What to See Onstage in London in November 2018
Struggling to find something to do in the void between Halloween and Christmas? Here’s an idea: Escape the cold weather and book yourself a trip to the theatre! Check out this hand-picked list from Team TodayTix of shows to see this month.
James (Ticketing Team): “Don Quixote”
Join Don Quixote and his bumbling sidekick, Sancho Panza, on a series of calamitous adventures. While aspiring to become a gallant, romantic hero, the deluded knight ends up suspended by his armour on the giant sails of a windmill, slaying the satanic hoards of a shepherd’s flock and coming face to face with a lion. Through a number of misguided and disastrous deeds, the pair become the best of friends – even when being beaten by almost everyone they encounter! This smorgasbord of slapstick has everything from puppetry to a rumba about King Arthur, with a splash of audience interaction thrown in for good measure. It’s “Monty Python” meets “Miranda” meets “Man of La Mancha.”
Jordan (Ticketing Team): “Caroline, Or Change”
I caught “Caroline, Or Change” earlier this year at the Hampstead Theatre and was blown away. It’s an incredibly well written show from the composer of “Fun Home” and the writer of “Angels in America,” which allows the tragic story of morality to come to forefront. It’s incredibly rare to see someone so perfectly cast for a role as Sharon D. Clarke is as Caroline Thibodeaux. Her honest and genuine portrayal of the struggling maid is one of the most powerful performances on in the West End this year.
Merritt (Cofounder) – “The Inheritance”
Simply put, “The Inheritance” is the most important new American play in a generation. A transfer from the Young Vic, “The Inheritance” is a two-part sprawling epic about the lives of modern gay men and how the devastation of the AIDS crisis still resonates today. Stephen Daldry’s superb and elegant direction allows Matthew Lopez’s powerful writing a poignancy rarely seen onstage. The phenomenal cast have mined the text for both pathos and hilarity, and both parts may require a full pack of tissues. Don’t miss it!
Rob (Partnerships): “Honour”
I had no preconceptions when I went into the Park Theatre to see “Honour,” but I’m very glad I did. I’d seen and enjoyed Katie Brayben before and she does great things with a difficult part, but Imogen Stubbs stole the show as the title character. The subject matter is nothing new and the production is relatively no frills, but the carefully crafted script and the stellar cast make this show well worth popping to Finsbury Park to see.
Nicole (Marketing): “Wise Children”
Emma Rice’s new adaptation of “Wise Children” at The Old Vic marks the first production with her brand new theatre company. This captivating story follows the lives of two former showgirls, Nora and Dora Chance, as they reflect on the realities of showbusiness and their complex family history. Rice’s unique blend of storytelling and staging — combined with a mix of original songs and 80s pop — is a joyous and eccentric celebration of theatrical magic!
Tom (Executive Assistant): “Kinky Boots”
Don’t miss your last chance to see “Kinky Boots” before it struts out of the West End in style early next year! This show is perfect for a fun night out. Cyndi Lauper’s infectious score, Harvey Fierstein’s hilarious book, and Jerry Mitchell’s slick direction and choreography make Kinky Boots a must see show. It’s a lot of fun, but it also has a heartwarming message at it’s core: Just be who you wanna be!