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2 COMPLICATED / JACK AND I (Double Bill)
By Arundel Thomas
at Barons Court Pub Theatre
2 Complicated: Social networking might have brought the world closer together, but now perhaps it's too close for comfort, and it's still so very... complicated
Jack and I: 1888, and Detective Inspector Abberline is faced with the seemingly impossible task of satisfying his boss, the media, the public, his wife, and his own peace of mind. Oh, and there’s an equally impossible killer on the loose. In the depravity of Victorian London, where nothing is what it seems, how do you find a needle in a haystack
(from 09 Feb 2016 - Closing on 21 Feb 2016)
4000 DAYS
By Peter Quilter
at Park 200
What would you do if you forgot the last decade of your life? Michael has been in a coma for three weeks. On waking, he realises that four thousand days of his memory have been completely erased. He remembers nothing of Paul, his partner. Paul must fight to bring Michael's memory back, while Paul’s mother, Carol, fights to remove him from their lives completely.
(from 14 Jan 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
A STEADY RAIN
by Keith Huff
at Arcola Theatre
Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten. Joey helps out with Denny’s wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. Now they’re cops in downtown Chicago, crime is a fact of life. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, it brings about a change in the weather…
(from 10 Feb 2016 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
ABSOLUTION and BILL CLINTON HERCULES
by Owen O'Neill and Rachel Mariner
at Park 90
Donegal. Present Day. Catholic priests are disappearing. One man knows why and he wants to confess. His confession is brutal. It’s bloody, frank. He tells us it is not murder. It’s retribution. It’s absolution.
With the world ravaged by war, drowning refugees, mass migration, jobless, homeless, hopeless, with inequality and injustice at its worst for a century, the 42nd President wants to cut loose, shoot from the hip and waken the world in his own fantasy TED talk. His own epic life has led to this moment... but will he be silenced by his spouse’s political ambitions? Will he be Hillary’s foot-soldier or will the comeback kid come back?
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 11 Jun 2016)
ALL THAT FALL
By Samuel Beckett
at Wilton's Music Hall
A bawdy and unpredictable tale, it charts the faltering journey of elderly Maddy Rooney as she ventures along a country road to surprise her blind husband at the train station for his birthday treat. Along the way she is helped and hindered by a series of colourful characters; but when she is united with her husband, she is confronted with a strange and harrowing event that makes him seem a stranger.
(from 22 Mar 2016 - Closing on 09 Apr 2016)
AMALUNA (Cirque du Soleil)
by Diane Paulus
at Royal Albert Hall
Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.
(from 15 Jan 2016 - Closing on 14 Feb 2016)
ANDY CAPP THE MUSICAL
Book by Trevor Peacock. Music by Alan Price. Lyrics by Alan Price and Trevor Peacock. Based on the comic strip by Reg Smythe.
at Finborough Theatre
Work-shy Andy squanders his rent money on beer and stumbles home late again. His long suffering missus Flo vows to leave him, but Andy promises his racing pigeons will one day make them a fortune. A few doors down, innocent young lovers Elvis and Raquel plan their wedding, but will their lives turn out just like Andy and Flo? Not if Raquel’s mother, Mrs Scrimmett, has anything to do with it…
(from 07 Feb 2016 - Closing on 23 Feb 2016)
ANIMAL FARM
Adapted by Nelson Bond from the book by George Orwell
at Courtyard Theatre
Manor Farm lies in the heart of the English Countryside. After a boar named Old Major tells the animals of his vision for a Utopian farm, they revolt against their owner Mr Jones, take control of the farm and create a new society in which: “All Animals Are Equal”. The Pigs are first to take charge, but as each of them vie for power, the society becomes corrupted and the animals are led into a dark and brutal existence, in which “Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others”.
(from 11 Feb 2016 - Closing on 13 Mar 2016)
ANNA KARENINA
By Leo Tolstoy; Adapted by Helen Edmundson
at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Anna Karenina, the wife of a provincial governor, revolts against a superficial existence of compromise and embarks on a scandalous affair with a charming officer Count Vronsky. As Anna is brought to the brink of destruction, she must finally decide whom she is living for.
(from 15 Mar 2016 - Closing on 02 Apr 2016)
ASH
Devised by Bric a Brac Theatre
at The Space
Based on a true story; explores the life of George Crozier and his journey from his first to his last cigarette. Set against a backdrop of the tobacco industry's ever-changing advertisements.
(from 23 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2016)
BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL
By Leon Parris
at TBA
This is 29 Acacia Road. And this is Eric Wimp. He’s a schoolboy who leads an amazing double life. For when Eric eats a banana an amazing transformation occurs. Eric is Bananaman. Ever alert for the call to action.
(from Expected 2016 - Closing on )
BAR MITZVAH BOY
Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Don Black; Book by Jack Rosenthal; Book Revised by David Thompson
at Upstairs at the Gatehouse Pub Theatre
The story of a North London family's anxious build up to their only son's Bar Mitzvah.
(from 03 Mar 2016 - Closing on 10 Apr 2015)
BEACONS
by Tabitha Mortibo
at Park 90
Julie sells ice cream on the cliffs at Beachy Head and searches for love online. Her friend Bernard walks the clifftops and can’t seem to settle. When sixteen year old Skye arrives for the summer and decides to stay, the lives of all three become unexpectedly entwined. But when memory takes hold, will their buried fears force them apart?
(from 22 Mar 2016 - Closing on 16 Apr 2016)
BLIND MAN'S SONG

at Pleasance Theatre
While a blind man walks around his room with unsteady steps a story of love, hope, courage and unquenchable vision unfolds.
(from 27 Apr 2016 - Closing on 15 May 2016)
BU21
by Stuart Slade
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
BU21 follows six young people in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London.
(from 15 Mar 2016 - Closing on 09 Apr 2016)
BUGSY MALONE
Play by Alan Parker; Words & Music by Paul Williams
at Lyric Hammersmith
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.
(from 11 Jun 2016 - Closing on 04 Sep 2016)
BUSKERS OPERA, THE
by Dougal Irvine
at Park 200
London, 2012. The night before the Opening Ceremony. A group of street performers called 'the 99percenters,' gather in protest against the over-priced, corporate games. Among them is Macheath, satirist and ladies' man, whose razor-sharp wit is slashing chunks out of the Mayor’s reputation. Powerful figures are watching. With the ever-influential media operating 24/7, capital punishment has found a new method of delivery.
