Theatre Breaks for London Plays

London plays may not be as popular as musicals but personally we much prefer a good play.

There are theatre breaks covering all kinds of London plays ranging from the hilarious 39 Steps to the terrifying The Woman in Black.

There are long running classics such as Agatha Christie's Mousetrap which has been playing in London for over 50 years and is the world's longest running play. The Woman in Black is also one of the longest running plays having been playing in London for over 20 years.

Then there are revivals of some old classics such as An Inspector Calls and Waiting for Godot and some fantastic new plays like War Horse.

So whatever kind of play you prefer there is sure to be a London theatre break to suit your taste.

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A Christmas Carol - English National Opera

A Christmas Carol - English National Opera at the London Coliseum

Taken on a magical and transformational journey by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future the cold-hearted miser, Scrooge becomes a changed man overnight. A new staging with the orchestra and chorus of the English National Opera and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra brings this fabulous re-telling of Charles Dickens’ heart-warming tale of redemption and the true spirit of Christmas to the London Coliseum stage.

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A Doll's House

A Doll's House at the Playhouse Theatre

Jessica Chastain makes her West End debut as Nora in Frank McGuinness’ ‘triumphant and thrilling’ (The New Yorker) adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, in a radical new production by director Jamie Lloyd.

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A Museum in Baghdad

A Museum in Baghdad at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

In 1926, the nation of Iraq is in its infancy, and British archaeologist Gertrude Bell is founding a museum in Baghdad. In 2006, Ghalia Hussein is attempting to reopen the museum after looting during the war. Decades apart, these two women share the same goals: to create a fresh sense of unity and nationhood, to make the world anew through the museum and its treasures. But in such unstable times, questions remain. Who is the museum for? Whose culture are we preserving? And why does it matter when people are dying?

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A Taste Of Honey

A Taste Of Honey at the Trafalgar Studio One

Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking British classic A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years. Directed by Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) and designed by Hildegard Bechtler (Antony and Cleopatra), A Taste of Honey is a gritty depiction of working-class life in post-war Britain and an exhilarating portrayal of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world.

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Aladdin - Pantomime

Aladdin - Pantomime at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Join Aladdin, the Genie and their friends next Christmas and go on a magical carpet ride where all of your festive wishes shall be granted. Expect the usual Lyric twist on all of your favourite characters as well as live music, magic lamps, plenty of laughs and a journey to a far away land.

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Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow

Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow at the Sadler's Wells

In 2017 New Wave Associate Artist Alexander Whitley combined film and dance for 8 Minutes, a breath-taking journey to the sun. Known for his groundbreaking use of technology, Whitley’s new work delves into what it means to be human in the era of big data. Overflow features a dazzling kinetic light sculpture by Children of the Light with creative technologists Fenyce, costumes by fashion artist Ana Rajcevic and a new score by composer Rival Consoles, who has created music, experimenting with “ambient soundscapes, industrial textures, and high-octane club energy” (Pitchfork), for the Netflix series Black Mirror.

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Angels of the North

Angels of the North at the Trafalgar Studio Two

Dennis and Mick are the worst taxi drivers in the North; ignorant, offensive and rude! But when longstanding owner Val suddenly dies, they have to deal with her savvy, streetwise, tourism guru of a niece; feisty new graduate Roxy, who takes over the running of the firm. Set before, during and after, the General Election on December 12th 2019, Angels of the North is a hilarious and touching insight into what it means to the North now the red wall has fallen, seen through the eyes of a struggling taxi firm at the end of the line. Dennis and Mick might be the worst taxi drivers on the planet, but they know what it takes to survive. Roxy might be a thorn in their side, but she may well just be an angel in disguise.

