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A DOLL'S HOUSE
By Henrik Ibsen
at The Space
Nora and Torvald have all they could possibly want - a wonderful home, beautiful children, and now Torvald's promotion. But their seemingly comfortable life is threatened by Nora's secret, and the man who keeps it. Now, the things she once did to save her husband might destroy them both.
(from 03 Jun 2015 - Closing on 13 Jun 2015)
A NEW PLAY FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION
by Chris New
at Finborough Theatre
Using material generated through a process of research, improvisation and writing, the play will focus on a moment of desperation by an opportunistic loner presented with a one-in-a-million opportunity to come face to face with the ruling elite. What follows is a pressure-cooker exploration of power, disenfranchisement and pain tolerance...
(from 26 Apr 2015 - Closing on 12 May 2015)
ABYSS
By Maria Milisavljevic
at Arcola Theatre (Studio 2)
On a freezing night in Germany 4 friends are making pizza in their apartment. Karla nips out for some milk – and doesn’t come back. Ever.
(from 01 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
AFTER ELECTRA
by April De Angelis
at Tricycle Theatre
A black comedy that reimagines the meaning of family and explores how the choices we make can change our lives forever.
(from 07 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
AGAINST CAPTAIN'S ORDERS: A JOURNEY INTO THE UNCHARTED
by Simon Davies
at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Harnessing the heroics of Grace Darling, who launched a daring rescue mission of shipwrecked sailors, the intuition of Captain Bligh, who journeyed over 4,000 miles with the help of just a sextant and compass after being abandoned by his crew, and the intellect of Sir Francis Drake, one of the first men to circumnavigate the globe, audiences will live through their very own nautical adventure.
(from 28 Mar 2015 - Closing on 31 Aug 2015)
ALL-MALE THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Gilbert & Sullivan
at Hackney Empire
A classic musical comedy of mistaken identity, The Pirates of Penzance follows young Frederic, a child apprenticed to a band of tender-hearted, orphaned pirates exploring the coastline in search of treasure and romance.
(from 24 Jun 2015 - Closing on 28 Jun 2015)
ALL-MALE THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Gilbert & Sullivan
at Richmond Theatre
A classic musical comedy of mistaken identity, The Pirates of Penzance follows young Frederic, a child apprenticed to a band of tender-hearted, orphaned pirates exploring the coastline in search of treasure and romance.
(from 15 Apr 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
AN AUDIENCE WITH JIMMY SAVILLE
by Jonathan Maitland
at Park 200
The story of how one man used fame, intimidation and manipulation to fool the very institutions we trust. Drawing extensively on material from genuine interviews, transcripts and TV shows, this is the first play to explore the most shocking sex scandal of our time: how Sir Jimmy Savile "groomed the nation".
(from 10 Jun 2015 - Closing on 11 Jul 2015)
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by Agatha Christie
at Richmond Theatre
A group of 10 strangers are lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing… Stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die… With only the fallen believed to be innocent who amongst them is the killer?
(from 26 May 2015 - Closing on 30 May 2015)
ANGRY BRIGADE, THE
By James Graham
at Bush, The
Set against a Britain of spending cuts, high unemployment and economic instability, The Angry Brigade tells the story of a group of four British Anarchists who terrorised the country in the 1970s, and the police manhunt that tracked them down.
(from 30 Apr 2015 - Closing on 13 Jun 2015)
ANIMALS
By Emma Adams
at Theatre503
77-year-old Norma is having a tricky day. She can’t finish the crossword and Joy keeps stealing her recliner. Not to mention Helen next door has twisted her ankle falling from a weather balloon, they’ve run out of Class A drugs and the Utility Inspector just popped round to see if it’s time for her involuntary euthanasia...
(from 07 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
ANIMALS
by Emma Adams
at Theatre503
Imagine a world where everyone over 60 is tossed on the scrapheap, children are hothoused and being a 'burden on society' is the ultimate crime. Everybody is given a permit that displays their economic value to society and inspectors are out to get the worthless…
(from 08 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
ANONYMOUS ANONYMOUS
By Philip Carter Lindsey
at The Space
A group of Internet addicts meet in a church hall to deal with their addictions. Group Leader Allison swings between grating positivity and despotic demands. Lifestyle blogger ‘Ask’ Aaliyah attempts to stage a coup. Michael the video junkie, desperate for validation, jumps at the opportunity to share first. George the cyberstalker, well, he says suspiciously little. Then there’s Sam. Where is Sam exactly?
(from 23 Jun 2015 - Closing on 27 Jun 2015)
AVENUE Q
book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
at Greenwich Theatre
Meet Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Soon discovering that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q, he finds himself moving in with some truly quirky characters.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 24 May 2015)
AVENUE Q
book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
at Richmond Theatre
Meet Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Soon discovering that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q, he finds himself moving in with some truly quirky characters.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 31 Oct 2015)
BABY
by Effie Samara
at The Hope Theatre
Baby is a play about a woman’s right to self-determination. Dr. Antonia Innes-Kerr is one of the most gifted surgeons of her generation. But choosing between testifying against a male colleague and convincing him to make her pregnant will prove the most challenging operation of her life.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
BACKSEAT DRIVER (COME DOG WITH ME)
By Claire Mcgowan
at The London Theatre
A gentle comedy drama about a wood, some cars, some relationships and ....well you know.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO DE AMALIA HERNANDEZ
Created by Amalia Hernandez
at London Coliseum
A 'captivating spectacle' of live music and dance drawing on Mexico’s rich and varied history.
(from 22 Jul 2015 - Closing on 25 Jul 2015)
BECOMING MOHAMMED
Devised by James Rey, Sherine Chalhie, Philippa Carson
at The Space
Tonight, two siblings will be reunited live on television. You will be in the audience. Watch as they visit their past, be surprised by their present and discover their futures face grave opposition...
(from 16 Jun 2015 - Closing on 18 Jun 2015)
BIRDPHOBIA
By Eirini Dermitzaki
at The Space
A bitter-sweet story about mother-daughter relationship.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 19 Apr 2015)
BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTEL, THE
by Julie Everton and Josie Melia
at The Cockpit
1984. The height of Thatcher's power. 30lbs of gelignite rip through 6 floors of the Grand Hotel Brighton, shattering the Tory conference.
