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2020 Highlights

We have lots of exciting things coming up in 2020 all over the country. We've pulled together just a few highlights of the  captioned and live subtitled events we'll be working on.

We've still got loads more talks, tours, and shows to be booked in across the year, so make sure to keep checking our What's On page for the latest shows.


Devoted and Disgruntled 15
Sat 8 Feb 2020, 11:00am
Battersea Arts Centre, London

Join the unconventional convention for everyone who loves theatre and the performing arts. Devoted & Disgruntled is an opportunity for everyone passionate about the arts, to get together and focus on the question What are we going to do about theatre and the performing arts?

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  The History Boys
Thu 20 Feb 2020, 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre continues its reputation for producing quality drama with a new production of Alan Bennett’s classroom comedy, THE HISTORY BOYS. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university.

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Only Fools and Horses
Tue 3 Mar 2020, 7:30pm
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Del Boy and Rodney are moving from Peckham to the West End! Britain's most loved sitcom Only Fools and Horses is slated to make its West End debut at Theatre Royal Haymarket starting 9 February 2019 with Paul Whitehouse starring as Grandad! Be ready to relive on stage this iconic show and book

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  WOW Festival 2020
Fri 6 - Sun 8 Mar 2020, 10:30am
Southbank Centre, London

2020 marks the tenth anniversary of WOW – Women of the World festival, and to celebrate the WOW Foundation presents the biggest and bravest festival yet. WOW’s line-up of world-class speakers, activists and performers explore the state of gender equality and tackle the subjects that matter most.

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Black nurses in Britain before Windrush
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 5:30pm
Royal College of Nursing, London

Black nurses trained and worked in Britain well before nursing registration began in 1919. Stephen Bourne gives an illustrated talk about the lives of some of these women from the 1880s to the 1940s including Annie Brewster, Eva Lowe and Princess Ademola.

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  An Evening with Anton Du Beke
Tue 24 Mar 2020, 7:30pm
Huddersfield Town Hall

Anton has added another string to his bow, as a Sunday Times bestselling novelist. Set in the glitz and glamour of a luxury 1930s London hotel ballroom, as war looms on the horizon, his debut One Enchanted Evening and follow up Moonlight Over Mayfair sparkle with secrets and intrigue.

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A Monster Calls
Sat 28 Mar 2020, 2:30pm
Cambridge Arts Theatre

Conor's mother is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears. From the critically-acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing.

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  Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Tour)
Thu 23 Apr 2020, 7:30pm
Nottingham Theatre Royal

The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, comes to the Theatre Royal Nottingham. Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed! Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in but it's time to make your dreams come true.

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Pretty Woman
Sat 23 May 2020, 2:30pm
Piccadilly Theatre, London

Once upon a time in the late ’80s, Vivian met Edward and her life changed forever. Experience the iconic story and be swept up in their romance. Brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music and theatre.

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  2020 at The Globe
June - October 2020, 2:30pm
Globe Theatre, London

Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and Antony & Cleopatra are of course plays about love. But love of the most transcendent and transformative kind. This year's run of shows at The Globe span an array of classics.

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Sunday In The Park With George
Mon 20 Jul 2020, 7:30pm
Savoy Theatre, London

See Jake Gyllenhaal live on stage. Consumed by his need to "finish the hat," Seurat alienates the French bourgeoisie, spurns his fellow artists, and neglects his lover Dot (Annaleigh Ashford), not realizing that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years. Destined to be the theatrical event of 2020 – be there to witness the musical about the art of making art – this is not your ordinary Sunday.

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Tue 4 Aug 2020, 7:30pm
Barbican Centre, London

Following a sell-out season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, this show lights up the Barbican over summer: From a life of poverty to spiritual leader of the nation, Eva Perón was loved, hated, derided and venerated. Dividing the Argentinian people with her patriotic speeches, her ambition, glamour and magnetism transformed her into one of the world’s first major political celebrities.

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Life of Pi
Wed 9 Sep 2020, 7:30pm
Wyndham's Theatre, London

After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? LIFE OF PI is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.

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