Shows and Plays in London in April 2018


Disney's The Lion King
Where: Lyceum Theatre
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical will redefine your expectations of theatre. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

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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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Chicago
Where: Phoenix Theatre
Chicago is bringing the real razzle-dazzle back to London! Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy the sexiest, sassiest, most sophisticated Broadway musical in history is celebrating 21 years of standing ovations in style.

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The Woman in Black
Where: Fortune Theatre
Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating over 28 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

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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 12,000 performances.

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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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Kiss Me, Kate
Where: London Coliseum
Opera North’s award-winning production of Cole Porter’s Broadway comedy classic comes to London for the very first time.

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Where: Noel Coward Theatre
MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs a rare revival of Martin McDonagh's critically acclaimed, brilliant satire on terrorism, THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE. Stage and screen actor Aidan Turner, best known for playing the title role in the BBC hit series Poldark, plays Mad Padraic, a terrorist deemed too violent to be a member of the IRA, in this hilarious, acute observation of violence in contemporary culture.

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Macbeth - Royal Opera
Where: Royal Opera House
The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

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Ross Noble
Where: London Palladium
Who is El Hablador? It’s Ross Noble. No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it is Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show. But what is the legend of El Hablador? I don’t think it’s a thing. It’s clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure. Ok I get it. Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy.

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Company
Where: Gielgud Theatre
Marianne Elliott directs Company, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical about life, love and marriage. Elliott & Harper Productions present this iconic musical comedy with the lead role of “Bobby” re-imagined for the first time as a woman.

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Peter Pan
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Packed with puppetry and enough theatrical magic to enchant both young and old alike, our spellbinding reinvention of Peter Pan is back.  For the wounded soldiers of World War One, imagination is their only escape. Yet as they’re transported to the fantastical lagoons and pirate ships of Never Land, allegories of the war they’ve left behind are ever present.    

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Disney's Aladdin
Where: Prince Edward Theatre
Disney's Aladdin has "landed triumphantly in London's West End" (Daily Telegraph). Featuring all the songs from the Academy Award-winning classic film, this "shining, shimmering spectacle" (Huffington Post) is everything you could wish for and more. A fabulous cast and orchestra, over 350 magnificent costumes, and breathtaking sets and special effects come together to create the "sheer Genie-us" (Evening Standard) that is Aladdin.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet
Where: Sadler's Wells
Love at first dance, forbidden passions, dangerous secrets and star-crossed fate combine in this exhilarating classic ballet. In the most famous love story ever told, a dangerous cocktail of arrogant youth, simmering tension and deadly feuds erupts, leaving two young lovers at the mercy of powerful families and their own hearts. From the balcony scene’s ecstatic pas de deux, exploring love in all its soaring wonder, to the lovers’ heart-breaking ends, Romeo and Juliet is dance at its most poignant and beautiful.

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The King and I
Where: London Palladium
Tipped to be London’s theatrical event of 2018, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I comes to London's iconic Palladium in Spring 2018.

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As You Like It
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
In the mythical Forest of Arden, a world of transformation where anything is possible and anything permissible, two young people discover what it really means to be in love. Directed by Max Webster, with beautiful new music by Charlie Fink (former frontman of Noah and the Whale), this warm, open-hearted production promises adventure, sibling rivalry, mistaken identity and romance – Shakespeare comedy as you like it.

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Wicked
Where: Apollo Victoria Theatre
“The gravity-defying Wizard of Oz prequel” (Time Out London) is already the 15th longest running show in West End’s theatre history and now in its 12th year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre where the “hugely popular show” (The Times) has now been seen by over 8.5 million theatregoers. Around the world, WICKED has now been seen by over 53 million people in 16 countries, and won over 100 major awards.

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Little Shop of Horrors
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
One mean green monster musical!! A botanical bloodfest!! Like Faust on fertiliser!!!

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Brief Encounter
Where: Empire Cinema Haymarket
Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever. This award-winning Kneehigh production has triumphed in the West End, toured the globe and opened to dazzling reviews on Broadway. It has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.

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St. Petersburg Ballet - Swan Lake
Where: London Coliseum
Arguably the world's most loved ballet, Swan Lake tells the immortal classic love story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will perform this balletic masterpiece as it was meant to be seen, boasting gorgeous traditionally painted backdrops, Tchaikovsky's moving score, a full-sized orchestra and critically acclaimed dancers performing the full-length production for London audiences. Swan Lake is undoubtedly a production everyone must experience at least once in their life.

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Gina Yashere - Funkindemup
Where: The Belly
International stand-up sensation Gina Yashere is back in London at Underbelly Festival on the Southbank for only three shows. Taking a break from travelling the globe and making a splash in the USA, Gina returns to her hometown with some hysterical tales from the past year.

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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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Walking with Dinosaurs: Wembley
Where: Wembley Arena
Seen by over 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular, is back. Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes.

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Walking with Dinosaurs: The O2 Arena
Where: The O2 Arena
Seen by over 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular, is back. Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes.

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Tap Dogs
Where: Peacock Theatre
Dein Perry's Tap Dogs returns to the London stage with its trademark blend of live music and tap dance. Combining high voltage, rugged, raw talent Tap Dogs has taken the world by storm.

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Room On The Broom Live
Where: Lyric Theatre
IGGETY ZIGGETY ZAGGETY ZOOM! Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The Witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers - a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a crazy frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and - CRACK - it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears! 

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Christmas Spectacular
Where: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Christmas Spectacular is a cracker of show with music, dance, lights, spectacle and a snow-filled finale. The iconic Theatre Royal Drury Lane will spring to life with high kicks, festive fun and special effects plus all the trimmings in the company of a full show band, west end vocalists and our all-star Jingle Belle Dancers.

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An Ideal Husband
Where: Vaudeville Theatre
The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Where: Piccadilly Theatre
The Tiger Who Came To Tea returns to the West End, to the Piccadilly Theatre, for another season. 

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Comedy Club 4 Kids
Where: The Belly
Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits! A decade later, the company has expanded from one London residency to being countrywide, running shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up. The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of the entire audience claiming to be called Bob.

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

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La Traviata
Where: London Coliseum
In his debut production as ENO Artistic Director, Daniel Kramer directs a production which contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, intimate moments. Verdi’s masterpiece features one of the most iconic, romantic and tragic scores of all time.

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Long Day's Journey Into Night
Where: Wyndham's Theatre
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The Tyrones’ summer home, August 1912. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, the Tyrones and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in a cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and the family indulge in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives. One of the UK’s leading and critically acclaimed actors, Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner, Jeremy Irons returns to the London stage for the first time in over ten years. He is joined by BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Lesley Manville, one of Britain’s most respected actresses, who is reunited with director Richard Eyre following their critically acclaimed, sold out production of Ibsen’s Ghosts.

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Ida Barr: Granarchist Bingo
Where: Spiegeltent
Ida Barr - the people's pensioner and the Queen Mother of our hearts - is a former music hall singer turned rap star and Underbelly favourite. Her brand of Artificial Hip Hop has thrilled listeners globally from dope cribs to residential care homes.

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Swan Lake - English National Ballet
Where: London Coliseum
English National Ballet brings the timeless classical ballet to life in Derek Deane’s enthralling production.

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Mamma Mia
Where: Novello Theatre
Join the ultimate feel-good party at MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical!

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Nederlands Dans Theater 1 - Leon & Lightfoot/Pite/Goecke
Where: Sadler's Wells
The celebrated NDT returns with a revelatory programme featuring two works by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot: Shoot the Moon, an exploration of hidden emotions to a score by Philip Glass, and Stop-Motion, an attempt to capture the past, set to Max Richter’s haunting music.

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Nina Conti - Work In Progress
Where: The Belly
Back with astonishing spontaneity, side-splitting characters and brand new surprises, Nina is experimenting with new ideas and some old favourites as she works out her new show. British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti improvises unforgettable puppetry, using live audience members, with the help of cartoonish masks and her simian sidekick, Monkey.

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Sara Pascoe - LadsLadsLads
Where: The Belly
Always honest, always regretting it later, Sara opens her heart and mouth again to share the adventures of the last year. Full of jokes, hope and white wine LadsLadsLads is the thinking person's stag do*.

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Marcel Lucont's Cabaret Fantastique
Where: Spiegeltent
The multi-award-deserving Frenchman returns with a live band and some magnificent guests. Expect bawdy chansons, louche poetry and a soupçon of Gallic disdain. The cult hit from festivals all over the world. As seen on Comedy Central, Sky Atlantic's Set List and BBC1’s The John Bishop Show.

