What to See Onstage in London in October 2018
There’s a whole host of incredible new productions opening this month, as well as classic long-running shows that remain firm favourites amongst Team TodayTix. Check out our top picks for October!
Jess (Ticketing Team): “Misty”
“Misty” is one of the most important pieces of theatre I’ve seen in a long time. A fierce, funny, creative show about the complexities of identity, race, artistry and city life, the play manages to hold a mirror up to its audience, asking questions that leave you shaken like good theatre should. No easy catharsis found here!
James (Ticketing Team): “The Wider Earth”
“The Wider Earth” tells the story of a young Charles Darwin and his adventures to South America and the Galapagos Islands. The show evokes his encounters with numerous creatures, as re-created by the inimitable Dead Puppet Society. Revel in this magical menagerie and, in the appropriate setting of the Natural History Museum, be reminded of the wonderful and wild world in which we live.
Jordan (Ticketing Team): “Chicago”
There are many reasons why “Chicago” is the longest running American musical on Broadway and why it ran for almost 15 years in London’s West End — it has all the ingredients of a smash-hit! It has a fantastic score by Broadway royalty Kander and Ebb, with a ton of show-stopping tunes such as “All that Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango.” The live band and choreography are at the forefront of this production, which features one of the most star-studded casts in the West End.
Nicole (Marketing): “School of Rock”
As a huge fan of the 2003 hit film, I love being able to watch the story unfold live on stage in this musical adaptation. With songs from the original film, as well as a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, it’s full of messages of acceptance, the power of creativity, and the importance of music. If nothing else, the ridiculously talented kids (who all play their instruments live) will blow your mind!
Rob (Partnerships): “A Very Very Very Dark Matter”
As one of London’s newest theatres, the Bridge Theatre has seen a huge variety of new plays debut on its stage in the last year. The upcoming production of “A Very Very Very Dark Matter,” written by Martin McDonagh (“The Pillowman,” “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”), is the next highly anticipated new play to make its world premiere at the venue. The twisted tale explores the dark story of the beloved author Hans Christian Anderson, with an insight into the dangerous secrets that inspired his writing.
Tom (Executive Assistant): “42nd Street”
Don’t miss your chance to see “42nd Street.” The biggest cast on the biggest stage in London is a great night out and full of glitz and glamour. It’s a favourite in the office and many of us have seen it multiple times. With catchy tunes, gorgeous costumes and loads of brilliant tap dancing, you’ll come out of the theatre having had a thoroughly good time!
Stella (Ticketing Team): “Matilda”
I remember reading the Roald Dahl book when I was younger and loved the book-worm character of Matilda. I have read the book so much that watching it on stage was like seeing my old friend perform. The whole audience got involved, which made for a great atmosphere. I would recommend it to people of all ages!