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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

08 Feb 2016 ANDY CAPP THE MUSICAL
Book by Trevor Peacock. Music by Alan Price. Lyrics by Alan Price and Trevor Peacock. Based on the comic strip by Reg Smythe.
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 07 Feb 2016)

08 Feb 2016 REHEARSAL FOR MURDER
By Richard Levinson and William Link; Adapted for the stage by David Rogers
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 08 Feb 2016)

09 Feb 2016 2 COMPLICATED / JACK AND I (Double Bill)
By Arundel Thomas
at Barons Court Pub Theatre
(previews from 09 Feb 2016)

09 Feb 2016 HARDBOILED: THE FALL OF SAM SHADOW
By Beth Flintoff
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 09 Feb 2016)

09 Feb 2016 ZIPPO'S CIRQUE BERSERK!

at Peacock Theatre
(previews from 08 Feb 2016)

09 Feb 2016 VOLPONE
By Ben Jonson; Adapted by Joshua Jewkes
at The Cockpit Theatre
(previews from 09 Feb 2016)

09 Feb 2016 GREAT JEWISH AMERICAN SONGBOOK, THE
by Chris Burgess
at Upstairs at the Gatehouse Pub Theatre
(previews from 09 Feb 2016)

10 Feb 2016 DON'T WASTE YOUR BULLETS ON THE DEAD
by Freddie Machin
at The Vaults
(previews from 10 Feb 2016)

03 Feb 2016 ROAD SHOW
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by John Weidman
at Union Theatre
(previews from 03 Feb 2016)

11 Feb 2016 ANIMAL FARM
Adapted by Nelson Bond from the book by George Orwell
at Courtyard Theatre
(previews from 11 Feb 2016)

12 Feb 2016 ORPHANS
by Lyle Kessler
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
(previews from 10 Feb 2016)

16 Feb 2016 FOUR PLAY
by Jake Brunger
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
(previews from 16 Feb 2016)

17 Feb 2016 A STEADY RAIN
by Keith Huff
at Arcola Theatre
(previews from 10 Feb 2016)

17 Feb 2016 CRUDE PROSPECTS
by Peter Wiedmann
at The Vaults
(previews from 17 Feb 2016)

17 Feb 2016 IN TENTS AND PURPOSES
by Roxy Dunn
at The Vaults
(previews from 17 Feb 2016)

18 Feb 2016 DEVIL SPEAKS TRUE, THE
Based on Macbeth by William Shakespeare
at The Vaults
(previews from 17 Feb 2016)

19 Feb 2016 RINSE CYCLE, THE
Based on Richard Wagner’s epic Ring and condensed to one evening
at Charing Cross Theatre
(previews from 15 Feb 2016)

22 Feb 2016 CHICAGO
based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb
at New Wimbledon Theatre
(previews from 22 Feb 2016)

22 Feb 2016 CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Adapted by Glyn Maxwell from the play by Edmond Rostand
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
(previews from 18 Feb 2016)

22 Feb 2016 FIREBIRD
by Phil Davies
at Trafalgar Studios 2
(previews from 17 Feb 2016)

23 Feb 2016 SEE BOB RUN
By Daniel MacIvor
at Bread & Roses Theatre
(previews from 23 Feb 2016)

23 Feb 2016 HOLE, THE
By N.F. Simpson
at Hen and Chickens Pub Theatre
(previews from 23 Feb 2016)

23 Feb 2016 PATRIOTIC TRAITOR
by Jonathan Lynn
at Park 200
(previews from 17 Feb 2016)

23 Feb 2016 POLL FUNCTION
by Greg Shewring
at Pleasance Theatre
(previews from 23 Feb 2016)

23 Feb 2016 ASH
Devised by Bric a Brac Theatre
at The Space
(previews from 23 Feb 2016)

23 Feb 2016 COOKING WITH ELVIS
By Lee Hall
at Theatro Technis Theatre
(previews from 23 Feb 2016)

24 Feb 2016 HELLO NORMA JEANE
By Dylan Costello
at Park 90
(previews from 23 Feb 2016)

24 Feb 2016 WHAT I LEARNED FROM JOHNNY BEVAN
By Luke Wright
at Soho Theatre
(previews from 22 Feb 2016)

25 Feb 2016 CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, THE
By Bertolt Brecht; Translated by Frank McGuinness
at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
(previews from 23 Feb 2016)

