theatre

ADELPHI THEATRE

Kinky BOOts
The Strand
WC2R ONS
02037257068
KINKY BOOTS
Booking until 12th January 2019 Music by Cyndi Lauper, Book by Harvey Fierstein With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this fabulous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

ALDWYCH THEATRE

Aldwych
WC2B 4DF
08452007981
TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
Booking until February 2019 Written by Katori Hall, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

AMBASSADORS THEATRE

WEST STREET
WC2H 9ND
020 7395 5405
PRESSURE
Booking until 1 September 2018 Directed by John Dove Based on an incredible true story David Haig’s new World War Two drama, Pressure, follows two allied meteorologists as they work to predict the weather ahead of the Normandy Landings.

APOLLO THEATRE

Shaftesbury Ave
W1V 7DH
0330 333 4809
EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Booking until 6 April 2019 Directed by Jonathan Butterell, Music & Lyrics by Dan Gillespie Sells and vTom MacRae Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the multi-award-winning hit musical for today. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

Once upon a time, there was a 16-year-old boy who had a secret he wanted to tell…

APOLLO VICTORIA

17 Wilton Road
SW1V 1
0844 871 3001
WICKED
Booking until 18th April 2019 Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same name, Wicked tells the untold story of Oz; the friendship between the two girls destined to become the good witch Glinda and her nemesis the Wicked Witch of the West. Experience this unforgettable, award-winning musical as it transports you to the spectacular fantasy world you think you know so well.

WICKED

CAMBRIDGE THEATRE

Earlham Street
WC2 9HU
020 7087 7745
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Booking until 20th October 2019 Book by Roald Dahl, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin. Matilda’s parents hardly notice her at all, it’s not much better at school where the fearsome, tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull terrorizes her children at the smallest provocation. But Matilda is no ordinary child, she’s had enough with the grown-up’s and their bullying ways and with the help of her favourite teacher Miss Honey, she may find a way she can change things for better!

Matilda The Musical premiered at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, playing to sold-out audiences before transferring to London’s West End.

CRITERION THEATRE

Piccadilly Circus
SW1Y 4XA
0844 815 6131
THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY
Booking until 7 April 2019 Directed by Mark Bell ummer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can't be trusted. In a town where everyone's a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?

The comedy masterminds behind five-star hits The Play That Goes Wrong (Olivier Award for Best New Comedy) and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, return to the West End with their latest lung-bustingly funny creati

DOMINION THEATRE

Tottenham Court Rd
W1T 7AQ
0845 200 7982
BAT OUT OF HELL
Booking until 27 October 2018 Directed by Jim Steinman The romance of rock ‘n’ roll comes alive on stage as Strat, the forever young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’, falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of post-apocalyptic Obsidian.Bringing to life the legendary hits of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf this ‘outrageous, nostalgic wild child of a rock’n’roll musical’ (The Times) is a fun, vibrant, boundary-pushing take on the traditional love story that can be enjoyed by all.

Winner of Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017 and nominated for 8 WhatsOnStage awards in 2018, Jim Steinman’s smash-hit musical Bat Out of Hell returns to London at the historic D

DONMAR WAREHOUSE

shakespeare
Earlham Street,
WC2H 9LX
0870 060 6624
King Lear
This new production of King Lear sees Derek Jacobi take on one of Shakespeare’s most testing roles, the aging monarch who sees his kingdom and life disappear before his eyes.
One of the greatest works in western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.

 Previews From: 03 Dec 2010 Opening Night: 07 Dec 2010 Closing: 05 Feb 2011 Show Times: Mon-Sat 19:30 (7 Dec 19:00), Mats Thu & Sat 14:30

King Lear

DUCHESS THEATRE

Catherine Street
WC2B 5LA
0330 333 4810
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
Booking until 7 April 2019 Directed by Mark Bell The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning smash hit comedy, now playing on Broadway and enjoying its 4th year in the West End.

DUKE OF YORK THEATRE

St Martin's Lane, WC2N 4BG
0844 871 7623
KING LEAR
Booking until 3rd November 2018 `directed by Jonathan Munby King Lear is the eponymous monarch in Shakespeare’s 17th century text. The show focuses on his later years when his mind is diminished and he begins to distribute his estate amongst those that shower him with flattery. The result is that as his mind ebbs away, his power erodes and he is eventually left with nothing, wondering through the wilderness with a mad man by his side.

