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( I FEEL FINE )
by Fat Git Theatre
at New Diorama Theatre
Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Boy and girl have a wonderful night together. And in the morning it's the start of the beginning of the end of the world...
(from 02 Dec 2014 - Closing on 06 Dec 2014)
ACCOLADE
By Emlyn Williams
at St James Theatre
London, 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.
(from 12 Nov 2014 - Closing on 13 Dec 2014)
ADDAMS FAMILY, THE
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
at Brookside Theatre
'They're creepy and they're kooky...' THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a  musical that brings the darkly delirious world of the infamous family with an affinity for all things macabre 'spook-tacularly'  to life.
(from 28 Oct 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
ADDAMS FAMILY, THE
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
at Brookside Theatre
'They're creepy and they're kooky...' THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a  musical that brings the darkly delirious world of the infamous family with an affinity for all things macabre 'spook-tacularly'  to life.
(from 28 Oct 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
ALBERT EINSTEIN: RELATIVITIVELY SPEAKING
by John Hinton
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
Ever 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!
(from 20 Dec 2014 - Closing on 03 Jan 2015)
ALICE ON THE UNDERGROUND
By Chris Bond
at Chickenshed Theatre (The Studio Theatre)
Alice is a spirited teenager who yearns to find love and excitement beyond her humdrum life on a London estate. Running away from home, Alice is befriended by a break-dancing, busking White Rabbit, who takes her on a wild, magical and humorous subterranean journey on the underground. Her adventures become curiouser and curiouser as together they encounter increasingly bizarre characters in London’s sinister underbelly. But does Alice find what she’s looking for?
(from 08 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
ANTIGONE
by Sophocles, adapted by Roy Williams
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
When 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.
(from 19 Feb 2015 - Closing on 14 Mar 2015)
ANYTHING GOES
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. The Original Book is by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton & Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
at New Wimbledon Theatre
When Billy Crocker discovers that his heart’s desire, debutante heiress Hope Harcourt is engaged to an English aristocrat, he stows away aboard the S.S. American to win her back. Aided by a string of eccentric passengers on board the luxurious transatlantic liner, can this web of love be untangled before they reach Southampton?
(from 29 Jan 2015 - Closing on 07 Feb 2015)
APOCALYPSE MEOW: CRISIS IS BORN
by Meow Meow
at Southbank Centre, Purcell Room
Floods, 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.
(from 16 Dec 2014 - Closing on 29 Dec 2014)
ASSASSINS
By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
at Menier Chocolate Factory
The American Dream goes sour in this sometimes funny, sometimes disturbing examination of the people throughout history who have tried - and sometimes succeeded - in assassinating the President of the United States.
(from 21 Nov 2014 - Closing on 07 Mar 2015)
AVENUE Q
book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
at Greenwich Theatre
Meet 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.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 24 May 2015)
AVENUE Q
book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
at Richmond Theatre
Meet 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.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 31 Oct 2015)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Book & Lyrics by Paul Sirett, Music & Lyric by Wayne Nunes & Perry Melius
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Join 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?
(from 29 Nov 2014 - Closing on 17 Jan 2015)
BILLY THE KID - A PANTO WESTERN
by Charles Court Opera
at Rosemary Branch Theatre
Saddle 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.
(from 28 Nov 2014 - Closing on 10 Jan 2015)
BLIND EYE
By Susannah Finzi
at Theatre503
1982. Three people on the brink; a lawyer with a high profile case, an old man with a mission, a peace negotiator with a secret. Their lives are about to change. None as they intend.
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
BOEING BOEING
by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
at Bridewell Theatre
It's the 1960s and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous air stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three fiances are in town simultaneously, Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.
(from 28 Oct 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
BORGES AND I
by Idle Motion
at New Diorama Theatre
Exploring the life of visionary writer Jorge Borges and his remarkable work whilst integrating creative stagecraft, innovative video projection and beautiful physicality, hundreds of books transform into a plethora of images, from a flock of birds to a city skyline, from an airplane to a universe of libraries.
(from 09 Dec 2014 - Closing on 13 Dec 2014)
BUGSY MALONE
Play by Alan Parker, Words & Music by Paul Williams
at Lyric Hammersmith
Bugsy Malone is set in Prohibition era New York with rival gangsters Fat Sam and Dandy Dan at logger heads. As custard pies fly and Dan’s destructive 'splurge guns' wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer. Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah, Fat Sam's moll and Bugsy's old flame, and stay out of trouble while helping Fat Sam to defend his business?
(from 11 Apr 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
BUS, THE
by James Lantz
at Above the Stag
Secret teenage love in the heart of America’s Bible Belt
(from 22 Oct 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
BUYER AND CELLAR
By Jonathan Tolins
at Menier Chocolate Factory
About an out-of-work actor working in Barbra Streisand’s personal shopping mall in the basement of her California home.
(from 11 Mar 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
CANS
By Stuart Slade
at Theatre503
Jen’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.
(from 04 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
CAR MAN, THE
Music by Terry Davies & Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen)
at Sadler's Wells
The 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.
(from 14 Jul 2015 - Closing on 09 Aug 2015)
CHRISTMAS CAROL, A
by Charles Dickens, book and Lyrics by Ben Horslen and John Risebero, music by Christopher Peake
at Middle Temple Hall
On Christmas Eve, the miser Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley. To help Scrooge avoid the ghastly fate that awaits beyond the grave, Marley arranges for him to be visited by three spirits. But can the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come persuade Scrooge to open his heart to the magic of Christmas before the sun rises?
(from 20 Dec 2014 - Closing on 30 Dec 2014)
CINDERELLA AND THE BEANSTALK
by Sleeping Trees
at Theatre503
Follow 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…
(from 02 Dec 2014 - Closing on 10 Jan 2015)
CITIZEN PUPPET / PUSH (Double Bill)
by Blind Summit Theatre / Adapted from the novel by Sapphire
at New Diorama Theatre
A verbatim puppet theatre experiment that delves into the lives of people on the political 'fringe', in the build up to the general election. / Push is a powerful and disturbing story told by Precious and her classmates, enlivened by humour, joy and 1980s music and dance moves.
(from 03 Mar 2015 - Closing on 14 Mar 2015)
COLLECTOR, THE
by Henry Naylor
at Arcola Theatre
The Collector is a tale of murder, evil and betrayal set in occupied Iraq in 2003. Mazrat Gaol was one of Saddam's most notorious torture houses. More than 10,000 people died here. Now under Allied command, Nassir works as a local translator for American interrogators.
