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Fringe & Other London Openings

The date listed is when a show will have its official opening night (Press night). However, many shows will also have 'preview' performances before the official opening night. (See info on the right!)

Date Fringe & Other London Shows Opening

26 Apr 2016 CALAIS
by Dermot Dolan
at Barons Court Pub Theatre
(previews from 26 Apr 2016)

26 Apr 2016 HAIR
Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado, Music by Galt MacDermot
at Bridewell Theatre
(previews from 26 Apr 2016)

26 Apr 2016 SHIT FACED SHAKESPEARE
by Stuart Saint
at Leicester Square Theatre Main House
(previews from 26 Apr 2016)

26 Apr 2016 TRASHED
By Sasha Moore
at Pleasance Theatre (Stagespace)
(previews from 26 Apr 2016)

26 Apr 2016 TOXIC AVENGER, THE
Book by Joe DiPietro, music by David Bryan.
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
(previews from 22 Apr 2016)

26 Apr 2016 EMILIA GALOTTI
By Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
at The Space
(previews from 26 Apr 2016)

26 Apr 2016 CHARLEY'S AUNT
By Brandon Thomas
at Theatro Technis
(previews from 26 Apr 2016)

28 Apr 2016 BLIND MAN'S SONG
Conceived by Guillaume Pige
at Pleasance Theatre
(previews from 27 Apr 2016)

29 Apr 2016 SCHISM
By Athena Stevens
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 27 Apr 2016)

29 Apr 2016 SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS
Book and Lyrics by Charlotte Mann and Michael Fidler; Music by Jonathan Croose and Robin Forrest; Based on original ideas by Johanna Allitt, Simon Curtis, Charlotte Mann and Michael Fidler
at King's Head Pub Theatre
(previews from 26 Apr 2016)

02 May 2016 HAIRSPRAY
Music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Based on the 1988 film of the same name
at Churchill Theatre
(previews from 02 May 2016)

03 May 2016 RICHARD II
By William Shakespeare
at Arcola Theatre
(previews from 03 May 2016)

03 May 2016 ABOMINATIONS
By Matthew Campling
at Etcetera Theatre
(previews from 03 May 2016)

03 May 2016 LOCAL STIGMATIC, THE
by Heathcote Williams
at Old Red Lion Theatre
(previews from 03 May 2016)

03 May 2016 COOKED
By Christopher Adams, with material by Timothy Allsop and Pia FitzGerald
at The Bread & Roses Theatre
(previews from 03 May 2016)

04 May 2016 CURING ROOM, THE
by David Ian Lee
at The Vaults
(previews from 04 May 2016)

05 May 2016 I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE
By JB Priestley
at Jermyn Street Theatre
(previews from 03 May 2016)

05 May 2016 BUSKERS OPERA, THE
by Dougal Irvine
at Park 200
(previews from 28 Apr 2016)

05 May 2016 LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA
by Howard Brenton
at The Hampstead Theatre
(previews from 28 Apr 2016)

05 May 2016 WASTWATER
By Simon Stephens
at The Tabard Theatre
(previews from 04 May 2016)

06 May 2016 AFTER INDEPENDENCE
By May Sumbwanyambe
at Arcola Theatre Studio 2
(previews from 04 May 2016)

09 May 2016 DIAOCHAN: THE RISE OF THE COURTESAN
By Ross Ericson
at Above the Arts Theatre
(previews from 09 May 2016)

10 May 2016 DEVILISH
Music by BB Cooper, Book and Lyrics by Chris Burgess
at Landor Theatre
(previews from 04 May 2016)

10 May 2016 MEASURE FOR MEASURE
By William Shakespeare
at The Rose Playhouse
(previews from 10 May 2016)

11 May 2016 I'M NOT JESUS CHRIST
by Maria Manolescu
at Theatre N16
(previews from 09 May 2016)

13 May 2016 LAST OF THE BOYS
by Steven Dietz
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
(previews from 11 May 2016)

17 May 2016 JOKE, THE
Will Adamsdale with Brian Logan and Lloyd Hutchinson
at Camden People's Theatre
(previews from 17 May 2016)

17 May 2016 MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM
By David Baddiel
at Menier Chocolate Factory
(previews from 10 May 2016)

17 May 2016 SEX WORKERS' OPERA
Experimental Experience
at Pleasance Theatre
(previews from 17 May 2016)

17 May 2016 MONSTER RAVING LOONY
by James Graham
at Soho Theatre
(previews from 14 May 2016)

17 May 2016 POPPIES
Book & Lyrics by Lizzie Bourne & Laura Kaye Thomson; Music by Laura Kaye Thomson
at The Space
(previews from 17 May 2016)

17 May 2016 WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE
by Brian Mullin
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
(previews from 17 May 2016)

17 May 2016 GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, THE
Music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso
at Waterloo East Theatre
(previews from 11 May 2016)

