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Synopsis: & Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? This is Juliet’s story now. So don’t tell her how it ends. Soaring with pop anthems including . Baby One More Time, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face, & Juliet is a riotous blast of fun and glorious music that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo.
9 to 5 the Musical
Synopsis: Pour yourself a cup of ambition, and head on down to Dolly Parton’s rollicking West End musical! 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is clocking in to the West End – with a strictly limited West End season at the Savoy Theatre.
A Christmas Carol
Synopsis: Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic returns to The Old Vic, joyously adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
A Doll’s House
Synopsis: Calcutta. 1879. Niru, is a young Bengali woman in a mixed-race marriage with an English colonial bureaucrat – Tom. Tom loves Niru, exoticising her as a frivolous plaything to be admired and kept. But Niru has a long-kept secret. And just as she thinks she is almost free of it, it threatens to bring her life crashing down around her. Tanika Gupta reimagines Ibsen’s classic play of gender politics through the lens of British colonialism, offering a bold, female perspective exploring themes of ownership and race.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Synopsis: Shakespeare’s fantastical fable of desire, confusion, jealousy and growing up. “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” Through live music, playful adventure and physical invention, see the lovers’ world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as we journey into the woods.
A Right Royale Tea
Synopsis: Join Lord and Lady Right in A Right Royale Tea – a hilarious immersive comedy afternoon tea performance set in the grandeur of the British aristocracy. Performing at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross on Sundays at 2:30pm. Guests will join the fictitious Lord and Lady Right, and their servants, as they try to raise funds to save their crumbling castle in this unique and original two-hour comedy dining experience. Expect unexpected 1920’s elegance and a stiff-upper lip during a delightful traditional afternoon tea including scones, sandwiches and cakes. With mischievous maids, boisterous butlers, a magical daughter and a sumptuous songstress, what could possibly go wrong?! In A Right Royale Tea, the audience is part of the show – actors mingle and interact with the diners, with each actor portraying a character as the story unfolds. 70% of the performance is improvised, drawing from topical events and audience participation, with the remaining 30% following a scripted narrative. Tally-ho and toodle-pip! What’s included: 2-hour comedy afternoon tea performance Afternoon tea including scones, sandwiches, cake and tea & coffee
A Very Expensive Poison
Synopsis: A shocking assassination in the heart of London. In a bizarre mix of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life. At this time of global crises and a looming new Cold War, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from Moscow to Mayfair. John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch) directs Lucy Prebble’s (The Effect, ENRON) reimagining of Luke Harding’s jaw-dropping exposé of the events behind the notorious death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
Acosta Danza – Evolution
Synopsis: After a critically acclaimed national and international tour, Carlos Acosta’s eclectic Cuban company bring a second programme of ballet and contemporary works to Sadler’s Wells.
Synopsis: Amber and Tom are in the first year at their elite American university. Their paths cross and they connect in ways that seem innocent enough at first. But after they hook up at a party and spend the night together things start to become more clouded. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but what actually happened between them? This deeply felt, funny and thought-provoking play comes from the award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51). With wit and urgency, ACTUALLY investigates the highly charged topic of sexual consent, the complex intersection of race and gender politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story. “Undeniably funny, poignant and profound”- New York Magazine “Gripping. Beautifully rendered and complex” – LA Times “Explosive, timely and riveting”- The Boston Globe
Synopsis: 80s megastar, Adam Ant, will be performing his hit album, Friend Or Foe, in its entirety alongside other favourites, on an extensive headline tour
Adam Kay – This Is Going To Hurt
Synopsis: Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music for two weeks only at the Vaudeville Theatre. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017 & 2018, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tour and West End 2018 & 2019. The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a major BBC series. Copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.
Al Stewart – Cadogan Hall
Synopsis: After touring for the last year in the USA with his band the Empty Pockets, Al has decided to bring this show to the UK shores. He will be playing selections from his deep catalogue along with favorites Year Of The Cat, Time Passages, On the Border, Nostradamus and Roads To Moscow. The Scottish-born singer-songwriter has released nearly 20 introspective and lyrically powerful records featuring brilliant backing musicians (Jimmy Page, Phil Collins, Richard Thompson, Peter White, etc.). His biggest platinum successes, “Year Of The Cat” and “Time Passages”, were released in 1976 & 1978 respectively. He’s had several top 20 singles, including the above-mentioned titles, as well as “On the Border” and “Song On The Radio”. In Al’s own Words: “I’m just a folk singer that is interested in history and wine that got lucky with some hit records! It’s as simple as that really. I was always a huge music fan and originally, I had wanted to be Brian Jones and then Bob Dylan, but those two jobs were already taken. And in many ways, I’m still pretty much the same troubadour that I was back in 1965. I still get a kick out of hearing the Zombies, Hendrix or They Might be Giants on the radio.”
Aliens Love Underpants
Synopsis: Direct from the West End! Aliens love underpants Of every shape and size But there are no underpants in space So here’s a big surprise!
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Programme A: Lazarus / Revelations
Synopsis: Having just celebrated their 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater bring with them a flood of new and exciting works alongside modern classics in three mixed programmes that demonstrate the unparalleled artistry that defined them. Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, and the company’s signature piece, signs off each one of their shows. Performed as a closing prayer, Revelations veers from grief to elation as it explores African-American cultural heritage and spirituality alongside an emotional score of gospel music and blues.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Programme C: New Moultrie / Members Don’t Get Weary / Ella / Revelations
Synopsis: Having just celebrated their 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater bring with them a flood of new and exciting works alongside modern classics in three mixed programmes that demonstrate the unparalleled artistry that has defined them.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre – Programme B: EN / The Call / Juba / Revelations
Synopsis: Having just celebrated their 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre bring with them a flood of new and exciting works alongside modern classics in three mixed programmes that demonstrate the unparalleled artistry that has defined them. Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, and the company’s signature piece, signs off each one of their shows. Performed as a closing prayer, Revelations veers from grief to elation as it explores African-American cultural heritage and spirituality alongside an emotional score of gospel music and blues.
Synopsis: Amélie The Musical, based on the much-loved, five-time Oscar®-nominated film, will transfer to the West End this Christmas following its current UK tour, and its sell-out season premiere at the Watermill in Newbury in April. Starring French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson as ‘Amélie Poulain’, and the original Watermill cast, this beloved story of an imaginative and shy romantic with a gift for helping others, in a vibrant re-conception with new orchestrations, has garnered critical and public acclaim and will play at The Other Palace from 29 Nov 2019 to 1 Feb 2020. Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in…
Antigone – The Burial at Thebes
Synopsis: The war has ended. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, learns her brothers are dead. Forced onto opposing sides, they have killed each other in battle. When Creon, King of Thebes, grants the honour of a burial to one but not the other, Antigone and her sister must choose where their loyalties lie. This epic tale of humanity versus leadership centres on a young woman with the courage to defend her beliefs – whatever the cost.
Ballet Preljocaj – La Fresque
Synopsis: It’s been seven years since Ballet Preljocaj performed their Snow White at Sadler’s Wells. Continuing his exploration of fairytales, the daring contemporary choreographer Angelin Preljocaj turns his attention to a traditional Chinese tale.
Barber Shop Chronicles
Synopsis: One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to the Roundhouse this summer. Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.
Big The Musical
Synopsis: The heart-warming and hilarious Broadway show based on the classic movie starring Tom Hanks, comes to The Dominion Theatre for its West End premiere.
Birmingham Royal Ballet – Giselle
Synopsis: True to its 19th century origins and the original steps of Marius Petipa, David Bintley and Galina Samsova’s production of Giselle is the perfect opportunity to see one of the most exquisite examples of this classical ballet in its traditional form.
Birmingham Royal Ballet – Mixed Programme
Synopsis: In a thrilling collaboration, dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet and Ballet Black appear on stage together in a mixed bill featuring Cathy Marston’s National Dance Award-winning The Suit, Twyla Tharp’s sizzling tribute to Old Blue Eyes, Nina Sinatra Songs and a new work from Jack Lister, commissioned as part of Ballet Now.
Synopsis: Hollywood is a hell hole. Everything in Hollywood is for sale except the awards, which are for rent. Bitter Wheat is a play about a depraved Hollywood mogul.
Black Star Riders
Synopsis: Black Star Riders are a recognised power force in the modern day rock world and they’ll bring plenty of the high-energy, full-throttle sound to cities on their autumn tour.
Synopsis: Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls! This August Brainiac Live performs at the Garrick Theatre in the heart of the West End. The most outrageous live science show with exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves, live daredevils stunts and all the experiments you’re not allowed to do at home. Based on the popular TV show, come join the fearless Brainiacs as they take you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful. Watch in amazement from the safety of your seat as the Brainiacs delve fearlessly into the spectacular mysteries of science!
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Synopsis: Following a critically acclaimed UK tour, the brand-new stage adaptation of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin transfers to the West End for a strictly limited nine-week season. Cephalonia 1941. Captain Corelli, an enigmatic young Italian officer, is posted to the idyllic Greek island as part of the occupying forces. The Captain is soon thrown together with Dr Iannis’ strong-willed and beautiful daughter Pelagia, who discovers all of the complexities of love, and how it can blossom in the most unexpected and profound way.
