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13 shows found
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Man in the White Suit
    The Man in the White Suit
    Wyndham's Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon return to the West End to star in the world premiere of the classic Ealing comedy THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT, adapted and directed by Sean Foley.

    When Sidney Stratton (Stephen Mangan), invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out, manufacturers and trades unions are terrified by the threat it poses to their industry and their jobs. Only Daphne (Kara Tointon) the mill owner's daughter, shows Sidney any support as the bosses and workers chase the Man in the White Suit determined to destroy them both. This fast-moving comedy reunites Stephen Mangan and Sean Foley who also created the Olivier award-winning production Jeeves and Wooster.

  • The Girl Who Fell
    The Girl Who Fell
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    No Matinee

    The Girl who Fell is a poignant and darkly funny play about loss, guilt and Snapchat from the “provocative and entertaining” Sarah Rutherford (Telegraph), former Writer in Residence at Park Theatre and writer of sell-out hit Adult Supervision.

  • RSC: The Taming of the Shrew
    RSC: The Taming of the Shrew
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    The ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in Justin Audibert’s The Taming of the Shrew as the 1590s are reimagined – with women in charge.

  • Touching The Void
    Touching The Void
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Touching The Void will transfer to Duke of York’s Theatre, following its critically acclaimed world premiere in 2018 and a run at Bristol Old Vic in March 2019.

  • The Snail and the Whale
    The Snail and the Whale
    Apollo Theatre
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
     

  • The Gift
    The Gift
    Theatre Royal Stratford East
    Thursday Matinee

    An outrageously quirky comedy about imperialism, cultural appropriation and tea drinking.

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