Shows and Plays in London in September 2012

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The Lion King
Where: Lyceum Theatre
Disney's musical phenomenon The Lion King continues to captivate audiences of all ages. Combining dazzling staging and highly imaginative costumes, masks and puppets, this astonishing show at the Lyceum Theatre uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba - join him now in his epic journey to reclaim his kingdom!

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Les Miserables
Where: Queen's Theatre
Winner of the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award. In October 2010 Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables celebrated its 25th Anniversary in London and is now the world's longest running musical. This international award-winning musical sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution.

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

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The Phantom of the Opera
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre
This multi-award winning musical continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, after more than 10,000 performances.

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Cats
Where: London Palladium
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats returns to the West End for a strictly limited run at the London Palladium.

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

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Miss Saigon
Where: Prince Edward Theatre
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production has made its highly anticipated return to the West End, and is already breaking box office records.

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Philippe Decoufle Company DCA: Contact
Where: Sadler's Wells
Philippe Decoufle is a creator of dreamlike performances, who finds inspiration in both high and popular culture and who challenges expectations with the use of the burlesque and thebizarre. With Contact, he creates a musical and visual comedy, a tale of out human - and sometimes superhuman - passions. 

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Peter Pan
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Rediscovering J.M.Barrie's original stage play, director Timothy Sheader creates a Never Land where danger stalks dreams and adventure breeds mischief. 

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Cinderella
Where: London Coliseum
A brand new Cinderella ballet, choreographed by the internationally acclaimed Christopher Wheeldon, will be performed live at the London Coliseum in July 2015. Premiered by the Dutch National Ballet at Dutch National Opera & Ballet in December 2012 to a rapturous reception from both ballet fans and critics alike, this will be the first time the ballethas been performed on stage outside the Netherlands.

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Carmen
Where: London Coliseum
A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no ther opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet's Carmen. Set during  the dying days of Franco's Spain, Calixto Bieito's acclaimed production of this must see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe. 

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Billy Elliot
Where: Victoria Palace Theatre
Based on the international smash hit film, Billy Elliot The Musical is set against the background of the historic miners' strike of 1984/85.

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High Society
Where: Old Vic Theatre
Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. 

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Lulu
Where: Drury Lane Theatre Royal
For one night only, Lulu will be performing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane! Don't miss your chance to see this legend onstage, book your Lulu tickets now!

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Sinatra
Where: London Palladium
Start spreading the news, ol' Blue Eyes is back in town! 

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

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Wicked
Where: Apollo Victoria Theatre
Winner of 90 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences of all ages across the world since 2003 and continues to be a record-breaking hit at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where, as of 2013, it is has become the 16th longest-running West End musical of all time. 

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Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
From the Golden Age of the movie musical, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers finds its perfect partner in the Open Air Theatre. 

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

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Stomp
Where: Ambassadors Theatre
A totally unique theatre experience which has thrilled audiences all over the world, Stomp makes incredible music from everyday objects and positively explodes with dance and comedy.

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

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

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The Gruffalo
Where: Lyric Theatre
Tall Stories magical, musical stage adaptation of The Gruffalo roars in to the Lyric for its first ever Summer West End season this July!

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Shaolin Monks - SHAOLIN
Where: Peacock Theatre
The ultimate Shaolin Kung Fu masters return to the UK for the first time in seven years with a brand new show. Jam packed with incrediable feats of strength and skill to delight the whole family. 

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Treasure Island
Where: Olivier Theatre
This winter, Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life on the Olivier stage in a thrilling new adaptation by Bryony Lavery starring Arthur Darvill as Long John Silver.

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Thriller Live
Where: Lyric Theatre
Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller - Live is a spectacular, high-octane show celebrating the career of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.

