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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).

Here are some of the more interesting and longer-running things beyond the West End this month

AFTERGLOW - Waterloo East Theatre. Gay romance. To November 24

BABY REINDEER - Bush Theatre. Monologue about being stalked. To November 9
BERYL  - Arcola Theatre. Story of a female bicycle racer. To November 16
BLOOD WEDDING - Young Vic Theatre. Lorca tragedy of passion and fate. To November 2.
BROOKLYN - Greenwich Theatre. Musical To October 19
THE ELIXER OF LOVE - King's Head Theatre. Small-scale opera. To October 26
FAME - Peacock Theatre. Musical set in performing arts school. To October 19

THE HOUSE OF YES - Hope Theatre. Family reunion. To October 26
THE ICE CREAM BOYS - Jermyn Street Theatre. South African drama. To November 2
ISLANDER - Southwark Playhouse. Musical set on Scottish island. To October 26

LAST ORDERS - Old Red Lion Theatre.  Haunted theatre.  To October 26
MEET ME AT DAWN - Arcola Theatre. Desert island drama. To November 9
MOBY DICK - Jack Studio. Man v. whale. To October 26
THE PERMANENT WAY - Vaults. David Hare dissection of British railroads. To November 17

SIX - Arts Theatre. Musical of Henry VIII and his wives. To July 5
SOLARIS - Lyric Hammersmith. Sci-fi classic. To November 2
tick...tick...boom - Bridge House Theatre. Musical. To October 27
TICKLE - King's Head Theatre. Musical about tickling. To October 26
TWO LADIES -  Bridge Theatre. What the First Ladies do while their President husbands are in conference. To October 26
THE WATSONS - Menier Chocolate Factory. Comic adaptation of unfinished Jane Austen novel. To November 16

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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 Park. Outdoor performances May-September. 

OPERA HOLLAND PARK Outdoor performances June-August

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