Schedule of Upcoming London Shows
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Schedule of Upcoming London Shows

HEARTBEAT OF HOME
• Theatre: Piccadilly Theatre
• First Preview: September 4, 2019
• Opening: September 11, 2019
• Idea: John McColgan
• Director: John McColgan

Following bought out performances on the London Palladium, Heartbeat of House is delighted to be returning to the West Finish this September. This coronary heart–stopping tour de pressure options the dynamic vibrant parts of conventional Irish, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban and Modern music and dance mixed in a brand new and thrilling fusion.

A DOLL’S HOUSE
• Theatre: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
• First Preview: September 6, 2019
• Opening: September 11, 2019
• Playwright: Henrik Ibsen, in a brand new adaptation by Tanika Gupta
• Director: Rachel O’Riordan
• Solid: Anjana Vasan, Arindier Sadhra, Assad Zaman, Colin Tierney, Elliot Cowan, Tripti Tripuraneni

Tanika Gupta reimagines Ibsen’s basic play of gender politics via the lens of British colonialism, providing a daring, feminine perspective exploring themes of possession and race. Rachel O’Riordan makes her directorial debut as Inventive Director of the Lyric, in a manufacturing that provides new urgency to the forces that drive our heroine to decide on between society’s expectations and her personal identification.

PRELUDES
• Theatre: Southwark Playhouse
• First Preview: September 6, 2019
• Opening: September 11, 2019
• Guide, Music, Lyrics and Orchestrations: Dave Malloy
• Director: Alex Sutton
• Solid: Rebecca Caine, Norton James, Georgia Louise, Tom Noyes, Keith Ramsay, Tim Walton

Primarily based on a real story of Rachmaninoff’s periods of hypnotherapy, Preludes is a rare new musical by three-time Tony Award-nominee Dave Malloy. It examines the crippling debilitation and hurt the world can do to individuals, and the way the dramatic and musical course of can be utilized as remedy to revive them again into the fullest of artistic lives. Utilizing dwell piano and electronics, Malloy makes use of a hybrid of his personal and Rachmaninoff’s compositions to create a dream-like world that takes us to the darkest recesses of Rachmaninoff’s thoughts.

FAME THE MUSICAL
• Theatre: Peacock Theatre
• Opening: September 11, 2019
• Guide: David De Silva
• Music: Steve Margoshes
• Lyrics: Jacques Levy
• Director: Nick Winston
• Solid: Keith Jack, Mica Paris, Jorgie Porter

Keep in mind the title! The present that’s gonna dwell perpetually, Fame The Musical returns to London’s Peacock Theatre with its triumphant 30th anniversary tour manufacturing. Primarily based on the 1980 popular culture movie phenomenon, Fame follows the lives of scholars at New York’s Excessive College For The Performing Arts. Navigating their method via the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the last word elation of a performer’s life, the scholars attempt for stardom.

THE KING OF HELL’S PALACE
• Theatre: Hampstead Theatre
• First Preview: September 5, 2019
• Opening: September 12, 2019
• Playwright: Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
• Administrators: Michael Boyd
• Solid: Aidan Cheng, Celeste Den, Tuyen Do, Christopher Goh, Togo Igawa, Incent Lai, Kok-Hwa Lie, Millecent Wong

Henan Province, 1992. China is laying the foundations for world wealth and energy – enterprise is booming. Yin-Yin, a younger Ministry of Well being official, finds herself recruited into a brand new and strange commerce that boasts infinite inventory and infinite demand. However amidst the hype and the hovering earnings, she quickly uncovers an unimaginable secret that can take a look at to the restrict her loyalties to her career, to her household and to her nation… Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s blazing new thriller relies on the true story of a whistleblowing heroine and her extraordinary mission to show a cover-up of epic proportions.

SHIDA
• Theatre: The Vaults
• First Preview: September 11, 2019
• Opening: September 13, 2019
• Guide, Music and Lyrics: Jeannette Bayardelle
• Administrators: Andy Sandberg
• Solid: Jeannette Bayardelle

Following a critically acclaimed run in New York, Jeannette Bayardelle brings her astonishing and heartbreaking musical Shida to The Vaults this autumn for a strictly restricted season. Set to a soulfully contagious rating of rock, jazz, R&B, and gospel music, Shida relies on the true story of a younger African-American lady who aspires to turn out to be a author, tracing the ups and downs of her household, friendships, and love life – from the double-dutch court docket at St. Mary’s Catholic College within the Bronx to a scholarship at NYU. Her goals turn out to be sidetracked by hardship and loss till her religion and people closest to her mix to revive Shida’s hope and provides her a second probability. Shida is a tour-de-force for Jeannette Bayardelle, who takes us via Shida’s highly effective, humorous, and inspirational story.

THE LIFE I LEAD
• Theatre: Wyndham’s Theatre
• Opening: September 16, 2019
• Playwright: James Kettle
• Administrators: Selina Cadell and Didi Hopkins
• Solid: Miles Jupp

Greatest remembered for taking part in Mr Banks in Disney’s basic movie Mary Poppins, David Tomlinson was famend for taking part in the basic English gent, forthright, correct, and a loveable idiot. His assembly with Walt Disney got here to encapsulate his unimaginable life stuffed with journey and heartbreak. The person who portrayed one in every of cinema’s most well-known patriarchs was outlined by his relationship along with his personal father – a distant eccentric, who was hiding a rare tragicomic secret.

BIG THE MUSICAL
• Theatre: Dominion Theatre
• First Preview: September 6, 2019
• Opening: September 17, 2019
• Guide: John Weidman
• Music: David Shire
• Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jr.
• Director: Morgan Younger
• Solid: Jay McGuiness, Wendi Peters, Kimberly Walsh, Matthew Kelly, Lori Haley Fox, Edward Handoll, Harrison Dadswell, Jamie O’Connor, Jake Simon, Jobe Hart, Austen Phelan, Theo Wilkinson, Charlie Bull, Colin Burnicle, Christie-Lee Crosson, Vicki Davids, Alex Fobbester, Leanne Garretty, Stuart Hickey, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Ross McLaren, Richard Murphy, Eddie Myles, Katharine Pearson, Anton Fosh, Gemma Fuller, Gary Murphy and Katy Osborne.

One thing Huge is occurring on the Dominion Theatre this autumn. The household favorite Tom Hanks movie is hitting the West Finish stage as a musical, starring The Needed’s Jay McGuiness! Revisiting the hilarious and heart-warming story of a boy who magically turns into an grownup in a single day – bringing childlike innocence and creativeness to the world of enterprise – Huge The Musical tickets are certain to be in large demand, because the present makes its West Finish premiere.

FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY
• Theatre: Nationwide Theatre- Dorfman
• First Preview: September 9, 2019
• Opening: September 17, 2019
• Playwright: Alexander Zeldin
• Director: Alexander Zeldin
• Solid: Nick Holder, Dayo Koleosho, Susan Lynch, Cecilia Noble, Bobby Stallwood, Hind Swareldahab, Alan Williams

In a run-down neighborhood corridor on the sting of city, a lady has been cooking lunch for these in want. A choir is beginning up, run by a volunteer who’s in search of a brand new starting. A mom is searching for assist in her combat to maintain her younger daughter from being taken into care. An older man sits silently within the nook, the primary to reach, the final to depart. Exterior the rain is falling. Religion, Hope and Charity is the end result of a trilogy that started with Past Caring and adopted by LOVE. Alexander Zeldin’s new play guarantees to be one other uncompromising theatrical expertise that goes to the center of our unsure instances.

BLACK CHIFFON
• Theatre: Park Theatre
• First Preview: September 18, 2019
• Opening: September 19, 2019
• Playwright: Lesley Storm
• Director: Clive Brill
• Solid: Abigail Cruttenden, Eva Feiler Ian Kelly, Nicholas Murchie, Yvonne Newman, Jack Staddon, Jemima Watling

Mrs Alicia Christie maintains a stupendous house, with a intelligent husband and devoted kids. This certainly makes her an upstanding society lady… What would you do to guard your loved ones? Would you lie? Would you faux to be a totally totally different particular person to the one everybody is aware of? Would you forsake all of your beliefs? Would you go to jail? One lady. One crime. One determination.

IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE
• Theatre: Harold Pinter Theatre
• Opening: September 20, 2019
• Director: Sean Mathias
• Solid: Ian McKellen

Don’t miss this opportunity to spend time with Ian McKellen On Stage, as he talks Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others… and YOU! To have fun his 80th Birthday, Ian has been touring the UK taking part in 80 of his favorite theatres, all to lift cash for British Theatre. Now, Ian completes his epic journey by returning to the West Finish for a strictly restricted run of the present that has been beloved by audiences younger and previous, throughout the nation. From Gandalf to Lear, Widow Twankey to Richard III, be a part of Ian as he revisits an unimaginable profession of over 50 years of stage and display, with a nod to his most iconic and beloved roles on this intimate efficiency. Watch as he brings these well-known characters to life performing quick scenes, and take heed to never-before heard anecdotes of a life in showbusiness.

TWO LADIES
• Theatre: Bridge Theatre
• First Preview: September 14, 2019
• Opening: September 25, 2019
• Playwright: Nancy Harris
• Director: Nicholas Hytner
• Solid: Zoë Wanamaker, Zrinka Cvitešić, Lorna Brown, Raghad Chaar Yoli Fuller

As their husbands conflict over a global disaster, the primary girls of France and America discover themselves alone collectively in a facet room. Mates or enemies? When the stakes are so excessive, can they belief one another? Can they belief their husbands? Zoë Wanamaker is re-united with director Nicholas Hytner for her Bridge debut and Zrinka Cvitešić returns to the London stage after her Olivier award-winning efficiency in As soon as.

GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD.IMP
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom Theatre- Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
• First Preview: September 18, 2019
• Opening: September 25, 2019
• Playwright: Caryl Churchill
• Director: James Macdonald
• Solid: Kwabena Ansah, Caelan Edie, Deborah Findlay, Louisa Harland, Toby Jones, Patrick McNamee, Tom Mothersdale, Rebekah Murrell, Sarah Niles, Leo Rait, Sule Rimi

A lady fabricated from glass. Gods and murders. A serial killer’s associates. And a secret in a bottle. 4 tales by Caryl Churchill.

MOTHER OF HIM
• Theatre: Park Theatre
• First Preview: September 18, 2019
• Opening: September 24, 2019
• Playwright: Evan Placey
• Director: Max Lindsay
• Solid: Tracy-Ann Oberman

Brenda, a single Jewish mom (Tracy-Ann Oberman) tries to handle her skilled life while ushering youngest son, Jason, off to high school. His elder brother stays asleep upstairs. This might be a day like every other, if older brother Matthew wasn’t below home arrest. Pursued by the media and affected by guilt, Brenda tries to to carry her household collectively because the world is ready to tear them aside. Primarily based on a real story, Evan Placey’s highly effective and provocative drama questions what it takes for for a mom to cease loving her son.

