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March 2017

The Globe Exhibition and Theatre Tours

Mon 13 March - Mon 20 March
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Based under the Globe Theatre, our engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. Imagine the Globe as it would have been: the centre of what was once London’s most notorious entertainment district, surrounded by raucous taverns and bawdy-houses. Our expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of…

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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel. A Special Edition.

Mon 13 March
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester place
London, WC2H 7BX United Kingdom
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Austentatious

2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and at LBSW we are celebrating her magnificent work on Monday 13th March. Austentatious returns to its London home in resplendent fashion! In each show, the all-star cast will improvise a brand new Jane Austen novel, based on an audience suggestion. Previous 'lost works' have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Jurassic Mansfield Park, & Double 0 Darcy! In this special edition, powered by London Book & Screen Week, enjoy a pre-show…

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Backstage Tour

Mon 13 March @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:45am, repeating until 19 March, 2017

National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map

Explore the backstage life of the National Theatre. The National Theatre is a working building, producing over 20 new productions every year. Preparation for the shows, including rehearsals, prop and costume-making all happen on site. No two tours are ever the same, so come and see what’s happening behind the scenes today. Backstage Tours Tours run Monday - Saturday, exploring the unseen areas of the theatre and giving you a glimpse into the backstage world.

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Book to Film, Publicity Strategies, Social Media, Book Launch

Mon 13 March @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
SocietyM London Bankside at CitizenM Hotel London Bankside, 20 Lavington Street
London, SE1 0NZ United Kingdom
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The Author School, co-founder Helen Lewis is the director of a leading book publicity firm, boasting years of experience working directly with authors, self-publishing companies, traditional and indie publishers, in the UK, US, Australia and Europe. Founders Helen and Abiola Bello are The Great British Entrepreneur Finalists 2016. They will guide you through The ‘dos’ and please ‘do nots’ of launching your book How to use Twitter to help your brand How to engage with people on Facebook to promote…

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The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes

Mon 13 March @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 19 March, 2017

Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground
South Bank, London SE1 9PP United Kingdom
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A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes. Superman, Wonder Woman and all the super heroes are here, in a specially built space in the Doon Street Car Park on the South Bank. DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and others have all been built out of LEGO by former lawyer turned artist Nathan Sawaya who, like so many of…

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Joseph Conrad Study Day

Mon 13 March @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom
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Joseph Conrad Study Day

Explore the life and work of the great novelist This study day considers Conrad’s career as a novelist and his contribution to British culture in the year that has been designated ‘Joseph Conrad Year’ in Poland. Joseph Conrad, probably now best known as the author of Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent, was born in 1857 at a time when Poland had been divided between Austria, Prussia and Russia. He first came to Britain in 1878 as an apprentice on a British…

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Cultural Agenda of Well Being

Mon 13 March @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map

In the UK the well-being agenda has exploded in the past few years. A discussion with Breathe AHR research leader Dr. Daisy Fancourt explores the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing and explores the role of arts and creativity in healing, care and wellbeing. Clore Learning Centre: The Cottesloe Room

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017: Complicit (15*) + ScreenTalk

Mon 13 March @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom + Google Map

Complicit follows the journey of Chinese migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting, a Foxconn factory worker who takes his fight against the global electronic industry from his hospital bed to the international stage. While struggling to survive his own work-induced leukaemia, he teaches himself labour law to prepare a legal challenge against his former employers. But in his struggle to try and save lives and improve working conditions for millions of Chinese people, he confronts some of the world’s most profitable and…

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The Fair Intellectual Club – Book to Screen via Radio…and other stories

Mon 13 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Galley Club at The Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Road
London, WC1X 8BZ United Kingdom
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Gordon Kennedy

Gordon Kennedy, actor, writer, producer, tells us the true story of these young ladies of repute in pre-Enlightenment Edinburgh of who form a secret society to engage in forbidden topics of science, philosophy, politics and how the trail led Lucy Porter, comedy artist and writer, to bring the story to Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, thence to a much re-imagined comedy series on BBC Radio 4 produced by Gordon for Absolutely in 2016. Gordon also shares with us his thoughts on…

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Polari Soho Special

Mon 13 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Light Lounge, 1 Newport Place
London, WC2H 7JR United Kingdom
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Polari Soho Special

As part of its tenth birthday celebrations, London's award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to its Soho roots with this special event for London Book & Screen Week. Cocktails and chat from 6.30pm. Readings from 7pm. Hosted by Paul Burston with readings from poet Sophia Blackwell, author Christopher Fowler and author and comedian VG Lee. This event is part of London Book & Screen Week, a seven-day, citywide celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire.…

