What's on Highlights > February

What's on Highlights > February
Read on for inspiration for what’s on in February at a theatre near you. This is just a small selection of theatres and what's on - visit the venue's website for full listings or choose another theatre from over 240 theatres around the country.


Emporium Theatre, Brighton

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01273 911313 (calls cost 7p/pm*)

The Albatross 3rd & Main   
2 – 20 February   

Inspired by the author’s travels in the USA, ‘Albatross’  is a gritty contemporary psychosocial black comedy, which unfolds over a single day, in a sleepy, blue-collar backwater of Massachusetts, New England. A punchy satire that takes a big swing at cultural imperialism as it explores the dark flip side of Federal law and wildlife conservation. This world premiere production marks the Brighton born playwright’s debut as director.

The Tempest   
7 – 28 March   

Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment. Emporium Theatre is delighted to be hosting Droll + Folly Theatre’s new production, directed by Nicholas Quirke.

Dealer’s Choice   
5 – 16 April   

Patrick Marber’s Dealer's Choice is an uproariously funny, meticulously crafted and wonderfully imaginative exploration of the endless power play between fathers and sons, winners and losers, made men and ambitious outsiders.
Stephen’s restaurant is a haven of petty gamblers and ineffectual dreamers, until it is threatened by the shady machinations of Ash and the underworld. As events unfold, debts increase, the stakes get higher and someone has to cough up for the bill...


New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 0844 871 3011 (calls cost 7p/pm*)

Private Lives   
Mon 8 – Sat 13 Feb   

A major new production of Noel Coward’s best loved and multi-award winning comedy.

This glittering production of one of the greatest plays of all time, includes Olivier Award nominated TV and stage star TOM CHAMBERS (star of Top Hat the musical and Strictly Come Dancing winner) as the lovable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers (Tipping the Velvet) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda. Also starring Charlotte Ritchie (Call the Midwife, Fresh Meat and Siblings) and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey).

An elegant evening of wit and glamour that bubbles with sex and promises to be a deliciously delectable and unforgettable classic.

Impossible   
Tue 16 – Sat 20 Feb   

Impossible, the most dangerous show ever seen, featuring the world's greatest illusionists live on stage in a magic spectacular that will thrill and amaze audiences of all ages.

Fusing death-defying stunts, technological trickery, grand stage illusions and close-up magic in a fast-paced breath-taking performance, Impossible reinvents the biggest illusions in history in the greatest magic show on earth.

Fresh from its ground-breaking run in London’s West End, prepare to be mesmerized and baffled as Impossible brings together world-class performers showing off a stunning range of magical artistry; from astonishing acts of epic proportions to dumbfounding sleight of hand.

Tosca   
Sun 28 Feb   

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra

Puccini’s Tosca

An explosion of love and treachery

This traditional production is a heady mixture of true love, torture and treachery, with two of the best roles for tenor and soprano, plus a truly blood curdling villain.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Rome, with spectacular costumes, and featuring a boys choir*, this most popular of operas is sure to delight with its tender, moving arias Vissi d’arte and E Lucevan le Stelle.


Mercury Theatre, Colchester

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01206 573948

End of the Rainbow   

12 – 20 Feb   

London 1968 – and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback… again. Battling a tornado of drugs and alcohol, she undertakes an exhausting series of concerts at the Talk of the Town in order to re-claim her crown as the greatest talent of her generation.

The Hollywood Special Effects Show   
27 Feb   

Get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show takes you behind the scenes of your favourite films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic.

Crazy Glue   
6 Feb   

CRAZY GLUE follows the tragicomic roller coaster of a couple’s romance as they move from the blossoming of first love through to the thornier terrain of married life. Inspired by the physical comedy of Buster Keaton and the madcap absurdity of Looney Tunes, Single Shoe Productions create a fusion of silent film nostalgia and cartoon antics. The captivating cast of two blend vocal sound effects, quirky humour and an evocative 1930’s soundtrack to reveal the crazy, sticky, messy side of marriage.



The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 024 7655 3055

Pocket Dream   
4 – 6 Feb   

If you like your Shakespeare fast-moving, easily understood and visually stunning then Propeller’s sixty minute version of its award-winning production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is for you.

