West End comedies playing now or in the near future!
||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 23 Apr 2017)
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 13 Apr 2016 - Booking to 15 Jun 2016)
By Harold Brighouse
at Vaudeville Theatre
Henry Horatio Hobson is one of the greatest comic characters in English drama. Self-made man, shopkeeper, skinflint and boozer, he's a tyrant to his daughters and a law unto himself.When Maggie, his eldest daughter, defies Hobson's wishes by marrying Will Mossop, his own boot-maker, a battle of wills begins in which he stands to lose his customers, his girls and his pride, but ultimately it is Hobson's choice.
(from 08 Jun 2016 - Booking to 10 Sep 2016)
||HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES|
By Alan Ayckbourn
at Haymarket Theatre Royal
One secret love affair. Two disaster-bound dinner parties.Three couples headed for trouble.
(from 23 Mar 2016 - Closing on 25 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 - 14 Jan 2017)
||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)
||LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST|
By William Shakespeare
at Haymarket Theatre Royal
Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.
(from 12 Dec 2016 - Closing on 18 Mar 2017)
||PETER PAN GOES WRONG|
Created by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
at Apollo Theatre
In Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.
(from 20 Oct 2016 - Closing on 29 Jan 2017)
||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)
by Jesse Eisenberg
at Trafalgar Studios 1
Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn¹t even like Ben. He bullies everyone in hislife, including his roommate Kalyan, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Bendiscovers that his school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he setsout to destroy their relationship and win her back.
(from 27 May 2016 - Closing on 13 Aug 2016)
by Suhayla El-Bushra, after Erdman
at Lyttelton, National Theatre
Things are getting tough for Sam. No job, benefits stopped and stuck in a tiny flat with his girlfriend Maya and her mum. The pressure is building. It feels like there might be only one way out. But every ending is a beginning and there are plenty of people keen to capitalise on Sam’s momentous decision. From corrupt local politicians to kids trying to raise the number of views of their online videos, everyone wants a piece of Sam’s demise. It scarcely matters what Sam actually wants. Faced with the promise of immortality, what’s his life worth?
(from 06 Apr 2016 - Booking to 25 Jun 2016)
Drama - Musicals
||VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, A|
By Alistair Beaton, Caryl Churchill, Stella Feehily, David Hare, Mark Ravenhill
at Arts Theatre
A mixed evening of political satire.
(from 18 May 2016 - Closing on 02 Jul 2016)