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosa & B'Rock Orchestra - The Six Brandenburg Concertos

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosa & B'Rock Orchestra - The Six Brandenburg Concertos at the Sadler's Wells

Johann Sebastian Bach’s music has influenced so much of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s choreography. Following the performances of Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten at Sadler’s Wells in 2019, De Keersmaeker turns to him once more, this time with a large ensemble of 16 dancers, drawn from multiple generations of Rosas dancers. Twenty-three musicians from the B’Rock Orchestra, conducted by the violinist Amandine Beyer, play the six Brandenburg Concertos live and unabridged, with De Keersmaeker approaching the music as a ready-made score to be danced to.

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Antigone - The Burial at Thebes

Antigone - The Burial at Thebes at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

The war has ended. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, learns her brothers are dead. Forced onto opposing sides, they have killed each other in battle. When Creon, King of Thebes, grants the honour of a burial to one but not the other, Antigone and her sister must choose where their loyalties lie. This epic tale of humanity versus leadership centres on a young woman with the courage to defend her beliefs – whatever the cost.

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Baby Reindeer

Baby Reindeer at the Ambassadors Theatre

When award-winning comedian Richard Gadd offers a stranger a free cup of tea, he has no sense of the nightmare to come. One act of kindness. Six years of torment. The sell-out smash hit of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Baby Reindeer is the “blistering” debut play (Telegraph) from Richard Gadd (Monkey See Monkey Do, Netflix's ‘Sex Education’). Directed by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam), this is a chilling personal account of compulsion, delusion and obsession. Some admirers simply won’t be shaken off. “A haunted, haunting hour.” (The Guardian)

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BalletBoyz - Deluxe

BalletBoyz - Deluxe at the Sadler's Wells

Following their recent, triumphant shows Them/Us, Fourteen Days, Young Men and Life, the multi-award winning BalletBoyz are back and celebrating their 20th anniversary year. Deluxe fuses the work of some of the world’s most exciting and innovative choreographers and composers. Chinese dancer and choreographer Xie Xin (TAO Dance Theatre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Eastman) creates a work set to an original score by composer Jiang Shao-feng, whilst Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) collaborates with jazz musician and composer Cassie Kinoshi, of the Mercury-nominated SEED Ensemble.

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balletLORENT - The Lost Happy Endings

balletLORENT - The Lost Happy Endings at the Sadler's Wells

balletLORENT returns as part of Family Weekend, Sadler’s Wells’ annual throwing-open of doors with free activities taking place alongside the performance. Based on an original story by former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, our National Partner Company’s new production takes us deep into the forest to meet Jub, a fearless girl with six fingers on each hand, who has been tasked with guarding all the happy endings. Narrated by Joanna Lumley, and featuring 19 famous fairy-tale characters including Snow White, Pinocchio, Cinderella and Goldilocks, this is the perfect Easter treat for the long weekend.

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Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit at the Duke of York's Theatre

Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses. Her gleefully funny performance as the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, delighted both critics and audiences alike when the production opened in Theatre Royal Bath’s 2019 Summer Season. With a distinguished creative team who have won a plethora of awards between them, this is a Blithe Spirit full of sparkling and spirit-lifting hijinks.

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Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young - Kidd Pivot - Revisor

Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young - Kidd Pivot - Revisor at the Sadler's Wells

The joint creators of the Olivier Award-winning Betroffenheit, writer and performer Jonathon Young and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite, reunite once again with Pite’s company, Kidd Pivot, to turn their brilliant minds to the comic play The Inspector General (known as “Revizor” in Russia).

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Cunningham / Keegan-Dolan / Peck - Nico Muhly: Drawn Lines

Cunningham / Keegan-Dolan / Peck - Nico Muhly: Drawn Lines at the Sadler's Wells

Nico Muhly’s pioneering music, played live by Britten Sinfonia, is the subject of this new triple bill from Julie Cunningham, Michael Keegan-Dolan and Justin Peck. Inspired by murder ballad The Two Sisters, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Keegan-Dolan interprets dark folk-song arrangement The Only Tune, sung live by Sam Amidon. Cunningham selects Drones, a reflection on the subtle and constant noise in most dwelling places. Peck’s work is accompanied by a new composition and performed by New York City Ballet in their first London performance since 2008. Sadler’s Wells’ Composer Series partners contemporary composer’s music with exceptional contemporary choreographers to create new works.

