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Jeff 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
 
 
 
At Last: The Etta James StoryAt Last: The Etta James StoryTelling the story of soul legend Etta James, Vika Bull stars in this narrative concert about the blues singer and her turbulent life. Since its world ...22nd October 201823rd October 2018 Where:
Cadogan Hall,   5 Sloane Terrace      SW1X
Category: Theatre
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At Last: The Etta James Story
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October 2018
5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X
Telling the story of soul legend Etta James, Vika Bull stars in this narrative concert about the blues singer and her turbulent life. Since its world ...More
 
 
 
Circus 250 WeekendCircus 250 WeekendCircus 250 WeekendCelebrating 250 years of circus, the Southbank Centre is putting on a weekend of free workshops and performances as part of the national #Circus250 celebrations. This ...17th August 201819th August 2018 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road    South Bank  SE1
Category: Theatre
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Circus 250 Weekend
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th, 18th and 19th August 2018
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1
Celebrating 250 years of circus, the Southbank Centre is putting on a weekend of free workshops and performances as part of the national #Circus250 celebrations. This ...More
 
 
 
PericlesPericlesPericlesChris Bush's vivid new adaptation of Shakespeare's late romance, Pericles, comes to the National's Olivier Theatre this summer. Directed by Emily Lim, the adaptation of the ...26th August 201828th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Pericles
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th, 27th and 28th August 2018
South Bank, SE1
Chris Bush's vivid new adaptation of Shakespeare's late romance, Pericles, comes to the National's Olivier Theatre this summer. Directed by Emily Lim, the adaptation of the ...More
 
 
 
Circus SamplerCircus SamplerCircus SamplerIn the year that circus celebrates its 250th birthday, Somerset House presents the biggest free outdoor contemporary circus event in central London. Taking place across two ...28th July 20185th August 2018 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R
Category: Theatre
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Circus Sampler
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th July to 5th August 2018
Strand, WC2R
In the year that circus celebrates its 250th birthday, Somerset House presents the biggest free outdoor contemporary circus event in central London. Taking place across two ...More
 
 
 
MissingMissingMissingAcclaimed physical dance theatre company Gecko were halfway through their run of Missing in 2015, when the Grand Hall of Battersea Arts Centre was destroyed by ...6th September 201815th September 2018 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11
Category: Theatre
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Missing
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th to 15th September 2018
Lavender Hill, SW11
Acclaimed physical dance theatre company Gecko were halfway through their run of Missing in 2015, when the Grand Hall of Battersea Arts Centre was destroyed by ...More
 
 
 
Barry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretLast seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. ...22nd July 201829th July 2018 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street    Soho  EC2Y
Category: Theatre
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Barry Humphries: Weimar Cabaret
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th to 29th July 2018
Silk Street, Soho, London EC2Y
Last seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. ...More
 
 
 
Free Open Air Theatre at The ScoopFree Open Air Theatre at The ScoopFree Open Air Theatre at The ScoopThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz and King Arthur are the stories told as the free open air theatre returns to The Scoop for its 15th year, ...8th August 20182nd September 2018 Where:
The Scoop at More London,   The Queen's Walk Bridge City      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Free Open Air Theatre at The Scoop
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th August to 2nd September 2018
The Queen's Walk Bridge City, SE1
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and King Arthur are the stories told as the free open air theatre returns to The Scoop for its 15th year, ...More
 
 
 
Club SwizzleClub SwizzleClub SwizzleFrom the creators of La Soiree comes Club Swizzle, a summer of outrageous cabaret, air-defying acrobatics and infectious musical entertainment at the Roundhouse. Making its UK ...31st July 201826th August 2018 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1
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Club Swizzle
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st July to 26th August 2018
Chalk Farm Road, NW1
From the creators of La Soiree comes Club Swizzle, a summer of outrageous cabaret, air-defying acrobatics and infectious musical entertainment at the Roundhouse. Making its UK ...More
 
 
 
Return 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
Category: Theatre
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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
 
 
 
