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This Is London - 8th February 2018


20 LYTTELTON THEATRE NETWORK Hilarious and horrifying by turns, Lee Hall and director Ivo Van Hove bring Paddy Chayefsky’s iconic film to the stage for the first time. PINOCCHIO On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto’s workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine forests to bottom of the ocean. The National Theatre’s production of The Winter’s Tale plays at the Dorfman from 14 - 28 February during Half Term. PLAYS BEGINNING Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton reprise their critically acclaimed roles as Laura and Danny; a tender and funny story about the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance. AMBASSADORS THEATRE West Street, WC2 (020 7395 5405) JULIUS CAESAR Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. BRIDGE THEATRE One Tower Bridge, SE1 (0843 208 1846) FAULTY TOWERS DINING EXPERIENCE Inspired by one of Britain's greatest ever comedy series, this 2 hour interactive production is set in a restaurant where you the audience are the diners. RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN Bloomsbury Street, (020 7764 0523) THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY One enormous diamond, eight incompetent crooks and a snoozing security guard. What could possibly go right? CRITERION THEATRE Piccadilly Circus, (020 7492 0810) THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG A Polytechnic amateur drama group are putting on a 1920s murder mystery and everything that can go wrong... does! DUCHESS THEATRE Catherine Street, WC2 (0330 333 4810) MARY STUART Schiller’s political tragedy is set behind the scenes of some of British history’s most crucial days. Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trade the play’s central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin. DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE St Martin’s Lane, WC2 (020 7492 1552) THE WOMAN IN BLACK An innocent outsider, a suspicious rural community, a gothic house and a misty marsh are the ingredients of this Victorian ghost story. FORTUNE THEATRE Russell Street, WC2 (0844 871 7626) THE FERRYMAN In Jez Butterworth’s new major drama, multi award-winning actor, director and writer Paddy Considine is joined by Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly. Directed by Sam Mendes. GIELGUD THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 482 5130) THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Ian Rickson directs a major new revival of Harold Pinter’s brilliantly mysterious darkcomic masterpiece. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Toby Jones and Stephen Mangan. HAROLD PINTER THEATRE Panton Street, SW1 (0844 871 7627) Royal National Theatre Plays in repertory OLIVIER THEATRE AMADEUS Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. DORFMAN THEATRE JOHN An uncanny new play by Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick had a soldout run at the National in 2016. James Macdonald directs. THE WINTER’S TALE This exciting new version is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for younger audiences. Watch out for pursuing bears. NATIONAL THEATRE South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3000) HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD PARTS I & II A new stage play based on the Harry Potter franchise written by Jack Thorne, based on an original story by J.K Rowling. PALACE THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0330 333 4813) THE EXORCIST John Pielmeier's stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's novel, starring Jenny Seagrove, Peter Bowles and Adam Garcia. PHOENIX THEATRE Charing Cross Road, WC2 (0844 871 7627) THE MOUSETRAP Agatha Christie’s whodunnit is the longest running play of its kind in the history of the British theatre. ST MARTIN’S THEATRE West Street, WC2 (0844 499 1515) FROZEN A play about retribution, remorse and redemption, which explores the interwoven lives of three strangers as they try to make sense of the unimaginable. THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET Haymarket SW1 (020 7930 8800) LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN Following Dominic Dromgoole’s engaging revival of Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, awardwinning director Kathy Burke has brought together a talented comedic cast for her highly anticipated production. VAUDEVILLE THEATRE Strand, WC2 (020 7400 1257) t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece WYNDHAM’S THEATRE Charing Cross Road, WC2 (0844 482 5120) MUSICALS KINKY BOOTS Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax film, the show tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father's Northampton shoe factory. ADELPHI THEATRE Strand, WC2 (020 3725 7060) WICKED Hit Broadway story of how a clever, misunderstood girl with emerald green skin and a girl who is beautiful and popular turn into the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch in the Land of Oz. APOLLO VICTORIA THEATRE Wilton Road, SW1 (0844 826 8000) FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Director Clarke Peters calls the show a 'revusical’, a 90-minute tribute to the black song-writer/saxophonist, Louis Jordan. Closing 17 February. MARBLE ARCH THEATRE Marble Arch, W1 (020 7400 1257) SCHOOL OF ROCK Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage musical with lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Julian Fellowes, adapted from the film. NEW LONDON THEATRE Drury Lane, WC2 (020 7492 0810) GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY The World Premiere of Conor McPherson's new play in London, featuring classic songs by Bob Dylan. NOEL COWARD THEATRE St. Martin’s Lane, WC2 (0844 482 5140) ALADDIN The classic hit film has been brought to thrilling life on stage by Disney, featuring all the songs from the Academy Award winning score. PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE Old Compton Street, W1 (0844 482 5151) BOOK OF MORMON Broadway musical takes shots at everything from organised religion to consumerism, state of the economy and the musical theatre genre. PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE Coventry Street, W1 (0844 482 5115) LES MISERABLES A spectacularly staged version of Victor Hugo’s epic novel about an escaped convict’s search for redemption in Revolutionary France. QUEEN’S THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (0844 482 5160) DREAMGIRLS Set in the USA during the late 1960s and early 1970s, it follows a young female singing trio as they become music superstars. SAVOY THEATRE Strand, WC2 (020 7492 0810) 21 EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE New musical starring John McCrea transfers to the West End following a sold-out run at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre. APOLLO THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (020 7851 2711) MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Featuring all the much loved classics from Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5, the show tells the story behind the hits. SHAFTESBURY THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (020 7492 0810) MATILDA Critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Roald Dahl’s book, directed by Matthew Warchus. CAMBRIDGE THEATRE Earlham Street, WC2 (0844 800 1110) 42ND STREET The song and dance, American dream fable, where af small town girl, Peggy Sawyer’s rise from chorus line to Broadway star. THEATRE ROYAL Drury Lane, WC2 (020 7492 0810) THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Long running epic romance by Andrew Lloyd Webber, set behind the scenes of a Paris opera house where a deformed phantom stalks his prey. HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE Haymarket, SW1 (0844 412 2707) Sharon Rose, Vanessa Fisher, Cleopatra Joseph in Motown the Musical Photo: Tristram Kenton THE GRINNING MAN A new musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1869 novel The Laughing Man, about a travelling sideshow freak whose face has been carved with a permanent smile. TRAFALGAR STUDIO Whitehall, SW1 (0844 871 7632) THE LION KING Disney‘s phenomenally successful animated film is transformed into a spectacular stage musical, a superb evening of visual delight. LYCEUM THEATRE Wellington Street, WC2 (0844 871 3000) THRILLER – LIVE High octane show celebrating the career of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Over two hours of the non-stop hit songs that marked his legendary live performances. LYRIC THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (0330 333 4812) MAMMA MIA! Hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, set around the story of a mother and daughter on the eve of the daughter’s wedding. NOVELLO THEATRE Aldwych, WC2 (0844 482 5170) ANNIE Revival of the famous musical starring Meera Syall. A Depression-era rags-to-riches story featuring the songs It's The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street and Tomorrow. PICCADILLY THEATRE Denman Street, W1 (0844 871 7630) HAMILTON Lin-Manuel Miranda's multi award-winning musical, based on Ron Chernow's biography of one of the American Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE Victoria Street, SW1 (0844 248 5000) t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

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