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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)
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)
Based on based on The Mahabharata; Text by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carriere and Marie-Helene Estienne
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
The Bharata family is torn apart by a great war. In the aftermath of the massacre, the victors and the vanquished struggle to make sense of the horrors they have experienced – and perpetrated.
(from 03 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2015)
By Conor McPherson, from the story by Daphne Du Maurier
at Leicester Square Theatre (The Lounge)
Post apocalyptic chiller set in a world where society has collapsed and the birds, for reasons unknown, attack humans at every given opportunity. Three strangers with dark pasts and many secrets, find themselves thrown together trying to survive this harsh new world...
(from 24 Sep 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
by Joe Penhall
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
The day before Christopher is due to be discharged from a psychiatric ward his doctor has reservations. Convinced that oranges are blue and his father is a Ugandan dictator, is Christopher ready to leave? When the doctor raises his concerns with a senior colleague, a disturbing clash of ethics, budgets and self-promotion begins to overshadow Christopher’s future.
(from 12 May 2016 - Closing on 18 Jun 2016)
By Ned Glasier, Emily Lim and the company
at Temporary Theatre, National Theatre
A fearless company of teenagers investigate the workings of the adolescent brain.
(from 29 Mar 2016 - Booking to 02 Apr 2016)
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)
By Mike Bartlett
at Young Vic Theatre (The Maria)
Three colleagues battle over two jobs. In a cutthroat office environment, where every word is a weapon, playground tactics quickly escalate into manoeuvres of a far more vicious nature.
(from 11 Dec 2015 - Closing on 09 Jan 2016)
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 26 Mar 2016 - Closing on 14 May 2016)
by Patrick Barlow, inspired by the novel by Charles Dickens
at Noel Coward Theatre
(formerly Albery)

From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Patrick Barlow's imaginative adaptation of A Christmas Carol will bring some of Dickens' most memorable characters to life at the Noel Coward Theatre this winter.
(from 30 Nov 2015 - Closing on 30 Jan 2016)
By Sarah Kane
at Dorfman, National Theatre
Tinker practises the art of atrocity, but even he isn’t immune from the need for love. Existing on the border between beauty and brutality, CLEANSED imagines a world in which language, human relationships and the body itself are pared away to bare bone.
(from 16 Feb 2016 - Booking to 02 Apr 2016)
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)
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 18 Jun 2016)
by Charlene James
at Young Vic Theatre (Maria Studio)
Iqra and Muna live in the UK. They’re 15 years old, go to the same school, and were both born in Somalia. These superficial similarities kickstart a friendship based on a shared understanding. But as their trust grows, fundamental differences emerge and drive an irrevocable wedge between them.
(from 20 May 2016 - Closing on 11 Jun 2016)
by Charlene James
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

(from 24 Jun 2016 - Closing on 09 Jul 2016)
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)
by David Ireland
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

(from 05 Apr 2016 - Closing on 07 May 2016)
By Terence Rattigan
at Lyttelton, National Theatre

(from Expected Jun 2016 - Booking to )
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 03 Dec 2015 - Closing on 16 Jan 2016)
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)
by Caryl Churchill
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

(from 21 Jan 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
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 30 Mar 2016)
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)
by Suzan-Lori Parks
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

(from 15 Sep 2016 - Closing on 22 Oct 2016)
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)
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 )
By Eimear McBride; Adapted by Annie Ryan
at Young Vic Theatre (The Maria)
The life and soul of a young girl - in her own words. Religious fervour, cruel deprivation, the deadly illness of her beloved brother - she navigates her way through a threatening world.
(from 17 Feb 2016 - Closing on 26 Mar 2016)
By David Wood; Adapted from the novel by Michelle Magorian
at Duke of York's Theatre
Set during the dangerous build up to the Second World War, follows young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart-warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom Oakley. All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London.
(from 11 Dec 2015 - Closing on 20 Feb 2016)
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)
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)
By Martin McDonagh
at Wyndham's Theatre
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 01 Dec 2015 - Booking to 05 Mar 2016)
by Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling
at The Palace Theatre
(from Expected Summer 2016 - Closing on )
by William Shakespeare
at Barbican Theatre
With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. As his father gets ready to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of war, Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.
(from 12 Dec 2015 - Closing on 29 Dec 2015)
by William Shakespeare
at Barbican Theatre
King Henry's health is failing but he is uncertain Hal is a worthy heir. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops, where he gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King's health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays.
(from 14 Dec 2015 - Closing on 29 Dec 2015)
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)
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)
by Harold Pinter
at Trafalgar Studios 1
When Teddy returns from America to introduce his wife Ruth to his family in London, they discover a claustrophobic and brutal household where his father Max, brothers Lenny and Joey and uncle Sam live in a state of mutual loathing and festering resentment. Theirs is a motherless, compassionless and lawless home where Ruth immediately becomes the centre of attention.
(from 14 Nov 2015 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
by Stef SmitH
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

