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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

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

24 May 2016 SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS, A
By Alan Ayckbourn
at The Greenwood Theatre
(previews from 24 May 2016)

24 May 2016 PITMEN PAINTERS, THE
By Lee Hall
at The LAMDA Linbury Studio
(previews from 24 May 2016)

24 May 2016 ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare
at Theatro Technis
(previews from 24 May 2016)

25 May 2016 TAPE
By Stephen Belber
at Drayton Arms Pub Theatre
(previews from 24 May 2016)

25 May 2016 BLOOD WEDDING
By Federico García Lorca; Adapted by Tanya Ronder
at The Greenwood Theatre
(previews from 25 May 2016)

25 May 2016 BIRDY
By Naomi Wallace; Based on the novel by William Wharton
at The LAMDA Linbury Studio
(previews from 25 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 HITCHCOCK HOMAGE

at Barons Court Pub Theatre
(previews from 31 May 2016)

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

31 May 2016 FORESIGHT
Andrew Barton and Amy Liette Hunter
at The Courtyard Theatre
(previews from 31 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)

01 Jun 2016 NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL
Book by TL Shannon, Music and Lyrics Anton Mullan, Ali Isabella, Andy Street, David Martin, Mike Daniels, Geoff Cotton, and Orna Klement
at Lost Theatre
(previews from 30 May 2016)

02 Jun 2016 LOVE, BOMBS AND APPLES
by Hassan Abdulrazzak
at Arcola Theatre Studio 2
(previews from 31 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)

07 Jun 2016 WAY IT IS, THE
By Donna Hoke
at Hen and Chickens
(previews from 07 Jun 2016)

07 Jun 2016 ONE YEAR OFF
by Oliver Forrester and Dominic Fletcher
at Old Red Lion Theatre
(previews from 07 Jun 2016)

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

08 Jun 2016 RETURN OF THE MARIONETTES, THE
By Peter and Phillip Ley, with Ruth Sullivan and Colin Guthrie
at Bridewell Theatre
(previews from 08 Jun 2016)

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

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

09 Jun 2016 DECADES
By Leo Butler
at Ovalhouse Theatre
(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 ALCHEMIST, THE
By Ben Jonson
at The Rose Playhouse
(previews from 07 Jun 2016)

09 Jun 2016 SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE INVISIBLE THING
By Greg Freeman, adapted from the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
at The Tabard Theatre
(previews from 07 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)

10 Jun 2016 RAPTURE
By Lisa McMullin
at Etcetera Theatre
(previews from 07 Jun 2016)

14 Jun 2016 RAGTIME THE MUSICAL
Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow
at Bishopsgate Institute
(previews from 14 Jun 2016)

14 Jun 2016 BURNING GADULKA, THE
By Rayko Baychev
at Drayton Arms Pub Theatre
(previews from 14 Jun 2016)

14 Jun 2016 MIDSUMMER MADNESS
By William Shakespeare
at Rosemary Branch
(previews from 14 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)

15 Jun 2016 ANATOMY OF ARITHMETIC
By Whit Hertford
at The Courtyard Theatre
(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)

21 Jun 2016 THAT CATHOLIC THING
By Anne Bartram
at Camden People's Theatre
(previews from 21 Jun 2016)

22 Jun 2016 GOBSMACKED!
Various
at The Udderbelly
(previews from 16 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)

28 Jun 2016 MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare
at St Paul's Church
(previews from 22 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)

30 Jun 2016 SCREWED
By Kathryn O’Reilly
at Theatre503 Pub Theatre
(previews from 28 Jun 2016)

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

04 Jul 2016 POSH
By Laura Wade
at The Greenwood Theatre
(previews from 04 Jul 2016)

04 Jul 2016 BULL
By Mike Bartlett
at The LAMDA Linbury Studio
(previews from 04 Jul 2016)

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

05 Jul 2016 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
By William Shakespeare
at Jack Studio
(previews from 05 Jul 2016)

05 Jul 2016 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
By Fyodor Dostoevsky; Adapted by Phillip Breen
at The Greenwood Theatre
(previews from 05 Jul 2016)

05 Jul 2016 REHEARSAL, THE
By Eleanor Catton; Adapted by Elinor Cook
at The LAMDA Linbury Studio
(previews from 05 Jul 2016)

06 Jul 2016 WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN: A NEW MUSICAL
By Fyodor Dostoevsky; Adapted by Phillip Breen
at The LAMDA Linbury Studio
(previews from 06 Jul 2016)

08 Jul 2016 CARGO
By Tess Berry-Hart
at Arcola Theatre
(previews from 06 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)

11 Jul 2016 STRIPPER, THE
Music and lyrics by Richard Hartley and Richard O’Brien; Based on the Pulp Fiction story by Carter Brown
at St James Theatre (Studio)
(previews from 07 Jul 2016)

12 Jul 2016 INTO THE WOODS
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine
at Menier Chocolate Factory
(previews from 01 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)

22 Jul 2016 BABES IN ARMS
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart; Book by Rodgers & Hart; Adapted by Jason Guare
at Ye Olde Rose and Crown 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)

28 Jul 2016 ROTTERDAM
By Jon Brittain
at Trafalgar Studios 2
(previews from 26 Jul 2016)

02 Aug 2016 TREASURE ISLAND
by Robert Louis Stevenson
at St Paul's Church
(previews from 27 Jul 2016)

04 Aug 2016 COLLECTOR, THE
By Mark Healy; Adapted from the novel by John Fowles
at The Vaults
(previews from 02 Aug 2016)

05 Aug 2016 PAST IS A TATTOOED SAILOR, THE
By Simon Blow
at Old Red Lion Theatre
(previews from 02 Aug 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)

11 Aug 2016 ALLEGRO
Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)
(previews from 05 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)

01 Sep 2016 WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT
By Dave Hanson
at St James Theatre (Studio)
(previews from 30 Aug 2016)

02 Sep 2016 BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN
by Zoe Lewis
at Wilton's Music Hall
(previews from 31 Aug 2016)

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

09 Sep 2016 PUNKPLAY
By Gregory S. Moss
at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
(previews from 07 Sep 2016)

13 Sep 2016 PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, THE
Adapted by Hershey Felder; Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen.
at St James Theatre
(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)

23 Sep 2016 TEMPEST, THE
By William Shakespeare
at King's Cross Theatre (Temporary Theatre)
(previews from 23 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)

27 Oct 2016 JULIUS CAESAR
By William Shakespeare
at King's Cross Theatre (Temporary Theatre)
(previews from 27 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)

17 Nov 2016 HENRY IV
By William Shakespeare
at King's Cross Theatre (Temporary Theatre)
(previews from 17 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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