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The 7 Fingers: Traces
Where: Peacock Theatre
This young, astonishingly talented French-Canadian company have pioneered a whole new brand of circus . Traces was a runway hit at the Edinburgh Festival in 2007, and now returns to The Peacock following its 2009 success. Combining awe-inspiring circus training with infectious urban energy, four men and one womangive dazzling, gravity defying displays of skill, balancing casually on each other's heads, or tumbling through hoops and leaping spectacularly up giant poles without using their hands. But Traces is more than just displaying of acrobatic brilliance, as snippets of the performers' real lives are revealed through film clips. A family friendly show.

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

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Ghost Stories
Where: Arts Theatre
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the theatre, Ghost Stories returns to London, more intense than ever before. A truly terrifying theatrical experience written and directed by The League of Gentlemen's master of the macabre, Jeremy Dyson, and Andy Nyman, co-creator and director of Derren Brown's television and stage shows and star of Dead Set, Severance and Kick Ass 2. 

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Romeo and Juliette
Where: London Coliseum
Following last year's triumphant LAC Swan Lake, the Monte Carlo Ballet returns to the London Coliseum with Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliette. Choreographed by acclaimed choreographer Jean Christophe Maillot, this beautiful interpretation captures the essence of what it means to be young and in love, and tells of the devastating tragedy that unfolds when tenderness and naivety is met with violence and pride. 

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Lord Of The Flies
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
William Goulding's Lord Of The Flies adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams. 

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Irina Kolesnikova Season - La Bayadere
Where: London Coliseum
St Petersburg Ballet Theatre's  busy international touring season concludes with the world renowned prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova leading the company in the debut London Irina Kolesnikova season. 

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Matilda The Musical
Where: Cambridge Theatre
Following a sensational sell-out season at The Courtyard Theatre, the RSC's production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL transferred to the West End last October.

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La Traviata
Where: London Coliseum
La Traviata tells the moving story of how the beatiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into the sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover's reputation. 

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Mamma Mia
Where: Novello Theatre
Set on a Greek island paradise, this story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of Abba. Join the ultimate feel-good party as Mamma Mia! celebrates 15 years as the world's sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical. 

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Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire
Where: Sadler's Wells
Scottish Ballet is one of Sadler's Wells' mosr popualr visiting companies. Its repertoire includes new versions of the classics, seminal works from the 20th century modern ballet canon, signature pieces by current choreographers and new commissions.  Returning in Spring 2015, they present their take on one of Tennessee Williams' most famous plays, A Streetcar Named Desire. 

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Where: Drury Lane Theatre Royal
Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Mr Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes. 

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The Book of Mormon
Where: Prince of Wales Theatre
Winner of 4 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Actor In A Musical. Rolling Stone says, 'The Genii of South Park hit Broadway, and history is made. Mormon is on its march into legend'. It's The Book of Mormon, the Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. Time Out New York says, 'You'll laugh your head off. Mormon is musical comedy heaven'. The New York post says, 'I Love The Book Of Mormon'.

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

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Once
Where: Phoenix Theatre
Winner of two 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Actress in a Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music. Once is based on the 2006 Irish musical film of the same name, written and directed by John Carney. It has been  brillliantly adapted from stage to screen by Enda Walsh and retains much of the films original grammy nominated soundtrack written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, including the hit song 'Falling Slowly', which recieved a 2007 Accademy Award for Best Original Song.

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

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Let It Be
Where: Garrick Theatre
Let It Be returns to London! Let It Be is jam-packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits.

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The Commitments
Where: Palace Theatre
The Commitments, Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel, is now live on stage for the very first time. Be the first to experience the show as it makes its World Premiere at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End this September.

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The Play That Goes Wrong
Where: Duchess Theatre
Described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, this is THE smash hit new comedy for 2014!

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The Card Shark Show
Where: Courthouse Hotel Theatre
Master magician and card manipulator Steve Truglia will dazzle you with a mind-boggling array of classic card tricks, cheats and scams. This is a unique and interactive multimedia show, with film, images, music and live camera action bringing close-up magic up close wherever you're seated.

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - M!longa
Where: Sadler's Wells
Deeply rooted in Argentinean culture, tango has fascinated and captivated the world with its sexuality, power and beauty.

