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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)
64 SQUARES
inspired by Stefan Zweig’s novella The Royal Game.
at New Diorama Theatre
On board a decadent cruise liner in the late 1930s, the world’s greatest chess champion is challenged to a match by a mysterious newcomer. As the strange opponent begins to play, the secrets of his dark past bubble to the surface and it becomes clear that the game is not the only thing he’s at risk of losing.
(from 23 Sep 2014 - Closing on 27 Sep 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)
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)
ALL THINGS NICE / TIME MANAGEMENT (Double Bill)
by Mark Goldthorp and Kenneth Avery-Clark
at White Bear Theatre
All Things Nice look at the lives of four strong-willed sisters who are brought together at a bridal shower in a holiday cabin. The snow falls hard and they become trapped. The claustrophobia sets in as more friends arrive. The sisters have to face up to a past that haunts them, and unsettling secrets come to the fore.
Time Management follows Sarah and Michael who have been trying for a baby for ten years. They finally decide to go the route of IVF treatment but they end up fighting for much more than they bargained for.
(from 23 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 Oct 2014)
ALTAR BOYZ
Book by Kevin Del Aguila, and Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker. Conceived by Marc Kessler & Ken Davenport
at Greenwich Theatre
With their heavenly harmonies, divine dance moves, and faith that’s stronger than their hair gel, the ALTAR BOYZ are ready to spread the good news through the glory of sweet pop music…
(from 03 Oct 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 2014)
ANTENORA
By Mike Poblete
at Etcetera Pub Theatre
A play about faith, justice and the indomitable nature of the human spirit.
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 12 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)
ARMINE, SISTER
by Teatr ZAR
at Battersea Arts Centre
Armine, Sister is dedicated to Armenian history and culture and to the Armenian genocide. Tackling the issue of historic taboos and lies, it is an attempt to identify our place in relation to past generations and to understand who we are. Using intense physicality, Teatr ZAR deliver a powerful performance through music and movement.
(from 02 Oct 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 2014)
AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare
at Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
Rosalind, daughter of a duke banished by his own brother, is forced into exile by her despotic uncle. With only her spectacular wit and her loyal cousin Celia and servant Touchstone to support her, she is forced to disguise herself as a man and enter the Forest of Arden searching for her father. When the love of her life, Orlando, also on the run in the forest, doesn't recognise her, Rosalind decides to teach him the truth about love.
(from 18 Sep 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 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)
AUTOBAHN
by Neil LaBute
at King's Head Pub Theatre
This short-play cycle follows colorful, complicated people making their way across America's highways and their stops, starts, and stalls along the way.
(from 27 Aug 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 2014)
BELFRY
by Billy Roche
at Space, The
The third and most soulful part of Billy Roche’s critically acclaimed Wexford Trilogy, Belfry is a tale of memory and consequences of first – and forbidden – love on a man who has not really lived until a married woman shows him how. Narrated and acted out as if a confession of his sins, it tells the story of a lacklustre middle-aged sacristan, Artie, whose recollections on one evening evoke a fleeting adulterous affair that lasts only a short while but leaves an impact for a lifetime.
(from 23 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 Oct 2014)
BEYOND CRAGPORTH ROCK
Written and devised by Haste Theatre and Ally Cologna
at CLF Art Cafe AKA The Bussey Building
The lights rise upon a bizarre sprawl of bodies. Six sisters, living in a ramshackle cottage on the edge of an eroding cliff, explain differing versions of their mutual demise. Beyond the four walls lies a nightmarish, futuristic world plunged into dystopia by economic crisis. Afraid of the outside, the sisters live in constant fear of faceless foes and unspecified attacks.
(from 23 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 Oct 2014)
BLACK COFFEE
by The Agatha Christie Theatre Company
at Rose Theatre, Kingston
A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula. Arriving at the estate just moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate's occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot.
