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April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.
Orwell’s ideas have become our ideas; his fiction is often said to be our reality. The “definitive book of the 20th century” (The Guardian) is re-examined in this radical and much lauded staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.
Based on an original idea by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corbie from the book by John Buchan. This brand new version will be performed by four actors playing a minimum of 150 roles and contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium, besides many other favourite cinematic moments. Also including the memorable and controversial 'stockings and suspenders' scene!
Aliens love underpants - In every shape and size - But there are no underpants in space - So here's a big surprise! This zany and hilarious tale based on the bestselling children's book is delightfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family. You'll laugh your PANTS off!
Won both the Drama Critics Circle Award for the best American play and the Obie Award, and is considered a contemporary classic. This play is the story of three men struggling in the pursuit of their distorted vision of the American Dream. At turns, both funny and vicious, it attacks the ethos of Big Business and the price it exacts on the human soul.
Green Day's American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey.
Written around 1600 and set in two contrasting communities; city and forest. Rosalind and Celia have been banished from Court. In fear of their lives, they disguise themselves and seek sanctuary in the Forest of Arden. Amongst the magical and ancient boughs, Rosalind discovers her exiled father, uncovers various truths about herself and others...and falls helplessly in love. But in this earthly paradise nothing is quite what it seems: men do not always act like men, and women can be anything at all...Uplifting, awe-inspiring and immense fun, Shakespeare's wondrous comedy is a joyous celebration of the liberating power of love and the redeeming spirit of nature.
Dates and times to be confirmed.
For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace - a meeting like no other in British public life - it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence - and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional - sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. In turn, the Queen can't help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases. From young mother to grandmother these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.
Prepare for a night like no other when this uproarious hit, hailed by the New York Times as 'the best comedy of the season', makes its UK premiere in Bath A beloved grandfather has died, and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam, who's just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight? A cramped Manhattan apartment becomes the setting for a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy as the contenders set at each others' throats on the night after the funeral.
Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.
She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and sold her first hit, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", when she was just seventeen. By the time she reached her twenties she had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll from Aretha Franklin to the Monkees, the Drifters, to the Shirelles. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman", "Take Good Care of my Baby", "You’ve Got a Friend", "So Far Away", "It Might As Well Rain Until September", "Up on the Roof" and "Locomotion".
The 'Beaux': Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered. First performed in 1707.
Jess needs extra time. She is facing the most important decision of her life: live up to family expectations of university, career and marriage, or follow in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham. When the talented teenager is spotted playing football in Southall, a world of unexpected opportunities opens up before her. But as her sister’s traditional Indian wedding approaches, can she keep her family happy and still follow her dreams? Bend It Like Beckham is a joyous new British musical about where we are now. Featuring an original score with a Punjabi kick, it brings a unique cultural fusion of musical theatre to the stage for the first time. This reimagining of the much-loved hit film sees generations, cultures and communities brought together in this joyous and uplifting story about bending the rules and scoring that deciding goal.
Bend It Like Beckham is written by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham (film), Bride and Prejudice). The original score is an East-West fusion of Bhangra and soaring joyous melodies with music by Howard Goodall (Love Story, The Hired Man) and lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Love Never Dies). Pioneer of British Bhangra sound, composer and performer Kuljit Bhamra has collaborated with Howard Goodall to create a truly unique cultural blend of musical theatre.
Gurinder Chadha will direct, with choreography and musical staging by Aletta Collins (Anna Nicole, ROH).
Shaily Shergill leaves behind her home in Germany to journey to India in the hope of fulfilling her mother's dying wish, to revive her family's failing theatre- can she fulfill her mother's dying wish ans stage the ultimate show?
The UK premiere of Beyond Bollywood following sold out Mumbai dates. A riot of colour, vibrancy and sheer beauty. Beyond Love, Beyond Passion, Beyond Bollywood. Run time 135mins.
British Comedy Award winner Bill has enjoyed success on the live stage for many years. In 2001 he took his show Bewilderness to New York for an eight week run at the Westbeth Theatre. The New York Times wrote of him, "Bill is an unalloyed pleasure, a treat for the funny bone, the brain and the ear" and The Telegraph pronounced him "a hobbit with a wicked sense of humour". In 2004 he performed his show Part Troll at over fifty venues around the UK, culminating in an extended run at London's Wyndhams Theatre. In 2007 he embarked on a sold-out UK arena tour with his audio-visual, comedic extravaganza, Tinselworm. He took the show down under during the summer of 2008, touring Australia and New Zealand, before returning to London in December 2008 for a ten week run of the show at The Gielgud Theatre. The summer of 2009 saw Bill tour the UK once again with his live show, Bill Bailey Live. Last autumn, following his performances at London's Royal Albert Hall and the resulting critically acclaimed BBC2 television broadcast, Bill enjoyed a very successful UK tour of his musical comedy extravaganza, Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra. Performing alongside some of the UK's finest orchestras, the show provided fans with the opportunity to see Bill's surreal comic and musical imagination at its best and was described by The Telegraph as "a glorious achievement," The Guardian as "sublime hilarity" and Stephen Fry as "wonderfully enjoyable... like driving a Rolls-Royce off-road."
