With October whizzing past us, here is a guide to some of the shows opening in London next month…
Comus, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe: (Opening night 1st November) John Milton’s masque is directed by Lucy Bailey and stars Danny Lee Wynter in the title role. It is a story that sweeps audiences into a world of wonder and horror and opens for previews on the 26th October.
Dead Funny, Vaudeville Theatre: (Opening night 3rd November) Terry Johnson’s comedy arrives at the Vaudeville theatre for a limited season, starring Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton, Ralf Little, Emily Berrington and Rufus Jones.
Eleanor wants a child. Richard would oblige if he could, but he’s too busy running the Dead Funny Society.
Lazarus, King’s Cross Theatre: (Opening night 8th November) previewing from the 25th October, this David Bowie and Edna Walsh musical transfers to London after a successful New York run. It is directed by Ivo van Hove and sees Michael C Hall (Thomas Newton), Michael Esper (Valentine) and Sophia Anne Caruso reprising their roles from the New York production. (Tickets: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk)
An Inspector Calls, Playhouse Theatre: (Opening night 10th November) Stephen Daldry’s production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End for a limited time only. To book tickets visit ATG Tickets.
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.
School of Rock, New London Theatre: (Opening night 14th November) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical is preparing to rock London audiences when it opens for previews on the 24th October. Based on the hit Jack Black film, the cast will include David Fynn as Dewey Finn. (Tickets: Ticketmaster.co.uk,Last Minute.com,Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.)
Half a Sixpence, Noel Coward Theatre: (Opening night: 17th November) the Chichester Festival Theatre production transfers to London from the 29th October. It is a musical adaptation of of H.G. Wells’s semi- autobiographical novel ‘Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul’ adapted by Julian Fellowes with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. (Tickets: Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.)