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Theatre Tickets for Plays

London plays may not be as popular as musicals but personally we much prefer a good play. There are all kinds of London plays ranging from the hilarious 39 Steps to the terrifying The Woman in Black.

There are long running classics such as Agatha Christie's Mousetrap which has been playing in London for over 50 years and is the world's longest running play. The Woman in Black is also one of the longest running plays having been playing in London for over 20 years.

Whatever kind of play you prefer there is sure to be something on in London to suit your taste.

Select a play from the list below for full information and to check availability of tickets.

Plays A-Z

1984

1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

April 1984. 13.00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

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Alice's Adventures Underground

Alice's Adventures Underground at the The Vault

Fall down the rabbit hole and enter Wonderland, wandering through this ‘topsy-turvy world wide-eyed’ (The Times) with ‘visual and tactile treats embedded everywhere’ (The Evening Standard). Make a series of choices; will you shrink of grow? Take tea at the biggest un-birthday party with the maddest of Hatters; let the Cheshire Cat take you hither or thither or join the underground movement to rise against the fearsome Queen of Hearts.

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Aliens Love Underpants

Aliens Love Underpants at the Dominion Theatre

Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort, Adapted & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith Aliens love underpants Of every shape and size But there are no underpants in space So here's a big surprise!

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As is

As is at the Trafalgar Studio Two

New York City, 1985. Rich (Steven Webb), a young writer who is beginning to find success, is breaking up with his longtime lover, Saul (David Poynor), a professional photographer. However, Rich's idyll with his new lover is short-lived when he learns that he has contracted the terrifying new disease AIDS and he returns to Saul for sanctuary as he awaits its slow and awful progress.

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Between The Sheets: An Intimate Cabaret

Between The Sheets: An Intimate Cabaret at the The Spiegeltent

Welcome to Miss Polly Rae’s boudoir. Celebrating all things ‘in the bedroom’ ‘Between The Sheets’ is a visually stunning, hilarious and risqué romp.

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Bill Bailey: Limboland

Bill Bailey: Limboland at the Vaudeville Theatre

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show LIMBOLAND. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place.

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Black Cat Cabaret

Black Cat Cabaret at the The Spiegeltent

Brand new show from London’s finest purveyors of cabaret noir, starring troubled soprano Lili La Scala as an unsleeping queen of the night who must guide guests on a trip to her shadowy dream world.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the classic tale of Holly Golightly written by Truman Capote and so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film, is being given a new lease of life as a stage play with music in a sparkling, sophisticated production starring the multi award-winning Pixie Lott as Holly.

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Consensual

Consensual at the Ambassadors Theatre

The National Youth Theatre presents an explosive and thought-provoking piece of new writing from Evan Placey (Writers’ Guild Award winner) exploring what happens when buried secrets catch up with you. But when it comes to sex and consent, are there really any blurred lines?

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Constellations

Constellations at the Trafalgar Studio One

Following sell out runs in the West End and Broadway and a critically acclaimed 5 star tour, Nick Payne’s ‘ingenious, touching and intellectually searching play’ (Daily Telegraph), Constellations returns to London for 3 weeks only starring Louise Brealey (Sherlock, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Joe Armstrong (Happy Valley, Hollow Crown, Robin Hood).

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Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes at the Vaudeville Theatre

Dawn French the Queen of British comedy performs her first ever and critically acclaimed solo show at London’s Vaudeville for a STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON from 11 Nov. The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady has written a new show, based on her life and career, called 30 MILLION MINUTES.

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Dear Lupin

Dear Lupin at the Apollo Theatre

Roger Mortimer's often hilarious, sometimes touching, always generous letters to his son, Charlie, are packed with crisp anecdotes and sharp observations. The trials and tribulations of Charlie's youth and adulthood are received by his father with both humour and resignation. Spanning twenty-five years, their correspondence forms a memoir of their relationship, an affectionate portrait of a time gone by.

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Derren Brown: Miracle

Derren Brown: Miracle at the Palace Theatre

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one-man show, Derren Brown: Miracle. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is, once again, looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.

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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaur Zoo at the King's Cross Theatre

A unique show that allows heaps of interaction for kids and adults while they travel with the Erth performers on a journey through prehistoric Australia.

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Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School at the The Spiegeltent

Dr. Sketchy’s is the world’s premier alternative drawing movement. Started by artist Molly Crabapple in New York. Dr. Sketchy now attracts audiences in over a hundred cities across the globe (including New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Melbourne) it’s the little Brooklyn event that has exploded into an international phenomenon.

