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Frances works on the books pages of a Sunday newspaper. She’s quiet and capable, but nobody takes much notice: her face is pressed to the window, on the outside, looking in. One evening, driving back to London after visiting her infuriating parents, she comes across an upturned car crumpled on the side of the road. She waits with the injured driver, Alys Kyte, until the ambulance arrives. Later, when Alys’s famous family gets in touch, Frances finds herself for the first time ushered into the world on the other side of the window. And she begins to wonder: what would it take to become a player?
A gripping psychological thriller that excavates the fault line that separates the entitled from the unentitled.Read more
After nearly half a century as a hard-working teacher, there may be no one at the school as popular as Edward. But after 45 years he’s decided to retire and plans are put into action to give him the biggest send off a teacher has ever had. But a rabble of vexed students have gathered outside his house, smashing Edward’s windows with bricks. He and his wife have been trapped in their house for almost a week, and now his estranged daughter has arrived, and she has some questions of her own. How did it end up like this?Read more
We’re a three headed bitch.
We’ve been guarding the gates.
Now we’re throwing them open.”
A hole in the ground. Three women are forcing their way out.
They’re singing. They’re moving. They’re taking up space. And they refuse to apologise.
“This is a take over. We’re taking over.
You came here to look.
We’re giving you something to watch.”
Using word, music and movement in equal parts, Ellie Kendrick’s debut play asks how power is created and is directed by Helen Goalen andAbbi Greenland (from the award-winning company RASHDASH).
Hole is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.Read more
2018-2018 | Alexandra Palace | directed by N/A
Horrible Histories proudly presents the terrific tale of Christmas in the triumphant re-opening of Alexandra Palace.
When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day – but can he save Christmas? From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, join us on a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII, St Nicholas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as they all join forces to save the festive season!
It’s a celebration of Christmas in the most wonderful, wildly funny and moving way you’ll ever see!Read more
Following on from this year's magical production, Beauty & the Beast, we bring you a magical musical version of Lewis Carroll’s much-loved classic tale for Christmas 2018.
Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice in pursuit of the White Rabbit and discover the enchanting realm of Wonderland, where nothing is quite as it seems. Along her journey Alice will meet an eclectic assortment of strange and fantastical characters, including the fearsomely fickle Queen of Hearts…
Music and lyrics by Paul Boyd.Read more
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to see The Snowman! This enchanting stage show of Raymond Briggs' classic book, The Snowman, tells the story of a boy and his magical snowman's wintery wonderland adventure. As a friendship is kindled, the two embark on a starry-skied journey to the North Pole, where they meet dancing penguins, Ice Princess, Father Christmas and escape the clutches of Jack Frost.Read more
One year after its acclaimed launch in Las Vegas, Channing Tatum is bringing a brand new production of Magic Mike Live to the Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square. Conceived and co-directed by Tatum, Magic Mike Live is a large-scale, live production show based on the hit films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, which will open in The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino on Wednesday 28 November 2018, following previews from 10 November.
The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino is being transformed into a magical, intimate, 325-seat performance space for Magic Mike Live. From the bespoke entrance off Cranbourn Street, to the specially curated lounge and bar experience, to the cast of world-class performers, Magic Mike Live is a complete evening of unparalleled entertainment for guests aged 18 and up. They will enter Magic Mike’s mythical Club Domina and marvel as a group of extraordinary artists perform a 360-degree dance and acrobatic spectacular in front of, behind, and above them. Sexy dance routines intertwined with one-of-a-kind acts, will be presented by a diverse cast of performers from around the world for this hot new production.Read more
“When it stops being unbearable, it becomes something worse. It becomes the air we breathe.”
Artist Alex Macklin moved to the south-western desert, abandoning his easel to make monumental land art. A second major stroke renders him speechless and motionless. He is kept alive by feeding tubes and desperate fourth wife, Lia. To this remote location comes Alex’s second wife, together with his only son, who has been researching ways to end his father’s life.
With profound pathos and unsettling humour, DeLillo explores key questions regarding life in an age of advanced medical technology. What does it really mean to be alive – and how and when should life end?
Don DeLillo has received awards and nominations for over 40 prizes including including the Pulitzer, PEN/Faulkner and Man Booker International Prize.Read more
In a distant Galaxy - the ragtag misfit crew of cargo ship Angel 8 are under the command of fearless pilot Iris Aucht.
Meanwhile…at a conference centre, somewhere in England – a ragtag misfit collection of 1,000 fans gather from all across the UK for Eight Con One, the first ever official convention of the cult TV show Angel 8.
Angel 8 started as a comic created by reclusive British Sci-fi author Scott Furnish. Its first TV outing ended on a shocking cliffhanger. With eager anticipation at the promise of a second series, these enthusiastic devotees have come together to celebrate their beloved series and to meet Scott face-to-face and hear his keynote speech.
Fanatical is about being true to oneself, finding love against the odds,and snatching triumph from the jaws of disaster - proving that no power in the universe can keep a story from its fans.Read more
2018-2019 | The Buzz | directed by N/A
Beat the Clock. Defeat The Hood. Save the Day.
Only you can stop the catastrophic consequences.
If you’re looking for your next theatrical adventure and a new original story, then this is the event for you. A world of immersive theatre, interactive gaming, nostalgia and a bar stocked full of Lady Penelope’s favourite cocktails!Read more
In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mispronounced 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 frontline.Defying enemy bombardment, gas attacks and the disapproval of many of the top Brass, The Wipers Times rolled off the press for two years and was an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity. The production takes place one hundred years after the Battle of the Somme and publication of The Wipers Times.Read more
One company. Two directors. One set. Two plays. o t h e l l o m a c b e t h.
An audacious condensed staging of two of Shakespeare’s most brutal and poetic plays, exploring fear, jealousy, power and revenge. Two stories in which powerful men are manipulated into destroying their societies, their households, their loved ones and themselves.
In this dynamic and visceral production these two iconic plays will be performed together by one exciting company of actors, examining escalating cycles of violence; abuses of power and the role and nature of the "tragic hero".
This production will be designed by one of the Linbury Prize 2017 Designers. The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. The finalists will each get the chance to work with one of the participating companies and four of the twelve will win a commission to realise their designs, with one designer being awarded the overall winner's title.
Florian Zeller’s latest play The Height of the Storm is a compelling family drama revolving around André and Madeleine, a married couple of fifty years. The play takes place during one weekend on which their daughters visit. But the weekend takes a suspicious turn when a bunch of flowers, and a woman from the past, turn up.Read more