London Theatre Fringe & Off West End

There’s never been a better time to see off-West End theatre. There are lots of off-West End shows which run year around, including the bigger shows at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre or Southwark Playhouse. Did you know that shows like The Play That Goes Wrong began as a piece of fringe theatre in London? So even if you’re not seeing West End plays, you may be catching an iconic performance before the show becomes popular. There really is something for everyone in London fringe theatre, so don’t miss these off-West End shows in London. 

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  • Straight Line Crazy
    Straight Line Crazy
    The Bridge Theatre
    No Matinee

    Ralph Fiennes stars in David Hare’s blazing account of the life of a man whose iron will exposed the weakness of democracy in the face of charismatic conviction.

  • The Book of Dust La Belle Sauvage
    The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage
    The Bridge Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    The thrilling first volume in Philip Pullman’s latest trilogy, The Book of Dust, is coming to the stage, making its world premiere at London’s Bridge Theatre. Follow two courageous young people who go on the run in order to protect a very special child.

  • Running with lions
    Running with lions
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    No Matinee

    The Lyric Hammersmith joins forces with Talawa Theatre Company for the first time with Running with Lions, an intergenerational family drama and the debut play from exciting new writing talent Sian Carter, directed by Talawa’s Artistic Director Michael Buffong (A Kind of People, Guys & Dolls, King Lear, All My Sons), in a co-production with Talawa Theatre Company, the UK’s outstanding Black British Theatre Company.

  • Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanking
    Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks
    Royal Court Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    “im just very very horny. I don’t know how else to put it.”  

  • Habeas Corpus
    Habeas Corpus
    Menier Chocolate Factory
    No Matinee

    Alan Bennett’s farce play Habeas Corpus is at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2021. The British comedy made its West End debut nearly 50 years ago, and the Habeas Corpus revival is set to have audiences in fits of laughter.

  • Grease
    Grease the Musical
    Dominion Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Grittier and more electrifying than ever before, the world’s best-loved musical makes a triumphant return to London’s Dominion Theatre. 

  • My Fair Lady
    My Fair Lady
    London Coliseum
    No Matinee

    New York’s Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s much loved My Fair Lady will transfer to the London Coliseum for a limited summer engagement in what will be the first major West End revival of the show for 21 years. The season comes as part of the ongoing celebrated tradition of summer musicals at the London Coliseum. 

  • Anything Goes London
    Anything Goes
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    The sold-out five-star musical sensation, Anything Goes returns to the Barbican by popular demand from July 2022 for a strictly limited season. The ‘musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another’ (The Times) and as ‘delightful, delicious, and buoyant as helium’ (Evening Standard).

  • two Palestinians go dogging
    two Palestinians go dogging
    Royal Court Theatre
    No Matinee

    “Your hobbies are limited to Arab Idol and cooking lentils and having sex in fields late at night.” 

  • The Song Project Royal Court
    The song project
    Royal Court Theatre
    No Matinee

    The Song Project returns in 2022 with nine performances in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court, followed by performances at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA) later in the year.

  • Whodunnit
    Whodunnit
    Park Theatre
    No Matinee

    A luxury crui​se far from civilisation, an impending storm and poison aplenty... When a diamond is stolen and the bodies start to pile up, the clock starts ticking for our illustrious Inspector. Can they finally bring the elusive Crimson Hand to justice? With murder, blackmail and inflatable parrots, this murder mystery spoof has one hell of a twist. And no one’s called Oliver. Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] 2 not only features the voice of Ian McKellen & Emma Thompson, but also a different celebrity in each performance stepping in as the Inspector without any rehearsal and without ever having seen the script!

  • Clybourne Park
    Clybourne park
    Park Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    A timely 10th anniversary production of this razor sharp satire about the politics of race and real estate, winner of both the Tony and Olivier Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for author Bruce Norris.

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