Emma Reeves’ musical adaption of Jill Murphy’s classic Worst Witch fiction series provides gratifying and uplifting entertainment for the whole family thanks to its multi-talented cast and its (mostly) spectacular staging. With the exception of two wobbly creative moments in the first act (which will likely be rectified), director Theresa Heskins’ production of The … [Read more...]
Vaudeville Theatre London Tickets, News & Reviews
1609. I AM EMILIA.
WRITER. WIFE. LOVER. MOTHER. MUSE.
400 years ago Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard. It wasn’t. Could she have been the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What of her own poems? Why was her story erased from history?
Emilia and her sisters reach out to us across the centuries with passion, fury, laughter and song. Listen to them. Let them inspire and unite us.
Celebrate women’s voices through the story of this trailblazing, forgotten woman.
Stand up and be counted.
2019. WE ARE EMILIA.
Booking to 1st June 2019
Returning to London with their West End premiere, BalletBoyz presents its two new works set to original scores for 16 performances only.
Explore the ‘Dreamy…immensely watchable’ (**** Guardian) individuality of each dancer and the versatility of movement which BalletBoyz has always been known for with the critically acclaimed Them/Us. Created through a unique, collaborative choreographic process by the BalletBoyz company dancers, Them proves to be an exciting culmination of the experience the company has gained after 20 years of working with leading choreographers, designers, composers and artists.
Be taken on an exploration of human connections with Us, by Tony and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon concluding in the ‘beautifully crafted’ (**** Financial Times) duet which premiered in 2017. Featuring all BalletBoyz dancers, the piece presents the company at its powerful best, ‘an unabashed masculine empathy and a powerful sense of community’ (**** The Times).
Booking from 3rd to 15th June 2019
Following a critically acclaimed West End Season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket last year, with their productions of Uncle Vanya and Life & Fate (Critics Choice The Guardian, Financial Times, Telegraph, Sunday Times), the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg returns to the West End with this luminous retelling of Chekhov’s masterpiece, Three Sisters.
Rediscover the tragicomic story of the Prozorov sisters as they contend with their disillusioned lives in a provincial Russian town. Renowned director Lev Dodin directs this radiant, complex play with rich insight into Chekhov’s eloquent understanding of resignation, longing, and love.
Under the artistic directorship of Lev Dodin – one of the most celebrated theatre practitioners working today – the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg has become one of the greatest theatres in the world. During his 35-year tenure many of Dodin’s shows have won international awards including state prizes of Russian and the USSR, Golden Mask Awards and a Lawrence Olivier Award (becoming the first international company to do so for Stars in the Morning Sky, 1989). In 2000 he received the European Theatre Award.
Season supported by Roman Abramovich.
Performed in Russian with English surtitles.
Booking from 19th to 29th June 2019
THE WORST WITCH
Mildred Hubble was an ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest and most important adventure yet…
Jealous Ethel Hallow is always out to spoil Mildred’s fun. Miss Hardbroom is opposed to all fun in general. And just as Mildred sparks some inevitable mayhem certain to upset them both, an old enemy returns with a plan for revenge that could threaten not just the Academy, but the whole world.
Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this action-packed new stage adaptation by Emma Reeves is directed by Theresa Heskins (2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People) and includes original songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred’s unique brand of utter pandemonium!
A new play by Emma Reeves, Directed by Theresa Heskins.
Booking from 24th July to 8th September 2019
From the parents of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG comes a brand-new comedy all about growing up.
Are we the same people at 30 as we were at 13?
Does school life determine our future?
Do we ever grow out of our school crush?
Playing an unruly classroom of kids and anarchic high school teenagers, through to the aches and pains of adulthood, the original Mischief company
are back in the West End with their first new play since 2016.
Term starts 20 September at the Vaudeville Theatre. This is a lesson not to be skipped!
Recommended age 13+
Booking from 20th September to 1st December 2019
Mischief Theatre, the Olivier award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, today announces the full cast for their brand-new comedy Groan Ups, performing from 20 September until 1 December 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre. From the parents of The Play That Goes Wrong comes a brand-new comedy all about growing up. Are we the same people at 30 as we were … [Read more...]
This summer, the internationally lauded dance troupe BalletBoyz will make its West End debut with its critically-acclaimed Them/Us, an innovative double bill and a brand-new collaboration from the company’s own dancers and the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. A co-production with Sadler’s Wells, Them/Us played at Sadler’s Wells in March as … [Read more...]
Following a critically acclaimed West End Season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket last year, with celebrated productions of Uncle Vanya and Life & Fate (Critics’ Choice The Guardian, Financial Times, Telegraph, Sunday Times) the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg return with a luminous retelling of Chekhov’s masterpiece, Three Sisters. Playing in London for 10 … [Read more...]
The Worst Witch will fly into the West End for 7 weeks only, over the summer holidays, from 24 July * to 8 September (*all tickets for the 24 July performance are just £20.00!) following its hugely successful premiere at Royal & Derngate and hit UK tour. This new story, adapted for the stage from Jill Murphy’s original books by Emma Reeves (who won a Royal … [Read more...]
I once heard a feminist advising fellow feminists not to commit arson, because in addition to the obvious risk of innocent lives, this was the sort of thing that the ‘establishment’ would like feminists to do. The feminists would then most likely be arrested, charged and put on trial, and the establishment can say something like, “Look, this is what feminists are … [Read more...]
Mischief Theatre, the Olivier award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, today announce their next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy Magic Goes Wrong, created with magic legends Penn & Teller. This will be the second production in Mischief Theatre’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre, which opens with Groan Ups in September 2019. Mischief Theatre will … [Read more...]
Mischief Theatre, the Olivier award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, announces it will take over the Vaudeville theatre with a season of new work from September 2019. Opening with comedy Groan Ups, the original Mischief company reunite to bring their unique inventive hilarity to the West End. Mischief Theatre will present three new productions at … [Read more...]
Casting is today announced for Emilia, written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and directed by Nicole Charles at the Vaudeville Theatre from 8 March – 15 June 2019, following its run at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2018. The role of Emilia is played at different stages of her life by Saffron Coomber, Adelle Leonce and Clare Perkins. They are joined by an all-female company … [Read more...]