Theatre shows in London – April 2014

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There are some great theatre shows running in London this month

Shaw Theatre
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Sally Morgan - Psychic Sally On The Road

Sally Morgan is returning to London for another amazing display of psychic ability, in which she will interact with the ghostly spirits in the audience. Sally's bubbly personality attracts a whole new audience to the spiritual world but it's her astounding accuracy that keeps audiences coming back for more.
Globe Theatre
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Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing

The Globe Theatre is putting on a production of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". "Much Ado About Nothing" is a wise-cracking comedy of love, honour and second chances. Claudio and Hero are due to be married soon, but the devious Prince looks set to thwart their nuptials. Meanwhile, reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick are unable to admit that they love each other. Can the Prince's plot finally bring them together?
Wyndham’s Theatre
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Chekhovs Three Sisters

The Wyndham's is bringing Chekhov's "Three Sisters" to London, direct from Moscow's Moccobeta State Academic Theatre. Note: The play will be performed in Russian with English subtitles.
Globe Theatre
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Shakespeares Titus Andronicus

The Globe Theatre is putting on a production of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus". It tells the story of the general Titus, who returns to Rome with the Goth queen Tamora and her three sons. But when Titus sacrifices her eldest son and refuses the to take on the title of emperor, he initiates a terrible cycle of violence.
Wyndham’s Theatre
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Chekhovs Uncle Vanya

The Wyndham's is bringing Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" to London, direct from Moscow's Moccobeta State Academic Theatre. Note: The play will be performed in Russian with English subtitles.
Lyttelton Theatre
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The Silver Tassie

"The Silver Tassie" is a powerful, and rarely performed anti-war play that gives full expression to the horror of war with some acrid wit and dark vaudeville humour. It's Ireland, World War One, and Harry Heegan leads his football team to victory before grabbing his kit and heading for the trenches. Months later Harry returns, a cripple at their football club party.
Duchess Theatre
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Cool Rider - one week only

Grab your leather jackets and hide those hickeys, because the cult musical "Cool Rider" is back in the West End for one week only. Using hit songs like "Who's That Guy?", "Score Tonight", "Girl for all Seasons" and "Rock-a-Hula Luau (Summer Is Coming)", the story follows that tried-and-tested High School plot of if you want the guy/girl, change your personality beyond all recognition and wear overly tight leather in the finale.
Hampstead Theatre
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Sunny Afternoon - with music by Ray Davies

"Sunny Afternoon" tells the extraordinary story of Ray Davies and The Kinks. Set against the back-drop of Britain and the Swinging Sixties, it explores the bands meteoric rise and agonising lows, when they were banned from playing America at the height of their career.
Donmar Warehouse
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Privacy - Donmar Warehouse

"Privacy" explores how governments and big business gather up and use our personal information, and what that means for our security, our identity and our future. Provoked by the recent revelations of Edward Snowden, the play uses interviews with journalists, politicians and analysts to asks the audience directly: Is there really such a thing as privacy anymore?
Trafalgar Studios
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Another Country - Trafalgar Studios

"Another Country" follows the story of Bennett and Judd, a couple of public schoolboys -- one coming to terms with his homosexuality, and the other a committed Marxist. But in the 1930s the Establishment had ways of dealing with rebels, and when a scandal hits the school, the young men must make choices which will have a momentous impact on their lives and on the future of their country.
Vaudeville Theatre
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Handbagged - about the Queen and Margaret Thatcher

"Handbagged" is a wickedly funny new play which tells the story of two iconic women — Liz and Maggie. One is destined to rule, the other is elected to lead. But when the Queen and Margaret Thatcher got behind closed doors, and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?
Old Vic
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Other Desert Cities

It's Christmas Eve in Palm Springs, and novelist Brooke Wyeth has returned home to celebrate Christmas with her family. But then she drops a bombshell — she is planning to write a tell-all memoir, exposing some of the most painful chapters of her family's past. Will Brooke's revelations push her fractured family relations to the point of no return?
Olivier Theatre
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Shakespeares King Lear

