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Above The Gatehouse Pub
Above The Gatehouse Pub, Junction of Hampstead Lane/North Rd, London, N6 4BD
Tube: Highgate
Tel: +44 (0) 8340 4256

WALLIS A CERTAIN PERSON
by Jennifer Selway, music by by Simon Slater

LocationLondon
GenrePlay with Music
Previews from27 May 2016
Opens01 Jun 2016
Booking to26 Jun 2016
Closes26 Jun 2016
TimeTue - Sat at 7.30pm, Sun Mats at 4.00pm
Price£
PerformersKatie Arnstein, Robert Hazle, Eliza McClelland, Grant McConvey, Emma Odell, Lee Ormsby, Bernard O'Sullivan, Alice Pitt-Carter, Tom Slatter
DirectorJohn Plews
DesignEmily Bestow
LightingSam Waddington
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerOvation
SynopsisSet between 1931 and 1936, Wallis is a dramatic account of the love affair that led to the biggest constitutional crisis in modern Royal history. Just how did Mrs Simpson, a divorced American, capture and keep the heart of the playboy prince? What secrets lay beneath the scandal that rocked British Society and threatened to bring down Stanley Baldwin's Government?
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Above the Arts Theatre
Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 8DP
Tube: Leicester sq
Tel: 020 7836 8463

DIAOCHAN: THE RISE OF THE COURTESAN
By Ross Ericson

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from09 May 2016
Opens09 May 2016
Booking to28 May 2016
Closes28 May 2016
TimeMon-Sat 7.30pm (Sat Matinee 2pm)
Price £22
PerformersSiu-See Hung, Arthur Lee, Benjamin Lok, Angelo Paragoso, Andrew Wong, & Michelle Yim
DirectorRoss Ericson
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerRed Dragonfly Productions
SynopsisThe Empire is in turmoil and the tyrant DongZhuo, with the great warrior LuBu at his side, is systematically putting to the sword all those who oppose him. The minister WangYun fears for the lives of his family, but when both DongZhuo and LuBu show a lustful interest in DiaoChan - a singing girl of WangYun’s household - she comes up with a plan that could solve both their problems – a plan that would see DongZhuo fall and see her rise to the ranks of the nobility.
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Above the Arts Theatre
Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 8DP
Tube: Leicester sq
Tel: 020 7836 8463

THE QUENTIN DENTIN SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Henry Carpenter

LocationLondon
GenreMusical
Previews from16 May 2016
Opens18 May 2016
Booking to28 May 2016
Closes28 May 2016
TimeMon-Sat at 10pm
Price £12
PerformersLuke Lane, Shauna Riley, Jamie Tibke, Felix Denton, Lydia Costello
DirectorCaldonia Walton
Design
LightingLara Davidson
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerHannah Elsy Productions
SynopsisKeith and Nat’s relationship needs intensive care. So when they accidentally summon the supernatural therapist Quentin Dentin out of the radio, it seems like a dream come true. But the charming Mr Dentin’s mission of happiness has an altogether darker purpose… also, he just won’t stop singing.
Length1hr 10mins
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Above the Arts Theatre
Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 8DP
Tube: Leicester sq
Tel: 020 7492 0810

SAVAGE
By Claudio Macor

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from29 Jun 2016
Opens01 Jul 2016
Booking to23 Jul 2016
Closes23 Jul 2016
TimeMon to Sat at 7.30pm tbc
Price £22
PerformersAlexander Huetson, Gary Fannin, Nic Kyle, Bradley Clarkson, Lee Knigh, Emily Lynne, Christopher Hines, Kristian Simenov.
DirectorClaudio Macor
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerAndrea Leoncini for LWL Investments and Entertainment
SynopsisUncovers the tragic tale of a Nazi doctor and his ill-conceived 'cure' for homosexuality.
In the late 1930s, Danish doctor Carl Peter Værnet discovered what he believed to be “the cure for homosexuality”: injecting testosterone into the testicles of live human subjects without anaesthetic. Dr Værnet was given a prominent post at the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald, where he experimented on 17 inmates. After the liberation by Allied forces, Dr Værnet was arrested as a Nazi war criminal. However, the British major who interrogated him was intrigued by his 'cure', and the doctor was allowed to flee. He then escaped to South America, where he continued to experiment on thousands of live subjects, with the full knowledge of both the British and Danish authorities. He died in 1965.
We meet two young men directly affected by Dr Værnet’s experiments – their glamorous, hedonistic life in 1930s Copenhagen as well as the tragic treatment of one of them by the Nazis.
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Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Tube: Dalston
Tel: 020 7503 1646