Finborough Theatre

fringe theatre
Finborough Road
SW10 9ED
0844 847 1652
The Notebook of Trigorin + Three Seagulls,
Spring Season March to June 2010 The Notebook of Trigorin, Tennessee Williams’ ‘free adaptation’ of Chekhov’s The Seagull, from 30 March to 24 April 2010. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Anton Chekhov, In addition, Three Seagulls, a series of three staged readings on Saturday afternoons in April, beginning with Thomas Kilroy’s version of The Seagull which relocates the drama to nineteenth century Ireland, on 10th April; celebrated Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, inspired by the ‘potentially true’ story of Tennessee Williams’ writing of The Notebook of Trigorin,

FORTUNE THEATRE

Russell Street, WC2 5HH
0870 060 6626
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Booking until January 2019 Directed by Stephen Mallatratt's Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir.

Based on the successful Gothic-themed novel by the eminent English author Susan Hill, The Woman in Black is a chilling account of a troubled retired solicitor, Arthur Kipps.

GARRICK THEATRE

Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0HH
0330 333 4811
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Booking until September 2019 Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, Music by Mel Brooks, Directed by Susan Stroman oung Frankenstein the musical follows the plot of the film which itself is a parody of Hollywood horror films from the 1930s. The infamous Victor Frankenstein’s grandson, Frederick, inherits the family estate after his Grandfather’s passing. With his trusty sidekick Igor and his beautiful lab assistant Inga by his side, Frederick takes on the family business and brings a creature to life that will rival his grandfather’s creations. The monster escapes from the Transylvania manor and the usual Mel Brooks style hilarity ensues.

GIELGUD THEATRE

SHAFTESBURY AVE, W1D 6AR
0844 482 5130
RSC: IMPERIUM - I: CONSPIRATOR & II: DICTATOR
Booking until September 2018 Directd by Mike Poulton Cicero, the greatest orator of his age, devoted all his energy and cunning to preserve the rule of law, and defend Rome’s Republic against the predatory attacks of political rivals, discontented aristocrats, and would-be military dictators. Imperium follows Cicero’s triumphs and disasters, through power struggles, civil wars, and personal highs and lows, told through the eyes of Tiro, his loyal secretary.

HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE

Haymarket, SW1Y 4QL
0844 412 2707
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Booking until January 2019 Directed by Harold Prince This haunting and popular musical traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a man shamed by his physical appearance into a shadowy existence beneath the majestic Paris Opera House. Booking until: 27 February 2010

Andrew Lloyd Webber's sensational long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera continues to run in its original form at the West End's Her Majesty's Theatre.

LONDON PALLADIUM

ARGYLL STREET,
W1A 3AB
020 7087 7757
THE KING AND I
Booking until 2 September 2018 Directed by Bartlett Sher Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

Due to phenomenal demand, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s has made a FINAL extension until 29 September at the iconic

LYCEUM PALLADIUM

Wellington Street, WC2E 7RQ
Covent Garden
0870 243 9000
THE LION KING
The lavish stage adaptation of Disney’s hugely successful animated film. Songs by Elton John and Tim Rice. When the young lion prince Simba is born, his evil uncle Scar is pushed back to second in line to the throne. Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, King Mufasa, and proclaim himself King. Booking until: 29th August 2011

LYRIC THEATRE

Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2
0870 890 1107
THRILLER LIVE
Directed by John Maher Bringing to life on stage the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits.THRILLER-LIVE includes eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography. The show features over two hours of non-stop hit songs delivered by the exceptionally talented cast and live band.

This amazing show, featuring over 20 performers with a full company of singers, dancers and live band celebrates the King of Pop like never before!

NOEL COWARD THEATRE

St Martin's Lane, WC2N 4AU
0844 482 5141
THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE
Booking until September 2018 Directed by Michael Grandage Mad Padraic may be a terrorist deemed too violent to be a member of the IRA, but he has one weakness: he loves his cat more than anything in the world. When he returns from bombing and torturing in Northern Ireland to find that his cat has been run over on the island of Inishmore, Mad Padraic will be seeking some answers to the fate of Wee Thomas.

MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs a rare revival of Martin McDonagh's critically acclaimed, brilliant satire on terrorism, THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE.

NOVELLO THEATRE

5 ALDWYCH
WC2B 4LD
0844 482 5115
MAMMA MIA!
Booking until 3 March 2019 Book by Catherine Johnson, Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus Featuring a host of hit ABBA songs including “Money Money Money”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Does Your Mother Know” and “The Winner Takes it All” this irresistibly funny musical comedy follows an original story of love, friendship and the search for identity accompanied by a score of some of the most recognisable and uplifting pop music ever written.

OLD VIC THEATRE

THE CUT, WATERLOO ROAD
SE1 8NB
08448717628
A MONSTER CALLS
Booking until 25 August 2018 Based on the novel by Patrick Ness, Inspired by an idea by Siobhan Dowd, Music by Benji Bower A Monster Calls is a wonderful story which, although there is a strong magical element, is primarily for a young adult and adult audience due to some themes that younger audiences may find upsetting.

PALACE THEATRE

SHAFTESBURY AVE, W1D 8AY
BOOKING 0870 895 5579
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA is the heart-warming adventure of three friends who jump aboard a battered old bus in search of love and friendship, but end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed of. With an outlandish array of dazzling costumes and a score featuring more than 20 dancle-floor classics, this new musical will transport you right to the heart of fabulous! Booking until: 26 September 2009

PALACE THEATRE

Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 8AY
0870 895 5579
Priscilla Queen of the desert
Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA is the heart-warming adventure of three friends who jump aboard a battered old bus in search of love and friendship, but end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed of. With an outlandish array of dazzling costumes and a score featuring more than 20 dancle-floor classics, this new musical will transport you right to the heart of fabulous! Booking until: 26 September 2009

PHOENIX THEATRE

Charing Cross Road, WC2 0JP
0870 060 6629
BLOOD BROTHERS
A single mother in financial desperation gives away one of her newborn twin sons and attempts to keep them from discovering one another’s true identity. However, their lives become unavoidably linked and her secrecy leads them to a tragic ending. Now commonly regarded as one of the all time great British musicals, Blood Brothers has touched the hearts and minds of a generation of theatregoers in dealing with two of the most pressing social issues of our time- inequality and unemployment. Booking until: 30 May 2010

PHOENIX THEATRE

CHARING CROSS ROAD
WC2 0JP
08448717629
CHICAGO
Booking until 1 September 2018 Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Ebb and Bob Fosse The world’s longest-running American musical, the multi-award-winning CHICAGO, returns to London’s West End. Chicago features numerous toe-tapping, crowd-pleasing numbers including All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango, When You’re Good to Momma, and Razzle Dazzle.

PICCADILLY THEATRE

Denman Street, W1D 7DY
0844 871 7630
STRICTLY BALLROOM MUSICAL
Booking until January 2019 Directed by Drew McOnie Director and choreographer McOnie’s show follows two outsiders as they battle against the strictures of Australian competitive ballroom dancing. It stars Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen and Will Young, who does most of the singing as the evening’s glittering MC, waltzing his way through a jukebox playlist of hits, from Sting, to Bowie, to REM, to Whitney Houston.

When Scott’s radical dance moves raise eyebrows with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner who has no moves at all.

PLAYHOUSE THEATRE

NORTHUMBERLAND AVE, WC2N 5DE
0844 871 7622
THE JUNGLE
Booking until 3 November 2018 Directed by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope, of the Calais camp’s creation - and of its eventual destruction. Join the residents over freshly baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, and experience the intense, moving and uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries and the volunteers who arrived from the UK.

The Jungle met with resounding critical acclaim during its sold-out run at Young Vic.

PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE

OLD COMPTON STREET
W1D 4HS
0844 482 5151
DISNEY'S ALLADIN
Booking until January 2019 Book by Chad Beguelin, Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Howard Ashman Disney are at it again, converting one of their classic animated features into a no holds barred theatre production. This time the tale of magic, poverty and climbing the social ranks has been turned into a sparkling and dazzling musical.