BLOOD WEDDING
• Theatre: The Younger Vic
• First Preview: September 19, 2019
• Opening: September 25, 2019
• Playwright: Federico García Lorca, tailored by Marina Carr
• Director: Yaël Farber
• Solid: Bríd Brennan, Scarlett Brookes, Gavin Drea, Aoife Duffin, Annie Firbank, Olwen Fouéré, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Faaiz Mbelizi, Steffan Rhodri, Thalissa Teixeira, David Walmsley

What do you do when the day that’s presupposed to be the happiest of your life turns into a residing nightmare? A repressed, passionate love affair rears its head on the day two younger individuals tie the knot. What is finished can’t be undone. A number of award-winning director Yaël Farber, brings Federico García Lorca’s most well-known tragedy Blood Wedding ceremony to the Younger Vic in a brand new model by Marina Carr.

OUR LADY OF KIBEHO
• Theatre: Theatre Royal Stratford East
• First Preview: September 25, 2019
• Opening: September 28, 2019
• Playwright: Katori Corridor
• Director: James Dacre
• Solid: Michelle Asante, Aretha Ayeh, Michaela Blackburn, Pérola Congo, Ewart James Walters, Pepter Lunkuse, Michael Mears, Taz Munya, Rima Nsubuga, Ery Nzaramba, Liyah Summers, Leo Wringer, Mitchell Zhangazha.

In 1981 at Kibeho School in Rwanda, a younger lady claimed to have seen a imaginative and prescient of the Virgin Mary who warned her of the unimaginable: Rwanda turning into hell on earth. She was ignored by her associates and scolded by her college however then one other scholar noticed the imaginative and prescient, and one other, and the unattainable seemed to be true. Giving a haunting perception into the extraordinary true occasions that captured the world’s consideration, this vibrantly theatrical meditation on religion, doubt and miracles is the newest work from Olivier Award-winning author Katori Corridor.

THE WATSONS
• Theatre: Menier Chocolate Manufacturing facility
• First Preview: September 20, 2019
• Opening: September 30, 2019
• Playwright: Laura Wade, tailored from the unfinished novel by Jane Austen
• Director: Samuel West
• Solid: Sam Alexander, Sally Bankes, Joe Bannister, Jane Booker, Elaine Claxton, Tim Delap, Sophie Duval, Louise Ford, John Wilson Goddard, Grace Molony, Elander Moore, Paksie Vernon, Cat White, Laurence Ubong Williams, Rhianna McGreevy, Isaac Ahead, Sonny Fowler, Teddy Probets

The Watsons is making its London premier on the Menier Chocolate Manufacturing facility after a sell-out season on the Chichester Competition Theatre final yr. What occurs when the author loses the plot? Emma Watson is nineteen and new on the town. She’s been lower off by her wealthy aunt and dumped again within the household house. Emma and her sisters should marry, quick. If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse: an eternity with their boorish brother and his terrible spouse. Fortunately there are many potential suitors to bounce with, from flirtatious Tom Musgrave to castle-owning Lord Osborne, who’s as awkward as he’s wealthy. Up to now so acquainted. However there’s an issue: Jane Austen didn’t end the story. Who will write Emma’s comfortable ending now? Primarily based on her incomplete novel, this sparklingly witty play appears to be like below the bonnet of Jane Austen and asks: what can characters do when their creator abandons them?

NOISES OFF
• Theatre: Garrick Theatre
• First Preview: September 217 2019
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Michael Frayn
• Director: Jeremy Herrin
• Solid: Lloyd Owen, Daniel Rigby, Simon Rouse, Meera Syal

Michael Frayn’s hilarious comedy Noises Off returns to the West Finish as Jeremy Herrin’s side-splitting revival transfers to the West Finish from the Lyric Hammersmith, the place it premiered in 1982. Set throughout the rehearsals, backstage throughout a efficiency, after which throughout a calamitous present, Noises Off chronicles the hilarious slapstick capers of a touring solid of a farcical fictitious play, Nothing On. Because the solid get nearer throughout the course of the tour, scandal and affair pushes them to breaking level, which boils over and spills onto the stage.

‘MASTER HAROLD’…AND THE BOYS
• Theatre: Nationwide Theatre- Lyttelton
• First Preview: September 21, 2019
• Opening: October 1, 2019
• Playwright: Athol Fugard
• Director: Roy Alexander Weise
• Solid: Hammed Animashaun, Anson Boon, Lucian Msamati

1950. Apartheid South Africa. St George’s Park Tea Room, Port Elizabeth. On an extended wet afternoon, staff Sam and Willie observe their steps for the finals of the ballroom dancing championship. Hally arrives from college to cover out in his dad and mom’ tea room. These two males have been unlikely greatest associates to Hally his entire life. However it’s apartheid period South Africa: he’s Grasp Harold, and they’re the boys. Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard’s semi-autobiographical and blistering masterwork explores the character of friendship, and the methods individuals are able to hurting even these they love.

EITHER
• Theatre: Hampstead Theatre- Downstairs
• First Preview: September 19, 2019
• Opening: October 2, 2019
• Playwright: Ruby Thomas
• Director: Man Jones
• Solid: Gabriel Akuwudike, Patrick Knowles, Isabella Laughland, Bianca Stephens, Lizzy Watts, Tilda Wickham

Humorous, sensible and horny, Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Ruby Thomas’ debut play that probes our romantic decisions in life and explores the human want to attach and be beloved – whatever the ramifications. A younger, loved-up couple are surrounded by life’s infinite potentialities and temptations. And at a time of their lives the place they’ve little duty, they’re decided to dwell this chapter as absolutely and spontaneously as attainable. However of their pursuit to get pleasure from all that life has to supply, ought to each alternative that comes their method be taken?

A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG
• Theatre: Trafalgar Studios 1
• First Preview: September 21, 2019
• Opening: October 2, 2019
• Playwright: Peter Nichols
• Director: Simon Evans
• Solid: Claire Skinner, Toby Stephens, Patricia Hodge

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner make their long-awaited returns to the West Finish stage in Peter Nichols’ frank and shifting masterpiece A Day within the Dying of Joe Egg. Written and set within the 1960s, Joe Egg was one of many ground-breaking performs for a era, and the problems confronted by two dad and mom on this hilarious and heart-breaking play nonetheless resonate with audiences right now. Now this startlingly humorous, celebrated play returns to the West Finish for a restricted season.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
• Theatre: Stratton Oakmont
• First Preview: September 5, 2019
• Opening: October 4, 2019
• Playwright: Alexander Wright
• Director: Alexander Wright
• Solid: Oliver TIlney, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, James Bryant, Charlotte Brown, Caroline Colomei, Ivy Corbin, Alan Devally, Sam Donnelly, Fia Houston Hamilton, Samuel Hunt, Naiil Ishaq, Andrew Macbean, Olivia Marcus, Jack Matthew, Razak Osman, Gail Sixsmith

Jordan Belfort. Inventory-market millionaire at 26. Federal convict at 36. By day he made 1000’s of {dollars} a minute. By night time he spent it as quick as he may. See Jordan’s Icarus-like journey of energy and extra on this heart-racing manufacturing, charting this extraordinary story over 4 flooring of storytelling, circus and theatrical magic. Grow to be a Grasp of the Universe with the brokers who broke Wall Avenue – or signal as much as assist the FBI take down a number of the most infamous prison entrepreneurs of our time. You’re both with him otherwise you’re towards him.

THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT
• Theatre: Wyndham’s Theatre
• First Preview: September 26, 2019
• Opening: October 8, 2019
• Playwright: Sean Foley
• Director: Sean Foley
• Solid: Stephen Mangan, Kara Tointon, Sue Johnston, Richard Cordery, Richard Durden, Delroy Atkinson, Katie bernstein, Been Deery, Matthew Durkan, Rina Fatania, Oliver Kaderbhai, Eugene McCoy, Elliott Rennie, Katherine Toy

Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon return to the West Finish to star on the planet premiere of the basic Ealing comedy The Man within the White Swimsuit, tailored and directed by Sean Foley. When Sidney Stratton (Stephen Mangan) invents a cloth that by no means will get soiled and by no means wears out, producers and trades unions are terrified by the risk it poses to their trade and their jobs. Solely Daphne (Kara Tointon) the mill proprietor’s daughter, reveals Sidney any help because the bosses and staff chase the person within the white swimsuit decided to destroy them each.

GHOST STORIES
• Theatre: Ambassadors Theatre
• First Preview: October 3, 2019
• Opening: October 9, 2019
• Playwright: Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman
• Director: Andy Nyman, Jeremy Dyson and Sean Holmes
• Solid: TBA

There’s one thing darkish lurking within the theatre. Enter a nightmarish world, stuffed with thrilling twists and turns, the place all of your deepest fears and disturbing ideas are imagined dwell on stage. A completely sensory and electrifying encounter, Ghost Tales is the last word twisted love-letter to horror and an edge-of-your-seat theatrical expertise like no different. Be it phantoms, poltergeists or just a ‘bump within the night time’, let’s play a recreation with worry. After exhilarating audiences the world over with document breaking, sell-out productions and a smash hit movie, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s worldwide cult phenomenon Ghost Tales is again to hang-out the West Finish- and it’s extra spine-tingling and beautifully terrifying than ever.

GROAN UPS
• Theatre: Vaudeville Theatre
• First Preview: September 20, 2019
• Opening: October 10, 2019
• Playwright: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
• Director: Kristy Patrick Ward
• Solid: Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Nancy Zamit, Bryony Corrigan

The creators of The Play That Goes Improper and The Comedy About A Financial institution Theft kick off a one-year residency on the Vaudeville Theatre with Groan Ups, a brand-new comedy all about rising up. Are we the identical individuals at 30 as we have been at 13? Does college life decide our future? Will we ever develop out of our faculty crush? Taking part in an unruly classroom of youngsters and anarchic highschool teenag-ers, via to the aches and pains of maturity, the unique Mischief Theatre firm are again within the West Finish with their first new play since 2016.

