Direct from a sold out season in New York, Academy and Bafta Award-winner Mark Rylance returns to the West End to perform in Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre, a hit new comic play written by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins and directed by Claire van Kampen On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It’s the end of the fishing season and on the frostbitten, unforgiving landscape, two old friends are out on the ice and they are angling for something big, something … [Read more...]
Best Plays in London - New Plays in London
Here is our guide to plays in London. From long-running West End plays such as The Mousetrap and The Woman in Black to new plays opening soon. Book London theatre tickets online for plays – click one of the images or the link below which shows all listings of plays currently on sale.
On Monday 6th June, The Woman in Black celebrates its 27th anniversary in the West End at the Fortune Theatre. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel has terrified over 7 million theatregoers since it first opened. Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. The West End show and tour are produced by PW Productions - the company behind the New Arts Theatre at Leicester Square. Now, the … [Read more...]
It doesn’t fall foul of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 in any way – The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is, well, an amusing story about a bank robbery, from Mischief Theatre, the theatre company that brought The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong to the West End stage. This is not simply yet another ‘goes wrong’ production – it is hardly a spoiler to say that it can’t, by definition, actually be about a bank robbery if the said bank robbery was unsuccessful. Do … [Read more...]
The mystery is why such an obviously - and literally - theatrical piece such as Mrs Henderson Presents has taken so long (ten years) to get from movie to West End musical. Mrs Laura Henderson is the 70-year-old wealthy widow who, knowing nothing whatever about theatre, took over the ailing Windmill Theatre in the 1930s and placed it firmly on the map by presenting, uniquely, all-nude tableaux vivants featuring lovely young naked women posing motionless on stage in the manner of great works of … [Read more...]
Under normal circumstances 9 year old William Beech from Deptford in south London wouldn’t have met 60 year old Tom Oakley from Little Weirwold in Dorset but these are not normal circumstances – it’s September 1939, war with Germany is on the horizon and the children of London are being evacuated to safe havens in the country. Tom has volunteered to have a child even though he’s a bit of a curmudgeon and William is who he gets. The play opens in Little Weirwold as the … [Read more...]