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1938
By Howard Colyer; Adapted from Joseph Roth’s The Emperor’s Tomb
at Jack Studio Theatre
Late in the evening on 11 March, 1938, a man sits in a Jewish bar in Vienna as the German army invades Austria. The other guests flee – as does the owner – but he remains to contemplate his past and his future: bleak though that may be.
(from 01 Sep 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
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)
ANNIE
Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Martin Charnin; Book by Thomas Meehan
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan's orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie's search...
(from 10 Nov 2015 - Closing on 14 Nov 2015)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason
at St James Theatre
The majestically mysterious, fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the wild west in a race against the clock. A cast of eight play more than 100 characters in this high-spirited, imagination-filled escapade for all the family.
(from 26 Nov 2015 - Closing on 16 Jan 2016)
AVENUE Q
book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
at Richmond Theatre
Meet Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Soon discovering that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q, he finds himself moving in with some truly quirky characters.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 31 Oct 2015)
BLOOD BROTHERS
By Willy Russell
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Tells the story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret.
(from 08 Sep 2015 - Closing on 12 Sep 2015)
BRIEF GAY ENCOUNTER, A
By Phil Willmott
at Above the Stag
A chance encounter at a railway station in 1945 leads two men to consider how much they must sacrifice in order to be together. This evocative, heartbreaking production invites us to consider how far we’ve come and how much we’ve still in common with our grandfather’s generation.
(from 14 Oct 2015 - Closing on 15 Nov 2015)
BRIEFS

at London Wonderground, The Spiegeltent
Six Aussies and one New Yorker are powered by a fierce energy as they mix up a potent blend of drag, glamour and athleticism, infused with dancing, tumbling, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip syncing, sequins, feathers and frocks.
(from 05 Aug 2015 - Closing on 27 Sep 2015)
BRITAIN’S GOT BHANGRA
written by Pravesh Kumar with music and Bhangra direction by Sumeet Chopra. English Lyrics are by Dougal Irvine with Punjabi lyrics by Bittu Denowalia
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Charting the rise of British Bhangra from the sequin-clad 80s through to the RnB fusion in today’s charts, Britain’s Got Bhangra follows Twinkle, a farmer’s son from Punjab, India who comes to England to make a better living for himself and his wife.
(from 28 Sep 2015 - Closing on 03 Oct 2015)
BUGSY MALONE
Play by Alan Parker, Words & Music by Paul Williams
at Lyric Hammersmith
Bugsy Malone is set in Prohibition era New York with rival gangsters Fat Sam and Dandy Dan at logger heads. As custard pies fly and Dan’s destructive 'splurge guns' wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer. Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah, Fat Sam's moll and Bugsy's old flame, and stay out of trouble while helping Fat Sam to defend his business?
(from 11 Apr 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
CASA VALENTINA
by Harvey Fierstein
at Southwark Playhouse
Set in 1962 in the Catskills mountains of New York, Casa Valentina centres on a group of heterosexual men who escape from the city to spend their weekend dressed as female alter egos.
(from 10 Sep 2015 - Closing on 10 Oct 2015)
CHRISTMAS CAROL, A
By Charles Dickens, book and lyrics by Ben Horslen and John Risebero, and music by Christopher Peake
at Middle Temple Hall
Combining the ghostly tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge with a score of original songs inspired by the carols of a traditional Victorian Christmas.
(from 22 Dec 2015 - Closing on 30 Dec 2015)
CINDERELLA
by Tom Wells
at Lyric Hammersmith
Grab your glittery Converse and put the pumpkin into top gear as Cinderella heads to the biggest party of the season to meet a very charming Prince. Following the success of Jack and the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington and his Cat, Award winning playwright Tom Wells pens another traditional panto with plenty of festive fun in true Lyric style.