This is a production full of clarity, poetry, humour and imagination, with a little bit of magic thrown in. Pocket Dream is an inspiring introduction not only to Shakespeare, but also to the very best of English theatre.

After a gripping hour you are invited into the performance space to question the actors about the play, acting, Shakespeare, in fact anything that comes to mind.

Suitable for all ages.

Miss Nightingale The Musical   
9 - 13 February    

Sex, scandal and showbiz 1940’s style. A saucy new star shines in the spotlight while two men struggle to find love in the shadows.

In wartime people will do anything to survive and the biggest battle is to trust your heart. The aristocracy rub shoulders with black market spivs, songwriters take to the streets and showgirls fight to change the world. But bootleg booze, blackmail and bombshells are a deadly combination. And some secrets are more explosive than The Blitz.

Miss Nightingale The Musical cleverly combines comedy with drama to bring the gay glamour of WWII London thrillingly to life.

End of the Rainbow 
 
23 - 27 February   

Starring Loose Women’s Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland*, with Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater.

Join Judy Garland as she makes her explosive London comeback at the height of the swinging sixties. This fiercely funny and emotionally charged play finds the once glittering star sparring with her new fiancé, her devoted accompanist, and her own demons. Filled with Garland’s legendary tenacity, razor-sharp wit and once-in-a-generation voice.

Featuring Garland’s most memorable songs The Man That Got Away, Come Rain Or Come Shine, The Trolley Song and of course Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

*Judy Garland will be played by Ellen Verenieks on Thursday evening.


Jersey Opera House

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: (01534) 511 115

JIMEOIN – YEEHAA!   
12 February   

Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters. Now the Irishman from Australia and star of TV’s ‘Sunday Night at Palladium’, ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Royal Variety Performance’ musters his ever-evolving live show and the most famous eyebrows in comedy to Jersey Opera House to bring you an unforgettably hilarious evening of world-class stand-up. Mosey on down and lasso your tickets early!

ANDY KIRKPATRICK – COLD MOUNTAIN   
26 February   

A unique story teller and comedian – described as the “Ranulph Fiennes of British Climbing” by the Today Program – Andy climbs in some of the most inhospitable places on earth, from Greenland to Alaska, Patagonia to Antarctica.
In this new tour, he takes up where his last finished, arriving in Antarctica dreaming of climbing the ‘hardest mountain in the world’, before further cold adventures in Alaska, Norway and Patagonia.  As with all of Andy’s shows, Cold Mountain is a mash up of thoughts and experiences, good times and bad, laughter and maybe tears, but certainly out of this world.

HATS OFF TO LED ZEPPELIN   
27 February   

The Official UK No.1 tribute to the gods of Rock and Roll Hats Off to Led Zeppelin are proud to be the only tribute act in the UK officially endorsed by Marshall Amplifiers and are managed by Warren Grant whose father Peter was Led Zeppelin’s manager.

If you want silly wigs, naff impersonations and the wrong line up then there are plenty of other tributes out there. But if you want to experience the power and the passion of a Led Zeppelin concert, played by one of the most the most exciting Rock’n’Roll bands on the circuit today then pick up the phone and book your ticket to see this show now!



Milton Keynes Theatre

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 0844 871 7652 (calls cost 7p/pm*)

Priscilla Queen of the Desert    
Mon 1 – Sat 6 Feb   

Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical hits the road again, starring Jason Donovan as Tick!

Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international hit Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could ever dreamed of!

With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor classics including I Will Survive, Priscilla will take you on a journey into the heart of fabulous!

Derren Brown – Miracle   
Mon 15 – Sat 20 Feb   

Multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion, Derren Brown, returns with his most provocative show yet, Miracle.

Derren delivers an evening of mind altering genius as extraordinary events unfold before you, live on stage. Guaranteed to entertain band baffle your brain, witness the wonderment of one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control, a miracle man of our modern times.

Book your tickets now and prepare to be astounded!

An Inspector Calls   
Tue 23 – Sat 27 Feb   

Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation, this landmark production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls, has thrilled audiences in the West End, Broadway and throughout the world with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense.

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 of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.