(from 13 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
BRER RABBIT AND THE TAR BABY
Based on the collected stories of Joel Chandler Harris by Juliet Rogers
at The Puppet Theatre Barge
Features some favourite episodes from the famous Brer Rabbit stories collected from the plantations in the southern states of America by Joel Chandler Harris.
(from 21 Mar 2015 - Closing on 17 May 2015)
BRIDLINGTON
by Peter Hamilton
at Rosemary Branch
Long-term psychiatric patient Ruth has read Wuthering Heights forty-nine times and is the star of the Therapy Unit’s poetry workshop. As she nurses her teddy-bear, Heathcliffe, in a psychiatric hospital in York, she recalls her former life in a ward in Bridlington, and her doomed affair with Bernard Whittaker, a thirty-seven year-old fellow patient from Leeds
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 03 May 2015)
BRIEFS

at London Wonderground, Southbank Centre
The six Aussies and one New Yorker are powered by a fierce energy as they mix up a potent blend of drag, glamour and athleticism, infused with dancing, tumbling, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip syncing, sequins, feathers and frocks.
(from 05 Aug 2015 - Closing on 27 Sep 2015)
BRITAIN’S GOT BHANGRA
written by Pravesh Kumar with music and Bhangra direction by Sumeet Chopra. English Lyrics are by Dougal Irvine with Punjabi lyrics by Bittu Denowalia
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Charting the rise of British Bhangra from the sequin-clad 80s through to the RnB fusion in today’s charts, Britain’s Got Bhangra follows Twinkle, a farmer’s son from Punjab, India who comes to England to make a better living for himself and his wife.
(from 28 Sep 2015 - Closing on 03 Oct 2015)
BUGSY MALONE
Play by Alan Parker, Words & Music by Paul Williams
at Lyric Hammersmith
Bugsy Malone is set in Prohibition era New York with rival gangsters Fat Sam and Dandy Dan at logger heads. As custard pies fly and Dan’s destructive 'splurge guns' wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer. Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah, Fat Sam's moll and Bugsy's old flame, and stay out of trouble while helping Fat Sam to defend his business?
(from 11 Apr 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
BURNT BY THE SUN
Nikita Mikhalkov & Rustam Ibragimbekov adapted by Peter Flannery
at Milton Court Theatre

(from 26 May 2015 - Closing on 29 May 2015)
BUYER AND CELLAR
By Jonathan Tolins
at Menier Chocolate Factory
About an out-of-work actor working in Barbra Streisand’s personal shopping mall in the basement of her California home.
(from 12 Mar 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
BY VIRTUE FALL
By Victoria Gimby
at The Space
Examines the tenuous moral dilemmas faced when Matthew, a devout Catholic, confesses his sexual attraction to children. In the outskirts of Glasgow, Matthew, his wife Jenny and his inexperienced priest struggle to deal with the fallout from Matthew’s confession, forcing all three to question where their own faith lies.
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 03 May 2015)
CANDIDA
By Bernard Shaw
at Above The Gatehouse Pub
Candida, one of Shaw's most popular comedies, tells the story of successful clergyman, James Morell, his wife Candida, and Eugene Marchbanks, an aristocratic young poet.
(from 28 Mar 2015 - Closing on 19 Apr 2015)
CAR MAN, THE
Music by Terry Davies & Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen)
at New Wimbledon Theatre
The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge.
(from 21 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
CAR MAN, THE
Music by Terry Davies & Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen)
at Sadler's Wells
The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge.
(from 14 Jul 2015 - Closing on 09 Aug 2015)
CARMEN DISRUPTION
reimagining of Bizet’s Carmen by Simon Stephens
at Almeida Theatre (Off West End)
In the opulent grandeur of a European city, a renowned singer abandons the opera house for the truth of the streets. A gorgeous prostitute. A tough-talking taxi driver. A global trader. A teenage dreamer. Everyone’s looking for something.
(from 10 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and book by Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King
at Southwark Playhouse
A taunted and terrified seventeen-year-old misfit, Carrie White has a burning secret... a secret that will eventually ignite her revenge. Make your date for the Senior Prom to see who will be crowned Queen, and who will have blood on their hands. After one night with Carrie you will always remember her name.
(from 01 May 2015 - Closing on 30 May 2015)
CIRCOLOMBIA
by Circolombia
at Roundhouse, The
Inspired by Colombia’s diverse communities and featuring 14 performers from across Colombia. Mixes 'spectacular' circus with dance and an original soundtrack.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 03 May 2015)
CLARION
by Mark Jagasia
at Arcola Theatre
Morris Honeyspoon, the Clarion's egomaniacal editor, spends his weekends dressed as Julius Caesar, and at work he rules like a tyrant. But life at his beloved paper is a masterclass in incompetence and deceit. As political storm clouds gather over an uneasy country, it seems the paper's worst crimes are about to be exposed. With Honeyspoon frantically searching for an office traitor, washed-up foreign correspondent Verity Stokes masterminds a murderous day of reckoning...
(from 15 Apr 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
CLOSER TO HEAVEN
By Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys
at Union Theatre
Tells the story of Dave, just off the boat from Ireland and determined to make something of himself. He is offered a bar job at a glitzy London nightclub, where he quickly becomes part of an unconventional family ...
(from 22 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE
By William Shakespeare; Adapted by Chickenshed
at The Chickenshed (The Studio Theatre)
A tale of identical twins, mistaken identity and ever-mounting confusion!
(from 29 Apr 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
COMMUNICATING DOORS
By Alan Ayckbourn
at Menier Chocolate Factory
A hired dominatrix flees for her life through a hotel communicating door only to find herself 20 years in the past.
(from 07 May 2015 - Closing on 27 Jun 2015)
CROSSING JERUSALEM
by Julia Pascal
at Park 90
I am walking through Jerusalem and there isn't a Jew in sight. The Romans. The Christians. The Ottomans. The British. They come. They go. What happens on the road where Jew, Muslim and Christian meet? What happens when an Arab Muslim is attracted to an Arab Jew? What happens when a soldier refuses to report for duty?
