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Fringe & Other London Shows - At a Glance!

Fringe & Other London shows playing now or in the near future!

Fringe & Other London shows
by Chris Dunkley
at Finborough Theatre

(from 26 Apr 2015 - Closing on 12 May 2015)
By Maria Milisavljevic
at Arcola Theatre (Studio 2)
On a freezing night in Germany 4 friends are making pizza in their apartment. Karla nips out for some milk – and doesn’t come back. Ever.
(from 01 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
by April De Angelis
at Tricycle Theatre
A black comedy that reimagines the meaning of family and explores how the choices we make can change our lives forever.
(from 07 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
by Simon Davies
at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Harnessing the heroics of Grace Darling, who launched a daring rescue mission of shipwrecked sailors, the intuition of Captain Bligh, who journeyed over 4,000 miles with the help of just a sextant and compass after being abandoned by his crew, and the intellect of Sir Francis Drake, one of the first men to circumnavigate the globe, audiences will live through their very own nautical adventure.
(from 28 Mar 2015 - Closing on 31 Aug 2015)
By Arthur Miller
at Richmond Theatre
1947. 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 …
(from 31 Mar 2015 - Closing on 04 Apr 2015)
by Agatha Christie
at Richmond Theatre
A 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?
(from 26 May 2015 - Closing on 30 May 2015)
By James Graham
at Bush, The
Set against a Britain of spending cuts, high unemployment and economic instability, The Angry Brigade tells the story of a group of four British Anarchists who terrorised the country in the 1970s, and the police manhunt that tracked them down.
(from 30 Apr 2015 - Closing on 13 Jun 2015)
By Emma Adams
at Theatre503
77-year-old Norma is having a tricky day. She can’t finish the crossword and Joy keeps stealing her recliner. Not to mention Helen next door has twisted her ankle falling from a weather balloon, they’ve run out of Class A drugs and the Utility Inspector just popped round to see if it’s time for her involuntary euthanasia...
(from 07 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
by Emma Adams
at Theatre503
Imagine a world where everyone over 60 is tossed on the scrapheap, children are hothoused and being a 'burden on society' is the ultimate crime. Everybody is given a permit that displays their economic value to society and inspectors are out to get the worthless…
(from 08 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
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)
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)
by Effie Samara
at The Hope Theatre
Baby is a play about a woman’s right to self-determination. Dr. Antonia Innes-Kerr is one of the most gifted surgeons of her generation. But choosing between testifying against a male colleague and convincing him to make her pregnant will prove the most challenging operation of her life.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
By Claire Mcgowan
at The London Theatre
A gentle comedy drama about a wood, some cars, some relationships and ....well you know.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
Created by Amalia Hernandez
at London Coliseum
A 'captivating spectacle' of live music and dance drawing on Mexico’s rich and varied history.
(from 22 Jul 2015 - Closing on 25 Jul 2015)
by Tim Evanicki and Esther Daack
at Above the Stag
Join the wide eyed and innocent Billy as he visits the bathhouse for the first time. He's looking for love, but the other patrons seem to be seeking something a little more temporary. This is a musical comedy show for mature audiences, with adult themes, language, and scantily clad men!
(from 25 Feb 2015 - Closing on 29 Mar 2015)
by Paddy O'Keeffe
at Pentameters Theatre
Playwright, orator, iconoclast, novelist, critic, essayist, politician, energetic self-publicist, controversialist – George Bernard Show divides opinion today as he did in his lifetime.
(from 24 Mar 2015 - Closing on 29 Mar 2015)
By Eirini Dermitzaki
at The Space
A bitter-sweet story about mother-daughter relationship.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 19 Apr 2015)
by Marc Camoletti
at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
It’s the swinging sixties and bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a luxury flat in Paris and three gorgeous air hostesses all engaged to him without knowing anything about each other. But there’s turbulence ahead when his hapless friend Robert comes to stay and throws him right off-course!
(from 06 Mar 2015 - Closing on 28 Mar 2015)
by Julie Everton and Josie Melia
at The Cockpit
1984. The height of Thatcher's power. 30lbs of gelignite rip through 6 floors of the Grand Hotel Brighton, shattering the Tory conference.
(from 13 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
by Robert Holman
at Print Room at The Coronet
A Breakfast of Eels is about the pain of growing up, the difficulty of survival and the journey to create an identity and sense of belonging in a world without parents.
