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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

27 Oct 2014 SWEENEY TODD - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop
(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)

27 Oct 2014 GRAND GUIGNOL
by Carl Grose
at Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
(previews from 23 Oct 2014)

28 Oct 2014 BOEING BOEING
by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
at Bridewell Theatre
(previews from 28 Oct 2014)

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

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

28 Oct 2014 VIRGINS DIE HORNY
By Sal Cesare
at Courtyard Theatre Studio
(previews from 28 Oct 2014)

28 Oct 2014 RED LIKE EMBERS: CONTEMPORARY VOICES FROM BRAZIL

at Theatre503
(previews from 28 Oct 2014)

29 Oct 2014 WAY BACK HOME, THE
By Oliver Jeffers
at Southbank Centre, Purcell Room
(previews from 29 Oct 2014)

29 Oct 2014 GIRLFRIENDS
by Howard Goodall, based on a book written by Howard Goodall, Richard Curtis & John Retallack
at Union Theatre
(previews from 29 Oct 2014)

30 Oct 2014 COOLATULLY
by Fiona Doyle
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 28 Oct 2014)

30 Oct 2014 CROCK, THE
by Steve Gough
at Pentameters Theatre
(previews from 28 Oct 2014)

30 Oct 2014 WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE?
by Sonja Linden and Company
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
(previews from 29 Oct 2014)

30 Oct 2014 FRANKENSTEIN: THE METAL OPERA
by Richard Campbell & Carol Pestridge, adapted from Mary Shelley's novel
at Space, The
(previews from 28 Oct 2014)

30 Oct 2014 GLASSHOUSE, THE
by Max Saunders-Singer
at Tristan Bates Theatre
(previews from 28 Oct 2014)

31 Oct 2014 DAD DANCING
by Second Hand Dance & Battersea Arts Centre
at Battersea Arts Centre
(previews from 29 Oct 2014)

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

03 Nov 2014 JULIUS CAESAR
by William Shakespeare
at Chelsea Theatre
(previews from 03 Nov 2014)

03 Nov 2014 HIPPOLYTOS
by Euripides, translated by Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish
at The Colepit at Victoria and Albert Museum
(previews from 01 Nov 2014 )

04 Nov 2014 JEKYLL AND HYDE
by Robert Louis Stevenson
at Baron's Court
(previews from 04 Nov 2014)

04 Nov 2014 ROMEO AND JULIET - A PLUNDERPHONICA
based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
at Bread & Roses Theatre, The
(previews from 04 Nov 2014 )

04 Nov 2014 KAFKA V KAFKA
by Howard Colyer
at Etcetera Pub Theatre
(previews from 04 Nov 2014)

04 Nov 2014 TINDERBOX
by Oliver Forsyth
at Hen and Chickens Theatre
(previews from 04 Nov 2014)

04 Nov 2014 OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 04 Nov 2014)

05 Nov 2014 CREDITORS
by August Strindberg, adaptation by David Greig
at Courtyard Theatre Studio
(previews from 05 Nov 2014)

05 Nov 2014 OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare
at St Leonard's Church
(previews from 05 Nov 2014)

05 Nov 2014 LOVE SHACK, THE
By Daniel Ward Garber
at Theatro Technis
(previews from 05 Nov 2014)

06 Nov 2014 FRIDA KAHLO OF PENGE WEST, THE
by Chris Larner
at Bridge House Theatre
(previews from 04 Nov 2014)

06 Nov 2014 PLAGUE OF IDIOTS
devised by the company
at Hen and Chickens Theatre
(previews from 04 Nov 2014)

06 Nov 2014 TAMING WHO
adapted from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare by Darren Raymond
at St Saviour's Church
(previews from 29 Oct 2014)

06 Nov 2014 WHERE LATE THE SWEET BIRDS SANG
based on Shakespeare's Sonnets
at The Rose Playhouse Bankside
(previews from 04 Nov 2014)