The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill's new show LIMBOLAND. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. From his countless global travels, he recounts the hilarious saga of a disastrous family trip to Norway to see the Northern Lights. He rails against a world that doesn't match up to our expectations and contemplates the true nature of happiness. And no Bill Bailey show would be complete without music, so we have Bill's version of the protest song, a heart--rending country and western ballad played on a Bible, and a fabulously downbeat version of Happy Birthday.
7 JUNE - 8 JUNE
THE ANVIL, BASINGSTOKE
30 MAY - 31 MAY
VENUE CYMRU (FORMALLY - NORTH WALES THEATRE), LLANDUDNO
20 MAY - 21 MAY
PRINCESS THEATRE, TORQUAY
16 MAY - 19 MAY
26 NOVEMBER - 26 NOVEMBER
SANDS CENTRE, CARLISLE
28 JUNE - 28 JUNE
MARGATE WINTER GARDENS, MARGATE
9 MAY - 9 MAY
YORK BARBICAN CENTRE, YORK
20 NOVEMBER - 21 NOVEMBER
30 NOVEMBER - 30 NOVEMBER
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, EDINBURGH
4 DECEMBER - 5 DECEMBER
6 DECEMBER - 6 DECEMBER
BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (BIC), BOURNEMOUTH
28 NOVEMBER - 29 NOVEMBER
CITY HALL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
13 NOVEMBER - 14 NOVEMBER
CHARTER THEATRE, PRESTON
16 NOVEMBER - 17 NOVEMBER
23 NOVEMBER - 24 NOVEMBER
VICTORIA THEATRE, HALIFAX
12 JUNE - 12 JUNE
QUEEN'S THEATRE, BARNSTAPLE
13 MAY - 14 MAY
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
8 DECEMBER - 9 DECEMBER
HMV APOLLO HAMMERSMITH, WEST END
9 NOVEMBER - 10 NOVEMBER
HULL CITY HALL, HULL
6 NOVEMBER - 7 NOVEMBER
CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE
19 OCTOBER - 19 OCTOBER
MUSIC HALL, ABERDEEN
4 NOVEMBER - 5 NOVEMBER
DE MONTFORT HALL, LEICESTER
2 NOVEMBER - 3 NOVEMBER
WARWICK ARTS CENTRE, COVENTRY
30 OCTOBER - 30 OCTOBER
O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER
23 OCTOBER - 24 OCTOBER
KING GEORGE'S HALL, BLACKBURN
26 OCTOBER - 27 OCTOBER
LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL, LIVERPOOL
28 OCTOBER - 29 OCTOBER
ST DAVID'S HALL, CARDIFF
16 OCTOBER - 17 OCTOBER
CITY HALL, SHEFFIELD
21 OCTOBER - 22 OCTOBER
SCOTTISH EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE CENTRE (SECC), GLASGOW
12 OCTOBER - 13 OCTOBER
CLIFFS PAVILION, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
14 OCTOBER - 15 OCTOBER
THE HEXAGON, READING
9 OCTOBER - 10 OCTOBER
3 DECEMBER - 3 DECEMBER
BRIGHTON CENTRE, BRIGHTON
18 NOVEMBER - 19 NOVEMBER
MANCHESTER ACADEMY, MANCHESTER
18 NOVEMBER - 19 NOVEMBER
CIVIC HALL, WOLVERHAMPTON
20 MAY - 21 MAY
PRINCESS THEATRE, TORQUAY
11 NOVEMBER - 12 NOVEMBER
SPA COMPLEX, SCARBOROUGH
19 JUNE - 19 JUNE
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
11 MAY - 12 MAY
NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
25 MAY - 26 MAY
VICTORIA HALL, STOKE-ON-TRENT
14 DECEMBER - 1 JANUARY
VAUDEVILLE THEATRE, LONDON
28 MAY - 28 MAY
LEEDS ARENA, LEEDS
21 JUNE - 22 JUNE
GRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA
2 JULY - 2 JULY
THEATRE ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM
30 JUNE - 30 JUNE
CITY HALL, SALISBURY
27 JUNE - 27 JUNE
WHITE ROCK THEATRE, HASTINGS
17 JUNE - 18 JUNE
IPSWICH REGENT, IPSWICH
Featuring a timeless score by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story, Billy Elliot the Musical, winner of the 2013 Olivier Audience Award, is a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.