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

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Jersey Boys
Where: Piccadilly Theatre
Discover the story of a group of working class boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the greatest successes in pop music history - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Where: Torquay Suite Theatre
Inspired by one of Britain's greatest ever comedy series, this 2 hour interactive production is set in a restaurant where you the audience are the diners. If you love the original show, you'll find Faulty Towers The Dining Experience a unique, novel pleasure and unmissably great fun.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Where: Savoy Theatre
Broadway and West End director / choreographer Jerry Mitchell brings the most anticipated musical event of 2014, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, to the Savoy Theatre. The show stars 3-time Olivier and Tony-Award-winner Robert Lindsay.

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Shakespeare In Love
Where: Noel Coward Theatre
Reworked for the stage by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, The Pitman Painters) from the screenplay of the smash-hit 1998 movie romantic comedy by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, this sparkling screen-to-stage adaptation brings together a prestigious, multi-award winning creative team and has been rapturously received by audiences and critics alike. Among a slew of five-star reviews, the Mail called it 'a swooning delight'.

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Memphis
Where: Shaftesbury Theatre
Fresh from her stellar West End success in The Bodyguard, Beverley Knight stars in Memphis, the multi-award-winning musical that’s been a smash hit on Broadway and on a triumphant 55-city North American tour. With original songs by Grammy® winner and Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan, and a gripping true-life-inspired story by writer Joe DiPietro, the explosive blend of electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy that makes up Memphis will leave you exhilarated.

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Made in Dagenham
Where: Adelphi Theatre
A brand-new musical starring Gemma Arterton. It's 1968, and the Ford auto factory in Dagenham is one of the largest private employers in Britain. It employs 187 women machinists in lousy working conditions with even lousier money. Shop Steward Rita O'Grady leads a strike by for equal pay that will ultimately advance the cause of women's rights around the world.

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Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo: INALA
Where: Sadler's Wells
Celebrating 21 years of democracy in South Africa, INALA presents choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo, in an artistic collaboration with multi award winning choreographer Mark Baldwin and world class dancers including talent from the Royal Ballet and Rambert. An ambitious new production, INALA embraces an exhilarating fusion of South Africa and Western Cultures live on stage.

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Akram Khan & Israel Galvsn: TOROBAKA
Where: Sadler's Wells
With this unique artistic exchange, Khan and Galvan made TOROBAKA by bringing together kathak and flamenco to create something new , distinctive and defying classification or genre.

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The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg
Where: London Coliseum
From the opening bars od the ever popular overture, Wagner's The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg is conceived on a truly epic scale, full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration.

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The Indian Queen
Where: London Coliseum
In this vibrant production, devised by acclaimed director Peter Sellars, the rich and transcendent score of Purcell's final unfinished opera is reworked around a new text and the inclusion of a number of Purcell's most ravishing religious anthems. 

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Where: Playhouse Theatre
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage) makes her musical theatre debut as Pepa in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane’s new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar’s Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

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Sunny Afternoon
Where: Harold Pinter Theatre
The Kinks are one of the greatest of all British rock groups, and now the story of their rise to fame comes to the stage, featuring the band's classic songs as written by head Kink Ray Davies, book by Joe Penhall, direction by Edward Hall and design by Miriam Buether.

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My Night With Reg
Where: Apollo Theatre
Following its critically-acclaimed sell-out season at the Donmar Warehouse, Kevin Elyot’s classic comedy transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 11 weeks only. At Guy’s London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever. Deliciously funny and bittersweet, My Night with Reg perfectly captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.

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

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La Sylphide
Where: London Coliseum
Since its Olivier and Evening Standard award winning premiere season in London in 1979, La Sylphide has been presented by many of the world's leading ballet companies to worldwide acclaim.

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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Where: Aldwych Theatre
Beautiful is the untold story of Carole King’s journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom. 