Having delighted audiences in New York since April 2014, Disney’s new musical Aladdin has flown into the Prince Edward Theatre and is one of the West End’s biggest hits!

PRINCE OF WALES

Coventry Street, W1D 6AS
0870 850 9191
THE BOOK OF MORMON
Booking until 10th November 2018 Directed by Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw, Book, Music and Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone Telling the story of two young and naïve Mormon missionaries as they are sent out from Salt Lake City to find converts in Uganda, The Book of Mormon UK tour is a sharp, savage and satirical show, with an intelligent message, not to mention great songs and performances, and a fair amount of filthy humour.

The Book of Mormon continues to delight and shock audiences at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

QUEENS THEATRE

Shaftesbury Ave, W1V 8BA
020 7494 5040
LES MISERABLES
“The World’s Favourite Musical”. A story of love and bravery in 19th century France against the backdrop of the revolutionary struggle. Featuring an award winning dramatic score, including the songs ‘On My Own’ and ‘Do You Hear They People Sing’, it also has the accolade of being the longest running west end musical. Booking until: 27 Feb 2010

ROYAL ALBERT HALL

KENSINGTON GORE, SW7 2AP
020 7589 8212
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SAVOY THEATRE

The Strand
WC2R 0ET
0844 871 7687
DREAMGIRLS
Booking until 12 January 2019 Directed by Casey Nicholaw Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. With an extraordinary story and unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals, this spectacular musical production soars with the classic songs, ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘Listen’ and ‘One Night Only'

The Legendary Broadway musicals, Dreamgirls finally opens in the UK at London’s Savoy Theatre.

SHAFTESBURY THEATRE

210 Shaftsbury Ave
WC2H 8DP
020 7379 5399
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
Booking until October 2018 Musical by Berry Gordy The performance tells the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy who is inspired to become a music mogul after he watches an iconic boxing match and turns his attentions to being the best version of himself possible, with just $800 dollars to his name and a whole lot of ambition. If the tunes don't have you dancing, the inspiration certainly will.

Motown follows the story of Berry Gordy and the creation of Motown Records.

ST MARTIN’S THEATRE

West Street
WC2H 9NH
020 7836 1443
THE MOUSETRAP
Booking until 16 May 2010 The longest running show in the world, Agatha Chrtistie's classic murder mystery drama is brought back to the stage yet again. Celebrating its sixtieth anniversary back in 2012, The Mousetrap is not just a classic; the supremely entertaining murder mystery play is a West End institution and its stupendous success has made it a fundamental part of the experience of visiting or living in London.

Agatha Christie's legendary 'whodunit' is still delighting and thrilling audiences in London's West End, as the show enters its 65th record-breaking year on stage. Running at the St.

THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE

Catherine Street
WC2B 5JF
020 7087 7760
42ND STREET
Booking until December 2018 directed by Mark Bramble 42ND STREET, is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. With the West End’s biggest cast, this is a 5-star musical like no other, entertainment doesn’t get bigger than this.

42nd Street has high-kicked its way back to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and now features Lulu in the iconic role of Dorothy Brock for a limited 16 weeks only!

THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET

Haymarket
WC2
020 7930 8800
TARTUFFE
Booking until 28 July 2018 Directed by Christopher Hampton Inspired by current world events, award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton has adapted afresh Moliere’s comedic masterpiece Tartuffe.

L.A. Present day. French media tycoon Orgon has re-located to Tinseltown with his family, his heart set on becoming Hollywood royalty.

VAUDEVILLE THEATRE

404 The Strand
WC2R 0NH
0330 333 4814
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Booking until 20 October 2018 Directed by Michael Fentiman Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage. Wilde originally wrote it in four acts, but during the first rehearsals George Alexander persuaded him to shorten it down to three.

VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE

Victoria Palace Theatre
Victoria Street
SW1E 5EA
0844 248 5000
HAMILTON
The extraordinary movie, one of the most adored British films of the last decade, has been developed for the stage by the same multi-award winning creative team. The score for the stage show has been composed by Elton John. Booking until: Booking to 13 March 2019 HAMILTON Book, Lyrics & Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda at Victoria Palace Theatre A story of forgotten American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his ascent out of poverty and to power against the backdrop of the American War of Independence.