(from 21 Nov 2015 - Closing on 03 Jan 2016)
CLEMENTINE THE LIVING FASHION DOLL'S SEASONAL SPECTACULAR
by Clementine the Living Fashion Doll
at Rosemary Branch
Clementine is no ordinary doll. One night she made a wish on a falling star to be a ?real girl?... and the next day she could walk, talk, sing, dance, act, and present TV! Now the sparkly diva a mere 15 inches tall - is to make her London Christmas stage debut with her a feature-length show.
(from 08 Dec 2015 - Closing on 10 Jan 2016)
CONSOLATION
By Mick Wood
at Bridewell Theatre (St Bride Foundation)
Set in Southern France, about the relationship between a young French re-enactor, who plays a Cathar knight in a Visitor's Centre, and a middle-aged Englishwoman who believes she has experienced a past life as a Cathar heretic in thirteenth century Languedoc.
(from 12 Aug 2015 - Closing on 04 Sep 2015)
COOL MILLION, A
by Nathanael West, adapted by Joss Bennathan
at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Three vaudevillian performers create the epic story of Lemuel Pitkin, an impoverished yet eternally optimistic young man who sets out to make his fortune at the height of the Great Depression. What could possibly go wrong?
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 14 Nov 2015)
DARK TOURISM
by Daniel Dingsdale
at Park 90
When a radio DJ overshares his sexual exploits on air, children's television presenter Becky Watson's life tumbles into a media storm. PR guru Richard Powell steps in to diffuse the situation, but he's already dealing with a fame-hungry reality star, struggling actress and aggressive tabloid journalist. Can he spin any publicity into good publicity?
(from 29 Sep 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2014)
DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS)
Written by Carl Grose. Music by Charles Hazlewood.
at Shoredicth Town Hall
Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. Contract killer Macheath has just married Pretty Polly Peachum and Mr and Mrs Peachum aren't happy. Not one bit. A re-working of John Gay’s satire, The Beggar’s Opera.
(from 02 Dec 2015 - Closing on 12 Dec 2015)
DIFFERENT CLASS
by Kevin Lee
at Etcetera Pub Theatre
Andy and Maria don’t get on. But really they do. They’re just friends. Friends who like to push each other as hard as they can. But as their conversation unfolds, we see there is more to their history than first thought.
(from 15 Sep 2015 - Closing on 20 Sep 2015)
DINNER WITH FRIENDS
by Donald Margulies
at Park 200
Dinner with Friends is a portrayal of relationships that explores our dependency on our friends as well as our loved ones. Follow Beth, Tom, Karen and Gabe, whose lives, once inextricably linked, start to come undone.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 28 Nov 2015)
DINNER WITH SADDAM
by Anthony Horowitz
at Menier Chocolate Factory
So what happens when Saddam Hussein turns up on your doorstep and announces he is staying for dinner? Political and personal issues are top of the menu, but behind the kitchen door something else far more sinister is cooking…
(from 10 Sep 2015 - Closing on 14 Nov 2015)
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
Music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Prepare to be transported to the luxurious lap of the French Riviera where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson is set to come crashing down with the arrival of larger-than-life Freddy Benson - a conman of an entirely different order.
(from 20 Oct 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2015)
DON’T LOOK NOW
Adapted by Nell Leyshon; From the Story by Daphne du Maurier
at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
John and Laura Baxter travel to Venice hoping to save their troubled marriage after the loss of their young daughter, Christine. Amidst the romance of the city, they start to come to terms with their tragedy and it seems a new chapter is beginning. But then, strange things start to happen… The couple meet a pair of elderly ‘psychic’ sisters who claim to be able to see Christine and urgently warn them to leave the city. And just who is the figure in red who mysteriously keeps appearing?
(from 23 Oct 2015 - Closing on 14 Nov 2015)
DRY LAND
By Ruby Rae Spiegel
at Jermyn Street Theatre
Set in the girls' locker room of a Florida high school, exploring an unlikely friendship that is put to the most extreme of tests. Tackling issues surrounding sexuality and the pressures of youth.
