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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)
ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO, THE
By Neil Bartram and Brian Hill; Based on Carlo Collodi's classic tale
at Greenwich Theatre
Tells the story of a wooden puppet yearning to be a real boy. Carved out of wood by the lonely toymaker Geppetto, Pinocchio tumbles from one disastrous situation to another in search of adventure - only to discover that, in the end, all he really needs is an unselfish heart and the love of his father.
(from 05 Aug 2015 - Closing on 23 Aug 2015)
AGAINST CAPTAIN'S ORDERS: A JOURNEY INTO THE UNCHARTED
by Simon Davies
at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Harnessing the heroics of Grace Darling, who launched a daring rescue mission of shipwrecked sailors, the intuition of Captain Bligh, who journeyed over 4,000 miles with the help of just a sextant and compass after being abandoned by his crew, and the intellect of Sir Francis Drake, one of the first men to circumnavigate the globe, audiences will live through their very own nautical adventure.
(from 28 Mar 2015 - Closing on 31 Aug 2015)
ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND

at The Vaults
This production allows theatre-goers to experience Wonderland as a fully formed world. Invited down the rabbit hole in intimate groups of 56, each audience member will be presented with a choice of EAT ME or DRINK ME, which will direct how their experience of the show will unfold.
(from 09 Apr 2015 - Closing on 30 Aug 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)
AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS
By Bea Roberts
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
Charts a farm’s struggle to survive the march of history. This is a story of enduring friendship and a requiem for rural England. Reflecting on the Foot and Mouth epidemic of 2001.
(from 02 Sep 2015 - Closing on 26 Sep 2015)
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)
ARTICLE 10
Devised work inspired by interviews with Katie Hopkins, Cressida Brown, Glenda Jackson, Julia Pascal and Dennis Hayes
at Aces & Eights Bar
Is 2015 the year that Freedom of Expression is no longer a human right?
(from 24 Aug 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
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)
BAILA BRAZIL

at Royal Festival Hall
Summer just got a little hotter with dance and percussion from the beating heart of Brazil ... see the carnival spirit come to life. B-Boys, Sambistas, Capoeiristas, musicians and singers take audiences for a Brazilian celebration.
(from 05 Aug 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)
BALD PRIMA DONNA, THE
by Eugene Ionesco
at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Welcome to the home of Mr and Mrs Smith in the suburbs of London. What happens in the suburbs stays in the suburbs. There will be wars fought, battles won, sex, death and fire - lots of talk about fire (it's too highly taxed).
(from 21 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
BEFORE THE PARTY
By Rodney Ackland, adapted from Somerset Maugham
at Theatre Royal Windsor
The war is over and the Skinner family is trying to return to normal. If only the blasted Government wasn’t such a nuisance with rationing preventing Cook from acquiring delicious delicacies. With daughter Laura returned from Africa, widowed but not alone, they prepare for the latest social gathering.
(from 02 Sep 2015 - Closing on 12 Sep 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)
BLOOD WEDDING
By Federico Garcia Lorca
at The Bread & Roses Theatre
For years, violence has wracked this land and the need for revenge runs deep. Yet the new generation craves a new life, and whilst a Mother grieves her murdered husband and son, a Bridegroom longs for his approaching marriage. But no one is without a past, and his Bride has secrets which cannot remain buried. In a world where passion runs as deep as vengeance, hatred and love collide…
(from 11 Aug 2015 - Closing on 22 Aug 2015)
BOYS & GIRLS
By Alice Marshall, Sasha Roberts & Tom Worsley
at Tristan Bates Theatre
"Probing" into what makes relationships between boys & girls so tough, touching, funny and infuriating.
(from 10 Aug 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)
BRENDA
by E V Crowe
at The Yard
Broke and losing hope fast, this story is about Brenda and Robert. Brenda doesn't think she's a person. Robert thinks he knows what it will take to change her mind. He's ready to try anything.
(from 22 Sep 2015 - Closing on 17 Oct 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, Southbank Centre
The 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)
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Book by Michael Stewart
at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
The story of Rock Star Conrad Birdie who is the biggest artist to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie ...
(from 11 Aug 2015 - Closing on 04 Sep 2015)
CAR MAN, THE
Music by Terry Davies & Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen)
at Sadler's Wells
The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge.
