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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

AMSTERDAM - Orange Tree Theatre. Thriller. To October 12
ANAHERA - Finborough Theatre. New Zealand drama. To September 28
ANNA BELLA EEMA - Arcola Theatre. Girl's fantasy life. To October 12

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - Menier Chocolate Factory. Musical of the romantic novel and film. To September 14
CHIAROSCURO - Bush Theatre. Experiences of women of colour. To October 5
A DOLL'S HOUSE - Lyric Hammersmith. Ibsen set in India. To October 5
EVITA - Open Air Theatre. Rice, Lloyd Webber and Eva Peron. To September 21
FAME - Peacock Theatre. Musical set in performing arts school. To October 19
FOR SERVICES RENDERED - Jermyn Street Theatre. Somerset Maugham drama of the lingering effects of war. To October 5
HELLO AGAIN - Union Theatre. Musical version of La Ronde. To September 21
HOW LOVE IS SPELT - Southwark Playhouse. Newcomer to London. To September 28
JADE CITY - The Bunker. Growing up in Belfast. To September 21
THE KING OF HELL'S PALACE - Hampstead Theatre. The spread of AIDS in China. To October 12

MIDLIFE COWBOY - Pleasance Theatre. Musical. To October 6
THE PERMANENT WAY - Vaults. David Hare dissection of British railroads. To November 17
QUEEN OF THE MIST - Charing Cross Theatre. Musical about woman who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. To October 5

SIX - Arts Theatre. Musical of Henry VIII and his wives. To July 5, 2020
TORCH SONG - Turbine Theatre. Harvey Fierstein drama of gay life in the 1970s. To October 13
TYPICAL - Soho Theatre. Veteran attempts to adjust. To September 28
UNTIL THE FLOOD - Arcola Theatre. Police shooting. To September 28
VOLDEMORT - King's Head Theatre. Harry Potter parody. To September 21
WORLD'S END - King's Head Theatre. Drama of troubled teens. To September 21

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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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