The Book of Mormon follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.
A fearless company of teenagers investigate the workings of the adolescent brain in a new piece from one of the UK's leading companies making theatre with young people.
Running time: 70mins
Song and dance based loosely on the T.S.Elliot poems Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. The plot is that all the cats are gathering for the Jellicle Ball at which one will be bestowed with an extra life. All the performers are cats in a outsize alley which takes over the whole auditorium. The show has a loose story but is essentially a series of pieces about the individual cats, their personalities and their lives. During the interval there is a chance for younger members of the audience to meet a cat and get an autograph. Time Out called it the dancing moggie show.
Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award� winner Sam Mendes.
When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he's always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.
Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy� winners for Hairspray; Smash), a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; (Tintin In Tibet), set and costume designs by Mark Thompson ((Mamma Mia!; One Man, Two Guvnors) and choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot The Musical; Matilda The Musical).
A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this gigantic new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.
"Sam Mendes whips up a tasty confection that's rich, dark and not too sweet!" - The Sunday Times
"Sam Mendes masterminds a lavish feast of a musical" - The Guardian
"The biggest homegorwn musical of the year! Willy Wonka's kingdom is realised in spectacular style in a tremendously inventive show" - London Evening Standard
"Dazzling Charlie is choc full of delights!" - Daily Express
"A delectable treat! It blends epic staging with genuinely special ingredients" - Metro
The story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.
The show follows the journey of two members of a frustrated synthesizer band - the opening scene we find them playing but being ignored in a shop window - who turn to Jimmy, the local music expert, for help. Placing a classified advert in a music paper, Jimmy auditions a number of wannabes before finalising the new line up who he names The Commitments.
The humour kicks in as the band get to know each other and their instruments, and proceed through early rehearsals for their first gig. Just as they improve and begin to get a name for themselves they combust. The backing singers are all getting off with the middle aged horn legend, the singer has entered Eurovision and the saxophone player has dangerous leaning towards a jazz career.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. I made a decision. I did this by thinking of all the things I could do and deciding whether they were the right decision or not. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.
Running time: 2hrs 40mins. Suitable for ages 11+
Veteran salesman Willy Loman is used to spending his life 'riding on a smile and a shoeshine', but recently things haven't been so good. He seems to have lost his golden touch; his grown-up sons, Biff and Happy, no longer idolise him as they used to and he is haunted by missed opportunities and a trouble past. His wife Linda is struggling to aid her increasingly disturbed husband, as she tries to hold the family together and keep Willy from descending further into desperation. But as the truth of Willy and his sons' imperfect past begins to unravel, Willy starts to lose faith in the two things he believes in: his family, and, in Miller's words, his need 'to leave a thumbprint somewhere on the world'. Death of a Salesman burst upon the international scene in 1949 and won the Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize, becoming a benchmark for modern theatre.
In 2015, against the backdrop of the General Election, a company of community actors take to the stage of the Dorfman for one night only to make their own declaration. What do we want? Who do we trust? Is anyone listening? A cry from the heart devised and performed by a company of non-professional actors in collaboration with director Emily Lim and writer Chris Bush, A Declaration From The People brings the voice of the community to the heart of the National.
Inspired by Dr. Seuss's classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who's on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler.
'John Merrick has no hope nor expectation of relief. In every sense his situation is desperate. His physical agony is exceeded only by his mental anguish, a despised creature without consolation.' The Elephant Man is the moving portrayal of John Merrick. Hideously deformed at birth by a rare disease and later used as a freak attraction by nineteenth-century circus owners, Merrick is befriended by a young doctor named Dreves, who provides him with a home at the London Hospital. Here Merrick undergoes a painful self-analysis that strips bare Victorian preconceptions about normality and the parameters of faith. Even those who love him can't help him from his horrible affliction. A raging success both in Britain and on Broadway, the play sparked huge interest in its subject and led to the 1980 film starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins. The Elephant Man was first produced in 1977 at the Hampstead Theatre, with David Schofield in the title role.
Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journeyto New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
A proud past, a shabby present, an uncertain future: the state of the nation in 1956 perhaps, but also the state of the Rice family in a run-down seaside resort, where Archie is fronting a strip-show in a seedy theatre. Ever the entertainer, he carries on joking, dancing, singing - increasingly dead behind the eyes. This is a modern classic: it is a play about the state of the nation, but it is also a play which is vaudeville: funny, sleazy, sentimental in turn, after turn, after turn.
Dates and times to be confirmed
A man sets out on a journey to find out what lasts forever. Is it friendship, family, possessions, knowledge, or good deeds? In this funny, tender and moving play Everyman discovers the things that endure; the things that make us who we are. Written in 1500, Everyman has entranced and amazed audiences for over five hundred years.
Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced toabandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives.
