Things might be slightly quieter with people off on their holidays, but if you aren’t so lucky to be going away London has a lot to offer…
The Plough and the Stars, National Theatre : this revival of Sean O’Casey’s play, has officially opened at the Lyttelton Theatre and received mixed reviews from critics. But this timely revival marks the centenary of the Easter Rising, with plenty of praise for the cast. Booking until 22nd October.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Palace Theatre: this has to be the most eagerly anticipated theatrical experience of the last decade. Described as the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, the production officially opened to five star reviews and has now announced an extension until December 2017 (tickets available Thursday) – further cementing Harry Potter’s popularity. Booking until December 2017.
Guys and Dolls, Phoenix Theatre: the UK touring production of Gordon Greenberg’s revival of this classic musical has just finished at New Victoria Theatre in Woking , but is still going strong in the West End with Rebel Wilson playing Adelaide. High energy, lots of entertainment and brilliant songs make this a musical worth visiting. Booking until January 2017.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Theatre Royal Haymarket: Truman Capote’s classic story is brought to the stage once again, this time starring Pixie Lott in the iconic role of Holly Golightly. It opened last week to mixed reviews, but if you love the film you might want to still take a chance and see it. Booking until September.
Rotterdam, Trafalgar Studios: following a successful run at Theatre503 last year, Jon Brittain’s honest and thought provoking play is making its West End debut that really tugs at the heartstrngs as Love London Love Culture found. Don’t miss out. Booking until 27th August.
Exposure the Musical, St James Theatre: while there is no question that some of the elements of this new musical need work, it still has plenty of potential – despite some of the reviews that it has received. The songs and characters are there, it is really the plot that needs sorting out and adding some depth to, but Exposure should be applauded for taking that risky chance of creating a new musical. Booking until 27th August.