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John Barrowman
Where: London Palladium
Britain's best all round entertainer John Barrowman is announcing a 16 date tour for 2015 in support of his new album, "You Raise Me Up" This will be John's first full UK tour in four years, and promises to be an entertainment experience not to be missed. "I'm so excited to be touring again, said John, that I am choreographing songs and arranging stories in my sleep." 

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Carmina Burana And Serenade
Where: London Coliseum
In the year that marks Director David Bintley's 20th year with Birmingham Royal Ballet, this programme celebrates this two decade lond relationship by combining an early piece by one of Bintley's heroes, George Balanchine, with the first ballet Bintley created for the company as Director, Carmina Burana.

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Sweeney Todd
Where: London Coliseum
Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson and international opera and concert star Bryn Terfel reprise their roles as Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd in this concert staging of Stephen Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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Di and Viv and Rose
Where: Vaudeville Theatre
Di and Viv and Rose stars Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell, and is a hilarious and thoughtful exploration of friendship's impact on life and life's impact on friendship. Anna Mackin directs Amelia Bullmore's acclaimed new play, which crackles with wisdom and wit. 

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The Nether
Where: Duke of York's Theatre
The Nether offers complete freedom – a new virtual wonderland provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of imagination.

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Taken At Midnight
Where: Theatre Royal Haymarket
Mark Hayhurst wrote the BBC film The Man Who Crossed Hitler and 37 Days, a major factual drama series for the BBC'S WW1 Centenary in 2014. Penelope Wilton makes a longawaited return to the West End to play Irmgard Litten.

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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
Where: Dominion Theatre
Following a sell-out West End run in 2014, Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games returns to London this Spring, with performances at the Dominion Theatre from 13 March 2015. With all the visceral precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, new costumes and mesmerising new choreography.

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Bend It Like Beckham
Where: Phoenix Theatre
From the first pass in the park to the final free-kick, Bend It Like Beckham is a joyous musical comedy with vibrant characters featuring a new score with a Punjabi kick. This brand new British musical is a funny, glorious and uplifting adaptation of the much-loved hit film about refusing to watch from the sidelines, bending the rules, and scoring that deciding goal.

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Disney On Ice - Magical Ice Festival Wembley
Where: Wembley Arena
Join us for an unforgettable show your family will melt for! See your favourite Disney princesses Ariel, Rapunzel and Belle in a new twist of fairytale  fun. Plus for the first time in UK - join royal sisters Anna and Elsa from the Disney sensation Frozen, as they journey on a breath taking adventure live on ice! 

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A View From The Bridge
Where: Wyndham's Theatre
Acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's  classic drama A View From The Bridge at the Wyndham's Theatre starring Mark Strong.

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Rasta Thomas Dance Company - Romeo & Juliet
Where: Peacock Theatre
The greatest love story of all time bursts into the 21st century in this phenomenal adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This contemporary interpretation of Shakespeares enduring romantic  tragedy to set to become a signature production for dance lovers. 

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Dara
Where: Lyttelton Theatre, National
1659. Mughal India. The imperial court, a place of opulence and excess; music, drugs, eunuchs and harems. Two brothers, whose mother's death inspired the Taj Mahal, are heirs to this Muslim empire. Now they fight ferociously for succession. 

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Behind The Beautiful Forevers
Where: Olivier Theatre
India is surging with global ambition . But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. 

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Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
Where: London Coliseum
Mexico's national dance company return to London for the first time in more than twenty years for five performances only. Forty dancers and sixteen musicians present this captivating spectacle of live music and dance drawing on Mexico’s rich and varied history. The Ballet Folklórico de México has travelled to more than 60 countries and has been praised universally by the critics and audiences of millions.

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The Seagull
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. The first of Chekhov's great works, The Seagull is celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century. 

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The Pirates Of Penzance
Where: London Coliseum
Sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes- Gilbert and Sullivan's dazzling The Pirates Of Penzance comes to ENO in a highly anticipated new production from renowned film maker and director Mike Leigh.  This much loved comic opera is a showcase of brilliant humour and razor sharp wit and features a sparkling score full of memorable melodies and catchy tunes. 

