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Richard IIIAcclaimed actor Mark Rylance returns to the Apollo Theatre and to the celebrated role of Richard III - the determined Duke of Gloucester - who battles ruthlessly to reach his place on the throne. Heartlessly betraying anyone that comes between himself and the crown - including the king, the king's son, his two brothers and his defenceless nephews (the legendary Princes in the Tower) - Richard III is truly Shakespeare's most despicable bad guy: a scheming, Machiavellian hunchback who is arguably one of the most villainous characters in history. Ten years have passed since Rylance last played the charismatic villain, a role he took on during his time as Artistic Director of the Globe. This current revival will adhere to the Original Practices - meaning it will be performed by an entirely male cast - as it would have been in Shakespearean times. Clothing, music, choreography and settings will be explored as if it were being performed in 1593. Olivier and Tony Award-winning Rylance will be especially busy this season as he can also be seen appearing as Olivia in Twelfth Night, which runs concurrently at the same venue as part of Shakespeare's Globe's 'The Play's the Thing' season.

 

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Horrible Histories: The Best Of Barmy BritainHorrible Histories: The Best Of Barmy BritainHorrible Histories: The Best Of Barmy BritainFollowing on from a series of successful productions, Horrible Histories is back with The Best of Barmy Britain. Being staged at the Apollo Theatre, the show brings together the best and grizzliest bits from the previous productions to create one revolting romp through Britain's history. Directed by and starring Neal Foster, it features pivotal poi2016-08-27T10:00:00+01002016-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29  Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7EZ
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event > Theatre > Kids shows
PRICING  £15-£22, Premium Seats £29.50
DATES  5th August to 3rd September 2016
VENUE  Apollo Theatre 
Following on from a series of successful productions, Horrible Histories is back with The Best of Barmy Britain. Being staged at the Apollo Theatre, the show brings together the best and grizzliest bits from the previous productions to create one revolting romp through Britain's history. Directed by and starring Neal Foster, it features pivotal poi... More about this event
 
The Go-BetweenThe Go-BetweenThe Olivier and Tony Award-winning Michael Crawford returns to the West End in 2016 to star in The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Roger Haines, the new musical drama is based on the novel by LP Hartley with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor and a book and lyrics by David Wood. Crawford will play Leo Colston, a man who has to face th2016-08-27T14:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29  Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7EZ
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING  £19.50-£75
DATES  27th May to 15th October 2016
VENUE  Apollo Theatre 
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Michael Crawford returns to the West End in 2016 to star in The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Roger Haines, the new musical drama is based on the novel by LP Hartley with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor and a book and lyrics by David Wood. Crawford will play Leo Colston, a man who has to face th... More about this event
Peter Pan Goes WrongPeter Pan Goes WrongPeter Pan Goes WrongAfter a successful run in 2015, Peter Pan Goes Wrong returns to the Apollo Theatre this October. The production by Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, applies the same accident-prone touch to the classic tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up. In the play, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to recreate JM Barrie's story2016-10-20T19:30:00+01002017-01-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29  Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7EZ
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  £20-£49.50, Premium Seats £67.50
DATES  20th October 2016 to 29th January 2017
VENUE  Apollo Theatre 
After a successful run in 2015, Peter Pan Goes Wrong returns to the Apollo Theatre this October. The production by Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, applies the same accident-prone touch to the classic tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up. In the play, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to recreate JM Barrie's story... More about this event
 
 

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