All or Nothing

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Award-winning actress Carol Harrison brings her phenomenal musical All or Nothing – The Mod Musical to the West End stage. Playing a limited season at the Arts Theatre London, the production charts the rise and demise of popular mod band Small Faces, featuring a range of their hits including “Tin Soldier”, “Itchycoo Park” and “Lazy Sunday”.
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Booking until 11 March 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Ruthless! The Musical

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Tracie Bennett, Lara Denning and Harriet Thorpe star in killer cult classic Ruthless! The Musical at the Arts Theatre London. Playing for a strictly limited 14-week season, the production is the critically acclaimed off-Broadway extravaganza, which sees an 8-year old girl go to every length to get the leading role in her school play.
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Booking from 16 March 2018 until 23 June 2018

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Booking from 16 October 2018 until 1 December 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

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History

Based just around the corner from Leicester Square Tube Station, the Arts Theatre is one of the West End's most intimate venues, often hosting small-scale productions. With a seating capacity of only 350, the 1927 theatre began as a members only club that aired unlicensed performances.

Opening with a revue show called Picnic, the Arts Theatre has housed productions such as the Stokes brothers' Oscar Wilde (1938) and Young Woodley (1928). Both of the latter were sad to be quite controversial, due to themes of sexuality, affairs and underage love. In 1955, the Royal Shakespeare Company's founder, Sir Peter Hall, directed a pivotal production of Waiting for Godot. Hall went on to run the theatre from 1956 to 1959.

Between 1967 and 1999, the Arts Theatre became home to the Unicorn Children's Theatre, whilst hosting plays in the evenings. During this period, Tom Stoppard's Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land ran at the theatre for an accumulative four years.

In more recent years, the Arts Theatre has hosted notable productions such as Seussical (2012 and 2013), The Tailor Made Man (2013) and Storm in a Teacup (2013). The truly terrifying Ghost Stories (2014-2015) followed, with short runs of Bad Jews and Ushers: The Front of House Musical (2015) following. 2015 also saw the West End premiere of smash-hit Green Day musical American Idiot, which ran for an impressive amount of time before embarking on a UK tour.

2016 saw a variety of short-running productions come to the venue, including a Christmas special of The Blues Brothers, Ruby Wax: Sane New World, Gary Sinyor's horrendously reviewed comedy NotMoses, an interactive version of All That Fall, political plays A View from Islington North and children's show Stig of the Dump. Following a UK tour starring Amelia Lily and Newton Faulkner, American Idiot returned to the Arts Theatre for a limited run. 2016 draws to a close with the UK premiere of musical Murder Ballad, starring Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Norman Bowman. Finally, the Arts Theatre's 2016 season rounded off with Simon Callow's one-man show A Christmas Carol.

2017 saw an Edinburgh Fringe Festival Fringe First winner Dirty Great Love Story come to the Arts Theatre, followed by Nick Newman and Ian Hislop's new play The Wipers Times. Ray Rackham's uplifting musical story based on Judy Garland, Judy!, followed. Further productions included Jon Brittain's Olivier Award-winning transfer of Rotterdam, followed by Lee Tannen's I Loved Lucy, starring Sandra Dickinson. A revival of Waiting for Godot was next at the venue, and Southwark Playhouse's hugely successful cult musical The Toxic Avenger was next.

The year rounded off with children's show Guess How Much I Love You and a residency from the ever-popular Mischief Theatre Company with their newest venture Mischief Movie Night. Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourite SIX played limited Monday performances, followed by the arrival of the touring Small Faces tribute show All or Nothing - The Mod Musical.

2018 sees Broadway's Ruthless! The Musical arrive at the venue, starring Tracie Bennett.

Past Shows

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Mischief Movie Night
(closed 27 Jan 2018)
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SIX
(closed 22 Jan 2018)
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Guess How Much I Love You
(closed 31 Dec 2017)

 
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The Toxic Avenger
(closed 3 Dec 2017)
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Waiting for Godot
(closed 23 Sep 2017)
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I Loved Lucy
(closed 2 Sep 2017)

 
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Rotterdam
(closed 15 Jul 2017)
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Judy!
(closed 17 Jun 2017)
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The Wipers Times
(closed 13 May 2017)

 
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Dirty Great Love Story
(closed 18 Mar 2017)
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Murder Ballad
(closed 3 Dec 2016)