(from 16 Mar 2015 - Closing on 11 Apr 2015)
Based on the collected stories of Joel Chandler Harris by Juliet Rogers
at The Puppet Theatre Barge
Features some favourite episodes from the famous Brer Rabbit stories collected from the plantations in the southern states of America by Joel Chandler Harris.
(from 21 Mar 2015 - Closing on 17 May 2015)
by Peter Hamilton
at Rosemary Branch
Long-term psychiatric patient Ruth has read Wuthering Heights forty-nine times and is the star of the Therapy Unit’s poetry workshop. As she nurses her teddy-bear, Heathcliffe, in a psychiatric hospital in York, she recalls her former life in a ward in Bridlington, and her doomed affair with Bernard Whittaker, a thirty-seven year-old fellow patient from Leeds
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 03 May 2015)
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)
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 12 Mar 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
By Bernard Shaw
at Above The Gatehouse Pub
Candida, one of Shaw's most popular comedies, tells the story of successful clergyman, James Morell, his wife Candida, and Eugene Marchbanks, an aristocratic young poet.
(from 28 Mar 2015 - Closing on 19 Apr 2015)
Music by Terry Davies & Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen)
at New Wimbledon Theatre
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 21 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
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)
reimagining of Bizet’s Carmen by Simon Stephens
at Almeida Theatre (Off West End)
In the opulent grandeur of a European city, a renowned singer abandons the opera house for the truth of the streets. A gorgeous prostitute. A tough-talking taxi driver. A global trader. A teenage dreamer. Everyone’s looking for something.
(from 10 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and book by Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King
at Southwark Playhouse
A taunted and terrified seventeen-year-old misfit, Carrie White has a burning secret... a secret that will eventually ignite her revenge. Make your date for the Senior Prom to see who will be crowned Queen, and who will have blood on their hands. After one night with Carrie you will always remember her name.
(from 01 May 2015 - Closing on 30 May 2015)
by James Christopher
at Drayton Arms Theatre
Set in a sinister farmhouse on the border between Suffolk and North Essex, this psychological drama is partly inspired by the fateful motifs of film noirs. A disturbing memory resurfaces when Eric and his wife Susan realise an accidental meeting with wealthy playboy, Charlie, and his young Ukrainian girlfriend, Ella, is not as it seems.
(from 03 Mar 2015 - Closing on 28 Mar 2015)
by Thomas Middleton
at The Rose Playhouse, Bankside
The Yellowhammers desperately push their daughter at rich Sir Walter Whorehound; who in turn is trying to offload his mistress to their son. Meanwhile Allwit welcomes Sir Walter as his wife's lover in return for a fat paycheque. All the while Touchwood Senior rents himself out to childless couples as a walking inseminator, threatening to disinherit Sir Walter; as his younger brother tries to steal Yellowhammer's daughter away from Sir Walter's clutches.
(from 03 Mar 2015 - Closing on 28 Mar 2015)
by Circolombia
at Roundhouse, The
Inspired by Colombia’s diverse communities and featuring 14 performers from across Colombia. Mixes 'spectacular' circus with dance and an original soundtrack.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 03 May 2015)
by Mark Jagasia
at Arcola Theatre
Morris Honeyspoon, the Clarion's egomaniacal editor, spends his weekends dressed as Julius Caesar, and at work he rules like a tyrant. But life at his beloved paper is a masterclass in incompetence and deceit. As political storm clouds gather over an uneasy country, it seems the paper's worst crimes are about to be exposed. With Honeyspoon frantically searching for an office traitor, washed-up foreign correspondent Verity Stokes masterminds a murderous day of reckoning...
(from 15 Apr 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
By Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys
at Union Theatre
Tells the story of Dave, just off the boat from Ireland and determined to make something of himself. He is offered a bar job at a glitzy London nightclub, where he quickly becomes part of an unconventional family ...
(from 22 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
By Alan Ayckbourn
at Menier Chocolate Factory
A hired dominatrix flees for her life through a hotel communicating door only to find herself 20 years in the past.
(from 07 May 2015 - Closing on 27 Jun 2015)
by Neil Smith, after Strindberg
at Jack Studio Theatre
A glass door revolves in the entrance to a deserted hotel lobby. Waiting for his wife to return, a young man forges a bond with another guest. But his new companion hides a dark agenda that threatens to expose all three to the true cost of giving your heart wholly to another.