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Uncle Vanya
Where: Theatre Royal Haymarket
Vanya, together with his niece Sonya, has sacrificed his life managing the estate of Professor Serebryakov, his former brother-in-law and Sonya’s father. But when the Professor returns from the city with his glamorous young wife Yelena, tensions spiral as their world is thrown upside down.

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Tom Jones: Old Royal Naval College
Where: Old Royal Naval College
See this Welsh singing legend, known for hits such as Delilah and What's New Pussycat, perform LIVE! The rhythm and soul supremo has been wowing crowds for over fifty years and has gained popularity with younger generations through his role as a coach on ITV hit talent show The Voice, alongside stars such as Will.i.am and Olly Murs.

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Steps at Greenwich Music Time 2018
Where: Old Royal Naval College
Pop superstars Steps are the first headline act to be announced for Greenwich Music Time 2018.  The Brit Award winning band will bring their sensational live show to London’s six-day riverside music festival at the historic Old Royal Naval College on Thursday July 5th. 

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Where: Lyric Hammersmith
The Lyric and Filter’s riotous reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the Lyric for two performances only before embarking on a Nationwide Tour.

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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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Nutcracker - English National Ballet
Where: London Coliseum
The magical Christmas ballet for all the family, with exquisite dancing and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live. Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life.

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Where: Lyric Theatre
The smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt returns vividly and noisily to the West End stage in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score.

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Circa's Peepshow
Where: Spiegeltent
Over a million people have experienced the sensation that is Circa . . . "the rockstars of the circus world" (The List). Now they are delighted to present for your pleasure their latest masterpiece – Peepshow. Peepshow turns cabaret on its head, literally. Join Circa as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination, Peepshow lurches from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful. Expect teetering towers of balanced bodies, extreme bending and devilishly precarious aerials.

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Best of the Comedy Store
Where: The Belly
The Comedy Store presents the Best of the Comedy Store, bringing you the brightest comedy talent from the UK and international circuit. With over 37 years’ experience, the Comedy Store is renowned as a breeding ground for new talent and remains the place to see the stars of tomorrow today. Hailed as 'Comedy's Unofficial National Theatre', the Comedy Store is delighted to continue its residency at Underbelly Festival.

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The Play That Goes Wrong
Where: Duchess Theatre
2017 Broadway World Winner for Best New Play 2017 Broadway.com Winner Favourite New Play 2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy 2015 BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play 2014 WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! 

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Where: Sadler's Wells
When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, and took the dance world by storm. Now firmly established as a modern day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Matthew Bourne blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.

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Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Where: Spiegeltent
Why toddle when you can dance? Join our resident dj-mumma, Monski Mouse and her Dancers for an hour of bopping family fun. There’s no better place to do a chicken-dance, all summer long, it’s time to 1, 2, 3 DISCOOOOO!

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Where: Radisson Blu Edwardian
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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Festival of the Spoken Nerd - You Can't Polish A Nerd
Where: The Belly
Festival of the Spoken Nerd return to Underbelly Festival a new version of their latest show, You Can’t Polish a Nerd. Using science, songs and spherical geometry, the trio go in search of jokes that other shows dare not.* Since their last UK tour, experiments maestro Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BB2’s QI, created a genuinely “experimental” comedy show for BBC Radio 4 and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox. Don’t miss this ‘resplendently geeky trio’ (The Times) as they put the “oooh” into zoology, the “fun” into fundamental theorem of calculus and the “recursion” into recursion in the ultimate show for nerds. And non-nerds.

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Knightmare Live
Where: The Belly
Knightmare Live is back! The critically-acclaimed comedy stage-adaption of the TV classic offers you the chance to wear the iconic Helmet of Justice and brave Lord Fear's evil lair. There will be magic, mayhem and special guests.

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Shakespearience
Where: Spiegeltent
Fresh from a West End run the "utterly enthralling" Shakespearience is back on the road in 2018! Join Shakespeare's Men as they fly through classics Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night in a whirlwind hour of mischievous storytelling. With tons of audience interaction, more than a dash of mayhem and a star turn from one lucky adult (shhhhh don't tell!), Shakespearience is the perfect treat for all the family.

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The Waterboys
Where: London Palladium
Ever since Mike Scott first brought The Waterboys to public attention their career has been marked by storied departures. Staking out bold, new territory with fresh approaches and inspirational collaborators has been the defining factor of Scott’s creative flow. Now Out Of All This Blue, The Waterboys’ 12 and first double album is maybe the most brilliantly daring and accomplished reinvention of The Waterboys to date.  

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Don McLean
Where: London Palladium
America’s legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean returns to the UK in May for a select number of dates in support of his new album, Botanical Gardens, out in 2018.  The folk-influenced singer-songwriter is best known for his songs Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Crying, Castles In The Air and the iconic American Pie. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and in 2004 was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. He has sold-out arenas worldwide, undertaken 14 world tours and has performed more than 4,000 concert appearances. 2011 saw him appear on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage and in 2012 he was awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Kinky Boots
Where: Adelphi Theatre
The summer’s hottest musical Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre is now strutting into its third fabulous year with Emmerdale star Verity Rushworth joining the cast along with Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Lola and David Hunter as Charlie Price. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

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Showstopper The Improvised Musical
Where: Lyric Theatre
Olivier Award 2016 winners The Showstoppers are back in the West End transforming audience suggestions into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results.

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The Dark Room
Where: The Belly
You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! You, the audience must choose an option. Will you: A) Find the Light Switch? B) Cry for Help? C) Go North? Come and play the world's first live-action text-based adventure game! It's a choose-your-own-adventure! So choose it! The Dark Room blurs the lines between comedy and game show and the audience play as contestants. The rules are simple: 1 - Options appear on the screen. 2 - Audience calls out the option they want. 3 - You're either right, or dead. 4 - In the end, everybody plays!

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Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids
Where: Spiegeltent
Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!   Winners: Best Family Show Buxton Fringe 2013

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Motown the Musical
Where: Shaftesbury Theatre
Featuring an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul.

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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Where: Royal Opera House
Downtrodden housewife Katerina is seduced by Sergey. They are spotted by Katerina’s father-in-law Boris. Katerina poisons Boris and with Sergey’s help murders her husband Zinovy. At Katerina and Sergey’s wedding Zinovy’s body is discovered. They are deported to a prison camp. There Sergey taunts Katerina with his new lover Sonyetka. Katerina drowns herself, taking Sonyetka with her.

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Aliens Love Underpants
Where: The Belly
Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort, adapted & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith Aliens love underpants Of every shape and size But there are no underpants in space So here's a big surprise! This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family.

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The Moderate Soprano
Where: Duke of York's Theatre
David Hare’s magnificent new play about the love story at the heart of the foundation of Glyndebourne transfers from its sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre to the West End. John Christie’s formidable vision, born out of his adoration for the beautiful soprano Audrey Mildmay and his innate passion for opera, became a gift to the nation, revered the world over. 

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Cirque Berserk
Where: Harold Pinter Theatre
Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre.

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Where: Criterion Theatre
Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End! Book now for this dynamite comedy. It would be criminal to miss it!

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Ruby Wax - Frazzled
Where: The Belly
Your passport to a saner living. Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage. Based on her number one best seller, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. She's been honoured with the title of poster girl for mental illness; once crazy now less so, she gives a tour of the mind - how to use it, not lose it. Ruby Wax if you don't know is a much loved, U.S. born comedy-actor-writer of incredibly successful books and TV shows including script editor of Absolutely Fabulous and is a mental health campaigner. By the way, she graduated from Oxford with a Masters in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (at a late stage) three years ago so she should know her stuff.

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Dreamgirls
Where: Savoy Theatre
Thirty-six years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic musical Dreamgirls continues its run at the Savoy Theatre.

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Obsidian Tear Mixed
Where: Royal Opera House
The imaginative world of the ballet is both archaic and futuristic in its exploration of the tribal behaviour of its all-male group. From the ballet’s opening duet, tender and innocent, the dancing becomes darker and more turbulent as the group plays out a dynamic of conflict and challenge, loyalty and rejection. 

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The Plough and The Stars
Where: Lyric Hammersmith
Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising, The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time. The residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence that sweeps through the city’s streets. A revolution that will shape the country’s future rages around them. What kind of Ireland awaits them? This is a dynamic re-imagining: loyal to the spirit of O’Casey’s play whilst unleashing contemporary resonances for a modern audience.

