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JUDY!

Ray Rackham’s extraordinary biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse Judy Garland comes to the Arts Theatre for a limited season. This highly anticipated production sees Judy back in town following a critically acclaimed Southwark Playhouse 2015 debut (original title, Through The Mill).

“PIERCES THE HEART AND RAISES THE ROOF.” Times

Since her first tentative steps on the stage as a young girl, Judy has become an enduring icon to millions of fans of all generations around the world.

“BRILLIANT” Harper’s Bazaar

Ray Rackham has created a poignant and ultimately uplifting story portraying the star as a survivor in a man’s world. Using three ages of Judy, he shows that her life was more than heartbreak and self-destruction. The stories of Young Judy (an innocent girl filled with hope and excitement as she heads toward her life-changing performance in The Wizard of Oz), Palace Theatre Judy (a woman at the height of her performing powers in the midst of a passionate romance with Sidney Luft) and CBS Judy (an older and possibly wiser woman) demonstrate that no matter how hard we look for love in all the wrong places, the answer is ultimately inside ourselves.

“RACKHAM’S SCRIPT HAS AN OVERARCHING SENSE OF HOPE AND VAUDEVILLIAN RESILIENCE...AN UNMISSABLE PRODUCTION.” The Stage”

The cast includes Helen Sheals (Last Tango In Halifax, Downton Abbey) as CBS Judy, Belinda Wollaston (Mamma Mia, Titanic) as Palace Judy and Lucy Penrose as Young Judy. The memorable score which is brought to life by a live band, is a wonderful combination of Garland standards interlinked with some of her lesser known numbers and includes The Trolley Song, The Man That Got Away and, of course, Over The Rainbow.

“THE SHOW REMINDS US HOW, IN THE CONFLICT BETWEEN A MERCILESS INDUSTRY AND THE HUNGER FOR LOVE AND LIFE, A STAR IS INEVITABLY TORN” Guardian

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WELCOME TO THE ARTS THEATRE

Welcome to the ARTS THEATRE, winner of Best Theatrical Venue in the 2016 Broadway World Awards. The Arts is an independent commercial theatre situated in the heart of London’s West End, providing a dynamic programme of entertainment of all genres.

Our main house is a 350-seat proscenium arch theatre which has been in operation since 1927. We also operate Above the Arts, a private bar and performance space on the first floor.

The Arts is also home to Rooms at the Arts, two bright and airy studios available for hire for rehearsals and workshops, as well as the Arts Theatre Café and the Covent Garden Cocktail Club. We look forward to welcoming you to the West End’s most vibrant theatre complex.

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COVENT GARDEN COCKTAIL CLUB

www.londoncocktailclub.co.uk/covent-garden

Covent Garden Cocktail Club is part of LCC and is situated beneath the Arts Theatre. Although this is usually a members’ only bar your Arts Theatre ticket will allow you entry to this secret hideaway of world-class drinks for the date of your chosen performance.

DEPARTMENT OF COFFEE AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

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MON – FRI: 07:30 – 17:30

SAT & SUN: 10:00 – 18:00

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is an award-winning speciality coffee company serving single origin coffee to the UK’s discerning coffee drinkers, as well as a selection of artisan cakes.

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JUDY!

16-05-2017

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17-06-2017

Ray Rackham’s extraordinary biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse Judy Garland comes to the Arts Theatre for a limited season. This highly anticipated production sees Judy back in town following a critically accl...

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The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

27-05-2017

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28-05-2017

Vox Humana Theatre Productions presents Chekhov’s masterpiece about the lives and aspirations of an aristocratic Russian family as they struggle with the decline of their class and the responsibilities of their inherited estate at the dawn of th...

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Shell Shock

11-06-2017

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A stunning personal realisation of one soldier’s experience of learning to cope with PTSD. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy’s observations on the absurdities of life are frequently comic, occasionally absurd, sometimes violent but ...

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Rotterdam

21-06-2017

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15-07-2017

Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend Fiona wants to start living as a man named Adrian. Now, as he begins his transition, Alice faces a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?

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The Ruby Slippers

02-07-2017

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Throw on your high heels, slap on your lipstick and get ready to strut your stuff down at The Ruby Slippers where the power of love is tested and the truth is about to be revealed.

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Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

02-07-2017

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Quentin Crisp was one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. Naked Hope depicts Quentin at two phases of his life: alone in the 1960’s and thirty years later, during his legendary An Evening with Quentin Crisp.

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Beyond The Tube with Ashens and Friends

09-07-2017

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Join YouTube star “Ashens” for the ultimate interactive geek fest with special guests Bec Hill, Ash Frith and Eli Silverman as we invite you the audience to become part of the show!

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I Loved Lucy

19-07-2017

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02-09-2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen’s incredibly personal, funny, bittersweet play charting his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball transfers to London’s Arts Theatre for a strictl...

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Musicals and Beyond

06-08-2017

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Join Helena Blackman and Amanda Coutts for a special cabaret. Featuring songs from musicals, together with pop and diva classics, Musicals and Beyond, produced by Paul Burton Productions, will be the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Suburban Gadget Show

02-09-2017

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Suburbaret is a suburban themed cabaret show hosted by Gareth Edward. Come celebrate all things suburban, with household gadgets and prizes worth more than £1 (Brexit permitting). Expect songs, laughter and a bit of gossip from the neighbours.

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Waiting For Godot

05-09-2017

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23-09-2017

Didi and Gogo wait on a country road by a tree for a man named Godot. All they know is that when Godot arrives they will be saved. If he doesn’t arrive they have to come back tomorrow and wait again.

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The Toxic Avenger

28-09-2017

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03-12-2017

Toxie, a mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart is out to save New Jersey, end global warming and win the heart of his beloved. Laugh, scream and sing as Toxie rocks the house and saves the day

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