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Tessa Hadley on Eudora Welty

Mon 13 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Review Bookshop, London, United Kingdom + Google Map

For nearly 80 years, New York's 92nd Street Y has been a home to the voices of literature, hosting in its famed Reading Series the greatest literary artists of the 20th century and recording for posterity their appearances as part of its vast audio archive. Featuring Hisham Matar on Jorge Luis Borges, Alice Oswald on Ted Hughes and Tessa Hadley on Eudora Welty, the Writers on Writers series invites contemporary authors to discuss the legendary voices that have meant the…

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The Glass Menagerie

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

Duke of Yorks Theatre, St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG United Kingdom
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The Glass Menagerie

Following a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway, Olivier and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Let the Right One In, Black Watch) revives his visionary staging of Tennessee Williams’ heart-rending masterpiece about a family struggling to survive on hopes and dreams. **** ‘John Tiffany conjures up theatrical magic’ The Daily Telegraph

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN United Kingdom
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Whos afraid of Virginia Woolf

James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton; Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill; Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots, in her West End debut.

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An Inspector Calls

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

Playhouse Theatre London, Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE United Kingdom
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An Inspector Calls

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End for a strictly limited season. Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations…

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map
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Twelfth Night

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map
Twelfth Night

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Palace Theatre, 113 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 5AY United Kingdom
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne received its world premiere in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre this summer. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a 43 strong Company. Written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award winner John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story…

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The White Devil

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 14 March, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on 16 March, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on 19 March, 2017 at 6:30pm

Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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The White Devil

In Annie Ryan’s dystopian reimagining of John Webster’s Jacobean tale, the flickering shadows of the candlelit Playhouse reveal a nightmarish world of deceit and madness, where lust and desire entwine and breed murderous atrocity. Cloaked in the hallucinatory half-light of the Italian court, the Duke of Brachiano murders his wife in order to possess another woman, triggering a cycle of brutality, deceit and insanity that shatters family bonds and moral codes.

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

The Old Vic, London, SE1 8NB United Kingdom + Google Map

Directed by David Leveaux Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to The Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production. Against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this mind-bending situation comedy sees two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz (Daniel Radcliffe) and Guildenstern (Joshua McGuire), take centre stage with David Haig as The Player.…

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The Guilty Feminist with Deborah Frances-White, Sara Pascoe and Clémence Poésy

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
King’s Place, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? Join comedian Deborah Frances-White for her comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience. Each episode Deborah and her guests discuss topics ‘all 21st century feminists agree on’ while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. The podcast has been a huge success with over 800,000 downloads since it started at the end of last year. For this episode, Deborah will be joined by co-host Sarah Pascoe…

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The Miser

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 17 March, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 2:30pm

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road
Soho, London WC2H 0HH United Kingdom
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Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing the new adaptation. A biting satire about a wealthy and tyrannical father, The Miser attempts to set up a love match with a much younger woman. Unfortunately, she is already devoted to his son. Director Sean Foley has already given us the hugely successful production of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense and with…

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My Brilliant Friend

Mon 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 7:30pm

One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 7:30pm

One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street
Kingston, London KT1 1HL United Kingdom
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World Premiere of a two-part dramatization of Elena Ferrante’s epic family saga. Adapted for the stage by April De Angelis and directed by Melly Still. Elena Ferrante’s intense portrait of an all-consuming female friendship in post-war Italy is brought to life for the first time on the Rose stage. This modern family saga chronicles the lives of friends, Elena and Lila, following them from their childhoods in a poor, tough neighbourhood of Naples, through passionate love affairs, burgeoning careers and…

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My Country; a work in progress

Mon 13 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 17 March, 2017

Dorfman Theatre, Stage Door Avenue
London, SE1 United Kingdom
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In the days after the EU referendum, the National Theatre began a nationwide listening project. A team of interviewers spoke to people around the country – from Leicester to Derry/Londonderry and Merthyr Tydfil to Glasgow – to hear their views of the country and town they live in, their lives, their future, and the referendum.

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The Globe Exhibition and Theatre Tours

Tue 14 March - Tue 21 March
|Recurring Event (See all)

Based under the Globe Theatre, our engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. Imagine the Globe as it would have been: the centre of what was once London’s most notorious entertainment district, surrounded by raucous taverns and bawdy-houses. Our expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of…

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Jon Ronson: Psychopath Night with Very Special Guests

Tue 14 March @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester place
London, WC2H 7BX United Kingdom
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Jon Ronson

In Psychopath Night, Jon Ronson will recount the adventure of a lifetime - the funny, terrifying and utterly compelling events that led to his bestselling book The Psychopath Test.