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Boa
Where: Trafalgar Studio Two
Harriet Walter, Guy Paul, In Boa, a new play by Clara Brennan. Directed by Hannah Price.

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The Queen Of Spades
Where: London Coliseum
Based on a short story by Pushkin, Tchaikovsky's opera about greed and obbsession is packed with soaring melodies and sumptuous orchestration. This rich score will be conducted by Edward Gardner in his final production with ENO as Music Director. Following on from their critically acclaimed collobrations on Otello and Peter Grimes, he reunites with Olivier Award winning Director David Alden from the company's first production of The Queen Of Spades in over 20 years. 

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Bruce Forsyth Entertains Live At The Palladium
Where: London Palladium
For the first time in nearly two decades, accompanied by Strictly Come Dancing's Dave Arch and some of the UK's finest musicians, Bruce returns to perform his "one man" show at the Palladium in what promises to be a night to remember, a little piece of show business history.

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American Buffalo
Where: Wyndham's Theatre
Damian Lewis, known internationally for his Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning performance as ‘Nicholas Brody’ in Homeland, returns to the West End, alongside the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner John Goodman and Outer Critics Circle Theatre Award winner Tom Sturridge, in this major new revival directed by D Evans. David Mamet's explosive drama examines the fickle nature of honour among thieves. As three small-time crooks plan one big-time heist, a tragedy of errors spins this razor-sharp and darkly funny play into a blistering account of divided loyalties, insatiable greed and a coveted Buffalo nickel.

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Gypsy
Where: Savoy Theatre
Don't miss Gypsy, one of the greatest ever Broadway musicals, as it transfers to the West End following its sell-out, rapturously acclaimed five-star run at Chichester Festival Theatre. 

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Be Bop A Lula
Where: Ambassadors Theatre
Four giants of the Rock ‘n’ Roll world come together for the first time in BE BOP A LULA! A brand-new show which will take your breath away from the first chord to the explosive finale! Backed by some of the UK’s finest musicians, Gavin Stanley and Lars Young recreate these legends with passion and a very real ‘feel’ of the artists and their music. 

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English National Ballet: Modern Masters
Where: Sadler's Wells
Modern Masters honours the work of three of the most influential choreographers of the 20th Century: Jiri Kylian, John Neumeirer and William Forsythe. Bold and galvanising, their choreographies are full of invention, energy, driven by music. 

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Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby
Where: Sadler's Wells
Northern Ballet returns to Sadler's Wells with The Great Gatsby, a full length ballet for 2015, after achieving great success with Cleopatra in 2011.

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Sadler's Wells Family Weekend: Aracaladanza - Constelaciones
Where: Sadler's Wells
Aracaladanza- Constelaciones, inspired by Joan Miro's universe.  If a writer had to write with his eyes and a painter had to paint with his ears, how would a choreographer have to choreograph? We have never managed to find an answer but we are convinced that a smile can help us in the impossible dream of capturing the universe.  Aracaldanza have been irresistibly drawn to a painter: Joan Miro has entered our dreams; he has tinted our imagination with an explosion of colour, guiding us through a long journey. The result is Constelaciones. 

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Pina Bausch: Auf Dem Gebirge Hat Man Ein Gescheri Gehort
Where: Sadler's Wells
Tanzheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch,   Auf Dem Gebirge Hat Man Ein Geschrei Gehort (On The Mountain A Cry Was Heard)   Beginning her work as a choreographer in 1968, Pina Bausch is the inventor of tanztheater as it is known today. During 40 years as Artistic Director of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, she nurtured an ensemble of  vivid imagination and grand scale. Since her untimely death in 2009, the company has continued to tour her 46 choreographic works around  the world. 