(from 28 Apr 2016 - Closing on 05 Jun 2016)
BUSTER KEATON AT THE HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN… AS TOLD BY ORSON WELLES
By Mike Carter
at The Space
About success, failure, how we judge artists and how they harshly judge themselves. All under the microscope of the movies.
(from 15 Mar 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2016)
CALCULATING KINDNESS
By Lydia Adetunji
at Camden People's Theatre
Explores the extraordinary life of American scientist George Price (1922-75), who lived yards from CPT in Tolmers Square. Price formulated an equation widely acknowledged as the mathematical explanation for the evolution of altruism - something science had been trying to do since Darwin. The magnitude of this discovery shook Price's atheism to the core. Three years later, Price was discovered in a squat having taken his own life.
(from 29 Mar 2016 - Closing on 16 Apr 2016)
CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, THE
By Bertolt Brecht; Translated by Frank McGuinness
at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
A girl must make a choice: to take the child and run, or leave him behind in the fury of civil war.
(from 23 Feb 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
CAUSE, THE
By Jeremy James
at Jermyn Street Theatre
1963 Oxfordshire – an ageing heavily accented painter seeks the help of a psychoanalyst to look into the causes of his sudden partial paralysis which seems to have no physical origins.
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 26 Mar 2016)
CHEOPHORI / EUMENIDES (Double Bill)
Euripides; Translated by Michael Ewans
at Theatro Technis Theatre
Orestes has been in exile ever since his mother Clytemnestra brutally murdered his father and assumed the rule of Argos with her new lover. Maddened by grief and hatred, and joined by his sister Electra, he is compelled by the god Apollo to continue the bloody chain of revenge, but can the wheels of fate be stopped?
(from 03 Mar 2016 - Closing on 10 Mar 2016)
CHICAGO
based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb
at New Wimbledon Theatre
"Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery... all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts"...Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.
(from 22 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2016)
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Based on the popular film of the same name
(from 20 Jul 2016 - Closing on 30 Jul 2016)
CLICKBAIT
By Milly Thomas
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
The play follows Nicola who, threatened with the release of an amateur sex video, makes a snap decision to post it online herself. What began as a drunken night in a dirty club ends with a unique business opportunity for Nicola and her two sisters as they start a network of amateur porn video 'booths'. But where there is demand there must be supply and, as lines become blurred, public opinion begins to turn against the trio.
(from 19 Jan 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
CLOCKS: 1888 THE GREENER
Music composed by Martin Ward
at Hackney Empire
A brilliant young migrant girl is single handedly running the towering clock that is the beating heart of the East End. When she is discovered by a gentleman explorer they are forced to choose between the worlds they know or each other.
(from 20 Apr 2016 - Closing on 22 Apr 2016)
CONSEQUENCES / THE BOOK (Double Bill)
By Duncan Battman
at The Space
A mysterious death of a former head of a local library throws up a questionable suicide note and a connection to an intriguing missing person's case. Two strangers find themselves blindfolded and bound within a cell, with no idea why or how they ended up there. In this unique double-bill of exciting new writing, nothing is quite what it seems.
(from 08 Mar 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
COOKING WITH ELVIS
By Lee Hall
at Theatro Technis Theatre
Two years after an Elvis Presley impersonator is left quadriplegic by a caraccident, his wife and daughter learn to cope with the aftermath of thesituation. The food-fixated teenager uses her culinary 'skills' to find meaningin the new family dynamics. Constant squabbles with her anorexic mother reachnew heights as they fight over mum’s promiscuous lifestyle. Meanwhile, a newlover enters the picture, threatening to pull the family even further apart.
(from 23 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2016)
CORRESPONDENCE
By Lucinda Burnett
at Old Red Lion Theatre
Spring 2011. Kate and Wills tie the knot whilst Syrian teenagers are tortured for anti-government graffiti. Ben is 16, and his friend has disappeared from Xbox Live. He thinks he’s mixed up in the protests in Syria – and he’ll risk everything on a journey to find out the truth. What happens when a teenager from Stockport tries to stop the world exploding?
(from 08 Mar 2016 - Closing on 02 Apr 2016)
COSI
By Louis Nowra
at King's Head Pub Theatre
Young theatre director Lewis is staging a production of Mozart’s comic opera Cosi Fan Tutte. The catch? The cast are patients from a mental institution, none of whom can speak Italian, or sing.
(from 02 Mar 2016 - Closing on 02 Apr 2016 )
COSI FAN TUTTE
By Mozart
at King's Head Pub Theatre
A cynical gentleman’s conviction that women cannot be faithful sets in motion a chain of deceit, disguise and desire.
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 03 Apr 2016)
CRASH
by Andy Duffy
at Pleasance Theatre
Crash is the story of an enigmatic trader attempting to rebuild his life following a tragic event. As he takes the first tentative steps back into the brutal landscape of trading stocks, he feels the pressure begin to build.
(from 12 Apr 2016 - Closing on 24 Apr 2016)
CROHN'S IS SHIT
By Annie Brett
at Bread & Roses Theatre
Untold events within the larger secret world of someone living with an Invisible Illness. Join Annie as she invites you into the true story of her day to day experience of Crohn's Disease. A mix of audience interaction, storytelling, physical theatre and live music. A mainly comedic show with moments of seriousness, gives the audience knowledge about the illness, whilst still giving them a good time.
(from 08 Mar 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
CRUDE PROSPECTS
by Peter Wiedmann
at The Vaults
Alaska, 66° north, or just shy of it. Childhood buddies Brett and Kathy confront a fissured friendship at the fossil-fuel frontier of the Arctic. From crass commie yarns to company spin, god-giving missions to perished prospectors, whale oil to petroleum, Brett heads northwards, where myths, money, and politics crackle and spit in a fuel doused arctic dream. An intimate portrayal of friendship and camaraderie opens out onto a narrative expanse of arctically proportioned disorientation and division.
