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Top Off-West End theatre to see in London in August

Find out the best shows to see in London in August 2022.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

You may be jetting off on your summer holidays in August and travelling around the world. But there's still plenty of Off-West End theatre to enjoy in August. Plus, you can see a matinee or evening show in London and leave the theatre while it's still sunny outside. Spend your summer holiday at off-West End theatres throughout August and see the latest openings across the capital.

If you're wanting to stay closer to home, imagine you're at a wine bar in Tasting Notes at Southwark Playhouse. Or you can explore the wider galaxies all around us in Secret Cinema's Guardians of the Galaxy experience in London this summer.

Did you know there's also lots of West End theatre opening this month? Here's all the West End theatre you need to see in August 2022.

Here’s our top picks for Off-West End theatre in August. Book tickets to Off-West End shows in August on London Theatre.

Tasting Notes - 750 - LT

Tasting Notes

Relax at the theatre this August with Tasting Notes. Set in a wine bar, Tasting Notes follows the lives of employees, visitors, and passer-bys as they come together for a glass or two and just try to get by. Mischief Theatre company members Charlie Ryall and Nancy Zamit will star in Tasting Notes at Southwark Playhouse this summer. Fancy a glass? We’ll see you at the theatre.

Southwark Playhouse, from 27 July.

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LT - CTA - 250

Millennials - 1200 - LT

Millennials

There's family-friendly musicals all over London. But what about the stories of young adults who are just trying to get by? Enter Millennials. The poppy song cycle shines a light on the young people through love, loss, and relationships. Millennials transforms The Other Palace studio into a pink pad, complete with a ballpit and an avocado trampoline.

Millennials plays at The Other Palace throughout August 2022.

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LT - CTA - 250

I Joan - 750 - LT

I, Joan

You may know Joan of Arc as the fearsome female warrior that led her nation to glory in the Hundred Years War. But what really happened to Joan of Arc? Reimagine her battle cries in I, Joan at Shakespeare's Globe this summer.

Born into a peasant family, Joan received visions from numerous angels telling her to fight for her country. After convincing Charles VII that they should help the French military, Charles and Joan eventually led France to winning the war. But Joan wasn't there forever; they were captured by the English and burnt at the stake in 1431. Charlie Josephine reinvigorates Joan of Arc’s story with a feminist, 21st-century spin.

Shakespeare’s Globe, from 25 August.

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LT - CTA - 250

Secret Cinema Guardians of the Galaxy - 750 - LT

Secret Cinema x Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Be your very own summer theatre superhero at Secret Cinema x Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Join the Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Drax the Destroyer on an two-hour long intergalactic adventure through the skies. Then, once you're back on Earth, you can watch Guardians of the Galaxy with a few special treats along the way. As expected at Secret Cinema events, all the secrets will be revealed once you step inside. So get ready for a Secret Cinema experience that's out of this world. And yes, listening to 1980s music is highly encouraged.

Secret Cinema, from 31 August.

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LT - CTA - 250

The Trials - 750 - LT

The Trials

Climate change is affecting the planet right now. As the climate crisis unfolds and affects us and future generations to come, who will be left to pick up the pieces? In Dawn King's The Trials, young performers join seasoned actors as they talk about the future. But are the children delivering justice or serving revenge on their elders? The Trials runs at the Donmar Warehouse for two weeks in August.

Donmar Warehouse, from 12 August.

Photo credit: Millennials (Photo courtesy of production)

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