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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
By William Shakespeare
at Jack Studio
Fairies are fighting. Lovers are chasing. Town folk are playing. On a midsummer night in the Duke's Oak, a magical wood just outside of Athens, their lives collide and change forever. Wildcard present this enduring tale of magic tricks, lover's tiffs and showmanship.
(from 05 Jul 2016 - Closing on 23 Jul 2016)
ABOMINATIONS
By Matthew Campling
at Etcetera Theatre
Set in rural England, the play concerns handsome married man Jeff, who is struggling with Christian religious guilt and homosexuality. He meets Malcolm, a young man also trying to come out. Malcolm has a kindly but homophobic boss, Tony- who is also Jeff's father. The fourth character is Sharon, Jeff's angry, coruscating wife.
(from 03 May 2016 - Closing on 29 May 2016)
ABSOLUTION
By Owen O'Neill
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.
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 11 Jun 2016)
AFTER INDEPENDENCE
By May Sumbwanyambe
at Arcola Theatre Studio 2
Africa is changing. Country by country, step by step. But for Guy and Kathleen, life on their ranch goes on, just as it has since their ancestors first claimed this land. Until a man from the new government arrives with a smile and a purchase order – but there's more than just land at stake. Charles will do whatever it takes to restore the farm to the 'native' population.
(from 04 May 2016 - Closing on 28 May 2016)
ALCHEMIST, THE
By Ben Jonson
at The Rose Playhouse
Wealthy Lovewit, fleeing disease-ridden London, leaves his town house safely in the care of his butler Jeremy. But Jeremy grabs the chance to set up a criminal den with two fellow swindlers, promising untold riches and success to the gullible. No scheme is too ridiculous, no dupe left untricked as the greedy of London flock to be gulled. But as the three juggle their increasingly crazy schemes will the bubbling cauldron of trickery explode in all their faces? And what will happen if Lovewit suddenly decides to come home?
(from 07 Jun 2016 - Closing on 30 Jun 2016)
ALLEGRO
Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
Allegro chronicles nearly four decades in the life of this average Joe - through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his own medical career; from the tranquility of his hometown to the hectic din of big city life and a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about.
(from 05 Aug 2016 - Closing on 10 Sep 2016)
AMERICAN WIFE, THE
by Stephen Fife and Ralph Pezzullo
at Park 90
What if everything you’re ever known was thrown into question? And everything you ever trusted was subjected to doubt? When Karen Ruiz’s husband is accused of being a terrorist, she endeavours to clear his name. Can she maintain her faith in her husband, her marriage and her government? Or will she find that the only person she can believe in is herself?
(from 07 Sep 2016 - Closing on 01 Oct 2016)
ANATOMY OF ARITHMETIC
By Whit Hertford
at The Courtyard Theatre
Ratio TV and Mouse are addicted to each other. And it’s making them sick. In East London two wrongs aren’t making a right.
(from 15 Jun 2016 - Closing on 26 Jun 2016)
BABES IN ARMS
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart; Book by Rodgers & Hart; Adapted by Jason Guare
at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
A group of teenagers are left without adult supervision when their folks hit the vaudeville summer circuit, and the local sheriff is determined to send the loafers to a work farm. But the determined kids talk the sheriff into a two week reprieve, just enough time to produce their own show and prove their mettle.
(from 20 Jul 2016 - Closing on 07 Aug 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 )
BILL CLINTON HERCULES
By Rachel Mariner
at Park 90
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)
BIRDY
By Naomi Wallace; Based on the novel by William Wharton
at The LAMDA Linbury Studio
The war has affected childhood friends Al and Birdy in very different ways. Al is carrying the physical scars, while Birdy thinks he can fly…
(from 25 May 2016 - Closing on 02 Jun 2016)
BLOOD WEDDING
By Federico García Lorca; Adapted by Tanya Ronder
at The Greenwood Theatre
Blood feuds and stifled passions are brought to the surface at a wedding celebration, as destiny and choice collide with fatal consequences.
(from 25 May 2016 - Closing on 02 Jun 2016)
BOYS IN THE BAND, THE
by Mart Crowley
at Park 200
Nine men gather in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration. Harold (Mark Gatiss), a self-avowed ‘pock-marked, Jew fairy’,  receives a surprise gift: a beautiful male hustler, and party host  Michael (Ian Hallard) gets an unwanted surprise of his own in  the shape of a figure from his past. As the booze is drunk and the  dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heart-break.
(from 28 Sep 2016 - Closing on 30 Oct 2016)
BOYS WILL BE BOYS
By Melissa Bubnic
at Bush Hall (temporary location for Bush Theatre)
Astrid Wentworth is ruthless. If there is a special hell for women who don’t help each other, Astrid’s got the top table reserved and a martini waiting. But, when the young and ambitious Priya applies for a junior position on the trading floor, Astrid recognises something in her and decides to give her a go. After all, what’s gender got to do with it?
(from 24 Jun 2016 - Closing on 30 Jul 2016)
BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN
by Zoe Lewis
at Wilton's Music Hall
New York City, 1940. A dilapidated house in Brooklyn Heights. The bohemian lifestyle of Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee in the artistic community at 7 Middagh Street starts to unravel as World War II becomes a brutal reality. Exiled in America for his beliefs and a national disgrace Benjamin Britten must decide which way his conflicted political ideals lie but the constant parties, doomed affairs and John Dunne, the mysterious stranger provide an easy distraction.
(from 31 Aug 2016 - Closing on 17 Sep 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)
BULL
By Mike Bartlett
at The LAMDA Linbury Studio
Workplace bullies Isobel and Tony single out their weaker colleague for slaughter on a nightmare corporate hunting ground.
