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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

22 Apr 2014 ROMEO & JULIET
By William Shakespeare
at Pleasance Theatre - StageSpace
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

22 Apr 2014 PERFECT MURDER, THE
by Peter James
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

22 Apr 2014 TRANSLATIONS
By Brian Friel
at Rose Theatre, The (Kingston)
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

22 Apr 2014 HAMLYN
Written by Juan Mayorga, translated by David Johnson
at Space, The
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

23 Apr 2014 OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
at Trinity Buoy Wharf
(previews from 23 Apr 2014)

24 Apr 2014 MARTINE
by Jean-Jacques Bernard. Translated by John Fowles
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

24 Apr 2014 DOLL'S HOUSE, A
by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Samuel Adamson
at Jack Studio Theatre
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

24 Apr 2014 LUCIFER SAVED
By Peter Oswald
at Lion and Unicorn Theatre
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

24 Apr 2014 PUFFBALL
Created by Mark Storor; Score by Jules Maxwell
at Roundhouse Theatre, The
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

24 Apr 2014 LONDON CUCKOLDS, THE
By Edward Ravenscroft
at Theatro Technis
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

25 Apr 2014 BLUES IN THE NIGHT
Conceived by Sheldon Epps
at Hackney Empire Theatre
(previews from 24 Apr 2014)

25 Apr 2014 DASHING FELLOW, A
Inspired by the stories of Vladimir Nabokov
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

26 Apr 2014 BEST OF FRIENDS
Music, Book and Lyrics by Nick Fogarty
at Landor Theatre
(previews from 23 Apr 2014)

28 Apr 2014 VELOCITY
by Daniel Macdonald
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 27 Apr 2014)

28 Apr 2014 AVENUE Q
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty
at Greenwich Theatre
(previews from 23 Apr 2014)

28 Apr 2014 SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Book by David Landay, music by Gene De Paul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 28 Apr 2014)

29 Apr 2014 ANTIGONE
By Jean Anouilh
at Barons Court Theatre
(previews from 29 Apr 2014)

29 Apr 2014 RED BASTARD
by Eric Davis with Deanna Fleysher and Sue Morrison
at Pleasance Theatre - Main House
(previews from 29 Apr 2014)

30 Apr 2014 EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON
by Mike Bartlett
at Broadway Studio Theatre, Catford
(previews from 30 Apr 2014)

30 Apr 2014 RICHARD III
By William Shakespeare
at The Cockpit Theatre
(previews from 30 Apr 2014)

30 Apr 2014 PAULA'S STORY
by Paula Rees, music by Jo Collins and lyrics by Paula Rees
at The Studio Theatre, Chickenshed
(previews from 30 Apr 2014)

01 May 2014 SUNNY AFTERNOON
Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, book by Joe Penhall
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
(previews from 14 Apr 2014)

01 May 2014 FAME: NOT THE MUSICAL
by David Baddiel
at Menier Chocolate Factory
(previews from 29 Apr 2014)

01 May 2014 CHARACTER
By Florence Vincent
at The Selkirk Pub
(previews from 01 May 2014)

02 May 2014 FOREPLAY
By Carl Djerassi
at King's Head Pub Theatre
(previews from 30 Apr 2014)

02 May 2014 HANDFUL OF STARS , A
By Billy Roche
at Theatre503
(previews from 30 Apr 2014)

03 May 2014 ALICE IN WONDERLAND
By Richard Stratton, based on the story by Lewis Carroll
at The Selkirk Pub
(previews from 03 May 2014)

06 May 2014 SECRET THEATRE LONDON
a secret
at a Secret location (told when booking)
(previews from 06 May 2014)

07 May 2014 DEAD AT LAST, NO MORE AIR
by Werner Schwab, Translated by Meredith Oakes
at Camden People's Theatre
(previews from 06 May 2014)

07 May 2014 ENGLAND EXPECTS
by Tom Glover
at Jack Studio Theatre
(previews from 06 May 2014)

07 May 2014 SPRING AWAKENING
by Frank Wedekind, adapted by Anya Reiss
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 07 May 2014)

07 May 2014 LIMBO
by Underbelly Productions
at Southbank Centre ( Jubilee Gardens)
(previews from 07 May 2014)

08 May 2014 CLOSER THAN EVER
by Richard Maltby, Jr and David Shire
at Jermyn Street Theatre
(previews from 06 May 2014)

08 May 2014 JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY
Songs by Stephen Sondheim
at London Theatre Workshop
(previews from 06 May 2014)

08 May 2014 TRICK TO CATCH THE OLD ONE, A
By Thomas Middleton
at Rose Playhouse, The (Bankside)
(previews from 06 May 2014)

