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Pentameters Theatre
Above the Horseshoe Pub, 28 Heath Street, London NW3 6TE
Tube: Hampstead
Tel: 020 7435 3648

AMERICAN BLUES ( The Dark Room / The Lady of Larkspur Lotion / The One Exception - Triple Bill )
By Tennessee Williams

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from25 Nov 2014
Opens27 Nov 2014
Booking to14 Dec 2014
Closes14 Dec 2014
TimeTue to Sat at 8pm; Sun at 5pm
Price£12
PerformersRowena Bentley, Karen Brace, Alex Froom, Victoria Kempton, Francesca Wilde
DirectorSeamus Newham
DesignCaitlin Line
Lighting
Choreography
CostumeJulia Dolimore
Sound
ProducerLeonie Scott Matthews
SynopsisThree one-act plays about women in crisis:
The Dark Room - An Italian mother (Mrs Pocciotti), a welfare officer (Miss Morgan) and a fifteen-year-old girl hiding in 'the dark room.'
The Lady of Larkspur Lotion - Set in a run-down rooming house in New Orleans. The central character (Mrs Hardwicke-Moore) is a delusional heroine, who like Blanche Dubois, holds on to respectability through an imaginary past, sharing the moment with a failed writer who clings to his own fantasy of literary world renown.
The One Exception - Williams was haunted by the unquiet ghost of the playwright’s mentally ill sister, Rose, who was lobotomised and institutionalised against her will. In this play, Williams hauntingly depicts a mentally ill woman (Kyra), her devoted caretaker (May) and a callous, fair-weather friend (Viola).
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Pleasance Theatre, Islington
Carpenters Mews, North Rd, London, N7 9EF
Tube: Caledonian Road
Tel: 020 7609 1800

STREAMING
By Jon Welch

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from11 Nov 2014
Opens13 Nov 2014
Booking to29 Nov 2014
Closes29 Nov 2014
TimeTues – Sun at 8pm
Price£12
PerformersKyla Goodey, Angus Brown, Anna Munden
DirectorJon Welch
DesignAlan and Jude Munden
LightingPaul Joines
Choreography
Costume
SoundJon Welch
ProducerPipeline Theatre
SynopsisPrivately educated and privileged, Rosa and her father struggle to adjust to new surroundings after the finances of the family unravel. In their boxy new flat on the far edges of London they meet next door neighbour Candy, who fascinates and intrigues both father and daughter. While the alienation between them begins to take root, Rosa seeks refuge in this new friendship while her father’s delusional attempts to salvage their former lifestyle leave her desperate to seek a resolution to the family’s problems. When Candy’s illness offers a way in to the webcam industry for the first time, Rosa’s life changes forever.
Length2hrs
Review
Other InfoSuitable for ages 16+
In the Stagespace


Pleasance Theatre, Islington
Carpenters Mews, North Rd, London, N7 9EF
Tube: Caledonian Road
Tel: 020 7609 1800

CAT IN THE HAT, THE
By Dr Seuss, adapted by Katie Mitchell

LocationLondon
GenreChildren's Drama
Previews from08 Dec 2014
Opens10 Dec 2014
Booking to04 Jan 2015
Closes04 Jan 2015
Time8 - 12, 16-19 Dec at 10.30am and 1.30pm.
13, 14, 20 Dec - 4 Jan at 11.00am and 2pm. (no show 25 Dec)
Price£7 - £12.50
Performers
DirectorLillie Collier
DesignDavid Shields
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerPaul Taylor-Mills Ltd
SynopsisFrom the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home?
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Other InfoSuitable for ages 3+


Pleasance Theatre, Islington
Carpenters Mews, North Rd, London, N7 9EF
Tube: Caledonian Road
Tel: 020 7609 1800

CHRISTMAS CAROL, A
By Let Them Call It Mischief, re-imagined from the Dickens classic

LocationLondon
GenreChristmas Entertainment
Previews from09 Dec 2014
Opens11 Dec 2014
Booking to04 Jan 2015
Closes04 Jan 2015
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm; Sun at 5pm; Matinees 10 to 12 Dec at 4.30pm. Exceptions: Sun 21 Dec at 7.30pm. Extra perfs on 22, 29 Dec at 7.30pm. No perfs on 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan.
Price£10 to £13.50
PerformersBenedict Waring, Elliott Ross, Maxwell Tyler, Robert Rowe, Alyssa Noble, Claire Cartwright, Holly Blair
DirectorDanny Wainwright
DesignEle Slade
LightingTom Kitney
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerLet Them Call It Mischief and The Pleasance / Stephanie Hampton
SynopsisSeven cast members recreate over 40 familiar characters, telling the much-loved story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his very unique Christmas journey.
Length1hr 30min
Review
Other InfoSuitable for Ages: 8+


Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
Tube: Waterloo
Tel: 0844 847 9910

TIMBER!

LocationLondon
GenreEntertainment
Previews from21 Dec 2014
Opens21 Dec 2014
Booking to31 Dec 2014
Closes31 Dec 2014
TimeSun 21 Dec at 4pm
Mon 22 Dec at 7pm
Tue 23 Dec at 7pm
Wed 24 Dec at 2pm
Sat 27 Dec at 2pm
Sat 27 Dec at 7pm
Sun 28 Dec at 4pm
Mon 29 Dec at 7pm
Tue 30 Dec at 7pm
Wed 31 Dec at 2pm
Price£20 - 27.50
PerformersThe Cirque Alfonse family
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerCirque Alfonse
SynopsisFrom the remote forests of Quebec, Cirque Alfonse is made up of three generations of a family circus troupe, including 66-year-old grandfather Alain and three-year-old grandson Arthur. This unique family juggle axes and perform daring aerial acrobatics and stunts with lumberjack saws, as well as clog-dancing, beam-balancing, cooking, vegetable chopping and storytelling. The show is set to live traditional music, with fiddles, banjos, a jaw harp and rowdy singing.
Length1hr 30min
Review
Other InfoFor ages 8+
Part of Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival


Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond
Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7651

TWELFTH NIGHT
By William Shakespeare

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from18 Nov 2014
Opens18 Nov 2014
Booking to22 Nov 2014
Closes22 Nov 2014
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Wed & Sat at 2.30pm
Price£10 - £29.50
Performers
DirectorJonathan Munby
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerEnglish Touring Theatre
SynopsisOne of Shakespeare's most glorious and popular comedies of love, disguise and mistaken identities, this production of Twelfth Night fuses vivid storytelling with a distinctive visual style.
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Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond
Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7651

HYPOCHONDRIAC, THE
Moliere

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from24 Nov 2014
Opens24 Nov 2014
Booking to29 Nov 2014
Closes29 Nov 2014
TimeMon to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Wed & Sat at 2.30pm
Price£10 - £37.50
PerformersTony Robinson (Argan)
DirectorRichard Bean
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
Producer
SynopsisAs the healthy, penny-pinching Argan is obsessed by a list of imaginary ailments he believes he is suffering from, a series of eccentric quacks and his treacherous wife try to fleece him of his fortune.
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Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond
Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7651

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

LocationLondon
GenrePantomime
Previews from05 Dec 2014
Opens11 Dec 2014
Booking to11 Jan 2015
Closes11 Jan 2015
TimeDec
5 19.00pm
6 14.00pm & 19.00pm
7 13.30pm & 17.30pm
9 10.30am & 14.30pm
10 10.30am & 14.30pm
11 13.30pm & 19.00pm
12 13.30pm & 19.00pm
13 14.00pm & 19.00pm
14 13.30pm & 17.30pm
16 10.30am & 14.30pm
17 10.30am & 14.30pm
18 13.30pm & 19.00pm
19 13.30pm & 19.00pm
20 14.00pm & 19.00pm
21 13.30pm & 17.30pm
22 13.30pm & 17.30pm
23 13.30pm & 17.30pm
24 13.30pm & 17.30pm
26 13.30pm & 17.30pm
27 14.00pm & 19.00pm
28 13.30pm & 17.30pm
29 13.30pm & 19.00pm
30 13.30pm & 19.00pm
31 13.30pmn& 17.30pm
Jan
2 13.30pm & 19.00pm
3 14.00pm & 19.00pm
4 13.30pm & 17.30pm
6 13.30pm & 19.00pm
7 13.30pm & 19.00pm
8 13.30pm & 19.00pm
9 13.30pm & 19.00pm
10 14.00pm & 19.00pm
11 13.30pm & 17.30pm
Price£10 - £39.50
PerformersJerry Hall (Wicked Queen), Chris Jarvis, Aimie Atkinson and Phil Holden (Prof)
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
Producer
Synopsis
Length
Review
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Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond
Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7651

EAST IS EAST
By Ayub Khan Din

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from19 Jan 2015
Opens19 Jan 2015
Booking to24 Jan 2015
Closes24 Jan 2015
TimeMon to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinee on Sat at 2.30pm
Price£10.00 to £25.50 (Premium Tickets available)
PerformersJane Horrocks (Ella Khan), Ayub Khan Din (George Khan), Amit Shah (Abdul Khan), Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan), Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan), Nathan Clarke (Saleem Khan), Taj Atwal (Meenah Khan), Michael Karim (Sajit Khan), Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie), Rani Moorthy (Mrs. Shah), Hassani Shapi (Mr Shah/Doctor). Ash Rizi, Karl Seth, Deepal Parmar, Pamela Bennett (Ensemble)
DirectorSam Yates
DesignTom Scutt
LightingRichard Howell
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerJamie Lloyd Productions
SynopsisPakistani chip-shop owner George Khan - Genghis to his kids - is determined to give his children a strict Muslim upbringing against the unforgiving backdrop of 1970s Salford. Household tension reaches breaking point as their long-suffering English mother, Ella, gets caught in the cross fire - her loyalties divided between her marriage and the free will of her children.
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Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond
Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7615

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Book by Eric Idle, score by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

LocationLondon
GenreMusical Comedy
Previews from26 Jan 2015
Opens26 Jan 2015
Booking to31 Jan 2015
Closes31 Jan 2015
TimeMon - Sat 7.30pm
Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm
Price£12.90 - £46.40
PerformersJoe Pasquale (King Arthur), Todd Carty (Patsy) and Bonnie Langford (Lady of the Lake)
DirectorChristopher Luscombe
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerHoward Panter for The Ambassador Theatre Group
SynopsisSpamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Length2hrs
Review
Other Info


Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond
Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7651

OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR
Created by Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles, Ted Allen and Members of the Original Cast

LocationLondon
GenreMusical
Previews from10 Feb 2015
Opens10 Feb 2015
Booking to14 Feb 2015
Closes14 Feb 2015
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Wed & Sat at 2.30pm
Price£10 - £35
Performers
DirectorTerry Johnson
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
Producer
SynopsisThe musical is packed with familiar songs from the World War I era including ‘It's a Long Way to Tipperary’, ‘Pack up Your Troubles’ and ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’. The songs are performed against a projected backdrop of images and shocking statistics conveying the harsh realities of war.
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Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7651

HARVEY
By Mary Chase

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from03 Mar 2015
Opens03 Mar 2015
Booking to07 Mar 2015
Closes07 Mar 2015
Timetba
Price£tba
PerformersJames Dreyfus (Elwood P. Dowd)
DirectorLindsay Posner
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerDon Gregory in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, with Julian Stoneman Associates and Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark for The Booking Office
SynopsisElwood P. Dowd has only one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit named Harvey. In order to save the family's reputation, Elwood's sister Veta takes him to see psychiatrist Dr William Chumley. But when the doctor mistakenly commits anxiety-ridden Veta instead of her brother, it sets off an hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as everyone tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit.
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Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond
Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7651

DEAD SIMPLE
Adapted by Shaun McKenna from Peter James' novel 'Dead Simple'

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from09 Mar 2015
Opens09 Mar 2015
Booking to15 Mar 2015
Closes15 Mar 2015
TimeMon to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinee on Sat at 2.30pm
Price£12.90 to £30.40 (Premium Tickets from £38.90)
PerformersTina Hobley (Ashley Harper), Jamie Lomas (Michael Harrison), Gray O'Brien (Detective Roy Grace), Rik Makarem (Mark Warren), Michael McKell (Bradley Cunningham), Joshua Brown (Davey Wheeler), Marc Small (Detective Sergeant Glenn Branson), Sarah Baxendale (Zoe Frame) and Alan Freestone (Robbo)
DirectorIan Talbot
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerPeter James and Joshua Andrews in association with Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark at the Booking Office
SynopsisMichael Harrison thinks he has it all; great career, good friends and a beautiful fiancée. But when his stag night prank goes horribly wrong, Michael finds himself alone, buried alive and staring death in the face. As time runs out and the terror grows, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tries to solve his mysterious disappearance, but begins to fear that Michael will never be found in time.
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Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7615

ALL MY SONS
By Arthur Miller

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from31 Mar 2015
Opens31 Mar 2015
Booking to04 Apr 2015
Closes04 Apr 2015
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Wed and Sat at 2.30pm
Price£8.90 to £74.40
PerformersRay Shell (Joe Keller), Dona Croll (Kate Keller), Kemi Bo-Jacobs (Ann Deever), Andrea Davy (Sue Bayliss), Ashley Gerlach (George Deever), Bethan Mary James (Lydia Lubey), Leemore Marrett Jr (Chris Keller), Chinna Wodu (Frank Lubey)
DirectorMichael Buffong
DesignEllen Cairns
LightingJohanna Town
Choreography
Costume
SoundEmma Laxton
ProducerTalawa Theatre Company
Synopsis1947. Joe and Kate Keller, an all-American couple, are living with the ghosts of World War II. Joe is successful, a self-made businessman, loving family man and pillar of the community. He is a partner in a machine shop building fighter plane parts. Joe and Kate’s happiness is clouded by one thing - their son is missing in action, presumed dead by all but his mother …
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Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond
Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7651

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Harper Lee, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from12 May 2015
Opens12 May 2015
Booking to16 May 2015
Closes16 May 2015
Timetbc
Price£tbc
PerformersDaniel Betts (Atticus Finch), Zackary Momoh (Tom Robinson), Christopher Akrill (Boo Radley), Phil King (Musician & Composer), Geoff Aymer (Reverend Sykes), Victoria Bewick (Mayella Ewell), David Carlyle (Nathan Radley/Mr Gilmer), Natalie Grady (Miss Maudie Atkinson), Jamie Kenna (Heck Tate), Susan Lawson Reynolds (Calpurnia) and Christopher Saul (Mrs Walter Cunningham/Judge Taylor). Jemima Bennett, Ava Potter and Rosie Boore will share the role of Scout whilst Harry Bennett, Arthur Franks and Billy Price will share the role of Dill. The role of Dill Harris will be shared by Leo Heller, Connor Brundish and Milo Panni.
DirectorTimothy Sheader
DesignJon Bausor
LightingOliver Fenwick
Choreography
Costume
SoundIan Dickinson for Autograph
ProducerOpen Air Theatre
SynopsisTells the story of life in the American Deep South through the inquiring eyes of a child. Jem and Scout’s idyllic childhood innocence is shattered by the realisation that prejudice rules their town when their father defends a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman and the family becomes a target of gossip and abuse.
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Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 020 83324500

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by Agatha Christie

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from26 May 2015
Opens26 May 205
Booking to30 May 2015
Closes30 May 2015
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Wed, Thu and Sat at 2.30pm
Price£11.90 to £47.50
PerformersPaul Nicholas , Colin Buchanan, Susan Penhaligon, Mark Curry, Verity Rushworth, Frazer Hines, Ben Nealon
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerBill Kenwright and THE AGATHA CHRISTIE THEATRE COMPANY
SynopsisA group of 10 strangers are lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing… Stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die… With only the fallen believed to be innocent who amongst them is the killer?
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Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond
Tel: 0844 871 7651

AVENUE Q
book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

LocationLondon
GenreMusical
Previews from27 Oct 2015
Opens27 Oct 2015
Booking to31 Oct 2015
Closes31 Oct 2015
TimeTue - Sat at 7.30pm
Price£tba
Performers
DirectorCressida Carre
DesignRichard Evans
LightingCharlie Morgan Jones
ChoreographyCressida Carre
Costume
SoundChris Bogg
ProducerSell a Door Theatre Co and Richard Darbourne Ltd
SynopsisMeet Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Soon discovering that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q, he finds himself moving in with some truly quirky characters. There’s Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancée Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his closet gay Republican roommate Rod, an Internet ‘sexpert’ called Trekkie Monster and a very cute kindergarten teacher named Kate Monster. And would you believe the building’s superintendent is Gary Coleman?!
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Other InfoPuppets are designed by Paul Jomain for Q Puppets


Rosemary Branch Theatre
The Rosemary Branch Theatre, 2 Shepperton Road, London N1 3DT
Tube: Old Street (Then 15 Min walk)
Tel: 020 7704 666

BILLY THE KID - A PANTO WESTERN
by Charles Court Opera

LocationLondon
GenreChristmas Entertainment
Previews from28 Nov 2014
Opens01 Dec 2014
Booking to10 Jan 2015
Closes10 Jan 2015
TimeNov 28, 29; Dec 1, 3, 4, 5(A*), 6(A*), 9, 10, 11, 12(A*), 17, 18, 19(A*), 21 (A*), 27, 28(A*), 29, 30(A*), 31(A*); Jan 2(A*), 4, 6, 7, 8(A*), 9(A*), 10(A*) all at 7.30pm.
Nov 30, Dec 7, 13, 14, 21, 28, 30, Jan 2, 4, 10 at 3.00pm.
(A*) is adults only.
Price£27.50 (adults only night), £16.00
PerformersNichola Jolley, Matthew Kellett, Amy J Payne and Joanna Marie Skillett John Savournin
DirectorJohn Savournin
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerCharles Court Opera in association with Rosemary Branch Theatre
SynopsisSaddle up for panto fun with a Calamity Dame complete with swinging saloon doors, bar room brawls, cowboys, Indians, duels at dawn and jaw-dropping musical numbers from pop to opera.
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Roundhouse, The
Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
Tube: Chalk Farm
Tel: 0300 6789 222

CIRCOLOMBIA
by Circolombia

LocationLondon
GenreCircus / Dance
Previews from14 Apr 2015
Opens14 Apr 2015
Booking to03 May 2015
Closes03 May 2015
TimeTue to Sat at 8pm; Matinees on Sun at 2.30pm
Price£15 to £29.50
Performers
DirectorRenato Rocha
DesignPhilippe Legars
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerCircolombia
SynopsisInspired by Colombia’s diverse communities and featuring 14 performers from across Colombia. Mixes 'spectacular' circus with dance and an original soundtrack.
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Other InfoCo-directed by Keziah Serreau; Music composed by Ryan Wilmott
All of the artists featured in the show trained and graduated at the National School of Circo Para Todos ('Circus For All) in Colombia.


Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN
Tube: Angel
Tel: 0844 412 4300

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
by Tim Burton, adapted by Matthew Bourne

LocationLondon
GenreDance
Previews from02 Dec 2014
Opens02 Dec 2014
Booking to11 Jan 2015
Closes11 Jan 2015
TimeTue - Sat 7:30pm; Sun 7pm
Matinees Sat 2:30pm & Sun 2pm
Christmas Dates:
Tue 23 Dec - 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Wed 24 Dec - 2:30pm
Thu 25 Dec - No performance
Fri 26 Dec - 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sat 27 Dec - 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sun 28 Dec - 2pm & 7pm
Mon 29 Dec - No performance
Tue 30 Dec - 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Wed 31 Dec - 2:30pm
Thu 01 Jan - No performance
Fri 02 Jan - 2:30pm & 7:30pm (No performance Sun 11 Jan 7pm)
Price£12 - £55
PerformersDominic North / Liam Mower (Edward Scissorhands)
DirectorMatthew Bourne
DesignLez Brotherston
LightingHoward Harrison
ChoreographyMatthew Bourne
CostumeLez Brotherston
SoundPaul Groothuis
ProducerNew Adventures
SynopsisFeaturing the unmistakable music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies this touching love story tells the bittersweet modern fairytale of a boy created with only scissors for hands, left alone to fend for himself in a strange new suburban world.
Length2hrs
Review
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Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN
Tube: Angel
Tel: 0844 412 4300

CAR MAN, THE
Music by Terry Davies & Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen)

LocationLondon
GenreDance
Previews from14 Jul 2015
Opens14 Jul 2015
Booking to09 Aug 2015
Closes09 Aug 2015
Timetba
Pricetba
Performers
DirectorMatthew Bourne
DesignLez Brotherston
LightingHoward Harrison
ChoreographyMatthew Bourne
Costume
SoundPaul Groothius
ProducerNew Adventures
SynopsisThe familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge.
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Shaw Theatre
100-110 Euston Rd, London NW1 2AJ
Tube: King's Cross or Euston
Tel: 0844 248 5075