RICHARD II
By William Shakespeare

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from03 May 2016
Opens03 May 2016
Booking to07 May 2016
Closes07 May 2016
TimeMon to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinee on Sat at 2.30pm
Price£10 to £19
PerformersTim Delap (Richard), Harri Bolingbroke (Hermione Gulliford), David Acton (Duke Of York / Thomas Mowbray), Eleanor Cox (Eleanor De Bohun / Green / Ross), Hayden Wood (Bagot), Joseph Adelakun (Aumerle / Bushy / Willoughby), Natasha Bain (Isabel / Northumberland), Roland Oliver (John Of Gaunt / Bishop Of Carlisle)
DirectorJack Gamble & Quentin Beroud
DesignEmily Harwood
LightingGeoff Hense
Choreography
Costume
SoundNeil McKeown
ProducerDippermouth and Hartshorn – Hook Productions in association with Arcola Theatre and Arts Theatre West End
SynopsisA nation in uproar. A leader in crisis. An unlikely successor waiting in the wings. Set in 21st century Westminster.
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Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Tube: Dalston
Tel: 020 7503 1646

CARGO
By Tess Berry-Hart

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from06 Jul 2016
Opens08 Jul 2016
Booking to06 Aug 2016
Closes06 Aug 2016
TimeMon to Sat at 8pm; Matinees on Sat at 3.30pm
Price£17
PerformersJack Gouldbourne, Debbie Korley, John Schwab, Milly Thomas
DirectorDavid Mercatali
DesignMax Dorey
LightingChristopher Nairne
Choreography
Costume
SoundMax Pappenheim
ProducerMetal Rabbit Productions
SynopsisA group of exiles sit in the dark of a container ship with nothing but the clothes on their backs and their wits to rely on. Their homes have been destroyed and their lives upturned, forcing them to take a great leap into the unknown. As they journey ever closer to their destination in the hope of finding a future, they question what awaits them and if those who pose the greatest threat to their safety might in fact be concealed amongst them. But where have they come from? And who are they?
Length1hr 20min
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Arcola Theatre Studio 2
24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Tube: Dalston
Tel: 0207 503 1646

AFTER INDEPENDENCE
By May Sumbwanyambe

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from04 May 2016
Opens06 May 2016
Booking to28 May 2016
Closes28 May 2016
TimeMon– Sat 8pm (Saturday matinee 3.30pm)
Price£12 - £17
Performers
DirectorGeorge Turvey
DesignMax Dorey
LightingChristopher Nairne
Choreography
Costume
SoundRichard Hammarton
ProducerPapatango
SynopsisAfrica is changing. Country by country, step by step. But for Guy and Kathleen, life on their ranch goes on, just as it has since their ancestors first claimed this land. Until a man from the new government arrives with a smile and a purchase order – but there's more than just land at stake. Charles will do whatever it takes to restore the farm to the 'native' population.
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Barons Court Pub Theatre
In the cellar below the Curtains Up Pub, 28a Comeragh Road, West Kensington, London, W14 9HP
Tube: Barons Court
Tel: 020 8932 4747

CALAIS
by Dermot Dolan

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from26 Apr 2016
Opens26 Apr 2016
Booking to08 May 2016
Closes08 May 2016
TimeTue - Sun at 7.30pm
Price£12 to £16
Performers
DirectorGrace Smith
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerState of Grace Productions
SynopsisFour young Eritrean refugees find themselves in Calais having travelled through the desert and across borders. They have endured one traumatic experience after another, detention centres, beatings, freezing temperatures and even avoided drowning. Now, in Calais, they hope to make it across the English Channel to a new life where their dreams await them.
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Barons Court Pub Theatre
In the cellar below the Curtains Up Pub, 28a Comeragh Road, West Kensington, London, W14 9HP
Tube: Barons Court
Tel: 020 8932 4747