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre

James McAvoy returns to the West End in an inventive new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of De Bergerac - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Fresh from their triumphant Broadway transfer of Betrayal, The Jamie Lloyd Company’s latest production blazes into the Playhouse Theatre with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

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Drag!

Drag! at the London Coliseum

Featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race stars DIVINA DE CAMPO and BAGA CHIPZ, alongside THE FAMILY GORGEOUS from Channel 4’s DIY SOS and a whole host of camp queens from across the Drag spectrum, this is a night at the ENO like you’ve never experienced.

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Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Dragons and Mythical Beasts at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.

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Endgame

Endgame at the The Old Vic

Go and get two bicycle-wheels.’ ‘There are no more bicycle-wheels.’ ‘What have you done with your bicycle?’ ‘I never had a bicycle.’ Nothing stirs outside. In a bare room, Hamm, an old, blind tyrant, is locked in a stalemate with his servant Clov. Interrupted only by the nostalgic musings of Hamm’s ancient, dustbin-dwelling parents, this bleakly funny double act cling stubbornly to their routine of casual savagery and mutual dependence. Richard Jones (The Hairy Ape, Into the Woods) directs Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die. Endgame will be presented in a double bill with Samuel Beckett’s rarely seen short play Rough for Theatre II, performed by members of the company.

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Enter Achilles

Enter Achilles at the Sadler's Wells

One pub, eight blokes, a stacked jukebox and a load of pints. It was always going to kick off. Twenty-five years after legendary dance iconoclast Lloyd Newson (DV8) first dragged British pub culture kicking and yelling onto the stage, Rambert and Sadler’s Wells present Newson’s reworking of this landmark physical-theatre production. As pertinent now as it was when first staged in 1995, the production lifts the lid on “the straitjacket of what’s deemed to be masculine” (The Observer), examining the terrors and tenderness of beer-soaked testosterone. “Violent, ugly, politically incorrect and hilarious” (The Australian) Enter Achilles toured 18 countries and was made into a TV film winning many accolades including an International Emmy and Prix Italia. It now returns to the stage with a new cast, selected by Newson, in his first-ever collaboration with another company, the world-renowned Rambert.

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury

Interactive Theatre International presents… Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Book now for the world’s longest running and most successful tribute to the BBC’s iconic sitcom in London's West End, the one-of-a-kind original that's internationally recognised as ‘outrageously funny’ (BroadwayBaby) and highly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

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Flamenka

Flamenka at the Peacock Theatre

Latin and Flamenco join forces in a thrilling performance combining the power of Riverdance with the sultry heat of the Mediterranean. Flamenco legend Karen Ruimy leads an exceptional company of male dancers from Madrid and South America in a passionate fusion of two of the most exhilarating dance forms. As worlds collide, feet stomp and hips twirl, Flamenka takes you on an electrifying journey of a forbidden love affair. Directed and choreographed by Arlene Phillips CBE, famed for her work as a choreographer, director, television judge and presenter, and former dancer.

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German Cornejo's Dance Company - Tango After Dark

German Cornejo's Dance Company - Tango After Dark at the Peacock Theatre

The intimate and sensual Tango After Dark delves into the world of authentic Argentine tango. Exquisitely danced choreography is set to the wonderful rhythms of the great tango composer and bandoneon player, Astor Piazzolla. Following its success in 2018, World Tango Champion German Cornejo returns with his superb dance company. Accompanied by two sensational singers and seven musicians playing Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango, which “lends the dancing an extra drive and sizzle” (The Times), these ten world-class Argentinean dancers will keep your passion for tango burning deep into the night.

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Good

Good at the Playhouse Theatre

John Halder is a good man. But John Halder must adapt to survive. How is it possible to be a good person when things are falling apart?