(from 24 Mar 2015 - Closing on 11 Apr 2015)
By Robin Soans
at Arcola Theatre, Studio 1
On the eve of one of the most important games of his career, Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas received a warning: The Sun newspaper was going to 'out' him as gay.
(from 20 May 2015 - Closing on 20 Jun 2015)
By Michael Hastings
at Southwark Playhouse
The work-room of a Savile Row tailors, 1953. Two master craftsmen at daggers drawn: Polish-born Spijak insists that nothing can beat the excellence of a hand-sewn suit, while Eric uses his machine to work at twice the speed and earn twice the money. Sparks fly as each fights his own corner with biting wit and vicious humour. Into this battleground steps Maurice, a teenager at the very start of his apprenticeship. Will he survive the gruelling training to become a master tailor? Or will he, as Spijak’s daughter urges him to, escape?
(from 11 Mar 2015 - Closing on 04 Apr 2015)
by Chris Ioan Roberts
at Ovalhouse
Dead Royal makes use of original quotes drawn from interviews with Wallis Simpson and Diana Spencer. In 1982, Wallis, Duchess of Windsor aged 82, invites Lady Diana Spencer aged 19 to a despair-laden bachelorette party on the eve of her wedding to Prince of Wales.
(from 21 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
By Andrew Lynch & Mark McCabe
at Courtyard Theatre
In Jackson County, Oklahoma, 18 year old Carl Brant dials 911 and calmly tells the operator he has just shot a police officer and his own mother. Five years from the crime that shook the rural town, a date has been set for his execution.
(from 02 Apr 2015 - Closing on 12 Apr 2015)
By Fiona Doyle
at Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
There’s a furtive presence on Joe and Kitty’s farm. Precious feed is mysteriously disappearing from the hayshed and prized livestock is being slaughtered at night whilst sinister shadows lurk in the darkness. With fodder running out and no money left, Joe and Kitty, like their desperate neighbours, will stop at nothing to protect themselves and their cherished land. But at what cost?
(from 16 Apr 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
By Matt Hartley
at Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
Rachel and Ben want to buy a flat in London. And so do their friends, Melanie and Sam. But what with rent, tax, student loans, pensions and bills, it’s impossible to save for a deposit. So the foursome come up with a fast-track solution: rent a tiny one bedroom flat between the four of them and split all costs 50/50. It’s only for a year after all – a piece of cake. But with paper thin walls and space growing sparser by the day, which will they sacrifice first – the friendship, the relationship, or the dream of buying their own property?
(from 12 Mar 2015 - Closing on 11 Apr 2015)
by Tim Foley
at Old Red Lion Theatre
The Herming family have moved to rural Northern Ireland – also known as the middle of nowhere. The Dad makes stuff in his shed, the Mam pops pills in her armchair, and Johnny the son avoids them both as much as possible. So far, so normal. But when Johnny comes home from university, everything has gone a little strange.
(from 26 May 2015 - Closing on 20 Jun 2015)
Based on Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'; Co-written by Steffi Walker; Music composed by Jo Turner
at King's Head Pub Theatre
Dorian Gray welcomes audiences to submerge themselves in the salaciousness of the late 19th century. This version chronicles the hidden vice and sin that lurked beneath the painted surface of Victorian society.
(from 22 Mar 2015 - Closing on 12 Apr 2015)
Created by James Beeney and Gina Georgio
at St James Theatre (Studio)
The story is about the little known story of Captain David 'Reggie' Salomons from Kent, who led his men to the battlefields of Gallipoli in 1915 and they all suffered a tragic accident.
(from 30 Jun 2015 - Closing on 11 Jul 2015)
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)
by Heather Jeffery
at Drayton Arms Theatre
Rachel, a young female artist recovering from a serious injury, develops a relationship with her sitter. Their shared exploration of deeper themes of artistic endeavour is shattered by the arrival of Shaun, who drives a wedge of distrust between them. Is Rachel's growing belief in a dangerous conspiracy a product of her overactive imagination or a very real threat?
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
by Toby Rose
at May Fair Theatre
A thoroughly modern morality tale set in the cut throat world of la mode... Boo, hiss or cheer – as you see fit – the chutzpah of Mimi Steele in this story of laughs, love and sharp practices in the cutting edge world of fashion.
(from 01 Apr 2015 - Closing on 12 Apr 2015)
by Florian Zeller in a translation by Christopher Hampton
at Tricycle Theatre
Now 80 years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control.