(from 17 Nov 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
CONFIRMATION
by Chris Thorpe & Rachel Chavkin
at Battersea Arts Centre
Confirmation is about gulfs we can't talk across and the way we choose to see only the evidence that proves we're right. Working with research into the phenomenon of confirmation bias, Confirmation is an attempt to have an honourable dialogue with political extremism - to find out how we can end up so far apart.
(from 06 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
COOLATULLY
by Fiona Doyle
at Finborough Theatre
Coolatully shines a light on modern rural Ireland, where suicide rates among young men are the fourth highest in the world, asking whether a generation can be saved.
(from 28 Oct 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
CREDITORS
by August Strindberg, adaptation by David Greig
at Courtyard Theatre Studio
Set in the parlour of a seaside resort, where years earlier Tekla met Adolph and deserted her first husband, Gustav, for him. Now Tekla and Adolph have returned for a brief recess and when Tekla departs, Adolph falls under the sway of Gustav, who has also returned. Gustav pretends friendship, but intends destruction.
(from 05 Nov 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
CROCK, THE
by Steve Gough
at Pentameters Theatre
The Crock is conceived as a sequel to Terence Rattigan’s famous play The Browning Version. Imagine what might have happened to the characters in that poignant drama, many years after the events Rattigan described?
(from 28 Oct 2014 - Closing on 16 Nov 2014)
CURING ROOM, THE
by David Ian Lee
at Pleasance Theatre, Islington
Spring 1944 - seven Soviet soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, stripped naked and abandoned in the locked empty cellar of a monastery in southern Poland. Deprived of all resources and ties to the world they knew, the prisoners must redefine their concepts of order and human nature and confront the ultimate taboos - murder and cannibalism – in order to survive...
(from 21 Oct 2014 - Closing on 09 Nov 2014)
DAD DANCING
by Second Hand Dance & Battersea Arts Centre
at Battersea Arts Centre
Meet three dads, each with a daughter freelancing as a dancer, who are taking to the stage for the first time to bravely share their own smooth moves. Exploring paternal relationships of all shapes and sizes this dance performance with devised theatre elements plays out as a series of vignettes.
(from 29 Oct 2014 - Closing on 15 Nov 2014)
DAMN YANKEES
Words and music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop; Based on novel by Douglass Wallop 'The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant'
at Landor Theatre
When a devilish dealmaker offers Joe Boyd the chance to help the Washington Senators, his beloved baseball team, to win the Pennant race against those ‘Damn Yankees’, Joe takes it. But, as the Senators’ stats soar, Joe realises he's losing his wife and looks for a loophole. Enter sizzling-hot temptress Lola - a founding member of the Home Wreckers Hall of Fame. Who will win?
(from 01 Oct 2014 - Closing on 08 Nov 2014)
DAS DING
by Philipp Löhle, translated by Birgit Schreyer Duarte
at New Diorama Theatre
In a world where everything is connected with everything else, characters are driven by their yearning for the inexplicable, the magic moment, the great love, in Philipp Löhle’s observation on our globalised world.
(from 14 Oct 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
DEAD SIMPLE
Adapted by Shaun McKenna from Peter James' novel 'Dead Simple'
at Richmond Theatre
Michael 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.
(from 09 Mar 2015 - Closing on 15 Mar 2015)
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT

at Lyric Hammersmith
The streets of Hammersmith will be paved with gold this Christmas as the Lyric’s traditional panto returns for a 6th year. Hammersmith welcomes Dick Whittington and his Cat to W6 for some festive fun in true Lyric style.
(from 22 Nov 2014 - Closing on 03 Jan 2015)
DISTANCE, THE
by Deborah Bruce
at Orange Tree Theatre
Good friends should be there for one another - no matter what. But when Bea returns home after three years abroad having made a bold choice about her life, old friends struggle to support her. Or even to understand. One night in Brighton, things threaten to slide into chaos... A comedy about motherhood (and fatherhood); about keeping control and letting go. Relationships are hard: long-term ones harder still. What does it take to really go the distance?
(from 08 Oct 2014 - Closing on 08 Nov 2014)
DRAGON, THE
by Yevgeny Schwartz in a new adaptation by Daniel Goldman and Company
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
When 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.
(from 16 Dec 2014 - Closing on 10 Jan 2015)
DYING FOR IT
By Moira Buffini; Adapted from Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide
at Jack Studio Theatre
Semyon is unemployed and lives in the hallway of an urban slum in 1920s Soviet Russia. By his own admission, he is a maggot, not a man, and decides to end his miserable life. Word quickly spreads and his comrades come running to his side... each intent on persuading him to die for their cause.
(from 21 Oct 2014 - Closing on 08 Nov 2014)
EACH HIS OWN WILDERNESS
by Doris Lessing
at Orange Tree Theatre
It's 1958. Tony, back from National Service disillusioned and dissatisfied, finds his mother still the political activist she's been since her since youth. To Myra, Tony's attitude is a mystery - where's the anger? Myra and her friend Milly's restless Bohemianism leads them to a complex, erotic entanglement with the younger generation and exposes fault-lines in their own generation's complacency. They're about to learn that the personal is political.
(from 15 Apr 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
EAST IS EAST
By Ayub Khan Din
at Richmond Theatre
Pakistani 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.
(from 19 Jan 2015 - Closing on 24 Jan 2015)
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
by Tim Burton, adapted by Matthew Bourne
at Sadler's Wells
Featuring 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.
(from 02 Dec 2014 - Closing on 11 Jan 2015)
ELEPHANTS
By Rose Heiney
at Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
Disastrous events from last Christmas have left their mark on the Llewellyn family and attempts to paper over it make for an explosive evening of surprising revelations and dark secrets exposed.
(from 12 Dec 2014 - Closing on 17 Jan 2015)
ERIC AND LITTLE ERN
Created by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, featuring material by Eddie Braben, Dick Hills and Sid Green
at St James Theatre
Recreating some of the finest moments of Eric and Ernie’s (Morecambe and Wise) television and stage performances, cherished moments from the archives sit alongside new material created by the performers.
(from 16 Dec 2014 - Closing on 11 Jan 2015)
FASCINATING AIDA - CHARM OFFENSIVE
by Fascinating Aida
at Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Comedy cabaret.
