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London theatre tickets for today

Plays and musicals open today

Arthur Miller's gripping tragedy is the ultimate test of family bonds and personal honour
Booking:
 To 3rd Aug 2024
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 Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston Upon Thames
A View From The Bridge
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.
Booking:
 To 5th Jan 2025
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 ABBA Arena, Stratford
Abba Voyage
Don't miss this new(born) comedy about growing out of growing up at the Lyric Theatre
Booking:
 To 14th Jul 2024
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Location:
 Lyric Theatre, Soho
Babies
The blockbuster film and pop culture phenomenon arrives in London's West End as a groundbreaking new musical adventure.
Booking:
 To 22nd Dec 2024
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 Adelphi Theatre, Strand
Back to the Future - The Musical
Experience the long-awaited West End debut of Boys From the Blackstuff, Alan Bleasdale's iconic television series that defined an era.
Booking:
 To 3rd Aug 2024
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 Garrick Theatre, Soho
Boys from the Blackstuff
Set in a classroom in Iran, "English" follows four adult classmates as they grapple with learning English as a foreign language.
Booking:
 To 29th Jun 2024
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 Kiln Theatre, Kilburn
English
Prepare to fall in love with Disney’s Frozen all over again, as the brand-new theatrical experience is now open at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Booking:
 To 8th Sep 2024
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 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Aldwych
Frozen The Musical
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 ...
Booking:
 To 31st Jul 2024
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 Bridge Theatre, Southwark
Guys & Dolls
Guys and Dolls, a true musical fable of Broadway, comes to London's Bridge Theatre.
Booking:
 To 4th Jan 2025
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Location:
 Bridge Theatre, Southwark
Guys and Dolls
Journey to the Underworld with this innovative retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against a Depression-era backdrop at the Lyric Theatre.
Booking:
 To 22nd Dec 2024
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 Lyric Theatre, Soho
Hadestown
Hugely popular musical, Hamilton, tells the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton with music, lyrics and a book by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Booking:
 To 29th Mar 2025
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 Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria
Hamilton
Following two smash hit London seasons, Heathers the Musical is back - for just 12 weeks.
Booking:
 To 6th Jul 2024
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Location:
 Theatre Royal Haymarket, St James
Heathers The Musical
Check-in to the world famous Fawlty Towers, a hotel experience like no other!
Booking:
 To 28th Sep 2024
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Location:
 Apollo Theatre, Soho
John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers - The Play
Worshipped Opera Singer… Renowned Swordswoman… Flaming Bisexual. Julie the Musical is a brand new, original musical telling the life and adventures of historical LGBTQ+ icon Julie D’Aubigny.
Booking:
 To 30th Jun 2024
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 Other Palace Studio, Victoria
JULIE: The Musical
Get ready for a night of laughter and intrigue as BFFs and true-crime enthusiasts Kathy and Stella take the stage in this hilarious new comedy musical.
Booking:
 To 14th Sep 2024
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 The Ambassadors Theatre, Soho
Kathy & Stella Solve a Murder!
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.
Booking:
 To 14th Sep 2024
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Location:
 Barbican Theatre, Barbican
Kiss me, Kate
Les Misérables -- reimagined for the Sondheim Theatre -- is the classic revolutionary musical.
Booking:
 To 29th Mar 2025
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Location:
 Sondheim Theatre, Soho
Les Misérables
This first-class experience features some of the world’s sexiest, most talented guys performing heart-racing dance routines in front of, above and all around you.
Booking:
 To 29th Jun 2025
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 The Theatre at Hippodrome Casino (over 18s only), Soho
Magic Mike Live
Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.
Booking:
 To 29th Mar 2025
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Location:
 Novello Theatre, Aldwych
Mamma Mia
Experience the captivating tale of Marie Curie the Musical, which has already enchanted audiences in Korea with its sweeping melodies and profound narrative.
Booking:
 To 28th Jul 2024
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Location:
 Charing Cross Theatre, Trafalgar Square
Marie Curie the Musical
Matilda the Musical is inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, with original songs from comedian Tim Minchin and book by Dennis Kelly.
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 To 25th May 2025
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Location:
 Cambridge Theatre, Soho
Matilda The Musical
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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 To 16th Feb 2025
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Location:
 Savoy Theatre, Strand
Mean Girls
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.
Booking:
 To 7th Dec 2024
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Location:
 Prince Edward Theatre, Soho
MJ The Musical
Enter a world of splendour and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory!
Booking:
 To 19th Oct 2024
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Location:
 Piccadilly Theatre, Soho
Moulin Rouge The Musical
She's coming to the West End, dearie. Mrs. Doubtfire transfers for a limited run in 2023
Booking:
 To 16th Feb 2025
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Location:
 Shaftesbury Theatre, Soho
Mrs. Doubtfire
Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes is reignited this Summer with a riotous new production of Much Ado About Nothing in the Globe Theatre.
Booking:
 To 24th Aug 2024
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 Shakespeare's Globe, Southwark
Much Ado About Nothing
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.
Booking:
 To 21st Sep 2024
