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1984
By George Orwell; A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
at Playhouse Theatre
April, 1984. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought and starts a diary. But Big Brother is always watching, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye.
(from 12 Jun 2015 - Booking to 05 Sep 2015)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - IN NEW ORLEANS
By William Shakespeare; Adapted and edited by Linnie Reedman
at Above The Arts Theatre
Set in the ‘Birthplace of Jazz’, and featuring the songs of the legendary Dr. John, Shakespeare’s magical tale unfolds from the crumbling New Orleans jazz clubs and out into the Louisiana Bayous – bringing to life Shakespeare’s text amidst the dark imagination of the American Deep South.
(from 04 Aug 2015 - Closing on 30 Aug 2015)
AS IS
By William M. Hoffman
at Trafalgar Studios 2
New York City, 1985. Rich, a young writer who is beginning to find success, is breaking up with his longtime lover, Saul, a professional photographer. However, Rich's idyll with his new lover is short-lived when he learns that he has contracted the terrifying new disease AIDS and he returns to Saul for sanctuary as he awaits its slow and awful progress.
(from 01 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare
at Olivier, National Theatre
With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.
(from 26 Oct 2015 - Booking to 05 Mar 2016)
AUDIENCE, THE
by Peter Morgan
at Apollo Theatre
For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace - a meeting like no other in British public life - it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence - and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen.
(from 21 Apr 2015 - Booking to 25 Jul 2015)
BAKKHAI
by Euripides in a new version by Anne Carson
at Almeida Theatre (Off West End)
Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to persuade him to change his mind. Euripides’ electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god.
(from 23 Jul 2015 - Closing on 19 Sep 2015)
BARBARIANS
By Barry Keeffe
at Young Vic Theatre (The Clare)
Prospects are grim in 1970s Lewisham when three unruly lads leave school, filled with the spirit of rebellion. Petty crime on the familiar streets of South London provides an outlet for their frustrations. But as they search for a way to belong in a society riven with unemployment and rejection, Jan, Paul and close bond is threatened.
(from 27 Nov 2015 - Closing on 19 Dec 2015)
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
By Truman Capote; Adapted by Richard Greenberg
at Haymarket Theatre Royal
Set in New York in 1943. Fred, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly – including Fred. But Fred is poor, and Holly’s other suitors include a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil. As war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with Fred – just as her past catches up with her.
(from 30 Jun 2016 - Closing on 17 Sep 2016)
CARETAKER, THE
by Harold Pinter
at Old Vic Theatre
Disturbed handyman Aston has invited an irascible tramp to stay with him at his brother’s jumbled London flat. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Aston’s brother Mick arrives, an enigmatic power struggle emerges between the three men that is in equal parts menacing, touching and darkly comic.
(from Expected 2016 - Closing on )
CONSENSUAL
By Evan Placey
at Ambassadors Theatre
Exploring teenage testosterone, teacher pupil relationships and the age of consent in the UK, Consensual will examine the relationship between PSHE teacher Diane and her class, specifically fifteen year old Freddie.
(from 18 Sep 2015 - Booking to 02 Dec 2015)
CONSTELLATIONS
by Nick Payne
at Trafalgar Studios 1
One relationship, infinite possibilities; Constellations is an explosive play about free will and friendship. Sparked by Roland and Marianne’s first encounter, the boundless potential of their connection leads us through a heart-breaking love story of endless invention.
(from 09 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
CREDITORS
By August Strindberg, in a version by David Greig
at Young Vic Theatre (The Clare)
Adolph's marriage to Tekla is under scrutiny by his new friend, Gustav. Insecure about the state of his relationship, Adolph seeks advice from Gustav and plots a confrontation with Tekla. What follows is car crash of truths a lesson in jealousy and deception with a hefty emotional price tag.
(from 09 Sep 2015 - Closing on 19 Sep 2015)
CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, THE
based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens
at Gielgud Theatre
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion....