(from 04 Jul 2016 - Closing on 12 Jul 2016)
BURNING GADULKA, THE
By Rayko Baychev
at Drayton Arms Pub Theatre
With humour and sarcasm, the musician tells a story about his relationship with the Gadulka. An instrument often overlooked and unremarkable in its appearance, it is in fact the backbone of the Bulgarian folk orchestra. By blaming the Gadulka and undermining its functionality and significance, the Gadulka player reveals the similarities between himself and the instrument. He takes us on a journey through the mysteries and fear we all face on a daily basis
(from 14 Jun 2016 - Closing on 18 Jun 2016)
BURNT PART BOYS, THE
Book by Mariana Elder, music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen
at Park 90
An unforgettable coming of age story, following a group of teenagers living under the shadow of tragic mining accident, which claimed the lives of their fathers ten years prior.
(from 10 Aug 2016 - Closing on 02 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)
C.S. LEWIS THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS
Adapted for the Stage by Max McLean and Jeffrey Fiske
at Park 200
Set in an eerily stylish office in Hell, one of Satan’s senior tempters, Screwtape, schemes meticulously to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth. In the London premiere of the smash New York hit, this stage adaptation of the C. S. Lewis classic novel creates a morally inverted universe that reveals unseen spiritual powers and principalities in humorous, vivid and surprising ways.
(from 08 Dec 2016 - Closing on 07 Jan 2017)
CARGO
By Tess Berry-Hart
at Arcola Theatre
A group of exiles sit in the dark of a container ship with nothing but the clothes on their backs and their wits to rely on. Their homes have been destroyed and their lives upturned, forcing them to take a great leap into the unknown...
(from 06 Jul 2016 - Closing on 06 Aug 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)
COLLECTOR, THE
By Mark Healy; Adapted from the novel by John Fowles
at The Vaults
Tells the story of Frederick Clegg, a lonely young man who collects butterflies in his spare time and his obsession with a beautiful art student, Miranda Grey. When he comes into a large amount of money he leaves his job, buys a remote farmhouse and prepares the basement for a very special house guest.
(from 02 Aug 2016 - Closing on 28 Aug 2016)
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
By Fyodor Dostoevsky; Adapted by Phillip Breen
at The Greenwood Theatre
Rodion Raskolnikov has a theory: he believes he has the right to commit murder, and he intends to prove it.
(from 05 Jul 2016 - Closing on 12 Jul 2016)
CURING ROOM, THE
by David Ian Lee
at The Vaults
Spring 1944 - seven Soviet soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, stripped naked and abandoned in the locked empty cellar of a monastery in southern Poland. Deprived of all resources and ties to the world they knew, the prisoners must redefine their concepts of order and human nature and confront the ultimate taboos - murder and cannibalism - in order to survive...
(from 04 May 2016 - Closing on 29 May 2016)
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan
at Charing Cross Theatre
In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, this mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death.
(from 03 Dec 2016 - Closing on 21 Jan 2017)
DECADES
By Leo Butler
at Ovalhouse Theatre
Summons up the last ten decades from 1916 to 2016, exploring the lives of young people - from soldiers to debutantes, hippies to punks, ravers to millennials. Tensions rocket and values crumble, exposing the best and worst of what it means to be human in a roller coaster of euphoria and despair as different generations of young people ask the same question: where do we go from here?
(from 07 Jun 2016 - Closing on 25 Jun 2016)
DENY, DENY, DENY
by Jonathan Maitland
at Park 200
It is 2026 and Eve, a promising young athlete, is offered a cutting edge new 'therapy' by her mysterious, charismatic coach. He says it will make her the fastest woman in the world: but is it as safe, legal and ethical as he claims? The play, which takes its title from the first rule of the doper's handbook - ‘deny everything, until you can't’ - is a gripping, extraordinary and revealing exposé of what it takes to be a champion.
(from 02 Nov 2016 - Closing on 03 Dec 2016)
DEVILISH
Music by BB Cooper, Book and Lyrics by Chris Burgess
at Landor Theatre
When Angel, a cute male angel crash-lands in metropolitan London in 2016, he is embraced by mercenary forces.... He wants to become human. Instead he becomes a novelty ‘Freak Idol’ on TV, lusted after by fans everywhere. But will Angel sell his soul to TV entrepreneur Nick Brimstone and go over to the dark side? How long will it be before he is corrupted by the devilish delights on offer...?
(from 04 May 2016 - Closing on 29 May 2016)
DIAOCHAN: THE RISE OF THE COURTESAN
By Ross Ericson
at Above the Arts Theatre
The Empire is in turmoil and the tyrant DongZhuo, with the great warrior LuBu at his side, is systematically putting to the sword all those who oppose him. The minister WangYun fears for the lives of his family, but when both DongZhuo and LuBu show a lustful interest in DiaoChan - a singing girl of WangYun’s household - she comes up with a plan that could solve both their problems – a plan that would see DongZhuo fall and see her rise to the ranks of the nobility.
(from 09 May 2016 - Closing on 28 May 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)
DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF, THE
By Moliere, adapted from Le Medecin Malgre Lui
at Drayton Arms Pub Theatre
Nothing is quite what it seems. Sganarelle is a drunk and beats his wife, who in return spreads the word that he is actually a brilliant doctor who can only work when he is beaten. Cue a stream of patients and beatings – and in spite of himself, it seems Sganarelle can perform miracles after all!
