A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves entranced and entrapped in an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and a fairies rule. “I have had a most rare vision. I had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was…” Shakespeare’s best loved comedy comes to the stage in this all-new ensemble production... 

The War Of The Worlds

The War Of The Worlds

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's…” …And fewer would have believed in the first years of the twenty-first century that H... 

The Snow Beast

The Snow Beast

In the snowy town of Seldomberg test tubes bubble, experiments explode and new inventions whirr at the annual science fair. With nothing but her mother’s old research book, her owl assistant Maude and her sense of adventure to help her, Faina sets off on an action packed exploration, encountering extraordinary spectacles and mountainous obstacles as they battle through the wild, wintry wilderness in search of the truth... 

A Spoonful Of Sherman

A Spoonful Of Sherman

Featuring the music and lyrics of Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman, Al Sherman and Robert J Sherman The compelling story of one family’s century-long, award-winning musical journey; and you already know all the songs! Three generations of Sherman songwriting is brought to life in this delightful show: from Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman— writer for artists including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald— to the Oscar and Grammy Award winning Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh) up to present day, with songs from Robert J... 

Lord Of The Flies

Lord Of The Flies

William Golding’s explosive 20th century classic hits the stage in an all new ensemble production. Eleven children, one island... an incredible adventure turns into a fight for survival... 

One Last Waltz

One Last Waltz

Alice is becoming more and more forgetful. Her daughter Mandy is always on hand to help out but the strain is becoming too much. A long forgotten photograph stirs a memory and lures Alice back to the Crown Hotel in Blackpool... 

The Bold Knights of Britain

The Bold Knights of Britain

For fans of This is England, Monty Python and Rick & Morty A raucous comedy about what it means to be British, the new play by the award-winning Joseph Wilde (Casualty, Cuddles) charts one family’s journey to the dark side of extremism... 

Hanna

Hanna

Being a young mum is supposed to be hard - but for Hanna, the only thing she's ever been brilliant at is raising her beloved daughter Ellie. Until a DNA test reveals staggering news... 

King Lear Retold

King Lear Retold

Dark and challenging, epic and shocking, human and uplifting. In this explosive retelling of the legend of Lear, King of the Britons, Debs Newbold channels her love of Shakespeare's language to whip up a great storm that will snatch you from your seat and send you hurtling into its bloody centre... 

Edward II

Edward II

Lazarus Theatre kick off their year-long residency at Greenwich Theatre on a visceral note with Christopher Marlowe’s homoerotic epic Edward II.Having previously staged the show at Tristian Bates to some criticism that the space was too small, Director Ricky Dukes here gets the opportunity to show off the full physicality of his production on the expansive main stage whilst still retaining the claustrophobic feeling of a 1970s bunker of the Cold War era... 

Cinderella

Cinderella

Seasonal jokesmith Andrew Pollard marks his twelve years of Christmas at Greenwich Theatre with a presentation of family favourite, Cinderella.As anyone familiar with pantos at Greenwich will testify, they tend to have a local twist and this is no exception... 

Chinese Whispers

Chinese Whispers

Chinese Whispers is based on the bizarre life of Sir Edmund Backhouse, a confidence trickster of the Victorian age who pulled off audacious swindles against entire nations. Ian Linday’s script is a highly-comic look at the notorious exploits of a man who claimed to have salacious affairs with everyone from Oscar Wilde to the Empress Dowager Cixi of China... 

The Explorer

The Explorer

The Explorer is an adventurous children’s show (for ages 3-8) that follows the journey of a female pilot when she crash-lands on an unfamiliar, seemingly deserted planet. This show breaks the mold for marionettes in children’s theatre. 

Lizzie

Lizzie

Whilst those accused of bloody murder over a century ago isn’t breaking new ground for a musical (think Jason Robert Brown’s Parade), this unusually grisly subject matter gets a highly original twist in its contemporary staging at Greenwich Theatre... 

