War Horse is a story that begins at the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s loved horse, is sold to the cavalry and transported to France. He’s soon involved in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an remarkable odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land.
Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he ventures on a dangerous mission to find him and bring him home. The National’s epic is based on War Horse, the famous novel by the Children’s Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo . Actors working with glorious, life-sized puppets by the internationally celebrated Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a absorbing journey through history.
Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break.
Booking From: Saturday, 28 March 2009
Booking Until: Saturday, 15 February 2014
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday, Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm. Tuesdays at 7pm
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
New London Theatre
166 Drury Lane
Since 1989, over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most exhilarating, spooky, absorbing and successful theatre events ever staged, The Woman In Black.
Unanimously applauded by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel blends the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It is a process that provides audiences with an evening of constant drama as they are carried into a terrifying and ghostly world.
Please be informed that there is a large possibility of school groups being present at The Woman In Black, particularly for Monday to Thursday performances.
This play is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks. Please be advised that there is a large possibility of school groups being present at The Woman In Black, especially for Monday to Thursday performances.
Booking From: Thursday, 1 June 1989
Booking Until: Saturday, 26 July 2014
Matinees: Thursday 3pm, Saturday 4pm
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 8pm
Running Time: 2 hours
Following the critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, this contemporary ghost story transfers to Wyndham’s Theatre for twelve weeks only. When it first premiered in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier awards for Best New Play, and established Conor McPherson as one of our greatest living playwrights.
Josie Rourke’s critically lauded production reunites the extraordinary original Donmar company of Risteárd Cooper, Brian Cox, Dervla Kirwan, Peter McDonald and Ardal O’Hanlon. This is the first major British revival of one of the all-time great modern classics.
In Brendan’s isolated pub on the west coast of Ireland, four men are getting together for a session, where their brags are matched by their pints. The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a woman– spurs them to impress her with their story-telling. They are stories of souls past and of spirits very much present. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of them could have envisioned.
Booking From: Thursday, 16 January 2014
Booking Until: Saturday, 19 April 2014
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
32-36 Charing Cross Road
Award-winning comedy The Ladykillers returns to London this summer at The Vaudeville Theatre.
Gloriously adapted for the stage by Graham Linehan (Father Ted) and directed by Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote), The Ladykillers is the classic, black comic story of a sweet little old lady, solitary in her house, matched against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing to bring off their meticulously-planned heist.
Featuring a leading cast of some of the best stage and screen comedy actors including Simon Day (The Fast Show), Ralf Little (The Royle Family), Olivier Award winners Con O’Neill and John Gordon Sinclair, Chris McCalphy, and Angela Thorne (To The Manor Born) as the sweetly innocent Mrs Wilberforce.
Impersonating amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the askew house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot her unwitting participation in Marcus’ brilliantly planned heist job. The police are left stomped but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there’s only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce. is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?
Booking From: Saturday, 29 June 2013
Booking Until: Saturday, 26 October 2013
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 3pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.45pm
Running Time: 2 hrs 15 min
In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm.
And now they’re back, live on stage, only this time, for them, it really has to be… The Full Monty!
Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar winning screenwriter, has gone back to Sheffield where it all started to rediscover the men, the women, the heartache and the hilarity of a city on the dole.
Featuring songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.
Latecomers will admitted at a suitable point.
Booking From: Thursday, 20 February 2014
Booking Until: Saturday, 14 June 2014
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Noël Coward Theatre
85-88 St Martin’s Lane
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. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington.
He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Winner of a record breaking 7 Olivier Awards 2013.
Booking From: Friday, 1 March 2013
Booking Until: Saturday, 25 October 2014
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
31 Shaftesbury Avenue
In The 39 Steps, Hitchcock meets uproarious in this madcap stage adaptation of the classic movie by the Master of Suspense. John Buchan’s gripping whodunnit – unforgettably filmed by Hitchcock in 1935 – has at last been thrillingly adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow.
This amazing theatrical tour-de-force is performed by just four actors in 139 roles, but nothing has been cut from this stunningly silly, side-splitting version of Britain’s most fascinating thriller. Legendary scenes include the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium.
Seats in the rear stalls with a face value of £25 are classed as restricted view.
Seats in the rear stalls priced at £25 face value and classed as ‘restricted view’ have a slim pillar in the sightline. You will have a clear view by leaning slightly to the left or right.
Strobe Lighting and Gunshots are used in this production.
Booking From: Wednesday, 6 September 2006
Booking Until: Saturday, 29 March 2014
Matinees: Wednesday 3pm, Saturday 4pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 8pm
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
In Richard Bean’s English version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.
In One Man, Two Guvnors sacked from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End criminal, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancee’s dad. But Roscoe is actually his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis sees the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding out from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Suitable for ages 14+
Booking From: Friday, 2 March 2012
Booking Until: Saturday, 1 March 2014
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Join Stephen Mangan as the bubbly, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and Matthew Macfadyen as his obedient valet Jeeves in the world premiere of this new stage play, Jeeves and Wooster, featuring P.G. Wodehouse’s iconic double act.
When an absolutely delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker, reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle.
If Bertie, ably assisted by the ever-dependable Jeeves, can’t pull off the wedding of the season, he’ll be forced to forsake his cherished bachelor status and marry the ghastly girl himself!
Booking From: Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Booking Until: Saturday, 8 March 2014
Duke of York’s Theatre
45 St Martin’s Lane
Freedom finally beckons for Algie Packer, Essex’s most notorious gangster. He’s done seven years inside and now he’s coming home to collect his loot – £3,672,000 in untraceable notes. But there’s something Algie’s family have forgotten to mention…
In Barking in Essex, meet The Packers, Essex’s lovable, but most dysfunctional family. Lee Evans (The Producers, Endgame, The Dumb Waiter) is hapless, dim witted Darnley, the village idiot of the criminal underworld, and Sheila Hancock (Sister Act, The Last of the Duchess, Cabaret) is Emmie, his mother – the family’s Rottweiler with a hairdo. Witness the Packers as they desperately try to cover their tracks before Algie arrives to collect what is rightfully his.
Barking in Essex is a devilishly funny new play by Clive Exton, the acclaimed writer of 10 Rillington Place and Jeeves and Wooster, and is directed by Harry Burton (The Dumb Waiter, The Leisure Society).
Booking From: Friday, 6 September 2013
Booking Until: Saturday, 4 January 2014
32-36 Charing Cross Road