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London Plays & Drama Tickets in October 2022

Take your pick from the many plays in London currently running in the West End. From long-running West End plays like The Play That Goes Wrong to incredible feats of theatre like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there are current plays in London suitable for all audiences. Theatre plays in London range from comedies to emotional dramas, and a lot of West End plays often end up on Broadway. Check out our London plays guide to find the best West End play for you and catch the next smash hit.

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15 November 2021 - 30 October 2022

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.

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6 June 2021 - 28 January 2023

Agatha Christie's legendary 'whodunit' is still delighting and thrilling audiences in London's West End, as the show enters its 70th record-breaking year on stage. The Mousetrap tickets are available on London Theatre now. A group of people gathered in a remote part of the countryside discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. A cracking yarn and an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere! Running at the St. Martin's Theatre since 1974, the original production opened across the road at the Ambassadors Theatre on 25 November 1952 and has since been presented in 27 different languages in more than 50 countries around the world.The world's longest running show, The Mousetrap now has three entries in the Guinness Book of Records, including those for the longest continuous run of any show in the world, the 'most durable' actor (David Raven, who played Major Metcalf for 4,575 performances) and 'longest serving understudy' (Nancy Seabrooke, who stood by as Mrs Boyle 6,240 times). Since The Mousetrap opened 450 actors and actresses have appeared in the play alongside 260 understudies, with a new cast joining the show every nine months.Agatha Christie became a Dame of the British Empire in 1971; her books have sold billions of copies around the world - more than any other author, after The Bible. She died on the 12th January 1976 aged 85 after giving the rights to the stage play to her nine-year old grandson Mathew Prichard.The play was originally produced by Peter Saunders who handed over responsibility for the show in 1994 to Mousetrap Productions, under the management of Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen.Visitors from all over the world watch The Mousetrap each week and become part of the historic story of the show, keeping the secret of the plot. Tickets to The Mousetrap are available now. Book your The Mousetrap tickets on London Theatre today. Important COVID Entry RequirementsMaskWe recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.Covid safetyThis venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

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18 June 2021 - 2 April 2023

Putting Mischief Theatre firmly on the map, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to leave audiences in fits of giggles at the Duchess Theatre. The Play That Goes Wrong tickets are available on London Theatre now. The Play That Goes Wrong plays follows a fictional troupe. Aiming to put on their annual show, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are in the middle of rehearsals for "Murder at Haversham Manor", a 1920s murder mystery. But, as the title suggests, it's not so easy for them. See the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! The Play That Goes Wrong play received its world premiere at the Old Red Lion Theatre, entertaining just 60 theatregoers a night. Now, thousands of audience members are entertained by Mischief’s trademarks hijinks each week in The Play That Goes Wrong West End performances. It’s even premiered in Australia and on Broadway, so something must have gone right, right? It’s the world-renowned theatre company’s first show in a West End theatre. Since then, Mischief Theatre shows in London include The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Magic Goes Wrong. They've also brought their trademark improvisational skills to the West End in Mischief Movie Night performances. But, if you’re wanting to see the original ‘Goes Wrong’, then you’ve come to the right place. Tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong are available now. Book your The Play That Goes Wrong tickets on London Theatre today.

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7 September 2021 - 29 April 2023

One of the West End’s longest-running plays, The Woman in Black has terrified audiences at the Fortune Theatre in London since 1989. The Woman in Black tickets are available on London Theatre now. Based on Susan Hill’s novel of the same name, The Woman in Black play tells the story of Arthur Kipps, a solicitor who is sent to the remote town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, during which he sees a mysterious woman dressed in black. He is tasked with sorting his client’s papers, and so visits Eel Marsh House where she used to live. In the play, Kipps enlists the assistance of an actor to help tell the unsettling things he witnessed. The Woman in Black first opened in Scarborough in 1987 before transferring to London’s Lyric Hammersmith in 1989. The Woman in Black London performances have run at the Fortune Theatre since August of that year, and is the West End’s second longest-running non-musical production, behind The Mousetrap. Hill’s novel has become a staple piece of literature on many school curriculums, with many classes experiencing the play to aid their studies. Despite the success of the book and the films, there is no substitute for seeing the spine-tingling horrors of The Woman in Black live, on-stage. This play is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time in the performance. Recommended for ages 12+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There may be large school groups present at performances. Tickets to The Woman in Black are available now. Book your The Woman in Black tickets on London Theatre today.