REALIFE TV
by Ian Buckley

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from17 May 2016
Opens19 May 2016
Booking to29 May 2016
Closes29 May 2016
TimeTue - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 6:30pm, mats Sat 21st & 28th Mar 2:30 pm.
Price£12
Performers
DirectorAnthony Shrubsall
DesignFiona McKeon
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerRedNeedle Productions
SynopsisDynamic young film-maker Angela is excited by her latest assignment - the case of the man with the missing past. What better starting point for an exciting episode of the TV human-interest series ‘Realife’? In the fast-moving, unpredictable world Buckley creates, Angela soon finds herself in a situation that threatens to overwhelm her. As events begin to spin out of her control who can she turn to for help?
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Barons Court Pub Theatre
In the cellar below the Curtains Up Pub, 28a Comeragh Road, West Kensington, London, W14 9HP
Tube: Barons Court
Tel: 020 8932 4747

MOTHER ADAM
By Charles Dyer

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from14 Jun 2016
Opens18 Jun 2016
Booking to02 Jul 2016
Closes02 Jul 2016
TimeTue to Sat at 7:30pm; Matinee on Sat at 2pm
Price£12 to £16
PerformersAnna Carteret (Mammles), John Craggs (Adam)
DirectorMichael Gieleta
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerJJB Productions
SynopsisThis play welcomes you to the strange, eccentric, funny and often very moving world of Mammles and her devoted son Adam. Each Sunday sees them playing out their days routine through conversation that gives you an insight into their unusual existence.
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Barons Court Pub Theatre
In the cellar below the Curtains Up Pub, 28a Comeragh Road, West Kensington, London, W14 9HP
Tube: Barons Court
Tel: 020 8932 4747

EAVESDROPPING
Curated by John Patterson

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from05 Jul 2016
Opens05 Jul 2016
Booking to16 Jul 2016
Closes16 Jul 2016
TimeTue - Sat 7:30pm, Mat 9 Jul at 2.30pm
Price£12
Performers
DirectorJohn Patterson
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerAngel Theatre
SynopsisThe production consists of a variety of scenes, each varying in length. The piece is created by our company of actors who spend several weeks covertly recording real people engaged in genuine conversations. These recordings are then scripted and explored through rehearsal to find their dramatic potential. Each vignette is a miniature work of art in itself, but when presented as part of a sequence, the piece promises to take its audience on a unique, entertaining, emotional and amusing journey.
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Bishopsgate Institute
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, UK EC2M 4QH
Tube: Liverpool Street
Tel: 020 7407 0234

RAGTIME THE MUSICAL
Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow

LocationLondon
GenreMusical
Previews from14 Jun 2016
Opens14 Jun 2016
Booking to19 Jun 2016
Closes19 Jun 2016
TimeTue - Sat at 7.30pm, Sun at 2pm
Price£12- £17
Performers
DirectorToby Hine and devised by the company
DesignDaniel Penfold
LightingMarkus Baxter
ChoreographyLemington Ridley
CostumeLemington Ridley
SoundAdrian Jeakins
ProducerFrancesca Canty for Bishopsgate Insititute
SynopsisWe follow the residents of Harlem, New Rochelle and the Lower East Side through early-twentieth-century America: the dawn of automation, the height of the Harlem Renaissance, the birth of the media celebrity, and the explosion of the American Dream
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Other InfoA staged concert production.
Musical Direction: Ben Ferguson


Blue Elephant Theatre
The Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell, London
Tube: Camberwell
Tel:

BACCHAE, THE
After Euripides

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from19 Apr 2016
Opens21 Apr 2016
Booking to07 May 2016
Closes07 May 2016
TimeTue to Sat at 8pm
Price£15
Performers
DirectorGavin Harrington-Odedra
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerLazarus Theatre Company
SynopsisA wanderer returns, driving the people of the city into a ferocious and liberating sexual frenzy. His actions excite, his message thrills, but his mission is revenge.
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Bush Hall (temporary location for Bush Theatre)
310 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 7LJ, United Kingdom
Tube: Shepherd's Bush
Tel: 020 8743 5050

BOYS WILL BE BOYS
By Melissa Bubnic

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from24 Jun 2016
Opens29 Jun 2016
Booking to30 Jul 2016
Closes30 Jul 2016
TimeMon to Sat at 8pm; Matinees on Sat and Wed at 2.30pm
(29 June at 7pm)
Price£15 to £20
Performers
DirectorAmy Hodge
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerBush Theatre and Headlong
SynopsisAstrid Wentworth is ruthless. If there is a special hell for women who don’t help each other, Astrid’s got the top table reserved and a martini waiting. But, when the young and ambitious Priya applies for a junior position on the trading floor, Astrid recognises something in her and decides to give her a go. After all, what’s gender got to do with it?
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Camden People's Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Road, London, NW12PY
Tube: Euston, Euston Square
Tel: 08444 77 1000

JOKE, THE
Will Adamsdale with Brian Logan and Lloyd Hutchinson

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from17 May 2016
Opens17 May 2016
Booking to04 Jun 2016
Closes04 Jun 2016
TimeTue to Sat at 7pm
Price£12
Performers
DirectorJoe Hill-Gibbins
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerFuel
SynopsisFeaturing an Englishman, an Irish man and a Scotsman who become trapped in a joke. The play explores humour, countries, life, and why we need them.
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Churchill Theatre
High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1HA
Tube: Bromley North or Bromley South (Railway Stations)
Tel: 0844 871 7620

HAIRSPRAY
Music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Based on the 1988 film of the same name

LocationLondon
GenreMusical
Previews from02 May 2016
Opens02 May 2016
Booking to07 May 2016
Closes07 May 2016
TimeMon to Sat TBC
PriceTBA
PerformersTony Maudsley (Edna), Claire Sweeney (Velma), Peter Duncan (Wilber), Brenda Edward (Motormouth Maybelle), Freya Sutton (Tracy), Jon Tsouras (Corny Collins), Dex Lee (Seaweed), Ashley Gilmour (Link), Lauren Stroud (Amber), Monique Young (Penny), Karis Jack (Little Inez), Adam Price (Male Authority Figure), Tracey Penn (Female Authority Figure), Layton Williams.
DirectorPaul Kerryson
DesignPaul Moore
LightingPhilip Gladwell
ChoreographyDrew McOnie
CostumeTakis
SoundBen Harrison
ProducerMark Goucher and Laurence Myers, Tom O’Connell for QNQ, Just for Laughs Theatricals and Curve Theatre
SynopsisIt’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.
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Other InfoMusical direction: Ben Atkinson


Drayton Arms Pub Theatre
Drayton Arms Pub Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road,South Kensington, London, SW5 0LJ
Tube: South Kensington
Tel: 020 7835 2301

LUCKY STIFF
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music By Stephen Flaherty, Based on the novel 'The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo' by Michael Butterworth

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from26 Apr 2016
Opens10 Mar 2016
Booking to14 May 2016
Closes14 May 2016
TimeTue to Sat at 8pm; Matiness on Sat at 3pm
Price£16
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerMKEC Productions
SynopsisWhen Harry's uncle is murdered, his dull life is about to be turned upside down with an inheritance of $6million. There's just one catch - he must first take his uncle's embalmed body to Monte Carlo for one final trip of a lifetime. Suddenly he's propelled into a chaotic world of casinos, jilted lovers and a hunt for lost diamonds. But if Harry fails in passing off Uncle Tony as alive, the cash goes to the Universal Dogs home of Brooklyn, and they're keeping a very close eye on him...
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Drayton Arms Pub Theatre
Drayton Arms Pub Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road,South Kensington, London, SW5 0LJ
Tube: South Kensington
Tel: 020 7835 2301