(from 07 May 2015 - Closing on 13 Jun 2015)
By Henrik Ibsen
at Barons Court Theatre
The drama charts the story of Margit, Lady of Solhaug, who is awaiting her anniversary feast when an unexpected visitor brings forth memories of her lost youth. Suffocating in the gilded Solhaug, Margit plots a dramatic, desperate escape from the prison of her life.
(from 08 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
by Odessa Celt
at Tristan Bates Theatre
Game Theory is a new double-bill of plays from female writer and director duo, Odessa Celt and Lois Jeary, that brings two highly topical procedures to the stage for the first time, hymenoplasty and genomic sequencing.
(from 31 Mar 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
by Benjamin Farry, Simon London and David Van Horn
at Dept W
It is 2015. London has fallen. The deadly Z virus is transforming the global population into a rabid horde of the infected. With societal structure collapsing, humanity is faced with a desperate battle for survival.
(from 04 Apr 2015 - Booking to 05 Jul 2015)
written and devised by Moulded Theatre Company
at New Wimbledon Theatre (Studio)
The world sneezed and everything fell to pieces...revealing the mysterious Geometric City. Bridget and Cindy go exploring, quickly discovering a range of creatures! Featuring physical theatre, puppetry and vibrant characters, Geometric City is fuel for the imagination.
(from 08 Jun 2015 - Closing on 13 Jun 2015)
by Dylan Costello
at The Park Theatre
Hollywood, 1949. A time when the movies are king and the movie stars merely pawns for the studio bosses. A time when passion was lauded but sex was never discussed. So when naïve young British actor Patrick Glass embarks on a scandalous homosexual love affair with his famous co-star, he starts to feels the full force of the studio's career-destroying muscle.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
By Selma Dimitrijevic
at Camden People's Theatre
The story of a 30-something daughter visiting her aging mother, depicting the most simple of conversations from baths, to tea, boyfriends and the weather.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 31 May 2015)
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 11 Apr 2015)
Music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Based on the 1988 film of the same name
at Churchill Theatre
It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.
(from 02 May 2016 - Closing on 07 May 2016)
Music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Based on the 1988 film of the same name
at New Wimbledon Theatre
It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.
(from 02 Nov 2015 - Closing on 07 Nov 2015)
by Giles Cole
at Jermyn Street Theatre
In the aftermath of the last general election, the political parties are wrangling over who will form the coalition government. Meanwhile, in a village near the Norfolk coast, a disillusioned English teacher and parttime election volunteer comes home for a rare visit and tries to put his life in order.
(from 10 Mar 2015 - Closing on 04 Apr 2015)
by Stewart Pemutt
at Jermyn Street Theatre
Retired psychiatrist Joy Westendarp has opened up her lovely home to women who have been rejected by the mental health system. Sixty-one year virgin and newcomer Alice doesn't appear to have any problems, but she is bent on taking the place over.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
By Silva Semerciyan
at Theatre503
Summer in small town America. Aimee Stright wants to be Banksy in a town that hates vandals. As outsiders investigate what happened on the day she walked into a church with a gun, it seems Aimee is one against the world and the world wants to know why.
(from 09 Jun 2015 - Closing on 04 Jul 2015)
Devised by Neil McPherson
at Finborough Theatre

(from 21 Apr 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz
at Bush, The
Following cuts totalling £350m, many ordinary people will find their access to justice restricted as their entitlement to free legal aid is withdrawn. Based on interviews with real people at all levels of the British justice system, this play aims to tell the stories of those ordinary people affected by the reforms and examine how these cuts are driving deeper cracks into the fabric of our society.
(from 03 Jul 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)
by Susie McKenna
at Hackney Empire
Set in the kingdom of Hackneydale, Hackney Empire’s production follows the story of young Jack who is tempted by a mysterious stranger into swapping the family’s trusty old cow for a handful of magic beans. An offer surely happy-go-lucky Jack can’t refuse?
(from 21 Nov 2015 - Closing on 03 Jan 2016)

at New Wimbledon Theatre
The show will include never seen before film clips and interviews together with irresistible classic hit songs from some of Judy's hugely popular films such as A Star is Born, Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade and The Wizard of Oz. The set of songs will include I Got Rhythm, The Trolley Song, The Man That Got Away, Get Happy,Zing! Went the strings of my Heart, and the song that is synonymous with Judy Garland, Over the Rainbow.