ALADDIN
by Plummer Wood Productions

LocationLondon
GenrePantomime
Previews from11 Dec 2014
Opens13 Dec 2014
Booking to03 Jan 2015
Closes03 Jan 2015
Time December
11 Thurs 6pm
12 Fri 10.15 am & 6pm
13 Sat - 2pm & 5.30pm
14 Sun - 12.30pm & 4.30pm
15 Mon 10.15am & 1.30pm
16 Tue 10.15am & 7pm
17 Wed 10.15am & 1.30pm
18 Thu 10.15am & 1.30pm
19 Fri - No Perfs
20 Sat - 2pm & 6pm
21 Sun - 12.30pm & 4.30pm
22 Mon - 2pm & 5.30pm
23 Tue - 2pm & 7pm
24 Wed - 12.30pm & 4.30pm
25 Thu - No Perfs
26 Fri - 2pm & 5.30pm
27 Sat - 12.30pm & 4.30pm
28 Sun - 12.30pm & 4.30pm
29 Mon - 2pm & 5.30pm
30 Tue - 2pm & 7pm
31 Wed 12.30pm & 4.30pm
Jan 2015
1 Thurs No Perf
2 Fri 2pm & 5.30pm
3 Sat 2 pm & 6pm
Price£10.50 - £21.50
PerformersBen Richards (Abanazar), La Voix (Widow Twankey) Justin Thomas (Aladdin), Helen Kurup (Princess Jasmine), Matthew Wesley (Genie of the Lamp), Lauren Storer (Genie of the Ring), Paul Lawrence Thomas (Wishee Washee), Oliver Broad (PC Pongo), Mark Lyminster (Emperor of China).
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerPlummer Wood Productions
SynopsisAladdin is a traditional pantomime for the whole family, featuring a live band, 'stunning' sets, 'glittering' costumes, and plenty of audience participation.
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Shoreditch Town Hall
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT
Tube: Old Street
Tel: 020 7739 6176

HOKE'S BLUFF
by Action Hero in collaboration with Nick Walker

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from18 Nov 2014
Opens19 Nov 2014
Booking to29 Nov 2014
Closes29 Nov 2014
TimeTue - Sat at 7.30pm.
Price£11
PerformersAction Hero with Laura Dannequin
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerChina Plate
SynopsisHoke’s Bluff navigates the curious territory in which our emotional responses to American dreams outweigh our rational understanding of what America (and the Western world) really stands for. With a nostalgic yearning for the simplicity of a world that never really existed, Hoke’s Bluff meets its audience on the bleachers and tells them an underdog story that’s been told a million times before. It reworks the hackneyed formulas of high school storylines and the cheap sentimentality of inspiring locker room speeches to find out what it means to be a winner (on the inside).
Length1hr 15min
Review
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Silk Street Theatre
Silk Street, London Barbican, EC2Y 8DT
Tube: Barbican
Tel: 020 7638 8891 (Barbican Box Office)

HER NAKED SKIN
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from28 Nov 2014
Opens28 Nov 2014
Booking to03 Dec 2014
Closes03 Dec 2014
TimeFri 28, Sat 29 Nov & Mon 1, Tue 2, Wed 3 Dec at 7.30pm; Matinees on Mon 1 & Wed 3 Dec at 2pm; No perf on Sun 30 Nov
Price£10
PerformersJesse Michael Angelo (Asquith/Cecil), Charlie Bate (Emily Davison/Mrs Major), Oscar Batterham (William Cain), Marina Bye (Brint/Felicity), Tom Chapman (Dr Vale/Speaker), Luke Dale (Charlie Power), Elaine Fellows (Mary Nicholson/Mrs Collins), Amber James (Eve Douglas), Sam Gillett (John Seely/Hunt), Alex Knox (Keir Hardie/George Curzon), Rebecca Lee (Celia Cain), Emma Naomi (Nurse/Flower Seller), Katrina McKeever (Mrs Briggs), Niall Ransome (Brown/Edward Grey), Lily Sacofsky (Clara Franks/Wardress), Craig K. Talbot (Dr Parker/Potter), Emily-Celine Thomson (Mrs Schliefke), Frankie Wakefield (Dr Klein/Augustine Birrell), and Alice Winslow (Florence Boorman)
DirectorChristian Burges
DesignAgnes Treplin
LightingJohanna Town
Choreography
Costume
SoundMichael Woods
ProducerThe Guildhall School of Music & Drama
SynopsisSet in London in 1913 when militancy in the Suffragette Movement was at its height, the play follows the love-affair between two fictional suffragettes, one upper-class and the other working-class, during British women’s struggle for the vote in the early 20th century.
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Soho Theatre (Upstairs)
21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE
Tube: Tottenham Court Rd / Leicester Sq
Tel: 020 7478 0100

MILKED
By Simon Longman

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from03 Mar 2015
Opens04 Mar 2015
Booking to08 Mar 2015
Closes08 Mar 2015
TimeTue to Sat at 7pm; Matinee on Sun at 5.30pm
Price£15 (3 Mar: £10)
PerformersOliver Mott, Adam Redmore
DirectorElizabeth Freestone
DesignEllan Parry
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerPentabus Theatre Company
SynopsisSet in the heart of the countryside, the work tells the story of two men in their twenties; Paul, who can’t find a job, and Snowy, who can’t find himself. Inspired in part by the playwright’s own experience of growing up in the countryside, the story explores the realities of life and opportunity for those at the beginning of adulthood, and the pressures facing young people living in rural communities today.
Length1hr 10min
Review
Other InfoSuitable for Ages: 15+


Southbank Centre, Blue Room
Belvedere Road, London, SE1
Tube: Waterloo
Tel: 0844 847 9944

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN
by Tim Webb

LocationLondon
GenreChildren's Entertainment
Previews from13 Dec 2014
Opens18 Dec 2014
Booking to04 Jan 2015
Closes04 Jan 2015
Time11am and 2pm on the following days:
Sat 13 - Sun 14 Dec
Sat 20 - Wed 24 Dec
Sat 27 - Wed 31 Dec
Fri 2 - Sun 4 Jan
10.30am and 1.30pm on the following days:
Tue 16 - Fri 19 Dec
Price£14 (Adults) or £7 (Children)
PerformersGriff Fender, Ellie Griffiths, Susannah Austin, Lewis Floyd Henry
DirectorTim Webb
DesignClaire De Loon
Lighting
Choreography
CostumeClaire De Loon
Sound
ProducerOily Cart in association with Southbank Centre
SynopsisThis World Premiere show takes families on a journey through the sights, scents, textures and sounds of a multi-sensory wonderland. Families will be accompanied by a live musician and plenty of puppets as they embark on a mysterious adventure uncovering all sorts of shoes.
Length55mins
Review
Other InfoSuitable for children aged 3 to 5
Part of Southbank Centre's Winter Festival


Southbank Centre, La Soiree Spiegeltent
Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
Tube: Waterloo
Tel: 0844 847 9910

LA SOIREE
Various

LocationLondon
GenreEntertainment
Previews from05 Nov 2014
Opens11 Nov 2014
Booking to11 Jan 2015
Closes11 Jan 2015
TimeTue - Thu at 8pm, Fri, Sat, Sun at 7pm (Fri & Sat may have 10pm perfs also - check with box office). XMAS CHANGES: Extra Mon 22 Dec & 29 Dec at 8pm / No perfs Wed 24 Dec, Thu 25 Dec, Tues 30 Dec, Wed 31 Dec
Price£15.00 - £65.00
PerformersActs include: The English Gents, Scotty the Blue Bunny, Ursula Martinez, Jess Love, Marcus Monroe, David and Fofo, Asher Treleaven, Jonathan Burns, Saulo & Anna.
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerBrett Haylock, Mark Rubinstein and Mick Perrin
SynopsisLa Soiree’s heady cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety is more potent than ever this year as Haylock and co introduce some of the newest members to their ever-expanding and truly international family.
Length2hrs
Review Review
Other InfoPart of Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival
Not recommended for children. May contain nudity.


Southbank Centre, Purcell Room
Belvedere Road, London, SE1
Tube: Waterloo
Tel: 0844 847 9944

APOCALYPSE MEOW: CRISIS IS BORN
by Meow Meow

LocationLondon
GenreEntertainment
Previews from16 Dec 2014
Opens17 Dec 2014
Booking to29 Dec 2014
Closes29 Dec 2014
TimeTue 16 Dec - 7:30pm
Wed 17 Dec - 7:30pm
Thu 18 Dec - 7:30pm
Fri 19 Dec - 7:30pm
Sat 20 Dec - 7:30pm
Sun 21 Dec - 6:30pm
Mon 22 Dec - 7:30pm
Tue 23 Dec - 7:30pm
Fri 26 Dec - 7:30pm
Sat 27 Dec - 7:30pm
Sun 28 Dec - 6:30pm
Mon 29 Dec - 7:30pm
Price£19
PerformersMeow Meow
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
Producer
SynopsisFloods, fires, famines and unexpected fur-balls. Are we at the End of Days, or just the end of another year? Laugh in the face of imminent cat-astrophe as our favourite feline makes a rapturous return to Southbank Centre with her purr-fect, provocative brand of deliciously non-traditional holiday cheer.
Length
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Other InfoRecommended for ages 14+
Part of Southbank Centre's Winter Festival


Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road, London, SE1
Tube: Waterloo
Tel: 0844 847 9910

FASCINATING AIDA - CHARM OFFENSIVE
by Fascinating Aida

LocationLondon
GenreEntertainment
Previews from01 Jan 2015
Opens01 Jan 2015
Booking to11 Jan 2015
Closes11 Jan 2015
Timedaily 7.30pm ( 6pm on Sundays)
Price£15 - £25
PerformersDillie Keane, Adele Anderson, Liza Pulman
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
Producer
SynopsisComedy cabaret. Dillie Keane says,'Fed up with the endless recession? Got any money left after paying your bedroom tax, losing your child benefit and being robbed by a Cypriot Bank? If so, cheer yourself up at the cheapest and cheeriest show in town! Oh and 30 years...who'd have thought that we'd outlive the VHS? Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aida continue to grow old disgracefully! '
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Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road, London, SE1
Tube: Waterloo
Tel: 0844 875 0073

SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW
Created and staged by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin.