(from 03 Nov 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
DUSTY
by Kim Weild and Duncan Sibbald
at Charing Cross Theatre
With original music by the legendary artist Dusty Springfield, audiences will see and hear Springfield on stage using the most up-to-date 3-D technology and digital media. Combined with a musical theatre format of live performance, music and dance, Dusty follows the highs and lows of Springfield?s rise from middle class suburban London to the recording of her seminal album Dusty in Memphis.
(from 25 May 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
F*CK THE POLAR BEARS
by Tanya Ronder
at Bush, The
This is a new family drama about the power of the individual in a world obscured by politics.
(from 11 Sep 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2015)
F*CKING MEN
By Joe DiPietro; Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde
at King's Head Pub Theatre
A contemporary adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde set within the gay subculture of a big city.
(from 05 Aug 2015 - Closing on 26 Sep 2015)
FARRAGUT NORTH
By Beau Willimon
at Bridewell Theatre (St Bride Foundation)
Farragut North, the name ofthe metro station where many of Washington's political consultancies are based, is where washed-up press secretaries go when they've lost the will to live on the campaign trail. Far from where golden boy, Stephen Bellamy intended to finish up; at 25 and at the top of his game, Bellamy is press secretary to acandidate for the Democratic Party’s presidential election. Set during the presidential primaries, we witness the campaign managers and publicists, Bellamy included; doing anything they can to manipulate the press and public opinion.
(from 29 Sep 2015 - Closing on 03 Oct 2015)
FAUSTAFF
By Diego Sosa
at The Cockpit Theatre
FAUSTAFF is the story of Gily Jacoby, a successful writer that has become world famous, thanks to a pact she’s made with the devil. This has granted her the ability to see the ill future of couples so that she can write the successful novels that have turned her into a best seller author. The price, however, is far too high. Her heartbreaks, ambitions and dreams turn out to be somewhat different than what she ha
(from 17 Nov 2015 - 06 Dec 2015)
FIREBIRD
By Phil Davies
at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
The revelations of child grooming in Rochdale, Rotherham, Oxford and other towns have dismayed and astounded us all. How could it happen? Tia's mouthy attitude and confident swagger hide a vulnerable young girl whose tough start in life dangerously draws her to AJ. Older, good-looking and charismatic, AJ shows her a kindness that she¹s never known. Kindness that comes with a price.
(from 24 Sep 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2015)
FIRST MAN, THE
By Eugene O’Neil
at Jermyn Street Theatre

(from 06 Oct 2015 - Closing on 31 Oct 2015)
FORGET ME NOT
by Tom Holloway
at Bush, The
Under an agreement between the British and Australian Governments, between 1945 and 1968, over three thousand British children were told they were orphans and sent to Australia on a promise of warmth, fresh air, abundant food and boundless opportunity. Instead they arrived to deprived institutions where neglect and abuse were the norm.
(from 08 Dec 2015 - Closing on 16 Jan 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)
FURTHER EDUCATION, A
By Will Mortimer
at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
Josh and Lydia are captivated by the arrival of fellow student Charlotte. Not only is she exceptionally smart, gaining top marks in all her essays and offering fresh insight during seminars, she’s also significantly older and curiously private. Where’s she from and what’s her history? Why has she enrolled at university now? As the relationship between the undergraduates deepens so does the mystery surrounding Charlotte…
(from 30 Oct 2015 - Closing on 28 Nov 2015)
GIGI
by Colette and Anita Loos
at Tabard Theatre
Paris, 1900. Bright, vivacious Gigi lives the carefree life of a schoolgirl in a family of modest means. She particularly enjoys card games with her much-older friend Gaston, a wealthy playboy. But her life is a bit different from that of an ordinary sixteen-year-old. Gigi is the next generation of a family of courtesans. Her grandmother and Aunt Alicia, the family matriarch, are determined that Gigi succeed where her mother failed. When Gaston notices more about Gigi than her eagerness to play cards, aunt and grandmother set their sights on an arrangement. Gigi has other ideas about her future. Will she prove as adept at romance as at cards?