18 May 2016 THE QUENTIN DENTIN SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Henry Carpenter
at Above the Arts Theatre
(previews from 16 May 2016)

18 May 2016 ABSOLUTION and BILL CLINTON HERCULES
by Owen O'Neill and Rachel Mariner
at Park 90
(previews from 17 May 2016)

19 May 2016 REALIFE TV
by Ian Buckley
at Barons Court Pub Theatre
(previews from 17 May 2016)

19 May 2016 STONE FACE
By Eve Leigh
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 17 May 2016)

19 May 2016 THIS IS LIVING
By Liam Borrett
at Trafalgar Studios 2
(previews from 17 May 2016)

23 May 2016 STAR CHILD
by Dina Korzun, based on the story by Oscar Wilde
at Jermyn Street Theatre
(previews from 23 May 2016)

26 May 2016 VOYAGER
Devised collaboratively by Grace Chapman, Sophie Cullen, Nick Pitt, Ellie Simpson, Julian Spooner and Kate Stanley
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 24 May 2016)

31 May 2016 SIDEWAYS
by Rex Pickett
at St James Theatre
(previews from 26 May 2016)

01 Jun 2016 WALLIS A CERTAIN PERSON
by Jennifer Selway, music by by Simon Slater
at Above The Gatehouse Pub
(previews from 27 May 2016)

02 Jun 2016 ODD SHAPED BALLS
by Richard Sheridan
at Old Red Lion Theatre
(previews from 31 May 2016)

03 Jun 2016 OFF THE KING'S ROAD
By Neil Koenigsberg
at Jermyn Street Theatre
(previews from 01 Jun 2016)

06 Jun 2016 TITANIC
score by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone
at Charing Cross Theatre
(previews from 28 May 2016)

06 Jun 2016 MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, A
by William Shakespeare
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
(previews from 31 May 2016)

06 Jul 2016 THROUGH THE MILL
by Ray Rackham
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
(previews from 06 Jul 2016)

03 Jun 2016 LOVE N STUFF
by Tanika Gupta
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
(previews from 03 Jun 2016)

08 Jun 2016 QUIET HOUSE, THE
By Gareth Farr
at Park 200
(previews from 07 Jun 2016)

09 Jun 2016 DONKEY SHOW, THE :
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DISCO

Created and conceived by Randy Weiner and Diane Paulus
at Proud Camden
(previews from 09 Jun 2016)

09 Jun 2016 FOR THOSE WHO CRY WHEN THEY HEAR THE FOXES SCREAM
By Charlotte Hamblin
at Tristan Bates Theatre
(previews from 07 Jun 2016)

14 Jun 2016 GERTRUDE THE CRY
By Howard Barker; Based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet
at Theatre N16
(previews from 12 Jun 2016)

15 Jun 2016 SOUL
by Roy Williams
at Hackney Empire
(previews from 15 Jun 2016)

16 Jun 2016 HAPPY TO HELP
by Michael Ross
at Park 90
(previews from 12 Jun 2016)

16 Jun 2016 WILD
by Mike Bartlett
at The Hampstead Theatre
(previews from 10 Jun 2016)

17 Jun 2016 IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD
By Neil McPherson; Based on the poetry, letters and brief life of Charles Hamilton Sorley; Music and Songs by George Butterworth, Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna, George Dyson, Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, Rudi Stephan, Francis Purcell Warren and Ralph Vaughan Williams
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 15 Jun 2016)

17 Jun 2016 VASSA ZHELZNOVA
by Maxim Gorky in a new version by Emily Juniper
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
(previews from 15 Jun 2016)

18 Jun 2016 MOTHER ADAM
By Charles Dyer
at Barons Court Pub Theatre
(previews from 14 Jun 2016)

20 Jun 2016 NO VILLAIN
By Arthur Miller
at Trafalgar Studios 2
(previews from 14 Jun 2016)

23 Jun 2016 DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF, THE
By Moliere, adapted from Le Medecin Malgre Lui
at Drayton Arms Pub Theatre
(previews from 21 Jun 2016)

24 Jun 2016 BUGSY MALONE
Play by Alan Parker; Words & Music by Paul Williams
at Lyric Hammersmith
(previews from 11 Jun 2016)

28 Jun 2016 ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
book and lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green, music by Cy Coleman
at Silk Street Theatre
(previews from 28 Jun 2016)

29 Jun 2016 BOYS WILL BE BOYS
By Melissa Bubnic
at Bush Hall (temporary location for Bush Theatre)
(previews from 24 Jun 2016)

01 Jul 2016 SAVAGE
By Claudio Macor
at Above the Arts Theatre
(previews from 29 Jun 2016)

05 Jul 2016 EAVESDROPPING
Curated by John Patterson
at Barons Court Pub Theatre
(previews from 05 Jul 2016)

09 Jul 2016 I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD
Music by Nancy Ford, book and lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
at Jermyn Street Theatre
(previews from 06 Jul 2016)