(from 01 Jan 2015 - Closing on 11 Jan 2015)
FEVER, THE
by Wallace Shawn
at The May Fair Hotel (Amber Suite)
In a hotel in a distant city, a man is looking for answers. Back at home, he can only see questions. Does everything have a price? Do people? Does killing?
(from 07 Jan 2015 - Closing on 07 Feb 2015)
FIFTH COLUMN
By Bertie Watkins
at Secret Location - details to be emailed to audience members about a week before the show
Find secret packages, decipher code, follow enemy spies and uncover hidden treasures as London becomes a digital playground in this theatrical adventure across the South Bank .
(from 18 Sep 2014 - Closing on 15 Nov 2014)
FIRST EPISODE
By Terence Rattigan, co-authored with Philip Heimann
at Jermyn Street Theatre
Based on the true story of a movie star’s appearance in an Oxford student play.
(from 28 Oct 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
FOUR MINUTES TWELVE SECONDS
By James Fritz
at Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
Seventeen year old Jack is the apple of his mother’s eye. Di and David have devoted their whole lives to giving him every opportunity they never had - and now Jack is smart, outgoing, and well on his way to achieving the grades to study Law at Durham University. But an incident outside the school gates threatens to ruin everything they’ve striven for ...
(from 02 Oct 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
FOURTH WISE MAN, THE
By Lee Lyford
at Unicorn Theatre
Everyone 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?
(from 30 Nov 2014 - Closing on 04 Jan 2015)
FRANKENSTEIN: THE METAL OPERA
by Richard Campbell & Carol Pestridge, adapted from Mary Shelley's novel
at Space, The
This Hallowe’en, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is brought to life by the electrifying impact of live rock music. Witness a faithful re-telling of the classic gothic novel, during a night at the opera like no other.
(from 28 Oct 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
FREE AS AIR
Music by Julian Slade, Book and Lyrics by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade
at Finborough Theatre
Will the islanders find their May Queen, or will the peace of Terhou be disrupted forever?
(from 05 Oct 2014 - Closing on 21 Oct 2014)
FREE FALL
by Vinay Patel
at Pleasance Theatre, Islington
Midnight at the Dartford Crossing; Roland’s settled in for another thrilling night supervising the toll machines; Andrea’s pretty sure she’s come to kill herself. Neither of them wants to be there. Both think the other’s crazy. Still, it’s nice to have company.
(from 14 Oct 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
FRIDA KAHLO OF PENGE WEST, THE
by Chris Larner
at Bridge House Theatre
When quiet, unassertive Zoe agrees to let an old university chum sleep on her sofa for just a couple of nights, little does she imagine how much her life will be blown apart. For Ruth - vain, driven, and totally narcissistic, is an unemployed actor and extraordinarily cross about it. And when Ruth determines to show the World a thing or two by writing and starring in a play of her own, the hapless Zoe is dragged unwillingly into playing a supporting role or eight.
(from 04 Nov 2014 - Closing on 23 Nov 2014)
FULLY COMMITTED
By Becky Mode
at Menier Chocolate Factory
'Resting actor' Sam Peliczowski is in demand…but not for his acting. Instead he mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one eatery and everyone wants a piece of him...
(from 03 Sep 2014 - Closing on 15 Nov 2014)
GIRLFRIENDS
by Howard Goodall, based on a book written by Howard Goodall, Richard Curtis & John Retallack
at Union Theatre

(from 29 Oct 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
GIRLS LIKE THAT
By Evan Placey
at Unicorn Theatre
A 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?
(from 06 Nov 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
GLASSHOUSE, THE
by Max Saunders-Singer
at Tristan Bates Theatre
Confined 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?
(from 28 Oct 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
GO SEE
By Norris Church Mailer
at King's Head Pub
David/Paul and Marie/Michelle are strangers in the city. Two lost souls hiding behind masks of self-deception and manufactured identities...
(from 12 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
GRAND GUIGNOL
by Carl Grose
at Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
A psychiatrist obsessed with a 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…
(from 23 Oct 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
GRAND TOUR, THE
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Based on the play Jacobowsky and the Colonel by Franz Werfel as adapted by S. N. Behrman.
at Finborough Theatre
France, 1940. Jacobowsky, a Polish Jewish intellectual, has been one step ahead of the Nazis for years. Stjerbinsky, an aristocrat, anti semitic Polish colonel is desperately trying to get to England. Jacobowsky has purchased a car he doesn't know how to drive. The Colonel knows how to drive, but has no car. When the two meet at a Paris hotel, they agree to join forces in order to escape the approaching Nazis. Together with the Colonel's girlfriend, Marianne, they begin their perilous journey on the road to freedom.
(from 01 Jan 2015 - Closing on 21 Feb 2015)
GREEN BAY TREE, THE
by Mordaunt Shairp
at Jermyn Street Theatre
Telling the story of a beautiful young man as he is forced to choose between the love of his fiancee and the lifestyle of his male mentor, the work is a comedy of manipulation and self-repression.
(from 25 Nov 2014 - Closing on 21 Dec 2014)
GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD
by Philip Pullman, Adapted by Philip Wilson
at The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
Follow Hansel and Gretel’s rumbling bellies as they wander the forest to find a freshly baked cottage and a rancid old witch, and watch an ambitious amphibious creature try his slimey luck in the sack with a shallow Princess.
(from 21 Nov 2014 - Closing on 15 Feb 2015)
HIPPOLYTOS
by Euripides, translated by Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish
at The Colepit at Victoria and Albert Museum
Phaedra is sick. She is in love with her stepson, Hippolytos. The prince hates sexual passion and any mortal 'impurity'. He also hates women. Can Phaedra live with her secret?...
(from 01 Nov 2014 - Closing on 27 Nov 2014)
HOKE'S BLUFF
by Action Hero in collaboration with Nick Walker
at Shoreditch Town Hall
Hoke’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.
(from 18 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, THE
By Marcus Gardley
at Tricycle Theatre
A bewitching new drama of desire, jealously, murder and voodoo.
(from 09 Oct 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
HOW NIGERIA BECAME: A STORY, AND A SPEAR THAT DIDN’T WORK
by Gbolahan Obisesan
at Unicorn Theatre
The story of the Spear of Shango is about a brave young woman who must use her strength and agility to save her father's kingdom. But there's a problem, the story doesn't quite fit with the governor's vision of a united country...