LocationLondon
GenreEntertainment
Previews from17 Dec 2014
Opens18 Dec 2014
Booking to05 Jan 2015
Closes05 Jan 2015
TimeWed 17 Dec 7.30pm; Thu 18 Dec 7.30pm; Fri 19 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sat 20 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun 21 Dec 2.30pm & 6.00pm; Tue 23 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Wed 24 Dec 2.30pm ; Fri 26 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sat 27 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun 28 Dec 2.30pm & 6.00pm; Mon 29 Dec 7.30pm ; Tue 30 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Thu 01 Jan 6.00pm; Fri 02 Jan 2.30pm & 7.30pm ; Sat 03 Jan 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun 04 Jan 2.30pm & 6.00pm; Mon 05 Jan 7.30pm
Price£20 - £65
PerformersSLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is performed by an ensemble company. It is rarely known in advance which clowns will perform at which performance.
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
Producer
SynopsisRussian clown theatrical extravaganza, incorporpating mime, clowning and physical theatre.
Length
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Other InfoRecommended for everyone aged 8 to 88.


Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

GRAND GUIGNOL
by Carl Grose

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from23 Oct 2014
Opens27 Oct 2014
Booking to22 Nov 2014
Closes22 Nov 2014
TimeMon - Sat 7.30pm
Matinees Sat 3pm.
Price£18 (23 to 26 Oct: £10)
PerformersJonathan Broadbent (De Lorde), Paul Chequer (Ratineau), Matthew Pearson (Binet), Robert Portal (Paulais), Emily Raymond (Maxa), Andy Williams (Maurey)
DirectorSimon Stokes
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerTheatre Royal Plymouth
Synopsis1903, in the back streets of Montmartre, the Theatre du Grand Guignol opens its doors to an unsuspecting public. The plays performed, rife with madness and murders, are sold out every night. A psychiatrist obsessed with the playwright’s gruesome dramas ingratiates his way into the company. But when he starts to unpick the author’s mind, the boundaries between theatre and truth begin to blur…
Length2hrs 15mins
Review
Other InfoThis production is recommended for those aged 14+.


Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

USAGI YOJIMBO
Based on the comic-book by Stan Sakai and adapted for the stage by Stewart Melton

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from28 Nov 2014
Opens03 Dec 2014
Booking to04 Jan 2015
Closes04 Jan 2015
TimeTue - Sun 7pm
Matinees Thu at 1.30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm
(Extra mats on 23 Dec, 24 Dec, 30 Dec & 02 Jan
No eve perf on 31 Dec
No perfs on 25 Dec, 26 Dec or 01 Jan
Price£18 (28 Nov to 02 Dec: £10)
PerformersJonathan Raggett (Usagi Yojimbo), Amy Ip, Haruka Kuroda, Siu Hun Li, Dai Tabuchi.
DirectorAmy Draper
DesignEle Slade
LightingJoshua Pharo
Choreography
Costume
SoundMax Pappenheim
ProducerSouthwark Playhouse
Synopsis17th Century Japan. A world of bandit racoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans. A young rabbit leaves home, family and friends behind him in pursuit of one ambition: to become a great samurai warrior. Trained by a maverick old lion sensei - a teacher of the warrior's code known as Bushido - Usagi learns that the way of the samurai is one of peace and perfection - not just masterful swordsmanship. But as war engulfs the land, he must make a choice that will test his loyalty, honour and dearest friendship.
Length1hr 20mins
Review
Other InfoSuitable for everyone aged 8+


Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

ROSIE’S MAGIC HORSE
Adapted from the book by Russell Hoban

LocationLondon
GenreChildren's Entertainment
Previews from03 Dec 2014
Opens04 Dec 2014
Booking to20 Dec 2014
Closes20 Dec 2014
TimeDec 3 at 10.30 and12.30
Dec 4 at 10.30
Dec 5 at 10.30 and 12.30
Dec 6 at 10.00 and 11.30
Dec 8 at 10.30 and 12.30
Dec 9 at 10.30 and 12.30
Dec 10 at 10.30 and 12.30
Dec 11 at 10.30
Dec 12 at 10.30 and 12.30
Dec 13 at 10.00 and 11.30
Dec 15 at 10.30 and 12.30
Dec 16 at 10.30 and 12.30
Dec 17 at 10.30 and 12.30
Dec 18 at 10.30
Dec 19 at 10.30 and 12.30
Dec 20 at 10.00 and 11.30
Price£12
Performers
DirectorOllie Fielding
DesignEleanor Field
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerPeaceful Lion Productions
SynopsisLittle Rosie collects ice-lolly sticks and puts them in an old cigar box. As Rosie dreams of helping her parents pay off the bills her stick collection dreams of becoming something greater. And so, at the stroke of midnight, magic and dreams collide and a horse gallops out of the cigar box! His name is Stickerino. “Where to?” he asks. “Anywhere with treasure!” she answers. There begins an adventure like none other: ice-lolly mountains by the sea, caskets of gold, and scurvy pirates.
Length45mins
Review
Other InfoFor children aged 3 to 8


Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming; Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe

LocationLondon
GenreMusical
Previews from09 Jan 2015
Opens14 Jan 2015
Booking to31 Jan 2015
Closes31 Jan 2015
TimeMon to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Sat and Thu at 3pm
Price£22 (£12 from 9 Jan to 13 Jan)
PerformersMatthew White (Dr Parker), Lauren Ward (Meredith Parker)
DirectorLuke Fredericks
DesignStewart Charlesworth
Lighting
ChoreographyJoey McKneely
CostumeStewart Charlesworth
Sound
ProducerPaul Taylor-Mills Ltd
SynopsisA strange bat-child is discovered in a dank cave in deepest, darkest West Virginia. For the small community of Hope Falls, the discovery threatens to shake its moral core and the residents turn to the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, in the hope that he will know what to do with the strange creature. Taken under the wing of Dr Parker’s wife, the boy is taught in the ways of the world and adjusts to life in this seemingly normal American family. However, ‘normal’ is merely the cycle on Mrs Parker’s washing machine. Secrets, lies and a mysterious case of dead cows leave our Bat Boy at the mercy of his God-fearing community and the shocking truth that reveals the hidden beast in all of us.
Length2hrs
Review
Other InfoArrangements and orchestrations by Laurence O'Keefe and Alex Lacamoire


Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

SAXON COURT
by Daniel Andersen

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from19 Nov 2014
Opens24 Nov 2014
Booking to13 Dec 2014
Closes13 Dec 2014
TimeMon to Sat at 8pm, matinees Sat at 3.30pm (not Sat 22 Nov)
Price£18.00 (19 - 24 Nov £10.00)
PerformersDebra Baker, Adam Brown, Sophie Ellerby, Alice Franklin, Scott Hazell, John Pickard
DirectorMelanie Spencer
DesignTom Paris
LightingKatharine Graham
Choreography
CostumeAlice Woodward
SoundTom Hackley
ProducerMade by Brick
SynopsisIt’s Christmas 2011 in the City at the height of the financial crisis. A bad time for bankers; a worse time for the poor and vulnerable. But the person who’s having the worst day of her life is small-time businesswoman Donna Saxon of Saxon Court Financial Recruitment-to-Recruitment Services. Someone has stolen Donna’s phone and blocked the office toilet; her business partner has got cancer; her gold-plated golf clubs haven’t arrived; and her useless staff seem blissfully unaware that the company is about to go under. In fact they’re more interested in starting the office party. One of them will have to be fired. To make matters worse, Occupy protesters have started gathering outside the office door. But as Donna starts swinging her axe inside, she discovers that she has more to fear from her mercenary brood of young employees than from anyone waiting on the street.
Length2hrs
Review
Other Info


Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

DRAGON, THE
by Yevgeny Schwartz in a new adaptation by Daniel Goldman and Company

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from16 Dec 2014
Opens19 Dec 2014
Booking to10 Jan 2015
Closes10 Jan 2015
TimeTue - Sat at 7.30pm, Sat and Sun at 2pm.
No show: 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan. Wed 24 Dec at 5pm, Wed 31 Dec at 2pm.
Price£18.00
Performers
DirectorDaniel Goldman
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerTangram Theatre Company
SynopsisWhen Lancelot arrives at Elsa’s door, falls hopelessly in true love and discovers she’s to be sacrificed the next day, he challenges the town’s Dragon to a fight to the death. What he’s not expecting is that the townspeople will do anything and everything to stay in chains.
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Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

ALBERT EINSTEIN: RELATIVITIVELY SPEAKING
by John Hinton

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from20 Dec 2014
Opens20 Dec 2014
Booking to03 Jan 2015
Closes03 Jan 2015
TimeSat 20 Dec at 5pm
Tue 23 Dec at 2pm
Tue 23 Dec at 5pm
Wed 24 Dec at 2pm
Sat 27 Dec at 5pm
Tue 30 Dec at 2pm
Tue 30 Dec at 5pm
Fri 2 Jan at 5pm
Sat 3 Jan at 5pm
Price£12.00
Performers John Hinton and Jo Eagle
DirectorDaniel Goldman
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerTangram Theatre Company
SynopsisEver looked at E=mc² and thought… um… what?! Then come and join Albert, the genius behind the über-coolest moustache in science, for a musical comedy lecture like no other, featuring his two wives and mum on the piano, guest star rapper MC Squared, peer-reviewed explanations of his landmark scientific theories and the wurst sausage joke ever!
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Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

UPPER CUT
by Juliet Gilkes Romero

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from14 Jan 2015
Opens16 Jan 2015
Booking to07 Feb 2015
Closes07 Feb 2015
TimeMon - Sat at 8pm, matinees Sat at 3.30pm
Price£18.00 (14 and 15 Jan £10.00)
Performers
DirectorLotte Wakeham
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerW14 Productions presents
SynopsisKaren loves politics. She’s a rising star but on the eve of a general election she risks her career and reputation in a bitter and contentious fight over whether to allow short lists for black Parliamentary candidates. Deselected by her Party, and betrayed by the men she loves, Karen must embark on a relentless road to power and political redemption.
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Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
By Paula Vogel

