Now Playing

ALADDIN ALADDIN the spectacular Broadway musical based on the film of the classic tale of the magic lamp.
THE BOOK OF MORMON THE BOOK OF MORMON the musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys on a mission impossible.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL MATILDA THE MUSICAL the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's story.
MAMMA MIA! MAMMA MIA! is Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus's hit musical featuring 27 of ABBA's legendary songs.
WICKED WICKED the multi award winning Broadway musical that reveals the untold story of the Witches of Oz.
THE LION KING THE LION KING is a stunning spectacle mixing African rhythms with songs by Tim Rice and Elton John.
LES MISERABLES LES MISERABLES the revolutionary French musical which looks as though it will be with us "til tomorrow comes".
Find out what's on in London...
Find out what else is on in London - Search The Official London Theatre Guide
Buy Tickets Online From
Theatre Ticket
Make a night of it!
Big Night Out
5* Luxury to Budget Choices
Looking for theatre information or advice?
Ask Walter Plinge The Stage Doorkeeper
He knows everything (or at least he thinks he does)
New York TheatreNet - Broadway On A Budget
Plan your visit to New York with our exclusive Insider's Guide

News and Events

Backstage Whispers overheard by Richard Andrews

Last updated : 16th March 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company production of Mike Poulton's two part adaptation of Robert Harris's Imperium novels, charting the downfall of the Republic of Rome and the role of philosopher and rhetorician Cicero in the death of Julius Caesar, with Richard McCabe, Siobhan Redmond, Nicholas Boulton, Michael Grady-Hall, Oliver Johnstone and Hywel Morgan, directed by Gregory Doran, will be remounted at the Gielgud Theatre, opening on 30th June.

In addition, the upcoming Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Macbeth, with Christopher Eccleston, Nimah Cusack and Edward Bennett, directed by Polly Findlay; Romeo And Juliet, with Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick, directed by Erica Whyman; and The Merry Wives Of Windsor, with David Troughton, directed by Fiona Laird, will transfer to the Barbican Theatre, from 15th October.

The recent National Theatre production of Nina Raine's Consent, examining law and justice, in which two friends take opposing sides in a rape case, with Heather Craney, Adam James, Claudie Blakey and Stephen Campbell Moore, directed by Roger Michell, will be remounted at the Harold Pinter Theatre, opening on 29th May.

It will be preceded at the Harold Pinter Theatre by Cirque Berserk!, an international troupe of over 30 artists combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with stunts including the motorcycle Globe Of Terror, running from 19th April to 7th May.

The recent Young Vic production of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's The Jungle, about their experiences in the Calais refugee camp, directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, will be remounted at the Playhouse Theatre, opening on 5th July.

Highlights of this year's Edinburgh International Festival, running from 3rd to 27th August, will include new productions by Peter Brook's theatre company Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, including Marguerite Duras's La Maladie de la Mort, a psychological thriller, adapted by Alice Birch, directed by Katie Mitchell, and The Prisoner, by Marie-Helene Estienne, asking questions about justice, guilt and retribution, co-written and directed by Peter Brook; Geoff Sobelle's Home, songs by Elvis Perkins, a spectacle of illusion, choreography and storytelling that explores the everyday drama of what makes a house a home, directed by Lee Sunday Evans, with choreography by David Neumann; and Hocus Pocus, a dance theatre piece for families set to the music of Greig's Peer Gynt, concept and choreography by Philippe Saire, in collaboration with Mickael Henrotay-Delaunay and Philippe Chosson.

The Band, a musical about a fictitious boy band featuring the Take That back catalogue, book by Tim Firth, directed by Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder, which is currently touring, will play a season at the Haymarket Theatre, opening on 5th December.

The Rumour Machine says: that Gillian Anderson may head the cast of Ivo van Hove's stage adaptation of the 1950 film All About Eve, inspired by Mary Orr's backstage story of an over ambitious understudy. The Rumour Machine grinds on.


Opening This Week

The Great Wave - National Dorfman
The premiere of Francis Turnly's epic thriller involving two sisters, one of whom is lost in a storm, set in Japan and North Korea, with David Yip, directed by Indhu Rubasingham.


First Nights

19th - The Great Wave - National Dorfman
27th - The Little Match Girl And Other Happier Tales - Wanamaker Playhouse
2nd - Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - Dominion
5th - The Way Of The World - Donmar Warehouse
10th - Quiz - Noel Coward
12th - The Moderate Soprano - Duke of York's
13th - Instructions For Correct Assembly - Royal Court


17th - Girls & Boys - Royal Court
24th - Beginning - Ambassadors
24th - Network - National Lyttelton
24th - The York Realist - Donmar Warehouse
31st - Girl From The North Country - Noel Coward
7th - Pinocchio - National Olivier
7th - Lady Windermere's Fan - Vaudeville
8th - Long Day's Journey Into Night - Wyndham's
14th - The Birthday Party - Harold Pinter
14th - Fanny And Alexandra - Old Vic
14th - The Great Wave - National Dorfman