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16 September 2021 - 30 October 2022

London Theatre Week Have you ever read F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and wished you could be invited to one of Jay Gatsby's parties? Now is your turn to step inside the novel and live out your wildest fantasies, as the immersive theatre adaptation of The Great Gatsby is back in London. The Great Gatsby tickets are available on London Theatre now.The Great Gatsby is an immersive play that's inspired by the seminal twenties novel of the same name. During the show, you'll meet Jay Gatsby, a millionaire who has become the talk-of-the-town thanks to his lavish, indulgent parties. But underneath all the bright lights and action, the alluring mystery of Jay Gatsby remains. Throughout The Great Gatsby, audiences are able to speak to Gatsby himself, discovering what goes on in West Egg. But it's not all about the host though, as The Great Gatsby celebrates all parts of the Roaring Twenties. Red-hot jazz and syncopated rhythms, check. Charlestons and lindy-hops? Check. Moonshine? Well, it is the Prohibition era after all.The Great Gatsby play in London is adapted and directed by Alexander Wright. Wright teams up with Olivier Award-winning producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook for The Great Gatsby, who later collaborated on the immersive adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street. But the champagne has flowed through The Great Gatsby for many years, and is currently the longest-running immersive production of its kind in the UK.If you're expecting to sit and watch The Great Gatsby calmly, then think again. Audience members will be invited to visit breakout rooms during the show, allowing theatregoers to discover more about the F. Scott Fitzgerald characters. But whatever you see during The Great Gatsby, you're in for a jazzy treat. In a The Great Gatsby review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, "A night on the tiles with some of literature's most famous characters was [just that, great.] Everything you'd expect from a show set in the 1920s is there: the Charleston, the bob hair cuts, the constant talk about motor cars."As theatre invites go, The Great Gatsby is the hottest ticket in town. Book your The Great Gatsby tickets on London Theatre today.Important COVID Entry RequirementsMaskUnless eating or drinking, you are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.Covid safetyThis venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

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14 October 2021 - 30 April 2023

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Palace Theatre. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets are available on London Theatre now. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.The critically acclaimed production is the most awarded new play in theatre history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play. The production has also won 25 major US awards with six Tony Awards including Best Play and is now running at the Palace Theatre in London's West End.The production features a cast of over forty, and is one play presented in two Parts intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening), or on two consecutive evenings. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and is set "nineteen years later". The production is directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett. It features set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Imogen Heap, sound by Gareth Fry and special effects by Jeremy Chernick.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child received its world premiere at the Palace Theatre in London in July 2016, and went on to become to one of the most-coveted productions in West End history, winning a record nine Olivier Awards from a record-breaking 11 nominations. Award wins included best new play, best director for Tiffany, best actor, actress and actor in supporting roles, and set, costume, sound and lighting design. In conjunction with the play's premiere, the script was published and sold over 2 million copies in the first two days of release in North America, and over 800,000 copies in its first week in the UK.The play subsequently transferred to Broadway, where it won six Tony Awards including best play, and productions are now running in Melbourne and San Francisco, with Canadian and German productions set for 2020.Why is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in two Parts?Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a fitting eighth story to the Harry Potter franchise, and thus is an epic story. In order to tell the story in full, it is told across two Parts, and audiences are meant to see the two Parts together. Audiences can either watch both Parts in one day - an afternoon performance of Part One and an evening performance of Part Two; or across consecutive evenings - Part One on a Thursday evening and Part Two on a Friday evening. When you book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets with LondonTheatre.co.uk, you will be buying tickets to both Parts together, either for two performances in one day, or across two nights. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review round-upReviews of the production were unanimously positive when the play first opened in the West End. Here is a selection of quotes from London theatre critics:[It] is a work that will thrill new audiences as well as regular theatregoers alike -- some 50% of the audience is reported to be first-timers -- and could inspire and encourage a whole new generation to make theatre part of their lives. Mark Shenton for LondonTheatre.co.uk (read the full review)"It's a spectacle for the theatre, one that is filled to the brim with fan service and magical imagery that will amaze. For any Potterhead who can get their hands on a ticket, it will no doubt be a fantastic experience..." Jack Shepherd for the Independent"This is a production that thrills at the aura of possibility lurking in the Victorian splendour of the theatre itself, a bygone age of smoke and mirrors." Dominic Cavendish for The TelegraphHarry Potter and the Cursed Child trailer<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="400" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/M6wEiYdCuTs" width="100%"To book official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets, use the widget on this page, or book a combined ticket & hotel package. Tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are available now. Book your Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets on London Theatre today.