Finborough Theatre, London

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 0844 847 1652 (calls cost 7p/pm*)

Weald   
2 – 27 February 2016   

On a remote livery yard in rural England, Jim arrives ‘home’ after eight years away, in need of work. It didn’t end so well last time, but he's sure that this time it’ll be different...

Sam, as old as the fixtures and fittings themselves, reluctantly agrees - there’s work to be done after all. As the men attempt to pick up from where they left off, fresh cracks appear beside old wounds. Things have changed. But the world can only be held at bay for so long before the two men will have to answer for their actions.

Andy Capp The Musical   
Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 February 2016   

Work-shy Andy squanders his rent money on beer and stumbles home late again. His long suffering missus Flo vows to leave him, but Andy promises his racing pigeons will one day make them a fortune.

A few doors down, innocent young lovers Elvis and Raquel plan their wedding, but will their lives turn out just like Andy and Flo? Not if Raquel’s mother, Mrs Scrimmett, has anything to do with it…



Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 0844 871 7607 (calls cost 7p/pm*)

Rambert   
Thu 11 – Sat 13 Feb   

Britain’s national dance company presents an evening of captivating dance with live orchestral music.

Rehearsal for Murder   
Mon 22 – Sat 27 Feb   

A murder mystery with a star cast including Robert Daws ( The Royal, Outside Edge), Amy Robbins ( The Royal), Robert Duncan (Drop the Dead Donkey) Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire) and Steven Pinder (Brookside).

Clare Teal   
Sat 6 Feb   

The UK’s Queen of Swing, award-winning jazz singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal promises a sparkling evening of feel-good music. Listen to unexpected jewels alongside swing standards and some of Clare’s own impressive compositions.


Blackpool Grand Theatre

To book using your Tokens call: 01253 290190

Miss Nightingale
4 - 6 February

Miss Nightingale – The musical by Matthew Bugg. Sex, scandal and showbiz 1940’s style.  A saucy new star shines in the spotlight while two men struggle in the shadows.
Audiences across Britain adore this fabulous, feel good tale of love, loss and hope performed by a multi-talented cast who not only act, dance and sing but also play all the instruments live on stage!

Miss Nightingale - the musical cleverly combines comedy with drama to bring the gay glamour of WW2 London thrillingly to life. Don’t miss this smash-hit show on its final UK tour. You’ll laugh, cry and cheer for more!

Dial M for Murder   
16 - 20 February

Tony is convinced his wife is having an affair. We watch mesmerised at Tony’s precision in planning what must surely be the perfect murder … until it falters in the most unexpected way.
Claustrophobic and frightening, this new production reclaims this brilliant and erotic tale of betrayal, passion and ultimately, murder.

Famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, Frederick Knott’s intense and darkly gripping thriller will keep you on the edge of your seats and you'll never want to answer the telephone again!
Starring Oliver Mellor (Coronation Street), Terri Dwyer (Hollyoaks) and Marcus Hutton (Brookside).

Flare Path    
23 - 27 February

Set in 1942, against a backdrop of heartache and quiet bravery, Flare Path paints an evocative portrait of life in wartime Britain for the RAF bomber crews, their wives and sweethearts, who were left awaiting their return.

RAF pilot Teddy and his wife, former actress Patricia, have their marriage tested to the limit by the surprise arrival of her ex-lover Peter Kyle.

Highly charged drama with a truly authentic taste of the fear, camaraderie and passion combine when an unexpected and dangerous mission over Germany puts Patricia at the centre of an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 020 8858 7755

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon
Monday 8 February - Thursday 11 February

'It wasn't a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room...'

Join this tattered troupe as Luna's tragic tale unravels for the first time. But why tonight?

A Tim Burton-esque patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music stitched together with The Human Zoo's explosive visual imagination.

5 stars “a beautiful, whimsical tale told by five consummate storytellers… It is performed with panache as the company weaves its magic on the audience, who were totally absorbed and enthralled. A must-see show.” British Theatre Guide

The Lost Things
Saturday 13 February - Sunday 14 February

A boy falls and finds himself in a dark and terrifying new world. It's a world of lost things: car keys, wedding rings, dads, and a mysterious girl who is building an amazing machine.

