10. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time


© Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

Simon Stephens' adaptation of Mark Haddon's Whitbread Book Award-winning novel, about a boy with behavioural difficulties who turns detective, continues to charm audiences three years after it opened at the National Theatre.

Gielgud Theatre, open run.

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9. Bad Jews

Jenna Augen (Daphna)
Jenna Augen (Daphna)
© Robert Workman

Theatre Royal Bath's production of Joshua Harmon's comedy, centres on a group of relatives fighting over a treasured family heirloom left by a beloved grandfather.

Arts Theatre until 11 July.

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8. American Buffalo

John Goodman, Damian Lewis and Tom Sturridge
John Goodman, Damian Lewis and Tom Sturridge
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Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge starred in Daniel Evans's production of David Mamet's American Buffalo.

Wyndham's Theatre, now closed.


7. Bend It Like Beckham

A scene from Bend it Like Beckham, which premiere next month
A scene from Bend it Like Beckham, which premiere next month
© Ellie Kurtz

Gurinder Chadha directs the stage adaptation of her 2002 film starring Jamie Campbell Bower, Natalie Dew and Lauren Samuels with music by Howard Goodall

Phoenix Theatre, open run.

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6. Love Me Tender

Shaun Williamson and Mica Paris
Shaun Williamson and Mica Paris
© Johan Persson

Platinum selling singer Mica Paris stars in the UK tour of this Elvis musical, currently playing the Regent Theatre, Stoke.

On tour until Sept 2015.

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5. An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy and a BAFTA gets up-close and personal with her British fans on stage in the West End.

London Palladium on 20 September then tour.

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4. Gypsy

Imelda Staunton and Company
Imelda Staunton and Company
© Johan Persson

Imelda Staunton stars alongside Lara Pulver and Peter Davison in this long-awaited revival.

Savoy Theatre until 28 November.

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3. Derren Brown: Miracle

Derren Brown will bring his Miracle to the West End
Derren Brown will bring his Miracle to the West End
© Seamus Ryan

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back with his seventh show since 2003.

Currently on tour, Palace Theatre from 11 November.

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2. Guys and Dolls

Jamie Parker in Guys and Dolls
Jamie Parker in Guys and Dolls

Chichester Festival Theatre's acclaimed production transfers to the West End as part of a UK tour, with Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker reprising their roles for a limited 13-week run.

Savoy Theatre from 10 December.

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1. Farinelli and the King

Mark Rylance in Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance in Farinelli and the King
© Marc Brenner

Mark Rylance stars in Claire van Kampen's play, which premiered in the Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in February.

Duke of York's Theatre from 14 September.

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