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Backstage Tour

Tue 14 March @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:45am, repeating until 19 March, 2017

National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map

Explore the backstage life of the National Theatre. The National Theatre is a working building, producing over 20 new productions every year. Preparation for the shows, including rehearsals, prop and costume-making all happen on site. No two tours are ever the same, so come and see what’s happening behind the scenes today. Backstage Tours Tours run Monday - Saturday, exploring the unseen areas of the theatre and giving you a glimpse into the backstage world.

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The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes

Tue 14 March @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 19 March, 2017

Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground
South Bank, London SE1 9PP United Kingdom
+ Google Map

A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes. Superman, Wonder Woman and all the super heroes are here, in a specially built space in the Doon Street Car Park on the South Bank. DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and others have all been built out of LEGO by former lawyer turned artist Nathan Sawaya who, like so many of…

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LIVING DANISHLY: AN EVENING OF COSINESS AND SCANDI CRIME

Tue 14 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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Hygge

Hyyge (“hoo-ga”), the Danish concept of cosiness and comfortable conviviality, has become a sensation in the UK. In search of the secret ingredients that have made Denmark the world’s happiest country, people everywhere have been lighting candles, wrapping up warm in shearling slippers and thick blankets, and reconnecting with loved ones over games, food and music. London Book & Screen Week is collaborating with Waterstones Piccadilly to put on an evening of Scandi crime, with a discussion panel of Hygge…

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Very Special Screening

Tue 14 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street
London, W1T 1RJ United Kingdom
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India.  Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self.  Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when…

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Close to the Knives: Olivia Laing on David Wojnarowicz

Tue 14 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Review Bookshop, London, United Kingdom + Google Map

The artist and activist David Wojnarowicz died of AIDS-related illness in New York City in 1992. Twenty-five years on, his extraordinary, electrifying memoir Close to the Knives has been brought back into print in the UK by Canongate, with a new introduction by Olivia Laing, whose latest book The Lonely City has done much to raise the profile of an artist largely overlooked in this country. To celebrate this reissue, Laing along with writer Philip Hoare and painter Chantal Joffe…

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An Evening with Roddy Doyle

Tue 14 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street
London, W1D 4NQ United Kingdom
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Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle is one of Ireland’s most globally renowned writers. He is a Man Booker prize winning novelist with a prolific career spanning novels, short stories, children’s books, and screenplays. Celebrate thirty years since the publication of his first novel The Commitments, ahead of the publication of his much anticipated new novel, Smile, and join an intimate audience in the Chapel at The House of St Barnabas, as we delve into the world of this Dublin writer’s stories and experiences.…

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Matilda THE MUSICAL

Tue 14 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until 17 March, 2017

Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street
London, WC2H 9HU United Kingdom
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Matilda

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is 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. Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards in 2012, the show has won over 70…

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The Glass Menagerie

Tue 14 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

Duke of Yorks Theatre, St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG United Kingdom
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The Glass Menagerie

Following a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway, Olivier and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Let the Right One In, Black Watch) revives his visionary staging of Tennessee Williams’ heart-rending masterpiece about a family struggling to survive on hopes and dreams. **** ‘John Tiffany conjures up theatrical magic’ The Daily Telegraph

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Tue 14 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Whos afraid of Virginia Woolf

James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton; Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill; Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots, in her West End debut.

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An Inspector Calls

Tue 14 March @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

Playhouse Theatre London, Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE United Kingdom
+ Google Map
An Inspector Calls

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End for a strictly limited season. Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations…

Find out more »

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Tue 14 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map
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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Tue 14 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

The Old Vic, London, SE1 8NB United Kingdom + Google Map

Directed by David Leveaux Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to The Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production. Against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this mind-bending situation comedy sees two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz (Daniel Radcliffe) and Guildenstern (Joshua McGuire), take centre stage with David Haig as The Player.…

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The Miser

Tue 14 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 17 March, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 2:30pm

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road
Soho, London WC2H 0HH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing the new adaptation. A biting satire about a wealthy and tyrannical father, The Miser attempts to set up a love match with a much younger woman. Unfortunately, she is already devoted to his son. Director Sean Foley has already given us the hugely successful production of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense and with…

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Othello

Tue 14 March @ 7:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 7:30pm

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One event on an unspecified date at 7:30pm

One event on an unspecified date at 7:30pm

One event on an unspecified date at 2:30pm

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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'O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!' Othello is a successful and celebrated hero. He lives in a world that seems to be tolerant, but when he marries his love, Desdemona, his best friend Iago helps to turn Othello into an object of envy and mistrust. So-called tolerance becomes thinly veiled prejudice as Iago rewrites the narrative of the world and people are quickly reduced to fixed gender and racial ‘types’.

