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Plays and musicals open today

You are invited to celebrate the wedding of Leyla and Joel. Award-winning actors Jonny Lee Miller (known for Trainspotting and Elementary) and Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education and Scenes with Girls) l...
Booking:
 To 20th Apr 2024
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 Trafalgar Theatre, Whitehall
A Mirror
Featuring a setlist of hit songs, see ABBA’s avatars accompanied by a 10-piece live band, at the custom-built ABBA Arena in London.
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 To 5th Jan 2025
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 ABBA Arena, Stratford
Abba Voyage
Matt Smith stars in the critically acclaimed An Enemy of the People, Thomas Ostermeier’s bold reimagining of the classic play by Henrik Ibsen.
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 To 13th Apr 2024
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 Duke of York's Theatre, Trafalgar Square
An Enemy of the People
Austentatious, an entirely improvised Jane Austen period parody play. You choose the name.
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 To 22nd Jul 2024
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 Arts Theatre, Soho
Austentatious
The blockbuster film and pop culture phenomenon arrives in London's West End as a groundbreaking new musical adventure.
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 To 22nd Dec 2024
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 Adelphi Theatre, Strand
Back to the Future - The Musical
Double Feature explores Art and Eros and how they are perpetually intertwined.
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 To 16th Mar 2024
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 Hampstead Theatre, Hampstead
Double Feature
Father figures and fashion tips. Lost loves and jollof rice. African empires and illicit sex. Good days and bad days. Six young Black men meet for group therapy, and let their hearts – and imaginations – run wild.
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 To 4th May 2024
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 Apollo Theatre, Soho
For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy
Join us for Guys & Dolls as The Bridge transforms for one of the greatest musicals of all time. It has more hit songs, more laughs and more romance than any show ever written.The seating is wrapped ...
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 To 30th Apr 2024
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 Bridge Theatre, Southwark
Guys & Dolls
Hugely popular musical, Hamilton, tells the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton with music, lyrics and a book by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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 To 28th Sep 2024
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 Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria
Hamilton
The global premiere of Japanese creative powerhouse Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro live on stage at London’s Barbican.
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 To 23rd Mar 2024
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 Barbican Theatre, Barbican
Henry VIII
Isaac, the prodigal son, has returned from the brutality of war, only to discover his family home transformed by domestic revolution.
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 To 16th Mar 2024
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 Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
Hir
Get ready to relive a transformative moment in music history as The Old Vic stages the world premiere of Just For One Day.
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 To 30th Mar 2024
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 The Old Vic, Southwark
Just For One Day
Les Misérables -- reimagined for the Sondheim Theatre -- is the classic revolutionary musical.
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 To 28th Sep 2024
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 Sondheim Theatre, Soho
Les Misérables
Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.
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 To 28th Sep 2024
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 Novello Theatre, Aldwych
Mamma Mia
Enter a world of splendour and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory!
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 To 13th Jul 2024
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 Piccadilly Theatre, Soho
Moulin Rouge The Musical
Step into a world with fantastical creatures and limitless possibilities. After a world premiere at the Barbican, the six-time Olivier Award-winning My Neighbour Totoro play returns to the Barbican again.
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 To 22nd Mar 2024
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 Barbican Theatre, Barbican
My Neighbour Totoro
By Marius von Mayenburg
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 To 20th Apr 2024
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 Young Vic, Southwark
Nachtland
Shakespeare’s blistering tragedy, Othello, is laid bare by candlelight this winter.
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 To 13th Apr 2024
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 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Southwark
Othello
The iconic, joyous and award-winning musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is now a Party!
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 To 30th Sep 2024
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 HERE at Outernet, Soho
Priscilla The Party!
Experience the enthralling narrative of avarice, homicide, deceit, and superstition as an ominous force descends upon Dock X.
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 To 30th Mar 2024
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 Dock X, Rotherhithe
Shakespeare's Macbeth
Embark on a mesmerizing journey through time with "Shifters," where the past and present intertwine in a captivating dance of love and memory.
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 To 30th Mar 2024
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 Bush Theatre, Shepherds Bush
Shifters
This new run of the incredible improvised musical comedy is coming to the West End for a limited London season.