(from 16 Jun 2015 - Closing on 20 Jun 2015)
by William Shakespeare
at The Rose Playhouse, Bankside
The aged King Lear has had a long and peaceful reign, but he has no living male heir. In dividing the kingdom among his three daughters Lear sets the stage for his own destruction, as Ancient Britain is ripped apart by its rulers.
(from 07 Apr 2015 - Closing on 30 Apr 2015)
by Jessica Sian
at Southwark Playhouse
Thandi is swotting for her exams and keeping well away from any distractions. In the stifling heat, two teenagers collide. Downing Klipdrift brandy, they create an alliance away from everything else. But scars take time to heal and, as the thunder threatens to strike, the real world crashes in.
(from 13 May 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
by Mike Stone
at Old Red Lion Theatre
Obese, girlfriendless and struggling to make his way, Lardo (Daniel Buckley) is determined to join Tartan Wrestling Madness - the glamorous bad boys of the Scottish wrestling scene. When his dream finally comes true Lardo surprisingly becomes an overnight sensation, but the massive highs and crippling lows of being a professional wrestler soon threaten to overwhelm this unlikely hero.
(from 03 Mar 2015 - Closing on 28 Mar 2015)
By Jonathan Lewis
at Jermyn Street Theatre
In the music room of a top fee-paying London school, a group of 18-year-olds must sit out an hour of “isolation” to cover a clash of exams and avoid the risk of cheating. But their supervising teacher has failed to turn up. In dealing with the dilemmas of the situation, the pupils gradually reveal a darker side to the pressures they are under.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
By Helen Benedict
at The Cockpit
A verbatim play telling the stories of 7 women's experiences in the US military during the Iraq war.
(from 06 May 2015 - Closing on 31 May 2015)
An original adaptation by Theatre Sans Frontieres of 'El Amor de Don Perlimplin con Belisa en su jardín' by Federico Garcia Lorca
at Southwark Playhouse
In Lorca’s ‘garden of love’, the fantastical story of Don Perlimplin unfolds. A wealthy and studious man, he just wants to spend his days quietly reading books. Reluctantly he is persuaded to marry the gorgeous and much younger Belisa - but what has he let himself in for?
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
By Oscar Wilde, dramatised by Ronald Selwyn Phillips
at Barons Court Theatre
Lord Arthur, a handsome but rather naive aristocrat, gets the shock of his life when he takes Sybil, his beautiful fiancee, for approval by his aunt, the dragon-like Lady Windermere. His aunt insists that Lord Arthur must have his palm read by her amazing clairvoyant, Podgers -and Podgers predicts that it is Lord Arthur's destiny to become a murderer! Even worse, the murder victim will be his lovely fiancee, Sybil! But scheming Podgers suggests a possible way out....and the most hilarious of all black comedies begins to unfold once again.
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
By Joe DiPietro; Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley
at Churchill Theatre
A funny and moving tale of hope, second chances and the healing qualities of Rock 'n' Roll.
(from 31 Aug 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
By Joe DiPietro; Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley
at New Wimbledon Theatre
A funny and moving tale of hope, second chances and the healing qualities of Rock 'n' Roll.
(from 22 Jun 2015 - Closing on 27 Jun 2015)
By Sophie Treadwell
at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street Theatre
Inspired by the sensational trial of Ruth Snyder, a Long Island housewife who murdered her husband and died in the electric chair in 1927, this drama will see nine actresses share the role of the protagonist in scenes that explore the pressures of American industrial life.
(from 27 Mar 2015 - Closing on 01 Apr 2015)
Adapted by Simon James Collier from the original play ‘La Femme X’ by Alexandre Bisson
at Jack Studio Theatre
1928. France. A young woman is thrown onto the streets by her jealous husband when he discovers she has been having an affair. Forbidden from seeing her beloved young son, and with neither money nor friends, she sinks into depravity. Twenty years later, she has become the mistress of Frederic Laroque, a small-time criminal. When he discovers that her husband is now the Attorney General, Laroque decides to blackmail him…
(from 23 Jun 2015 - Closing on 11 Jul 2015)
Created by Tony Middleton 'Sonic'
at Grand Royale London Hyde Park
Experience close-up magic like never before in a show featuring the finest sleight of hand and indulge in the style and opulance of the Victorian masters of magic.
(from Apr 2014 - Closing on 26 Jun 2015)
By Michael Frayn
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
Last autumn, dramatist and novelist Michael Frayn published his latest and most unusual book, Matchbox Theatre - a series of conversations, sketches and meditations with the Michael Frayn twist - which takes a look at how we live today. Blurring the boundaries between his work for page and for stage, it begs the question – are these mini-plays or short stories?
