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).
of the more interesting and longer-running things beyond the West End
BE MORE CHILL - The Other Palace. Musical. To May 3
THE BOY FRIEND - Menier Chocolate Factory Pastiche 1920s-style musical. To March 7
BLITZ! - Union Theatre. Lionel Bart wartime musical. To March 7
THE CLAIM - Shoreditch Town Hall. Asylum seekers. To March 7
COLLAPSIBLE - Bush Theatre. Comic monologue. To March 14
THE DOG WALKER - Jermyn Street Theatre. Lonely people meet. To March 7
THE HAYSTACK - Hampstead Theatre. Love in the age of cyber-surveillance. To March 7
THE HIGH TABLE - Bush Theatre. Nigerian family drama. To March 21
THE INCIDENT ROOM - New Diorama Theatre. Police investigation: the search for the Yorkshire Ripper. To March 14
THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Southwark Playhouse. Musical traces love affair. To Msrch 28
LOOK BACK IN ANGER - White Bear Theatre. Osborne's original Angry Young Man. To March 14
THE MIKVAH PROJECT - Orange Tree Theatre. Friendship and religion. To March 28
MUSIK - Leicester Square Theatre. Pet Shop Boys musical. To March 1
NORA: A DOLL'S HOUSE - Young Vic Theatre. Three women live out the Ibsen drama. To March 21
ON MCQUILLAN'S HILL - Finborough Theatre. Reunions and revelations in an Irish village. To February 29
PASS OVER - Kiln Theatre. Waiting for something to happen. To March 21
THE RAGE OF NARCISSUS - Pleasance Theatre. Murder mystery. To March 8
SINNERS - THE ENGLISH PROFESSOR - Playground Theatre. Effects of teacher-student affair. To March 14
SIX - Arts Theatre. Musical of Henry VIII and his wives. To January 2021
THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII - King's Head Theatre. Two-man romp through history. Reviewed in Edinburgh
THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP - Soho Theatre. Verbatim stories of immigration problems. To March 21
THE WEDDING SINGER - Troubadour Theatre. Musical based on film. To March 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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