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L-E-V - Love OCD Chapter 2
Where: Sadler's Wells
Star of Israel's thriving dance scene, Sharon Eyal presents the London premiere of L-E-V Dance Company, whose name nods to the Hebrew word for heart: 'lev'. This is a piece about love that always misses, or lovers who keep missing each other, out of sync. One person comes to bed and the other gets up. This work explores that vacant space, viewing thems of the heart through the lens of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Performed to deep, pulsing, tribal grooves, this is a powerful piece from the company's fiercely talented dancers, inspired from the text 'OCD' by Neil Hilborn.

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King Lear
Where: Duke of York's Theatre
Following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby’s explosive revival of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy moves to the West End with a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom.  With its intimate staging, this contemporary, dystopian production places audiences at the centre of the storm as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends.

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School of Rock
Where: New London Theatre
School of Rock the musical is now playing in London’s West End! Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight –A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

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Barry Humphries Weimar Cabaret
Where: Barbican
Barry Humphries is the masterfully seasoned emcee, and cabaret diva Meow Meow the chanteuse in this risqué, sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic. Some describe it as cabaret’s golden age: the remarkable period in 1920s and 30s’ Berlin when hedonistic partying and social revolution turned nightclubs into hotbeds of decadent entertainment. Reawakening that spirit in this revelatory concert, you hosts will acquaint you with the oft-forgotten composers of the time, many Jewish, whose art would soon be condemned as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis, dancing as it did on the edge of a precipice.  

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42nd Street
Where: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Broadway’s Biggest Show, on the West End’s Biggest Stage.

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Bat Out of Hell The Musical
Where: Dominion Theatre
Winner of Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017 and nominated for 8 WhatsOnStage awards in 2018, Jim Steinman’s smash-hit musical Bat Out of Hell returns to London at the historic Dominion Theatre starring Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington as Strat and Raven!

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The Wipers Times
Where: Arts Theatre
Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. Following a sell-out season at the Arts Theatre The Wipers Times returns for seven weeks only. In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers by British soldiers), two officers discover a printing press and create a newspaper for the troops. Far from being a sombre journal about life in the trenches, they produced a resolutely cheerful, subversive and very funny newspaper designed to lift the spirits of the men on the front line.  

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The Great Gatsby
Where: Gatsby's Drugstore
“The honour would be entirely mine if you would attend my little party.” It’s the roaring twenties – an era of bootleg liquor, red hot jazz and hedonistic pleasures. Jay Gatsby has invited you to one of his infamous parties and that’s not an invite you want to turn down. Step into a heart-racing immersive adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazz-age novel which puts you in the heart of the action. Slip on your dancing shoes and watch the story unfold around you in this unique theatrical performance. The cocktails are flowing, the music is playing, the party is in full swing and there’s the chance of more than a little scandal. Immerse yourself in one of the greatest stories of the 20th Century.

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The Ferryman
Where: Gielgud Theatre
Following a five star, sold out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Jez Butterworth's epic new play The Ferryman transferred to the West End. Directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman has received unanimous critical acclaim being called “an instant classic” (Independent) and “the hottest of hot tickets” (Guardian).   Please note: evening performances start at 7pm

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Young Frankenstein
Where: Garrick Theatre
Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

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Children are Stinky
Where: Spiegeltent
Fresh from a smash hit, Award winning, 5 star, SELL OUT season at the Edinburgh Fringe, Children are Stinky is a show to be seen. Set in the 90s (with all our favourite tracks) this extremely talented duo will astound with their incredible circus skills and laughing till your sides hurt. Malia Walsh (Circus Trick Tease, Men of Steel) and Chris Carlos (Three High Acrobatics, Circus Quirkus) join forces to create a power house duo. Their first collaboration has wowed reviews and audiences a like with their focus on high skilled and entertaining circus mix with a fun accessible narrative. Carlos and Walsh create a show with equal measures of high calibre circus, anarchy and hilarity to suit an audience of all ages.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Where: Lyric Theatre
Direct from a SELL OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story arrives in London’s West End! 

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Iolanthe
Where: London Coliseum
Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny, satirical fantasy, revealing a typically Gilbert & Sullivan topsy-turvy worldview. Phyllis and Strephon wish to marry, but as Phyllis is a ward of court she requires the Lord Chancellor’s permission. The Lord Chancellor, however, wants her for himself.

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BalletBoyz - 14 days
Where: Sadler's Wells
After its premiere in autumn 2017, BalletBoyz return with their unique project: four pieces, each created in 14 days. Choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Iván Pérez and Christopher Wheeldon teamed up with composers Scott Walker, Charlotte Harding, Joby Talbot and Keaton Henson to create new works which played with the concept of balance and imbalance. The programme also features Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant’s award-winning Fallen, featuring lighting from Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Hulls and a powerful score by French film composer Armand Amar.

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Hofesh Shechter Company - Grand Finale
Where: Sadler's Wells
Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, Hofesh Shechter's work is part dance, part gig, part theatre and is instantly identifiable.  Balancing the comic and the bleak, the anarchic and the violent, ten dancers share the stage with a band of musicians, playing an original score to the backing track of Shechter's trademark cinematic electronic sounds and vocal chants.

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Wayne McGregor - Autobiography
Where: Sadler's Wells
For 25 years, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Wayne McGregor has made choreography that interrogates life through the experience of the body. Now McGregor turns his attention to the body as archive, with a dance portrait illuminated by the sequencing of his own genome. In a continuous reimagining, Autobiography is reinvented at each performance, assembled from a collection of choreographic volumes which unfold uniquely every time.

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The Marriage of Figaro
Where: London Coliseum
Mozart’s masterpiece reveals much about the human condition through consummate wit, grace and joyous musical invention. ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins conducts this second revival of Director Fiona Shaw’s critically acclaimed production.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Programme
Where: Sadler's Wells
In the Upper Room is one of American dance phenomenon Twyla Tharp's most iconic ballets. Quick-witted and even quicker footed, In the Upper Room is an exhilarating, athletic ballet in which dancers in sneakers and striking red pointe shoes dominate the stage with energy, flair and finesse.

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The Snowman
Where: Peacock Theatre
When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. On their travels they meet dancing penguins, reindeer and naturally, Father Christmas. Watch spellbound as the Snowman flies through the night sky, before escaping the clutches of the evil Jack Frost to return home for Christmas morning.

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Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure: London
Where: Wembley Arena
The Great Pirate Adventure: PAW Patrol Live! All paws on deck! Spin Master entertainment has announced a 2018 UK tour of Paw Patrol Live! 'The Great Pirate Adventure' this summer.

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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Where: London County Hall
You have been summoned for jury service... Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Where: Apollo Theatre
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.

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Remembering Fred
Where: London Palladium
STRICTLY STARS ALJAZ & JANETTE ANNOUNCE REMEMBERING FRED TOUR FOR 2018 DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

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Lady Windermere's Fan
Where: Vaudeville Theatre
The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? ‘You gave me this fan today; it was your birthday present. If that woman crosses my threshold, I shall strike her across the face with it’

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Frozen
Where: Theatre Royal Haymarket
One sunny evening a young girl walks to visit her Grandma, she never arrives.... A play about retribution, remorse and redemption, Frozen explores the interwoven lives of three strangers as they try to make sense of the unimaginable.

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The Sleeping Beauty - English National Ballet
Where: London Coliseum
Fall under the spell of Kenneth MacMillan’s fairy-tale classic.  The malevolent Fairy Carabosse curses Princess Aurora to 100 years’ slumber, by a single prick of her finger on her 16th birthday. Doomed by fate, only a Prince’s sweet kiss can break the spell and awaken the sleeping beauty. 

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Strictly Ballroom
Where: Piccadilly Theatre
Meet Scott Hastings. Ballroom Dancer. Future champion. Rebel. When Scott’s radical dance moves raise eyebrows with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner who has no moves at all. Inspiring each other, the couple find the courage to defy both convention and their families - and discover that to be a winner, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom...

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The Birthday Party
Where: Harold Pinter Theatre
Stanley Webber (Toby Jones) is the only lodger at Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey Boles’ sleepy seaside boarding house. The unsettling arrival of enigmatic strangers Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann disrupts the humdrum lives of the inhabitants and their friend Lulu (Pearl Mackie), and mundanity soon becomes menace when a seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a disturbing nightmare. Truth and alliances hastily shift in Pinter's brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece about the absurd terrors of the everyday.

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Where: Aldwych Theatre
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, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

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Alexander O'Neal
Where: London Palladium
Securing his name in the R&B history books, Alexander O’Neal is one of the genre's most iconic names. With chart smash Criticize lighting up dance floors across the world thirty years after its release, his sound has transcended generations. American born, Alexander O’Neal has created a cult appreciation across the globe. His back catalogue transporting his singles in to the UK and Billboard top tens as well as a triple platinum selling album and ever expanding discography.  