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

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Honest Amy

Honest Amy at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Remember when I got cancer and had a breakdown in Tesco’s? Then literally went mental and posted some songs on Twitter? When anxiety was at full capacity level, my mum bought me a ukulele and it has saved my life.

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 5

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 5 at the Apollo Theatre

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So BARMY BRITAIN is back with a brand-new show full of crazy new characters and rude new rulers from Britain’s barmy past! Will you conquered by King William? Will you sink or swim with King Henry I? Will Thomas Becket get the chop? Go house hunting with King Henry VIII! Are you scared to scale the Tudor scaffold? Join the gorgeous Georgians as they take over England! Break into Buckingham Palace and hide from the Queen! Watch out for the witch of World War Two! Britain’s favourite history show is back in the West End with a brand-new production! It’s history with the nasty bits left in!

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I Think We Are Alone

I Think We Are Alone at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

Frantic Assembly are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a brand new production, I THINK WE ARE ALONE by Sally Abbott, co-directed by Kathy Burke and Scott Graham.

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Indecent

Indecent at the Menier Chocolate Factory

A seminal work of Jewish culture or an act of traitorous libel?

Indecent explores the origins of the highly controversial play The God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. We follow the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it in this deeply moving play accompanied by a small live Klezmer band. Rebecca Taichman, who won the Tony Award for Best Direction for Indecent on Broadway, brings her stunning production to the Chocolate factory for its European Premiere.

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Kunene and the King

Kunene and the King at the Ambassadors Theatre

Kunene and the King, a Royal Shakespeare Company co-production with The Fugard Theatre, is now playing in the West End following its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon and a sold-out run in Cape Town last year. Don't miss your chance to catch South African actor, activist and playwright John Kani's highly-acclaimed play, directed by Janice Honeyman, as it plays in London for a strictly limited run.

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Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham's Theatre

Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands had fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt. It was not to last. Half a century later, this family, like millions of others, has re-discovered what it means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century. LEOPOLDSTADT is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. It is Stoppard's most humane and heart-breaking play.

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Life of Pi

Life of Pi at the Wyndham's Theatre

After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction – winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide – and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life of Pi is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.

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Love Love Love

Love Love Love at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

It’s 1967. The Beatles are performing All You Need Is Love on global TV for the very first time. Kenneth and Sandra meet. Love, Love, Love, charts one couple’s journey forty years from the era of free love to the beginning of the 21st Century. Smoking, drinking, affectionate and paranoid, Kenneth and Sandra build their life and family together in a time of increasing national prosperity, when the future is always better than the past. Now they’re retired and their children grown, but why hasn’t it all worked out the way they thought? What happens when the children you think you’ve done everything for, believe you haven’t done enough? A family go to war over their personal politics in Mike Bartlett’s funny and scathing look at the opposing values of two very different generations.

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Love, Loss & Chianti

Love, Loss & Chianti at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Thirty/20 Theatre, Assembly Festival and Suzanna Rosenthal Ltd presents

Love, Loss & Chianti Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Toast Of London, Downton Abbey) and Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, The Flood) star in this double-bill by critically acclaimed prize-winning poet Christopher Reid.

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Machine de Cirque

Machine de Cirque at the Peacock Theatre

Since 1977 the London International Mime Festival has been showcasing the best in visual theatre with venues all around the capital. This year, the French contemporary circus company Galactik Ensemble comes to The Peacock as part of the festival. Five daredevil acrobats, all graduates of the famous circus school at Rosny sous Bois, try to survive a set that seems to be going out of its way to hurt them. Firecrackers explode, sandbags drop from the flies, walls shift and move and nothing stays still for long.

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Magic Goes Wrong

Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre

Created with Magic legends Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event.