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The Woman in Black

Tue 14 March @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 17 March, 2017

Fortune Theatre, Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HH United Kingdom
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The woman in black

Join over 7m theatregoers who have experienced 'The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter' (Daily Telegraph) Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating over 28 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

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My Country; a work in progress

Tue 14 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 17 March, 2017

Dorfman Theatre, Stage Door Avenue
London, SE1 United Kingdom
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In the days after the EU referendum, the National Theatre began a nationwide listening project. A team of interviewers spoke to people around the country – from Leicester to Derry/Londonderry and Merthyr Tydfil to Glasgow – to hear their views of the country and town they live in, their lives, their future, and the referendum.

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THE HOUSE ON TRUBNAYA – Films of 1928

Tue 14 March @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Films Cinema, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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THE HOUSE ON TRUBNAYA

The Globe Exhibition and Theatre Tours

Wed 15 March - Wed 22 March
|Recurring Event (See all)

Based under the Globe Theatre, our engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. Imagine the Globe as it would have been: the centre of what was once London’s most notorious entertainment district, surrounded by raucous taverns and bawdy-houses. Our expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of…

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Backstage Tour

Wed 15 March @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:45am, repeating until 19 March, 2017

National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map

Explore the backstage life of the National Theatre. The National Theatre is a working building, producing over 20 new productions every year. Preparation for the shows, including rehearsals, prop and costume-making all happen on site. No two tours are ever the same, so come and see what’s happening behind the scenes today. Backstage Tours Tours run Monday - Saturday, exploring the unseen areas of the theatre and giving you a glimpse into the backstage world.

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The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes

Wed 15 March @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 19 March, 2017

Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground
South Bank, London SE1 9PP United Kingdom
+ Google Map

A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes. Superman, Wonder Woman and all the super heroes are here, in a specially built space in the Doon Street Car Park on the South Bank. DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and others have all been built out of LEGO by former lawyer turned artist Nathan Sawaya who, like so many of…

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Intersectional Film

Wed 15 March @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
university of the arts london, London College of Communication
London, SE1 6SB United Kingdom
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*Intersectional Film* _A conversation on the intersections of Gender, Race, and Identity in the Film Industry_ is a panel discussion of artists and professionals in the creative industries that maps our understanding of how intersectionality is represented in the film and television industry, the challenges facing filmmakers incorporating intersectioanlity into their practice, and what we envision for the future of intersectional representation in film. Intersectionality: “Intersectionality is an analytic sensibility, a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to…

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The story: books, screen, stage: Michael Morpurgo talks narrative adaptation with Owen Sheers

Wed 15 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd's Bush
London, W12 7LJ United Kingdom
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MM & OS

Michael Morpurgo, OBE, is the former Children’s Laureate and best-selling author of over 140 books, including Private Peaceful, Kensuke’s Kingdom, The Butterfly Lion, and War Horse, which first performed at the National Theatre in 2007. In this exclusive London Book & Screen Week event, Michael will be joined by Owen Sheers, author, poet and playwright, as they delve into the world of adaptions.  This intimate dialogue will see these two prolific authors discuss what it means to see the words…

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From Fighting Fantasy to The Witcher: How Narrative Design in Gaming Enhances Storytelling

Wed 15 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BAFTA

A BAFTA Games panel discussing the art of narrative and storytelling from page to screen and back again. Andrzej Sapkowski (author of The Witcher novel series) and Ian Livingstone CBE (co-creator of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series) are joined by fellow creative industry guests to discuss the role of narrative design in game storytelling. With video game sales at an all-time high, we ask the question: what is the next chapter?  And what is gaming’s mandate as a creative platform in the world of…

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Myths and Latin American reality in post-truth times – Conversation with Elmer Mendoza and Peter Watt

Wed 15 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Latin American Studies, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The new series Thinking Ibero-America invites personalities from this vast cultural region and British experts to share and discuss their visions. The first instalment brings together Mexican novelist Èlmer Mendoza, a representative of the so-called narco-literature, and Dr. Peter Watt, a Hispanist from the University of Sheffield who specialises in human rights and organised crime. The theme of the talk is the reality of crime and corruption in Mexico and Latin America, its effects on those societies, and how these issues are…

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Jon Ronson: Psychopath Night with Very Special Guests

Wed 15 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester place
London, WC2H 7BX United Kingdom
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Jon Ronson

In Psychopath Night, Jon Ronson will recount the adventure of a lifetime - the funny, terrifying and utterly compelling events that led to his bestselling book The Psychopath Test.

