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:
ABOUT LEO - Jermyn Street Theatre. Artist Leonora Carrington. To September 29
AN ADVENTURE - Bush Theatre. Indian woman's epic life. To October 20
ALLELUJAH! - Bridge Theatre. Alan Bennett play set in a geriatric ward. To September 29
DRIP FEED - Soho Theatre. Dark comedy. To October 20
EUGENIUS - The Other Palace. Comic book fan's fantasies. To October 7
EYAM - Shakespeare's Globe. Drama set in the Black Death. In repertory to October 13
4:48 PSYCHOSIS - New Diorama Theatre. Teenage girl's mental illness. To October 13
HOLY SHIT - Kiln Theatre. Geting a child into a good school. To October 6
THE HUMAN VOICE - Gate Theatre. Woman on the telephone. To Octobrt 6
LA TRAVIATA - King's Head Theatre. Small-scale opera. To October 27
THE LESSON - Hope Theatre. Ionesco. To October 13
LIFEBOAT - Jack Studio. World War II drama. To October 6
MIDNIGHT - Union Theatre. Musical set in Stalin era. To September 29
MISTY - Trafalgar Studio Two. Multimedia solo show. To October 20
MRS DALLOWAY - Arcola Theatre. Adaptation of Virginia Woolf novel. To October 20
MUCH ADO ABOUT SALSA - Drayton Arms Theatre. Free adaptation of Shakespeare. To October 13
OTHELLO - Shakespeare's Globe. In repertory to October 13
THE PLAGUE - Arcola Theatre. Camus novel. To September 29
SKETCHING - Wilton's Music Hall. Play written by nine writers. To October 27
THE VILLAGE- Theatre Royal Stratford East. Lope de Vega play. To October 6
THE WINTER'S TALE - Shakespeare's Globe. In rep to October 14
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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