(from 25 Apr 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
Music by Tchaikovsky, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne
at Sadler's Wells
As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forwards in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian era; a mythical golden age of long Summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn and new dance crazes. Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day; a world more mysterious than any Fairy story!
(from 01 Dec 2015 - Closing on 24 Jan 2016)
By James Phillips
at St James Theatre (Studio)
McQUEEN is a journey into the visionary imagination and dark dream world of Alexander McQueen, fashion's greatest contemporary artist. Set on a single London night, it is more than a bio-play.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
By Ian Buckley
at Barons Court Theatre
Think of the worst nightmare a woman can live through. Will Liz's shakily held-together world survive another shattering discovery? The Moment We Met is a mix of sexual violence, suffering and the struggle for truth and justice.
(from 10 Mar 2015 - Closing on 29 Mar 2015)
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)
by Alison Skilbeck
at King's Head Pub Theatre
In October 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, takes a dangerous trip to war-time London, to visit US troops, and see how the British, most importantly the women, are coping.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
By John Hollingworth
at Tricycle Theatre
As the nation questions immigration policies and military support in the Middle East, one family face their own internal conflict of faith, belonging, and who gets to call themselves British.
(from 19 Feb 2015 - Closing on 21 Mar 2015)
by ONEOHONE Theatre Co.
at Tristan Bates Theatre
You are cordially invited to test a brand-new data security programme. It promises absolute cyber freedom and the right to assert and control your online identity - but once the test begins, it becomes rapidly apparent that the system has already been corrupted. A 'you' already exists. Suspend disbelief and join a dystopian future: audience members have been hacked, and must embark on a hunt around central London to track down the doppelgangers and reclaim their identities before it's too late.
(from 04 May 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
by Tom Taylor
at Finborough Theatre
In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Our American Cousin is the play that President Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, on 14 April 1865 - exactly 150 years ago.
(from 29 Mar 2015 - Closing on 14 Apr 2015)
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)
by William Shakespeare
at St Paul's Church
Keen to prove he is as quick and clever as any real little boy, he leaves his Pappa far behind. On his fantastical journey Pinocchio will meet a speaking cat, a dancing fox, a sneaky snake and a child who turns into a donkey; but as he's swallowed up whole by a ship-guzzling dogfish it looks like Pinocchio will never become a real little boy?
(from 29 Jun 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
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)
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)
By Tommy Lexen
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)
by Marina Carr
at Old Red Lion Theatre
Portia Coughlan lives in a monstrous limbo, haunted by a yearning for her spectral twin brother lying at the bottom of the Belmont River, unable to find any love for her wealthy husband and children, seeking solace in soulless affairs, deeply afraid of what she might do.
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
by Gilbert and Sullivan
at Finborough Theatre
It's twenty years later and Prince Hilarion is keen to be reunited with his now adult wife, the Princess Ida. Unfortunately her quarrelsome father has hidden her away in a women's only university where even the morning cock crow is managed by a talented hen. So Hilarion is forced to don a dress and even wield a sword to win his wife.
(from 24 Mar 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
By Alan Ayckbourn
at The London Theatre
It intimately follows a few days in the lives of six characters, in four tightly-interwoven stories through 54 scenes.
(from 28 Jul 2015 - Closing on 02 Aug 2015)
by Mark Ravenhall
at Arcola Theatre
Product tells the story of a producer, pitching a dire script about a 9/11 widow who falls in love with a Muslim suicide bomber – a beautiful wounded man, a dark stranger, a sublime passion, a nightmare and a suicide pact. Ravenhill’s perfectly observed satire of Hollywood’s worst clichés spikily undercuts the producer’s sycophantic pitch.
(from 27 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
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 06 Sep 2015)
By William Shakespeare; Adapted by Rasta Thomas
at Peacock Theatre
A contemporary dance interpretation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy.
(from 03 Mar 2015 - Closing on 29 Mar 2015)
By Marco Ramirez
at Bush, The
Tells the story of boxer Jay Jackson, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World. It is loosely based on the real-life story of Jack Johnson, whose story is one of great talent and triumph, but also racism and injustice.
