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53 shows found
  • The Secret Garden
    The Secret Garden
    London Palladium
    No Matinee

    Lucie Jones, Jac Yarrow and Ramin Karimloo are set to star in a concert version of Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon's Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett at the London Palladium in April 2020. 

  • Baby Reindeer
    Baby Reindeer
    Ambassadors Theatre
    No Matinee

    When award-winning comedian Richard Gadd offers a stranger a free cup of tea, he has no sense of the nightmare to come. One act of kindness. Six years of torment.

    The sell-out smash hit of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Baby Reindeer is the “blistering” debut play (Telegraph) from Richard Gadd (Monkey See Monkey Do, Netflix's ‘Sex Education’). Directed by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam), this is a chilling personal account of compulsion, delusion and obsession. Some admirers simply won’t be shaken off. “A haunted, haunting hour.” (The Guardian)

  • Shook
    Shook
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    Thursday Matinee

    Instead of GCSEs, Cain, Riyad and Jonjo got sentences. Locked up in a young offenders' institution, they trade sweets, chat shit, kill time - and await fatherhood. Grace’s job is to turn these teenagers into parents, but can they grow up quickly enough to escape the system?

    Winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize from 1,406 entries, Shook tenderly and honestly examines the young men society shuts away.

    Papatango’s original production transfers to the West End after a sensational UK tour which broke box office records, won rave reviews and earned multiple award nominations.

  • 4000 Miles
    4000 Miles
    The Old Vic
    Wednesday Matinee

    ‘It was to finish something I started. Micah and I started something. I finished it. That’s it. People want to make it really complicated but it’s not’

    At the beginning of the summer 21-year-old Leo set out from the West Coast cycling across America with his best friend. After weeks of radio silence, no one is more surprised than his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera, when Leo turns up on her Manhattan doorstep in the middle of the night.

    His life just starting, hers nearly ended, in a faded Greenwich Village apartment their griefs collide.

  • Antigone - The Burial at Thebes
    Antigone - The Burial at Thebes
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    No Matinee

    The war has ended. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, learns her brothers are dead. Forced onto opposing sides, they have killed each other in battle. When Creon, King of Thebes, grants the honour of a burial to one but not the other, Antigone and her sister must choose where their loyalties lie. This epic tale of humanity versus leadership centres on a young woman with the courage to defend her beliefs – whatever the cost.

  • Stupid F*cking Bird
    Stupid F*cking Bird
    Pleasance Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Forget The Seagull. It's just another Stupid F*cking Bird. In this award winning, irreverent, moving and wonderfully f*cked up adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, US playwright Aaron Posner delves deep to show just how funny and disappointing love, art, and growing up can be— especially when you're searching for meaning in a ridiculous world that just doesn't really seem to care.

  • Welcome to Iran
    Welcome to Iran
    Theatre Royal Stratford East
    Thursday Matinee

    Ava is a twenty-something Londoner.  Following the death of her estranged father, she journeys to Iran in search of his past and her extended family.  Exploring the rich culture and thriving art scene of this often misunderstood country, Ava is swept into a world of raves, raids and illicit love, all whilst negotiating family politics, Tehran traffic and the morality police.

  • A Museum in Baghdad
    A Museum in Baghdad
    Kiln Theatre
    Wednesday, Thursday Matinee

    Decades apart, two women share the same goals: to create a fresh sense of unity and nationhood, to make the world anew through the museum and its treasures. But in such unstable times, questions remain. Who is the museum for? Whose culture are we preserving? And why does it matter when people are dying?

  • The Doctor
    The Doctor
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

      NO BOOKING FEE  

    Juliet Stevenson stars in Robert Icke’s blistering production of The Doctor, based on the 1912 play Professor Bernhardi by Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler, which transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in London from April 2020. The play, which received critical acclaim when it opened at the Almeida Theatre, enjoyed a sold-out run at the North London theatre.

  • Hairspray
    Hairspray
    London Coliseum
    Thursday Matinee

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    Starring Michael Ball, Hairspray follows the story of Tracy Turnblad, an aspiring dancer who wins a part on a local TV show, The Corny Collins Show, and becomes an overnight sensation. Featuring the songs "Good Morning Baltimore" and "You Can't Stop the Beat". 

  • Ballet Revolucion
    Ballet Revolucion
    Peacock Theatre
    No Matinee

    Last seen in London in 2014, Ballet Revolución brings back their mixture of Afro-Cuban styles, ballet, street and contemporary dance to The Peacock, ready to “deliver an endorphin high” (The Guardian) once again.  

    This exhilaratingly potent production features dancers drawn from the most prestigious schools in Cuba, Escuela Nacional de Arte and Escuela Nacional de Ballet, fuelled by a soundtrack of hits from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Adele, George Michael, J. Balvin and Calvin Harris.

  • Level Up
    Level Up
    Bush Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    It’s not safe here. In this place. This place where things only ever move in circular shapes like an old washing machine where all the clothes come out feeling exactly the same. and still slightly stained.

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