Based on Carol Lynn Pearson's play, this musical follows an upstanding American Mormon couple who unexpectedly meet their gay son's partner whilst dealing with his death. When they're forced to face a reality long ignored, they must balance their beliefs with their emotions and make peace with this stranger in order to make peace with their loss.
History is bejewelled with mysteries. Italy, 1731. Farinelli, the world's most famous castrato, is rich, adored and lauded with honours. His divine voice has the power to captivate all who hear it. Spain, 1737. King Philip V lies awake. The queen, desperate to relieve her husband of his insomnia and depression, begs the castrato to come and sing to the king. The effect is transformational. Philip is healed, held captive by Farinelli's voice - but so is Farinelli... This intriguing true story is re-told in Claire van Kampen's sumptuous new play, replete with many of the arias first sung by Farinelli.
Future Conditional tackles the conundrum of British schooling through a myriad of characters including parents, teachers, and Alia, a prodigiously clever young Afghan refugee and the newest member of Britain's Education Research Board. Alia has a radical solution for Britain's schools that could restore our place in the world education league. But is the system ready to take lessons from a schoolgirl...?
Follow Mouse into the deep dark wood on a hunt for hazelnuts. Armed with just a nut map and a very vivid imagination, Mouse runs into the smirking, wheeler-dealer Fox; an eccentric, retired Woodland Air Force officer Owl; and the maraca-shaking, part animal Snake. Rather than becoming the main course of their next meal, Mouse scares them away with stories of an imaginary monster friend, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined? For 3-6 year olds.
Running time: 55mins
This colourful show tells the story of Gypsy Rose Lee, one of America's most famous Burlesque strip artistes from the 1920s. Everything's Coming Up Roses one of the hit songs, could not be further from the truth as Rose takes us on the tortuous journey from childhood ambition to final stardom for her much loved daughter and the enormous sacrifices on the way.
The Hairy Ape takes place in New York City, 1922. Yank has spent his life shovelling coal on an ocean liner. Brutish, powerful and commanding, he knows where he belongs: in the stokehold. But when the daughter of a wealthy industrialist decides to slum it and see life below deck, Yank's universe changes forever. Unable to forget the way she looked at him, Yank hits the booming streets of New York to seek revenge.
Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is 'the hard problem' which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.
An hilarious farce written to accompany The Browning Version, introduces us to 'luvvies' Arthur and Edna Gosport, darlings of the Theatre World, who are deep into a dress rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet when an unexpected visitor arrives.
Classic comedy of bad manners about a flamboyant family. The characters of Judith and David Bliss were based on real life friends of the playwright, American actress Laurette Taylor and her husband Hartley Manners. The eccentric couple were renowned for their table manners, surprised guests would often endure shrill arguments - waged entirely among the family - which often ended with them storming out of the room, leaving their bewildered guests to make what they could of the rest of the evening.
Dates and times to be confirmed
Roll up and join Hetty on her escape from the Foundling Hospital. Tremble as she faces Matron Stinking Bottomly. Thrill as she discovers the squirrel house and Tanglefields Travelling Circus. Gasp as she endures a night locked in the attic. Quake as she braves the scary streets of Victorian London and cheer as she overcomes all in her search to find her real mother and a true family of her own.
13 OCTOBER - 17 OCTOBER
CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
28 JULY - 2 AUGUST
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
27 OCTOBER - 31 OCTOBER
WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, LEEDS
23 OCTOBER - 25 OCTOBER
CLIFFS PAVILION, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
8 OCTOBER - 11 OCTOBER
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
23 SEPTEMBER - 27 SEPTEMBER
WYVERN THEATRE, SWINDON
29 SEPTEMBER - 3 OCTOBER
THEATRE ROYAL, NORWICH
21 JULY - 25 JULY
THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR
16 SEPTEMBER - 20 SEPTEMBER
NORTHCOTT THEATRE, EXETER
17 JULY - 19 JULY
BRISTOL OLD VIC, BRISTOL
9 DECEMBER - 10 JANUARY
THE LOWRY, SALFORD
6 AUGUST - 6 SEPTEMBER
DUKE OF YORK'S THEATRE, WEST END
You’re invited to the wedding of the year, and what a swell party it’s going to be!
Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round.
Directed by multi-award-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (director of Merrily We Roll Along, Olivier Award-winner for Best Musical Revival, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical). High Society is based on The Philadelphia Story and the 1956 MGM film musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Featuring hit songs including "True Love", "You're Sensational" , "Well did you Evah?" and the unforgettable "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back. His unwelcome arrival threatens to disrupt proceedings. When tabloid reporter Mike Connor arrives to cover the nuptials, he too takes a shine to the bride-to-be. But which of these three suitors will she choose?
