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Bananaman

Bananaman

Open Date: 15 Dec 17 to 20 Jan 18

Bananaman A hero who has ‘the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels’. Bananaman is a unique member of the superhero ranks. Our handsome hero may have a jaw line you can see from space, but he’s not the sharpest tool in the box. In fact, he doesn’t even know where the box is. With supervillains Doctor Gloom and General Blight attempting wor...

Pippin

Pippin

Open Date: 23 Feb 18 to 24 Mar 18

Pippin A soul-searching exploration of one man’s journey to find himself, his place and purpose in life, Pippin is a musical about an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey. Featuring a stunning score including classics Magic to Do and Corner of the Sky, Pippin was originally directed by the great Bob Fosse and recently completed a hugely succes...

The Rink

The Rink

Open Date: 25 May 18 to 23 Jun 18

The Rink The award-winning musical The Rink skates into Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season from May 2018, for its first London revival in almost 30 years. With an irresistible score by the legendary Tony and Olivier Award-Winning John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret) and exhilarating book by Tony Award-winning Terence McNally...

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Superhero

Superhero

Open Date: 28 Jun 17 to 22 Jul 17

SUPERHERO 'Good afternoon, your honour. I'm Colin Bradley. I'm here today to ask you, your honour, not to let Christine Davis, my ex-wife, move out of the country with Emily Bradley, my daughter.' Colin and Christine split up five years ago. Now Christine is taking their daughter to Los Angeles with her new job, and there’s nothing Colin can do a...

Working

Working

Open Date: 2 Jun 17 to 8 Jul 17

Working WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. This highly original and universal portrait ...

Promises Promises

Promises Promises

Open Date: 13 Jan 17 to 18 Feb 17

PROMISES, PROMISES Burt Bacharach’s incredible music and Hal David’s brilliant lyrics come together with a book by legendary playwright Neil Simon inPromises, Promises – the hit Broadway musical based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment. Chuck Baxter is junior executive at a New York insurance company, where his mid-town residence makes him po...

Licensed to Ill

Licensed to Ill

Open Date: 30 Nov 16 to 24 Dec 16

Licensed To Ill is a brash, big-hearted new show about hip-hop’s most notorious pranksters. Join Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock as they go from teenage punks in 80s New York, via their discovery by legendary producer Rick Rubin, to international rapping legends and bona fide members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This loud, crazy hip-hop history tour ...

Allegro

Allegro

Open Date: 5 Aug 16 to 10 Sep 16

In 1905 in a small Midwestern town, the wife of a local doctor gives birth to a baby boy, Joseph Taylor Jr. Allegro chronicles nearly four decades in the life of this average Joe – through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his own medical career; from the tranquility of his hometown to the hectic din of big city life and...

Judy!

Judy!

Open Date: 6 Jul 16 to 30 Jul 16

Judy! Following a critically acclaimed debut season at Southwark Playhouse under its original title, Through The Mill, Ray Rackham’s biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse, Judy Garland, arrives in London’s West End this Summer. Since her first tentative steps on the stage as a young girl, Judy Garland has become a...

The Toxic Avenger

The Toxic Avenger

Open Date: 22 Apr 16 to 21 May 16

THE TOXIC AVENGER The citizens of Tromaville are crying out for a hero - enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. But when a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jers...

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Open Date: 2 Jan 16 to 6 Feb 16

Based on the iconic film, Grey Gardens tells the spectacular real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale. Starting in 1941 at an engagement party at Grey Gardens, the Bouvier’s mansion in East Hampton, Long Island, the musical tracks the progression of the two women’s lives from American ar...

The Life

The Life

Open Date: 29 Apr 17 to 29 Apr 17

THE LIFE Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical THE LIFE makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show’s original Broadway director Michael Blakemore.  Described by the New York Times as “Broadway’s best kept secret”, THE LIFE features a rarely heard score by celebrated composer Cy Coleman (City of Angels, Sweet Charity, B...

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