London Theatre Closings
Make sure you don't miss that must-see production with our guide to shows closing soon in London.
The dark heart of Titania and Oberon’s domain is explored as Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the Young Vic’s Main House stage with a bold new production. In a world of grotesque transformations and sexual provocation, repressed conflicts between young lovers and their parents are released. There’s no magic in this place – manipulation leads to complications and desire becomes dangerous.
Debbie Tucker Green returns to the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs with her new play a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) which she will also direct. Three couples. What might be. What once was. What could have been.
Christine Penmark has it all. A loving husband. A beautiful home. The perfect daughter. But when tragedy strikes on Rhoda’s school trip, and a classmate is discovered drowned, Christine is forced to confront the growing number of “accidents” that happen when her daughter is around. Obedient, charming and intelligent beyond her years, Rhoda is a parent’s dream child.
A girl must make a choice… to take the child and run, or leave him behind in the fury of civil war. Brecht’s thrilling and revolutionary play follows a young girl who makes the biggest decision of her life. Set against the back drop of war and mutiny, Grusha seeks refuge and asylum. Her crime: saving the son of the fleeing establishment. Her reward, The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name and set against a backdrop of Manhattan decadence and 1920’s excess, The Wild Party tells the story of Queenie (played by Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle) and Burrs, a Vaudeville showgirl and a Vaudeville clown whose relationship is marked by vicious behaviour and recklessness.
Big Guns is an unsettling new play from Nina Segal, directed by Dan Hutton that holds a mirror up to our relationship with contemporary violence: the feeling of it being dragged towards us. Unstoppably. Big Guns is the prickling at the back of your neck, the faint taste of blood on your teeth, the could-be sounds of a strange figure in the semi-darkness.