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Arthur Kopit
Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry
Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture High Society
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
Dates and times to be confirmed
Tomas hates school and books but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn. An interactive show. Help Tomas save his burning library when the village is overrun by soldiers. Bring a children's book to become part of the set and swap for another, at the end. Suitable for ages 6+
Running time: 1hr. Suitable for ages 6+
Classic turn-of-the-century comedy of social manners. A very complicated plot that includes the famous "A Handbag!" line .. Jack Worthing is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax, daughter of the redoubtable Lady Bracknell, and cousin of his friend Algernon. They cannot wed until the mystery of his parentage (he was found in a handbag on Victoria Station) is resolved. Algy discovers that Jack has a pretty young ward, Cecily, living at the Manor and visits her pretending to be Jack's fictitious (and wicked) brother Ernest.
8 JUNE - 13 JUNE
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
15 SEPTEMBER - 19 SEPTEMBER
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
15 JUNE - 20 JUNE
THEATRE ROYAL, BATH
24 JUNE - 7 NOVEMBER
VAUDEVILLE THEATRE, LONDON
18 MAY - 23 MAY
ARTS THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE
13 MAY - 16 MAY
THEATRE ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM
25 MAY - 30 MAY
MALVERN THEATRES, MALVERN
The biggest magic show in decades will feature the very best magicians and tricksters from around the world, fusing dazzling grand stage illusions, up-close-and-personal magic, cutting edge technological tricks and death-defying escapology in a fast-paced, breath-taking spectacular suitable for every generation.
His three brothers are rabbis, his father was a rabbi, his grandfather was a rabbi, and his great-grandfather was a rabbi. At 25, Jackie Mason detected a pattern and became a rabbi; 'somebody in the family had to make a living' he says. This was the start of a brilliant career in comedy which has seen him performing on Broadway seven nights a week, non-stop for fourteen years.
A landmark in the history of English literature. Jane simple governess, wins the heart of Edward Fairfax Rochester, the brooding and mysterious master of Thornfield Hall. Questioning the boundaries of class and gender, it is one of the most heartrending and powerful tales of romance and suspense ever told.
Dates and times to be confirmed.
Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the blue collar kids from New Jersey who formed a singing group and became famous. The musical features many of the group's pop hits from the Sixties such as Big Girls Don't Cry, Oh What a Night and Can't Take My Eyes off of You.
West End stars, Kerry Ellis and Louise Dearman will come together for a one-off concert here at the Prince Edward Theatre in London's West End. Kerry and Louise have known each other for nearly 20 years and have not duetted since leaving Laine Theatre Arts in 1998. Between them they have played nearly every iconic leading female role including Elphaba in Wicked, Nancy in Oliver, Eva Peron in Evita, Grizabella in Cats to name but a few. Their careers haven't allowed them to perform together...until now. For the first time these two true glamour cats will be performing together on the same stage, at the Prince Edward Theatre. They will be bringing their musical magic to the Prince Edward stage with an evening of iconic duets sung by two of the best leading ladies the West End has ever seen. They will perform with a live band and the concert will be musically directed and arranged by Craig Adams.
Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father's Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discovers that when you change your mind, you can change the world.
Based on elements of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables this musical is one of the most successful around the world. Les Miserables opened at the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985, following a sell-out season at the Barbican. Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the 'ticket-of-leave' he must display by law, condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by the police, and is astonished when the Bishop lies to save him, also giving him two precious candlesticks. Valjean decides to start his life anew. Things go well but 8 years later, an encounter with a face from the past threatens everything he now holds dear..
International sensation LET IT BE is returning to London’s Garrick Theatre! Seen by over 1 million people worldwide, LET IT BE is jam-packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits.
Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including “Twist and Shout”, “She Loves You” and “Drive My Car”, as well as global mega-hits “Yesterday”, “Hey Jude”, “Come Together “and, of course, “Let It Be”. Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
“The Beatles show you never got to see” - Paul Phear, Smooth Radio
“A non-stop parade of hits” - Daily Telegraph
For ten years in the middle of the seventeenth century, England was governed by radical extremists. Fuelled by unshakeable religious conviction, soldiers killed the king believing that Christ would come to replace him. Theirs was a war to establish heaven on earth. To those who believed in the established order, it must have seemed that the future was in the hands of the terrorists. Written in 1976, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire speaks directly to our own political moment. A dramatic collage of the most turbulent period of our history, it tells the story of a group of men and women who thought they had glimpsed a spark of unspeakable, transcendent glory. It is impossible not to hear echoes of our own times.
Ever dreamed of creating your very own Hollywood motion picture? Imagine the possibilities. Awesome action sequences, heart-warming romances, ingenious plot twists and surprises at every turn. You choose the genre, the location and the title and the movie is brought to life before your very eyes while OSCAR, the resident 'film buff' can pause, rewind and fast forward scenes.