(from 17 Feb 2016 - Closing on 21 Feb 2016)
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Adapted by Glyn Maxwell from the play by Edmond Rostand
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet - Cyrano de Bergerac is all these things, but none of them makes him happy. What he longs for is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But his problem is as plain as the nose on his face. Surely he is too ugly to be loved?
(from 18 Feb 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2016)
DEALER'S CHOICE
by Patrick Marber
at Milton Court Studio Theatre
Focuses on the hopes, dreams and failings of a group of men over the course of a poker game.
(from 01 Feb 2016 - Closing on 11 Feb 2016)
DEATHWATCH
By Jean Genet, in a translation by David Rudkin
at Print Room at The Coronet
Three men are locked in their prison cell. Two convicts compete for the respect of the legendary ‘Greeneyes’ who is on the cusp of achieving hero status in criminal circles.
(from 11 Apr 2016 - Closing on 07 May 2016)
DEVIL SPEAKS TRUE, THE
Based on Macbeth by William Shakespeare
at The Vaults
With wireless headphones, video projections and a solo dancer, the last hours of Banquo’s life is recreated. The audience are placed behind Banquo’s eyes using the original text of Shakespeare’s Macbeth recorded as binaural sound.
(from 17 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2016)
DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
Based on the 'Dirt Dancing' film
at New Wimbledon Theatre
The classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs 'Hungry Eyes', 'Hey! Baby', 'Do You Love Me?' and the heart stopping '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life'
(from 26 Sep 2016 - Closing on 01 Oct 2016)
DON'T SLEEP THERE ARE SNAKES
by Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton with simple8, Based on the true story and book by Daniel Everett
at Park 200
Daniel Everett, a linguist and missionary, is sent into the jungle with a clear purpose: to learn their language and convert them to Christianity. But as he struggles to communicate, he uncovers a culture like nothing he’s ever imagined. What he discovers blows apart modern linguistic theory, forcing him to question his faith and his understanding of what it means to be human.
(from 22 Mar 2016 - Closing on 23 Apr 2016)
DON'T WASTE YOUR BULLETS ON THE DEAD
by Freddie Machin
at The Vaults
America 1620: Two men stand over the body of a woman. America 2016: Two actors stand over the body of a playwright. A time-bending, shape-shifting new comedy about the personal sacrifices people make in the name of art and whether it's worth it.
(from 10 Feb 2016 - Closing on 14 Feb 2016)
DON’T SMOKE IN BED
By Aurin Squire
at Finborough Theatre

(from 06 Mar 2016 - Closing on 22 Mar 2016)
EGGS
By Florence Keith-Roach
at The Vaults
A story about coming to terms with the absurd horror of one's own fragmentation in the world.
(from 24 Feb 2016 - Closing on 06 Mar 2016)
EMILIA GALOTTI
By Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
at The Space
In the searing summer heat of Italy, the simple Emilia Galotti prepares for her wedding. In the Palace, a Prince broods over this beauty he cannot attain. When it is required, will the middle-classes rise up against their masters?
(from 26 Apr 2016 - Closing on 14 May 2016)
EVERY ONE
by Jo Clifford
at Battersea Arts Centre
A take on the Medieval morality play Everyman - centres around an average family with everyday concerns until the sudden death of mother and wife Mary, leaving her husband and two children to find their own ways of understanding and coping as she journeys into the afterlife.
(from 02 Mar 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2016)
F.A.N.Y. (FIRST AID NURSING YEOMANRY)
Based on real accounts from the F.A.N.Y records and the Imperial War Museum, inspired by the novel 'Across The Blood-Red Skies' by Robert Radcliffe.
at Above the Arts at the Arts Theatre
Story of the women who drove ambulances from the front line of the bloody battlefield to the nearby hospitals in France. A play about about courage, bravery & redemption, which immerses you in the front-line reality of the Great War from a rarely seen perspective... a woman's.
(from 15 Mar 2016 - Closing on 02 Apr 2016)
FABLES FOR A BOY
by Adrian Sandvaer, Ranghild Kristoffersen, Gabriel Owen
at LOST Theatre
A selfish, self-loathing mother and an ungrateful father. A doctor with a dark heart, a teacher who knows it all yet gives nothing. A loving grandmother with a talent for spinning a web of beautiful, dangerous stories. And finally, one lonely, troubled boy trapped within this poisonous concoction. Can this voiceless boy escape from the winds of despair that push him even closer to the edge? Can hope carry him to a place where nightmares can’t find him?
(from 28 Mar 2016 - Closing on 24 Apr 2016)
FAULTY TOWERS THE DINING EXPERIENCE
Based on the TV show
at Torquay Suite Theatre,
When guests become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant and they’re served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel, pretty much anything can happen – especially when two-thirds of the show is improvised.
(from 04 Sep 2015 - Closing on 30 Sep 2016)
FIREBIRD
by Phil Davies
at Trafalgar Studios 2
Tia’s mouthy attitude and confident swagger hide a vulnerable teenager whose tough start in life dangerously draws her to AJ. Older, good-looking and charismatic, AJ shows her a kindness she’s never known before. But this kindness comes at a price.
(from 17 Feb 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2016)
FIVE FINGER EXERCISE
By Peter Shaffer
at Print Room at The Coronet
When a handsome young German arrives in 1950’s Britain from a traumatised Europe and takes up the position of tutor for the Harrington family, it appears that he has found comfort in the bosom of their home. But his arrival is the catalyst that reveals the deep, impacted layers of this family’s dysfunction.
(from 18 Jan 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
FOREVER PLAID

at St James Studio
With one final chance to give the concert they never gave, The Plaids sing nostalgic hits Rags To Riches, Love Is A Many Splendid Thing, Catch A Falling Star, Three Coins In A Fountain and many more – all in glorious harmony with patter that will keep any audience rolling in the aisles.
(from 05 Apr 2016 - Closing on 24 Apr 2016)
FOUR PLAY
by Jake Brunger
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
Rafe and Pete’s lack of sexual experiences is driving them apart. When they proposition mutual friend Michael to help out, what seems like a simple solution quickly spirals out of control.
(from 16 Feb 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
FUNNY GIRL
by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, book by Isobel Lennart
at Menier Chocolate Factory
Charts the rise of Fanny Brice’s career as one of Broadway’s biggest stars by way of the Ziegfeld Follies, as well as her doomed romance with Nicky Arnstein.