(from 18 May 2016 - Closing on 18 Jun 2016)
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 10 Feb 2016)
by Mongiwekhaya
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

(from 25 Feb 2016 - Closing on 26 Mar 2016)
Conceived by Jane Horrocks and Aletta Collins
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
The show conjures the hopes, disillusionment and messy relationships that were the hallmarks of the 1970s and 80s music scene in the UK.
(from 10 Mar 2016 - Closing on 16 Apr 2016)
By Gary Owen
at Temporary Theatre, National Theatre
Effie’s life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day – till one night gives her the chance to be something more.
(from 27 Jan 2016 - Booking to 20 Feb 2016)
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)
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)
By Lorraine Hansberry
at Olivier, National Theatre
An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Racial tensions boil over. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm. A family and a nation fall apart under the pressure to determine their own identity ...
(from 22 Mar 2016 - Booking to 04 May 2016)
by Christopher Hampton, based on the Choderlos de Laclos novel
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)
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)
by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Richard Eyre
at Almeida Theatre (Off West End)
How is a life well-lived? Alfred Allmers comes home to his wife, Rita, and makes a decision. Casting aside his writing, he dedicates himself to raising his son. But one event is about to change his life forever.
(from 19 Nov 2015 - Closing on 09 Jan 2016)
by August Wilson
at Lyttelton, National Theatre
Chicago, 1927. In a recording studio on the city’s South Side, a battle of wills is raging. Ma Rainey, Mother of the Blues, uses every trick in the book to fight her record producers for control of her music. Hardened by years of ill-treatment and bad deals, she’s determined that ‘Black Bottom’, the song that bears her name, will be recorded her way. But Levee, the band’s swaggering young trumpet player, plans to catapult the band into the jazz age. His ambition puts them all in danger.
(from 26 Jan 2016 - Booking to 18 May 2016)
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 23 Jan 2016)
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 23 Jan 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2016)
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)
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 01 Oct 2015 - Booking to 14 Nov 2015)
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)
By William Shakespeare; Abridged by Tom Stoppard
at Ambassadors Theatre

(from 29 Sep 2015 - Booking to 02 Dec 2015)
by William Shakespeare
at Barbican Theatre
The nation's favourite Shakespeare play as never before; intertwining professional and amateur actors, who play Bottom and the mechanicals.
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 21 May 2016)
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 07 Jan 2017)
By Ian Kelly
at Haymarket Theatre Royal
Adored by many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press... and a surgeon's knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage - from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick - begin to wonder: does fame make you mad?
(from 28 Oct 2015 - Closing on 23 Jan 2016 )
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 22 Aug 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
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)
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)
by Alice Birch
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 21 May 2016)
by Aeschylus in a new adaptation by Robert Icke
at Trafalgar Studios 1
Orestes' parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus' greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done - and continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written.
(from 22 Aug 2015 - Closing on 07 Nov 2015)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
By Sean O’Casey
at Lyttelton, National Theatre

(from Expected Jul 2016 - Booking to )
by William Shakespeare
at Barbican Theatre
Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.
(from 07 Jan 2016 - Closing on 10 Jan 2016)
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)
by William Shakespeare
at Garrick Theatre
Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.
(from 12 May 2016 - Booking to 13 Aug 2016)
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)
By Jack Thorne
at Temporary Theatre, National Theatre
Phil and Alice are in love. Phil and Alice are healing wounds. Phil and Alice are desperate to communicate.
(from 26 Feb 2016 - Booking to 19 Mar 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 21 May 2016)
By Alexi Kaye Campbell
at Dorfman, National Theatre

(from Expected May 2016 - Booking to )
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in a new translation by Simon Stephens
at Olivier, National Theatre

(from Expected May 2016 - Booking to )
by Nathaniel Martello-White
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

(from 17 Sep 2016 - Closing on 15 Oct 2016)
by Anton Chekhov in a new version by Robert Icke
at Almeida Theatre (Off West End)
Chekhov’s late masterpiece examines human behaviour in all of its beautiful, terrible, laughable contradiction.
(from 05 Feb 2016 - Closing on 26 Mar 2016)
by Alice Birch
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

(from 01 Jul 2016 - Closing on 06 Aug 2016)
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 12 Mar 2016)
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 19 Mar 2016)
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)
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)
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 30 Jul 2016)
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)
by Alistair McDowall
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

(from 30 Mar 2016 - Closing on 07 May 2016)
by Anna Jordan
at Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

(from 22 Jan 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
by Simon Stone after Federico García Lorca
at Young Vic Theatre (Main House)
Yerma tells the story of a woman whose inability to have a child tears her life apart. Her fierce desire to be a mother is met with painful indifference by her husband - provoking a desperate reaction.
(from 29 Jul 2016 - Closing on 10 Sep 2016)
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)
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