(from 28 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
GRAND HOTEL
Book by Luther Davis, Music and Lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright, Additional Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
at Southwark Playhouse
The Grand Hotel is bustling with eccentric and sometimes dubious guests: amongst them a fading prima ballerina being forced to dance again; a fatally ill Jewish bookkeeper who wants to spend his final days living in luxury; a young, handsome, but destitute Baron; a cynical doctor suffering from World War I wounds; an honest businessman going bad as he faces financial ruin and a typist dreaming of Hollywood stardom. Over the course of a weekend, their extraordinary stories interweave with each other and the hotel?s hardworking staff.
(from 31 Jul 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
GREAT GATSBY, THE
By F.Scott Fitzgerald; Adapted by Stephen Sharkey
at Greenwich Theatre
The energy and excess of the rip-roaring twenties is brought to the stage with live music in this evocation, whilst remaining faithful to the timeless language and spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald's original.
(from 06 Oct 2015 - Closing on 10 Oct 2015)
GROUNDED
by George Brant
at Park 90
A female pilot’s world is turned upside down when her unexpected pregnancy removes her from the freedom of the sky and places her in the confines of motherhood and the drone control room.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 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)
HAIRSPRAY
Music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Based on the 1988 film of the same name
at New Wimbledon Theatre
It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.
(from 02 Nov 2015 - Closing on 07 Nov 2015)
HATCHED 'N' DISPATCHED
by Gemma Page and Michael Kirk
at Park 90
Set in the industrial north of England, Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched takes place over one evening in early autumn 1959.
(from 01 Sep 2015 - Closing on 26 Sep 2015)
HENRY V
by William Shakespeare
at Temple Church
Celebrates the complex historical relationship between our two nations – from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.
(from 24 Aug 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
HORNIMAN'S CHOICE - FOUR ONE ACT PLAYS
by Various
at Finborough Theatre
Four one act plays from the Manchester School of Playwrights
(from 27 Sep 2015 - Closing on 03 Oct 2015)
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 - Closing on 01 Nov 2015)
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
by Susie McKenna
at Hackney Empire
Set in the kingdom of Hackneydale, Hackney Empire’s production follows the story of young Jack who is tempted by a mysterious stranger into swapping the family’s trusty old cow for a handful of magic beans. An offer surely happy-go-lucky Jack can’t refuse?
(from 21 Nov 2015 - Closing on 03 Jan 2016)
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE, THE
By Frank Marcus
at London Theatre Workshop
Gin-swilling, cigar chomping June Buckridge has played beloved 'Sister George' in the popular BBC Radio Drama, Applehurst, for six years. But being the star of the show doesn't stop BBC executives deciding to kill her off in an attempt to revive the show's falling ratings.
(from 29 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
KNIGHT FROM NOWHERE, THE/BELLS, THE
by Andrew Shepherd and Leopold Lewis
at Park 90
Featuring a host of characters from Hamlet, Ophelia and Shylock to Ellen Terry, Bram Stoker and George Bernard Shaw, The Knight From Nowhere is a funny, touching and vibrant tale of the champion of Shakespeare and the first actor to be knighted.
(from 24 Nov 2015 - Closing on 19 Dec 2015)
LA SOIREE
Various
at Southbank Centre, La Soiree Spiegeltent
Featuring burlesque, circus sideshow and variety acts from around the world.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 16 Jan 2016)
LADY ANNA: ALL AT SEA
by Craig Baxter, Inspired by the work of Anthony Trollope
at Park 200
Lady Anna: All at Sea is a new play which considers how power and prejudice act as a crucible of corruption; about how an intolerant society too easily becomes a very dangerous thing.
(from 19 Aug 2015 - Closing on 19 Sep 2015)
LATE HENRY MOSS, THE
By Sam Shepard
at Southwark Playhouse (Little Space)
Two brothers, Earl and Ray, return to their home town in Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories.
(from 02 Sep 2015 - Closing on 26 Sep 2015)
LOVE ME TENDER
By Joe DiPietro; Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley
at Churchill Theatre
A funny and moving tale of hope, second chances and the healing qualities of Rock 'n' Roll.