(from 24 Jun 2014 - Booking to 13 Feb 2016)
CYMBELINE
by William Shakespeare
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Imogen, daughter of King Cymbeline, has displeased her father by marrying Posthumus. In exile, Posthumus proclaims the beauty of his wife to the villainous Iachimo and lays a wager on her fidelity. But Iachimo will stop at nothing to prove that Imogen has been unfaithful – and Posthumus seems implacable in his revenge.
(from 02 Dec 2015 - Closing on 21 Apr 2016)
DEAR LUPIN
By Roger Mortimer & Charlie Mortimer; Adapted by Michael Simkins
at Apollo Theatre
Roger Mortimer's often hilarious, sometimes touching, always generous letters to his son, Charlie, are packed with crisp anecdotes and sharp observations. The trials and tribulations of Charlie's youth and adulthood are received by his father with both humour and resignation. Spanning twenty-five years, their correspondence forms a memoir of their relationship, an affectionate portrait of a time gone by.
(from 30 Jul 2015 - Booking to 19 Sep 2015)
DR SEUSS'S THE LORAX
by Dr. Seuss adapted by David Greig
at Old Vic Theatre
Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who’s on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler.
(from 02 Dec 2015 - Closing on 16 Jan 2016)
ELEPHANT MAN, THE
by Bernard Pomerance
at Haymarket Theatre Royal
Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man who became a star of the traveling freak show circuit.
(from 19 May 2015 - Closing on 08 Aug 2015)
ENTERTAINER, THE
by John Osborne
at Garrick Theatre
Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.
(from 20 Aug 2016 - Booking to 12 Nov 2016)
EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Wallace Shawn
at Dorfman, National Theatre
A reunion at the almost legendary club, The Talk House. Still presided over by the kindly Nellie, there’s the same genteel atmosphere, the familiar drinks and the special snacks. The playwright, the composer, the actress. The former television star brutally beaten up. The possibility of a pleasant night.
(from 17 Nov 2015 - Booking to 23 Jan 2016)
EVERYMAN
a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy
at Olivier, National Theatre
Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives.
(from 22 Apr 2015 - Closing on 30 Aug 2015)
FARINELLI AND THE KING
By Claire van Kampen
at Duke of York's Theatre
Set in eighteen-century Spain and Italy, tells the true story of Farinelli, the world’s most famous castrato, and his decision to trade fame and fortune for a live of servitude at the court of King Philip V.
(from 14 Sep 2015 - Closing on 05 Dec 2015)
FATHER, THE
By Florian Zeller, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton
at Wyndham's Theatre
Now 80 years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control.
(from 30 Sep 2015 - Booking to 21 Nov 2015)
FUTURE CONDITIONAL
by Tamsin Oglesby
at Old Vic Theatre
Future Conditional tackles the conundrum of British schooling through a myriad of characters including parents, teachers, and Alia, a prodigiously clever young Afghan refugee and the newest member of Britain’s Education Research Board.
(from 01 Sep 2015 - Closing on 03 Oct 2015)
HAIRY APE, THE
by Eugene O'Neill
at Old Vic Theatre
The Hairy Ape tells the story of Yank, a labourer who revels in his status as the strongest stoker on a transatlantic ocean liner. But when Yank is called a ‘filthy beast’ by the overbred daughter of a steel merchant, he experiences an awakening of consciousness that leads him on a journey through the wealthy neighbourhoods and disenfranchised underbelly of New York society.
(from 17 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
at Barbican Theatre
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to revenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
(from 05 Aug 2015 - Closing on 31 Oct 2015)
HANGMEN
By Martin McDonagh
at Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit.
(from 10 Sep 2015 - Closing on 10 Oct 2015)
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling
at The Palace Theatre
TBC
(from Expected Summer 2016 - Closing on )
HENRY V
by William Shakespeare
at Barbican Theatre
Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country.
