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Dear England

National Theatre, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 3 August 2024
It?s time to change the game. The smash-hit production of Dear England transfers to the West End this Autumn, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre. The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern o...

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre, London
Friday 21 June 2024 - Saturday 31 May 2025
This highly anticipated musical based on the life of Tina Turner made a huge splash in the UK during its West End premiere. The musical is based on the often tumultuous life and legendary music of international recording artist Tina Turner....

War Horse

National Theatre, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 14 September 2024
The Global Phenomenon Returns. The National Theatre's acclaimed production returns in an all-new UK tour. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical experience which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon ...

JULIE: The Musical

The Other Palace, London
Friday 21 - Sunday 30 June 2024
Worshipped Opera Singer... Renowned Swordswoman... Flaming Bisexual. Julie the Musical is a brand new, original musical telling the life and adventures of historical LGBTQ+ icon Julie D'Aubigny. Featuring Live Music, Comedy, Tap Dancing Swo...

The Mousetrap

St. Martin's Theatre, London
Friday 21 June 2024 - Saturday 1 March 2025
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is the world's longest-running play. This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time... case closed!As news spreads of a murder in London, a ...

John Cleese's Fawlty Towers - The Play

Apollo Theatre, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 28 September 2024
The classic comedy follows Basil Fawlty, a huffy hotelier whose increasingly ludicrous efforts to "raise the tone" of his dilapidated seaside hotel are met with complaints, complications, and chaos. Determined to cater for the guests he thi...

Player Kings

Noel Coward Theatre, London
Friday 21 - Saturday 22 June 2024
Ian McKellen - 'one of the world's greatest actors' (Times) - plays Falstaff in a new version of Shakespeare's Henry IV, adapted by the award-winning writer and director Robert Icke. Joining the previously announced Ian McKellen as Sir John...

Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Phoenix Theatre, London
Friday 21 June 2024 - Sunday 16 February 2025
Get ready to journey into the supernatural world of Stranger Things: The First Shadow, coming to the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End in late 2023. Brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team, Stranger Things: The First Shado...

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

National Theatre, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 3 August 2024
From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman, comes the National Theatre's major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane. This thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and fri...

Jerry's Girls

Menier Chocolate Factory, London
Friday 21 - Saturday 29 June 2024
Celebrating the life and legacy of legendary award-winning Broadway composer Jerry Herman, book your tickets to Jerry's Girls today! Starring Olivier award winner Cassidy Janson (& Juliet) alongside Jessica Martin (Mack & Martin) and J...

Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder

Ambassadors Theatre, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 14 September 2024
BFFs Kathy and Stella host Hull's least successful true crime podcast. When their favourite author is killed, they are thrust into a thrilling whodunnit of their own! Can they crack the case (and become global podcast superstars) before the...

Richard III

Shakespeare's Globe, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 3 August 2024
Set in a world where self-serving ambition is paraded and pursued, and murder is committed and confessed with impunity, no one is safe from the Duke of Gloucester's deadly quest for the throne. Following last year's critically acclaimed pro...

The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre, London
Friday 21 June 2024 - Sunday 4 May 2025
Be prepared to laugh yourself silly! Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong is remarkably still and as funny as ever, even after all these years! When a production of the fictitious...

Jekyll & Hyde

National Theatre, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 3 August 2024
In a new and enthralling one-man stage adaptation of the classic tale of terror, acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays both Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde in this production from Don't Go Into The Cellar! Victorian theatre company. Journey...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Palace Theatre, London
Friday 21 June 2024 - Sunday 2 March 2025
There's magic in every moment at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the most awarded play in history and "one of the most defining pop culture events of the decade" (Forbes). And now, the 8th Harry Potter story is bringing the magic back to...

A View From The Bridge

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 3 August 2024
BAFTA award winner Dominic West , star of The Affair ,The Wire and The Crown, stars as Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's timeless masterpiece of illicit and barely repressed sexual passion. Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman, has brou...

The Constituent

The Old Vic, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 10 August 2024
?I am not your punch bag! I am a Member of Parliament!? An MP with an instinct for compassion. An ex-serviceman with a life in free fall. And a parliamentary protection officer who?s having none of it. This volatile new play stars BAFTA Awa...

