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:
AN ADVENTURE - Bush Theatre. Indian woman's epic life. To October 20
BUSKING IT - Shoreditch Town Hall. Street musician's story. To October 20
DRACULA - Jack Studio. Vampire classic To October 27
DRIP FEED - Soho Theatre. Dark comedy. To October 20
GOING THROUGH - Bush Theatre. Girl growing up. To November 3
JERICHO'S ROSE - Hope Theatre. Musaical. To November 3
LA TRAVIATA - King's Head Theatre. Small-scale opera. To October 27
MISTY - Trafalgar Studio Two. Multimedia solo show. To October 20
MRS DALLOWAY - Arcola Theatre. Adaptation of Virginia Woolf novel. To October 20
MYTHIC - Charing Cross Theatre. Musical of Greek myth. To November 25
ONCE - Queen's Theatre. Musical. To October 20
othellomacbeth - Lyric Hammersmith. Mash-up of the two plays, with focus on the women. To November 3
PACK OF LIES - Menier Chocolate Factory. Ordinary couple caught up in Cold War spying. To November 17
THE PARADISE CIRCUS - Playground Theatre. Fantasy life of brothers. To November 3
PARENTS' EVENING - Jermyn Street Theatre. Family drama. To October 27
QUIETLY - Omnibus Theatre. Settling old quarrels in an Irish bar. To October 27
SEE ME FOR MYSELF - Tabard Theatre. Unlikely romance. To October 27
SKETCHING - Wilton's Music Hall. Eight writers wrote short plays and a ninth stitched them together. To October 27
SUMMIT - Shoreditch Town Hall. Political drama. To October 19
THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING - Southwark Playhouse. Victorian women boxers. To October 27
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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