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Following a critically and commercially successful world premiere at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, Life of Pi transfers to Wyndham's Theatre in London. Life of Pi tickets are available on London Theatre now. Life of Pi is a play that's based on Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. Life of Pi centres on the title character, the sole human survivor of a shipwreck along with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Together, the boy, the beast and a menagerie must learn to coexist on a lifeboat as they battle for survival.Life of Pi is an epic voyage across the ocean, adapted beautifully for the stage by Lolita Chakrabarti. Chakrabarti's works include Red Velvet at the Garrick Theatre and Hymn at the Almeida Theatre. In 2021, Chakrabarti was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama.The Life of Pi novel was adapted into a film in 2012 which, directed by Ang Lee, was a huge success. Grossing over $600 million at the box office, the film, which starred Suraj Sharma, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, taking home four including Best Director and Best Original Score.Chakrabarti's stage adaptation premiered at Sheffield Theatres in June 2019 to positive reviews from theatre critics. The Life of Pi play features inventive direction by Max Webster, with life-size puppets designed by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell. Tickets to Life of Pi are available now. Book your Life of Pi tickets on London Theatre today. Important COVID Entry RequirementsMaskYou are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.Proof of vaccine and/or testYou are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.Health checkWhen you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.Covid safetyThis venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.
Fra Fee and Amy Lennox welcome audiences to Cabaret. The Playhouse Theatre is transformed into the Kit Kat Club. Cabaret tickets are available on London Theatre now. This production offers an exciting chance to discover, or revisit, Kander and Ebb’s still hugely resonant musical. Based on Christopher Isherwood’s short stories and John Van Druten’s play, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s show is set in early 1930s Berlin, where American writer Cliff Bradshaw meets English cabaret singer Sally Bowles, a performer at the Kit Kat Club. But the rise of Nazism threatens this hedonistic Weimar Republic haven. Rebecca Frecknall, whose luminous production of Tennessee Willliams’s Summer and Smoke at the Almeida won an Olivier Award, directs the Cabaret London run, with Tom Scutt providing set and costume design, and choreography by Julia Cheng. This new Cabaret West End production promises to be a very special audience experience. The Playhouse is reconfigured to seat viewers in the round, creating more intimacy and immersing us in the action — and limiting capacity to just 550. The celebrated Cabaret musical opened on Broadway in November 1966, directed by Harold Prince, and has been a hit on both stage and screen, with Bob Fosse’s film version, starring Liza Minnelli, winning eight Oscars. Dame Judi Dench led the original West End version, and, in 1993, Sam Mendes’ Donmar Warehouse production, starring Jane Horrocks and Alan Cumming, was greatly acclaimed. Cumming returned for the 2014 Broadway revival, which starred first Michelle Williams, then Emma Stone, and finally Sienna Miller. Cabaret’s enduring success is partly down to its indelible score, with songs like “Wilkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Meir Herr,” “Money,” and, or course, the great torch song “Maybe This Time.” The Cabaret London revival will also include a Prologue Company. The Prologue Company will entertain audiences before the Cabaret musical begins. Get ready to be welcomed into the Kit Kat Club in style. Tickets to Cabaret are available now. Book Cabaret tickets on London Theatre today. ## Pre Visit Requirements Mask We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue. Proof of vaccine and/or test You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance. Health check When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken. Covid safety This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.
See how the Tudor monarch impacted England and the world in Henry VIII at Shakespeare’s Globe in summer 2022. Henry VIII tickets are available now on London Theatre. As expected, the Henry VIII play centres on the life of the infamous titular Tudor monarch. He's arguably one of Britain's most famous rulers, but he had a challenging reign. It took him three wives before he finally had a much-desired male heir — Jane Seymour gave birth to Edward, who would become Edward VI, but died in childbirth. Plus he was part of creating the Church of England, a new religion in order to split from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Too often, Tudor history focuses solely on Henry VIII, but what did the women think of his decisions? In Henry VIII London performances, Henry's wives fight for justice and change in a paternalistic world where speaking out is unheard of. William Shakespeare and John Fletcher co-wrote Henry VIII in the early 1600s, just 70 years after the Tudor monarch passed. Now with centuries worth of reflection and a historical paradigm shift where the history of women and marginalised groups is closely interrogated, discover Shakespeare’s exploration of power and lineage with a female perspective. Telling Henry VIII’s story has proved pretty popular in the West End in recent years. The Tudor history musical Six is currently at the Vaudeville Theatre, and continues its reign over London. Now the monarch will be in London this summer, so don’t miss his rule. Henry VIII is part of Shakespeare’s Globe 25th anniversary season. The season includes Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, King Lear, The Tempest and Joan, a new play about Joan of Arc. Find out more about the Shakespeare’s Globe season. Tickets to Henry VIII are available now. Book your Henry VIII tickets on London Theatre today.
