Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the productions we can’t wait to see…

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1. Ink, Duke of York’s Theatreafter a successful run at the Almeida Theatre, James Graham’s play transfers to the West End. The production is directed by Rupert Goold and the cast includes Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Matilda) and Richard Coyle (The Associate, The Lover). It opens for previews from the 9th September. 

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun’s first editor’s quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost.

Book tickets here.

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2. Labour of Love, Noel Coward Theatreits a tough act to have to follow the beloved Half a Sixpence into the Noel Coward Theatre, but Jeremy Herrin is set to try in this world premiere production of James Graham’s latest play, starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire. The production opens for previews on the 15th September. 

Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and “electability”… his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker cares about principles and her community. Set away from the Westminster bubble in the party’s traditional northern heartlands, this is a clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the Labour Party over 25 years as it moves from Kinnock through Blair into Corbyn… and beyond?

To book tickets click here.

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3. Young Frankenstein, Garrick Theatreopening for previews at the Garrick Theatre from the 28th September, this eagerly anticipated musical based on the classic Mel Brooks film will star Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph, Summer Strallen and Hadley Fraser.

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced ‘Fronk-en-steen’) inherits a castle in Transylvania leading him to fulfill his grandfather’s legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from hunchback henchman Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy fiancee Elizabeth, his experiment yields madcap success and monstrous consequences.

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4. Footloose, Peacock Theatre: for a limited time from the 12th September, the popular production of the classic 80’s film will arrive in the West End, starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan.

Life is hard enough for city boy Ren McCormack when he has to move out into the sticks, but he soon finds out that things can get much worse when he finds out that his new home of Bomont has banned dancing and rock ‘n’ roll. It isn’t long before Ren attempts to break free of his small town life and lets loose total anarchy.

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5. Eyes Closed, Ears Covered, The Bunkerthis is the world premiere production of Alex Gwyther’s new play, exploring trauma and overwhelming experiences that affect vulnerable young minds. It opens for previews from the 6th September. 

Woking 1986. Seb and Aaron have been planning this day for weeks. They’ve written their sick notes. They’ve saved, scraped and stolen the money where they can. They’re actually doing it!

Eyes Closed, Ears Covered follows two teenage boys caught up in an innocent quest to Brighton.  As we follow their adventure, through a series of entwining police interviews, we begin to find out that, behind this innocent adventure, lies the dark truth of their hidden past.

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6. Le Grand Mort, Trafalgar Studiosstarring Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce, this world premiere production will open for previews on the 20th September. 

In his super stylish, sterilely beautiful Notting Hill kitchen, Michael is preparing dinner for two.

As he meticulously cuts the vegetables with almost a surgeon’s precision, he talks, with knife-like wit, about cases in history where the human body has continued to prove useful even after death.

As he slices and chops, one wonders who is coming for dinner and what the main course might be.

When Tim, his young guest arrives, they engage in a series of funny, thrilling but searingly dangerous mind games, as they try to unravel the reasons why they are both there.

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7. Prism, Hampstead Theatrewritten and directed by Terry Johnson, Prism stars Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner, based on the story of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff; ‘the man who made women look beautiful’. It opens for previews on the 6th September. 

Legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff has retired to the sleepy village of Denham, Buckinghamshire. His days of hard work – and play – on some of the most famous sets in the world are now long behind him, as are his secret liaisons with some of the most famous women in the world… Surrounded by memorabilia from a lifetime of ‘painting with light’, the writing of an autobiography should be an easy matter – were it not that Jack would now rather live in the past than remember it.

 

 

 

 

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