(from 21 Jun 2016 - Closing on 13 Jul 2016)
DONKEY SHOW, THE :
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DISCO

Created and conceived by Randy Weiner and Diane Paulus
at Proud Camden

(from 09 Jun 2016 - Closing on 21 Aug 2016)
EAVESDROPPING
Curated by John Patterson
at Barons Court Pub Theatre
The production consists of a variety of scenes, each varying in length. The piece is created by our company of actors who spend several weeks covertly recording real people engaged in genuine conversations. These recordings are then scripted and explored through rehearsal to find their dramatic potential. Each vignette is a miniature work of art in itself, but when presented as part of a sequence, the piece promises to take its audience on a unique, entertaining, emotional and amusing journey.
(from 05 Jul 2016 - Closing on 16 Jul 2016)
EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL - LIFE THROUGH A LENS
Book by Mike Dyer, with Quentin Russell as script consultant and dramaturgy by Phil Willmott; Music and lyrics co-written by Mike Dyer, Philip Cohen, Vince Hudson, Fred Johanson, Clayton Moss, Sara Eker Peller, Mark Street and Adrian Wyatt
at St James Theatre
Young photographer Jimmy Tucker faces the biggest and most exciting challenge of his life when a stranger commissions him to find and shoot the seven deadly sins alive and kicking in modern London.
(from 16 Jul 2016 - Closing on 27 Aug 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)
FOR THOSE WHO CRY WHEN THEY HEAR THE FOXES SCREAM
By Charlotte Hamblin
at Tristan Bates Theatre
A medical isolation unit. A girl is trapped in a bubble. No one can touch her. Her girlfriend comes to visit her every day; they listen to audiobooks, argue, dream and despair… anything to pass the time, to fill the clinical silence. But they can’t pretend for much longer. Unable to exist in the real world, they must struggle together to comprehend and survive the truth of their situation.
(from 07 Jun 2016 - Closing on 02 Jul 2016)
FORESIGHT
Andrew Barton and Amy Liette Hunter
at The Courtyard Theatre
Tells the story of Charlotte Foster, a journalist who discovers the blinded Phythian Vanga, who has the ability to see the future. Charlotte seeks to uncover Phythian's story and re-align her own convictions, all the while avoiding the threats inherent in an authoritarian state.
(from 31 May 2016 - Closing on 04 Jun 2016)
GERTRUDE THE CRY
By Howard Barker; Based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet
at Theatre N16
Complicit in her husband’s murder from the off, Gertrude begins a tempestuous and raw physical relationship with Claudius, much to the disgust of her prudish son Hamlet. Unable to recreate her 'cry', Gertrude tries to find what drives her lust – and in doing so, gains power over all of the men around her.
(from 12 Jun 2016 - Closing on 30 Jun 2016)
GHOST THE MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin, music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, based on the film by Brue Joel Rubin
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved wife Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phony storefront psychic Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger...
(from 29 Aug 2016 - Closing on 10 Sep 2016)
GOBSMACKED!
Various
at The Udderbelly
A cast of singers and beatboxers perform both classic and contemporary songs including arrangements of tracks by The Killers, Queen, James Brown and Adele.
(from 16 Jun 2016 - Closing on 17 Jul 2016)
GOOSEBUMPS ALIVE
by Tom Salamon, based on the stories by R.L. Stein
at The Vaults
The gruesome imagination of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps is yours to explore, adventurer. But be warned. This immersive theatre experience, in the abandoned underground world of Waterloo, might bring back nightmarish childhood memories you wish you had forgotten. R.L Stine's creations will seem almost... alive. Though, surely they can't be, can they?
(from 06 Apr 2016 - Booking to 05 Jun 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 AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, THE
Music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso
at Waterloo East Theatre
There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres – and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, arrives and comes between the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth-collector husband Norbert. – the storms begin to brew!
(from 11 May 2016 - Closing on 05 Jun 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)
HENRY IV
By William Shakespeare
at King's Cross Theatre (Temporary Theatre)
Set in a women’s prison.
(from 17 Nov 2016 - Booking to 17 Dec 2016)
HITCHCOCK HOMAGE

at Barons Court Pub Theatre
A dinner party. A dead body. A killer twist, ... and of course the obligatory cameo
(from 31 May 2016 - Closing on 12 Jun 2016)
I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD
Music by Nancy Ford, book and lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
at Jermyn Street Theatre
Tells the story of singer songwriter Heather Jones who is finally breaking out of her celebrity mould, reaching for a new life as a new woman - no longer ‘daughter’, ‘wife’ and ‘ celebrity product.
(from 06 Jul 2016 - Closing on 23 Jul 2016)
I'M NOT JESUS CHRIST
by Maria Manolescu
at Theatre N16
A darkly humorous true tale about 11-year old Mihai, raised by his mother to believe he is the Second Coming. All he really wants is to be like his hero Michael Schumacher but, as his birthday approaches, his mother has other ideas.
(from 09 May 2016 - Closing on 26 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)
INTO THE WOODS
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine
at Menier Chocolate Factory
With only 10 actors, one piano and boundless imagination, this witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is Into The Woods like you’ve never seen it before!
(from 01 Jul 2016 - Closing on 17 Sep 2016)
INVISIBLE HAND, THE
By Ayad Akhtar
at Tricycle Theatre
American banker Nick Bright knows that his freedom comes at a price. Confined to a cell within the depths of rural Pakistan, every second counts. Who will decide his fate? His captors, or the whims of the market?