On the first Monday of each month, the cast of the West End smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong show off their award winning improv skills, which have wowed Edinburgh Festival audiences for the past five years.
The Lion King
The Award-Winning Musical
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, THE LION KING uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
Running time: 2hrs 30mins
With all the visceral precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, new costumes and mesmerising new choreography.
Choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley, 40 of the world’s most outstanding young dancers and musicians take to the stage delivering electrifying performances that bring audiences to their feet night after night.
With new music by composer Gerard Fahy, this "extraordinary and supremely stirring show" (Daily Telegraph) combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance.
Following a plane crash on an uninhabited island, the story follows the actions of a group of adolescent schoolboys as they battle against the elements for survival and supremacy. The island becomes a dark and dangerous place, where dreams turn to nightmares. A stunning tale of bullying, power, identity and violence.
Chicago 1927. The city where you keep out of Al Capone's way while you listen to Louis Armstrong. Prohibition-era speakeasies dispense illicit hooch and rip-roaring jazz. In a downtown recording studio, a bunch of musicians practise their riffs, while blues legend Ma Rainey takes her own sweet time. As they wait, they talk. Of love, life and creative differences. And, in wildcat trumpeter's Levee's case, the burning desire to change the world with his music.
Dates and times to be confirmed.
Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.
Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget!
Since premiering in London more than 16 years ago, this irresistibly funny comedy has thrilled over 54 million people all around the world and there's never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in the West End, where it all began. Whatever age you are, you can‘t help but have the time of your life at Mamma Mia!
In Matilda, the central character is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her parents but impresses her schoolteacher and, over the course of her first term at school, teacher and pupil have a profound effect on each other's lives.
Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Suitable for ages 6+.
In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream.
Falling in love with a beautiful club singer, one young man’s vision to bring her voice and her music out of the clubs and onto the airwaves of America will fly in the face of cultural divides and spark a music revolution that will shake the world.
Starring the Queen of British Soul, multi-award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard), with original songs by GRAMMY� winner and Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan, and a gripping true-life inspired story from writer Joe DiPietro, MEMPHIS will leave you exhilarated by its explosive blend of electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy.
Ms Beverley Knight will not be performing on the following dates:
12, 13, 16 and 17 June 2015
17 and 18 July 2015
Mr Killian Donnelly will not be performing on the following dates:
25, 26 and 27 May 2015
11,12 and 13 June 2015
Ms Beverley Knight is not scheduled to perform at Monday evening or Wednesday matinee performances.
Mr Killian Donnelly is not scheduled to perform at Thursday evening performances.
The Producers of MEMPHIS cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.
BAFTA Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant will make his West End debut in a new production of Richard Bean’s comic two hander The Mentalists. Steffan Rhodri will join Merchant in a return to the West End when the production, directed by Abbey Wright, runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham’s Theatre from Friday 3 July to 26 September.
Holed up in a faceless Finsbury Park hotel room Ted (Stephen Merchant), and Morrie (Steffan Rhodri) are forced to confront the darker side of their unique relationship. Things unravel as the pressure mounts in this hilarious and touching tale of friendship and utopian visions gone awry.
THE LEGENDARY MUSICAL
FROM THE CREATORS OF LES MIS�RABLES
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production has made its highly anticipated return to the West End, and is already breaking box office records.
Since Miss Saigon's sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago it has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world.
This epic musical love story tells the tragic tale of a young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
Join the WhatsOnStage Theatre Club and come on our Club Night to Miss Saigon on 6 May and 3 July. Tickets already SOLD OUT. Click here for more information.
Things are looking up for Jackie. He's out of jail and staying clean thanks to his sponsor. He might even have found a job. And of course there's Veronica, who he's loved since 8th grade. Nothing could come between them - except a hat.
With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.
Opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on 25 November 1952. The World's Longest Running Play! A group of people gathered together in a remote part of the countryside discover there is a murderer in their midst. The question is which one of them is the guilty party.
Run Time 2 hrs 15 mins. For its 60th year The Mousetrap at the St. Martin's Theatre is to introduce a small charity fee of 60p on each ticket, in addition to the regular ticket price, which will be applied entirely for the benefit of charities working with young people and the arts, including Mousetrap Theatre Projects.
A father loses his daughter to a car. His response is to meet the loss with a colossal act of projection: the tree next to where she died he transforms into his girl. The man who killed the girl is a stage hypnotist. Since the accident, he's lost the ability to make a convincing suggestion. For the first time since the accident, these two men meet. They meet when the Father volunteers for the Hypnotist's act.