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Pina Bausch: Ahnen
Where: Sadler's Wells
Tanzheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Ahnen  Beginning her work as a choreographer in 1968, Pina Bausch is the inventor of tanztheater as it is known today. During 40 years as Artistic Director of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, she nurtured an ensemble of  vivid imagination and grand scale. Since her untimely death in 2009, the company has continued to tour her 46 choreographic works around  the world.   

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Boris Charmatz & Amandine Beyer: Partitia 2
Where: Sadler's Wells
What happens when two choreographers, famed for directing large groups of performers, rejoice in their love for their own dancing? In a repertoire of over 40 works, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker - an icon of contemporary dance - has never composed a duet in which she would dancer herself.    In Partitia 2, a collaboration between herself and French choreographr and dancer Boris Charmatz, De Keersmaeker departs from her usual meticulous construction of dance, embracing the improvisatory instincts and whimsical flair of Charmatz. 

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Explosion UK Tour
Where: Lyric Theatre
Explosion starts by presenting traditional flamenco at its very best as the company play, sing and dance everything from Bulerias to Farrucas to Tangos. The show, which is strongly influenced by ballet, its entwined with a strong story of love and passion. 

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Alain Platel, Fabrizio Cassol, Rodriguez Vangama & Serge Kakudji: Coup Fatal
Where: Sadler's Wells
Inspired by the grand gestures of the rakish "sapeurs"- the dandies of Kinshasa, Coup Fatal features Congolese counter-tenor Serge Kakudi, with an orchestra of 12 musicians from Kinshasa- engaging with the repertoire of various baroque composers. This new musical imtegrates baroque phrases with traditional and popular Congolese music, rock and jazz. 

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Paco Pena: Flamencura
Where: Sadler's Wells
Guitarist, composer, dramatist and producer Paco Pena has expanded the possibilities and changed perceptions of flamenco in a career spanning five decades. He returns to Sadler's Wells with his new show Flamencura.

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part 3
Where: Garrick Theatre
Following the major sell-out success of Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain Parts One & Two, Birmingham Stage Company will return to the Garrick Theatre with a brand new instalment, Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain - Part Three! from 25 July – 5 September, making it the longest running show for children in West End history. 

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Beyond Bollywood
Where: London Palladium
G Studios PYT ltd presents the UK premiere following sold out Mumbai dates. A riot of colour, vibrancy and sheer beauty.  Beyond Bollywood Beyond Love, Beyond Passion, Beyond Bollywood 

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Joe Longthorne
Where: London Palladium
We're delighted to announce that Joe will be celebrating his 60th Birthday in fantanstic style at the world famous London Palladium on the night of his birthday Sunday 31st May 2015.

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An Evening With The Overtones
Where: London Palladium
With the release of their 4th album, Sweet Soul Music, In February, vocal harmony quintet The Overtones  hed out on a UK Tour in the summer.

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The Show Must Go On
Where: Sadler's Wells
Condoco Dance Company - the renowned contemporary dance company of disabled /non disabled performers presents a restaged version of Jerome Bel's award winnin The Show Must Go On. It brings together a UK- wide cast of 20 performers 19 pop songs and one DJ. 

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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man
Where: Sadler's Wells
Matthew Bourne's internationally acclaimed award winning dance thriller is back. The Car Man is loosely based on the Bizet Opera and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in New Adventures repertoire.

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Harvey
Where: Theatre Royal Haymarket
Elwood P. Dowd has only one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a six foot tall, invisible rabbit, named Harvey.

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The Father
Where: Trafalgar Studio Two
An uneasy stand off exists between the Captain and his wife, Laura. But, a disagreement over the future of their daughter,Bertha, triggers an all out-war. 

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Buyer & Cellar
Where: Menier Chocolate Factory
Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous new comedy about the oddest of odd jobs - an underemployed Los Angeles actor going to work in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement...