Gazing At A Distant Star

Gazing At A Distant Star

Gazing at a Distant Star is a melancholy reminiscence on missing people, told by those left behind. Three intertwining monologues from a mother, a sister and a friend, draw its audience through the intricacies of loss... 

Peter Pan - A New Adventure

Peter Pan - A New Adventure

More than a century after Wendy was having an awfully big adventure with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, her Great-Great-Granddaughter – also called Wendy (Louise Young) – is working as a fish packer in Greenwich docks alongside a sisterhood of friends who are all growing rather tired of their sexist boss... 

Reverie

Reverie

A man yearns to escape the routines of his moderate, shy existence. If only his smouldering desires, hopes and vengeance can erupt beyond the surface…what monsters and lovers will appear? Funny, poetic physical theatre with a live musical soundtrack. 

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

It's not just the eponymous seldom heard, often bullied, fragile young girl LV who struggles to be heard in Jim Cartwright's classic tragicomedy The Rise and Fall – finding her voice only when disappearing into (and becoming) the songs of the classic diva records left to her by her late father... 

Under My Thumb

Under My Thumb

Much can be understood by words that aren't spoken. Indeed many unspoken words make up the rules that form what is said to be acceptable societal behaviour. The prevalence of the unspoken is key in CultureClash Theatre's Under My Thumb – directed by Artistic Director James Haddrell in the first play in Greenwich Theatre's new studio space – and also in the power of the space itself; set in a world where women only survive by 'being quiet' and adhering to men's rules, in a venue where stillness is much more powerful than noise... 

Down And Out In Paris And London

Down And Out In Paris And London

Bridging a gap of 80 years between author George Orwell’s early life in Paris and a social experiment by Guardian journalist Polly Tonybee in London, Down & Out In Paris And London seeks to highlight the plight of those living below the poverty line... 

Fable

Fable

Another week, another example of storytelling to be seen at Greenwich Theatre, with The Flanagan Collective's gently soporific tale of the strive for idealism in today's frenetic, corporate and Internet driven world... 

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

The fantastical, magical stories created by Roald Dahl have proven themselves to have the potential to inspire family shows that enthral rather than patronise with the award-winning Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda still running in the West End... 

Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis

Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis

You don't need to have read any of the Arthur Conan Doyle novels in order to feel that you know a great deal about Sherlock Holmes. The fictional detective and his famous character traits are such a fabric of British history and have been portrayed at times as comic, brooding and darkly serious - as well as being on display in the museum of his 'real' home on Baker Street - that it's hardly surprising some believe him to have really existed, and this 'reality' is a starting point for the set-up to the piece here... 

The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster

The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster

For some strange and unknown reason, the idea of witches and witchcraft tends not to carry the darkness or horror that other (possibly) mythical demons do – even though there were times in history when the thoughts of, and belief in, their existence caused genuine widespread fear and panic... 

Tinned Goods

Tinned Goods

It’s 1984 and the effects of the six-month-old Miner’s Strike is really starting to bite. Mining communities feel they are being “starved” back to work by an oppressive government and living in a “Police State” of abuse by the system... 

Run

Run

With the current societal hatred for bankers and their sky high bonuses, we may put aside any thought for the young individuals who throw away any chance for a personal life, with interpersonal support and relationships, in order to live and breath the industry - fighting each other and their own sense of self in order to be 'compensated' by the money they can earn in lieu of anything we would call a life... 

Three Generations of Women

Three Generations of Women

Families eh? You can't live with them, you can't legally murder them for feeling that you have no more in common than a bloodline. It's a sad truism that for all the Government's (and Peggy Mitchell's) focus on the importance of "family" above all else, there is an equal amount of Jeremy Kyle-esque tabloid tales of family breakdowns, of blame and of lies that often result from little more than a lack of communication and a misunderstanding of the personal issues family members may have faced at their own particular time of life... 

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler

Tim FitzHigham has spent many years investigating – and replaying – the bizarre pastime of making bets for the sake of making bets. This one-man show is his way of sharing the stories of the madness of the history and of the bets themselves... 