Boys From The Blackstuff

Garrick Theatre, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 3 August 2024
Gizza job. Go on, gizzit, go ?head, giz it if you?ve got it, giz it, I can do it. Giz it then. Go ?head, gizza job. ?Powerful? ???? Guardian ?Ambitious and timely? ???? The Stage ?Giz a ticket? ????? Daily Mail ?Theatre at its very, very be...

People Places and Things

Trafalgar Theatre, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 10 August 2024
Duncan Macmillan?s (Lungs, 1984) intoxicating hit play PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, directed by Jeremy Herrin (Best of Enemies, This House) and designed by Tony Award?-winner Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), m...

Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White

Lyric Hammersmith, London
Friday 21 - Saturday 29 June 2024
Set in the deep south of the USA in 1918 when interracial marriage was illegal, Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a white baker, are defying all odds with their secret love. They face vicious judgement not just by society but also thei...

Bluets

Royal Court Theatre, London
Friday 21 - Saturday 29 June 2024
?Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a colour.?Bluets is a story about depression and desire, pleasure and pain, and a person possessed by a lifelong obsession with the colour blue. Communing with artists like J...

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare's Globe, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 24 August 2024
There's trouble in paradiseWelcome to a luxurious paradise in the Globe Theatre this summer as love in its many forms is celebrated in Shakespeare's timeless comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. After years of war, an idyllic Italian town is fin...

Eddie Izzard: Hamlet

Riverside Studios, London
Friday 21 - Sunday 30 June 2024
Following her triumphant triple-extended New York run Eddie Izzard performs her solo performance of Shakespeare?s ?HAMLET? in London for a strictly-limited six-week run.?HAMLET? marks Eddie?s second solo show following last year?s sold-out ...

Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall, London
Friday 21 June - Sunday 29 September 2024
YOU HAVE BEEN SUMMONED FOR JURY SERVICE... Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie's gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom sett...

English

Kiln Theatre, London
Friday 21 - Saturday 29 June 2024
The Royal Shakespeare Company in association with Kiln Theatre presentENGLISHBY SANAZ TOOSSI?In this room, we are native speakers. We think in English. We laugh in English. Our inhales, our exhales ? we fill our lungs in English.?A classroo...

The Marilyn Conspiracy

Park Theatre, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 27 July 2024
Directed by Guy MastersonOn Wednesday August 1st 1962, seven people gathered at Marilyn Monroe?s home to celebrate her new $2m two-picture deal with 20th Century Fox. At 04:30 the following Sunday 5 August, her apparent suicide was called i...

Much Ado About Nothing - St Paul's Church

St Pauls Church Covent Garden, London
Friday 21 June - Friday 26 July 2024
We invite you to the shores of Sicily for the intrigue, drama, wit and wisdom of \"Much Ado About Nothing\". It\'s the 1960s, and change is in the air on a sun-drenched island steeped in tradition. The old order is about to be shaken up by ...

The Beckett Trilogy

The Coronet Theatre, London
Friday 21 - Saturday 22 June 2024
?The unparalleled Beckett champions?? (New York Times) Gare St Lazare Ireland return to The Coronet Theatre with their acclaimed Beckett Trilogy. The company?s precise and elegant work makes Beckett accessible to all, highlighting the humou...

The Bounds

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs At The Royal Court, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 13 July 2024
The year is 1553, the true Golden Age of English football. It?s the Allen Valley Whitsun Game, and men will die today. This is the big game, and it?s been raging for hours. Percy and Rowan are out in the middle of nowhere, miles from the ac...

Visit from an Unknown Woman

Hampstead Theatre, London
Friday 21 June - Saturday 27 July 2024
Vienna, 1934. Stefan is one of the world?s most successful authors ? widely read, universally admired, and translated into every language. His is the life of a wealthy playboy, enjoying only the finest things in life - from luxurious world ...

Houdini's Greatest Escape

King's Head Theatre, London
Saturday 22 - Sunday 30 June 2024
Harry Houdini is the world?s greatest entertainer. Just as his death-defying escapology stunts have him, and his wife Bess, on the cusp of a career-defining performance for King Edward, he finds himself framed for murder by a gang of crimin...