(from 14 Jul 2015 - Closing on 09 Aug 2015)
CASTING THE RUNES
adapted from the novel by M.R James
at Wilton's Music Hall
An adaption of M.R. James' classic thriller this hour-long production will feature just two performers, one hand-made puppet and a soundtrack of original music.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 31 Oct 2015)
CATASTROPHE / PRIVATE VIEW (Double Bill)
Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett and Private View by Vaclav Havel
at Drayton Arms Theatre
Catastrophe offers a clear statement on endurance in the face of oppression, whilst Private View conveys the ills of society in an absurd world. Both plays are dark, tense and in parts cruelly funny.
(from 28 Jul 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 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)
CROSSING JERUSALEM
by Julia Pascal
at Park 90
24 hours in the life of an Israeli family who cross Jerusalem to eat in an Arab village. In the course of a single day Arab and Jewish histories burst into the present in the most politically tense city in the world.
(from 04 Aug 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 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)
DAY YOU'LL LOVE ME, THE
By Jose Ignacio Cabrujas
at Theatro Technis Theatre
Set in Caracas, Venezuela, on 11th June 1935, when Carlos Gardel, the legendary tango singer, has come to give a concert.
(from 18 Aug 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
DICK WHITTINGTON
By Roy Hudd
at Wilton's Music Hall
Classic pantomime of Dick Whittington
(from 01 Dec 2015 - Closing on 31 Dec 2015)
DICK WITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
By Ben Crocker
at The Questors Theatre (In the Judi Dench Playhouse)
A pantomime for the whole family ... go on a magical journey with Dick and his amazing cat.
(from 12 Dec 2015 - Closing on 02 Jan 2016)
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)
DOCTOR FAUSTUS
By Christopher Marlowe
at Abney Park Cemetery
Tells the tale of Faustus, a man who sells his soul to Lucifer in exchange for 24 years of power and the services of Hell. However is a life of limitless possibilities, worth an eternity of damnation?
(from 15 Jul 2015 - Closing on 02 Aug 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)
DOROTHY
By Bryan Hodgson
at Waterloo East Theatre
L. Frank Baum created a beautiful and timeless story; ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’. This new play explores his life and relationships, and how they influenced and drove him to create one of the worlds most celebrated tales.
(from 18 Aug 2015 - Closing on 22 Aug 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)
EAST END BOYS, WEST END GIRLS
By Ade Solanke
at Arcola Theatre
East meets West across the education divide when four London teenagers compete for a prestigious scholarship.
(from 28 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
ETIENNE SISTERS, THE
By Che Walker; Songs by Anoushka Lucas; Additional songs by Sheila Atim
at Theatre Royal Stratford East
Find out how Tree, Ree and their estranged half-sister Bo handle the challenges that life throws at them. Will they create a much-needed family bond? Or will the sisters destroy all that is left of their family and each other?
(from 10 Sep 2015 - Closing on 03 Oct 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 30 Aug 2015)
FAREWELL TO THE THEATRE
By Richard Nelson
at Bridewell Theatre
We find Granville Barker in Massachusetts in 1916. Embittered and world-weary, disillusioned with the theatre and amongst a group of British expatriates including a Dickensian recitalist and a love-struck female actor, they are all endeavouring to find their way in an academic, theatre-obsessed community whilst war rages in Europe. 
(from 28 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 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)
FRANKENSTEIN'S CREATURE
By James Swanton
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
He came into the world, fully formed. He never felt the warmth of a friend or the touch of a lover. Even his father fled from him in terror. But Frankenstein’s Creature feels the sun on his face, the cold in his bones, and a hatred stirring. With no name and no past, he must forge a place in a world that does not want him. He must find his voice.
(from 25 Aug 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
GAME OF LOVE AND CHANCE, THE
By Marivaux; Adapted by Matthew Partridge
at Barons Court Theatre
It’s 1965 and while London is swinging, matchmaker Georgia has been hired to find a husband for spoilt Sylvia. Georgia thinks she has finally found the ideal man, wealthy Dorian Addington. However, Sylvia insists on swapping places with her maid Lisa so she can see what he’s really like.
(from 28 July 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)
GATHERED LEAVES, THE
by Andrew Keatley
at Park 200
The Pennington family have not been in the same room for over 17 years.  But  on the eve of William’s 75th birthday, all three generations gather with the aim of putting the past well and truly behind them. If only it were that simple.
(from 15 Jul 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)
GENERATION OF Z, THE: APOCALYPSE
by Benjamin Farry, Simon London and David Van Horn
at Dept W
It is 2015. London has fallen. The deadly Z virus is transforming the global population into a rabid horde of the infected. With societal structure collapsing, humanity is faced with a desperate battle for survival.