A HISTORY OF WATER IN THE MIDDLE EAST
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom Theatre- Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
• First Preview: October 10, 2019
• Opening: October 14, 2019
• Playwright: Sabrina Mahfouz
• Director: Stef O’Driscoll
• Solid: Sabrina Mahfouz, David Mumeni, Kareem Samara, Laura Hanna

British Egyptian Sabrina Mahfouz grew up with ambitions of being a spy. She has two passports, speaks two languages and has a cultural understanding of two very totally different international locations. However when it got here to making use of for MI6, it turned out she wasn’t fairly British sufficient. So now she’s on her personal intelligence mission – to discover who actually holds the facility in and over the Center East. In a world lengthy obsessive about entry to grease, will water quickly turn out to be the pure useful resource that dictates management, or has it been all alongside? Directed by Stef O’Driscoll, the manufacturing journeys throughout twelve totally different international locations utilizing theatre, poetry and music to share tales of girls throughout the continent. From the British Imperialist possession of pure assets, to the environmental urgency of the current, water has formed lives, insurance policies and fortunes – and it’ll form all of our futures.

SOLARIS
• Theatre: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
• First Preview: October 10, 2019
• Opening: October 14, 2019
• Playwright: David Greig, tailored from Stanislaw Lem’s novel
• Director: Matthew Lutton
• Solid: Keegan Joyce, Jade Ogugua, Fode Simbo, Hugo Weaving

Despatched from earth to research stories of irregular exercise on-board, Kris Kelvin arrives to search out one crew member useless and two who’re seeing issues that can not be defined. When her useless lover seems to her, it appears she too has fallen sufferer to the thriller of this unusual planet. Ought to she return to actuality, or is that this her probability to show again time? Have the crew been learning Solaris – or has it been learning them? This psychological thriller asks who we’re after we’re pressured to confront our deepest fears. David Greig adapts Stanisław Lem’s cult science fiction novel for the stage.

VASSA
• Theatre: Almeida Theatre
• First Preview: October 7, 2019
• Opening: October 15, 2019
• Playwright: Maxim Gorky, Tailored by Mike Bartlett
• Director: Tinuke Craig
• Solid: Samantha Bond, Alexandra Dowling, Arthur Hughes, Daniella Isaacs, Amber James, Danny Kirrane, Kayla Meikle, Cyril Nri, Lee Ross, Sophie Wu

It’s 8am and a revolt is underway. The daddy is dying. The son is spying. The spouse is dishonest. The uncle is stealing. The mom is scheming. The dynasty is crumbling. One home. One fortune. One victor. Tinuke Craig makes her Almeida debut with a brand new manufacturing of Maxim Gorky’s savagely humorous play, tailored by multi award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett.

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• Theatre: Donmar Warehouse
• First Preview: October 11, 2019
• Opening: October 16, 2019
• Playwright: Alice Birch
• Director: Maria Aberg
• Solid: Ayesha Antoine, Shona Babayemi, Sophia Brown, Jackie Clune, GraceDoherty, Lucy Edkins, Zaris-Angel Hator, Zainab Hasan, Joanna Horton, Thusitha Jayasundera, Petra Letang, Leah Mondesir-Simmonds, Kate O’Flynn, Ashna Rabheru, Jemima Rooper, Taya Tower

She will’t keep awake. She bought medicine. She’s good at interrogations. She drinks within the mornings. She ate a rabbit. She smashed up a store. She stabbed a person. She used a hammer. She had a child. She will’t discover her mom. She’s lined in blood and doesn’t know why. This putting play from Alice Birch takes a kaleidoscopic view of what occurs when a lady goes to jail. This putting new play from Alice Birch, directed by Maria Aberg, takes a kaleidoscopic view of what occurs when a lady goes to jail. [BLANK] receives its full-length premiere to have fun the 40th anniversary of Clear Break, the main theatre firm working with ladies affected by the prison justice system.

FAST
• Theatre: Park Theatre
• First Preview: October 15, 2019
• Opening: October 16, 2019
• Playwright: Kate Barton
• Director: Kate Valentine
• Solid: Caroline Lawrie

In a chilling parallel to our fashionable world of influencers peddling protein shakes and weight loss supplements, Quick is the true story of ‘Dr’ Linda Hazzard who advocated a fasting treatment that gripped the press and divided a nation. Advanced, beguiling and completely pushed, was Hazzard vilified as a lady in a person’s world or have been there darker forces at play?

THE GIRL WHO FELL
• Theatre: Trafalgar Studios 2
• First Preview: October 15, 2019
• Opening: October 17, 2019
• Playwright: Sarah Rutherford
• Director: Hannah Worth
• Solid: Navin Chowdhry, Rosie Day, Will Fletcher, Claire Goose

Sam’s useless at fifteen. It’s a social media factor. Or is somebody accountable? Mom and chaplain Thea is battling the fallout from her daughter’s suicide. Sam misbehaved on-line, and Thea did one thing she is going to all the time remorse. Blamed by herself and others, she embarks on a mission to grasp what Sam went via and the place, if wherever, she is now. She’s joined by offbeat teen twins Lenny and Billie, plus Gil — a misplaced soul whose life collides with theirs in a method that can change the whole lot. Probably the most harmful step in the direction of understanding Sam’s demise is true across the nook, and Thea’s awakening is under no circumstances what she, or anybody, may think about. The Woman who Fell is a poignant and darkly humorous play about loss, guilt and Snapchat fromSarah Rutherford, former Author in Residence at Park Theatre and author of the sell-out hit Grownup Supervision.

for all the ladies who thought they have been Mad
• Theatre: Hackney Showroom at Stoke Newington City Corridor
• First Preview: October 14, 2019
• Opening: October 21, 2019
• Playwright: Zawe Ashton
• Director: Joe McInnes
• Solid: TBA

for all the ladies who thought they have been Mad is an pressing piece of theatre inspecting the miriad of forces that collide and conspire towards ladies of color residing in modern Britain right now.

TRANSLATIONS
• Theatre: Nationwide Theatre- Olivier Theatre
• First Preview: October 15, 2019
• Opening: October 21, 2019
• Playwright: Brian Friel
• Director: Ian Rickson
• Solid: Dermot Crowley, Fra Payment, Ciarán Hinds, Seamus O’Hara, Judith Roddy, Rufus Wright

Following a sold-out run in 2018, Ian Rickson’s manufacturing of Brian Friel’s masterpiece returns. Ciarán Hinds reprises his critically acclaimed function of patriarch and schoolmaster, Hugh, whose livelihood and tradition are in danger. Brian Friel’s fashionable basic is a robust account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship between England and Eire play out in a single quiet neighborhood.

LUNGS
• Theatre: The Outdated Vic
• First Preview: October 14, 2019
• Opening: October 22, 2019
• Playwright: Duncan Macmillan
• Director: Matthew Warchus
• Solid: Claire Foy, Matt Smith

The ice caps are melting, there’s overpopulation, political unrest; the whole lot’s going to hell in a handcart – why on earth would somebody convey a child into this world? Directed by Matthew Warchus, Claire Foy and Matt Smith make their Outdated Vic debuts in Duncan Macmillan’s hilarious emotional rollercoaster of a play, as a pair wrestle with our planet’s largest dilemmas.

AFTERGLOW
• Theatre: Waterloo East Theater
• First Preview: October 17, 2019
• Opening: October 22, 2019
• Playwright: S. Asher Gelman
• Director: Steven Kunis
• Solid: TBA

After it is sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse, Afterglow transfers to Waterloo East Theatre for a restricted season. Josh and Alex are in an open married relationship. However after younger Darius shares their mattress for an evening, a brand new intimate connection begins to kind, and all three males should seek for each other’s notions of affection, intimacy, and dedication. Will their seek for ardour and intimacy come as simply as their freedom to mess around?

BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE
• Theatre: Hampstead Theatre
• First Preview: October 18, 2019
• Opening: October 24, 2019
• Playwright: Jordan Tannahill
• Director: Blanche McIntyre
• Solid: TBA

Florence, circa 1482. Playboy Sandro Botticelli has all of it: expertise, fame, attractiveness. He additionally has the ear – and the spouse – of Lorenzo de Medici, in addition to the Renaissance’s hottest younger apprentice, Leonardo. However while he’s at work on his breakthrough fee, ‘The Delivery of Venus’, Botticelli’s devotion to pleasure and sweetness is put to the last word take a look at. As plague and dissent sweep via town, the charismatic friar Girolamo Savonarola begins to stoke the fires towards the liberal elite. Botticelli finds the life he is aware of breaking terrifyingly aside, forcing him to decide on between love and survival. Jordan Tannahill’s hot-blooded and seductive reimagining of Renaissance Italy questions how a lot of ourselves we’re keen to sacrifice when society comes off the rails.

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ON BEAR RIDGE
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom Theatre- Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
• First Preview: October 24, 2019
• Opening: October 28, 2019
• Playwright: Ed Thomas
• Administrators: Ed Thomas and Vicky Featherston
• Solid: Rakie Ayola, Jason Hughes, Rhys Ifans, Sion Daniel Younger

In a misplaced village, blurred by redrawn borders, hidden below a crumb on the map, Bear Ridge Shops nonetheless stands. After 100 years, the household butchers and grocers – a spot for odds and ends, contraband items, and the final petrol pump for 30 miles – is now silent. However homeowners John Daniel and Noni will not be leaving. They’re defiantly consuming the remaining whiskey and remembering good instances, when everybody was on the identical facet and the previous language shone. Exterior at the hours of darkness, a determine is making their method in the direction of them. A semi-autobiographical story in regards to the locations we go away behind, the indelible marks they make on us, and the unreliable recollections we maintain onto.

AS YOU LIKE IT
• Theatre: Barbican Theatre
• First Preview: October 26, 2019
• Opening: October 29, 2019
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Administrators: Kymberly Sykes
• Solid: David Ajao, Charlotte Arrowsmith, Patrick Brennan, Graeme Brookes, Antony Byrne, Richard Clews, Tom Dawze, Amelia Donkor, Laura Elsworthy, Sandy Grierson, Emily Johnstone, Karina Jones, Alex Jones, Sophie Khan Levy, Lucy Phelps, Sophie Stanton, Aaron Thiara, Leo Wan

Turning the basic Shakespearean story – and giving it a contemporary twist – is Kimberley Sykes’ playful and imaginative tackle As You Like It by the Royal Shakespeare Firm. All of the world actually is a stage with this manufacturing, which mixes bodily comedy, music, puppetry and storytelling, to entice the viewers proper to the center of the motion.

THE ANTIPODES
• Theatre: Nationwide Theatre- Dorfman Theatre
• First Preview: October 21, 2019
• Opening: October 30, 2019
• Playwright: Annie Baker
• Director: Annie Baker
• Solid: Matt Bardock, Arthur Darvill, Imogen Doel, Hadley Fraser, Conleth Hill, Sinéad Matthews, Stuart McQuarrie, Invoice Milner

Following acclaimed runs of The Flick and John, Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker returns to the Nationwide Theatre together with her newest extraordinary play. Their telephones switched off, a gaggle of peope sit round a desk telling, categorising and theorising tales. It is a world that’s each acquainted and fantastical. Their actual goal is rarely fairly clear, however they proceed on, trying to find the monstrous. Half satire, half sacred ceremony, The Antipodesasks what worth tales have for a world in disaster.

