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Quiz at the Noel Coward Theatre – 31 March 2018 to 16 June 2018

Gavin Spokes and Keir Charles will star as a contestant and host in a new production.

James Graham (Ink and Labour Of Love) is back with his third piece, Quiz.

Quiz is a story of Charles Ingram, the ‘coughing major’ who took part in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and was accused of cheating when he won £1 million.

Important information

Child policy

To be confirmed.

Running time

2hr 40min (including interval)

Performance dates

31 March 2018 – 16 June 2018

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Booking website here

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Strictly Ballroom the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre – 29 March 2018 to 21 July 2018

Jonny Laney and Zizi Strallen dance onto stage in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical.

Strictly Ballroom the Musical is the uplifting story that inspired the world to dance. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s multi award-winning movie Strictly Ballroom, the first instalment from the acclaimed Red Curtain Trilogy, the musical production is a kaleidoscope of colour and fun.

When maverick championship ballroom dancer Scott defies all the rules of competition to follow his heart, he teams up with left-footed partner Fran to win the Pan Pacifics his way. Featuring the film’s classic break-into-song numbers such as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time alongside electrifying new songs from a host of internationally acclaimed artists.

Important information

Child policy

To be confirmed.

Running time

2hr 35min (including interval)

Performance dates

29 March 2018 – 21 July 2018

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Booking website here

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TINA: The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre – 21 March 2018 to 20 October 2018

The highly anticipated Tina Turner musical is set to come the West End. 

Collaborating on this world premiere are writer Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, director Phyllida Lloyd, set and costume designer Mark Thompson, choreography Anthony van Laast and musical supervisor Nicholas Skilbeck. Adrienne Warren is set to play Tina Turner.

Tina Turner said:  “We have been working on the musical for over a year now and today I am delighted to be able to share our news as we begin the next chapter of our journey.  It has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling. London has always had a very special place in my heart and it’s wonderful to be back.”

Important information

Child policy

To be confirmed.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

21 March 2018 – 20 October 2018

Content

Recommended for ages 14 and above.

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Booking website here

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Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre – 26 March 2018 to 23 June 2018

Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in Chicago in the West End!

Chicago is 21 and bringing the real razzle-dazzle back to London! Award winning American actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will play Billy Flynn. The sexiest, sassiest, most sophisticated musical in history is celebrating its 21st year in style at the Phoenix Theatre from 26th March 2018 and it’s more dangerously seductive than ever.

The dazzling multi-award-winning prohibition-era tale of the deadly nightclub singer Roxie Hart, her cell-block rival Velma Kelly and the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn has thrilled audiences in London, Broadway and across the world since 1997.

With red-hot choreography by legendary Bob Fosse and a sizzling score featuring the classic songs “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango” and “All That Jazz”.

Important information

Child policy

To be confirmed.

Running time

2hr 30min (including interval)

Performance dates

26 March 2018 – 23 June 2018

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Booking website here

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Ruthless! The Musical at the Arts Theatre – 16 March 2018 to 23 June 2018

The Off-Broadway show that discovered young performers like Britney Spears and Natalie Portman comes to the West End!

It started Off-Broadway 25 years ago and discovered young performers including Britney Spears and Natalie Portman. The show famously spoofs Broadway musicals from Gypsy to Mame as well as iconic films including The Bad Seed & All About Eve.

Book now for the stage mother of all musicals. Playing at the Arts Theatre for a limited 14-week run from 16th March.

Important information

Age restriction

10+

Child policy

Children under 10 will not be admitted.

Running time

1hr 30min

Performance dates

16 March 2018 – 23 June 2018

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Booking website here

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Fanny and Alexander at the Old Vic Theatre – 21 February 2018 to 14 April 2018

The Ekdahls are a family of the theatre. Their lives are as messy and passionate as the characters they play onstage. Children Fanny and Alexander have grown up in this loving chaos surrounded by laughter. But when their widowed mother remarries the brutally cold local bishop, their world is turned upside down. In a battle of wills between freedom and repression, a story unfolds about the power of imagination and the endurance of a family’s love for each other.

Legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s rich, funny and humane masterpiece Fanny & Alexander is translated to the stage by BAFTA award-winning writer Stephen Beresford and Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster.

Important information

Child policy

Adolescents under 14 will not be admitted

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

21 February 2018 – 14 April 2018

Content

Recommended for ages 14+

Special notice

This production contains explicit language and scenes of violence that some may find upsetting

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Booking website here

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Frozen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket – 9 February 2018 to 5 May 2018

One evening 10-year-old Rhona heads out to visit her Grandma, but she never arrives and never returns.

A play about retribution, remorse and redemption, Frozen explores the interwoven lives of three strangers as they try to make sense of the unimaginable.

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey) and Jason Watkins (Line of Duty, Taboo, W1A) star in Frozen, Bryony Lavery’s Award-Winning play. This psychological thriller about a mother whose child goes missing is directed by Jonathan Munby and will play a strictly limited twelve-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Friday 9 February 2018.

Important information

Child policy

Adolescents under 15 will not be admitted.

Running time

2hr 30min (including interval)

Performance dates

9 February 2018 to 5 May 2018

Content

Recommended for ages 15 and above.

Special notice

Please note this play contains very strong language and content that some may find disturbing.

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Booking website here

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Harold and Maude at the Charing Cross Theatre – 9 February 2018 to 31 March 2018

Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing:  a compulsive, self-destructive young man who attends funerals for entertainment and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian. 

Dame Marjorie “Maude” Chardin (Olivier Award-winner Sheila Hancock), is a free spirit who believes in living each day to its fullest, and “trying something new every day”. Harold Parker Chasen (Bill Milner) is an 18-year-old man who is obsessed with death, attends funerals of strangers for entertainment and stages elaborate fake suicides. Through meeting Maude at a funeral, he discovers joy in living for the first time.

Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with ones that separate people by class, gender and age.

The cast also includes: Anthony Cable (The Woman in White, Charing Cross Theatre), Rebecca Caine (Flowers For Mrs Harris, Crucible Sheffield), Christopher Dickins (Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre), Joanna Hickman (Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre), Samuel Townsend (84 Charing Cross Road, Cambridge Arts Theatre), Anne White (Love in the Past Participle, The Other Palace) and Johnson Willis (Dido Queen of Carthage, RSC).

 Charing Cross Theatre’s artistic director Thom Southerland directs the production, with set design by Francis O’Connor, costumes by Jonathan Lipman, lighting by Matt Clutterham, sound design from Andrew Johnson and compositions by Michael Bruce.

Child policy

To be confirmed

Running time

To be confirmed

Performance dates

9 February 2018 – 31 March 2018

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Booking website here

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Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre until 29 September 2018

Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

Based on the 1974 Oscar-nominated film starring Gene Wilder, this brand new production follows a Broadway run that closed in 2009.

Frederick Frankenstein, a New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a Transylvanian castle and laboratory from his deranged grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein.

Young Frankenstein is an hilarious parody of  horror films and has received rave reviews since it open in September 2017.

Important information

Age restriction

4+

Running time

2hr 20min (including interval)

Performance dates

Booking until 29 September 2018

Content

Recommended for ages 10 and above.

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Booking website here

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Shakespeare’s Globe Productions for the 2018 Season

 

Shakespeare’s Globe productions for the 2018 season include Hamlet, As You Like It, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter’s Tale, Othello and Love’s Labour’s Lost. A premiere of three new plays, a national and international tour of Shakespeare and other performances on and off site are announced together with a year-long programme of events exploring the history and future of theatre censorship, as well as a series of events looking at race, refuge and refugees in relation to Shakespeare.

This year will be Michelle Terry’s first season as Artistic Director and many of the plays are popular favourites of the Globe audience. 