(from 04 Apr 2015 - Booking to 19 Jul 2015)
GHOST SONATA, THE
By August Strindberg, in a new adaptation written specifically for the Rose
at Rose Playhouse
The past intrudes upon the present and the future is shaped by spectres. Memories mist at the edges, history haunts reality. The debts of the past must be repaid and its ghosts laid to rest.
(from 04 Aug 2015 - Closing on 28 Aug 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

(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)
HOMEGROWN
Created by Nadia Latif and Omar El Khairy
at Raines Foundation Upper School
A site-specific theatrical response to the three young girls who left their homes in Bethnal Green to join the Islamic State. Explores the implications of radicalisation and extremeism on the people and communities behind the headlines.
(from 12 Aug 2015 - Closing on 27 Aug 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)
HOUSE OF MIRRORS AND HEARTS, THE
By Eamonn O'Dwyer and Robert Gilbert
at Arcola Theatre, Studio 1
Musical about a dysfunctional family haunted by their past.
(from 02 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 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)
INVISIBLE, THE
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz
at Bush, The
Following cuts totalling £350m, many ordinary people will find their access to justice restricted as their entitlement to free legal aid is withdrawn. Based on interviews with real people at all levels of the British justice system, this play aims to tell the stories of those ordinary people affected by the reforms and examine how these cuts are driving deeper cracks into the fabric of our society.
(from 03 Jul 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)
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)
KING CHAOS
By Steve Jordan
at Tristan Bates Theatre
It's the future! King Jeffrey, compassion-vacuum and ruler of a evil galactic empire known as 'the Syndicate', commands the universe with an iron fist of idiocy and self-obsession. For years the Syndicate have hunted Tyler and Gary, two petty criminals turned freedom fighters. Having discovered their fortune and rallied an army to their cause, they embark on an audacious mission to capture the Syndicate throne and end Jeffrey’s reign of terror and incompetence. They succeed, but... what are they supposed to do now?
(from 10 Aug 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 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)
L'OSPEDALE
Text by Antonio Abati
at Wilton's Music Hall
Based on the work of seventeenth-century poet Antonio Abati, and set to music to an unknown composer, l'Ospendale is a satire on patients, doctors and medical practices.
(from 10 Nov 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 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)
LAND WITHOUT PEOPLE, A
by Brian Rotman
at The Courtyard Theatre
A Land Without People charts London’s political wrangling in the lead-up to the United Nations proposal to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab territories. Through meticulous research of contemporary documents, it tells the story behind the overthrow of British rule in Palestine at the hands of Zionist terrorists and the violent clearing of its Arab inhabitants that was to follow.
(from 09 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
LAST NIGHT I MET YOU DREAMING
Conceived by Rebecca Tortora; Devised by Fit to Burst
at CLF Art Cafe
In an absurd mechanical world, where nature is suppressed and speed is king, a journalist has forgotten how to feel. She is charged with writing an article about ‘The Region’ a lush green place on the verge of collapse. When her editor tries to block the story, supernatural forces intervene, her filing cabinets come to life and she is sucked inside. Here she meets Lola a storyteller and a host of spirits and mavericks who conspire to unravel the story and unlock her heart.
(from 27 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 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)
LEONCE AND LENA
By Georg Buchner, in a new adaptation by Corinna Duemler
at Jack Studio Theatre
Leonce is the prince of the Kingdom of Popo. Lena is the princess of Pipi. To escape an arranged marriage, both decide to run away. But in the woods between the two kingdoms, nothing is quite what it seems. The more the runaways try to escape their fate, the more they find themselves right back in its grip.
(from 18 Aug 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
LESERE
By Ashley G Holloway
at Jermyn Street Theatre
The story of an English couple whose quiet postwar life in rural France is suddenly interrupted by a stranger who seems to know everything about the past they are trying to forget. Exposing the falsehoods upon which they have built their lives, he shatters their fragile tranquility, intent on some terrible revenge. But what for?
(from 07 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
LINES
by Pamela Carter
at The Yard
We meet our young lads as civilians and watch them transform into soldiers. They finish their training and are unleashed into an unknown peacetime. But what do soldiers do when there's no one to fight?