(from 31 Aug 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
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)
MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK, THE
By Arthur Miller
at King's Head Pub Theatre
Everything David Beeves touches turns to gold. He has a beautiful home and a loving wife, loyal friends and a thriving business. But as those around him trip and fall, David struggles to understand his fate. What if his Midas touch, like the flip of a coin or the pull of the tide, is nothing more than good luck?
(from 02 Sep 2015 - Closing on 26 Sep 2015)
MATTHEW BOURNE'S SLEEPING BEAUTY
Music by Tchaikovsky, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne
at Sadler's Wells
As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forwards in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian era; a mythical golden age of long Summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn and new dance crazes. Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day; a world more mysterious than any Fairy story!
(from 01 Dec 2015 - Closing on 24 Jan 2016)
MIRROR MIRROR: A SNOW WHITE PANTOMIME
Based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
at King's Head Pub Theatre
Unique alternative take on the tale of Snow White, replete with an all-powerful Magic Mirror, a schizophrenic Dwarf and a dark, mysterious Wicked Step-Dame.
(from 03 Dec 2015 - Closing on 09 Jan 2016)
MR FOOTE’S OTHER LEG
By Ian Kelly
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
In Georgian London no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, he has become a celebrity in a city, and at the moment in time, when the concept of selling personality was born. He even has the ear of the king.
(from 14 Sep 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
By William Shakespeare; Adapted by Wyrd Sisters Theatre Company
at Drayton Arms Theatre
Re-envisioned as a modern folk tale, complete with live music, selfies, morris dancing and occasional gender-bending, this ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ welcomes the audience into a leafy and cider-drenched vision of Messina, set deep in the rolling English hills.
(from 18 Aug 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
MY EYES WENT DARK
by Matthew Wilkinson
at Finborough Theatre
Nikolai Koslov, a Russian architect and father, avenges the death of his family in a plane crash - by killing the air traffic controller he holds responsible. Maintaining he can’t remember his crime, Koslov serves four years in a Swiss prison before being suddenly released. Back home he is greeted as a national hero and is even given a ministerial position. But guilt and remorse cannot stay buried forever.
(from 25 Aug 2015 - Closing on 19 Sep 2015)
OTHER MOZART, THE
Written and created by Silvia Milo
at St James Theatre, Studio
Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer in her own right, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.
(from 08 Sep 2015 - Closing on 19 Sep 2015)
PARADE
music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, book by Alfred Uhry
at London Theatre Workshop
Tells the story of Leo Frank who was wrongly accused of murdering a young factory worker in Georgia.
(from 01 Sep 2015 - Closing on 13 Sep 2015)
PIERROT LUNAIRE
Inspired by the poems of Albert Giraud; Devised by Theatre Voliere and Paul Meyr
at Bridewell Theatre (St Bride Foundation)

(from 18 Aug 2015 - Closing on 04 Sep 2015)
PIG FARM
by Greg Kotis
at St James Theatre
Life on the farm is hard. Under a pot-bellied sky, Tom and Tina, with just the help of hired hand Tim, are struggling for survival and it's taking its toll. Troubles simmer dangerously as they search for solace, then gun-toting Teddy arrives and things go from bad to worse.
(from 21 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
PINE
By Jacqui Honess-Martin
at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
Gabby has a first class honours degree and an MA but somehow is stuck – for the third year running – counting Norwegian Spruce. Betty wishes she was ice skating with her mates at Somerset House rather than ‘gaining work experience’. Joe is nursing a broken hand, and heart, by lugging trees. Taj can’t decide whether he’s in love with Gabby or Betty. And they’re all being driven out of their minds by Michael Bublé’s Feliz Navidad on repeat…
(from 10 Dec 2015 - Closing on 16 Jan 2016)
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Based on the movie of the same name
at New Wimbledon Theatre
The adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.
(from 05 Oct 2015 - Closing on 10 Oct 2015)
PROOF
by David Auburn
at Tabard Theatre
Catherine has sacrificed her education and social life to care for her brilliant but unstable mathematician father. The return of her controlling sister and the flirtations of Hal, a former graduate student of her father’s complicate matters when he discovers a ground breaking mathematical proof amongst Robert’s incoherent scribbling.