14 Jul 2016 SHANGRI-LA
By Amy Ng
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 12 Jul 2016)

14 Jul 2016 TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, THE
By Terry Jastrow
at Park 200
(previews from 13 Jul 2016)

15 Jul 2016 SCARECROW'S WEDDING, THE
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
at Leicester Square Theatre Main House
(previews from 09 Jul 2016)

15 Jul 2016 STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
by Markus Potter & David Holthouse with additional writing by Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler and Shane Stokes.
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
(previews from 13 Jul 2016)

19 Jul 2016 SOME GIRL(S)
by Neil LaBute
at Park 90
(previews from 13 Jul 2016)

20 Jul 2016 CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman
at New Wimbledon Theatre
(previews from 20 Jul 2016)

28 Jul 2016 EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL - LIFE THROUGH A LENS
Book by Mike Dyer, with Quentin Russell as script consultant and dramaturgy by Phil Willmott; Music and lyrics co-written by Mike Dyer, Philip Cohen, Vince Hudson, Fred Johanson, Clayton Moss, Sara Eker Peller, Mark Street and Adrian Wyatt
at St James Theatre
(previews from 16 Jul 2016)

09 Aug 2016 MARCO POLO – AN UNTOLD LOVE STORY
Words and music for the show are by Rogelio Saldo Chua
at Shaw Theatre
(previews from 05 Aug 2016)

11 Aug 2016 BURNT PART BOYS, THE
Book by Mariana Elder, music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen
at Park 90
(previews from 10 Aug 2016)

23 Aug 2016 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Music by Alan Menken, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman
at New Wimbledon Theatre
(previews from 22 Aug 2016)

25 Aug 2016 ROUNDABOUT, THE
by JB Priestley
at Park 200
(previews from 24 Aug 2016)

25 Aug 2016 TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE
By John Ford
at Tristan Bates Theatre
(previews from 23 Aug 2016)

26 Aug 2016 RADIO TIMES
music by Noel Gay and book by Abi Grant with additional material from Alex Armitage
at Charing Cross Theatre
(previews from 20 Aug 2016)

29 Aug 2016 GHOST THE MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin, music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, based on the film by Brue Joel Rubin
at New Wimbledon Theatre
(previews from 29 Aug 2016)

09 Sep 2016 AMERICAN WIFE, THE
by Stephen Fife and Ralph Pezzullo
at Park 90
(previews from 07 Sep 2016)

16 Sep 2016 THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
By Andrew Bovell
at Lyric Hammersmith
(previews from 10 Sep 2016)

16 Sep 2016 MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!
by Shanda Sawyer, Melanie Wilson Labracio & Adam Wilson
at The O2 Arena
(previews from 15 Sep 2016)

26 Sep 2016 DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
Based on the 'Dirt Dancing' film
at New Wimbledon Theatre
(previews from 26 Sep 2016)

04 Oct 2016 BOYS IN THE BAND, THE
by Mart Crowley
at Park 200
(previews from 28 Sep 2016)

05 Oct 2016 THIS LITTLE LIFE OF MINE
by Michael Yale
at Park 90
(previews from 04 Oct 2016)

17 Oct 2016 RAGTIME
music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Terrence McNally
at Charing Cross Theatre
(previews from 08 Oct 2016)

26 Oct 2016 SIDE SHOW
Music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Bill Russell, with additional book material by Bill Condon
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
(previews from 21 Oct 2016)

03 Nov 2016 DENY, DENY, DENY
by Jonathan Maitland
at Park 200
(previews from 02 Nov 2016)

08 Nov 2016 SAVING JASON
by Peter Quilter
at Park 90
(previews from 02 Nov 2016)

08 Nov 2016 ROYALE, THE
By Marco Ramirez
at The Tabernacle (temporary location for Bush Theatre)
(previews from 04 Nov 2016)

26 Nov 2016 SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Susie McKenna
at Hackney Empire
(previews from 26 Nov 2016)

03 Dec 2016 SINBAD THE SAILOR
By Paul Sirett, Music & Lyrics by Wayne Nunes & Perry Melius
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
(previews from 03 Dec 2016)

09 Dec 2016 C.S. LEWIS THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS
Adapted for the Stage by Max McLean and Jeffrey Fiske
at Park 200
(previews from 08 Dec 2016)

12 Dec 2016 DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan
at Charing Cross Theatre
(previews from 03 Dec 2016)

13 Dec 2016 LUV
by Murray Schisgal
at Park 90
(previews from 07 Dec 2016)

14 Dec 2016 RED SHOES, THE
Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, with music by Bernard Herrmann
at Sadler's Wells
(previews from 06 Dec 2016)

What are Previews?
Generally, previews are performances that allow the director and production team to make changes or for the cast to become settled in their part before the show is attended by theatre critics.

The general public can buy tickets for previews, and in some cases the price is reduced. Generally, you won't find much difference between a show in previews and when it is technically 'opened', although new musicals may have many changes!


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