West End comedies playing now or in the near future!
By Joshua Harmon
at Haymarket Theatre Royal
A beloved grandfather — and Holocaust survivor — has died, and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam, who’s just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight? A cramped Manhattan apartment becomes the setting for a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy as the contenders set at each other’s throats on the night after the funeral.
(from 08 Feb 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2016 )
||COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY, THE|
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
at Criterion Theatre
One enormous diamond, Eight incompetent crooks and a snoozing security guard. What could possibly go right?
(from 31 Mar 2016 - Booking to 26 Jun 2016)
||EDDIE IZZARD: FORCE MAJEURE RELOADED |
by Eddie Izzard
at The Palace Theatre
Nearly three years after launching his epic circumnavigation of the globe, international minor celebrity Eddie Izzard - Comedian, Actor, Marathon Runner and sometime escapologist, is about to celebrate his unofficial comedy world record of performing in 28 countries (and in four languages) - from Moscow to the Hollywood Bowl - when he heads back home for a four week residency at The Palace Theatre.
(from 18 Jan 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
By Annie Baker
at Dorfman, National Theatre
In a run-down movie theatre in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimetre film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lacklustre, second-run movies on screen.
(from Expected Apr 2016 - Booking to )
||HAND TO GOD|
By Robert Askins
at Vaudeville Theatre
A shy teenager named Jason is surprised when his Bible School project—a puppet named Tyrone—takes on a shocking, truth-telling personality all its own, forcing everyone in its path, especially Jason’s mother Margery, to confront their own demons as they search for redemption through a mix of riotous laughter and genuinely shocking twists.
(from 05 Feb 2016 - Booking to 11 Jun 2016)
||KINKY BOOTS |
Book by Harvey Fierstein, Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, based on motion picture of the same name
at Adelphi Theatre
Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father's Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind, you can change the world.
(from 21 Aug 2015 - 24 Sep 2016)
||LIGHTS! CAMERA! IMPROVISE!|
By Mischief Theatre
at Duchess Theatre
You choose the genre, the location and the title and the movie is brought to life before your very eyes while OSCAR, the resident 'film buff' can pause, rewind and fast forward scenes…
(from 01 Dec 2014 - Booking to TBA)
by Gary Sinyor
at Arts Theatre
Set in Ancient Egypt, NotMoses is the story of a crying baby who is plucked from his basket by a Princess only to be dumped back in the Nile when she sees a nicer baby, Moses. NotMoses grows up a disgruntled slave whilst Prince Moses studies accountancy at Pharaoh’s court. When both men are forced to flee into the Sinai desert, they make kebabs on the burning bush before the Good Lord himself orders them to lead the Jews out of bondage and into a land full of cows and bees. Eventually, it’s the alluring Miriam – a woman! – who leads the Exodus.
(from 10 Mar 2016 - Closing on 14 May 2016)
by Francis Veber in an adaptation by Sean Foley
at Garrick Theatre
Two men. Two lonely hotel rooms. An adjoining door…One of them is a killer… one of them wants to die… What could possibly go wrong?
(from 05 Mar 2016 - Booking to 30 Apr 2016)
||PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, THE |
By Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
at Duchess Theatre
The play introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
(from 05 Sep 2014 - Booking to 26 Feb 2017)
Drama - Musicals
||WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX!|
A new version of Jean Anouilh’s Le Voyageur Sans Bagage by Anthony Weigh
at Donmar Warehouse
It’s the legendary hot summer of 1959 and while the Cold War rages and America tunes into I Love Lucy!, Captain Jack Fox, believed missing in action in the fields of France 15 years before, is about to be reunited with his family in The Hamptons.
(from 18 Feb 2016 - Closing on 16 Apr 2016)