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The Grinning Man
Where: Trafalgar Studio One
A strange new act has arrived at the fairground. Who is Grinpayne and how did he get his hideous smile? Paraded as a freak, then celebrated as a star, only the love of a sightless girl can reveal his terrible secret.

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Harold and Maude
Where: Charing Cross Theatre
Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing:  a compulsive, self-destructive young man who attends funerals for entertainment and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.  

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New Wayne McGregory / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon
Where: Royal Opera House
The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

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Carmen La Cubana
Where: Sadler's Wells
Inspired by Oscar Hammerstein II’s Broadway hit Carmen Jones, Christopher Renshaw (The King and I) directs this UK premiere, with new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), mixing opera with salsa, mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha and including musical favourites such as Habanera.

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Chess
Where: London Coliseum
The First West End production of Chess since 1986 starring Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Murray Head, Tim Howar and Cassidy Janson. This epic musical love story, will open at the London Coliseum Thursday 26 April 2018 (Press night on Tuesday 1 May 2018) for a strictly limited 5 week season.  Written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Evita), Chess tells a story of love and political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s, in which superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends.

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Phoenix Dance Theatre Triple Bill
Where: Peacock Theatre
70 years after the Empire Windrush docked, marking the start of Caribbean migration to the UK, comes a new work from Phoenix’s artistic director Sharon Watson with a newly commissioned score by Gary Crosby. Also featuring in this bill is Calyx, a new piece by company dancer Sandrine Monin and composer Roberto Rusconi, inspired by Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal (Flowers of Evil), and Christopher Bruce’s acclaimed work: Shadows.

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Northern Ballet Jane Eyre
Where: Sadler's Wells
After bringing Sadler’s Wells a succession of sumptuous story-ballets, including the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award-winning 1984 and the critically acclaimed Casanova, Northern Ballet returns with Jane Eyre.

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Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud
Where: Sadler's Wells
The award-winning team Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud have collaborated together since 2005, creating works for Lyon Opera Ballet, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and themselves.  

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Cloud Gate - Formosa
Where: Sadler's Wells
Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min’s new work takes inspiration from the legendary words of the Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, as they spotted the verdant land that would one day be known as Taiwan: “Formosa!” (“Beautiful!”) With music by award-winning Taiwanese indigenous singer Sangpuy and projection designs made up of Chinese characters, the lines between tribal rituals and the bustle of the city begin to blur. Using gesture, script, music and other elements of the island, Lin explores how writing has a power to distort memories and erase history.

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Voices of America - ENB
Where: Sadler's Wells
Sadler’s Wells Associate Company English National Ballet returns with a programme of works packed with the audacious attitude of American-style neo-classical ballet, featuring two works by one of dance’s leading figures, William Forsythe: the world premiere of a new work created for English National Ballet and Approximate Sonata 2016, a series of pas de deux deconstructing the vocabulary of classical ballet, to a score by Thom Willems.

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Rambert - Life is a Dream
Where: Sadler's Wells
Following on from the phenomenal success of Transfigured Night, Danish choreographer and two time Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup creates a new work for Rambert. After a lifetime of incarceration, a man gains a single day of freedom in this retelling of the 17th century play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Illusion and reality collide as legendary film-makers the Quay Brothers place the action in a dream-like world. A full-size symphony orchestra adds to the other-worldly atmosphere with the rich, harmonious music of Witold Lutoslawski for this tale of revenge and reconciliation.

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Fanny & Alexander
Where: Old Vic Theatre
Legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece Fanny & Alexander is translated to the stage by BAFTA award-winning writer Stephen Beresford and Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster.

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Sylvia
Where: Old Vic Theatre
Votes for Women and a fractured family at a momentous hour in British history. 100 years after the first women in Britain were granted the vote, Kate Prince combines dance, hip hop, soul and funk to shed new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement.

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Mood Music
Where: Old Vic Theatre
A play about the drama and the psychodrama of making music by the writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange, the world premiere of Mood Music by Joe Penhall is directed by Roger Michell. Mood Music stars Rhys Ifans as Bernard, a Producer.

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A Monster Calls
Where: Old Vic Theatre
‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?’ Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought to The Old Vic stage in a powerful new adaptation by visionary director Sally Cookson.

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TriOperas
Where: Peacock Theatre
Three legendary operas come together for an unforgettable journey of love, vengeance, tears and laughter with shortened versions of Turandot, Butterfly and Carmen in one spectacular triple bill.

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Dinosaur World Live
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few!

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The Turn of the Screw
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and English National Opera rediscover Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw.

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Kathleen Turner - Finding My Voice
Where: The Other Palace
Fane Productions presents a strictly limited run of Kathleen Turner's refreshingly honest and appropriately titled one woman show, Finding My Voice. Lending her trademark husky alto to classic tunes from the American songbook, come on a journey through the life of this much loved American actress and share in the remarkable stories spanning her distinguished career. Songs include Let's Fall in Love, On the Street Where You Live, Every Time We Say Goodbye and many more!

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Red
Where: Wyndham's Theatre
MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs this first ever UK revival since directing the world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Play.

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Il Divo: London
Where: Old Royal Naval College
Il Divo put a fresh face on popular classical songs, utilising their exceptional voices, good looks and cultural diversity to bring their romantic blend of classical and pop music to audiences around the world.  Formed by Simon Cowell after a two-year search, the quartet is comprised of American tenor David Miller, popular French singer Sébastien Izambard, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler, and Spanish baritone Carlos Marin. 

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Quiz
Where: Noel Coward Theatre
Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, QUIZ transfers to the West End for a strictly-limited 12 Week run at the Noël Coward Theatre from 31st March - 16th June 2018.

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Justin's Band
Where: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Are you ready to be part of Justin’s Band? Because BAFTA Award-winning actor Justin Fletcher is going on a Musical Adventure and we would love you to come and play along with the band! Justin’s Band is a brand new show for 2018! Join Justin and his friends on a musical journey singing lots of songs and learning about musical instruments along the way!  

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Sir Michael Parkinson - Our Kind of Music
Where: London Palladium
Alongside his interviewing and writing Sir Michael Parkinson has spent much of his career promoting the appreciation of the music of the Great American Songbook and encouraging those of the new generation who are fighting to keep that flame alive. In the process, he has developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of that genre as well as interviewing some of the greats and finding time to talent spot the likes of Bublé, Krall and Cullum.  But he is much more than a jazzer.  His taste in music takes in everything from Razorlight to Paul Simon, The Beatles to Oasis with the consequence that Sir Michael’s seal of approval came to mean a great deal with every record label in the country wanting to bottle his A&R talent.  

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Lisa Stansfield
Where: London Palladium
Lisa's career has spanned over 3 decades. Topping the charts globally with the single ‘All Around The World’, the Grammy nominated, multi BRIT, Ivor Novello and Silver Clef Award winner from Rochdale can boast sales of nearly 20 million records and a string of international top 10 hits including Change, All Woman and Someday. 

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The Selfish Giant
Where: Vaudeville Theatre
The Selfish Giant is a new folk opera adapted from Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s story by multi-award winning composer, producer and song-writer Guy Chambers (famed writer for Robbie Williams, including No. 1 hit-songs Angels,Feel and Let Me Entertain You). A strictly limited run, director Bill Buckhurst’s extraordinary and unique concert staging is set to transport you to a magical world through music (credits include celebrated London to New York transfer, Sweeney Todd). Part of Classic Spring’s acclaimed Oscar Wilde season, don’t miss this exciting new production!

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The Importance of Being Earnest
Where: Vaudeville Theatre
Widely considered one of the funniest plays in English, Wilde’s much loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. ‘It is very romantic to be in love. The very essence of romance is uncertainty’

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Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win
Where: Lyric Theatre
Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win 2018 Tour ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional Giovanni Pernice heads to the West End for his 2018 tour Gala performance, with many Strictly professionals and celebs in the audience. Giovanni will be joined by seven more world class professional dancers from Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars Ireland. The show is produced once more by Strictly Theatre Co and Directed and Choreographed by Strictly Come Dancings creative director Jason Gilkison. Get ready for glitzy costumes, amazing routines and another beautiful story - headlined by Giovanni. Expect even more energy, even more passion, and even more heat.

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Miss Nightingale
Where: The Theatre at Hippodrome Casino (Over 18s Only)
‘A BLITZY ROMANCE OF GIN, GENTS, GARTER BELTS AND TERRIFIC SONGS!’ The Times An intimate underground cabaret club opens in the heart of London. A saucy new star shines under the spotlight. Two men struggle to bring their illicit love out of the shadows. The war-torn capital has never been so revealing!

