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.

Promises Promises artwork

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.

Buried Child

3. Charing Cross Theatrewith 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.

death-takes-a-holiday

4. Park Theatreclose 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 Theatrethis 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.

 

 

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