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Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

Dr. Seuss's The Lorax at the Old Vic Theatre

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who’s on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler.

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Edward IV

Edward IV at the Rose Theatre Kingston

The second play, adapted from Shakespeare’s Henry VI Parts II and III, intensifies the conflict between all those grasping for power. The Civil War ebbs and flows as the throne changes hands. A powerless Henry VI becomes a pacifist appalled by the fighting; his beautiful French wife becomes a warrior queen, leading her army into battle. The white rose triumphs, promoting the accession of young Edward IV, but the red rose fights back and Henry VI is king again. As the white rose counter-attacks, nobody quite notices the emergence of an ambitious crookback youngster… called Richard.

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Everyman

Everyman at the Olivier Theatre

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

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Exhibitionism - Rolling Stones

Exhibitionism - Rolling Stones at the Saatchi Gallery

Taking over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery with 9 thematic galleries, EXHIBITIONISM combines over 500 original Stones’ artefacts, with striking cinematic and interactive technologies offering the most comprehensive and immersive insight into the band’s fascinating fifty year history. From never before seen dressing room and backstage paraphernalia to rare instruments; original stage designs, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and video footage; personal diaries; poster and album cover artwork; and unique wraparound cinematic experiences that celebrate every aspect of their Careers. Centre stage is the musical heritage that took them from a London blues band in the early 1960s to inspirational cultural icons.

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Farinelli and The King

Farinelli and The King at the Duke of York's Theatre

Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem), "One of the greatest stage actors in the World" (Daily Telegraph), stars in Claire Van Kampen's moving and mesmirising new play, fresh from a sell out run in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe.

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at the Torquay Suite Theatre

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. If you love the original show, you'll find Faulty Towers The Dining Experience a unique, novel pleasure and unmissably great fun.

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Future Conditional

Future Conditional at the Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic presents Future Conditional, a bracingly topical and boisterously funny new play directed by Matthew Warchus and starring Rob Brydon, with a cast of 23 young performers. Future Conditional tackles the conundrum of British schooling through a myriad of characters including parents, teachers, and Alia, a prodigiously clever young Afghan refugee and the newest member of Britain’s Education Research Board. Alia has a radical solution for Britain’s schools that could restore our place in the world education league. But is the system ready to take lessons from a schoolgirl. ?

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Hamlet

Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role in Shakespeare's great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the Barbican presents an exclusive twelve-week run of this compelling new production in summer 2015.

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Harlequinade / All On Her Own

Harlequinade / All On Her Own at the Garrick Theatre (Branagh 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. Behind the scences world takes centre stage in Terence Rattigan's affectionate celebration of the lunatic art of putting on a play. Kenneth Branagh will be joined by Zoë Wanamaker and will co-direct with Rob Ashford.

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Hay Fever

Hay Fever at the Duke of York's Theatre

"Felicity Kendal gives the greatest performance of her career as Judith Bliss"- Once glittering star of the London stage- In Noel Coward's hilarious comedy of bad manners.

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Henry V

Henry V at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare's History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle Of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal In Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V.

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Henry VI

Henry VI at the Rose Theatre Kingston

In the first play, Henry V, the ‘star of England’, after triumphant conquests in France, is dead. His heir is an infant, whose throne must be protected by regents against the counterclaims of the most powerful baronial families in the country – the House of York, whose symbol is a white rose, and the House of Lancaster, represented by a red rose. Conflict is inevitable.

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Hercules: A Dance Cabaret

Hercules: A Dance Cabaret at the Peacock Theatre

New Art Club are pioneering artists, comedy theatre makers and choreography Pete Shenton and Tom Roden.

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Hetty Feather

Hetty Feather at the Duke of York's Theatre

Adapted from best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson's novel, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought to life on stage by Emma Reeves, the award-winning scriptwriter of BBC TV's hit Wilson adaptation The Story of Tracy Beaker, and Olivier-nominated director Sally Cookson, whose critically acclaimed production of Jane Eyre seen at the Bristol Old Vic will be revived at The National Theatre this Autumn. Featuring a musical score by Benji Bowe, thrilling aerial and circus skills and a huge heart Hetty Feather is the must see show for this summer. Following its sell out 2014 run in London's West End and a 2015 Olivier Award nomination for Best Family and Entertainmen, Hetty Feather returns to the West End for a smashing summer season for 40 performances.