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An Evening of Poetry with Out-Spoken Press

Wed 15 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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Join independent publisher Out-Spoken Press poets Anthony Anaxagorou, Sabrina Mahfouz, Bridget Minamore, Fran Lock and Hibaq Osman reading from their recent collections this evening, whilst Raymond Antrobus and Joelle Taylor will introduce us to brand new poems-in-manuscript ahead of publication. Heterogeneous is the definitive anthology of Anthony Anaxagorou’spoetry - an extensive and revised selection taken from several previous volumes. The winner of the 2015 Groucho Maverick Award, Anaxagorou offers the reader an insight into his poetry career with work spanning…

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The Story Sessions

Wed 15 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Brockley Deli, 14a Brockley Cross
London, SE4 1BE United Kingdom
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The Story Sessions is like a folk club, but with themed spoken word. Our March theme is Retelling Tales: so myth, legend, fairytales, folklore, urban myth, done over and made new. Headlining authors and poets read to the audience, who join in with ‘Flash from the floor’: 100 words of fiction or poetry, written specially, happening to fit the theme, or scribbled in the interval. Testbed session: just before the interval a chosen author gets the an opportunity to try…

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Matilda THE MUSICAL

Wed 15 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street
London, WC2H 9HU United Kingdom
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Matilda

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is 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. Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards in 2012, the show has won over 70…

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Shanghai Voices: Xiao Bai and Huang Yuning in conversation with Paul Blezard

Wed 15 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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Shanghai Voices

In conjunction with London Book and Screen Week, we are delighted to welcome Xiao Bai and Huang Yuning to Piccadilly for an evening of readings and discussion hosted by Paul Blezard. Xiao Bai (Zhang Haibo), a professional author of Shanghai Writers’ Association, took up writing in 2005. He has published two novels, Game Point and French Concession, one novella, The Agent Mr. Xu and two anthologies of essays, Erotic Hamlet and Acting vs. Peeping. French Concession has sold copyrights to…

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The Glass Menagerie

Wed 15 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Duke of Yorks Theatre, St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG United Kingdom
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The Glass Menagerie

Following a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway, Olivier and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Let the Right One In, Black Watch) revives his visionary staging of Tennessee Williams’ heart-rending masterpiece about a family struggling to survive on hopes and dreams. **** ‘John Tiffany conjures up theatrical magic’ The Daily Telegraph

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Wed 15 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN United Kingdom
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Whos afraid of Virginia Woolf

James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton; Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill; Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots, in her West End debut.

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An Inspector Calls

Wed 15 March @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Playhouse Theatre London, Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE United Kingdom
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An Inspector Calls

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End for a strictly limited season. Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations…

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Wed 15 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map
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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Wed 15 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Old Vic, London, SE1 8NB United Kingdom + Google Map

Directed by David Leveaux Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to The Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production. Against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this mind-bending situation comedy sees two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz (Daniel Radcliffe) and Guildenstern (Joshua McGuire), take centre stage with David Haig as The Player.…

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The Miser

Wed 15 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road
Soho, London WC2H 0HH United Kingdom
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Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing the new adaptation. A biting satire about a wealthy and tyrannical father, The Miser attempts to set up a love match with a much younger woman. Unfortunately, she is already devoted to his son. Director Sean Foley has already given us the hugely successful production of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense and with…

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Othello

Wed 15 March @ 7:30 pm
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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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'O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!' Othello is a successful and celebrated hero. He lives in a world that seems to be tolerant, but when he marries his love, Desdemona, his best friend Iago helps to turn Othello into an object of envy and mistrust. So-called tolerance becomes thinly veiled prejudice as Iago rewrites the narrative of the world and people are quickly reduced to fixed gender and racial ‘types’.

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My Brilliant Friend

Wed 15 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street
Kingston, London KT1 1HL United Kingdom
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World Premiere of a two-part dramatization of Elena Ferrante’s epic family saga. Adapted for the stage by April De Angelis and directed by Melly Still. Elena Ferrante’s intense portrait of an all-consuming female friendship in post-war Italy is brought to life for the first time on the Rose stage. This modern family saga chronicles the lives of friends, Elena and Lila, following them from their childhoods in a poor, tough neighbourhood of Naples, through passionate love affairs, burgeoning careers and…

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Natural Born Storytellers ‘Barking up the Wrong Tree’

