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Macbeth

Macbeth

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Rufus Norris
Starring: Rory Kinnear, Anne-Marie Duff 

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: Simon Stephens
Directed by: Marianne Elliott
Starring: Luke Treadaway, Niamh Cusack

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. 

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Follies

Follies

Sunday, August 5, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: James Goldman
Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: Dominic Cooke
Starring: Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. A dazzling new production featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21. 

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Julie

Julie

Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: Polly Stenham after August Strindberg
Directed by: Carrie Cracknell
Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Eric Kofi Abrefa

Wild and newly single, Julie (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby) throws a late night party – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

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King Lear

King Lear

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Jonathan Munby
Starring: Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen stars in what many consider to be the greatest tragedy ever written. King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." — Daily Telegraph

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Madness of George III

The Madness of George III

Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: Alan Bennett
Directed by: Adam Penford
Starring: Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough

It’s 1786 and King George III (Mark Gatiss) is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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