielgud Theatre Until Sep 8, 2018

The RSC's infamous Imperium receives its West End transfer.

Imperium Part I Conspirator, Gielgud Theatre, London

After a stellar run in Stratford-Upon-Avon, The Royal Shakespeare Company's Imperium plays are receiving their West End transfer this Summer. Only running for a strictly limited run, the two-parter, which...

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Hilarious and good for all ages

Morgan Wests Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids and Childish Grown ups, Underbelly Festival London, London

They've competed to be the Next Great Magician on ITV, attempted to escape The Slammer on CBBC, have fooled the famous Penn & Teller and now their taking over London's Underbelly Festival. The death-defying,...

Motown - The Musical

Shaftesbury Theatre Open Run

May just be the ultimate jukebox musical

Motown The Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Motown is the big Broadway musical which tells the story of America's greatest record label. With a book by founder Berry Gordy, this dazzling musical is bursting at the seams with iconic tracks from The...

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Emilia

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Aug 10 - Sep 10, 2018

Men, who forgetting they were born of women, nourished of women, and if they were not of the means of women, they would be quite extinguished out of the world, and a final end of them all.

Emilia, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Often positioned as Shakespeare's muse, The Dark Lady of Sonnets finally gets the chance to tell her side of the story in this specially written play by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm for the Summer 2018 Season...

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Park Theatre Aug 15 - Sep 15, 2018

Little Voice is playful, magical and terrifying, a view of the world from an unexpected angle, perpetrated by an imagination that notices the dust in the grooves of old records and finds poetry in garish, swanky clothes or the glitterball of a rowdy north

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Park Theatre, London

Jim Cartwright's Northern fairytale returns to London in this brand new staging from the Park Theatre, directed by Tom Latter. A modern classic, Little Voice is the story of Laura Hoff (LV), a young girl...

Little Shop Of Horrors

Open Air Theatre Aug 3 - Sep 15, 2018

Seymour and the residents of Skid Row are back.

Little Shop Of Horrors, Open Air Theatre, London

Life for the residents of Skid Row is full of dead ends and broken dreams. However, when Seymour, a local flower shop assistant, discovers a mysterious new plant with killer potential, things begin to...

Imperium - Part II: Dictator

Gielgud Theatre Jun 21 - Sep 8, 2018

The second instalment of the RSC's epic Imperium plays

Imperium Part II Dictator, Gielgud Theatre, London

After a stellar run in Stratford-Upon-Avon, The Royal Shakespeare Company's Imperium plays are receiving their West End transfer this Summer. Only running for a strictly limited run, the two-parter, which...

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Six

Arts Theatre Aug 30 - Sep 23, 2018

Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour and co tell their stories in a lively new musical that makes serious points about how women are erased from history

Six, Arts Theatre, London

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 tale of his six unfortunate wives the stock of any school history...

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The Silent Disco Show

Underbelly Festival London Until Aug 31, 2018

Get ready for a party like no other, The Silent Disco Show!

The Silent Disco Show, Underbelly Festival London, London

Grab a pair of glowing headphones and prepare to be lost in your own world at The Silent Disco Show. It's an evening filled with today's biggest hits, sing-a-longs, cabaret, circus acts, and of course...

The Importance of Being Earnest

Vaudeville Theatre Jul 20 - Oct 20, 2018

One of the funniest plays in English!

The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre, London

Oscar Wilde's wildly funny play returns to the West End once again for 2018. Widely considered one of the funniest plays in English, The Importance of Being Earnest is one of Wilde's most popular works....

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Spamilton

Menier Chocolate Factory Jul 12 - Sep 8, 2018

I laughed my brains out

Spamilton, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

A loving send-up of a certain musical mega-hit currently wowing audiences over at the Victoria Palace Theatre from the minds behind Forbidden Broadway, Gerard Alessandrini's Spamilton takes its own West...

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part Four!

Apollo Theatre Aug 2 - Sep 1, 2018

The Horrible Histories stage shows have become a bit of a British institution. It's not hard to spot why. Think Fry and Laurie mixed with Little Britain and a dash of Monty Python. It's sparky, cheery and covered in poo!

Horrible Histories Barmy Britain Part Four, Apollo Theatre, London

The Horrible Histories team truly are the gift that keeps on giving. After 2017's Best of Barmy Britain, they're back with Part Four of their zany series, teaching us all about the history of this sceptered...

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Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Underbelly Festival London Until Sep 30, 2018

Monski Mouse returns to London Underbelly Festival

Monski Mouses Baby Disco Dance Hall, Underbelly Festival London, London

Now in her sixth Underbelly Festival Season, Monski Mouse is known around the world for her sellout shows, a hit for adults with their under 5s. This high energy, funky event, lets those who toddle around...

Aurora Galore

Underbelly Festival London Until Aug 10, 2018

Aurora Glare and the Glamorous Weirdos hit London Underbelly Festival!

Aurora Galore, Underbelly Festival London, London

Offering a wide range of dance, audio-visuals, dangerous fire circus skills, unique burlesque and an eccentric perspective on life, the award-winning Aurora Galore and her band of misfit takes of Londons...

End of the Pier

Park Theatre Jul 11 - Aug 11, 2018

I used to dream of people remembering my jokes, now I just wish they'd forget.

End of the Pier, Park Theatre, London

Light entertainment legend Les Dennis and Inbetweeners alum Blake Harrison star alongside Nitin Ganatra and Tala Gouvela as comedians at either side of the success spectrum in this intriguing new dark...

It Happened in Key West

Charing Cross Theatre Jul 4 - Aug 14, 2018

What would you do for love?

It Happened in Key West, Charing Cross Theatre, London

When scientist Carl finally meets the girl of his dreams, Elena, he's heartbroken to find out that not only is she married but also has the incurable disease, Tuberculosis. Determined not to let her go...

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Lolo Brow

Underbelly Festival London Jul 10 - Sep 12, 2018

Award-winning Neo-Burlesque artist Lolo Brow hits Londons Underbelly Festival!

Lolo Brow, Underbelly Festival London, London

Award-winning drag queen Lolo Brow brings her daring performances and neo-burlesque to Londons Underbelly Festival this summer. Lolo Brow invites you to leave your shame at the door and let your inner...

Ida Barr: Granarchist Bingo

Underbelly Festival London Jul 19 - Sep 14, 2018

Get ready for a night of hilarity at Granarchist Bingo

Ida Barr Granarchist Bingo, Underbelly Festival London, London

From resident home tenant to global star, rejoice people of Londons Underbelly Festival for everyone's favourite pensioner returns with her brand of artificial hip-hop. You're offered the chance to change...

Dinosaur World

Open Air Theatre Aug 14 - Sep 9, 2018

Walk with Dinosaurs at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Dinosaur World, Open Air Theatre, London

Dive into the past with Dinosaur World Live and discover the beasts that used to roam the earth in this immersive experience. Grab your compasses and your walking boots as you travel through time to unchartered...

David Walliams' Gangsta Granny

Harold Pinter Theatre Aug 14 - 26, 2018

A welcome addition to the growing roster of summer-time family shows.

David Walliams Gangsta Granny, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Birmingham Stage Company return to London with their blissfully bonkers adaptation of David Walliams' best-selling children's book, Gangsta Granny. This Neal Foster co-produced work boasts an incredible...

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Broken Wings

Theatre Royal Haymarket Aug 1 - 4, 2018

A brand new musical!

Broken Wings, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

The brand new musical, Broken Wings, is set to have its West End premiere this summer. Witten by Phantom of the Opera's infamous Nadim Naaman alongside composer Dana Al Fardan, Broken Wings is based on...

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Alkaline

Park Theatre Jul 10 - Aug 4, 2018

An irrepressible, swaggering spirit that sweeps you along with it and leaves you glowing

Alkaline, Park Theatre, London

Upholding their mission to nurture and collaborate with the London Theatre scene's finest emerging talent, the Park Theatre presents a groundbreaking program of exciting new voices as part of their 2018...

Carmen La Cubana

Sadlers Wells Theatre Aug 1 - 18, 2018

Hugely enjoyable and sexy... a fantastic adaptation

Carmen La Cubana, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London

Bizet's operatic masterpiece gets a modern makeover in the UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana, transporting the action to the sweltering climes and political turmoil of Cuba during the revolution of 1958....

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As You Like it

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 26, 2018

buoyant and embracive

As You Like it, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

The Forest of Arden does a roaring trade in confused lovers, exiled aristos and melancholy fools in Shakespeare's witty musical comedy staged once more by the Globe as part of their Summer 2018 Season....

The Lehman Trilogy

National Theatre, Lyttelton Jul 4 - Aug 8, 2018

This real-life drama plays out with poetic intensity

The Lehman Trilogy, National Theatre Lyttelton, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Remember the largest bankruptcy filing in US history? The one that some say instigated the global financial crisis of the late-2000's? That was the fall of the once mighty Lehman Brothers' financial conglomerate,...

Heathers: The Musical

The Other Palace Until Aug 4, 2018

What's your damage?

Heathers The Musical, The Other Palace, London

So very! The original mean girls of teen-movie stardom are back in this deliciously dark musical adaptation from Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy. First seen in during a sell-out run in Los Angeles in...