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 To 1st Jul 2024
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 Lyric Theatre, Soho
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
An eye-raising comedy musical tells the story of two Mormon missionaries seeking to convert a disinterest village more worried about real problems than godly salvation.
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 To 15th Jun 2024
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 Prince of Wales Theatre, Soho
The Book of Mormon
The Webb sisters return to the family guesthouse to say farewell to their dying mother.
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 To 15th Jun 2024
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 Harold Pinter Theatre, St James
The Hills of California
A glimpse behind the scenes at the complicated relationship between art and celebrity.
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 To 23rd Mar 2024
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 Noel Coward Theatre, Trafalgar Square
The Motive and the Cue
The world's longest-running play of any kind, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at the St Martin's Theatre
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 To 14th Sep 2024
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 St Martin's Theatre, Soho
The Mousetrap
The long-running classic musical story continues its record-breaking run at Her Majesty's Theatre.
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 To 28th Sep 2024
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 Her Majesty's Theatre, St James
The Phantom Of The Opera
Embark on a captivating journey with the London premiere of The Time Traveller's Wife, a riveting British musical based on Audrey Niffenegger's globally acclaimed novel.
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 To 30th Mar 2024
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 Apollo Theatre, Soho
The Time Traveller's Wife
A couple is torn apart by time whilst being bound together by unconditional love.
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 To 30th Mar 2024
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 Apollo Theatre, Soho
The Time Traveller's Wife The Musical
A jukebox musical based on the, often tumultuous, life and legendary music of International recording artist Tina Turner.
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 To 31st May 2025
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 Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych
TINA: The Tina Turner Musical

Closed today, but open this week

Billy Crudup reprises his role in the wickedly funny thriller Harry Clarke, in London’s West End.
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 From 9th Mar 2024 to 11th May 2024
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 The Ambassadors Theatre, Soho
Harry Clarke
He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry is heading to the West End in the multiple Tony Award-winning musical MJ.
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 From 6th Mar 2024 to 14th Sep 2024
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 Prince Edward Theatre, Soho
MJ The Musical
Experience the dynamic fusion of contemporary creations and timeless choreographies by the world-renowned New York City Ballet (NYCB),
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 From 7th Mar 2024 to 10th Mar 2024
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 Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
New York City Ballet - Mixed Bill
Adapted from John Cassavetes' legendary 1977 film, Opening Night follows Myrtle Gordon, a famous but troubled actress, as she attemps to stage her comeback.
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 From 6th Mar 2024 to 27th Jul 2024
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 Gielgud Theatre, Clerkenwell
Opening Night

Plays and musicals opening soon

Discover the magical 70s via a musical journey straight to the heart of disco.
Booking:
 From 12th Mar 2024 to 12th Mar 2024
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 Adelphi Theatre, Strand
Lost In Music
A tale of honour, love and sacrifice, Jenufa explores the stigma of pregnancy out of wedlock against the backdrop of a small community.
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 From 13th Mar 2024 to 27th Mar 2024
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 London Coliseum, Trafalgar Square
Jenufa
Based on a true story, this "poignant reflection on ambition, regrets & self-fulfilment" (Fringebiscuit) unfolds in a charming Parisian kitchen in the late 1930s.
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 From 13th Mar 2024 to 7th Apr 2024
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 The Gatehouse, Highgate
In Clay
A celebrated coming-of-age story that grapples with the imminent threat of demolition to a beloved football pitch, the heart of a close-knit community.
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 From 15th Mar 2024 to 4th May 2024
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 @sohoplace, Soho
Red Pitch
Endlessly entertaining, touching, and timeless, Made in Dagenham illustrates how ordinary individuals can achieve extraordinary feats when united.
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 From 16th Mar 2024 to 16th Mar 2024
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 London Palladium, Soho North
Made in Dagenham
The much-awaited annual Ballet Icons Gala in London is one of the world’s ballet highlights.
Booking:
 From 17th Mar 2024 to 17th Mar 2024
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 London Coliseum, Trafalgar Square
Ballet Icons Gala 2024
Brian Cox and Patricia Clarkson star in Eugene O’Neill’s prize-winning masterpiece.