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The Wizard of Oz in Concert
Where: London Palladium
It is a movie that has touched millions around the world, and has become one of the most iconic films in history. The 1939 major motion picture The Wizard Of Oz takes over the London Palladium on Friday 13 April 2018, accompanied by a 60 piece orchestra, bringing to life the Oscar ™ winning score like never before. Starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, the little girl who found herself very far from home, the film is illustrated by Harold Arlen’s mesmerising songs, which have become standards of The Great American Songbook. An icon of American popular culture, the film is notable for its use of Technicolour, fantasy storytelling, unusual characters and of course, its musical score.

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La La Land in Concert
Where: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
It has been described as the film of its generation, capturing the hearts of everyone whilst breaking records around the world. Now La La Land will be experienced like never before in London accompanied by a 60—piece orchestra with the film live on a huge screen.

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Todrick Hall
Where: London Palladium
Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall announces his new world tour Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour. The tour will feature a brand new storyline with new songs, costumes, and production. Todrick is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, choreographer, costume designer, playwright and director. In 2010 Todrick Hall rose to fame as a semi-finalist on the ninth season of American Idol.  He focused his talent on creating his own content on YouTube.  His videos of flash mobs to songs by Ariana Grande and Beyoncé became viral video sensations.  Todrick has amassed nearly 3 million YouTube subscribers and an astounding 513 million YouTube views. He has since choreographed for Beyoncé. He won the 2016 Streamy Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

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Ten - A Decade of Dreams
Where: London Palladium
TEN- ‘A Decade of Dreams’ a star-studded, fund-raising variety show marking the 10 year anniversary of breast cancer charity Future Dreams.  It is not often a night at the theatre makes a huge difference to other people’s lives who need your help and support. This is one of them. The charity was founded by mother and daughter, Sylvie Henry and Danielle Leslie, who sadly lost their lives to the disease. In tribute to everyone who has been touched by the illness, stars of West End Musicals, international pop acts, comedy and stars of stage and screen will fill the stage

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King Crimson
Where: London Palladium
With three drummers, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, as well as the return of multi-instrumentalist Bill Rieflin on keyboards, guitarist and original founding member, Robert Fripp states that this “double quartet formation” is likely to make more noise than ever before.

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John Cooper Clarke
Where: London Palladium
Britain’s best loved poet Dr John Cooper Clarke is heading to the London Palladium on Sat 24 November 2018. The show is a sensational showcase of spoken word – a chance to see John perform material both classic and brand new as he delves into his vast back catalogue, as well as his prolific collection of new work, all read from his trademark battered notebooks, delivered in John’s legendary, rapid fire style and iconic Salford drawl. Combine this John’s hilarious observations, gags and off the wall chat and it adds up to the chance to see a living legend at the top of his game.  

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Life and Fate
Where: Theatre Royal Haymarket
It’s early 1943. Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia are in a bitter struggle for their very survival. Life and Fate is a sweeping panorama of Soviet Society, an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single Jewish family, the Shtrum’s.

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Ruthless! The Musical
Where: Arts Theatre
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO GET WHAT YOU WANT? The all-female camp KILLER cult classic finally makes its way to London following its critical acclaim off-Broadway.

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Lessons in Love and Violence
Where: Royal Opera House
A king is forced to choose between love and political expediency. His decisions allow his country to slide into civil war, and turn his wife and son against him. Lessons in Love and Violence is the latest collaboration between composer George Benjamin and playwright Martin Crimp, two of Britain’s most celebrated artists. Much of that acclaim stems from their partnership, which produced first the chamber opera Into the Little Hill in 2008 and then in 2012 the large-scale work Written on Skin – which has since become the most performed new opera of the 21st century.

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Antonio Pappano Concert
Where: Royal Opera House
Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts the internationally renowned Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in a concert of orchestral works on the main stage. One of the great ensembles of our day, the Orchestra has never achieved a higher standard than during its long relationship with Pappano, and this is another chance to hear the two together, alongside special guest, the star baritone Christian Gerhaher.

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Tartuffe
Where: Theatre Royal Haymarket
Inspired by current world events, award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton has adapted afresh Moliere’s comedic masterpiece. L.A. Present day. French media tycoon Orgon has re-located to Tinseltown with his family, his heart set on becoming Hollywood royalty. With a new studio to his name, and a palatial Beverly Hills mansion, his empire seems infallible. But all is not as it seems as Orgon falls under the seductive spell of Tartuffe, a radical American evangelist. So comprehensively has Tartuffe hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to steal his fortune, drive away his son, seduce his wife and marry his daughter.

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Fatherland
Where: Lyric Hammersmith
Fatherland is a bold, ambitious show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. Created by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from Underworld and playwright Simon Stephens (Punk Rock, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), this daring collage of words, music and movement will transform the Lyric, animated by a 13-strong cast and a multitude of voices.

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Rasheeda Speaking
Where: Trafalgar Studio Two
Joel Drake Johnson’s incendiary new play examines underlying racism in the workplace, white guilt and the manipulation of women by men in power. Rasheeda Speaking is a shocking dark comedy that keeps you in its claustrophobic grip until the final moment, proving that nothing in Middle America is ever truly black or white. Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Hair, Dear Brutus) and produced by Troupe (Dear Brutus, The Cardinal – The Telegraph Critics’ Choice), who make their debut at Trafalgar Studios.

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Songs for Nobodies
Where: Wilton's Music Hall
Five iconic singers; Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas encounter five ordinary women in the UK premiere of this critically acclaimed one-woman show.

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The Best Man
Where: Playhouse Theatre
Two opposing presidential party candidates are neck and neck in an unscrupulous battle for the nomination. The only thing that separates the ex-Secretary of State and his populist opponent is an endorsement from a respected ex-President. But where does compromise end and corruption begin? And who in the end will be proved to be ‘the best man’?

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 4
Where: Apollo Theatre
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it's time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new show featuring all new scenes in Barmy Britain – Part Four! 

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The Height of the Storm
Where: Wyndham's Theatre
The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, 'the most exciting playwright of our time' (The Guardian). Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, this major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-Winning The Father is a searing exploration of love, family and the fragility of life.

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Kiss of the Spider Woman
Where: Menier Chocolate Factory
This ground-breaking play is a provocative tale of love, victimisation, fantasy and the friendship that develops between two strikingly different men imprisoned together in a Latin American jail.

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Pity
Where: Royal Court Theatre
Rory Mullarkey’s new play asks whether things really are getting worse. And if we care. Rory returns to the Royal Court following his debut here with The Wolf from the Door in 2014. In the same year, he was awarded the George Devine Award, the Pinter Commission, and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama.

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Ear for Eye
Where: Royal Court Theatre
Marchin’ days is over man. Patience is running out, times have changed. And progress isn’t enough. Black British. African American. Here. There. Now.

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Instructions for Correct Assembly
Where: Royal Court Theatre
Maybe turn down the ‘opinionated’ dial? Hari and Max weren’t satisfied with their first attempt at parenthood, so they’re giving it a second go. Only this time they’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee and an easy-to-follow construction manual. They’re certain, as long as they follow it step-by-step, he’s going to be perfect.

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The Cane
Where: Royal Court Theatre
“It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved” After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement. But his home is under siege. A mob of angry students have gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven’t left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions. “Why would they attack the most popular teacher in the school?” Mark Ravenhill’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Over There (& Schaubühne, Berlin), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Shopping and Fucking.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Where: Old Royal Naval College
Fresh from the success of the No.1 album ‘Who Built the Moon?’ – and sold out tour dates around the world – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will play Greenwich Music Time on Saturday 7th July

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All or Nothing The Mod Musical
Where: Ambassadors Theatre
1965. A new phenomenon erupted out of London’s East End. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical follows the rise and demise of Small Faces, the band who encapsulated all that was Mod – a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes-obsessed and street-wise – but most of all, a dedication to rhythm ‘n’ blues.

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Jabberwocky
Where: The Other Palace
A show of nonsense, hilarity and humanity. Jabberwocky - the must-see musical show for all the family this Easter.

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Where: The Other Palace
Spellbinding music. Dazzling storytelling. Free-spirited country girl Tess Durbeyfield knows nothing of the world outside her own village. When she is caught between her manipulative cousin Alec and the handsome Angel Clare, a dark love story unfolds leading to seduction, abandonment, and murder. Tragedy is unavoidable as Tess find she is powerless to change her fate.

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Arr We There Yet?
Where: Spiegeltent
A riproaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy make for a hopeless crew as they fight for the title of Captain aboard the ship. These acrobatic pirates turn ship-life upside down. Walking the plank becomes the high flying teeterboard, cooking for the crew involves juggling knives and steering the ship spinning upside down in the roue cyr.