06 Nov 2014 GIRLS LIKE THAT
By Evan Placey
at Unicorn Theatre
(previews from 06 Nov 2014)

07 Nov 2014 STATE RED
By Atiha Sen Gupta
at Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
(previews from 07 Nov 2014)

07 Nov 2014 CANS
By Stuart Slade
at Theatre503
(previews from 04 Nov 2014)

10 Nov 2014 RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET
Created and written by Bob Carlton; Inspired by the film Forbidden Planet
at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
(previews from 06 Nov 2014)

11 Nov 2014 WALKING THROUGH WIRE
by Gary Kittle
at Hen and Chickens Theatre
(previews from 11 Nov 2014)

11 Nov 2014 PIANO MAN, THE
by AllthePigs
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 11 Nov 2014)

11 Nov 2014 LA SOIREE
Various
at Southbank Centre, La Soiree Spiegeltent
(previews from 05 Nov 2014)

12 Nov 2014 WILDEFIRE
By Roy Williams
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
(previews from 06 Nov 2014)

13 Nov 2014 MACBETH
by William Shakespeare
at Clapham Omnibus
(previews from 11 Nov 2014)

13 Nov 2014 LOADED
By David Bown
at Jack Studio Theatre
(previews from 11 Nov 2014)

13 Nov 2014 WAREHOUSE OF DREAMS
by Chuck Anderson
at Lion and Unicorn Theatre
(previews from 11 Nov 2014)

13 Nov 2014 PIRANHA HEIGHTS
by Philip Ridley
at Old Red Lion Theatre
(previews from 11 Nov 2014)

13 Nov 2014 STREAMING
By Jon Welch
at Pleasance Theatre, Islington
(previews from 11 Nov 2014)

13 Nov 2014 SHAPE OF THE TABLE, THE
By David Edgar
at The Cockpit
(previews from 13 Nov 2014)

14 Nov 2014 GO SEE
By Norris Church Mailer
at King's Head Pub
(previews from 12 Nov 2014)

14 Nov 2014 POMONA
by Alistair McDowall
at Orange Tree Theatre
(previews from 12 Nov 2014)

14 Nov 2014 PENTECOST
By David Edgar
at The Cockpit
(previews from 14 Nov 2014)

15 Nov 2014 PRISONER'S DILEMA, THE
By David Edgar
at The Cockpit
(previews from 15 Nov 2014)

17 Nov 2014 COLLECTOR, THE
by Henry Naylor
at Arcola Theatre
(previews from 17 Nov 2014)

17 Nov 2014 ACCOLADE
By Emlyn Williams
at St James Theatre
(previews from 12 Nov 2014)

18 Nov 2014 SONS OF PARADISE
by Alice Collins
at Bridewell Theatre
(previews from 18 Nov 2014)

18 Nov 2014 TWELFTH NIGHT
By William Shakespeare
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 18 Nov 2014)

19 Nov 2014 REALNESS, THE
Book by Maureen Chadwick & David Watson, Music & Lyrics by Kath Gotts
at Hackney Downs Studios
(previews from 13 Nov 2014)

19 Nov 2014 HOKE'S BLUFF
by Action Hero in collaboration with Nick Walker
at Shoreditch Town Hall
(previews from 18 Nov 2014)

20 Nov 2014 MYTHS
By Jennifer R. Lee
at Blue Elephant Theatre
(previews from 18 Nov 2014)

20 Nov 2014 SHELTERED
by Greg A. Smith
at Tabard Theatre
(previews from 18 Nov 2014)

21 Nov 2014 FIRST LOVE
by Samuel Beckett
at Arcola Theatre
(previews from 20 Nov 2014)

21 Nov 2014 RAYMOND BRIGGS’ FATHER CHRISTMAS
by Raymond Briggs, adapted by Pins and Needles
at Lyric Hammersmith Studio
(previews from 14 Nov 2014)

