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West End Comedies
By Dawn French, based on her life and career
at Vaudeville Theatre
Dawn French takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure.
(from 11 Nov 2015 - Closing on 05 Dec 2015)
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 31 Oct 2015)
By William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court.
(from 15 May 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
By Joshua Harman
at Arts Theatre
A beloved grandfather has died and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it?
(from 18 Mar 2015 - Closing on 30 May 2015)
By Jonathan Harvey
at Arts Theatre
An urban love story between two young men set on an inner city housing estate. It tells the story of teenager Jamie's relationship with classmate and neighbour Ste. Together the two boys find comedy, warmth and the music of Mama Cass through their loud-mouthed next door neighbour Leah. The play depicts what it is to be sixteen, in the first flush of love, and full of optimism.
(from 03 Jun 2015 - Closing on 11 Jul 2015)
by George Farquhar
at Olivier, National Theatre
The 'Beaux': Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money.
(from 19 May 2015 - Booking to 20 Sep 2015)
by Terence Rattigan
at Garrick Theatre
In this rarely seen comic gem, a classical theatre company attempts to produce The Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet, while the intrigues and dalliances of the company members are accidently revealed with increasingly chaotic and hysterical consequences
(from 24 Oct 2015 - Booking to 13 Jan 2016)
by Mary Chase
at Haymarket Theatre Royal
Elwood P. Dowd has only one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit named Harvey.
(from 17 Mar 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
By Noel Coward
at Duke of York's Theatre
When each member of the family invites a guest to their rural retreat, the unassuming visitors are thrown into a living melodrama. Misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations proliferate during one outrageous weekend in Berkshire.
(from 29 Apr 2015 - Booking to 01 Aug 2015)
by Oscar Wilde
at Vaudeville Theatre
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 - Booking to 07 Nov 2015)
By Robert Khan & Tom Salinsky
at Above the Arts Theatre
Former Mayor of London Max Newman is a seasoned politician, scruffy, energetic, seemingly chaotic immensely charming and very ambitious. As the top job becomes vacant, Max knows his time may well have come. He needs to make his move but he also needs someone to stand against so it doesn’t appear to be a shoo-in. Into the frame comes Dan Regan. Young and impressive ...
(from 04 May 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
Book by Harvey Fierstein, Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, based on motion picture of the same name
at Adelphi Theatre
Inspired by a true story and based on  the Miramax film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father's Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind, you can change the world.
(from 21 Aug 2015 - 21 Nov 2015)
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 29 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
By Richard Bean
at Wyndham's Theatre
Holed up in a faceless Finsbury Park hotel room, Ted and Morrie are forced to confront the darker side of their unique relationship.
(from 03 Jul 2015 - Booking to 26 Sep 2015)
By William Shakesepeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by vowing to kill his best friend.
(from 10 Aug 2015 - Closing on 13 Sep 2015)
by Francis Veber in an adaptation by Sean Foley
at Garrick Theatre
Two men. Two lonely hotel rooms. An adjoining door… One of them is a killer… one of them wants to die… What could possibly go wrong?
(from 05 Mar 2016 - Booking to 30 Apr 2016)
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 14 Feb 2016)
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