(from 13 Mar 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
Written and composed by Barbara Jane Mackie
at Landor Theatre
Based on the true story of two nice ladies from the Hampshire WI, Jean Johnson and Shirley Landels, who set out on a campaign for the decriminalisation of prostitution and to improve conditions for working girls.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 19 Apr 2015)
By Sam. H Freeman
at Southwark Playhouse
This 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.
(from 15 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
By Sheriden
at The London Theatre
In The School for Scandal, the author mainly satirizes malicious gossip and hypocrisy in the fashionable society of London in the 1770s
(from 24 Mar 2015 - Closing on 29 Mar 2015)
By Ken Urban
at Theatre503
Charles, a disgraced New York Times journalist, arrives in Rwanda for an exclusive interview with two Hutu nuns. Charged with war crimes, the nuns must convince the world of their innocence during the 1994 genocide. When an unknown survivor contradicts the nuns’ story, Charles must decide between saving his career or telling a murkier truth that might condemn the nuns to a life in prison.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
Lyrics by Richard O’Brien, music by Richard Hartley, book by Jim Sherman, adapted for stage by Tom Crowley and Benji Sperring
at King's Head Pub Theatre
Predicting the rise of reality TV, Shock Treatment sees the return of Brad and Janet as they get sucked into a world of crazed contestants, fame-hungry presenters and money-grabbing executives both in front and behind the cameras.
(from 17 Apr 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
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)
by Anders Lustgarten
at Arcola Theatre
The Roboski massacre is one of the most controversial episodes in the 'war on terror'. Piecing together the fragments of the tragedy, Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre, dares to ask what a massacre is made of.
(from 11 Mar 2015 - Closing on 16 Mar 2015)
Devised and performed by Hannah Moss and David Ralfe
at Shoreditch Town Hall
Near-wordless, the show uses captions on white boards to explore her own true story, deftly capturing her battle to discuss her Father’s death while navigating a poignant journey of memory, laughter and sorrow.
(from 08 Apr 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
at St James Theatre
Songs for a New World weaves characters, locations and time periods together in one extraordinary evening - from the deck of a  Spanish sailing ship  to the window-ledge of a New York penthouse.
(from 22 Jul 2015 - Closing on 08 Aug 2015)
Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII.
(from 30 Mar 2015 - Closing on 11 Apr 2015)
Conceived and Written by Inua Ellams
at Southbank Centre
A mix of basketball inspired movement and poetry, exploring UK basketball culture.
(from 29 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
Book and Lyrics Steve Brown & Justin Greene, Music by Steve Brown, based on the book by Viv Nicholson & Stephen Smith
at Union Theatre
In 1961, Yorkshire housewife Viv Nicholson won £152,319 in the football pools. When a reporter asked her what she planned to do with her new fortune, she replied, "I'm going to spend, spend, spend!" which is exactly what she did. Her rags-to-riches-to-rags-again story takes her through five husbands, expensive sports cars, fur coats, and jewelry, a battle with alcohol, and bankruptcy as, unable to cope with her newfound wealth and fame, she rapidly spirals downward.
(from 25 Mar 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
By Emily Holyoake
at White Bear Theatre
Stowaway Ren is on a Union spacecraft. Mission uncertain. What is for sure is that she shouldn’t be there. With the whole crew in stasis and only a hologram and the ship’s computer for company, Ren must cope with isolation and depleting oxygen whilst trying to find her way home.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
By Ian Grant
at Hen and Chickens Pub Theatre
The play pits the values of Europe against the values of UKIP.
(from 21 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
By Hugh Whitemore
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
Stevie Smith commutes to the West End to her work as a secretary at a publishing company. Her evenings are spent at home with her beloved Aunt - a world of Battenberg cake, gossip, Ginger Nuts and sherry in tiny glasses. But at the same time as leading this seemingly mundane suburban existence, she is writing the piercing poetry and prose that will one day make her famous.
(from 06 Mar 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
By David Lewis
at Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
With his life in upheaval again Tom moves back home, where he rediscovers his father’s telescope and his childhood passion for star-gazing. Between studying constellations a beautiful girl sunbathing on a neighbouring rooftop catches his eye and, using maximum magnification, he notices a funny-looking mole on her back ...
(from 21 May 2015 - Closing on 20 Jun 2015)
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond
at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop
Set in Victorian London, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the story of the eponymous barber who seeks vengeance on what he sees as a merciless world by murdering his customers and, with the help of his landlady, the romantically inclined Mrs. Lovett, bakes their bodies into meat pies, which are fed to London's avid and unknowing populace.
