Cassie and the Lights

Cassie and the Lights

Can kids be parents? When Cassie’s mother disappears, the teenager wants to care for her sisters on her own. 

In and Out of Chekhov's Shorts

In and Out of Chekhov's Shorts

Adapted and directed by Eliot Giuralarocca, Chekhov’s short stories remain as memorable and bracing as jumping into a cold plunge pool after a hot sauna! Performed by a company of… 

Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear

Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear

“It is the Valley of Fear, the Valley of Death. 

Cable Street

Cable Street

It’s October 1936 in the heart of London’s East End. 

Afterglow

Afterglow

The climax is just the beginning. 

Stranger Sings

Stranger Sings

Tune in, Children of the 80s! The Upside-Down returns, as The Vaults presents award-winning, smash-hit parody musical; Stranger Sings! Following a sell out run underground, Stran… 

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Disgraced actor Garry Starr defies his critics by performing every style of theatre imaginable, thus saving the performing arts from extinction. 

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Garry Starr defies critics by performing every style of theatre imaginable. 

Oh What a Lovely War

Oh What a Lovely War

Roll up, Roll up! And take your seat for the ever-popular ‘War Game’! A cornerstone of modern musical theatre and one of the very greatest stage satires, Oh What A Lovely War … 

 Oh What A Lovely War

Oh What A Lovely War

A cornerstone of modern musical theatre and one of the very greatest stage satires, Oh What A Lovely War is an extraordinary theatrical journey bringing to life the folly… 

Manic Street Creature

Manic Street Creature

Making its London premier Maimuna Memon’s multi-award-winning Manic Street Creature is now showing at the Southwark Playhouse, Borough, following its barnstorming, sell-out world… 

Police Cops: The Musical

Police Cops: The Musical

USA, 1985: Rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson joined the force to protect and serve… But now Jimmy’s in deep, partnered up with a renegade Police Cop and leaned on by a r… 

Dumbledore Is So Gay

Dumbledore Is So Gay

It ain’t easy being Jack. 

Then, Now & Next

Then, Now & Next

Starring Alice Fearn, and directed by Julie Atherton, Then, Now & Next is a heartwarming, original musical from writers Christopher J Orton and Jon Robyns. 

SHEWOLVES

SHEWOLVES

Armed with a backpack full of Pop-tarts and a hunger to tackle climate change, Priya and Lou, embark on a covert expedition into the wild. 

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is frankly remarkable. 

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Big Con Productions and The Grey Area Present How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie… 

Blanket Ban

Blanket Ban

Following a SOLD OUT Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, as winners of the Underbelly and New Diorama Untapped Award, hit-show Blanket Ban transfers to Southwark Playhouse Borough. 

Sugar Coat

Sugar Coat

A feminist pop-punk live music play about love, loss and lubrication. 

Sugar Coat

Sugar Coat

We start with an empty stage adorned with punk memorabilia, ready for a grunge-femme concert. 

Macbeth - Southwark Playhouse Borough

Macbeth - Southwark Playhouse Borough

★★★★ “Is as captivating as it is unsettling. 

Brilliant Jerks

Brilliant Jerks

Tap a button. 

Windfall

Windfall

From the director of the international hit The Play That Goes Wrong Mark Bell, Scooter Pietsch’s hilarious and chaotic new comedy arrives at Southwark Playhouse for five week… 

SMOKE

SMOKE

Too many cooks, so the saying goes, can spoil the broth. 

Smoke

Smoke

The story takes place in 2014 at a New York City ‘BDSM’ party. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

There are time when you wonder, “Why?” Lazarus Theatre Company’s Hamlet at the Southwark Playhouse, Borough, is one of those. 

Who's Holiday!

Who's Holiday!

You saw her last when she was just two, Celebrate the holidays with Cindy Lou Who. 

Here

Here

Clive Judd’s fascinating debut play HERE won the 2022 Papatango New Writing Prize from a record 1,553 submissions. 

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost gives little away to begin with, making it difficult to know what to expect. 

Stranger Sings

Stranger Sings

Straight from off-Broadway, we’re thrilled to announce the UK premiere of Stranger Sings! This award-winning sci-fi spoof is a wild, irreverent twist on the hit Netflix serie… 

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

If you could see one day played out in the lives of several different people, all from inside their heads, would everything be the same? During a seemingly normal 24 hours this new… 

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

“Perhaps it’s not so bad if this is it. 

Yeast Nation

Yeast Nation

Some of our most recent experiences of yeast will most likely come from our own fervent lockdown breadmaking. 

The Lesson

The Lesson

Director Max Lewendel has taken Theatre of the Absurd to a new level in his engrossing production of Eugène Ionesco’s The Lesson in a translation by Donald Watson at the Southwa… 

"I'm Just a Little Bit OCD"

Tilly has intrusive thoughts about harming her family. 

The Lion

The Lion

I had been looking forward to seeing The Lion for a long time. 

LIFT

LIFT

LIFT is set in a London underground lift, in one man’s imagination, on its way to the surface during one minute. 