(from 04 Aug 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2016)
CROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE
By Robin Soans
at Arcola Theatre, Studio 1
On the eve of one of the most important games of his career, Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas received a warning: The Sun newspaper was going to 'out' him as gay.
(from 20 May 2015 - Closing on 20 Jun 2015)
CUDDLES
by Joseph Wilde
at Ovalhouse
Teenage vampire Eve has never known what sunlight is. Everything the 13-year-old knows about the world is derived from what her sister Tabby has told her. She has never left her darkened room and has just one living, breathing human to cuddle. She lives in a world crammed with story book characters.
(from 06 May 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
DARK TOURISM
by Daniel Dingsdale
at Park 90
When a radio DJ overshares his sexual exploits on air, children's television presenter Becky Watson's life tumbles into a media storm. PR guru Richard Powell steps in to diffuse the situation, but he's already dealing with a fame-hungry reality star, struggling actress and aggressive tabloid journalist. Can he spin any publicity into good publicity?
(from 29 Sep 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2016)
DEAD MONKEY, THE
by Nick Darke
at Park 90
The Dead Monkey examines the sphincter of modern life through the lens of a grimy American marraige, where the relentless march of time has taken its toll on two people with a monkey metaphorically and literally on their shoulder.
(from 09 Jun 2015 - Closing on 04 Jul 2016)
DEAD ROYAL
by Chris Ioan Roberts
at Ovalhouse
Dead Royal makes use of original quotes drawn from interviews with Wallis Simpson and Diana Spencer. In 1982, Wallis, Duchess of Windsor aged 82, invites Lady Diana Spencer aged 19 to a despair-laden bachelorette party on the eve of her wedding to Prince of Wales.
(from 21 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
DELUGE
By Fiona Doyle
at Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
There’s a furtive presence on Joe and Kitty’s farm. Precious feed is mysteriously disappearing from the hayshed and prized livestock is being slaughtered at night whilst sinister shadows lurk in the darkness. With fodder running out and no money left, Joe and Kitty, like their desperate neighbours, will stop at nothing to protect themselves and their cherished land. But at what cost?
(from 16 Apr 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
DINNER WITH FRIENDS
by Donald Margulies
at Park 200
Dinner with Friends is a portrayal of relationships that explores our dependency on our friends as well as our loved ones. Follow Beth, Tom, Karen and Gabe, whose lives, once inextricably linked, start to come undone.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 28 Nov 2015)
DOGS OF WAR, THE
by Tim Foley
at Old Red Lion Theatre
The Herming family have moved to rural Northern Ireland – also known as the middle of nowhere. The Dad makes stuff in his shed, the Mam pops pills in her armchair, and Johnny the son avoids them both as much as possible. So far, so normal. But when Johnny comes home from university, everything has gone a little strange.
(from 26 May 2015 - Closing on 20 Jun 2015)
DREAMERS, THE
Created by James Beeney and Gina Georgio
at St James Theatre (Studio)
The story is about the little known story of Captain David 'Reggie' Salomons from Kent, who led his men to the battlefields of Gallipoli in 1915 and they all suffered a tragic accident.
(from 30 Jun 2015 - Closing on 11 Jul 2015)
DRIVING ME ROUND THE BEND
By Nigel Fairs and Louise Jameson
at The Space
George and Georgina Best have been married forever and are driving to their daughter’s on Christmas Eve. The atmosphere is tense; even the Sat Nav has her own agenda!
(from 15 Jul 2015 - Closing on 19 Jul 2015)
DUSTY
by Kim Weild and Duncan Sibbald
at Charing Cross Theatre
With original music by the legendary artist Dusty Springfield, audiences will see and hear Springfield on stage using the most up-to-date 3-D technology and digital media. Combined with a musical theatre format of live performance, music and dance, Dusty follows the highs and lows of Springfield?s rise from middle class suburban London to the recording of her seminal album Dusty in Memphis.
(from 25 May 2015 - Closing on 22 Aug 2015)
EACH HIS OWN WILDERNESS
by Doris Lessing
at Orange Tree Theatre
It's 1958. Tony, back from National Service disillusioned and dissatisfied, finds his mother still the political activist she's been since her since youth. To Myra, Tony's attitude is a mystery - where's the anger? Myra and her friend Milly's restless Bohemianism leads them to a complex, erotic entanglement with the younger generation and exposes fault-lines in their own generation's complacency. They're about to learn that the personal is political.
(from 15 Apr 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
ELEPHANT MAN, THE
By Bernard Pomerance
at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
The true story of John Merrick – young, intelligent but notoriously known as The Elephant Man because of his terrible physical deformities. Despite his intelligence and gentleness, Merrick’s shocking appearance means he is shunned by the community and forced to scrape a living as a side-show freak attraction - until even this cruel industry leaves him abandoned and helpless. But one day, he is taken in by eminent, progressive physician Frederick Treves and admitted to the London Hospital, Whitechapel ...
(from 17 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
FACE THE MUSIC
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin, Book by Moss Hart
at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
Producer Hal Reisman desperately seeks backers for his Broadway show. Because of the Great Depression, once rich investors are "Lunching at the Automat". In his search, Reisman meets crooked policemen who need to get rid of their illegal money before they are found out.
(from 09 Jun 2015 - Closing on 03 Jul 2015)
FACE TO FACE
by Heather Jeffery
at Drayton Arms Theatre
Rachel, a young female artist recovering from a serious injury, develops a relationship with her sitter. Their shared exploration of deeper themes of artistic endeavour is shattered by the arrival of Shaun, who drives a wedge of distrust between them. Is Rachel's growing belief in a dangerous conspiracy a product of her overactive imagination or a very real threat?
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
FATHER, THE
by Florian Zeller in a translation by Christopher Hampton
at Tricycle Theatre
Now 80 years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control.