(from 20 Nov 2015 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
GO, MAKE YOU READY
devised by Patsy Rodenburg
at Milton Court Studio Theatre
The piece explores the theatre, acting, passions and politics of Shakespeare’s life by drawing inspiration from the playwright’s sonnets.
(from 18 Mar 2016 - Closing on 23 Mar 2016)
GOODNIGHT POLLY JONES
By Andrew Sharpe
at Theatre N16
Peter knows that he is being highly unprofessional; but she is so cute, and funny and so damn sexy. As for spoiled rich kid Polly? Hey, girls just want to have fun. Their doom is wrought one weekend on a residential course. Years later Polly returns to face her old boss, only now the tables are turned.
(from 01 Feb 2015 - Closing on 11 Feb 2016)
GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, THE
by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by David Harrower
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
The Mayor is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent visit from a Government Inspector. His fear is well-founded as he has been somewhat lacking in his official duties. Surely the only bribery; it seems to have resolved many a sticky situation for the Mayor and his team in the past! But a simple case of mistaken identity leads matters to spiral hysterically out of control. Could it be that they have met their match in the complicated business of deception?
(from 18 May 2015 - Closing on 28 May 2016)
GREAT JEWISH AMERICAN SONGBOOK, THE
by Chris Burgess
at Upstairs at the Gatehouse Pub Theatre
How is it that Jews wrote the musical background to American lives from the First World War to the sixties? In a land of opportunity, they created a musical world of escapism and romance… and helped invent the American Dream.
(from 09 Feb 2016 - Closing on 28 Feb 2015)
HAIRSPRAY
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)
HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
at The Rose Playhouse
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. A treacherous fratricide has torn the veil that separates this world from the next, and the only place that seems to be even more disturbed than the haunted grounds of Elsinore is the inexplicably transformed mind of the grieving prince who sets out on a lingering vendetta.
(from 02 Feb 2016 - Closing on 26 Feb 2016)
HAMLET PECKHAM
By William Shakespeare and Shakespeare Peckham
at The Bussey Building
With 3 actors (2 female and 1 male) playing Hamlet and a cast ranging from 22-77 years old of varied ethnicities and nationalities.
(from 01 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2016)
HAPPY TO HELP
by Michael Ross
at Park 90
A darkly funny new play about the supermarket industry and its impact on all of our lives.
(from 12 Jun 2016 - Closing on 11 Jun 2016)
HARDBOILED: THE FALL OF SAM SHADOW
By Beth Flintoff
at New Diorama Theatre
A man with ice where his heart should be. Hurt more times than he'd care to count. A list of enemies longer than a giraffe's neck. Whisky-soaked, wisecracking Private Investigator Sam Shadow is the most hardboiled of them all and he doesn't care who knows it. Then the beautiful Scarlett Crawford sashays into his office and knocks him outta the park. It seems like the routine case of a missing sister. But there are no ordinary cases in this town. And this is no ordinary dame.
(from 09 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2016)
HAROLD PINTER TRIPLE BILL: Mountain Language, One for the Road and The New World Order
by Harold Pinter
at Milton Court Studio Theatre
The plays, which premiered between 1984 and 1991, examine the themes of power, politics and paranoia. One for the Road is considered Pinter’s statement about the human rights abuses of totalitarian governments and Mountain Language is said to allude to political and cultural contexts of Great Britain in the 1980s.
(from 29 Jan 2016 - Closing on 09 Feb 2016)
HELLO NORMA JEANE
By Dylan Costello
at Park 90
It’s Spring 2003 and Essex grandmother Lynnie has escaped from her nursing home and fled 5000 miles across the Atlantic to Hollywood, Los Angeles, where she plans to reveal to the world her deepest secret - that she is Marilyn Monroe, alive and well after faking her death decades before. As her gay grandson Joe turns up to take her home, he finds himself embroiled in his grandmother’s scheme, questioning his sanity wondering whether he really can be the grandson of Marilyn Monroe.
(from 23 Feb 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2016)
HERONS
By Simon Stephens
at Lyric Hammersmith Studio
A portrait of adolescent violence experiences by fourteen-year-old Billy, who is tormented by local bullies. Humiliated beyond endurance, he is finally pushed to an act of vengeance.
(from 15 Jan 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
HOLE, THE
By N.F. Simpson
at Hen and Chickens Pub Theatre
A hole in the ground. Beside it sits a Visionary, forming the nucleus of a queue. As many look down into it, each believe something different to be happening down there, and as they each try and convince each other of their fanatical ideas of what could be down there, they can’t help but all be drawn in... to The Hole.
(from 23 Feb 2016 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
HOUSE OF IN BETWEEN, THE
by Sevan K Green
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
What if the thing you most wanted meant giving up everything you are and believed in? Once revered across Ancient Asia and Arabia, the third gender is now feared, reviled and discriminated against. Uma is the leader of one such clan in India, desperate to protect her house and preserve her millennia-old traditions and way of life. One day a stranger arrives in need of help and the community open their doors. Will this act of charity jeopardise all the clan hold dear?
(from 08 Apr 2016 - Closing on 30 Apr 2016)
HUMAN VOICE, THE
By Jean Cocteau, translated by Anthony Wood
at The Tabard Theatre
A lonely woman onstage and a phone rings. On the end of the line, her former lover is about to marry someone else. All hopes rest on the chance of this final conversation.
(from CANCELLED - Closing on CANCELLED)
I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS
By Tom Stuart; Based on Josh Kilmer-Purcell's autobiography I Am Not Myself These Days
at London Shoreditch Town Hall
The story of alcoholic drag queen Aqua desperately trying to make a relationship work with Jack, a high-class rent boy addicted to crack.
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
IN TENTS AND PURPOSES
by Roxy Dunn
at The Vaults
Ten years. Two friends. One fortune teller. What if you had the chance to go back in time and exchange the hand you were dealt? In  Tents and Purposes follows two friends over ten years and takes a comic look at how much our lives are predetermined or how they’re shaped by the choices we make.