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2015)
LITTLE MALCOLM AND HIS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE EUNUCHS
By David Halliwell
at Southwark Playhouse (Little Space)
A squat. The North. A young man rejected by an institution, let down by the system, starts a revolution. In his flat. In Huddersfield, the centre of everything. Malcolm Skrawdyke is a man screaming at the walls. Uniting his friends he aims to take vengeance on a world that has spat him out. The aim? Absolute power for powers sake.
(from 08 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 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)
LOVETT AND TODD
Music by Jo Turner, Book by Dave Spencer and Idgie Beau
at King's Head Pub Theatre
The year is 1879. The place, London. The sordid streets of Holborn are awash with unsavoury individuals, wiling away their lives practicing the variously salacious Victorian vices of the times. On Fleet Street, Mr Sweeney Todd runs a reputable barbershop, shearing the whiskers of the gentry and clergy of London town.
(from 14 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 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 - Closing on 28 Aug 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)
MARTYR
By Marius von Maybenburg
at Unicorn Theatre
Benjamin won't do swimming at school. His mum thinks he's on drugs or has body issues. But Benjamin has found God and mixed-sex swimming lessons offend him. So begins the teenager's journey towards religious extremism.
(from 16 Sep 2015 - Closing on 10 Oct 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)
MISS-LEADING LADIES
The songs of the grande dames of stage and screen, including Ethel Merman, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich and Danny La Rue
at St James Theatre, Studio
A celebration of some of the greatest grande dames of stage and screen. From Ethel Merman to Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich to Danny La Rue, to name a few. Featuring a rich array of costumes and over 20 show stopping songs.
(from 05 Aug 2015 - Closing on 30 Aug 2015)
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)
MY WORLD HAS EXPLODED A LITTLE BIT
By Bella Heesom
at Tristan Bates Theatre
Part true story, part absurd performance lecture, this takes the audience on a journey through philosophy, religion and astrophysics. Heesom plays an unremittingly logical bespectacled academic who explains how we can have life after death without a god, teaches the correct grip for hugs, and confronts the limits of logic in the face of disaster. Beneath the comedy, which is as black as it comes, lies a deeply personal story of love and loss.
(from 11 Aug 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)
NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND / BUD (Double Bill)
By Andrew Neil (Nobody) / Nick Darke (Bud)
at Pentameters Theatre
Two monologues -
Nobody In Their Right: The Reverend Pickering has found some pronouncements on sex from early Gospels and theologians which he would normally keep to himself...
Bud: A fifty-year-old farmer working his wife’s land, has a crisis which leads him to examine "the acid drop scorchin holes in the starched napkin of our marriage."
(from 21 Jul 2015 - Closing on 09 Aug 2015)
NOONDAY DEMONS
By Peter Barnes
at King's Head Pub Theatre
St Eusebius is living as a hermit in the Egyptian desert, alone but for a tower of his own excrement, and the maggots that live in his festering flesh. With nothing to do but self-flagellate, he is quite content surviving on black olives, water and a whole lot of self-righteousness.
(from 09 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
ONE MINUTE
By Simon Stephens
at The Vaults
In the moment it takes for Daisy Schults to go missing, five lives are irreparably changed. Robert is a young police detective, and his enthusiasm for the case is keener than that of his cynical colleague Gary. Marie Louise, who glimpsed Daisy after she had been separated from her mother, begins a strange friendship with a woman who knows Gary from the cafe where she works. Anne Schults’ life has stopped: she wants to know when ‘missing’ becomes ‘presumed dead’.
(from 07 Sep 2015 - Closing on 03 Oct 2015)
OPERATION CRUCIBLE
by Kieran Knowles
at Finborough Theatre
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz, and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Operation Crucible, a first play by new playwright Kieran Knowles.
(from 28 Jul 2015 - Closing on 22 Aug 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)
OUR HOUSE
By Tim Firth, Music and Lyrics by MADNESS
at Union Theatre
The story follows Camden lad, Joe Casey who, on the night of his 16th birthday, makes a decision that will change his life. Trying to impress Sarah, the girl of his dreams, Joe breaks into a building development overlooking his home on Casey Street. But things take a turn for the worse as the police turn up. Joe’s life splits into two; the Good Joe who stays and gives himself up and Bad Joe who flees and leaves Sarah to run from the police.
(from 19 Aug 2015 - Closing on 12 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)
PENETRATOR
By Anthony Neilson
at The Hope Theatre
Three lads and two teddies unexpectedly find themselves at the crossroads of sexual identity. Max and Alan are living out a typical night in their shabby basement flat when long term school pal Tadge, having been away in the army, arrives out of the blue with some news.