(from 07 May 2015 - Closing on 13 Jun 2015)
FEAST AT SOLHAUG, THE
By Henrik Ibsen
at Barons Court Theatre
The drama charts the story of Margit, Lady of Solhaug, who is awaiting her anniversary feast when an unexpected visitor brings forth memories of her lost youth. Suffocating in the gilded Solhaug, Margit plots a dramatic, desperate escape from the prison of her life.
(from 08 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
FLAMES
by Stephen Dolginoff
at Waterloo East Theatre
One year ago, Edmond died in a horrible fire. He took with him the dreams of his fiancée, Meredith, the trust of his best friend, Eric, and the answers to the burning questions that still linger about his death and the terrible crime he committed. But on a stormy night at the cemetery where he rests, the secrets from his past will finally refuse to stay buried; and those he left behind will finally refuse to stay silent.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 31 May 2015)
GAME THEORY (MEMBRANE and MUTINY)
by Odessa Celt
at Tristan Bates Theatre
Game Theory is a new double-bill of plays from female writer and director duo, Odessa Celt and Lois Jeary, that brings two highly topical procedures to the stage for the first time, hymenoplasty and genomic sequencing.
(from 31 Mar 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
GATHERED LEAVES, THE
by Andrew Keatley
at Park 200
The Pennington family have not been in the same room for over 17 years.  But  on the eve of William’s 75th birthday, all three generations gather with the aim of putting the past well and truly behind them. If only it were that simple.
(from 15 Jul 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)
GENERATION OF Z, THE: APOCALYPSE
by Benjamin Farry, Simon London and David Van Horn
at Dept W
It is 2015. London has fallen. The deadly Z virus is transforming the global population into a rabid horde of the infected. With societal structure collapsing, humanity is faced with a desperate battle for survival.
(from 04 Apr 2015 - Booking to 05 Jul 2015)
GEOMETRIC CITY
written and devised by Moulded Theatre Company
at New Wimbledon Theatre (Studio)
The world sneezed and everything fell to pieces...revealing the mysterious Geometric City. Bridget and Cindy go exploring, quickly discovering a range of creatures! Featuring physical theatre, puppetry and vibrant characters, Geometric City is fuel for the imagination.
(from 08 Jun 2015 - Closing on 13 Jun 2015)
GLASS PROTEGE, THE
by Dylan Costello
at The Park Theatre
Hollywood, 1949. A time when the movies are king and the movie stars merely pawns for the studio bosses. A time when passion was lauded but sex was never discussed. So when naïve young British actor Patrick Glass embarks on a scandalous homosexual love affair with his famous co-star, he starts to feels the full force of the studio's career-destroying muscle.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
GODS ARE FALLEN AND ALL SAFELY GONE
By Selma Dimitrijevic
at Camden People's Theatre
The story of a 30-something daughter visiting her aging mother, depicting the most simple of conversations from baths, to tea, boyfriends and the weather.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 31 May 2015)
GROUNDED
by George Brant
at Park 90
A female pilot’s world is turned upside down when her unexpected pregnancy removes her from the freedom of the sky and places her in the confines of motherhood and the drone control room.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 21 Nov 2016)
GUYS AND DOLLS
By Frank Loesser
at Milton Court Theatre

(from 07 Jul 2015 - Closing on 15 Jul 2015)
HAIRSPRAY
Music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Based on the 1988 film of the same name
at Churchill Theatre
It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.
(from 02 May 2016 - Closing on 07 May 2016)
HAIRSPRAY
Music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Based on the 1988 film of the same name
at New Wimbledon Theatre
It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.
(from 02 Nov 2015 - Closing on 07 Nov 2015)
HATCHED 'N' DISPATCHED
by Gemma Page and Michael Kirk
at Park 90
Set in the industrial north of England, Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched takes place over one evening in early autumn 1959.
(from 01 Sep 2015 - Closing on 26 Sep 2016)
HOME FOR WAYWARD WOMEN
by Stewart Pemutt
at Jermyn Street Theatre
Retired psychiatrist Joy Westendarp has opened up her lovely home to women who have been rejected by the mental health system. Sixty-one year virgin and newcomer Alice doesn't appear to have any problems, but she is bent on taking the place over.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
HURLING RUBBLE AT THE MOON
by Avaes Mohammad
at Park 200
A double-bill of plays, performed in repertory that deliver the human story behind contemporary British Extremism, from Blackburn-born writer Avaes Mohammad.
(from 14 May 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
HURLING RUBBLE AT THE SUN
by Avaes Mohammad
at Park 200
A double-bill of plays, performed in repertory that deliver the human story behind contemporary British Extremism, from Blackburn-born writer Avaes Mohammad.
(from 14 May 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
I AND THE VILLAGE
By Silva Semerciyan
at Theatre503
Summer in small town America. Aimee Stright wants to be Banksy in a town that hates vandals. As outsiders investigate what happened on the day she walked into a church with a gun, it seems Aimee is one against the world and the world wants to know why.
(from 09 Jun 2015 - Closing on 04 Jul 2015)
I WISH TO DIE SINGING - VOICES FROM THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Devised by Neil McPherson
at Finborough Theatre
I Wish To Die Singing - Voices From The Armenian Genocide is a documentary drama uncovering the forgotten secrets and atrocities of a denied genocide. Following several characters through these traumatic events, the play includes eye-witness reportage, images, music, poetry from Armenia's greatest poets, and verbatim survivors testimonies from one of the greatest historical injustices of all time.
(from 21 Apr 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
INVISIBLE, THE
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz
at Bush, The
Following cuts totalling £350m, many ordinary people will find their access to justice restricted as their entitlement to free legal aid is withdrawn. Based on interviews with real people at all levels of the British justice system, this play aims to tell the stories of those ordinary people affected by the reforms and examine how these cuts are driving deeper cracks into the fabric of our society.
(from 03 Jul 2015 - Closing on 15 Aug 2015)
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
by Susie McKenna
at Hackney Empire
Set in the kingdom of Hackneydale, Hackney Empire’s production follows the story of young Jack who is tempted by a mysterious stranger into swapping the family’s trusty old cow for a handful of magic beans. An offer surely happy-go-lucky Jack can’t refuse?
