Shows at London theatres
London West End - Drama
We have 36 shows listed.
Samuel Pepys wants to tell us everything. Committed to self-improvement and serial adultery, he is a man desperate to be at the cutting edge. 17c splices music, dance, video and spoken word in a reverb-soaked romp through the tell-all diaries.
The Pinter at The Pinter season culminates with two unmissable comedies that explore the political machinations of the powerful and the powerless.
In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Andersen, a teller of exquisite and fantastic children's tales beloved by millions. But the true source of his stories dwells in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world.
A razor-sharp, unsettling exposé of the eternal obsession at the heart of show-business.
Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter.
Tony and Greg seem to have love all figured out. They’re in a committed relationship, but with room for a little sex-on-the-side. Their only rule? Never sleep with the same man twice. Then, drop-dead gorgeous cleaner Robert walks into their lives ...
Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And discovers that death isn't the change she hoped for.
Patience is running out, times have changed. And progress isn't enough. Black British. African American. Here. There. Now.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he's an employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of 3 children. And his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.
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.
Just like A Christmas Carol - but with fewer ghosts and more gays - the dynamic double-act sing, shimmy and sashay the audience on a time travelling adventure through the history of their favourite topic: themselves.
Landscape and A Kind of Alaska, directed by Jamie Lloyd, are spellbinding evocations of loneliness, isolation and the strange mists of time.
Heidi has made her life in England but after losing her job she faces immediate deportation. Will she be captured by the sinister Immigration Office with its unsympathetic officials and vast network of eager informers?
Through a visceral blend of theatre, gig and performance poetry, Arinzé delivers an epic, heartfelt and playful exploration of creative freedom, set against a pulsing vision of modern London.
The brutality of family life and the subjectivity of memory are explored in Moonlight; and An East End criminal returns home from prison to find his room has been occupied by a mysterious woman with a secret in Night School.
Gloria is gravely sick. When her time comes, the celebration begins; the traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake. But for Gloria's children and grandchildren, marking her death with a party that lasts over a week is a test.
Opening the Pinter at the Pinter season is a dynamic collection of Harold Pinter's most potent and dangerous political plays.
A scathing and bitterly amusing attack on the increasingly powerful and narcissistic super-rich, set against the backdrop of terrifying state oppression, the highly pertinent Party Time is paired with Harold Pinter's final play, Celebration.
What happens if you fight against the odds, against the opinions and attitudes that surround you, to achieve the life you want - and then realise it's not what you need?
Things for Alex are good. He loves his wife, his daughter, his city, his job. But sometimes the force of life can crash against you. Sometimes everything you thought you could always depend on can be taken away.
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