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 From 19th Mar 2024 to 8th Jun 2024
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 Wyndham's Theatre, Soho
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Unlock the secrets of Duke Bluebeard's Castle in this haunting journey into darkness...
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 From 21st Mar 2024 to 23rd Mar 2024
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 London Coliseum, Trafalgar Square
Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Embark on an imaginative journey as Fyodor Dostoyevsky's timeless short story, 'The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,' comes to life in an innovative adaptation at London's Marylebone Theatre.
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 From 21st Mar 2024 to 20th Apr 2024
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 Marylebone Theatre, Camden
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
The Divine Mrs S: A Theatrical Comedy Unveiling the Origins of Celebrity Culture
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 From 22nd Mar 2024 to 27th Apr 2024
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 Hampstead Theatre, Hampstead
The Divine Mrs S
Prepare for a captivating night in the West End with "WILD ABOUT YOU - A New Musical in Concert," featuring the music and lyrics of Broadway star Chilina Kennedy (known for "Paradise Square" and "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical").
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 From 25th Mar 2024 to 26th Mar 2024
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 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Aldwych
Wild About You
An evening of murder, mayhem, and a mystery celebrity guest in this entertaining fundraising show. Missing it would be nothing short of a crime!
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 From 27th Mar 2024 to 4th May 2024
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 Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] 3
Experience Johan Inger's innovative interpretation of the timeless tale of seduction and obsession.
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 From 27th Mar 2024 to 6th Apr 2024
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 Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
English National Ballet / Johan Inger’s Carmen
A theatrical epic staring Sir Ian McKellen seamlessly weaving together Shakespeare's masterpieces, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, heralding the arrival of the theatrical event of the season in London's West End.
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 From 1st Apr 2024 to 22nd Jun 2024
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 Noel Coward Theatre, Trafalgar Square
PLAYER KINGS - Henry IV Part I and II
Treat your little ones to the magic of the world's most renowned ballet in this specially adapted version for children aged three and above.
Booking:
 From 4th Apr 2024 to 13th Apr 2024
Location:
 Peacock Theatre, Holborn
My First Ballet: Swan Lake
Prepare for an enchanting experience as the producers behind the phenomenal sold-out West End performances of Death Note the Musical present the European premiere of Your Lie in April – The Musical in Concert
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 From 8th Apr 2024 to 9th Apr 2024
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 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Aldwych
Your Lie in April
Embark on an extraordinary journey through the sweeping narrative of friendship, music, and the transformative moments that resonate throughout a lifetime.
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 From 11th Apr 2024 to 18th May 2024
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 Kiln Theatre, Kilburn
The Ballad of Hattie and James
'The Cord' offers an unflinchingly honest and relatable portrayal of the complexities of parenthood and filial bonds, transcending age.
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 From 12th Apr 2024 to 30th Apr 2024
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 Bush Theatre, Shepherds Bush
The Cord
Step into the future with "Minority Report," a riveting theatrical experience set in 2050 where neuroscientist Dame Julia Anderton unveils the next phase of her groundbreaking Pre-Crime program.
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 From 20th Apr 2024 to 18th May 2024
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 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
Minority Report
Brace yourself for a reimagined rendition of Sleeping Beauty like never before.
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 From 24th Apr 2024 to 27th Apr 2024
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 Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
Birmingham Royal Ballet The Sleeping Beauty
A fantastic theatre production celebrating the life and career of Rod Stewart, one of rock music's greatest icons
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 From 28th Apr 2024 to 28th Apr 2024
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 Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road
Some Guys Have All The Luck
Experience the timeless brilliance of Nikolai Gogol's 19th-century play in this satirical comedy that unravels the depths of collective delusion and the opportunistic swindlers who prey upon it.
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 From 3rd May 2024 to 15th Jun 2024
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 Marylebone Theatre, Camden
The Government Inspector
Check-in to the world famous Fawlty Towers, a hotel experience like no other!
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 From 4th May 2024 to 28th Sep 2024
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 Apollo Theatre, Soho
John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers - The Play
Singalong with the queens of Six in Six the singalong at the Vaudeville Theatre!
