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Jeff Wayne's The War Of The WorldsJeff Wayne's The War Of The WorldsJeff Wayne's The War Of The WorldsNearly 40 years on, based on HG Wells' dark Victorian tale, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds remains a firm favourite to ...15th December 201815th December 2018 Where:
The O2 Arena,   Peninsula Square      SE10
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Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 15th December 2018
Peninsula Square, SE10
Nearly 40 years on, based on HG Wells' dark Victorian tale, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds remains a firm favourite to ...More
 
 
 
Dirty DancingDirty DancingEleanor Bergstein's stage adaptation of her hugely successful 1987 film screenplay features all the hits (Hungry Eyes, I've Had the Time of My Life, She's like ...19th November 201824th November 2018 Where:
New Wimbledon Theatre,   The Broadway      SW19
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Dirty Dancing
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th November - 24th November 2018
The Broadway, SW19
Eleanor Bergstein's stage adaptation of her hugely successful 1987 film screenplay features all the hits (Hungry Eyes, I've Had the Time of My Life, She's like ...More
 
 
 
The MessiahThe MessiahThe MessiahHugh Dennis, John Marquez and opera singer Lesley Garrett star in The Messiah, a Christmas comedy about a travelling theatre troupe enacting the greatest story ever ...26th November 20181st December 2018 Where:
Richmond Theatre,   The Green, Surrey      TW9
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The Messiah
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th Nov to 1st Dec 2018
The Green, Surrey, TW9
Hugh Dennis, John Marquez and opera singer Lesley Garrett star in The Messiah, a Christmas comedy about a travelling theatre troupe enacting the greatest story ever ...More
 
 
 
Awful AuntieAwful AuntieThe Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun ...12th December 20185th January 2019 Where:
Bloomsbury Theatre,   15 Gordon Street      WC1H
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Awful Auntie
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th December 2018 to 5th January 2019
15 Gordon Street, WC1H
The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun ...More
 
 
 
RumpelstiltskinRumpelstiltskinRumpelstiltskinAward-winning Australian theatre companies Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company South Australia present the UK premiere of their unique spin on the fantastic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin. ...13th December 20186th January 2019 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1
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Rumpelstiltskin
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th December 2018 to 6th January 2019
Belvedere Road, SE1
Award-winning Australian theatre companies Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company South Australia present the UK premiere of their unique spin on the fantastic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin. ...More
 
 
 
London International Mime Festival 2019London International Mime Festival 2019London International Mime Festival 2019It's all about action at the London International Mime Festival, championing cutting edge circus, physical theatre and live art. In 2019 Gandini Juggling, creators of Pina ...9th January 20193rd February 2019 Where:
Various Venues London,   London      WC2N
Category: Theatre
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London International Mime Festival 2019
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th January to 3rd February 2019
London, WC2N
It's all about action at the London International Mime Festival, championing cutting edge circus, physical theatre and live art. In 2019 Gandini Juggling, creators of Pina ...More
 
 
 
The Gruffalo's ChildThe Gruffalo's ChildThe Gruffalo's ChildThe sequel to The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson's classic picture book story that kiddies just love, The Gruffalo's Child proved a hit and a popular Christmas outing ...28th November 201824th December 2018 Where:
Stratford Circus,   Theatre Square      E15
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The Gruffalo's Child
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th November to 24th December 2018
Theatre Square, E15
The sequel to The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson's classic picture book story that kiddies just love, The Gruffalo's Child proved a hit and a popular Christmas outing ...More
 
 
 
The Merry Wives of WindsorThe Merry Wives of WindsorThe Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos at the Barbican. Fiona Laird directs the hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of ...7th December 20185th January 2019 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y
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The Merry Wives of Windsor
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th December 2018 to 5th January 2019
Silk Street, EC2Y
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos at the Barbican. Fiona Laird directs the hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of ...More
 
 
 
