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The stand-up co­me­dian and ac­tress Mi­randa Hart is mak­ing her West End the­atre de­but in Annie at the Pic­cadilly The­atre. Hart, the star of TV’s Mi­randa and Call the Mid­wife, plays Miss Han­ni­gan, the cold-hearted man­ager of the or­phan­age in which Annie lives. Set in 1930s New York dur­ing the Great De­pres­sion, it fol­lows lit­tle Annie, who can’t be­lieve her luck when bil­lion­aire Oliver War­bucks picks her to spend Christ­mas at his home. But will Miss Han­ni­gan ruin ev­ery­thing? The 1977 Broad­way mu­si­cal won seven Tony Awards, and was turned into a hit film in 1982, star­ring the curly red­head Aileen Quinn. It fea­tures clas­sic tunes such as It’s a Hard Knock Life, To­mor­row and Easy Street.

The Phantom of the Opera

Long-run­ning Gothic drama in which a mys­te­ri­ous masked man haunts the Paris Opera House. MonSat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £23-£125. www.thep­han­to­mofthe­ Her Majesty’s The­atre, 57 Hay­mar­ket, SW1Y 4QL. T: 0844-412 2707. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

The Quentin Dentin Show

From 20 Jun: Rock mu­si­cal where Keith and Nat ac­ci­den­tally sum­mon a su­per­nat­u­ral ther­a­pist from their ra­dio, with hi­lar­i­ous re­sults. Please check for times. Tick­ets £16-£18. www.tris­tan­bat­esthe­atre. Tris­tan Bates The­atre, 1a Tower St, WC2H 9NP. T: 020-3841 6611. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

School of Rock: The Mu­si­cal

An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s stage show about a rock mu­si­cian who poses as a teacher. Mon, Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm; Sun 3pm. Tick­ets £15-£99.50. www.schoolofrock­the­mu­si­ New London The­atre, 166 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PF. T: 020-7452 3000. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Step­ping Out

To 17 Jun: This fol­lows a group of dancers en­ter­ing a gala. Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Wed, Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £20-£102. www.vaudeville-the­ Vaudeville The­atre, 404 Strand, WC2R 0NH. T: 0330-333 4814. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross/Covent Gar­den.


An award-win­ning fu­sion of the­atre, dance, com­edy and rhyth­mic per­cus­sion. Mon & Thur-Sat 8pm; Thur & Sat-Sun 3pm; Sun 6pm; oc­ca­sional Weds. Tick­ets £26-£57.50. www.stom­plon­ Am­bas­sadors The­atre, West St, WC2H 9ND. T: 020-7395 5405. D7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Thriller Live

Songs and dance cel­e­brate Michael Jack­son’s ca­reer. Tue-Fri 7.30pm; Sat 4pm & 8pm; Sun 3.30pm & 7.30pm. Tick­ets £42-£88.00. www.thriller­ Lyric, 29 Shaftes­bury Av­enue, W1D 7ES. T: 0844- 482 9674. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.


The bril­liant back story of the witches of Oz with the hit tune De­fy­ing Grav­ity. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £21.75-£125. www.wickedthe­mu­si­cal. Apollo Vic­to­ria The­atre, 17 Wil­ton Rd, SW1V 1LG. T: 0844-871 3001. F7. Sta­tion: Vic­to­ria.

The Wind in the Wil­lows

From 16 Jun: The chil­dren’s novel is brought to life in this stage show (be­low). Mon 7pm; Tue-Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tick­ets £15-£125. www.windinthewil­low­sthe­mu­si­ London Pal­la­dium, Ar­gyll St, W1F 7TF. T: 0844- 412 2704. D7. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

PLAYS The Com­edy about a Bank Rob­bery

Six in­com­pe­tent crooks are des­per­ate to get hold of a di­a­mond. Please check for times. Tick­ets £21.25£73.75. www.the­com­e­dyabouta­bankrob­ The Cri­te­rion The­atre, 218-223 Pic­cadilly, W1V 9LB. T: 0844-815 6131. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.


Dur­ing the Industrial Rev­o­lu­tion, dis­hon­est Mary (Anne-Marie Duff) tries to win back her old home. Check for times. Tick­ets £15-£50.­tional the­ Na­tional The­atre, South Bank, SE1 9PX. T: 020-7452 3000. E8. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

Don Juan in Soho

To 10 Jun: Bawdy play based on Molière’s tragi­com­edy, star­ring David Ten­nant as the de­bauched pro­tag­o­nist. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £44.75-£125. www.del­font mack­in­ Wyn­d­ham’s The­atre, Char­ing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DA. T: 0844-482 5120. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

To 24 Jun: In Ed­ward Al­bee’s darkly comic play, ar­chi­tect Martin (Damian Lewis) ad­mits that he has fallen in love with a goat. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 3pm. Tick­ets £15-£99. www.trh. The­atre Royal Hay­mar­ket, Hay­mar­ket, SW1Y 4HT. T: 020-7930 8800. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.