Bring It On: The MusicalBring It On: The MusicalStep into the world of an American high school this August with Bring It On The Musical, a stage adaptation of the popular noughties film. Staged ...2nd August 20181st September 2018 Where:
Southwark Playhouse,   77-85 Newington Causeway      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Bring It On: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd August to 1st September 2018
77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1
Step into the world of an American high school this August with Bring It On The Musical, a stage adaptation of the popular noughties film. Staged ...More
 
 
 
The Great Masked Ball: Swan LakeThe Great Masked Ball: Swan LakeThe Great Masked Ball: Swan LakeAfter the success of their previous event, In Night's Darkling Glory, which offered an immersive retelling of Tristan and Isolde, The Lost Estate now present The ...22nd July 201811th August 2018 Where:
Secret Location,   London      XX1
Category: Theatre
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The Great Masked Ball: Swan Lake
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th July to 11th August 2018
London, XX1
After the success of their previous event, In Night's Darkling Glory, which offered an immersive retelling of Tristan and Isolde, The Lost Estate now present The ...More
 
 
 
The Three MusketeersThe Three MusketeersThe Three MusketeersPaul-Ryan Carberry directs Daniel Winder's lively adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's novel, which follows plucky d'Artagnan on her secret mission to be the first female Musketeer. Jenny ...2nd August 20182nd September 2018 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E
Category: Theatre
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The Three Musketeers
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd August to 2nd September 2018
Bedford Street, WC2E
Paul-Ryan Carberry directs Daniel Winder's lively adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's novel, which follows plucky d'Artagnan on her secret mission to be the first female Musketeer. Jenny ...More
 
 
 
James Graham's SketchingJames Graham's SketchingJames Graham's SketchingHe's one of the hottest playwrights in London right now - three of his plays (Ink, Labour of Love and Quiz) have been staged in the ...26th September 201828th October 2018 Where:
Wilton's Music Hall,   Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street      E1
Category: Theatre
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James Graham's Sketching
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th September to 28th October 2018
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1
He's one of the hottest playwrights in London right now - three of his plays (Ink, Labour of Love and Quiz) have been staged in the ...More
 
 
 
Black Cat: BohemiaBlack Cat: BohemiaBlack Cat: BohemiaFor the Underbelly Festival's final headline show of 2018, Black Cat Cabaret takes up a six week residency at the spiegeltent on the South Bank. Flying ...22nd August 201830th September 2018 Where:
Underbelly Festival,   Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Black Cat: Bohemia
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd August to 30th September 2018
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1
For the Underbelly Festival's final headline show of 2018, Black Cat Cabaret takes up a six week residency at the spiegeltent on the South Bank. Flying ...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
 
 
 
Home, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingKatherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm ...24th July 20185th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Home, I'm Darling
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th July to 5th September 2018
South Bank, SE1
Katherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm ...More
 
 
 
Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of HorrorsFlower shop assistant, Seymour, discovers a mysterious new plant with questionable taste and a big appetite. Little Shop of Horrors brings the greenery to life as ...3rd August 201815th September 2018 Where:
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park,   Inner Circle, Regent's Park      NW1
Category: Theatre
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Little Shop of Horrors
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd August to 15th September 2018
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, NW1
Flower shop assistant, Seymour, discovers a mysterious new plant with questionable taste and a big appetite. Little Shop of Horrors brings the greenery to life as ...More
 
 
 
The HumansThe HumansThe UK premiere of Stephen Karam's "blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play" (The New York Times), The Humans, is at the Hampstead Theatre in ...30th August 201813th October 2018 Where:
Hampstead Theatre,   Eton Avenue      NW3
Category: Theatre
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The Humans
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th August to 13th October 2018
Eton Avenue, NW3
The UK premiere of Stephen Karam's "blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play" (The New York Times), The Humans, is at the Hampstead Theatre in ...More
 
 
 
An AdventureAn AdventureAn AdventureRenowned for his BATA Award-winning BBC drama Murdered by My Father and the critically acclaimed True Brits, Vinay Patel returns to the Bush Theatre with An ...6th September 201820th October 2018 Where:
Bush Theatre,   7 Uxbridge Road      W12
Category: Theatre
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An Adventure
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September to 20th October 2018
7 Uxbridge Road, W12
Renowned for his BATA Award-winning BBC drama Murdered by My Father and the critically acclaimed True Brits, Vinay Patel returns to the Bush Theatre with An ...More
 
