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  • The Secret River
    The Secret River
    Olivier Theatre, National
    No Matinee

    A moving and unflinching journey into Australia’s dark history. Adapted from Kate Grenville’s acclaimed novel, this multi-award-winning production from Sydney Theatre Company tells the story of two families divided by culture and land.

  • The Son
    The Son
    Duke of York's Theatre
    No Matinee

    Written by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller, lauded by The Guardian as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, The Son is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst and forms the final part of the critically acclaimed trilogy with The Father and The Mother.

  • Hansard
    Hansard
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    No Matinee

    It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place.

  • Falsettos
    Falsettos
    The Other Palace
    Thursday Matinee

    Falsettos will receive its European premiere at The Other Palace in August 2019. The double Tony Award winning Falsettos is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man Marvin, his wife, his lover, his soon to be bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians neighbours.

  • The Fishermen
    The Fishermen
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    Thursday Matinee

    In a small Nigerian town Ben, Obembe and their two older brothers slip away to fish at a forbidden river. Unnoticed and carefree they continue until the prophecy of a madman changes the course of their lives forever.

    Based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel by one of Africa's major new voices, New Perspectives’ critically acclaimed award-winning production of Chigozie Obioma’s powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan arrives in the West End for the first time.

  • A Very Expensive Poison
    A Very Expensive Poison
    Old Vic Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    A shocking assassination in the heart of London. In a bizarre mix of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life.

    At this time of global crises and a looming new Cold War, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from Moscow to Mayfair.

    John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch) directs Lucy Prebble’s (The Effect, ENRON) reimagining of Luke Harding’s jaw-dropping exposé of the events behind the notorious death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

  • Torch Song
    Torch Song
    Turbine Theatre
    No Matinee

    The Turbine Theatre’s inaugural season opens with TORCH SONG, a new revival of Harvey Fierstein’s dizzyingly funny and deeply touching landmark play, directed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom, On The Town).

  • Heartbeat of Home
    Heartbeat of Home
    Piccadilly Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Heartbeat of Home is a spine-tingling, tantalizing, high octane, sexy, dance and music extravaganza. It is a heart–stopping tour de force that features the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban and Contemporary music and dance, uniting performers and audiences on journeys to find a home, wherever that may be.

  • A Doll's House
    A Doll's House
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Calcutta. 1879.

    Niru, is a young Bengali woman in a mixed-race marriage with an English colonial bureaucrat – Tom.

    Tom loves Niru, exoticising her as a frivolous plaything to be admired and kept. But Niru has a long-kept secret. And just as she thinks she is almost free of it, it threatens to bring her life crashing down around her.

    Tanika Gupta reimagines Ibsen’s classic play of gender politics through the lens of British colonialism, offering a bold, female perspective exploring themes of ownership and race.

  • The Life I Lead
    The Life I Lead
    Wyndham's Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney's classic film Mary Poppins, David Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gent, forthright, proper, and a loveable fool. His meeting with Walt Disney came to encapsulate his incredible life full of adventure and heartbreak.

  • Big The Musical
    Big The Musical
    Dominion Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    The heart-warming and hilarious Broadway show based on the classic movie starring Tom Hanks, comes to The Dominion Theatre for its West End premiere.

  • The Watsons
    The Watsons
    Menier Chocolate Factory
    No Matinee

    What happens when the writer loses the plot? Emma Watson is nineteen and new in town. She’s been cut off by her rich aunt and dumped back in the family home. Emma and her sisters must marry, fast. If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse: an eternity with their boorish brother and his awful wife. This thrilling new play from Laura Wade, the winner of this year's Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (Home I'm Darling), is making its London premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory after a sell-out season at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year.

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