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A London Theatre Guide To Autumn 2017

6 October 2017 by Emily Moulder
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The leaves are changing, everything is being pumpkin spiced and the scarves are slowly creeping back into our wardrobes. While it may be getting a little colder out there, that’s no reason to stay home! There are great theatre shows opening in London this Autumn. Find out which production could be your new favourite with our London theatre guide to the top shows opening in Autumn 2017.


Photo Credit: ENO Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville Returning to London’s Coliseum theatre, ENO‘s The Barber of Seville sees mischievous Figaro helping to save the day for two lovers against old Dr Bartolo. Rossini’s opera is funny and romantic with beautiful melodies that would be perfect for an established fan or an opera newbie.

Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle – Kenneth Cranham and Anne-Marie Duff star in Simon Stephen’s Broadway hit, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle. Meeting as strangers on a train, two people come together to discover the joy and the fear in the unknown.

Beginning – When Laura hosts a party at her flat and Danny’s the last one to leave, the pair begin a party of their own. Sparks fly in David Eldridge’s play Beginning, directed by Polly Findlay.

Venus In Fur – Starring Natalie Dormer and David Oakes, Venus In Fur follows actress Vanda Jordan as she arrives unannounced for an audition with director Thomas Novachek.  Over one night in downtown Manhattan, their unexpected meeting becomes a seductive dance. We’re also be running a £15 ticket Lottery for this show!

A Woman of No Importance – Part of the Oscar Wilde season, secrets are abound in A Woman of No Importance. Anne Reid, Eve Best and Eleanor Bron star in this period piece at the Vaudeville theatre.

Albion Coming to the Almeida, Victoria Hamilton stars in Albion, a drama about searching for hope in rural England.

Of Kith and Kin – At the Bush Theatre, Of Kith and Kin follows a gay couple as they’re about to have their first child with a surrogate. When one of their mothers arrives, she shines a light on the cracks in their situation.

The Exorcist – Based on the iconic story of a young girl taken over by the Devil, The Exorcist brings this classic horror to the Phoenix Theatre. Perfect for a Halloween fright!

Vamos Cuba – The vibrant dance show Vamos Cuba! returns to London to keep you warm this Autumn and Winter. Lead by a live band, the show features a mix of traditional and modern dance styles including salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha and reggaeton.

Rodelinda – As part of the ENO season, Rodelinda see a usurped King return to reclaim his Kingdom and his wife, the titular Rodelinda. Can the Queen stay true to her exiled love?

Glengarry Glen Ross – David Mamet’s classic play turned movie Glengarry Glen Ross comes to the Playhouse Theatre. Starring Christian Slater, Robert Glenister and Kris Marshall, appear in this taut drama about cut-throat salesman in Chicago. Remember, coffee is for closers.


Photo Credit: Big Fish/The Other Palace

Big Fish – Frasier and Finding Neverland star Kelsey Grammer will appear in Big Fish at The Other Palace. A young man struggles with his father’s tall tales about his life, but are his fantastical stories actually true?

Mother Courage and Her Children – Josie Lawrence stars in Tony Kushner’s translation of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children. Navigating a land ravaged by war, Mother Courage does what she feels she must to survive and keep her family safe.

Minefield – Returning to the Royal Court, Minefield sees six Falklands/Malvinas war veterans, who once faced each other across a battlefield, now facing each other across a stage. It explores the reality, versus the perception, of what a soldier is.

Network – Coming to the National Theatre and starring Bryan Cranston, Network is the story of a news anchor who loses his temper live on TV. After his outburst, he unwittingly becomes the hottest media personality around.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Created by The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a fun new musical of a young man’s coming out story.

Goats – A powerful Syrian play from Liwaa Yazji, Goats focuses on the tough lives and life-changing choices soldiers and their families face in a war-torn town.

Barnum – Starring Marcus Brigstocke, Barnum tells the story of the iconic P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth. This is set to be a fun-filled musical, combining Barnum’s trademark razzle-dazzle and charm.

The Woman in White – Walter Hartright’s life is changed forever after a chance encounter with a mysterious woman, dressed in white, desperate to reveal her chilling secret. Thom Southerland directs Andrew Lloyd Webber’s haunting musical, The Woman in White, coming to the Charing Cross Theatre.

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