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from11 Feb 2015
Opens13 Feb 2015
Booking to14 Mar 2015
Closes14 Mar 2015
TimeMon to Sat at 8pm; Matinees on Sat at 3.30pm
Price£18 (11 & 12 Feb: £10)
Performers
DirectorJack Sain
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerD.E.M. Productions / Fools & Kings
Synopsis1969, Maryland, USA. Lil’ Bit is a precocious 17 year old frustrated with small-town life, her juvenile friends and her overbearing family. The only person who really appreciates her is her Uncle Peck. Told through a series of driving lessons throughout her adolescence, the play explores the troubled relationship between a young girl and an older man with chaotic theatricality, hilarity and heartbreak. This shattering and provocative love story delves into the darker realms of sexuality and family life.
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Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD
By Darren Clark, Amy Draper and Paul Jenkins

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from18 Mar 2015
Opens20 Mar 2015
Booking to11 Apr 2015
Closes11 Apr 2015
TimeMon to Sat at 8pm; Matinees on Sat at 3.30pm
Price£18 (18 & 19 Mar: £10)
Performers
DirectorAmy Draper
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerTheatre Bench
SynopsisDuring the 70s and 80s, Argentina was locked in a period of state terrorism, with a military dictatorship waging war on suspected left-wing political sympathizers. Thousands of citizens were 'disappeared'; seized by the authorities and never heard from again. Set in a timeless Buenos Aires cabaret club before, during and after Argentina’s Dirty War, the play tells the story of one Mother’s search for her daughter. Blends original live music and cabaret acts with an urgent narrative.
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Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tube: Borough or Elephant and Castle
Tel: 020 7407 0234

SCARLET
By Sam. H Freeman

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from15 Apr 2015
Opens17 Apr 2015
Booking to09 May 2015
Closes09 May 2015
TimeMon to Sat at 8pm; Matinees on Sat at 3.30pm
Price£18 (15 & 16 Apr: £10)
Performers
DirectorJoe Hufton
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerTheatre Renegade
SynopsisThis morning Scarlet went viral. In a video she doesn’t remember making. With 10 men she doesn’t remember meeting. And now no one’s looking at anyone but her. Four women tell the bleak yet comic tale of Scarlet; a young woman has her sexual history exposed, shamed and scrutinized on social media while she can only sit and watch.
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Other InfoOriginal music by Benji Huntrods and Ed Burgon.


St James Theatre
12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
Tube: Victoria
Tel: 0844 264 2140

ACCOLADE
By Emlyn Williams

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from12 Nov 2014
Opens17 Nov 2014
Booking to13 Dec 2014
Closes13 Dec 2014
TimeMon to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Saturday and Thu at 2.30pm
Price£15 - £37.50 (Premium tickets: £49.50)
PerformersAlexander Hanson, Bruce Alexander, Sam Clemmett, Claire Cox, Daniel Crossley, Olivia Darnley, Jay Taylor and Jay Villiers
DirectorBlanche McIntyre
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerNicola Seed Productions Ltd
SynopsisLondon, 1950. Private and public worlds collide when author Will Trenting’s knighthood attracts the glare of the British press. Will is forced to battle against the exposure of his secret life and the double standards of a society bent on destroying him. A contemporary tale of sex, scandal and blackmail.
Length2hrs 30mins
Review Review
Other InfoPart of Stage One's One Stage season.


St James Theatre
12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
Tube: Victoria
Tel: 0844 264 2140

SNOW DRAGON, THE
by Toby Mitchell

LocationLondon
GenreChildren's Show
Previews from09 Dec 2014
Opens12 Dec 2014
Booking to04 Jan 2015
Closes04 Jan 2015
TimeTue 9 Dec - Sat 13 Dec at 10am and 12pm
Sun 14 Dec at 11am and 1.30pm
Wed 17 Dec, Thu 18 Dec, Sat 20 Dec at 10am and 12pm
Sun 21 Dec at 11am and 1.30pm
Mon 22 Dec, Tues 23 Dec at 11am and 1.30pm
Fri 26 Dec at 1.30pm
Sat 27 Dec at 12.00pm
Sun 28 Dec - Tue 30 Dec at 11am and 1.30pm
Wed 31 Dec at 11am
Fri 2 Jan at 1.30pm
Sat 3 Jan - Sun 4 Jan at 11am and 1.30pm
Price£16 - (Premium tickets: £18.00), £55 family ticket
PerformersWilliam Croft (Billy), Alistair Chisholm (Dad/Spike/Wolf), Louise Mai Newberry (Mum/Rosie/Wolf)
DirectorToby Mitchell
DesignPolly Sullivan
LightingWill Evans
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerTall Stories
SynopsisTells the story of Billy, a spoilt young goat whose parents give him everything he wants. And what he doesn't get from them, he steals from his friends. On New Year's Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies during the night... But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year's Day seems a long way off. Find out how Billy escapes - and whether the Snow Dragon will bring him a present. Has Billy been naughty or nice?
Length50mins
Review
Other InfoSuitable for ages 3+


St James Theatre
12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
Tube: Victoria
Tel: 0844 264 2140

ERIC AND LITTLE ERN
Created by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, featuring material by Eddie Braben, Dick Hills and Sid Green

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from16 Dec 2014
Opens17 Dec 2014
Booking to11 Jan 2015
Closes11 Jan 2015
TimeMon to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Sat at 3.30pm.
Christmas changes: Extra 3.30pm matinee on Wed 31 Dec & Thur 8 Jan.
Extra 4pm mats: Sun 21 Dec, Fri 26 Dec, Sun 28 Dec, Tue 30 Dec, Sun 11 Jan
Extra 7pm perfs on Sun 21 Dec & Sun 28 Dec.
No perfs on Wed 24 Dec, Thur 25 Dec, Thur 1 Jan, Mon 5 Jan.
Price£20 to £35 (Tickets for 16 Dec: £10 to £25)
PerformersIan Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens
DirectorOwen Lewis
DesignSimon Scullion
LightingTim Mascall
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerSeabright Productions
SynopsisRecreating some of the finest moments of Eric and Ernie’s television and stage performances, cherished moments from the archives sit alongside new material created by the performers. The show recreates the all-ages appeal of Morecambe and Wise in their heyday, featuring classic material including the original Grieg Piano Concerto sketch and Eric’s take on Shakespeare.
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Other InfoMusic by Phil Innes


St James Theatre (Studio)
12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
Tube: Victoria
Tel: 0844 264 2140

NOEL COWARD'S CHRISTMAS SPIRITS
By Nick Hutchison

LocationLondon
GenreChristmas Entertainment
Previews from08 Dec 2014
Opens08 Dec 2014
Booking to23 Dec 2014
Closes23 Dec 2014
TimeMon to Sat at 8pm; Matinees on Sat at 3pm and also at 3pm on Wed 10 Dec & Thu 18 Dec
Price£15 to £29
PerformersStefan Bednarczyk, Issy van Randwyck, Charlotte Wakefield
DirectorNick Hutchison
DesignAnnie Gosney
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
Producer
SynopsisLondon, December 1940: the bombs rain down in the Blitz, and Britain faces up to Christmas under fire. In his Mayfair flat, Noel Coward uses his latest creation, Madam Arcati, the visionary medium, to summon up voices that tell of the enduring spirit of Christmas through the ages.
Length2hrs
Review
Other InfoMusical Direction: Stefan Bednarczyk


St James Theatre (Studio)
12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
Tube: Victoria
Tel: 0844 264 2140

BETTE AND JOAN: THE FINAL CURTAIN
by James Greaves, devised by Sarah Thom and Sarah Toogood

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from03 Jan 2015
Opens06 Jan 2015
Booking to09 Jan 2015
Closes09 Jan 2015
TimeSat - Fri at 7.45pm, Sun at 6.30pm. Mats 4 Jan at 1pm, Thu 8 Jan at 4pm. (no show Mon 5 Jan)
Price£17.50 (£15.00 if buying multiple shows in the season)
PerformersSarah Thom and Sarah Toogood
DirectorRebecca McCutcheon & Sarah Thom
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerSt. James Studio
SynopsisNow on her own deathbed, Davis is forced by Hollywood hacks Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons to confront the ghost of her nemesis, Crawford herself. And of course, just because someone's dead doesn't mean they've changed?
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Other InfoPart of the 'Icons' Season


St James Theatre (Studio)
12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
Tube: Victoria
Tel: 0844 264 2140

MISS DIETRICH REGRETS
by Gail Louw

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from20 Jan 2015
Opens21 Jan 2015
Booking to25 Jan 2015
Closes25 Jan 2015
TimeTue - Sat at 7.45pm, Sun at 6.30pm. Mats Thu and Sat at 3pm.
Price£17.50 (£15.00 if buying multiple shows in the season)
Performers Elizabeth Counsell, Moira Brooker
DirectorTony Milner
DesignKenneth Mellor
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerSt. James Studio
SynopsisMarlene Dietrich was one of the most famous movie stars of all time. She became an icon without apparently ever growing old. Miss Dietrich Regrets is a revealing and poignant new look at the aging Marlene, alone in a Paris apartment, battling with her daughter to retain her independence to the very end.
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St Leonard's Church
St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch, E1 6JN
Tube: Old Street
Tel: 0871 220 0260

OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from05 Nov 2014
Opens05 Nov 2014
Booking to29 Nov 2014
Closes29 Nov 2014
TimeWed - Sat at 7.30pm. (No performance 6 Nov)
Price£14
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerMalachites
SynopsisThreatened with invasion from the Muslim Turks, Venice holds the key to the gates of Christian Europe. The hopes of the city rest on the shoulders of their uniquely talented General, Othello. Having risen through the ranks, Othello has married in secret one of the city's most eligible young ladies, Desdemona. This startlingly human tragedy tells the story of lust, jealousy, and love failing to overcome all odds at the hands of the Shakespeare's deadliest villain.
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St Saviour's Church
St Saviour's Church, Walton Place, SW3 1SA
Tube: Knightsbridge
Tel: 020 7581 4620

TAMING WHO
adapted from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare by Darren Raymond