Return to Elm HouseReturn to Elm HouseReturn to Elm HouseA new immersive adventure for children aged 6 and over and for families, Return to Elm House is the heart-warming tale of Wandsworth's Jeanie Nassau Senior, ...1st December 201830th December 2018 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11
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Return to Elm House
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st to 30th December 2018
Lavender Hill, SW11
A new immersive adventure for children aged 6 and over and for families, Return to Elm House is the heart-warming tale of Wandsworth's Jeanie Nassau Senior, ...More
 
 
 
The Tell-Tale HeartThe Tell-Tale HeartThe Tell-Tale HeartAnthony Neilson directs his own darkly comic and twisted thriller at the National's Dorfman Theatre. Based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, the story ...5th December 20189th January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1
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The Tell-Tale Heart
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th December 2018 to 9th January 2019
South Bank, SE1
Anthony Neilson directs his own darkly comic and twisted thriller at the National's Dorfman Theatre. Based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, the story ...More
 
 
 
A Christmas Carol with Simon CallowA Christmas Carol with Simon CallowA Christmas Carol with Simon CallowSimon Callow stars in a one-man version of Charles Dickens's novella, based on an adaptation the author himself used for public performances. The actor who appeared ...8th December 201812th January 2019 Where:
Arts Theatre,   6-7 Great Newport Street      WC2H
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A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th December 2018 to 12th January 2019
6-7 Great Newport Street, WC2H
Simon Callow stars in a one-man version of Charles Dickens's novella, based on an adaptation the author himself used for public performances. The actor who appeared ...More
 
 
 
The Box Of DelightsThe Box Of DelightsThe Box Of DelightsWilton's Music Hall and Hero Productions present an adaption of Poet Laureate John Masefield's classic 1935 children's fantasy novel, a forerunner to the Narnia and Harry ...30th November 20185th January 2019 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street      E1
Category: Theatre
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The Box Of Delights
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1
Wilton's Music Hall and Hero Productions present an adaption of Poet Laureate John Masefield's classic 1935 children's fantasy novel, a forerunner to the Narnia and Harry ...More
 
 
 
Snow White at the London PalladiumSnow White at the London PalladiumSnow White at the London PalladiumProduced by the Olivier Award-winning team behind last year's Dick Whittington, Snow White at the London Palladium features an all-star with Dawn French as The Wicked ...8th December 201813th January 2019 Where:
London Palladium,   8 Argyll Street      W1F
Category: Theatre
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Snow White at the London Palladium
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th December 2018 to 13th January 2019
8 Argyll Street, W1F
Produced by the Olivier Award-winning team behind last year's Dick Whittington, Snow White at the London Palladium features an all-star with Dawn French as The Wicked ...More
 
 
 
I and You: Hampstead TheatreI and You: Hampstead TheatreI and You: Hampstead TheatreWritten by 35-year-old American writer Lauren Gunderson, "the most popular playwright in America today" (The Guardian, quoting American Theatre magazine), I and You is a "perky ...18th November 201824th November 2018 Where:
Hampstead Theatre,   Eton Avenue      NW3
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I and You: Hampstead Theatre
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th October to 24th November 2018
Eton Avenue, NW3
Written by 35-year-old American writer Lauren Gunderson, "the most popular playwright in America today" (The Guardian, quoting American Theatre magazine), I and You is a "perky ...More
 
 
 
Seussical the MusicalSeussical the MusicalSeussical the MusicalFollowing previous success in the UK and the US, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Seussical musical comes to the Southwark Playhouse this winter. Based on the ...22nd November 201829th December 2018 Where:
Southwark Playhouse,   77-85 Newington Causeway      SE1
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Seussical the Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November to 29th December 2018
77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1
Following previous success in the UK and the US, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Seussical musical comes to the Southwark Playhouse this winter. Based on the ...More
 
 
 
