BEST Things To Do In London
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Laughing Matters: The State of a NationCromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL
Through over 30 objects, ranging from costumes to scripts, from puppets to music, this display unpicks the punchlines to discover what humour since the Victorian era – whether subversive, surreal, mocking or celebratory – can tell us about what it means to be British today.
Fly KidsExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Take off with the Red Arrows!
Fly Kids is a pay-as-you-go flight simulator that lets your child experience the sights and sounds of flying with the Red Arrows during one of their aerobatic displays.
Wonderlab: The Equinor GalleryExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Revealing the beauty of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives, this unmissable experience will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination and inspire you to see the world around you in new and exciting ways.
With over 50 mind-blowing exhibits, shows and demonstrations to enjoy, Wonderlab is an experience unlike any other.
Spread across seven different zones, there's loads of opportunity to get hands on with real scientific phenomena. Take part in live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, see lightning strike before your eyes, play with forces on giant slides or travel through space under a canopy of stars.
BMW Tate Live ExhibitionTate Britain
London, SW1P 4RG
In 2020 Tate Modern’s Tanks will again play host to an exciting series of installations and live performances.
In 2019, Anne Imhof created a new large-scale commission, Sex. 2018 celebrated the performance pioneer Joan Jonas, while the first exhibition in 2017 included work from a range of artists including Isabel Lewis, CAMP, Wu Tsang, Fred Moten and Fujiko Nakaya.
Mathematics: The Winton GalleryExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Our bold and thought-provoking gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, examines the fundamental role mathematicians, their tools and ideas have played in building the world we live in.
From war and peace to life, death, money, trade and beauty, the objects in Mathematics: The Winton Gallery reveal how mathematics connects to every aspect of our lives.
Victoria: A Royal Childhood and Victoria: Woman and Crown at Kensington PalaceKensington Gardens
London, W8 4PX
Mark the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth by visiting Victoria: A Royal Childhood and Victoria: Woman and Crown at Kensington Palace.
Step back in time as you explore the rooms where Victoria spent her formative years under the watchful gaze of her mother, the Duchess of Kent. Delve into a scrapbook of mementos created by Victoria's German governess, Baroness Lehzen, to glimpse at the royal upbringing of a girl destined to be queen.
Then make your way to the Pigott Gallery, where the second part of the exhibition looks at the private woman behind the public monarch, as well as her later life and legacy.
Learn about Victoria's family life, friendships and interests, including her fascination for India, as you discover extracts from her diaries inscribed in Urdu and pieces from her private wardrobe, which go on display for the first time. Look out for a cotton petticoat dated to around the time of her marriage and a striking pair of silver boots.
Information AgeExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Re-live remarkable moments in history, told through the eyes of those who invented, operated or were affected by the new wave of technology, from the first BBC radio broadcast in 1922 to the dawn of digital TV.
Discover how wireless technology saved many lives on the Titanic and spread news of the disaster to the world within hours. You can also hear the personal stories of the operators who worked on the Enfield Telephone Exchange, the last manual telephone switchboard.
Making the Modern WorldExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Chart 250 years of science and technology and discover some of the most iconic items that have shaped our society.
The Making the Modern World gallery presents some of the Museum’s most remarkable objects. Come face-to-face with the Apollo 10 command module, Babbage’s Difference Engine No. 1, Crick and Watson’s DNA model and the first Apple computer.
You’ll also find thought-provoking objects such as penicillin from Fleming’s laboratory, a porcelain bowl salvaged from Hiroshima and a clock that will tell the time for the next 10,000 years.
Visit this exceptional gallery to follow the cultural history of industrialisation from 1750 to the present day.
Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber securityExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
From the trenches of the First World War to the latest in cyber security, Top Secret explores over a century’s worth of communications intelligence through hand-written documents, declassified files and previously unseen artefacts from the Science Museum Group's and GCHQ’s historic collections.
Trace the evolution of the gadgets and devices used to conceal crucial messages and to decode the secrets of others. Hear from GCHQ staff doing top secret work to defend against terror attacks and serious crime and discover the challenges of maintaining digital security in the 21st century.
Explore the story of Alan Turing and the team of Bletchley Park codebreakers who broke the Enigma code in 1941, uncover spy-craft from 1960’s Cold War espionage and challenge your friends and family to become codebreakers in our interactive puzzle zone.
Top Secret coincides with the 100th anniversary of GCHQ, the UK’s Intelligence, Security and Cyber agency.
Sol Calero: El AutobúsTate Britain
London, SW1P 4RG
Tate Liverpool presents a new commission by Berlin-based artist Sol Calero (born in Caracas, Venezuela, 1982). Calero’s work takes the form of brightly coloured, large-scale immersive installations that explore themes of representation, identity, displacement and marginalisation, all informed by her own perspective as a migrant.
Calero’s new commission, El Autobús 2019, is inspired by a recent journey through Latin America. Visitors are invited to travel through the Wolfson Gallery, exploring the floor-to-ceiling mural which overwhelms the space with a landscape of patterns, panoramic views, floral motifs and architectural elements.
Rooted in the centre of the gallery is a bus-like structure, which is reminiscent of the buses used by locals in Latin America. Visitors are encouraged to jump aboard to continue their own journey through the exhibition. Listen out for bus announcements, which promise to take you to destinations that can never be reached.
Engineer Your FutureExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Could you shape the world we live in? Find out if you've got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.
Visit our interactive exhibition for teens thinking about their futures, where challenges, games and films will help you understand what engineers do—and find out whether this could be a job for you.
FlightExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
From mankind's earliest dreams of flight to the wide-body aeroplanes of today, discover the absorbing story of flight.
Overhead walkways allow you to get up close to aeroplanes suspended in the air. Examine exhibits from the pioneer days of aviation, including the world's most authentic Antoinette monoplane (1909), Amy Johnson's Gipsy Moth and the Vickers Vimy, which first crossed the Atlantic in 1919.
Pattern PodExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Pattern Pod is an amazing multi-sensory area for children under 8 years old.
In Pattern Pod, children can explore water ripples without getting their feet wet, create symmetrical images on touch screens, follow robot trails and much more. Fun, interactive exhibits encourage them to recognise and copy patterns—or create entirely new ones of their own.
Like scientists, children explore the world by trying to make predictions about events happening around them. It’s often easier to make these predictions if these events repeat themselves or if there is a pattern to them.
There’s something for grown-ups too. Touch screens give fascinating insights into the science behind the exhibits and the ways in which children play and learn.
Visit Pattern Pod on the ground floor of the museum—it’s a fun and stimulating place where children can learn through play to develop their science skills.
Exploring SpaceExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
From rockets to satellites, probes to landers, this gallery showcases some out-of-this world objects.
You’ll be able to see a full-sized replica of Eagle—the lander that took astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin to the Moon in 1969. Then discover how we are able to live in space—to breathe, eat, drink and go to the toilet.
Get a unique insight into the history of rockets. Suspended from the ceiling are two real space rockets—a British Black Arrow and a United States Scout.
You can also find out how the space age started in 1957 with the launch of Sputnik 1 and see a full-size replica of the Huygens module that landed on Titan in 2005 and a model of the Beagle 2 Mars lander.
The GardenExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
An exciting interactive space, created especially for children aged 3–6 and their parents and carers.
Inquisitive children can explore the main areas—construction, water, light and sound. While playing, they can find out about floating and sinking, shadows and reflections, and much more. At the same time, they’ll develop the skills of observing, predicting, testing and drawing conclusions.
Explainers are on hand to help—you can’t miss them; they all wear bright red T-shirts. They are happy to answer questions or join in the games to make sure that everyone gets the most from the gallery.
Visit The Garden in the basement of the museum for non-stop fun. From giant tubes that carry whispers to a flying saucer that radiates white light, it’s an ideal place for 3–6-year-olds to discover science through play.
Britain 1500-1900 TourCromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL
One of our knowledgeable V&A Volunteer Guides will introduce you to the V&A's stunning Britain Galleries which house the most comprehensive collection of British design and artworks in the world.
Energy HallExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Trace the remarkable story of steam and how it shaped the world we live in today.
Steam has been the driving force behind British industry for 300 years. Without it, the Industrial Revolution could never have happened. Even now, steam provides 75% of the electricity we use every day.
Discover an unparalleled collection of historic full-size engines and models. Displays include:
- The oldest surviving and unaltered atmospheric engine
- Rotative engines built by James Watt
- High-pressure engines of the type pioneered by Richard Trevithick
- A steam turbine designed and built by Charles Parsons
Challenge of MaterialsExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Explore and experience the properties of materials in our eye-opening Challenge of Materials gallery.
Walk across a magnificent glass bridge suspended by steel wires spanning the main hall. Discover historic gems, state-of-the-art materials and bizarre items, such as a steel wedding dress. You'll also see art installations from around the world.
From cotton, wood and glass to titanium alloys, visit this gallery to discover a wide variety of materials.
London, SW7 2DD
Fuel your adrenaline and feel what it's like to fly a low level mission in the RAF's latest Typhoon jet.
Our new simulator takes you on an action-packed flight, demonstrating the aircraft's manoeuvrability through the beautiful landscapes of North Wales and the Lake District.
Experience the thrill of riding in the cockpit of this impressive aircraft, with a rapid descent from 40,000 feet, formation flying with a second Typhoon and landing at RAF Coningsby.
Located in our Fly Zone gallery on Level 3, this flight simulator offers a state-of-the-art audio-visual presentation that gets you closer to the action than ever before.
Discovery Motion Theatre: Legend of ApolloExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Based on the Apollo lunar landings of 1960s and 1970s, this film's exceptional 3D computer animation will fly you to the moon, where you can experience the sights and sounds of an Apollo expedition.
Spread across two rooms, the Discovery Motion Theatre experience begins with a documentary style pre-show film. Following the documentary, collect your 3D glasses and enjoy the animated Legend of Apollo 3D film with physical special effects, which may include water, wind, flashing lights and moving seats.
Who Am I?Exhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
What makes you smarter than a chimp? What makes you smile? What makes you, you?
Who Am I? invites you to explore the science of who you are through intriguing objects, provocative artworks and hands-on exhibits.
Discover what your voice sounds like as a member of the opposite sex, morph your face to see what you’ll look like as you age, or collect DNA to catch a criminal in our brand-new interactive exhibits.
Investigate some of the characteristics that make humans such a successful species, such as personality, intelligence and language.
Reflect on the big questions that new techniques in science are raising, and explore how your genetics and brain combine to create your unique identity.
William Blake: The ArtistTate Britain
London, SW1P 4RG
William Blake was a painter, printmaker and poet who created some of the most iconic images in British art.
Radical and rebellious, he is an inspiration to visual artists, musicians, poets and performers worldwide. His personal struggles in a period of political terror and oppression, his technical innovation, his vision and political commitment, have perhaps never been more pertinent.
Inside the exhibition will be an immersive recreation of the small domestic room in which Blake showed his art in 1809. You will be able to experience for yourself the impact these works had when they were shown for the first time. In another room, Blake’s dream of showing his works at enormous scale will be made reality using digital technology.
With over 300 original works, including his watercolours, paintings and prints, this is the largest show of Blake’s work for almost 20 years. It will rediscover him as a visual artist for the 21st century.
The Clockmakers’ MuseumExhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD
Discover the world’s oldest clock and watch collection in its new home at the Science Museum.
The collection includes more than 1000 watches, 80 clocks, 25 marine chronometers and a number of fine sundials and examples of hand engraving, mapping the history of innovation in watch and clock making in London from 1600 to the present day.
Assembled by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and once located in the Guildhall, this remarkable array of timepieces traces the story of the capital’s clockmakers—from their first marine chronometers and mechanical clocks through the evolution of the wristwatch.
John Harrison was the inventor of the marine chronometer. Among the collection’s highlights are the fifth chronometer he made, which he completed in 1770, and a four-month duration longcase clock by the father of English watchmaking, Thomas Tompion.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Spirit CollectionCromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD
Go behind the scenes with our knowledgable science educators for a look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit.
As we explore some of the Darwin Centre’s 27 kilometres of shelves, you’ll encounter numerous treasures hidden among the 22 million animal specimens housed here.
You’ll meet Archie, our 8.62-metre-long giant squid, view specimens collected by Charles Darwin himself and learn more about our cutting-edge research.
The Wolf of Wall Street5-15 Sun Street
London, EC2M 2PT
An immersive production of The Wolf of Wall Street, the autobiography by larger-than-life American stockbroker Jordan Belfort, is set to open at a London location in September.
Based on the 2007 memoir, which was subsequently adapted for the big screen by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street tells of the highs and lows of the millionaire lifestyle, the flat-out debauchery that comes with it, and the pressures of a high-level FBI investigation. Belfort filed for bankruptcy at the age of 25, but became a stock market millionaire by the age of 26. At one point, his company, Stratton Oakmont, made one thousand dollars per minute.
The MousetrapWest Street
London, WC2H 9NZ
Agatha Christie's legendary 'whodunit' is still delighting and thrilling audiences in London's West End, as the show enters its 65th record-breaking year on stage. Running at the St. Martin's Theatre since 1974, the original production opened across the road at the Ambassadors Theatre on 25 November 1952 and has since been presented in 27 different languages in more than 50 countries around the world.
"A group of people gathered in a remote part of the countryside discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. A cracking yarn and an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!"
The Comedy About A Bank RobberyPiccadilly Circus
London, SW1Y 4XA
Mischief Theatre’s hit comedy show The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is sending audiences into fits of laughter at the Criterion Theatre, as the hilarious theatre company are cementing their reputation as the funniest outfit in the West End and beyond.
The smash-hit follow-up to the company’s debut The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is set in the summer of 1958, as the Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted to take care of a precious diamond. A dangerous escaped convict is on the loose and determined to steal the priceless jewel with the help of his sidekick, girlfriend, and the maintenance man.
Come From AwayCharing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0JP
Come from Away, the Broadway musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, is based on the events in the week following the 9/11 attacks on America, when 38 planes were ordered to land in the small Canadian town of Gander. This true story tells the tale of the town who kept 7,000 stranded visitors housed and fed following the biggest tragedy the US had seen.
The musical began previews in London at the Phoenix Theatre on 30th January 2019, and tickets for the West End premiere of Come From Away are on sale now.
Come From Away saw Sankoff and Hein modestly set out to write a musical they wanted high school kids to perform, rather than aspiring for a Broadway musical. The pair travelled to the Newfoundland town on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and learnt of the kindness of its residents. They felt like these stories had to be told and wrote a positive, upbeat musical to celebrate the residents.
9 to 5 the MusicalStrand
London, WC2R 0ET
Tickets are now on sale for 9 to 5 the Musical which brings the brilliant music of Dolly Parton to life on stage. With a story based on the 1980 film of the same name, the show gets its West End premiere at the Savoy Theatre from January 2019. Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship, gossip and revenge.
9 to 5 runs at the Savoy Theatre until 31st August 2019, with tickets on sale now. The show stars Louise Redknapp, Bonnie Langford, Natalie McQueen, Amber Davies and Brian Conley.
The musical opened on Broadway in 2009 at the Marquis Theatre, starring actress Megan Hilty. The production was nominated for four Tony Awards, including one for Parton herself who was up for Best Original Score. Reviews for the musical were generally positive, with The Guardian calling the musical “a triumph” when it opened in New York.
9 to 5 the Musical opened at the West End's Savoy Theatre on 17th February 2019 in the presence of Dolly Parton herself, who took to the stage during the curtain call to express her pride in the show and added that the cast 'made her look good!'.
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg14 Whitehall
London, SW1A 2DY
Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner will star in a revival of the Paul Nichols play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, directed by Simon Evans at Trafalgar Studios. Tickets are available now.
Nichols' play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg tells the story of a British couple, Bri and Sheila, who are on the edge of their marriage as they raise their only child, Josephine, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Caring for Josephine has taken up every second of the parents' lives since Josephine was born, and begins to take its toll on their marriage.
The Son104 St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG
Florian Zeller's latest play The Son transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre fresh from its English language premiere at the Kiln Theatre, formerly the Tricycle Theatre. Directed by Michael Longhurst (Caroline, or Change, Amadeus), The Son stars Amanda Abbington.
As a family breaks down, a son begins to unravel. Nicolas is skipping school, lying to his family, hiding strange objects under his mattress. Is this typical teenager behaviour or a warning sign of hopelessness?
London, W1D 6BA
The West End's longest running musical, Les Misérables has been enjoyed by over 70 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe and is still breaking box-office records as it passes its 30th year in London. The original production, which features direction by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, continues to run at the Queen's Theatre, having transferred from the Palace Theatre in April 2004.
Featuring a stunning score by Boublil and Schönberg, Cameron Mackintosh's original production opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8th October 1985 (beginning previews on 28th September), where it went on to become a musical theatre phenomenon. It opened at the Palace Theatre on 4th December, and transferred to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3rd April 2004. Fans of the show continue to revisit this dazzling original that includes hit songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “Bring Him Home” and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”.
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha ChristieBelvedere Road
London, SE1 7PB
A brand new, site-specific production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution will be staged in a a unique court room setting inside County Hall, adjacent to the London Eye on London's South Bank. Developed with the support and involvement of the Christie family, the new production is directed by Lucy Bailey and will place the audience in the centre of the action within the court room.
Only Fools and Horses8 Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT
A stage adaptation of the classic British sitcom Only Fools and Horses, co-written by Paul Whitehouse, which is now in London's West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
First broadcast on the BBC in 1981, Only Fools and Horses was the quintessential British comedy show. Starring David Jason as South London market trader Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter and Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney, the Peckham brothers spent their lives trying to get rich quick with a number of schemes devised through their company, Trotters Independent Trading Co. Their yellow three-wheeler Reliant Regal is an icon and can be spotted on the odd road across Britain if you’re lucky…
Our Lady of KibehoGerry Raffles Square, Stratford
London, E15 1BN
In 1981 at Kibeho College in Rwanda, a young girl claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary who warned her of the unimaginable: Rwanda becoming hell on earth. She was ignored by her friends and scolded by her school but then another student saw the vision, and another, and the impossible appeared to be true.
Katori Hall’s Our Lady Of Kibeho presents us with a haunting insight into the true events that captured the world’s attention.
A vibrantly theatrical meditation on faith and everyday miracles, it was hailed “the most important play of the year” by The Wall Street Journal when it premiered in New York in 2014. It is directed by Royal & Derngate Artistic Director James Dacre, who premiered Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop which won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010. Featuring stirring original music, the London premiere of Our Lady Of Kibeho promises to be an epic event.
Disney's The Lion King21 Wellington Street
London, WC2E 7RQ
Walt Disney's long-running and multi-award winning musical The Lion King continues to delight audiences in London's West End. After opening on Broadway in 1997, the show has gone on to be the most successful piece of entertainment in history, mounting numerous world-wide productions including the original London production at the Lyceum Theatre in the heart of the West End.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's The Lion King is unlike anything ever before seen in musical theatre, and will redefine your expectations of what theatre can be. Director and designer Julie Taymor crafts a colourful, imaginative and highly creative world that brings the flora, fauna and animals of Africa to live, set against a timeless score by Elton John and Tim Rice, with additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.
Thousands continue to pack the Lyceum Theatre every week with their Lion King tickets to celebrate and revel in the majestic storytelling that transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. The Lion King began previews in the West End on 24th September 1999, with an official opening on 19th October 1999.
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical49 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4DF
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical chronicles the life of the rock ‘n’ roll legend who brought us hit songs like “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Proud Mary”, “The Best”, “River Deep Mountain High” and “Better Be Good To Me”.
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee. She obtained Swiss citizenship in 2013 and currently lives in Küsnacht, Switzerland. She shot to fame in the mid-1950s singing with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, originally under the name "Little Ann." She became Tina Turner in 1960 and began the Ike & Tina Turner Revue with hits such as "River Deep – Mountain High", "Proud Mary" and "Nutbush City Limits", selling-out tickets to shows in stadiums and arenas across the world. She has since spoken openly about being a victim of domestic abuse and split from Ike in 1976.
Matilda - The Musical32-34 Earlham Street
London, WC2H 9HU
Adapted from the incomparable children's novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company that continues to delight audiences in the West End. Since opening at the Cambridge Theatre in November 2011, the hit show has gone on to win over 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical. Featuring a smart and witty original score by Tim Minchin, alongside an exciting book by Dennis Kelly, the musical adaptation is one of the most successful British musicals of modern times, and entertains audiences both old and young.
Matilda The Musical tells the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. After opening at the RSC's home in Stratford upon Avon, the musical transferred to the West End where it was greeted with a set of excellent reviews, with critics praising not only the charm of the score and book, but also the ingenious staging by director Matthew Warchus and choreographer Peter Darling.
The Phantom of the Opera Tickets57 Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4QL
Andrew Lloyd Webber's sensational long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera continues to run in its original form at the West End's Her Majesty's Theatre. Since opening in 1986 where it won the Olivier Award for Best Musical, the show features some of Lloyd Webber's most memorable music alongside the original stunning set design, costumes and special effects.
The haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera is adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name and is set in the heart of the Paris Opera House. As young ballet dancer Christine Daae becomes the object of The Phantom's secret affections, he manipulates her career at the expense and horror of the Opera House staff and stars. A truly romantic tragedy, this beautiful story is set against one of the West End's most memorable scores that includes hit songs such as “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Think of Me”, and of course, “The Phantom of the Opera”.
Groan Ups404 Strand
London, WC2R 0NH
The first show in the Mischief Theatre’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre, Groan Ups is a brand-new play which looks at how people grow up. Are we the same at 30 as we were at 13? Seeing if schools determine our future, join the cast of Groan Ups as they go through the painstaking troubles of adolescence into adulthood.
Groan Ups is the first of three productions to play in the Vaudeville Theatre as part of their residency. The other two productions in the season will be the new show Magic Goes Wrong, developed with world-renowned magicians Penn and Teller, and another yet to be announced production.
The Woman in BlackRussell Street
London, WC2B 5HH
One of the West End’s longest-running plays, The Woman in Black has been terrifying audiences in London since 1989.
Based on Susan Hill’s novel of the same name, The Woman in Black tells the story of Arthur Kipps, a solicitor who is sent to the remote town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, during which he sees a mysterious woman dressed in black. He is tasked with sorting his client’s papers, and so visits Eel Marsh House where she used to live. In the play, Kips enlists the assistance of an actor to help tell the unsettling things he witnessed.
The cast for The Woman in Black currently features Matthew Spencer as The Actor and Stuart Fox as Arthur Kipps. The play’s original cast featured Charles Kay as Arthur Kipps and John Duttine as The Actor.