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Psycho with Live Orchestra
Where: Dominion Theatre
Celebrated as one of Hitchcock’s best cinematic works, the psychological thriller Psycho is brought to life on Dominion Theatre’s big-screen with live orchestral accompaniment. The score, and in particular the chilling slasher motif, has become infamous in its own right, and Hitchcock himself remarked that ‘33% of the effect of Psycho was due to the music’. Over half a century later, hear Bernard Herrmann’s soundtrack performed live by the CINEMATIC SINFONIA and conducted by ANTHONY GABRIELE in one of Europe’s greatest theatres.

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Just Jim Dale
Where: Vaudeville Theatre
Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale will bring his critically acclaimed show, Just Jim Dale, to the Vaudeville Theatre this May, following his huge Off-Broadway success in New York.

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Bugsy Malone
Where: Lyric Hammersmith
Get your splurge gun at the ready as Alan Parker's world famous musical BUGSY MALONE is about to hit London. 

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Rojas And Rodriguez - Titanium
Where: Peacock Theatre
Titanium is a high energy show directed by Rojas and Rodriguez of Nuevo Ballet Espanol. 

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Hercules: A Dance Cabaret
Where: Peacock Theatre
New Art Club are pioneering artists, comedy theatre makers and choreography Pete Shenton and Tom Roden. 

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English National Ballet: My First Swan Lake
Where: Peacock Theatre
Following the success of their children - friendly adaptions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Coppelia, English National Ballet and English National Ballet School return to the Peacock Theatre with a new addition to the enchanting My First Ballet series - My First Ballet: Swan Lake. 

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Flintoff & Holcroft: Balls Out 2015
Where: Palace Theatre
Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff, together with esteemed TV comedy producer, writer and podcast partner in crime, Clyde Holcroft, are hitting the road and bringing a brand new live show to theatres across the UK.  Featuring a little bit of Elvis and couple of googles, It's unguarded and unleashed...buckle In...the boys are on tour. 

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Elf! The Musical
Where: Dominion Theatre
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperon). The production will feature direction and choreography by Morgan Young (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), set design and costumes by Olivier award winner Tim Goodchild, lighting design by Olivier award winner Tim Lutkin, with sound design by Clem Rawling.

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Kill Me Now
Where: Park Theatre
Normal Is Relative Kill Me Now is a black comedy about Jake who has sacrificed his career as a writer to care for his teenage son Joey. Both are keeping secrets - Jake abotu love life and Joey about his plans for the future.

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Bad Jews
Where: Arts Theatre
BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon  The UK premiere of Bad Jews has earned huge critical acclaim and enjoyed sold out runs at both the Ustinov Studio and the St James Theatre. 

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Kinky Boots
Where: Adelphi Theatre
Kinky Boots is Broadway's huge hearted, high heeled hit and it's coming to London!  With songs by Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendship we discover, and the belief  that you can change the world when you change your mind.  With direction and choreography by two time Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four time Tony award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.  Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out... 

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The Mentalists
Where: Wyndham's Theatre
Stephen Merchant has hailed the chance to do some "Proper Acting" as he embarks on his theatrical and West End debut. He'll perform opposite Steffan Rhodi in Richard Bean's two hander The Mentalists, beginning at Wyndham's Theatre in July. 