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 Wyndham's Theatre, Soho
Next to Normal
Adapted from John Cassavetes' legendary 1977 film, Opening Night follows Myrtle Gordon, a famous but troubled actress, as she attemps to stage her comeback.
Booking:
 To 27th Jul 2024
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 Gielgud Theatre, Soho
Opening Night
A theatrical tour-de-force, People, Places and Things immerses audiences in the vivid and disorienting world of addiction and deception.
Booking:
 To 10th Aug 2024
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Location:
 Trafalgar Theatre, Whitehall
People, Places and Things
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.
Booking:
 To 22nd Jun 2024
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Location:
 Noel Coward Theatre, Trafalgar Square
PLAYER KINGS - Henry IV Part I and II
The iconic, joyous and award-winning musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is now a Party!
Booking:
 To 30th Sep 2024
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 HERE at Outernet, Soho
Priscilla The Party!
Considered to be one of William Shakespeare’s most renowned plays, Richard III follows the ascent of Richard, Duke of Gloucester along with his deadly quest for the throne.
Booking:
 To 3rd Aug 2024
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Location:
 Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston Upon Thames
Richard III
Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders star in Sister Act
Booking:
 To 31st Aug 2024
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Location:
 Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
Sister Act
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tales.
Booking:
 To 4th May 2025
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Location:
 Vaudeville Theatre, Strand
Six
eaturing a spectacular lineup of Cirque du Soleil performers, this isn't your ordinary party with just banners hanging around.
Booking:
 To 28th Jun 2024
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Location:
 Underbelly Boulevard, Soho North
Sophie's Surprise 29th
Set over six decades, the Standing at the Sky’s Edge musical follows three generations as they live at Park Hill estate.
Booking:
 To 3rd Aug 2024
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Location:
 Gillian Lynne Theatre, Aldwych
Standing at the Sky's Edge
Experience the world of Stranger Things like never before with the electrifying new production, Stranger Things: The First Shadow, inspired by the original series.
Booking:
 To 15th Dec 2024
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Location:
 Phoenix Theatre, Soho
Stranger Things: The First Shadow
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.
Booking:
 To 7th Sep 2024
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Location:
 Prince of Wales Theatre, Soho
The Book of Mormon
Welcome to THE CHOIR OF MAN- the best night in your local you’ve ever had. It’s a party, it’s a concert, it’s a lock in like no other.
Booking:
 To 29th Sep 2024
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Location:
 Arts Theatre, Soho
The Choir of Man
"The Constituent" promises to be a thought-provoking and thrilling experience that will leave audiences buzzing with excitement and introspection.
Booking:
 To 10th Aug 2024
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Location:
 The Old Vic, Southwark
The Constituent
Ingenious puppetry, stunning effects and the enchanting music by Elton John, Tim Rice and Lebo M will transport you to the heart of the African Pridelands.
Booking:
 To 19th Oct 2024
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Location:
 Lyceum Theatre, Covent Garden
The Lion King
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.
Booking:
 To 27th Jul 2024
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 Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
The Marilyn Conspiracy
The world's longest-running play of any kind, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at the St Martin's Theatre
Booking:
 To 1st Mar 2025
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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.
Booking:
 To 29th Mar 2025
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Location:
 Her Majesty's Theatre, St James
The Phantom Of The Opera
When a production of the fictitious whodunnit mystery play, The Murder at Haversham Manor, is put on by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, disaster awaits them at every turn. Behold as everything that could possibly go wrong does.
Booking:
 To 4th May 2025
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Location:
 Duchess Theatre, Aldwych
The Play That Goes Wrong
Discover the transformative power of nature and the enduring magic of friendship in this captivating rendition of "The Secret Garden."
Booking:
 To 20th Jul 2024
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Location:
 Open Air Theatre, Camden
The Secret Garden
A jukebox musical based on the, often tumultuous, life and legendary music of International recording artist Tina Turner.
Booking:
 To 31st May 2025
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Location:
 Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych
TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
Indulge in a delightful encore of the delectable new British musical by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan as it moves to The Criterion Theatre following a sold-out success at The Kiln Theatre.
Booking:
 To 31st Aug 2024
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 Criterion Theatre, Aldwych
Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
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.
Booking:
 To 29th Jun 2024
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Location:
 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White
Wicked the Musical, is the smash-hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz.
Booking:
 To 1st Jun 2025
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Location:
 Apollo Victoria Theatre, Pimlico South
Wicked
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama presented in a courtroom setting.
Booking:
 To 30th Mar 2025
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Location:
 London County Hall, Southwark
Witness for the Prosecution
Prepare to be dazzled by the electrifying athleticism and pulsating energy of YAMATO's taiko drumming spectacle, where passion and tradition collide to evoke the spirit of Japan.
Booking:
 To 22nd Jun 2024
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Location:
 Peacock Theatre, Holborn
Yamato - The Drummers of Japan / Hinotori The Wings of Phoenix