21 Nov 2014 GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD
by Philip Pullman, Adapted by Philip Wilson
at The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
(previews from 21 Nov 2014)

22 Nov 2014 MOTHER GOOSE
by Susie McKenna
at Hackney Empire
(previews from 22 Nov 2014)

24 Nov 2014 HYPOCHONDRIAC, THE
Moliere
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 24 Nov 2014)

24 Nov 2014 SAXON COURT
by Daniel Andersen
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
(previews from 19 Nov 2014)

25 Nov 2014 RUN
by Engineer Theatre Collective
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 25 Nov 2014)

25 Nov 2014 PATHOS
by Ester Montalto and Marga Domenech
at The Vaults
(previews from 25 Nov 2014)

26 Nov 2014 VICTOR/VICTORIA
book by Blake Edwards; music by Henry Mancini; lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; additional music by Frank Wildhorn
at Bridewell Theatre
(previews from 26 Nov 2014)

26 Nov 2014 NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING, THE
By Annie Siddons
at Unicorn Theatre
(previews from 21 Nov 2014)

27 Nov 2014 SILENT PLANET
by Eve Leigh
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 25 Nov 2014)

28 Nov 2014 LETTERS FROM EVERYONE
By Steven Lally
at Drayton Arms Theatre
(previews from 25 Nov 2014)

28 Nov 2014 GREEN BAY TREE, THE
by Mordaunt Shairp
at Jermyn Street Theatre
(previews from 25 Nov 2014)

29 Nov 2014 DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
by Tom Wells
at Lyric Hammersmith
(previews from 22 Nov 2014)

29 Nov 2014 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Book & Lyrics by Paul Sirett, Music & Lyric by Wayne Nunes & Perry Melius
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
(previews from 29 Nov 2014)

01 Dec 2014 VISITORS
By Barney Norris
at Bush, The
(previews from 26 Nov 2014)

01 Dec 2014 OBAMA-OLOGY
by Aurin Squire
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 30 Nov 2014)

01 Dec 2014 ASSASSINS
By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
at Menier Chocolate Factory
(previews from 21 Nov 2014)

01 Dec 2014 BILLY THE KID - A PANTO WESTERN
by Charles Court Opera
at Rosemary Branch Theatre
(previews from 28 Nov 2014)

02 Dec 2014 ( I FEEL FINE )
by Fat Git Theatre
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 02 Dec 2014)

02 Dec 2014 EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
by Tim Burton, adapted by Matthew Bourne
at Sadler's Wells
(previews from 02 Dec 2014)

02 Dec 2014 LAD IN TIGHTS, A
By Simon Gross and Joe Meloy
at Upstairs At The Prince Of Wales Pub
(previews from 02 Dec 2014)

03 Dec 2014 TREASURE ISLAND - THE CURSE OF THE PEARL NECKLACE
by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper
at Above the Stag
(previews from 28 Nov 2014)

03 Dec 2014 USAGI YOJIMBO
Based on the comic-book by Stan Sakai and adapted for the stage by Stewart Melton
at Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
(previews from 28 Nov 2014)

04 Dec 2014 ROSIE’S MAGIC HORSE
Adapted from the book by Russell Hoban
at Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
(previews from 03 Dec 2014)

05 Dec 2014 CINDERELLA AND THE BEANSTALK
by Sleeping Trees
at Theatre503
(previews from 02 Dec 2014)

05 Dec 2014 FOURTH WISE MAN, THE
By Lee Lyford
at Unicorn Theatre
(previews from 30 Nov 2014)

08 Dec 2014 NOEL COWARD'S CHRISTMAS SPIRITS
By Nick Hutchison
at St James Theatre (Studio)
(previews from 08 Dec 2014)

09 Dec 2014 BORGES AND I
by Idle Motion
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 09 Dec 2014)

10 Dec 2014 CAT IN THE HAT, THE
By Dr Seuss, adapted by Katie Mitchell
at Pleasance Theatre, Islington
(previews from 08 Dec 2014)