25 Feb 2016 TERRA
By Hubert Essakow
at Print Room at The Coronet
(previews from 23 Feb 2016)

26 Feb 2016 MISS JULIE
By August Strindberg, translated by Michael Meyer
at Etcetera Theatre
(previews from 24 Feb 2016)

26 Feb 2016 EGGS
By Florence Keith-Roach
at The Vaults
(previews from 24 Feb 2016)

28 Feb 2016 TRANSPORTS

at Pleasance Theatre
(previews from 28 Feb 2016)

01 Mar 2016 LAST ORDERS
By Lucy Laing
at Bread & Roses Theatre
(previews from 01 Mar 2016)

01 Mar 2016 THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN
By Alice Trueman and Anna Jefferson
at Greenwich Theatre
(previews from 01 Mar 2016)

01 Mar 2016 COSI FAN TUTTE
By Mozart
at King's Head Pub Theatre
(previews from 01 Mar 2016)

01 Mar 2016 I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS
By Tom Stuart; Based on Josh Kilmer-Purcell's autobiography I Am Not Myself These Days
at London Shoreditch Town Hall
(previews from 01 Mar 2016)

01 Mar 2016 SINGLE SPIES
By Alan Bennett
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 01 Mar 2016)

01 Mar 2016 LOVE ON THE DOLE
By Walter Greenwood
at The Space
(previews from 01 Mar 2016)

02 Mar 2016 COSI
By Louis Nowra
at King's Head Pub Theatre
(previews from 02 Mar 2016)

02 Mar 2016 PARTY
By Tom Basden
at Pleasance Theatre
(previews from 01 Mar 2016)

03 Mar 2016 EVERY ONE
by Jo Clifford
at Battersea Arts Centre
(previews from 02 Mar 2016)

03 Mar 2016 MERIT
By Alexandra Wood
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 01 Mar 2016)

03 Mar 2016 CHEOPHORI / EUMENIDES (Double Bill)
Euripides; Translated by Michael Ewans
at Theatro Technis Theatre
(previews from 03 Mar 2016)

04 Mar 2016 CAUSE, THE
By Jeremy James
at Jermyn Street Theatre
(previews from 01 Mar 2016)

04 Mar 2016 YOUNG VISITERS, THE
By Daisy Ashford in a new adaptation by Mary Franklin
at The Tabard Theatre
(previews from 01 Mar 2016)

07 Mar 2016 DON’T SMOKE IN BED
By Aurin Squire
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 06 Mar 2016)

08 Mar 2016 CROHN'S IS SHIT
By Annie Brett
at Bread & Roses Theatre
(previews from 08 Mar 2016)

08 Mar 2016 RUN
Inspired by the true story of Moritz Erhardt
at Greenwich Theatre
(previews from 08 Mar 2016)

08 Mar 2016 CONSEQUENCES / THE BOOK (Double Bill)
By Duncan Battman
at The Space
(previews from 08 Mar 2016)

09 Mar 2016 NARCISSIST, THE
by Gavin Davis
at Courtyard Theatre
(previews from 08 Mar 2016)

10 Mar 2016 LAND OF OUR FATHERS
By Chris Urch
at Found 111
(previews from 08 Mar 2016)

10 Mar 2016 SOMETHING SOMETHING LAZARUS
Book & lyrics John Myatt; Music Simon Arrowsmith
at King's Head Pub Theatre
(previews from 08 Mar 2016)

10 Mar 2016 TRUTH, THE
by Florian Zeller in a version by Christopher Hampton
at Menier Chocolate Factory
(previews from 10 Mar 2016)

10 Mar 2016 CORRESPONDENCE
By Lucinda Burnett
at Old Red Lion Theatre
(previews from 08 Mar 2016)

11 Mar 2016 LUCE
by JC Lee
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
(previews from 09 Mar 2016)

14 Mar 2016 MISS ATOMIC BOMB
by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long
at St James Theatre
(previews from 07 Mar 2016)

15 Mar 2016 F.A.N.Y. (FIRST AID NURSING YEOMANRY)
Based on real accounts from the F.A.N.Y records and the Imperial War Museum, inspired by the novel 'Across The Blood-Red Skies' by Robert Radcliffe.
at Above the Arts at the Arts Theatre
(previews from 15 Mar 2016)

