London Theatre Openings
Want to find the newest shows in London theatre? Impress your friends by being the first to see that new, must-see show with our list of what's opening soon in the West End and beyond.
Essential Stage presents Afterplay by the multi award winning writer Brian Friel. Sonya and Andrey, two of Chekhov’s characters, meet by chance in a Moscow café around 1920. What transpires over one night is an intimate and at times hilarious sharing of histories, dreams and failures. Afterplay first premiered at The Gate Theatre in Dublin.
Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin, stumbling from one misguided misadventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past: his brother Daniel. They haven't spoken in years but, over a lost weekend, they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips and their city.
After sell-out success at last year's VAULT Festival, award-winning PLAY Theatre Company (winners of the People's Choice Award 2016) are returning underground with a brand new season of brilliant work. The Subterranean Season features eight box-fresh short PLAYs created by the hottest emerging talent.
Drawing on her own unconventional upbringing, composer, Tanya Holt, takes the audience on a foray through comedy, live music and original animation to the dark heart of growing-up and the dark arts of parenting. Tales of the hapless, feckless and foolish stand as stark warnings.
FAT CONTENT bring their signature surrealism to this gritty, spellbinding story. With an award-winning performance from Daniel Holme, and direction by Lecoq trained Rachel Lincoln, Skin Of The Teeth takes an unflinching look at fear, fearlessness and the manipulation of young men.
Loosely based on bizarre real-life events from Renaissance Italy, Webster conjures a compelling tale of hypocrisy and corruption. Villains, victims and conspirators move through the dark spaces between reality and the world of nightmares, in the flickering light and shadow of the Playhouse.
1989. Manchester. A frenzy of drugs, beats and bucket hats. Illegal raves. Acid parties. Just jumping up and down in a field and throwing two fingers to Thatcher… Remember it? Because we don’t. We weren’t even born. But Ian was. And Ian does remember. We’ve got fuck all now (Ian tells us). So, we’re going back to 1989. We’re gonna neck a brown biscuit. We’re gonna get off our peanuts.
‘Look, I’m giving you another chance to show the world how talented you are. Take it. It’s worth the risk’
Olivia, an attractive and talented but underappreciated mid-career writer, is unexpectedly trapped overnight in a secluded, snowed-in B&B with Ethan, an equally attractive and wildly successful young blogger.