Michael Crawford plays Leo Colston, a man who can no longer hide from the memories of his past. Memories of the gloriously hot summer of 1900 and of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back. Spending the holidays with the family of his school friend Marcus in their luxurious country home, the young Leo finds himself acting as the go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and tenant-farmer Ted who are embroiled in a forbidden secret love affair. The innocent Leo gets caught up in the adult atmosphere of deceit and manipulation as he risks everything in this deeply moving coming of age story. The events of that summer and the devastating effects of love denied will shape his life forever
Booking period: 27 May – 15 Oct
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Dominic Cooper returns to the stage to play the notorious Earl of Rochester in this major revival of The Libertine, directed by Terry Johnson.
Stephen Jeffrey’s’ play, later made into a film, tells the true story of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester – a charismatic poet, playwright and rake with a legendary appetite for excess. This most ardent of hedonists is forced to reconsider everything he thinks and feels when a chance encounter with an actress at the Playhouse sends him reeling …Full of flair and wit, this brilliant play is both a wild period piece and an incisive critique of life in an age of excess.
Tickets from £20.00. Booking period: 22 Sep 2016 to 2 December 2016
Trafalgar Studio Two
Meet Shane, one of the low-paid generation that lives for the weekend while still living at home with his parents. Come on the raz as he hits the town for all it’s worth – tanned, buffed and blowing his wage packet on a perfectly orchestrated evening of drinks, drugs, and girls: a weekend millionaire. Tonight he’s in charge, living it large. On Monday, it’s back to the grind and he starts all over again. Jim Cartwright’s Fringe First award-winning rollercoaster of a night out in modern Britain transfers to London for four weeks only.
Tickets from £32.00.
Booking period: 22 March-16 April 2016
Charing Cross Theatre
Genre : Play
One of Tennessee Williams most extraordinary and complex plays – a moving exploration of marital breakdown and the artist’s desire to create. Mark is a world-famous painter afraid he has lost his inspiration. His desperate, ambitious wife Miriam sees only his failure and disintegration. But Mark can sense a new art-form developing, and both characters embark on a journey of self-discovery. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Williams’ witty, mesmerising and profound masterpiece was last seen in London in 1983, the year of his death.
Tickets from £38.00.
Booking period: Monday 04 April -14 May 2016
Genre : Musical
The show marks a new dawn in the evolution of musical theatre – the first show in the world conceived and substantially crafted by computer!
Modelled on a statistical study of the ‘recipe for success’ in hit musicals, this unique experimental show has been created in collaboration with leading experts in music, computation and the science of human creativity, along with composer Benjamin Tilland his husband, writer and actor Nathan Taylor, the award winning team behind ‘Our Gay Wedding: The Musical’ (Channel 4). Director Luke Sheppard will bring a whole range of computer-generated material to life with a talented human cast performing this emotionally powerful and exciting West End show.
Booking period: 22 February- 5 March 206.
Tickets from £10.00, saving up to 49%. Valid Monday – Saturday evenings & Saturday matinees between 22 February – 05 March 2016
Genre : Play
In the late seventies a volatile fifteen year old finds herself shunted into her final foster home. Her widowed foster mother has a hint of a foreign accent, verbal diarrhoea and a trunk full of secrets. As youth plays cat and mouse with age, two parallel sets of revelations collide with devastating consequences. Pipeline Theatre has a reputation for addressing serious, potentially difficult yet universally relevant subjects in a moving, humorous and totally engrossing way. They were recently shortlisted for the Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh Award’ for their critically acclaimed show ‘Spillikin’.
Booking period: 28 February- 12 March 2016.
Tickets just £12 with no fees!
Amy’s son is perfect: star athlete, academic highflyer and high school hero. So why are there lethal explosives in his locker? Luce is about the fear of homegrown terrorism. Set in an ordinary American town, but addressing anxieties that are growing throughout the Western world, it raises troubling questions about parenting, education and racism. Do we ever really know our children? Why must they be perfect? And where do the springs of violence lie?
Mel Giedroyc, currently best known as co-presenter of The Great British Bake-Off, plays Amy in this UK premiere. The set is designed by Dick Bird, winner of the 2015 UK Theatre Award for Best Design for The Hudsucker Proxy.
Booking period: 12 March- 2 April 2016.
Tickets just £20 with no fees!