(from 09 Oct 2014 - Closing on 09 Nov 2014)
HUNDRED WE ARE, THE
by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Translated by Frank Perry
at The Yard Theatre
Three women, three stories, one person. Whose life is it anyway?
(from 14 Oct 2014 - Closing on 08 Nov 2014)
HUNTERS GRIMM, THE
Inspired by the Household Tales of the Brothers Grimm
at Deptford Lounge and The Albany
The famous Brothers Grimm need your help. They need stories, more stories than they can gather themselves. You must search the dark streets of Deptford for new tales, where you may come across an anarchic frog convinced he is a prince, give beauty advice to an ageing stepmother, engage in a foot amputation, dance with the musicians of Bremen and participate in an adventure to cure nightmares.
(from 22 Oct 2014 - Closing on 08 Nov 2014)
HURRICANE HILL
by Chris Leicester
at London Theatre New Cross
Hurricane Hill and the worst storm in years...At the isolated house of a famous recluse a stranger arrives and someone's past will finally be faced. Which life is more valuable; that of a child or of a brother-in-arms?
(from 21 Oct 2014 - Closing on 26 Oct 2014)
HYPOCHONDRIAC, THE
Moliere
at Richmond Theatre
As 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.
(from 24 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
INFIDEL - THE MUSICAL, THE
Book and lyrics by David Baddiel, Music by Erran Baron Cohen
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
East End Muslim Mahmoud Nassir is an ordinary family man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that not only is he adopted, but that his birth parents are Jewish. The resulting cultural and religious chaos leads to an uproarious and insightful comedy about race, prejudice, confusion and what it really means to be yourself.
(from 03 Oct 2014 - Closing on 02 Nov 2014)
INTO THE WOODS
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
(from 07 Oct 2014 - Closing on 31 Oct 2014)
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Tony Palermo
at Bridge House Theatre
Based on the Hollywood film, performed as a live radio play in front of a studio audience.
(from 09 Dec 2014 - Closing on 04 Jan 2015)
JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
The songs of Jacques Brel with English translations by Mort Shurman and Eric Blau
at Charing Cross Theatre
The songs of Jacques Brel explore the human condition through honest storytelling, with themes of joy and sorrow, love and loss, war and peace and life and death.
(from 16 Oct 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
JEKYLL AND HYDE
by Robert Louis Stevenson
at Baron's Court
A terror haunts London's foggy streets. Edward Hyde is a murderous creature without morals or scruples and the ability to disappear without a trace. Can the lawyer Utterson stop him before he kills again or further corrupts Utterson's old friend Dr Henry Jekyll?
(from 04 Nov 2014 - Closing on 16 Nov 2014)
JEKYLL AND HYDE
Based on 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson; Adapted by Adam Dechanel
at Lion and Unicorn Theatre
A young lawyer visiting his Doctor friend at the London College of Tropical Diseases stumbles onto a series of horrifically dismembered corpses and takes it upon himself to hunt the killer.
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
JOAN OF ARC
by The Faction
at New Diorama Theatre
A young girl shuns her father’s arranged marriage to fight on the battlefield. She is prepared to die for her country following her calling from God. Yet a snap decision in combat threatens her fanatical quest. This epic text sings with spirituality, patriarchy and militarism and remains as significant and relevant to audiences now as it did at its premiere.
(from 30 Jan 2015 - Closing on 28 Feb 2015)
JULIUS CAESAR
by William Shakespeare
at Chelsea Theatre
Julius Caesar follows the tale of a group of conspirators who devise a plan to remove the Caesar from power. This new interpretation will retain the original text but place the story against a backdrop of modern day politics.
(from 03 Nov 2014 - Closing on 15 Nov 2014)
JULIUS CAESAR
by William Shakespeare
at CLF Art Cafe AKA The Bussey Building
This new production will use a minimal set and pair it back to its very essence. With a nihilistic world and a true sense of claustrophobic evil, where one feels like the players confidant, eavesdropping on terrible secrets.
(from 07 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW
by John Hewer
at The Cooper Room – The Museum of Comedy
Just Like That! is presented as part of a celebration of the life and work of Tommy Cooper which will also include Cooper’s original handmade props and an exhibition of unique photographs of him by celebrated photographer, John Claridge.
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 24 Jan 2015)
KAFKA V KAFKA
by Howard Colyer
at Etcetera Pub Theatre
Kafka v Kafka portrays Kafka's indictment of his upbringing at the hands of a tyrannical merchant father. This deeply personal account has been lovingly dramatized for the stage by Colyer. It brings to life a family encounter that was never allowed to occur during Kafka?s lifetime, shedding light on the tumultuous dynamic shared by both men and the relationship that ultimately defined the writer's life.
(from 04 Nov 2014 - Closing on 16 Nov 2014)
LA SOIREE
Various
at Southbank Centre, La Soiree Spiegeltent
La 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.
(from 05 Nov 2014 - Closing on 11 Jan 2015)
LAD IN TIGHTS, A
By Simon Gross and Joe Meloy
at Upstairs At The Prince Of Wales Pub
Join 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.
(from 02 Dec 2014 - Closing on 04 Jan 2015)
LEND ME A TENOR
by Ken Ludwig
at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
We’re in a hotel in Ohio in 1934 and Il Stupendo has come to save the day! It’s the biggest night in the history of the Grand Opera Company as they anxiously await the arrival of the world’s greatest tenor Signor Tito Merelli – or Il Stupendo – and his performance of Othello that will save the struggling company.
(from 03 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
LISTEN, WE'RE FAMILY
By Kerry Shale and Matthew Lloyd, from an idea by Suzanne Shale
at Wilton’s Music Hall
A revelatory exploration of contemporary family life, the play dramatises the universally true stories of a gallery of real characters.
(from 14 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
LITTLE LIGHT
by Alice Birch
at Orange Tree Theatre
A house by the sea. Teddy wants more light. He's knocked that staircase down. Alison is soaked through. She's livid. Clarissa's ready to burst. They can't keep meeting like this. A dark, volatile new play that asks if we can ever let go.