(from 07 Nov 2015 - Closing on 30 Dec 2015)
HERE WE GO
by Caryl Churchill
at Lyttelton, National Theatre
A funeral party for a man with an adventurous past and a ginger cat that needs a home. Where is he now? Is his heart lighter than a feather? How did he die? And what happens to his friends?
(from 25 Nov 2015 - Booking to 19 Dec 2015)
HERESY OF LOVE, THE
By Helen Edmundson
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
A telling of the life of seventeenth-century Mexican nun and playwright Juana Ines de la Cruz.
(from 31 Jul 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
HETTY FEATHER
By Jacqueline Wilson; Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves
at Duke of York's Theatre
Hetty Feather is a story-telling adventure. It is the first historical work by Wilson that makes the trials of nineteenth century life accessible to children through her compelling heroine. Join Hetty as she takes on Victorian London and overcomes all in her search to find her real mother and a true family of her own.
(from 06 Aug 2015 - Closing on 06 Sep 2015)
HUSBANDS AND SONS
By DH Lawrence; Adapted by Ben Power
at Dorfman, National Theatre
On the cracked border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire stands the village of Eastwood. The women of the village, wives and mothers, struggle to hold their families and their own souls together in the shadow of the great Brinsley pit.
(from 19 Oct 2015 - Booking to 19 Jan 2016)
I WANT MY HAT BACK
By Jon Klassen
at Temporary Theatre, National Theatre

(from 12 Nov 2015 - Closing on 02 Jan 2016)
JANE EYRE
based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte and devised by the Company
at Lyttelton, National Theatre
From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.
(from 08 Sep 2015 - Booking to 10 Jan 2016)
LA MUSICA
By Marguerite Duras
at Young Vic Theatre (The Maria)
An estranged husband and wife return to the town where they once lived to finalise their divorce. Meeting by chance in a hotel bar they spend the night struggling to understand each other, caught between desire and recrimination.
(from 24 Sep 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
LELA AND CO
By Cordelia Lynn
at Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
In the beginning was the mattress.  Gradually, other little changes - more bolts on the front door; the gun; the locked cupboard. And she knew in her heart that change was bad. The story of a young girl trapped in an increasingly tiny world. 
(from 03 Sep 2015 - Closing on 03 Oct 2015)
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Christopher Hampton
at Donmar Warehouse
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cécile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.
(from 11 Dec 2015 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
LINDA
by Penelope Skinner
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Linda Wilde has dedicated her life to changing the world. She’s won awards for her efforts, at the same time as working hard to become an inspiring mother, and an independent, loving wife. Now, at 55, she seems to have it all. But  Linda isn’t satisfied. She’s a woman in her prime and she’s embarking on her most ambitious plan to date. Beneath the surface, the cracks are starting to show.
(from 25 Nov 2015 - Closing on 09 Jan 2016)
LORD OF THE FLIES, THE
by William Golding adapted by Nigel Williams
at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
With a group of schoolboys stranded on a desert island, what starts as an adventure becomes a struggle for survival as superstition and immorality sees the community slide into a darkly sinister world.
(from 03 Sep 2015 - Closing on 12 Sep 2015)
LOVESONG OF THE ELECTRIC BEAR
By Snoo Wilson
at Above The Arts Theatre
Awoken from his deathbed by his favourite childhood teddy bear, Turing is led by the hand through his own personal journey. A journey that takes him from glowing academia to computer visionary, from code breaking genius to war hero, from New York drag bars, to his betrayal by those who had depended on him for victory. This is the story of a man who went from triumph to disgrace - a man whose treatment at the hands of the British establishment represents thousands of homosexual men who suffered a similar fate.
(from 04 Nov 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by August Wilson
at Lyttelton, National Theatre

(from Expected Jan 2016 - Booking to )
MACBETH
by William Shakespeare
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
Betrayal, jealousy and suspicion reign in Scotland as Shakespeare’s tragedy of the desperate desire for power is redrawn in an ambitious new staging.
(from 26 Nov 2015 - Booking to 16 Jan 2016)
MACBETH (in Cantonese)
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown.
