More London shows captioned during Olympics/Paralympics and beyond ...
We've added more captioned shows to our London listings during the Olympics/Paralympics and up to the end of September. As well as top West End musicals and plays like Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, The Lion King, The Mousetrap, there are new productions at the National, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, the Criterion, Donmar Warehouse, and the Finborough Theatre in Earl's Court.
Les Misérables, Queen’s Theatre - Saturday 28 July, 2.30pm
Stunning adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece, now in its 26th year, Les Misérables has earned itself a unique place in musical history.
One Man, Two Guvnors, Theatre Royal Haymarket – Saturday 28 July, 2.30pm
Richard Bean’s award-winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy: a unique,
laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
The Phantom of the Opera,
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket - Wednesday 1 August, 7.30pm
Phantom continues to haunt audiences around the world with its mesmerizing and unforgettable score, jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, all of which magically bring to life the legendary love story.
The Last of the Haussmans, National Theatre (Lyttelton) – Saturday 4 August, 2.15pm
Stephen Beresford’s play examines the fate of the revolutionary generation and offers a funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family full of longing that’s losing its grip.
The Fear of Breathing, Finborough Theatre – Saturday 4 August, 3pm
World première of a new play based entirely on verbatim reports from inside Syria itself. As thousands have been tortured, jailed, maimed or killed by the Syrian regime, The Fear of Breathing is a hard-hitting evocation of a life or death fight for freedom, experienced from the inside.
Ten Billion, Royal Court - Wednesday 8 August, 7.45pm (with live speech-to-text transcription)
Scientist Stephen Emmott and director Katie Mitchell deliver a new kind of scientific lecture, highlighting key issues being lost in translation in our discussion of the environment. Ten Billion paints a vivid portrait of a species with its head in the sand.
Taking Part, Criterion Theatre - Thursday 9 August, 2.30pm
A funny, timely tale of true grit, self belief and canny opportunism.
After The Party, Criterion Theatre - Thursday 9 August, 4.15pm
A fresh, comic take on an everyday Londoner’s attempt to go from rank outsider to out and out winner.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park - Saturday 18 August, 2.15pm
Shakespeare’s enduring story of young love.
A magical comedy in a unique setting.
Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre - Saturday 18 August, 2.30pm (Captioned by the RSC)
Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Henry V, Shakespeare’s Globe - Sunday 19 August, 1pm
Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France.
Timon of Athens, National Theatre (Olivier) - Wednesday 22 August, 7.30pm
Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare’s strange fable of conspicuous consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton.
In Conversation with Simon Russell Beale, National Theatre (Olivier) – Thursday 23 August, 3pm
Simon Russell Beale is currently appearing in Timon of Athens at the National.
This discussion will have live speech-to-text transcription (subtitles).
Billy Elliot, The Musical, Victoria Palace Theatre - Tuesday 28 August, 7.30pm, and Saturday 8 September, 2.30pm
A funny, heart-warming and feelgood celebration of one young boy's dream in a gripping tale of triumph over adversity. An adaptation of one of the most adored British films of the last decade.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, National Theatre (Cottesloe) – Tuesday 28 August, 7.30pm
Simon Stephens’ adaptation offers a richly theatrical exploration of the touching and bleakly humorous, award-winning novel by Mark Haddon.
The 39 Steps, Criterion Theatre - Thursday 30 August, 8pm
This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy, based on Alfred Hitchcock's classic spy thriller, features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.
London Road, National Theatre (Olivier) – Tuesday 4 September, 7.30pm
In 2006 the everyday life of the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. As Steve Wright, the occupant of 79 London Road was arrested, charged and then convicted of the murders, the immediate community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicentre of this tragedy.
The Mousetrap, St Martin’s Theatre - Thursday 6 September, 7.30pm
Now in its 60th incredible year, this world record-breaking production of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery continues to attract audiences from every corner of the globe.
The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre - Friday 7 September, 7.30pm
Seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours of the Serengeti Plains.
Philadelphia, Here I Come, Donmar Warehouse - Monday 10 September, 7.30pm
A touching portrait of a young man on the verge of a new beginning, searching for the strength to say goodbye.
The Doctor's Dilemma, National Theatre - Tuesday 11 September, 7.30pm
Disturbingly funny and psychologically incisive, Bernard Shaw’s play takes on with an irreverent glee the dubious ethics of the men who play God.
Singin’ in the Rain, Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus - Thursday 13 September, 7.30pm
The story of that first Hollywood musical, the moment when the silver screen found its voice and never looked back.
The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s Globe - Saturday 15 September, 2pm
Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest, demure Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on Earth will take the wild, ungovernable, shrewish Katherina?
Shrek, Theatre Royal Dury Lane - Saturday 22 September, 3pm
A hilarious and spectacular production based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film. The world of fairytales is turned upside down in an all singing, all dancing, irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance.
The Judas Kiss, Hampstead Theatre - Tuesday 25 September 7.30pm
Oscar Wilde’s dangerous philosophy leads him on a path to destruction.
Post-show discussion with live speech-to-text transcription.
Chariots of Fire, Gielgud Theatre - Thursday 27 September, 7.45pm
1924. The Paris Olympic Games. Based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, Chariots of Fire is an Olympic tale of hope, honour and belief.
Wicked, Apollo Victoria - Friday 28 September, 7.30pm
This spectacular hit Broadway musical tells the untold story of the legendary witches from L. Frank Baum’s classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Hindle Wakes, Finborough Theatre - Saturday 29 September, 3pm
One of the first plays to have a working class female protagonist, Hindle Wakes was hugely controversial at the time of its writing in 1912.
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