(from 04 Feb 2015 - Closing on 07 Mar 2015)
LOADED
By David Bown
at Jack Studio Theatre
In a backstreet garage in Sheffield the tensions are mounting. One minute Pete and his co-workers, Mick and Hud, are having a laugh fleecing Mondeo drivers, the next they’re engaged in an unspoken war. It’s got less to do with camshafts and more to do with Carol. Poor, desperate, manipulative Carol. Carol needs saving – mainly from herself – and money is needed for that. Pete hasn’t got any but Mick and Hud are planning a job, something big, something involving shooters and Pete can be in on it, if he’s got the nerve.
(from 11 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
LOTTY'S WAR
By Guiliano Crispini; Based on recently discovered diaries found in Guernsey
at Richmond Theatre
A WWII thriller set in the enemy-occupied Channel Islands. With the last boat to England gone, Lotty is housed in close quarters with the enemy – but does she dare tread a passionate and dangerous path to save a friend?
(from 20 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
LOVE SHACK, THE
By Daniel Ward Garber
at Theatro Technis
Set 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.
(from 05 Nov 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
LOVE STORY
By Erich Segal, book and lyrics by Stephen Clark, Music by Howard Goodall
at Union Theatre
Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail. Oliver and Jenny continue to build their life together. Relying only on each other, they believe love can fix anything. But fate has other plans. Soon, what began as a brutally honest friendship becomes the love story of their lives.
(from 01 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
MACBETH
by William Shakespeare
at Clapham Omnibus
The concept for the production was partly inspired by photographs of Clapham Common taken shortly after World War II, when pre-fab buildings and allotments occupied local public spaces in a bid to alleviate the devastation of the war.
(from 11 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
MASSACRE AT PARIS, THE
By Christopher Marlowe
at The Rose Playhouse
Retells 20 years of the French Wars of Religion, from the notorious 1572 St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, through the poisoning of Charles IX, to the coronation and subsequent assassination of his flamboyant, homosexual brother Henry III.
(from 07 Oct 2014 - Closing on 26 Oct 2014)
MATTIA PASCAL THE MAN WHO LIVED
by Luigi Pirandello
at St Leonard's Church
Mattia Pascal dies, twice. What would you do if you could go to Hell and back?
(from 22 Oct 2014 - Closing on 26 Oct 2014)
MILKMILKLEMONADE
by Joshua Conkel
at Ovalhouse
US cult comedy about growing up a bit weird
(from 08 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Book by Eric Idle, score by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
(from 08 Jun 2015 - Closing on 13 Jun 2015)
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Book by Eric Idle, score by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
at Richmond Theatre
Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
(from 26 Jan 2015 - Closing on 31 Jan 2015)
MOTHER GOOSE
by Susie McKenna
at Hackney Empire
Is beauty really only skin deep? One fateful day two magical sisters decide to find out who is the most powerful witch… and so our tale begins… Mother Goose is given the gift of Princess Pricilla, a magic golden-egg-laying goose…
(from 22 Nov 2014 - Closing on 04 Jan 2015)
MOUNTAINEERING
by Non Zero One
at The Roundhouse
When 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.
(from 03 Feb 2015 - Closing on 15 Feb 2015)
MYTHS
By Jennifer R. Lee
at Blue Elephant Theatre
Hammer and Tongs Theatre take on the myths of Ancient Greece - dodge snakes with Medusa’s stylists, chug protein shakes with the goddess of war, and glimpse the dinner-party squabbles on Mount Olympus that really started the Trojan War.
(from 18 Nov 2014 - Closing on 06 Dec 2014)
NEXT FALL
by Geoffrey Nauffts
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
This timely American play goes beyond a typical love story and paints a portrait of modern romance, questioning commitment, faith and unconditional love.
(from 24 Sep 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING, THE
By Annie Siddons
at Unicorn Theatre
It’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...
(from 21 Nov 2014 - Closing on 04 Jan 2015)
OBAMA-OLOGY
by Aurin Squire
at Finborough Theatre

(from 30 Nov 2014 - Closing on 16 Dec 2014)
OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR
by Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast.
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
The 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.
(from 29 Jan 2015 - Closing on 07 Feb 2015)
OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR
Created by Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles, Ted Allen and Members of the Original Cast
at Richmond Theatre
The 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.
(from 10 Feb 2015 - Closing on 14 Feb 2015)
OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare
at St Leonard's Church
Threatened 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.
(from 05 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare, adapted by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett
at Lyric Hammersmith
A take on Shakespeare’s brutal and gripping thriller-tragedy of paranoia, jealousy, sex and murder. Fusing a taut adaptation of the classic text with its trademark hard-hitting choreography, Frantic Assembly takes a scalpel to 21st century Britain, exposing prejudice, danger and fear.
(from 13 Jan 2015 - Closing on 07 Feb 2015)
OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
at Richmond Theatre
A true story of a ragbag cast of convicts, who put on a play under the guidance of an earnest young marine officer. Along the way they start to discover each other, both onstage and behind the scenes.
(from 04 Nov 2014 - Closing on 08 Nov 2014)
PEDDLING
by Harry Melling
at Arcola Theatre (studio 2)
The earth grumbles. Growling. Rising. The city street-lamps flicker up. We're in a field somewhere in London. A pedlar boy awakes lying on the grass, in his hand a firework. How did he get here? To answer that question he must venture back to the very start via the doorsteps of privileged London and the cracks that swallow thousands of young Londoners every year.
(from 04 Mar 2015 - Closing on 28 Mar 2015)
PENTECOST
By David Edgar
at The Cockpit
Widely regarded as one of the best British plays to come out of the 1990s, Pentecost tells the story of Gabriela Pecs, a feisty and passionate art curator in a small, unnamed Eastern European country. Gabriela believes she has discovered something wonderful in an ancient, abandoned church near one of her country's borders.
(from 14 Nov 2014 - Closing on 30 Nov 2014)
PIANO MAN, THE
by AllthePigs
at New Diorama Theatre
In 2005, a suited man washed up on the Kent coast with no recollection of where he came from, how he got there and who he was. He could not speak. No one could recognise him. But he could play Tchaikovsky...
(from 11 Nov 2014 - Closing on 15 Nov 2014)
PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE: A RESTORATION
based on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
at Dorian Gray’s Townhouse (Address revealed upon booking)
Oscar Wilde's infamous and only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, has been transformed into a immersive experience by The Alchemic Order. Set in Dorian's period townhouse in The Royal Borough of Greenwich, this adaptation will transport you to the luxurious, languid and licentious world of Wilde as you experience the classic story unfold across a series of rooms.