(from 21 Nov 2015 - Closing on 03 Jan 2016)
JERRY'S GIRLS
A musical revue by Jerry Herman
at Jermyn Street Theatre
A musical revue celebrating the works of Jerry Herman
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 31 May 2015)
JUDY- THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF A HOLLYWOOD LEGEND

at New Wimbledon Theatre
The show will include never seen before film clips and interviews together with irresistible classic hit songs from some of Judy's hugely popular films such as A Star is Born, Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade and The Wizard of Oz. The set of songs will include I Got Rhythm, The Trolley Song, The Man That Got Away, Get Happy,Zing! Went the strings of my Heart, and the song that is synonymous with Judy Garland, Over the Rainbow.
(from 16 Jun 2015 - Closing on 20 Jun 2015)
KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare
at The Rose Playhouse, Bankside
The aged King Lear has had a long and peaceful reign, but he has no living male heir. In dividing the kingdom among his three daughters Lear sets the stage for his own destruction, as Ancient Britain is ripped apart by its rulers.
(from 07 Apr 2015 - Closing on 30 Apr 2015)
KLIPPIES
by Jessica Sian
at Southwark Playhouse
Thandi is swotting for her exams and keeping well away from any distractions. In the stifling heat, two teenagers collide. Downing Klipdrift brandy, they create an alliance away from everything else. But scars take time to heal and, as the thunder threatens to strike, the real world crashes in.
(from 13 May 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
KNIGHT FROM NOWHERE, THE/BELLS, THE
by Andrew Shepherd and Leopold Lewis
at Park 90
Featuring a host of characters from Hamlet, Ophelia and Shylock to Ellen Terry, Bram Stoker and George Bernard Shaw, The Knight From Nowhere is a funny, touching and vibrant tale of the champion of Shakespeare and the first actor to be knighted.
(from 24 Nov 2015 - Closing on 19 Dec 2016)
LADY ANNA: ALL AT SEA
by Craig Baxter, Inspired by the work of Anthony Trollope
at Park 200
Lady Anna: All at Sea is a new play which considers how power and prejudice act as a crucible of corruption; about how an intolerant society too easily becomes a very dangerous thing.
(from 19 Aug 2015 - Closing on 19 Sep 2015)
LEVEL HEADED
By Leah Georges
at The Space
Set in an alternative London where food is a thing of luxury, health is dished out in tablets and sharing with strangers is strictly forbidden. There’s no clocking in and out here, you’re in or you’re out
(from 07 Jul 2015 - Closing on 11 Jul 2015)
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, A
By Jonathan Lewis
at Jermyn Street Theatre
In the music room of a top fee-paying London school, a group of 18-year-olds must sit out an hour of “isolation” to cover a clash of exams and avoid the risk of cheating. But their supervising teacher has failed to turn up. In dealing with the dilemmas of the situation, the pupils gradually reveal a darker side to the pressures they are under.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
LONELY SOLDIER MONOLOGUES, THE
By Helen Benedict
at The Cockpit
A verbatim play telling the stories of 7 women's experiences in the US military during the Iraq war.
(from 06 May 2015 - Closing on 31 May 2015)
LORCA: AMOR EN EL JARDIN (LORCA: LOVE IN THE GARDEN)
An original adaptation by Theatre Sans Frontieres of 'El Amor de Don Perlimplin con Belisa en su jardín' by Federico Garcia Lorca
at Southwark Playhouse
In Lorca’s ‘garden of love’, the fantastical story of Don Perlimplin unfolds. A wealthy and studious man, he just wants to spend his days quietly reading books. Reluctantly he is persuaded to marry the gorgeous and much younger Belisa - but what has he let himself in for?
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME
By Oscar Wilde, dramatised by Ronald Selwyn Phillips
at Barons Court Theatre
Lord Arthur, a handsome but rather naive aristocrat, gets the shock of his life when he takes Sybil, his beautiful fiancee, for approval by his aunt, the dragon-like Lady Windermere. His aunt insists that Lord Arthur must have his palm read by her amazing clairvoyant, Podgers -and Podgers predicts that it is Lord Arthur's destiny to become a murderer! Even worse, the murder victim will be his lovely fiancee, Sybil! But scheming Podgers suggests a possible way out....and the most hilarious of all black comedies begins to unfold once again.
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
LOVE ME TENDER
By Joe DiPietro; Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley
at Churchill Theatre
A funny and moving tale of hope, second chances and the healing qualities of Rock 'n' Roll.
(from 31 Aug 2015 - Closing on 05 Sep 2015)
LOVE ME TENDER
By Joe DiPietro; Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley
at New Wimbledon Theatre
A funny and moving tale of hope, second chances and the healing qualities of Rock 'n' Roll.
(from 22 Jun 2015 - Closing on 27 Jun 2015)
LUNA GALE
By Rebecca Gilman
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
Cedar Rapids resident Caroline Cox has no time for enjoyment. During her twentyfive years as a social worker in The Department of Human Services, her life has been nothing but late nights, early mornings, challenging adolescents and tricky relations with difficult colleagues. But for all her experience and ‘gut feelings’ this next case is going to change everything ...
(from 13 Jun 2015 - Closing on 18 Jul 2015)
MADAME X
Adapted by Simon James Collier from the original play ‘La Femme X’ by Alexandre Bisson
at Jack Studio Theatre
1928. France. A young woman is thrown onto the streets by her jealous husband when he discovers she has been having an affair. Forbidden from seeing her beloved young son, and with neither money nor friends, she sinks into depravity. Twenty years later, she has become the mistress of Frederic Laroque, a small-time criminal. When he discovers that her husband is now the Attorney General, Laroque decides to blackmail him…
(from 23 Jun 2015 - Closing on 11 Jul 2015)
MAGIC HOUR, THE
Created by Tony Middleton 'Sonic'
at Grand Royale London Hyde Park
Experience close-up magic like never before in a show featuring the finest sleight of hand and indulge in the style and opulance of the Victorian masters of magic.