The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon

The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon

A mixed troupe of lost souls find comfort in each other in the enjoyment of telling "silly little stories about silly little things" that are extensions and exaggerations of their own personal dreams... 

Goodstock

Goodstock

When faced with the knowledge that one has a high risk of a potentially terminal illness such as cancer, there are many different ways of dealing with the news. A nurse friend of mine broadly divides these into three categories; the 'Denier', who tells no one and tries to put it to the back of their mind until an onset of symptoms: the 'Acceptor', who does what they have to do to but tries to incorporate the knowledge into their existing day to day life: and the 'Definer', who overhauls their life pre this knowledge and wears the diagnosis as a badge, letting it run every thought, conversation and action they then take... 

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Panto is the season for daytime TV stars and sportsmen past their fighting prime to don outrageous costumes and deliver hackneyed dialogue. Because you can get away with stunt casting when the material is so guileless, right? Well, yet again, Greenwich Theatre proves that you don’t need the dazzling white smile of a B-list celebrity on your poster to turn out a top-class Christmas show, and – if anything – casting aptitude over notability is proof enough that pantomime can produce a great show rather than just a 'colour-by-numbers' format and chance to see your favourite has-been on the stage... 

Boris & Sergey's Astonishing Freakatorium

Boris & Sergey's Astonishing Freakatorium

With stage musicals being turned into movies, books into plays, and singers' back catalogues into flimsy show storylines, it's becoming rare these days to see a piece of theatre (outside of a Fringe festival) that can ONLY exist as live performance and reminds you just how exciting, inclusive and powerful the medium can be... 

Othello

Othello

It's a somewhat hackneyed saying - favoured by many a High School teacher of English Literature - that if Shakespeare were alive today then he would likely be writing for soap operas; such was his predilection for taking high drama with tragic or comedic themes of the zeitgeist and packaging them in a way that was attainable for the mass market audience of his day... 

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Even if you don't know the whole story of F. Scott's Fitzgerald's classic 1925 American novel, the chances are you'll still be aware that it's an homage to the decadent, glamorous party lifestyle of post-WWI America – oozing with sexuality and debauchery in its comment on the importance society assigned to status at that time (arguably not that different to the showbiz world we see in our tabloids today)... 

Tommy

Tommy

The publicity for this new revival of Tommy at Greenwich Theatre talks a lot about it marking 40 years since the original film was released of The Who's 1969 concept album - and almost 20 years since the last (and only) somewhat short-lived West End production, which made a West End star of Paul Keating in the eponymous role... 

Shadow Boxing

Shadow Boxing

The son of a boxer who couldn’t win, Flynn is determined not to end up like his father. He becomes a successful fighter through utter dedication. But is his gruelling training a way of avoiding aspects of himself he’d rather not face? Shadow Boxing presents a struggle for dignity and respect... 

Alter Boyz

Alter Boyz

Hallelujah! After five hilarious years and over 2000 performances Off-Broadway, ALTAR BOYZ will make its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances here at Greenwich Theatre... 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Freshly-graduated and bright-eyed Princeton arrives in Avenue Q looking for his purpose but lacking the funds to afford anywhere better to stay. His new neighbours are closeted Republican investment banker Rod plus flatmate Nicky; failing stand-up comic Brian who’s engaged to Asian-American therapist Christmas Eve; internet addict Trekkie Monster; sweet-as-syrup teaching assistant Kate Monster (no relation); Lucy the Slut (no further description required) and building superintendent Gary Coleman... 

CELL

CELL

CELL tells the story of Ted who, after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, goes on a trip of a lifetime. The show uses puppetry, physical theatre and an original score to explore a man’s loss of movement through this degenerative disease. 

Mrs McMoon

Mrs McMoon

You have been cordially invited to Mrs McMoon's house for an entertaining tea party. Please bring stupidity, madness & fun. Set in the warm surroundings of her cosy old living room where tea is brewing and the smell of freshly baked cookies tickle your nostrils...