(from 29 Sep 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2015)
PURE IMAGINATION
featuring the songs of Leslie Bricusse
at St James Theatre
Pure Imagination celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time.
(from 24 Sep 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS, THE
By Stephen Lowe based on the book by Robert Tressell, adapted by Neil Gore
at CLF Art Cafe
Shares with its audience a year in the life of a group of painters and decorators, as they renovate a three-storey town house for Mayor Sweater. It traces their struggle for survival in a complacent and stagnating Edwardian England. These workers are the "philanthropists" who throw themselves into back-breaking work for poverty wages in order to generate profit for their masters.
(from 05 Oct 2015 - Closing on 31 Oct 2015)
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 03 Jan 2016)
RAPUNZEL
Book, Music & Lyrics by Jez Bond & Mark Cameron
at Park 200
With original music and bonkers comedy, there’s plenty of fun, magic and surprise in store for all. So step inside, grab a herbal bishop and experience the wonderful world of Waa. After all, the princess needs you; she can’t wait to escape from her tower.
(from 03 Dec 2015 - Closing on 02 Jan 2016)
RAYMOND BRIGGS' FATHER CHRISTMAS
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 masterfully magical set.
(from 20 Nov 2015 - Closing on 24 Dec 2015)
RECKLESS
By Rebecca Rogers
at Rose Playhouse
An Old Man who lost his love to the sea, brings up his son to fear it, on an island of folk who have been blinded by the past. Perception and reality blur and memories of lost love shape them all. When the unexpected washes up on their shore, time worn secrets begin to emerge.
(from 03 Sep 2015 - Closing on 27 Sep 2015)
ROARING TRADE
by Steve Thompson
at Park 200
Canary Wharf. As the curtain comes down on the recession, four wildly different bond traders put their limits to the test. The coarse tactics of big swinging dick, Donny, are challenged when a younger fresher new arrival fights to stake a claim in the bank. With Jess wrapping clients around her little finger, bright Cambridge grad Spoon has to catch up fast. Struggling to paper over the cracks of a family life in suburbia, seasoned trader PJ lags behind. In glass buildings that never sleep, is there a glass ceiling and what will it take for it to shatter?
(from 23 Sep 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2015)
ROCKSTON STORIES
Devised by the Company
at Hoxton Hall
Using live performed testimonies and stories of people researched locally, Outside Edge's new devised theatre performance reflects the splintered, chaotic and at times absurdly comic world of people who have been affected by addiction, chemical or otherwise.
(from 29 Sep 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
By Bob Eaton
at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
It’s 1956 and we’re in wintry, dreary, monochrome post-war pre-Rock ‘n’ Roll England. But something’s about to change as the jukebox brings colour and excitement to Southend, Soho and Hornchurch! Johnny Hamlet, a young national serviceman, comes home for his father's funeral to find his mother Gertie has been carrying on with Uncle Claud. Subsequently, his father’s ghost appears, trying to persuade him that he’s been murdered by the pair and that Johnny should settle the score. Will Johnny avenge his father with murderous intent? Or will he absorb himself in the rock ‘n’ roll?
(from 21 Aug 2015 - Closing on 12 Sep 2015)
ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare; Adapted by Immersion Theatre
at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Inspired by the brutality of the Kent miners’ strike, the tragic story of forbidden love and bitter rivalry is relocated to 1980’s England.
(from 20 Oct 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2015)
SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE
By Michael John LaChiusa, based on short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa as translated by Takashi Kojima
at Jermyn Street Theatre
From medieval Japan  where two lovers seek to escape a doomed relationship, to modern day New York  where  a priest  is  wrestling with his faith, the show weaves together three stories of  lust, greed, murder, faith and redemption, where truth and lies have become entangled.
(from 08 Sep 2015 - Closing on 03 Oct 2015)
SHREK THE MUSICAL
Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Music by Jeanine Tesori, Based on the stories of William Steig and the DreamWorks animated feature film
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around!
