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Privates on Parade

Privates on Parade

Open Date: 22 Nov 17 to 17 Dec 17

Privates on Parade Set during the Malayan Emergency of the late 1940's, we follow the exploits of a song and dance unit during their tour of South East Asia as they provide light entertainment for the British Army. Private Steve Flowers is posted to join the small show, which is conceived by and very much starring the wonderfully flamboyant Capta...

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Imagine This

Imagine This

Open Date: 25 Oct 17 to 18 Nov 17

Imagine This Poland 1942. Where freedom was found through imagination. Where hope and laughter could conquer fear. Where love knew no boundaries. Imagine This follows a group of actors in the Warsaw Ghetto as they stage a play to inspire hope within their community. However, with rumours of a Final Solution in the air, their play merges with the...

Lucky Stiff

Lucky Stiff

Open Date: 27 Sep 17 to 21 Oct 17

Lucky Stiff Shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon is stuck in a rut until, one day, he discovers he is to inherit his uncle's fortune; but, there is a catch. To claim the inheritance Harry has to take his uncle's body around the French Rivera for one last adventure! Chasing him for the same fortune are a dog lover from Brooklyn, a short-sighted Mafia Bo...

Salad Days

Salad Days

Open Date: 16 Aug 17 to 9 Sep 17

Salad Days Salad Days is the delightful story of recent graduates Timothy and Jane in the midst of a sunny summer in 1954. Glum with their overbearing and pushy parents to ‘find themselves something to do’, Timothy and Jane take on a job looking after a piano in a park. Little are they prepared to deal with the magic that follows, getting them int...

The Hired Man

The Hired Man

Open Date: 19 Jul 17 to 12 Aug 17

The Hired Man Based on the novel by Melvyn Bragg, The Hired Man centres around the lives of a simple country family facing the turn of the century and the darker times that lay before them. When love, misguided affairs and war come into play, this makes for a stunning and romantic score filled with unforgettable melodies from one of Britain's most...

Blondel

Blondel

Open Date: 21 Jun 17 to 15 Jul 17

BLONDEL Blondel has lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Stephen Oliver. The book is by Tim Rice and Tom Williams, and additional music by Mathew Pritchard. When King Richard announces that he’s off on a Middle East Crusade to give Saladin a piece of his mind (and sword), the struggling court musician Blondel is forced to stay behind to write songs in...

Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

Open Date: 24 May 17 to 17 Jun 17

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Annie Get Your Gun, premiered on Broadway in 1946, tells the real life story of Wild West pioneer Annie Oakley and her romance with the sharp shooting Frank Butler. It has music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, original book by Dorothy Fields, revised by Peter Stone. It features unforgettable melodies such as Doin' What Comes Natur'...

Honk!

Honk!

Open Date: 29 Mar 17 to 22 Apr 17

Honk! This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! This heartwarming reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling tells the story of Ugly, a plucky little bird who gets picked on by the other farmyard animals because he’s d...

Anyone Can Whistle

Anyone Can Whistle

Open Date: 8 Feb 17 to 11 Mar 17

ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Anyone Can Whistle is political allegory in musical comedy form that tells the story of a town that's gone bankrupt because its only industry is manufacturing something that never wears out. In order to revive her town Mayoress Cora Hoover Hooper and her town council fake a miracle - water flowing from a rock - to attract touris...

Soho Cinders

Soho Cinders

Open Date: 23 Nov 16 to 22 Dec 16

Soho Cinders When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie’s worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story. The pote...

Rumpy Pumpy

Rumpy Pumpy

Open Date: 14 Nov 16 to 19 Nov 16

Rumpy Pumpy When two brave ladies from the Hampshire Women's Institute, Jean Johnson and Shirley Landels, decide to campaign for the total decriminalisation of Prostitution and to improve conditions for working girls everywhere, warm and witty brothel owner Holly Spencer decides to contact them. For Holly has the‘perfect brothel’ these W.I. ladies...

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Open Date: 18 Oct 16 to 12 Nov 16

Not seen in the UK since 1992, saucy cult hit Moby Dick! The Musical is back. Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh, Moby Dick! The Musical has a book by Robert Longden and music and lyrics by Longden and Hereward Kaye. The anarchic and nubile girls of St. Godley's Academy for Young Ladies are in trouble! Money for the school has run out and i...

Out There

Out There

Open Date: 21 Sep 16 to 8 Oct 16

Newman Carter, a world famous astronaut mysteriously disappears in 1969. Forty years later, a troubled young man, turns up on his doorstep with a letter which changes everything for everyone. Out There is an original tale crossing three generations; sons, fathers and grandfathers. This heart felt story with its country inspired score is created by...

Children of Eden

Children of Eden

Open Date: 10 Aug 16 to 10 Sep 16

25 years after its original West End production, Children of Eden will return to London in a new production at the Union Theatre’s brand new state-of-the-art space in Southwark.   Inspired by the Book of Genesis, Children of Eden tells the timeless story of what it means to be a parent. From the moment you bring a child into the world everything c...

The Fix

The Fix

Open Date: 13 Jul 16 to 6 Aug 16

When the most popular presidential candidate dies between his mistress’s thighs, his status-starved widow, Violet (Lucy Williamson), decides that if she can’t be the wife of the president, she’ll be his mother... Thrusting her lacklustre son Cal (Fra Fee) into the spotlight, Violet is determined to create the perfect politician at any cost in this...

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Open Date: 2 Jun 16 to 26 Jun 16

The final show to play at the original Union Theatre, this Olivier Award winning comedy tells the story of LV, a painfully shy girl who spends most of her time listening to her late father’s collection of old records and perfecting her astonishing impersonations of classic divas. But when her mother’s scheming boyfriend attempts to create the show...

Gatsby

Gatsby

Open Date: 6 Apr 16 to 30 Apr 16

GATSBY PRESENTED BY RUBY IN THE DUST Adapted from F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great GatsbyBook by Linnie ReedmanMusic and Lyrics by Joe EvansFeaturing the Benoit Veillefon Orchestra “GATSBY” has entered the vocabulary in recent times to become synonymous with glitz and glamour. But Fitzgerald, when writing “The Great Gatsby”, was trying to scratch ...

Bad Girls

Bad Girls

Open Date: 9 Mar 16 to 2 Apr 16

Bad Girls: The Musical Book by Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManusMusic and lyrics by Kath GottsOriginally directed by Maggie NorrisOrchestrations by Martin Koch Bad Girls is a fresh, funny and original British musical, based on characters from the award winning and hugely popular television drama; Shell Dockley, Denny Blood, Nikki Wade and of cours...

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