Shows in May 2018

50 shows found
  • 42nd Street
    42nd Street
    Theatre Royal Drury Lane

    Broadway’s Biggest Show, on the West End’s Biggest Stage. 

    42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of…

  • Psychosis
    4:48 Psychosis
    Lyric Hammersmith

    The return of 4.48 Psychosis, the Royal Opera’s production of Sarah Kane’s last play, winner of the Achievement in Opera award in the 2016 UK Theatre Awards

    Philip Venables’ opera 4.48 Psychosis received its premiere in an acclaimed Royal Opera production directed by Ted Huffman at the Lyric Hammersmith in May 2016. It went on to win the award for Achievement in Opera at the 2016 UK Theatre Awards and received an Olivier Award nomination in the 2017 list.

  • Akram Khan Company - Xenos
    Akram Khan Company - Xenos
    Sadler's Wells

    Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Akram Khan takes to the stage alongside five world-class

    musicians. Khan revisits the myth of Prometheus in the context of the First World War, conjuring the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier. XENOS takes place where humanity stands in wonder and disarray, on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology.

  • Disney's Aladdin
    Disney's Aladdin
    Prince Edward Theatre

    Brought to theatrical life by a legendary creative team, Disney’s new Broadway musical Aladdin will sweep you into a world filled with beauty, comedy and breath-taking spectacle when it opens at the Prince Edward Theatre, London in June 2016.

  • Bat Out of Hell The Musical
    Bat Out of Hell The Musical
    Dominion Theatre

    Jim Steinman's epic rock and roll theatrical fantasy BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL, the inspiration for one of the most iconic and successful albums in history, is a full throttle tale of teenage love, youthful rebellion and living the rock and roll dream. Featuring 17 of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, this high octane musical adventure directed by Jay Scheib, plays a limited season at the Dominion Theatre from April 2018. Book now! 

  • Brief Encounter
    Brief Encounter
    Empire Cinema Haymarket

    Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever. This award-winning Kneehigh production has triumphed in the West End, toured the globe and opened to dazzling reviews on Broadway. It has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.

  • Bryan Ferry
    Bryan Ferry
    London Palladium

    Look up the word 'style' in the dictionary and you'll find the definition 'Bryan Ferry'. Upbeat and punky in the 70s, heartfelt and poppy in the 80s, his smooth and distinctive vocal sound made Roxy Music a worldwide success. Now solo, Ferry's flair for touching the romantic in everyone (now replete with jazz-tinged influences) is as powerful as ever. 

  • Building The Wall
    Building the Wall
    Park Theatre

    2019, America. Rick is incarcerated awaiting sentencing for the crime of the century. He grants just one interview – to Gloria, an African American historian. In a world where history is written by the winners, Gloria wants a full account. Unfiltered. Direct from source.

    Building the Wall examines what happens when an ordinary person becomes a cog in a regime and how the inconceivable becomes the inevitable.

  • Chess
    Chess
    London Coliseum

    Written by great musical lyricist Sir Tim Rice, with music by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Chess will be returning to London for its first major revival in the capital for over 30 years.

    Chess is set around a chess tournament between two grandmasters, one American, the other a Soviet. Between them, apart from a chess board, is a woman who manages one of the men, and who falls in love with the other.  

  • Cloud Gate - Formosa
    Cloud Gate - Formosa
    Sadler's Wells

    Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min’s new work takes inspiration from the legendary words of the Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, as they spotted the verdant land that would one day be known as Taiwan: “Formosa!” (“Beautiful!”)

    With music by award-winning Taiwanese indigenous singer Sangpuy and projection designs made up of Chinese characters, the lines between tribal rituals and the bustle of the city begin to blur. Using gesture, script, music and other elements of the island, Lin explores how writing has a power to distort memories and erase history.

  • The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
    The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
    Criterion Theatre

    Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End!

    Book now for this dynamite comedy. It would be criminal to miss it!

  • DNA
    Southwark Playhouse

    Following the success of its 2016 sell-out production, the National Youth Theatre are delighted to announce the second return of this Dennis Kelly favourite. Under the dynamic direction of 2016 Bryan Forbes Bursary winner and Frantic Assembly practitioner Sean Hollands, this hilarious tale with a very dark heart will be staged by Britain’s best young talent.

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