IN A WORD
• Theatre: Younger Vic- The Clare
• First Preview: October 23, 2019
• Opening: October 30, 2019
• Playwright: Lauren Yee
• Director: Dadiow Lin
• Solid: TBA

Right this moment is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and nonetheless nothing is sensible to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, nor the neighbourhood kidnapper who retains introducing himself within the checkout line. As Fiona delves again into her recollections of that fateful day, to uncover that essential lacking piece, grief and comedy collide, and abnormal turns of phrase tackle harmful new meanings.

SHOOK
• Theatre: Southwark Playhouse
• First Preview: October 30, 2019
• Opening: November 1, 2019
• Playwright: Samuel Bailey
• Director: TBA
• Solid: TBA

As an alternative of GCSEs, Cain, Riyad and Jonjo acquired sentences. Locked up in a younger offenders’ establishment, they commerce sweets, chat shit, kill time – and await fatherhood. Grace’s job is to show these youngsters into dad and mom, able to take cost of their futures. However can they develop up shortly sufficient to flee the system? Winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize from 1406 entries, Samuel Bailey’s debut full manufacturing tenderly and truthfully examines the younger males society shuts away.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN
• Theatre: Piccadilly Theatre
• First Preview: October 24, 2019
• Opening: November 4, 2019
• Playwright: Arthur Miller
• Administrators: Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell
• Solid: Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke

Following a bought out run on the Younger Vic theatre, the smash hit, critically acclaimed manufacturing of Dying of a Salesman transfers to the Piccadilly Theatre for 10 weeks solely. Following her latest award-winning successes on Firm and Angels in America, Marianne Elliott co-directs Dying of a Salesman with Miranda Cromwell, who labored as Affiliate Director on each reveals. Collectively, they convey a singular imaginative and prescient to one of many best performs of the 20th century, seen via the eyes of an African-American household.

SYDNEY & THE OLD GIRL
• Theatre: Park Theatre
• First Preview: October 31, 2019
• Opening: November 5, 2019
• Playwright: Eugene O’Hare
• Director: Phillip Breen
• Solid: Miriam Margolyes, Mark Hadfield

Following the sell-out hit Madame Rubinstein in 2017, Miriam Margolyes returns to Park Theatre within the World Premiere black comedy Sydney & The Outdated Woman. Nell and Sydney Inventory are at warfare – and it is mutually assured destruction. After 50 years cooped up in the identical shabby East London home the place ghosts of a tough life nonetheless linger, the factors scored in by no means ending arguments proceed to bind the pair collectively. After which, there may be the not so easy matter of the inheritance… Because the twisted recreation between mom and son reaches breaking level, Irish care employee Marion Payment finds herself an unwitting pawn, performed from each side. Nell will cease at nothing for her bitter conquer Sydney – however he has his personal plans on find out how to finish this as soon as and for all.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
• Theatre: Barbican Theatre
• First Preview: November 5, 2019
• Opening: November 7, 2019
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Justin Audibert
• Solid: Joseph Arkley, Charlotte Arrowsmith, Hannah Azuonye, Melody Brown, Richard Clews, James Cooney, Amelia Donkor, Laura Elsworthy, Amanda Harris, Emily Johnstone, Alex Jones, Alexander Mushore, Michael Patrick, Claire Worth, Sophie Stanton, Aaron Thiara, Amy Trigg, Leo Wan

The Royal Shakespeare Firm’s distinctive interpretation of The Taming Of The Shrew turns Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes on its head; that is the 1590s with ladies in cost. Reimagined by Justin Audibert, The Taming Of The Shrew sees Baptista Minola searching for to marry off her two sons: the sweet-tempered Bianco, and the rebellious Katherine. However an explosive courtship is quickly within the offing, and Shakespeare’s witty portrayal of hierarchy and energy unfolds such as you’ve by no means seen it earlier than. The present cites Naomi Alderman’s novel The Energy as inspiration, and is directed by Audibert, transporting the story to a matriarchal world resplendent with luxurious Elizabethan costumes.

MARY POPPINS
• Theatre: Prince Edward Theatre
• First Preview: October 23, 2019
• Opening: November 13, 2019
• Guide: Julian Fellows
• Music and Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; Extra new songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
• Director: Richard Eyre, Co-direction by Matthew Bourne
• Solid: Zizi Strallen, Charlie Stemp, Petula Clark, Joseph Millson, Amy Griffiths, Claire Moore, Claire Machin, Jack North, Barry James

Disney and Cameron Waterproof coat’s acclaimed stage musical of Mary Poppins has delighted audiences all over the world since its world premiere in 2004, and is ready to return to the West Finish on the Prince Edward Theatre in 2019. That includes music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers, with extra music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, it’s based mostly on the a lot beloved kids’s books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney movie of the identical title. Julian Fellowes’ guide blends the unique tales with the a lot beloved movie to create a brand new and iconic stage journey.

UNKNOWN RIVERS
• Theatre: Hampstead Theatre- Downstairs
• First Preview: October 31, 2019
• Opening: November 13, 2019
• Playwright: Chinonyerem Odimba
• Director: Daniel Bailey
• Solid: TBA

Since her ordeal 5 years in the past, nineteen-year-old Nene hardly ever leaves house. Safe inside her mum’s embrace, Nene now retains the surface world securely on the opposite facet of her bed room window. However weekly visits from her greatest buddy Lea begin to fill the void and on one surprising day, when she is lastly past the partitions of her sanctuary together with her vibrant, humorous, and spirited girlfriends, a long-forgotten spark is powerfully reignited in Nene, one which is able to change her route perpetually… Chinonyerem Odimba’s poignant and life affirming new play is a testomony to the extraordinary powers of feminine friendship – the place there’s turmoil, trauma and hardship, there’s additionally love, bravery and hope, making it attainable to float… and dwell.

TOUCHING THE VOID
• Theatre: Duke of York’s Theatre
• First Preview: November 09, 2019
• Opening: November 14, 2019
• Playwright: David Grieg, Tailored from the memoir by Joe Simpson
• Director: Tom Morris
• Solid: Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee, Josh Williams, Angus Yellowlees

Following its critically acclaimed, bought out World Premiere in 2018, Touching The Void transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly restricted season starting November 9. Directed by the award-winning Tom Morris and based mostly on Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir, turned BAFTA-winning movie, this extraordinary story charts Joe Simpson’s and Simon Yates’ battle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain within the Peruvian Andes. Life-affirming and sometimes darkly humorous, David Greig’s thrilling adaptation of Touching The Void takes the viewers on an epic journey that asks how far you’d be keen to go to outlive.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE
• Theatre: Barbican Theatre
• First Preview: November 12, 2019
• Opening: November 14, 2019
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Gregory Doran
• Solid: David Ajao, Joseph Arkley, Hannah Azuonye, Patrick Brennan, Melody Brown, Graeme Brookes, Antony Byrne, James Cooney, Tom Dawze, Sandy Grierson, Amanda Harris, Karina Jones, Sophie Khan Levy, Alexander Mushore, Michael Patrick, Lucy Phelps, Claire Worth, Amy Trigg

The Royal Shakespeare Firm’s Inventive Director, Gregory Doran, directs a brand new manufacturing of Measure For Measure – a play which has by no means felt extra pressing. Measure For Measure centres on a novice nun, who turns into the love curiosity of a corrupt official. However her beliefs are quickly compromised when the official affords to avoid wasting her brother from execution… in return for intercourse. With no thought of the place to show for assist, she turns into determined. And when she threatens to show him, he tells her that no one would consider her. Written by Shakespeare within the early 1600s, Measure For Measure is a drama whose story and themes really feel much more pertinent right now.

STRAY DOGS
• Theatre: Park Theatre
• First Preview: November 13, 2019
• Opening: November 15, 2019
• Playwright: Olivia Olsen
• Director: Robin Herford
• Solid: TBA

Anna Akhmatova, essentially the most celebrated poet of her era, has misplaced her first husband to the purges and her son to state jail, the place he awaits execution. Now, Stalin, the tyrant chargeable for the homicide of everybody near her, needs a favour… Primarily based on true occasions, Stray Canines depicts the story of one of the extraordinary ladies of the 20th century, as she should select between her responsibility to her son, her nation, her artwork and herself. This pressing and related play explores the character of tyranny and the way it impacts each the political panorama of the previous and the current.

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
• Theatre: Bridge Theatre
• First Preview: November 9, 2019
• Opening: November 18, 2019
• Playwright: Conceived by Saly Cookson, Tailored by Adam Peck from the guide by C.S. Lewis.
• Director: Sally Cookson
• Solid: TBA

The London Theatre Firm by particular association with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, presents the much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse manufacturing of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Step via the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for essentially the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Be a part of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say whats up to a speaking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN
• Theatre: Noël Coward Theatre
• First Preview: October 29, 2019
• Opening: November 19, 2019
• Guide: Steven Levenson
• Music: Justin Paul
• Lyrics: Benj Pasek
• Director: Michael Greif
• Solid: TBA

A heart-warming story of acceptance and love, the multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Expensive Evan Hansen is coming to the West Finish’s Noël Coward Theatre. Nothing was meant to occur the way in which it did for Evan. Unable to attach with these round him, he continues to battle to discover a sense of goal. However after the demise of one in every of Evan’s classmates, he fabricates a letter and a lie that can grant him the prospect to get the one factor he’s all the time wished: an opportunity to lastly slot in. Deeply private and profound, Expensive Evan Hansen is a brand new musical about life and the way in which we dwell it.