Wed 15 March @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Camden Head, 100 Camden high Street
Camden, London NW1 0LU United Kingdom
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True stories about going in the wrong direction, missing something obvious or heading down the wrong path with no brakes and no way to stop! Perhaps you'll hear a story about a mystery unfolding, a family pet or someone's favourite tree. Tonight's true tales will be about misunderstandings, false positives, misguided intentions or something more literal as all our storytellers will be telling us stories about the time they went barking up the wrong tree.  Anyone from the audience is…

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The Woman in Black

Wed 15 March @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fortune Theatre, Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HH United Kingdom
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The woman in black

Join over 7m theatregoers who have experienced 'The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter' (Daily Telegraph) Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating over 28 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

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My Country; a work in progress

Wed 15 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dorfman Theatre, Stage Door Avenue
London, SE1 United Kingdom
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In the days after the EU referendum, the National Theatre began a nationwide listening project. A team of interviewers spoke to people around the country – from Leicester to Derry/Londonderry and Merthyr Tydfil to Glasgow – to hear their views of the country and town they live in, their lives, their future, and the referendum.

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Backstage Tour

Thu 16 March @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:45am, repeating until 19 March, 2017

National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map

Explore the backstage life of the National Theatre. The National Theatre is a working building, producing over 20 new productions every year. Preparation for the shows, including rehearsals, prop and costume-making all happen on site. No two tours are ever the same, so come and see what’s happening behind the scenes today. Backstage Tours Tours run Monday - Saturday, exploring the unseen areas of the theatre and giving you a glimpse into the backstage world.

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The potential of personalised e-reading for the new generation

Thu 16 March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The UCL London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street
London, WC1N 3QS United Kingdom
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This event, held at UCL IOE (London Knowledge Lab), invites children’s app designers, book publishers and game designers, as well as teachers, professionals and parents/caregivers, to discuss personalisation in children’s digital books. Personalisation involves the use of children’s own images, voiceovers, artwork (e.g. drawings) and texts. The ubiquity of handheld digital technologies and dramatic rise in the use of tablets among preschoolers, have led to a heightened commercial interest in personalised tablet and smartphone digital books for 3 to 5-year-old…

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The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes

Thu 16 March @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground
South Bank, London SE1 9PP United Kingdom
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A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes. Superman, Wonder Woman and all the super heroes are here, in a specially built space in the Doon Street Car Park on the South Bank. DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and others have all been built out of LEGO by former lawyer turned artist Nathan Sawaya who, like so many of…

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In Context: How Do We Remember?

Thu 16 March @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map

An afternoon session which explores the process, role and function of memory in everyday life as well as for use as a creative tool. Professor Martin Conway (City University London) has researched human memory for over 32 years publishing numerous papers, books and media appearances. Martin will lead the afternoon involving colleagues from arts and theatre.

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Dara Film Screening / Panel Discussion

Thu 16 March @ 5:40 pm - 9:00 pm
Westminster University, Portland Hall
12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7BY United Kingdom
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DESCRIPTION Arrival and registration 5.40 pm. Film starts 6pm You are invited to a film screening of the play Dara, with the kind permission of the National Theatre and Ajoka Theatre Pakistan. Dara was seen by more than 30,000 people over 36 performances in London in 2015, and was the first time a work by a Pakistani theatre company (Ajoka Theatre) had been adapted and staged by the National Theatre. The audiences included many young people from Britain’s Asian communities.…

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English PEN presents IMAGINING FUTURES: Jacek Dukaj and Zen Cho

Thu 16 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Gower Street, 82 Gower Street
London, Wc1E 6EQ United Kingdom
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Spirits Abroad

Are we living in an era predicted by science fiction? What do we imagine for our future? Celebrated Polish science-fiction writer Jacek Dukaj and British-Malaysian writer Zen Cho come together to discuss ‘imagined futures’ within the genres of speculative and science fiction. This event is a partnership between the British Council and English PEN, and chaired by Anna James. Zen Cho is the author of Crawford Award-winning short story collection Spirits Abroad and editor of anthologyCyberpunk: Malaysia. Her debut novel…

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Olga Tokarczuk and Deborah Levy

Thu 16 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Review Bookshop, London, United Kingdom + Google Map

One of the most acclaimed Polish writers of her generation, Olga Tokarczuk has won multiple prizes, most recently for her novel The Books of Jacob, which explores an important moment in 18th-century Polish history. Two recent novels, The Books of Jacob and Flights, will shortly be published, for the first time in English, by Fitzcarraldo Editions. Tokarczuk will be in conversation with Man Booker shortlisted novelist Deborah Levy. This event is part of the Poland Market Focus programme at The…

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Matilda THE MUSICAL

Thu 16 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street
London, WC2H 9HU United Kingdom
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Matilda

