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We’re sailing back on the S. S. America, as Anything Goes returns to the Barbican in 2022. Anything Goes tickets are available on London Theatre now. Anything Goes is a musical set on a cruise liner heading from New York to London. It’s not all smooth sailing for those on board the S. S. American though. Sometimes destiny and the path to true love needs a bit of guidance, including a crew of singing and dancing sailors and disguises. Will stowaway Billy Crocker and heiress Hope Harcourt have their happy ending? "Anything Goes" on board this ship. The London musical revival of Anything Goes was first staged on Broadway in 2011, starring Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney. On Broadway, Anything Goes won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Anything Goes then played a summer run at the Barbican in 2021, and the show was extended numerous times due to audience demand. The 2022 Anything Goes London production stars Kerry Ellis as Reno Sweeney, and Bonnie Langford as Evangeline Harcourt. Denis Lawson will play Moonface Martin, and Simon Callow will play Elisha Whitney. Anything Goes features music by the iconic American composer and lyricist, Cole Porter. Songs in Anything Goes include “I Get A Kick Out of You”, “Friendship” and “You’re The Top”. Other notable songs by Cole Porter include “Too Darn Hot” from Kiss Me, Kate and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”. Tickets to Anything Goes are available now. Book your Anything Goes tickets on London Theatre today. Production photography of the 2021 Barbican cast.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to Theatre Royal Haymarket. The Tiger Who Came to Tea tickets are available on London Theatre now. One evening, Sophie and her mother sit down for some tea. But then, as they sip their drinks, the doorbell rings. They're not expecting any guests, so who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Based on Britain’s best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2022. Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show, filled with sing-a-long songs, oodles and magic and wonderful moments. The Tiger Who Came to Tea play is based on the 1968 short story by Judith Kerr, and is one of the best-selling childrens books of all time. Kerr also the writer behind the 17-book series Mog, which similarly follows a cat trying to fit in. Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised! Tickets to The Tiger Who Came To Tea are available now. Book your The Tiger Who Came To Tea tickets on London Theatre today.
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.
David Harbour and Bill Pullman will star in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s play, Mad House, at the Ambassadors Theatre. Mad House tickets are available on London Theatre now. As the Mad House play premieres in London in summer 2022, not much is known about what the story entails. However, the play is billed as a “dark comedy”, so expect to laugh at macabre storylines and scathing social commentary. Mad House is set in rural Pennsylvania, and follows siblings, Michael, Ned and Pam as they work out how much money their dying father has left them, and how to acquire the money. At first, it seems that splitting the money should be an equal split, but just like the sibling rivalry in King Lear, not everything goes according to plan. Press material states Mad House follows “a family reunion with last disrespects” so don’t expect conversations to be plain sailing. David Harbour will play Michael in Mad House London performances. The Emmy-winning actor is best known for playing Jim Hopper in the Netflix series, Stranger Things. He’s also starred in West End productions, notably playing Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf over 15 years ago. Mad House will allow West End audiences to reunite with David Harbour. Bill Pullman is also in Mad House in the West End. Recently, Pullman's starred in the TV series, The Sinner as lead police detective, Harry Ambrose. Pullman's West End credits include All My Sons at the Old Vic. Mad House reunites playwright Theresa Rebeck and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Previously, they’ve worked together on New York plays such as Bernhardt/Hamlet and Seared. Now, they’ll stage Mad House in London in summer 2022. Tickets to Mad House are available now. Book your Mad House tickets on London Theatre today.
Julius Caesar is at Shakespeare’s Globe in summer 2022 as part of the 25th anniversary season. Julius Caesar tickets are available on London Theatre now. Julius Caesar ruled over the Roman Empire for two years, but his legacy on the course of Roman history, and how we view dictators, is considerable. So much so, nearly 1600 years after Caesar ruled Rome, William Shakespeare wrote a history play all about the Roman dictator’s life. The Julius Caesar play hones in on Cassius and Brutus, two Roman politicians who conspire against their leader in the hopes of starting a new life. They believe Caesar poses a threat to their country and indeed the world, so there’s only one way to get rid of him — assassination. Shakespeare wrote Julius Caesar in 1599, but the play’s rhetoric holds a stark relevance to how a general public views ruling parties. Diane Page directs Julius Caesar in London for a modern-day audience, bringing a sense of revolution and cunning to the play. But when you watch Julius Caesar on stage, you’ll realise just how similar Ancient Rome and 21st-century Britain are. Julius Caesar is part of Shakespeare’s Globe 25th anniversary season. The season includes Much Ado About Nothing, Henry VIII, King Lear, The Tempest and Joan, a new play about Joan of Arc. Tickets to Julius Caesar are available now. Book your Julius Caesar tickets on London Theatre today.
Emilia Clarke makes her West End debut as Nina in Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull, newly adapted by Anya Reiss. After initial performances were put on pause at the Playhouse Theatre in March 2020, The Seagull now returns in summer 2022 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The Seagull tickets are available on London Theatre now. The Seagull play examines the personal and professional relationships of two writers and two actors. While individuals work hard to achieve fame to make their dreams a reality, it comes at a human cost. The Seagull was originally written in Russian by Anton Chekhov, but The Seagull London play is a new adaptation by Anya Reiss. Reiss’ adaptation was first seen at Southwark Playhouse in 2012, starring Lily James. Emilia Clarke will play Nina in The Seagull. The award-winning actress is best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, but has also starred in films such as Me Before You and Last Christmas. Clarke made her stage debut in Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway in 2013. Jamie Lloyd directs The Seagull at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Originally, The Seagull was scheduled as one of three plays in a Jamie Lloyd season at the Playhouse Theatre, completed by Cyrano de Bergerac and A Doll’s House. Cyrano de Bergerac returns to the West End in 2022, starring James McAvoy. Details on A Doll’s House are to be announced. The Seagull is often revived in London. In recent years, The Seagull has been staged at the Lyric Hammersmith, and by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. But with Anya Reiss’ new twists to The Seagull, Chekhov is given a 21st-century update. Tickets to The Seagull are available now. Book your The Seagull tickets on London Theatre today.
Joshua Harmon’s critically-acclaimed play, Bad Jews, returns to the West End in 2022. Bad Jews is at the Arts Theatre. Bad Jews tickets are available on London Theatre now. The Bad Jews play follows a group of relatives who are caught in a tricky position. After their grandfather’s passing, they’re left to decide who should own an important family heirloom. The religious jewellery dates back to the Holocaust and is of cultural significance. But who should be left in possession of the sentimental artefact? Will it be Daphna, Daphna’s cousin Liam, Liam’s girlfriend Melody, or Jonah, that walks away with the “prize”? You’re invited to see a private family fight come to light on stage. Bad Jews premiered off-Broadway in 2012 and received nominations for Best New Off-Broadway play in awards ceremonies across the season. Bad Jews then transferred to the Arts Theatre in 2015. Read a Bad Jews review on London Theatre. Jon Pashley, will direct the Bad Jews play in London in 2022. The Bad Jews play is by Joshua Harmon. The New York-based playwright made his debut with Bad Jews, but has since written Significant Other, Skintight, Admissions and Prayer for the French Republic. Bad Jews is one of a number of family dramas in the West End. Mad House plays at the Ambassadors Theatre, while The Glass Menagerie is at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Bad Jews tickets are on sale now. Book your Bad Jews tickets on London Theatre today.
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.