Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dares to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race, One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.
Featuring her much loved songs, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd and premieres at the Aldwych Theatre in March 2018.
Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks’ wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic, see’s Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherit a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his deranged genius grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein. He now faces a dilemma – does he continue to run from his family’s tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s made experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga?
Now playing at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End.
Mary Stuart – a new adaptation by Robert Icke. Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It’s all in the execution.
Schiller’s political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of some of British history’s most crucial days. Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trade the play’s central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin. Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida Theatre in 2016-17, Robert Icke’s new adaptation of Mary Stuart is now playing a strictly limited season at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End until 31 March, before touring to Bath, Salford and Cambridge.
LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece captures one fateful summer’s day in the life of Tyrone’s. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, James and Mary Tyrone and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in a cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and each member of the family indulges in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives.
As unashamedly autobiographical account of O’Neill’s own life, Long Days Journey Into Night is considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century. Starring Jeremy Irons and the Olivier Award Nominated Lesley Manville, the play is currently running at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End and will play the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Wallis Annenberg Center in LA in May and June this year.
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal is currently playing in the unique courtroom setting of London County Hall on the Southbank.
Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high – will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?
A nominee for the 2018 Olivier Award for Best new Play, J T Rogers play ran at the National Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre from September to December 2017.
In 1993, in front of the world’s press, the leaders of Israel and Palestine shook hands on the lawn of the White House, few watching would have guessed that the negotiations leading up to the iconic moment started secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo. Oslo tells the true story of two maverick Norweign diplomats who coordinated top secret talks and inspired seemingly impossible friendships. The quiet heroics led to the ground-breaking Oslo Peace Accords.
Plays at the Garrick
The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company promises a year of unmissable theatre.
Working in collaboration with artistic associates, director Rob Ashford and designer Christopher Oram, the acclaimed actor-director Kenneth Branagh presents an exceptional series of plays that bring together a remarkable group of actors, led by Rob Brydon, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Lily James and Richard Madden.
The season will comprise The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, Harlequinade and All On Her Own, a Rattigan double bill, Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, The Painkiller by Francis Veber, in an adaptation by Sean Foley, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and The Entertainer by John Osborne.
For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.
The Audience reunited writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.
The multiple award-winning production was directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End at the Gielgud Theatre by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.
Billy Elliot UK Tour
Now celebrating 10 extraordinary years in London’s West End, Billy Elliot the Musical, one of the most beloved shows on stage today, begins its first ever UK and Ireland tour in February 2016.
Set in a northern mining town during the miners’ strike of 1984/’85, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s fight to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a talent that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever.
Featuring iconic music by Elton John, phenomenal dance and a powerful story, experience this uplifting and spectacular theatrical event that has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world.
The Ladykillers, Gielgud Theatre
The celebrated Ealing comedy The Ladykillers comes to life on stage in a hilarious and thrilling new adaption by Graham Linehan (Father Ted) and directed by Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote). Featuring a stellar cast of some of the finest stage and screen comedy actors including BAFTA winner Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) as Professor Marcus along with James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley), Ben Miller (The Armstrong and Miller Show), Stephen Wight (Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer) and Olivier Award winners Clive Rowe and Marcia Warren; as the sweetly innocent Mrs Wilberforce. The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing. Recently nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards including ‘Best New Play’.
Peppa Pig's Treasure Hunt, Criterion Theatre / UK Tour
A brand new stage production of the much-loved television franchise. Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad Dog's boat. Pedra Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra help the trio to follow the clues and find their treasure as they all enjoy a day of adventure near the seaside! Following the incredible sell-out success of Peppa Pig's Tea Party, Peppa is back with a brand new show featuring true to life puppets, perfect singalong songs and a new story that will charm and delight all her fans. Full sail!
Slava's Snowshow has delighted and exhilarated theatregoers around the world.
The show at the Royal Festival Hall presented a Christmas experience of a joyous dream-like world, unlike anything audiences have seen before: a world in which a cobweb envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a heart-stopping blizzard of snow.
Combining hilarity and poignancy with stunning breathtaking spectacle, this classic family show bursts with joy and magic.