Closed today, but open this week

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:
 To 29th Jun 2024
Location:
 Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
The Acrobatic Swan Lake

Plays and musicals opening soon

A special celebration of Pride in London with a magical performance of Disney's Frozen The Musical on Friday, June 28th at 8pm at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Booking:
 From 28th Jun 2024 to 28th Jun 2024
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 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Aldwych
Frozen The Musical - Pride Performance
Prepare for the highly anticipated UK premiere of Jeremy O. Harris's groundbreaking play this summer.
Booking:
 From 29th Jun 2024 to 21st Sep 2024
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Location:
 Noel Coward Theatre, Trafalgar Square
Slave Play
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
Location:
 Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
Acosta Danza - Carlos Acosta’s Carmen
Don’t miss Imelda Staunton’s long-awaited return to the stage in the revival of Hello, Dolly!
Booking:
 From 6th Jul 2024 to 14th Sep 2024
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Location:
 London Palladium, Soho North
Hello, Dolly!
Witness the chaos unfold as this completely improvised comedy (or History, or Tragedy) takes center stage at The Other Palace for an exclusive five-day engagement.
Booking:
 From 9th Jul 2024 to 13th Jul 2024
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Location:
 Other Palace Studio, Victoria
Shake It Up
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.
Booking:
 From 15th Jul 2024 to 24th Aug 2024
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Location:
 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!
Booking:
 From 19th Jul 2024 to 31st Aug 2024
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Location:
 Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
Shrek The Musical
Explore the enchanting world of Rough Magic at Shakespeare's Globe!
Booking:
 From 20th Jul 2024 to 24th Aug 2024
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Location:
 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Southwark
Rough Magic
For one unforgettable evening, delve into the untold story of Nan Mozart, the woman who stood in the shadows of her legendary brother.
Booking:
 From 22nd Jul 2024 to 18th Nov 2024
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Location:
 Lyric Theatre, Soho
Mozart: Her Story – The New Musical
This beloved classic musical, brimming with joy, revolution, and community spirit, is a jubilant celebration of love and life.
Booking:
 From 27th Jul 2024 to 21st Sep 2024
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Location:
 Open Air Theatre, Camden
Fiddler on the Roof
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.
Booking:
 From 31st Jul 2024 to 25th Aug 2024
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Location:
 Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
A Chorus Line
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Booking:
 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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Location:
 Kiln Theatre, Kilburn
Peanut Butter & Blueberries
Step into Bertie Wooster's shoes and embark on a journey filled with amusing escapades, unexpected twists, and charming characters.
Booking:
 From 21st Aug 2024 to 1st Sep 2024
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Location:
 St Pauls Church, Covent Garden
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves
Experience the beloved tale of The Railway Children like never before in Tethered Wits' enchanting adaptation, curated by Edith Nebit herself.
Booking:
 From 21st Aug 2024 to 1st Sep 2024
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Location:
 St Pauls Church, Covent Garden
The Railway Children
Delve into a captivating love letter to the highs and lows of modern dating in the age of Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, and Hinge.
Booking:
 From 27th Aug 2024 to 13th Feb 2025
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Location:
 Garrick Theatre, Soho
Why Am I So Single?
Spewed from our country, forgotten, bound to the dark edge of the earth…
Booking:
 From 6th Sep 2024 to 5th Oct 2024
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Location:
 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
Our Country’s Good
Immerse yourself in the charm of Edwardian seaside beauty pageants this summer with the remarkable new play, "Princess Essex," crafted by Anne Odeke.
Booking:
 From 13th Sep 2024 to 26th Oct 2024
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 Shakespeare's Globe, Southwark
Princess Essex
Election night. The polls predict a landslide victory. Everything is about to change. Robert Icke directs Mark Strong and Lesley Manville in this epic retelling of the Greek classic.
Booking:
 From 4th Oct 2024 to 4th Jan 2025
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Location:
 Wyndham's Theatre, Soho
Oedipus
Prepare for an unprecedented theatrical experience as Stanley Kubrick's iconic Dr. Strangelove receives its first-ever stage adaptation, directed and co-adapted by the dynamic duo Sean Foley and Armando Iannucci.
Booking:
 From 8th Oct 2024 to 21st Dec 2024
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Location:
 Noel Coward Theatre, Trafalgar Square
Dr. Strangelove
In a rented apartment, the Younger family is full of hope, grief, and big plans.
Booking:
 From 9th Oct 2024 to 2nd Nov 2024
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Location:
 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
A Raisin in the Sun
Elton John's brand new musical The Devil Wears Prada is heading to the West End.
Booking:
 From 24th Oct 2024 to 31st May 2025
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Location:
 Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road
The Devil Wears Prada
For a limited time only, immerse yourself in the enchanting tale of Stick Man, filled with heartwarming themes of family and friendship that are perfect for the whole family.
Booking:
 From 4th Dec 2024 to 5th Jan 2025
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Location:
 Bloomsbury Theatre, Euston
Stick Man
A brand new, traditional Jewish Pantomime.
Booking:
 From 8th Dec 2024 to 5th Jan 2025
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Location:
 JW3, Hampstead
Goldie Frocks and the Bear Mitzvah
Journey to 1940s Harlem for a stylish retelling of Shakespeare’s comedy, Twelfth Night.
Booking:
 From 29th Jan 2025 to 22nd Feb 2025
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Location:
 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
Play On!