What’s your ‘thing’? Comedy? Politics? Murder mysteries? We’ve got it all. Take your pick from our huge selection of the nation’s favourite plays, whatever you love, we’ve got.
The London theatre scene offers exhilarating variety. If you’re excited for plays in London that offer an evening of tradition, why not delve into Jonathan Munby’s epic adaptation of the Bard’s King Lear. Six-time Olivier Award-winner Ian McKellen reprises the titular role in this haunting tragedy. Coming to the West End this July, Munby’s production, which opened to rave five-star reviews in Chichester last year, is scheduled to run for 100 performances. Rumoured to be McKellen’s last Shakespearian production, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the acting great perform the playwright’s most emotionally demanding role.
Now, if King Lear doesn’t excite you, why not unwind with the best comedy that London has to offer. Brought to you by the Mischief Theatre Company, there’s two hilarious West End plays that everyone’s talking about. Join the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to stage a complex murder mystery in The Play That Goes Wrong or witness the heist of the century, jam-packed with mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, in The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. There’s nothing better than a bit of comic relief, we promise you’ll be laughing your way through the week!
If thought-provoking plays are more up your street, jury service beckons at London’s County Hall. Witness for the Prosecution is the court case of the century. Leonard Vole takes to the stand to protest his innocence in the murder of a wealthy widow. Can his presence and his plea persuade you and the jury that he did not commit the crime – will he escape the hangman’s noose?
Hotly-anticipated for 2018 is the new Michael Grandage season. Dark, funny and critically-acclaimed: Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore comes to the Noël Coward Theatre led by ‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner in June. This mad satire focuses on Mad Padraic, an Irish terrorist, who cares about one thing and one thing only: his cat, Wee Thomas, and is guaranteed to leave you reeling. The explosive, six-time Tony Award-winning drama Red is at the Wyndham’s Theatre from May with renowned stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprising his role as American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko.
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