(from 27 Aug 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
PIG GIRL
by Colleen Murphy
at Finborough Theatre

(from 11 Jan 2015 - Closing on 16 Feb 2015)
PIRANHA HEIGHTS
by Philip Ridley
at Old Red Lion Theatre
It's Mother's Day and mother is dead. Now her two sons gather in her home to argue about the truth of their childhood. But a storm is approaching...with a violent new truth all of its own.
(from 11 Nov 2014 - Closing on 06 Dec 2014)
PLAGUE OF IDIOTS
devised by the company
at Hen and Chickens Theatre
A fist-full of clowns from France, Italy, Switzerland, England, and Australia, storm London with a display of such ridiculousness. You will never again question your own intelligence.
(from 04 Nov 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
PLASTIC FIGURINES
by Ella Carmen Greenhill
at New Diorama Theatre
Rose loves her brother Mikey. Mikey loves Rose, Bruce Willis films and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but he hates change. When their mum is diagnosed with leukaemia, their world is plunged into chaos.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
PLAY MAS
by Mustapha Matura
at Orange Tree Theatre
1950s Port of Spain, Samuel, a young tailor's assistant, dreams of Trinidad's independence. On the eve of carnival everyone fills the streets, dressed up to play mas. This annual celebration turns to tragedy and spurs Samuel on to make a decision that will change the political landscape of the future of this vibrant, volatile island.
(from 11 Mar 2015 - Closing on 11 Apr 2015)
POINT OF NO RETURN, THE
by BeFrank Theatre Company
at New Diorama Theatre
The country is in a state of siege. The capital is on fire. Riot-police, specialist units and snipers are fighting the mob violently. Protesters are arming themselves with homemade weapons, torching police buses, throwing petrol bombs and besieging government buildings…
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
POMONA
by Alistair McDowall
at Orange Tree Theatre
Ollie's sister is missing. Searching Manchester in desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona, an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born.
(from 12 Nov 2014 - Closing on 13 Dec 2014)
PRISONER'S DILEMA, THE
By David Edgar
at The Cockpit
In Finland, in the stylish home of a very modern European family, a peace negotiation begins. Traveling to these top secret talks are militant freedom fighters and representatives of the government's oppressive leadership. Will the Peace Talks take? Or has the battlefield simply changed locations.
(from 15 Nov 2014 - Closing on 30 Nov 2014)
RACHEL
By Angelina Weld Grimké
at Finborough Theatre
Rachel's dreams of getting married and becoming a mother collide with the tragic events of her family’s past as she confronts the harsh reality of a racist world.
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
RAILWAY CHILDREN, THE
adapted by Mike Kenny based on E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children
at King's Cross Theatre
The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure.
(from 16 Dec 2014 - Closing on 01 Mar 2015)
RAYMOND BRIGGS’ FATHER CHRISTMAS
by Raymond Briggs, adapted by Pins and Needles
at Lyric Hammersmith Studio
Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas follows Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. This timeless festive story bursts into life with live music, playful puppets and a magical set.
(from 14 Nov 2014 - Closing on 31 Dec 2014)
REALNESS, THE
Book by Maureen Chadwick & David Watson, Music & Lyrics by Kath Gotts
at Hackney Downs Studios
When some people won’t believe you’ve changed, and others don’t want to let you change,  it isn't easy to make a new start. Jay Johnson is fresh out of prison and determined never to go back inside, but for all his efforts to stay on track,  he finds himself making a detour back in the wrong direction. Finally he's faced with the hardest choice of his life and only then does he understand what he has to do to change things for real.
(from 13 Nov 2014 - Closing on 20 Dec 2014)
RED LIKE EMBERS: CONTEMPORARY VOICES FROM BRAZIL

at Theatre503
A festival of plays, talks and performance from the sensual heartland of Latin America.
(from 28 Oct 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
REGENERATION
dramatisation of Pat Barker’s novel is adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright
at Richmond Theatre
A look at war and its devastating effects: a powerful, humane anthem for the youth of WWI.
(from 27 Oct 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
RIVALS, THE
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
at Arcola Theatre
When Town meets Country in the summer streets of Bath, Society begins to play. The stakes are Money, Reputation and Inheritance. Amidst frolic and deceit, we discover secret assignations and disguises, resulting in duels, duplicities, misunderstandings and misalliances. And the much-admired Lydia Languish – our heroine - is at the centre of it all while her Aunt, the infamous Mrs. Malaprop, adds gloriously to the confusion with her hilarious and nonsensical misuse of words.
(from 15 Oct 2014 - Closing on 15 Nov 2014)
ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
at New Diorama Theatre
A stroke of fate - and a raucous party - leads a forbidden relationship to blossom as Romeo and Juliet are unable to resist their desire for each other. Shakespeare’s star crossed lovers are synonymous with young love. Conflict, passion and heartbreak burst out of this legendary text.
(from 06 Jan 2015 - Closing on 28 Feb 2015)
ROMEO AND JULIET - A PLUNDERPHONICA
based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
at Bread & Roses Theatre, The
Using a backdrop of a modern art gallery, Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers forbidden to be together.
(from 04 Nov 2014 - Closing on 09 Nov 2014)
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by Tom Stoppard
at Upstairs at the Gatehouse Pub
The action between Rosencrantz and Guildenstern takes place mainly in the wings of Shakespeare's play and between their episodic musings on life, death and all the bits in between, the two protagonists voice their confusion at the progress of events. Events about which, occurring onstage without them, they have no direct knowledge.
(from 15 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
ROSIE’S MAGIC HORSE
Adapted from the book by Russell Hoban
at Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
Little 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.
(from 03 Dec 2014 - Closing on 20 Dec 2014)
RUN
by Engineer Theatre Collective
at New Diorama Theatre
In 2013, Engineer Theatre Collective began a dialogue with the latest generation of aspiring financiers. Whilst they hold little power today, these young professionals will be running our banks, trading our stocks and managing our pensions tomorrow.
(from 25 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
SAXON COURT
by Daniel Andersen
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
It’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.
(from 19 Nov 2014 - Closing on 13 Dec 2014)
SEMINAR
by Theresa Rebeck
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
Four aspiring young writers have paid big bucks to seek wisdom at the feet of the caustic Leonard – once a celebrated novelist, now a cantankerous editor, teacher and grandstanding chronicler of third-world war zones.