(from 13 Oct 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 2014)
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)
BLOCKBUSTER THE MUSICAL
Music by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, Book by David Soames
at Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon
BLOCKBUSTER The Musical begins in 2014 with Mickey Block, a young busker, singing in London's Soho. Mickey has borrowed money to buy a car. Unfortunately he crashes it without insuring it and is now being pursued by Charlie Daz, a 'loan shark' to whom he owes money. Taking refuge in Crazy Max's Retro Record shop, Mickey meets Max (Paul Nicholas), a mystical figure, who discovers Mickey has problems and telrd ls him he can turn his life around if he performs two selfless deeds within seven days.
(from 29 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 Oct 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)
BRAZOUKA
by Pamela Stephenson Connolly
at New Wimbledon Theatre
A mystical dance story born on the streets of Brazil.
(from 16 Sep 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 2014)
BREEDERS
By Ben Ockrent
at St James Theatre
The story of Andrea and her wife Caroline in their quest to have a child that shares both of their DNA, with the help of Andrea’s brother.
(from 03 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 Oct 2014)
BRIEFS: THE SECOND COMING
by Briefs
at London Wonderground, part of the Southbank Centre site
Expect the unexpected in this array of satire and skills as the BRIEFS boys present London Wonderground with burlesque…with balls!
(from 28 Aug 2014 - Closing on 28 Sep 2014)
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)
CASTRO OF MEDITERRANEAN
By George Eugeniou
at Theatro Technis
Archbishop Makarios became the first President of the Republic of Cyprus and soon was a target of US-CIA on the allegation that he was pro-Soviet. Therefore they nicknamed him 'Castro of Mediterranean'. Since there is no at present International Criminal Court of Justice, an imaginary trial is set at Theatro Technis. No one should be ‘untouchable’. Justice has no time limit.
(from 16 Sep 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 2014)
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 2 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)
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)
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)
DANGEROUS CORNER
By J.B. Priestley
at Richmond Theatre
A chance remark at Robert & Freda Caplan’s dinner party plunges their guests into a re-examination of the mysterious death of young Martin Caplan.
(from 29 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 Oct 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)
DOG, THE NIGHT AND THE KNIFE, THE
by Marius von Mayenburg
at Arcola Theatre
A hot August night. M finds himself at the dead end of a dark and deserted street, where everything has decayed and time has stopped. Hurled into a nightmare world, where wolves prowl, hunger is everywhere, and nothing is quite what it seems, M does the only logical thing: he runs. His flight through this land of blood and dust, flesh-eating seductresses and talking dogs forces him to confront his very existence, and as dawn approaches M realises this is one nightmare he may never awake from.
(from 18 Sep 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 2014)
DREAMING, THE
by Howard Goodall with Words & Lyrics by Charles Hart, based on A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
at Union Theatre
Based on A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
(from 03 Sep 2014 - Closing on 27 Sep 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)
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)
ERADICATION OF SCHIZOPHRENIA IN WESTERN LAPLAND, THE
by Ridiculusmus
at Battersea Arts Centre
A family drama about recovery from schizophrenia. The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland simultaneously stages the first psychotic episodes of a mother and son as they navigate stress and change with fantastical results involving Finnish Folk, Margaret Drabble, Adolf Hitler and the knitted cover for a toilet roll.
(from 14 Oct 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 2014)
EYE OF A NEEDLE, THE
by Chris MacDonald
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
The Eye of a Needle gets under the skin of a system branded by both Left and Right as 'not fit for purpose'.
(from 27 Aug 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 2014)
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
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)
FIELDS UNSOWN
By Catherine Harvey and Louise Monaghan
at Morden Hall Park (The Stable Yard)
Tells the story of life at Morden Hall Park during the First World War.
(from 17 Sep 2014 - Closing on 21 Sep 2014 )
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)
FLOUERS O'EDINBURGH, THE
by Robert McLellan
at Finborough Theatre
A period satire on the aftermath of the 1707 Acts of Union, the Scottish Enlightenment and the battle between the Scots and English tongues.
(from 02 Sep 2014 - Closing on 27 Sep 2014)
FLOWERS OF THE FOREST
by John Van Druten
at Jermyn Street Theatre
A time shift work set in London in 1934 and in Sussex from 1914 to 1916, the play tells the story of the Jacklyn family torn apart by the Great War. Tackling the issues of how the conflict had a long lasting and devastating effect on a whole generation, the play is a both a eulogy to those who fell and a testament to those who lived on without them.
