As London's Summer (and its bipolar weather conditions) sadly comes to a close, I thought it might be a good time to look ahead to the shows I'm most looking forward to this Autumn, as the leaves fall in London's glitzy West End. That should put a smile back on our faces!
In terms of plays, one of the most hotly anticipated shows marks the return of the Michael Grandage Company and with it, the stage return of Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman in 'Photograph 51.' The Australian megastar will tread the London boards for the first time since her Donmar Warehouse stint in 'The Blue Room' in 1998... and the first preview is next Saturday, 5th September. Tickets are still available for this rare opportunity to see one of Hollywood's icons up close and personal at the Noel Coward Theatre, so don't delay! Playwright Anna Ziegler's new drama, directed by Michael Grandage himself, revolves around scientist Rosalind Franklin (Kidman) - "the woman who cracked DNA" - and asks the question: "What is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history?"
It's also your last chance to catch some top class outdoor theatre action - Regent's Park's Open Air Theatre closes its magnificent 2015 season with a return engagement of William Golding's 'The Lord of the Flies,' adapted for the