(from 12 May 2016 - Closing on 02 Jul 2016)
IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD
By Neil McPherson; Based on the poetry, letters and brief life of Charles Hamilton Sorley; Music and Songs by George Butterworth, Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna, George Dyson, Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, Rudi Stephan, Francis Purcell Warren and Ralph Vaughan Williams
at Finborough Theatre
Tells the story of Charles Sorley's brief life through his work and music and songs from some of the greatest composers of the period including George Butterworth, Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna, Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, Rudi Stephan and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Killed in action at the age of 20, Sorley's poems are among the most ambivalent , profound and moving war poetry ever written.
(from 15 Jun 2016 - Closing on 09 Jul 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)
JULIUS CAESAR
By William Shakespeare
at King's Cross Theatre (Temporary Theatre)
Set in a women’s prison.
(from 27 Oct 2016 - Booking to 17 Dec 2016)
LAST OF THE BOYS
by Steven Dietz
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
It's the final summer of the twentieth century: The Rolling Stones are on tour and, somewhere in the Great Central Valley of California, Ben's trailer is the last one standing. Ben and Jeeter fought together in Vietnam. For thirty years they have been united by a war that divided the world. Just as their reunion is getting underway, they are interrupted by Jeeter's new girlfriend and her mother in hot pursuit. As the night deepens, their shared past is thrown into focus, bringing its ghosts vividly to life. A fierce, funny, haunting play about a friendship forged by war and tested by time
(from 11 May 2016 - Closing on 04 Jun 2016)
LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA
by Howard Brenton
at The Hampstead Theatre
August, 1922. The most famous man in England has vanished without a trace: T.E. Lawrence has completely disappeared. But in the idyllic calm of the village of Ayot St Lawrence, on the top floor of the home of Mr and Mrs Bernard Shaw, the ‘uncrowned King of Arabia’ is hiding - with slabs of homemade carrot cake for comfort.
(from 28 Apr 2016 - Closing on 04 Jun 2016)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Music by Alan Menken, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman
at New Wimbledon Theatre
A charming, kooky and hilarious 1950s musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of Seymour, the assistant at Mushnik's Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the shop assistant he’s secretly in love with. But Audrey Two has a mind of its own, and soon grows into a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed carnivore with an appetite that can’t be satisfied. Seymour must keep the meals coming to stop his prized plant from wilting, but how far is he willing to go to get the girl of his dreams?
(from 22 Aug 2016 - Closing on 27 Aug 2016)
LOCAL STIGMATIC, THE
by Heathcote Williams
at Old Red Lion Theatre
Graham and Ray are two working class sociopaths who idly spend their days gambling on the dogs, debating, bickering, and reading the newspaper gossip columns. A chance encounter with a mildly famous actor reveals their true psychotic nature as the pair begin to play a cruel and manipulative game. Misfits, disturbed, damaged and broken by their social boundaries, Graham and Ray then choose to take their animosity towards this individual to the very brink, culminating in a truly horrifying conclusion.
(from 03 May 2016 - Closing on 28 May 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, BOMBS AND APPLES
by Hassan Abdulrazzak
at Arcola Theatre Studio 2
A Palestinian actor learns there is more to English girls than pure sex appeal. A Pakistani-born terror suspect figures out what is wrong with his first novel. A British youth suspects all is not what it seems with his object of desire. A New Yorker asks his girlfriend for a sexual favour at the worst possible time.
(from 31 May 2016 - Closing on 25 Jun 2016)
LUV
by Murray Schisgal
at Park 90
LUV is a humourous celebration of the absurd lengths humans go to when struck down with the terrible affliction known as ‘love’. Milt and Harry are college friends and meet one night on a bridge and uncover each other’s miserable life stories before hatching a plan to find their happily-ever-afters.
(from 07 Dec 2016 - Closing on 07 Jan 2017)
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)
MARCO POLO – AN UNTOLD LOVE STORY
Words and music for the show are by Rogelio Saldo Chua
at Shaw Theatre
Marco Polo travels through Northern Asia, where he meets and falls in love with Kogajin, the royal Princess of Cathay. Marco aspires to become one of the ruling barons of Cathay in the realm of the great Kublai Khan in order to deserve a royal princess. Meanwhile, Marco’s pride and ambition create a personal struggle between power and true love – which will he choose?
(from 05 Aug 2016 - Closing on 04 Sep 2016)
MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!
by Shanda Sawyer, Melanie Wilson Labracio & Adam Wilson
at The O2 Arena
This show brings together the largest assembly of Marvel characters in a live production ever. Audiences will be able to watch some of their favourite Marvel Super Heroes step out of the silver screen and onto the stage - bringing the action to life right before their eyes.
(from 15 Sep 2016 - Closing on 24 Sep 2016)
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
By William Shakespeare
at The Rose Playhouse
Vienna has fallen into disarray, decadence and debauchery after decades of corrupt rule, with justice turning a blind eye. A chaotic city, full of hot heads and hot beds, driven by an alluring beat. The Duke has fled, appointing the cool headed, cold hearted Angelo to make things right. When Angelo sentences Claudio to death for breaking the law on his watch, Claudio's virtuous sister Isabella is dragged from the nunnery to help, but Angelo’s autocracy begins to waver in the face of the enigmatic Isabella.
(from 10 May 2016 - Closing on 29 May 2016)
MIDSUMMER MADNESS
By William Shakespeare
at Rosemary Branch
An evening of mad, magical and musical midsummer madness in honour of good old Will, our national treasure: playwright, poet… party planner! Bankside was the best place to party in 16th Century London and Midsummer Madness is the best way to celebrate Shakespeare 400!