 
 
The King & IThe King & IThe King & IKelli O'Hara reprises her Tony Award-winning performance when Bartlett Sher's multi-award winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I transfers to the London Palladium ...23rd July 20185th August 2018 Where:
London Palladium,   8 Argyll Street      W1F
Category: Theatre
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The King & I
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st June to 5th August 2018
8 Argyll Street, W1F
Kelli O'Hara reprises her Tony Award-winning performance when Bartlett Sher's multi-award winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I transfers to the London Palladium ...More
 
 
 
A Monster CallsA Monster CallsSally Cookson - the director behind Jane Eyre and Peter Pan at the National Theatre - creates a stage version of Patrick Ness's magical realist novel, ...23rd July 201825th August 2018 Where:
Old Vic Theatre,   103 The Cut      SE1
Category: Theatre
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A Monster Calls
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th July to 25th August 2018
103 The Cut, SE1
Sally Cookson - the director behind Jane Eyre and Peter Pan at the National Theatre - creates a stage version of Patrick Ness's magical realist novel, ...More
 
 
 
AristocratsAristocratsAristocratsPart of Josie Rourke's penultimate season as artistic director, the Donmar Warehouse stages Brian Friel's Aristocrats. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, who returns to the Donmar following ...2nd August 201822nd September 2018 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse,   41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials      WC2H
Category: Theatre
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Aristocrats
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd August to 22nd September 2018
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H
Part of Josie Rourke's penultimate season as artistic director, the Donmar Warehouse stages Brian Friel's Aristocrats. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, who returns to the Donmar following ...More
 
 
 
Exit the KingExit the KingExit the KingThis July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber (the author of Closer, who more recently adapted Three Days in the Country and Hedda Gabler for ...22nd July 20188th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
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Exit the King
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th July to 8th September 2018
South Bank, SE1
This July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber (the author of Closer, who more recently adapted Three Days in the Country and Hedda Gabler for ...More
 
 
 
The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThe Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThe Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThis June, the Donmar Warehouse presents a stage version of Muriel Spark's novel, The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, to mark the centenary of the novelist's ...22nd July 201828th July 2018 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse,   41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials      WC2H
Category: Theatre
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th June to 28th July 2018
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H
This June, the Donmar Warehouse presents a stage version of Muriel Spark's novel, The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, to mark the centenary of the novelist's ...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 ...28th September 201824th November 2018 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse,   41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials      WC2H
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
LIFT FestivalLIFT FestivalLIFT FestivalThe London International Festival of Theatre (or LIFT, if you prefer) returns to the capital in 2018 at theatres, arts venues and other sites around London. ...22nd July 201822nd July 2018 Where:
Various Venues London,   London    South Bank  WC2N
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LIFT Festival
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th May to 22nd July 2018
London, South Bank, London WC2N
The London International Festival of Theatre (or LIFT, if you prefer) returns to the capital in 2018 at theatres, arts venues and other sites around London. ...More
 
 
 
War HorseWar HorseWar HorseThis moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...8th November 20185th January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank    Covent Garden  SE1
Category: Theatre
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
South Bank, Covent Garden, London SE1
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...More
 
 
 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhen We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhen We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherCate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's powerful new play, When We Have ...4th January 20194th March 2019 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank, South Bank      SE1
Category: Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th January to 4th March 2019
South Bank, South Bank, SE1
Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's powerful new play, When We Have ...More
 
 
 
We're Going On A Bear HuntWe're Going On A Bear HuntWe're Going On A Bear HuntGo squelching through mud, slide through the long grass and splash through water as you join a family happily hunting a big bear, 'We're not scared' ...22nd July 20182nd September 2018 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue,   Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D
Category: Theatre
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We're Going On A Bear Hunt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th July to 2nd September 2018
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D
Go squelching through mud, slide through the long grass and splash through water as you join a family happily hunting a big bear, 'We're not scared' ...More
 
 
 
 
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