Performed in a unique dome structure on the Greenwich Theatre stage, accommodating just 40 people at a time, The Lost Things is about losing things and finding things you didn't even know you were looking for. This is a dark fairytale set in a fantastical world, where noting is quite as it seems.

Rapunzel
Thursday 18 February - Sunday 21 February

An exciting musical perfect for all the family!

Immersion Theatre is thrilled to present the UK Premiere of this witty, tongue-in-cheek retelling of a perennial favourite which gives us a possessive mother who happens to be a witch, a tentative young man who happens to be a prince and a strong-willed but naïve young girl with the longest hair you’re ever likely to come across!

A familiar tale with a fantastic new spin, it has all the charm you’d expect from the Emmy Award-winning team behind the mega-hit television series Friends.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 0844 847 1664 (calls cost 7p/pm*)

Madam Butterfly – Russian State Opera
Tuesday 23rd Feb

The Russian State Opera  presents Madam Butterfly – one of the most colourful & exotic operas
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

This tale of the doomed love of an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride inspired Puccini to write some of his most sublime and beautiful music.

Ellie Taylor And Luisa Omielan
Friday 26th February 

Ellie Taylor- A confident and utterly hilarious performer, she’s a breath of fresh air on the comedy circuit.

Luisa Omielan-She is a comedy phenomenon, she’s toured her solo shows ‘What Would Beyonce Do?’ and Am I Right Ladies?!’ from the UK to LA, New York, Toronto, Montreal, The Alps and Singapore!’ 

One of the biggest stand up hits of the decade!’ – The Guardian

Collabro

Saturday 27th February

From the world of film and musical theatre the boys take on the likes of ‘Music Of The Night’, ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ from Les Miserables and ‘The Circle of Life’ from ‘The Lion King.’

Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Thomas Redgrave only became Collabro at the start of 2014 and it’s been a steady stream of incredible moments since then.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01543 412121

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Saturday 6 February

Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest! 

A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show. Audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing production with unpredictable and hilarious results.

So whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift or Cole Porter in Poundland - you suggest it and the Showstoppers will sing it!

Round and Round The Garden by Alan Ayckbourn
Monday 8 February – Wednesday 10 February

Follow Norman, his in-laws and the local vet over one summer weekend in a Sussex country house.

Assistant librarian Norman is intent on making all the women in his life happy simultaneously attempting to seduce his sister-in-law Annie, charm his brother's wife Sarah and still keep his own wife, Ruth, happy. Oblivious to the repercussions of his actions, Norman leaves a trail of havoc, misunderstandings and comedy consequences.

This award-winning play expertly highlights Ayckbourn's sharp, acerbic wit to reveal the secrets, lies and deception which simmer beneath the surface of family relationships.

Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced
Tuesday 23 February – Saturday 27 February

Starring JUDY CORNWELL as Miss Marple and DIANE FLETCHER as Letitia Blacklock

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. 

Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer...


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 020 8741 6850

Herons
Friday 15 January – Saturday 13 February

Fifteen years after its first production Simon Stephens’ unflinching and incendiary play Herons returns to the London stage in this timely, new production directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes.

Shot through with humour and menace, Herons is a disturbing portrait of adolescent violence experienced by fourteen-year-old Billy, who is tormented by local bullies. Humiliated beyond endurance, he is finally pushed to an act of vengeance.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Friday 19 February – Saturday 19 March

The Lyric and Filter’s riotous reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays returns to the Lyric, after its critically acclaimed 2012 run.

Featuring music from members of The London Snorkelling Team, this classic tale of young lovers and warring fairies is given a unique and irreverent twist.  

Don’t miss one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Tuesday 16 February – Saturday 20 February

Charlie Hubble is a little boy with a very big dream, - he wants to be a world-class magician. So, for his birthday, he wishes for the Big Book of Spells for Trainee Magicians. He’s fed up with practicing his disappearing rabbit trick on his big sister’s tortoise! Charlie wants to learn real magic, and he can’t wait for his spellbook to appear.

Then one day, there’s a knock at the door. It’s a real life sorcerer! And he has a very special job for Charlie… This spellbinding new show comes to life with a magical blend of music, puppetry and high-energy storytelling.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01473 295900

The Last Five Years

Thursday 25 February – Friday 11 March

A musical romantic comedy that will tug at your heartstrings.