09 May 2014 DONKEY HEART
By Moses Raine
at Old Red Lion Theatre
(previews from 06 May 2014)

09 May 2014 MICROCOSM
by Matt Hartley
at Soho Theatre Upstairs
(previews from 07 May 2014)

09 May 2014 HOW TO BUILD A BETTER TULIP
by Mark Giesser.A modern update of the classic Dumas novel The Black Tulip
at Tabard Theatre
(previews from 30 Apr 2014)

09 May 2014 HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser, Book: Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & William Gilbert, Based on the book by Shepherd Mead
at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
(previews from 06 May 2014)

12 May 2014 WAITING FOR GODOT
By Samuel Beckett
at Arcola Theatre Studio One
(previews from 07 May 2014)

12 May 2014 SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW - THE LIZA MINNELLI STORY
by Cillian O'Donnachadha
at Landor Theatre
(previews from 12 May 2014)

13 May 2014 BOILING POINT
by Rachel Barnett
at Bridewell Theatre
(previews from 13 May 2014)

13 May 2014 IN THE VALE OF HEALTH: MISSING DATES
By Simon Gray
at Hampstead Theatre Studio Downstairs
(previews from 13 May 2014)

13 May 2014 WOYZECK
by Georg Buchner
at London Theatre New Cross
(previews from 13 May 2014)

13 May 2014 ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
at Space, The
(previews from 13 May 2014)

15 May 2014 INCOGNITO
by Nick Payne
at Bush Theatre
(previews from 14 May 2014)

15 May 2014 TRIAL OF THE JEW SHYLOCK, THE
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by Eric Richard
at Rosemary Branch Theatre
(previews from 13 May 2014)

15 May 2014 IN THE HEIGHTS
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
at Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
(previews from 09 May 2014)

16 May 2014 GODSPELL
By John-Michael Tebelak; Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
(previews from 16 May 2014)

19 May 2014 HOLIDAY / THE EISTEDDFOD (Double Bill)
Raimondo Cortese / Lally Katz
at Bussey Building
(previews from 14 May 2014)

19 May 2014 THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
by Alan Ayckbourn
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 19 May 2014)

19 May 2014 THIS MAY HURT A BIT
by Stella Feehily
at St James Theatre
(previews from 14 May 2014)

20 May 2014 ANGINA MONOLOGUE, THE
by Doug Devaney
at Hen and Chickens Theatre
(previews from 20 May 2014)

20 May 2014 MEDEA
by Euripides; translated by Gilbert Murray
at London Theatre New Cross
(previews from 20 May 2014)

20 May 2014 O NO!
By Jamie Wood in collaboration with Wendy Hubbard and Dominic Kennedy
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Downstairs)
(previews from 20 May 2014)

20 May 2014 THIS FLESH IS MINE
by Brian Woolland
at Testbed1
(previews from 19 May 2014)

20 May 2014 FINGS AIN’T WOT THEY USED T’BE
Music & Lyrics by Lionel Bart and book by Frank Norman; Adapted by Elliot Davis
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
(previews from 08 May 2014)

21 May 2014 BLONDE BOMBSHELLS OF 1943, THE
Written by Alan Plater, inspired by Ivy Benson’s all girl dance band and adapted from the television film ‘The Last of the Blonde Bombshells’.
at Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre
(previews from 14 May 2014)

22 May 2014 SANDEL
Written by Glenn Chandler, adapted from a story by Angus Stewart
at Above the Stag Theatre
(previews from 20 May 2014)

22 May 2014 JOHN FERGUSON
by St John Ervine
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 20 May 2014)

22 May 2014 FELINE INTIMATE
by Meow Meow
at London Wonderground, part of the Southbank Centre site
(previews from 20 May 2014)

23 May 2014 TRAINEE DIRECTORS SHOWCASE DOUBLE BILL: SQUIRRELS AND THE AFTER-DINNER JOKE
Squirrels by David Mamet, The After-Dinner Joke by Caryl Churchill
at Orange Tree Theatre
(previews from 21 May 2014)

23 May 2014 JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN
Adapted by Bradley Rand Smith; Based on the novel by Dalton Trumbo
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
(previews from 21 May 2014)

25 May 2014 SPOKESONG
by Stewart Parker
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 25 May 2014)

25 Apr 2014 BELIEVERS, THE
By Bryony Lavery
at Tricycle Theatre
(previews from 22 Apr 2014)

27 May 2014 LAST OF THE DUTY FREE
Adapted from the Duty Free television comedy series
at Churchill Theatre
(previews from 27 May 2014)