(from 23 Sep 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 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)
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)
FREAK
By Anna Jordan
at Theatre503
Georgie is 30 with dirty secrets. She drinks in her bedroom and hides from the sun. Leah is 15 with teenage dreams.
(from 02 Sep 2014 - Closing on 27 Sep 2014)
FRED AND MADGE
by Joe Orton
at The Hope Theatre
Fred and Madge are a normal unhappily married couple. Or so we think… until we discover that they are inhabiting a play about themselves. To this meta-theatrical framework, the young Orton adds his trademark biting satire and social insight, along with the truly strange.
(from 15 Sep 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 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)
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)
GHOST FROM A PERFECT PLACE
by Philip Ridley
at Arcola Theatre
Back in the swinging sixties, Travis Flood led a gang that terrorised East London. Now, after an absence of many years, he returns to find his old turf in the clutches of a new kind of gang - with a new kind of leader.
(from 11 Sep 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 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)
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)
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 20 Dec 2014)
GREENE CARD, THE : The Unbelievable, Yet Completely True, Story of a Brown Boy in a White World
by Sevan K. Greene
at Space, The
From the raucous Gospel parlors of African-American Florida to the uptight racist salons of white New York City, Sevan learns that it takes more than an encyclopedic knowledge of The Little Mermaid to be part of their world. Drawn from the experience of his own harrowing reality, The Greene Card asks why it’s easier to survive warfare than to live as an immigrant.
(from 16 Sep 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 2014)
GUNMETAL BLUES
by Scott Wentworth with music and lyrics by Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler
at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
Paying homage to film and neo-noir with echoes of Sin City and Casablanca, Gunmetal Blues is a hard-boiled detective yarn disguised as a lounge act…
(from 29 Aug 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 2014)
HAY FEVER
By Noël Coward
at Richmond Theatre
When each member of the Bliss family invites a guest to their rural retreat, the unassuming visitors are promptly thrown into a living melodrama.
(from 15 Sep 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 2014)
HE HAD HAIRY HANDS
by Kill the Beast
at New Diorama Theatre
The year is 1974, the sleepy town is Hemlock-Under-Lye, and when werewolf attacks threaten to ruin teatime, there’s only one person you can call…
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 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)
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 Nov 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)
I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
By Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman; Adapted from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
at Bridewell Theatre
Set in New York City, this is the story of a group of twenty-somethings who spend their entire waking existence talking about their own mundane lives.
(from 16 Sep 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 2014 )
IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE
By Oscar Wilde
at Richmond Theatre
Follows the story of two upper class bachelors, Algernon Moncrieff and John Worthing, who both create alternative identities in order to persue their intended love interests.
(from 13 Oct 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 2014)
IN BED
by Adebayo Bolaji
at London Theatre Workshop
Two actors - Nina and Sean - spend a night together to rehearse a play... What you think happens, (or might happen), is maybe part of the 'problem'. A testing, funny and sexy piece of contemporary theatre looking at sexual objectifications and assumptions - through simple yet theatrical storytelling.
(from 15 Sep 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 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)
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 06 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)
KARAOKE
by Sleepwalk Collective
at Battersea Arts Centre
KARAOKE is a performance about love and rockets for two performers and an autocue.
(from 29 Sep 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 2014)
KITCHEN SINK, THE
by Tom Wells
at Theatro Technis
Tom Wells' The Kitchen Sink is set in the faded Yorkshire seaside resort of Withernsea, described by the resilient mother of the family as 'a very good place to come from'. Amid the dreaming, dramas and dirty dishes, something has to give. But will it be Kath or the kitchen sink? As the kids grow up with dreams of art school and teaching self-defence, will they be able to break free of Withernsea?
(from 23 Sep 2014 - Closing on 27 Sep 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)
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
by Oscar Wilde
at Tabard Theatre
Young, rich, beautiful and happily married, Lady Windermere has it all. Until her husband invites a mysterious widow to her 21st birthday ball. Who is she? Why is she there? What is their secret? Suddenly everything that Lady Windermere holds dear is in jeopardy. Nothing is as it seems in this satirical thriller, full of intrigue, jealousy and Oscar Wilde’s famous, inimitable one-liners.
