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56 shows found
  • 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.

  • Master Harold and the Boys
    'Master Harold'... and the Boys
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    No Matinee

    St George’s Park Tea Room, Port Elizabeth, 1950. On a long rainy afternoon, employees Sam and Willie practise their steps for the finals of the ballroom dancing championship. Hally arrives from school to hide out in his parents’ tea room. These two men have been unlikely best friends to Hally his whole life. But it is apartheid era South Africa: he’s Master Harold, and they are the boys.

  • A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
    A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
    Trafalgar Studio One
    No Matinee

    Toby Stephens (OsloLost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) make their long-awaited returns to the West End stage in Peter Nichols' (Privates on ParadePassion Play) frank and moving masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

  • Our Lady of Kibeho
    Our Lady of Kibeho
    Theatre Royal Stratford East
    Thursday Matinee

    In 1981 at Kibeho College in Rwanda, a young girl claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary who warned her of the unimaginable: Rwanda becoming hell on earth. She was ignored by her friends and scolded by her school but then another student saw the vision, and another, and the impossible appeared to be true.

  • 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.

  • Groan Ups
    Groan Ups
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

    The first show in the Mischief Theatre’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre, Groan Ups is a brand-new play which looks at how people grow up. Are we the same at 30 as we were at 13?

  • Lungs
    Lungs
    Old Vic Theatre
    No Matinee

    The Crown stars Matt Smith and Claire Foy reunite for a limited-run of Duncan Macmillan's thought-provoking play Lungs at the Old Vic this autumn.

  • Solaris
    Solaris
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    No Matinee

    On a space station orbiting Solaris, three scientists have made contact with a new planet.

    Sent from earth to investigate reports of abnormal activity on-board, Kris Kelvin arrives to find one crew member dead and two who are seeing things that cannot be explained.

    When her dead lover appears to her, it seems she too has fallen victim to the mystery of this strange planet. Should she return to reality, or is this her chance to turn back time?

    Have the crew been studying Solaris – or has it been studying them?

    This psychological thriller asks who we are when we’re forced to confront our deepest fears.

  • Vassa
    Almeida Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    There are no miracles in this world. Only those we make for ourselves.

    It’s 8am and a revolt is underway.

    The father is dying. The son is spying. The wife is cheating. The uncle is stealing. The mother is scheming. The dynasty is crumbling. 

    One house. One fortune. One victor. 

  • 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.

  • On Bear Ridge
    On Bear Ridge
    Royal Court Theatre
    No Matinee

    “One minute we had customers, the next minute there was no-one.” In a lost village, blurred by redrawn borders, hidden under a crumb on the map, Bear Ridge Stores still stands. After a hundred years, the family butchers and grocers – a place for odds and ends, contraband goods, and the last petrol pump for 30 miles – is now silent. But owners John Daniel and Noni are not leaving.

  • RSC: As You Like It
    RSC: As You Like It
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from The Court into the dappled Forest of Arden. 

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