(from 17 Feb 2016 - Closing on 21 Feb 2016)
IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL
Tennessee Williams
at Charing Cross Theatre
Mark is a world-famous artist. He and his grasping wife Miriam are caught in a fiercely symbiotic bond of need and hatred. Having played midwife to his incredible career, Mark has been both Miriam’s validation and despair. Now she wants to leave, afraid that Mark is in the grip of a breakdown and he can no longer create. Mark, however, senses a breakthrough coming. He returns again and again to his canvases, which “demand what I can’t give them yet”. The scene is set both for a savage and witty dance of death, and an autobiographical meditation on creativity and envy of success.
(from 05 Apr 2016 - Closing on 14 May 2016)
IN THE HEIGHTS
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
at King's Cross Theatre
A journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan's most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
(from 03 Oct 2015 - Booking to 30 Oct 2016)
JANIS JOPLIN: FULL TILT
Created by Peter Arnott and Cora Bissett
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Blending theatre with the feel and atmosphere of a full rock gig, Full Tilt is about the phenomental and deep story of one of Rock's greatest female icons, Janis Joplin. Featuring Joplin's finest songs, audiences are taken on a rollercoaster of mixed emotions that express her exceptional life.
(from 10 Feb 2015 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
JEEPERS CREEPERS
By Robert Ross
at Leicester Square Theatre (The Lounge)
Having written some of the nation’s favourite comedies Marty Feldman suddenly finds himself a star in his own right, with sketch show success for both the BBC and commercial TV. Then Hollywood comes a’knocking. But while his wife Lauretta takes to the glamorous lifestyle with alacrity, can Marty come to terms with the burden of the fame he has always craved? Excess, depression, and the inevitable decline follow. Surely laughter, and the love of a strong woman can conquer all, although the eternal conflict of the clown refuses to fade. Is he laughed with, or laughed at?
(from 18 Jan 2016 - Closing on 20 Feb 2016)
JOKE, THE
Will Adamsdale with Brian Logan and Lloyd Hutchinson
at Camden People's Theatre
Featuring an Englishman, an Irish man and a Scotsman who become trapped in a joke. The play explores humour, countries, life, and why we need them.
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 04 Jun 2016)
KISSING DANCE, THE
Music by Howard Goodall, Book and Lyrics by Charles Hart. Based on Oliver Goldsmith’s play She Stoops to Conquer
at Ye Olde Rose and Crowne
It is All Fools’ Eve, a night when in the realms of love, the world can be turned upside-down and the lord of Misrule can take control.
(from 10 Feb 2016 - Closing on 28 Feb 2016)
LAND OF OUR FATHERS
By Chris Urch
at Found 111
It’s May 1979 in South Wales. Thatcher is counting her votes, Sid Vicious is spinning in his grave and six Welsh miners are trapped down a coal mine. As the men await their rescue, secrets emerge and accusations fly. Within two weeks, everything they believe in and everything they know will have changed.
(from 08 Mar 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2016)
LAST ORDERS
By Lucy Laing
at Bread & Roses Theatre
On the anniversary of his death, a decade after the event that stole their last Christmas together, 3 friends meet to commemorate the life of the one they lost. Last Orders explores the loyalty of childhood friendships and how, with life's experiences, we all grow-up to be something we weren't.
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
LIGHT
Devised by the company; Written by George Mann
at Battersea Arts Centre
Charged with hunting down ‘terrorists’ who seek illegal disconnection, a young government agent encounters an enigmatic figure from his shadowy past.
(from 01 Feb 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
LOVE N STUFF
by Tanika Gupta
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Bindi and Mansoor might just be the most popular couple on their street, but after 45 years of a loving marriage Mansoor has vowed to swap the cold streets of Stratford for a sun soaked Delhi. The problem? Bindi’s not convinced and has concocted a last minute plan to lure him back.
(from 03 Jun 2016 - Closing on 25 Jun 2016)
LOVE ON THE DOLE
By Walter Greenwood
at The Space
Captures the painful reality of the 1920s governmental welfare cuts to the working class and the rise of socialism. Follows the story of Sally Hardcastle - the modern woman - who becomes her family's sole breadwinner. In love with political activist Larry Meath, she dreams of escape from the murky streets of Salford.
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
LUCE
by JC Lee
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
Amy's son is perfect: star athlete, academic highflyer and high school hero. So why are there lethal explosives in his locker? Luce is about the fear of homegrown terrorism. Set in an ordinary American town, but addressing anxieties that are growing throughout the Western world, it raises troubling questions about parenting, education and racism. Do we ever really know our children? Why must they be perfect? And where do the springs of violence lie?
(from 09 Mar 2016 - Closing on 02 Apr 2016)
MACBETH REDUX
By William Shakespeare; Adapted by Relative Motion
at The Space
How do you justify killing a comrade? A child? A king? Is self-preservation a motive to murder? When the soldier leaves the battle does the battle ever leave the soldier?
(from 12 Apr 2016 - Closing on 23 Apr 2016)
MAGIC HOUR, THE
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 - Booking to 02 Oct 2015)
MEMORY SHOW, THE
Music by Zach Redler, Book & Lyrics Sara Cooper
at Drayton Arms Theatre
When a daughter comes home to care for her aging mother, the pressure starts to build on their turbulent relationship. Forced to live side by side, will they ever reach an understanding as they unravel their conflicting memories of the past?
(from 11 Feb 2016 - Closing on 20 Feb 2016)
MERIT
By Alexandra Wood
at Finborough Theatre

(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 26 Mar 2016)
MISS ATOMIC BOMB
by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long
at St James Theatre
Miss Atomic Bomb is inspired by the real life nuclear tests and beauty pageants of the era. Welcome to Las Vegas in 1952, where every mushroom cloud has a silver lining and fallout is your friend. Tourists are going nuts for nuclear, sipping cocktails by hotel pools while watching atomic blasts ignite the desert sky.
(from 07 Mar 2016 - Closing on 09 Apr 2016)
MISS JULIE
By August Strindberg, translated by Michael Meyer
at Etcetera Theatre
On Midsummer’s Eve, wishes are meant to come true. But, as Miss Julie becomes ever more deeply entangled with her father’s valet, dreams turn to disappointment - with tragic consequences.