Mario the Maker Magician

Underbelly Boulevard, London
Saturday 22 June - Sunday 4 August 2024
Fresh off a sold out Off-Broadway run in New York City and recently featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! Robots and magic and slapstick? oh my! Contagiously upbeat and full of heart, the ever-endearing Mario leads you through a r...

Austentatious - An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Arts Theatre, London
Monday 24 June - Monday 29 July 2024
Austentatious is saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom! Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country's quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjures up a brand new 'lost' Ja...

The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare's Globe, London
Wednesday 26 June - Saturday 26 October 2024
Step inside an absurd carnival this summer as Shakespeare's vicious comedy The Taming of the Shrew arrives in the Globe Theatre.  Lucentio is determined to win the beautiful Bianca's hand in marriage. When her father declares that it will...

Skeleton Crew

Donmar Warehouse, London
Friday 28 June - Saturday 24 August 2024
I?m not asking you to make up happy endings. All I?m asking is that you tell ?em they can?t write us off. You got to fight for us. In 2008 Detroit, one of the city?s last surviving car factories is threatened with closure. A tight-knit grou...

Slave Play

Noel Coward Theatre, London
Saturday 29 June - Saturday 21 September 2024
At the MacGregor Plantation the Old South is alive and well. The heat in the air, the cotton fields and the power of the whip. Yet nothing is quite as it appears... or maybe it is. The iconic, controversial, ground-breaking and most Tony No...

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Monday 8 July - Sunday 1 September 2024
Based on Britain's best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the West End. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it p...

ShakeItUp

The Other Palace, London
Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 July 2024
Shakespeare hasn?t written anything new for an age, so we thought we would give him a hand? Using your audience suggestions and our overactive imaginations, we create a brand-new Shakespeare play live on stage, complete with live music, son...

ECHO (Every Cold Hearted Oxygen)

Royal Court Theatre, London
Saturday 13 - Saturday 27 July 2024
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, NASSIM) and director Omar Elerian (NASSIM, Misty, two Palestinians go dogging) push the boundaries of Soleimanpour?s signature unrehearsed cold reads to the next level. A ne...

Terrible Thames

Tower Bridge Quay, London
Saturday 13 July - Sunday 1 September 2024
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Death of England: Michael

@sohoplace, London
Monday 15 July - Saturday 28 September 2024
Following acclaimed seasons at the National Theatre, Clint Dyer and Roy Williams? extraordinary series of three state of the nation plays, DEATH OF ENGLAND, will be performed together for the very first time for a strictly limited season @s...

Edith

The Camden Club, London
Saturday 20 July 2024
From award-winning verbatim theatre company Crowded Room (The Listening Room) comes this electrifying recreation of the trial that split the nation. In December 1922, 28 year-old Edith Thompson was put on trial for inciting her husband's mu...

Rough Magic

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London
Saturday 20 July - Saturday 24 August 2024
Following the Olivier Award-nominated, 'fantastically funny' ????? (Broadway World) Midsummer Mechanicals, Shakespeare's Globe and Splendid Productions present a brand-new family show, Rough Magic, in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this summ...

Death of England: Delroy

@sohoplace, London
Tuesday 23 July - Saturday 28 September 2024
Unapologetically upwardly mobile and working as a bailiff, Delroy?s life spirals out of control on one surreal day as he races to get to the hospital where his girlfriend Carly is about to give birth. Starring Paapa Essiedu, Death of Englan...

Death of England: the Plays

Sohoplace, London
Tuesday 23 July - Saturday 28 September 2024
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Noughts & Crosses

The Underworld, London
Wednesday 31 July 2024
This gripping Romeo and Juliet story by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman and adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz from Pilot Theatre is a captivating drama of love,  revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world. Winner of Excellence i...

When It Happens to You

Park Theatre, London
Wednesday 31 July - Saturday 31 August 2024
?This was the 3am phone call no mother wants to receive?One shattered promise.A high stakes thriller. From New York Times best-selling author Tawni O?Dell comes the powerful true story of a mother desperately trying to hold her family toget...
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