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is 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. Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards in 2012, the show has won over 70…

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An evening with Minalima celebrating the release of Beauty and the Beast

Thu 16 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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The Beauty and the Beast

Waterstones Piccadilly are proud to welcome Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, founder of the design studio Minalima, in conversation to discuss their latest release, a stunning new edition of Beauty and the Beast, written by Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbo Villenueve. This is the third installment in an ongoing classics series which has also seen them bring to life Peter Pan and The Jungle Book. Minalima  are best known for establishing the visual graphic style for the Harry Potter film franchise, and more recently,…

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With Paper For Feet

Thu 16 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road
London, SE10 8NN United Kingdom
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Reading from poet Jennifer A  McGowan from her new collection, With Paper For Feet With Paper for Feet  is themed and narrative, drawing together Jennifer A. McGowan’s poetry of myth and folktale, and the frailties – human and otherwise – behind them. With Paper For Feet explores, mostly from a female persepctive, the guts it takes to live or – often - die, un-heroically. Her characters laugh, argue, complain, suffer, curse, …Gold is heavy, and it chafes… aware that more…

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The Glass Menagerie

Thu 16 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Duke of Yorks Theatre, St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG United Kingdom
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The Glass Menagerie

Following a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway, Olivier and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Let the Right One In, Black Watch) revives his visionary staging of Tennessee Williams’ heart-rending masterpiece about a family struggling to survive on hopes and dreams. **** ‘John Tiffany conjures up theatrical magic’ The Daily Telegraph

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Thu 16 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN United Kingdom
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Whos afraid of Virginia Woolf

James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton; Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill; Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots, in her West End debut.

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An Inspector Calls

Thu 16 March @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Playhouse Theatre London, Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE United Kingdom
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An Inspector Calls

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End for a strictly limited season. Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations…

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Thu 16 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map
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The Pirates of Penzance

Thu 16 March @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES United Kingdom
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Let’s get this straight. The pirates, who take pity on orphans, are really peers of the realm. The 21-year-old, who has sworn to put them behind bars, is really only five. And the policemen, whose lot is not a happy one, are really, really hopeless at foiling felons… A swashbuckling farce of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance makes for the perfect night out. Chock-full of memorable melodies, it includes the famous tongue-twisting patter…

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The Human Seasons / After the Rain / New Crystal Pite

Thu 16 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden
London, WC2E 9DD United Kingdom
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The first revival of David Dawson’s first work for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the poetry of Keats. David Dawson created The Human Seasons, his first work for The Royal Ballet, in 2013. Dawson trained at The Royal Ballet School before going on to dance with companies including Birmingham Royal Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. His 2000 ballet A Million Kisses to my Skin launched Dawson’s choreographic career, which has seen him take positions as resident…

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Thu 16 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Old Vic, London, SE1 8NB United Kingdom + Google Map

Directed by David Leveaux Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to The Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production. Against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this mind-bending situation comedy sees two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz (Daniel Radcliffe) and Guildenstern (Joshua McGuire), take centre stage with David Haig as The Player.…

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The Miser

Thu 16 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road
Soho, London WC2H 0HH United Kingdom
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Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing the new adaptation. A biting satire about a wealthy and tyrannical father, The Miser attempts to set up a love match with a much younger woman. Unfortunately, she is already devoted to his son. Director Sean Foley has already given us the hugely successful production of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense and with…

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World Poets Series: Polish Poets in London

Thu 16 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southbank Centre – Poetry Library, Belvedere Rd
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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The Woman in Black

Thu 16 March @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fortune Theatre, Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HH United Kingdom
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The woman in black

Join over 7m theatregoers who have experienced 'The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter' (Daily Telegraph) Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating over 28 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

Find out more »

My Country; a work in progress

Thu 16 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 17 March, 2017

Dorfman Theatre, Stage Door Avenue
London, SE1 United Kingdom
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In the days after the EU referendum, the National Theatre began a nationwide listening project. A team of interviewers spoke to people around the country – from Leicester to Derry/Londonderry and Merthyr Tydfil to Glasgow – to hear their views of the country and town they live in, their lives, their future, and the referendum.

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The Globe Exhibition and Theatre Tours

Fri 17 March - Fri 24 March
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Based under the Globe Theatre, our engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. Imagine the Globe as it would have been: the centre of what was once London’s most notorious entertainment district, surrounded by raucous taverns and bawdy-houses. Our expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of…

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Backstage Tour

Fri 17 March @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
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National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map

Explore the backstage life of the National Theatre. The National Theatre is a working building, producing over 20 new productions every year. Preparation for the shows, including rehearsals, prop and costume-making all happen on site. No two tours are ever the same, so come and see what’s happening behind the scenes today. Backstage Tours Tours run Monday - Saturday, exploring the unseen areas of the theatre and giving you a glimpse into the backstage world.