(from 23 Sep 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 2014)
LIBERATION OF COLETTE SIMPLE, THE
A musical adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ short story. Music by Vincent Guibert, Lyrics by Amy Rosenthal, Robert Holman, Honeysuckle Weeks, Adam Meggido, Desmond O’Connor, Adam Byron, Matt Peover and Charlie Dupré
at Jacksons Lane Theatre
Colette Simple lives a contented life in her gossipy little town, taking care of her humble store and faithful (if somewhat snide) canary. But when she wakes one day to find her precious wall of petunias has been deliberately trampled, the young perpetrator leads her towards an epiphany that frees her from her dreary life in a mix of musical theatre, absurd comedy and live music.
(from 16 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 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)
LONG STORY SHORT
by Andrew Whyment, Lee Anderson and Adam Foster
at Charing Cross Theatre
A 16 year old boy attempts to find his missing brother, seeing him travel through the 1960s, sparking a revolution on London's Fleet Street.
(from 15 Sep 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 2014)
LONG STORY SHORT
by Andrew Whyment, Lee Anderson and Adam Foster
at Charing Cross Theatre
A 16 year old boy attempts to find his missing brother, seeing him travel through the 1960s, sparking a revolution on London's Fleet Street.
(from 15 Sep 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 2014)
LORD OF THE FLIES
Inspired by William Golding's Lord of the Flies, adapted by Matthew Bourne and Scott Ambler
at Sadler's Wells
As a group of schoolboys find themselves abandoned in a deserted theatre, they start to make their own rules and create their own civilisation, before order breaks down and the story builds to an electrifying climax.
(from 08 Oct 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 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 AND DEVOTION OF RIDLEY SMITH, THE
by Miran Hadzic
at Old Red Lion Theatre
Ridley Smith leads a high-powered life of business deals and table-dancers, but when he successfully cons a client to help the company, he begins to ask: what does all this money do? Determined to start living more with less, Ridley embarks on a journey through countryside and city, following his dream of becoming an artist.
(from 23 Sep 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 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)
MAJOR TOM
by Victoria Melody
at Battersea Arts Centre
Accompanied on stage by her pet basset hound, Major Tom, Victoria Melody explores the British fascination with beauty and winning through live performance and film footage.
(from 15 Sep 2014 - Closing on 27 Sep 2014)
MARRY ME A LITTLE
conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene with music by Stephen Sondheim
at St James Studio
Marry Me A Little pieces together a selection of songs by the undisputed master of the contemporary Broadway musical to tell a charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival as a modern singleton.
(from 06 Oct 2014 - Closing on 11 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)
MOJO
by Jez Butterworth
at White Bear Theatre
Mojo takes us back to a Soho club in the Rock and Roll 50’s where a bunch of gangster wanna-be’s must confront reality with the untimely death of their employer- Ezra.
(from 02 Sep 2014 - Closing on 21 Sep 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 COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by Bertolt Brecht
at Royal Arsenal Site
Woolwich’s historic WWI armaments factory creates the backdrop for a promenade staging of Brecht’s most famous play
(from 05 Sep 2014 - Closing on 21 Sep 2014)
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)
MUSCOVADO
by Matilda Ibini
at Holy Trinity Church
Set between the abolition of the slave trade act and the abolition of slavery, 'Muscovado' is about the tragedy of knowing freedom but never experiencing it; of finding beauty in the darkest shadows.
(from 01 Oct 2014 - Closing on 10 Oct 2014)
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)
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)
OH, I CAN'T BE BOTHERED
by Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen
at Soho Theatre (Upstairs)
They stand with their noses pressed together in an empty room. They roll and tumble, they dance and collide, they shout and paint. If they don't decide now, life will decide for them. Dee doesn't want Bea to be with Him. Dee thinks Bea should leave Him, and be with her. She doesn't fancy her, she doesn't want them to have sex. But they should be together. Because their love is the most important. Bea's phone won't stop ringing. They're sorry. It probably won't happen again.
