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Olivier Award-winning shows of 2022 in July 2022

See Olivier Award-winning shows and Olivier-nominated shows in the West End. Discover the multi-award-winning productions taking the West End by storm, including Cabaret, Life of Pi, and Back to the Future: The Musical. Find out more about the Olivier Awards in London.

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15 November 2021 - 1 October 2022
Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

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.

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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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21 September 2021 - 23 October 2022

Grab your skateboard. Stock up on plutonium. And turn the ignition on your DeLorean because Back to the Future has landed in the West End. Back to the Future tickets are available on London Theatre now. Based on the iconic 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future The Musical brings the beloved movie to the stage for the first time. The Back to the Future musical story follows high schooler Marty McFly, who just wants to ride around town on his skateboard. When his friend and experimental scientist Dr. Emmett Brown reveals his latest invention, a time-travelling DeLorean, Marty finds himself caught in a high-speed chase that accidentally lands him back in 1955. Once he’s there, he meets his high school-aged parents, but his meddling with time begins to threaten his own existence. Marty finds Doc Brown and together, they bend the rules of time to save each other. The Back to the Future film screenwriters, Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, who also directed the trilogy, co-created the musical. and Gale contributed the show’s book alongside Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, who wrote original music and lyrics. The musical’s score also features hits from the film including “The Power of Love" and “Johnny B. Goode.” John Rando directs the production, with choreography by Chris Bailey. Back to the Future The Musical had a world premiere at the Manchester Opera House in February 2020, but its initial run was cut short due to the Covid-19 theatrical shutdowns. Now, Back to the Future The Musical in London sends audiences back in time at the Adelphi Theatre. Tickets to Back to the Future The Musical are available now. Book your Back to the Future The Musical tickets on London Theatre today.

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1 October 2021 - 29 January 2023

A bold new musical honours the Jamaican reggae superstar Bob Marley, whose indelible songs and rebellious spirit continue to inspire millions around the world. Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical tickets are available on Lonson Theatre now. Bob Marley's life story is an extraordinary one, and Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical provides both drama and celebratory stories in one. The artist began playing at a young age, inspired by a combination of Jamaican ska music and the R&B that he heard on US radio stations. With his group the Wailers, he became a reggae pioneer — and then a global star when Eric Clapton covered "I Shot the Sheriff," reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100. That was followed by the huge success of "No Woman, No Cry." However, it wasn't all smooth sailing for Marley. He survived an attempt on his life, which led to him leaving Jamaica — although he later returned to perform at a concert attempting to broker political peace. His hit single "One Love" exemplifies that ethos, and will also feature in Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical London production. Marley tragically died of cancer in 1981, departing with the wise words "Money can't buy life." Clint Dyer, deputy artistic director of the National Theatre, directs this exciting new show, which has a book by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Rocketman) and is led by Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley. Kene was Olivier Award nominated for his play Misty and his performance in Death of a Salesman, and played another iconic musician, Sam Cooke, in the play One Night in Miami. The Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical West End production has the blessing of Marley's family — and full access to his incomparable back catalogue. Tickets to Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical are available now. Book your Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical tickets on London Theatre today.

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4 November 2021 - 12 February 2023

Beverley Knight returns to the West End in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl. The Drifters Girl tickets are available on London Theatre now. Based on the career of Faye Treadwell, the world's first African-American female music manager, The Drifters Girl musical explores her life and career while managing The Drifters, a 1950s American doo-wop and soul vocal group. First formed as a backing group, The Drifters were established in 1953 to accompany Clyde McPhatter. The Drifters became a global music phenomenon thanks to Faye and George Treadwell, with number one hits in the 1950s including 'Money Honey', 'Honey Love', 'Adorable' and 'There Goes My Baby'. The Drifters line-up has changed regularly, with over 60 members throughout its active years including Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore. However, one woman was at the heart of the band for over 30 years; Faye Treadwell. Charting their hit records and sell-out tours to audiences around the world, as well as legal battles facing the band, The Drifters Girl is set to share the full story about the American vocalists and the woman who helped their careers. Beverley Knight plays Faye Treadwell, The Drifters' manager. Hailed as the Queen of British soul, Knight has established herself as a West End leading lady, starring as Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium, Felicia Farrell in Memphis the Musical and Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard. Tickets to The Drifters Girl are available now. Book your The Drifters Girl tickets on London Theatre today.

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12 November 2021 - 1 October 2022

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the Academy Award-winning Baz Luhrmann film of the same name is at the Piccadilly Theatre. Moulin Rouge! The Musical tickets are available on London Theatre now. Set in the Montmartre Quarter in Paris, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a luxurious, indulgent musical. As a lovesick writer named Christian takes his seat inside the Moulin Rouge, he's greeted by Satine. With a dazzling smile and an inviting manner, their lives collide in epic fashion as they grow closer together in an extravagant world where anything goes. Meet many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler; the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec; the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago; the tempting Nini; and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love. Following its run on Broadway, which unveiled the jukebox musical's eclectic pop score with songs by the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Elton John and more, excitement quickly built around the West End production of the Moulin Rouge! Musical. From the films iconic classics like Elton John's "Your Song" and Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy", it also fuses contemporary classics in the famous "Elephant Love Medley", which seamlessly incorporates over 20 songs by the likes of The Beatles, U2, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Queen and more into a single euphoric moment of theatre. Luhrmann's original film premiered in 2001, and starred Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in the roles of Satine and Christian respectively. The third film in the filmmaker's 'Red Curtain' trilogy, which also included Strictly Ballroom and Romeo & Juliet. The Moulin Rouge! Film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, and was the first musical in 10 years to receive a nomination for Best Picture. The pre-Broadway world premiere engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical wowed audiences in Boston, and then Moulin Rouge! The Musical packed up its bags and headed to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway. Moulin Rouge! The Musical in London is more than a stage show, it’s a state of mind. So get ready to feel your Freedom, Beauty, Truth, and Love! Tickets to Moulin Rouge! The Musical are available now. Book your Moulin Rouge! The Musical tickets on London Theatre today.

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25 June 2022 - 3 September 2022

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.

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