Lift

Lift

A quintessentially London musical by Craig Adams and Ian Watson, with new arrangements by Sam Young, Dean Johnson’s Lift at the Southwark Playhouse is a complex musical experien… 

Anyone Can Whistle

Anyone Can Whistle

Anyone Can Whistle is political allegory in musical comedy form that tells the story of a town that's gone bankrupt because its only industry is manufacturing something that ne… 

Anyone Can Whistle

Anyone Can Whistle

Considering how much Anyone Can Whistle flopped in 1964, it is a bold, brave (and some may say hubristic) move on the part of Grey Area Theatre Company to revive the show at the So… 

The Woods

The Woods

This production of The Woods, one of David Mamet’s earlier plays, at the Southwark Playhouse is directed by Russell Bolam, with Francesca Carpanini as Ruth and Sam Frenchum as Ni… 

Straight White Men

Straight White Men

As Ed, a widower, prepares to celebrate Christmas, he calls his three grown sons back to the family home. 

Indecent Proposal

Indecent Proposal

Everyone has their price, Jonny. 

One Man Poe

One Man Poe

What’s scarier than a slice of gothic horror? Four slices, that’s what. 

Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough

Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough

What follows is a window into how a couple find the strength to move forward, the will to stay together, and the determination to keep the memory of their child alive. 

John & Jen

John & Jen

Tom Greenwald and Andrew Lippa’s John and Jen is a true masterpiece on what it means to be a family. 

Exile

Exile

Exile at the Southwark Playhouse, by JoMac Productions Limited & Blue Heart Theatre, is an interestingly constructed piece consisting of two life-crisis monologues by individu… 

Staircase

Staircase

The Southwark Playhouse has been transformed into an authentic 1960’s barbershop for the revival of Charles Dyer’s hit play Staircase, by Two’s Company and Karl Sydow in asso… 

Other People's Money

Other People's Money

Funny, serious, suspenseful and, above all, expertly crafted…. 

Infinite Joy

Infinite Joy

A brand new musical Infinite Joy written by Brendan Cull and Robert Scott and directed by Simon Kane performed by recent graduates from The BRIT School - the UK’s leading and fre… 

The Country Wife

The Country Wife

"Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. 

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

‘Everybody just stared at them and loved them and wanted to be them – but nobody was. 

Bananaman

Bananaman

This show is ‘appeeling’ to all. 

Mother Courage And Her Children

Mother Courage And Her Children

Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children is given a safe and very competent revival at The Southwark Playhouse. 

Doubt, A Parable

Doubt, A Parable

John Patrick Shanley’s masterpiece is one of the most acclaimed plays in recent memory. 

Dessert

Dessert

A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. 

The Life

The Life

You’re not in Kansas anymore… A thrilling exposé of the darker side of 1980’s New York, The Life is a defiant and heartfelt musical lament for the old Tim… 

Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

New York City, 1960. 

Potted Panto

Potted Panto

Seven classic pantomimes in eighty frenetic minutes! Double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff return for a third festive season of Potted Panto, hot on the heels of their recent world … 

Side Show

Side Show

Daisy and Violet Hilton were real-life Siamese twins in Texas plucked from relative freak-show obscurity and who rose to a dazzling but fleeting stardom. 

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Once in a lifetime, in the world of theatre, you’d hope you could say you bore witness to a theatrical event that would be engraved into the history books for eternity. 

Where Will We Live?

Where Will We Live?

This theatrical tapestry - weaving music, humour and movement through interviews with politicians, and people living with eviction - packs a punch, revealing the human stories behi… 

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

With a flourish, a whirl and the ring of the reception bell, the Grand Hotel has duly opened for business at the Southwark Playhouse, taking a well earned place in the Tarento /… 

Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs

Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs

In this 50th anniversary production of David Halliwell’s comedy Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against The Eunuchs at The Southwark Playhouse, Soggy Arts invite us to visit t… 

Orson's Shadow

Orson's Shadow

Orson’s shadow looms heavily in Austin Pendleton’s play about the prolific director; not only over the protagonist but over the entire play which whilst fascinating and fait… 

Gods And Monsters

Gods And Monsters

Gods and Monsters by Russell Labey at the Southwark Playhouse is the latest nugget in credible maestro Danielle Tarento’s forever blooming theatrical scrapbook. 

Bat Boy: The Musical

Bat Boy: The Musical

As the cast of Bat Boy: The Musical bowed and smiled at the audience, I tried to ask myself what I had just seen. 

Eye of a Needle

Eye of a Needle

For traditionalists, this is a heartening time for new writing in the theatre. 

Dogfight

Dogfight

Danielle Tarento has done it again – this time in the guise of a European première of the 2012 award winning American musical Dogfight. 

In The Heights

In The Heights

The Heights of the title are Washington Heights, a Dominican-American neighbourhood of New York at the top end of New York. 

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

In a backwater town in rural Russia, the Prozorov sisters contend with mind-numbing boredom by aspiring to a return to city life in Moscow. 

The A-Z Of Mrs P

The A-Z Of Mrs P

As a relative ‘newbie’ to London, I often find myself lost, confused and wandering the city’s streets hopelessly. 

Superior Donuts

Superior Donuts

At the opening of new play Superior Donuts, the audience is confronted by the vandalised eponymous store, making them wonder just exactly what the owner did to deserve having his…