11 Dec 2014 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Tony Palermo
at Bridge House Theatre
(previews from 09 Dec 2014)

12 Dec 2014 ELEPHANTS
By Rose Heiney
at Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
(previews from 12 Dec 2014)

11 Dec 2014 SHIPWRECKED!
AN ENTERTAINMNET - THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONT AS TOLD BY HIMSELF

By Donald Margulies
at Jack Studio Theatre
(previews from 09 Dec 2014)

11 Dec 2014 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 05 Dec 2014)

12 Dec 2014 UGLIES TAKE PENGE, THE

at Bridge House Theatre
(previews from 12 Dec 2014)

12 Dec 2014 NICOBOBINUS
Adapted by John Ward from Terry Jones’ original children’s story
at LOST Theatre
(previews from 11 Dec 2014)

12 Dec 2014 SNOW DRAGON, THE
by Toby Mitchell
at St James Theatre
(previews from 09 Dec 2014)

13 Dec 2014 CHRISTMAS CAROL, A
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil Bartlett
at Old Red Lion Theatre
(previews from 10 Dec 2014)

15 Dec 2014 TIGER COUNTRY
By Nina Raine
at Hampstead Theatre Main Stage
(previews from 08 Dec 2014)

17 Dec 2014 APOCALYPSE MEOW: CRISIS IS BORN
by Meow Meow
at Southbank Centre, Purcell Room
(previews from 16 Dec 2014)

17 Dec 2014 ERIC AND LITTLE ERN
Created by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, featuring material by Eddie Braben, Dick Hills and Sid Green
at St James Theatre
(previews from 16 Dec 2014)

18 Dec 2014 THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN
by Tim Webb
at Southbank Centre, Blue Room
(previews from 13 Dec 2014)

18 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)

19 Dec 2014 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Songs by Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed
at Above The Gatehouse Pub
(previews from 17 Dec 2014)

19 Dec 2014 WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by Bernard Shaw
at Orange Tree Theatre
(previews from 17 Dec 2014)

19 Dec 2014 DRAGON, THE
by Yevgeny Schwartz in a new adaptation by Daniel Goldman and Company
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
(previews from 16 Dec 2014)

20 Dec 2014 ALBERT EINSTEIN: RELATIVITIVELY SPEAKING
by John Hinton
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
(previews from 20 Dec 2014)

21 Dec 2014 TIMBER!

at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
(previews from 21 Dec 2014)

22 Dec 2014 CHRISTMAS CAROL, A
by Charles Dickens, book and Lyrics by Ben Horslen and John Risebero, music by Christopher Peake
at Middle Temple Hall
(previews from 20 Dec 2014)

01 Jan 2015 FASCINATING AIDA - CHARM OFFENSIVE
by Fascinating Aida
at Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall
(previews from 01 Jan 2015 )

06 Jan 2015 GRAND TOUR, THE
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Based on the play Jacobowsky and the Colonel by Franz Werfel as adapted by S. N. Behrman.
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 01 Jan 2015)

06 Jan 2015 ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 06 Jan 2015)

07 Jan 2015 FEVER, THE
by Wallace Shawn
at The May Fair Hotel (Amber Suite)
(previews from 07 Jan 2015)

10 Jan 2015 TALENTED MR RIPLEY, THE
by The Faction
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 10 Jan 2015)

12 Jan 2015 TRUTH, LIES, DIANA
by Jon Conway
at Charing Cross Theatre
(previews from 09 Jan 2015)

12 Jan 2015 PIG GIRL
by Colleen Murphy
at Finborough Theatre
(previews from 11 Jan 2015)

14 Jan 2015 RAILWAY CHILDREN, THE
adapted by Mike Kenny based on E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children
at King's Cross Theatre
(previews from 16 Dec 2014)

14 Jan 2015 OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare, adapted by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett
at Lyric Hammersmith
(previews from 13 Jan 2015)