From 9 Jun: An­drew Scott ( Sher­lock) stars as the Dan­ish Prince in this drama pro­duced by the ac­claimed cre­ative team be­hind 1984. Please check for times. Tick­ets £10-£90.­gtick­ Harold Pin­ter The­atre, Pan­ton St, SW1Y 4DN. T: 0844-871 7622. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

The Is­land

To 24 Jun: On Robben Is­land, two in­mates pre­pare to per­form Antigone in front of pris­on­ers and guards. Please check for times. Tick­ets £16-£20. www.south­wark­play­ Southwark Play­house, 77-85 Newington Cause­way, SE1 6BD. T: 020-7407 0234. Off map. Sta­tion: Ele­phant and Cas­tle.

Love in Idle­ness

In the 1940s, ideal­is­tic Michael re­turns home to dis­cover his wid­owed mother is hav­ing an af­fair with a cabi­net min­is­ter. Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2pm. Tick­ets £25-£71.90. www.apol­lothe­atrelon­ Apollo The­atre, 31 Shaftes­bury Av­enue, W1D 7ES. T: 0330-333 4809. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

The Mouse­trap

A mur­derer strikes at a party in Agatha Christie’s long-run­ning who­dun­nit. Please check for times and prices. www.the-mouse­ St Martin’s The­atre, West St, WC2H 9NZ. T: 0844-499 1515. D7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Our Ladies of Per­pet­ual Suc­cour

An up­lift­ing, funny story about six Catholic choir girls from Oban who are let loose in Ed­in­burgh for a day. Please check for times. Tick­ets £20-£85. www.duke­o­fy­ork­sthe­ Duke of York’s The­atre, 104 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4BG. T: 0844871 7627. E8. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

The Play That Goes Wrong

Slap­stick com­edy about a drama so­ci­ety stag­ing a mur­der mys­tery. Please check for times. Tick­ets £22£67.50. www.the­p­laythat­ Duchess The­atre, 3-5 Cather­ine St, WC2B 5LA. T: 0844-482 9672. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Queen Anne

From 30 Jun: De­pict­ing the dra­mas when Princess Anne be­comes Queen (p. 50). Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £15-£95. Royal Hay­mar­ket, Hay­mar­ket, SW1Y 4HT. T: 020-7930 8800. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

The Re­sistible Rise of Ar­turo Ui

To 17 Jun: In Chicago dur­ing the Great De­pres­sion, Ar­turo Ui (Lenny Henry) tries to make a name for him­self, us­ing plenty of bribery and cor­rup­tion. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £10-£40. www.don­mar­ware­ Don­mar Ware­house, 41 Earl­ham St, WC2H 9LX. T: 0844-871 7624. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

The Treat­ment

To 10 Jun: Set in a New York film stu­dio, a young woman has an ur­gent story to tell.Please check for times. Tick­ets £10-£39.50. Almeida The­atre, Almeida St, N1 1TA. T: 020-7359 4404. Off map. Sta­tion: High­bury & Is­ling­ton.

Tris­tan and Yseult

13-24 Jun: Cor­nish King Mark is at war, but he hasn’t counted on fall­ing in love with his en­emy’s sis­ter. Please check for times. Tick­ets £5-£45. www.shake­spear­es­ Shake­speare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT. T: 020-7401 9919. E10. Sta­tion: Black­fri­ars.

Twelfth Night

Vi­ola is sep­a­rated from her twin brother in a ship­wreck, and dis­guises her­self as a boy to go into the ser­vice of the Duke Orsino, in Shake­speare’s com­edy drama. Please check for times. Tick­ets £5£45. Shake­speare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT. T: 020-7401 9919. E10. Sta­tion: Black­fri­ars.

Ugly Lies the Bone

To 6 Jun: Fol­lows a sol­dier scarred from Afghanistan. 5-6 Jun 7.30pm & 6 Jun 2.15pm. Tick­ets £15-£45.­tion­althe­ Lyt­tel­ton The­atre, Na­tional The­atre, South Bank, SE1 9PX. T: 020-7452 3000. E8. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

The Woman in Black

A spooky story adapted from Su­san Hill’s novel, where a lawyer vis­its a re­mote house to set­tle af­fairs af­ter a woman’s death. Tue-Sat 8pm; Tue & Thur 3pm;

Sat 4pm. Tick­ets £19.50-£60. www.the wom­an­in­black. com. For­tune The­atre, Rus­sell St, WC2B 5HH. T: 0844-871 7626. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.


To 24 Jun: In Ber­lin, dur­ing the Cold War, a sol­dier (John Boyega) and his lover are try­ing to build a bet­ter fu­ture. Check for times. Tick­ets £12-£60. www.old­victhe­ The Old Vic, The Cut, SE1 8NB. T: 0844-871 7628. F9. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

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