Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to some theatres you must visit if you are in the capital…
1. Southwark Playhouse – at the moment, the theatre isn’t based in Southwark but in Elephant and Castle but it presents a wide variety of dramas and presents musicals that haven’t been seen on stage for a long time, with notable productions being Allegro, Grey Gardens and currently Promises Promises.
2. Trafalgar Studios: currently showing Buried Child in its main studio and BU21 in its more intimate space, Trafalgar Studios is a great theatre to enjoy contemporary plays as well as modern interpretations of classic plays. In recent years, it has presented productions of Macbeth, The Ruling Class – both starring James McAvoy as well as the West End hit The Play That Goes Wrong.
3. Charing Cross Theatre: with director Thom Southerland as its Artistic Director, Charing Cross Theatre has undergone quite a transformation. Now playing Death Takes A Holiday , the theatre has proved quite a successful venue for reviving musicals such as Ragtime and Titanic. It always has a warm and enthusiastic atmosphere about it that makes it a joy to visit.
4. Park Theatre: close to Finsbury Park, this cosy and hip theatre has plenty to offer in terms of food, drink and entertainment. It is currently showing Raising Martha and The Albatross 3rd & Main, catering for a wide variety of audiences depending on your tastes.
5. Jermyn Street Theatre: this tiny and intimate space might be slightly hidden away, but it does offer a great place to explore great work by lesser known playwrights, with plenty of UK premieres taking place in the theatre. It offers a cosy atmosphere and a great variety of entertainment from serious drama to producing intimate musical productions.