(from 04 Aug 2015 - Closing on 22 Aug 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)
PINOCCHIO
by William Shakespeare
at St Paul's Church
Keen to prove he is as quick and clever as any real little boy, he leaves his Pappa far behind. On his fantastical journey Pinocchio will meet a speaking cat, a dancing fox, a sneaky snake and a child who turns into a donkey; but as he's swallowed up whole by a ship-guzzling dogfish it looks like Pinocchio will never become a real little boy?
(from 29 Jun 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, THE
By JM Synge
at Southwark Playhouse (Little Space)
In a local village pub, deep in rural Ireland, a charming stranger swaggers in with a bold claim: that he has killed his own father. As drunken men gather round to hear tales of his bravado and young ladies vie for his attention, the traveller becomes a hero. But not all is as it seems…
(from 12 Aug 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
POSITIVE
by Shaun Kitchener
at Park 90
Inspired by true stories, Positive is a refreshingly honest and ultimately uplifting comedy breaking down the out-dated stigma surrounding HIV and the 100,000+ people living with it in the UK today.
(from 09 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
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)
PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES
By Alan Ayckbourn
at The London Theatre
It intimately follows a few days in the lives of six characters, in four tightly-interwoven stories through 54 scenes.
(from 28 Jul 2015 - Closing on 02 Aug 2015)
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)
RAVEN
By Synaestheatre Collective
at The Space
Two worlds, one girl who can traverse them. The depths of romantic love and family duty come head to head and Faye is literally torn between them. What happens when we sacrifice ourselves for those we adore? How do the tribulations of decision-making transform the fabric of who we are, forever?
(from 19 Aug 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
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)
RICHARDROCKS
music by Peter Robsahm, book and lyrics by Maria Robsahm
at The People's Palace
A new rock musical based on both Shakespeare's Richard III and by Al Pacino's 1996 film, Looking for Richard.
(from 03 Oct 2015 - Closing on 07 Nov 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)
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
at Jack Studio Theatre
Two households and an ancient grudge have made Verona brutal and violent. But when forbidden love emerges through the bloodshed, can the young lovers hope to ascend the feud? Or will tragedy swallow them up?
(from 14 Jul 2015 - Closing on 02 Aug 2015)
SCHOOL OF LIGHT, THE
By Ian Dixon-Potter and Robert Pope
at The White Bear
arry, an amateur astronomer, shares none of these beliefs but due to a misunderstanding over the terms ‘Astrology’ and ‘Astronomy’, he finds himself spending an evening in the company of a group of people who entertain what are, for him, irrational and bizarre ideas. They call themselves The School of Light…
(from 11 Aug 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 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)
SHAKESPEARE'S R&J
By Joe Calarco; adapted from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
at Tabard Theatre
Centres on four schoolboys and their lives in a strict religious boarding school. One evening after classes, the students come across an old copy of Romeo and Juliet and begin to read the play to each other. As the evening progresses the boys become more and more immersed in the text and the characters, and the play becomes about the boys and their voyage of self discovery through the Bard's famous words.
(from 30 Jun 2015 - Closing on 08 Aug 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)
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
at St James Theatre
Songs for a New World weaves characters, locations and time periods together in one extraordinary evening - from the deck of a  Spanish sailing ship  to the window-ledge of a New York penthouse.
(from 22 Jul 2015 - Closing on 08 Aug 2015)
SPITFIRE GRILL, THE
Music & Book by James Valcq, Lyrics & Book by Fred Alley, Based on the Film by Lee David Zlotoff
at Union Theatre
Follows recently paroled convict Percy Talbott, who is looking for somewhere to start over, and rural Gilead, Wisconsin, seems just the place. She takes a job at the Spitfire Grill, a crumbling diner where the townsfolk congregate and gossip, run by a feisty widow named Hannah.
(from 23 Jul 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 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)
STARDUST ROAD
music by Hoagy B Carmichael
at St James Theatre
Hoagy Carmichael wrote Stardust, Georgia on My Mind, The Nearness of You and Heart and Soul, four of the most-recorded American songs of all time. Now these classic melodies, and many more of Oscar-winning Hoagy's hits, are at the centre of a new musical, Stardust Road, which uses his quintessentially America themes to celebrate the life and loves of America: from the age of jazz, blues and ragtime in the 20s to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 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)
STING, THE
by David Rogers, based upon the screenplay "The Sting" by David Ward
at Wilton's Music Hall
Based on the 1973 caper film of the same name, in which two outraged, small-time con men set out to outwit a powerful mob leader and, to the accompaniment of Scott Joplin's ragtime, the Big Con unfolds.
