With plenty of great shows coming to London next year, here’s is Love London Love Culture’s top 10 favourites to book for….
The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter Theatre: sixty year’s after the play’s premiere, Harold Pinter’s play is being revived in the West End from January 2018 for a limited season. The cast is set to include Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan, Zoë Wanamaker and Pearl Mackie.
Stanley Webber (Toby Jones) is the only lodger at Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey Boles’ (Peter Wight) sleepy seaside boarding house. The unsettling arrival of enigmatic strangers Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) disrupts the humdrum lives of the inhabitants and their friend Lulu (Pearl Mackie), and mundanity soon becomes menace when a seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a disturbing nightmare.
Long Day’s Journey into Night, Wyndham’s Theatre: following a successful run at the Bristol Old Vic, Richard Eyre’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s play transfers to the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 27th January.
The Tyrones’ summer home, August 1912. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, the Tyrones and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in the cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and the family indulge in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives.