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Plays in October

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

Blithe Spirit

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Nov 6, 2021

As the psychic Madame Arcati in this marvellous production, Saunders channels AbFab's Edina - only with more intrepidity

Blithe Spirit, Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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TV legend Jennifer Saunders returns to the West End stage as a quirky medium in Noel Cowards' iconic comedy, Blithe Spirit. After thrilling audiences at the Theatre Royal Bath last summer, the Richard...

Leopoldstadt

Wyndhams Theatre Until Oct 30, 2021

Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable... play from the heart

Leopoldstadt, Wyndhams Theatre, London
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One of the casualties of the March 2020 lockdown, Leopoldstat is back this year for a limited 12 week run. Touted as the playwright Tom Stoppard's most personal work to date, Leopoldstadt is a look at...

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Apr 24, 2022

Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel is brought to thrilling life.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
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Described as a mesmerising piece of theatrical magic, Katy Rudd and Joel Horwood's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2013 novel was a huge hit at the National Theatre over Christmas last year and now returns...

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 over three decades of scaring audiences silly 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...

The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

The West End legend reopens - with social distancing!

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

Magic Goes Wrong

Vaudeville Theatre Until Feb 27, 2022

Funny and entertaining...fusion of magic and comedy from Mischief Theatre

Magic Goes Wrong, Vaudeville Theatre, London
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From the minds behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery comes a brand new, and disaster-prone, magic show! Co-created between the world's most iconic magical duo Penn & Teller...

The Mirror and the Light

Gielgud Theatre Until Jan 23, 2022

The further you climb, the harder you fall

The Mirror and the Light, Gielgud Theatre, London

Hilary Mantel's award-winning trilogy may have come to an end on the page, but fear ye not, The Mirror and the Light, the final novel is to be translated to the stage this winter, courtesy of the Royal...

The Shark is Broken

Ambassadors Theatre Until Nov 1, 2021

an intoxicating combination of behind-the-scenes gossip and contemplation of the nature of popular art.

The Shark is Broken, Ambassadors Theatre, London

It's the summer of 1975 and somewhere in the water near Cape Cod, three men are sitting in a boat waiting for their colleague to get it together so they can film a scene of what is about to become one...

The Great Gatsby

Immersive LDN Until Jan 2, 2022

An antidote for our times

The Great Gatsby, Immersive LDN, London

The 1920s are roaring once more thanks to the return of The Great Gatsby, an immersive theatrical experience that first took the capital city by storm in 2018. A sparkling spectacular equal to any of West...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 30, 2021

An escapist treat

A Midsummer Nights Dream, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London
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When the fairy King and Queen quarrel, no one is safe from their fervour, setting the scene for a witty and vibrant comedy of romance, mischief and magic that enchant audiences of all ages from the first...

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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Palace Theatre Open Run

So this is Dickens, with magic. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could be.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Palace Theatre, London

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first...

Pride and Predjudice (*Sort Of)

Criterion Theatre Until Jan 1, 2022

Very clever, very funny

Pride and Predjudice Sort Of, Criterion Theatre, London

The Criterion Theatre is let at last, by this dynamic new adaptation (sort of) of Jane Austen's beloved epitome of the romance genre. Written by Isobel McArthur, the tale of the myriad Miss Bennetts is...

Twelfth Night

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 30, 2021

If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.

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...

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Lyric Hammersmith Until Nov 6, 2021

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 another season as the artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith with a groundbreaking series of thought-provoking and highly entertaining productions....

Metamorphoses

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Until Oct 30, 2021

We are here to make sense of it all

Metamorphoses, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Michelle Terry continues her groundbreaking tenure at the Globe Theatre with a hotly anticipated production of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Finally forming part of the 2021 season at the Globe's Sam Wanamaker...

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Sherlock Holmes

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

Our version of Sherlock Holmes will have all the elements that fans want and expect, but with new twists and turns and plenty of surprises.....

Sherlock Holmes, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

Watson! The Game is afoot! The world's most famous sleuth is about to get a brand-new stage play adaptation on Broadway in 2017, then headed back over to the West End, at a venue yet to be confirmed....

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