Shakespeare Globe’s summer 2022 season — the 25th anniversary season — kicks off with a new production of Much Ado About Nothing. Much Ado About Nothing tickets are now available on London Theatre. The Much Ado About Nothing play in London will follow the same plot as previous iterations of the original Shakespeare story. Much Ado About Nothing sees a soldier named Claudio recover after battling in a fierce conflict. Now, there’s another battle on his mind and in his heart — the battle for his love Hero. At the same time, Claudio’s friend Benedick is also in their own predicament, evading affection and accidentally finding his life partner in Beatrice. However, for this Much Ado About Nothing, the battle of the sexes will be amplified up to new levels. Get ready to explore Shakespeare’s tale of jealousy, love, and self-discovery in a new light. Much Ado About Nothing is often staged in London. This summer, it’s down to director Lucy Bailey to put her own spin on the centuries-old story. Lucy Bailey returns to the Globe to direct, following previous shows such as Titus Andronicus in 2014 and Macbeth in 2010. However, Bailey’s no stranger to West End plays. Down the road, Witness for the Prosecution which she directed is at London County Hall. The Globe Ensemble will star in Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe, which runs on selected dates from April to October 2022. Much Ado About Nothing begins the summer 2022 season at Shakespeare’s Globe. Discover all the plays in the 2022 season.. Tickets to Much Ado About Nothing are available now. Book your Much Ado About Nothing tickets on London Theatre today.
Grease is the West End musical you need, oh yes indeed! Rediscover Grease in London as it returns to the West End in 2022. Grease tickets are available on London Theatre now. The Grease musical follows the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies as they navigate the trials and tribulations of their senior year at Rydell High. Transfer student Sandy Dumbrowski speaks of her whirlwind summer romance with heartthrob Danny Zuko. Little does Sandy know that Danny’s also at Rydell High. Sparks fly as they reunite, but can they find true love by the lockers? In Grease, you can join the Pink Ladies at their fun-filled sleepovers, see the kids of Rydell High dance it out at the high school hop, and be a part of this love letter to high school. These teens really do go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. While millions have seen the Grease film, did you know Grease was originally a musical? Grease on Broadway opened in 1971, and then the Grease London premiere came two years later. The Grease West End premiere opened at the New London Theatre (now named Gillian Lynne Theatre), with Richard Gere as Danny Zuko. Since then, Grease has been revived five times in the West End, and has been on numerous national tours. Even if you’ve never seen Grease on stage before, you’ll know the songs if you’ve watched the 1978 film starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing. The Grease music, lyrics and storyline are by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and songs include “Beauty School Dropout,” “Greased Lightnin’” and “Summer Nights.” This Grease production will offer a slightly different take though, now featuring a grittier, tougher exterior. It’s led by direction from White Christmas’ Nikolai Foster and choreography by Arlene Phillips. Make sure you’re hopelessly devoted to West End theatre and see Grease in London. Tickets to Grease are available now. Book your Grease tickets on London Theatre today.
Juliet Stevenson stars in Robert Icke's blistering production of The Doctor at the Duke of York’s Theatre. The Doctor tickets are available on London Theatre now. The Doctor play is based on Arthur Schnitzler’s 1912 drama, Professor Bernhardi. The pre-World War One drama was banned when war broke out, and was later allowed to be staged after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. The original play explores the treatment of a woman who contracts sepsis after an abortion. Nearly a century later, The Doctor follows a similar story. This time, the story is set in north London — rather than Vienna — and follows Professor Ruth Woolf, a senior physician who treats a young patient with sepsis when a priest is sent by the girl's parents to deliver the last rites. This poses a huge moral dilemma for the doctor, which erupts into a national scandal. Robert Icke's The Doctor modernises the 20th-century story, setting it in a contemporary hospital, while also posing questions about human's innate views on identity, perception and bias. The Doctor premiered at the Almeida Theatre in 2019. In a 2019 London Theatre review, our critic said: “It's an enthralling play. An examination of ethics and religion, identity and privilege, and how crises escalate in the 21st century. Icke brings] these classic morality plays into the modern-day to an audience that might otherwise have never known about them.” [Juliet Stevenson reunites with director Icke after their previous collaborations on plays such as Hamlet and Mary Stuart, both productions for the Almeida which ultimately transferred to the West End. The Doctor tickets are available on London Theatre now. Book your The Doctor tickets on London Theatre today.
The Showstoppers transform your suggestions - for setting, musical styles, show title and more - into an entirely different show every single night! Guaranteed to impress, they create shows packed with high drama, superb lyrics, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – it’s just entirely made up on the spot! Every Showstopper! performance is a brand-new musical West End hit waiting to happen, so don’t miss out!