Entertainments Listings

Spring seasons listings

SOUTHBANK – SE1 9PX – 020 7452 3000

Treasure Island
From 3 December
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life on the Olivier stage in a thrilling new adaptation by Bryony Lavery

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
From 10 November
A new play by David Hare based on Katherine Boo’s uncompromising book about the lives of people living in the slums of Mumbai

20 January – 4 April
The story of two brothers’ fight for control of the Muslim empire in the year 1659

Man and Superman
17 February – 17 May
Ralph Fiennes takes the role of Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic

The Hard Problem
From 21 January
A young psychology researcher asks a troubling question: If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness?

OXO TOWER WHARF – SOUTHBANK – SE1 9PH – 020 7021 1600

Phillip Pullman’s Grimm Tales for Young and Old
Until 11 April
This immersive experience will plunge adults and children alike into the subversive world of the Brothers Grimm

35 SHAFTESBURY AVENUE – W1D 6AR – 020 7492 1548

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Until 23 May
This acclaimed production of Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, has won 7 Olivier Awards – including Best Play in 2013

56 PARK STREET – SE1 9AR – 020 7261 9565

The Merchant of Venice
23 April – 7 June
Shakespeare dramatises the competing claims of justice and mercy in his portrayal of Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt

Romeo & Juliet
27 April – 8 May
The classic tale of star-crossed lovers returns to The Globe

As You Like It
15 May – 5 September
A firm favourite of Shakespeare’s comedies, one that is rich in romance and satire

103 THE CUT – SE1 8NB – 020 7928 2651

Clarence Darrow
3 March – 11 April
Kevin Spacey returns to The Old Vic’s stage in a compelling one man drama about a courtroom giant

High Society
30 April – 22 August
Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round

66 THE CUT – WATERLOO – SE1 8LZ – 020 7922 2922

A View from the Bridge
11 February – 11 April
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale

Happy Days
13 February – 21 March
This powerful tale of resilience – and of a woman’s ability to survive against overwhelming odds – still shocks and amazes

53 SOUTHWARK STREET – SE1 1RU – 020 7378 1713

Buyer & Cellar
12 March – 2 May
An outrageous new comedy about an underemployed Los Angeles actor going to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement

147 TOOLEY STREET – SE1 2HZ – 020 7645 0560

The Velveteen Rabbit
28 March – 26 April
The heartwarming story of a shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real (ages 4+)

Fight Night
16 April – 3 May
This immersive exploration of the intricacies and traps of voting and democracy in the media gives the audience the power to choose their winner (ages 14+)

The Caucasian Chalk Circle
16 January – 21 March
A young servant girl must choose between saving herself or rescuing an abandoned child in Brecht’s moral masterpiece (ages 11+)

144 – 152 BERMONDSEY STREET – SE1 3TQ – 020 7930 5373

Christian Marclay
28 January – 12 April
A major solo exhibition featuring new work and a lively programme of weekly performances exploring the relationship between image and sound

28 SHAD THAMES – SE1 2YD – 020 7403 6933

Women Fashion Power
29 October – 26 April
This exhibition looks at how influential women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world

Designs of the Year 2015
25 March – 23 August
The museum’s annual Designs of the Year awards are a great snapshot of creative innovation from across the world

BANKSIDE – SE1 9TG – 020 7887 8888

Conflict, Time, Photography
26 November – 15 March
From the seconds after a bomb is detonated to a former scene of battle years after a war has ended, this moving exhibition focuses on the passing of time through over 150 years of conflict around the world

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  • time for TEA The past and present of Britain's favourite beverage
  • BRUSCHETTA by Studio 6
  • sure as EGGS IS EGGS Whether scrambled, chocolate or Fabergé, nothing says Spring quite like eggs
  • a vision of THE FUTURE FutureFest takes place at Vinopolis on 14th & 15th March
  • A VIEW from the bridge The true story told to Arthur Miller by a NYC lawyer that underpins this play and inspired 'The Hook' and 'On the Waterfront'
  • Live... street ART Freed from the confines of theatres and galleries, artists increasingly explore public spaces and avant-garde ideas
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  • be HAPPY Samuel Beckett's 'Happy Days' has returned to The Young Vic
  • upside down UTOPIA An answer to Safe-Cycling in the capital, and possibly more...
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  • new ways TO LIVE The 'Health Tech & You' Awards hit the Design Museum this spring
  • a walk along THE SOUTHBANK The rags-to-riches tale of London's heart of arts and culture
  • DREAM homes A small paradise on the Côte d'Azur

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