(from 17 Aug 2015 - Closing on 23 Aug 2015)
MASTER BUILDER, THE
by Henrik Ibsen adapted by David Hare
at Old Vic Theatre
Halvard Solness, a master architect, has spent his lifetime building the tallest spires in the land. But when Hilde, a radiant country girl, descends unexpectedly into his world, age is confronted by youth, and a series of revelations builds to a vertiginous climax.
(from Expected Feb 2016 - Closing on )
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, departs from his kingdom suddenly and inexplicably, resigning power to his deputy Angelo in his absence. Under Angelo's rule, a vigorous campaign against lechery and sexual licence begins.
(from 20 Jun 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by William Shakespeare
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
In a Vienna heaving with sex and corruption, even the authorities are up to no good. The Duke has left deputy Angelo to clean up the city’s reputation, whilst he observes in disguise. Abusing his power, Angelo forces young nun Isabella to choose between saving her brother’s life or breaking her vow of chastity.
(from 02 Oct 2015 - Booking to 07 Nov 2015)
MEDEA
by Euripides in a new version by Rachel Cusk
at Almeida Theatre (Off West End)
Medea’s marriage is breaking up. And so is everything else. Testing the limits of revenge and liberty, Euripides’ seminal play cuts to the heart of gender politics and asks what it means to be a woman and a wife.
(from 25 Sep 2015 - Closing on 14 Nov 2015)
MERCHANT OF VENICE, THE
By William Shakespeare; Abridged by Tom Stoppard
at Ambassadors Theatre

(from 29 Sep 2015 - Booking to 02 Dec 2015)
MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, THE
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
at Lyttelton, National Theatre
Things are looking up for Jackie. He's out of jail and staying clean thanks to his sponsor. He might even have found a job. And of course there's Veronica, who he's loved since 8th grade. Nothing could come between them - except a hat.
(from 10 Jun 2015 - Booking to 20 Aug 2015)
MOUSETRAP, THE
by Agatha Christie
at St Martin's Theatre
A group of people gathered together in a remote part of the countryside discover there is a murderer in their midst. The question is which one of them is the guilty party.
(from 25 Mar 1974 - Booking to 19 Dec 2015)
MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!
By Athol Fugard
at Trafalgar Studios 2
Set in the South Africa of 1984 - the fourth decade of apartheid, the play tells the story of Thami, a young and brilliant black man as two opposing forces struggle for his soul. His teacher insists that education, even the inferior 'Bantu' education he is forced to teach, is the way to liberation. But Thami has begun to listen to angrier voices...
(from 04 Aug 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
McQUEEN
By James Phillips
at Haymarket Theatre Royal
A girl has watched fashion designer McQueen's Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days. Tonight she climbs down from her watching tree and breaks into his house, to steal a dress, to become someone special. He catches her, but, instead of calling the police, they embark together on a journey through London and into his heart.
(from 13 Aug 2015 - Closing on 07 Nov 2015)
NELL GWYNN
By Jessica Swale
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
This new play charts the rise and rise of brilliant wit and charmer Nell Gwynn, from lowly satsuma-seller in the pit, to leading actress on the stage, to King's escort in the Royal Box.
(from 19 Sep 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
NUMBER, A
By Caryl Churchill
at Young Vic Theatre (The Maria)
When Bernard discovers he’s not an only child – as he was brought up to believe – but one of a number of clones, he must confront his father, Salter, and his own fears. Caryl Churchill puts the ethical implications of great scientific leaps under the spotlight as Bernard is left reeling from the news and Salter questions the choices he’s made.
(from 03 Jul 2015 - Closing on 08 Aug 2015)
OMEROS
By Derek Walcott
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
The piece transplants Achille, Hector and Helen to a St Lucian fishing village, underscoring their domestic dramas with broader themes of colonialism, ritual and untamed nature.
