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.
ALYS, ALWAYS - Bridge Theatre. Accident leads to changes in a woman's personal and professional life. To March 30
BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR - Southwark Playhouse. WW1 drama. To April 6
BLOOD KNOT - Orane Tree Theatre. Apartheid affects two South African brothers. To April 30
CIRCA - Old Red Lion Theatre. Lonely gay man. To March 30
THE CROWN DUAL - King's Head Theatre. Royal spoof. To Aopril 6
EQUUS - Theatre Royal Stratford East. Boy, horse and psychiatrist. To March 23
A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW - Trafalgar Studio 2. Teenage explorer's tales. To March 30
JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN - Young Vic Theatre. Prison drama. To April 6
A LESSON FROM ALOES - Finborough Theatre. South African drama. To March 23.
LIPSTICK - Omnibus Theatre. Drama in a drag bar. To March 24
MARY'S BABIES - Jermyn Street Theatre. Fertility clinic scandal. To April 13
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER? - Playground Theatre. Sons reunite at father's deathbed. To March 23
OTHELLO - White Bear Theatre. Shakespeare. To April 6
THE PROJECT - White Bear Theatre. WW2 drama. To March 23
THE RUBENSTEIN KISS - Southwark Playhouse. Couple suspected of spying. To April 13
SIX - Arts Theatre. Musical of Henry VIII and his wives. To January 5, 2020
THE SON - Kiln Theatre. Effect of a disturbed child on the family. To March 23.
THE TRICK - Bush Theatre. Magic as a metaphor for grieving. To March 23
VUNDETECTABLE - King's Head Theatre. Gay romance. To April 6
IOLET - Charing Cross Theatre. Musuical. To April 6
WE'RE STAYING RIGHT HERE - Park Theatre. Living with depression. To March 23
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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