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from29 Oct 2014
Opens06 Nov 2014
Booking to22 Nov 2014
Closes22 Nov 2014
TimeWed - Sat at 7.30pm.
Price£11
Performers'Omega' Cast: Petruchio - Joshua Okusanya; Grumio - Tosin Cole; Hortensio - John Raymond; Gremio - Stevie Basaula; Tranio - Eugene Ishani; Lucentio - Micah Loubon; Katherine - Ronke Onipede; Baps - Jazzine Barrett; Bianca - Shonisa Brackett; Minola - Lauren Marshall; Tisa - Madeleine Manace Bafoku; Del - Donavan Yates; Dad - Baba Oyejide.
'Alpha' Cast: Petruchio - Tre Medley; Grumio - Kosi Okoli; Hortensio - Kwame Reed; Gremio - Ian Gordon; Tranio - Eddie Thompson; Lucentio - Dandave Roache; Katherine - Simone Richardson; Baps - Lauren Marshall; Bianca - Jazzmine Barrett; Minola - Madeleine Manace Bafoku; Tisa - Shonisa Brackett; Del - Keon Martial-Phillip; Dad - Baba Oyejide
DirectorDarren Raymond
DesignAndie Scott
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerIntermission Theatre
SynopsisIt's Freshers' week at Uni, and Petruchio arrives on campus full of excitement with his younger brother Grumio. However, an unexpected call from their Dad quickly turns them into despair: he wants them to come and live with him in Nigeria as there is no one to look after them in London. In a moment of panic Petruchio tells his Dad that he is married. Surprisingly contented by the news, Dad allows them to stay, but will travel to London to meet her? Petruchio has three days to find a wife!
Length2hrs
Review
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Tabard Theatre
Above the Tabard Pub, Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, London W4 1LW
Tube: Turnham Green
Tel: 0208 995 6035

SHELTERED
by Greg A. Smith

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from18 Nov 2014
Opens20 Nov 2014
Booking to06 Dec 2014
Closes06 Dec 2014
TimeTue - Sat at 7.30pm
Price£16.00
PerformersTBC
DirectorStuart Watson
Design
LightingBen Sandford
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerAgainst the Grain Theatre Company
SynopsisLondon: Christmas Day. Middle class couple Harry and Tamsin invite young homeless man Rory into their home to share Christmas with them and their daughter, Jenna. Presents are opened; parlour games played; parsnips and sprouts prepared. It soon becomes obvious that Rory is no typical rough sleeper, however. And when Harry’s arch-nemesis Donald and his wife Marissa arrive accompanied by their own homeless guest, what initially appeared to be an act of faintly patronising charity reveals itself as something much less festive, but much more exciting – and dangerous. No-one present will escape unscathed and unchanged from the ultimate disastrous family Christmas.
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Tabard Theatre
Above the Tabard Pub, Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, London W4 1LW
Tube: Turnham Green
Tel: 0208 995 6035

RADIANCE: The Passion of Marie Curie
by Alan Alda

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from04 Feb 2015
Opens05 Feb 2015
Booking to28 Feb 2015
Closes28 Feb 2015
TimeTue - Sat at 7.30pm; Sunday matinees, 2pm on 15th & 22nd Feb (5 Feb at 7pm)
Price£17
Performers
DirectorMark Giesser
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerAlces Productions
SynopsisIn the intellectual and creative ferment of early 20th century Paris, Marie Curie and her husband, Pierre, struggle through endless hours of physically dangerous work in order to master the secrets of radiation. Reaching a remarkable breakthrough, they share a Nobel Prize, the first ever granted to a woman. But the world isn't fully ready to accept Marie's incredible achievement. After Pierre's death, a love affair with the brilliant, unhappily married physicist Paul Langevin rescues her from depression, but at the cost of a public scandal. It threatens to end Marie's career just when she might be awarded an unprecedented second Nobel Prize.
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The Rose Playhouse Bankside
The Rose Playhouse, Bankside, 56 Park Street, London SE1 9AR
Tube: London Bridge
Tel: 020 7621 9565

WHERE LATE THE SWEET BIRDS SANG
based on Shakespeare's Sonnets

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from04 Nov 2014
Opens06 Nov 2014
Booking to29 Nov 2014
Closes29 Nov 2014
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm, Sun matinee on 16th and 23rd at 3pm.
Price£12
PerformersKatherine Heath, Lucia Capellaro
DirectorMartin Parr
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerThe Rose Playhouse
SynopsisA 'little moment' of a timeless story told through Shakespeare's Sonnets.
Length1 hr 20mins
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The Roundhouse
Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
Tube: Chalk Farm
Tel: 0300 6789 222

MOUNTAINEERING
by Non Zero One

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from03 Feb 2015
Opens04 Feb 2015
Booking to15 Feb 2015
Closes15 Feb 2015
TimeTue - Sun at 8pm, Matinees Sun at 3pm
Price£15
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerNon Zero One, the Roundhouse and Salisbury Playhouse and supported by Shoreditch Town Hall and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
SynopsisWhen do you choose your future? Some choices are small, some are big, some don't even feel like choices and perhaps some aren't choices at all. A lot of the time it feels like we are just putting one foot in front of the other, but we have to keep going if we ever want to get any closer. Whichever way, they brought us to this point right now, right here.
Length1hr 30min
Review
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The Vaults
Mimetic Festival at The Vaults, Leake street, Waterloo, London, SE1 7NN
Tube: Waterloo
Tel: 02074 019603

PATHOS
by Ester Montalto and Marga Domenech

LocationLondon
Genrephysical theatre - Mime
Previews from25 Nov 2014
Opens25 Nov 2014
Booking to29 Nov 2014
Closes29 Nov 2014
TimeTue to Sat at 6:40pm
Price£15.00
Performers
DirectorEster Montalto
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerCompagnia Teatro in Centro
SynopsisJealousy: the fear of losing your loved one. Funny and colorful in childhood, an unstoppable and eventually violent emotion in some adults. Pathos explores the mechanism of passionate love, from the first sight to its very conclusion. Without words, through symbolic images and dreamlike projections while making use of commedia dell arte, pantomime, grammelot, clownerie and white masks, we describe the most unpredictable and bloody aspect of every passionate feeling: love.
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The Vaults (Brick Hall)
Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN
Tube: Waterloo
Tel:

MACBETH
By William Shakespeare; Created by Filter

LocationLondon
GenrePerformance/Dance
Previews from04 Feb 2015
Opens05 Feb 2015
Booking to15 Feb 2015
Closes15 Feb 2015
TimeWed to Sun at 7pm; Sat and Sun at 2.30pm
Price£15
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerFilter Theatre and the Tobacco Factory Theatres
SynopsisFilter's radical version of Macbeth fuses Shakespeare's corrosive, psychological thriller of ambition, power, witchcraft and sanity with innovative sound and music to take you on a strange, funny and scintillating journey to the epicentre of the 'heat-oppressed brain'. Three weird sisters demarcate an area on stage. They operate a strange collection of electronic musical apparatus. Macbeth is invited in to play.
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Part of the Vault Festival 2015


The Vaults (Cavern)
Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN
Tube: Waterloo
Tel:

WILD WORLDS: DARK SIDE

LocationLondon
GenreEntertainment
Previews from28 Jan 2015
Opens30 Jan 2015
Booking to14 Feb 2015
Closes14 Feb 2015
TimeWed to Sun at 8.10pm
Price£15
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerThe Artful Badger
SynopsisExploring the animal instinct of the human condition; a curated collection of 'breath-taking' breakages, emotional explosives, anti-gravity time travellers, buffooning birds, bad habits & allegorical aerial.
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The Vaults (Studio)
Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN
Tube: Waterloo
Tel:

TRUE BRITS
By Vinay Patel

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from04 Feb 2015
Opens05 Feb 2015
Booking to22 Feb 2015
Closes22 Feb 2015
TimeWed to Sun at 7.45pm; Sat and Sun at 3.15pm (5 February at 9.15pm)
Price£12
Performers
DirectorTanith Lindon
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerRich Mason Productions and HighTide Festival Theatre
SynopsisThe productions sweeps between the paranoid London of 2005 and the euphoric city of the 2012 Olympics. When a violent encounter leads to a whirlwind romance, Rahul is more than willing to be swept into it. But in the aftermath of 7/7, his world changes in ways he cannot control, drawing him into ever-darker places as he struggles to remain part of a British society that now distrusts him simply for being a British Asian. Deals with coming of age, falling in love, and finding a place in a society that distrusts you simply for the way you look.
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The Vaults (Studio)
Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN
Tube: Waterloo
Tel:

LIE COLLECTOR
By Yve Blake

LocationLondon
GenreMusical
Previews from11 Feb 2015
Opens12 Feb 2015
Booking to01 Mar 2015
Closes01 Mar 2015
TimeWed to Sun at 9.15pm
Price£12
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerYve Blake & Co present
SynopsisA celebration of the confessions we have all been desperate to share, inspired by over 1000 stories from strangers in 154 different cities sent in to Yve Blake's interactive website, WhoWereWe.com.
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Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN
Tube: Stratford
Tel: 020 8534 0310

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Book & Lyrics by Paul Sirett, Music & Lyric by Wayne Nunes & Perry Melius

LocationLondon
GenrePantomime
Previews from29 Nov 2014
Opens29 Nov 2014
Booking to17 Jan 2015
Closes17 Jan 2015
TimeMon - Sat at 7pm, Sat mat at 2pm
No show: 8 Dec, 10 Dec, 15-19 Dec, 25 Dec, 1 Jan, 5-7 Jan, 12 - 14 Jan.
Extra show: 22 Dec at 2pm, 2pm matinees on 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 Dec, 2, 3 Jan.
Price£5 - £26.50
PerformersHelen Aluko (Belle), Laurence Aldridge (Mr Hardboiled), Vlach Ashton (Beast), Allyson Ava-Brown (Prunella), Michael Bertenshaw (Aunty Giselle), Ralph Bogard (Mr Choakum), Amelia Cavallo (Peter Pan), Jorell Coiffic-Kamall (Baby Bear), Antonia Kemi Coker (Witch), Minal Patel (Dad)
DirectorDawn Ried
DesignJenny Tiramani & Harriet Barsby
LightingDavid Plater
ChoreographyNatasha Khamjani
Costume
SoundEd Clarke
ProducerTheatre Royal Stratford East and Infidel Musical Productions
SynopsisJoin Belle on her magical adventures across a strange unfamiliar land. Will our heroine rescue the Beast and save the day, or will the evil witch get her wicked way and ruin all our happy ever afters?
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Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN
Tube: Stratford
Tel: 020 8534 0310

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR
by Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast.