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 19 Oct 2014)
OH, THE HUMANITY AND OTHER GOOD INTENTIONS
By Will Eno
at Tabard Theatre
The play is composed of five short stories (playlets) that each offer a small snapshot of the life of an ordinary person, in a situation where society demands something extraordinary.
(from 03 Sep 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 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)
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)
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)
PRICE OF MONEY
based on Aristophanes' Plutus and Ben Johnson’s The Staple of News.
at Albany, The
Money controls the world we live in. Whether you have it or not, the power of money is a driving force; determining lives, characters and actions. In this brand new production Belarus Free Theatre explore how theatre has depicted money throughout the ages; from ancient Greece, through the Elizabethan golden-age to today’s fractured economy.
(from 16 Sep 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 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)
PROPOSAL, THE / TO BE A WIFE (Double Bill)
by Anton Chekhov and Tilly Lunken
at Hen and Chickens Theatre
In response to the legislations allowing same-sex marriage in the UK & alongside the widely discussed discrimination of LGBT people in Russia, we are giving Anton Chekhov's one-act-classic 'The Proposal' a new twist by turning it into a futuristic farce about marriage equality. To complete our comedy-double-bill we will also present a brand new play about same-sex marriage by Tilly Lunken called 'To Be a Wife'.
(from 07 Oct 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 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)
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)
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)
REPTEMBER
adaptations by Will Gore, Gareth Jandrell and Emily Juniper.
at New Diorama Theatre
With new adaptations from emerging writers Will Gore, Gareth Jandrell and Emily Juniper, Actors from The Faction’s core ensemble will appear alongside guest performers in these triple bills that combine The Faction’s aesthetic with the intimacy and immediacy of live solo performance.
(from 02 Sep 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 2014)
RETURN OF THE SOLDIER, THE
Based on Rebecca West's celebrated 1918 novel. Music by Charles Miller, Book and Lyrics by Tim Sanders
at Jermyn Street Theatre
Based on Rebecca West's celebrated 1918 novel of the home front, a bitter-sweet tale dissects the very different love of three women for Christopher.
(from 02 Sep 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 2014)
RHETORICAL
by Paul Grootboom and Aubrey Sekhabi
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East - Stratford Circus
Thabo Mbeki was the man charged with succeeding Nelson Mandela as the second post-apartheid President of South Africa in 1999. After a controversial nine years in high office, Rhetorical revisits some of his most famous speeches, laying bare his powers of persuasion, style of governance and impact on citizens.
(from 14 Oct 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 2014)
RING
by David Rosenberg & Glen Neath
at Battersea Arts Centre
Ring is a surreal sound journey in complete darkness and an antidote to choice. Wearing headphones that amplify every intimate detail, you are transported to another room very similar to the one you entered...But in this room you have been recognised.
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 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)
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)
ROYAL DUCHESS SUPERSTORE, THE
by Jonny O’Neill
at Half Moon Theatre
The Royal Duchess Superstore tells the story of Terry, recently returned to East London following a long stretch in prison. The play highlights the changes that have taken place in his local area and Terry’s struggles to cope with his new environment, typified by the fate of his favourite pub, the Royal Duchess, which has become a corner shop.
(from 09 Sep 2014 - Closing on 21 Sep 2014)
RUDY'S RARE RECORDS
by Danny Robins
at Hackney Empire
Rudy's Rare Records is a tiny down-at-heel old reggae record shop in Birmingham. Father and son must put their differences aside as they face a battle to keep the music alive. Rudy’s Rare Records shows how desperate times draw families together, even when you can’t stand the sight of each other.
(from 24 Sep 2014 - Closing on 05 Oct 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 2015)
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)
SHOOT, I DIDN'T MEAN THAT / THE LAST DAYS OF MANKIND: THE LAST NIGHT (Double Bill)
by Catriona Kerridge / by Karl Kraus
at Tristan Bates Theatre
This double-bill aims to encourage an intercultural dialogue about global conflict by combining a play by one of the most influencial Austrian playwrights of the 20th century with emerging British talents.
(from 23 Sep 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 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)
SILENCE OF SNOW, THE: THE LIFE OF PATRICK HAMILTON
by Mark Farrelly
at Old Red Lion Theatre
The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton tells, for the first time in any medium, the extraordinary, turbulent true story of novelist and playwright Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962), author of classic plays Rope, Gaslight and novel Hangover Square.