& JULIET
• Theatre: Shaftesbury Theatre
• First Preview: November 2, 2019
• Opening: November 20, 2019
• Music: Max Martin, with new preparations by Invoice Sherman
• Guide: David West Learn
• Director: Luke Sheppard
• Solid: Miriam-Teak Lee, Cassidy Janson, Oliver Tompsett, Arun Blair-Mangat, Melanie La Barrie , Jordan Luke Gage, Tim Mahendran, David Bedella, Jocasta Almgill, Josh Baker, Alishia-Marie Blake, Ivan De Freitas, Rhian Duncan, Danielle Fiamanya, Kieran Lai, Nathan Lorainey-Dineen, Jaye Marshall, Grace Mouat, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Kerri Norville, Christopher Parkinson, Dillon Scott-Lewis, Kirstie Skivington, Alex Tranter

& Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West Finish musical that asks: what if Juliet’s well-known ending was actually simply her starting? What if she determined to decide on her personal destiny? That is Juliet’s story now. So don’t inform her the way it ends… Hovering with pop anthems together with “…Child One Extra Time”, “Everyone (Backstreet’s Again)”,” Love Me Like You Do” and “Can’t Really feel My Face”, & Juliet is a riotous blast of enjoyable and wonderful music that proves in terms of love, there’s all the time life after Romeo…

HENRY VI
• Theatre: Shakespeare’s Globe- Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
• First Preview: November 5, 2019
• Opening: November 21, 2019
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Administrators: Sean Holmes and Ilinca Radulian
• Solid: Sarah Amankwah, Philip Arditti, Nina Bowers, Jonathan Broadbent, Lephia Darko, Stefan Donnelly, Colin Hurley, Sophie Russell, Helen Schlesinger

An England divided below a weak chief spirals from political unrest to all-out civil warfare. Allegiances are sworn and murderous factions combat for energy, however with just one crown for the taking, who might be left standing to steer the nation? Expertise the Wars of the Roses like by no means earlier than on this dynamic manufacturing which sees all three elements of Shakespeare’s trilogy condensed into one epic occasion.

RICHARD III
• Theatre: Shakespeare’s Globe- Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
• First Preview: November 13, 2019
• Opening: November 21, 2019
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Administrators: Sean Holmes and Ilinca Radulian
• Solid: Sarah Amankwah, Philip Arditti, Nina Bowers, Jonathan Broadbent, Leaphia Darko, Steffan Donnelly, Colin Hurley, Sophie Russell, Helen Schlesinger

The battle scars from the Wars of the Roses are but to heal however that’s not going to discourage power-hungry Richard. The crown ought to be his and nobody goes to cease him from getting it: not the King, his personal spouse, or the Princes within the Tower. Richard’s reign of terror is about to start and Shakespeare’s monstrously charismatic villain needs you there for the trip.

CINDERELLA
• Theatre: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
• First Preview: November 16, 2019
• Opening: November 23, 2019
• Playwright: Jude Christian
• Music: Corin Buckeridge
• Director: Tinuke Craig
• Solid: Timmika Ramsay, Jodie Jacobs, Shobna Gulati, Rhys Taylor, Lauren Samuels, Mairi Barclay

These ugly step-sisters may have Cinders cleansing all yr in preparation, so come alongside and assist her scrub up for a well-deserved date with Prince Charming. Count on the standard Lyric twist on Depraved Stepmothers, Fairy Godmothers, glass slippers, pumpkins, mice and extra. You shall go to the ball with this festive fairy story deal with. Phrase has it that in the event you go away it too late to guide, you may flip right into a pumpkin…

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND
• Theatre: Nationwide Theatre- Olivier Theatre
• First Preview: November 12, 2019
• Opening: November 26, 2019
• Playwright: April De Angelis, tailored from Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels
• Director: Melly Nonetheless
• Solid: Justin Avoth, Adam Burton, Niamh Cusack, Martin Hyder, Cathryn McCormack, Victoria Moseley, Emily Mytton, Jonah Russell, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Badria Timimi, Emily Wachter, Toby Wharton

Primarily based on the celebrated novels by Elena Ferrante – printed in over 50 international locations – My Good Good friend is an epic story of affection, violence, ambition and self-destruction. Following a sold-out run at Rose Theatre Kingston, the acclaimed two-part adaptation by April De Angelis is reworked for the Olivier stage by Melly Nonetheless. Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack return to play Lenu and Lila

DICK WHITTINGTON
• Theatre: Theatre Royal Stratford East
• First Preview: November 23, 2019
• Opening: November 28, 2019
• Guide: David Watson
• Music: Robert Hyman
• Lyrics: David Watson and Robert Hyman
• Director: John Haidar
• Solid: TBA

Be a part of Dick Whittington and his cat on their superior journey to search out fame and fortune in London. Count on our a lot beloved mixture of unique songs, cracking jokes and a (large) sprinkling of magic in London’s must-see pantomime.

AMÉLIE THE MUSICAL
• Theatre: The Different Palace
• First Preview: November 29, 2019
• Opening: TBA
• Guide: Craig Lucas
• Music: Daniel Messé
• Lyrics: Nathan Tysen
• Director: Michael Fentiman
• Solid: Audrey Brisson, Chris Jared, Oliver Grant, Samuel Morgan-Grahame, Sioned Saunders, Johnson Willis, Caolan McCarthy, Faoileann Cunningham, Kate Robson-Stuart, Josh Sneesby, Jez Unwin, Rachel Dawson

Amélie The Musical, based mostly on the much-loved, five-time Oscar nominated movie, will switch to the West Finish this Christmas following its present UK tour, and its sell-out season premiere on the Watermill in Newbury in April. Amélie is the story of an astonishing younger lady who lives quietly on the planet, however loudly in her thoughts. She secretly improvises small, however extraordinary acts of kindness that convey happiness to these round her. However when an opportunity at love comes her method, Amélie realises that to search out her personal contentment she’ll need to danger the whole lot and say what’s in her coronary heart. Though instances are laborious for dreamers, Amélie is somebody to consider in…

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE
• Theatre: Apollo Theatre
• First Preview: November 30, 2019
• Opening: December 1, 2019
• Director: Toby Mitchell
• Solid: TBA

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a carry on the tail of an excellent huge, grey-blue humpback whale. Collectively they go on an incredible journey, introduced vividly to life via dwell music, storytelling and plenty of laughs – however when the whale will get beached, how will the snail save him?

THE BOYFRIEND
• Theatre: Menier Chocolate Manufacturing facility
• First Preview: November 22, 2019
• Opening: December 3, 2019
• Guide, Music and Lyrics: Sandy Wilson
• Director: Matthre White
• Solid: TBA

Flappers, tappers, and knee slappers bounce via the Riviera of the 1920’s as two younger aristocrats attempt to win one another’s hearts by posing as members of the working class.

MIDNIGHT MOVIE
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom Theatre- Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
• First Preview: November 27, 2019
• Opening: December 3, 2019
• Playwright: Eve Leigh
• Director: Rachel Bagshaw
• Solid: TBA

A lady fights for her life in a carry. New Window. A protest in Trafalgar Sq.. New Window. A unadorned man in a bath. New Window. Janelle Monae, dancing. The chances are limitless. Even at 2am. That’s the factor about being Extraordinarily On-line: there’s no restrict on the place you may go. Directed by Rachel Bagshaw, the manufacturing will creatively mix Spoken English, BSL, captioning and audio description, and all reveals might be carried out in a relaxed atmosphere. Midnight {Movie} will even be assembly a web-based viewers every night time, via the night time.

THE RED SHOES
• Theatre: Sadler’s Wells Theatre
• Opening: December 3, 2019
• Music: Bernard Herrmann
• Idea: Matthew Bourne, based mostly on the movie by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
• Director: Matthew Bourne
• Solid: Cordelia Braithwaite, Adam Cooper, Glenn Graham, Michela Meazza, Liam Mower, Dominic North, Ashley Shaw

A sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary movie returns to London, having gained two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences throughout the UK and the USA. The Pink Sneakers is a story of obsession, possession and one lady’s dream to be the best dancer on the planet. Victoria Web page lives to bounce however her ambitions turn out to be a battleground between the 2 males who encourage her ardour.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
• Theatre: The Outdated Vic
• Opening: November 23, 2019
• Opening: December 4, 2019
• Playwright: Jack Thorne, based mostly on the guide by Charles Dickens
• Director: Matthew Warchus
• Solid: Paterson Joseph

Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit manufacturing of Charles Dickens’ immortal basic returns to The Outdated Vic, joyously tailored for the stage by Jack Thorne. The Outdated Vic’s A Christmas Carol fills the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment. A singular staging immerses the viewers on this uplifting story.

FAIRVIEW
• Theatre: The Younger Vic
• First Preview: November 28, 2019
• Opening: December 5, 2019
• Playwright: Jackie Sibblies Drury
• Director: Nadia Latif
• Solid: TBA

Following a ground-breaking, sell-out run in New York, Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview is an interrogation of our subtly damaging preconceptions. This radical examination of energy is directed by Younger Vic’s Genesis Fellow / Affiliate Director, Nadia Latif. It’s Grandma’s birthday and the Frasier household have gathered to have fun. Beverly simply needs the whole lot to run easily, however Tyrone has missed his flight, Keisha is freaking out about school and Grandma has locked herself within the toilet.

OI FROG AND FRIENDS!
• Theatre: Lyric Theatre
• First Preview: November 29, 2019
• Opening: December 5, 2019
• Guide: Kes Grey and Jim Discipline
• Music: Luke Bateman
• Lyrics: Richy Hughes
• Director: Emma Earle
• Solid: TBA

Primarily based on Kes Grey and Jim Discipline’s best-selling, beloved books, Oi Frog & Mates! is bounding into London’s Lyric Theatre. Are you sitting comfortably? It’s a brand new day at Sittingbottom college and Frog is in search of a spot to take a seat, however Cat has different concepts and Canine is doing as he’s instructed. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming…

RAVENS: SPASSKY VS. FISCHER
• Theatre: Hampstead Theatre
• First Preview: November 29, 2019
• Opening: December 5, 2019
• Playwright: Tom Morton-Smith
• Director: Annabelle Comyn
• Solid: TBA

Reykjavik, 1972. All eyes are on Iceland forward of ‘the Match of the Century’: Boris Spassky vs. Bobby Fischer. For the 2 contenders, the stakes have by no means been greater – the world title, unprecedented prize cash, and stratospheric fame are all on the desk. However because the Chilly Warfare begins to warmth up, all sides of the Atlantic spots a serious alternative to display superiority over the opposite. So why hasn’t America’s knight in shining armour proven up? And why gained’t Russia’s grandmaster take heed to orders? As the 2 superpowers put together their opening gambits in a proxy battle of ideologies, with sport because the weapon of selection, each side discover themselves undermined by their pawns, who appear oddly unwilling to cooperate…Tom Morton-Smith’s gripping psychological thriller depicts a match that turned a signature occasion of the Chilly Warfare, exploring how two very totally different people have been co-opted to face for contrasting political methods.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC
• Theatre: Playhouse Theatre
• First Preview: November 27, 2019
• Opening: December 6, 2019
• Playwright: Edmond Rostand, in a brand new adaptation by Martin Crimp
• Director: Jamie Lloyd
• Solid: James McAvoy

James McAvoy will star in a brand new manufacturing of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, freely tailored by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd, in November 2019.