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Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle at the Peacock Theatre

Message In A Bottle is the spectacular new dance-theatre show from triple Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting including Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, Walking on the Moon, Fields of Gold, Englishman In New York and Shape of My Heart. A village alive with joyous celebrations is suddenly under siege. Everything changes forever. Determined and daring, three parted siblings step out on their own extraordinary adventures. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, dazzling footwork and breathtaking athleticism set to the music of Sting, Message In A Bottle tells a vital and uplifting story of humanity and hope. Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind Some Like it Hip Hop, Into The Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography) and SYLVIA, and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

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Miz Cracker

Miz Cracker at the London Palladium

Celebrating five years of Holy T and following the success of Miz Cracker‘s first one woman show to the UK, Miz Cracker makes her debut at The London Palladium. As the first RuGirl to bring a show here, you can expect her to pull out all the stops. She’ll also be bringing some very special guests from across the pond.

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My First Ballet: Cinderella

My First Ballet: Cinderella at the Peacock Theatre

Everyone’s favourite rags-to-riches story, in a beautifully adapted ballet version for children aged three upwards. With a shortened version of Sergei Prokofiev’s delightful score and a narrator to help the young audience follow the story of wicked stepsisters, the Fairy Godmother and a glittering princess, My First Ballet: Cinderella is a unique collaboration between English National Ballet and English National Ballet School.

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No Sweat

No Sweat at the Pleasance Theatre

"It’s unseen. No one’s telling the stories. You don't see us on the streets because saunas and Grindr mean that gay men don't have to be homeless in the traditional sense. It's all hidden." Did you know there is a LGBTQ+ homelessness crisis? Working together with young LGBTQ+ ex/homeless people in London, Vicky Moran’s new play shines a light on a forgotten generation of homeless youth.

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Noise Boys

Noise Boys at the Peacock Theatre

Nic Dodson Productions, Andrew Kay and Associates and Great Leap Forward presents… An exhilarating tap dancing and beatboxing spectacular straight from a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This is a full-throttle experience that will leave you on a complete high! Noise Boys is a high-octane show that combines unbelievable physical skill with incredible musicianship and infectious rhythms. Featuring an impressive line-up of multi award-winning champion beatboxers, world-class tap dancers and some of the best vocal and musical talent in the U.K, sit back and be amazed by the charm and the sheer unadulterated talent of the Noise Boys.

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Northern Ballet - Geisha

Northern Ballet - Geisha at the Sadler's Wells

In his follow-up to the sumptuously sexy Casanova, choreographer and former Northern Ballet dancer Kenneth Tindall turns to another remarkable true story for his brand new full-length ballet. Two young women, bound by vows of friendship, find themselves in the midst of a collision between east and west. As their lives are torn painfully apart, a promise from beyond the grave offers the only chance for redemption. The visually stunning Geisha sees Tindall reunite with Casanova set and costume designer Christopher Oram, and is set to a newly commissioned score from award-winning composer Alexandra Harwood.

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Nutcracker - English National Ballet

Nutcracker - English National Ballet at the London Coliseum

The timeless Christmas story of Nutcracker makes its way back to the London Coliseum for Christmas, performed by the brilliant English National Ballet. On Christmas Eve in Edwardian London, Clara is given a Nutcracker doll for Christmas, and the pair go on an enchanted adventure to discover a magical world. Clara battles with a Mouse King, discovers a handsome prince, and journeys to the Land of Sweets, which is ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy. The pair meet sweet-makers from all around the world, and eventually take off in a hot air balloon ride over the glistening Land of the Snow, where Clara’s adventure is only just beginning.

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On Blueberry Hill

On Blueberry Hill at the Trafalgar Studio One

Following critically-acclaimed and sell-out runs in New York and Dublin, Olivier-Award winning Fishamble and Sebastian Barry’s universally celebrated play, On Blueberry Hill, comes to London’s West End for 8 weeks only. Sebastian Barry is one of Ireland’s greatest living writers and the current Laureate of Irish Fiction. His novels and plays have won, and been nominated for, the MAN Booker Prize and the Irish Book Awards among many others. His novels include the international best sellers Days Without End and A Long Long Way. In Barry’s beautiful style, On Blueberry Hill features best of friends and worst of enemies Christy (Niall Buggy) and PJ (David Ganly), who are destined to share their lives for twenty years. As the two men reflect on the hope and torment of life outside - they slowly uncover the events that have led them to their world with explosive, bittersweet consequences. Directed by Fishamble’s Jim Culleton, this new play is bursting with humanity as it explores forgiveness, survival, and ultimately, love.