(from 12 Mar 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
By Darren Clark, Amy Draper and Paul Jenkins
at Southwark Playhouse
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.
(from 18 Mar 2015 - Closing on 11 Apr 2015)
book, music, and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff
at Greenwich Theatre
Based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the so-called 'thrill killers' who murdered a young boy in 1924 in order to commit 'the perfect crime.'
(from 08 Apr 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
By Alan Ayckbourn
at Tabard Theatre
When Gerry Stratton plans a family meal out with his two grown up sons to celebrate his wife Laura’s 54th birthday and proposes an almost prophetic toast to ‘happy times’, he has no idea of the events that will unfold over the course of that evening.
(from 03 Mar 2015 - Closing on 28 Mar 2015)
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)
by Stephen Wyatt
at Jermyn Street Theatre
Three encounters between three gay men in their early sixties in a restaurant where neither the menu nor the decor are ever the same. After years alone, following the death of his lover, Colin is planning to marry his nineteen year-old Turkish boyfriend. Is it love, lust or loneliness which drives him? And is Achmed simply a gold-digger in search of a UK passport.
(from 09 Jun 2015 - Closing on 04 Jul 2015)
By Andy Barrett, based on the diaries of Tony Benn
at Bridge House Theatre SE20
For more than 50 years, Tony Benn has recorded everything that happened to and around him, and as the years passed so the burden of this documentation has grown. Today he has decided to make his last tape...
(from 27 Apr 2015 - Closing on 17 May 2015)
by Tom Stoppard
at The Bridewell Theatre
In the play the less notable English consular official Carr, who is likewise a real person and was similarly in Zürich, recalls his perceptions and his experiences with these influential figures. As Carr reminisces, his memories are couched in a Zurich production of Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest, in which Carr once played the role of Algernon. Carr's memories become prone to distraction, and instead of predictable historical biography these characters are interpreted through the maze of his mind.
(from 07 Apr 2015 - Closing on 11 Apr 2015)
by William Shakespeare
at St Paul's Church
In the fantastical Kingdom of Illyria the peace of a grieving countess and a heartsick duke is disturbed by a pair of shipwrecked lovers, a lazy drunk, a vain pedant, a cowardly fool and a cunning maid. Tricks and subterfuge lead to unforeseen consequences; but then 'the course of true love never did run smooth', in this, the most loved of Shakespeare's comic plays.
(from 24 Jun 2015 - Closing on 24 Jul 2015)
By Reginald Rose
at Richmond Theatre
Follows twelve jurors who have murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a dilemma for the twelve, as their prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax...
(from 27 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
by Andy Collyer
at Old Red Lion Theatre
Simon is lost, abandoned by James, his partner of twenty-three years. He is alone for the first time, until he finds Ben, the great love of his life, a young man seventeen years his junior, and finds himself rejuvenated and fulfilled in a way he never knew possible.
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
adapted by Robin Norton-Hale
at Tricycle Theatre
The story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future, this production is set in the 1920s underworld of speakeasies and bootlegging and reveals the hypocrisy and heartache behind the glittering façade of parties.
(from 22 Jun 2015 - Closing on 04 Jul 2015)
By DBC Pierre, adapted for the stage by Tanya Ronder
at The Space
Fifteen-year-old Vernon Gregory Little is in trouble. His best friend, Jesus Navarro, has massacred sixteen of their classmates before turning his gun on himself - and the townsfolk of the tiny, flea-bitten town of Martirio need someone to blame.
(from 24 Mar 2015 - Closing on 11 Apr 2015)
by Stuart Clarke
at Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Based on the words and memoirs of soldiers who fell in the Great War and those they left behind.
(from 07 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen
at London Theatre Workshop
VOTE FOR ME is a musicalized Presidential debate where you pick the winner. Candidates dance and sing their way through the three-ring circus of American politics, and audiences cast their votes to help determine the outcome of the show.
(from 05 May 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
By Phoebe Eclair-Powell
at Theatre503
John is a 27 year old teacher ‘who probably wasn’t allowed to teach at an all girls’ school’ and Mark is his 16 year old ‘Olympic porn watching’ pupil. A normal week in their normal lives – school, eat, TV, sleep, repeat. Except in an age of twisted technology and possible profiles, the life Mark really wants is only a click away… but what happens when that life already belongs to John?
(from 10 Mar 2015 - Closing on 04 Apr 2015)


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