Recently a major motion picture, The Last Five Years is an award winning musical from Jason Robert Brown. Starting and ending with the beginning of a passionate love affair, the unique style of storytelling and infectious score makes this one of America's best modern musicals.

The lovers are Cathy and Jamie. Actress Cathy’s story starts with the end of their relationship following their tale backwards to when she first fell in love with her young talented lover. Novelist Jamie’s story begins with their first passionate encounter and heads forward towards heartache.

A Raisin In The Sun
Wednesday 17 February – Saturday 20 February

Presented by Eclipse Theatre Company, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Sheffield Theatres 

By Lorraine Hansberry

A ferocious portrayal of working class life on the cusp of the civil rights era, Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama bursts with intense family conflict, racial politics and social consciousness.

Contained
Tuesday 9 February

Presented by Mind The Gap

Contained is a vibrant, compelling and personal new show from England’s largest professional learning-disabled theatre company: nine interwoven true stories about family and friendships, love and loss, the everyday and the extraordinary.

Combining live performance, film, photography, music and dance, Contained explores those small moments in life that suddenly become meaningful: moments that teach us about ourselves and the world that we live in.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 023 8067 1771

The Witches

Tuesday 16 February – Saturday 20 February

Roald Dahl’s scariest book is brought to life in a tremendously terrifying treat for the whole family. Witches absolutely detest children. They find them revolting and are planning to wipe them out like weasels! They want to squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear.

But one brave young boy and his grandmother have a plan to get rid of the witches for good… If only they can avoid being turned into mice…

A Raisin in the Sun
Tuesday 23 February – Saturday 27 February

The Younger family live in a tiny apartment, one that only just fitted them when they were half the size – their hopes, dreams and aspirations on hold for years, crammed into these four walls and crowded round the kitchen table. But when a chance to change the course of their future emerges, the pressures of opportunity threaten to overwhelm them.

A ferocious portrayal of working class life on the cusp of the American civil rights era, Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama bursts with intense family conflict, racial politics and social consciousness.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 0161 624 2829

The Pitmen Painters
Friday 5 February – Saturday 27 February

By Lee Hall, writer of Billy Elliott, The Pitmen Painters is the funny, feel-good, moving true story of a group of ordinary men who became a working-class phenomenon.

The Ashington Group were a group of Northumberland miners who, in 1934 employed Robert Lyon, Master of Painting at Kings College Newcastle, to teach an evening class in Art Appreciation. Instead, Lyon taught them to paint, with amazing results.

Lee Hall’s story tells of the hopes, dreams and camaraderie of the miners, who continued to work down the pit until they retired, all the while being celebrated throughout the art world.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01249 701628

Family Theatre Bristol Old Vic
Theatre School The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

Saturday 6 February, 3pm

The life, the times and every single play - all in one hour! Specially created to mark the 400th anniversary of his death, The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare is a glorious celebration of the work of the world's greatest playwright. Expect silly sketches, toe-tapping songs, daft dance routines and extracts from all the famous and some less well-known plays. This show is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare and to the Tudor England that gave birth to his writing. Age guidance 6+.

Cscape Dance Taste
Saturday 20 February, 7.30pm

Tea: how do you take yours? Milk no sugar? Milk in first? No milk at all? What’s behind our choices? What defines our identity? Inspired by the tapestries of Grayson Perry, Taste is a delicious romp of a show with humour, irreverence and playfulness at its heart. Taste explores what defines our identity and ponders the intricacies behind our choices. As refreshing as your perfect cup of tea. Age guidance 12+.

Platform 4 The Legend of the Holy Drinker
Friday 26 February, 7.30pm

A bar in the Rue de Tournon, Paris; it is 2am, closing time, but two street performers persuade a tired landlady to give them one ‘last’ drink and to hear their story. Three performers, one puppet,a ukulele and an accordion, songs, dance, a bar, the night, a drink or two … and ‘The Legend of the Holy Drinker’. Based on the novella by Joseph Roth.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 0844 871 3023 (calls cost 7p/pm*)

Brendan Cole

Saturday 7 February

Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers, will host throughout as he leads his cast on a journey of music and dance in a spectacular night of theatrical entertainment. Loaded with ballroom magic and Latin excitement, Brendan’s newest live music and dance extravaganza will be 2016’s must see show!