LocationLondon
GenreMusical
Previews from29 Jan 2015
Opens29 Jan 2015
Booking to07 Feb 2015
Closes07 Feb 2015
TimeMon-Sat 7.30pm
Matinees: Tue & Thu 2pm, Sat 3pm
Price£8.50 - £34.50
PerformersWendi Peters
DirectorTerry Johnson
DesignLez Brotherston
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerTheatre Royal, Stratford East, Judy Lloyd and Matthew Mitchell
SynopsisThe musical is packed with familiar songs from the World War I era including ‘It's a Long Way to Tipperary’, ‘Pack up Your Troubles’ and ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’. The songs are performed against a projected backdrop of images and shocking statistics conveying the harsh realities of war.
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Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN
Tube: Stratford
Tel: 020 8534 0310

ANTIGONE
by Sophocles, adapted by Roy Williams

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from19 Feb 2015
Opens21 Feb 2015
Booking to14 Mar 2015
Closes14 Mar 2015
TimeTue - Sat 7.30pm
Matinees: Wed 2pm & Sat 3pm
No perf: Tue 24 Feb 2015
Price£12 (19 Feb - 21 Feb)
£8 - £12 (Wed 2pm)
£8 - £18 (Tue - Thu 7:30pm & Sat 3pm)
£10 - £22.50 (Fri & Sat 7:30pm)
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Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerTheatre Royal, Stratford East
SynopsisWhen Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s unruly brother, her anger quickly turns to defiance. Creon, in an attempt to retain control, condemns her to a torturous death - she’s to be buried alive. Antigone is a story about loyalty, truth and human nature and what happens when one person stands against the rules.
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Theatre503
Above the Latchmere Pub, 503 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 3BW
Tube: Clapham Junction Rail (then 15 to 20 min walk)
Tel: 020 7978 7040

CANS
By Stuart Slade

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from04 Nov 2014
Opens07 Nov 2014
Booking to29 Nov 2014
Closes29 Nov 2014
TimeTue to Sat at 7.45pm; Sun at 5pm
Price£15 (pay what you can Sundays)
PerformersGraham O’Mara, Jennifer Clement
DirectorDan Pick
DesignGeorgia de Grey
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
SoundKieran Lucas
ProducerTheatre503 and Kuleshov
SynopsisJen’s Dad is dead. To make matters worse, Uncle Len has made it his mission to help her get over it. Hiding from a very hostile world in a very shitty garage, Len and Jen down cider, drown mice, talk crap, mend cats, share painful secrets, tell appalling jokes, and try to work out whether either of them has any kind of future whatsoever.
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Theatre503
Above the Latchmere Pub, 503 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 3BW
Tube: Clapham Junction Rail (then 15 to 20 min walk)
Tel: 020 7978 7040

CINDERELLA AND THE BEANSTALK
by Sleeping Trees

LocationLondon
GenreChristmas Entertainment
Previews from02 Dec 2014
Opens05 Dec 2014
Booking to10 Jan 2015
Closes10 Jan 2015
TimeTue to Sat at 7pm; Matinees on Sun from (from 7 Dec) at 3pm and Wed (from 10 Dec) at 1.30pm.
Xmas changes: Extra perfs on Sat 13 Dec at 3pm, Tues 16 Dec at 10.30am, Sat 20 Dec at 3pm, Mon 22 Dec at 7pm, Sat 27 Dec at 3pm, Sat 3 Jan at 3pm, 10 Jan at 3pm. No perfs on Wed 24 Dec, Thu 25 Dec, Fri 26 Dec, Wed 31 Dec and Thu 1 Jan. No matinee on Wed 7 Jan.
Price£15 (pay what you can Sundays)
PerformersJohn Woodburn, James Dunnell-Smith, Joshua George Smith
DirectorTom Attenborough
DesignSimon Wells
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerSleeping Trees and Theatre503
SynopsisFollow Cinderella on a perilous adventure as the scheming Rumple Stiltskin blackmails the would-be princess into retrieving the coveted golden eggs from the top of the beanstalk. Cinderella must complete her quest in order to recover her glass slipper, but with Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother and Jack's pregnant cow all doing their best to get in the way, these delicious, oversized eggs may not be so easily sought out…
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Theatro Technis
26 Crowndale Rd, London, NW1 1TT
Tube: Mornington Crescent
Tel: 020 7387 6617

LOVE SHACK, THE
By Daniel Ward Garber

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from05 Nov 2014
Opens05 Nov 2014
Booking to22 Nov 2014
Closes22 Nov 2014
TimeTue - Sat at 7.30pm, Sun at 5pm.
Price£15 (Premium), £12
Performers
DirectorDaniel Ward Garber
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerHandan Produtions
SynopsisSet in a derelict bar, of the same name, in Los Angeles 1994, the play details the events that lead a group of friends to turn on each other following the unexpected death of one of the bar’s patrons.
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Top Secret Comedy Club
170a Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PD
Tube: Covent Garden or Holborn
Tel: 07826 099023

THIS IS NOT A CHRISTMAS PLAY
By Robert Wallis & Liam Fleming

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from09 Dec 2014
Opens11 Dec 2014
Booking to04 Jan 2015
Closes04 Jan 2015
TimeTue to Sun at 6.45pm; Matinees Sat at 3pm
No perfs on 24, 25, 26, 27 Dec, 1 Jan
Price£12
PerformersMatthew Leigh (David), Jordan Kouame (Tim), Alice Coles (Mary), James Unsworth (Clive)
DirectorJonathan Woodhouse
DesignSarah Buller
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerEncompass Productions / Jonathan Woodhouse, Liam Fleming & Rachael Owens
SynopsisIt’s Christmas Day, but David refuses to acknowledge this fact. Along with his best friend and professional layabout Tim he is on a mission to win his ex-girlfriend back, but will she even show-up? As an amusing assortment of strange characters turn up at their door, the pair soon discovers that turkey isn’t the only thing on the menu… A story about friendship on the most famous day of the year but without all the cliches of the Christmas season. The play takes us through a few hours in the life of one stressed individual and his well-meaning friend as Christmas is forced upon them in more ways than one!
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Tricycle Theatre
269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
Tube: Kilburn
Tel: 020 7328 1000

HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, THE
By Marcus Gardley

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from09 Oct 2014
Opens17 Oct 2014
Booking to22 Nov 2014
Closes22 Nov 2014
TimeMon to Sat at 7.30pm (17 Oct at 7pm).
Matinees: Sat at 3pm (except 11 Oct), Wed at 2pm on 29 Oct, 12, 19 Nov.
PriceMon 7.30pm & Wed matinees: £10 to £20
Tue - Thur 7.30pm, Sat matinees at 3pm £12 to £26
Fri & Sat 7.30pm £16 to £28
PerformersRonke Adekoluejo, Ayesha Antoine, Michele Austin, Martina Laird, Tanya Moodie, Clare Perkins, Danusia Samal, Paul Shelley
DirectorIndhu Rubasingham
DesignTom Piper
LightingPaul Anderson
Choreography
Costume
SoundCarolyn Downing
ProducerTricycle Theatre
SynopsisNew Orleans, 1836. Following an era of French colonial rule and  relative racial acceptance, Louisiana's 'free people of color' are prospering.  Beartrice has become one of the city's wealthiest women through her relationship with a rich white man. However, when her partner mysteriously  dies, the foundations of freedom she has built for herself and their three unwed daughters begins to crumble. Society is changing, racial divides are growing, and as the household turns on each other in their fight for survival, it could cost them everything. 
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Tricycle Theatre
269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
Tube: Kilburn
Tel: 020 7328 1000

LIONBOY
From the novels by Zizou Corder; Adapted by Marcelo Dos Santos

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from17 Dec 2014
Opens18 Dec 2014
Booking to10 Jan 2015
Closes10 Jan 2015
TimeMon to Sat at 7pm; Matinees on Tue at 2pm, Sat at 2pm, Sun at 3pm.
Exceptions: No perfs on 21, 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan. No 7pm perfs on 24, 31 Dec, 2 Jan. No 2pm perf on 6 Jan. Extra 2pm matinees on 24, 31 Dec and 2 Jan.
Price£16 to £23.50
PerformersMartins Imhangbe (Charlie), Eric Mallett (Sergei), Angel Lopez-Silva (Rafi)
DirectorClive Mendus and James Yeatman
DesignJon Bausor
LightingOriginal Lighting Designer: Tim Mascall; Lighting Designer (revival): Christopher Nairne
ChoreographyClive Mendus and Kasia Zaremba-Byrne
Costume
SoundTom Gibbons
ProducerComplicite
SynopsisCharlie Ashanti lives in a future where phones are powered by the sun, cars are banned and companies are more powerful than countries. Charlie is a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats. So when his parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission – with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions.
Length2hrs
Review
Other InfoBased on the original concept and production by: Annabel Arden
Suggested age guide: 8+ years


Tristan Bates Theatre
1A Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
Tube: Covent Garden, Leicester Sq or Tottenham Ct Rd
Tel: 020 7240 6283

GLASSHOUSE, THE
by Max Saunders-Singer

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from28 Oct 2014
Opens30 Oct 2014
Booking to22 Nov 2014
Closes22 Nov 2014
TimeTue - Sat 7.30pm
Mats: Sun 3pm
Price£16 (28-31 Oct £12)
Performers
DirectorSebastien Blanc
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerGrindstone
SynopsisConfined in a cramped, makeshift prison on the back line of the Somme, two men stand charged with cowardice and desertion. Trapped inside the damp, cold and oppressive walls of this ‘Glasshouse’, a beautiful friendship crystallizes between them. But how long can friendship last? And how much can a man withstand before he breaks?
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Unicorn Theatre
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ
Tube: Southwark
Tel: 020 7645 0560

GIRLS LIKE THAT
By Evan Placey

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from06 Nov 2014
Opens06 Nov 2014
Booking to22 Nov 2014
Closes22 Nov 2014
Time6 Nov 2014 at 2pm, 7pm
7 Nov 2014 at 11am and 7pm
8 Nov 2014 at 2.30pm
11 Nov 2014 at 2pm
12 Nov 2014 at 11am and 7pm
13 Nov 2014 at 11am and 2pm
14 Nov 2014 at 11am and 7pm
15 Nov 2014 at 2pm and 7pm
18 Nov 2014 at 2pm and 7pm
19 Nov 2014 at 11am and 2pm
20 Nov 2014 at 2pm and 7pm
21 Nov 2014 at 11am and 7pm
22 Nov 2014 at 2pm and 7pm
Price£16.00 (under 21's £10)
PerformersLeona Allen, April Hughes, Shazia Nicholls, Dominique Olowu, Carrie Rock and Danielle Vitalis.
DirectorEsther Baker
DesignKaty McPhee
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerUnicorn / Synergy Theatre Project
SynopsisA naked photo of Scarlett goes viral. Rumours spread across smartphones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn't it the same for boys?
Length1hr 15min
Review
Other InfoFor ages 13+