Finding SantaFinding SantaFinding SantaWritten by children's author Sean Taylor, who also wrote Where the Bugaboo Lives, Finding Santa is a puppet adventure that follows on from the hugely popular ...18th November 201824th December 2018 Where:
Little Angel Studios,   1 Sebbon Street      N1
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Finding Santa
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th November to 24th December 2018
1 Sebbon Street, N1
Written by children's author Sean Taylor, who also wrote Where the Bugaboo Lives, Finding Santa is a puppet adventure that follows on from the hugely popular ...More
 
 
 
Raymond Briggs' Father ChristmasRaymond Briggs' Father ChristmasRaymond Briggs' Father ChristmasReturning to the Lyric for a seventh Christmas run after six years of sell-out success, Raymond Briggs' famous Christmas story returns to the smallest stage of ...21st November 201830th December 2018 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square, 2 King Street      W6
Category: Theatre
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Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st November to 30th December 2018
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6
Returning to the Lyric for a seventh Christmas run after six years of sell-out success, Raymond Briggs' famous Christmas story returns to the smallest stage of ...More
 
 
 
FolliesFolliesFolliesAfter a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes ...14th February 201926th March 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Follies
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th February to 26th March 2019
South Bank, SE1
After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes ...More
 
 
 
The BandThe BandThe BandWith the music of Take That and featuring the winners of the BBC's Let It Shine TV talent search, Tim Firth's musical, The Band, comes to ...1st December 201812th January 2019 Where:
Haymarket Theatre Royal,   Haymarket      SW1Y
Category: Theatre
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The Band
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st December 2018 to 12th January 2019
Haymarket, SW1Y
With the music of Take That and featuring the winners of the BBC's Let It Shine TV talent search, Tim Firth's musical, The Band, comes to ...More
 
 
 
Aladdin at Hackney EmpireAladdin at Hackney EmpireAladdin at Hackney EmpireSusie McKenna has written and directed pantomimes for Hackney Empire for 20 years and marks two decades with a new staging of Aladdin. Olivier Award-winning Grande ...24th November 20186th January 2019 Where:
Hackney Empire,   291 Mare Street      E8
Category: Theatre
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Aladdin at Hackney Empire
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th November 2018 to 6th January 2019
291 Mare Street, E8
Susie McKenna has written and directed pantomimes for Hackney Empire for 20 years and marks two decades with a new staging of Aladdin. Olivier Award-winning Grande ...More
 
 
 
Pinter At The Pinter: Landscape / A Kind Of Alaska / MonologuePinter At The Pinter: Landscape / A Kind Of Alaska / MonologuePinter At The Pinter: Landscape / A Kind Of Alaska / MonologueLee Evans comes out of retirement to perform in the third instalment of The Jamie Lloyd Company's Pinter at the Pinter season, presenting a series of ...19th November 20188th December 2018 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre,   6 Panton Street      SW1Y
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Pinter At The Pinter: Landscape / A Kind Of Alaska / Monologue
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th October to 8th December 2018
6 Panton Street, SW1Y
Lee Evans comes out of retirement to perform in the third instalment of The Jamie Lloyd Company's Pinter at the Pinter season, presenting a series of ...More
 
 
 
The SnowmanThe SnowmanThe SnowmanBill Alexander directs Birmingham Repertory Theatre's musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs' children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend. This staging ...22nd November 20186th January 2019 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A
Category: Theatre
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The Snowman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2018 to 6th January 2019
Portugal Street, WC2A
Bill Alexander directs Birmingham Repertory Theatre's musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs' children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend. This staging ...More
 
 
 
Cirque Du Soleil: TotemCirque Du Soleil: TotemCirque Du Soleil: TotemFollowing a successful run back in 2011, Cirque du Soleil's Totem returns to the Royal Albert Hall once again in 2019. The production will see the ...12th January 201926th February 2019 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore    South Kensington  SW7
Category: Theatre
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Cirque Du Soleil: Totem
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th January to 26th February 2019
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7
Following a successful run back in 2011, Cirque du Soleil's Totem returns to the Royal Albert Hall once again in 2019. The production will see the ...More
 
