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Guys and Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre from the 19th January until 30th October 2016

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This highly successful revival of the highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Guys and Dolls heads to the West End for a strictly limited run.

The spectacular New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers offers you a glorious evening featuring some of Broadway’s greatest show-stopping tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day.

With dazzling choreography by world-renowned Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright (Singin’ in the Rain and Barnum); direction from the celebrated New Yorker, Gordon Greenberg, this is a feel-good show for everyone.

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The Maids at the Trafalgar Studios – 20th February to 21st May 2016

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The Jamie Lloyd Company’s present a UK premiere of a contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet’s masterpiece, The Maids – not seen in the West End for twenty years.

Director Jamie Lloyd has assembled a talented trio of actors – double Emmy Award winning Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), to tackle this psycho-drama.

In a luxurious bedroom, two maids fantasize about killing their employer, playing out dangerous and sadistic scenarios as they plan her violent death.

An intense psychological thriller seething with theatricality and brimming with intrigue, The Maids is a vicious analysis of the class system, and a provocative exploration of sexuality.

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Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York Theatre – 9th April to 4th June 2016

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Praised for their innovative and anarchic reinvention of the classics, The Jamie Lloyd Company propels Christopher Marlowe’s legendary tale Doctor Faustus into the here and now in an explosive and magical new production starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) in his long-awaited return to the London stage.

Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his soul in return for the ability to perform absolutely anything he pleases with the power of black magic. This fatal decision catapults him into an intoxicating world of celebrity, as he becomes a world-renowned conjuror, international heartthrob and friend of the rich, famous and powerful. But what is the cost of his insatiable thirst for wealth and fame?

With blackly comic new scenes by Colin Teevan and dynamic stage illusions, the story of this 400-year-old play is transported to a celebrity-obsessed society of greed and instant gratification, offering a fresh perspective that chimes with our times.

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Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre from the 9th April until 2nd July 2016

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Funny Girl, starring multi award-winning stage and screen star Sheridan Smith, transfers to the Savoy Theatre following its sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

This musical classic tells the fascinating bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice (Smith), whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade”

This bold new production, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart, with revisions by Harvey Fierstein, is directed by Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Itch & Spring Awakening on Broadway) and promises to be the must-see musical of 2016.

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Motown: The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Discover the story that created the sound that conquered the world. With just $800 borrowed from his family, Ex Boxer Berry Gordy founded Motown records and launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and many more.

Featuring an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including “My Girl”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”,

Motown The Musical is a musical sensation that will have you “Dancing In The Street”.

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Bad Jews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket – 8th February to 19th March 2016

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Following sold out runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and St James Theatre in London, the Theatre Royal Bath production of Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews transfers to London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket.

A beloved grandfather — and Holocaust survivor — has died, and a treasured family heir loom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam, who’s just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight?  A cramped Manhattan apartment becomes the setting for a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy as the contenders set at each other’s throats on the night after the funeral.

Bad Jews holds the record for being the best selling play to date at both the Ustinov Studio and St James Theatre. The original Bath and St James cast will reprise their roles. Jenna Augen will play the role of Daphna, Gina Bramhill will play Melody, Joe Coen will play Jonah and Ilan Goodman will play Liam.

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The Magic Flute at the London Coliseum – 5th February to 19th March 2016

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The Magic Flute is one of Mozart’s most popular operas and has been a great success since 1791 when it was first premiered in Vienna

Complicite artistic director Simon McBurney  directs this wonderfully theatrical and imaginative staging  using live sound effects and stunning animations to help bring this captivating story to life.

In a story about good and evil, Prince Tamino  has to fight  a malicious serpent and an evil sorcerer to gain his beautiful princess . Can he overcome a  dark queen with manipulative motives and three  trials of his courage and virtue ?

The  storytelling will be matched by music of the very highest level, with ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth conducting an impressive cast including Allan Clayton as Tamino and Lucy Crowe as Pamina.

Production details

Running time: 2hrs 55mins

Language: Sung in English, with surtitles

The Magic Flute cast and creative team

Conductor    Mark Wigglesworth

Director    Simon McBurney

Set Designer    Michael Levine

Costume Designer    Nicky Gillibrand

Lighting Designer   Jean Kalman

Movement    Josie Daxter

Video Designer    Finn Ross

Sound Designer    Gareth Fry

Translator    Stephen Jeffreys

Tamino  Allan Clayton

Pamina   Lucy Crowe

Papageno   Peter Coleman-Wright

Sarastro   James Creswell

Queen of Night   Ambur Braid

Speaker    Darren Jeffrey

Monostatos   John Graham-Hall

First Lady   Eleanor Dennis

Second Lady   Catherine Young

Third Lady   Rachael Lloyd

First Priest/First Armed Man   Rupert Charlesworth

Second Priest/Second Armed Man   Frederick Long

Papagena   Soraya Mafi

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