(from Apr 2014 - Closing on 26 Jun 2015)
MATCHBOX THEATRE: AN EVENING OF SHORT ENTERTAINMENTS
By Michael Frayn
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
Last autumn, dramatist and novelist Michael Frayn published his latest and most unusual book, Matchbox Theatre - a series of conversations, sketches and meditations with the Michael Frayn twist - which takes a look at how we live today. Blurring the boundaries between his work for page and for stage, it begs the question – are these mini-plays or short stories?
(from 25 Apr 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
MATTHEW BOURNE'S SLEEPING BEAUTY
Music by Tchaikovsky, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne
at Sadler's Wells
As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forwards in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian era; a mythical golden age of long Summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn and new dance crazes. Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day; a world more mysterious than any Fairy story!
(from 01 Dec 2015 - Closing on 24 Jan 2016)
MCQUEEN
By James Phillips
at St James Theatre (Studio)
McQUEEN is a journey into the visionary imagination and dark dream world of Alexander McQueen, fashion's greatest contemporary artist. Set on a single London night, it is more than a bio-play.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
MISS JULIE
by August Stringdberg adapted by Tessa Hart
at The Bread & Roses Theatre
Young socialite Miss Julie struggles to find her place and sense of purpose in life. After breaking up with her latest fiancé, she amuses herself by attending the servants' ball on Midsummer's Eve and takes a particular liking to handsome butler John, himself engaged to the cook Christine. They soon get into a series of dangerous mind games as things quickly spiral out of control.
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Book by Eric Idle, score by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
at New Wimbledon Theatre
Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
(from 08 Jun 2015 - Closing on 13 Jun 2015)
MRS ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON
by Alison Skilbeck
at King's Head Pub Theatre
In October 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, takes a dangerous trip to war-time London, to visit US troops, and see how the British, most importantly the women, are coping.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
MULTITUDES
By John Hollingworth
at Tricycle Theatre
As the nation questions immigration policies and military support in the Middle East, one family face their own internal conflict of faith, belonging, and who gets to call themselves British.
(from 19 Feb 2015 - Closing on 21 Mar 2015)
NO MILK FOR THE FOXES
By Paul Cree and Conrad Murray
at Camden People's Theatre
Through spoken word, humour, live looping and beatbox, No Milk For The Foxes explores Cameron's England from the perspective of the working class.
(from 22 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
NOT A GAME FOR BOYS
by Simon Block
at King's Head Pub Theatre
Follows a trio of cabbie seeking solace from their daily lives competing in a local table tennis league; tonight they must win or face relegation.
(from 10 Jun 2015 - Closing on 05 Jul 2015)
ONE BY ONE
by ONEOHONE Theatre Co.
at Tristan Bates Theatre
You are cordially invited to test a brand-new data security programme. It promises absolute cyber freedom and the right to assert and control your online identity - but once the test begins, it becomes rapidly apparent that the system has already been corrupted. A 'you' already exists. Suspend disbelief and join a dystopian future: audience members have been hacked, and must embark on a hunt around central London to track down the doppelgangers and reclaim their identities before it's too late.
(from 04 May 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
OUR AMERICAN COUSIN
by Tom Taylor
at Finborough Theatre
In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Our American Cousin is the play that President Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, on 14 April 1865 - exactly 150 years ago.
(from 29 Mar 2015 - Closing on 14 Apr 2015)
PINOCCHIO
by William Shakespeare
at St Paul's Church
Keen to prove he is as quick and clever as any real little boy, he leaves his Pappa far behind. On his fantastical journey Pinocchio will meet a speaking cat, a dancing fox, a sneaky snake and a child who turns into a donkey; but as he's swallowed up whole by a ship-guzzling dogfish it looks like Pinocchio will never become a real little boy?
(from 29 Jun 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
PLASTIC FIGURINES
by Ella Carmen Greenhill
at New Diorama Theatre
Rose loves her brother Mikey. Mikey loves Rose, Bruce Willis films and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but he hates change. When their mum is diagnosed with leukaemia, their world is plunged into chaos.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
POINT OF NO RETURN, THE
By Tommy Lexen
at New Diorama Theatre
The country is in a state of siege. The capital is on fire. Riot-police, specialist units and snipers are fighting the mob violently. Protesters are arming themselves with homemade weapons, torching police buses, throwing petrol bombs and besieging government buildings…
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
PORTIA COUGHLAN
by Marina Carr
at Old Red Lion Theatre
Portia Coughlan lives in a monstrous limbo, haunted by a yearning for her spectral twin brother lying at the bottom of the Belmont River, unable to find any love for her wealthy husband and children, seeking solace in soulless affairs, deeply afraid of what she might do.
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
POSITIVE
by Shaun Kitchener
at Park 90
Inspired by true stories, Positive is a refreshingly honest and ultimately uplifting comedy breaking down the out-dated stigma surrounding HIV and the 100,000+ people living with it in the UK today.
(from 09 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2016)
PRINCESS IDA
by Gilbert and Sullivan
at Finborough Theatre
It's twenty years later and Prince Hilarion is keen to be reunited with his now adult wife, the Princess Ida. Unfortunately her quarrelsome father has hidden her away in a women's only university where even the morning cock crow is managed by a talented hen. So Hilarion is forced to don a dress and even wield a sword to win his wife.
(from 24 Mar 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES
By Alan Ayckbourn
at The London Theatre
It intimately follows a few days in the lives of six characters, in four tightly-interwoven stories through 54 scenes.
(from 28 Jul 2015 - Closing on 02 Aug 2015)
PRODUCT
by Mark Ravenhall
at Arcola Theatre
Product tells the story of a producer, pitching a dire script about a 9/11 widow who falls in love with a Muslim suicide bomber – a beautiful wounded man, a dark stranger, a sublime passion, a nightmare and a suicide pact. Ravenhill’s perfectly observed satire of Hollywood’s worst clichés spikily undercuts the producer’s sycophantic pitch.
(from 27 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
RAILWAY CHILDREN, THE
adapted by Mike Kenny based on E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children
at King's Cross Theatre
The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure.