(from 26 Oct 2015 - Closing on 31 Oct 2015)
ORESTEIA, THE
by Aeschylus, adapted by Rory Mullarkey
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Before setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must avenge his father’s death by murdering his mother?
(from 29 Aug 2015 - Closing on 16 Oct 2015)
OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
at Olivier, National Theatre
Observed by a lone, mystified Aboriginal Australian, the first convict ship arrives in Botany Bay in 1788, crammed with England’s outcasts. Colony discipline in this vast and alien land is brutal. Three proposed public hangings incite an argument: how best to keep the criminals in line, the noose or a more civilised form of entertainment?
(from 19 Aug 2015 - Booking to 17 Oct 2015)
PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS
by Duncan Macmillan
at Dorfman, National Theatre
Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?
(from 25 Aug 2015 - Booking to 04 Nov 2015)
PERICLES
by William Shakespeare & George Wilkins
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world. Following a shipwreck, he meets Princess Thaisa and wins her for his wife. Months later, in another sea-storm, Thaisa dies in childbirth and her body is committed to the deep. The grief-stricken Pericles takes comfort in his baby daughter, Marina, but fosters her with friends. Years pass. Can report of her death be true? And can his dead wife return to life?
(from 19 Nov 2015 - Closing on 21 Apr 2016)
PHOTOGRAPH 51
by Anna Ziegler
at Noel Coward Theatre
(formerly Albery)

Does Rosalind Franklin know how precious her photograph is? In the race to unlock the secret of life it could be the one to hold the key. With rival scientists looking everywhere for the answer, who will be first to see it and more importantly, understand it?
(from 05 Sep 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
PLAQUES AND TANGLES
By Nicola Wilson
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Days before her wedding Megan discovers she has a 50-50 chance of developing early onset Alzheimer’s.   Years later she’s offered a genetic test.   But if she's got the gene does she really want to know? Megan, 21. Megan, 47. Megan, 32. Megan, 27. One woman lurches through time on a wild memory trip while her young family deal with the consequences.
(from 14 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
POMONA
by Alistair McDowall
at Temporary Theatre, National Theatre
Ollie’s sister is missing. Searching Manchester in desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona, an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born.
(from 10 Sep 2015 - Closing on 10 Oct 2015)
RED LION, THE
by Patrick Marber
at Dorfman, National Theatre
Small-time semi-pro football, the non-league. A world away from the wealth and the television cameras. A young player touched with brilliance arrives from nowhere. An ambitious manager determines to make him his own. And the old soul of the club still has dreams of glory. A new play about the dying romance of the great English game - and the tender, savage love that powers it.
(from 03 Jun 2015 - Booking to 30 Sep 2015)
RICHARD II
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
King Richard banishes his noblemen and seizes their land to fuel his own wars. As anger mounts, a battle for the soul of England begins and one man's divine right to rule is called into question
(from 11 Jul 2015 - Closing on 18 Oct 2015)
ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare
at Garrick Theatre
Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.
(from 12 May 2016 - Booking to 13 Aug 2016)
ROOSEVELVIS
Created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristen Sieh, with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider and Nick Vaughan
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Set against the boundless blue skies of the Great Plains and endless American highway,is a new work about gender, appetite, and the multitudes we contain.
(from 21 Oct 2015 - Closing on 14 Nov 2015)
SONG FROM FAR AWAY
by Simon Stephens
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
Returning home to Amsterdam after the death of his brother, a young man (played by Eelco Smits) attempts to reconnect with his sibling through a series of letters.
(from 02 Sep 2015 - Booking to 19 Sep 2015)
SPLENDOUR
by Abi Morgan
at Donmar Warehouse
In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator’s wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late…
(from 30 Jul 2015 - Closing on 26 Sep 2015)
TEDDY FERRARA
by Christopher Shinn
at Donmar Warehouse
It's Gabe's senior year and he's going to make the most of it. He’s the chair of the LGBT Students Group, and he has one eye on a future in politics and one eye on Drew, the editor of the university newspaper. But as Gabe and his friends throw themselves into campus life, unexpected events reveal a darker, lonelier world inhabited by a freshman called Teddy Ferrara.