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part 3

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part 3 at the Garrick Theatre

Following the major sell-out success of Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain Parts One & Two, Birmingham Stage Company will return to the Garrick Theatre with a brand new instalment, Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain - Part Three! from 25 July – 5 September, making it the longest running show for children in West End history.

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I Believe In Unicorns

I Believe In Unicorns at the Vaudeville Theatre

Olivier Award Nominated Wizard Presents brings best selling children's author Michael Morpurgo's treaured story to life.

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Impossible

Impossible at the Noel Coward Theatre

IMPOSSIBLE, the biggest magic show in decades is set to thrill audiences in London's West End this summer at the Noël Coward Theatre. The show will feature the very best magicians and tricksters from around the world, fusing dazzling grand stage illusions, up-close-and-personal magic, cutting-edge technological tricks and death-defying escapology in a fast-paced, breath-taking spectacular for every generation.

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - Programme 1

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - Programme 1 at the Peacock Theatre

This autumn the fabulous, award-winning, scene-stealing Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (or ‘The Trocks’ to their friends), storm back into London for two glittering weeks… in size 12 pointe shoes.

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - Programme 2

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - Programme 2 at the Peacock Theatre

This autumn the fabulous, award-winning, scene-stealing Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (or ‘The Trocks’ to their friends), storm back into London for two glittering weeks… in size 12 pointe shoes.

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Lights! Camera! Improvise!

Lights! Camera! Improvise! at the Duchess Theatre

Ever dreamed of creating your very own Hollywood motion picture? Imagine the possibilities. Awesome action sequences, heart-warming romances, ingenious plot twists and surprises at every turn. You choose the genre, the location and the title and the movie is brought to life before your very eyes while OSCAR, the resident 'film buff' can pause, rewind and fast forward scenes. with hilarious results!

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Lord Of The Flies

Lord Of The Flies at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

William Goulding's Lord Of The Flies adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams.

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Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.

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My Children! My Africa!

My Children! My Africa! at the Trafalgar Studio Two

Two opposing forces struggle for the soul of Thami, a young, brilliant black man. His teacher insists that education, even the inferior "Bantu" education he is forced to teach, is the way to liberation. But Thami has begun to listen to angrier voices.

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Othello

Othello at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.

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Photograph 51

Photograph 51 at the Noel Coward Theatre.

By Anna Ziegler "The instant I saw the photograph my mouth fell open and my pulse began to race" Nicole Kidman makes her much anticipated return to the London stage in the role of Rosalind Franklin, the woman who discovered the secret life, In the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's award winning play.

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Richard III

Richard III at the Rose Theatre Kingston

This autumn the Rose stage will be transformed into a battleground for The Wars of the Roses, a gripping distillation of four of Shakespeare’s history plays, directed by Trevor Nunn, one of the world’s leading Shakespearean directors. A spectacular theatrical event not seen since it was first produced at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963 by Peter Hall & John Barton, The War of the Roses trilogy of plays covers one of the most tumultuous and intriguing periods of British history - the 15th Century conflict between the House of York and the House of Lancaster for the throne of England. So often presented as a standalone drama, the third play in the cycle is the climax of Shakespeare’s great chronicle of the fifty-year conflict between York and Lancaster, between roses white and red

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre (Branagh Theatre)

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James who play the leads in Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre

Hitchcock meets hilarious in this madcap stage adaptation of the classic movie by the Master of Suspense. John Buchan’s gripping whodunnit - memorably filmed by Hitchcock in 1935 - has at last been thrillingly adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow. This astonishing theatrical tour-de-force is performed by just four actors essaying 139 roles. The 39 Steps await you, so book today!

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The Audience

The Audience at the Apollo Theatre

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new version of Peter Morgan’s The Audience. Stephen Daldry’s production will preview at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015.

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The Beaux' Stratagem

The Beaux' Stratagem at the Olivier 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.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing in an attempt to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington.

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The Entertainer

The Entertainer at the Garrick Theatre (Branagh Theatre)

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private moments.

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The Father

The Father at the Wyndham's Theatre

Now eighty 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.

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The Gathered Leaves

The Gathered Leaves at the Park Theatre

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. And to make matters worse, they are running out of time – or rather William is – as the world that he has always known is steadily beginning to crumble around him.

