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Love in Idleness

Love in Idleness Following a sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Terence Rattigan’s brilliant comedy Love in Idleness transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 50 performances only.

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Brodsky/Baryshnikov

Brodsky/Baryshnikov Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre, Brodsky / Baryshnikov is an emotional journey deep into the poet's visceral and complex compositions. Performed in Russian, Brodsky's mother tongue, Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works. His subtle physicality transports the audience into Hermanis' reverent imagining of Brodsky's interior world. Performed in Russian with English surtitles. English translation by Jamey Gambrell.

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Travesties

Travesties Tom Stoppard’s dazzling comedy of art, love and revolution features James Joyce, Tristan Tzara and Lenin as remembered - and misremembered - by Henry Carr, a minor British diplomat in Zurich 1917.

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Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy

Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy So it's time to prepare yourselves for a special production of Horrible Histories featuring your favourite characters from our barmy past to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Barmy Britain in the West End!

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The Go-Between

The Go-Between Michael Crawford plays Leo Colston, a man who can no longer hide from the memories of his past. Memories of the gloriously hot summer of 1900 and of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back.

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Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwynn "They've disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They've put a woman on the stage." It is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who's watching.  

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong The original cast of the West End's hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong return to the stage this Christmas in J.M Barrie's  classic Peter Pan. Once again the members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches , flying mishaps and cast disputes. Will they ever make it to Neverland?

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Eighty new musicals will have their West End premiere this Autumn, each created on the spot by the incredible, multi award-winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. Audience suggestions are transformed instantly into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results. Every Showstopper! performance is a hit musical waiting to happen; 80 shows, 10 weeks and every opportunity to laugh more than ever before.

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Dear Lupin

Dear Lupin Roger Mortimer's often hilarious, sometimes touching, always generous letters to his son, Charlie, are packed with crisp anecdotes and sharp observations. The trials and tribulations of Charlie's youth and adulthood are received by his father with both humour and resignation. Spanning twenty-five years, their correspondence forms a memoir of their relationship, an affectionate portrait of a time gone by.  

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The Audience

The Audience Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new version of Peter Morgan’s The Audience.  Stephen Daldry’s production will preview at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015.

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My Night With Reg

My Night With Reg Following its critically-acclaimed sell-out season at the Donmar Warehouse, Kevin Elyot’s classic comedy transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 11 weeks only. At Guy’s London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever. Deliciously funny and bittersweet, My Night with Reg perfectly captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.

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Let The Right One In

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

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion.

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What You Will

What You Will This hysterical (and occasionally historical) 90-minute gallop through all things Shakespearean is an irreverent one-man everything there is 'to be or not to be' about William Shakespeare: the greatest soliloquies ever written along with accounts of the funniest disasters ever perpetrated on the stage. Juliet's foolish nurse, gory Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard II, even Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Noel Coward and Stevie Wonder all make appearances during the evening.

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Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel One year on from her triumphant concert at London's Royal Albert Hall, the Tony Award- winning star of Wicked and TV's Glee, Idina Menzel will return to the UK.

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night Reading Shakespeare plays at school is one thing. Seeing the action unfold live on stage is quite another, a theatre experience to remember. The great bard’s tale of adventure and gender-swapping will leave you astonished and astounded, carried away by this twentieth century production of a tale first told by Shakespeare in the early 1600s.

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Dora The Explorer Live

Dora the explorerEveryone's favourite explorer is embarking on a LIVE musical adventure in London's West End! In Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer LIVE! Search for the City of Lost Toys, Dora has lost her teddy bear Osito, and the search is on to retrieve him!

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Richard III

Richard IIIWritten by William Shakespeare in around 1591, Richard 111 depicts the Machiavellian rise of a man of ambition, dogged by physical disabilities but determined to take power and win the throne from his popular, good looking brother against all the odds. A story of ambition, greed, cruelty and power, it has been thrilling audiences since it was first written.

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The Madness Of George III

The Madness Of George III David Haig gives the performance of his life as King George III in the West End premiere of Alan Bennett's smash-hit comedy The Madness Of George III.

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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night Following his critically acclaimed performance in Arthur Miller's All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre in 2010, David Suchet returns in Eugene O?Neill's masterpiece, Long Day's Journey into Night.

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