Shows in May 2017

119 shows found
  • A Clockwork Orange
    Park Theatre

    An electrifying and testosterone filled physical theatre horror show that exquisitely captures and transcends the spirit of Anthony Burgess’ original literary masterpiece, A Clockwork Orange lures its audience into the glorious glass-edged nastiness of Manchester’s underworld. A playtime of orgiastic ultraviolence and sexuality, it’s the story of little Alex and the Droogs in their battle against the tedium of adolescence.

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Young Vic 2017
    Young Vic

    The dark heart of Titania and Oberon’s domain is explored as Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the Young Vic’s Main House stage with a bold new production. In a world of grotesque transformations and sexual provocation, repressed conflicts between young lovers and their parents are released. There’s no magic in this place – manipulation leads to complications and desire becomes dangerous.

  • a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun)
    Royal Court Theatre

    Debbie Tucker Green returns to the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs with her new play a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) which she will also direct. Three couples. What might be. What once was. What could have been.

  • Abigail
    The Bunker

    The world premiere of Abigail by Papatango award-winning playwright Fiona Doyle will close The Bunker's highly-acclaimed inaugural season.

  • Adam and Eve and Steve
    Adam & Eve... and Steve
    King's Head Theatre

    Adam & Eve... and Steve is a brand new five star musical farce set in a newly created paradise, the Garden of Eden. The basis of every love story, every romantic ballad, and every sentimental poem ever written is man meets woman, they disagree, they resolve their differences, they fall in love. But…..Adam & Eve... and Steve is the story of the first couple up to a point...everything in the Garden is going according to God’s plan until the pesky Beelzebub adds the hunky Steve into the mix.

  • Afterplay
    Afterplay
    Bridewell Theatre

    Essential Stage presents Afterplay by the multi award winning writer Brian Friel. Sonya and Andrey, two of Chekhov’s characters, meet by chance in a Moscow café around 1920. What transpires over one night is an intimate and at times hilarious sharing of histories, dreams and failures. Afterplay first premiered at The Gate Theatre in Dublin. Staring Clare Bloomer and Andrew Murton, directed by Susan Raasay.

  • All The Angels
    All the Angels - Handel and the First Messiah
    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

    Traces the story of the world’s most popular choral work, Handel’s Messiah, from its first rehearsal in a Chester pub to the world stage.

  • An Inspector Calls
    An Inspector Calls
    Playhouse Theatre

    Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End for a strictly limited season.

    Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, this magnificent NATIONAL THEATRE presentation has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. Now Daldry (Oscar-nominated Director of The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot) returns to re-direct his masterpiece at London’s Playhouse Theatre.

  • Anyone Can Whistle
    Anyone Can Whistle
    The Union Theatre

    Anyone Can Whistle is political allegory in musical comedy form that tells the story of a town that's gone bankrupt because its only industry is manufacturing something that never wears out. In order to revive her town Mayoress Cora Hoover Hooper and her town council fake a miracle - water flowing from a rock - to attract tourists. When patients at the local mental hospital escape and mix with the townspeople and tourists, chaos ensues whilst J.

  • Anything Goes
    Anything Goes
    Upstairs at the Gatehouse

    A revival of the 1962 off-Broadway version of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, an all singing, all dancing musical theatre classic set aboard the ocean liner SS American on an east-bound trans-Atlantic voyage in 1934.

  • Art
    Art
    Old Vic Theatre

    One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon, winning the Moliere, Evening Standard, Olivier and Tony Awards. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the entire original team to revisit Yasmina Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance.

  • Assata
    Assata Taught Me
    Gate Theatre

    Fanuco’s taking English lessons from the only American he knows. The thing is, she’s the FBI’s most wanted woman and he’s a Cuban teenager desperate to live the American Dream. When will he realise his mentor is a former Black Panther, a convicted felon and has a million dollars on her head? The world premiere of Ssebandeke’s gripping and tense play explores black struggle across generations and genders.

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