Carmen – Royal Opera
Synopsis: Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.
Synopsis: She creates a hunger in men. But will it now consume her? Carmen is a searing depiction of a woman who craves love, but creates obsession and jealousy. One of the most popular operas ever written, Bizet’s score is bursting with passionate melodies and includes such famous numbers as the ‘Habanera’, ‘Toreador’s Song’ and ‘Flower Song’.
Cinderella – Pantomime
Synopsis: Polish your glass slippers, dust off your carriage and join us as the clock strikes midnight for the Fairy Godmother of pantomimes, Cinderella. Expect the usual Lyric twist on Wicked Stepmothers, Ugly Stepsisters, pumpkins, mice and more. You shall go to the ball with this festive fairy tale treat. Word has it that if you leave it too late to book, you might turn into a pumpkin…
Synopsis: Experience all the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus when CIRCUS 1903 returns to the Southbank Centre this Christmas with new acts for 2019 including the Brazilian Wheel of Death. Sensational puppetry from the award-winning team behind War Horse puts elephants back in the ring as never seen before, alongside a huge cast of the most unique, jaw-dropping and dangerous acts from all four corners of the globe. From strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more, CIRCUS 1903 will amaze, captivate, and transport audiences of all ages to the mesmerising Golden Age of circus.
Synopsis: Your favourite trash glamour disco circus club night is back in town! Late night variety show and debaucherous disco after party, expect a pumping soundtrack with your favourite dance floor smashes and ridiculous performances from the Briefs boys joined by a cavalcade of world class, hand-selected guest cabaret and circus artists. Stomp it out on the catwalk, dance until late, laugh until you ache and experience the fabulousness that is Club Briefs.
Come From Away
Synopsis: Discover the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world. As it continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, across the USA and in Canada, Come From Away will land for its UK premiere at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 30th January 2019.
Synopsis: Following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run, the smash-hit play by Kevin Elyo, writer of the landmark drama My Night With Reg, returns to Trafalgar Studios 2 in January for a strictly limited four week season. Tony and Greg seem to have love all figured out. They’re in a committed relationship but with room for a little more on the side whenever it takes their fancy. The only rule? Never sleep with the same man twice. When drop-dead gorgeous Robert walks into their lives, the fragile foundations of their sexual contract are thrown into jeopardy. Funny, fresh and packed with razor-sharp wit, Coming Clean questions the nature of fidelity and the limits of love.
Dada Masilo – Giselle
Synopsis: South African choreographer Dada Masilo is not afraid of reinventing a classic. Her Swan Lake, which opened Sadler’s Wells Sampled in 2014, placed her male Odile in pointe shoes. For Giselle, Masilo places the definitive Romantic heroine in South Africa. Deserted by her lover, Giselle, danced by Masilo herself, is guided by a Sangoma, a traditional healer, in a trailblazing feminist take on the classical ballet.
Danse ?largie – Dance Expanded
Synopsis: Started in 2010 by French choreographer Boris Charmatz, theatre director Emmanuel Demarcy Mota and Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Danse Élargie takes place over a gruelling two-day marathon at the acclaimed Théâtre de la Ville. Open to all disciplines, and with just two restrictions, the bi-annual contest is a competition like no other. To enter, the work must include at least three performers and come in at under ten minutes.
Synopsis: Oli arrives at the door of Marianne, a now-forgotten sci-fi TV icon, impatient to make an impression, to make a friend. Marianne, a jobbing actress, knows about waiting – for the phone to ring, for her best friend to see her differently, for her turn at something more substantial than a half-remembered role on a cult TV show. He wants an autograph; she doesn’t want anything from him – or so she thinks. Yet as they start to explore each other’s worlds, they begin to discover what every good relationship needs: time and space.
Dear Evan Hansen
Synopsis: Striking a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a six-time Tony Award®-winning musical about life and the way we live it. From the Tony, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning songwriting team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman, La La Land), DEAR EVAN HANSEN is directed by four-time Tony Award®-nominee Michael Greif (Rent) and features a book by Tony Award®-winner Steven Levenson.
Death of a Salesman
Synopsis: Following a sold out run at the Young Vic theatre, the smash hit, critically acclaimed production of Death of a Salesman transfers to the Piccadilly Theatre for 10 weeks only. “I don’t say he’s a great man…but he’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He’s not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person.”
Dervish – The Great Irish Songbook
Synopsis: Dervish bring The Great Irish Songbook to The London Palladium. Joined by special guests David Gray, Kate Rusby, Imelda May, Abigail Washburn and Brendan Gleeson. As one of the world’s most renowned and imaginative interpreters of Irish folk music, Dervish have devoted the last three decades to gently reinventing the traditional songs of their homeland. On their debut release for Rounder Records, The Great Irish Songbook, the Sligo-based band join up with over a dozen luminaries across an eclectic range of genres. The album features guests Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Brendan Gleeson, David Gray, Kate Rusby, The Steel Drivers, Abigail Washburn, and others, The Great Irish Songbook both preserves the spirit of each song and brings a new vitality to iconic traditional songs of their homeland. Through the years, Dervish have toured the globe and shared stages with the likes of James Brown, Neil Young, and Sting, becoming the first Irish band ever to play Rock in Rio and steadily making their name as one of the foremost purveyors of Irish folk music.
Dinosaur World Live
Synopsis: DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE STAMPEDES INTO WEMBLEY Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!
Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic – O2 Arena
Synopsis: Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic and skates into a city near you.
Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic – Wembley
Synopsis: Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic and skates into a city near you.
Synopsis: Disney’s Aladdin has “landed triumphantly in London’s West End” (Daily Telegraph). Featuring all the songs from the Academy Award-winning classic film, this “shining, shimmering spectacle” (Huffington Post) is everything you could wish for and more. A fabulous cast and orchestra, over 350 magnificent costumes, and breathtaking sets and special effects come together to create the “sheer Genie-us” (Evening Standard) that is Aladdin.
Disney’s The Lion King
Synopsis: Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi award-winning musical will redefine your expectations of theatre. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
Dorrance Dance – Myelination and Other Works
Synopsis: Game-changer in the world of tap, Michelle Dorrance had dedicated herself to exploring the capabilities of America’s original dance form. In an exhilarating diverse triple bill, her company proves just what tap can do.
Synopsis: Doom metal from Dorset. ‘The Wizards are prophets or a new era, preaching salvation and oblivion through mind melting riffs, savage drumming and psychedelic B-Movie imagery. It’s raw, barbaric and with little or no consideration to modern production values’ (Rise Above Records).
Elf – A Christmas Spectacular
Synopsis: ELF, the Broadway musical based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, is supersized into a huge Christmas spectacular this December. It’s the heart-warming story of how human Buddy, raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole, travels to New York to find his real father, falls in love and brings Christmas happiness to everyone.
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant
Synopsis: Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, that celebrates its 30th Birthday in 2019, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter! Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours! His fun- loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd.
Emanuel Gat Dance – WORKS
Synopsis: Born in Israel and now based in France, the double Bessie Award-winning choreographer Emanuel Gat initially trained as a conductor before shifting his attention to dance.
Synopsis: Go and get two bicycle-wheels.’ ‘There are no more bicycle-wheels.’ ‘What have you done with your bicycle?’ ‘I never had a bicycle.’ Nothing stirs outside. In a bare room, Hamm, an old, blind tyrant, is locked in a stalemate with his servant Clov. Interrupted only by the nostalgic musings of Hamm’s ancient, dustbin-dwelling parents, this bleakly funny double act cling stubbornly to their routine of casual savagery and mutual dependence. Richard Jones (The Hairy Ape, Into the Woods) directs Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die. Endgame will be presented in a double bill with Samuel Beckett’s rarely seen short play Rough for Theatre II, performed by members of the company.
Synopsis: The critically acclaimed production from English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East of Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play Equus transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Synopsis: Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.
Synopsis: lyrics by Tim Rice | music by Andrew Lloyd Webber From a life of poverty to the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron was hailed as the spiritual leader of the nation. Seen as the champion of the poor, her ambition, glamour and power made her the world’s first major political celebrity, winning the adoration of the people.
Synopsis: The double Tony Award winning Falsettos is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man Marvin, his wife, his lover, his soon to be bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians neighbours. Originally created under the spectre of the AIDS crisis, this ground-breaking musical about family dynamics manages to remain buoyant and satirically perceptive even as it moves towards its heartbreaking conclusion. Selladoor Productions, producers of 9 to 5 The Musical, Big Fish, American Idiot and Avenue Q, bring Falsettos to London for the very first time serving as a timely reminder that love really is the most beautiful thing in the world.
Synopsis: Get ready for the musical that lives forever, and join the fame-hungry students New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they tackle life, love and legwarmers alongside the eternal search for stardom. Based on the classic 80’s film, Fame the Musical features the Oscar-winning title song, and a dynamite cast of fearless performers including Keith Jack.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Synopsis: When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because two-thirds of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem. Expect the unexpected!