(from 14 Jun 2016 - Closing on 19 Jun 2016)
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, A
by William Shakespeare
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
Shakespeare's classic comedy with only 7 actors
(from 31 May 2016 - Closing on 01 Jul 2016)
MONSTER RAVING LOONY
by James Graham
at Soho Theatre
Using the life and exploits of Screaming Lord Sutch to examine the state of the nation and Britain’s post-war identity crisis, Samuel James reprises his critically acclaimed role as Sutch, a ventriloquist channelling the cultural voices around him.
(from 14 May 2016 - Closing on 18 Jun 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)
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare
at St Paul's Church
Hero loves Claudio, and nothing, not even the scheming slander of a resentful Prince will stop them from being together. Beatrice hates Benedick, and Benedick despises Beatrice, but the more they bicker and fight, the deeper they will fall in love.
(from 22 Jun 2016 - Closing on 22 Jul 2016)
MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM
By David Baddiel
at Menier Chocolate Factory
When family members die, or are lost to dementia, all we tend to say about them is that they were wonderful. But if that is all you can say about them, you may as well say nothing: to truly remember our loved ones, you have to call up their weirdnesses, their madnesses, their flaws. Because the dead, despite what we may think, are not angels.
(from 10 May 2016 - Closing on 25 Jun 2016)
NO VILLAIN
By Arthur Miller
at Trafalgar Studios 2
Tells the story of a garment industry strike that sets a son against his factory proprietor father. Here, Miller explores the Marxist theory that would see him hauled before the House Un-American Activities Committee years later.
(from 14 Jun 2016 - Closing on 23 Jul 2016)
NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL
Book by TL Shannon, Music and Lyrics Anton Mullan, Ali Isabella, Andy Street, David Martin, Mike Daniels, Geoff Cotton, and Orna Klement
at Lost Theatre
In the dark days of 1961, eighteen months before she died, Marilyn Monroe was sent to a psychiatric unit when she thought she was being sent to a spa for rest and relaxation. This fascinating musical charts the three days she spent there. As she begins coming off the drink and drugs that had become the norm in her Hollywood lifestyle, her mind starts wandering between past and present. Her hallucinations draw the audience into the chaos of her mind and darkly foreshadow the tragedy that is soon to come.
(from 30 May 2016 - Closing on 18 Jun 2016)
ODD SHAPED BALLS
by Richard Sheridan
at Old Red Lion Theatre
Rugby player James Hall has the world at his feet. But when his biggest secret is revealed, his whole life begins to crumble around him, and James must decide if he has the courage not only to be true to himself, but also to be a role model for others.
(from 31 May 2016 - Closing on 25 Jun 2016)
OFF THE KING'S ROAD
By Neil Koenigsberg
at Jermyn Street Theatre
After his wife’s recent passing, retired American Matt Browne takes a week’s respite in his favourite city, London. Checking into a small hotel, off the King’s Road, his stay unexpectedly turns into a voyage of self-discovery: life, death and the whole damn thing.
(from 01 Jun 2016 - Closing on 25 Jun 2016)
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
book and lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green, music by Cy Coleman
at Silk Street Theatre
Aboard a luxury locomotive travelling from Chicago to New York, a down-on-his-luck theatre producer attempts to rekindle his romance with a glamorous Hollywood starlet and lure her back to Broadway to save himself from bankruptcy. Based on the classic Howard Hawks film of the same name, this madcap 1930s-era screwball comedy catapults full steam ahead with fun and farce in the first-class carriages.
(from 28 Jun 2016 - Closing on 04 Jul 2016)
ONE YEAR OFF
by Oliver Forrester and Dominic Fletcher
at Old Red Lion Theatre
One Year Off presents a UK deprived of its greatest passion. In this surreal comic dystopia, the government has imposed a blanket ban on the beautiful game to improve the nation's 'happiness index'. Anyone found watching, playing or even talking about football will be arrested.
(from 07 Jun 2016 - Closing on 12 Jun 2016)
PAST IS A TATTOOED SAILOR, THE
By Simon Blow
at Old Red Lion Theatre
Past and present are one in the sleeping manor house where Uncle Napier lives in an eternal doze. Upper class boy Joshua has sought out his great-uncle, long taken to his bed and drifting in memories of his glowing adolescence. Joshua is having his own roaring twenties with new builder boyfriend Damien, but the burden of class weighs heavy over the young man, and ghosts from the past cling to him like Uncle Napier's overwhelming scent.
(from 02 Aug 2016 - Closing on 28 Aug 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
The true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna's storied Musikverein concert hall.
(from 07 Sep 2016 - Closing on 16 Oct 2016)
PITMEN PAINTERS, THE
By Lee Hall
at The LAMDA Linbury Studio
In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint.
(from 24 May 2016 - Closing on 02 Jun 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)
POSH
By Laura Wade
at The Greenwood Theatre
Ten members of exclusive student dining society, "The Riot Club", meet for a night of good food, good wine and very bad behaviour.
(from 04 Jul 2016 - Closing on 12 Jul 2016)
PUNKPLAY
By Gregory S. Moss
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
There’s Duck and there's Mickey. They're the kids of America and it's the 80s apocalypse. They hate their parents and there's no point in algebra. They're grabbing at this thing called life: guitars, girls, love, fury, heartbreak and noise noise noise. Punk is their escape from suburbia and it's like nothing they have ever heard. It's fast - it's alive - it's already dead.
(from 07 Sep 2016 - Closing on 01 Oct 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 event wanted. This ordinary couple find themselves on an extraordinary journey when they enter the world of IVF. 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 09 Jul 2016)
RADIO TIMES
music by Noel Gay and book by Abi Grant with additional material from Alex Armitage
at Charing Cross Theatre
In the heart of London’s Blitz-torn West End, the cast of BBC’s light-entertainment radio show, Variety Bandwagon, are doing their bit for the war effort. But with the bombs falling outside, can star of the show, Sammy Shaw, hang on to his leading lady and broadcast live to America for the very first time?