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The Hairy Ape

The Hairy Ape at the Old Vic Theatre

A classic expressionist masterpiece by Nobel prize-winner Eugene O’Neill, The Hairy Ape tells the story of Yank, a labourer who revels in his status as the strongest stoker on a transatlantic ocean liner. But when Yank is called a ‘filthy beast’ by the overbred daughter of a steel merchant, he experiences an awakening of consciousness that leads him on a journey through the wealthy neighbourhoods and disenfranchised underbelly of New York society. Searching for a way to belong, Yank is forced to confront primal questions about his true place in the world.

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The Illusionists

The Illusionists at the Shaftesbury Theatre

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE - the world's best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London's West End for the first time, starring the UK's hottest magician Jamie Raven.

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The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Importance Of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre

David Suchet will star as Lady Bracknell is Oscar Wilde's much loved materpiece The Importance Of Being Earnest this spring. Wilde's superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language - the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity can still make you laugh out loud.

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The Mentalists

The Mentalists at the Wyndham's Theatre

BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, Hello Ladies) stars with critically acclaimed actor Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey, Harry Potter, Posh) in this sharply written and darkly comic play from Richard Bean, writer of the smash hit, One Man, Two Guvnors.

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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood

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The Merchant of Venice - National Youth Theatre

The Merchant of Venice - National Youth Theatre at the Ambassadors Theatre

If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? Shakespeare's iconic tale of prejudice, justice and mercy is set against austerity and immigration in Tom Stoppard's specially commissioned abridgement, exploring the laws of society and how far your heritage dictates your destiny.

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The Motherf**ker With The Hat

The Motherf**ker With The Hat at the Lyttelton Theatre, National

Things are looking up for Jackie. He's out of jail and staying clean thanks to his sponsor. He might even have found a job. And of course there's Veronica, who he's loved since 8th grade.

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The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap at the St. Martin's Theatre

Agatha Christie's legendary whodunit, THE MOUSETRAP, is still thriving after over 60 years in the West End. The world's longest-running play, this murder mystery masterpiece goes from strength to strength as a new generation of theatregoers are tricked and teased at St. Martin's Theatre. Experience this cracking yarn today - an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!

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The Painkiller

The Painkiller at the Garrick Theatre (Branagh 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? Sean Foley directs his darkly hilarious adaptation of Francis Veber's classic French farce as Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon reprise the roles they played to great acclaim at Belfast's Lyric Theatre in this comic tour-de-force.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre

Described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, this is THE smash hit new comedy for 2014!

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The Power of Poison

The Power of Poison at the The Power of Poison

Discover the alluring, seductive and terrifying role of poison and how it affects our everyday lives through nature, myth, medicine and healing. Turn forensic detective and use clues to solve famous poisonings.

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The Railway Children - Live On Stage

The Railway Children - Live On Stage at the King's Cross Theatre

All aboard! The stunning adaptation of E Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children arrives at London's King's Cross Station from December. Set in a new, purpose built 1,000 seat venue, this breathtaking show features a stage built around a real train track, and a beautiful 60-tonne locomotive that steams into the theatre to the delight of audience members of all ages.

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The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale at the Garrick Theatre (Branagh Theatre)

Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.

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The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre

One of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged, The Woman In Black is now in its twentieth year in the West End. Unanimously critically acclaimed, Stephen Mallatratt's adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel at the Fortune Theatre combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by film noir - book now!

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To Kill A Mockingbird - Barbican

To Kill A Mockingbird - Barbican at the Barbican Theatre

Acclaimed as "Dramatic Gold" by The Times and starring Robert Sean Leonard , this enthralling stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize Winning novel returns to London, following two sell out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

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War Horse

War Horse at the New London Theatre

The National Theatre's sell out production transfers to the New London Theatre. Life sized puppets depict a gripping journey through history, as a young man embarks on an odyssey to find his beloved horse.

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Wendy & Peter Pan

Wendy & Peter Pan at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Join us this Winter as we return to Neverland with Ella Hickson's acclaimed re-telling of JM Barrie's classic chidlren's story.

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights at the Ambassadors Theatre

When Heathcliff, a mysterious child is rescued and brought to Wuthering Heights, he develops an inseparable bond to Cathy. Their friendship soon develops into a passionate and iconic love, which spans generations and ends with tragic results.

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WWE Live

WWE Live at the The O2 Arena

Fans will be able to see all their favourite WWE Superstars and Divas all under one roof, including John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Bray Wyatt,Big Show, Luke Harper and many more.

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