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
ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING - Bush Theatre. Children of the 1990s face austerity. To November 24
BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR - Jermyn Street Theatre. WW1 drama. To November 24
BRASS - Union Theatre. WW1 musical. To November 24
BULLET TONGUE - Big House. Young people and drugs. To December 8
BURY THE DEAD - Finborough Theatre. WW1 Drama. To November 24
CUCKOO - Soho Theatre. Trying to be one of the cool kids. To December 8
DEALING WITH CLAIR - Orange Tree Theatre. Martin Crimp play about the dangers of house-selling. To December 1
FANATICAL - Playground Theatre. Musical set in comicon. To December 8
THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR - Southwark Playhouse. Muslim woman's moral choices . To November 24
THE HOES - Hampstead Theatre. Young women on holiday. To December 1
HONOUR - Park Theatre. Visitor upsets a marriage. To November 24
I AND YOU - Hampstead Theatre. Teenagers bond over poetry. To November 24
INDEBTED TO CHANCE - Old Red Lion Theatre. Drama set in 18th Century. To December 1
LANDS - Bush Theatre. Why we can never really care about each other. To December 1
MYTHIC - Charing Cross Theatre. Musical of Greek myth. To November 25
PACK OF LIES - Menier Chocolate Factory. Ordinary couple caught up in Cold War spying. To November 17
A PUPIL - Park Theatre. Drama set in music lessons. To November 24
THE RECRUITING OFFICER - Old Red Lion Theatre. 18th-century comedy. To December 1
SEXY LAUNDRY - Tabard Theatre. Comedy. To November 25
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
THE WIPERS TIMES - Arts Theatre. WW1 soldiers put out a comic magazine in the trenches. To December 1
YERMA - Cervantes Theatre. Lorca drama performed alternately in English and Spanish. To December 1
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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