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 From 12th May 2024 to 25th Aug 2024
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 Vaudeville Theatre, Strand
Six - Singalong
Embark on a poignant journey to the deep south of the USA in 1918, where the forbidden love between Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a white baker, defies the harsh realities of a society where interracial marriage is illegal.
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 From 1st Jun 2024 to 29th Jun 2024
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 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White
Don't miss the dynamic pairing of Adrian Dunbar, acclaimed from Line of Duty, and Broadway sensation Stephanie J. Block in the timeless musical extravaganza, Kiss Me, Kate.
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 From 4th Jun 2024 to 14th Sep 2024
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 Barbican Theatre, Barbican
Kiss me, Kate
Get in loser, we're going to the West End, London. Mean Girls the Musical is set to make its London premiere!
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 From 6th Jun 2024 to 27th Oct 2024
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 Savoy Theatre, Strand
Mean Girls
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 From 6th Jun 2024 to 26th Oct 2024
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 Shakespeare's Globe, Southwark
The Taming of the Shrew
Directed by Michael Longhurst, the Artistic Director of Donmar, this hauntingly brilliant musical delves deep into the life of Diana Goodman, a suburban wife and mother grappling with bipolar disorder and haunted by her past.
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 From 18th Jun 2024 to 21st Sep 2024
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 Wyndham's Theatre, Soho
Next to Normal
On the evening of Wednesday, August 1, 1962, seven individuals convened at Marilyn Monroe's residence to commemorate her recent $2 million two-picture deal with 20th Century Fox.
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 From 19th Jun 2024 to 27th Jul 2024
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 Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
The Marilyn Conspiracy
Having captivated audiences worldwide with its mind-blowing and sensational experience, this highly sought-after production by the Xi'an Acrobatic Troupe promises to reach new heights.
Booking:
 From 21st Jun 2024 to 29th Jun 2024
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 Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
The Acrobatic Swan Lake
Experience the triumphant return of Carlos Acosta to the Sadler’s Wells stage as he dances alongside his talented company in a passionate rendition of the classic tale of Carmen, infused with his captivating Cuban flair.
Booking:
 From 2nd Jul 2024 to 6th Jul 2024
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 Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
Acosta Danza - Carlos Acosta’s Carmen
Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience that surges with the exhilarating rush of a first crush and resonates like the ultimate pop concert you've never witnessed.
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 From 15th Jul 2024 to 24th Aug 2024
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 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
FANGIRLS
Step into the enchanting world of Shrek as London's West End gets a Shrektacular makeover with "Shrek The Musical" at the Eventim Apollo!
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 From 19th Jul 2024 to 31st Aug 2024
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 Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
Shrek The Musical
Step into the glittering world of Broadway's golden age with "A Chorus Line," an unforgettable musical that captures the heart and soul of aspiring performers on the iconic New York City stage in 1975.
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 From 31st Jul 2024 to 25th Aug 2024
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 Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
A Chorus Line
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 From 4th Aug 2024 to 15th Sep 2024
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 Shakespeare's Globe, Southwark
Antony and Cleopatra
Author, poet, and educator Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan unveils her debut play, delving into the intricacies of love when confronted with the burdens of the world.
Booking:
 From 8th Aug 2024 to 31st Aug 2024
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 Kiln Theatre, Kilburn
Peanut Butter & Blueberries
Spewed from our country, forgotten, bound to the dark edge of the earth…
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 From 6th Sep 2024 to 5th Oct 2024
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 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
Our Country’s Good
In a rented apartment, the Younger family is full of hope, grief, and big plans.
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 From 9th Oct 2024 to 2nd Nov 2024
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 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
A Raisin in the Sun
Elton John's brand new musical The Devil Wears Prada is heading to the West End.
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 From 24th Oct 2024 to 31st May 2025
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 Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road
The Devil Wears Prada
A brand new, traditional Jewish Pantomime.
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 From 8th Dec 2024 to 5th Jan 2025
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 JW3, Hampstead
Goldie Frocks and the Bear Mitzvah
Journey to 1940s Harlem for a stylish retelling of Shakespeare’s comedy, Twelfth Night.
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 From 29th Jan 2025 to 22nd Feb 2025
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 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
Play On!