Here’s a guide to some of the shows you can book for which are opening in October…
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Rose Theatre: the Kingston-Upon-Thames based theatre will be presenting a revival of Brecht’s play, set to star Carrie Hop Fletcher and Jonathan Slinger. Playing at the theatre from the 1st to the 22nd October, the production is directed by Christopher Haydon and follows the story of two women tying to determine which of them is the real mother of a little boy who was abandoned – but can the test of the chalk circle help?
Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre: the hit BBC series has certainly found new life by being adapted for the stage in a new dance/theatre production, performed by a cast of members of the Rambert dance company – offering fans of the show a new opportunity to experience and see their favourite characters once more. This production heads to London following a run in Birmingham and ahead of a 2023 tour.
The Band’s Visit, Donmar Warehouse: officially opening at the Donmar Warehouse in October, this musical won 10 Tony Awards and a Grammy for best Musical Theatre Album and is now making its European premiere. The story follows that of the fortunes of a band of musicians who end up lost and end up in a quiet town in the desert and help to bring the town to life. This production is directed by Michael Longhurst and will run at the theatre from the 26th September until the 3rd December.
My Son’s a Queer but What Can You Do? Garrick Theatre: this critically acclaimed one man show written and staring Rob Madge heads to the West End from the 21st October to the 6th November. It see Rob recounting his story – through a parade that he and his family attempted to have when he was 12 but didn’t quite go according to plan – now is the chance to set things right!
Good, Harold Pinter Theatre: having been postponed due to COVID, audiences will now finally get a chance to see David Tennant in this revival of C.P Taylor’s play, which is being directed by Dominic Cooke. The cast is also set to include: Elliot Levey and Sharon Small.