Fiddler on the Roof
Synopsis: Direct from its sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Tony and Olivier award-winning director Trevor Nunn’s ‘exuberant revival’ (The Telegraph) of the classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof transfers to the West End for a strictly limited run. The Playhouse Theatre will be specially transformed into an immersive space for this ‘shiveringly intimate chamber musical about family’ (The Times).
Games for Lovers
Synopsis: Four millennials looking for sex, love and a well-located flat find themselves caught in a complex game of rivalry, desire and seduction. As the cost of happiness soars, how can they negotiate the new rules of modern relationships and win the game of love? Join them at the heart of the action as their games play out in a bespoke pop-up venue within The Vaults complex under Waterloo station.
Synopsis: Legendary ten-time Grammy Award and NEA Jazz Master winner George Benson is set to dazzle the audiences over two nights at the inaugural Apollo Nights Summer Series as he is joined by his all-American band. The concert will celebrate his greatest hits from his impressive back catalogue – which includes Give Me The Night, Lady Love Me (One More Time), Turn Your Love Around, Love X Love, Never Give Up On A Good Thing and In Your Eyes.
Synopsis: ‘Ask yourself this. What is it that drew you to this event? If it’s to discover what scares you then the answer to that is easy…’ There’s something dark lurking in the theatre. Enter a nightmarish world, full of thrilling twists and turns, where all your deepest fears and disturbing thoughts are imagined live on stage. A fully sensory and electrifying encounter, Ghost Stories is the ultimate twisted love-letter to horror and an edge-of-your-seat theatrical experience like no other. Be it phantoms, poltergeists or simply a ‘bump in the night’, let’s play a game with fear. After exhilarating audiences across the world with record breaking, sell-out productions and a smash hit film, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s worldwide cult phenomenon Ghost Stories is back to haunt the West End- and it’s more spine-tingling and fantastically terrifying than ever
Girl From the North Country
Synopsis: 1934. A time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America. Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls—and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. As they pass in and out of each other’s lives, their stories awaken with passion, fury and extraordinary beauty. Reimagining the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) writes and directs this heartbreaking and universal story about family and love. Hailed by the Observer as The ‘NO.1 THEATRE SHOW OF THE YEAR’ audiences now have the chance once again to experience this “magnificent” (Standard), “astonishing” (Guardian) and “piercingly beautiful” (Independent) production brought vividly to life by an extraordinary company of actors and musicians.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Synopsis: Enter a world of wonder at the home of pantomime, as the magical Goldilocks and the Three Bears come to the West End for Christmas! Following last year’s sold-out production of Snow White, for five weeks only the iconic London Palladium will be transformed into a sensational circus, where everything is possible and anything could (and will) happen. This festive extravaganza is packed with riotous comedy routines, extraordinary special effects, hair-raising stunts, international circus acts and an all-star cast including Paul O’Grady who rejoins Palladium favourites Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot alongside Matt Baker (The One Show). Joining the cast will also be a series of speciality acts including internationally renowned illusionist Phil Hitchcock, The Skating Medini (Asia and Dylan Medini) – a dynamic high-speed roller-skating act from one of Italy’s oldest circus families, Sascha Williams – ‘Rola Bola’, from the Belli Family Circus in Germany and Europe’s youngest stunt rider Peter Pavlov and the ‘Globe of Speed’. Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks’ circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner and, with the help of their madcap circus friends, they’re battling to rescue their Big Top from ruin. Will they succeed? All seems lost, until three brilliant bears join the gang… Roll up, roll up to see panto join the circus, and be swept away by a London Palladium spectacular that’s just right at the home of pantomime!
Synopsis: Playing an unruly classroom of kids and anarchic high school teenagers, through to the aches and pains of adulthood, the original Mischief company are back in the West End with their first new play since 2016.
Synopsis: Look who’s back! Don’t miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical. The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from next April for a strictly limited 12-week season.
Synopsis: The world of hard rock is still largely dominated by men, but Pennsylvania’s Halestorm break the mould thanks to dynamic female lead singer Lzzy Hale.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two – Saturday
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two – Sunday
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two – Thursday & Friday
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two – Wednesday
Heartbeat of Home
Synopsis: From the Producers and Director of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a tantalizing, high-octane, sexy music and dance extravaganza. This heart–stopping tour de force features the dynamic vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban and Contemporary music and dance combined in a new and exciting fusion. A live band plays music from the award-winning Irish composer, Brian Byrne (who has worked with Katy Perry and Barbara Streisand). State-of-the-art video projections round off this extraordinary music dance extravaganza. Following sold out performances at the London Palladium, Heartbeat of Home is delighted to be returning to the West End this September.
Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain – Part 4
Synopsis: We all want to meet people from history! The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with the smash hit production of Barmy Britain – Part Four! Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep into the world of Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man! Take a trip into the night with the night soil men and discover how to survive the first ever train ride! After seven sensational years in the West End, Barmy Britain is back!
Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU
Synopsis: Directed by Sean Mathias “Taking this new Show to 80+ theatres around the country, has been a joyful birthday present to myself. I’ve played mainly in theatres I knew well as a young theatregoer and actor. On my birthday, I was in Bolton Town Hall where my dad used to work. It began last February with 15 theatres in Greater London and will end in Orkney. Soon I will be back in London, for a limited season in the West End, raising much-needed funds for theatre charities. As for the show? Ask someone who’s seen it. Come and find out.” Ian McKellen “The theatre event of the year” – The Telegraph ‘Warmth, wit and wizardry. In a line of 20th century legends including Gielgud and Olivier. Come one, come all and marvel’ – The Telegraph
Ida Barr: Granarchist Bingo
Synopsis: Ida Barr – the people’s pensioner and the Queen Mother of our hearts – is a former music hall singer turned rap star and Underbelly favourite. Her brand of Artificial Hip Hop has thrilled listeners globally from dope cribs to residential care homes. Now the hip-op hip-hop star, the missing link between music hall and dancehall, presents her Revolutionary Bingo Show. Change the world and win big! Nothing will be the same again after a night of social agitation and tiny acts of rebellion using protest R&B and dissident songs from the 19th Century all rapped up in a communal hip hop style with mass singalongs and lots of that most revolutionary tool of all – laughter!
Indie Daze 6
Synopsis: Indie Daze returns to O2 Forum Kentish Town for its sixth year, with noisemakers, Therapy? heading up the day’s events.
Synopsis: Cult genius famed for the 1977 “Rhythm of Life” LP and club classic “Sweet Power, Your Embrace” which Norman Jay MBE proclaimed to be “One of the most influential pieces of Jazz-Funk in the 20th Century”. James Mason is a keyboardist / guitarist who was a part of the Roy Ayers band in the late 1970’s.
Jason & The Scorchers + Dan Baird & Homemade Sin + The Kentucky Headhunters
Synopsis: Alt-country legends led by singer-songwriter Jason Ringenberg (who has also carved out a parallel career making children’s music, under the name Farmer Jason). The Scorchers make a sound that combines alt-rock with country, or “cowpunk” as some have called it. “The tension between the guitarist’s desire to sound like AC/DC and the singer’s love of Hank Williams meant that Jason and the Scorchers made music that sounded like no one else” – The Guardian.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Synopsis: Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber The multi award-winning production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar is back. Playing just 60 performances at the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, this “gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical” (Guardian) is “an almighty revelation” (Daily Telegraph).
Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
Synopsis: Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multiplatinum recording artist Jools Holland returns to the Royal Albert Hall with his sensational Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Performing tracks spanning his entire solo career, Jools will be joined by the supremely talented vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, as well as original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis on drums with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Jools will be joined by special guest BRIT Award winner Eddi Reader and support acts on both nights. With a catalogue that reaches through decades, Jools’ boogie-woogie party is not to be missed!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Synopsis: A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s multi-award winning musical is returning to The London Palladium in summer 2019 for a strictly limited run! BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning actress Sheridan Smith stars as the Narrator in the eagerly anticipated revival, with Jason Donovan returning to The London Palladium in the role of Pharaoh, alongside newcomer Jac Yarrow in the iconic role of Joseph. Released as a concept album in 1969, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most iconic musicals, featuring songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will Do and Go, Go, Go, Joseph. Playing a strictly limited 11-week summer season from Thursday 27 June through to Sunday 8 September 2019.
Synopsis: The multi-award winning La Clique returns to the West End, a decade on from winning the Best Entertainment Olivier Award for its season at the Leicester Square Hippodrome. Born at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004, this original and trailblazing Spiegeltent cabaret show has gone on to tour the globe to international acclaim and now returns to the beautiful Leicester Square Spiegeltent with a magnificent collection of extraordinary new artists and unmissable favourites.
Le Corsaire – English National Ballet
Synopsis: Travel to a faraway land for the adventures of a dashing pirate, Conrad, and his feisty girlfriend Medora. Will they outfox villainous schemers and find happiness on the high seas? English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is “hugely enjoyable entertainment” (The Daily Telegraph). Expect a swashbuckling romp, full of thrilling dancing by an extraordinary cast of performers, with gorgeous decors and costumes created by Hollywood’s Bob Ringwood, all set to a romantic score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. English National Ballet is the only UK company to perform this classic story ballet. Their extravagant production, staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, has enthralled audiences and received rave reviews worldwide, including Paris and Tokyo. It returns to the London Coliseum following glorious performances in 2016.