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One Jewish Boy

One Jewish Boy at the Trafalgar Studio Two

Jesse is paranoid and he's frightened and it's messing up his relationship, his job, his daughter and his life… In a bittersweet comedy fuelled by anti-Semitism, One Jewish Boy focusses squarely on the inheritances that haunt us. Asking if the fear of hatred, could be worse than hate itself…?

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Pass Over

Pass Over at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

A lamppost. Night. Two friends are passing time. Stuck. Waiting for change. Inspired by Waiting for Godot and the Exodus, Antoinette Nwandu fuses poetry, humour and humanity in a rare and politically charged new play which exposes the experiences of young men in a world that refuses to see them.

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Raymonda

Raymonda at the London Coliseum

Love and courage in a time of war. England, 1853. Raymonda runs away from her comfortable life to become a nurse in the Crimean War. There, she becomes engaged to a soldier, John, but soon develops feelings for his friend Abdur, a leader of the Ottoman army. As turmoil grows around and inside her, who will she give her heart to?

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Remembering The Oscars

Remembering The Oscars at the Peacock Theatre

Fresh from their sell-out tour with their highly entertaining and innovative Remembering The Movies, Aljaz and Janette, will be returning with their brand new show Remembering The Oscars. Get ready to celebrate the Oscar winning songs in this exhilarating new dance spectacular with Strictly’s favourite couple, Aljaz and Janette.

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Richard Alston Dance Company - Final Edition

Richard Alston Dance Company - Final Edition at the Sadler's Wells

Since forming in 1994, Richard Alston Dance Company has been extolled for their musicality and lyricism. Over 25 years later, their final ever performances will take place at Sadler’s Wells. Their farewell programme exemplifies Richard Alston’s commitment to new work and extraordinary music. Voices and Light Footsteps is set to music by Baroque composer Claudio Monteverdi. Shine On, uses Benjamin Britten’s On This Island, and features Alston’s frequent collaborator, the pianist Jason Ridgway, as well as singer Katherine McIndoe. Completing the bill is Alston’s Mazur set to Frédéric Chopin, and Martin Lawrance’s latest work, A Far Cry, choreographed to Edward Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro.

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Kimberley Sykes directs Shakespeare’s timeless story of two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love.

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Russell Howard: Respite (Aberystwyth)

Russell Howard: Respite (Aberystwyth) at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that's spinning out of control. It's time for Respite.

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Russell Howard: Respite (London)

Russell Howard: Respite (London) at the Eventim Apollo

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that's spinning out of control. It's time for Respite.

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Russell Howard: Respite (Northampton)

Russell Howard: Respite (Northampton) at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that's spinning out of control. It's time for Respite.

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Russell Howard: Respite (Peterborough)

Russell Howard: Respite (Peterborough) at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that's spinning out of control. It's time for Respite.

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Russell Howard: Respite (Plymouth)

Russell Howard: Respite (Plymouth) at the Plymouth Pavilions

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that's spinning out of control. It's time for Respite.

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Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth at the Leicester Square Theatre

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is back for the 5th year at Leicester Square Theatre and it’s going to be a bloodbath, with their all-new production of Macbeth.

Upon hearing the weird sisters’ prediction, Macbeth and his wily wife take matters into their own hands and burn down everything in their wake. Well, almost. Fair is foul and foul is fair in this tale of prophecy gone slightly off the rails. Perhaps an inebriated actor will help the process along?