(from 16 Dec 2014 - Closing on 06 Sep 2015)
RAPUNZEL
Book, Music & Lyrics by Jez Bond & Mark Cameron
at Park 200
With original music and bonkers comedy, there’s plenty of fun, magic and surprise in store for all. So step inside, grab a herbal bishop and experience the wonderful world of Waa. After all, the princess needs you; she can’t wait to escape from her tower.
(from 03 Dec 2015 - Closing on 02 Jan 2016)
RAVEN
By Synaestheatre Collective
at The Space
Two worlds, one girl who can traverse them. The depths of romantic love and family duty come head to head and Faye is literally torn between them. What happens when we sacrifice ourselves for those we adore? How do the tribulations of decision-making transform the fabric of who we are, forever?
(from 18 Aug 2015 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
RICHARDROCKS
music by Peter Robsahm, book and lyrics by Maria Robsahm
at The People's Palace
A new rock musical based on both Shakespeare's Richard III and by Al Pacino's 1996 film, Looking for Richard.
(from 03 Oct 2015 - Closing on 07 Nov 2015)
RISE LIKE A PHOENIX
by Paul Emelion Daly
at Above the Stag
No longer the death sentence it was in the 1980’s HIV is still a major life changer and impacts on far more than simply physical health. As one of the characters suggests, ‘There are more appropriate moments to disclose your HIV status to a new lover than during the interval at Wicked…’
(from 08 Apr 2015 - Closing on 03 May 2015)
ROARING TRADE
by Steve Thompson
at Park 200
Canary Wharf. As the curtain comes down on the recession, four wildly different bond traders put their limits to the test. The coarse tactics of big swinging dick, Donny, are challenged when a younger fresher new arrival fights to stake a claim in the bank. With Jess wrapping clients around her little finger, bright Cambridge grad Spoon has to catch up fast. Struggling to paper over the cracks of a family life in suburbia, seasoned trader PJ lags behind. In glass buildings that never sleep, is there a glass ceiling and what will it take for it to shatter?
(from 23 Sep 2015 - Closing on 24 Oct 2015)
ROYALE, THE
By Marco Ramirez
at Bush, The
Tells the story of boxer Jay Jackson, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World. It is loosely based on the real-life story of Jack Johnson, whose story is one of great talent and triumph, but also racism and injustice.
(from 13 Mar 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
RUMPY PUMPY!
Written and composed by Barbara Jane Mackie
at Landor Theatre
Based on the true story of two nice ladies from the Hampshire WI, Jean Johnson and Shirley Landels, who set out on a campaign for the decriminalisation of prostitution and to improve conditions for working girls.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 19 Apr 2015)
SCARLET
By Sam. H Freeman
at Southwark Playhouse
This morning Scarlet went viral. In a video she doesn’t remember making. With 10 men she doesn’t remember meeting. And now no one’s looking at anyone but her.
(from 15 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
SENSE OF AN ENDING
By Ken Urban
at Theatre503
Charles, a disgraced New York Times journalist, arrives in Rwanda for an exclusive interview with two Hutu nuns. Charged with war crimes, the nuns must convince the world of their innocence during the 1994 genocide. When an unknown survivor contradicts the nuns’ story, Charles must decide between saving his career or telling a murkier truth that might condemn the nuns to a life in prison.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
SHOCK TREATMENT
Lyrics by Richard O’Brien, music by Richard Hartley, book by Jim Sherman, adapted for stage by Tom Crowley and Benji Sperring
at King's Head Pub Theatre
Predicting the rise of reality TV, Shock Treatment sees the return of Brad and Janet as they get sucked into a world of crazed contestants, fame-hungry presenters and money-grabbing executives both in front and behind the cameras.
(from 17 Apr 2015 - Closing on 06 Jun 2015)
SO IT GOES
Devised and performed by Hannah Moss and David Ralfe
at Shoreditch Town Hall
Near-wordless, the show uses captions on white boards to explore her own true story, deftly capturing her battle to discuss her Father’s death while navigating a poignant journey of memory, laughter and sorrow.
(from 08 Apr 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
at St James Theatre
Songs for a New World weaves characters, locations and time periods together in one extraordinary evening - from the deck of a  Spanish sailing ship  to the window-ledge of a New York penthouse.
(from 22 Jul 2015 - Closing on 08 Aug 2015)
SPALDING SUITE, THE
Conceived and Written by Inua Ellams
at London Wonderground, Southbank Centre
A mix of basketball inspired movement and poetry, exploring UK basketball culture.
(from 29 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
SPEND SPEND SPEND
Book and Lyrics Steve Brown & Justin Greene, Music by Steve Brown, based on the book by Viv Nicholson & Stephen Smith
at Union Theatre
In 1961, Yorkshire housewife Viv Nicholson won £152,319 in the football pools. When a reporter asked her what she planned to do with her new fortune, she replied, "I'm going to spend, spend, spend!" which is exactly what she did. Her rags-to-riches-to-rags-again story takes her through five husbands, expensive sports cars, fur coats, and jewelry, a battle with alcohol, and bankruptcy as, unable to cope with her newfound wealth and fame, she rapidly spirals downward.
(from 25 Mar 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
STAND
Conceived by Chris Goode
at Battersea Arts Centre
Drawn from real life stories of courage and conscience from ordinary people, Stand examines what makes people elect to take a stand for what they believe in.
(from 20 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
STASIS
By Emily Holyoake
at White Bear Theatre
Stowaway Ren is on a Union spacecraft. Mission uncertain. What is for sure is that she shouldn’t be there. With the whole crew in stasis and only a hologram and the ship’s computer for company, Ren must cope with isolation and depleting oxygen whilst trying to find her way home.
(from 14 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
STELLA EUROPA
By Ian Grant
at Hen and Chickens Pub Theatre
The play pits the values of Europe against the values of UKIP.
(from 21 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
STEVIE
By Hugh Whitemore
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
Stevie Smith commutes to the West End to her work as a secretary at a publishing company. Her evenings are spent at home with her beloved Aunt - a world of Battenberg cake, gossip, Ginger Nuts and sherry in tiny glasses. But at the same time as leading this seemingly mundane suburban existence, she is writing the piercing poetry and prose that will one day make her famous.