Based on a heart-warming true story, the play follows a group of 18th Century convicts and officers as they confront a savage new land. These jailbirds, male and female, have no rights and their treatment is as ferocious as the landscape. But one man defies the rules. Lt Ralph Clark creates the very first piece of theatre ever to be performed in Australia, The Recruiting Officer. The drama mounts as the convicts rehearse, and their hopes for a new life grow stronger. Incredibly the play will go on! Our Country's Good was first presented at the Royal Court Theatre, London on 10 September 1988. Note: The convicts use explicit language and this award-winning play contains scenes which some people might find shocking.
Dates and times to be confirmed.
‘One of them’s a killer. One of them wants to die. What could possibly go wrong?’ Brian is suicidal. And why not? He’s Swindon’s seventeenth best news photographer, dresses in casualwear, and sings ‘Lady in Red’ as spiritual salvation. Oh, and his wife just left him. He decides there is only one escape from his pain. Ralph is at ease with the world. And why not? He’s the best there is, calls himself ‘John Smith’, dresses in Armani, and carries a Heckler and Koch PSG1 sniper rifle. But you’d never know. If forced to speak, he would say that he’s in the business of ‘pain removal’. Two men. Two lonely hotel rooms. An adjoining door... On any other day, Brian would have successfully ended things. On any other day, Ralph would have successfully ended someone. But not today... Today’s different...
Dates and times to be confirmed
J.M. Barrie's original stage play of Peter Pan.
Set below the stage of the Paris Opera - a horribly deformed ex -performer 'haunts' the backstage and public areas - insisting that he has a box for his own private use. He falls in love with a beautiful young chorus singer and trains his pupil (who never sees him) to take over the star role. She excels and everyone wonders where she came from and how she developed such a beautiful voice. The Phantom, who has now revealed himself to her, decides to take her with him to spend her life in his subterranean lair but she is rescued by her lover.
Exploring the role of Rosalind Franklin, the scientist whose insight was fundamental to the understanding of DNA but whose contribution was subsequently ignored. Photo 51 is the nickname given to an X-ray diffraction image of DNA taken by Raymond Gosling in May 1952, working as a PhD student under the supervision of Rosalind Franklin.
Following a sold-out UK tour, The Play That Goes Wrong will open at The Duchess Theatre on 14 September 2014, with previews from 3 September.
The Play That Goes Wrong burst onto the stage with phenomenal success last year, having originally opened as a one-act show at the Old Red Lion in London, before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2). Winners of the WhatsOnStage award for Best New Comedy 2014, the acclaimed play is currently enjoying a 21 week tour which ends this July.
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, and directed by Mark Bell, The Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing. The play introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
Ollie's sister is missing. Searching Manchester in desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona, an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born.
Dates to be confirmed. This event takes place at Temporary Theatre, National Theatre
Small-time semi-pro football, the non-league. A world away from the wealth and the television cameras. A young player touched with brilliance arrives from nowhere. An ambitious manager determines to make him his own. And the old soul of the club still has dreams of glory. A haunting and humorous new play about the dying romance of the great English game - and the tender, savage love that powers it.
The story of frustrated young (illegally young in modern terms) love and death and the vendetta between two families in a tight-knit Italian community. One of Shakespeare's most popular and enduring dramas it has also been re-done as film, ballet, musical (most notably "West Side Story") and ice spectacular!
Everyone creates their own coping stategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rules, rigidly?
Written in 1896 this is a comic play of aspiration and failure. Nina aspires to be an actress, Kostya a writer. Madame Arkadina and Trigorin are already these things. Can the young people's dreams come true or will they sour when confronted with the adult world?
All American Western romantic musical. The tale of the seven Pontipee brothers, Oregon 1880s. When Adam, the eldest brother, marries Millie, the Pontipees are shaken out of their backwoods life with a vengeance. A show full of pure energy, vibrant dancing and rousing musical numbers such as Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Spring, Spring, Spring, Goin Courtin and Wonderful Wonderful Day.
Stomp finds beauty and music in the mundane - from boots and bins to zippo lighters and plumber's plungers - everything including the kitchen sink becomes part of this production as a cast of 8 performers make instruments out of brooms and turn hand-clapping into conversation. With energy and toe-tapping exuberance, Stomp takes the clutter and junk of everyday life and transforms it into a theatrical event.
Run time 1hr 45mins
The first half is set in the rehearsal room, as five neurotic actors, one inexperienced director and an overworked stage manager, battle with the task of mounting what is surely the world's most terrible play. The second half is the hysterically chaotic first night.
The West End’s most celebrated new show is now winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
Sunny Afternoon also won Oliviers for Best Actor (John Dagliesh), Best Supporting Actor (George Maguire), and Outstanding Achievement in Music (Ray Davies).
With music and lyrics by Ray Davies, a new book by Joe Penhall and direction by Edward Hall, Sunny Afternoon depicts the rise to stardom of The Kinks. Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.