BURNING GADULKA, THE
By Rayko Baychev

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from14 Jun 2016
Opens14 Jun 2016
Booking to18 Jun 2016
Closes18 Jun 2016
TimeTue, Wed in Bulgarian with English subtitles; Thu, Fri, Sat in English - 8pm.
Price£14
PerformersMiro Kokenov
DirectorMilena Aneva
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
Producer
SynopsisWith humour and sarcasm, the musician tells a story about his relationship with the Gadulka. An instrument often overlooked and unremarkable in its appearance, it is in fact the backbone of the Bulgarian folk orchestra. By blaming the Gadulka and undermining its functionality and significance, the Gadulka player reveals the similarities between himself and the instrument. He takes us on a journey through the mysteries and fear we all face on a daily basis.
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Other InfoSuitable for ages 11+


Drayton Arms Pub Theatre
Drayton Arms Pub Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road,South Kensington, London, SW5 0LJ
Tube: South Kensington
Tel: 020 7835 2301

DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF, THE
By Moliere, adapted from Le Medecin Malgre Lui

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from21 Jun 2016
Opens23 Jun 2016
Booking to13 Jul 2016
Closes13 Jul 2016
TimeTue to Sat at 8pm
In English on June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 13th
In French on June 24th, 25th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 8th, 9th and 12th
Price£13
Performers
DirectorDavid Furlong
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerExchange Theatre, in association with The Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle
SynopsisNothing is quite what it seems. Sganarelle is a drunk and beats his wife, who in return spreads the word that he is actually a brilliant doctor who can only work when he is beaten. Cue a stream of patients and beatings – and in spite of himself, it seems Sganarelle can perform miracles after all!
Length1hr 15min
Review
Other InfoPart of the Bastille Festival 2016


Etcetera Theatre
Above the Oxford Arms Pub, 265 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7BU
Tube: Camden Town
Tel: 020 7482 4857

ABOMINATIONS
By Matthew Campling

LocationLondon
GenreComedy Drama
Previews from03 May 2016
Opens03 May 2016
Booking to29 May 2016
Closes29 May 2016
TimeTue to Sat at 7pm; Sun at 6pm
Price £14
PerformersAlexander Hulme (Jeff), Natalie Harper (Sharon), Gary Heron (Tony), Christopher Burr (Malcolm)
DirectorMatthew Campling
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerCampling Hicks Productions
SynopsisSet in rural England, the play concerns handsome married man Jeff, who is struggling with Christian religious guilt and homosexuality. He meets Malcolm, a young man also trying to come out. Malcolm has a kindly but homophobic boss, Tony- who is also Jeff's father. The fourth character is Sharon, Jeff's angry, coruscating wife.
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Finborough Theatre
Above The Finborough Pub, 118 Finborough Rd London, SW10 9ED
Tube: Earl's Court or West Brompton
Tel: 0844 847 1652

SCHISM
By Athena Stevens

LocationLondon
Genre
Previews from27 Apr 2016
Opens29 Apr 2016
Booking to14 May 2016
Closes14 May 2016
TimeTue to Sun 7.30pm; Matinees on Sat and Sun at 3pm
Price£14 to £18
PerformersTim Beckmann. Athena Stevens
DirectorAthena Stevens
DesignAlex Marker
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerAegis Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre
SynopsisFailed architect Harrison has plans to make tonight the last night of his life. What he doesn't need is Katherine, a young student with cerebral palsy, breaking into his house in her wheelchair begging for his help...As their chaotic first encounter turns into the beginning of a twenty year relationship, the unlikely couple grow to realise that they are capable of either building something great together – or absolutely destroying each other.
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Finborough Theatre
Above The Finborough Pub, 118 Finborough Rd London, SW10 9ED
Tube: Earl's Court or West Brompton
Tel: 0844 847 1652