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Bad Luck Cabaret
Where: Spiegeltent
"Pint-sized vixen" Laurie Black (Rogue Romantic, Briefs Factory Sweatshop) returns to the Spiegeltent to taunt the gods of bad luck and smash some mirrors - metaphorically! Joined by the best in alternative cabaret, comedy, music and more, this is a glitzy, glam and dangerous night out, straight from a tour of the Australian and Brightonian Fringes. Dress for the end of the world, or the beginning of the next one!  'Bad luck if you miss out on this unique style of cabaret.'

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Elixir
Where: Spiegeltent
Winner - First and Foremost Entertainment Award Brighton Fringe 2015. Elixir is circus with a difference! Uninhibited by cliché or expectation, subversive and hilarious, the story follows three enthusiastic and acrobatic scientists who attempt to create the elixir of life. The mayhem that follows is a beautiful mix of incredible acrobatics and impeccable comic timing.

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Jess Robinson: Here Come the Girls
Where: Spiegeltent
Join multi award-winner and Britain's Got Talent 2017 semi-finalist Jess Robinson for an evening of spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics. Like a wonderfully malfunctioning jukebox, Jess and her incredible vocals will take you on a dizzying journey through hilarious musical mash-ups, serving a feast of styles and genres from Billie Holiday and Judy Garland to Amy Winehouse and Beyoncé.

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Metta's the Little Mermaid - The Circus Sensation
Where: Spiegeltent
Spectacular circus and spellbinding songs combine in this extraordinary new adaptation from the award-winning Metta Theatre. The Little Mermaid longs for life on land, the Prince is consumed by the lure of the sea. When a raging storm brings them together the wheels of fate are set in motion. Sacrificing her voice to the powerful Sea Witch, the Little Mermaid and her Prince will face many more obstacles if they are ever to be together.

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Screaming with Laughter
Where: Spiegeltent
Screaming with Laughter is London's original daytime comedy club where baby can come too! With over 5 years experience of making tired parents laugh, we know how important it is to get out and do something other than just rhyme time. A great night out, but in the day, and a chance to see the best names in comedy without having to book a sitter. At this special Underbelly show there will be no interval, so get the drinks in beforehand and get ready to laugh with baby!

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Anna Morris - Bitchelors
Where: The Belly
The critically acclaimed character comic and creator of the award winning international sell-out It's Got To Be Perfect presents Bitchelors. Four characters compete for the Woman of the Year Awards, hosted by Georgina the Bride (YouTube: Comic Relief's Bride Aid, Georgina's Wedding Blogs) and judged by you.

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Card Ninja
Where: The Belly
After another sell out season at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Card Ninja returns to Underbelly Southbank! The Card Ninja possesses extraordinary skills which are more than just sleight of hand; these 'tricks' are on another level, and unlike anything you've seen before. Watch as Javier uses ordinary playing cards as weapons, with unfathomable precision, speed and power, in a unique, hilarious performance that you'll never forget. Following his journey from mild mannered card player to silent assassin, Card Ninja is a one-man comedy show with upbeat humour, impressive stunts and smooth audience interaction for anyone who's ever wanted to be a little bit Ninja... WARNING: This show contains ninjas, not magic.

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Circolombia
Where: The Belly
Guts, Grace and Gusto, direct from Bogota. Circolombia returns to the UK after taking Edinburgh by storm with their critically acclaimed show. Witness the explosive power of thirteen performers, showcasing mind-boggling circus skills whilst taking terrifying risks live on stage. Coupled with live music and singers, Circolombia delivers world-class, gravity defying performances that you’ll never forget. Circolombia is no ordinary circus; celebrating diversity, voices, dance and spectacular circus LIVE.

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Circus Abyssinia - Ethiopian Dreams
Where: The Belly
Following their smash hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and fresh from their performance on ITV’s Royal Variety Performance, Circus Abyssinia makes its London premiere at Underbelly Festival for six weeks only. An unashamedly joyful mix of astonishing stunts, astounding circus skills and enchanted adventure, Circus Abyssinia -Ethiopian Dreams follows the magical journey of two little Ethiopian brothers, Bibi & Bichu, who dream of joining the circus.

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Dick & Dom - Dick v Dom
Where: The Belly
Here we are with our rambunctious interactive live show for 2018! The show is for the whole family - we've even caught the odd granny dancing in the aisles - so come along and prepare to get messed up!

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The Abandoman Show
Where: The Belly
Ireland's finest hip hop musical comedian is back at Underbelly Festival for four nights only! Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Abandoman/Rob Broderick will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience's likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales. Abandoman has previously won Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, Best Comedy Newcomer at the Adelaide Fringe, headlined comedy stages at Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading and Leeds, performed in the house band for Alan Carr's Happy Hour on Channel 4 alongside Craig David, played the part of Dictionary Corner in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as supported and toured with pop behemoth Ed Sheeran.

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The Dark Room for Kids
Where: The Belly
You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Pick options off the screen in this fun, fear-filled, text-based interactive adventure game. Will you: A) Find Light Switch? B) Scream? C) Kick a Pokemon? If you win, there are REAL(ly terrible) PRIZES! But if you lose, The Dark Room keeps whichever of your parents you like less.

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Emeli Sande
Where: Old Royal Naval College
A soul singer, songwriter, and pianist from Aberdeen whose treacle on gravel voice has made her hotly sought after as a collaborator by such artists as Chipmunk and Wiley. Smart, sussed, talented, entrepreneurial, shiningly engaging in the flesh, utterly transfixing on stage and unforgettable in her words and melodies, Emeli Sande is the epitome of the brilliant modern artist.

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The Tap Pack
Where: Peacock Theatre
Inspired by the kings of swing: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr, The Tap Pack are bringing a new, exhilarating energy to a timeless style. With slick suits, sharp wit and songs from Sinatra to Ed Sheeran, Australia’s finest tap dancing performers are a cocktail of pure entertainment. The Tap Pack and their four-piece live band serve up classics with a twist, infused with world-class tap dance.

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SOAP
Where: Spiegeltent
Having captivated audiences around the globe, the sell-out, smash-hit show SOAP makes a splash on London's Southbank. Featuring a highly skilled international ensemble, SOAP is a unique combination of world-class acrobatics, comedy and live opera performed in, on and around bathtubs.

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The Trocks - Programme A
Where: Peacock Theatre
The award-winning all-male comedy ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (simply “The Trocks” to their friends) storms back to The Peacock with two programmes of side-splitting send-ups and hilarious homages to classical ballet. w/c 10 September Programme A Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux or Solo tbc Trovatiara The Little Humpback Horse

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The Trocks (Programme B)
Where: Peacock Theatre
The award-winning all-male comedy ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (simply “The Trocks” to their friends) storms back to The Peacock with two programmes of side-splitting send-ups and hilarious homages to classical ballet.

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Swing Out! A Night of Live Swing Music and Dancing
Where: Spiegeltent
Rouge your knees, shine your shoes and prepare to enter a razzling dazzling world of Swing! From the decadent 20s Jazz age, the glamourous 30s, the spirit of the 40s, to the rebels of the 50s, experience a whirlwind of live music and dancing. Follow your host SwingDanceUK to pick up some moves at the start of the evening, then step, stomp and shimmy your heart out for a whoopee good time!

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Semperoper Ballett - All Forsythe
Where: Sadler's Wells
Based in Dresden, the Semperoper Ballett has conquered the world with its now acclaimed blend of fierce ballet technique with both classical and contemporary repertoire. This triple bill of works by the visionary William Forsythe brandishes this identity.

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Teddy
Where: Vaults
From the writer-director team behind Boudica at the Globe and Frankenstein at The Watermill Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall in London comes Teddy, an award-winning, punchy new musical that races through the dark and damaged world of post-war London: a brand new Britain bombed to bits by the Blitz, belts tight with austerity, but ripe and ready for revolution.

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The Band
Where: Theatre Royal Haymarket
Take That are proud to present their new musical with a beautiful story written by the Olivier Award winning writer Tim Firth, The Band which is for anyone who grew up with a boyband.

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Consent
Where: Harold Pinter Theatre
Nina Raine’s ‘blistering new play’ (New York Times), directed by Roger Michell, makes a triumphant and timely transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre this May, following a sold out season at the National Theatre.