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,...

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...

Aliens Love Underpants

Underbelly Festival London Aug 14 - Sep 30, 2018

A fantastically fresh family show for the Underbelly!

Aliens Love Underpants, Underbelly Festival London, London

A zany and madcap family show is heading to the Underbelly festival this summer! Based on the children's book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, this hilarious tale has been transformed for the stage by...

One For Sorrow

Royal Court Theatre Until Aug 11, 2018

A world premiere from Cordelia Lynn

One For Sorrow, Royal Court Theatre, London

Twenty-year-old Imogen will do anything to help refugees after an attack on London, even if that does mean inviting a stranger to live in her house, without discussing it with her family first. When John...

Metta's Little Mermaid - The Circus Sensation

Underbelly Festival London Jul 24 - Aug 12, 2018

Cirque meets The Little Mermaid in this breathtaking production

Mettas Little Mermaid The Circus Sensation, Underbelly Festival London, London

The award-winning Metta Theatre marries the extraordinary world of circus with one of the most loved fairytales, The Little Mermaid, in this spectacular new adaptation. Enjoy the tale of love overcoming...

The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Sep 8, 2018

One half of me is yours, the other half is yours, Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, And so all yours.

The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

In the cash-rich, consumer-driven society of Venice, everything has a price. So when the wealthy heiress Portia is forced to play off her many suitors against each other, the competing men must be able...

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...

The Taming of The Shrew

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Sep 8, 2018

Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall ne'er be younger.

The Taming of The Shrew, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Passions run deep in The Taming of the Shrew, a marvellously uproarious comedy that sees warring temperaments between reluctant suitor Petruchio and his even more reluctant intended Katherina in the search...

Twelfth Night

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Sep 7, 2018

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die

Twelfth Night, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

From tropical shipwrecks to yellow stockings, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's battiest and most memorable comedies and a season at the Globe is rarely complete without an outing. A perfect introduction...

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...

Fun Home

Young Vic Until Sep 1, 2018

A landmark production that will forever change what is possible in musical theatre.

Fun Home, Young Vic, London

Direct from Broadway and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score, Fun Home heads to the Voung Vic in June 2018. Based on the groundbreaking 2006 graphic novel of the same...

Sherlock Holmes

Venue To Be Confirmed Opens Aug 8, 2018

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 Black Cloud

Bridge Theatre Open Run

Fred Hoyle's political science fiction thriller comes to the stage

The Black Cloud, Bridge Theatre, London

Based on the novel by Fred Hoyle, a new stage adaptation by Sam Holcroft comes to London's newest theatre, described by Richard Dawkins as "one of the greatest works of science fiction ever written". The...

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...

Alys, Always

Bridge Theatre Open Run

Harriet Lane's first novel is a tightly woven tale of deceit and ambition in literary London,

Alys Always, Bridge Theatre, London

Harriet Lane's 2012 debut thriller is adapted into a new stage drama by Lucinda Coxon, premiering at London's brand-new theatre at Tower Bridge. As part of the Bridge Theatre's inaugural season directed...

Macbeth

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Rory Kinnear returns to the National in 2018

Macbeth, National Theatre Olivier, London

Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear lead Shakespeare's murderous tragedy when it returns to the National in 2018, directed by Rufus Norris. Marking Kinnear's return to the NT since his star turn in 2016's...

Sounds and Sorcery Celebrating Disney Fantasia

The Vaults Jul 3 - Sep 30, 2018

Disney's Fantasia becomes a brand new immersive experience

Sounds and Sorcery Celebrating Disney Fantasia, The Vaults, London

Celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse with this brand new immersive experience, step inside Disney's Fantasia and delve into a multi-coloured, psychedelic and wild adventure. As you travel through the interweaving...

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...

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...

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...

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 be

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Goodnight, Mr Tom

Southwark Playhouse Jul 25 - Aug 31, 2018

Michelle Magorian paints a very sensitive picture of love, hatred and loss in Goodnight Mr Tom.

Goodnight Mr Tom, Southwark Playhouse, London

The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize-winning children's classic Goodnight Mr Tom comes to London's Southwark Playhouse for a limited one-month run this Summer. Written by English author Michelle Magorian...

Bring It On

Southwark Playhouse Aug 2 - Sep 1, 2018

Even those with dark memories of the plastic perfections of cheerleaders may find it impossible to resist an encouraging cry of "Go team!"

Bring It On, Southwark Playhouse, London

Before the Pitch Perfect franchise, there was cult classic teen comedy Bring It On, a biting satire that ruled the early 2000s thanks to its self-awareness and killer dance routines. Now the popular film...


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