The Kinks exploded onto the 60’s music scene with a raw, energetic new sound that rocked a nation. But how did that happen, where exactly did they come from and what happened next?
The new musical features many of the band’s hits, including: "You Really Got Me", "Waterloo Sunset", "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion", "All Day And All Of The Night", "Lola", "Sunny Afternoon" and many more.
'Was it ever our choice to be the parish church of high finance?' On 15 October 2011 Occupy London makes camp outside St Paul's Cathedral. On 21 October 2011 a building that had kept open through floods, the Blitz and terrorist threats closes its doors. On 28 October City of London initiates legal action against Occupy to begin removing them from outside the Cathedral... Steve Waters' new play is a fictional account of these events, set in the heart of a very British crisis - a crisis of conscience, a crisis of authority and a crisis of faith.
Temple is a fictional account, inspired by the Occupy London movement in 2011.
Dates and times to be confirmed.
Discover how the three little porkers become world renowned celebrity superstars when forced to leave the warmth of their mother's overcrowded sty. Will the Three Little Pigs cope without their adoring mother's 'hogs and kisses'? Will their DIY building skills cut the mustard? And will they be able to stand on their own four trotters and outwit the Big Bad Wolf?
A musical celebration featuring the hit songs of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. Thriller is a stage and video spectacular celebrating the wonderful music of one of the greatest entertainers of modern times, Michael Jackson. The show has mind-blowing choreography and brilliant vocal performances as Jackson's amazing songs and videos are brought to life on stage. A full company of 40 performers including singers, dancers, a gospel choir and live band put on a mind blowing show, with over two hours of back to back hit songs including I Want You Back, I'll Be There, Rock With You, She's Out of My Life, Billie Jean and Earth Song. Michael Jackson died 25th June 2009.
The place is Maycomb, Alabama in the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Momentous events unfold through the eyes of eight year old Scout Finch, growing up in a close knit neighbourhood with her older brother Jem and their summertime visitor Dill. When their father Atticus Finch, a well respected lawyer, mounts a vigorous and compelling case for the defence of Tom Robinson, a poor black man accused of the rape of a young white girl, an idyllic world of childhood is changed forever. Through the drama of the trial and its aftermath comes a searching examination of freedom, justice, honesty and hypocrisy. A compelling, deeply moving story told with warmth and humour.
Harriet and Paul meet in the waiting room of a hospital. A chance encounter or so it seems. As the conversation flows, they realise they may have more in common than they thought, and that this meeting was no coincidence.
I want you to do yourself proud, Joey. You go and drive those Germans back where they've come from, and then come home to me. At the outbreak of World War one, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. he's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. but Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Do I look like I know the latest on every effing ?orse in the war? Do I look like an effing equine expert or even an effing equestrian enthusiast? Your squadron no longer exists. That's all I know, Private. Suitable for 12yrs+
Running time 2 hours 25 minutes inc. interval.
This is about pornography. This is an interview. This is an intervention. This is an interrogation. We're recording now. We want to pull its plug out. We want to stop its heartbeat. We want to blow its brains out and begin again. We know exactly what we're doing. We're not stupid.
Panel-based improvised comedy show.
Wicked has been casting its spell over audiences across the world for a decade, winning over 100 international awards, and continues to be a “West End sensation” (Daily Mail) at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre where it recently played its landmark 3000th performance.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story and show-stopping songs (by multi GRAMMY� and Academy Award� winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is “a magical mystery tour through the fantasy land of Oz” (London Evening Standard) that is not to be missed.
'Pray you, sit by us, and tell's a tale. Merry or sad shall't be? As merry as you will. A sad tale's best for winter.' A tale of passion, jealousy, fantasy and fairytale, the play charts the transition from winter to spring, tragedy to comedy, and revenge to romance. It is the story of high adventure where an angry King falsely accuses and discards his family to his later regret
Fog and creepily haunted houses, supernatural happenings, sea mists and dark stormy nights, lonely funerals and creaking attic doors, all combine in this gripping adaptation of Susan Hill's tense and thrilling story to create a play that taps our primal fears.
A grieving lawyer believes a curse has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of the woman in black. In an attempt to exorcise the spirit he engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his story. His plan begins innocently enough, but as the border between reality and fantasy blur, the horror starts and the flesh begins to creep..
Welcome to wonder.land, where you can be exactly who you want to be. Aly, 12, loves this extraordinary virtual world. Bullied at school and unhappy at home, wonder.land lets her escape from her parents, from teachers, from herself. Online, Aly becomes Alice: brave, beautiful and in control. But some of the people she meets - the weird Dum and Dee, the creepy Cheshire Cat, the terrifying Red Queen - seem strangely familiar. As hard as Aly tries to keep them apart, real life and wonder.land begin to collide in ever more curious and dangerous ways.