(from 20 Jan 2016 - Closing on 31 Jan 2016)
SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by Stephen Sondheim
at Jack Studio Theatre
A revue featuring Stephen Sondheim songs
(from 08 Sep 2015 - Closing on 26 Sep 2015)
SIMPATICO
by Sam Shepard
at Tabard Theatre
High society meets low life in the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing where their involvement in a horse racing scam, which resulted in the ruin of an innocent man, comes to light.
(from 02 Sep 2015 - Closing on 26 Sep 2015)
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Secret Cinema)
By George Lucas, Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan / Secret Cinema
at Secret Cinema
Audiences will be transported into a richly detailed galactic space opera where they will become part an ambitious and dreamlike Secret Cinema experience.
(from 04 Jun 2015 - Closing on 27 Sep 2015)
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
By Robert Harling
at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Beautician Truvy’s regulars include the town stalwart M'Lynn and her fragile daughter Shelby, new-in-town shy girl Annelle, curmudgeonly Ouiser and former first lady Clairee. They are thrown together in pursuit of looking their best, and they form supportive friendships and strong bonds that will see them through births, deaths and marriages. When severely tested, the women show their steel-like strength, supporting each other as the darkest hours descend.
(from 18 Sep 2015 - Closing on 10 Oct 2015)
SUM OF US, THE
By David Stevens
at Above the Stag
After meeting in a local pub, Jeff and a young gardener, Greg, hit it off and begin to date. When he meets Jeff’s stubborn, opinionated Dad however, Greg begins to back off. Meanwhile Dad too has a new flame: a woman he met through a dating service. Put off by Jeff’s homosexuality, prosaic Joyce too pulls away just before a surprising and poignant ending.
(from 09 Sep 2015 - Closing on 04 Oct 2015)
SWEETHEARTS, THE
by Sarah Page
at Finborough Theatre
Coco, Mari and Helena are The Sweethearts, a manufactured girl band who are rarely off the front page of the tabloids. In need of some positive publicity, they travel to Afghanistan to do a special gig for the troops at Camp Bastion before the base is handed over to Afghan officials. A group of battle weary soldiers, chosen to protect these three beautiful celebrities, eagerly await their arrival. But when there's an attack on the base, The Sweethearts and the soldiers are thrown together and forced to wait it out in very close quarters...
(from 22 Sep 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
TALENTED MISTER RIPLEY, THE
By Patricia Highsmith; Adapted by Mark Leipacher
at Greenwich Theatre
When Tom Ripley 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 01 Sep 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
THE MODERATE SOPRANO
By David Hare
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
Nobody can doubt John Christie’s passion or his formidable will: he wooed his opera singer wife with a determination befitting a man who won the Military Cross. Now, in 1934, this Etonian science teacher’s admiration for the works of Wagner leads him to embark on an ambitious project: the construction of an Opera House on his estate in Sussex.
(from 23 Oct 2015 - Closing on 28 Nov 2015)
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan and book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan
at Landor Theatre
Set in New York in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behaviour were changing forever.
(from 18 Aug 2015 - Closing on 13 Sep 2015)
TINDERBOX, THE
Adapted from the story by Hans Christen Andersen by Mandy Holliday
at Charing Cross Theatre
Brian the Brave, a penniless solider is returning from the war. He acquires a magic tinderbox and embarks on a quest to find his true love. This enchanting, fun-filled musical features an array of wonderful, colourful characters, cleverly combining classical music and story-telling with comedy, lots of audience interaction.
(from 12 Dec 2015 - Closing on 02 Jan 2016)
TINDERELLA: CINDERS SLIPS IT IN
By Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper
at Above the Stag
Once upon a time, a slave boy called Cinders lived with his murderous stepmother and her daughters in a little landlocked kingdom. Now although this kingdom lacked democracy and had been banned from Eurovision on behavioural grounds, it boasted a prince whose balls were the envy of the world. Indeed, there was no happier sight in all the kingdom than the prince’s balls in full swing. The Prince took great pleasure and care in arranging his balls, which he liked to hold in all the fine rooms of the castle. And Cinders really fancied the Prince. But they would never meet… would they?
