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Shows and Plays in London in August 2014

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Shows and Plays in London in August 2014

The Phantom of the Opera
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre
Now in its 27th record-breaking year, 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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Miss Saigon
Where: Prince Edward Theatre
A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. Since Miss Saigon's sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago, it has played in 300 cities in 15 diff

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Mamma Mia!
Where: Novello Theatre
Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.

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The Pajama Game
Where: Shaftesbury Theatre
Following a critically acclaimed, sold out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Richard Eyre's sensational production of Broadway classic The Pajama Game transfers to the West End for a limited season.

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Where: Lyric Theatre
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! This delightful family show is packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long song

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To Kill A Mockingbird
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Based on the classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee and adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2013 sellout production of To Kill A Mockingbird returns ahead of a major UK tour.

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I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical
Where: London Palladium
I Can't Sing! is Harry Hill's hilarious new X-Factor musical, which goes behind the microphones and under the judges' desks at the biggest show on earth and reveals the (not necessarily accurate) tale of heartache and laughter which keeps mill

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The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH
Where: Royal Opera House
The Mariinksy dances a spectacular mixed programme with works by Fokine, Ashton and Ratmansky.

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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 is new for summer, and brings together a pres

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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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Handbagged
Where: Vaudeville Theatre
Handbagged is a wickedly funny new play that unclasps the relationship between two giants of 20th Century British culture, Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher, and rifles through it gleefully.

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Midsummer Nights Dream / Apollo
Where: Royal Opera House
The Mariinsky performs two Balanchine masterpieces, with music by Mendelssoohn and Stravinsky.

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Edward Scissorhands - A New Adventures Production
Where: Sadler's Wells
Matthew Bourne and New Adventures' magical adaptation of Tim Burton's beloved filmic fairytale Edward Scissorhands returns to Sadler's Wells after sell out performances in Europe, America and Australia.

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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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Matthew Bourne's Lord Of The Flies
Where: Sadler's Wells
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures company has produced some of most successful dance theatre productions of the last 25 years including Swan Lake, Nutcracker!, Cinderella and last year's sell-out hit Sleeping Beauty. With a cast of New Adventures da

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Let The Right One In
Where: Apollo Theatre
Following its sell out success at the Royal Court, the critically-acclaimed South Bank Sky Arts award-winning production of gothic horror Let The Right One In transfers to London's West End for a strictly limited season.

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Wicked: London
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 th

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House of Burlesque: Wonderground
Where: The Spiegeltent
For the third successive year, the ladies from the House of Burlesque bring an evening of exhilarating and extravagant entertainment to the Spiegeltent.

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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® winne

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The Australian Pink Floyd Show: Greenwich Music Time
Where: Old Royal Naval College
Having sold over three million tickets in concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, the Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the most in-demand touring entities currently operating.

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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 Dys

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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

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The Elephantom
Where: New London Theatre
Fresh from an acclaimed sold-out season at the National Theatre, Ross Collins’ much-loved The Elephantom, will be charging into the New London Theatre for a strictly limited summer season from 30th June.

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Ralph McTell's 70th Birthday
Where: Drury Lane Theatre Royal
Ralph McTell is celebrating his 70th birthday at Drury Lane.

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The Bodyguard
Where: Adelphi Theatre
The Bodyguard, based on the smash-hit film that starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, is currently wowing audiences at the Adelphi Theatre, London, starring Beverley Knight as Rachel Marron & Tristan Gemmill as Frank Farmer.

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Wolf Hall
Where: Aldwych Theatre
Hilary Mantel?s prize-winning novels about the rise of Thomas Cromwell through the ranks of British poiltics to the right hand of Henry VIII have been hailed as a landmark in British culture. Mike Poulton?s thrilling stage adaptations, directed by Jeremy

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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

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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 Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5!

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Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles
Where: Leicester Square Theatre
Liverpool's smash hit Beatles play transfers to the West End! Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is the long-awaited production about the enigmatic Brian Epstein – the music entrepreneur whose stellar career as Beatles Manager made him a hous

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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess is a diligent and respectful adaptation by Suzan-Lori Parke and Diedre L. Murray that retains the essence of the original, classic 1935 opera, while giving a contemporary spin to its dialogue and racial characterisation.

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Bring Up The Bodies
Where: Aldwych Theatre
Hilary Mantel?s prize-winning novels about the rise of Thomas Cromwell through the ranks of British poiltics to the right hand of Henry VIII have been hailed as a landmark in British culture. Mike Poulton?s thrilling stage adaptations, directed by Jeremy

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Henry IV Part One
Where: Barbican Theatre
With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. As his father gets ready to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the noto

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The Lion King - London
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 te

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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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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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Goldfrapp: Greenwich Music Time
Where: Old Royal Naval College
Electropop outfit Goldfrapp will perform songs from their illustrious back catalogue, as well as from 2013’s acclaimed Tales Of Us. A major coup for the festival, this will be the duo’s only London show of 2014!

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Henry IV Part Two
Where: Barbican Theatre
RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and the creative team that brought you the five star production of Richard II continue their exploration of Shakespeare’s History plays at the Barbican with Henry IV Parts I & II, an epic, comic and thrilling

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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

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Skylight
Where: Wyndham's Theatre
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle t

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Russell Watson: Greenwich Music Time
Where: Old Royal Naval College
The UK's best selling Classical Artist Russell Watson is joined on stage by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and featuring some very special guests including Kerry Ellis. More guests to be announced shortly.

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Bakersfield Mist
Where: Duchess Theatre
Bakersfield Mist marks the return to the London stage of multi award-winner Kathleen Turner for the first time since her tour-de-force performance in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Inspired by true events, this new play by Ste

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Tony Hadley
Where: Drury Lane Theatre Royal
Spandau Ballet former lead singer Tony Hadley one of pop music's greatest vocalists will be performing for once date only concert at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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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

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Where: Savoy Theatre
Celebrated Broadway and West End director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell brings the most anticipated musical event of 2014, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, to the Savoy Theatre. Based on the classic movie comedy starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, David Y

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War Horse: London
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 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

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Limbo - Wonderground
Where: The Spiegeltent
From the creative producers of the hit shows Cantina and Tom Crew comes the latest thrilling production, and the headline show of the 2013 London Wonderground season.

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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&

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The Mousetrap: London
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 tr

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The Importance Of Being Earnest
Where: Harold Pinter Theatre
Oscar Wilde's muched loved and brilliantly witty masterpiece The Importance Of Being Earnest stars The Bunbury Company of Players

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Once
Where: Phoenix Theatre
Winner of 2 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 sc

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Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Magic: O2 Arena
Where: The O2 Arena
Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disneys unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy

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Swan Lake: Mariinsky Ballet
Where: Royal Opera House
The Mariinsky dances Konstantin Sergeyev's classic production of Tchaikovsky's romantic masterpiece.

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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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Jeeves and Wooster
Where: Duke of York's Theatre
Join Robert Webb as the effervescent, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and Mark Heap as his dutiful valet Jeeves in the world premiere of this new stage play, featuring P.G. Wodehouse’s iconic double act.

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Jersey Boys: London
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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Cinderella: Mariinsky Ballet
Where: Royal Opera House
Ratmansky's first full length ballet, commissioned by the Mariinsky. A contemporary retelling of Perrault's fairy tale, set to Prokofiev's score.

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Dancing Strictly for North London Hospice
Location:
North London Hospice, 47 Woodside Avenue, London


Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Location:
Queen Maryís Garden, Regentís Park, London

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