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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).

Be aware that all plans depend on the health of casts, and are subject to last-minute changes.

AN ACTOR CONVALESCING IN DEVON - Hampstead Theatre. Musing on a career. To May 11

ARTIFICIALLY YOURS - Rivrside Studios. Comedy of AI as marriage counselor. To April 21

THE BALLAD OF HATTIE AND JAMES - Kiln Theatre. Couple meet over shared musical tastes. To May 18

BANGING DENMARK - Finborough Theatre. Rom-com satire. To May 11

BOYS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS - Soho Theatre. Gay drama. To May 18

CASSIE AND THE LIGHTS - Southwark Playhouse. Orphans fight to stay together. To April 20

THE CORD - Bush Theatre. Having a baby changes a marriage. To May 25

CRUEL INTENTIONS - Other Palace. Musical. To May 19  

DIANA - THE UNTOLD AND TRUE STORY - King's Head Theatre. Satire. To May 5

THE DIVINE MRS S - Hampstead Theatre. Portrait of actress Sarah Siddons. To April 27

FAITH HEALER - Lyric Hammersmith. Brian Friel play about possible fraud. To April 28

MINORITY REPORT - Lyric Hammersmith. Sci-fi story. To May 18

NACHTLAND - Young Vic. Painting may be by Hitler. To April 20

POLICE COPS - Southwark Playhouse. Comic musical. To April 30

POWER OF SAIL - Menier Chocolate Factory. Questions of free speech in academia. To May 18

WHODUNNIT - Park Theatre. Spoof mystery. To May 4 

YOU ARE GOING TO DIE - Southwark Playhouse. Solo show. To May 4

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And here are links to some of the more established Off-West End theatres:

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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 Park. Outdoor performances May-September. 

OPERA HOLLAND PARK Outdoor performances June-August

SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE. Shakespeare and other plays in replica theatre.

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