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Shook

Shook at the Trafalgar Studio Two

Instead of GCSEs, Cain, Riyad and Jonjo got sentences. Locked up in a young offenders' institution, they trade sweets, chat shit, kill time - and await fatherhood. Grace’s job is to turn these teenagers into parents, but can they grow up quickly enough to escape the system? Winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize from 1,406 entries, Shook tenderly and honestly examines the young men society shuts away. Papatango’s original production transfers to the West End after a sensational UK tour which broke box office records, won rave reviews and earned multiple award nominations.

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Showstopper The Improvised Musical

Showstopper The Improvised Musical at the Lyric Theatre

Do you want to be the first, and last, to see a brand-new musical? With eleven years as an Edinburgh Festival must-see phenomenon, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have blazed a trail in world class improvised comedy and delighted audiences across the globe. Now, as they approach their 1000th performance, this incredible show returns to the Lyric Theatre for a limited run of singular, one-night-only musical extravaganzas.

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Stupid F*cking Bird

Stupid F*cking Bird at the Pleasance Theatre

FORGET THE SEAGULL. IT'S JUST ANOTHER STUPID F*CKING BIRD. Con, angry young man and unpublished playwright, is writing a play for his girlfriend Nina. Nina, meanwhile is falling for the renowned author Doyle Trigorin, who happens to be dating Emma, an ex-hollywood star... and Con's mother. Masha, the family cook, is in love with Con. Dev, Con's best friend, is in love with Masha. No one is in love with Dev. And Sorn, Emma's brother and Con's uncle is very, very lonely.

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Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

1981, South London. Thatcher’s Britain.

Jab. Double jab, cross. Jab, hook to body.

Leon and Troy are best mates trying to figure out their place in the world amid mounting unemployment and simmering racial tensions. After finding solace in Charlie’s gym, they start forging their path into the ruthless world of professional boxing.

Roy Williams’ bruising play examines what it was like to be a young black man in 1980s Britain and asks, how can you fight a system that’s desperate to see you fail?

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre

Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End! Book now for this dynamite comedy. It would be criminal to miss it!

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The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven

The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven at the Heaven

The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven is celebrating 18 years of making London laugh in 2020 and is the biggest and most successful independent comedy club in Central London with the best acts in the business. We only book the best comedians from the international circuit, many of whom are television stars. The comedians only perform at the club a few times a year to ensure every show is different. There are 3-4 comedians and a compere in each show.

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The Doctor

The Doctor at the Duke of York's Theatre

Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson delivers “one of the performances of the year” (Evening Standard) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production - from 20th April 2020 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

First, do no harm.

On an ordinary day, at a private hospital, a young woman fights for her life. A priest arrives to save her soul. Her doctor refuses him entry.

In a divisive time, in a divided nation, a society takes sides.

The latest smash-hit by “Britain’s best director” (Telegraph) is a "provocative, wonderfully upsetting" (Independent) whirlwind of gender, race and identity politics, "one of the peaks of the theatrical year" (Guardian) and a "devastasting play for today" (Financial Times).

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The Glee Club

The Glee Club at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

‘When I go back those days in my head, it’s to that pit and the fun I had with a bunch of old men singing songs.’ It is the Summer of 1962. The hard-working, hard-drinking members of the Edlington Miners’ Glee Club are preparing for their local gala. But as times change, they realise that the ‘good old days’ may not last forever. A poignant and hilarious comedy featuring hit songs, Richard Cameron’s renowned play celebrates the shared experiences and close bonds between a group of unlikely friends.

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The Great Gatsby - Immersive London

The Great Gatsby - Immersive London at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Jay Gatsby invites you to one of his infamous parties. Expect to be immersed in a world of red hot rhythms, bootleg liquor and pure jazz age self-indulgence. From Olivier Award winning producers, London’s longest running immersive theatre production The Great Gatsby is now playing in an exciting new venue at the heart of the West End.