PEPPA PIG’S BEST DAY EVER
• Theatre: Duke of York’s Theatre
• First Preview: November 29, 2019
• Opening: December 6, 2019
• Playwright: Richard Lewis
• Music: Mani Svavarsson
• Director: Richard Lewis
• Solid: TBA

Peppa Pig is happy to be occurring a special occasion out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her Greatest Day Ever, on this model new Youngsters’s present! Prepare for a road-trip stuffed with enjoyable adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there’s something for all the household and their associates to get pleasure from, together with Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and extra!

THE SNOW QUEEN
• Theatre: Park Theatre
• First Preview: December 4 2019
• Opening: December 6, 2019
• Playwright: Charles Manner, tailored from the story by Hans Christian Andersen
• Director: Abigal Andersen
• Solid: TBA

From the workforce who introduced you final yr’s Christmas household hit Peter Pan – Julie Clare Productions (with two Olivier Award-winning reveals to their title) are delighted to be becoming a member of forces with Park Theatre to convey you Charles Manner’s pleasant adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen basic. The glowing Snow Queen is beckoning younger and previous to this glittering spectacle.

THREE SISTERS
• Theatre Nationwide Theatre- Lyttelton Theatre
• First Preview: December 3, 2019
• Opening: December 10, 2019
• Playwright: Anton Chekhov, in a brand new model by Inua Ellams
• Director: Nadia Fall
• Solid: Ronke Adekoluejo, Jude Akuwudike, ken Nwosu, Racheal Ofori, Sule Rimi, Natalie Simpson

Chekhov’s iconic characters are relocated to Nigeria on this daring new adaptation. Owerri, 1967, getting ready to the Biafran Civil Warfare. Lolo, Nne Chukwu and Udo are grieving the lack of their father. Months earlier than, two ruthless army coups plunged the nation into chaos. Fuelled by overseas intervention, the battle encroaches on their provincial village, and the sisters lengthy to return to their former house in Lagos. Following his smash-hit Barber Store Chronicles, Inua Ellams returns to the Nationwide Theatre with this heartbreaking retelling, directed by Nadia Fall.

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE
• Theatre Nationwide Theatre- Dorfman Theatre
• First Preview: December 3, 2019
• Opening: December 11, 2019
• Playwright: Joel Horwood, based mostly on the novel by Neil Gaiman
• Director: Katy Rudd
• Solid: Samuel Blenkin, Josie Walker

A contemporary fable from the sensible creativeness of Neil Gaiman, creator of Good Omens, the epic American Gods, Coraline, Stardust and the Sandman collection. Returning to his childhood house, Alex finds himself standing beside the duck pond of the previous Sussex farmhouse the place he used to play. He’s transported to his 11th birthday, spring half time period. When his dad was struggling to make ends meet and his buddy Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, however an ocean… Plunged right into a magical world, Alex and Lettie’s survival depends upon their skill to reckon with darkish, historic forces that threaten to destroy the whole lot round them. Tailored by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd, this journey will excite, unsettle and thrill these courageous sufficient to face its hidden depths.

A KIND OF PEOPLE
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom Theatre- Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
• First Preview: December 5 2019
• Opening: December 11, 2019
• Playwright: Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
• Director: TBA
• Solid: TBA

Friday night time on the fringes of town and somebody’s having a celebration. It looks like amusing, however not everybody’s having enjoyable. Gary and Nicky have been collectively since college. Gary’s going for a promotion so he can get his household out of their council flat and provides Nicky the whole lot she deserves. Anjum and Mo are used to aiming for the most effective. And doing no matter it takes to get it. Gary’s sister Karen is extra serious about having a life than combating for any trigger. Mark is simply…all the time there. And Victoria, Victoria needs to bounce with anyone… Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti‘s new play, set amidst a up to date British neighborhood, asks the way it’s attainable to get on when the percentages are stacked towards you.

TEENAGE DICK
• Theatre: Donmar Warehouse
• First Preview: December 6, 2019
• Opening: December 11, 2019
• Playwright: Mike Lew
• Director:Michael Longhurst
• Solid: Daniel Monks

As winter formal offers technique to wonderful spring fling, Richard – the category loser – lusts for energy at Roseland Excessive. After years of torment on account of his hemiplegia, Richard plots the last word rise in energy: to turn out to be president of his senior class. However like all youngsters, and all despots, he’s confronted with the toughest query of all: is it higher to be beloved, or feared? Mike Lew’s darkly comedian tackle Shakespeare’s Richard III has its UK debut. Donmar Inventive Director Michael Longhurst directs a solid together with Daniel Monks as Richard.

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GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
• Theatre: London Palladium
• First Preview: December 7, 2019
• Opening: December 11, 2019
• Music: Gary Hind
• Director: Michael Harrison
• Solid: Matt Baker, Julian Clary, Paul O’Grady, Gary Wilmot, Paul Zerdin, Phil Hitchcock, The Skating Medini (Asia and Dylan Medini), Sascha Williams, Peter Pavlolv

Roll up, roll up, for all of the enjoyable of a spectacular, star-studded, London Palladium pantomime: it’s Goldilocks And The Three Bears! The fourth annual Palladium pantomime in a row sees Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks combating to avoid wasting their circus, which is below risk from an evil rival circus proprietor. Fortunately for them, they’ve acquired some madcap circus associates to avoid wasting their Huge Prime from destroy.

SWIVE [ELIZABETH]
• Theatre: Shakespeare’s Globe- Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
• First Preview: December 6, 2019
• Opening: December 12, 2019
• Playwright: Ella Hickson
• Director: Natalie Abrahami
• Solid: TBA

Swive, a brand new play by award-winning author Ella Hickson and directed by Natalie Abrahami interrogates the facility of aesthetics in gaining and sustaining management in a patriarchy. The facility of kings is rarely predicated on their look. In Swive, Hickson shines candlelight on the savage stress that girls are below to promote themselves on their least attention-grabbing high quality. If magnificence is the important thing to survival, how do you maintain on to what time will take away?

MARTHA, JOSIE AND THE CHINESE ELVIS
• Theatre: Park Theatre
• First Preview: December 11, 2019
• Opening: December 13, 2019
• Playwright: Charlotte Jones
• Director: Robert Wolstenholme
• Solid: TBA

Josie’s drained. Uninterested in the Bolton winter. Uninterested in taking care of daydreaming daughter Brenda. Uninterested in working as a dominatrix to make ends meet. Too drained to have fun turning forty. However her favorite shopper Lionel insists on a party and, understanding Josie’s an enormous Elvis fan, invitations a really particular visitor. Simply as hips begin swinging, anyone no-one anticipated arrives and skeletons come tumbling out of the closet… Author of Humble Boy Charlotte Jones’ hilarious and heartfelt comedy about discovering a spot to slot in gained the 1998 Pearson Greatest Play Award and, on its twenty-first anniversary, receives its first ever London manufacturing.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
• Theatre: Gielgud Theatre
• First Preview: December 10, 2019
• Opening: December 16, 2019
• Playwright: Conor McPherson
• Music: Bob Dylan
• Director: Conor McPherson
• Solid: Colin Bates, Katie Brayben, Anna Jane Casey, David Ganly, Steffan Harri, Rachel John, Sidney Kean, Finbar Lynch, Donald Sage Mackay, Gloria Obianyo, Ferdy Roberts, Gemma Sutton, Shaq Taylor, Daniel Bailey, Nicholle Cherrie, Simon Gordon, David Haydn, Wendy Somerville, Alan Vicary

Conor McPherson’s critically acclaimed musical of hope, heartbreak and soul, incorporating basic songs from {the catalogue} of Bob Dylan, Woman From The North Nation returns to the West Finish this Christmas. Having premiered to rapturous reception at The Outdated Vic in July 2017, earlier than receiving a second West Finish run in 2018, Woman From The North Nation is delivered to life by wonderful ensemble that includes soul-stirring solos. Its return to the West Finish comes earlier than its official Broadway premiere in 2020.

BILLIONAIRE BOY
• Theatre: Bloomsbury Theatre
• First Preview: December 13, 2019
• Opening: December 19, 2019
• Playwright: David Walliams
• Music: Jak Poore
• Director: Neal Foster
• Solid: TBA

From the award-winning workforce behind Gangsta Granny and Terrible Auntie comes Billionaire Boy, David Walliams’ story in regards to the richest boy within the nation! Joe Spud will get £100,000 per week in pocket cash. Joe Spud has his personal sports activities automobile. Joe Spud has two crocodiles as pets. And he’s additionally twelve years previous! However lower off from the remainder of his age group, Billionaire Boy sees Joe resolve to begin on the native comp – the place life turns into a rollercoaster as he seeks out what cash can’t purchase!

MAGIC GOES WRONG
• Theatre: Vaudeville Theatre
• First Preview: December 14, 2019
• Opening: January 8, 2020
• Playwright: Penn & Teller, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
• Director: Adam Meggido
• Solid: Bryony Corrigan, Roxy Faridany, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer, Nancy Zamit, Natasha Culley, Laurence Pears, Sydney Okay Smith, Liv Spencer

Created with Magic legends Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up a night of grand phantasm. Within the subsequent ‘Goes Improper’ comedy to hit the West Finish, the unique Mischief firm play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity occasion. Because the accidents spiral uncontrolled, so does their fundraising goal!

COMING CLEAN
• Theatre: Trafalgar Studios 2
• First Preview: January 8, 2020
• Opening: January 10, 2020
• Playwright: Kevin Elyot
• Director: TBA
• Solid: TBA

Following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run, the smash-hit play by Kevin Elyot, author of the landmark drama My Evening With Reg, returns to Trafalgar Studios 2 in January for a strictly restricted 4 week season. Tony and Greg appear to have love all discovered. They’re in a dedicated relationship however with room for slightly extra on the facet every time it takes their fancy. The one rule? By no means sleep with the identical man twice. When drop-dead attractive Robert walks into their lives, the delicate foundations of their sexual contract are thrown into jeopardy. Humorous, contemporary and full of razor-sharp wit, Coming Clear questions the character of constancy and the boundaries of affection.

SCENES WITH GIRLS
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom Theatre- Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
• First Preview: January 15, 2020
• Opening: January 21, 2020
• Playwright: Miriam Battye
• Director: Lucy Morrison
• Solid: TBA

Tosh and Lou. 22 scenes. In an area they’ve created, utilizing a language they’ve created, the 2 women theorise. Different associates have come, acquired boyfriends and gone. So what. Tosh and Lou have one another. They’re not serious about turning into clichés. They’ll by no means be like the opposite women. And Tosh goes to maintain it that method. Miriam Battye developed Scenes with Ladies while collaborating in a Royal Courtroom Writers’ Group. The manufacturing might be directed by Royal Courtroom Affiliate Director Lucy Morrison.