 
 
Dick WhittingtonDick WhittingtonDick WhittingtonFor its 10th anniversary pantomime production Lyric Hammersmith stages an all-singing, all-dancing version of Dick Whittington with villainous baddies and heroic goodies plus a little bit ...6th January 20196th January 2019 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square, 2 King Street      W6
Category: Theatre
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Dick Whittington
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th November 2018 to 6th January 2019
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6
For its 10th anniversary pantomime production Lyric Hammersmith stages an all-singing, all-dancing version of Dick Whittington with villainous baddies and heroic goodies plus a little bit ...More
 
 
 
Room On The BroomRoom On The BroomRoom On The BroomAs anyone with children under five will know, Room on the Broom is a spellbinding adventure from the creators of The Gruffalo. Adapted for the stage ...23rd November 201813th January 2019 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue,   Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D
Category: Theatre
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Room On The Broom
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd November 2018 to 13th January 2019
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D
As anyone with children under five will know, Room on the Broom is a spellbinding adventure from the creators of The Gruffalo. Adapted for the stage ...More
 
 
 
A Christmas CarolA Christmas CarolMatthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic, which has been adapted from the stage by Jack Thorne, returns to the Old Vic for the festive ...24th November 201819th January 2019 Where:
Old Vic Theatre,   103 The Cut      SE1
Category: Theatre
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A Christmas Carol
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th November 2018 to 19th January 2019
103 The Cut, SE1
Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic, which has been adapted from the stage by Jack Thorne, returns to the Old Vic for the festive ...More
 
 
 
Philip Pullman's Grimm TalesPhilip Pullman's Grimm TalesPhilip Pullman's Grimm TalesKirsty Housley, whose theatre credits include Misty (Bush and Trafalgar Studios), directs this immersive fairytale adapted from Philip Pullman's reimaginings of the Brothers Grimm. Murderous step-mothers, ...18th November 20186th January 2019 Where:
Unicorn Theatre,   147 Tooley Street, More London      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th November 2018 to 6th January 2019
147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1
Kirsty Housley, whose theatre credits include Misty (Bush and Trafalgar Studios), directs this immersive fairytale adapted from Philip Pullman's reimaginings of the Brothers Grimm. Murderous step-mothers, ...More
 
 
 
SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerlandPhyllis Logan, well-known for her role as Mrs Hughes in ITV's Downton Abbey, stars as reclusive author Patricia Highsmith, famed for writing The Talented Mr Ripley, ...19th November 20185th January 2019 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre,   West Street      WC2H
Category: Theatre
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Switzerland
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
West Street, WC2H
Phyllis Logan, well-known for her role as Mrs Hughes in ITV's Downton Abbey, stars as reclusive author Patricia Highsmith, famed for writing The Talented Mr Ripley, ...More
 
 
 
Measure for MeasureMeasure for MeasureMeasure for MeasureBringing gender fluidity to the West End, Josie Rourke's adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure sees Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden alternate the roles of powerful ...18th November 201824th November 2018 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse,   41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials      WC2H
Category: Theatre
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Measure for Measure
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September to 24th November 2018
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H
Bringing gender fluidity to the West End, Josie Rourke's adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure sees Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden alternate the roles of powerful ...More
 
 
 
White TeethWhite TeethWhite TeethFor its second production since taking over from the Tricycle, Kiln Theatre presents the world premiere of Stephen Sharkey's stage adaptation of Zadie Smith's breakthrough novel. ...19th November 201822nd December 2018 Where:
Kiln Theatre (formerly Tricycle Theatre),   269 Kilburn High Road      NW6
Category: Theatre
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White Teeth
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th October to 22nd December 2018
269 Kilburn High Road, NW6
For its second production since taking over from the Tricycle, Kiln Theatre presents the world premiere of Stephen Sharkey's stage adaptation of Zadie Smith's breakthrough novel. ...More
 
 
 
 
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