Synopsis: Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands had fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt. It was not to last. Half a century later, this family, like millions of others, has re-discovered what it means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century. LEOPOLDSTADT is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. It is Stoppard’s most humane and heart-breaking play.
Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert
Synopsis: For 16 weeks only, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Boublil and Schönberg’s LES MISÉRABLES will star Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier) in a spectacular and intimate staging of the legendary concert previously seen in London at the Royal Albert Hall and The O2. Katy Secombe also joins to play Madame Thénardier and for three performances a week, the role of Jean Valjean will be played by John Owen-Jones.
Synopsis: Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables is a global stage sensation, seen by 70 million people in 52 countries and 22 languages around the world.
Little Baby Bum
Synopsis: Step into the magical and colourful world of LITTLE BABY BUM. Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme friends at the world premiere of a brand-new LIVE show.
Synopsis: ‘Knox Oil will consider any price.’ ‘I tell you what, Mister Mac, how about this: a dollar for every grain of sand in my hand?’ Ambitious Texan oil executive Mac MacIntyre arrives in Scotland on a mission to buy a small seaside village and replace it with a refinery. It’s the deal of a lifetime, but Mac soon finds that putting a price on this beautiful spot is more complicated than he bargained for. Before the locals get rich, they must decide what their home is worth. The hit comedy film Local Hero takes to the stage as John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch) directs a new musical adaptation by Bill Forsyth and David Greig (Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax) with music and songs by the legendary Mark Knopfler.
London Comedy Allstars – The Spiegeltent
Synopsis: Join us every Saturday night for a huge line up of the best comedy talent on offer. London Comedy Allstars is your one-stop shop for the biggest laughs, the best location and your new favourite night out. Southbank will be non-stop LOLs.
London Punk Festival 2019
Synopsis: Anti Nowhere League released their debut single “Streets of London” b/w “So What” in 1981. “So What” has since become the band’s anthem and has been covered by Metallica who play the track regularly to this day in concert.
Lost Voice Guy
Synopsis: Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) will be performing at Underbelly Festival Southbank 2019. He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless.
Synopsis: Shattering childhood dreams can break a life. Verdi’s Luisa Miller is a complex web of love, intrigue and oppressive familial relationships, centred on the doomed love between Luisa and Rodolfo.
Synopsis: ‘I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower’ The ice caps are melting, there’s overpopulation, political unrest; everything’s going to hell in a handcart – why on earth would someone bring a baby into this world?
Luzia – Cirque du Soleil
Synopsis: Cirque du Soleil returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall with the European Premiere of LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. The delightfully imaginative and visually stunning show will see brand new acts and breath-taking production, never before used by Cirque du Soleil at The Royal Albert Hall, including incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes. The arrival of LUZIA next year marks 30 years since Cirque du Soleil first brought its captivating magic and awe-inspiring acrobatics to the UK. Cirque du Soleil’s World renowned circus has brought wonder and delight to over 150 million people in more than 300 cities and 6 continents. Book now to see the European Premiere of the spectacular Luzia at an iconic London venue.
Synopsis: A tender kiss can conceal the hardest of hearts. Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award-winning production returns to the London Coliseum. His staging combines cinematic images and traditional Japanese theatre.
Magic Goes Wrong
Synopsis: Created with Magic legends Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event.
Mamma Mia! The Party
Synopsis: Due to phenomenal demand Mamma Mia! The Party is now booking through to February 2020. Created by ABBA’s Björn’s Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! The Party is a new and unique entertainment experience that puts you in the heart of the action. Over the course of more than five hours, you’ll enjoy a spectacular show, a three-course gourmet Mediterranean meal and an ABBA disco all in one unforgettable evening. In its fourth sold-out year in Stockholm playing to over 300,000 happy guests, Mamma Mia! The Party is coming to London, opening this August at The O2 in a purpose-built Greek taverna where you’ll meet taverna owner Nikos and his family as their story unfolds in a glorious night of singing, dancing, feasting and fun.
Synopsis: Join the ultimate feel-good party at MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical!
Marc Almond with Special Guest Immodesty Blaize
Synopsis: Marc Almond brings the glitz and glamour to the first ever Apollo Nights Summer Series this summer with his orchestra and very special guest renowned burlesque dancer, Immodesty Blaize, to bring you an evening of Big Band, Blues and burlesque!
Marcel Lucont’s Cabaret Fantastique
Synopsis: Marcel Lucont (BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store) presents a feast of international cabaret on Southbank. “One of the finest nights in our fair city” – Time Out London. “Debaucherous, delightful and debonair… Marcel Lucont knows how to put on one hell of a show” – PerthNow, Australia. Previous acts include The Boy With Tape On His Face, Piff The Magic Dragon, East End Cabaret, Le Gateau Chocolat, Phill Jupitus, Tim Key.
Marvel Universe LIVE!
Synopsis: Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother.Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!
Synopsis: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019. The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. Starring Zizi Strallen, returning to play the title role following great acclaim on the recent sell-out international tour, and Charlie Stemp as Bert, who recently gave an award-winning performance as Arthur Kipps in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Half A Sixpence.
Matilda the Musical
Synopsis: Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet
Synopsis: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together… Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, London’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies. Romeo & Juliet is the latest production from Matthew Bourne and New Adventures, responsible for world-wide hits including Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Red Shoes.
Message in a Bottle
Synopsis: Message In A Bottle is the spectacular new dance-theatre show from triple Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting including Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, Walking on the Moon, Fields of Gold, Englishman In New York and Shape of My Heart. A village alive with joyous celebrations is suddenly under siege. Everything changes forever. Determined and daring, three parted siblings step out on their own extraordinary adventures. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, dazzling footwork and breathtaking athleticism set to the music of Sting, Message In A Bottle tells a vital and uplifting story of humanity and hope. Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind Some Like it Hip Hop, Into The Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography) and SYLVIA, and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.
Monski Mouse’s Baby Cabaret
Synopsis: Join Monski Mouse and friends: Richard Crawley, Amy Gwilliam and London cabaret superstar, Dusty Limits, for a live musical cabaret of nursery classics, reworked song, puppetry and fun for 0-5s and parents/carers. Come ready to sing-along!
Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall
Synopsis: Why toddle when you can dance, dance, dance! This international-hit, early childhood event let’s parents and children five and under loose on the dance floor, in this friendliest of discos. Selling out shows all over the world come find out why Monski Mouse and her Dancers are a hit with children and parents alike! Recently ex-Londoner, Aussie DJ, Producer and Mum of two, Monski Mouse, created the show in 2012 in response to becoming a Mum, having been a festival DJ for the earlier 10 years and performed in early childhood theatre. Baby Disco Dance Hall is designed as a super-fun session of dancing and play with your small person as you bop to an eclectic selection of retro classics, thumping nursery rhymes and funky tunes. Grab your rainbow sequenced onesies and get your disco-dancing-booties on! (that means you too Mum & Dad!)
Synopsis: One day Monty found a book ‘Inventions Very Rare’ Create yourself a monster friend BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE!
Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids
Synopsis: Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza! Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician(ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC). Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!
Nativity! The Musical
Synopsis: Due to its phenomenal success in previous years, Nativity! The Musical is back with more performances than ever before! So book now and join us for some MAYHEM in Bethlehem!
Synopsis: In support of his new album of unpublished works, Nek will perform songs never heard before as well as hits from across his 25-year career.
Nine Below Zero
Synopsis: One of the UK’s finest Rhythm & Blues Bands, Nine Below Zero, formed in 1979 and named themselves after the famous Sonny Boy Williamson song. Nine Below Zero have shared stages over the years with Chuck Berry, The Kinks, The Who, Eric Clapton, & Squeeze.
Synopsis: Michael Frayn’s award-winning Noises Off premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith in 1982 and instantly became an iconic British comedy. With technical brilliance and split-second timing, it takes us behind the scenes with a company of actors in a hilarious and heartfelt tribute to the unpredictability of life in the theatre. Hailed as one of the funniest plays of all time, Noises Off makes its triumphant return to the Lyric almost 40 years on, in a bold new production by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall/This House) for fans to enjoy and new audiences to discover.
Nutcracker – English National Ballet
Synopsis: Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live. On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins. From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to see the English National Ballet at the London Coliseum is an unforgettable Christmas treat.
OH SEES (Thee Oh Sees)
Synopsis: The Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer and guitarist John Dwyer’s group. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late ’90s, working with several bands, including the Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, Yikes, Up Its Alive, and Swords & Sandals, among others, and he formed OCS initially as a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio. In time, OCS morphed into an actual band and worked under the usual flurry of names, most notably as the Oh Sees or the Ohsees, and then as Thee Oh Sees and eventually just Oh Sees, featuring Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson on vocals and tambourine, Petey Dammit on guitar, and Mike Shoun on drums.