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Imperium I: Conspirator
Where: Gielgud Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Playful Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer for acclaimed, historical two-part thriller IMPERIUM - I: Conspirator andII: Dictator,running for a limited engagement at London’s Gielgud Theatre from 14 June to 8 September 2018. Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero trilogy is adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton as six one-act plays, presented in two performances, each with two intervals. Directed by RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, IMPERIUM transfers to London following its recent sold-out run at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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Imperium II: Dictator
Where: Gielgud Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Playful Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer for acclaimed, historical two-part thriller IMPERIUM - I: Conspirator and II: Dictator, running for a limited engagement at London’s Gielgud Theatre from 14 June to 8 September 2018. Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero trilogy is adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton as six one-act plays, presented in two performances, each with two intervals. Directed by RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, IMPERIUM transfers to London following its recent sold-out run at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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3Women
Where: Trafalgar Studio Two
Raise a glass to female family bonding and buried resentment! 3Women is a brand-new comedy drama by Katy Brand.

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Knights of the Rose
Where: Arts Theatre
Knights of the Rose is a classic rock musical of Shakespearean proportions. Featuring the ultimate playlist including legendary ballads and timeless anthems from Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more. 

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Musical Marathon
Where: The Other Palace
Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director of The Other Palace, will host The Musical Marathon on Sunday 1 April 2018 at 6pm. All proceeds from the evening will go towards his London Marathon efforts in aid of The Terrence Higgins Trust. It promises to be a night of unmissable musical talent with some of theatre’s best known stars singing songs that inspire them.

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Caroline, or Change
Where: Playhouse Theatre
Don’t miss the extraordinary and joyously original Caroline, Or Change, as the five-star, Olivier award-winning musical transfers to the West End this November following sell-out runs at the Chichester Festival and Hampstead Theatres.

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Killer Joe
Where: Trafalgar Studio One
Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, the Pirates of the Caribbean series) stars as a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in the multi award-winning Tracy Letts' blackly comic thriller, Killer Joe.

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Medieval Banquet
Where: Beefeater by the Tower
This regal banquet takes place by flickering torchlight in vaulted cellars just a stones' throw from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

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Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
Where: Jack The Ripper Tour
Who was Jack the Ripper? Come along on the trail of Jack the Ripper... if you dare!

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Stonehenge Direct Morning Tour - Premium Tours
Where: Sightseeing with Premium Tours
Entrance to Stonehenge and the new visitor centre exhibition included Audio Guide tour at the site (no guide on this tour) Professional driver and luxury air-conditioned coach Scenic drive through the Salisbury plains

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Stonehenge Direct Afternoon Tour - Premium Tours
Where: Sightseeing with Premium Tours
The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. It’s origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to be mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. Entrance to the site with audio guide is included and also entrance to the new visitor exhibition centre.

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Thames Rockets: Thames Barrier Explorers Voyages
Where: Thames Rockets
This fast paced Thames barrier tour river trip will take you on a journey through the amazing Thames Barrier, the world’s largest moveable flood barrier.

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Thames Rockets: The Ultimate London Adventure
Where: Thames Rockets
This is the one that started it all! Our ‘Ultimate London Adventure’ is a jam packed; fun filled adrenaline-fuelled 50 minutes that will leave you wanting to go again and again.

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Thames Rockets: Break the Barrier
Where: Thames Rockets
Take to the water 21st century style as you board your own cutting edge high speed Rocket in the shadow of the iconic Tower Bridge. Thames Rockets have always been about innovative, up-to-date and leading experiences, with the Break the Barrier speed boat tour being no exception. Travel through time with tunes taking you from the modern day back to the 1960’s. There’s something for everyone as you strap yourselves in for a ‘rocket ride’ down memory lane. Settle in and hold on tight for 40 minutes of nothing but twists and turns, of rocks and rolls through the docklands, past maritime Greenwich, round the legendary O2 arena and beyond to the mighty Thames Barrier and back.This trip is all about the ride! We’ll push our Rockets to the limit and launch you laughing into the distance, with a medley of the last 6 decades of hits all blended with that little bit of rocket magic that has made us #1 on TripAdvisor for 4 years running. You’ll be singing along as you bounce across the wake, and dancing like a disco queen as we take you on a super special speedy spin.

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Banqueting House
Where: Banqueting House
This revolutionary building was created for court entertainments, so imagine yourself as part of the dazzling company of courtiers who attended the exuberant court masques and danced and drank beneath the magnificent Rubens-painted ceiling. But spare a thought for Charles I, who in 1649 was beheaded outside on a scaffold to the ‘dismal, universal ‘groan’ of the crowd’: these glorious paintings were one of his last sights on earth….

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Coach from Victoria
Where: Golden Tours Warner Brothers Studio Tour
Visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and enter the magical world of Harry Potter during a trip to the studios responsible for producing the most successful film series of all time!

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Chelsea Football Club Stadium and Museum Tour
Where: Chelsea FC
This unmissable tour of Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football club, is a fun, informative and unforgettable experience, enjoyed by groups of sports fans of all ages from all over the world. 

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City Cruises - Sundowner Cruise
Where: City Cruises
This has to be one of the best ways to wind up the day- cruising down the Thames with a glass of bubbles in one hand, Canapes in the other, listing to live jazz, while London's riverside landmarks glide past and the rest of the world rushes home. There's space to unwind and a fully stocked bar with a variety of drinks, soft and otherwise, throughout the summer.

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Coach Travel - Premium Tours
Where: Warner Brothers Studio Tour Premium Tours
Visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and enter the magical world of Harry Potter during a trip to the studios responsible for producing the most successful film series of all time!

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Classic Rock & Beatles Sites Tour
Where: London Of Rock Tour
This tour covers Chelsea, Kensington, Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate, St John's Wood, Marylebone and the West End. We're touring sites that made the "Sixties" swinging and where both psychedelic and punk rock were born! See the boutiques, pubs, clubs and location that inspired hundreds of well-known lyrics. For Beatle fans, there's Brian Epstein's flat, Ringo's Kings Road apartment, John and Yoko's first home, Paul's current London home, the studio where the Stt Pepper's cover was shot, Apple Office and boutique, EMI, Mason's Yard, where the "Mop Tops" the played their last gig and lots more other Beatle and related landmarks. And, YES, you get to walk across the famed ABBEY ROAD crossing! 

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Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll Tour
Where: London Of Rock Tour
Hell-raising, drug-taking and music-making! This tour covers past & present Rock landmarks in bohemian Soho and the North London neighbourhoods of Camden Town, Islington and St John’s Wood. Neighbourhoods steeped in Mod, Hippy and Punk culture, and where tomorrow’s legends are creating today’s music 9and like their elders, sometimes behaving badly….) In addition to a collection of Beatle-related sites, including the Abbey Road crossing and studio, you’ll also see over 50 other icon locations bringing to life the colourful histories of classic, progressive, punk and Brit-Rock acts.

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Monsters Of Rock Tour
Where: London Of Rock Tour
London Calling! Depending on your age, this is either a chance to wallow in glorious nostalgia, or grab an ‘education’ in Rock history, it’s legends and myths, as your informed guide takes you on a magical, musical journey. Have those lyrics come alive and make the London connection. Over 100 iconic rock sites and locations enlivened with gossip, trivia and background information! 

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The Wembley Stadium Tour
Where: Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium Tour gives visitors the opportunity to visit and relive some of the greatest moments in history. This includes access to some of Wembley’s best kept treasures such as the 1966 World Cup Crossbar, the Jules Rimet Cup Trophy and many more fantastic items.

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Grand Designs Live London
Where: ExCel London
Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, returns to ExCeL London from 5 – 13 May 2018. Running for 9 days, the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home as well as many products never seen before. Based on the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, the event is packed with over 500 exhibitors, across six different sections, so you will find everything you need for your self-build or renovation project, however large or small.

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Coach from Kings Cross
Where: Kings Cross Station
Visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and enter the magical world of Harry Potter during a trip to the studios responsible for producing the most successful film series of all time!

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Jack the Ripper, Haunted London and Sherlock Holmes - Premium Tours
Where: Sightseeing with Premium Tours
Travel back in time on a vintage open top double-decker bus, and walk through an empty Smithfield market, home to the cock-lane Ghost. Then retrace the murder sites of Jack The Ripper, before heading to the safety of the Sherlock Holmes Pub. Highlights ·         Open top bus ride through the dark side of London with expert guide ·         Hear stories of the dead people buried at Westminster Abbey and pass the banqueting house where Charles I was beheaded ·         See the Royal London Hospital, where the Elephant Man lived and where Braveheart was tortured. ·         Short walking tour of haunted Smithfield Market ·         Walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper and inspect the murder sites. ·         Tour ends at the Sherlock Holmes pub near Trafalgar Square in central London.