(from 25 Sep 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 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)
SINGING TEACHER, THE
Book, music and lyrics by Kenneth Avery-Clark & Mark Goldthorp
at White Bear Theatre
This story takes place in London. It follows the trials and tribulations of an American singing teacher trying to move on from a troubled past. He meets a host of life's extraordinary characters including a City Banker with anger issues, a self-proclaimed Broadway Diva without the CV and Malcolm with a number of issues but primarily unable to sing!
(from 07 Oct 2014 - Closing on 11 Oct 2014)
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)
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)
STARLORE FOR BEGINNERS AND OTHER PLAYS
By Samantha Ellis
at Theatre503
Can a former lover upend your new relationship from beyond the grave? What do you do if you're accused of witchcraft? And how do you cope when your own brain turns against you?
(from 03 Sep 2014 - Closing on 20 Sep 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)
SUDDEN BURST OF BLINDING LIGHT, A
by Ben Maier
at Rosemary Branch Theatre
Jude Beringer thinks she's going mad. Then she meets Leon, a young card magician who can make people disappear. What follows is a wildly entertaining journey through the minds of two young people surviving against the odds in the big bad city.
(from 07 Oct 2014 - Closing on 12 Oct 2014)
SWEENEY TODD - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
at Twickenham Theatre
Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years' transportation on trumped-up charges. When he finds out that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who transported him, he vows revenge on the judge and, later, other people too. He teams up with a piemaker, Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into pies.
(from 10 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 Oct 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 OF THE SHREW, THE
by William Shakespeare
at Jack Studio Theatre
The Swinging Sixties: Three criminal dynasties are drawn together as suitors vie to woo and wed the wealthy daughters of gangland powerhouse Baptista Minola. The catch? The eldest is as vicious as the youngest is beautiful. Cue a riotus struggle for love and power - where Quadrophenia meets the Krays.
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 2014)
TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE
by William Shakespeare
at London Theatre New Cross
Shakespeare's early comedy follows the money-grabbing Petruchio as he attempts to turn the bad-tempered and agressive Katherine into an obedient housewife.
(from 14 Oct 2014 - Closing on 19 Oct 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)
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES
by Alex Loveless from the novel by Thomas Hardy. Book, Music and Lyrics by Alex Loveless
at New Wimbledon Studio Theatre
Set against the beautiful backdrop of nineteenth century Wessex, Thomas Hardy's novel is brought to the stage in a new full-length musical adaptation, will drama, colour and passion.
(from 02 Sep 2014 - Closing on 27 Sep 2014)
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN

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)
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)
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)
TRUE WEST
By Sam Shepard
at Tricycle Theatre
Austin is working on a script he has sold to a Hollywood producer while house-sitting for his mother in LA. When his brother Lee decides to stop by, he pitches his own idea for a movie and convinces the producer to ditch Austin’s love story for his own trashy Western tale.
(from 04 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 Oct 2014)
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)
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)
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)
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)
WIDOWING OF MRS HOLROYD, THE
by DH Lawrence
at Orange Tree Theatre
Lizzie Holroyd is at the end of her tether - to stick with the life she's been dealt or to escape. But such a monumental decision means facing the consequences. Set in a tight-knit mining community in 1914, the prolific playwright and novelist DH Lawrence paints a powerful story of a working class woman on the edge.
(from 03 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 Oct 2014)
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)
WOMAN IN THE MOON, THE
by John Lyly
at The Rose Playhouse
Mixing astrology, myth, magic and farce, The Woman in the Moon is set in Utopia, where Lyly boldly rewrites Genesis - here the supreme creator is female, Nature herself. When four shepherds beg for a mate, she breathes life into the first woman, Pandora. Jealous of her excellence, the seven Planets take turns to revenge themselves on her while she is pursued by the four love-struck men, causing chaos.
(from 16 Sep 2014 - Closing on 04 Oct 2014)
YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY
by Charles Busch
at Above the Stag
A contemporary gay Cinderella story
(from 17 Sep 2014 - Closing on 18 Oct 2014)


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