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Events from All In London

WIZARD starring Dominic Berry
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
Wasted Love
Location:
St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, Covent Garden
Measure for Measure
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
The Waiting Room
Location:
LOST Theatre 208 Wandsworth Road London
Mort - The Musical
Location:
Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston
Unlimited
Location:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
Celebrate Eid
Location:
Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford
The Odyssey
Location:
The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford
Random Acts of Kindness
Location:
The Horse Bar, 124 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo
Carnesky’s Tarot Drome
Location:
The Old Vic Tunnels, Station Approach Road , London
Hamlet
Location:
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London
UK New Writing Tour
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
The Folly Mixtures Burlesque Revue
Location:
Madame Jojo's, 8-10 Brewer Street, London
Random Acts of Kindness
Location:
The Horse Bar, 124 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo
Oliver!
Location:
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Classics In The Mansion
Location:
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
Wah! Wah! Girls
Location:
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London
The Place Prize 2012: Preview 1
Location:
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London
Marlene Dietrich - an affectionate tribute
Location:
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London
Marlene Dietrich - an affectionate tribute
Location:
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London
This Is A Reconstruction
Location:
Oxford House Theatre, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London
Amy Amy
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
The Funny Side of Earlsfield
Location:
Tara Theatre, 356 Garretts Lane, Earlsfield, London
The Rat Pack Lounge - An Evening with Frank & Dean
Location:
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
The Place Prize 2012: Preview 2
Location:
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London
You Me Bum Bum Train
Location:
Empire House, 57 Broadway, Stratford, London
A Broken Rose
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
The Place Prize 2012: Preview 3
Location:
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London
The Admirable Crichton by JM Barrie
Location:
Barons Court Theatre The Curtain's Up Comeragh Road, London
The Sunshine Gang
Location:
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London
Playback Theatre
Location:
Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London
The Place Prize 2012: Preview 4
Location:
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London
Fagin's Last Hour
Location:
Tara Theatre, 356 Garretts Lane, Earlsfield, London
Ford B-MAX Open Doors event at the Shakespeare Globe
Location:
The Shakespeare Globe, Bankside, London
Akademi @ Kings Place
Location:
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London,
The Place Prize 2012: Semi-Final 1
Location:
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London
Tree
Location:
artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley
The Rain That Washes
Location:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London
FotSN at the Cockpit
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
Weekly Drama Groups at London Bubble
Location:
London Bubble, 5 Elephant Lane, London
Time To Talk With Richard Eyre
Location:
Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston
Life Begins
Location:
LOST Theatre Company, 208 Wandsworth Road, London
Life Begins
Location:
LOST Theatre Company, 208 Wandsworth Road, London
Not Until We Are Lost by Ockham's Razor
Location:
Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London
Alexandra Burke appears in Les Misérables for BBC Children in Need
Location:
Queen's Theatre, 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Calendar Girls
Location:
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London
The Merchant of Venice
Location:
The Courtyard, Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield Street, London
Bully Boy
Location:
St. James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London
The Place Prize 2012: Semi-Final 2
Location:
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London
Ockham's Razor: Not Until We Are Lost
Location:
artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley
Open Heart Productions/Arthur Pita- God's Garden
Location:
Laban Theatre, Creekside, London
Chickenshed’s Talking Points: Janet Suzman - Theatre For Change
Location:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London.
The Place Prize 2012: Semi-Final 3
Location:
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London
Story of a Night Pianist
Location:
Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London
Staged Reading of New Musical
Location:
Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London
House of Secrets Theatre Performance
Location:
Central Stratford (Secret location revealed to ticket buyers)
The Place Prize 2012: Semi-Final 4
Location:
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London
The Tear Thief
Location:
Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, London
Don't Ask the Lady...!
Location:
Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, 6 Leicester Place, London
Theatre Performance
Location:
Baron's Court Theatre @The Curtain's Up, 28A Comeragh Road, London
The Pirates of Penzance
Location:
The Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
FotSN at the Cockpit
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
Off Cut Festival
Location:
Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London
Home Is Where Your Clothes Are
Location:
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London
Kanjoos - The Miser
Location:
Tara Theatre, 356 Garretts Lane, Earlsfield, London
Marco Travaglio At Union Chapel
Location:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London
The Pirates of Penzance
Location:
Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London
The Second Mrs Tanqueray
Location:
Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston
Dark Britannia, dance, cabaret & macabre show
Location:
Sarah Siddons Theatre, Paddington
"Mystical Traveler - The Life & Times of John-Roger" Movie Sneak Preview
Location:
Prince Charles Theatre, 7 Leicester Place London
Interactive Cabaret in Marylebone.
Location:
Marylebone Gardens, 35 Marylebone High Street, London
Furious Theatre Presents - Confetti
Location:
Map Studio Cafe 46 Grafton Road, London
West End Brides - Charity Concert Performance
Location:
St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London

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