(from 20 Aug 2016 - Closing on 01 Oct 2016)
RAGTIME
music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Terrence McNally
at Charing Cross Theatre
It is the turn of the 20th Century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime.
(from 08 Oct 2016 - Closing on 26 Nov 2016)
RAGTIME THE MUSICAL
Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow
at Bishopsgate Institute
We follow the residents of Harlem, New Rochelle and the Lower East Side through early-twentieth-century America: the dawn of automation, the height of the Harlem Renaissance, the birth of the media celebrity, and the explosion of the American Dream
(from 14 Jun 2016 - Closing on 19 Jun 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 07 Jan 2017)
RAPTURE
By Lisa McMullin
at Etcetera Theatre
Five very different people have to give the interview of their lives.
(from 07 Jun 2016 - Closing on 26 Jun 2016)
REALIFE TV
by Ian Buckley
at Barons Court Pub Theatre
Dynamic young film-maker Angela is excited by her latest assignment - the case of the man with the missing past. What better starting point for an exciting episode of the TV human-interest series ‘Realife’? In the fast-moving, unpredictable world Buckley creates, Angela soon finds herself in a situation that threatens to overwhelm her. As events begin to spin out of her control who can she turn to for help?
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 29 May 2016)
RED SHOES, THE
Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, with music by Bernard Herrmann
at Sadler's Wells
Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.
(from 06 Dec 2016 - Closing on 29 Jan 2017)
REHEARSAL, THE
By Eleanor Catton; Adapted by Elinor Cook
at The LAMDA Linbury Studio
The aftershocks of an affair between a high-school student and her music teacher ripple through a community, arresting the attention of the locals and revealing their own curious desires and power struggles.
(from 05 Jul 2016 - Closing on 13 Jul 2016)
RETURN OF THE MARIONETTES, THE
By Peter and Phillip Ley, with Ruth Sullivan and Colin Guthrie
at Bridewell Theatre
Four girls from New York City become the girl group sensation of the 60s and their place in pop history is assured. However, as jealousy and rivalry surface, the group descends into chaos and eventually crumbles. When Cathy, Mary, Veronica and Evelyn reunite twenty years later can they recapture their sparkle as they once again take to the stage?
(from 08 Jun 2016 - Closing on 18 Jun 2016)
ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare
at Theatro Technis
Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers and the play is often updated and re-located to highlight contemporary political and social divisions . There are no coke cans or iPhones in this production. It is set firmly in a world where clever, rich, self-regarding young men are as quick with their rapiers as their wit and the festering blood feud is fuelled by the blistering heat of an Italian summer.
(from 24 May 2016 - Closing on 28 May 2016)
ROTTERDAM
By Jon Brittain
at Trafalgar Studios 2
Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend wants to start living as a man. It's New Year in Rotterdam and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay...
(from 26 Jul 2016 - Closing on 27 Aug 2016)
ROUNDABOUT, THE
by JB Priestley
at Park 200
The Kettlewells are a dysfunctional family. Richard is a charming old Etonian whose business ventures are failing. Over a crowded weekend, his daughter Pamela, whom he hardly knows, returns from Russia, a passionate communist; his ex-wife and mistress both unexpectedly arrive; and his butler has a big win at the races.
(from 24 Aug 2016 - Closing on 24 Sep 2016)
ROYALE, THE
By Marco Ramirez
at The Tabernacle (temporary location for Bush Theatre)
Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who – at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous and the most notorious black man on Earth.
(from 04 Nov 2016 - Closing on 26 Nov 2016)
SAVAGE
By Claudio Macor
at Above the Arts Theatre
Uncovers the tragic tale of a Nazi doctor and his ill-conceived 'cure' for homosexuality.
(from 29 Jun 2016 - Closing on 23 Jul 2016)
SAVING JASON
by Peter Quilter
at Park 90
In 90s suburbia, a family takes extraordinary measures to confront the behavior of their rebellious teenage son. But when the plan descends into chaos, it becomes clear that Jason is far from being the only one with secrets to hide.
(from 02 Nov 2016 - Closing on 03 Dec 2016)
SCARECROW'S WEDDING, THE
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
at Leicester Square Theatre Main House
Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry - so they decide to get married. Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells. However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake. Dashing, daring and ever so cool, can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day?
(from 09 Jul 2016 - Closing on 04 Sep 2016)
SCREWED
By Kathryn O’Reilly
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
Ticking time-bombs Luce and Charlene are 30-something binge-drinking soulmates. They clock in after a heavy night out on the tiles, popping caffeine pills and downing miniatures on the factory floor, boasting about last night’s sexual conquests.
(from 28 Jun 2016 - Closing on 23 Jul 2016)
SEX WORKERS' OPERA
Experimental Experience
at Pleasance Theatre
Breaking through stigma and stereotypes, the Sex Workers’ Opera is created and performed by sex workers and their friends. Featuring original music spanning from opera to hip hopera, theatre, dance, live art and poetry, the Sex Workers’ Opera is an unflinchingly honest insight into the lives of sex worker locally and across the globe – in their own words.
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 29 May 2016)
SHANGRI-LA
By Amy Ng
at Finborough Theatre
Bunny, a young indigenous woman, has witnessed her family’s livelihood destroyed by mass tourism. She dreams of escape — as a globe-trotting photographer. Nelson, her liberal Chinese boss, dreams of a new kind of tourism that's sustainable and enables genuine cultural exchange. Their white Western clients yearn for escape, for the touch of something authentic.
