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Fresh from London’s West End, this his sparkling musical comedy adventure stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's much loved classic poem, featuring life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour. More info >
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West! More info >
Rory Kinnear stars as Marx in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. More info >
After last year's sell-out pantomime, Talegate Theatre return with this fun-filled extravaganza guaranteed to delight the whole family. So turn again ‘Dick Whittington’, three times Lord Mayor of London! More info >
A line-up of top comedians for some festive fun!
"Radiantly entertaining" - The Times on Tez Ilyas
It's a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with three or more of the circuit's best stand-ups and sketch acts. Non-patronising. Pure awesome. "The ethos is just right" - Daily Telegraph | More info >
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.