14 Jan 2015 BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming; Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
at Southwark Playhouse - The Large Space
(previews from 09 Jan 2015)

16 Jan 2015 UPPER CUT
by Juliet Gilkes Romero
at Southwark Playhouse - The Little Space
(previews from 14 Jan 2015)

19 Jan 2015 EAST IS EAST
By Ayub Khan Din
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 19 Jan 2015)

26 Jan 2015 MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Book by Eric Idle, score by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 26 Jan 2015)

29 Jan 2015 ANYTHING GOES
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. The Original Book is by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton & Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
at New Wimbledon Theatre
(previews from 29 Jan 2015)

29 Jan 2015 OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR
by Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast.
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
(previews from 29 Jan 2015)

30 Jan 2015 JOAN OF ARC
by The Faction
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 30 Jan 2015)

04 Feb 2015 MOUNTAINEERING
by Non Zero One
at The Roundhouse
(previews from 03 Feb 2015)

05 Feb 2015 RADIANCE: The Passion of Marie Curie
by Alan Alda
at Tabard Theatre
(previews from 04 Feb 2015)

06 Feb 2015 LITTLE LIGHT
by Alice Birch
at Orange Tree Theatre
(previews from 04 Feb 2015)

10 Feb 2015 OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR
Created by Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles, Ted Allen and Members of the Original Cast
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 10 Feb 2015)

19 Feb 2015 YARICO
Music by James McConnell, Lyrics by Paul Leigh, Book by Carl Miller
at London Theatre Workshop
(previews from 17 Feb 2015)

21 Feb 2015 ANTIGONE
by Sophocles, adapted by Roy Williams
at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
(previews from 19 Feb 2015)

03 Mar 2015 CITIZEN PUPPET / PUSH (Double Bill)
by Blind Summit Theatre / Adapted from the novel by Sapphire
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 03 Mar 2015)

06 Mar 2015 PEDDLING
by Harry Melling
at Arcola Theatre (studio 2)
(previews from 04 Mar 2015)

09 Mar 2015 DEAD SIMPLE
Adapted by Shaun McKenna from Peter James' novel 'Dead Simple'
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 09 Mar 2015)

11 Mar 2015 BUYER AND CELLAR
By Jonathan Tolins
at Menier Chocolate Factory
(previews from 11 Mar 2015)

13 Mar 2015 PLAY MAS
by Mustapha Matura
at Orange Tree Theatre
(previews from 11 Mar 2015)

24 Mar 2015 SHOOTING WITH LIGHT
by Idle Motion
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 24 Mar 2015)

11 Apr 2015 BUGSY MALONE
Play by Alan Parker, Words & Music by Paul Williams
at Lyric Hammersmith
(previews from 11 Apr 2015)

14 Apr 2015 PLASTIC FIGURINES
by Ella Carmen Greenhill
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 14 Apr 2015)

17 Apr 2015 EACH HIS OWN WILDERNESS
by Doris Lessing
at Orange Tree Theatre
(previews from 15 Apr 2015)

28 Apr 2015 POINT OF NO RETURN, THE
by BeFrank Theatre Company
at New Diorama Theatre
(previews from 28 Apr 2015)

12 May 2015 AVENUE Q
book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
at Greenwich Theatre
(previews from 12 May 2015)

12 May 2015 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Harper Lee, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 12 May 2015)

08 Jun 2015 MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Book by Eric Idle, score by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
at New Wimbledon Theatre
(previews from 08 Jun 2015)

14 Jul 2015 CAR MAN, THE
Music by Terry Davies & Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen)
at Sadler's Wells
(previews from 14 Jul 2015)

27 Oct 2015 AVENUE Q
book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
at Richmond Theatre
(previews from 27 Oct 2015)

02 Nov 2015 HAIRSPRAY
Music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Based on the 1988 film of the same name
at New Wimbledon Theatre
(previews from 02 Nov 2015)

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)

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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