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The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes

Fri 17 March @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 19 March, 2017

Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground
South Bank, London SE1 9PP United Kingdom
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A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes. Superman, Wonder Woman and all the super heroes are here, in a specially built space in the Doon Street Car Park on the South Bank. DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and others have all been built out of LEGO by former lawyer turned artist Nathan Sawaya who, like so many of…

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Fri 17 March @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom
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REAL ISN’T HOW YOU ARE MADE. IT’S A THING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU. By Margery Williams Directed by Purni Morell ★★★★ ‘Utterly gripping...’ The Guardian ★★★★ ‘The children sat entranced’ Daily Mail ★★★★ 'A perfect show' WhatsOnStage ‘Graceful and inventive...The rapport is palpable, often to the giggling delight of the young audience members.’ Wall Street Journal ‘Makes a strong case for the importance and delight of imaginative play.’ New York Times There once was a Velveteen Rabbit, and in the beginning he…

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Roman Tragedies

Fri 17 March @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Barbican Centre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom + Google Map

Toneelgroep Amsterdam based on William Shakespeare Ivo van Hove’s epic is ‘one of the most audacious Shakespeare productions of the modern era’ (Time Out), and immerses you in the midst of the multimedia action. Set in a conference centre with multiple screens relaying non-stop media coverage, tautly edited versions of Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra unfold to form one flowing performance. Power, passion, ambition and national interests – this is the political game revealed in all its facets…

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Polish Perspectives: An Evening with Ewa Winnicka

Fri 17 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Rd London SW17 7BQ United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us on the 17th March at the wonderful White Eagle Club – the heart of Balham’s Polish community – for an evening of Polish writing and culture.

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Matilda THE MUSICAL

Fri 17 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street
London, WC2H 9HU United Kingdom
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Matilda

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is 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. Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards in 2012, the show has won over 70…

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Screen84 presents: Bright Star

Fri 17 March @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A new film each week!
Ink@84, 84 Highbury Park
London, N5 2XE United Kingdom
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SCREEN84 is a brand-new initiative to provide a community-based Film Club in Islington, North London, set up by the founders of INK@84, a bookshop-cafe-bar in Highbury N5. We've teamed up with two young film curators to bring low-cost films to the community screened in our small, friendly North London venue. Each week, Freddy Gelati will be programming a strand of World Cinema and Joe Ursell will be curating a range of Bookish Film Adaptations. After raising over £5,000 on Kickstarter…

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BOONDOCKS CINEMA CLUB – GANGS OF NEW YORK (ST.PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL)

Fri 17 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Below Boondocks, 205 City Road
London, EC1V 1JN United Kingdom
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Boondocks

Starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Cameron Diaz. A tale of gang warfare in nineteenth-century New York depicting the Irish American immigration experience in the city and America. Put down your DVD remote and crisps – we’ve got movie night sorted. To make your movie experience that much more special, we'll be serving the Boondocks’ signature Cajun popcorn, a devilishly messy chilli-cheese hot dog and mac & cheese, so don’t fill up beforehand! Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening, a…

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The Blake Society presents: Blake’s Light as You Catch it in Soho

Fri 17 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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The Ginger Light is the unique collaboration between the acclaimed poet and author Jeremy Reed and the musician and producer Itchy Ear. Ginger Light is an attempt to blur the boundaries that exist between spoken word, music, sound design and song. Together they create a performance dynamic unparalleled in British poetry. Jeremy Reed was acclaimed by JG Ballard as ‘the most gifted poet working today’; his poetry, fiction and performances are singularly inimitable in their opposition to grey mainstream poetry.…

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The Glass Menagerie

Fri 17 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

Duke of Yorks Theatre, St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG United Kingdom
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The Glass Menagerie

Following a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway, Olivier and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Let the Right One In, Black Watch) revives his visionary staging of Tennessee Williams’ heart-rending masterpiece about a family struggling to survive on hopes and dreams. **** ‘John Tiffany conjures up theatrical magic’ The Daily Telegraph

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Fri 17 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN United Kingdom
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Whos afraid of Virginia Woolf

James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton; Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill; Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots, in her West End debut.

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An Inspector Calls

Fri 17 March @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

Playhouse Theatre London, Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE United Kingdom
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An Inspector Calls

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End for a strictly limited season. Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations…

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Fri 17 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 18 March, 2017

National Theatre, SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map
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