THE GIFT
• Theatre: Theatre Royal Stratford East
• Opening: January 29, 2020
• Playwright: Janice Okoh
• Director: Daybreak Walton
• Solid: TBA

An outrageous comedy drama about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation and consuming tea. Brighton 1852. A day within the lifetime of Sarah, an African lady, adopted by Queen Victoria and raised within the Queen’s circles. Right this moment is the eve of her having to return to Africa however will she go? The Current. A day within the lifetime of Sarah, a black middle-class lady staying in a Cheshire village together with her husband and small little one. They’re paid a go to by well-meaning neighbours who’ve one thing to admit… The 2 Sarahs meet Queen Victoria for tea. This gained’t be your common tea social gathering…

POET IN DA CORNER
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom Theatre- Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
• Opening: January 30, 2020
• Playwright: Particles Stevenson, Jammz
• Director: Ola Ince
• Solid: TBA

Following it’s critically acclaimed premiere in 2018, this coming of age story impressed by Dizzee Rascal’s seminal album, returns for a restricted run and a UK tour. In a strict Mormon family someplace within the seam between East London and Essex, a lady is given Dizzee Rascal’s ground-breaking grime album Boy in da Nook by her greatest buddy SS Vyper. Exactly 57 minutes and 21 seconds later, her life begins to alter – from feeling muted by dyslexia to spitting the facility of her phrases; from being conflicted about her sexuality to discovering the liberty to discover; from feeling alone to being given the best reward by her closest buddy. Step right into a technicolour world the place music, dance and spoken phrase collide, and uncover how grime allowed Particles Stevenson to redefine herself.

ENDGAME/ ROUGH FOR THEATRE II
• Theatre: The Outdated Vic
• First Preview: January 27, 2020
• Opening: February 4, 2020
• Playwright: Samuel Beckett
• Director: Richard Jones
• Solid: Alan Cumming, Daniel Radcliffe

Nothing stirs outdoors. In a naked room, Hamm, an previous, blind tyrant confined to a wheelchair, is locked in a stalemate along with his servant Clov. Interrupted solely by the nostalgic musings of Hamm’s historic dad and mom, this bleakly humorous double act cling stubbornly to their routine of informal savagery and mutual dependence. Richard Jones directs Beckett’s macabre comedy through which hope and cruelty are the final issues to die. Endgame might be introduced in a double invoice with Samuel Beckett’s hardly ever seen quick play Tough for Theatre II, carried out by members of the corporate.

THE HAYSTACK
• Theatre: Hampstead Theatre
• First Preview: January 31, 2020
• Opening: February 6, 2020
• Playwright: Al Blyth
• Director: Roxana Silbert
• Solid: TBA

Neil and Zef are two twenty-something pc whizzes with questionable costume sense and a extremely developed curiosity in video video games and Netflix. They’re additionally the UK’s ‘Nationwide Defence Data Safety Staff’ – recruited by GCHQ for his or her sky-high IQs and talent to work shortly and discreetly, no questions requested. With unfettered entry to the world’s knowledge and infinite powers of digital intrusion, these unlikely brokers are important cogs within the nationwide safety machine. However when their window onto intelligence operations reveals them greater than they have been meant to see, they start to query their roles in a system whose attain is limitless however whose safeguards will not be… Al Blyth’s explosive espionage thriller challenges the ‘nothing to cover, nothing to worry’ mantra and explores how we are able to dwell truthfully, love freely, and keep genuine when the advances in cutting-edge know-how outpace the legislation.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
• Theatre: Shakespeare’s Globe- Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
• First Preview: February 1, 2020
• Opening: February 6, 2020
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Maria Gaitanidi
• Solid: Lila Clements, Mattia Mariotti, Melissa Riggall, Michelle Terry

Katharina and Bianca, the daughters of a wealthy man of Padua, are able to marry. The sport is straightforward: the youngest will be gained provided that the eldest finds her equal. However Katharina is strong-willed and never afraid to problem the foundations. Who will be capable to rival her? The hunt is on. Accompanied by dwell music and track within the distinctive and intimate setting of the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Taming of the Shrew questions the essence of Man and Girl, the female and the masculine, and searches for solutions within the realm of the wondrous.

OPERA UNDONE: TOSCA AND LA BOHÈME
• Theatre: Trafalgar Studios 2
• First Preview: Februrary 5, 2020
• Opening: February 10, 2020
• Music: Giacomo Puccini
• Director: TBA
• Solid: TBA

Radically distilled to sixty minutes every and sung in English, this revolutionary new manufacturing tears up the opera rule guide for a complete new era. Expertise two enthralling tales of affection, heartbreak and deception as they’ve by no means been instructed earlier than in a night appropriate for newcomers and diehard followers alike. The way forward for Opera begins right here.

FAR AWAY
• Theatre: Donmar Warehouse
• First Preview: February 6, 2020
• Opening: February 11, 2020
• Playwright: Caryl Churchill
• Director: Lyndsey Turner
• Solid: TBA

In a cottage far-off, a baby wakes to the sound of screaming. Who will inform her what’s actually occurring? And the place will the discoveries she makes that night time take her within the years to come back? Caryl Churchill’s dazzling play a couple of world sliding into chaos receives a brand new manufacturing on the Donmar, twenty years on from its explosive premiere. Lyndsey Turner directs.

NORA: A DOLL’S HOUSE
• Theatre: Younger Vic Theatre
• First Preview: February 6, 2020
• Opening: February 11, 2020
• Playwright: Henrik Ibsen, tailored by Stef Smith
• Director: Elizabeth Freestone
• Solid: TBA

Ibsen’s brutal portrayal of womanhood brought on outrage when it was first carried out in 1879. Initially produced at Residents Theatre, this daring new manufacturing by one in every of Scotland’s most enjoyable playwrights reframes the drama in three totally different time durations. The combat for girls’s suffrage, the swinging sixties and modern-day intertwine on this pressing, poetic play that asks how far have we actually come previously 100 years?

LEOPOLDSTADT
• Theatre: Wyndham’s Theatre
• First Preview: January 25, 2020
• Opening: February 12, 2020
• Playwright: Tom Stoppard
• Director: Patrick Marber
• Solid: TBA

Vienna in 1900 was essentially the most vibrant metropolis in Europe, buzzing with creative and mental pleasure and a genius for having fun with life. A tenth of the inhabitants have been Jews. A era earlier they’d been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, tons of of 1000’s had fled from the Pale and the pogroms within the East and plenty of discovered sanctuary within the crowded tenements of the previous Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt. Tom Stoppard’s new play, directed by Patrick Marber, is an intimate drama with an epic sweep; the story of a household who made good. It was to not final. Half a century later, this household, like thousands and thousands of others, has re-discovered what it means to be Jewish within the first half of the 20th century.

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
• Theatre: Dominion Theatre
• First Preview: February 5, 2020
• Opening: February 25, 2020
• Guide: Philip LaZebnik
• Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
• Director: Scott Schwartz
• Solid: Luke Brady, Liam Tamne, Christine Allado, Alexia Khadime , Joe Dixon, Debbie Kurup, Gary Wilmot, Adam Pearce, Tanisha Spring, Silas Wyatt-Barke

A brand new stage musical based mostly on the DreamWorks animated movement image The Prince of Egypt is ready to open within the West Finish on the Dominion Theatre from February 5. That includes songs akin to Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey’s hit “When You Imagine” , plus “Ship Us”, “All I Ever Needed” and “By means of Heaven’s Eyes”, The Prince of Egypt relies on the guide of Exodus and tells the story of Moses, who was born a baby of Israel, and introduced up in Egypt after he was discovered by Pharoah’s spouse in a wicker basket floating on the Nile.

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN
• Theatre: Shakespeare’s Globe- Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
• First Preview: February 21, 2020
• Opening: February 27, 2020
• Playwright: Thomas Middleton
• Director: Amy Hodge
• Solid: TBA

A Girl. A Spouse: Married in secret and locked away from different eyes by her new husband. One other Girl. One other Spouse. A Daughter: Pressed into marriage and duped into her uncle’s mattress. A 3rd Girl. A Widow. An Aunt. A Sister: Is aware of find out how to function in a person’s world. How do you navigate a society through which ladies are consciously and unconsciously commodified, coerced and managed? Girls Beware Girls is an enduringly related exploration of gender energy dynamics that uncovers the savage underbelly of need, lust and ambition via the prism of the flamboyant Florentine court docket.

I THINK WE ARE ALONE
• Theatre: Theatre Royal Stratford East
• First Preview: February 25, 2020
• Opening: February 27, 2020
• Playwright: Sally Abbott
• Director: Kathy Burke and Scott Graham
• Solid: TBA

Frantic Meeting are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a model new manufacturing, I Suppose We Are Alone by Sally Abbott, co-directed by Kathy Burke and Scott Graham. From these electrical moments of discovery and connection to the darkish hours of isolation, all of us search connection and determination. However generally what connects us is what we have to escape from. I Suppose We Are Alone is a fragile and uplifting play about our fragility, resilience and our want for love and forgiveness.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
• Theatre: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
• First Preview: March 5, 2020
• Opening: March 11, 2020
• Playwright: Mike Bartlett
• Director: Rachel O’Riordan
• Solid: TBA

What occurs when the kids you suppose you’ve executed the whole lot for, consider you haven’t executed sufficient? A household go to warfare over their private politics in Mike Bartlett’s humorous and scathing take a look at the opposing values of two very totally different generations. Rachel O’Riordan directs a serious revival of this award-winning play that feels extra related than ever.

SHOE LADY
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom- Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
• First Preview: March 4, 2020
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: E.V. Crowe
• Director: Vicky Featherstone
• Solid: TBA

Viv has misplaced a shoe. They’re her work sneakers, her weekend sneakers, her solely pair of sneakers, and she or he doesn’t know what to do. Viv has misplaced a shoe. They’re her work sneakers, her weekend sneakers, her solely pair of sneakers, and she or he doesn’t know what to do.

ORFEUS: A HOUSE MUSIC OPERA
• Theatre: Younger Vic Theatre
• First Preview: April 14, 2020
• Opening: April 21, 2020
• Phrases, Music and Libretto: Nmon Ford
• Director: Charles Randolph- Wright
• Solid: Nmon Ford

Blurring the strains of opera, home music and theatre, Nmon Ford’s Orfeus makes its World Premiere on the Younger Vic, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Set within the close to future, this distinctive manufacturing blends music genres and efficiency right into a timeless model of Ovid’s legend. Orfeus confronts his true nature to avoid wasting the gorgeous poet Euridice from his father Pluto, the fascist ruler of a dystopian empire. Grammy award-winning Nmon Ford performs Orfeus.