Opening the season on 25 April will be Hamlet, which will play alongside As You Like It from 2 May. These plays will be presented by The Globe Ensemble, which includes, amongst others, the following artists: Federay Holmes, Bettrys Jones, Jack Laskey, Nadia Nadarajah, Pearce Quigley, Shubham Saraf, Elle While, Tanika Yearwood and Michelle Terry.

Brendan O’Hea will direct a tour of eight actors with The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night. The three plays will open at the Globe before setting out on a national and international tour where they will offer the audience the chance to pick their choice from the three plays, mimicking a tradition from Shakespeare’s day.

From 25 May, The Two Noble Kinsmen by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare will be directed by Barrie Rutter. Barrie is soon to be directing and appearing in his forthcoming production of The Captive Queen in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as part of the 2017/18 winter season, coproduced by Northern Broadsides. The Two Noble Kinsmen will be Barrie’s first play since stepping down as Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides. From 22 June, The Winter’s Tale will be directed by Blanche McIntyre. Blanche returns to the Globe, having previously directed The Comedy of Errors (2014) and As You Like It (2015).

In response to Refugee Week (18 – 24 June), the Globe will present a festival of events exploring Shakespeare’s response to refuge and refugees. The week will include the premiere of Nanjing, a piece about identity, dispossession, and the consequences of war. Written and performed by Jude Christian, it tells the story of the Nanjing Massacre of 1937, frequently referred to as the Rape of Nanking.

From 20 July, Othello will be directed by Claire van Kampen, starring André Holland as Othello and Mark Rylance as Iago. André Holland is best known for his roles in Academy Award-winning films Moonlight and Selma.

Mark Rylance is currently starring in the Globe’s production of Farinelli and the King on Broadway . Claire van Kampen wrote Farinelli and the King. From 1997, she was the Globe’s founding Director of Theatre Music, creating both period and contemporary music for approximately 50 of the Globe’s productions.

Throughout February to September, a series of events will focus on Shakespeare and Censorship. Censorship of British theatre started in 1737 and officially ended 50 years ago on 26 September 1968. This bold series of events explores censorship from historical, national and international viewpoints, and explores what the future may hold. From 12 August, Shakespeare and Race will be a festival of events which will include performances, workshops, public lectures, panels and an international conference. Curated to draw attention to and provide a platform for scholars, practitioners and educators of colour in the teaching, study and performance of Shakespeare, this festival will highlight the importance of race to the consideration of Shakespeare not only in his time, but more urgently, in our own.

From 23 August, Love’s Labour’s Lost will be directed by Nick Bagnall in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Two new plays will premiere on The Globe stage this summer. Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia (10 August – 1 September), directed by Nicole Charles, will explore the life of Emilia Bassano, whom many consider to be the Dark Lady of the Sonnets, but was also a writer, poet, mother, feminist and woman in her own right. 

Emilia will be followed by Matt Hartley’s Eyam (15 September – 13 October), directed by Adele Thomas. When the plague arrives surprisingly in the Derbyshire village of Eyam in 1665, the community face the moral dilemma of having to decide whether to flee and risk spreading the vicious disease or stay, protect others from the risk, but face the potential of their own slow and painful death.

As part of a series of scenes, sonnets and songs, a unique event at Westminster Abbey, All Places that the Eye of Heaven Visits returns. In celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday, Mark Rylance will join a company of 23 actors, as Shakespeare’s plays, poetry and song are brought to life in fleeting and intimate encounters throughout the Abbey.

Shakespeare’s birthday weekend will also include the Globe and Mark’s annual Sonnet Walks: Sweet Love Remember’d, a walk through Shakespeare’s London brought alive by actors. Conceived by Mark Rylance, Sonnet Walks: Sweet Love Remember’d will take place Saturday 28 April – Sunday 29 April, tracing routes through Westminster and the City and finishing at the Globe. This sonnet journey will culminate in Sonnet Sunday: Ten Times Happy Me (2 September). This site specific venture will give audiences the rare opportunity to experience all of the sonnets from 1 – 154 over the course of one day.

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Shakespeare’s Globe website here

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