(from 09 Sep 2015 - Closing on 17 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)
TESTIMONY
by Loretta Monaco
at Etcetera Pub Theatre
An existentialist play set in the basement cells of a Manhattan Criminal Court on the night of the 1987 Wall Street crash. An impeccably dressed man shares a cell with a vagrant who wishes to make his acquaintance while they wait to see a judge. Their careless banter quickly turns to accusation and brutal assumptions about how the other half lives, witnessed by a guard who takes perverse pleasure in the tensions that escalate between the two men. A nightmarish world of past crimes and misdemeanours unfolds when the court closes and the men realise they are locked in for the night.
(from 10 Aug 2015 - Closing on 30 Aug 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)
THIS HEAVEN
by Nakkiah Lui
at Finborough Theatre
Sissy Gordon’s father, an Aboriginal man and pillar of the community, has died in custody at Mount Druitt Police Station, New South Wales. But the justice that Sissy and her family were certain was coming to them is suddenly snatched away. Sissy is about to qualify as a lawyer, but tonight, the law seems irrelevant to her. Tonight is dirty and heavy, and the moon is swollen and bright. Everyone knows that on nights like this things happen…
(from 02 Aug 2015 - Closing on 18 Aug 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)
TOMMY
Music and lyrics by Pete Townshend; Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, with Additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon
at Greenwich Theatre
The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities.
(from 29 Jul 2015 - Closing on 23 Aug 2015)
TWELFTH NIGHT
By William Shakespeare
at The Space
Orsino, a brilliant and maniacal master of ceremonies, is desperate to regain the services of Olivia, his former leading lady, lost in a sinkhole of depression ever since the death of her brother. The only one who can bring a smile back to her face is Orsino’s newest recruit, the clown Cesario, a youth with remarkable talents, not only for avoiding uncomfortable questions about the past but also, it seems, for appearing in two places at once…
(from 21 Jul 2015 - Closing on 08 Aug 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 )
UNCLE VANYA
By Alan Ayckbourn
at The London Theatre
It intimately follows a few days in the lives of six characters, in four tightly-interwoven stories through 54 scenes.
(from 28 Jul 2015 - Closing on 02 Aug 2015)
VIVIEN: LETTER TO LARRY
By Donald Macdonald
at Jermyn Street Theatre
When Laurence Olivier asked Vivien Leigh for a divorce, her response created a worldwide sensation. As the golden couple disintegrate, Vivien, alone, is left fighting for his love and her life.
(from 04 Aug 2015 - Closing on 22 Aug 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 )
WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE
by Steven Hevey
at Finborough Theatre
A timely and important play about the changing face of London.
(from 02 Aug 2015 - Closing on 18 Aug 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)
WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE
By Kenneth Grahame; Adapted by Bryan Hodgson
at Waterloo East Theatre
Join Ratty, Mole and Badger as they desperately try to control their friend Mr Toad, and his strange obsession with motor-cars. Their hopeless efforts leave Toad getting into all sorts of mischief; including prison, hijacking a train, and even being forced to wash very smelly socks.
(from 11 Aug 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)
WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA, THE
By Anthony Neilson
at The Bread & Roses Theatre
Lisa Jones has lost something. An hour. Ever since, her life has seemed off-kilter and empty. To recover her hour she must journey to the wonderful world of Dissocia. But Dissocia is at war with the evil armies of the Black Dog King, and their beloved Queen is missing. Not only must Lisa find her hour - she must save Dissocia.
(from 21 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
WOT? NO FISH!!
By Danny Braverman, with Nick Philippou
at Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hal
The true story of a Jewish family, from falling in love to quarrels about fish balls, set against the backdrop of a changing 20th-century London.
(from 05 Aug 2015 - Closing on 16 Aug 2015)
WOYZECK THEORY, THE
by Georg Buchner
at The Courtyard Theatre
A man attempting to be human while standing on the brink of destruction. With social economic equality on the decline and an ever widening gap between the rich and a new underclass, we present a theory which maybe the answer to a number of questions that lie on the lips of society today.
(from 28 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 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)
ZERO DOWN
By Sarah Hehir
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
When a student joins the zero hours team at a run down care home underlying tensions between the overworked nurses and their patients really start to surface.
(from 11 Aug 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)


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