27 May 2014 TEN WOMEN
By Bethan Dear
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Downstairs)
(previews from 27 May 2014)

27 May 2014 BUDDY
by Alan Janes and Robert Bettinson
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 27 May 2014)

27 May 2014 GRUFFALO, THE
Adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
at Rose Theatre, The (Kingston)
(previews from 27 May 2014)

27 May 2014 SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD
By Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona
at The Albany
(previews from 27 May 2014)

29 May 2014 POOL
by Tom Harvey
at Jack Studio Theatre
(previews from 27 May 2014)

30 May 2014 BETWEEN US
By Sarah Daniels
at Arcola Theatre Studio Two
(previews from 28 May 2014)

30 May 2014 LIFE OF THE PARTY, THE - A CELEBRATION OF THE SONGS OF ANDREW LIPPA
By Andrew Lippa
at Menier Chocolate Factory
(previews from 27 May 2014)

30 May 2014 HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
at Riverside Studios
(previews from 28 May 2014)

31 May 2014 IN THE VALE OF HEALTH: MICHAEL
By Simon Gray
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
(previews from 28 May 2014)

31 May 2014 IN THE VALE OF HEALTH: JAPES
By Simon Gray
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
(previews from 29 May 2014)

31 May 2014 IN THE VALE OF HEALTH: MISSING DATES
By Simon Gray
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
(previews from 29 May 2014)

31 May 2014 IN THE VALE OF HEALTH: JAPES TOO
By Simon Gray
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
(previews from 30 May 2014)

03 Jun 2014 CHERRY ORCHARD, THE
by Anton Chekhov
at London Theatre New Cross
(previews from 03 Jun 2014)

03 Jun 2014 MUGS ARROWS
By Eddie Elks
at Old Red Lion Theatre
(previews from 03 Jun 2014)

03 Jun 2014 HEART
By Steven Gaythorpe
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Downstairs)
(previews from 03 Jun 2014)

03 Jun 2014 INNER LIFE OF SOPHIE TAYLOR, THE
Written by Roisin Rae
at Space, The
(previews from 03 Jun 2014)

05 Jun 2014 1001 NIGHTS
Devised by Douglas Rintoul
at Unicorn Theatre
(previews from 05 Jun 2014)

06 Jun 2014 PATIENCE (OR BUNTHORNE'S BRIDE)
By W.S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
at King's Head Pub Theatre
(previews from 04 Jun 2014)

09 Jun 2014 ROOF, THE
by Music David Rosenberg and Frauke Requardt.
at The Roof
(previews from 30 May 2014)

10 Jun 2014 HENNA NIGHT
by Amy Rosenthal
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 10 Jun 2014)

10 Jun 2014 DEVIL AND STEPASHKA, THE
Written by Clair Booker
at Space, The
(previews from 10 Jun 2014)

11 Jun 2014 TRAVESTY
By Alex Swift
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Upstairs)
(previews from 11 Jun 2014)

11 Jun 2014 TONIGHT AT 8.30
by Noel Coward
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 11 Jun 2014)

11 Jun 2014 ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
at Royal Albert Hall
(previews from 11 Jun 2014)

12 Jun 2014 CORRUPTION OF DORIAN GRAY, THE
Based on 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde; Adapted by Adam Dechanel
at Lion and Unicorn Theatre
(previews from 10 Jun 2014)

12 Jun 2014 ROCK THE BALLET
created by Rasta Thomas
at Peacock Theatre
(previews from 10 Jun 2014)

13 Jun 2014 ENDURING SONG
by Jesse Briton
at Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
(previews from 11 Jun 2014)

17 Jun 2014 THIS IS HOW WE DIE
By Christopher Brett Bailey
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Downstairs)
(previews from 17 Jun 2014)

17 Jun 2014 TED BUNDY PROJECT, THE
By Greg Wohead
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Upstairs)
(previews from 17 Jun 2014)

19 Jun 2014 DREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP
by Kevin Kautzman
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 17 Jun 2014)

20 Jun 2014 EAST OF BERLIN
by Hannah Moscovitch
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
(previews from 18 Jun 2014)

23 Jun 2014 CAROUSEL
Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
at Arcola Theatre
(previews from 18 Jun 2014)

23 Jun 2014 HOSTAGE SONG
Music and Lyrics by Kyle Jarrow. Book by Clay McLeod Chapman
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 22 Jun 2014)

23 Jun 2014 20th CENTURY BOY
By Peter Rowe in association with Gary Lloyd, with music and lyrics by Marc Bolan.
at New Wimbledon Theatre
(previews from 23 Jun 2014)

