OFF WEST END
London's Off-West End and Fringe, like New York's Off-Broadway and Off Off-Broadway, ranges from established theatres that just happen to be in different parts of town from the West End, to dozens of small companies and venues, many in pubs, showcasing new talent. Some shows may be on only on weekends or have very short runs, so it is best to check with the theatres (Scroll down for links to some leading Off-West End and fringe theatres).
Here are some of the more interesting and longer-running things beyond the West End this month. Also check our Family Page for holiday and kid-friendly shows.
CHASING BONO - Soho Theatre. Growing up in Dublin. To January 19
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Arts Theatre. Simon Callow tells the Dickens tale. To January 12
THE DOUBLE DEALER - Orange Tree Theatre. Restoration comedy. To January 26
DRIP - Bush Theatre. Teenager's oral report. To December 22
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Menier Chocolate Factory. Broadway classic musical. To March 8
JEANNIE - Finborough Theatre. Scottish lass 's romantic adventure. To December 22
A VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTER - Bridge Theatre. Martin McDonagh play about Hans Christian Andersen and racism. To January 6
WHITE TEETH - Kiln Theatre. Adaptation of Zadie Smith novel celebrating messy London life. To December 22
And here are links to some of the more established Off-West End theatres:
BITE - Barbican and Pit Theatres. The Barbican plays host to a yearlong programme of visits by theatre, dance and performance art companies, many for only 3 or 4 performances.
OPEN AIR THEATRE, Regent's
Outdoor performances May-September.
OPERA HOLLAND PARK Outdoor performances June-August
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