Oi Frog & Friends
Synopsis: ‘Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs’ Are you sitting comfortably? It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming. Who knew there were so many rhyming rules and what will happen when FROG is in charge? Original music, songs, puppets, laughs and more rhymes than you can shake a chime at! Created for the stage by Emma Earle, Zoe Squire, Luke Bateman and Richy Hughes. Kenny Wax Family Entertainment presents the premiere of Oi Frog & Friends! the highly anticipated stage show which brings together Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling and award-winning picture books Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! into one action-packed musical production.
On Your Feet!
Synopsis: Her voice. His vision. Their story. Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s smash-hit musical comes to London direct from Broadway for a strictly limited season. On Your Feet! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom.
Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience
Synopsis: It’s the show you’ve all been asking for – and it’s brought to you by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. This fully immersive show transports audiences to The Nags Head to meet the pride of Peckham in a night of wheeling, dealing and eating.
Only Fools and Horses – The Musical
Synopsis: Only Fools and Horses the Musical brings the iconic and much-loved comedy to life once more, through an ingenious and hilarious original score. Written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, fully endorsed by the Sullivan estate. Sound CUSHTY? Then book your tickets today – Only a forty-two carat PLONKER would miss it!
Only Fools and Horses The Musical – The Cushty VIP package
Synopsis: Mange Tout, Mange Tout, my esteemed and honoured guests! For the first time ever, Trotters Independent Trading Company are unveiling their latest venture – The Cushty Pre-Show VIP Package exclusively at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Synopsis: The Olivier Award nominated producers of 2017’s ????? smash hit La bohème present a brand new Puccini double-bill Opera Undone: Tosca & La bohème Radically distilled to sixty minutes each and sung in English, this revolutionary new production tears up the opera rule book for a whole new generation. Experience two enthralling tales of love, heartbreak and deception as they’ve never been told before in an evening suitable for newcomers and diehard fans alike. The future of Opera starts here.
Synopsis: Don’t hide within yourself. Let love save you. Following Satyagraha and the Olivier Award-winning Akhnaten, ENO’s association with Philip Glass continues with a new production of Orphée.
Peppa Pig – My First Concert
Synopsis: Everyone’s favourite Pig family is back, leading an interactive introduction to live orchestra. Watch as Daddy Pig and Mummy Pig learn how to conduct an orchestra, exploring all the different sounds that instruments make together. With George and Peppa, they bring to life some of their favourite music from the show as well as discovering other exciting pieces perfect for little ones. Your little piggies can join in with Peppa and her family, and make their very own Oinkestra!
Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
Synopsis: Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!
Synopsis: An ordinary man. A remarkable journey. Peter Gynt has always set his heart on being special, on being a unique individual, on being unlike anyone else. When he steals the bride from a local wedding, he sets off on a lifetime journey which will take him to Florida, to Egypt, to a mountain of trolls, and finally, only when death approaches, back to his home in Scotland. In this radical new version, David Hare kidnaps Ibsen’s most famous hero and runs away with him into the 21st century. James McArdle takes the title role in this epic story of transformation, following his acclaimed performances in Platonov and Angels in America. He is reunited with David Hare and Jonathan Kent, the partnership behind the triumphant Young Chekhov at Chichester Festival Theatre and the National Theatre.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Synopsis: Following their multi award-winning success with The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Mischief Theatre return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong.
Synopsis: All children grow up. Except one. This summer, get set for an awfully big adventure as the National Theatre’s “unforgettable and delightful” (Guardian) re-telling of JM Barrie’s classic tale takes flight at Troubadour White City Theatre, a brand new theatre only minutes away from Westfield London.
Police Cops in Space
Synopsis: Multi-award-winning company, Police Cops, fresh from a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe and winners of ‘Amused Moose Outstanding Show Award 2018’, bring you a comedy blockbuster; an 80’s low-fi sci-fi set in the most dangerous place on Earth… Space!
Synopsis: I knew how deep your longing must be to have someone really to love you, to be with you, when I saw that dreadful prostitute come out of the spare room.’ ‘That was not a prostitute. It was the husband of one of my dearest friends!’ Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in No?l Coward’s provocative comedy, Present Laughter. The cast also includes Luke Thallon, Sophie Thompson, Suzie Toase and Indira Varma.
Queen of the Mist
Synopsis: Pint of Wine Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen Of The Mist comes to the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited seven-week season from 15 August to 5 October 2019.
RSC: As You Like It
Synopsis: Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from The Court into the dappled Forest of Arden.
RSC: Measure for Measure
Synopsis: When a novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help.
RSC: The Taming of the Shrew
Synopsis: In this radical take on Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy of gender, Baptista Minola is seeking to marry off her two sons, the sweet-tempered Bianco and the rebellious Katherine. Cue an explosive courtship and a keenly witty portrayal of hierarchy and control.
Rambert – Double Bill
Synopsis: Scouring the globe each year for the next generation of contemporary dance talent, Rambert2 selects its dancers for both their technical virtuosity and their raw energy. This year’s ensemble perform work by two rising stars of the US dance scene: Andrea Miller, the first choreographer to be named artist in residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jermaine Spivey, award-winning dancer with Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot.
Synopsis: Merce Cunningham, master of improvisation, devised his revolutionary Event format to combine dance, music and design in a way that was unique to each location and performance. In the centenary year of Cunningham’s birth, Rambert form their own Event, featuring extracts from different Cunningham works, remixed for each performance with music composed and performed live by Radiohead’s Philip Selway, and designs based on the Cage series of paintings by the German contemporary artist Gerhard Richter.
Rod Stewart – London
Synopsis: Rod Stewart is extending his 2019 UK summer tour into a winter arena tour, which will culminate in two massive shows at The O2 on Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 December. The fully seated tour is being promoted by Cuffe and Taylor whose director Peter Taylor said: “The demand for tickets to see Rod Stewart perform live in 2019 has been phenomenal so we are delighted to be adding four new arena dates in November and December to compliment the previously announced summer shows. “As his fans know, Rod presents the most amazing shows. He continues to play to huge audiences across the globe and it is an absolute pleasure to once again be taking him across the UK once to reach tens of thousands of people who will have the most incredible night watching him perform live. “This is going to be a fantastic tour ending with two stunning shows at The O2.”
Synopsis: ‘Now I see that love is selfish. It makes you a country of two. At war with the rest of the world.’ An election looming. A country on the brink. A rabid press baying for blood. At the centre of the storm is Rosmersholm, the grand house of an influential dynasty. This is where the future will be decided by John Rosmer – a man torn between the idealised hope of the future and the ghosts of his past.
Synopsis: Dvo?ák’s best-loved opera, Rusalka is inspired by myths and folk-tales about a water-nymph that chooses to become human to win her Prince. The opera displays Dvo?ák’s exceptional gift for melody and orchestration and features the beautiful aria ‘Song to the Moon’.
Russell Maliphant Dance Company – Silent Lines
Synopsis: Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and two-time Olivier Award-winner Russell Maliphant has long been fascinated by the human body.
Rutherford and Son
Synopsis: A piercing look at power and family. Roger Allam (Les Misérables, The Thick of It) returns to the National for the first time in a decade to play Rutherford in this new production directed by Polly Findlay (Beginning). In a Northern industrial town, John Rutherford rules both factory and family with an iron will. But even as the furnaces burn relentlessly at the Glassworks, at home his children begin to turn against him. Githa Sowerby’s astonishing play was inspired by her own experience of growing up in a family-run factory in Gateshead. Writing in 1912, when female voices were seldom heard on British stages, she now claims her place alongside Ibsen and Bernard Shaw with this searing depiction of class, gender and generational warfare.
SIX the Musical
Synopsis: SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’ (????? The Evening Standard) is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over! Critically acclaimed across the UK with a sound-track storming up the UK pop charts, the sell-out intoxicating Tudor take-off is back!
School of Rock
Synopsis: Winner of the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, School of Rock the musical has truly landed in London’s West End. Direct from its Tony Award nominated Broadway debut, School of Rock is tearing up the theatre world on both sides of the Atlantic. Based on the beloved film of the same name, the show features 14 new songs from the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie. This high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses!
Shark in the Park
Synopsis: Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ – see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on Stage! Featuring all 3 of the ‘Shark in the Park’ Series – Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day – this fin-tastic, family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures…
Showstopper The Improvised Musical
Synopsis: Olivier Award 2016 winners The Showstoppers are back in the West End transforming audience suggestions into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results.
Singin In The Rain
Synopsis: Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film. Song-and-dance legend, Adam Cooper, reprises the iconic role made so famous by Gene Kelly in Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain. A smash-hit at Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End, this irresistibly charming show returns to London in 2020 to make a summer splash! Andrew Wright’s high-energy choreography and Simon Higlett’s sumptuous set design (including over 14,000 litres of water on stage every night) combine with the charm, romance and wit of one of the world’s best-loved films. Singin’ in the Rain features the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin’ in the Rain.
Synopsis: On a space station orbiting Solaris, three scientists have made contact with a new planet. Sent from earth to investigate reports of abnormal activity on-board, Kris Kelvin arrives to find one crew member dead and two who are seeing things that cannot be explained. When her dead lover appears to her, it seems she too has fallen victim to the mystery of this strange planet. Should she return to reality, or is this her chance to turn back time? Have the crew been studying Solaris – or has it been studying them? This psychological thriller asks who we are when we’re forced to confront our deepest fears.
Soul of Shaolin
Synopsis: A mother’s love. A son’s struggle. Playing in London for the first time, Soul of Shaolin is an action-packed theatrical experience featuring over 30 performers in a troupe direct from Shaolin, China. Combining dazzling martial arts expertise with a touching story of loss and redemption, Soul of Shaolin will amaze, excite and inspire the whole family.
Star Shaped Festival 2019
Synopsis: Star Shaped Festival returns for its fourth year! Having become known by fans and artists of the Britpop era as the must-see event of the year, it’s back for another all-day marathon of live music, with the resident Star Shaped DJs bringing the party before, between and after the bands.
Stephen Fry – Mythos – A Trilogy: Heroes
Synopsis: Fry divides his gripping tales of love and war, debauchery and revenge into three full-length shows as Heroes recounts the escapades of Perseus, Heracles and Theseus.
Stephen Fry – Mythos – A Trilogy: Men
Synopsis: Fry divides his gripping tales of love and war, debauchery and revenge into three full-length shows as Men plunges us into the heat of the Trojan War – and Odysseus’s treacherous journey back home.
Stephen Fry – Mythos A Trilogy: Gods
Synopsis: Fry divides his gripping tales of love and war, debauchery and revenge into three full-length shows as Gods take us from primordial chaos to the creation of the dazzling Greek pantheon.
Synopsis: 1981, South London. Thatcher’s Britain. Jab. Double jab, cross. Jab, hook to body. Leon and Troy are best mates trying to figure out their place in the world amid mounting unemployment and simmering racial tensions. After finding solace in Charlie’s gym, they start forging their path into the ruthless world of professional boxing. Roy Williams’ bruising play examines what it was like to be a young black man in 1980s Britain and asks, how can you fight a system that’s desperate to see you fail?
Sunday Favourites – Aimie Atkinson
Synopsis: Following the huge success of the first season of Sunday Favourites at The Other Palace, Lambert Jackson are thrilled to return with another star-filled line-up of intimate West End concerts! Sunday Favourites is designed to bring musical theatre lovers closer to their favourite stars of the West End. With just over 300 seats, the main theatre of The Other Palace is a perfect, beautifully intimate concert space where every seat feels close to the stage and everyone has the perfect view to see West End superstars perform an acoustic show of their favourite songs. Meet and greet options are available. Aimie Atkinson is an Olivier Award nominated actress currently starring as Katherine Howard in the smash hit ‘Six the Musical’. She is the winner of the prestigious BBC Voice of Musical Theatre award in 2006. She recently played Nikki Martin in the BBC Drama Doctors, and other credits include Daniela in ‘In The Heights’, Serena in ‘Legally Blonde’ and Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Aimie’s debut album ‘Step Inside Love’ was released this year. She is also Creative Director of the super group Goldstone, which made it to the final of BBC’s ‘Eurovision You Decide’ and won ‘The Voice of Astana’.
Sunday Favourites – Alice Fearn
Synopsis: Following the huge success of the first season of Sunday Favourites at The Other Palace, Lambert Jackson are thrilled to return with another star-filled line-up of intimate West End concerts! Sunday Favourites is designed to bring musical theatre lovers closer to their favourite stars of the West End. With just over 300 seats, the main theatre of The Other Palace is a perfect, beautifully intimate concert space where every seat feels close to the stage and everyone has the perfect view to see West End superstars perform an acoustic show of their favourite songs. Meet and greet options are available. Alice Fearn is currently playing the world-famous role of Elphaba in London’s ‘WICKED’ at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Her other credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Oliver!, Les Miserables, Woman in White, Into The Woods and Shrek! Alice is without a doubt one of the most decorated leading ladies of the West End.
Sunday Favourites – David Hunter
Synopsis: Following the huge success of the first season of Sunday Favourites at The Other Palace, Lambert Jackson are thrilled to return with another star-filled line-up of intimate West End concerts! Sunday Favourites is designed to bring musical theatre lovers closer to their favourite stars of the West End. With just over 300 seats, the main theatre of The Other Palace is a perfect, beautifully intimate concert space where every seat feels close to the stage and everyone has the perfect view to see West End superstars perform an acoustic show of their favourite songs. Meet and greet options are available. David Hunter is currently playing the role of ‘Doctor Pomatter’ in the original West End cast of the hugely successful ‘Waitress’ at the Adelphi Theatre. His other credits include Charlie Price in ‘Kinky Boots’’ at the Adelphi Theatre, Guy in ‘Once’ and being part of the original cast of ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ both in the Royal National Theatre and the transfer to the West End. David was also a semi-finalist in the UK TV Series ‘Superstar’.
Sunday Favourites – Jason Pennycooke
Synopsis: Following the huge success of the first season of Sunday Favourites at The Other Palace, Lambert Jackson are thrilled to return with another star-filled line-up of intimate West End concerts! Sunday Favourites is designed to bring musical theatre lovers closer to their favourite stars of the West End. With just over 300 seats, the main theatre of The Other Palace is a perfect, beautifully intimate concert space where every seat feels close to the stage and everyone has the perfect view to see West End superstars perform an acoustic show of their favourite songs. Meet and greet options are available. Jason Pennycooke is a British multiple Olivier Award nominated and WhatsOnStage Award winning actor and choreographer and is one of the most decorated West End stars working today. Jason is currently playing the dual roles of ‘Marquis de Lafayette’ and ‘Thomas Jefferson’ in the West End production of the global sensation ‘Hamilton’, which began previews in December 2017, and for which he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Jason also played the role of ‘Jacob’ in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of ‘La Cage Au Folles’ which subsequently transferred to the West End at the Playhouse Theatre, and the role of ‘Bobby’ in the West End production of ‘Memphis’, both of which saw him nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical. As a choreographer, Jason choreographed and starred in ‘The Big Life’ at the Apollo Theatre for which he was nominated for best choreographer in a musical at the 2006 Whatsonstage Awards. He also choreographed ‘Porgy and Bess’ at the Savoy Theatre.
Sunday Favourites – Jodie Steele
Synopsis: Following the huge success of the first season of Sunday Favourites at The Other Palace, Lambert Jackson are thrilled to return with another star-filled line-up of intimate West End concerts! Sunday Favourites is designed to bring musical theatre lovers closer to their favourite stars of the West End. With just over 300 seats, the main theatre of The Other Palace is a perfect, beautifully intimate concert space where every seat feels close to the stage and everyone has the perfect view to see West End superstars perform an acoustic show of their favourite songs. Meet and greet options are available. Jodie Steele is one of the brightest lights to step on stages both on the West End and across the UK in recent years. She is currently starring as ‘Sherrie’ in the UK tour of ‘Rock of Ages’. Prior to this, she played the role of ‘Heather Chandler’ in the hugely successful ‘Heathers: The Musical’ both in the original production at The Other Palace, and in the West End Transfer. Jodie also played ‘Lachesis’ in ‘Myth’ and the wildly coveted role of ‘Elphaba’ in the UK tour of the global sensation ‘Wicked’. Jodie’s other credits include ‘War of the Worlds’ at the Dominion Theatre, ‘Fame’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar, ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Rent’.
Sunday Favourites – Joe McElderry
Synopsis: Following the huge success of the first season of Sunday Favourites at The Other Palace, Lambert Jackson are thrilled to return with another star-filled line-up of intimate West End concerts! Sunday Favourites is designed to bring musical theatre lovers closer to their favourite stars of the West End. With just over 300 seats, the main theatre of The Other Palace is a perfect, beautifully intimate concert space where every seat feels close to the stage and everyone has the perfect view to see West End superstars perform an acoustic show of their favourite songs. Meet and greet options are available. Lambert Jackson are honoured that Joe McElderry has chosen to return to Sunday Favourites at The Other Palace for the London date of his UK tour celebrating an incredible ten years in the music industry. Joe won the sixth series of the ITV talent show The X Factor in 2009 and his debut single ‘The Climb’ reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. He was also crowned the winner of the second series of ‘Popstar to Operastar’ in 2011 and the first series of ‘The Jump’ in 2014. In 2015, Joe played the role of Joseph in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” in the touring production. Having released five top 20 albums (three of them top 10), Joe is without a doubt one of the most decorated X Factor winners ever and a force to be reckoned with, backed up by an incredible ten years in music and an incredible fanbase.
Synopsis: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT by Lynn Nottage is transferring to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre for 50 performances only following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse. Based on interviews with residents of the rustbelt town of Reading, Pennsylvania, this ‘breathtaking new play’ (The Guardian) delivers ‘a knock-out blow of theatrical force’ (Daily Telegraph) as it examines the lives of factory workers facing de-industrialisation. As friendships strain under fear, anger and racial tensions, a devastating outcome awaits the divided community.