SOPHOCLES’ ANTIGONE: THE BURIAL AT THEBES
• Theatre: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
• First Preview: April 18, 2020
• Opening: April 23, 2020
• Playwright: Sophocles, translated by Seamus Heaney
• Director: Roy Alexander Smart
• Solid: TBA

This epic story of humanity versus management centres on a younger lady with the braveness to defend her beliefs – no matter the price. Roy Alexander Weise directs Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney’s daring translation of Sophocles’ Antigone, in a big scale manufacturing that includes a refrain of younger performers from the Lyric Ensemble.

WELCOME TO IRAN
• Theatre: Theatre Royal Stratford East
• First Preview: April 18, 2020
• Opening: April 24, 2020
• Playwright: Nadia Fall
• Director: Nadia Fall
• Solid: TBA

Ava is a twenty-something Londoner. Following the demise of her estranged father, she journeys to Iran looking for his previous and her prolonged household. Exploring the wealthy tradition and thriving artwork scene of this oft misunderstood nation, Ava is swept right into a world of raves, raids and illicit love, all while negotiating household politics, Tehran site visitors and the morality police. Primarily based on real-life testimonials, this new play by Nadia Fall affords a young and witty snapshot of recent life in Iran.

HAIRSPRAY
• Theatre: London Coliseum
• First Preview: April 23, 2020
• Opening: April 29, 2020
• Guide: Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell
• Music: Marc Shaiman
• Lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
• Director: Jack O’Brien
• Solid: Michael Ball

Look who’s again! Don’t miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning function as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical. The massive-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives on the magnificent London Coliseum from subsequent April for a strictly restricted 12-week season. From the unique award-winning artistic workforce of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and that includes the infectiously feel-good songs “Good Morning Baltimore”, “You Can’t Cease the Beat” and “Huge, Blonde and Lovely” this inspirational, fun-loving and fabulously uplifting musical sensation is again and greater than ever.

RARE EARTH METTLE
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom- Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
• First Preview: April 2, 2020
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Al Smith
• Director: Hamish Pirie
• Solid: TBA

A number one British physician with a radical plan to avoid wasting the NHS and a Silicon Valley billionaire with a radical plan to halt local weather change, meet outdoors an deserted prepare on a salt flat in South America. A panorama so shiny in its whiteness that it isn’t simple to have a look at, and so uninterrupted in its flatness there’s no echo. For Kimsa and his daughter who dwell there, the arrival of those strangers initially looks like a chance. Till they each stake their declare on the land, every following their ruthless pursuit of ‘the higher good’.

TWO PALESTINIANS GO DOGGING
• Theatre Royal Courtroom- Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
• First Preview: April 9, 2020
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Sami Ibrahim
• Director: Omar Elerian
• Solid: TBA

The yr is 2024, and Reem and her husband Sayeed are right here to share a ‘Critical Play about Palestine’. Issues are tense. Individuals are on the sting. The Third Intifada is true across the nook. However on a contested piece of land close to their village of Beit al-Qadir, this couple is about to go dogging. Don’t fear, you’re allowed to giggle.

A FIGHT AGAINST…
• Theatre Royal Courtroom- Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
• First Preview: Could 20, 2020
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Pablo Manzi, Translated by William Gregory
• Director: Sam Pritchard
• Solid: TBA

A lecturer in Chile. A research group within the USA. A torture teacher in Argentina. A hangman in Mexico. A lady who gained’t cease dancing in Paraguay. Pablo Manzi’s darkly comedian odyssey throughout the Americas explores whether or not violence brings us nearer collectively and what it takes to stroll previous on the opposite facet of the road. Developed on a residency on the Royal Courtroom in 2017, A Struggle In opposition to…marks the English language debut of one in every of Chile’s most vital new voices.

THE GLOW
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom- Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
• First Preview: Could 29, 2020
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Alistair McDowall
• Director: Vicky Featherstone
• Solid: TBA

1863. An asylum. A lady locked in a windowless cell, with no reminiscence as to who she is, or how she arrived there. When spiritualist medium Mrs Lyall requires a brand new assistant, this anonymous lady appears the proper candidate. However as the girl’s previous begins to disclose itself, so do new powers neither are ready for. The Glow was the 2018 Pinter Fee, an award given yearly by Woman Antonia Fraser to help a brand new fee on the Royal Courtroom Theatre.

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
• Theatre: Savoy Theatre
• Opening: June 11, 2020
• Guide: James Lapine
• Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
• Director: Sarna Lapine
• Solid: Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford

Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford are set to reprise their roles in Stephen Sondheim’s musical Sunday within the Park with George, which transfers to the West Finish’s Savoy Theatre following Broadway success in 2017. With a guide by James Lapine, the musical is impressed by the French painter Georges Seurat and his work titled ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’. The story considerations a personality known as George, a fictionalised model of the artist, who immerses himself within the portray.

SUCKER PUNCH
• Theatre: Theatre Royal Stratford East
• First Preview: June 19, 2020
• Opening: June 25, 2020
• Playwright: Roy WIlliams
• Director: Roy Alexander Weise
• Solid: TBA

Leon and Troy are greatest mates making an attempt to determine their place on the planet amid mounting unemployment and simmering racial tensions. After discovering solace in Charlie’s fitness center, they begin forging their path into the ruthless world {of professional} boxing. Roy Williams’ bruising play examines what it was wish to be a younger black man in 1980s Britain and asks, how will you combat a system that’s determined to see you fail?

LOCAL HERO
• Theatre: The Outdated Vic
• First Preview: June 18, 2020
• Opening: June 30, 2020
• Guide: Invoice Forsyth and David Greig
• Music and Lyrics: Mark Knopfler
• Director: John Crowley
• Solid: TBA

Bold Texan oil government Mac MacIntyre arrives in Scotland on a mission to purchase a small seaside village and change it with a refinery. It’s the deal of a lifetime, however Mac quickly finds that placing a value on this lovely spot is extra sophisticated than he bargained for. Earlier than the locals get wealthy, they have to resolve what their house is value. The hit comedy movie Native Hero takes to the stage as John Crowley directs a brand new musical adaptation by Invoice Forsyth and David Greig with music and songs by the legendary Mark Knopfler.

PURPLE SNOWFLAKES AND TITTY WANKS
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom- Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
• First Preview: June 29, 2020
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Sarah Hanly
• Director: Alice Fitzgerald
• Solid: TBA

Sinéad Murphy has learnt to orgasm with an electrical toothbrush; she’s getting along with boys in automobile parks at church discos; and she or he’s doing so properly in exams, her lecturers suppose she’s dishonest. She’s additionally struggling to handle an enormous secret, and there’s just one particular person she will be able to speak to about it. Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks is written and carried out by Sarah Hanly, and directed by Alice Fitzgerald.

HAMLET
• Theatre: Younger Vic Theatre
• First Preview: July 6, 2020
• Opening: July 10, 2020
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Greg Hersov
• Solid: Cush Jumbo

Cush Jumbo makes her Younger Vic debut as a brand new type of Hamlet for this era. Following a succession of award-winning productions collectively, she reunites together with her long-time collaborator, director Greg Hersov, to convey us Shakespeare’s nice tragedy about energy, politics and need, reimagined for right now.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
• Theatre: Sadler’s Wells
• Opening: July 24, 2020
• Guide: Betty Comden and Adolph Inexperienced
• Music: Nacio Herb Brown
• Lyrics: Arthur Freed
• Director: Jonathan Church
• Solid: Adam Cooper

Track-and-dance legend, Adam Cooper, reprises the enduring function made so well-known by Gene Kelly in Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed manufacturing of Singin’ within the Rain. A smash-hit at Chichester Competition Theatre and within the West Finish, this irresistibly charming present returns to London in 2020 to make a summer season splash! Andrew Wright’s high-energy choreography and Simon Higlett’s luxurious set design (together with over 14,000 litres of water on stage each night time) mix with the attraction, romance and wit of one of many world’s best- beloved movies. Singin’ within the Rain options the wonderful MGM rating together with “Good Morning”, “Make ‘em Snicker”, “Moses Supposes” and the legendary “Singin’ within the Rain”.

IS GOD IS
• Theatre Royal Courtroom- Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
• First Preview: July 16, 2020
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Alesha Harris
• Director: Ola Ince
• Solid: TBA

When a letter arrives from the mom they thought was useless, twins Racine and Anaia journey from the Soiled South to the California desert and a yellow home with teal shutters. They’re on a mission to avenge her previous and able to take down anybody who stands of their method. Aleshea Harris’ award-winning play collides the traditional, the trendy, the tragic, the spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk.

NANJING
• Theatre: Royal Courtroom- Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
• First Preview: July 20, 2020
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Jude Christian
• Director: Ekayce Ismail
• Solid: TBA

It is a private response to the 1937 Nanjing Bloodbath, in any other case often called the Rape of Nanking. British Chinese language author/performer Jude Christian tells a narrative about belonging wherever and no the place without delay, and appears at how our lives are formed by historical past. In an explosive time for political discourse all over the world, Nanjing asks: what does it imply to combat hatred and love each other? Nanjing is ready in England, China, Malaysia, Japan, Germany, the USA and the Isle of Man. It involves the Royal Courtroom as a part of a tour of the seven international locations which make up its story.

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: BARMY BRITAIN – PART FIVE
• Theatre: Apollo Theatre
• Opening: July 30, 2020
• Closing: August 29, 2020
• Playwright: Terry Deary, Neal Foster, and Ciaran McConville
• Solid: TBA

All of us wish to meet individuals from historical past. The difficulty is everyone seems to be useless! So Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain is again with a brand-new present stuffed with loopy new characters and impolite new rulers from Britain’s barmy previous! Will you conquered by King William? Will you sink or swim with King Henry I? Will Thomas Becket get the chop? Go home searching with King Henry VIII! Are you scared to scale the Tudor scaffold? Be a part of the attractive Georgians as they take over England! Break into Buckingham Palace and conceal from the Queen! Be careful for the witch of World Warfare Two! It’s historical past with the nasty bits left in!

PORTIA COUGHLAN
• Theatre: Younger Vic
• First Preview: September 16, 2020
• Opening: September 22, 2020
• Playwright: Marina Carr
• Director: Caroline Byrne
• Solid: Ruth Negga

Academy Award-nominee Ruth Negga makes her Younger Vic debut as Portia Coughlan in Marina Carr’s haunting play, directed by Caroline Byrne. Portia Coughlan is a profound and disturbing story about love and kinship, inspecting how the historical past of the household is the historical past of a nation.

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