(from 12 Jul 2016 - Closing on 06 Aug 2016)
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE INVISIBLE THING
By Greg Freeman, adapted from the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
at The Tabard Theatre
A perplexed Inspector Peacock summons Holmes and Watson to the home of Miss Lucy Grendle, to investigate a murder seemingly committed by an invisible perpetrator.
(from 07 Jun 2016 - Closing on 16 Jul 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)
SIDE SHOW
Music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Bill Russell, with additional book material by Bill Condon
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
Inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about love, acceptance and embracing the unique.
(from 21 Oct 2016 - Closing on 03 Dec 2016)
SIDEWAYS
by Rex Pickett
at St James Theatre
When a neurotic author, who is writing his way into a midlife-crisis, and an actor, who is marrying his way out of his, head out to Santa Barbara for a week of wine-tastings, they find out that there's more to be savoured in California than a few new bottles. For when Miles and Jack meet the equally strong and complex Maya and Terra, the four of them learn just how intoxicating a good glass of wine and good company can be - for better and for worse.
(from 26 May 2016 - Closing on 09 Jul 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)
SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Susie McKenna
at Hackney Empire
Welcome to enchanted Hackneytopia; a land of fairies, unicorns and dragons where once upon a time, a princess is born. Spurned at the celebration party, malevolent wicked fairy Carabosse casts an evil spell which changes the Princess's life forever. Will Princess Aurora take charge of her own destiny?
(from 26 Nov 2016 - Closing on 08 Jan 2017)
SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS, A
By Alan Ayckbourn
at The Greenwood Theatre
Businessman Jack McCracken struggles to maintain his integrity in a darkly hilarious examination of corruption, greed and the ties that bind us.
(from 24 May 2016 - Closing on 02 Jun 2016)
SOME GIRL(S)
by Neil LaBute
at Park 90
Follow Guy on a journey across America and through his black book as he encounters previous times and attempts right a number of wrongs. With the perfect blend of humour and heart this black comedy is a modern twist on the relationship fairy tale.
(from 13 Jul 2016 - Closing on 06 Aug 2016)
SOUL
by Roy Williams
at Hackney Empire
On April Fool's Day 1984, hours before his 45th birthday, Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father in the shared family home they called the 'Big House'. What happened there has since been shrouded in mystery.
(from 15 Jun 2016 - Closing on 03 Jul 2016)
STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
by Markus Potter & David Holthouse with additional writing by Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler and Shane Stokes.
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
Based on an extraordinary true story, Stalking the Bogeyman follows renowned journalist David Holthouse’s secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old, and highlights the complexities of childhood sexual assault. The play is based on an article published in 2004 by Holthouse and later adapted into a story for the popular US radio programme ‘This American Life.’
(from 13 Jul 2016 - Closing on 06 Aug 2016)
STAR CHILD
by Dina Korzun, based on the story by Oscar Wilde
at Jermyn Street Theatre
Good and evil battles to control your heart, every second of your life. We unknowingly make choices between the two. Like it or not, this is happening, here, now. We are responsible for every thoughts, words, and actions we do. In this parable, there are many hidden meanings. Like a hologram, where you need to look at hidden shapes and calibrate your perception in order to see it properly, Star Child reveals itself through physical movement, music, soundscape and word.
(from 23 May 2016 - Closing on 28 May 2016)
STONE FACE
By Eve Leigh
at Finborough Theatre
Catherine is fifteen years old, and was discovered in a state of almost total neglect. No one is even sure if she's ever left the room she was found in. She can't walk and can't speak. Her recovery seems impossible. But children can be shockingly resilient...
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 11 Jun 2016)
STRIPPER, THE
Music and lyrics by Richard Hartley and Richard O’Brien; Based on the Pulp Fiction story by Carter Brown
at St James Theatre (Studio)
The year is 1961, the place is Pine City, California, and some broad is threatening to throw herself off the top of the fanciest hotel in town. There’s trouble brewing and Lieutenant Al Wheeler wants answers. First stop, Club Extravaganza...
(from 07 Jul 2016 - Closing on 13 Aug 2016)
TAPE
By Stephen Belber
at Drayton Arms Pub Theatre
When budding filmmaker Jon meets up with his ex-high school friend Vince - an erratic drug-dealing dropout - the conversation turns to Vince’s high school sweetheart; and one reckless night. As things get heated it becomes clear that this is no innocent exchange of college anecdotes. The whole thing’s on tape and Amy is about to arrive any minute…
(from 24 May 2016 - Closing on 11 Jun 2016)
TEMPEST, THE
By William Shakespeare
at King's Cross Theatre (Temporary Theatre)
Set in a women’s prison.
(from 23 Sep 2016 - Booking to 17 Dec 2016)
THAT CATHOLIC THING
By Anne Bartram
at Camden People's Theatre
Growing up in a devout Catholic household in Ireland, life has not been kind to Maurice and Louise, with an abusive mother and an absent father, the brother and sister begin to question the religion they have been indoctrinated into.
(from 21 Jun 2016 - Closing on 17 Jul 2016)
THE QUENTIN DENTIN SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Henry Carpenter
at Above the Arts Theatre
Keith and Nat’s relationship needs intensive care. So when they accidentally summon the supernatural therapist Quentin Dentin out of the radio, it seems like a dream come true. But the charming Mr Dentin’s mission of happiness has an altogether darker purpose… also, he just won’t stop singing.