Swing Out! A Night of Live Swing Music and Dancing
Synopsis: Rouge your knees, shine your shoes and prepare to enter a razzling dazzling world of Swing! From the decadent 20s Jazz age, the glamourous 30s, the spirit of the 40s, to the rebels of the 50s, experience a whirlwind of live music and dancing. Follow your host SwingdanceUK to pick up some moves at the start of the evening, then step, stomp and shimmy your heart out for a spiffing good time! Never danced before? Join our beginners class at the start of the evening and learn all the moves you need to join in a night of raucous live music and fancy feet. Shimmy and shake to a cocktail of the best sounds of the 1920-50s. Take to the floor or just sit back and enjoy some hot live jazz and jump blues.
Synopsis: Following a phenomenal sell-out run at the Traverse part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Toast now makes its West End debut… Nigel Slater’s Toast is a new play based on his award-winning autobiography. Vividly recreating suburban England in the 1960s, Nigel Slater’s childhood is told through the tastes and smells he grew up with. From making the perfect sherry trifle, waging war over cakes through to the playground politics of sweets and the rigid rules of restaurant dining, this is a moving and evocative tale of love, loss and. toast.
The Book of Mormon
Synopsis: The Book of Mormon comes from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® and four Olivier Awards, including Best Musical for both, follows a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far away a from Salt Lake City as you can get.
The Bridges of Madison County
Synopsis: The Chocolate Factory is pleased to present the UK premiere of the musical version of the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and subsequent motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood. Francesca is an Italian immigrant housewife living a happy existence on a farm in the American Midwest. However, when her family go off to the Iowa State Fair, she meets Robert Kincaid, a National Geographic photographer on assignment filming bridges in the area. Their initial friendship develops into a brief but passionate affair which has devastating consequences on all of their lives.
The Cocoa Butter Club
Synopsis: The Cocoa Butter Club presents a triple bill of exhilarating, vibrant and titillating cabaret. From the award-winning, spirited show that celebrates performers of colour; experience any or all of the productions, boasting Burlesque, Voguing, Circus, Drag, Dance and more, like you’ve never seen before.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Synopsis: Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End! Book now for this dynamite comedy. It would be criminal to miss it!
The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven
Synopsis: The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven is celebrating 17 years of making London laugh in 2019 and is the biggest and most successful independent comedy club in Central London with the best acts in the business. We only book the best comedians from the international circuit, many of whom are television stars. The comedians only perform at the club a few times a year to ensure every show is different. There are 3-4 comedians and a compere in each show.
The End of History
Synopsis: “No talent at all when it comes to cooking – as you will discover – but when it comes to pissing off my children – immense talent – Olympian talent.” Newbury, 1997. Sal is attempting to cook dinner for the family. She and husband David have pulled off a coup and gathered their brood back home for the weekend. Eldest son Carl is bringing his new girlfriend to meet everyone for the first time; middle daughter Polly is back from Cambridge University for the occasion; and youngest Tom will hopefully make it out of detention in time for dinner. Sal and David would rather feed their kids with leftist ideals and welfarism than fancy cuisine. When you’ve named each of your offspring after your socialist heroes, you’ve given them a lot to live up to… “When I was your age I wanted to be in a band and sleep with Mick Jagger – and Jimi Hendrix – so who am I to judge the choices you’ve made so far?”
The Falcon’s Malteser
Synopsis: Do not miss this acclaimed stage version of Anthony Horowitz’s hilarious novel introducing the Diamond Brothers Detective Agency. Tim is the world’s worst private investigator, so can the help of his clever younger brother Nick be enough to crack their toughest case yet? A solitary box of Maltesers is delivered by a miniature Mexican, but what’s so special about these chocolates that half of London criminal underworld are willing to kill for them? New Old Friends’ acclaimed adaptation features four actors playing dozens of characters, comedy songs, and a fully realised car chase on stage!
Synopsis: In a small Nigerian town Ben, Obembe and their two older brothers slip away to fish at a forbidden river. Unnoticed and carefree they continue until the prophecy of a madman changes the course of their lives forever. Based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel by one of Africa’s major new voices, New Perspectives’ critically acclaimed award-winning production of Chigozie Obioma’s powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan arrives in the West End for the first time.
The Girl Who Fell
Synopsis: The Girl who Fell is a poignant and darkly funny play about loss, guilt and Snapchat from the “provocative and entertaining” Sarah Rutherford (Telegraph), former Writer in Residence at Park Theatre and writer of sell-out hit Adult Supervision.
The Girl on the Train
Synopsis: Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders with leading roles in Mount Pleasant and Game On, and the hit films, The Kingsman series.
The Great Gatsby
Synopsis: “The honour would be entirely mine if you would attend my little party.” It’s the roaring twenties – an era of bootleg liquor, red hot jazz and hedonistic pleasures. Jay Gatsby has invited you to one of his infamous parties and that’s not an invite you want to turn down. Step into a heart-racing immersive adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazz-age novel which puts you in the heart of the action. Slip on your dancing shoes and watch the story unfold around you in this unique theatrical performance. The cocktails are flowing, the music is playing, the party is in full swing and there’s the chance of more than a little scandal. Immerse yourself in one of the greatest stories of the 20th Century.
Synopsis: Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!
Synopsis: This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. Back in London by popular demand for a strictly limited season next Summer. THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
The Lehman Trilogy
Synopsis: Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the NT and Neal Street Productions’ critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy transfers to the West End for 12 weeks only. Sam Mendes (The Ferryman, Skyfall) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who reprise their acclaimed roles as the Lehman Brothers, and their sons and grandsons.
The Life I Lead
Synopsis: Best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney’s classic film Mary Poppins, David Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gent, forthright, proper, and a loveable fool. His meeting with Walt Disney came to encapsulate his incredible life full of adventure and heartbreak. The man who portrayed one of cinema’s most famous patriarchs was defined by his relationship with his own father – a remote eccentric, who was hiding an extraordinary tragicomic secret. THE LIFE I LEAD sees Miles Jupp, one of Britain’s leading comics and actors (Mock the Week, The News Quiz, Rev, The Durrells) bring David Tomlinson’s remarkable story to life. A richly comic and moving tale of fathers and sons across the generations, THE LIFE I LEAD fills in the blanks behind a very well-known face.
The Man in the White Suit
Synopsis: Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon return to the West End to star in the world premiere of the classic Ealing comedy The Man in the White Suit, adapted and directed by Sean Foley. When Sidney Stratton (Stephen Mangan) invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out, manufacturers and trades unions are terrified by the threat it poses to their industry and their jobs. Only Daphne (Kara Tointon) the mill owner’s daughter, shows Sidney any support as the bosses and workers chase the man in the white suit determined to destroy them both. This fast-moving comedy reunites Stephen Mangan and Sean Foley who also created the Olivier award-winning production Jeeves and Wooster.
The Marriage of Figaro
Synopsis: Mozart’s comedy is a whirlwind of mistaken identities and twists and turns, taking place on a single crazy day – the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna. When their philandering master, Count Almaviva, is determined to bed Susanna before she is wed, Figaro and Susanna conspire with the rejected Countess to outwit him. General mayhem ensues, ending with the Count receiving a lesson in marital fidelity he’ll never forget. From the first notes of the bustling Overture, Mozart’s psychologically complex story portrays the women as wiser, shrewder and more civilised than the men.
The Mask of Orpheus
Synopsis: Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic masterpiece retells the Orpheus myth in a non-linear narrative, as the opera’s leading characters appear in three distinct guises. The Mask of Orpheus is scored for massive orchestral forces, which builds into a three dimensional picture that leads us from inconsolable grief to acceptance and transformation.
The Massaoke Band
Synopsis: For the uninitiated, Massaoke is a huge sing-along party with a brilliant live band, where everyone sings together guided by giant video lyrics, and the crowd is the star of the show. Join The Massaoke Band as they take over the spiegeltent once a month for special themed shows, including A Massaoke Night at the Musicals, Massaoke 80s, and their famous Massaoke Mixtape extravaganza. They’ve got something for everyone, so whether you’re a pop princess, a rock god or a West End superstar, all you need to do is BRING THE SING!
Synopsis: Gilbert & Sullivan’s topsy-turvy story focuses on the unfolding love between Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum and the absurdity of laws and law-makers. Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum but she’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. When the Mikado orders a beheading, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko try to come to an arrangement that doesn’t involve anyone losing their head!
Synopsis: Agatha Christie’s legendary whodunit, THE MOUSETRAP, is still thriving after over 60 years in the West End. The world’s longest-running play, this murder mystery masterpiece goes from strength to strength as a new generation of theatregoers are tricked and teased at St. Martin’s Theatre. Experience this cracking yarn today – an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!
The Night of the Iguana
Synopsis: Thrown together for one eventful night that pulses with conflicting passions and a surprising edge of humour, a group of tourists including Shannon, a disgraced priest (Clive Owen), and a troubled artist Hannah (Lia Williams) arrive at a remote coastal Mexican hotel run by the beautifully sensual Maxine (Anna Gunn). Tennessee Williams’s last great play THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA comes to the West End starring Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men), Lia Williams (Kiri, Mary Stuart), Anna Gunn (Deadwood, Breaking Bad) and Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) directed by James Macdonald (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf). One night brings them together, and will leave them forever altered. What path will they choose?
