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39 STEPS , THE
by John Buchan, adapted by Patrick Barlow. From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
at Criterion Theatre
Comic adaptation of Hitchcock’s 1935 classic move thriller.
(from 14 Sep 2006 - Booking to 28 Mar 2015)
BAKERSFIELD MIST
By Stephen Sachs
at Duchess Theatre
Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from the thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy, flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he is about to discover.
(from 10 May 2014 - Closing on 30 Aug 2014)
COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos.
(from 30 Aug 2014 - Closing on 12 Oct 2014)
CONFESSIONS OF GORDON BROWN, THE
by Kevin Toolis
at Ambassadors Theatre
One man show: Exposes the darkest secrets of being Prime Minister, the stab-in-the-back plottings, the betrayals and most importantly - the hair gel.
(from 03 Jun 2014 - Closing on 30 Jul 2014)
HANDBAGGED
By Moira Buffini
at Vaudeville Theatre
The monarch Liz.. Her most powerful subject Maggie. Handbags, hairspray and sensible shoes. One believed there was no such thing as society. The other had vowed to serve it.
(from 03 Apr 2014 - Closing on 02 Aug 2014)
IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE
By Oscar Wilde, added material written by Simon Brett
at Harold Pinter Theatre
Follows the story of two upper class bachelors, Algernon Moncrieff and John Worthing, who both create alternative identities in order to pursue their intended love interests.
(from 27 Jun 2014 - Booking to 20 Sep 2014)
IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE
by Oscar Wilde
at To be confirmed
Written shortly before Wilde fell foul of society's unbending condemnation, The Importance of Being Earnest delights in debunking social pretensions.
(from 24 Jun 2015 - )
JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE
by Robert Goodale & David Goodale, based on P.G Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster
at Duke of York's Theatre
When a perfectly delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie, ably assisted by the ever-dependable Jeeves, can’t pull off the wedding of the season he’ll be forced to abandon his cherished bachelor status and marry the ghastly girl himself!
(from 30 Oct 2013 - Booking to 17 Jan 2015)
KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, THE
By Francis Beaumont
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
A grocer and his wife dissatisfied by a play's progress invade the stage and commandeer the play to suit their tastes.
(from 11 Dec 2014 - Closing on 11 Jan 2015)
MAD WORLD MY MASTERS, A
by Thomas Middleton; edited by Sean Foley and Phil Porter
at Barbican Theatre
London’s Soho, 1956. Here, glamour rubs up against filth, and it likes it! The posh mix with musicians, whores and racketeers (virginity is no city trade), and the dashingly cash-strapped bachelor, Richard Follywit, in pursuit of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits…
(from 27 Apr 2015? - Closing on 09 May 2015?)
MY NIGHT WITH REG
by Kevin Elyot
at Donmar Warehouse
At Guy’s London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever. Deliciously funny and bittersweet, Kevin Elyot’s comedy captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.
(from 31 Jul 2014 - Closing on 27 Sep 2014)
PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, THE
By Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
at Duchess Theatre
The play introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
(from 05 Sep 2014 - Booking to 01 Feb 2015)
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