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10 March 2022 - 19 November 2022

Best availability from June 2022 All rise for To Kill A Mockingbird in London. Aaron Sorkin adapts Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, playing at the Gielgud Theatre. To Kill A Mockingbird tickets are on sale now. To Kill A Mockingbird is adapted by Aaron Sorkin, but based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-winning novel. The To Kill a Mockingbird play tells the story of young Scout and her father Atticus Finch, a lawyer tasked with defending a local, Tom Robinson, who is accused of rape. The novel explores justice and racial tension in a small Southern town, and is one of the best-selling novels of all-time. Harper Lee's story of racial injustice has sold 45 million copies worldwide, with 2020 marking the 60th anniversary of its publication. Rafe Spall plays Atticus Finch; Spall was previously in Death of England at the National Theatre. Bartlett Sher directs To Kill A Mockingbird. Sher’s recent London work includes My Fair Lady, The King and I and Oslo. In a To Kill a Mockingbird review for London Theatre, our critic said: "That nearly 90 years have passed between the era in which the play is set and today, with arguably very little having fundamentally changed, may give sorrowful pause: how are we to achieve that change which Atticus so movingly anticipates? As a richly emotional evening closes on the rending hymn “Joy Cometh in the Morning,” all one can and must do is look toward a better tomorrow and to those new and more just mornings that, with any luck, lie in wait." To Kill A Mockingbird is recommended for audience members aged 12 and over. Find out more about To Kill a Mockingbird in London. Tickets to To Kill a Mockingbird are available now. Book your To Kill a Mockingbird 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.

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22 April 2022 - 23 October 2022

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.

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25 August 2022 - 22 October 2022

A cry for courage erupts in the Globe Theatre this Summer with the premiere of Joan, a powerful new play uncovering the unlikely hero behind the legend.

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22 July 2022 - 22 October 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe comes alive in 2022 with a new take on The Tempest. The Tempest tickets are available on London Theatre now. At the start of The Tempest play, Prospero ignites a fierce storm which ravages a vast area. So much so, the storm leaves a crew of men shipwrecked, including his brother, Antonio. Now, the men must live on a remote island away from civilisation. There’s a few inhabitants but can their lives change forever. Or will Prospero use his magic to change everyone’s lives? Nowadays, people may travel often. But centuries ago, embarking to a new destination was a months-long process. Inspiration for The Tempest came from such early 16th-century voyages which were destroyed by “tempests” — likely to be hurricanes. Shakespeare combined these real events with reports of magic and superstitious people across the globe to create an intoxicating, exciting play. The Tempest is one of William Shakespeare’s well-known plays. Find out more about Shakespeare plays in London. Shakespeare’s associate artistic director Sean Holmes directs The Tempest in London. He previously served as the Lyric Hammersmith’s artistic director, notably working on Bugsy Malone and The Seagull. He also directed a national tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Now he turns his hand to another Shakespeare classic — The Tempest. The Tempest plays as part of Shakespeare’s Globe 25th anniversary season. Discover the full list of Shakespeare shows right now in London. The Tempest tickets are available now. Book your The Tempest tickets on London Theatre today.

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