(from 25 Sep 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
SHAPE OF THE TABLE, THE
By David Edgar
at The Cockpit
Originally premiered at the National Theatre on the one-year anniversary of this remarkable event, The Shape of the Table looks inside the government of an unnamed Soviet satellite country as the thousands appeared, suddenly, on their streets and in their squares.
(from 13 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
SHOOTING WITH LIGHT
by Idle Motion
at New Diorama Theatre
In 1934 a young German refugee flees to Paris and discovers the genius of photography She reinvents herself as Gerda Taro, becoming one of the pioneering women to photograph the front line. In this production Idle Motion expose one of the most remarkable untold stories of our age.
(from 24 Mar 2015 - Closing on 11 Apr 2015)
SILENT PLANET
by Eve Leigh
at Finborough Theatre
a Cold War drama
(from 25 Nov 2014 - Closing on 20 Dec 2014)
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Songs by Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed
at Above The Gatehouse Pub
This feel-good musical takes the audience on a journey from silent movies to the age of the ‘talkies’. Based on one of the world's best-loved movies it features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including: Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin' in the Rain.
(from 17 Dec 2014 - Closing on 25 Jan 2015)
SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW
Created and staged by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin.
at Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall
Russian clown theatrical extravaganza, incorporpating mime, clowning and physical theatre.
(from 17 Dec 2014 - Closing on 05 Jan 2015)
SNOW DRAGON, THE
by Toby Mitchell
at St James Theatre
Tells 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?
(from 09 Dec 2014 - Closing on 04 Jan 2015)
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

at Richmond Theatre

(from 05 Dec 2014 - Closing on 11 Jan 2015)
SONS OF PARADISE
by Alice Collins
at Bridewell Theatre
Charles is the last surviving soldier of World War 1. The government wishes to honour him but he does not feel honourable.
(from 18 Nov 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
SOUTH DOWNS / THE BROWNING VERSION (Double Bill)
South Downs by David Hare and The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan
at Milton Court Theatre
Both set in public schools, one post-war, one pre-Profumo, the plays explore what lies behind the reticence of English society, one from the point of view of a schoolboy who can't understand or adapt to the ways of the school, the other from that of a master who's constructed a lifetime's shell to enable him to survive.
(from 20 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
SPINE
by Clara Brennan
at Soho Theatre (Upstairs)
Spine charts the explosive, unexpected friendship between a ferocious, wise-cracking teenager and an elderly East End widow (brought to life by the same actress) which blossoms over stolen library books. Mischievous activist pensioner Mrs Glenda is hell-bent on leaving a political legacy and saving Amy from the Tory scrapheap because, as she says, ‘there’s nothing more terrifying than a teenager with something to say.’
(from 21 Oct 2014 - Closing on 02 Nov 2014)
STATE RED
By Atiha Sen Gupta
at Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
Richard and Joyce have just returned home from the House of Lords. To their astonishment, and relief, they find their estranged son, Luke, fast asleep on the sofa. After a year’s absence, where has he been, and why has he come back now?
(from 07 Nov 2014 - Closing on 06 Dec 2014)
STREAMING
By Jon Welch
at Pleasance Theatre, Islington
Rosa is 15. After the death of her mother and the breakdown of her father, she seeks solace in the friendship of her reclusive new neighbour, whose home-grown business earns her £3.50 a minute, 20 times a night. With evocative sound design, a shape-shifting set, projection and puppetry, Streaming is a rites of passage story for a modern age where walls become veils and private becomes public.
(from 11 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
SWEENEY TODD - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop
Site specific production. In this staging of Sondheim’s musical thriller, audiences will congregate at Anton’s barber shop before being shown through to Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop, where the décor, little changed since it was opened in 1908, will provide the setting for Mrs Lovett’s infamous establishment.
(from 21 Oct 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
TALENTED MR RIPLEY, THE
by The Faction
at New Diorama Theatre
Tom Ripley is a nobody given the unexpected chance to make a name for himself in Europe. When he first meets Dickie Greenleaf, Tom’s skills for forging signatures, telling lies and impersonating just about anybody are nothing more than impressive games. But as his friendship with Dickie grows to obsession, Tom’s talents have very dangerous consequences.
(from 10 Jan 2015 - Closing on 28 Feb 2015)
TAMING WHO
adapted from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare by Darren Raymond
at St Saviour's Church
It'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!
(from 29 Oct 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
TARTUFFE
by Moliere
at Courtyard Theatre Studio
Claiming to be a 'Man of God' Tartuffe worms his way into the household of Sir George Young, a wealthy City merchant trader who, egged on by his domineering mother, is desperate to be seen to be good as well as rich.
(from 14 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
TARTUFFE
by Molière
at Space, The
Join us for a hot, raucous evening in Orgon’s Speakeasy, a jiving den of salacious activity hidden inside a church. Tartuffe’s faux religious piety is making Orgon’s family sweat as he manipulates them for his lusty purpose, spinning the situation out of control.
(from 07 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
TEMPEST, THE
by William Shakespeare, adapted by Sarah Redmond
at Waterloo East Theatre
Set to a pumping soundtrack this new abridged version takes us to London 2080, natural disasters have swamped the world, countries as we know them are lost to sea. A boat has been swept up the Thames Estuary and is shipwrecked on the Southbank. The survivors look to the locals for sanctuary.
(from 08 Oct 2014 - Closing on 26 Oct 2014)
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN
by Tim Webb
at Southbank Centre, Blue Room
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.
(from 13 Dec 2014 - Closing on 04 Jan 2015)
THREE SISTERS
by Anton Chekhov
at White Bear Theatre
When all other hopes have left, one by one, there is only one thing that grows stronger and stronger in the hearts of the three sisters: the dream of going home, in Anton Chekhov’s play about emotional exile, intellectual solitude, and dreams that refuse to die.
(from 14 Oct 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
TIGER COUNTRY
By Nina Raine
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
Beyond the corridors of a busy London hospital lies a workplace full of professionals under the most extreme pressure – especially at Christmas - where an unintentional slip can have disastrous consequences. Professionalism and prejudice, turbulent staff romances, ambition and failure collide in a drama about an overburdened service that we all depend on and the dedicated individuals that keep it going.
(from 08 Dec 2014 - Closing on 17 Jan 2015)
TIMBER!

at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
A unique family circus troupe juggle axes and perform daring aerial acrobatics and stunts with lumberjack saws, as well as clog-dancing, beam-balancing, cooking, vegetable chopping and storytelling.