Unicorn Theatre
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ
Tube: Southwark
Tel: 020 7645 0560

NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING, THE
By Annie Siddons

LocationLondon
GenreChildren's Show
Previews from21 Nov 2014
Opens26 Nov 2014
Booking to04 Jan 2015
Closes04 Jan 2015
Time21 Nov 2014 at 10.30
22 Nov 2014 at 11.00
23 Nov 2014 at 2pm
25 Nov 2014 at 10.30
26 Nov 2014 at 7pm
27 Nov 2014 at 10.30 and 2pm
28 Nov 2014 at 10.30
29 Nov at 11am and 3pm
30 Nov at 2pm
2 Dec at 10.30 and 2pm
3 Dec at 10.30
4 Dec at 10.30 and 2pm
5 Dec at 10.30
6 Dec at 3pm
7 Dec at 2pm
9 Dec at 10.30
10 Dec at 10.30
11 Dec at 2pm
12 Dec at 10.30
13 Dec at 11am and 3pm
14 Dec at 2pm
16 Dec at 10.30
17 Dec at 10.30
18 Dec at 10.30
19 Dec at 7pm
20 Dec at 3pm and 7pm
21 Dec at 2pm
23 Dec at 3pm and 7pm
24 Dec at 11am
27 Dect at 3pm
28 Dec at 2pm
30 Dec at 2pm
31 Dec at 2pm
2 Jan at 2pm
3 Jan at 3pm
4 Jan at 2pm
Price£22.00, (under 21's £15)
PerformersNaomi Ackie, Alex Austin, Colin Michael Carmichael, Ashley Gerlach, Sandy Grierson, Akiya Henry, Kristin Hutchinson, Asif Khan and Julia Innocenti.
DirectorEllen McDougall
DesignJames Button
LightingAndy Purves
Choreography
CostumeJames Button
Sound
ProducerUnicorn Theatre
SynopsisIt’s Christmas Eve and seven year-old Marie retrieves the sad and broken Nutcracker from under the Christmas tree and promises to look after him. But on the stroke of midnight he comes alive, and after enlisting Marie’s help in his battle with the evil seven-headed Mouse King, they journey together through strange and fantastical stories until they finally arrive in a secret land made of nothing but candy.
Length2hrs 30mins
Review
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Original music and sound design by Marc Teitler. Movement by Wilkie Branson and Fight Direction by Alison de Burgh.


Unicorn Theatre
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ
Tube: Southwark
Tel: 020 7645 0560

FOURTH WISE MAN, THE
By Lee Lyford

LocationLondon
GenreChildren's Show
Previews from30 Nov 2014
Opens05 Dec 2014
Booking to04 Jan 2015
Closes04 Jan 2015
Time30 Nov at 1.45pm
2 Dec at 1.45pm
3 Dec at 11.15
4 Dec at 11.45am
5 Dec at 11.45am
6 Dec at 11.45am and 1.45pm
7 Dec at 11.15am and 1.45
9 Dec at 11.45am and 1.30pm
10 Dec at 11.15am
11 Dec at 11.15am and 1.45pm
12 Dec at 11.15am
13 Dec at 11.15am and 1.45pm
14 Dec at 11.15am and 1.45pm
16 Dec at 11.15am and 1.30pm
17 Dec at 1.30
18 Dec at 11.15pm, 1.45pm
19 Dec at 11.15am
20 Dec at 11.15am, and 1.45pm
21 Dec at 11.15am and 1.45pm
23 Dec at 11.15am
24 Dec at 11.15am
27 Dect at 11.15am
28 Dec at 11.15am and 1.45pm
30 Dec at 11.15am and 1.45pm
31 Dec at 11.15am and 1.45pm
2 Jan at 11.15am and 1.45pm
3 Jan at 1.45pm
4 Jan at 1.45pm
Price£16.00, (under 21's £10)
PerformersRita Ayra and Philip Arditti.
DirectorLee Lyford
DesignVerity Quinn
LightingZiggy Jacobs-Wyburn
Choreography
Costume
SoundMalachy Orozco
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SynopsisEveryone has heard of the Three Wise Men, but have you heard of Artaban, the fourth? One day Artaban, the wisest of them all, spots a beautiful new star in the sky. It’s the biggest and brightest star he has ever seen, and he knows it will lead him to something special. A special baby in fact, so special that everything (and that means everything) must be perfect. Join Artaban as he prepares for a momentous journey. But what should he wear? What gift should he bring? And where on earth will he find the right camel?
Length50mins
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Other InfoFor ages 4+
Music composed and performed by Attab Haddad


Union Theatre
204 Union Street, London, SE1 0LX
Tube: Southwark
Tel: 020 7261 9876

GIRLFRIENDS
by Howard Goodall, based on a book written by Howard Goodall, Richard Curtis & John Retallack

LocationLondon
GenreMusical
Previews from29 Oct 2014
Opens29 Oct 2014
Booking to22 Nov 2014
Closes22 Nov 2014
TimeTue - Sat 7.30pm
Mats: Sat & Sun 2.30pm
Price£
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ProducerAria Entertainment in association with The Union Theatre
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Union Theatre
204 Union Street, London, SE1 0LX
Tube: Southwark
Tel: 020 7261 9876

TIMES SQUARE ANGEL
By Charles Busch

LocationLondon
GenreDramatic Comedy
Previews from26 Nov 2014
Opens28 Nov 2014
Booking to21 Dec 2014
Closes21 Dec 2014
TimeTue - Sat 7.30pm
Mats: Sat & Sun 2.30pm
Price£ 20
PerformersIan Stroughair (A.K.A. Velma Celli) as Irish O’Flanagan, Tom Whitelock, Ellen Verenieks, Jourdan Amelia Storey, John Hicks, Kandy Rohmann, Jacqui-lee Pryce, Michael Adams, Eduardo Enrikez, Rhiannon Doyle, Alexandra Da Silva
DirectorBronagh Lagan
DesignPhilip Lindley
Lighting
Choreography
CostumeNik Corall
Sound
ProducerID2 Productions
SynopsisA hardboiled Christmas Fantasy. A Christmas Carol meets Scrooge with a little bit of Tootsie thrown in for good measure. New York, 1948. Irish O’Flanagan is the tough as nails, red-headed headliner of the Club Intime.  A lifetime of hard knocks has left her bitter and with a chip on her shoulder the size of Mount Rushmore.  In the spirit of fantasies such as 'A Christmas Carol', 'It’s a Wonderful Life' and 'The Bishop’s Wife', an angel in the form of a sexy vaudeville magician named Albert comes down to show Irish that the path she’s been taking is leading her to disaster. 
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Upstairs At The Prince Of Wales Pub
150-151, Drury Lane, London. WC2
Tube: Covent Garden
Tel: 0844 4771 000

LAD IN TIGHTS, A
By Simon Gross and Joe Meloy

LocationLondon
GenreAdult Pantomime
Previews from02 Dec 2014
Opens02 Dec 2014
Booking to04 Jan 2015
Closes04 Jan 2015
TimeTue -Thu at 9pm, Fri/Sat at 7pm, Mats Sat at 4pm, Sun at 6pm.
Extra show: Mon 15, 22, 29 Dec at 9pm
No shows: 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec, 1 Jan.
Price£18.00
PerformersStephanie Von Clitz (Aladdin), Simon Gross (Princess Nymphomaniac)
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ProducerChina Plate / SG Productions
SynopsisJoin our Aladdin, Widow Wankey, Wishee Washee, Princess Nymomanic, and the most campest genie ever to be seen in pantomime history for the most magical carpet ride this Christmas.This pop-powered drag panto is suitable for adults only.
Length2hrs
Review
Other InfoAdults only


White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Rd, London SE11 4DJ
Tube: Kennington
Tel: 0844 8700 88

CHRISTMAS
By Simon Stephens

LocationLondon
GenreDrama
Previews from25 Nov 2014
Opens28 Nov 2014
Booking to21 Dec 2014
Closes21 Dec 2014
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm; Matinees on Sun at 6pm
Price£14
PerformersRalph Aiken, William Ely, James Groom, Lionel Guyett
DirectorMichael Kingsbury
DesignJoanna Dias
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ProducerSpellbound Productions in association with The White Bear Theatre
SynopsisA week before Christmas in an East-End pub, hard-bitten landlord Michael Macraw awaits the arrival of his customers. In comes Billy-Lee Russell, who has just found out who his father was and that his mother has started smoking cannabis to 'ease her arthritis'. Also drinking is Giuseppe Rossi, an elderly barber who has taken pride in charging the same price for the past five years and bemoans the emergence of 'hair-care centres' and 'hair surgeons'. They are joined by a series of mysterious punters who perform magic tricks and search for Pekinese dogs. Last of all comes Charlie Anderson: ex-classical-musician-turned-postman who seeks to unearth the regulars deepest secrets with a series of jokes, anecdotes and searing interrogations which disturb what little security they posses. As the evening progresses and the drink flows, it emerges that one of them has a secret he dare not share ...
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Wilton’s Music Hall
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street), London E1 8JB
Tube: Aldgate East or Tower Hill
Tel: 020 7702 2789

MRS HUDSON'S CHRISTMAS CORKER
By Bob and Barry Cryer, in association with Spymonkey

LocationLondon
GenreComedy
Previews from02 Dec 2014
Opens03 Dec 2014
Booking to31 Dec 2014
Closes31 Dec 2014
TimeTue to Sat at 7.30pm (3 Dec at 7pm); Matinees on Wed and Sat at 2pm. No perf on 25 Dec.
Price£20 to £35
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DirectorEd Gaughan
DesignLucy Bradridge
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SynopsisSituated in the kitchen of the celebrated 221B Baker Street, this 'riotous' production contrasts the minutiae of a landlady’s daily domestic routine with the grand opera of Conan Doyle’s Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. Witness the tale of what really happens below stairs in an affectionate yet hilarious take on the Holmes legend, using music hall routines, tatty magicians, cod ventriloquists, lady boxers and perhaps even a death defying finale worthy of Moriarty himself! Mulled wine and Christmas trees come as standard.
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