(from 24 Feb 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2016)
MOTHER ADAM
By Charles Dyer
at Barons Court Pub Theatre
This play welcomes you to the strange, eccentric, funny and often very moving world of Mammles and her devoted son Adam. Each Sunday sees them playing out their days routine through conversation that gives you an insight into their unusual existence.
(from 14 Jun 2016 - Closing on 02 Jul 2016)
MOTHER, THE
by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton
at Tricycle Theatre
Anne loved that time in her life when she prepared breakfast each morning for her two young children, Sara and Nicholas. Now her children have grown up and have lives and loves of their own. Spending hours alone, Anne’s world begins to twist around her. Has her favoured son Nicholas really returned to her? And what of the suspicious actions of her husband?
(from 21 Jan 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
By Charlotte Keatley
at St James Theatre
Doris, born illegitimate in 1900, exchanges her budding teaching career for marriage and motherhood. When the war is over her daughter Margaret marries an American and has Jackie, who becomes an archetypal 60s rebel. When Jackie can’t face being a single mother, it is decided that baby Rosie will be brought up as Margaret's own. That’s the plan anyway.
(from 13 Apr 2016 - Closing on 21 May 2016)
NARCISSIST, THE
by Gavin Davis
at Courtyard Theatre
Charlie is 34, single, wealthy and having too much fun. His estranged mother, Pandora, his evidently brain damaged father and his parasite single brother, Felix, come to live with him. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the order of the day alongside a line or two, a tart and a large Gin and Tonic. Can love survive in this middle class Homecoming?
(from 08 Mar 2016 - Closing on 02 Apr 2016)
NON-STOP CONNOLLY SHOW, THE
By Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden
at Finborough Theatre

(from 04 Apr 2016 - Closing on 24 Apr 2016)
ORPHANS
by Lyle Kessler
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
Violent, hilarious and heart breaking; Orphans is a beautifully moving story about the void left by abandonment.
(from 10 Feb 2016 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
PARTY
By Tom Basden
at Pleasance Theatre
Mel, Martin, Phoebe and Jared are here to change the world. Every great political movement has to start somewhere. In this case, Martin’s mum’s shed is the nerve centre of groundbreaking policy creation on the stuff that really matters: climate change, bike tax, unfair trade coffee, and how to pronounce “abstention”.
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 13 Mar 2016)
PATRIOTIC TRAITOR
by Jonathan Lynn
at Park 200
This relationship, noble, comic and absurd, changed history: Philippe Pétain, a tough, uncompromising soldier who rose through the ranks to save France in 1916 at the Battle of Verdun, and Charles de Gaulle, the aristocratic, academic, awkward and equally uncompromising soldier who led France to freedom when Pétain became a Nazi collaborator. In 1945 de Gaulle had his oldest friend tried for treason. But was it as simple as it seemed? This extraordinary story is seen as Pétain waits for the verdict.
(from 17 Feb 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2016)
PHAEDRA
By Jean Racine, trasnlated by Samuel Solomon
at Pentameters Theatre
Phaedra, the wife of the Greek hero Theseus, is doomed by an illicit love for her stepson, Hippolytus. The instrument of others' suffering, Phaedra is also the victim of her own impulses; a figure that inspires both terror and pity.
(from 02 Feb 2016 - Closing on 21 Feb 2016)
PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, THE
adapted by Hershey Felder, Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen.
at St James Theatre
Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna's storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream - as she is torn from her family and set onto the Kindertransport to London.
(from 20 Jan 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2016)
PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE
By Oscar Wilde; Adapted by Tom Drayton
at The Space
When the exquisite Dorian Gray comes to London, a distorted, demonic city of sordid sinners, his looks can get him anywhere. But before too long the boundaries between art and life start to merge. There's a secret hidden in Dorian's attic, and a horrible truth behind the perfect boy's face ...
(from 22 Mar 2016 - Closing on 02 Apr 2016)
PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE
by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Merlin Holland and John O’Connor
at Trafalgar Studios 2
Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful young man - Dorian Gray - becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old.
(from 18 Jan 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
PINK MIST
by Owen Sheers
at The Bush Attic Space
Pink Mist tells the story of three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their lives who must now share the physical and psychological aftershocks of their service, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their greatest battle.
(from 21 Jan 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
POLL FUNCTION
by Greg Shewring
at Pleasance Theatre
Jez and Pam. Two west country plonkers returning to rural suburbia to wreak havoc on childhood dreams and a system they believed would bring them future opportunity. Confined within a car for most of the journey, old secrets are aired and open questions are asked about who they have become since leaving. Speeding through girls, grades and badgers, they fight, spit, cry and kill but still find it hard to except their feelings are only human.
(from 23 Feb 2016 - Closing on 28 Feb 2016)
POPPIES
Book & Lyrics by Lizzie Bourne & Laura Kaye Thomson; Music by Laura Kaye Thomson
at The Space
August, 1914 and a young folk band are about to embark on the biggest adventure of their lives. As the group separates and scatters across Europe, it won't just be the boys who answer the call to fight.
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 28 May 2016)
PRINCESS CARABOO
Book and Lyrics by Phil Willmott. Music by Phil Willmott and Mark Collins
at Finborough Theatre

(from 30 Mar 2016 - Closing on 22 Apr 2016)
QUIET HOUSE, THE
by Gareth Farr
at Park 200
Jess and Dylan are in love. They want a family. That’s all they have ever wanted. When diagnosed with infertility, this ordinary couple find themselves on an extraordinary journey. They enter the world of IVF treatment where intimacy is replaced by injections. Forced to fight for the family they so desperately want, they put their faith in science and their relationship through the ultimate test.
(from 07 Jun 2016 - Closing on 08 Jul 2016)
RABBIT HOLE
By David Lindsay-Abaire
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
Becca and Howie Corbett are a happy suburban family with everything they could want until a shocking and sudden event turns their world upside down and leaves them drifting perilously apart. Riding the turbulence of domestic life, Becca and Howie must find a way back to each other whilst their unpredictable family tries to bridge the ‘infinite space between’, which life changing events create.
(from 29 Jan 2016 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
RAILWAY CHILDREN, THE
adapted by Mike Kenny based on E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children
at King's Cross Theatre
The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure.