Lear is an ageing monarch in a divided kingdom. When he asks his three beloved daughters to profess their love for him, two of them humour the elderly king with flattering platitudes. But when his third daughter Cordelia confesses to love him just like a daughter should, he casts her out of his kingdom for wounding his pride. His world soon descends into chaos, and all that he once believed is brought into question.
Theatre Royal Haymarket
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Fatal Attraction

Based on the classic movie starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, "Fatal Attraction" begins with a casual encounter in a bar, but quickly builds into a frightening tale of obsession and revenge for successful New York lawyer Dan Gallagher, when his conquest turns out to be a beautiful but dangerously unstable woman...
Menier Chocolate Factory
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Two Into One

The Menier Chocolate Factory will be putting on a production of Ray Conney's hilarious comedy "Two Into One". All George Pigden has to do is book a hotel room for MP Richard Willey to meet his mistress. But when the bumbling aide makes a disastrous mistake, some extreme complications ensue...
Lyttelton Theatre
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A Taste of Honey

"A Taste of Honey" is one of the great defining plays of the 1950s, exposing the strengths and vulnerabilities of the female spirit in a run-down world. When her mother runs off with a car salesman, teenager Jo takes up with a black sailor who leaves her pregnant and alone. Art student Geoff takes on the role of surrogate parent, but when he sends for Jo's mother, their whole unconventional setup unravels.
Gielgud Theatre
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Blithe Spirit - with Angela Lansbury

The Gielgud Theatre will be putting on a production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", which tells the tale of a clairvoyant invited to a house for a seance. But whilst she's lost in a trance, she unwittingly summons up the ghost of the host's dead wife, who straight away makes a play to reclaim her husband...
London Palladium
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I Cant Sing - The X-Factor Musical

"I Can't Sing!" is the hilarious new musical based on the X-Factor, written by Harry Hill. Go behind the microphones at the biggest show on earth, and follow one girl's journey to the final round. This fantastic new musical features a whole host of deliriously funny songs bursting with Harry Hill's side-splitting silliness. The X-Factor's regular judges will also some in for some merciless mickey-taking.
Hampstead Theatre
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Good People, with Imelda Staunton

When single-mother Margie loses yet another job she'll do anything it takes to pay the bills. When she hears that an old boyfriend is doing well in town, she decides to corner him -- with very unexpected results.
Donmar Warehouse
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Versailles - Donmar Warehouse

As part of the British delegation sent to Versailles to draw up the peace treaty after World War I, Leonard Rawlinson understands that the choices made in Paris will shape the fate of millions. But the ghost of a fallen loved one still haunts him... "Versailles" is a timely production of a brilliant play, reminding us of this pivotal moment in history at the beginning of the Great War's hundredth anniversary.
Wyndham’s Theatre
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The Weir - Wyndhams Theatre

The local men are settling down for their daily pint in Brendan's isolated Irish pub. But the arrival of a new woman spurs them to impress her with their stories. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of the men could have foreseen...
Duke of York’s Theatre
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Jeeves & Wooster - Duke of Yorks Theatre

When a delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie is called on to play matchmaker -- reconciling the drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie can't pull off the wedding of the season he'll be forced to marry the ghastly girl for himself!
Playhouse Theatre
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Monty Pythons Spamalot

Monty Python fans should get their coconuts out and trot down to the Playhouse Theatre for "Spamalot" -- the stage version of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". It tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the (very) Round Table, who have searched the length and breadth of the land in their quest for the Holy Grail, with hilarious songs like "He's Not Dead Yet", "Find Your Grail" and "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life".
Adelphi Theatre
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The Bodyguard - The Musical

"The Bodyguard" is based on the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston movie, and tells the story of Frank Farmer, an ex-Secret Service agent who is hired to protect a pop singer from a mystery stalker. The soundtrack features a clutch of Whitney's greatest hits including "One Moment in Time", "Saving All My Love", "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "I Will Always Love You".
Dominion Theatre
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We Will Rock You - by Ben Elton and Queen

The smash-hit musical "We Will Rock You" is a collaboration between Ben Elton and Queen. It tells the tale of some rebellious kids on Planet Mall, rising up against the evil 'Killer Queen'. If you're a fan of the band then you will absolutely love it, and the 1970s glam fashions are a visual treat.
 
 
 
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