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7 Hidden Gem Theatre Shows to See This May

4 May 2018 by Emily Moulder
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If you’ve seen all the big shows in London and you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten path, check out our list of theatre shows to see that are hidden gems you won’t want to miss this May!



Set in the 1950s, “Teddy” takes you on a wild night out in Elephant and Castle, following Teddy and Josie. The pair are on the run, broke and searching for the best rock’n’roll in town, luckily there’s an onstage band, Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts, providing live music audiences can dance to. See it now at The Vaults!

Get your tickets to “Teddy”.

Cirque Beserk

A mix of contemporary circus performances and adrenaline-fuelled stunts, this talented troupe includes jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Not to mention the wildly entertaining ‘Globe of Death’ act!

Get your tickets to “Cirque Beserk!”

Not Talking

From the Olivier Award-winning writer of “Doctor Foster”, Mike Bartlett, comes a drama about what it means to communicate, especially in a system that doesn’t want you to. Two couples face different situations where something is going unsaid, but what does their silence really say about their experiences?

Get your tickets to “Not Talking”.



Exploring the London lesbian scene, “Grotty” is a new drama that holds no punches. Different groups of women are trying to figure out where they stand, but coming back up from a dank basement lesbian bar none the wiser.

Get your tickets to “Grotty”.


Set in 2012, Chelsea’s future is looking bright. She’s got a man she loves, there’s a new Prime Minister and the people of London have hope for once. Even better, her boyfriend Bertie has a surprise in store for her, but it’s not a ring, it’s a crown. Will Chelsea want to swap Barking for Buckingham Palace?

Get your tickets to “H.R.Haitch”.

Sex With Robots and Other Devices

From Writers’ Guild nominee Nessah Muthy (Gastronauts), in a co-production between King’s Head Theatre ​and Cloakroom Theatre (an all-female collective), comes “Sex With Robots and Other Devices”. This play explores our ever-changing relationship to technology, particularly robotics and artificial intelligent.

Get tickets to “Sex With Robots and Other Devices”.

Bishmilah! (An Isis Tragicomedy)

Two men on different sides of a war discover they have more in common than they think. In a Northern Iraq holding cell, they discuss life back home, the normal lives they had and the outrageous price of an airport sandwich.

Get tickets to Bismillah! (An ISIS Tagicomedy).

Want more? The 2018 Tony Award Nominations


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