(from 26 Nov 2015 - Closing on 16 Jan 2016)
TIPPING THE VELVET
by Sarah Waters, Adapted by Laura Wade
at Lyric Hammersmith
It’s 1887 and Nancy Astley sits in the audience at her local music hall: she doesn’t know it yet, but the next act on the bill will change her life. Tonight is the night she’ll fall in love… with the thrill of the stage and with Kitty Butler, a girl who wears trousers. Giddy with desire and hungry for experience, Nancy follows Kitty to London where unimaginable adventures await.
(from 18 Sep 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2015)
TOMCAT
By James Rushbrooke
at Southwark Playhouse (Little Space)
In the not-too-distant future, the world is better than ever. Diseases and disorders have been wiped out. But 12 year old Jess doesn't belong. She slipped through the net and there's something dangerous in her DNA, something that must be 'cured'. Charlie is watching Jess. He'll do whatever it takes to keep society safe.
(from 28 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
TRASH
By Arthur M. Jolly
at Rosemary Branch
Diane and Becky are two very different sisters who come together for the first time in three years for their mother’s funeral. Both are haunted by their own personal demons and have very different memories of the same events including the illness and death of their mother. Her final letter to one of the sisters was thrown away and in a desperate attempt to recover it from the rubbish tip, the pair of them, knee deep in filth, finally confront the resentment and abandonment that has defined the past few years of their crippled relationship.
(from 08 Sep 2015 - Closing on 19 Sep 2015)
TWO
By Jim Cartwright
at Chickenshed Studio Theatre
Over the course of a single evening in a typical local pub, prepare to become intimately acquainted with your less than genial hosts, and the colourful characters who regularly pull up a stool.
(from 07 Oct 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2015 )
UNIVERSALLY SPEAKING
by Robert Holtom, Marietta Kirkbride, Atar Hadari, Don Grimme, Conor Carroll
at The Bread & Roses Theatre
Welcome onboard the year 2015. It's dark, disturbing but often very funny. Please sit back and try to relax as five new playwrights guide you through the trials and turbulences of the 21st century. There are no emergency exits.
(from 13 Oct 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
VOLPONE
By Ben Jonson
at Jack Studio Theatre
Volpone is a rich and idle Venetian with one passion: his gold, two talents: deception and acting, and one favourite amusement: exposing the hypocrisy and greed of his fellowmen. With the indefatigable help of his servant Mosca, he pretends to be at death's door in order to cozen the greedy parasites who gather around his deathbed in the hope to inherit his fortune. But the scavengers should beware the wily old fox who in turn should beware Mosca the Fly!
(from 29 Sep 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 2015)
WE JUST KEEP GOING
By Elle van Knoll
at Hen and Chickens Theatre
A typical relationship between a teenager and her mother quickly turns into more than meets the eye, as the past and the men in their lives keep finding a way to come between them. As we see Ruby growing into a young adult, Susan and her daughter try to forge their fragile relationship.
(from 01 Sep 2015 - Closing on 19 Sep 2015 )
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED
Music by Burt Bacharach, arranged by Kyle Riabko
at Menier Chocolate Factory
Burt Bacharach’s celebrated songbook is given a new interpretation with Kyle Riabko’s musical arrangements. A 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27 –year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach’s classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of the Bacharach catalogue as if for the very first time.
(from 03 Jul 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
XANADU
Book by Douglas Carter Beane. Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
at Southwark Playhouse
Kira, the magical and beautiful Greek muse, descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus for Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first roller disco... Well hey, it is 1980! But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.
(from 16 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
YOU WON'T SUCCEED ON BROADWAY IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY JEWS
Developed by Michaela Stern and Daniel Donskoy
at St James Theatre
A musical journey from the 1930s to present day, with the fascinating and unique success stories of Broadway’s most famous composers.
(from 25 Aug 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)


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