Let it Be
Monday 08 February – Saturday 13 February

Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let it Be at The Princess Theatre to 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!

Tosca
Thursday 18 February

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production of Tosca with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra. This traditional production is a heady mixture of true love, torture and treachery, with two of the best roles for tenor and soprano, plus a truly blood curdling villain.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 0844 871 7651  (calls cost 7p/pm*)

Private Lives

Monday 15 February – Saturday 20 February

A major new production of Noel Coward’s best loved and multi-award winning comedy.

Starring Olivier Award nominated TV and stage star TOM CHAMBERS (star of Top Hat the musical and Strictly Come Dancing winner) as the lovable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers (Tipping the Velvet) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda. Also starring Charlotte Ritchie (Call the Midwife, Fresh Meat and Siblings) and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey).

An elegant evening of wit and glamour that bubbles with sex and promises to be a deliciously delectable and unforgettable classic.

The 39 Steps
Monday 22 February – Saturday 27 February

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit Olivier Award-Winning Comedy is now on tour after 9 years in London’s West End.

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

Single Spies
Tuesday 1 February – Saturday 5 March

Olivier nominated Rachel Kavanaugh directs a star cast including Nicholas Farrell (Spooks, Call the Midwife & Chariots of Fire), Belinda Lang (2 Point 4 Children, Second Thoughts, Oklahoma!) and David Robb (Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall). Bennett’s Olivier Award-winning Best Comedy explores our fascination with Russian spies and royalty. Chronicling the lives of two members of the notorious ‘Cambridge Five’ spy ring in the 1950s – Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 020 7407 0234

Cyrano de Bergerac: 
Adapted by Glyn Maxwell from the play by Edmond Rostand
Thursday 18 February – Saturday 19 March

This new staging of Edmond Rostand’s classic sees one of theatre’s greatest roles played by one of our most exciting and innovative stage actors – Olivier award-winner Kathryn Hunter. As Cyrano, Hunter leads an all-female ensemble in Glyn Maxwell’s witty and heartbreaking adaptation.

Orphans by Lyle Kessler
Wednesday 10 February – Saturday 5 March

Two brothers, Treat and Phillip, share a North Philadelphia home.  Abandoned, deserted and forgotten by society, the house and humans that reside in it have developed dark and hard relationships to the world around them.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01792 475715

Fame the Musical
Thursday 4 February – Saturday 6 February

Award-winning youth theatre group, The Sir Harry Secombe Trust presents Fame-The Musical. Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street, it is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring story, of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. With candour, humour and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. Packed with powerful songs and dynamic dances you are guaranteed an evening of great entertainment.

Swansea’s Three Night Blitz
Wednesday 17 February – Saturday 20 February

February 1941.  Elsie works at the Ben Evans department store and lives on Teilo Crescent.  World War II continues to be fought on the continent, but Elsie’s pressing on with her wedding plans regardless because it’s nice for everyone to have something to look forward to.  Three nights later and Elsie, her family and Swansea have been changed forever.

A new play commissioned by Swansea Grand Theatre to commemorate 75 years since Swansea's three night Blitz. This new and innovative play tells the story of the city and its people.

Puccini’s Tosca
Tuesday 23 February

Opera and Ballet International presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised orchestra and full orchestra. This traditional production is a heady mixture of true love, torture and treachery, with two of the best roles for tenor and soprano, plus a truly blood curdling villain.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Rome, with spectacular costumes, and featuring a boys choir with a choir boy solo, this most popular of operas is sure to delight with its tender, moving arias “Vissi d’arte” and “E Lucevan le Stelle”.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01432 340555

Transports

Friday 5 February

In the late seventies a spiky fifteen year old finds herself shunted into her final foster home. Her widowed foster mother has a hint of a foreign accent, verbal diarrhoea and a trunk full of secrets. As youth plays cat and mouse with age, two parallel sets of revelations collide with devastating consequences.

Fagin’s Last Hour
Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 February

'Oliver Twist', Charles Dickens’ dark tale of crime and punishment, is stunningly re-imagined in this critically acclaimed stage adaptation. Told from the point of view of Fagin the Miser, one hour before his execution, this unique and powerful one-man show offers a fresh insight into literature’s most controversial villain.

