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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
AGES OF THE MOON - Vaults. Sam Shepard play of old friends' memories. To November 24
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL - Jermyn Street Theatre. Shakespeare. To November 30

BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE - Hampstead Theatre. Imagined life and loves of the Renaissance painter.  To November  23.
CANDIDA -  Orange Tree Theatre. Shaw comedy. To January 11
CHEMISTRY - Finborough Theatre. Romance of troubled youngsters. To November 23
THE GREEN FAIRY - Union Theatre. Mother and daughter. To November 23
HUNGER - Arcola Theatre. Young man alone in the city. To December 21
JERKER - King's Head Theatre. Gay drama. To November 23
LAND WITHOUT DREAMS - Gate Theatre. Call for faith in the future. To December 7

A PRAYER FOR WINGS - King's Head Theatre. Mother and daughter. To November 23
SHOOK - Southwark Playhouse. Teens in prison. To November 23
SIX - Arts Theatre. Musical of Henry VIII and his wives. To July 5
SPIDERFLY - Theatre 503. Thriller. To November 30
STRAY DOGS - Park Theatre. Stalin and woman poet. To December 7

WAR HORSE - Troubador Theatre. Staging of children's book about WW1.  To November 23
#WE ARE ARRESTED - Arcola Theatre. Political drama. To December 7
WHEN THE CROWS VISIT - Kiln Theatre. Shocking crime in India. To November 30

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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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