CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Many shows have been rescheduled or cancelled due to current travel and performance restrictions. That's why March and April may not have as many events on as you'd usually find. If you're flexible, why not browse our Summer listings or Autumn listings for a wider choice.

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Plays in December

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until May 14, 2022

Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel is brought to thrilling life.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Duke of Yorks Theatre, Bristol
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Described as a mesmerising piece of theatrical magic, Katy Rudd and Joel Horwood's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2013 novel was a huge hit at the National Theatre over Christmas last year and now returns...

The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre Open Run

One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, Bristol
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Celebrating over three decades of scaring audiences silly in the West End, the spine-chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novella The Woman in Black, is set as a play within a play. Elderly Arthur...

Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Until Feb 28, 2022

Over a year into its, it's better than ever

Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall, Bristol
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Head into the surrounds of the Grand Chamber of London County Hall for this innovative staging of Agatha Christie's dazzling play that casts you as the jury in the case of the Crown versus Leonard Vole....

The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre Open Run

Immaculately staged... roused even a staid matinee audience to hysterics

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, Bristol
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Now eyeing over half a decade in the West End, Mischief Theatre's bonkers theatrical farce is one of the capital's most consistent audience favourites. The original production from the company, discover...

The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

The West End legend reopens - with social distancing!

The Mousetrap, St Martins Theatre, Bristol
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap (based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no one was to ever give away...

Magic Goes Wrong

Apollo Theatre Until Feb 27, 2022

Funny and entertaining...fusion of magic and comedy from Mischief Theatre

Magic Goes Wrong, Apollo Theatre, Bristol
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

From the minds behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery comes a brand new, and disaster-prone, magic show! Co-created between the world's most iconic magical duo Penn & Teller...

The Shark is Broken

Ambassadors Theatre Until Feb 13, 2022

an intoxicating combination of behind-the-scenes gossip and contemplation of the nature of popular art.

The Shark is Broken, Ambassadors Theatre, Bristol

It's the summer of 1975 and somewhere in the water near Cape Cod, three men are sitting in a boat waiting for their colleague to get it together so they can film a scene of what is about to become one...

Four Quartets

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Dec 18, 2021

Strictly limited run!

Four Quartets, Harold Pinter Theatre, Bristol

Enchanting icon of stage and screen, Ralph Fiennes is back in the capital as he stars and directs this world premiere production of Four Quartets, the final and unforgettable masterpiece by T.S Elliot....

The Great Gatsby

Immersive LDN Until Jan 2, 2022

An antidote for our times

The Great Gatsby, Immersive LDN, Bristol

The 1920s are roaring once more thanks to the return of The Great Gatsby, an immersive theatrical experience that first took the capital city by storm in 2018. A sparkling spectacular equal to any of West...

Life of Pi

Wyndhams Theatre Until Jan 15, 2022

triumphant tiger burns bright in a stunning show

Life of Pi, Wyndhams Theatre, Bristol

Yann Martel's stunning Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller becomes a theatrical marvel in this highly acclaimed new adaptation of Lolita Chakrabarti that transfers into the West End from Sheffield's Crucible...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Charing Cross Theatre Until Jan 8, 2022

The show's a ton of fun even if you can't tell your 'Seagull' from your 'Uncle Vanya.'

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Charing Cross Theatre, Bristol

Glorious stage and screen icon Janie Dee is back to thrill audiences as she takes the lead in the London premiere of Christopher Durang's critically acclaimed comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike....

Pride and Predjudice (*Sort Of)

Criterion Theatre Until Apr 17, 2022

Very clever, very funny

Pride and Predjudice Sort Of, Criterion Theatre, Bristol

The Criterion Theatre is let at last, by this dynamic new adaptation (sort of) of Jane Austen's beloved epitome of the romance genre. Written by Isobel McArthur, the tale of the myriad Miss Bennetts is...

Crachit

Park Theatre Dec 7, 2021 - Feb 8, 2023

Tonight, Bob Crachit, you will see three ghosts...

Crachit, Park Theatre, Bristol

Having been a supporting part since 1843, this brand new play, written and directed by Alexander Knott wonders what would happen if the eponymous Bob Crachit, beleaguered clerk of Mr Scrooge, stepped centre...

Doctor Who Time Fracture: An Immersive Adventure

Immersive LDN Until Apr 17, 2022

Beneath the streets of London, a gateway is opening, time as we know it is collapsing, and the fate of our world hangs in the balance...

Doctor Who Time Fracture An Immersive Adventure, Immersive LDN, Bristol

The adventures of everybody's favorite shape-shifting, time-traveling do-gooder Doctor Who are bounding off the screen and into an all-new, interactive experience at a yet-to-be-specified London venue...

Sherlock Holmes

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

Our version of Sherlock Holmes will have all the elements that fans want and expect, but with new twists and turns and plenty of surprises.....

Sherlock Holmes, Venue To Be Confirmed, Bristol

Watson! The Game is afoot! The world's most famous sleuth is about to get a brand-new stage play adaptation on Broadway in 2017, then headed back over to the West End, at a venue yet to be confirmed....

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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Palace Theatre Open Run

So this is Dickens, with magic. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could be.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Palace Theatre, Bristol

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first...

2:22 - A Ghost Story

Gielgud Theatre Dec 4, 2021 - Feb 12, 2022

A great, spine tingling night out

222 A Ghost Story, Gielgud Theatre, Bristol

The supernatural thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat is returning to London once more after a successful summer premiere this year. 2:22 - A Ghost Story is brought to you by award-winning...

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