Austen’s Women
Wednesday 24 February

Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works. In this much-loved Edinburgh sell-out hit, using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women in critical moments from Austen’s major novels.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 020 7328 1000

The Mother
Thursday 21 January – Saturday 5 March

Anne loved that time in her life when she prepared breakfast each morning for her two young children. Now her children have grown up and have lives and loves of their own. Spending hours alone, Anne’s world begins to twist around her. 

The Mother is a compelling and moving production that will leave you questioning the very nature of reality.

Molière Award-winning playwright Florian Zeller returns to the Tricycle following 2015’s must-see run of The Father with this compelling show starring the BAFTA Award-winning actress Gina McKee. Completing the cast are Richard Clothier, Frances McNamee and William Postlethwaite.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01902 42 92 12

An Inspector Calls
Tuesday 2 February – Saturday 6 February

From Stephen Daldry, the Oscar nominated Director of The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot, comes the multi award-winning West End production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls. Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation winning more awards than any other play in history, this landmark production from the National Theatre has thrilled audiences in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the world with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense.

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 of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.

Jersey Boys
Tuesday 9 February – Saturday 20 February

JERSEY BOYS, the worldwide smash-hit musical, tells the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history. Winner of 54 major awards worldwide including the 2009 Olivier award for Best New Musical!

1962, New Jersey, New York, when music meant rock n roll, violence meant the mob and the only way out was up. Meet four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks who, with nothing to lose and everything to gain, went on to become rock ‘n’ roll legends selling 100 million records worldwide. With spectacular performances of all their hits, Jersey Boys is the electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; the Mob, the heartaches, the triumph and the music. Discover the incredible sound of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons whose hits defined the musical identity of a nation.

Into The Hoods: Remixed
Thursday 25 February – Saturday 27 February

Into the Hoods: Remixed is the newly revamped version of the award-winning production that stormed the West End in 2008. Under the direction of Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, the much-loved show returns to the stage with all the wit and charm of the original, updated for 2015 with new choreography, a remixed soundtrack and fresh designs.

Set in the ‘Ruff Endz Estate’, the story follows two lost school children who have been tasked to find an iPhone as white as milk, trainers as pure as gold, a hoodie as red as blood and some weave as yellow as corn. Along the way, they meet DJ Spinderella, aspiring singer Lil Red, vivacious rapper Rap-on-Zel, budding music producer Jaxx and embark upon a storybook adventure into the heart of a pulsating community.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01904 623568

Snow Child
Tuesday 23 February – Saturday 05 March

She’s a girl like no other. As she dances in the wild landscape and talks with the animals, Snow Child brings joy and laughter to the whole village. But it’s not easy bringing up a wild daughter of the blizzards and wind. As winter gives way to spring and summer, will the Snow Child and her parents find their “happily ever after”?

tutti frutti is thrilled to bring you Emma Reeves’ new play following the huge success of her adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather.  Snow Child promises to be a wonderland of inventive storytelling to enchant children and families.


To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 020 7922 2922

Battlefield  
Wednesday 3 February – Saturday 27 February

The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière together revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata 30 years after Brook’s legendary production took world theatre by storm. 

The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused. 

An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is timeless and contemporary, asking how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict.

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing
Wednesday 17 February – Saturday 26 March

"Aoife Duffin’s powerhouse performance is a triumph"

The Observer’s Top Ten Performances of 2014 

A fearless, unflinching portrait of one girl’s turbulent journey into an adult world.

Fraught family relationships, dangerous intimate liaisons and dark moments of exploitation form a fascinating, fast-paced ride through a complex mind. 

Aoife Duffin performs with electric urgency. Annie Ryan’s spellbinding adaptation of Eimear McBride’s best-selling novel gets its London premiere.


London

A full list of London shows can be found at Official London Theatre. If you have Tokens to use, remember you can use them at all of London’s West End theatres plus, at the TKTS ticket booth in Leicester Square.


Booking fees may apply at different rates at some venues. Always check the theatre's website for full details.

*Plus your telephone company's network charge.

Details correct as of 1 February 2016.