(from 06 Mar 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
SUNSPOTS
By David Lewis
at Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
With his life in upheaval again Tom moves back home, where he rediscovers his father’s telescope and his childhood passion for star-gazing. Between studying constellations a beautiful girl sunbathing on a neighbouring rooftop catches his eye and, using maximum magnification, he notices a funny-looking mole on her back ...
(from 21 May 2015 - Closing on 20 Jun 2015)
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond
at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop
Set in Victorian London, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the story of the eponymous barber who seeks vengeance on what he sees as a merciless world by murdering his customers and, with the help of his landlady, the romantically inclined Mrs. Lovett, bakes their bodies into meat pies, which are fed to London's avid and unknowing populace.
(from 12 Mar 2015 - Closing on 30 May 2015)
THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY
book, music, and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff
at Greenwich Theatre
Based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the so-called 'thrill killers' who murdered a young boy in 1924 in order to commit 'the perfect crime.'
(from 08 Apr 2015 - Closing on 18 Apr 2015)
TITUS ANDRONICUS: AN ALL-FEMALE PRODUCTION
by William Shakespeare
at Greenwich Theatre
In the dying days of the Empire, Rome’s greatest statesmen and the Queen of the Goths become embroiled in a destructive spiral of revenge that threatens to undo them. As murder, mutilation, and madness cloud the city, can compassion and the memory of civic duty prevail to save a people who have lost their way?
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Harper Lee, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel
at Richmond Theatre
Jem and Scout’s idyllic childhood innocence is shattered by the realisation that prejudice rules their town when their father defends a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman and the family becomes a target of gossip and abuse.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 16 May 2015)
TOLD LOOK YOUNGER
by Stephen Wyatt
at Jermyn Street Theatre
Three encounters between three gay men in their early sixties in a restaurant where neither the menu nor the decor are ever the same. After years alone, following the death of his lover, Colin is planning to marry his nineteen year-old Turkish boyfriend. Is it love, lust or loneliness which drives him? And is Achmed simply a gold-digger in search of a UK passport.
(from 09 Jun 2015 - Closing on 04 Jul 2015)
TONY'S LAST TAPE
By Andy Barrett, based on the diaries of Tony Benn
at Bridge House Theatre SE20
For more than 50 years, Tony Benn has recorded everything that happened to and around him, and as the years passed so the burden of this documentation has grown. Today he has decided to make his last tape...
(from 27 Apr 2015 - Closing on 17 May 2015)
TROUBLE IN TAHITI AND OTHER SONGS OF PARADISE
By Leonard Bernstein
at The Space
Sam and Dinah live a picture perfect, white picket-fence existence. The American Dream. But scratch the surface and the veneer falls away. There is trouble in paradise.
(from 30 Jun 2015 - Closing on 04 Jul 2015)
TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare
at St Paul's Church
In the fantastical Kingdom of Illyria the peace of a grieving countess and a heartsick duke is disturbed by a pair of shipwrecked lovers, a lazy drunk, a vain pedant, a cowardly fool and a cunning maid. Tricks and subterfuge lead to unforeseen consequences; but then 'the course of true love never did run smooth', in this, the most loved of Shakespeare's comic plays.
(from 24 Jun 2015 - Closing on 24 Jul 2015)
TWELFTH NIGHT
By William Shakespeare
at The Space
Orsino, a brilliant and maniacal master of ceremonies, is desperate to regain the services of Olivia, his former leading lady, lost in a sinkhole of depression ever since the death of her brother. The only one who can bring a smile back to her face is Orsino’s newest recruit, the clown Cesario, a youth with remarkable talents, not only for avoiding uncomfortable questions about the past but also, it seems, for appearing in two places at once…
(from 21 Jul 2015 - Closing on 08 Aug 2015)
TWELVE ANGRY MEN
By Reginald Rose
at Richmond Theatre
Follows twelve jurors who have murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a dilemma for the twelve, as their prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax...
(from 27 Apr 2015 - Closing on 02 May 2015)
VERB TO LOVE, THE
by Andy Collyer
at Old Red Lion Theatre
Simon is lost, abandoned by James, his partner of twenty-three years. He is alone for the first time, until he finds Ben, the great love of his life, a young man seventeen years his junior, and finds himself rejuvenated and fulfilled in a way he never knew possible.
(from 28 Apr 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
VERDI'S LA TRAVIATA
adapted by Robin Norton-Hale
at Tricycle Theatre
The story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future, this production is set in the 1920s underworld of speakeasies and bootlegging and reveals the hypocrisy and heartache behind the glittering façade of parties.
(from 22 Jun 2015 - Closing on 04 Jul 2015)
VOICES
by Stuart Clarke
at Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Based on the words and memoirs of soldiers who fell in the Great War and those they left behind.
(from 07 Apr 2015 - Closing on 25 Apr 2015)
VOTE FOR ME: A MUSICAL DEBATE
by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen
at London Theatre Workshop
VOTE FOR ME is a musicalized Presidential debate where you pick the winner. Candidates dance and sing their way through the three-ring circus of American politics, and audiences cast their votes to help determine the outcome of the show.
(from 05 May 2015 - Closing on 23 May 2015)
WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN
By Henrik Ibsen; Adapted by Les Foules
at The Space
Famous sculptor Rubek and his wife Maia holiday at a resort deep in the mountain pines. Both are unsettled by a string of strange encounters with other hotel guests. Rubek is shocked into a state of passion and reawakening by the appearance of his former muse – fellow artist Irene. Sharp, cool and angry, she envisions herself petrified by Rubek’s previous abandonment of her. Meanwhile, Ulfheim, a bear hunter, turns up and seduces Maia with his sensuous impulsiveness. Together, the guests track their way up the side of the mountain towards the final act.
(from 12 May 2015 - Closing on 30 May 2015)
WHERE'S YOUR MAMA GONE?
By Brian Daniels
at Hen and Chickens Pub Theatre
This is the story of twins Stephen and Carol Connor who were just six years old when they lost mum Kath to serial killer Paul Sutton
(from 05 May 2015 - Closing on 30 May 2015)


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