(from 16 Dec 2014 - Closing on 30 Oct 2016)
REHEARSAL FOR MURDER
By Richard Levinson and William Link; Adapted for the stage by David Rogers
at Richmond Theatre
Playwright Alex Dennison is left heartbroken when his fiancee and leading lady Monica Welles is found dead from an apparent suicide after the opening night of her stage debut. On the anniversary of that ill-fated night, Alex assembles the same cast and crew in the same theatre, for a reading of his new play...
(from 08 Feb 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
REMOTE
By Coney Theatre
at Camden People's Theatre
REMOTE arrives to help your city become more the place of your dreams. We are here to help you be more like people like you. We are here to offer you choice (because we already know that people like you like choice). Here’s Sally. You are all playing Sally. She dreams of freedom. Let’s see how she goes.
(from 19 Apr 2016 - Closing on 30 Apr 2016)
RESTORATION OF NELL GWYN, THE
Written by Steve Trafford with songs by Henry Purcell
at Park 90
A fine vignette of Britain, then and now, where the personal is heroically, hilariously political. King Charles II lies ill. Nell, his royal whore, once star of the Restoration stage, rages against the fate that may befall her if Charles dies. Margery, Nell’s maid, is no whore but a survivor whose fate too hangs on the life or death of the Royal patriarch.
(from 26 Jan 2016 - Closing on 20 Feb 2016)
RIGHT NOW
By Catherine-Anne Toupin; Translated by Chris Campbell
at Bush Theatre
As Alice and Ben settle into their beautiful new flat they realise that the family across the hall hope to be more than just good neighbours. Soon, Juliette, Giles, and their son Francis are wearing out the welcome mat; suggesting drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dancing. Things begin to heat up as innocent invitations lead to passionate encounters and unsettling revelations.
(from 23 Mar 2016 - Closing on 16 Apr 2016)
RINSE CYCLE, THE
Based on Richard Wagner’s epic Ring and condensed to one evening
at Charing Cross Theatre
A comic take on Wagner’s masterpiece, with highlights sung in English by five superb performers.
(from 15 Feb 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
ROAD SHOW
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by John Weidman
at Union Theatre
At the turn of the last century old Pa Meisner sends his sons, the charming and ruthless Wilson and the thoughtful, unambitious Addison off to make their fortune. The ill matched pair embark on the story of their lifetime across the U.S. stopping off at some of the key moments which shaped modern America.
(from 03 Feb 2016 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
ROUND THE HORNE: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
By Barry Took & Marty Feldman
at Museum of Comedy
Compiled by Tim Astley, using material from the original radio broadcasts. Recreates the classic 1960s radio comedy show. Includes movie spoofs and regular characters such as Rambling Sid Rumpo, Charles and Fiona, J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock, and Julian and Sandy.
(from 18 Jan 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
RUN
Inspired by the true story of Moritz Erhardt
at Greenwich Theatre
A story of four investment bank interns chasing a career in the City.
(from 08 Mar 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
RUN
developed by Engineer Theatre Collective
at New Diorama Theatre
Run tells the exhilarating story of four investment bank interns in desperate pursuit of a career in the city, delving into the humanity and everyday problems often obscured by the glitz and the grind of the square mile.
(from 15 Mar 2016 - Closing on 09 Apr 2016)
RUSSIAN DOLLS
By Kate Lock
at King's Head Pub Theatre
Hilda is blind, lives alone, and is visited by a carer once a week. Camilla is a young offender looking for her next mark. A surprising and curious relationship sparks off between these opposites.
(from 05 Apr 2016 - Closing on 23 Apr 2016)
SCHISM
By Athena Stevens
at Finborough Theatre

(from 27 Apr 2016 - Closing on 14 May 2016)
SEE BOB RUN
By Daniel MacIvor
at Bread & Roses Theatre
Bob is on the road. Bob is on the run. But from what, or whom, is she running? Follow Bob as she hops from car to car telling her story to unsuspecting drivers as she tries to put her life in the rear-view mirror. Will she make it to her destination? And what will she find when she gets there?
(from 23 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2016)
SHIT FACED SHAKESPEARE
by Stuart Saint
at Leicester Square Theatre Main House
Each night, the company will be performing Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with one member of the cast toasting the bard's 400th anniversary by playing their role completely, blisteringly drunk.
(from 26 Apr 2016 - Closing on 11 Jun 2016)
SINBAD THE SAILOR
By Paul Sirett, Music & Lyrics by Wayne Nunes & Perry Melius
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Jump aboard Sinbad the Sailor’s ship this Christmas as Sinbad and friends take audiences on a magical voyage jam-packed with laughter, audience participation and original music. Will Sinbad defeat the baddie? Will he win over the princess? What wondrous new and mysterious places will he discover? And will he be able to do all this without feeling seasick?
(from 03 Dec 2016 - Closing on 21 Jan 2017)
SINGLE SPIES
By Alan Bennett
at Richmond Theatre
A satirical snapshot of two members of the infamous 'Cambridge Five', Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt, both recruited as spies by the Soviet Union during World War II.
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
SKET
by Maya Sondhi
at Park 90
Julie sells ice cream on the cliffs at Beachy Head and searches for love online. Her friend Bernard walks the clifftops and can’t seem to settle. When sixteen year old Skye arrives for the summer and decides to stay, the lives of all three become unexpectedly entwined. But when memory takes hold, will their buried fears force them apart?
(from 19 Apr 2016 - Closing on 14 May 2016)
SOMETHING SOMETHING LAZARUS
Book & lyrics John Myatt; Music Simon Arrowsmith
at King's Head Pub Theatre
It’s easy to escape the disaster that was today... the weekend that wasn’t... the one true love you’ll never forget. Enter the world of cabaret, where the wine ain’t fine but the company’s classy.
(from 08 Mar 2016 - Closing on 02 Apr 2016)
TERRA
By Hubert Essakow
at Print Room at The Coronet
Final piece in Print Room Artistic Associate Hubert Essakow’s trilogy exploring the elements, which demonstrates the company's passionate commitment to the production and presentation of dance within its multi-disciplinary programme.