24 Jun 2014 CATCH 22
by Joseph Heller
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 24 Jun 2014)

25 Jun 2014 TRANSFORMING STORIES: A TRIPLE BILL ( I'D LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS / CAFE SALOME / ARtFUnSHACK )
By Lucy Hutson; DeNada Dance Theatre; Evan Ifekoya
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Upstairs)
(previews from 25 Jun 2014)

25 Jun 2014 RICHARD III
by William Shakespeare
at St Paul's Church
(previews from 25 Jun 2014)

25 Jun 2014 COLBY SISTERS OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, THE
by Adam Bock
at Tricycle Theatre
(previews from 19 Jun 2014)

26 Jun 2014 WONDERLAND
By Beth Steel
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
(previews from 20 Jun 2014)

01 Jul 2014 HAIRSPRAY
book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman.
at Brookside Theatre
(previews from 01 Jul 2014)

01 Jul 2014 FOSTERLING
By Zoe Palmer
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Downstairs)
(previews from 01 Jul 2014)

02 Jul 2014 FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
By Gerard Alessandrini
at Menier Chocolate Factory
(previews from 19 Jun 2014)

02 Jul 2014 AYN LADY, THE
By Emma Kilbey
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Upstairs)
(previews from 02 Jul 2014)

07 Jul 2014 UNDER MILK WOOD
by Dylan Thomas
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 07 Jul 2014)

08 Jul 2014 CHIGGER FOOT BOYS
By Pat Cumper
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Downstairs)
(previews from 08 Jul 2014)

08 Jul 2014 GRAND HOTEL
Music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Based on Vicki Baum's novel and play, Menschen im Hotel (People in a Hotel).
at Silk Street Theatre
(previews from 08 Jul 2014)

09 Jul 2014 HOW TO WIN AGAINST HISTORY
By Seiriol Davies
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Upstairs)
(previews from 09 Jul 2014)

14 Jul 2014 ANOTHER COUNTRY
by Julian Mitchell
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 14 Jul 2014)

15 Jul 2014 FAT MAN
By Martin Bonger
at Ovalhouse Theatre (Upstairs)
(previews from 15 Jul 2014)

17 Jul 2014 THIS WAS A MAN
by Noel Coward
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 15 Jul 2014)

21 Jul 2014 17
by Dameon Garnett
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 20 Jul 2014)

25 Jul 2014 DERREN BROWN: INFAMOUS
by Derren Brown & Andy Nyman
at Hammersmith Apollo
(previews from 25 Jul 2014)

28 Jul 2014 ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
Based on the books and TV series by James Herriot
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 28 Jul 2014)

30 Jul 2014 ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
by Lewis Carroll
at St Paul's Church
(previews from 30 Jul 2014)

05 Aug 2014 THERESE RAQUIN
by Emile Zola, Music by Craig Adams. Book, Lyrics by Nona Shepphard
at Park Theatre, Park200
(previews from 30 Jul 2014)

05 Aug 2014 THERESE RAQUIN
by Emile Zola, Music by Craig Adams. Book, Lyrics by Nona Shepphard
at Park Theatre, Park200
(previews from 30 Jul 2014)

02 Sep 2014 ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR
Music by David Essex
at Brookside Theatre
(previews from 02 Sep 2014)

02 Sep 2014 KABALE UND LIEBE
by Friedrich Schiller
at London Theatre New Cross
(previews from 02 Sep 2014)

09 Sep 2014 BOUNCERS
by John Godber
at London Theatre New Cross
(previews from 09 Sep 2014)

09 Sep 2014 APRIL IN PARIS
by John Godber
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 09 Sep 2014)

02 Oct 2014 JEKYLL AND HYDE
Based on 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson; Adapted by Adam Dechanel
at Lion and Unicorn Theatre
(previews from 30 Sep 2014)

13 Oct 2014 IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE
By Oscar Wilde
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 13 Oct 2014)

14 Oct 2014 TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE
by William Shakespeare
at London Theatre New Cross
(previews from 14 Oct 2014)

21 Oct 2014 HURRICANE HILL
by Chris Leicester
at London Theatre New Cross
(previews from 21 Oct 2014)

27 Oct 2014 REGENERATION
dramatisation of Pat Barker’s novel is adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 27 Oct 2014)

28 Oct 2014 ADDAMS FAMILY, THE
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
at Brookside Theatre
(previews from 28 Oct 2014)

30 Oct 2014 FIRST EPISODE
By Terence Rattigan, co-authored with Philip Heimann
at Jermyn Street Theatre
(previews from 28 Oct 2014)

05 Dec 2014 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 05 Dec 2014)

17 Dec 2014 SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW
Created and staged by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin.
at Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall
(previews from 17 Dec 2014)

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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