Category: London Theatre

Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale,…

Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets, which won an Olivier Award for his original designs, and lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, Cinderella will be performed in surround sound, designed by Paul Groothuis and featuring a specially commissioned recording played by a 60 piece orchestra. Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London.

Tickets available here: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/matthew-bournes-cinderella/

Following its sell out run here at The Old Vic, Girl From The…

Following its sell out run here at The Old Vic, Girl From The North Country will transfer to the Noël Coward Theatre for a limited run of 12 weeks only from 29th December 2017.

Duluth, Minnesota. 1934.

A community living on a knife-edge huddle together in the local guesthouse.

The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no-one will account for.

And, when a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback show up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the point of no return…

Brought to life by a 20-piece company of actors and musicians, award-winning playwright Conor McPherson beautifully weaves the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan into this new show full of hope, heartbreak and soul.

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre and…

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre and Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN LIVE is back!

What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?

This award-winning production features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.

Get your tickets here: http://stickmanlive.com/

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic’s…

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic’s 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

The Tyrones’ summer home, August 1912. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, the Tyrones and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in a cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and the family indulge in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives.

One of the UK’s leading and critically acclaimed actors, Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner, Jeremy Irons returns to the London stage for the first time in over ten years. He is joined by BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Lesley Manville, one of Britain’s most respected actresses, who is reunited with director Richard Eyre following their critically acclaimed, sold-out production of Ibsen’s Ghosts.

Considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century, Long Day’s Journey Into Night plays a strictly limited season at Wyndham’s Theatre, London from 27 January 2018 for 10 weeks only.

Tickets here: http://www.longdaystheplay.com/

Plucky heroine Daisy is ready for a topping new term and to take…

Plucky heroine Daisy is ready for a topping new term and to take on a jolly ripping mystery in this whizzo family treat for Christmas. In Go People’s anarchic hands, Denise Deegan’s fabulously affectionate parody of 1920s schoolgirl novels is transformed into a riproaring spectacle of ensemble theatrical magic.

Spiffing! Hooray! It’s the perfect addition to your Christmas festivities: a riotous adventure to chase away the winter chills, served with lashings of love from the company behind the Park Theatre sell-out Almost, Maine.

This one’s certainly not just for the kids!

Directed by prolific theatre and television director Paulette Randall (for theatre: Five Guys Named Moe, Play Mas and Fences; for TV: Holby City, River City and The Real McCoy) and starring Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless), Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter film series, Hollyoaks), Shobna Gulati (Dinnerladies, Coronation Street) and Clare Perkins (EastEnders, Family Affairs).

Tickets: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/daisy-pulls-it-off

What is it to really know your own father? Meet Edward Bloom,…

What is it to really know your own father? Meet Edward Bloom, played by Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe award-winner Kelsey Grammer. An ordinary man, and an extraordinary father. He has always told his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination but when his son confronts him about what is truth and what is fiction, they go on a life-affirming journey that will change them forever.

Adapted from the much-loved book and Tim Burton movie, this brand new musical is directed by Nigel Harman and is set to a beautiful score by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party), with a new book by John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

Landing at The Other Palace for a strictly limited Christmas season and bursting with heart and humanity, Big Fish The Musical will leave you holding on to your family and friends just that little bit tighter.

Starring Kelsey Grammer
Book by John August | Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa | Directed by Nigel Harman
Based on the novel Big Fish by Daniel Wallace
And the Columbia Pictures screenplay by John August

Click here for tickets: https://www.theotherpalace.co.uk/whats-on/big-fish-the-musical

Straight from its world tour success, critically acclaimed…

Straight from its world tour success, critically acclaimed comedy parody, Graeme of Thrones will transfer to London’s West End at the Charing Cross Theatre this autumn.

In this theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, avid ‘Thrones’ fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favourite fantasy saga on stage. He doesn’t quite have the same budget as the TV show, or as many cast members, or the performance skills required, but he’s sure George RR Martin would approve – and that’s what matters. But when news reaches him that an influential theatrical producer is in the building, Graeme decides that this could be his big break – as long as nothing goes wrong…

After huge success in Chicago, Toronto, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. Londoners can now discover a show which Time Out described as ‘a must for any Game Of Thrones fan’, 

Click here for tickets: tickets.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

This riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr Toad, whose…

This riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr Toad, whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.

Featuring eye-poppingly beautiful design, exuberant choreography and a gloriously British score, The Wind In The Willows brings an explosion of anarchy, humour and heart to the world-famous London Palladium.

Leading comedian, actor and presenter Rufus Hound stars as the amazing Mr Toad in this spectacular new musical based on Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic which reunites Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

Click here for tickets: www.windinthewillowsthemusical.com

Following an Olivier Award-winning run at Trafalgar Studios in…

Following an Olivier Award-winning run at Trafalgar Studios in 2016, and an Off-Broadway Season in New York, Jon Brittain’s transgender drama Rotterdam comes to The Arts Theatre this Spring.

Rotterdam is a bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home which won the Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre award at the 2017 Olivier Awards with Mastercard ceremony. It is penned by acclaimed writer Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho, and writer of What Would Spock Do? and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad).

Anna Martine Freeman, Alice McCarthy, Ed Eales-White and Ellie Morris reprise their roles in this poignant and highly comic production.

Click here for tickets: artstheatrewestend.co.uk/rotterdam

A new production of William Shakespeare’s Othello comes…

A new production of William Shakespeare’s Othello comes to Wilton’s Music Hall in east London next month, transferring to London following a run at the Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol. Running from 16 May to 3 June, Richard Twyman’s updated and relevant production focuses on anti-Muslim prejudice and ‘alternative facts’. 

RADA graduate, Abraham Popoola, takes the title role as a Muslim general, facing difficult decisions and watching his life unravel when employed by a western colonial power to lead their army against a Turkish invasion.

Learn more here: www.wiltons.org.uk/othello