(from 23 Feb 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
THE WEDDING RECEPTION
devised by Interactive Theatre International
at Kingsway Hall Hotel
Will & Kate’s dream was for a small intimate wedding – but Kate’s Mum, Lynne, had other plans! In a bid for peace, a compromise was reached, and the happy couple tied the knot in a registry office so that Lynne’s lavish reception could go ahead without fuss… though ‘without fuss’ isn’t quite how it turns out!
(from 15 Jan 2016 - Closing on 01 Apr 2016)
THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
By Andrew Bovell
at Lyric Hammersmith
Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.
(from 10 Sep 2016 - Closing on 01 Oct 2016)
THIS WAS THE WORLD AND I WAS KING
by Casey Jay Andrews and Nathan Foad
at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
With their father in peril on the Western Front, the Connor children turn to their imagination for a comforting distraction from reality. Their spell-binding make believe kingdom comes to life on-stage as they set sail on impossible adventures.
(from 02 Feb 2016 - Closing on 20 Feb 2016)
THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN
By Alice Trueman and Anna Jefferson
at Greenwich Theatre
Elsie is born in a Yorkshire pit village in 1936 and will never know another way of life. Gilly is the first woman in her family to go to university, enjoying every ounce of freedom the 70s has to offer. Frankie learns everything she can about sex from Judy Blume; in 1989, who didn't?
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 05 Mar 2016)
TO KILL A MACHINE
By Catrin Fflur Huws
at King's Head Pub Theatre
Tells the life-story of war-time cryptanalyst Alan Turing. It is a story about the importance of truth and injustice and of keeping and revealing secrets.
(from 06 Apr 2016 - Closing on 23 Apr 2016 )
TOP GIRLS
by Caryl Churchill
at Milton Court Studio Theatre
Written in 1982, the play examines the role of women in society and also provides commentary on Thatcherism and the idea of an individualist society.
(from 08 Feb 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
TRAINSPOTTING
Based on Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name
at King's Head Pub Theatre
Recaptures the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive production.
(from 03 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2016 )
TRANSPORTS

at Pleasance Theatre
In the late seventies a volatile fifteen year old finds herself shunted into her final foster home. Her widowed foster mother has a hint of a foreign accent, verbal diarrhoea and a trunk full of secrets. As youth plays cat and mouse with age, two parallel sets of revelations collide with devastating consequences.
(from 28 Feb 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
TRASHED
by Sascha Moore
at Pleasance Theatre
Goody's daughter is dead. Desperate to forget, he takes refuge at an illegal fly-tipping site, occupying himself with fags, cans and the company of an 11 year old. But is there something else besides grief Goody is hiding from and how long will it be until someone finds him?
(from 26 Apr 2016 - Closing on 01 May 2016)
TRUTH, THE
by Florian Zeller in a version by Christopher Hampton
at Menier Chocolate Factory
Two couples. Friendship, suspicion, deceit... and the truth.
(from 10 Mar 2016 - Closing on 07 May 2016)
VOLPONE
By Ben Jonson; Adapted by Joshua Jewkes
at The Cockpit Theatre
Is money the root of all evil? To Volpone and his faithful servant Mosca it is simply what makes the world go round. And they will do anything to acquire it. With tricks, deception and disguise the pair manipulate a gullible roster of greedy scavengers who have come to prey on the wealthy Volpone's inheritance.
(from 09 Feb 2016 - Closing on 20 Feb 2016)
WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE
by Brian Mullin
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
In an oversized Bob Marley T-shirt, Sister Bernie McLaren smokes pot, befriends gangs and passes out condoms to local prostitutes. When the women’s shelter she runs comes under threat, Bernie vows to fight back.
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 11 Jun 2016)
WEALD
by Daniel Foxsmith
at Finborough Theatre
On a remote livery yard in rural England, Jim arrives ‘home’ after eight years away, in need of work. It didn’t end so well last time, but he's sure that this time it’ll be different... Sam, as old as the fixtures and fittings themselves, reluctantly agrees - there’s work to be done after all. As the men attempt to pick up from where they left off, fresh cracks appear beside old wounds. Things have changed. But the world can only be held at bay for so long before the two men will have to answer for their actions.
(from 02 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Feb 2016)
WHAT I LEARNED FROM JOHNNY BEVAN
By Luke Wright
at Soho Theatre
At university the whip-smart, mercurial Johnny Bevan saves Nick, smashing his comfortable middle class bubble and firing him up about politics, music and literature. Twenty years later, as their youthful dreams disintegrate alongside the social justice they hoped for, can Nick, now a jaded music journalist, save Johnny from himself?
(from 22 Feb 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2016)
WHISTLEBLOWER
by Richard Roques
at Waterloo East Theatre
Hero or Traitor? Edward Snowden is holed up in a Hong Kong hotel. He has left Hawaii, abandoned paradise, for a life on the run. Tortured by thoughts of his girlfriend, his mother and father and the fate of other whistleblowers in prison, he waits. But will the CIA or the National Security Agency find him first?
(from 09 Feb 2016 - Closing on 06 Mar 2016)
WILD TALES
Original stories written by Oscar Wilde; Adapted for the stage by Sepy Baghaei
at The Space
Although known for his classic novels, Oscar Wilde's short stories continue to delight audiences worldwide. From stone princes to Spanish princesses, talking birds to terrifying giants, see these much-loved tales come to life like never before.
(from 05 Apr 2016 - Closing on 10 Apr 2016)
WILDE STORIES
Original stories written by Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Sepy Baghaei
at The Space
Although known for his classic novels, Oscar Wilde's short stories continue to delight audiences worldwide. From stone princes to Spanish princesses, talking birds to terrifying giants, see these much-loved tales come to life like never before.
(from 05 Apr 2016 - Closing on 10 Apr 2016)
YOUNG VISITERS, THE
By Daisy Ashford in a new adaptation by Mary Franklin
at The Tabard Theatre
A noble lord with very nice long legs, enlisted by Mr Salteena to help with his passionate quest to win Ethel’s heart. Unfortunately he has not reckoned on the effect of the speaking looks exchanged between his young love and his mentor...
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 26 Mar 2016)
ZIPPO'S CIRQUE BERSERK!

at Peacock Theatre
Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Clown Tweedy, a Giant Robot that spews fire, the Globe of Terror and may more acts.
(from 08 Feb 2016 - Closing on 24 Feb 2016)


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