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Tom's Midnight Garden

2017-2017 | Stables Theatre | directed by Niall Whitehead , Barbara Ward

As the old grandfather clock chimes thirteen, a lonely boy creeps down the Victorian staircase. He walks out of the 1950s and into another world, another time and a garden that shouldn’t exist. Are the people there ghosts – or is the boy the ghost?
This beautiful and poignant story introduces the audience to Hatty, an orphan from the 1800s and Tom, a boy from the 1950s. Moving between time periods, Tom meets characters from Hatty’s world and shares in her sorrow, joy and love of life. Adapted from the award winning novel, this haunting story explores friendship, love and loss, and enduring human spirit.

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Antony and Cleopatra

2017-2018 | Royal Shakespeare Company | directed by Iqbal Khan

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

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Hamilton

2017-2018 | Victoria Palace Theatre | directed by Thomas Kail

Hamilton: An American Musical is a musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

The show transferred to Broadway in August 2015 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. In 2016, Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

2017-2017 | The Courtyard Theatre | directed by Michael Corbidge

“The course of true love never did run smooth”

Lysander loves Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. In the surrounding forest Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the Fairies, are having their own battle of love. As the human and magical worlds collide, mischief and chaos erupt, and love at first sight proves a reality for some but makes an ass of others.

Sheridan Smith played Titania and David Walliams played Bottom in this new production of one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies.

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A Christmas Carol

2017-2018 | The Old Vic | directed by Matthew Warchus

From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mr. Fezziwig, Patrick Barlow’s imaginative adaptation of A Christmas Carol brings some of Dickens’ most memorable characters to life.

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The Secret Theatre

2017-2017 | Sam Wanamaker Playhouse | directed by Matthew Dunster

Espionage, double-crossing and blackmail come to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in this new spy thriller with powerful contemporary echoes.

Spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham oversees a vast surveillance network from the heart of Elizabeth I’s court. As the nation’s relationship with Europe deteriorates and civil unrest grows, Walsingham adopts ever more extreme tactics to keep his queen and country safe. But does he risk losing control of the apparatus he has created and destroying the lives of those closest to him? And can such safety ever be achieved?

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Bad Roads

2017-2017 | Royal Court Theatre | directed by Vicky Featherstone

“I spend the night in an officer’s barracks, where no woman has ever set foot.”

In the darkest recesses of Ukraine, a war is raging.

A journalist takes a research trip to the front line.
Teenage girls wait for soldiers on benches.
A medic mourns her lover killed in action.

Heart-breaking, powerful and bitterly comic accounts of what it is to be a woman in wartime.

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The Tailor Made Man

2017-2017 | The White Bear Theatre | directed by Bryan Hodgson

The Tailor-Made Man is a story about Hollywood and its system and hypocrisy, but above all it is the story of Billy and Jimmy's turbulent, passionate love affair that survived and lasted over 50 years.

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Gobsmacked!

2017-2017 | National Tour USA | directed by Alexandra Spencer Jones

This is a cappella like you’ve never seen it. From traditional street corner harmonies to cutting edge multi-track live looping, these world class vocalists will produce mind-blowing soundscapes and songs that simply have to be seen and heard to be believed.

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Big Fish The Musical

2017-2017 | The Other Palace | directed by Nigel Harman

Inside moments of true love you can live forever

What is it to really know your own father? Meet Edward Bloom.  An ordinary man, and an extraordinary father. He has always told his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination but when his son confronts him about what is truth and what is fiction, they go on a life-affirming journey that will change them forever.

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Glengarry Glen Ross

2017-2018 | Playhouse Theatre | directed by Sam Yates

Directed by Roger Kay, Glengarry Glen Ross depicts two days in the lives of four real estate salesmen who have been supplied with the names and phone numbers of some new leads. They use underhanded and dubious tactics to make sales, in particular to peddle the two real estate developments of Glengarry Highlands and Glen Ross Farms. From this, begins a whirlwind of devious tactics and fake fraternities.

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Cirque Enchantment

2017-2018 | UK Tour | directed by N/A

This concert style cirque production features stunning choreography, breathtaking vocals and mesmerising circus performers. With an eclectic musical soundtrack including pop, rock and classical CIRQUE ENCHANTMENT is a stunning family show that will delight you this winter.

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China National Peking Opera Company - A River All Red - The Phoenix Returns Home

2017-2017 | Sadler's Wells | directed by N/A

The two productions include:

A River All Red tells the tragic story of one of China's most celebrated generals, Yue Fei, and his resolute loyalty to the people and the throne even in the face of betrayal.

In addition to the singing, dancing and acrobatics, Peking Opera takes full advantage of its unique stagecraft of symbolism to present a breath-taking scene of the battlefield, a sensory feast.


The classic play, The Phoenix Returns Home, is a romantic farce, a tale of love, manipulation and mistaken identity. This was first performed by Mr Mei Lanfang in 1929 and is now one of the most popular of all Peking Operas. It’s packed with drama, comedy and music, a perfect evening of entertainment, full of laughter and enjoyment.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be immersed in the intriguing art of Peking Opera and take a cultural adventure into Chinese traditional artistic heritage from a world class company, China National Peking Opera Company. The magnificent costumes and the artful combination of dance, mime, music and acrobatics provide a source of wonder for audiences of all ages.

Saturday 21st October 7.30pm - A River All Red
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Sunday 22nd October 7.30pm - The Phoenix Returns Home
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Tuesday 24th October 7.30pm - A River All Red
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Wednesday 25th October 7.30pm - The Phoenix Returns Home
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