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Thames Jazz Cruise
Where: City Cruises
Smooth, relaxed jazz nights and delicious dinners on the river Thames for you. You can enjoy jazz and dinner on the Thames, you’ll hear a top Chijazz quintet, featuring a singer, perform a popular set of tunes from mainstream swing and Latin jazz. Songs might include well-known classics like Girl from Ipanema, Day and Night or Summertime.

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Thames Rockets: Thames Taster
Where: Thames Rockets
All new for 2017 comes a speedboat blast to suit every palette – the Thames Taster! Thames Rockets are famous for bringing fresh, high-octane experiences to the river Thames with this year being no exception.

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic
Where: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Original drawings of Winnie-the-Pooh will go on display at the V&A for the first time in nearly 40 years as part of the UK’s largest ever exhibition on Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne and E.H Shepard. A multi-sensory, playful exhibition that will explore the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – one of the most adored fictional characters of all time.

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Charles I: King and Collector
Where: Royal Academy of Arts
Discover the legendary art collection of Charles I. For the first time since the 17th century, this landmark exhibition will bring together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation.

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Ferrari: Under the Skin
Where: The Design Museum
Race through 70 years of passion, glamour and design innovation, with unique behind-the-scenes access to one of the most iconic car brands. In an Italy ravaged by the Second World War, Enzo Ferrari and a small team decided to create the perfect racing machine. The exhibition will explore Ferrari’s powerful personality, the design and manufacturing process, the famous clientele and the future of the luxury car brand.

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Bateaux Afternoon Tea Cruise
Where: Bateaux London
Bateaux London creates a dining experience with a difference on the river Thames, combining fresh food, live entertainment and spectacular views of London. Offering Lunch, Sunday Lunch Jazz, Afternoon Tea and Dinner cruises throughout the year, we take our guests on a journey through the heart of the capital, showcasing the major sights while offering a unique perspective on an amazing day.

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Bateaux Lunch Cruise
Where: Bateaux London
Bateaux London creates a dining experience with a difference on the river Thames, combining fresh food, live entertainment and spectacular views of London. Offering Lunch, Sunday Lunch Jazz, Afternoon Tea and Dinner cruises throughout the year, we take our guests on a journey through the heart of the capital, showcasing the major sights while offering a unique perspective on an amazing day.

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Bateaux Sunday Lunch Cruise
Where: Bateaux London
Bateaux London creates a dining experience with a difference on the river Thames, combining fresh food, live entertainment and spectacular views of London. Offering Lunch, Sunday Lunch Jazz, Afternoon Tea and Dinner cruises throughout the year, we take our guests on a journey through the heart of the capital, showcasing the major sights while offering a unique perspective on an amazing day.

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Bateaux Sunday Supper Cruise
Where: Bateaux London
Bateaux London creates a dining experience with a difference on the river Thames, combining fresh food, live entertainment and spectacular views of London. Offering Lunch, Sunday Lunch Jazz, Afternoon Tea and Dinner cruises throughout the year, we take our guests on a journey through the heart of the capital, showcasing the major sights while offering a unique perspective on an amazing day.

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Bateaux Dinner Cruise
Where: Bateaux London
Bateaux London creates a dining experience with a difference on the river Thames, combining fresh food, live entertainment and spectacular views of London. Offering Lunch, Sunday Lunch Jazz, Afternoon Tea and Dinner cruises throughout the year, we take our guests on a journey through the heart of the capital, showcasing the major sights while offering a unique perspective on an amazing day.

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Bateaux Big Band Night Saturday Dinner Cruise
Where: Bateaux London
Bateaux London creates a dining experience with a difference on the river Thames, combining fresh food, live entertainment and spectacular views of London. Offering Lunch, Sunday Lunch Jazz, Afternoon Tea and Dinner cruises throughout the year, we take our guests on a journey through the heart of the capital, showcasing the major sights while offering a unique perspective on an amazing day.

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Elvis Cruise - City Cruises
Where: City Cruises
A three course dining cruise with live Elvis tribute performance by top artiste, an Elvis ‘Disco’ and great views of the Thames. Multi award winning Elvis tribute artist Ben Thompson from London will give a stunning performance as Elvis, singing his way up and down the Thames. Join us on one river cruise that’s truly Rock ‘n’ Roll. “Elvis” will perform, you’ll enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and a three course dinner, and then you’ll get a chance to get onto the dancefloor as the boat heads towards Westminster. You will find cocktails, champagne and more at a fully stocked bar. Your ticket includes: • Welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival • 3-course dinner followed with tea or coffee • 2 sets featuring award winning Elvis tribute artist  • Elvis themed music for dancing to end the cruise • 3 hour river cruise

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Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Where: National Portrait Gallery
This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. Curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition will open in the summer of 2018 to coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday (on August 29, 2018).

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Events from All In London

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Location:
Radisson Blu Edwardian, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London
The Little Mermaid and Other 'Tails'
Location:
Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre, 44a Sydenham Rd, Sydenham
Great Apes, a new play by Patrick Marmion based on the novel by Will Self
Location:
The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London
The Paper Cinema's Macbeth
Location:
Battersea Arts Centre, Battersea, London
Sankara
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
Sankara the Play London
Location:
The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London
George's Marvellous Medicine
Location:
Rose Theatre Kingston, 24 - 26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
Love Me Now
Location:
Tristan Bates Theatre 1A Tower Street, Covent Garden
Random Selfies
Location:
Ovalhouse
Happy Warriors
Location:
Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre, Highhate Village, London
Devil With The Blue Dress
Location:
The Bunker, 53a Southwark Street, London
CircusFest 2018
Location:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London
Cirque Berserk!
Location:
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London
Sleeper
Location:
The Space Arts Centre, 269 Westferry Road, London
Plastic
Location:
Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Location:
The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, London
Young Harts Writing Festival
Location:
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London
Jabberwocky
Location:
The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, London
Spring Quiz Night
Location:
The Centre, New Eltham Methodist Church, 435-439 Footscray Road, New Eltham
Champions of Magic
Location:
Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond
Quartet
Location:
Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond
Gauhar Jaan - The Datia Incident
Location:
Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common, Northside
Gauhar Jaan - The Datia Incident
Location:
Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common, Northside
Mark Thomas: Showtime From the Frontline
Location:
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London
Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline
Location:
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London
Tonight At 8:30
Location:
Jermyn Street Theatre, 16B Jermyn St, St. James's, London
Palmyra London Dates
Location:
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill & Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street
You Can't Take It With You
Location:
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London
Coconut
Location:
Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington, Oval
Native Sessions - Bars
Location:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London
The Tell Tales
Location:
Blue Elephant Theatre, 59a Bethwin Road, Camberwell
Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley: Spring
Location:
artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London
A Woman of No Importance
Location:
King Alfred Phoenix Theatre, Ivy Wood, North End Road, London
My Tutu Went AWOL at Stanford's
Location:
Stanford's Bookshop, Long Acre, London
Much Ado About Nothing
Location:
Rose Theatre Kingston
Muso
Location:
Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London
Spiked
Location:
StageSpace, Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, London
Curious Directive: Frogman
Location:
artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London
Cantata for Four Wings
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin
Location:
The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, Westminster, London
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Location:
Chickenshed Theatre, 290 Chase Side, London
Dames
Location:
Pleasance, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London
Hollow Hotel
Location:
The Biscuit Factory, Top Floor Block F, 100 Clements Road, Bermondsey, London
Eleanor Marx: The Jewess of Jews Walk
Location:
Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre, 44a Sydenham Road, Sydenham
The Johnny Cash Roadshow
Location:
Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond
At the Heart of Things
Location:
Blue Elephant Theatre, 59a Bethwin Road, Camberwell
Woman SRSLY 004
Location:
The Yard Theatre 2A, Queen’s Yard, London
Akademi presents Dakshina
Location:
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London
Stories from Around the World - Family Friendly Show
Location:
Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington
Tenome -eyes on hand
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
Stories from Around the World - Family Friendly Show
Location:
Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington
Born To Win
Location:
The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Treading Water
Location:
Gateforth Street, London
Citizen
Location:
The Space Arts Centre, 269 Westferry Road, London
Tomorrow At Noon
Location:
Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London
Split Ends - A Tragicomedy
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
Broken
Location:
Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London
Tumble Tuck
Location:
King's Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington
Bailamos Opa!
Location:
Blue Elephant Theatre, 59A Bethwin Road, Camberwell, London
Our Country's Good
Location:
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London
A Doll's House
Location:
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
Patience
Location:
The Centre, New Eltham Methodist Church, 435-439 Footscray Road, New Eltham
Trial of Richard III
Location:
Novello Theatre, Aldwych, London
Trial of Richard III
Location:
Novello Theatre

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