8 Theatre Shows You Need To See In November
Classic thrillers, stage divas and children’s favourites are all opening in London this November. With all these great shows coming to the West End, you’ll be completely spoiled for choice over the next few weeks.
1. An Inspector Calls
Playhouse Theatre, 4th November – 4th February
Based on the book by J B Priestley and directed by Stephen Daldry, An Inspector Calls will play a limited run at the Playhouse Theatre. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.
2. La Soirée
The Spiegeltent, 11th November – 8th January
Decadent, delicious and downright dangerous, La Soirée returns to the Southbank. It’s got everything: drag performers, comedians, acrobats, burlesque dancers and more. A stunning combination of cabaret, sideshow and vaudeville, La Soirée is a wild night out, just remember to leave the kids at home for this one!
3. Buried Child
Trafalgar Studios, 14th November – 18th February
Oscar-nominee Ed Harris (Westworld) will star in Sam Shepard‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child this month at the Trafalgar Studios. Set in 1979 rural America as it reels from a recession and political unrest, the similarities between then and now are chilling in the run up to the American Presidential Election.
4. Nice Fish
Harold Pinter Theatre, 15th November – 11th February
Mark Rylance and Jim Lichtscheidl star in Nice Fish, transferring to the West End from it’s sold-out run in New York. It’s the end of the fishing season and on the frostbitten, unforgiving landscape of Minnesota, two old friends are out on the ice. They’re angling for something big, something down there that is pure need, something that, had it the wherewithal, would swallow them whole. Intimate, personal and deeply funny, Nice Fish has already extended its run until February, so be sure to book or miss out!
5. Peter Pan
National Theatre, 16th November – TBC
J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who never grew up, Peter Pan, returns to London just in time for Christmas. If you’ve only ever seen movie adaptations, it’s time to see the magic of flying children, hungry crocodiles, mermaids and pirates live on stage.
6. Henry IV
Kings Cross Theatre, 17th November – 17th December
Henry IV is part of Phyllida Lloyd’s Donmar Trilogy of Shakespeare’s plays, featuring all female casts. What makes a king? What makes a father? Shakespeare’s monumental history play travels to the heart of family, duty and country.
The Savoy Theatre, 19th November – 6th May
Glee star Amber Riley makes her West End debut in the role of Effie White in Dreamgirls. The story follows the rise of fictional sixties girl group The Dreams, but as their fame grows, rivalries develop. We’re also pleased to announce that you’ll be able to enter an exclusive Front Row Lottery for £15 tickets to Dreamgirls!
8. This House
Garrick Theatre, 19th November – 25th February
Set in 1974, James Graham’s This House dives deep into the secret world of the Whips who roll up their sleeves and go to often farcical lengths to influence an unruly chorus of MPs. Returning to the West End after an acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2012, This House looks to shed a humorous light into the murky corners of politics.