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).
Be aware that all plans depend on the removal of government restrictions and the health of casts, and are subject to last-minute changes.
BLISS - Finborough Theatre. Russia in 1920s. To June11
BONNIE AND CLYDE - Arts Theatre. Musical. To July 10
THE BREACH - Hampstead Theatre. Growing up in 1980s USA. To June 4
COPPERFIELD! - Upstairs At The Gatehouse. Dickens musical. To June 5
DON JUAN - Vaults. Moliere, in French and English on alternate nights. To May 29
THE DWARFS - White Bear Theatre. Pinter play. To June 5
THE END OF THE NIGHT - Park Theatre. Secret wartime meeting. To May 28
GIRL ON AN ALTAR - Kiln Theatre. Retelling of Greek myth. To June 25
HEATHERS - The Other Palace. Teen musical. To September 4
HOUSE OF IFE - Bush Theatre. Afro-British family. To June 11
LA BOHEME - King's Head Theatre. Small-scale opera. To May 28
LEGALLY BLONDE - Open Air Theatre. Musical of airhead who flourishes in law school. To July 2
LOTUS BEAUTY - Hampstead Theatre. A day in a beauty salon. To June 18
MINISTRY OF LESBIAN AFFAIRS - Soho Theatre. Musical. To June 11
THE MISFORTUNES OF THE ENGLISH - Orange Tree Theatre. Tour group's misadventures. To May 28
MUCH ADO ABOUT
NOTHING - Shakespeare's Globe. Benedick
and Beatrice set in 1945. In rep to October 23
OKLAHOMA! - Young Vic Theatre. Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. To June 25
100 PAINTINGS - Hope Theatre. Comedy of stressed artist. To June 4
ORLANDO - Jermyn Street Theatre. Virginia Woolf story. To May 28
STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY - Bridge Theatre. Political drama. To June 18
TIL DEATH DO US PART - Theatre 503. Couple face tragedy. To May 21
UNTITLED SPARKLY VAMPIRE PLAY - Omnibus Theatre. Teen rom-com. To May 21
WE STARTED TO SING - Arcola Theatre. Family drama. To June 18
THE MUSICAL - Charing Cross Theatre.
Swashbuckling musical. To May 28
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.
AIR THEATRE, Regent's Park.
Outdoor performances May-September.
OPERA HOLLAND PARK Outdoor performances June-August
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