STONE FACE
By Eve Leigh

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from17 May 2016
Opens19 May 2016
Booking to11 Jun 2016
Closes11 Jun 2016
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Sun at at 3pm. Saturday matinees at 3pm (from 28 May)
Price£12 to £18
Performers
DirectorRoy Alexander Weise
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerDesara Bosnja in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre
SynopsisCatherine is fifteen years old, and was discovered in a state of almost total neglect. No one is even sure if she's ever left the room she was found in. She can't walk and can't speak. Her recovery seems impossible. But children can be shockingly resilient, especially with inspired medical care. Sponsored by a fundraising drive led by a tabloid newspaper, her only surviving relative has been able to get Catherine the best private medical care that money can buy. She responds well to the experimental treatment. But she seems to be getting more violent, and remains stubbornly resistant to language. Or is she? Soon, Catherine's doctors and great-aunt begin to discover what it is, exactly, that they've uncovered...
Inspired by true events.
Length1hr 30min
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Finborough Theatre
Above The Finborough Pub, 118 Finborough Rd London, SW10 9ED
Tube: Earl's Court or West Brompton
Tel: 0844 847 1652

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD
By Neil McPherson; Based on the poetry, letters and brief life of Charles Hamilton Sorley; Music and Songs by George Butterworth, Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna, George Dyson, Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, Rudi Stephan, Francis Purcell Warren and Ralph Vaughan Williams

LocationLondon
GenreMusical Drama
Previews from15 Jun 2016
Opens17 Jun 2016
Booking to09 Jul 2016
Closes09 Jul 2016
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Sun at at 3pm. Saturday matinees at 3pm (from 25 June)
Price£12 to £18
Performers
Director
DesignPhil Lindley
Lighting Rob Mills
Choreography
Costume
SoundMax Pappenheim
ProducerAmanda Castro for the Finborough Theatre
SynopsisTells the story of Charles Sorley's brief life through his work and music and songs from some of the greatest composers of the period including George Butterworth, Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna, Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, Rudi Stephan and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Killed in action at the age of 20, Sorley's poems are among the most ambivalent, profound and moving war poetry ever written.
Length1hr 30min
Review
Other InfoPart of THEGREATWAR100 series


Finborough Theatre
Above The Finborough Pub, 118 Finborough Rd London, SW10 9ED
Tube: Earl's Court or West Brompton
Tel: 0844 847 1652

SHANGRI-LA
By Amy Ng

LocationLondon
Genre
Previews from12 Jul 2016
Opens14 Jul 2016
Booking to06 Aug 2016
Closes06 Aug 2016
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Sun at at 3pm. Saturday matinees at 3pm (from 23 July)
Price£12 to £18
Performers
DirectorCharlotte Westenra
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerMatthew Schmolle in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre and Yellow Earth Theatre
SynopsisBunny, a young indigenous woman, has witnessed her family’s livelihood destroyed by mass tourism. She dreams of escape — as a globe-trotting photographer. Nelson, her liberal Chinese boss, dreams of a new kind of tourism that's sustainable and enables genuine cultural exchange. Their white Western clients yearn for escape, for the touch of something authentic. These desires collide head on in Shangri-La.
Length1hr 10min
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Found 111
Former Central Saint Martins School of Art, 111 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H ODU
Tube: Tottenham Court Rd
Tel: 020 7478 0100

BUG
by Tracy Letts

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from24 Mar 2016
Opens29 Mar 2016
Booking to14 May 2016
Closes14 May 2016
TimeMon - Sat at 7.30pm, Sat mats at 3.00pm
Price£35
PerformersJames Norton, Kate Fleetwood, Alec Newman, Daisy Lewis, Robert Goodale
DirectorSimon Evans
DesignBen Stones
LightingRichard Howell
ChoreographyOliver Kaderbhai
Costume
SoundEdward Lewis
ProducerEmily Dodds
SynopsisA seedy motel room. Oklahoma City. Summer. Agnes, a lonely cocktail waitress, is holed-up from her violent ex-con ex-husband, seeking solace in drink and drugs. Until a stranger arrives.
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Other InfoAge recommendation 12+ Contains adult themes.