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The Haystack

The Haystack at the Hampstead Theatre

Neil and Zef are two twenty-something computer whizzes with questionable dress sense and a highly developed interest in video games and Netflix. They’re also the UK’s ‘National Defence Information Security Team’ - recruited by GCHQ for their sky-high IQs and ability to work quickly and discreetly, no questions asked.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Oscar Wilde’s cherished The Importance of Being Earnest comes direct to The Turbine Theatre from The Barn Theatre, Cirencester as a two-man re-imagining of the classic that will delight and entertain in equal measure.

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The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap at the St. Martin's Theatre

Agatha Christie's legendary whodunit, THE MOUSETRAP, is still thriving after over 60 years in the West End. The world's longest-running play, this murder mystery masterpiece goes from strength to strength as a new generation of theatregoers are tricked and teased at St. Martin's Theatre. Experience this cracking yarn today - an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!

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The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre

2017 Broadway World Winner for Best New Play 2017 Broadway.com Winner Favourite New Play 2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy 2015 BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play 2014 WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

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The Rage of Narcissus

The Rage of Narcissus at the Pleasance Theatre

When Sergio arrives in Ljubljana to give a lecture on Narcissus, the first thing he does after checking in to his hotel room is to get on an app and look for someone to have sex with. A few hours later, once Igor has come and gone, Sergio spots a dark brown stain on the floor. Looking closer, he sees that it’s a blood stain. And looking around, he discovers more and more blood stains all over the room.

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The Seagull

The Seagull at the Playhouse Theatre

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut as Nina in Anya Reiss’ unique modernisation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, with direction by Jamie Lloyd. ‘We need the theatre, couldn’t, couldn’t do without it. Could we?’ A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside where dreams are in tatters, hopes dashed, hearts broken and there is nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.

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The Shark Is Broken

The Shark Is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre

Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled. The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Awash with alcohol and ambition, three great white sharks start to bare their teeth… The Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce its second production at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2020. After a sell-out, critically acclaimed premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s brilliantly funny play will arrive in the West End from 11th May.

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The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Two men meet on a subway platform; the chance encounter instantly changing the trajectory of both their lives.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Based on Britain’s best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the West End.

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The Watsons

The Watsons at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Following sold-out runs at both Chichester Festival Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory, Laura Wade’s The Watsons transfers to the West End in 2020. Directed by Samuel West, The Watsons played to critical acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018 and at the Menier in 2019. “Laura Wade triumphs spinning Jane Austen into major theatrical gold” Variety

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The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating 3 terrifying decades in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

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To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning American classic To Kill a Mockingbird comes to the West End from Broadway in a new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Bartlett Sher

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Touching The Void

Touching The Void at the Duke of York's Theatre

Don’t miss your last chance to see the critically acclaimed transfer of TOUCHING THE VOID in the West End. Directed by the award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir turned BAFTA-winning film, TOUCHING THE VOID chart’s Joe Simpson’s and Simon Yates' struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes. Opening to sensational reviews in the West End, David Greig’s thrilling adaptation take the audience on an epic adventure that asks how far you’d be willing to go to survive. Life-affirming and often darkly funny, book now for the final few weeks and be part of the experience. Must end 29 February 2020.

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Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre

In the heat of summer, Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their days on a crumbling estate deep in the countryside, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Ciarán Hinds) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar) declaring his intention to sell the house, the polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge with devastating consequences.

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Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow at the Gielgud Theatre

Ben Elton brings his critically acclaimed and much adored BBC sitcom UPSTART CROW to its natural home, the stage, with an all-new comic play set to delight London’s West End. Starring David Mitchell, once more donning the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan as the sweet and fragrant Kate.

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Warped Sacrifice

Warped Sacrifice at the QA Venue 6 - Non E-Ticket

Andre is dying and Daren is expecting. Whether you’re the deranged Doctor, the fretting friend, the sharp-witted sister or the worrisome wife, you’re just a small cog that’s part of one larger machine.

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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie at the London County Hall

YOU HAVE BEEN SUMMONED FOR JURY SERVICE... Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.

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