(from 21 Dec 2014 - Closing on 31 Dec 2014)
TINDERBOX
by Oliver Forsyth
at Hen and Chickens Theatre
Three activists meet beneath a bank intent on starting a revolution by bringing the business to it’s knees. Their high ideals of peaceful and international change, however, are soon undermined. As the plan falls apart the group are further alarmed by the appearance of Mazzy, an employee of the bank they are beneath. This new black comedy looks at both our fondness for quick-fix political solutions and our general apathy towards instigating change.
(from 04 Nov 2014 - Closing on 08 Nov 2014)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Harper Lee, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel
at Richmond Theatre
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.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
TREASURE ISLAND - THE CURSE OF THE PEARL NECKLACE
by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper
at Above the Stag
Jim Hawkins wants adventure! Tired of swallowing seamen's stories in his mum's hotel on the Cornish coast, he gets his hands on a sailor's chest and discovers a mysterious treasure map. Will he find riches? Sunshine? Speedo-clad men in the sand-dunes? Only if he can beat John Silver, a charismatic and curiously disabled pirate - and a very nautical boy.
(from 28 Nov 2014 - Closing on 10 Jan 2015)
TRUTH, LIES, DIANA
by Jon Conway
at Charing Cross Theatre
This is the story of 'Ray, a playwright who uncovers secrets about Diana and her death, that the Establishment have tried to keep hidden. As he strives to reveal the startling evidence, his personal life starts to unravel when he suspects the wife he is devoted is being unfaithful. The play charts his descent into paranoia as he has to decide what to do with the truths that confront him…
(from 09 Jan 2015 - Closing on 14 Feb 2015)
TWELFTH NIGHT
By William Shakespeare
at Richmond Theatre
A story of love, disguise and mistaken identities.
(from 18 Nov 2014 - Closing on 22 Nov 2014)
UGLIES TAKE PENGE, THE

at Bridge House Theatre
Annie and Fannie are heading to the Palace to meet their new sister Cinderella for the very first time - however en route they lose their way and end up in deepest, darkest south east London...Can you help Annie and Fannie reunite with their sister Cinderella? Oh yes you can!
(from 12 Dec 2014 - Closing on 21 Dec 2014)
UNCLE VANYA
By Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Anya Reiss
at St James Theatre
This new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya has been transposed to a modern day rural setting.
(from 08 Oct 2014 - Closing on 08 Nov 2014)
UPPER CUT
by Juliet Gilkes Romero
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
Karen 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.
(from 14 Jan 2015 - Closing on 07 Feb 2015)
USAGI YOJIMBO
Based on the comic-book by Stan Sakai and adapted for the stage by Stewart Melton
at Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
17th Century Japan. A world of bandit racoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans.
(from 28 Nov 2014 - Closing on 04 Jan 2015)
VICTOR/VICTORIA
book by Blake Edwards; music by Henry Mancini; lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; additional music by Frank Wildhorn
at Bridewell Theatre
A musical comedy about a woman pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman.
(from 26 Nov 2014 - Closing on 06 Dec 2014)
VIRGINS DIE HORNY
By Sal Cesare
at Courtyard Theatre Studio
The story of Katie, a 38-year old woman married for the third time in ten years. A new drama that takes you into a distorted world where relationships between lovers and friends are put to the ultimate test.
(from 28 Oct 2014 - Closing on 16 Nov 2014)
VIVIEN: LETTER TO LARRY
By Donald MacDonald
at Jermyn Street Theatre
VIVIEN: Letter to Larry brings to vivid life the making, and breaking, of Vivien Leigh.
(from 29 Sep 2014 - Closing on 05 Nov 2014)
WAITING FOR GODOT
By Samuel Beckett
at The Cockpit
Waiting For Godot draws on influences from The Bible to Dante, from Baudelaire to The Greeks and from Beckett's childhood in Ireland to his experiences in the French Resistance in rural France during the Second World War.
(from 01 Oct 2014 - Closing on 29 Oct 2014)
WALKING THROUGH WIRE
by Gary Kittle
at Hen and Chickens Theatre
How can you prove your worth to a society that can’t see passed its prejudices? How can you triumph in a conflict where nobody wants you on their side? Hans, a homosexual detained in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, thinks he can. And in post-war Britain, a scientist who helped end the Second World War, Alan Turing, thinks he can too.
(from 11 Nov 2014 - Closing on 15 Nov 2014)
WAREHOUSE OF DREAMS
by Chuck Anderson
at Lion and Unicorn Theatre
A new play wrenched from today's shocking headlines about the tragedies unfolding in the Middle East will help children whose lives have been uprooted by war.
(from 11 Nov 2014 - Closing on 06 Dec 2014)
WAY BACK HOME, THE
By Oliver Jeffers
at Southbank Centre, Purcell Room
When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space. Millions of miles from earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake, so the boy must make a daring landing on the moon. But as it turns out, he is not alone up there.
(from 29 Oct 2014 - Closing on 02 Nov 2014)
WHERE LATE THE SWEET BIRDS SANG
based on Shakespeare's Sonnets
at The Rose Playhouse Bankside
A 'little moment' of a timeless story told through Shakespeare's Sonnets.
(from 04 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)
WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE?
by Sonja Linden and Company
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
In the year of the centenary of the start of the First World War, this debut production offers a very personal take on the last hundred years of history, from 1914 to the present day.
(from 29 Oct 2014 - Closing on 15 Nov 2014)
WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by Bernard Shaw
at Orange Tree Theatre
When Harry met Blanche by the banks of the Rhine he knew he'd met his match. He just needed the approval of her father, the fearsome Sartorius. But is he quite what he appears? Back in London, Harry must face jeopardising his relationship with the fiery Blanche to uphold his moral standards. Cokane's wry remarks won't help: the cynical Lickcheese must sort it all out.
(from 17 Dec 2014 - Closing on 31 Jan 2015)
WILDEFIRE
By Roy Williams
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
Gail Wilde is an average policewoman, but one who lives up to her nickname, 'WILDEFIRE' - and in the precarious world of modern policing, being wild or full of fire is hardly likely to be appropriate for the job in hand... Suspicions surrounding Gail's professional conduct reach fever pitch when a fellow officer is involved in a serious incident on the beat.
(from 06 Nov 2014 - Closing on 29 Nov 2014)


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