Grand Royale London Hyde Park
1-9 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London W2 3JP
Tube: Queensway / Bayswater
Tel: 07738971077

MAGIC HOUR, THE
Created by Tony Middleton 'Sonic'

LocationLondon
GenreEntertainment
Previews fromApr 2014
OpensApr 2014
Booking to02 Oct 2015
Closes
TimeVarious - check tickets site
Price£25 (Premium tickets: £40)
PerformersTony Middleton 'Sonic'
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
SoundMatt Hall
ProducerMiddleton Ents UK
SynopsisExperience close-up magic like never before in a show featuring the finest sleight of hand and indulge in the style and opulance of the Victorian masters of magic. At the turn of the 1900's London was full of magicians like the Great Harry Houdini, and the upper classes enjoyed dazzling sleight of hand in the comfort of their own homes. Witness the strange and the bizarre as objects disappear and the spirits write messages from 'the other side'. This will be a night to remember - an evening with a difference ...
Length1hr 15min
Review
Other InfoSuitable for ages 10+


Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ
Tube: Central Line to Bethnal Green, then 10 mins on 106 or 254 bus
Tel: 020 8985 2424

SOUL
by Roy Williams

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from15 Jun 2016
Opens15 Jun 2016
Booking to03 Jul 2016
Closes03 Jul 2016
TimeTue to Fri at 7.30pm, Sat 5pm & 8.30pm, Sun 5pm
PriceFrom £10 - £30
PerformersAdjoa Andoh, Leo Wringer, Petra Letang, Mimi Ndiweni, Nathan Ives -Moira, Keenan Munn-Francis, Abiona Omonua.
DirectorJames Dacre
DesignJon Bausor
LightingMark Howland
ChoreographyAnna Morrissey
Costume
SoundFergus O'Hare
ProducerA Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Hackney Empire co-production
SynopsisOn April Fool's Day 1984, hours before his 45th birthday, Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father in the shared family home they called the 'Big House'. What happened there has since been shrouded in mystery. Revealing the events that took place during Marvin Gaye's haunting final days and exploring his extraordinary life, Soul is a parable about an American family crushed by fame - a searing portrait of the dark side of the American dream.
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Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ
Tube: Central Line to Bethnal Green, then 10 mins on 106 or 254 bus
Tel: 020 7492 0810

SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Susie McKenna

LocationLondon
GenrePantomime
Previews from26 Nov 2016
Opens26 Nov 2016
Booking to08 Jan 2017
Closes08 Jan 2017
TimePlease see website for full details
PriceFrom £10
Performers
DirectorSusie McKenna
DesignLotte Collett
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerA Hackney Empire Pantomime
SynopsisWelcome to enchanted Hackneytopia; a land of fairies, unicorns and dragons where once upon a time, a princess is born. Spurned at the celebration party, malevolent wicked fairy Carabosse casts an evil spell which changes the Princess's life forever. Will Princess Aurora take charge of her own destiny?
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Menier Chocolate Factory
53 Southwark Street, London SE1
Tube: London Bridge
Tel: 020 7378 1713

TRUTH, THE
by Florian Zeller in a version by Christopher Hampton

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from10 Mar 2016
Opens16 Mar 2016
Booking to07 May 2016
Closes07 May 2016
TimeTue – Sat 8pm, matinees Sat and Sun 3.30pm
No performance: 13, 20 March.
Extra show: 14 March
Price
PerformersFrances O'Connor (Alice), Alexander Hanson (Michel), Tanya Franks, Robert Portal
DirectorLindsay Posner
DesignLizzie Clachan
LightingHoward Harrison
Choreography
Costume
SoundGregory Clarke
ProducerMenier Chocolate Factory
SynopsisTwo couples. Friendship, suspicion, deceit... and the truth.
Length1hr 30min
Review Review
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Menier Chocolate Factory
53 Southwark Street, London SE1
Tube: London Bridge
Tel: 020 7378 1713

MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM
By David Baddiel

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from10 May 2016
Opens17 May 2016
Booking to25 Jun 2016
Closes25 Jun 2016
TimeTue – Sat 8pm, matinees Sat and Sun 3.30pm
(except 12 June, where performances are at 3.30pm & 7pm)
Price
PerformersTBA
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerMenier Chocolate Factory
SynopsisWhen family members die, or are lost to dementia, all we tend to say about them is that they were wonderful. But if that is all you can say about them, you may as well say nothing: to truly remember our loved ones, you have to call up their weirdnesses, their madnesses, their flaws. Because the dead, despite what we may think, are not angels.
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TBA
TBA
Tube: n/a
Tel: N/A

BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL
By Leon Parris

LocationLondon
GenreMusical
Previews fromExpected 2016
Opens
Booking to
Closes
Time
Price£TBA
Performers
DirectorFred Perry
Design
Lighting
ChoreographyGrant Murphy
Costume
Sound
ProducerSightLine Entertainment in partnership with DC Thomson
SynopsisThis is 29 Acacia Road. And this is Eric Wimp. He’s a schoolboy who leads an amazing double life. For when Eric eats a banana an amazing transformation occurs. Eric is Bananaman. Ever alert for the call to action.
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The Bread & Roses Theatre
68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ London
Tube: Clapham North
Tel: 020 7498 1779

COOKED
By Christopher Adams, with material by Timothy Allsop and Pia FitzGerald

LocationLondon
GenreComedy Drama
Previews from03 May 2016
Opens03 May 2016
Booking to14 May 2016
Closes14 May 2016
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm
Price£11
Performers
DirectorTimothy Allsop
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerScotchBonnet Theatre
SynopsisMiranda Conquest is Britain’s top celebrity chef. One problem: she can’t cook. When her marriage sours and her secret is splashed all over the media, she has no choice but to get serious in the kitchen. Cooked is a dark comedy exploring celebrity culture, control, and kitchen knives.
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The Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Tube: Swiss Cottage
Tel: 020 7722 9301

LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA
by Howard Brenton

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from28 Apr 2016
Opens05 May 2016
Booking to04 Jun 2016
Closes04 Jun 2016
TimeMon - Sat 7.30pm; Wed Mats 2.30pm; Sat Mats 3pm
Price£25 - £35
PerformersSam Alexander, William Chubb, Geraldine James, Khalid Laith, Jack Laskey, Rosalind March, Jeff Rawle.
DirectorJohn Dove
DesignMichael Taylor
LightingMark Doubleday
Choreography
Costume
SoundJohn Leonard
ProducerHampstead Theatre
SynopsisAugust, 1922. The most famous man in England has vanished without a trace: T.E. Lawrence has completely disappeared. But in the idyllic calm of the village of Ayot St Lawrence, on the top floor of the home of Mr and Mrs Bernard Shaw, the ‘uncrowned King of Arabia’ is hiding - with slabs of homemade carrot cake for comfort.
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The Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Tube: Swiss Cottage
Tel: 020 7722 9301

WILD
by Mike Bartlett

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from10 Jun 2016
Opens16 Jun 2016
Booking to16 Jul 2016
Closes16 Jul 2016
TimeMon - Sat 7.30pm; Wed Mats 2.30pm; Sat Mats 3pm
Price£25 - £35
Performers
DirectorJames Macdonald
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerHampstead Theatre
SynopsisLast week, Andrew was that guy with his girl lunching in KFC, discussing apartments and making plans for the future. Today he’s in Moscow, in an undisclosed hotel room, on the run and at risk of assassination. Last week, a nobody. This week, America’s Most Wanted: a man who humiliated his country with one touch of a button.
Length2hrs 10mins
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The Tabernacle (temporary location for Bush Theatre)
34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY
Tube: Shepherd's Bush
Tel: 020 8743 5050

ROYALE, THE
By Marco Ramirez

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from04 Nov 2016
Opens08 Nov 2016
Booking to26 Nov 2016
Closes26 Nov 2016
TimeMon to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Sat at 2.30pm
(8 November at 7pm)
Price£12.50 to £25
Performers
DirectorMadani Younis
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerBush Theatre
SynopsisJay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who – at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous and the most notorious black man on Earth.
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