(from 16 May 2016 - Closing on 28 May 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 IS LIVING
By Liam Borrett
at Trafalgar Studios 2
Alice and Michael met six years ago. Three years later their daughter Lily was born. Now, in a Yorkshire meadow, just past midnight, they’re having an argument. Because Alice is cold, she’s tired, and Michael won’t stop telling her that she died twelve hours ago.
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 11 Jun 2016)
THIS LITTLE LIFE OF MINE
by Michael Yale
at Park 90
Take a bitingly funny and deeply touching tour of modern London life with Izzy and Jonesy. With exciting jobs, great friends and even a tiny overpriced flat in Zone 2 – they’ve got it all. Or do they? Maybe having a baby is the one last thing that would make everything perfect. Or maybe life has other ideas…We’re all busy people chasing our dreams and looking for instant gratification from the things we do – our online posts, our careers, our loves and our lovers. We’re told we can anything we like, and that we have more choices than any other generation in history.
(from 04 Oct 2016 - Closing on 29 Oct 2016)
THROUGH THE MILL
by Ray Rackham
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
Set primarily during the filming of The Judy Garland Show in 1963, Through the Mill chronicles the production difficulties behind the scenes, intercut with the young Judy Garland’s rise to fame through MGM in the 1930s, and her triumphant sell-out concert engagement at the Palace Theatre in the early 1950s.
(from 06 Jul 2016 - Closing on 30 Jul 2016)
TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE
By John Ford
at Tristan Bates Theatre
Ferocious, murderous and bloody. Love will not conquer all. Love will destroy all. John Ford’s Jacobian masterpiece follows two young lovers, Anabella and Giovani, caught in the grip of sexual adventure and discovery. But their love is damned and their sex is a sin; they are Brother and Sister. When the siblings’ love is discovered their world is changed forever.
(from 23 Aug 2016 - Closing on 10 Sep 2016)
TITANIC
score by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone
at Charing Cross Theatre
In the final hour of 14 April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.
(from 28 May 2016 - Closing on 06 Aug 2016)
TREASURE ISLAND
by Robert Louis Stevenson
at St Paul's Church
All hands on deck and get set for the adventure of a lifetime! Join the young Jim Hawkins aboard the Hispaniola on a daring voyage across the seven seas. Meet Long John Silver and his madcap crew on the hunt for Captain Flint’s hidden gold...but beware of the Black Spot!
(from 27 Jul 2016 - Closing on 28 Aug 2016)
TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, THE
By Terry Jastrow
at Park 200
Having retraced Fonda’s steps, interviewed her guides, dozens of veterans and Fonda herself, Terry Jastrow's play conjectures the battles which were fought in a previous encounter.
(from 13 Jul 2016 - Closing on 20 Aug 2016)
VASSA ZHELZNOVA
by Maxim Gorky in a new version by Emily Juniper
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
Vassa is the head of the business, head of the family, a self-made millionaire. Exactly how far will she go to keep things that way? Attacked by the striking dock workers, disregarded by her daughters, humiliated by her husband, and we few people to trust, this matriarch has got her work cut out.
(from 15 Jun 2016 - Closing on 09 Jul 2016)
VOYAGER
Devised collaboratively by Grace Chapman, Sophie Cullen, Nick Pitt, Ellie Simpson, Julian Spooner and Kate Stanley
at New Diorama Theatre
Carrie is a teacher and soon to be married. As Voyager leaves our solar system a change is triggered in Carrie and a strong desire to leave Earth begins to grow. She begins to contemplate leaving behind everything she has ever known to become a pioneer on a one way mission to Mars.
(from 24 May 2016 - Closing on 11 Jun 2016)
WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT
By Dave Hanson
at St James Theatre (Studio)
Two hapless understudies occupy their time backstage, trying to understand art, life, theatre and their precarious existence within it.
(from 30 Aug 2016 - Closing on 24 Sep 2016)
WALLIS A CERTAIN PERSON
by Jennifer Selway, music by by Simon Slater
at Above The Gatehouse Pub
Set between 1931 and 1936, Wallis is a dramatic account of the love affair that led to the biggest constitutional crisis in modern Royal history. Just how did Mrs Simpson, a divorced American, capture and keep the heart of the playboy prince? What secrets lay beneath the scandal that rocked British Society and threatened to bring down Stanley Baldwin's Government?
(from 27 May 2016 - Booking to 26 Jun 2016)
WASTWATER
By Simon Stephens
at The Tabard Theatre
Set within the shadow of Heathrow, three seemingly conventional yet fractured relationships are on the brink of monumental change. A mother and a son go their separate ways. Two lovers embark on sexual betrayal. A contractual arrangement takes upon a terrifying dimension.
(from 04 May 2016 - Closing on 04 Jun 2016)
WAY IT IS, THE
By Donna Hoke
at Hen and Chickens
When Cane leaves his fiancée Yasmine after eight years, he's finished. But a trip back to their flat to collect his things becomes a lesson in truth... and consequences.
(from 07 Jun 2016 - Closing on 18 Jun 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)
WILD
by Mike Bartlett
at The Hampstead Theatre
Last week, Andrew was that guy with his girl lunching in KFC, discussing apartments and making plans for the future. Today he’s in Moscow, in an undisclosed hotel room, on the run and at risk of assassination. Last week, a nobody. This week, America’s Most Wanted: a man who humiliated his country with one touch of a button.
(from 10 Jun 2016 - Closing on 16 Jul 2016)
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN: A NEW MUSICAL
By Fyodor Dostoevsky; Adapted by Phillip Breen
at The LAMDA Linbury Studio
A riotous musical romp through the messy love lives of a group of passionate, preoccupied women.
(from 06 Jul 2016 - Closing on 13 Jul 2016)


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