The Phantom of the Opera
Synopsis: This multi-award winning musical continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, after more than 12,000 performances.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Synopsis: 2017 Broadway World Winner for Best New Play 2017 Broadway.com Winner Favourite New Play 2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy 2015 BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play 2014 WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy 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!
The Prince of Egypt
Synopsis: Experience the epic emotion and soaring music of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the extraordinary new musical from three-time Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (composer of the global phenomenon Wicked).
Synopsis: One of the UK’s finest Rock ‘n’ Roll Bands. Every time vocalist Spike self-confidently informs his enthusiastic audience ‘We’re the Quireboys . and this is Rock ‘n’ Roll’ everyone present has a pretty clear idea where this musical journey is about to lead. For fifteen years, the Quireboys have been synonymous with hand-made rock music, spiced with edgy riffs, driving rhythms and their frontman’s unique voice.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole – The Musical
Synopsis: Move over Cats – It’s time for a mole! This joyous new musical adaptation of Sue Townsend‘s best-selling book The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ -The Musical arrives in London for a strictly limited season! A timeless tale of teenage angst, family struggles and unrequited love, told through the eyes of tortured poet and misunderstood intellectual Adrian Mole. One of the most enduring comedy characters of all time, he’s the hapless, hilarious, spotty teenager who captured the zeitgeist of 1980s Britain. With an infectious score and a script as sidesplittingly outrageous as the original novel, this critically acclaimed production brings Adrian’s story to life for a new generation of theatregoers. Book and lyrics by Jake Brunger, music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, directed by Luke Sheppard.
Synopsis: Formed in Coventry in 1979 The Selecter spearheaded the 2-tone movement along with The Specials and Madness. Fronted by Pauline Black, they first hit the airwaves with ‘On My Radio’, followed by countless other hit singles. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, their debut album ‘Too Much Pressure’ successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide. The band split at the height of their popularity in 1981 but are now reformed and touring again with original lead singers Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson.
The Showstoppers Kids Show – The Spiegeltent
Synopsis: Here at The Showstoppers’ Kids Show we take your ideas and turn them into marvellous, musical interactive adventures. You decide where the story is set, who we meet and where we go. Harry Potter on the moon? Done! Peppa Pig and the Gruffalo meet dinosaurs inside a dolls house? No worries! VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR GROWN UPS!: Children (and ONLY children!) are in charge in – no cheating please! Kids get to decide who our heroes are and what happens next in every story. All they need to do is shout out their ideas and The Showstoppers will bring them to life, right there on the spot. They can even join in! If your children could create their very own dream musical show, where would they start? A magical castle under the sea? A spooky graveyard? And who would the characters be? A super hero? A crocodile? A fairy? From their imaginations straight onto the stage – we’ll bring their ideas to life.
The Silent Disco Show
Synopsis: Part show, part disco, ALL PARTY! With electric live performances and three channels of music to choose from on your glowing headphones, Silent Disco Show is a kaleidoscope of dancing, DJs and decadence. After a huge year, with shows across the country we’re thrilled to back on London’s Southbank. The essence of the unique club night that has swept through Britain’s party scene comes to life in this new theatrical approach. Join our MC for a night of full of the biggest tunes, crazy cabaret & circus, amazing visuals and sing-alongs. Best. Night. Ever.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Synopsis: Direct from a SELL OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story arrives in London’s West End!
The Snail and the Whale
Synopsis: Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the much loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure – but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father. Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for everyone aged 4 and up, from the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage
Synopsis: Direct from a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre the five star, hit play, The Son, transfers to the Duke of York’s theatre for ten weeks only from 24 August. Written by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller, lauded by The Guardian as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, The Son is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst and forms the final part of the critically acclaimed trilogy with The Father and The Mother. I’m telling you. I don’t understand what’s happening to me. Nicolas is going through a difficult phase after his parents’ divorce. He’s listless, skipping school, lying and thinks that moving in with his father and his new family may help. A fresh start. When he doesn’t settle there either, he decides that going back to his mother’s may be the answer. When change feels like the only way to survive, what will he do when the options begin to run out?
The Starry Messenger
Synopsis: In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky? Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Synopsis: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Eric’s well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colourful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading itself.
The Wedding Present
Synopsis: 80’s indie-rock icons, The Wedding Present will mark the 30th anniversary of their major label debut album, Bizzaro with a string of headline shows.
The Woman in Black
Synopsis: Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating 3 terrifying decades in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
The Worst Witch
Synopsis: Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches is now accepting new students. So make sure you know the Witches’ Code, get yourself a familiar, and let Mildred Hubble show you the ropes! Mildred Hubble is just an ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. But not everyone is thrilled by Mildred’s unexpected arrival and her less than predictable ways. Can she overcome the objections of stern Miss Hardbroom and the conniving tricks of jealous Ethel Hallow? Now in her final year, accident-prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their most important mission yet, when an old enemy returns with a plan for revenge that threatens not just the Academy, but the whole world… Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this action-packed new stage adaptation by Emma Reeves (Hetty Feather) is directed by Theresa Heskins (2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People) and includes original songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred’s unique brand of utter pandemonium!
Synopsis: Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller – Live is a spectacular, high-octane show celebrating the career of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Synopsis: 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, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.
Touching The Void
Synopsis: Touching The Void will transfer to Duke of York’s Theatre playing Saturday 9 November 2019 – Saturday 29 February 2020 following its critically acclaimed World Premiere in 2018 and a run at Bristol Old Vic in March 2019. Directed by the award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir, turned BAFTA-winning film, this extraordinary story charts Joe Simpson’s and Simon Yates’ struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes. Life-affirming and often darkly funny, David Greig’s thrilling adaptation of Touching The Void takes the audience on an epic adventure that asks how far you’d be willing to go to survive.
Synopsis: From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Sarah and Duck Live on Stage comes another enchanting show for young audiences. Toodloo, Great BigHoo, Chickedy, Chick and Peekaboo welcome young fans in a brand-new theatrical adventure, as the Twirlywoos embark on a new adventure onboard their Big Red Boat. Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they share the delight of discovery. With beautifully inventive puppetry the show promises a cast full of all your favourite characters from the hit TV show.
Synopsis: Brought to life by a ground-breaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (Brave, Love Song), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).
Synopsis: The National Theatre’s internationally-acclaimed smash-hit War Horse returns to London this autumn for a limited season at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, an exciting new venue located just steps away from Wembley Stadium.
Where Is Peter Rabbit?
Synopsis: Hop onto your seats and immerse yourself in the magical world of Beatrix Potter. Watch with delight as your favourite stories and most beloved characters are brought to life in this theatrical spectacular, with beautifully handcrafted puppets, enchanting original songs and a sprinkle of magic. Look out for the ferocious Mr McGregor, reach heady heights with Jemima Puddle-Duck, do the laundry with Mrs.Tiggy-Winkle and of course, fall in love with the mischievous Peter Rabbit.
Synopsis: Make it a magical Christmas with this spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS. Experience this ‘terrific dose of pure escapism’ (The Times) as this feel-good family musical lights up London’s Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited season from November 2019. Reprising their acclaimed roles following a sell-out season at Leicester Curve are Danny Mac (Sunset Boulevard, Strictly Come Dancing Finalist) as Bob Wallace and Olivier nominated Dan Burton (Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain, Jersey Boys) as Phil Davis. This ‘glorious revival’ (The Telegraph) is brought to life by acclaimed Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster (Annie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and two-time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins). A timeless romantic comedy to warm hearts of all ages, the musical features the classic songs Blue Skies, Sisters and the most famous festive song of all… White Christmas.
Synopsis: WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation, is already the 9th longest running musical in London theatre history. Winner of over 100 major awards, including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning ‘Best West End Show’ on three separate occasions), the classic musical has now been seen by almost 10 million people in London alone. ‘Packed with wit, storming songs and beautiful costumes’ (The Guardian), WICKED imagines an ingenious backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ and reveals the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely University friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Synopsis: YOU HAVE BEEN SUMMONED FOR JURY SERVICE. Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.
Synopsis: After touring the globe, the legendary cabaret YUMMY is making its London debut! Join the ever fabulous and award-winning ensemble as they take you on the most delicious and unpredictable ride of your life.
ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company – Some Like It Hip Hop
Synopsis: ZooNation’s smash-hit sensation Some Like It Hip Hop thrilled audiences and critics when it opened in 2011, prompting five-star reviews and standing ovations with its infectious “wit, heart and magnificent energy” (The Independent).
Synopsis: Celebrated Italian singer-songwriter Zucchero returns to the Royal Albert Hall in June 2020 for the sixth time to perform two shows as part of his 2020 World Tour. This tour follows on from the global success of the Black Cat World Tour 2016, during which Zucchero played to over 1 million people in 611 cities, in 67 countries on 5 continents.