(from 01 Oct 2015 - Closing on 05 Dec 2015)
TEMPEST, THE
by William Shakespeare
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by the spirit Ariel and by Caliban, a ‘savage and deformed slave’. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.
(from 17 Feb 2016 - Closing on 22 Apr 2016)
THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
By Simon Armitage
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
This modern retelling of Homer's epic follows a government minister on a diplomatic mission to Istanbul, who becomes Europe's most wanted man after a bar brawl. Suddenly plunged into the past, he must grapple his way back to the present and to his family, fighting for survival against unworldly beings and unnatural phenomena.
(from 03 Nov 2015 - Closing on 14 Nov 2015)
THOMAS TALLIS
By Jessica Swale
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Jessica Swale's exploration of the life and work of the celebrated English composer follows him through the religious and political shifts of four Tudor monarchies
(from 22 Oct 2015 - Closing on 08 Nov 2015)
THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY
by Patrick Marber, adapted from A Month in the Country by Ivan Turgenev
at Lyttelton, National Theatre
Russia. A beautiful country estate. The mid-nineteenth century. A handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household. Over three days one summer the young and the old will learn lessons in love: first love and forbidden love, maternal love and platonic love, ridiculous love and last love. The love left unsaid and the love which must out.
(from 21 Jul 2015 - Booking to 21 Oct 2015)
TRIAL, THE
by Franz Kafka; Adapted by Nick Gill
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
In his thirtieth year K. lives a waking nightmare. Visited at home by state agents on his birthday, accused of an unspecified crime, K. is bewildered by spiralling layers of bureaucracy – and the more sinister motives which lurk beneath them.
(from 19 Jun 2015 - Booking to 22 Aug 2015)
WAR HORSE
based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford
at New London Theatre
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
(from 28 Mar 2009 - Booking to 13 Feb 2016)
WASTE
by Harley Granville Barker
at Lyttelton, National Theatre
Backstage at a hung parliament, visionary Independent Henry Trebell is co-opted by the Tories to push through a controversial Bill. Pursuing his cause with missionary zeal, he’s barely distracted by his brief affair with a married woman until she suffers a lethal backstreet abortion. Threatened by public scandal, the Establishment closes ranks and coolly seals the fate of an idealistic man.
(from 03 Nov 2015 - Booking to 16 Jan 2016)
WINTER'S TALE, THE
by William Shakespeare
at Garrick Theatre
Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production
(from 17 Oct 2015 - Booking to 16 Jan 2016)
WINTER'S TALE, THE
by William Shakespeare
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
The Winter’s Tale tells of how King Leontes loses his wife and newborn daughter through his furious yet baseless jealousy. A long journey through time and across borders eventually effects an astonishing and redemptive resolution. Boasting the most famous stage direction in history, ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’, this is one of Shakespeare’s most imaginative, troubling and delightful plays.
(from 28 Jan 2016 - Closing on 22 Apr 2016)
WOMAN IN BLACK, THE
by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill
at Fortune Theatre
Arthur Kipps , a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows.
(from 07 Jun 1989 - Booking to 16 Jan 2016)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
By Emily Bronte; Adapted by Stephanie Street
at Ambassadors Theatre
When Heathcliff, a mysterious child is rescued and brought to Wuthering Heights, he develops an inseparable bond to Cathy, a friendship which soon develops into a passionate and iconic love spanning generations and ending with tragedy.
(from 25 Sep 2015 - Booking to 04 Dec 2015)
YOU FOR ME FOR YOU
by Mia Chung
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
As they attempt to flee the Best Nation in the World, North Korean sisters Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border. Each must race across time and space to be together again - navigating the perilous Land of the Free and the treacherous terrain of personal belief.
(from 03 Dec 2015 - Closing on 09 Jan 2016)
       Musicals - Comedy

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