From a Grade II listed theatre to an independent production house, Seven Dials is the centre of London’s Theatreland. Discover critically acclaimed productions and new, experimental performances with our guide to the theatre highlights you wouldn't want to miss.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Based on an original new story by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and tells the story of how a now older Harry is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. When Harry struggles to deal with his dramatic past, his youngest son Albus battles with the family legacy as the past and the present collide.
Wednesday: Part One 14:00 & Part Two 19.30
Thursday - Friday: Part One & Part Two 19:30
Saturday: Part One 14:00 & Part Two 19:30
Sunday: Part One 13:00 & Part Two 18:30
Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda the Musical
Inspired by the incomparable Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda The Musical captures the imagination of young and old alike. Written by playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin is, the musical is now in its fifth year in the West End. Having swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards with a record-breaking seven awards, Matilda The Musical has now received 56 awards in Stratford-upon-Avon, London, New York and Australia and has been seen by more than four million people worldwide.
Wednesday – Saturday: 19:30
Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday: 14:30
Following a sell-out run in the Dorfman, the acclaimed five-star production of Beginning has arrived at the Ambassadors Theatre. Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton reprise their critically acclaimed roles as Laura and Danny, in this season’s must-see smash-hit; a tender and funny story about the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance.
Monday - Saturday: 20:00
Matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays: 15:00
The York Realist
A cottage, 1960s Yorkshire. The York Mystery plays are in rehearsal. Farmhand George strains against his roots as a new world opens up to him.
Peter Gill’s influential play about two young men in love is a touching reflection on the rival forces of family, class and longing.
Donmar Associate Robert Hastie returns following his previous productions My Night with Reg and Splendour for this timely revival from one of our greatest living playwrights.
Ben Batt also returns to the Donmar following Making Noise Quietly alongside Lesley Nicol, who returns to the London stage and makes her Donmar debut.
Until 24 March 2018
Matinees on Thursday and Saturday: 14:30
Celebrating its 66th year of a record-breaking run, this piece of theatrical history written by crime novelist Agatha Christie is a must see. A mixture of comedy and mystery, this legendary show is known for its twist ending, which the audience is traditionally sworn to secrecy upon leaving.
St Martin’s Theatre
Monday – Saturday: 19:30
Matinees on Tuesday 15:00 and Saturday: 16:00
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