15 Mar 2016 RUN
developed by Engineer Theatre Collective
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 15 Mar 2016)

15 Mar 2016 BUSTER KEATON AT THE HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN… AS TOLD BY ORSON WELLES
By Mike Carter
at The Space
(previews from 15 Mar 2016)

15 Mar 2016 BU21
by Stuart Slade
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
(previews from 15 Mar 2016)

17 Mar 2016 ANNA KARENINA
By Leo Tolstoy; Adapted by Helen Edmundson
at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
(previews from 15 Mar 2016)

18 Mar 2016 GO, MAKE YOU READY
devised by Patsy Rodenburg
at Milton Court Studio Theatre
(previews from 18 Mar 2016)

22 Mar 2016 PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE
By Oscar Wilde; Adapted by Tom Drayton
at The Space
(previews from 22 Mar 2016)

23 Mar 2016 DON'T SLEEP THERE ARE SNAKES
by Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton with simple8, Based on the true story and book by Daniel Everett
at Park 200
(previews from 22 Mar 2016)

24 Mar 2016 BEACONS
by Tabitha Mortibo
at Park 90
(previews from 22 Mar 2016)

24 Mar 2016 ALL THAT FALL
By Samuel Beckett
at Wilton's Music Hall
(previews from 22 Mar 2016)

29 Mar 2016 RIGHT NOW
By Catherine-Anne Toupin; Translated by Chris Campbell
at Bush Theatre
(previews from 23 Mar 2016)

29 Mar 2016 CALCULATING KINDNESS
By Lydia Adetunji
at Camden People's Theatre
(previews from 29 Mar 2016)

30 Mar 2016 FABLES FOR A BOY
by Adrian Sandvaer, Ranghild Kristoffersen, Gabriel Owen
at LOST Theatre
(previews from 28 Mar 2016)

01 Apr 2016 PRINCESS CARABOO
Book and Lyrics by Phil Willmott. Music by Phil Willmott and Mark Collins
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 30 Mar 2016)

04 Apr 2016 NON-STOP CONNOLLY SHOW, THE
By Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 04 Apr 2016)

05 Apr 2016 RUSSIAN DOLLS
By Kate Lock
at King's Head Pub Theatre
(previews from 05 Apr 2016)

05 Apr 2016 FOREVER PLAID

at St James Studio
(previews from 05 Apr 2016)

05 Apr 2016 WILDE STORIES
Original stories written by Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Sepy Baghaei
at The Space
(previews from 05 Apr 2016)

05 Apr 2016 WILD TALES
Original stories written by Oscar Wilde; Adapted for the stage by Sepy Baghaei
at The Space
(previews from 05 Apr 2016)

06 Apr 2016 TO KILL A MACHINE
By Catrin Fflur Huws
at King's Head Pub Theatre
(previews from 06 Apr 2016)

11 Apr 2016 IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL
Tennessee Williams
at Charing Cross Theatre
(previews from 05 Apr 2016)

12 Apr 2016 CRASH
by Andy Duffy
at Pleasance Theatre
(previews from 12 Apr 2016)

12 Apr 2016 MACBETH REDUX
By William Shakespeare; Adapted by Relative Motion
at The Space
(previews from 12 Apr 2016)

14 Apr 2016 DEATHWATCH
By Jean Genet, in a translation by David Rudkin
at Print Room at The Coronet
(previews from 11 Apr 2016)

14 Apr 2016 HOUSE OF IN BETWEEN, THE
by Sevan K Green
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
(previews from 08 Apr 2016)

18 Apr 2016 MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
By Charlotte Keatley
at St James Theatre
(previews from 13 Apr 2016)

19 Apr 2016 REMOTE
By Coney Theatre
at Camden People's Theatre
(previews from 19 Apr 2016)

20 Apr 2016 CLOCKS: 1888 THE GREENER
Music composed by Martin Ward
at Hackney Empire
(previews from 20 Apr 2016)

20 Apr 2016 SKET
by Maya Sondhi
at Park 90
(previews from 19 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 Sascha Moore
at Pleasance Theatre
(previews from 26 Apr 2016)

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

27 Apr 2016 BLIND MAN'S SONG

at Pleasance Theatre
(previews from 27 Apr 2016)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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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